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YLife Birmingham

November-December 2012 Volume 7, Issue 6




LifeNotes It turns out that the 200 plus participants in the Birmingham YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program have something in common:

We want to LIVE.

YLife Birmingham

November-December 2012 Volume 7 Issue 6

YMCA of Greater Birmingham Officers


ook Around: We know the numbers are against us. One in three Americans is expected to develop type 2 diabetes, which decreases life expectancy by an average of 15 years.1 The truth is we have known this for years. We’ve lost parents and brothers and sisters to this disease. Like everyone else, we’ve seen the warnings and even the occasional celebrity lose their battle with diabetes. The difference is, today we look fear square in the eye.


nvest – Tonight, when you are on your way home, we’ll be driving to our Diabetes Prevention support meeting. We will pass every drive through window and convenience store bakery to meet our cohorts and coach at the YMCA. And tomorrow, when the alarm clock goes off, we’ll be lacing up our sneakers before our eyes are fully open. Maybe that doesn’t seem like much to you but for us it is a war. The difference today is we have a battle plan.


acate the ridiculous – We don’t have time for perfectionism, fad diets or even guilt. Today, we are rolling all of the shipwrecked willpower, unmet expectations and crippling self doubt into a nice, big ball and chucking it. Care to join us? We’ll be throwing out the ridiculous again tomorrow. For us, diabetes prevention has to be a positive, real life, every day kind of thing.


nlist support – We are not alone. We are a community at risk but we are undaunted. We meet together with our coach for support, accountability and for hope. When the choices get hard, the numbers on the scale refuse to budge, and when the next blood test, doctor’s evaluation, family event or class reunion is just a week away, we lean on each other. Maybe some people can change their lives all by themselves. We need some support. Friendship helps us live, and keeps it fun.

Chairman Phyllis Hall vice chairman Joseph Mays, Jr. treasurer Michael Temple secretary David Woodruff

Board Members Tracey Adams Anthony Berryman Cecil Bostany Elizabeth Carpenter Denise Dauphin Sarah Duggan Andy Easterling Mike Ermert Courtney French Eric Frye Ann Haas Phyllis Hall Roderick Hawkins Robert L. Holman Wayne Houston Mallie Ireland Lynn Jones Anthony A. Joseph Robert E. Kelly Scott Kenny Tom L. Larkin John Lauriello Harrison Manning

Joseph Mays, Jr. Ann D. McMillan Dan Monroe John Ott Leigh Davis Perry Rick Player Henry Ray, Jr. Emily Rushing Lloyd Shelton Reeves Sims, Jr. Stephen Smith Walker Sorrell Cedric Sparks Andra Sparks Michael Suco Britney Summerville Michael Temple Chip Watts Tommy Wells Greg Weyandt Sally Hartley Williams David Woodruff

Our simple truth is we want to LIVE.

Board of Trustees Chairman Anne Huckstep vice chairman Bill Clark Joe Bluestein Frank James Allen Rushton James W. Shepherd Judge Scott Vowell

How about you?

Interim President and CEO Norman E. Joyner

So, in this issue of YLife, we share some of our stories with you, beginning on page 20. Who knows? Maybe you will even find something in common with Mary, Teddy or Terri.

YLife Birmingham is published five times a year by the YMCA of Birmingham. Copyright 2006 by the Metropolitan Birmingham YMCA. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the permission of the YMCA of Birmingham.

By Debby LaCruz, YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator 801-7224 Debby LaCruz and Mary Guest Hollis at a recent gathering in honor of Birmingham-area DPP participants.

YLife Birmingham welcomes letters and story ideas. Please send them to: YLife Birmingham, 2101 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 or to YLife Birmingham Staff


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ON THE LOOKOUT FOR VOLUNTEER ELVES With the holiday seasons upon us, think about lending your time (hands and feet) to volunteer for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. The YMCA is lending our Youth Center again this year for toy pick-up; can you help, too? We are on the lookout for volunteer elves to sort, bag and distribute toys at the YMCA Youth Center, 2400 Seventh Avenue North, Monday-Thursday, December 10-13 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day. This is a good volunteer opportunity for school, church, business, and youth service groups. For more information on all volunteer options, e-mail Sally Hartley Williams at

On the podcast … November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and, accordingly, all episodes of the Y Life Birmingham Podcast will address this pressing health issue all month long. Twice a week throughout November, listen as program coordinator Debby LaCruz, program coach Felicia Fish, and program graduates give you advice on how to prevent type II diabetes. Listen or download all Y Life Birmingham podcasts on the website at ymcabham. org/ylifepodcasts, or subscribe for free at ITunes by by searching for “Y Life Birmingham” in the ITunes store. You can also find all Y Life Birmingham at What’s on the podcast now? Here are some highlights from episodes currently available for download.

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Carol Hamilton Carol Hamilton, Healthy Lifestyles Director at YMCA Alabaster, discusses the innovative Express Circuit class she created ‘on the fly’ after the limited space meant some people were unable to participate in popular group exercise classes at peak times. The Express Circuit is a circuit-based strength and cardiovascular program that is great for people on the go with limited time.

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Kerry Foster Kerry Foster, a certified personal trainer, discusses the benefits of the group boxing class he leads several mornings each week at YMCA Mountain Brook. After training with a competitive boxer, Foster brought what he learned to a group exercise setting, incorporating the footwork and core strengthening aspects of the sport with the fitness-improving stress reducing activity of punching a heavy bag. 4 |

Diabetes Screenings Trussville October 30 | 4-8 p.m. Sponsored by Trinity Health System (part of a comprehensive health fair) Greystone November 7 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by Trinity Health System Northeast November 14 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by Trinity Health System Hoover November 15 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3-6 p.m. Sponsored by Baptist Medical Center Princeton Western Area November 16 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by Baptist Medical Center Princeton Downtown November 17 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by UAB Contact Debby LaCruz, Diabetes Prevention Coordinator at 801-7224 or

LifeSkills 3 Keys To Diabetes Prevention Success 1. Focus on Total Fat Not Total Calories In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program we ask participants to focus on total daily intake of fat grams rather than focusing solely on calorie reduction. Eating 25 percent fewer calories is proven to be safe and effective and you can do this much easier when focusing on fat grams. The goal is to lose seven percent of body weight, which can reduce the chances of developing type II diabetes by more than 25 percent, which is much easier when you focus on a fat gram goal rather than a total calorie goal. It’s also more sustainable in the long run.

2. Keeping An Accurate Journal

Journaling is important for someone attempting to change their lifestyle because it gives them a benchmark of where they are now, what they’re eating and what they’re doing as far as activity and exercise. It helps participants be more aware of their surroundings, what foods they may need to reduce or eliminate and help them discover ways to stay within their daily goals. It also helps participants identify patterns such as emotional eating or eating when bored.

3. The Group Dynamic The Diabetes Prevention Program offers a group support structure that encourages and motivates participants to meet their goals. They support each other, share ideas with each other, and form friendships that last long after they have graduated. Participants also feel a sense of accountability and tend to work harder because they don’t let their fellow teammates down.

Felecia Fish is a certified Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach at YMCA Downtown.

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WE’RE STRONGER WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER Thanks to your gift … the Y is making a difference in our community. Each day, we create experiences that promote youth development, healthy living for people of all ages, and social responsibility. The Y is more than a membership card. We’re bigger than the programs we offer in our facility or around the community. We are an organization of people united in building a better community and helping individuals and families grow stronger in spirit, mind and body. These listings include 2012 contributions received through September 28, 2012. Your name and contribution are important to us. If we have made any errors or omissions, please let us know right away. 205.801.7209

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Chairman’s Roundtable Gifts of $10,000+ Alabama Power Service Organization Beth & David White HealthSouth Corporation Hendrick Automotive Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation Shelby County Community Health Foundation Signature Homes W.W. Grainger, Inc. Wells Fargo

Chairman’s Roundtable Gifts of $5,000+

Birmingham City Councilor Kim Rafferty Cameron & Scott Vowell Caring Foundation Deborah & Greg Weyandt Harold W. Ripps Charitable Foundation, Inc. June & Joe Mays Michael Temple Morrow Water Technologies

Pat & Tom Hinton Philip J. Carroll III Phyllis & David Hall Rod Hartung Thomas & Carol Patterson Wal-Mart Foundation Zoom Media Corp (formerly Sports Display)


Chairman’s Roundtable Gifts of $1,000+ A.C. Legg, Inc. Accounting, Economics & Appraisal GroupAlabama Controls Inc. Alabama Plate Cutting Company, Inc. Alabama Power Foundation, Inc. Alabaster Firefighters Allen D. Rushton Allen Rice Alton Sizemore, Jr. Andrea Smith Andrew & Elizabeth Edge Andy Easterling Ann & Troy Hass Ann Huckstep Anne Michelle & James Barnett Anthony Berryman Awalski M. Morre Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Ben Patrick Benjamin Group, Inc. Benjamin Hanson Slaughter Bill & Leila Morton Bill Watts Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson

Birmingham City Councilor LaShunda Scales Birmingham Integrative Health, P.C. Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings, LLP Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC Brian Crumpton Bright Future Electric, LLC Britney & Tony Summerville Bruce Pettway Bruce Thomas Burr & Forman LLP Capital Growth Properties, Inc. Cassandra & Anthony Joseph Cathy Moss Cecile & Dee Franklin Cham Norman Charlene & Reeves Sims Charles Barkley Foundation Charles Stover Chip Watts Chris Smith Cindy Kirk Cindy Reams Clifton Glover Cobbs, Allen & Hall

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Birmingham Concept, Inc. Connie & Cecil Bostany Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co., Inc. Cory Watson Crowder & Degaris, P.C. Courtesy Buick GMC Craft O’Neal Family CraneWorks CrossWay Christian Fellowship Curtis Gwathney Danielle Greco David G. Hill David Watts DeBardeleben Family Denise Dauphin Denorrise Posey Derrick Jones Dotty & Joe Carley Douglas Tilt Dr. Anne-Laura Cook Dr. Earl & Ann Jones & Family Dr. George French Drs. Corey & Erika Hartman Emily & Hugh Rushing

Emma & Mark Ricketts Energen/Alabama Gas Corporation Eric Frye Faye & Bill Clark Frank & Jothany James Frank Ozment G. Courtney French G. Ruffner Page Jr. Genie & Mike Thompson George Fernambucq Glen Andrew Glenn Goedecke Gregg McCormick Gwen Hatcher Halsted Sullivan Harlan Prater Harold Goings HealthWays (Silver Sneakers) Henry U. Sims and Henry G. Sims Memorial Foundation Hirlye Lutz Hollywood Pool & Spa, Inc. Huffman Neighborhood Association Hunter Williams India & Rusty Gold Issam Bajalia

