From the President and CEO...
WELCOME TO THE YMCA OF CALHOUN COUNTY
Welcome to our new web page. We are excited about the new look for the YMCA of Calhoun County and we hope you enjoy reading about your YMCA.
As our memberships and programs grow, we will also grow this web site with up-to-date information for your convenience. Eventually, you will be able to register on line for any of our programs and enroll as a member. We will also be adding registration forms and other important information for you to participate at the YMCA.
We are delighted to provide you with this service and encourage you to tell your friends and family about this web site. Your suggestions and helpful ideas are most welcome in order to better serve you. Please feel free to call us at (256) 238 or 832-YMCA with your ideas.
The YMCA of Calhoun County is a Christian organization emphasizing growth of each individual through development of the spirit, mind and body.
Dr. C. Hal Cleveland was the first chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Cleveland was a staunch supporter of the YMCA and worked tirelessly to promote and develop the YMCA in Anniston. He led a community-wide campaign in the late 1940's to raise funds for a new YMCA facility. The facility opened on August 3, 1952 at 14th Street and Gurney with a large gymnasium, meeting rooms, locker rooms for adults and youth, game lounge for youth, and in 1956, the indoor swimming pool was added.
COMMITTED TO SERVE
Since its very beginnings, the YMCA of Calhoun County has been committed to serving the community through programs for everyone. Today the "Y" is operating facilities not only in Anniston, but also Oxford and Y Camp Hamilton just south of Jacksonville, Alabama.
The Anniston facility underwent extensive remodeling in 1973 and 1974. Additions of two racquetball courts, indoor track, and renovations to the men and women's locker rooms were included in the remodeling. As times change so has the YMCA in its offerings of relevant programs. Swimming lessons and other aquatic programs, fitness, and youth programs have been, and continue to be the main vehicles of how the YMCA serves the Calhoun County area.
The YMCA of Calhoun County operates six "off site" after school programs in partnership with the Calhoun County schools. Each program operates Monday through Friday at Alexandria Elementary, Donoho, Pleasant Valley Elementary, Saks Elementary, Wellborn and White Plains Elementary when school is in session. The pirmary purpose of these programs is to provide a safe haven for youth while parents are at work.
OXFORD Y FOR NOW
The YMCA opened its "Oxford Y For Now" with Mayor Leon Smith cutting the ribbon on January 15, 2008. The Oxford Y For Now" is a temorary facility for Oxford area residents to enjoy while funds are being raised to construct a new state-of-the-art facility. This temporary facility is located immediately accross Hwy 21 South from the Oxford Wal-Mart. It is a fully equipped fitness center with the latest, newest equipment of any facility in the five county area. A wide range of fitness classes from Zumba to Body Sculpt is offered in the fitness studio. We have changing rooms for men and women, as well as a child watch area that's free to members.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, please let us take just a few more seconds of your time to say thank you for being a part of the best human service organization in the world. We appreciate your participation at the YMCA of Calhoun County and our goal is to continue to provide relevent programs and services for you and yours.
President and CEO
YMCA of Calhoun County