Back in March, the CHCYMCA Board of Directors stated during their board meeting that all plans to merge with the YMCA of the Triangle were on indefinite hold after a commuity outcry because of the discriminatory practices of the YMCA of the Triangle. More on this story can be found in this OP post, this post, and this post.
However, members of the Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA received this email from the interim CEO yesterday (Oct. 18th, 2012):
As interim CEO of the Chapel Hill - Carrboro Y, I wanted to send this message to update you on the Y and its future.
This week, the Board of the Y, along with the Board of the YMCA of the Triangle approved a Memorandum of Understanding which provides the framework for our two organizations to work more closely as both YMCAs grow in service to the entire Triangle region. The YMCA of the Triangle will provide leadership to the Chapel Hill - Carrboro Y in fund development, staff development and fiscal oversight. Our Y will maintain its own 501(c)3 status.
What does that mean for you as a member? We're confident that a closer relationship between the two Ys will lead to better facilities for you, better programs for your family and better service to our community. We'll build on what we do best so that you can continue to enjoy the Y just as you always have. The strengths of the Y of the Triangle will lead us to a greater ability to serve the community and grow to reach more of our neighbors.
As a Y, we are so fortunate to serve such a devoted membership and community. We are aware of your expectations of the Y. Know that we will continue to serve you and our community while recognizing and respecting the diversity and values that make our community such a special place.
This one-year management agreement will begin on January 1, 2013. As we embark on this new chapter in our Y's story, you may have questions about it. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by my office at the Chapel Hill branch .
As always, thank you for supporting us, and allowing us to be a part of your life.