Hiawatha Y Service Club Y’s UP
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Hiawatha YMCA, 4100 28th Ave. So.
June 18, 2009
This Hiawatha Y Service Club bulletin is significantly different than the
usual bulletin which announces the next meeting and other appropriate
subjects. This bulletin shares a mix of disappointments and other
situations. First let us look at a scripture to keep our perspective in life.
Apostle Paul wrote: “For though I am absent from you in body, I am present
with you in spirit” Colossians 2: 5 NRSV
Barbara Jones died May 14:
Barbara was originally the staff related person and a member of the Roosevelt
Y Service Club and continued after the merger to become the Hiawatha Y
Service Club. She was a club member for quite a few years but then she had
program commitments on our meeting nights and was then not an active member.
She was promoted to the position of Executive Director at the University YMCA
until she had to resign due to failing health. As a staff member at the
Hiawatha YMCA, she developed a program for Mothers with Biracial Children.
This was a very successful program developing long term relationships. In
fact, Crystal Mingus continued a close relationship and chauffeured Barbara
to her doctor and treatment appointments to the end. Barbara was 59 and
survived by her daughter, Grace, and a brother and a sister.
Orville Lindquist resigns from the YMCA:
Orville submitted the following letter of resignation.
After much consideration, I believe it is the right time for me to start a new chapter in my life. Please accept my resignation as
Executive Director of YMCA Camp Ihduhapi and Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government, effective July 3, 2009.
I am so proud to have served for 18+ years with the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis and am so grateful for all the fantastic
opportunities the YMCA has given me over these years. The relationships and friendships of the past two decades are very dear
to me, as are the things I have learned from so many program participants, volunteers and colleagues.
The YMCA is a special place . . . a place I shall miss for so many reasons. I give thanks for my own, fantastic journey – to the
staff at Ihduhapi; to the thousands of student leaders of Youth in Government; to the marvelous volunteers throughout the
Association and, especially, to the leaders of the YMCA who have helped me find my talents and strengths.
Thank you for the chance to serve and for all the opportunities to be part of this wonderful organization.
Orville was a member of the Downtown Y Service Club for a number of years.
When that club terminated, he joined the Hiawatha Y Service Club. His office
was at the Hiawatha Y but later moved to the University Y together with the
Youth in Government program and from there to be part-time on Youth in
Government and the Executive Director at Camp Ihduhapi. At the present time
he wants to continue his membership in the Hiawatha Y Service Club. We wish
Orville much success in his career change.
To acknowledge the duty that accompanies every right.
There will be a reception recognizing Orville’s years of service on Wednesday
July 1, 2009 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Hiawatha YMCA.
Hiawatha Y Service Club supports Jacqueline Docka:
Our club received a request from Mary Britts to help support Jacqueline to
attend the Conference on National Affairs. Our club board decided to
redirect the $100 allocated to the YES program to support Jacqueline. The
YES funds had not yet been directed to any individual. At the time of
writing this club bulletin, all the funds have either been pledged or
forwarded to exceed the $1,500 necessary for the trip. Besides our club the
funds are coming from Jacqueline personally, Youth in Government, and some of
the South Minneapolis Y board members.
Here is a copy of Jacqueline’s letter to our club requesting the support.
“Hello, my name is Jacqueline Docka. I am a high school junior from South Minneapolis. I am raising money to attend
Conference on National Affairs (CONA) this summer. CONA is a national YMCA Youth in Government program that brings
students together from 38 states for 10 days in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We write and debate resolutions on
tough national issues, looking for the best solutions to problems that challenge our country. I am proposing a solution to the
Social Security crisis.
I am somewhat of an unlikely candidate for attending CONA, which is why I am coming to you for help; nonetheless, I am
thrilled to have this opportunity! Although my parents have loved me dearly, I haven't had the same support and stability as most
of my peers. I grew up in a family where both of my parents are disabled. I struggle with social anxieties, making school very
difficult. However, I have persevered which has helped make me flexible. I had to grow up pretty fast and learn to take
accountability for my actions. In so doing, I think I’ve shown determination and self-preservation. I am learning to be proud of
who I am.
My personal goals are combating my social anxieties, finding new outlets to interact with peers, and becoming more mature.
Despite many hardships and obstacles, I am working hard to graduate next year with a 3.5-4.0 GPA. Then, I would like to go to
Augsburg College and become a teacher, a social worker, or even a therapist where I can give back to the community that has
helped me so much these past few years. This trip will help me reach these goals by pushing me further socially, gaining a better
understanding of the world around me and, finally, teaching me to be independent. All of these skills will be applied later in life,
no matter what path I choose to take.
Four years ago, I was a member of Anwatin Middle School’s first group to participate in the Youth in Government programs in
Minnesota as part of the Minneapolis South (Blaisdell YMCA) Delegation. Due to my participation in those programs, I am one
of only 30 students selected from all of Minnesota YIG delegations (1800 students) to represent Minnesota this summer. I am
the first from “Minneapolis South” to go to CONA. This is a great honor for not only me but for our growing delegation!
The total cost of the trip is $1,400. Currently I have invested $250 of my own money towards my fees. I am trying to raise the
additional $1,150. I would be honored if you would sponsor me for a portion of that amount, and I would love to share my
experience, successes, and what I learned with you when I return.”
Y Partners Gift:
Our club supported the South Minneapolis YMCA Y Partners with a total of
$10,184. The successful Christmas tree sales accounted for most of this
total and the rest came from our budget (2008-2009). We received the
following thank you from Karen Peterson, Financial Development Specialist.
Dear Y’s Men,
Thank you so very much for your continued generosity to YMCA kids in South Minneapolis. Your additional gift of $2,000 will
help us further our charitable reach and continue to positively impact lives. You are awesome! All the best, Karen.
Our Hiawatha Y Service Club Board within the North Central Region:
President: Del Hamaker Board Members: Jim Lass (2nd of 2 years)
Vice President: Janice Pannkuk Marty Ziehwein (1st of 2 years)
Treasurer: Tom Dowzak Immediate Past President: Dave Pederson
Sec./Editor: Arlo Pannkuk 13404 Xerxes Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337, Tel: 952-890-1740
The Hiawatha Y Service Club was chartered on May 23, 1949 as the Southtown Y’s Men’s Club which was merged with the Roosevelt Y
Service Club (Chartered January 25, 1954) on July 1, 2002.
Beyond the local Club: RD NCR: Joe Dotson RDE NCR: vacant DG: Allen Johnson
Area President: Fred Leonard (Theme: Every Y’s Men & Y’s Women – An Asset Builder) APE: Phil Sammer
International President: V.S. Bashir (Theme: Be the light of Hope) IPE: Kevin Cummings (Canada)
WEB Sites: www.ysmenusa.com www.ysmen.org Hiawatha Y Service Bulletin II \ Bulletin 6-18-09
To acknowledge the duty that accompanies every right.