The Bright Spots – Weekly Roundup, January 29, 2016

Hello Mind/Body/Spirit Warriors!! 
 

Welp, we’ve just about made it through January 2016!  It’s been a pretty January-ish month, and if you’re anything like me you are pining for the sunshine and warm air of spring.

This is my first “New Years Resolutions” month as an employee of the Y, and it has been hard to miss the increase in humans and decrease in available parking spaces.  I want to thank all of you who continue to follow our instructions to park in the far out “employee” area and make the long cold trek across the windy pavement. 
 
Also a shout out to our welcome center/front desk/membership teams who have to field the extra questions, tours, paperwork that come with the New Year’s rush.  
 
It’s easy in these glum months to overlook the extra effort some folks are putting in, so I wanted to pass this on in the hopes you’ll express your appreciation when someone goes above and beyond:
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Speaking of appreciation, I forgot to announce earlier this month that our Bright Spots Random Draw Winner was BECCA COLEMAN!! Congrats Becca!  I’ve attached copies of the awesome cards we received in December, and will be making another random draw next Monday.  Thanks to everyone who has participated in this Staff Recognition Program!   ROBIN TRAINER is on point with her shout outs!
 
Last week was the maiden voyage for our incredible gymnastics team in their new facility!  PEGGY HOFFMAN was able to forward me this awesome video capture of the event by Ron Alvey!  Peggy noted:
 
 “Our Gymnastics Meet was a “clean sweep” All levels took 1st place as a team at our our Home meet this weekend. Way to Go Team!!!! 
 
Thanks front desk, North entry desk and Lower level desk for welcoming all the team families and friends. They all loved our Y and our new gymnastics facility!
We are creeping towards a big few months in the renovation.  Things are going to get dirty and there’s going to be a lot of questions coming your way from members.  Please make sure to follow Mike’s updates and take a moment to digest the update flyers and signage that is being placed around the facility. Your ability to keep a positive attitude about these changes will be key with members, even when the messaging feels like:
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We’re also heading into campaign season.  In case you missed it, Y National has released two excellent videos which can be seen here https://youtu.be/pSc-06KaeP4 and here https://youtu.be/WhuC2pmLqPs.  We’ll talk more about the Campaign and what it does for the community in subsequent weeks.
Again, THANKS your part in making our Y a place where we are genuinely building better people!
Great job
Have a great weekend!
Kirsten
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