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March 2024 * View as Webpage

From our president...

I am your newly elected Lyon Chapter YMCA Alumni President for 2024-2026. I look forward to serving you and the chapter in this capacity for these next three years.


Your board has met twice so far in 2024. We have elected officers for 2024-2026 and began the process of planning and scheduling chapter events for the coming year.

Thank you to outgoing president Paul Andresen for his service these past three years and for taking over our Lyon Links newsletter from me. He has listed our tentative chapter events below for your future planning.


One of my/our goals for the year is to increase chapter members’ attendance and participation at these events. To this end we have decided on events that we hope will be of interest to you.

We understand travel can be an issue for some of us as our chapter is geographically spread out. Consequently, our first two events will be via Zoom video. If you aren’t already familiar with Zoom, just contact any board member and we will help guide you through the process. It is FREE and easy, and I don’t know about you, but at my age I LIKE free and easy!


I will attend a National YMCA Alumni meeting called "48 Hours in May" in St. Louis on our behalf, where I will hopefully learn how to do this job. One thing I know already is that I will need a lot of help, and I have a chapter board full of folks who are willing and able.


Thanks in advance for your support and participation in the coming years.



Bob Warnock, Lyon Chapter President

March 27, 10 a.m.

Update on the YMCA in the Jerusalem International YMCA

We will be hosting a zoom video session to provide an update on the Jerusalem International YMCA (JIY). Mike Bussey, former General Secretary of the JIY, and Mary Tikalsky, YMCA USA International Division, will be joining us to provide additional information on the current situation with our YMCA friends in Jerusalem. You can sign up by sending your name and email address to our editor by clicking the button below.

Email Paul

May 7 (time TBD)

National Service Project Update

Randy Bolsinger will provide an update on the YMCA Alumni National Service Project. There is still room for construction volunteers during several work weeks onsite in Dupree, S.D. Additional information will be in the next newsletter. Meanwhile, click the button below to visit our National Service Project website.

Project Website

Fall Event

BBQ in Santa Barbara

Plans are in the works for a BBQ in the Santa Barbara area hosted by board member Tim Hardy. More information coming in future newsletters.


Christmas Party

Traditional Fun At Majares Restaurant

Set aside Saturday December 7 for our annual Christmas Party at Mijares Mexican Restaurant in Pasadena.

Cruise what’s known as one of the most beautiful places on earth – Norway and its stunningly beautiful fjords aboard the Emerald Princess during the Summer Solstice, June 17-July 3, 2025.

Adventures at a glance

April 21-May 3, 2024: Atlantic Crossing (Ft. Lauderdale to Rome)

Aug. 2-8, 2024: Scottish Dream w/Tattoo*

Sept. 27 - Oct. 4, 2024: America's Music Cities

Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2025: Alumni Reunion at Sea Cruise

June 17-July 3, 2025: Land of the Midnight Sun Cruise

*Scottish Dream is sold out. Fill out the form on the trip's web page to join a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Chapter leaders

President: Bob Warnock

Treasurer/Membership: Phyllis Murphy

Secretary: Patricia de Felice

International Liaison: Mary Lindeman

Lyon Links Editor: Paul Andresen

Member-at-Large: John Green

Member-at-Large: Tim Hardy

Member-at-Large: Randy Bolsinger

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