Chairman’s Roundtable Gifts of $1,000+ ITT Technical Institute / ESI Service Corp. J. Stephen Morris Memorial Fund J. Wayne Houston Jacquelyn & Leo Shaia James Rushton Foundation James W. Shepherd Jametta White Jan & Tommy Wells JanPak Inc. Jarred Taylor Jean Cecil & William Foster Jean Shanks Jeffcoat & Associates, LLC Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunit Jemison Investment Co. Jennifer Dick Jeronda & Lane Vines Jesse Vogtle Jim Langley Jim Woolley Jo Kenny Joanne & Jay Pounds John Duckworth John Lauriello John Miller Gorrie John Ott Johnson Kreis Construction Jon Harbuck Jon Lewis Joseph Ritchey Joseph Sanford Julie Broday Julie Head Karl Heckman Keecha Harris Kelly & Walker Sorrell Kelly M. Holbert Ken Maluff Kevin Casey Killough Neighborhood Association Kim Strifert Kimberly Ayers Kimberly Sharp Kiwanis Club of HomewoodMountain Brook Kohl’s Department Stores Kristie Nix & Mac Moorer Kyla Rose Lane Vines Laura Fortson Lombard Leigh & Kevin Collins Leigh, David & Davis Perry

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Lenora Pate & Steven A. Brickman Leon Ashford Leslie Lazaro Libby Carpenter LifeFitness Lisa & Yogi Jones Lynn Johnson Auto Collision Repair, Inc. Mallie Ireland Marcie DeBardeleben Marcus Kittrell Marcus Skipwith Marmon Highway Technologies, LLC Marsha Sutton Marvin Dupass Massey, Stotser & Nichols, PC Maynard, Cooper & Gale McQueary, Henry, Bowles, Troy, LLP Mia Cowan, MD Michael Ermert Michael Freeman Michael Meadows Michael Wiggins Michelle Oliver Micki & Danny Haralson Mieke Hemstreet Mike O’Dell - Cornerstone Building Mount Canaan Full Gospel Church Mr. & Mrs. J. David Woodruff Mr. & Mrs.Dick & Linda Stanford N.E. Miles Philanthropic Fund Nancy & John Myer New Hope Baptist Church of Bessemer Ouida Fritschi Pat Tate Patrick McLendon Penny & Ruffner Page Philip Jackson Phillip & Heather McWane Phyllis Seale Poseidon Technologies, Inc. Precor, Inc. PrintSmart Quality Inn Ralph Summerford Randy Long Raymond Chambliss Raymond Foushee Reba & Jon Myer Rebirth Christian Fellowship Regions Bank of Shelby County Regions Bank, Teresa Vick

Rhonda & James Elmore Richard Carnwath Richard Moody Rick Lathan Rick Player Robert Eckinger Robert L. Holman Roderick Hawkins Ross B. Smith Royal Cup Coffee Russ Morgan S & M Lawncare and Landscaping Sabrina McClain Sales Representative Sarah & Lloyd Shelton Sarah Duggan Scott Hults Sharon & Grady Burrow Shelby Baptist Medical Center Sherrell Benson Sirote & Permutt, PC Smith & Wesson Sophia Glenn SouthPoint Bank Specialty Creations St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church Star Trac Fitness Products Stephen Hicks Steve Holbert Susan & George Becker Susan and Tom Rains Susann Montgomery-Clark Swimming Pool Services, LLC Tacala, LLC Tamara Moore Tara & Jim Bryant Taziki’s Greek Fare Teresa & Mark Underwood & Family Teresa Roseborough Terri Harvill Terry McCartney The Redwoods Group Foundation The Thomason Family The Welch Group Thomas A.S. Wilson Family Advised Fund Thomas Hale Tim & Barbara Blair Tony Carter Total Fire Protection, Inc. Tracy & Jeff Smith Twenty Third Street Baptist Church Twila Sanford

Tyrone Quarles Vestavia Hills Firefighters Local 2087 Vic Smith Vulcan Materials Founation Wanda McClain Wayne’s Environmental Services West End Merchant Association William Dawson William Jones William Nonidez Yocunda Clayton Yvonne & Mickal Thomas Zach & Courtney Burger


These gifts were given in recognition and support of programs serving the youth of our community. Andrew Postell Angelia Strode Barry Stokes BB&T - Branch Banking and Trust Company Charles E Brown Clifford Spencer Cornell Hall Covenant Classical School, LLC Donohoo Auto Dr. Brandon Boggan Eric O. King Gerson Pickett Gideon Powell Grace Community Fellowship Church Hoover Toyota Hugh McMurry Jack & Diane Parker Julie, Mary and Jane Head Keller Williams Realty Kim Merriweather Olivia Affuso Orthodontics South, PC Phillip Harris Richard M. Scrushy Foundation Roosevelt M. Savage S&M Lawncare and Landscaping Sharon & Fred Yancey Trace Crossings Wanda Weeks

Chairman’s Roundtable Gifts of $500+ Adam Peck Adam West Alva C. Caine American Osment Andra Sparks Anthony Hood Ashley & James Snow Barry & Lois Luther Betty Barron Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt BNY Mellon Corporate Trust Brian Robinson Bud Flora Cameron Green Carole Barton Carolyn Matthews Carolyn White Central Station, Inc. Charles & Patrece Murray Clay Coleman Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds Cynthia Daniels Dan Hecker Dan Monroe David Battles Doby Hanks Donald F. Lutomski Donna Strifert Dr. Theodis Buggs E. Glenn Waldrop Edd Spencer El Paso Corporation Elizabeth G. O’Neil Elta Moore Fairfield Christian Association First Christian Church Gary Pharo George Holman Hope Williams J.H. Hilsman J.L. Copeland & Associates, Inc. James Rushton Jazmine McDaniel Jerry Wang Jesse Saunders Jim Hughey Jody Wigley Joe Bluestein John Watson Julie Marmurek Kelly & Duncan Hulsey Ken & Carol Taylor Laura & Jim Lombard Lewis Garrison

Lynn & Benny Larussa M. Christian King Marathon Electrical Contractors, Inc. Marcus Abrams Mary Washington Matt Minner Matthew Robinson Matthew White MedWorks of Alabama, LLC Michael Andrew Tsimpides Michael Lucas Michael Robinson Michelle Varnell Mr. & Mrs. Cord King Natalie Dabney New York Life Foundation One-Stop Promotions Pam Swann Patricia Howard Patty & Robin Roberts Peggy Honeycutt Peter Neuberger Phyllis Bolena Reggie Lyas Regina Pollard Richard Allums Rick Coad Robert Taylor Ronald Farley Sam Franklin Sam Heide III Sheila & Clarence B. Blair State Farm Companies Foundation Steven A. Christian Sysco Central Alabama Tamara Harrelson Teresa Springfield Thelma Davis Theo Hawthorne Thyssenkrup Elevator Americas Todd Holder Tom Porter Photography Tricia & Geoff Golden Vanessa Falls Velma Williams Wanda Barron William King William L Longshore William M. Miller William Wetzel Memorial Fund

...and more ymcA friends! A. Daniel Gainey A.C. Cade Aaron Ford Abby Howell Abigail Jackson Acrus Crook Adam Bennett Adam Booker Adrienne Mason Aidan Creel Aimee Serra Ajay Kambhampati Al Bonds Al Ford Alan Baker Alan Fair Alan Peeples Alan Renfroe Alan Strickland Alanthia S. Sutton Albert Hicks Alberta Hubbert Alesha Oni Alethea Gilmore Alethea Hardy Alexandre Siqueira Alexandria Parrish Alexis Shivers Ali Pichelmayer Alice Mitchell Alice Perry Alicia Leon Alicia Wasserman Alina Tuganova Aline Bou Alisha Holland Alison Aughtman Alison Solomon Allan Chappelle Allise Adkison Allison Bassett Allison Cousins Allison Fialkowski Allison Moore Allison Rosener Allison Schrand Allison Sheffer Alton Sturtevant Alvin Garrett Alvin Gray Amanda McCoy Amanda Adams Amanda Brannan Amanda Branum Amanda Endfinger Amanda Hicks Amanda K Niswonger Amanda Moseley Predmore Amanda Powell Amanda Reams Amanda Reid Amanda Roper

Amarilys Barnett Amber Cosby Amber Hutchins Amber Samuelson Ammie Barrett Amy Manzella Amy & Patrick Metcalf Amy Bedwell Amy Clemmons Amy Disney Amy Freels Amy Gash Amy Hersey Amy Jasinski Amy Knowles Amy Lewis Amy Lindsey Amy Liscomb Amy Margaret Wright Amy McCoy Amy McIntyre Amy Monroy Amy Petersen Amy Rickles Amy Skrodzki Amy Sprouse Amy Steel Amy Stein Amy Stump Amy Theabolt Amy Trautwein Amy Wood Ana Friant Anderson Williams, Jr. Andre Jones Andrea Campos Andrea Divincenzo Andrea Traylor Andrea Vest Andres Velosa Andrew Burke Andrew Caldarello Andrew Freeman Andrew Gilliam Andrew Lovelace Andrew Lucas Andrew Shannon Andy Gray Andy Savage Angel Daniel Angela Allen Angela Brown Angela Cady Angela Jarrett Angela Minnick Angela Routh Angela Schmidt Angela Scott Angela Stewart Angela Thornton Angelia Sprayberry

Angelica Jenkins Angella Carlisle Anita Echols Anjali Younes Ann and Charles Drummond Ann Guice Ann Lyn DeGerminy Ann McMillan Ann Ray Ann Ross Ann Wade Parrish Ann Yates Anna & Don James Anna Catherine Gurosky Anna Kathrine Johnson Anna Mickle Anna Norton Anne & Ferrell Skinner Anne Dawson Randall Anne King Anne Sorrell Anne Vines Anne Warren Anne White Annette Brown Annette Christensen Anola Ennis Anthony Jackson Anthony Blake Anthony Carter Anthony Crenshaw Anthony Lightsey Anthony Moss Anthony Persons Anthony Pritchett Anthony Ray Parker Sr. Anthony Sparks Antoinette Duncan Tucker Antoinette Vines Antonio Barrett Antwanette Rice April Bruce April Gray April H. Thrasher April Maddux April Owens Aris Wiley Art Cara Art Graham Art Hoyt Arthur Bracy Artice Wynn Ashifa Mamani-Shaw Ashita Tolwani Ashlee Walters Ashlei Weiss Ashley Aaron

