2010-04-09 / LifeStyles

‘Y’ director speaks to AAUW

Mike Goforth Mike Goforth Mike Goforth, director of the Cherokee County YMCA, spoke at the March meeting of Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) about the Y’s new facility that plans to open on June 1.

Goforth introduced his subject with a brief history of the Y and its beginnings as a “store-front” facility in the old Belk building on Limestone Street. Later, the Y began a long and productive relationship with Limestone College, first by residing in Limestone’s Granberry Gymnasium and later by occupying a portion of the new Timken building.

Goforth said the Y will continue to have a strong relationship with the college after its move to the new facility. He stated that the Y will still have access to the college’s swimming pool for its indoor water activities.

Goforth also discussed the Y’s capital campaign that includes selling bricks for the new facility. The bricks can be named in memory of or in honor a person, organization or business. He said that bricks can be purchased for either $100 or $250 contributions.

The election of 2010 officers for Gaffney Branch AAUW took place at the March meeting. They are (l-r) Jan Sarratt, president; Kathy Phillips, program vice-president; and Pat Hall, educational foundation chair. Continuing officers are Trysha Blanton, membership vice-president, and Dawn Bridges, secretary. Deborah Hamrick, treasurer, was not present for the photo. The election of 2010 officers for Gaffney Branch AAUW took place at the March meeting. They are (l-r) Jan Sarratt, president; Kathy Phillips, program vice-president; and Pat Hall, educational foundation chair. Continuing officers are Trysha Blanton, membership vice-president, and Dawn Bridges, secretary. Deborah Hamrick, treasurer, was not present for the photo. Following Goforth’s presentation, members voted to donate a brick in honor of the Gaffney branch.

The next meeting of the organization will be the annual Awards Dinner at Carson’s Farm on April 13. Members who plan to attend should contact Kathy Phillips.

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