The Ozarks Regional YMCA was established in Springfield in 1888, and our association is made up of seven family centers, including two Springfield locations, Ward Downtown YMCA and Pat Jones YMCA, Ozark Mountain Family YMCA in Hollister, Monett Area YMCA, Cassville YMCA, Dallas County Area YMCA in Buffalo, Lebanon Family YMCA, YMCA Camp Wakonda and the School Age Services branch.
The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic.
And that's just the beginning.
The Ozarks Regional YMCA is a not-for-profit organization that believes no one should be denied access to membership and/or programs due to the inability to pay. These funds are subsidized through grants, special events and the Y Impact Campaign.
Our organization continues to reflect a commitment to excellence in everything we do. We focus our work in three key areas of impact, because nurturing the potential of children, helping people live healthier and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable.
At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of impact:
Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
Healthy Living: Improving the nation's health and well-being.
Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
2021 IMPACT REPORT
OZARKS REGIONAL YMCA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Christian Lewis - Chair
Regional Community President, Simmons Bank
Jack Sinor - Vice Chair
Information Technology Business Consultant at PCnet Inc.
Joe Young - Treasurer
Vice President, Commercial Loans, Simmons Bank
Wade Hermansen - Secretary
Dry Gulch Manufacturing, Owner (Cassville)
Rachael Dockery - Past Chair
Missouri State University, General Council
Partner, BKD, LLP
Wieland & Condry, LLC, Attorney at Law (Springfield)
Assistant Principal, McGregor Elementary School
Real Estate Developer, Say You Can LLC
VP, Business Development, Old Missouri Bank
Richard M. (Mike) Chiles
President, Emerald Ops LLC (YMCA Camp Wakonda)
Attorney, Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton P.C.
Manager, White River Marine Group
General Manager, Services Division Win Tech Inc. (Monett)
Community Engagement Coordinator Robberson Community School
Recruiting Director, of Synergy Wealth Solutions
VP of Operations, Mercy Hospital
President, Win Tech Inc. (Monett)
BECOME A BOARD MEMBER
There is no other volunteer organization quite like the Y. That's because in 10,000 communities across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting and personal change.
We're looking for board members to help lead the Ozarks Regional YMCA in responding to our neighborhood's social needs while strengthening the foundation of community.
Think you'd be a fit?