Founded 1972

Sam Schreiner Chapter

Serving Texas; Oklahoma; SE New Mexico; S. Arkansas; W. Louisiana

August 2022

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Hello Craig,

Hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer while staying cool and hydrated. It’s almost time again for our Fall Gathering. We will be meeting in historic Hot Springs, Arkansas, October 11-13. 

Our base site will be the Staybridge Suites Hotel on beautiful Lake Hamilton, which is only a short drive to town.

Just a few of the available activities include your choice of touring the National Park historical Bath Houses, hiking the trails, leisurely shopping downtown and gambling at the casino. Of course, the best activity is visiting with fellow YMCA Alumni and our world-famous auction. (We are trying to raise as much money as possible, so feel free to bring items that will help us reach that goal.)

The Conference registration fee is $30 per person, which includes Wednesday night dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf on the lake. Hotel reservations must be made by Sept 20. If anyone needs financial help with the Gathering, please give me a call. Be sure to click on the registration form and hotel info below. Hope to see everyone in Hot Springs in October.

Sam Schreiner YMCA Alumni Chapter President
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Some delays, but progress made on National Service Project

By Carmilita Gallo

Two more groups of volunteers traveled to Dupree, S.D. in July to continue working on our National Service Project on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in partnership with the YMCA of the Seven Council Fires. The tiny home village broke ground in May.

Delays and cost overruns with raw materials have caused some slow-downs to the project. Concrete has been hard to come by but the first foundation was finally poured at the end of July. We continue to sing the praises of all those volunteers that have invested their time and treasure to work on this project onsite in Dupree.

There are two more volunteer waves in the fall: one at the end of October and the last one at the beginning of November. The October wave is full but there is still room in the last week. We hope to put up walls and enclose the first tiny home in Oct. so that we can work on the inside of the home and put on a roof before the harsh winter weather sets in later in the fall. (Photo right: Working on the foundations by Jan Leigh)

Schreiner members on the move

Photos: (Top row) Craig and Ellen Schaefer in Lisbon, Portugal; Zera Mackey and Jean Carmichael in Mesa Verde National Park on YMCA Alumni Travel Club "Colorado's Historic Trains" adventure. (Bottom row) Pam Power and grandson Roman Jasso atop One World Trade Center in New York City; Terry and Elizabeth Seth deep sea fishing off Orange Beach, Alabama with family and friends.

Reunion details

Reunion '22: Still time to let the good times roll Nov. 2-4, 2022

YMCA Alumni Reunion '22 is waiting for you to register. Join us in one of the most unique and fun cities in the world: New Orleans.

Hope to see you in the 'Big Easy'.

Mark your calendars

Fredericksburg, Texas in April for our Spring Gathering.

Schreiner Chapter Finance Report

Jim Heiman, Treasurer

Here is an update on the chapter’s current finances. At our Spring Conference, we reported our balance as of Feb. 28, 2022 was $7,475.15.

During the months of March through July 2022 our income (+$4,147.25) was from our Spring Conference registrations and some very generous donations from our members to EAF and World Service.

Expenses (*-$3032.50) were from the conference, president training and forwarded donations to EAF and World Service.

As of July 31, 2022 our bank balance is $8,598.90 with outstanding checks to EAF of *$1,300 and **pledges to the National Service Project of $1,000. After those expenses are brought forward, our available balance will be $6,298.90.

**In August we will make our 2nd payment of $500 to the National Service Project of our $1,500 pledge.

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Beat the winter cold with the Travel Club

Take a mid-winter break and join your YMCA Alumni Travel Club in tropical, beautiful Costa Rica Feb. 25-March 3, 2023. This affordable adventure to a natural paradise with pricing at $980 pp. Click button at left for details.

Chapter leaders

President: Terry Seth

VP/Programs: Craig Schaefer

Treasurer: Jim Heiman

Secretary: Pam Power

Editor: Suzanne Mabie

Membership: Chuck & Johnny Dandridge

Immediate Past President: Patrick Murphy

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YMCA Alumni Mission:
" enable members to promote a nurturing worldwide Christian Fellowship that provides educational, social, service and charitable opportunities."