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Putting Our Community First, Words From Our CEO

Dear Siouxland Community,

During these unprecedented times the YMCA leadership staff are working hard to continue to impact the Siouxland Community in ways we have never helped before. 

Rhonda Robson, CEO

For more than 175 years the Y has been called upon in times of crisis, conflict and strife to provide services where our communities need it the most.  Therefore, during our current situation, we recognize the need to shift our focus to best serve our community.

It goes without saying that the Coronavirus has created unprecedented uncertainty. However, how we all respond is within our control.  In light of the increased threat of the COVID-19 Virus, recognizing we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily close our facility, the Y is changing our operational focus and shifting our resources toward those we can best support.

“Social Distancing” is becoming a phrase we hear daily.  At the Y, building relationships and offering ways to be social is a part of who we are; therefore, we want to help our community to be able to continue to build relationships through activities on social media platforms.  We are offering a number of opportunities for everyone.  Please see our Facebook page for more information on:

  • Group Exercise
  • Youth Activities
  • Youth Sports – Skill and Agility Drills
  • STEM Activities
  • Family Activities
  • Active Older Adult Exercise
  • Personal Workouts

Since we want to stay interactive with our members the best ways we can, we encourage you to post about your family doing a project or a photo/video of yourself working out within the Y’s Facebook posts or leave comments on our YouTube channel.  Use #YWeStayActiveAtHome or #YIStayActiveAtHome  or YKidsStayActive.

We understand staying active and healthy during times like these is important to reduce stress! So, as we all adjust to the changes in our lives, the Y wants to remain here to help.

In addition to helping our community stay active while building their mind, body and spirt, we also realize the dire need for child care, especially for our medical professionals.  Therefore, starting Monday, March 23, 2020 the YMCA will be offering a very limited number of onsite child care openings for Medical Professionals ONLY.  If there are spots left available we can open it up to others, but right now the biggest need is to help our medical and emergency professionals. We have put into place strict procedures that line up with the requirements of no more than 10 in a group, social distancing, illness and additional cleaning and disinfecting procedures.  Please contact the YMCA for additional information. 

Also, we are working on a number of different opportunities and partnerships to help our community stay strong.  Please, stay tuned for more information!

You can join us in our efforts to strengthen our community by continuing to keep your membership active during this unpredicted time. Your support will enable us to focus fully on serving our community in staying active and healthy. Should you choose to do so, know this…we are extremely grateful for your generous support! The YMCA is a community and this situation has only proven again that we are not defined by a physical building… we are defined by the many caring and generous people who make it up—YOU are one of those people.

Although we need your support by staying an active member of the YMCA in order to fulfill these needs, we also understand times are tough for everyone; so, if requested, members may place their membership on hold.  Just call the YMCA at 402-404-8439 during the hours of 10am-4pm and one of our staff will be able to assist you.

I have no doubt that, together, we will come through this epidemic stronger than ever. As always, but especially now, please take care of yourselves and one another. Bye for now.

In good health,

Rhonda R Robson

CEO