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tHANK YOU Ashley Casiday Ashley Dunlap Ashley Gooding Ashley Jennings Ashley Lybrand Ashley McLaughlin Ashley McMahon Ashley McPherson Ashley McVicar Ashley Parks Ashley Thomas Ashley Tierney Ashley Van Beek Ashley Wilson Ashlie Penton AT&T Matching Gift Program Auburn Lyle Audra Vaughn Aultman Properties Auto Masters Enterprises, Inc. Avtar Singh Bailey & Owens General Contractors, Inc. Bailey Poskey Balbir & Shashi Singh Barbara & C. Glenn Badham Barbara & Carlton Kelley Barbara & Ed Rosser Barbara Bemis Barbara Boreen Barbara Burke Barbara Del Rio Barbara Dickinson Barbara McGraw Barbara Pruitt Hood Barbara Sirmans Barbara Taggart Barbara Terry Barbara Traylor Barbara Vann Barbara Williams Barry Fagan Barry Morehead Bates, Roberts, Fowlkes & Jackson Insurance Agency Beau Hinely Beaudacyus Walker Becki Allums Becki Gruman Becky Dunn Becky Hogue Becky Lankford Becky Weeks Belicia Powell Ben C. Helton Ben Catchings Jr. Ben Erdreich Ben Lyons Ben Murchison Benita McKinney Benjamin Johnson Benson Davis Bernard Moore Beryl Hambrick Beth & Robert Finch

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Beth Ansley Beth B. Long Beth Beaube Beth Cannon Beth Ellen Hollingsworth Beth Martin Beth McGinnis Beth Richardson Interiors Beth Steele Beth Westerman Beth Wyss Bethany Langley Betsy Darnall Betsy Goldstein Betsy Hewett Betsy Millington Bette Talley Bettie McCrear Bettina Byrd-Giles Betty Canan Betty Fagin Betty Wingo Beverley Cameron Beverly Bishop Beverly Miller Bill Bush Bill Higginbothan Bill Jacka Bill Royal Bill Stewart Billy Ronilo Billy Smyer Birmingham Swim League Blake Thomas Bob Cianchetti Bob Howard Bob Means Bob Parker Bob Stiles Bob Suellentrop Bobbie Cohill Bobbie Jordan Bonney O’Shea Bonnie Anderson Brad Bailey Brad Jeffcoat BradfordSkiff Bradley Lee Bradley Williams Bragan Feldman Brandi Bussey Brandon Braud Brandon Brooks Brandon Cooper Brandon Jones Brandon White Brandy Weismann Brannon & Alli Denning Bree Garrett Brenda Chapman Brenda Justice

Brenda Knapp Brenda Parks Brenda Randolph Brenda Schuler Brenda Thomas Brenda Wright Brent Lee Brent Penny Brenton Rohler Brett Hollett Brett McArdle Bretta Freeman Brian Maxwell Brian Turner Brian Williams Bridget Raciborski Bridget Sikora Brigette Starr Brittany A. McNaughton Brittany Barnhart Brittany Bodine Brittany Rushing Brooke Bailey Brooke Edmond Brooke Tyus Brooke Williams Brooks Patterson Bruce & Jeannine Ludwig Bruce Carter Bruce Ellis Bruce Martin Bry Coburn Bryan Coleman Bryan Scott Bryant Bank Byron C. Jones Byron Oliver C&B Piping, Inc. Cain Mashego Caitlin Payne Callie Smothers Callie Swaid Calvin Crump Calvin Gunn Calvin Jones Cam Ward Camille Perkins Camille Scruggs Candace Mitchell Candice Sherrill Caressa Thompson Cari South Carl Musulman Carla Whitlock Carlos Smith Carmen A. Lau Carmen Bravo Carmen Freemire Carmen Lopez Carmen Nardecchia Carol & Wayne Dutt Carol Dachiff Carol Davenport Carol Hamilton Carol Kutik Carol Lane Carol Moyer

Carol Pitts Carol Roarke Carol Rutherford Carol Spain Carole & Steve Peters Caroline Bundy Caroline Carter Caroline Clark Caroline W. Muriuki Carolyn Collins Carolyn Craig Carolyn E. Mize Carolyn Goldstein Carra Wright Carrie Baker Carrie Butler Carrie Spicer Casey Holland Casey Lovoy Casey Neal Cassandra Coleman Cassie Moore Cassie Pody Catherine Drake Catherine Toms Cathy Galbreath & Scott Buzbee Cathy Henry Cathy Regan Cathy Tanner Cathy Tayloe The CATO Corporation Caycie Buffkin Cayenne Creative Cecilia Traylor Cedric Hrabowski Cedric Reid Celia Ellis Celia Kent Celia McGarity Cox Celia Perez Celina Miller Chad Bates Chad Blasi Chad Mason Chanel Cameron Charles & Mindy Long Charles & Nancy Ferrell Charles Ball Charles Belvin Charles Canning, Jr. Charles Collat Sr. Charles E. Jackson Charles Evans Charles Faulkner, III Charles Gaines Charles Leesburg Charles McClellan Charles McDonald Charles Nowlin Charlie Ingram Charlie Martinear Charlotte & Charles Brown Charlotte Bryant Charlotte Wickersham Chas. W. Ashby Company, Inc. Chase Ferguson

Chase Zanaty Che Che Ayers Cheri H. Crumpton Cherie Gibbs Cheryl Brown Cheryl English Cheryl Wooten Chris Bailey Chris Bryant Chris Cornett Chris England Chris Giattina Chris Graber Chris Graham Chris Mareno Chris Mayfield Chris Murphree Chris Talbird Chris Thomas Chris Vonderau Chris Yeilding Christi Key Christi Miller Christian Ivey Christian Marrs Christie Glidewell Christie Rogers Christina Marxen Christina Hites Christina Kirkland Christine House Christine Shores Christine Slack Christine Smith Christine Sullivan Christopher Campbell Christopher Carpenter Christopher Daniel Christopher Frost Christopher Garrett Christopher Morrow Christopher Myles Christopher Whatley Christopher White Christy Downing Christy Dutton Christy Parrozzo Christy Tharp Chuck Bradley Chuck Burkhart Chuck Thomas Ciara Latrice Taylor Cielita Huntley Cindy Clavert Cindy Cobb Cindy Davenport Cindy Lacy Cissy & Steve Jackson Clady Jones Claradel Holcombe Clarence Crump Clarence Doward Clarence King Clarence Osburn Claretha Kennedy Claudia Trolard Claudia Weikard

tHANK YOU Claudia Willliams Cleo Jones, Jr. Cleo O’Neal Cliff Chappell Clifford Saxon Cloty El-Zein Cobie Carlisle Cody Lee Coke Matthews Colleen Dalessandro Colleen McCullough Commonwealth Cares Connie Darby Connie Harris Connie Young Conrad Rafield Constance Ray Consuelo Sauceda Conswella Davis Corby Looney Cordette Wall Corey Campbell Corinne Caplano Corky Alexander Cortez Smith Cortney Jeffries Courtney Jones Courtney Shea Courtney Stokes Craig Moore Creative Dog Training, Inc. Cristina Flanagan-Saunders Cristina Rodriguez Crystal Curry Curtis L. Johnson Cynthia Parris Cynthia Leigh Millican Cynthia Ross Cynthia Thompson Daisy Simpson Dalila Bourque Damali McFarland Dan Devane Dana Lloyd Dana Long Dana Moore Dana Payne Dana Rene Harmon Dana Staib Danella Johnson Daniel Aguirre Daniel Gainey Daniel Rubio Danielle Boggis Danielle Boone Danielle Grossman Danielle Jones Danita Hicks D’Anne Bounds Danny Calloway Danny Crosby Danny Robertson Danny Watkins Dany Hollingsworth Daphne Hudson Darby Nichols Darcie Plowden

Darcy Echols Dare Hartsell Darlene Jones Darrell Johnson Darrell McLendon Darry lLane Darryl Vason Darsel Hough Daryl Smith Dasha Maye Datasha Ellis Dave Carder Dave Possinger David Gary David & Jody Coombs David & Linda Wheeler David & Stephanie Walsh David Abston David Anderson David Bamberg David Campbell David Davies David Deason David Fawal David H. Roach David Harper David Haynes David Jeter David Joganic David Lehner David Lynch David Mitchell David Parks David Pittman David Rula David Self David Short David Snider Dawn Conner Dawn Pilleteri DEA Home Property Management Team Deana Mumpower De’Angelo Peterson Deanna Griffith Deanna Marshall Deatrice Miller Deavonna Simms Debbie and Pat Lucas Debbie Flint Debbie Hicks Debi Deboer Deborah Bacik Deborah Blanchard Deborah Holloway Deborah Huff Deborah Jones Deborah Key Deborah Munago Deborah Scales Deborah Thomas Debra Ann Waller Debra Brown Debra Goldstein Debra Green Debra Henson Debra Johnson

Debra L. Bell Debra LaCruz Debra Stubbs Dee Scott Deep South Bodies Deidre Conover Deirdre Risman DeLane McCurry Delicia Harvey Delois Stoudimire Delores Parker Demarla Lofton Dena Cook Denh Lieng Denice Moseley Denis Devane Denise Barrett Denise Donohoo Denise Graham Dennis Rickertsen Dennis Tonkovic Dent Morton Deon Bass Derek Cunningham Derek Rivers Derek Waltchack Derrick Dick Derrick Stephens, II De’Sandria Patton DeShawn Hughes Desland James Destinee Watts Detrick Carter Dexter Walker Dexter Young Diane & Lawrence Wilson Diane & Mark Aldridge Diane Murray Dianna Tunney Dianne Booth Dianne Booker Dion Oden Domenic Olson Dominique Weatherly Dominique Wilhite Don & Patty Dronfield Don Belcher Don Blish Don DeWeese Don Rollins Don Small Dona & John Musgrave Donald Boomershine Donald Heflin Donald Helton Donald Slee Doney Childrey Donna Baird Donna Christian Donna Cready Donna Cusimano Donna Farmer Donna Flomer Donna Hines Donna Jones Donna Priola Donna Romanko

Donna Swalley Donna W. Christie Donna Ware Donnell Rhodes Dora Bolus Doreen Baldwin Doreen Bennett Dorian & Bill Shine Doris Jolly Dorothy Dick Dorothy Holmes Doug Hale Douglas Goodwin Dr. & Mrs. C.T. Reveley Dr. Emily Bell Dr. James Isobe Dr. James Harris Drew Kelly Duane Ogles Dunnavant Corporation E. Brian Rhodes E. P. Hawkins Earlie & Rawland Simmons Ed Merrell Edd Williams, III Eddie Ray Edgar Harper Edie Duffey Edmund Provitt Edward & Dot Ramsey Edward Butler Edward Christian Edward Holt Edward Jeszka Edward Lubembe Edward Ramsey Edward Sanders Eladio Ruiz De Molina Elaine Beegle Elba Garduno Elesha Feldman Elisabeth Moody Elizabeth Willey Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Brantley Elizabeth Daniel Elizabeth Falvey Elizabeth Gillenwater Elizabeth Haygood Elizabeth M. Wood Elizabeth McElroy Elizabeth Miller Elizabeth Mills Elizabeth Pierce Elizabeth Pulles Elizabeth Sharman Elizabeth W. Tanner Ella Thomas Ellen Corbett Ellen Furio Coker Elliette Jackson Elliott Williams Elton B. Stephens, Jr. Elvira Williams Emil Brainin

