January 2018 YMCA Newsletter

Each month we will feature news from our members, our vendors, and any special promotions.


January 2018 YMCA Newsletter – In This Issue:

  • YMCA 2018 Conferences

  • YMCAs on the Move

  • Welcome New Members

YPurchasing is off to a great start in 2018!

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Welcome to 2018!

YPurchasing has added many new vendors and members since our last newsletter.  31 YMCAs joined YPurchasing last year and we had over 78% member growth in 2017.  We are currently approaching 80 YMCA members!  Our footprint has expanded to 20 states and 24% of our members comprise the top 100 YMCAs in the United States based on revenue.  We anticipate more members will be joining in 2018.

YPurchasing is NOT a vendor, but we provide national and regional vendors that service our YMCA members.  We have over 40 vendors that service more than 20 categories that make sure we can impact your bottom line.  From fitness to office supplies, and copiers to multi-function school buses, YPurchasing can make an immediate difference in areas to help you save more money.

We hope to work with you in 2018 by providing great savings, exceptional service and giving you access to quality vendors. Here’s to the new year!

YMCA Conferences in 2018

Are you involved in any regional, statewide conferences or meetings in 2018?

YPurchasing participated in numerous conferences last year in Ohio, Florida, Indiana and Minnesota as a vendor and contributor/speaker.  We enjoy meeting and learning about procurement issues YMCAs face on a day-to-day basis, especially when it comes to meeting with YMCA associates in person.


If you are involved in any YMCA State Alliance meetings, YMCA Statewide or Regional conferences, please consider asking us to be involved.  We have a limited number of available openings for conference involvement this year and would love to be involved if possible.


For more information, please email Michael Dant or call Mike at 502-208-4566

YMCA Conferences

$21 Million Expansion – On Thursday, the YMCA will celebrate another new facility for the community with the official ribbon cutting of the Dan McKinney Family YMCA. The ceremony will mark the fourth and final phase of a $21 million expansion… January 18, 2018, by Allie Wagner, KUSI News; http://www.kusi.com/ribbon-cutting-held-for-dan-mckinney-family-ymca-in-la-jolla/


Youth and Family Center Opens – A new Youth and Family Center has opened its doors inside the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA’s West Y location on Silver Lake Road. … also intended to act as a “bridge” to future phase II expansion plans for the West Y, including a full basketball court and running/walking track, according to… January 19, 2018, by Beth Milligan, The Ticker; https://www.traverseticker.com/news/ymca-youth-family-center-opens/


1,600 Square Foot Expansion – Citrus Memorial Health System YMCA Executive Director Joanna Castle explains where the new, 1,600-square-foot expansion to the Y will happen. She said the expansion is directly related to the dramatic increase in membership since the Y opened…. January 14, 2018, by Julie Gorham, Citrus County Chronicle; http://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/ymca-plans-expansion/article_9aa05496-f99c-11e7-b2c1-034344773780.html


$11 Million “WOW Factor” Expansion – Executive Director Randy Hagedorn announced on Wednesday that the YMCA’s three-year-old campaign for a 106,000 square foot expansion is full-steam ahead with a ground breaking coming as early as mid-March. Hagedorn says the expansion will make the Y a top-notch facility. “It’s gonna be a … January 10, 2018, by Michael Shively, News Channel Nebraska; http://kwbe.com/local-news/ymca-expansion-will-bring-wow-factor-to-norfolk/


15,000 Square Foot Expansion – It’s Fitness Friday, and the North Kansas City YMCA is in celebration mode. Thanks to a 15,000-square-foot expansion of the facility at 19th and Iron Street, nearly 10,000 members will be able to take on 2018 healthier and more fit than ever. Although they are cutting the … January 5, 2018, by Joel Nichols, KSHB News; https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/north-kansas-city-ymca-celebrates-renovations

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Welcome Our Newest YPurchasing Members

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members of YPurchasing:

  • Summit Area YMCA (New Jersey)
  • Kosciusko Community YMCA (Indiana)
  • Tillamook County Family YMCA (Oregon)
  • Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA (Pennsylvania)
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