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disgusted

Russell, KY

#1 Mar 4, 2010
any working people out there that is a member? what do you think of this establishment? i thought this was a christian organization. 10 dollars to bring a guest in.
may be

Campbellsville, KY

#2 Mar 4, 2010
Try Ashland Physical Therapy & fitness center. 2700 Greenup Ave. Probably around $90.00 for a whole year!!!
Wondering

Broken Arrow, OK

#3 Mar 4, 2010
What does Christian organization have to do with prices? Don't you think they need to make money also just like any other business?
disgusted

Russell, KY

#4 Mar 4, 2010
Wondering wrote:
What does Christian organization have to do with prices? Don't you think they need to make money also just like any other business?
"christian" organization means they get a tax break if they pay any.they get huge grants from the state(which we pay into) but people on public assistance get to go in basically free,or at no cost..half the members up their are on public assistance.don't get me wrong i love the fact that the kids have a place to go and exercise,but it cost me over 600 a year to go there.its a nice facillity but it wasn't meant to be a "bussiness" unless you count the faculty, some make upwards to 70000.00 a year if not more/question, how much faculty money is speant out annually on the Y, it's alot..but maybe i'm just ranting and it's not a big deal to anyone.
One of the YMCA Directors

Broken Arrow, OK

#5 Mar 4, 2010
The YMCA is a not-for-profit organization. We DO NOT get any kind of state grants whatsoever. We only have 3% of our member units that are on scholarship (income based), the amounts they pay are based on a sliding scale and most pay 50%-75% of the cost with only a 25%-50% discount. We do offer youth memberships at 100% disount if they fall in the income guidelines and are recommended by a school, church, therapist, etc. As for the staff most of them are minimum wage or slightly above. Even the Directors do not make the amount stated in the above post. Anyone that has ever worked for a not-for-profit company knows that you are not there to get rich, you are there because you want to help others.

We have had our expenses posted in the lobby for the past year. You would be surprised at how much it costs to operate that facility. A typical electric bill can run $12,000 a month. Then we have water, all the required insurances, last year we had a boiler go down ($100,000), the Men's whirlpool floated out of the ground ($53,000), air conditioning problems (several thousand), other boiler went down about a month ago-now we have to replace it. There are just so many hidden costs that we have no control over.

We charge just what we have to in order to operate. Our bottom line for 2009 was a profit of $4,300.

I hope this helps you understand the reasons we have to charge what we do. I can give you a better breakdown of expenses when I get to work tomorrow if you would like them.
disgusted

Russell, KY

#6 Mar 4, 2010
One of the YMCA Directors wrote:
The YMCA is a not-for-profit organization. We DO NOT get any kind of state grants whatsoever. We only have 3% of our member units that are on scholarship (income based), the amounts they pay are based on a sliding scale and most pay 50%-75% of the cost with only a 25%-50% discount. We do offer youth memberships at 100% disount if they fall in the income guidelines and are recommended by a school, church, therapist, etc. As for the staff most of them are minimum wage or slightly above. Even the Directors do not make the amount stated in the above post. Anyone that has ever worked for a not-for-profit company knows that you are not there to get rich, you are there because you want to help others.
We have had our expenses posted in the lobby for the past year. You would be surprised at how much it costs to operate that facility. A typical electric bill can run $12,000 a month. Then we have water, all the required insurances, last year we had a boiler go down ($100,000), the Men's whirlpool floated out of the ground ($53,000), air conditioning problems (several thousand), other boiler went down about a month ago-now we have to replace it. There are just so many hidden costs that we have no control over.
We charge just what we have to in order to operate. Our bottom line for 2009 was a profit of $4,300.
I hope this helps you understand the reasons we have to charge what we do. I can give you a better breakdown of expenses when I get to work tomorrow if you would like them.
good enough, keep on keeping on
okay

Newburgh, IN

#7 Mar 5, 2010
i was a memeber of the ymca before and would love to go back but i just cant afford it. the only gripe i have about the Y is the mens health spa is nothing more than a queer hangout. men walking around totoally nude and there were 3 or 4 of them in the hot tub together with nothing on at all.. i dont understand why they let this go on. why cant they wear shorts.
HAHA

Flatwoods, KY

#8 Mar 5, 2010
i know.....i go to the ymca in the mornings....in the hot tub there was a man giving another man a head... i went and told someone but they didnt find them....nasty iin my view.....i think since it is a christain place ppl should have to wear apporiate clothing.....a dress code would be nice
okay

Newburgh, IN

#9 Mar 5, 2010
they have to be queer, no straight man will ever sit in a hottub naked with another man. and they just lounge around in there with all there junk hanging out. i dont understand why a christian organization is letting this stuff go on. it has been this way for years
Rigo

Wagoner, OK

#10 Mar 5, 2010
One of the YMCA Directors wrote:
The YMCA is a not-for-profit organization. We DO NOT get any kind of state grants whatsoever. We only have 3% of our member units that are on scholarship (income based), the amounts they pay are based on a sliding scale and most pay 50%-75% of the cost with only a 25%-50% discount. We do offer youth memberships at 100% disount if they fall in the income guidelines and are recommended by a school, church, therapist, etc. As for the staff most of them are minimum wage or slightly above. Even the Directors do not make the amount stated in the above post. Anyone that has ever worked for a not-for-profit company knows that you are not there to get rich, you are there because you want to help others.
We have had our expenses posted in the lobby for the past year. You would be surprised at how much it costs to operate that facility. A typical electric bill can run $12,000 a month. Then we have water, all the required insurances, last year we had a boiler go down ($100,000), the Men's whirlpool floated out of the ground ($53,000), air conditioning problems (several thousand), other boiler went down about a month ago-now we have to replace it. There are just so many hidden costs that we have no control over.
We charge just what we have to in order to operate. Our bottom line for 2009 was a profit of $4,300.
I hope this helps you understand the reasons we have to charge what we do. I can give you a better breakdown of expenses when I get to work tomorrow if you would like them.
I wonder ff this is Annie Wilson? Nice melons!
I Hate the Ymca

Chesapeake, OH

#11 Mar 6, 2010
the ymca is so stupid there is nothing to do its just a peace of trash
Thankful

Ashland, KY

#12 Mar 6, 2010
I think the Y is great. I moved to Ashland a few years ago and it is a great place to work out and be around other people.
anon

United States

#13 Mar 6, 2010
That director crap sounds just like Annie ... plus the melons are fake.
HaHa

Elizabethtown, KY

#14 Mar 8, 2010
I love the Y. I think its a great place to go and work out & to be around other people.=)
I love the Y

Ashland, KY

#15 Mar 8, 2010
I love the Y. I go there all the time. BUT, I don't go in the Sauna or the hottub. I saw two guys getting it on in the Sauna one night.
YMCA Director

Georgetown, KY

#16 Mar 11, 2010
No the comment from the Director was from Missy Griffith, Membership & Marketing Director not Annie Wilson. However, I passed on the compliment and she said thanks to whoever you are.
briggs

Huntington, WV

#17 Mar 11, 2010
hahahahahahaha....i needed this.
Old wanker

United States

#18 Mar 11, 2010
Right on Briggs! Although I have to admit, wanking it at the y sounds like a turn on!
Old wanker

United States

#19 Mar 11, 2010
Another good wankin spot is central park after midnight. That's where I hang with all my wankin buds
Old wanker wanter

United States

#20 Mar 11, 2010
Old wanker, you sound hottttt! Wanna trade pics?

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