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I hope everyone is doing great and is ready for 2022 without COVID.

We have scheduled our Spring Gathering to be held in Fort Worth
April 6-8. This will be our first in-person get together in two years and I believe everyone is ready to see all of our friends. We have a lot of exciting things to do in Fort Worth along with just reconnecting with friends. I have missed visiting with all of you and hope you can join in. Be sure to read the story below and register.
I want to give a big Thank You to Pat Murphy our past chapter President. Pat kept us up-to-date and informed on YMCA Alumni the past two years during the pandemic.
This newsletter includes some exciting news about our YMCA Alumni National Service Project. Carmelita Gallo is the new YMCA Alumni West Region Vice President and our leader for the project.

I encourage everyone to learn more about the project and to get involved by donating and/or volunteering. Thank you Carm for your leadership.

Sam Schreiner YMCA Alumni Chapter President
(Top photo: Terry's feeling "grand" as in canyon)
A new look for a new year. Your Sam Schreiner Chapter newsletter has a new look and style beginning with this issue. We have joined YMCA Alumni's Board Newsletter Program. Suzanne Mabie, our new editor, prepares all the copy and photos and our newsletter is professionally designed and published by Craig Altschul + Associates, YMCA Alumni communications consultants. It is sent to you (all optimized for smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktops) through Constant Contact, a worldwide email platform. We hope you enjoy it.
Welcome back:
Join us in Cowtown
April 6-8 in-person

We're back. Join us in Ft. Worth for the first Sam Schreiner Chapter in-person meeting in two years.

Hotel: Homewood Suites Medical District, 2200 Charlie Lane. Please make your own hotel reservations by clicking on the blue hotel link above.

Cost: $60 per person, includes breakfast both mornings, a social hour at the hotel with beer, wine, snacks and pizza Wednesday night, dinner at Joe T Garcia’s on Thursday and admission to the Cowgirl Museum. All other art museums and the Main Street Arts festival are free.
Here's the tentative agenda:

Wednesday April 6
2-4 p.m. Hotel check in
4 p.m. Welcome, YMCA Alumni National Update, National Service Project
6 – 7:30 p.m. Social hour
Evening on your own
Thursday April 7
6-9 a.m. Breakfast available in hotel lobby
9 a.m. World Service Auction (Please bring quality items to be auctioned.)
!0 a.m.–5 p.m. Optional tours to Kimball, Modern, Amon Carter Museums, the Cowgirl National Hall of Fame and Museum or the Mainstreet Arts Festival.
5 p.m. Meet in hotel to carpool to dinner
5:30 p.m. Dinner at Joe T Garcia’s (photo right)
Evening on your own

Friday April 8
6-9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Business meeting
11 a.m. Adjournment. Safe travels home or enjoy the Main St. Arts Festival Downtown.

To register: Click the button below. Print the form, fill in your info and mail to Treasurer, Jim Heiman. Address is on the form.
YMCA Alumni National Service Project:
Here's how to get involved
by Carmelita Gallo
By now you have heard about this first-ever National Service Project from YMCA Alumni, but have you donated yet? Have you registered to volunteer to help construct the first tiny home yet?

I hope you are seriously considering doing so! Our 2022 fundraising efforts with our members ends on March 31. We are making great strides and have the green light to break ground on the first tiny home in May.

We will continue fundraising until we reach our goal of $600,000 to build seven homes and two twigs (program centers) over the next three years.

Volunteers will begin the construction project the week of May 15 and five additional construction "waves" are scheduled throughout the summer and fall. We need hundreds of volunteers to pull off this ambitious project, so please consider traveling to the Sioux YMCA in Dupree, S.D. and committing to a week of meaningful work that will have lasting impact.
If you cannot travel, consider volunteering for one of dozens of positions you can do virtually from your home. Every volunteer position is critical to our success and there is a job for every one of you just waiting. To register to travel to Dupree, click on the red button below and then click on the “Project” tab. To review all the volunteer opportunities and apply for one, click on the “Volunteers” tab.

In addition to partnering with the Sioux YMCA to build a tiny home village, the National YMCA Alumni Board’s dream for this project is to re-energize and re-engage our members. Along with that, we also want to bring back lapsed members and reach out to retirees who are non-members.

But none of these dreams will be realized if we do not reach our goal of $600,000. You all have received a letter via email from our Fundraising Chair Jim Pacey. Jim and his team are in the process of reaching out to every Schreiner member to answer your questions and assist them in making a pledge.

However, you do not have to wait. To donate, click that red button and hit the “Giving” tab. You can donate by credit card by filling out the appropriate form which is encrypted and secure. You also can donate by check by filling out a different form. Or, you can click on the “Pledge” button and specify the amount you will contribute over the next three years.

"Wawokiye" means “generosity” in the Lakota Sioux language. It is our sincere hope our members’ generosity will be evident by your contributions of time, talent, and treasure.
Schreiner Members on the move...
Reunion '22 back on track Nov. 2-4 in NOLA
All the fun and plans for YMCA Alumni Reunion '22 are re-set for November -- the best weather and the best friends.

Be sure to register before July 31 to win one of 10 crisp $100 bills to use on one of the reunion's "Dinner with Friends" nights. Click the button for all details. Join us in the Big Easy.
New adventures from our Travel Club...
"After the Reunion" cruise the Mighty Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis on the brand new American Jazz paddle wheeler. Dates are
Nov. 6-13, 2022. Music everywhere, Civil War historic sites, great food.
Visit bustling Cairo, the pyramids of Giza, cruise the Nile to Luxor during our Travel Club's "Egypt along the Nile" adventure April 29-May 4, 2023.
Chapter leaders
President: Terry Seth
VP/Programs: Craig Schaefer
Treasurer: Jim Heiman
Secretary: Pam Power
Editor: Suzanne Mabie
Immediate Past President: Patrick Murphy

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