The YMCA invites the public and community leaders to participate in informative town hall meetings as the organization launches its outreach program.
The meetings this month are in each district on Grand Cayman, as well as in Cayman Brac.
The one-hour sessions will provide information about the history, mission, goals and plans for the YMCA in Cayman, as well as offer opportunities for participation.
“The mission of the YMCA of the Cayman Islands is to help people reach their God-given potential by putting Christian principles into practice in ways that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all,” said Greg Smith, CEO for YMCA Cayman.
“With this in mind, we are in the initial stages of providing programs and services that will meet critical needs of the community and offer healthy, positive life experiences to our residents. In order to accomplish our goals, we welcome valuable input from members of the community,” he added.
Locations of meetings
The first town hall meetings are set for 7 p.m. on these dates: March 13 in West Bay at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School; March 17 at the North Side Civic Centre; March 18 in Savannah at the Baptist Church.
On March 19, a meeting at the East End Civic Centre is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Two meetings are scheduled in George Town: March 24 at Mary Miller Hall, and March 27 at Triple C School hall. Both meetings start at 7 p.m.
A meeting at the Bodden Town Civic Centre is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 31.
The YMCA will also hold a meeting in Cayman Brac at the Stake Bay Baptist Church at 6 p.m. March 26.
Local members of the community started a YMCA in the Cayman Islands in 2011 and was given legal status in 2012. Mr. Smith joined as its first CEO in October last year.
The organization’s office is located in the Chamber of Commerce building in Governor’s Square. YMCA Cayman is officially recognized as a regional member of the YMCA’s Latin American and Caribbean World Alliance.
The town hall meetings will not be the first time the YMCA Cayman has reached out to public. The organization also has carried out a community survey to determine the programs needed in the Cayman community and to gauge people’s expectations of the group.