Emily Mixon Emily Pennington Emily Reid Emma Wang Emmett Sims Emris Graham Eneeda Bautista Eneida Bachsla Energen Leadership Association Enid and Kent Keyser Eric Bacon Eric Clary Eric Goss Eric Larson Eric Mashburn Eric O’Neal Eric Patterson Eric Simpson Eric Taylor Erica Gooden Erica Prewitt Erica Price Erica Storey Erik Henderson Erik Scott Erika & Hunter Ponder Erika Acoff Erin & Matt Townsley Erin Brown Erin Duck Erin McAbee Ernesto Rivera Erskine Gater Ervin Mickens Ethan Efferson Ethel Harris Ethel Taylor Eugene Allison Eugene Johnson Eugene Newbold Eugene T Johnston Evan Harless Eve Graham Evelyn Wood Everett Edwards Evonye Gibson F.W. Brooks, Jr. Fanny Campos Faye Lampkin Fe Abulencia Felecia Fish Felicia Brewer Felicia Clark Felicia Cobb Felicia Veal Felton Mathews Florence & Ty Dodge Floresha Boyd Floyd & Dixie Liles Fonda Shaia Forrest Reaves Frances Finney Francisco Alba Frank Hernandez Frank Adair

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tHANK YOU Frank Maden Frank Myers Frank Topping Fred Haston Fred Hatcher Frederick Prewitt Fredrico James Freedom Fleet Services, LLC Freedom Whitworth Gabriel Rios Gabrielle Tyson Gail L. Mills Gail Smith & Hank Hassinger Galina Erjomina Garret Graham Gary Grimes Gary Keller Gary Lovelady Gary McCarthy Gary Smiley Gary Walker Gary Youngblood Gay M. Cole Gemini Edwards Gena Alexander Gene Giattina Gene Hertzog Geneva Horton Geny Mears Geoffrey Eggleton George Becker George E. Peoples George Hanna George Heaton George Henry George Lynn George McClury George Sander George Simpson George Slone George Theodore Georgia Sullivan Haggerty Gerald Stewart Gerald & Margaret Jackson Gerald Barber Geraldine Woodson Gerard Boone Gerd Anders Gigi Douban Gina Dempsey Gina Lanier Griffin Ginger Carpenter Ginger Skinner Ginger Tharpe Ginny Farley Glen Towery Glenda Goirochea Glenn Bridges Glenn Scott Gloria Ray Gloria Keller Grace Pitt Graham Bostick Greg Houston Greg Jones

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Greg McKinney Gregory Cook Gregory Gurley Gregory Jones Gregory Moore Gregory Powell Griffith Isbell Griffith Still Guy Edgil Gwendolyn T. Harlan Hala Fawal Haley Helms Haley Pennington Haley Treadaway Halsey Foodservice Hana Smyth Hank Brown Hannah Dykes Hannah Jude Hannah Lane Harlan Grooms Harmony Mendoz Harold & Katheryn Dunn Harold Finch Harold Lewis Harold Sims Harriet Coelho Harris Johnson Harry Benjamin Harry H. Bayer Harvey Jones Hazel English Hazel Mahone Heather & Lisa Reaves Heather Argent Heather Foster Heather Fox Heather Hart Heather Howard Heather SanInocencio Heather W. Durham Hee Sellers Heidi Hyde Heidi Yates Helen Wilson Henrietta & Dennis Hardy Henry Carter Henry Jones Henry L. Mellen Henry Mcgowan Henry W. Poellnitz, III Herbert C. Cheung Herbie N. Johnson Hilary Chase Ho Hsien Hoar Construction Holley Jackson Holly Bryant Holly Ingle Holly Jones

Holly Stevens Holly Whatley Hope Chambers Horace Gray Howard Furnas Hugh M. Alford Hugh Smith Ian Hibbs Ike Square, Jr. Ina-Mae Sher Ines Schormann Ingrid Schmer Ingrid Straeter Iola Petty Isaac R. Jackson Isaac Robinson Isabel Lykins Ivan E. Piola J. Rodney Bishop J. Brad Burke J. R. Millington Jacci Bailey Jack Odle Jack Held Jack M. Neill Jack Munger Jackie Dugan Jackie Mazzara Jackie Taylor Jackie Wald Jacob Howard Jacob May Jacob Rushing Jacob Tubbs Jacqueline Lovoy Jacquelyn Drennen Jade Bostic Jake Culotta Jamarah Nevitt Jamel Jackson James M. Hicks James Preston James C. Morris, Jr. James Caughran James D. Minor, Jr. James D. Sisson James Deason James Douglas James Glasgow James I. Smith James Johnson James Justice James May James Morgan James Pool James Powell James Robinett James Stewart James Strickland James Thornton James Timmerman James Weidenback James White Jan Canant Jan Forester Jan Hinson Jan Rogers

Jane B. Costenbader Jane Cooper Jane Emmerth Jane Stakes Jane Williams Janet & John Holloway Janet Barclift Janet Griffith Janet Harwell Janet Wiles Janeth Barreto Janey H. Patty Janice & Jim Clifford Janice Clay Janie & Wally Evans Janie Davis Janie Shelswell-White Jarod Tolbert Jarrell Gary Jase Goodson Jason Edwards Jason Jones Jason Beaubien Jason Channell Jason Crowder Jason Dill Jason Hill Jason Teague Jason Thomas Jason Yarbrough Jasper Sullivan Jay Bishop Jazmine Dunning Jean Burnett Jean Castille Jean Coan Jeana Joganic Jeanie MacKenzie Jeanie Scott Jeanine Hanson Jeanne Goodson Jeannene Allhands Jeannie W. Brown Jeff & Angela Sciascia Jeff Darden Jeff Mulvehill Jeff Nicholson Jeffrey & Katherine Salchert Jeffrey Bayer Jeffrey Cox Jeffrey M. Grantham Jeffrey Moreland Jehudijah Woods Jenesis C. Safford Jeniese Hosey Jennifer & Arthur Segers Jennifer Adams Jennifer Andress Jennifer Bosshart Jennifer Brewster Jennifer Bush Jennifer Chandler Stevenson Jennifer Cloe & Ben Wieseman Jennifer Cowsar Jennifer Darby Jennifer Deaver Jennifer Dussich

Jennifer E. Britton Jennifer Ferguson Jennifer G. Ebbert Jennifer Howell Jennifer Kramer Jennifer Lambert Jennifer League Jennifer Nemet Jennifer Pizzitola Jennifer Ray Jennifer Reardon Jennifer Reid Jennifer Saunders Jennifer Scott Jennifer Snyder Jennifer St. John Jennifer Turner Jennifer Vaughn Jennifer Weems Jenny & Ernie Gauld Jenny Bamford Jenny Deville Jenny Higgins Jeremiah Millington Jeremiah Rastegar Jeremy Swenson Jeremy Fikes Jeremy Rogers Jeremy W. Tuggle Jeri Liles Jeri Tindal Jerren Lewis Jerri Haslem Jerrie Foster Jerry & Vickie Chandler Jerry Ayres Jerry Brown, Jr. Jerry Coleman Jerry D. Thomas, Jr. Jerry Presley Jerry Schapmann Jerry W. Powell Jesse Clifton Jesse Hickey Jesse Kelley Jesse Miller, III Jessica A. Carroll Jessica Earl Flournoy Jessica Germany Jessica M. Van Ausdall Jessica Valentine Jesus Juarez Jill & Richard Karle Jill Bonilla Jill Deer Jill Mann Jim & Jayne Pool Jim Anderson Jim Angelichio Jim Cooper Jim Lopez Jim McCormick Jim Shepherd Jim Timmerman Jim Vakakes Jimmie Harris Jimmy Daviston

tHANK YOU Jo Ann White Jo Herzog & Robert Pearlman Joan Baker Joan Brooks Joann Evans JoAnna Hannah Joanna Wooten Joanne & Michael Gain Joanne Carnes Jodie & Kelsey Real Jody Margene Joe Calvin Joe Shaw Joey Hale John Livingston John & Diana Kelley John Allen Nichols John Baird John Chou John Civils John Cooper John Elmore John F. Rothrock John Floyd John Grubbs John H. Williams John Hardin John Johnson John L. Carroll John Lanier John Logue John Lowery John M. Brewer John McCurdy John N. Morris John P. Wheeler John Rutledge John S. Hughes John Sewell John Stewart John Thompson John Tignor John Tindall John Watson Johnnie Johnson Johnny Canady Johnny Canady, Jr. Johnny Gregg Jon Paucke Jon Powell Jon Rasmussen Jonathan Curtis Jonathan Horn Jonathan Pelayo Jonathan Piazza Jonathan White Joseph Dick Joseph Donald Joseph Doyle Joseph Hollis Joseph Kulovitz Joseph Lane Joseph M. Broday Joseph M. Broday, PC Josh Beck Josh Gray Josh Hartley

Josh Joyner Josh Randolph Joshua Barnes Joshua Snable Josie Holman Joy Doering Joy H. Dunlap Joy McClain Joy Whatley Joyce Church Joyce Jones Joyce O’Hara Joyce Shulman Joyce Smith Joyce Tombrello Joyce Venezia Judith Anthony Judith Dunham Judith M. Cloe Judy Ballintine Judy Bowles Judy Bresnan Judy Theriot Judy Trant Julia & Lee Anderson Julia Tyus Julie Beckham Julie Castleberry Julie Como Julie Gabis Julie Makosky Julie Parker Julie Sistrunk Julie Watters Julius Franklin Justin Hendricks Justin Little Justin Riley Justin Rossomme Justin Traywick Justine Tortorigi Jylon Jones Kacey Chance Kadell Wright Kaileigh Fahey Kaitlyn Traywick Kaki Jenkins Kamisha Quates Kant Chiang Kara Werner Karen Dampier Karen Gentile Karen Hux Karen Kapp Karen McDonald Karen Mobley Karen Powell Karen Rogers Karin Wilmer Karina Quiroga Karol Poczatek Kasey Rumbarger Kasim Al-zoubi Kate Copeland Kate Giffin Kate Noel Kate Weatherly

