Monthly Archives: December 2018

The historical and operational perspective behind our name

By |2018-12-13T14:56:11-04:00December 13th, 2018|

By Greg Keresztury, Director of Operations Over the next few months you’ll learn more about our organization and our umbrella name change.  Our CEO gave some of his thoughts on Tuesday, which you can read about here. Below, I’ve shared my thoughts on both the historical and operational perspective behind the change. When you’re standing in the parking lot outside the “Ockanick-Inn” Dining Hall at the property located at 1303 Stokes Road, Medford, where are you?  We have been wrestling with this question for some time now, as the parent name of our organization appears on the property in zero [...]

Introducing our new name …. YMCA of the Pines!

By |2018-12-11T17:04:02-04:00December 11th, 2018|

By Mark Dibble, CEO – YMCA of the Pines "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." ~Juliet to Romeo It is just as true today as when Shakespeare penned it 400 years ago. Our name is not what defines us. The character of our organization defines us. Our name has changed but our people have not, our ideals have not, our history has not. On December 12, 2018, we start operating as YMCA of the Pines. On December 13, 2018 we are not one day old, we are 112 [...]