Rising from the ashes

The rest of 2010 will be a challenge for the CYCA. Our building at 2298 Young caught fire on September 27. Luckily no one was physically injured in the fire.

Nevertheless, the fire changes activities for these final two months of the year. The last quarter of the year is normally a time of rest after the success of the 4 Miler race and CY Festival, as well as a time to plan ways to thank our cadre of volunteers and supporters. But this year it has become a time for dealing with insurance and planning for repairs.

But be assured, the CYCA is still serving the community. Although not in our official office space, Community Director Maggie Cardwell is working remotely and addressing concerns via email and phone. The board continues to meet on a monthly basis to make sure that all committees continue on their course to make CY a more desirable and safer place to live, worship, work, and play. Committees continue to meet at their chairperson’s discretion and continue their missions.

In the meantime we are working with insurance and contractors to repair the building. We had been in the process of drawing up plans to renovate the interior. Now, thanks to the fire, the timetable is accelerated and the time to renovate is now. If you have spent time in the building and have any ideas, ranging from a new layout of the interior to paint colors, please share your thoughts by emailing info@cooperyoung.org. Now is the time to have your say about how to improve the building!

Finally, we are planning on new ways for you to show your support for the CYCA in 2011. Be on the lookout for information in your membership renewal letters in January 2011.

Have a thankful November!

John Kinsey

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