Katelyn McDaniel Katherine Cochran Katherine D. Naumann Kathi Rushing Kathie and James Courtney Kathie Yenulis Kathleen Cleveland Kathleen Davis Kathleen West Kathryn Bruce Kathryn Corey Kathryn Geller Kathryne Brugge Kathy Cowart Kathy D. Padilla Kathy Hayman Kathy Hoar Kathy Smith Kathy Sumrall Kathy Weise Katie & Matt Morrow Katie Dunn Katie Helms Katie Turpen Katie Watkins Katrina Clines Kay Bridges Kay Estes Kay McKnight Kay Wilburn Kay Williams Kaye & Jack Mathews Kayla Dickson Kayleen Simmons KeAndra Kynard Keesha Nelson Keith & Linda Thompson Keith Collins Keith Dixon Keith Pressley Keith Williams Kelli Baker Kelli Brasher Kelli Gilmer Kellie Wigley Kelly Creel Kelly Greiner Kelly Jacobs Kelly Kidd Kelly Kitchens Kelly Landess Kelly Miles Kelly Padgett Kelly Ray Kelly Seibels Kellyann German Kelsey Hagan Kelsey Jenkins Kemi Niyiladipo-Mejeidu Ken Haynes Ken Hope Kendall Walker Kendell Jno-Finn Kendra Wright Kenna Lindsey Kenneth Headley Kenneth Mays

Kenneth Mines Kenneth Odom Kenneth Padgett Kenneth Scott Kenneth Wade Kent Upton Kerry Foster Kerry Weidenback Kevin Hale Kevin Early Kevin Goolsby Kevin Lenker Kevin Lynch Kevin Messer Kia Rachelle Countz Kim Miller Kim & Shin Oh Kim Benner Kim Dockery Kim Griffith Kim Harville Kim Jaimes Kim Shotts Kim Whitaker Kim Wright Kimberlee Krubinski Kimberly Patrick Kimberly Edmondson Kimberly Geisler Kimberly Grumley Kimberly Henson Kimberly Lowery Kimberly Maryanski Kimberly Sartin Kimberly Thornton Kimberly Wilson Kimberly Wise Kirk Mueller Kirke White Cater Kirstan Cunningham Kishore K Daasari KK Mixon Kori Fulford Kristen Bowman Kristen McManus Kristen Moran Kristen Rowland Kristi & Daniel Hoffman Kristi Cocke Kristi Logan Kristie LaHue Kristie Northern Kristin Pest Kristin Harris Kristin L. Davis Kristin Long Kristin Pruett Kristina Mitchell Kristine Williams Kristy Houska Kristy Robertson Kristy Trammell Kristy Waldrop Kyle McCain Lacy & Eric Kamber

LaDeidra Wilson LaElla Davis Lakeshia McGhee Laketah Harper Landon Larsh Lane Draper Lane S. Schmitt La’Netria Lane Langston & Mya Lee LaQuisha Harris Lara Keough Larry Byrd Larry Dancy Larry Davis Larry DeBoer Larry Dunlap Larry Johnson Larry Lunsford Larry McPherson Larry Rogers Larry Sailes Larry Warbington LaShaunda Shelley LaToya Harris-Bennett LaToya Smith LaTreasure Duncan Laura Buchanan Laura Dillard Laura Helenius Laura Holloman Laura Jasper Laura Junkin Laura Latta Laura Levie Laura Linsey Grinnell Laura McAlister Laura Murrell Laura Wainwright Lauralie Kates Laurel Timmerman Lauren Armstrong Lauren Colley Lauren Deerman Lauren Flannigan Lauren Graves Lauren Holtzclaw Lauren Kirby Lauren Robinson Lauren Streett Lauren Tanner Laurie Thompson Laurie Walker Laurie Walls Lauten Johnson Laverne Ramsey Lawrence Clark Lawrence Clark, Jr. Lawrence Logan Laysea Newsome Leah Sherman LeAnn Rettler Lee Bains Lee George Lee Hollis Lee Huffstutler

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tHANK YOU Lee James Lee Lavette Lee Lucia Lee Payne Leeanna McFarlin Legacy for Good Foundation Leigh Allen Leigh Ann Hodge Leigh Ann Smith Leigh Fullington Leigh Williams Leilani Kirkes Leilani Urbatsch Lekesha Andrews Leland Doebler Lelia Neil Lem Stabler Lenese Eberhart Leo Nabors Leon Amison Leon Shaw Leonard & Mary L. Jones Leonard E. Olvey Leroy Cook Lesley Goins Lesley Self Leslie A. Cranford Leslie Austin Leslie Hall Leslie Housman Leslie L. Shaver Leslie Pitts Leslie Smith Leta Jones LeTicia D. Giddens Levon Manzie Lewie Swann Lewis Brooks Libby Holmes Libby Schropp Liliana Barco Lillian & Jerome Lapidus Lillie Gill Lillyvette Ostenson Lily Washington Linda B. Spear Linda C. Carey Linda Caddell Linda Carpenter Linda Jones Linda Reimann Linda Riddle Linda Stone Linda Verin Linda White Linda Wurstner Lindsay Nieves Lindsey Morrissette Lionel Zajde Lisa Burns Lisa Borden Lisa Burdette Lisa Gillespie Lisa Green Lisa Hart

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Lisa Hogeland Lisa Jennings Lisa Miller Lisa Payton Lisa Timmons Liz & Mike Cleckler Liz Pittman Lizzie Scruggs Lizzie Yoder Lizzy Urritia Logan Faulkner Lona Parten Lora Gaxiola Lorenz Maria Brooks Lori & Daniel Woods Lori Allen Lori Crawford Lori Ennis Lori Etheredge Lori Gillis Miller Lori Phillips Lorice Jackson Lorraine Dabney Lorrie Hill Loryn McDaniel Louis Henderson, Jr. Louis Montgomery Louise Jones Love of God Ministries Loyd McIntosh Luanne Carter Lucile Colee Lucille Fordham Lucille Williams Lucy Schley Luther M. Dorr, Jr. Lynda Johnson Lynda Lamb Lynn Eckert Lynn Elgin Lynn Frazier Lynn Glover Lynn Jones Lynn Ray Lynne Little Lynne Wilbanks Madeline Bennett Madeline Garcia Madeline McGuire Madelyn Hogan Maegan Williamson Magdalena Gutierrez Maggie Dollar Maggie Somerall Malavika Divakaran Malena Trussell Mallorie Fox Mallory Bradley Mallory Carrington Mallory Pendleton Mandy Maldonado Mandy Willoughby Manley Appleby Manuel Henderson Marc Porter

Marc Vanhousen Marcia Bailey Marcie Jones Marcus Moore Marcus Parker Marcus Pritchett Marcy McClain Mardee Lake Margaret Ann & Scott Pyburn Margaret Brantley Margaret McCullough Margie Alvis Margie Voltz Maria Cecil Maria Miramontes Maria Montana Maria Tarry Maria Thorbahn Marian Murphy Marian Northington Marianna Watson Marianne Wilson Mariel Moore Marietta Seay Marilyn Barnett & Family Marilyn Chesnut Marilyn Seier Marina Angus Marion Foster Marissa Moore Mark & Caroline Pridgen Mark Cain Mark Dgveug Mark Froehlich Mark G. Scheirer Mark Lester Mark Manderson Mark Peabody Mark Rikard Mark Robinson Mark Scoular Mark Tavakoli Markanthony Hewitt Marquita Hicks Marsha DeCord Marsha Floyd Marsha Gunter Marta Parker Martha Delgado Martha Gonzalez Martha Powell Martin Buckley Marty Gilbert Marva McGrew Marverly Nettles Marvin Simpson Mary & Frank Stubbs Mary & Gordon Smith Mary & Roy William Whitmer, Jr. Mary Alexiou Mary Ann Grammas Mary Anne Frost Mary Baldwin Mary Bolus Mary Casciaro Mary Catherine Molpus

Mary Cross Mary Davis Mary Elaine Harris Mary Flach Mary Flanagan Mary Hanaway Mary Horn Mary Jean Romano Mary Katherine Sandlin Mary Margaret Scalici Mary McLean Mary Nevett Mary Nugent Mary Pat Hemstreet Mary Reed Durkin Mary Rosser Mary Ruth Bates Mary Sue & Don Thornburgh Mary Trotman Mary Walton Mary Woodard Mary-Teresa Smith Masheika James Mashonda Taylor Mason Darrell Barrett Matsy Remillard Matt Chance Matt Parker Matthew Henesy Matthew Jennings Matthew Peoples Mattye Grant Maureen Farr Maurice Marzette Max Cole Max Lockhart Maxine McNutt Maxine Riggins Mckinley Walker Meadowood Industries, Inc. Mechelle Merchant Meesha Emmett Meg Baker Megan Pickering Megan Griffin Megan Marquett Meghan Garner Melanie Baucom Melanie Dimler Melanie Lykins Melinda Crumpton Melinda Teta Melisa & Joe Wilson Melissa Burke Melissa Cannon Melissa Cox Summey Melissa Crabbe Melissa Evans Melissa Gaylard Melissa Gooden Melissa Hudson Melissa Isbell Melissa Johnson Melissa Lilly Melissa McRoberts Melissa Shelton Sadberry Melissa Stevenson

Melody Izard Mendi Jones Meredith Beatty Meredith Calvert Meredith Horton Meredith Lee Meredith Luther Mervin Williams Micah Enoch Micah Hudson Michael & Carla Gilroy Michael Brown Michael Burchfield Michael Carmody Michael Combs Michael Dormady Michael Foley Michael Gray Michael Howard Michael Ivey Michael Jeffery Michael Lenz Michael Lowery Michael Morriss Michael Mulvaney Michael O. Harris Michael Pressley Michael Staff Michael Strickland Michael Sullivan Michael Teel Michael Tomberlin Michael Vance Michael Wagner Michael White Michele & Paul Hill Michele Calvin Michele Earnest Michele Gravois Michele Murphy Michelle Bunn Michelle Dobrinski Michelle Guffey Michelle Keel Michelle Linn Michelle Staab Mike Bounds Mike Eltz Mike Haynes Mike Iradji Miki Wilson Mildreg Hamilton Millie Mcelveen Minette Cranford Minnie Booker Minnie Johnson Mirian C. Payne Missy Cox Missy Keller Misty Bush Misty Griffin Misty Howard Misty Marlow Misty Miller Mitch Amick Mitch Blackmon Mitchell Johnson

tHANK YOU Mitchell Weyandt Mollie Everett Molly Cline Molly K. Frederick Molly McGrath Molly McGregor Mona Trawick Monica Beck & Jeffrey Summerlin Monica Hall Montanna Etten-Bohm Monty George Morgan Alonzo Morgan Henson Morgan Jordan Morgan Mains, Inc Morgan Stanley Morris Caffey Motomi Kinoshita Mr. & Mrs. Caroline & Tom Yeilding Mr. & Mrs. L.P. Emerine Mr. & Mrs. Phil Neal, Jr. Mr. Marcus Thomas Mr. Rodney Rardin Ms. Christina Spanick Ms. Elizabeth S. Marble Ms. Helena Robinson Ms. Leigh Kaylor Murray Legg Myesha Hall Myrtis Foley Naci Panos Nan Unkenholtz Nancy Yarbrough Nancy & Larry Harper Nancy & Louis Heck Nancy Castillo Nancy Hunt Nancy Jones Nancy Prickett Natalie Edwards Natalie Williams Natasha Nuckles Nathan Brossette Nathan Koppersmith Nathan Williams Nathaniel Lucious Nea Rice Neal R. Berte Neil Pathak Nelson Webster Nelvin Short Nichole Posten Tower Nick Rykse Nicole Chappell Nicole Medeiros Nigel Hodges Nina Reeves Nisa Jordan Nora & Natalia Criado Nora McCray Norma Barajas Norma Daniel Norma Jean Nicholson Norma Jean Perry O. M. Hughes, Jr.

