The Y is our THIRD PLACE
The YMCA is 25 years old. For most of those 25 years we have described our YMCA as our THIRD PLACE. Home is one and work is two, but being with our Y family and friends is our THIRD PLACE.
For 20 plus years, Corby Haneline and Shannon Hovis have been employees of the Y. Both of them started as part time. Corby started as a referee and worked his way up from program director to Associate Executive. His Y career carried him from Dover, River Bend and the Ruby. Shannon moved from the front desk to membership, to marketing at Dover to an Executive Director at Ruby.
It is hard to put into words the impact they have had on the children and families of Cleveland County. The ripple of their impact will be felt for generations. As both Shannon and Corby move away from the Y to other careers, the Y recently honored them by creating the Haneline Award and the Hovis Award. The awards will be given annually to a summer staff person that sets the example of excellence in working with children and families. The 2018 Haneline Award was presented to Josie Rikard and the 2018 Hovis Award was presented to Piper Barnes.