Thoughts from the executive

November 26, 2015

I am thankful for YOU!

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding;And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving.- From The Prophet by Kahil GibranWe are always being asked the question, "Do you know a family in need that could use some help?" Our Y would not ...more

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November 11, 2014

Remembering why we have Veterans Day

There's no doubt in my mind, Thomas W. Brunker, Jr. would not have any difficulty explaining the meaning of Veteran's Day long before Wikipedia made it easy - if you were really interested. My father was called to be with the Lord on May 26, 1981. It was the day after Memorial Day that year and Maria and I were p ...more

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January 05, 2014

I was the other 42

A very special friend of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, Jerry Coleman, the legendary broadcaster for the San Diego Padres often called himself "the other number 42" for the New York Yankees when Jackie Robinson wore number 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was in January of 1997 when the San Diego Padres built t ...more

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