Odessa Woolfolk Oliver Whitfield Ollie Cotton Ora Cheatham Orunda Antoine Bryant Otis Rancher O.V. Lantrip, Jr. Owen Workman Paige Dowdy Albright Paige Harris Paige Higgins Paige Tatarek Pam Anders Pam Buck Pam Kellogg Pam Sigmon Pam Stone Pam Wildt Pamela Carr Pamela G. Taylor Pamela Griffith Pamela Real Pamela White Pat Boyd Pat Crossen Pat Florence Pat Kelley Pat M. Shoop Pat Meigs Patricia Allen Patricia Burch Patricia Christopher Patricia Cooper Patricia Davies Patricia Freeman Patricia Goins Patricia Hughes Patricia Waters Patricia Yost Patrick C. LeBlanc Patrick Metcalf Patsy Cullins Patti & Paul Mitchell Patti Crosby Patti Greenwood Patty Cusick Paul and Niamh Clarke Paul Bolus Paul Cheek Paul Costopoulos Paul Mandy Paul Meeks Paul Troxell Paul Vercher Paul Woods Paul Zajde Paula & Corey Gunter Paula Dille-Franks Paula Trammell Payton Stephens Pearlie Lawhorne Peggy Harris Peggy Ponder Perry Wright Pete Petroff Pete & Pam Holby Pete Bennett

Peter & Margot Glenboski Peter & Patricia Horn Peter Honeycutt Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Phil Hemstreet Phillip & Deborah Woods Phillip Davis Phyllis B. Murell Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity PlanTech, LLP Pravin Pant Prestige Floor Care, LLC Preston Kelley Preston Minard Prudential Foundation Matching Gift Program Quenetta Gunn Rachael & Michael Dollins Rachael Hellums Rachel Bieber Rachel Hardage Rachel Leader Rachel Sills Raindrops, Inc. Ralph Hymer Ralph Locke Ralph Phillips Ramona Boehm Ranai Salsman Randall Crittenden Randall Rysedorph Randolph Horn Randy & Holly Baylis Randy James Randy Miller Ranjan Desai Raphael Pierce Raven Walker Ray Hunnicutt Ray Clayton Ray Giles Ray Lawrence Ray Watkins Rayanna DeMatteo Rayford Prater Reagan Salter Rebbie Taylor Rebecca & Robert Simon Rebecca Dotson Rebecca Egeland Rebecca Goddard Rebecca Hanson Rebecca McCune Rebecca Mittelstadt Rebecca Mueller Rebecca Richburg Rebecca Shelton Rebecca Thornley Rebekah Waller Redskins MBE 4th Grade Football Team Reed Edwards Reginald Coleman Reginald Murchison Rena Lucas Renae McCullough

Renata Vitalina Renee Peacock Rep. Sanjay Retta Evans Rex Bowen Rhett Howell Rhonda Griffin Rhonda Bryant Rhonda Carrington Rhonda Elmore Rhonda Nabors Rhonda Saylor Rhonda Walsh Rhonda Wilson Richard Pope Richard & Marjean Brooks Richard Byrd Richard Childers Richard Courington Richard Crew Richard Hargraves Richard Howard Richard Kennedy Richard Meadows Richard Powers Richard Richmond Rick & Edith Lyle Lessley Rick Lowe Rick Tucker Rick Waller Ricky Miller Rita Hall Rob Trautwein Robbie Ballentine Robert Florian Robert & Jill Rodich Robert Baker Robert Berguson Robert Coelho Robert Deaver Robert Dickerson Robert Drew Robert Failla Robert Johnson Robert King, Jr. Robert Mercer Robert Miller Robert Montgomery Robert P. Parker Robert Rosser Robert Schornack Robert Stone Robert Wilbur Robert Willis Robin Beidleman Robin Burns Robin Hammonds Robin Harrison Robin Price Robyn Boatman Robyn Munkus Robyn Sirmans Robyn Webb Rod Dedrick Rodney Gilchrist

Rodney Kennamer Rodney Shu Rodriguez Edwards Roger Earley Roland Bavar Ron Griggs Ron Harris Ron Headley Ron Joganic Rona Harper Ronald J. Williams Ronald A. Mitchell Ronald Brown Ronald Drain Ronald Ording Ronnie Aldrich Roosevelt Durr Rosemary Mabry Rosharon Wilson Ross Hendericks Ross Padalino Rouglas Datcher Roula Wolff Roy Glover Royce Jones Rozenia Griffin Ruby McCrimon Russ Hyde Russell J. Drake Russell Lynch Russell Sirmans Russell Stutts Ruthie Gardner Ryan Dickson Ryan Edwards Ryan Farrell Ryan Irvin Ryne Montgomery S. Eugene DeKich S. Greg Burge Sabrina Anders Saidie Egeland Sal Riccio Sally Allen Sally C. Hartley Sally Dumais Sally Pavey Sally Price Sally Reilly Sam & Gwen Knowlton Sam Hix Sam Sorrell Samantha Petney Samantha Story Sameer Lakhani Sammy Warnick Samuel Ballard Samuel H, Frazier Samuel Jasper Samuel McDonald Sandee Taylor Sandeep Pathi Sandi Merriman Sandie Honeycutt Sandie Stock

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tHANK YOU Sandra Barrett Sandra Garcia Sandra Joganic Sandra Kelley Sandra Koulourides Sandra Quince Sandra Thompson Sandra Ulisse Sandy & Kenny Seton Sanford Hooper Santosh Mishra Sara & Clifton Lewis Sara & Maxie Moore Sara Colley Sara Cummins Sara Dungan Sara Rogers Sara Wessel Sarah B. McGough Sarah Caufield Sarah Cox Sarah Gaissert Sarah Hudson Sarah McNeill Sarah Morrison Sarah Peek Sarah Potts Sarah Pyron Saunders Jones Saundra McRoberts Saundra Tolbert Savannah Fowler Scott E. Bruce Scott Ferrell Scott Kelly Scott Kenny Scott Manuwai Scott Perkins Scott Prestley Scott Sanders Scott Taylor Scuba Ventures Sean Greer Selena Pitsch Seleste Clark ServisFirst Bank Seth Bennett Shanda Cotney Shannon Blythe Shannon Braddock Shannon Clark Shannon Courtney Shannon Lanier Shannon Price Shannon Shumate Shannon Wells Sharae Sweetman Sharon & Fred Stroup Sharon Abrams Sharon Fowler Sharon Hamilton Sharon Jackson Sharon Lamberth Sharon Lovoy Sharon Mobley

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Sharon Ritchey Baroody Sharon Spears Sharon Williams Shawn Jackson Shawna Ballard Shayla Crawford Sheila Phillips Sheila Webb Sheila Wortham Shelanda Jefferson Shelia Sirles Shelle Henderson Shelley & Mike Suco Shelley Wirt Shellie Finizio Shelly Millender Shelly Mitchell Shelly Richardson Sheri House Sherina Evins Sherri & Tom Bartels Sherri Campbell Sherri Denney Sherri Ellis Sherri Fields Sherry Colgin Sherry Kamber Sherry Mosley Sheryl Barkalow Shirley Chumley Shirley Gauntt Shirley Hankins Shirley J. Wilson Sidney Bernstein Simon Hill Simone Ferguson Skip Vogelsang Sloan Blackman Solomon Kimerling Sophia Glenn Sophie Reiff Spencer Jones Spencer Underwood Stacey Carden Stacey Davis Stacey Graham Staci Ellard Stacy Allen Stacy Bouwens Stacy Lovin Stephanie Arnold Stephanie Butler Stephanie Chesser Stephanie Hall Stephanie Heidemann Stephanie Locke Stephanie Lovelady Stephanie McKnight Stephanie Oliver Stephanie Phillips Stephanie Thien Stephanie Vaught Stephanie Wingard Stephanie Wisdom Stephen Rueve

Stephen Michael Moss Stephen Perry Stephen Rowe Stephen S. Vise Stephen Scott Stephen Weems Stephen Young Steve Bottchen Steve Brewer Steve Hendricks Steve Howe Steve Smith Steven Benefield Steven Bowman Steven D. Johnson Steven Globetti Steven L. Stewart Steven Maddox Steven Mize Steven Swanson Steven Weber Storm Holmes Stutts Everette SuAnn Vandevelde Subrahmanyam Bodem Substation Engineering & Design Corp. Sue Ann Deboer Sue Haney Sue Read Suki Akins Susan Alonzo Susan Copeland Susan Fagan Susan Hanley Susan Huffstetler Susan Lowe Susan Markovitz Susan Munson Susan Muro Susan Nuckolls Susan Ragland Susan Reid Susan Schott Susan Sisk Susan Vawter Susan Wiley Susanna Whitsett Susie Bryant Susie Gunter Susie McAlevy Suzanne Bush Suzanne Fleming Suzanne McFerrin Suzanne Scalisi Suzanne Tuck Suzette Davie Suzi Philpot Sydney Murphy Sylvester Mencer Tabitha Bradley Tabitha Snell Tajuana Efferson Take 2 Media, LLC Tamala Davis Tamara Byrd Tamara Haney

