birmingham ymca 2010 strong kids & communities kickoff presentation

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2011 Major Gifts Campaign Kick Off

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Question What YMCA employee was a state bowling champion in high school?

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Answer Jon Myer, CFO

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Q How many Microsoft vice presidents does it take to change a light bulb? A Eight. One to work the bulb, and seven to make sure that MicroSoft gets $2 for every light bulb ever changed anywhere in the world.

Question What YMCA staffer literally ‘dove off the deep end’ in 1977? : 

Question What YMCA staffer literally ‘dove off the deep end’ in 1977?

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Answer Leigh Collins, Metro Office

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Q How many ‘Real Women’ does it take to change a light bulb? A None: A ‘Real Woman’ would have plenty of real men around to do it.

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Shelby County Associate Director Rhonda Elmore has “turbo toot” on her IPad?

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Question What Program Executive took swim lessons at the Alabaster Y as a kid and screamed, “I'm drowning!” during her entire swim test?

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Answer Gwen Hatcher, Alabaster P.S. She passed the swim test and, since then, has taught swim lessons in that same pool!

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Q How many Mountain Brook members does it take to change a lightbulb? A Two. One to call the electrician and one to mix the mimosas.

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Question What metro staffer played gym hockey at Five Points, was a day camper at Northeast, a counselor at Shades Valley, and a SportsFirst employee before coming to work for the YMCA in 2005?

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Answer Loyd McIntosh

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Adam West, Downtown YMCA Aquatics Director, spent his entire high school career in Okinawa, Japan, and graduated from the high school on Kadena Air Base.

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Q How many board meetings does it take to get a light bulb changed? A This topic was resumed from last month’s discussion, but is incomplete pending resolution of some action items. It will be continued next week.

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Question What associate director and former fitness director was once a football player at UAB?

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Answer Mickal Thomas, Shades Valley

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Q How many massage therapists does it take to change a light bulb? A One, but they must have candles and soft music to do it – and at Greystone, they use their feet .

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District 3 Vice President Lane Vines likes to wear socks with his crocs.

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Question Which YMCA branch was called The Racquet Place when it originally opened in the mid 1970s?

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Answer Mountain Brook

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Q How many jugglers does it take to change a light bulb? A One, but it takes at least three light bulbs.

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Question Which Corporate Office employee first heard about the Strong Kids and Communities Campaign when he joined the staff in 1999 after having been a member at 5 Points since 1976?

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Answer David Hill, Metro Office

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Q How many Body Pump Instructors does it take to change a light bulb? A Only one. They don't like to share the spotlight.

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Shelby County Aquatics Director Jenny Dick is a die-hard Ohio State fan!

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Q How many IT guys does it take to change a light bulb? A Three: One to write the light bulb removal program, one to write the light bulb insertion program, and one to act as a light bulb administrator to make sure nobody else tries to change the light bulb at the same time.

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Question What YMCA Association was the first in the world to bring ‘Y Guy’ to life?

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Answer The Birmingham Metropolitan YMCA Association!

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Q How many Auburn football players does it take to change a light bulb? A The entire team! And they all get a semester's credit for it!

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Caroline Bundy once flew a Cessna 152 solo doing touch-and-goes at the Birmingham Airport, 1500 feet over Birmingham, baby!

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Question What Metro employee once piloted the Goodyear Blimp?

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Answer Lisa Jones

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Q How many Californians does it take to change a light bulb? A Six. One to turn the bulb, one for support, and four to relate to the experience.

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Your hard work and belief in the YMCA’s determination to never turn anyone away due to inability to pay allows us to provide $1,200,000 each year in financial assistance to over 8,000 children and adults. Thank you!

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Question Who is red, white and huggable all over?

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Answer Y Guy, of course!

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Q How many Psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? A Only one, but the bulb has got to really WANT to change.

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The sport of softball was invented at the YMCA and that before the name ‘softball’ was settled on, the game went by many different names including ‘sissyball.’

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Q How many graduate students does it take to screw in a light bulb? A Only one, but it may take at least five years for him to get it done.

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Question What current Executive Director’s aunt sang the vocals to the original Star Trek theme song?

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Answer Cham Norman

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Q How many folk singers does it take to screw in a light bulb? A Two. One to change the bulb, and one to write a song about how good the old light bulb was.

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Question What current Executive Director was thrown in the pool by his/her own staff during their United Way Pacesetter Campaign Celebration?

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Answer Jerry Wang

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Q How many Alabama football coaches does it take to change a light bulb? A One, but it’ll cost you $32 million.

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The first branch to be featured on the Birmingham YMCA’s YouTube channel was the Vestavia Xpress Branch. It was during their bubble pull in October 2009.

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Question At what YMCA branch did Fred Hatcher work before becoming childcare director at Trussville?

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Answer Northeast

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Did you know the Birmingham YMCA Youth Center was originally the gymnasium for Phillips High School?

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Question Which celebrity athlete was on hand at the first Healthy Kids Day held at the Youth Center in 2006?

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Answer Andrew Zow

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2011 Major Gifts Campaign Kick Off

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