It’s hard to believe this month is almost over already! The busy spring and summer season is fast approaching and we are trying to tie up loose ends for upcoming conference group agendas and staffing. Here is a brief rundown of what has been going on in the past few weeks at Blue Ridge:
February is American Heart Month! As part of Blue Ridge Assembly’s new Wellness Program, each month we will focus awareness on one health related issue, ranging from diet and exercise to overall balance and mental well-being. (After all, it is important to remember that health and fitness are core principles to the YMCA!) This week Nurse Nancy provided staff with free blood pressure screenings and healthy heart information in the BRC Lobby.
Last Saturday, February 20th, the Blue Ridge Staff Alumni Association met at Blue Ridge to make plans for the Annual Staff Alumni Reunion Weekend to be held July 9-11, 2010. For more information on upcoming Alumni activities please contact Staff Development Director Elaine Godfrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to former staff member Chris Melton who graduated from Navy Basic Training last week! In his final letter from the Training Center in Chicago, Chris writes:
“I can’t believe it’s almost been two months now since I’ve been home. It seems like yesterday I was sitting on the front porch of Lee Hall looking out at that beautiful view!… It’s different living day to day with no TV, radio, cell phone, music, internet, NOTHING, but it really makes you think and realize how unimportant those things can be. I’ve come to realize that the most important thing in life is the people around you, your family, co-workers, and in my case my shipmates.”
Well said, Chris! Officer Melton is now in Pensacola, Florida to further his training in Navy Computer Intelligence. We are all so proud of him!