Tamara Payne Tamela Jones Tami Beall Tami Becerra Tammie Moore Tammy Cherry Tammy Glover Tammy Jenks Tammy Madden Tanisha Austin Tanya Hiers Tara Gibson Tara Hewitt Tara Risman Tarae Hampton Tavie Cobb Taylor Horst Ted Farrell Teresa B. Douglas Teresa Callaway Teresa Holland Teresa Thomas Teresa Thorne Terese Bass Terrence McCarthy Terri Coleman Terri Leslie Terry Drake Terry Hardesty Terry Henderson Tevarius Foster The 4th Grade Nuggets The Grogan Agency, Inc. The New Testament Missionary Baptist Church The Stewart Organization The Women’s Network Theotis Hudson Theresa Banks Theresa Boackle Theresa Hancock Theresa Hood Theresa M. Sanders Theron Woods Thomas & Carol Porter Thomas & Debora Arnold Thomas Clower Thomas Curl Thomas Giachetti Thomas Jeffers Thomas King Thomas Lamb Thomas Logan Thomas Richard Angelillo Thomas Shoupe Thomas Spina Thomas W. Walker Thomas Wells Tia Ryan Tiffani Richardson Tiffany Griggs Tiffany McCrary

Tiffany Mims Tiffany Myers Tiffany Tarver Tim Brown Tim Glennon Tim Pemberton Timothy Bibbs, Sr. Timothy Morris Timothy Whetstone Tina Visintainer Tina Whitfield Todd Bragan Todd Heifner Todd Skinner Tom & Carol Porter Tom & Loretta Cronier Tom Buck Tom Griffin Bratina Tom James Tom Larkin Tom Rains Tom Wadsworth Tommy Hobbs Tomoko Deweese Toni Headley Torrey Crenshaw Torrie McCain Toyal McLain Tracey Walsh Tracie Barnes Tracie Jones Tracy Bell Tracy Causey Tracy Hayden Tracy Hill Tracy Johnson Travis Stoves Trela Pettway Trenae Leonard Tressie Mullins Trevor Hayes Trey Guest Tricia Bohan Trisha Patel Trista Ehlers Truman Fitzgerald Trussville YMCA Afterschool Care Trussville YMCA Coffee Club Trussville YMCA Spin Class Tundra Thomas Turner Williams Tusibwene Mugeta Tuyet Nguyen Twink Scales Tyanne Whitworth Tyler Lash Tyrell Jordan Unree Foster Val Carrier Val Manning Valarie Dawson Valerie Harper-King Valerie Hydrick Valerie Johnson Valerie L. Boyd

IN HONOR/IN MEMORY OF Gifts Valerie Malbrough Valerie Preston Valerie Spence Valerie Watson Valesa Magee Valjerina Johnson Vallie Pate Vanessa Abdullah Vanessa McCay Vanessa Seifert Vanessa Vega Vanessa Wilson Verlene Valentine Vicki & R. Scott Everett Vicki Angelo Victor Cullen Victor Joganic Victor Ravizee Victoria Johnson Victoria Quarles Victoria Upton Viktoria Havasi Vincent Harris Vincent Pankey Viquita Taylor Virginia Bell Virginia Debardeleben Virginia Gidden-Weinzierl Virginia Poole Virginia Reese Vittahalprasad Chavar Vivian & Ernie Cory Vivian Dunlap Vivian Yates Vonner Moore Vutha Bou W. B. Houseal, III W.L. Shoultz Wade Thornton Walker Johnson Wally Nall Walter Eckert, Jr. Walter Rush Walter Russell Wanda McCrimon Wanda Swihart Ward Watson Warren and Valerie Lightfoot Wayne Bittner Wayne Carlson Wayne Curtis Wayne Tyus Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Wendy & Mark Feild Wendy and Paul Cox Wendy Baumgartner Wendy Culberson Wendy Fort Wendy Newland Wendy Poczatek Wendy Weathers Wes Breland Wes Cable Wes Quinn Wes Robinson Wesley Lee Wesley Long

Wheaton Griffin Whitney Mullis Smith Will Clark Will Harvill Will Matthews Will Mayhall Will Schutts William & Faith Stockton William Canty William Capps William Cox William Dawson William Dozier William Fletcher William H. McKenzie William Hassinger William Lattimore William Lawrence William Lewis William Morrill William Radney William Sester William Skanes William Stokes William Thuston Willie Bass Willie DeVold Willie Granger Willie Mae Keene Willie Nathan Willie Porter Windy Croft Winston McCaskey Woody Boudra Wyndol Shaw Wynn Shuford Wytasha Carter Xanthi Hahamis Yanira Miranda Yashica Holloway Yasmin Rivera-Hernandez Yolanda Owens-Paige Yolanda Sullivan Yvonne Lopez Zach Day Zach Rea Zachary Berg Zachary Hatten Zak Blakney Zane Carr Zane Jamil Zarovsky Pitts, II Zeanna Amouie Zoee Saltzman

IN Honor OF

Given By

Andrew Brown/Wil Cooper Ashley Dunlap Caroline Bundy David Rula Mary Hanaway Rachael Hellums Caitlyn Smith Vic Smith Cecile Franklin Janie & Wally Evans Coaches Bud Bellande and John Malone The 4th Grade Nuggets David Woodruff Energen Leadership Association Dexter Young Dexter Young Ms. Helena Robinson Frank McCoy Dominick Alana & Frank Dominick Fred Hoshiyama Laura Fortson Lombard Griffith W.F. Still Anonymous Jennifer Lombard Sisters of Chi Omega Magic City Masters Georgia Sullivan Haggerty Mia Cowan Debra Goldstein Linda Verin Nancy Ryszkiewicz Ed Ryszkiewicz Sabrina McClain Angela M. Wisely Sara Grace Smith Vic Smith Scott Kenny & Jim Wooley Jo Kenny Tim Blair Kiwanis Club of Homewood/ Mountain Brook Tom and Carol Patterson Leigh Kaylor Tracy Bell Vic Smith CPA, PC Vic Smith CPA, PC Walter Joseph Bridges W. Glenn Bridges Yamez D. Barnett William Hassinger


Given By

Arthur E. Cole Clifford Spencer Carla Holloway-Watson Brittany Barnhart David Snider Dorothy Dick Erin Duck Carol Pitts Anne King Drake Holder Mr. Todd Holder Frank McCoy Dominick Susan & Ralph Doughton Virginia Dominick Kelly George Dick Anonymous Christine Smith Kelli Brasher Lara Keough Melissa Herring Misty Cox Sally & Cecil Pavey Shea Lloyd Gloria Haynes Mike Haynes Jeana Hosch Anonymous Jere F. White, Jr. Anonymous

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IN MEMORY OF Gifts, CONTINUED IN MEMORY OF Laura Elizabeth Langley KARM Thrift Stores AIDS Alabama Staff & Board Laura Elizabeth Langley was Kathryn Snead the daughter of inaugural and Kay Donnellan current YMCA Hargis Retreat L. Sefcik Larry Hanger Board member Jim Langley. Lou Ann de Roode She was killed in a car accident Lucille Leaman early last summer. Jim and Ann Margaret Willis asked that memorials to Laura Marriette Horschel be made to Hargis. Mary Ann Mulhern Mary E Burton Given By Mary Joan Faure Mary Page Anonymous Maureen Alexander American Red Cross Melody Lewis Adelaide Regan Michael N. Atkins Ashley Downs Michael Sottilare Barbara Wallace Nancy DeLamar Beverly Sublette Norma Jean Nicholson Carl Thornton Paula Rockefeller Carol Mackin Phil Jacobs Carolyn Forte Rachel Russell Charlene Parris Robert Luckie, III Charlotte Brammer Ruth Flemming Coby Ross Ruth Ann Steele Dennis Leonard Donald Roberts S. Eugene DeKich Sandy Killion Dottie Dorris Sara Cochran Drexel Rankin E. Gordon Huffman Sarah Brown-Intoccia Steve Sewell First Christian Church Tammy Fields Gene Cline John Cosper William Holcombe Joye Taylor


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Mary Lou Off Johnston Eugene Johnston Millie Melton Ford Dr. Emily Bell Thomas R. Head, III Julie, Mary and Jane Head William S. Huffman, Jr. Suzahn Huffman-Donaldson & Frederick K. Donaldson William T. Ramsey, Jr. Laverne Ramsey Willis Carroll Heather Fox

James N. LOMBARD MEMORIAL FUND Thank you for these gifts to The James N. Lombard Memorial Fun. These thoughtful contributions to one of Jim’s favorite areas of YMCA reach will allow us to foster the cause of teen programming in YMCA programs across Jefferson and Shelby Counties. We are able bring teen leadership, college preparation, and achievers programs to young people across our 14 service areas. We appreciate your memorial gift; know that it will ensure that more teens get educated and therefore, have a brighter future. Our leader, colleague, and friend Jim Lombard championed teen programming throughout his almost 40-year career in the YMCA movement. And no more so than here in Birmingham, where middle and high school students had the opportunity to learn and practice leadership principles, where rising juniors and seniors spent a year learning and growing into better prepared college students, and where teens were mentored by professionals in wide-ranging industries and careers. Thank you again for this most kind gift and for helping us remember our leader, colleague, and friend.

DONORS America’s First Federal Credit Union BBVA Compass Bank Carol A. Sauka Clarence B. Blair Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds Daniel Nussbaum David G. Hill David L. Carder DAXKO Dennis and Pam Carr Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Moody Gonzalez, Strength & Associates James S. Clifford Joan Lovell Joseph & Sharon Berglund Kurt & Nancy Kramer Lisa Jones Lovoy, Summerville & Shelton, LLC

Mark & Adele Nelson MHBT, Inc. Michael & Lori Ermert Nick’s Kids Fund Red Diamond, Inc. Redwoods Group, Inc. Regions Financial Corporation Richard Cordone Sheryl Aune Sirote & Permutt, PC Sisters of Chi Omega Southpace Properties, Inc. YMCA of Calhoun County YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas YMCA of Metropolitan Washington YMCA of San Diego County

MAKE A SPLASH ALABASTER CAMPAIGN THANKS TO THESE INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES, AND CORPORATIONS, the Alabaster YMCA is meeting the needs of the growing community, by expanding the Youth & Family Center to bring programming together under one roof and increase services for families and children. In January, look for a youth education wing, a gymnasium, a pool, and new locker rooms.

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A collaboration with the Shelby County Day Program, will bring the a youth services center designed to help troubled adolescents and their families to the Alabaster YMCA site, as well.

