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2006/07 Soccer Program Starts October 21st



The YMCA Soccer Programme gets underway on Saturday, October 21st. Registration begins September 1st. Boys and girls aged 3 to 15. League games are each Saturday from 10am to 12 noon. Registration is $30 per child. All interested coaches are urged to contact Programme Director Maxwell Curry at 352-7074/75 as soon as possible.

YMCA Gym re-opens after being closed since Hurricane Frances!

The only YMCA in the Bahamas is pleased to be back serving its members with their improved and expanded gymnasium. Loads of brand new equipment in the now 4000 sq. ft. facility! Brand new shower and change rooms, so you really must see for yourself.

Open Mon to Fri: 5am to 9pm, Saturdays: 9am to 2pm. Closed Sundays.

A membership drive is presently underway. If you sign up BEFORE August 31st, membership is only $25.00 a month. Regular Membership after that time is $50.00 for Adults, $25.00 for Children 12 and under, but if you pay in full for the remaining months in 2006 you pay only $100.00.Please Note: YMCA Members will be able to participate in other YMCA programs at reduced rates. You can call the YMCA for more information at 352-7074/75.

Tony Macaroni’s Conch Experience to Donate Part Proceeds to the YMCA

Due to the overwhelming success of Jazz on the Beach which Tony Macaroni’s Conch Experience began some fifteen weeks ago, Tony Macaroni announces that part proceeds of his Conch Experience and Jazz on the Beach event each weekend will be donated to the YMCA rebuilding fund until further notice.

A quote from Tony Macaroni, “I feel it pertinent that I give something back to the community that has been supporting us so graciously. We have chosen the YMCA because, for the over thirty years that I have been on this island the YMCA has always played an integral part of community education and building. I look forward to seeing more of the public out on Sundays at Jazz on the Beach now we can support the YMCA together!”

YMCA Job Posting – Handyman Needed

The YMCA is looking for a Handyman between the ages of 35 – 45 years. Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm, Saturday 9am-1pm. Salary $200 per week (increase after probation period)
Contact the YMCA at 351-6213.

The YMCA Seeks Energetic Front Desk Clerk

Are between the ages of 20 and 35 yrs and enjoy working with children and the public? Are you in great health and are you able and willing to multitask in various areas? Then please contact the YMCA at 351-6213 or email mailto:[email protected]Starting salary is $200/week. Job starts June 19th.

YMCA Waverunners Reconvene Junior Swim Club

YMCA Wave Runners have reconvened their Junior Swim Club! All swimmers who had started with the club before hurricanes in 2005/05 are invited once again to join the club. The Swim Club is now practicing at YMCA swimming pool. Persons interested in registering are asked to come out to the YMCA’s swimming pool Monday thru Friday at 4pm for a re-assessment. For any further information, call 351-6213 or 352-7074. You must be able to swim.

Fun Run/Walk Proceeds Donated to the YMCA


ZNS North & St. John’s Jubilee Cathedral Fun Run/Walk a Success!200 participants turned out on March 25th. Proceeds were donated to the YMCA on Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 at the ZNS offices. The event was part of The Bahamas Healthy Lifestyle Campaign. This year’s campaign was the best ever. Pictured in the front row, left to right, Judith Dawkins, Sales Supervisor at ZNS and Karen Johnson, Executive Director of the Y.M.C.A. Back row left to right, Byron Stubbs, Assistant Deputy General Manager ZNS; John Scott, General Manager Solomon’s; Elsie Swain, Sunday School Superintendent at St. John’s; and Janet Albury, Discovery Cruise Line Representative.

A New Skateboard Ramp for Grand Bahama


The Y.M.C.A. will be bringing a new and exciting programme to Grand Bahama. To all those students out there who are not interested in basketball, soccer, swimming, baseball, karate, kung-fu or body building here is something new. The first ever skating ramp will be at the new and improved Y.M.C.A..

This ramp will be 10ft. high by 25ft.wide with a connecting ramp of 8ft.high by 25ft. wide with a continuous half pipe of 6ft. high by 16ft. wide. Ramp will be constructed at the western side of the building. Participants will range from 7 and up.

Students who assist with the construction of the ramp will be eligible for the programme package, a helmet, elbow & knee pads and skate board. Before anyone is allowed to skate they will have to take the required lessons to start skating.

The construction and organization will be done by Mr. Al Saunders. Persons interested in assisting with the construction can contact Mr. Saunders at 374-2278. Limited space will be avaiable so to get a head start on everyone else, get involved today, call Mr. Saunders.

A FUND is set up at Kelly’s Freeport for any donations toward building materials. Donations can also be made at the YMCA office. Checks should be made payable to the YMCA and the Skateboard Ramp Fund noted. Donations of building materials will also be grately appreciated.