Abby Beltran-Hall

SHARING THE Y STORY Juana’s Story: In 2010 Abby enrolled her daughter at San Juan YMCA After School Program. I am so lucky to have her as a parent in my center. She has been an enthusiastic, active, creative, and giving PAC member for 4 years. She always invites parents to become a PAC member…

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Candy Smith

PUTTING OTHERS FIRST Jenia, Nominator: I am nominating Candy Smith as Marblehead’s volunteer of the year!  Candy is a single mom who always puts her daughter’s needs first.  She is on Marblehead’s PAC team and was a enormous help with campaign last year.  I look forward to working with her again this year and brainstorming…

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Nicole Howard

MAKING TIME TO HELP Nicole and her family have been with the Las Palmas YMCA for two years.  In that short amount of time, she has made a great impact on our Y.  She is constantly asking how she can help at our site and is constantly brainstorming ways she can help raise money for…

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Vanessa Mota

GETTING INVOLVED Angie’s Story: Vanessa first came into the YMCA full of questions: what do we do, will we be able to accommodate her child who is on an IEP at school, how much does it cost, and most importantly, do we offer financial assistance? Vanessa had just graduated college and was working full time,…

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Tanya Murray

FRIENDS FOREVER Tyler’s Story:  When Tanya Murray’s son first started three years ago at the YMCA, he was a little timid as a new kindergartener. It didn’t help that on his first day at school, the fire alarm went off and scared him even more! Being an assistant to K-Plus at the time, Aiden became…

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Pat Bitzer

GENEROSITY AT ITS BEST Ashley’s Story:  Pat, or as we call her, “Grandma” has been a huge part of the YMCA. She is always bringing in supplies for crafts and fun activities for the children. Her grandchildren, who are enrolled at Concordia YMCA, always come with a smile on their face. They are always laughing…

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Mike & Erin Barnes

LIGHTING UP LIFE Ruby’s Story:  I’ve known the Barnes family since their daughter was in kindergarten. She is now in 5th grade! Every time the Barnes come to pick up or drop off their daughter, they light up the room. They’re always smiling, encouraging, and just about two of the friendliest people I know. They…

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Norma LaFrance

CELEBRATING NORMA Norma LaFrance has been a member of our SilverSneakers® program for 10 years and is one of the quiet volunteer heroes we have.  Norma attends our 1pm SilverSneakers® class five days a week.  Norma sits in the back of the class by the door.  In this position she is ready to welcome new…

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Gary Hessenauer

CELEBRATING GARY Gary is a very prominent and positive fitness member at the Laguna Niguel YMCA facility. He is friendly and engaging with all members and staff. Gary is always available and willing to help whether it’s a large undertaking like set up and break down for run in the park or more minor daily…

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