RENEW OUR HOME SHADES VALLEY CAMPAIGN BECAUSE OF THE SUPPORT OF THESE CONTRIBUTORS, the expansion and renewal of the Shades Valley Family YMCA is complete! Come visit. Aidan Creel Alana & Frank Dominick Amanda & Robin Jones Ann & John Hardin Anonymous Autumn Carpenter Bart Singleton Becky & Richie Hamer Bill & Doby Hanks Billy L. Harbert Blair & Hunter Families Blake & Roy Ann Andrews Brad & Katie Dunn Brannon & Alli Denning Britney & Tony Summerville Carlton & Barbara Kelley Carol & Ken Taylor Carol P. Taylor Catherine & Steven Benefield Cathy & William H. Moss Cham Norman, Jr. Charles T. Campbell Charitable Foundation Cindy Formanek Kirk Clarence Wrencher, Sr. Colonial Properties Trust Concept, Inc. Connie Buchanan Corey L. Hartman, MD Courtney L. Turner Daisy & Herbert Cheung Danielle Greco Dawn & Richard Sharff Dawn Pilleteri Daxko Foundation Delores Simmons Don Stefanson Donald F. Lutomski Donna & Tom Walker Douglas & Linda Friedman Dr. Earl and Ann Jones & Family Dr. Stephen G. Schaeffer Dr. W. Roger and Leslie Carlisle Edie Vann

El Paso Corporation Elisabeth and Courtney French Elizabeth P. Mills Emogene Gregory Huffman Energen/Alagasco Eve M. Graham First Commercial Bank Floyd H. Cherry Frank & Rosalie Turner Gary & Tracy Pharo Geaux Tigers/Roll Tide Roll The Brashers George H. Holman Ginny Brown Gordon & Eve Graham & Michael Gerkepott Hank & Vicky Poellnitz Harold & Amy Hudson Herman Erwin Hill Crest Foundation, Inc. Holly & Richard Simmons, III In Memory of Steve and Chris Sullivan Jack Neill James R. Sturdivant Family Jane Morgan Janet & John H. Holloway, III Janet Burroughs Janice & Jim Clifford Jeanette Andrews Jennifer & Arthur Segers Jeri & Mark Tindal Jody & David Coombs John A. Stewart John Duckworth John Taliaferro Joshua & Cara Snable Juliet Converse Kay & Chris Kelly Kimberly & Steve Shotts Kristen Greenwood Kristin Staskowski Laura & David Woodruff Laura & Will Clark

Laura Fortson Lombard Laurie Walker Lee & Vince Lucia Leta Jones Leta Jones and Dr. Sam & Leslie Jones Lewis & Debbie Burks Lewis & Lindsey Chitwood Lisa & Yogi Jones Luci & Lem Stabler & family Lynn & Mike Hammonds Marco Butturini & Laurie Walker Marcus & D’Andrea Skipwith Margaret Ragland Mary Katherine Sandlin Mary Kinman Mary Lou Off Johnston Melanie T. Gardner Melody Izard Michelle Cavender Mike and Gillian Goodrich Charitable Foundation Miriam Hartley Mr. & Mrs. Orland B. Finch, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, III Mrs. Louis Griffin, Jr. Nancy & Charles Ferrell Nancy Kathryn Jones Nancy Ryszkiewicz Ouida Fritschi Patty & Cord King Peter M. Horn Peter Neuberger Phyllis & David Hall ProAssurance Corporation Protective Life Foundation R. Barry Luther Reba & Jon Myer Regions Financial Corporation Foundation Richard & Judy Campbell Richard Banks Rita & Ben Helton Robert R. Meyer Foundation

Robins & Morton Rosemary Faust Royal Cup Coffee Rusty & India Gold Sally S. Reilly Sally Worthen SamTenenbaum, Jr. Sandy Bean Sarah Rasco Saunders Jones Scott & Suzie Bruner Shayana Davis Shayla W. Crawford Stacy & Jonathan Harbuck Stan Neuhaus Sterne Agee SuAnn Vandevelde Susan & Ralph Doughton Teresa Holland Teresa Holland Group Exercise Class The (Jimmy) Dennis children and grandchildren The Bounds Family The Caring Foundation The Daniel Foundation The Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation The Thompson Foundation Theo Hawthorne Leigh & Kevin Collins Tyler Seehusen Urology Centers of Alabama, PC Verna Lyons Virginia B. Chappelle Virginia Dominick Kelly W. Glenn Bridges Williams-Blackstock Architects, PC Yvonne & Mickal Thomas

A.C. Legg, Inc. Alabaster/Pelham Rotary Club Carol & Jason Spain Colonial Properties Trust Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Developing Alabama Youth Foundation, Inc. EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Energen/Alabama Gas Corporation Joy & Jackie Dunlap Julie Sistrunk Lane, Jeronda, Tatum & Payton Vines Laura Fortson Lombard Lumpkin Development, LLC Mike Kent Neil Bailey

Phyllis & David Hall Sara Colley Shelby County Shelby County Board of Education Shelby County Community Health Foundation State of Alabama Representative Mike E. Hill

The Carol Hamilton Family The Gwen Hatcher Family The Westervelt Company Leigh & Kevin Collins Vic Smith Vic Smith CPA, PC



November is National Diabetes Awareness month, not that any of us in Birmingham need to be reminded of the effects the disease is having on our community. If you’re one of the estimated 79 million Americans at risk of developing type II diabetes, what you need is encouragement and hope, not an endless parade of statistics and bad news. Take a few minutes to read about some of the greatest success stories from the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program offered at various locations around town. Also, if you’re concerned you might be heading down the path towards type II diabetes, make plans to attend a diabetes screening at your neighborhood branch in November or contact Debby LaCruz, Diabetes Prevention Coordinator, at 801-7224 or

Mary Guest Hollis Mary Guest Hollis is the poster person for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Literally. The Birmingham native’s bright, smiling face can be seen on many of the promotional pieces throughout the YMCA of Greater Birmingham. She’s one of the program’s best success stories, too. She had all of the risk factors and, after hearing about the diabetes prevention program in the local media, Hollis decided it was the right time to do something. “Both of my parents were diabetics and I was prediabetic at the time. I had high blood pressure, and I was overweight,” she said. “I just felt it would be a good opportunity to for me to get my health under control. “I had just made a New Year’s resolution a few weeks earlier but had already failed. This seemed like a good opportunity to try something new,” she added. “I gave Debby LaCruz a call and I signed up for the very next program.” In the two years since the YMCA introduced the Diabetes Prevention Program, the Birmingham YMCA has helped over 300 people to not only lose weight – a key to preventing diabetes – but to also learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. Many of the program’s graduates have tried other weight loss programs over the years with little to no success. The difference, Guest says, is that the Diabetes Prevention Program treats each participant like the unique individuals they are, and the group setting allowed her, in particular, to interact with classmates and learn what works and what doesn’t work from each other. “I was always told to lose weight and to eat better. I had gone to other programs to try to do that and was never successful, but this program was totally different,” said Guest who enrolled in one of the first programs offered in Birmingham at the Youth Center

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downtown. “We got a lot of support from our peers in the program. It wasn’t just someone standing there talking. We had input. We were able to say what works for us and everybody shared which made it a really good experience.” Guest said she and the other participants created a bond that helped keep each other encouraged and, perhaps more importantly, accountable. “I didn’t want to let my team members down. It was more than just being about you, but about other people as well,” she said. Through the program, Guest learned how to exercise correctly, keep motivated, avoid common mistakes and even benefitted from a healthy cooking demonstration by YMCA Downtown Healthy Lifestyles Director Caroline Bundy. Guest said she’s not only lost weight, but has maintained her new lifestyle, and even credits the program for helping her through an unrelated, but important, health obstacle. “I had major surgery in October 2011 and I don’t think I would have done as well if I hadn’t gone through the program and gotten in shape,” she said. “On this program I lost 20 pounds, my good cholesterol went up and my bad cholesterol came down, my blood pressure is fine now, and my doctor was really pleased. I feel better, I’m moving more, and I’m doing more and more activity at the YMCA.”

Mary Lucas Helena resident Mary Lucas has the kind of personality that just draws people to her. Funny, outgoing, warm and hospitable, you never get the impression that anything could bring her down. However, a visit to her doctor in April 2011 put a damper on that big personality when she was hit with some troubling news. She had pre diabetes and was well on her way to developing Type II diabetes. “As soon as I got the diagnosis, I went into a real depression. I just sat. I stayed in bed for a week and cried,” Lucas admitted. “My life centered on food,” she added. “When we get together with our family that’s what we do; share a meal together.” Lucas’s lifestyle was resulting not only in higher blood sugar rates, but was a having a physical impact, too. She says she was beginning to have difficulty walking up stairs or through her neighborhood, often becoming winded and experiencing back and joint pain. She knew she needed help but didn’t know where to turn. Then she heard about the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program at nearby YMCA Hoover. “I thought this is just what I need because I really respond well to a group of people that are in the same situation as me.” With her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Amanda, in her corner – as well as a new granddaughter, Clara, to look after – Mary called Debby LaCruz, the Diabetes Prevention Coordinator, registered for the program and began attending the weekly Monday night meetings. “There was nothing preachy or bossy about it. Debby gave us the opportunity to speak freely about the problems we were having. We got to be good friends in the group,” Lucas said.

“I really looked forward to meeting people and as I got to know these people you can help encourage them, because they sure helped encourage me.” “We went over things about exercising and the quality of food we’ve been eating. Debby really taught me how to examine a

“I feel like I can control it now.” product label and to understand exactly what was going into my body,” she says. “It was about that time that I decided boxes and bags are just no good.” Lucas learned about how to make better choices for herself and her family and began implementing those lessons to her daily life. She started out by dramatically cutting back on bread, rice and potatoes, increasing the amount of vegetables at meals, and adding healthier protein sources at smaller portion sizes. She’s even making it a habit to search for local, organic foods, an idea she admits isn’t for everyone, but makes sense for her and her husband. Through the class, Lucas also came to realize she is an emotional eater and how to avoid those pitfalls as well as giving her the confidence to leap over another hurdle: nighttime eating. “After dinner, I don’t eat any more. It was hard to begin with, because I wanted something sweet after my evening meal. In the beginning, if I felt like I couldn’t do it, I went to bed. I got in bed and I read a book,” says Lucas. “Now, it has just become a habit. Those things still creep up on me, but I feel like I can control it now.” Over a year has passed since she completed the program, losing close to 40 pounds which she has been able to maintain though her lifestyle changes. Lucas also has become a role model for her husband, daughter and, best yet, her granddaughter. “Before I enrolled in the program I was watching my granddaughter Clara five days a week and at the end of the day I was just absolutely exhausted. All I wanted to do was sleep and eat.” said Lucas. “It was hard chasing her around, but now, I’m not going to say it’s easy, but it’s better than it was. I have a lot more energy but it’s also about not teaching her the bad habits that I had.”

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Teddy and Terri Galanti If everyone in the Birmingham area took their health and wellness as seriously as husband and wife Teddy and Terri Galanti, the city would look a whole lot different. For that matter, if only a small portion of our community used the Galantis as their role models, Alabama will find a better place on those lists of healthy, and unhealthy, states. Longtime residents of Pell City, the Galantis know that you only have one life to live, so you might as well be as healthy as possible. Despite their best efforts, the couple still found themselves with some not so healthy habits. However, it wasn’t until a close friend began having serious problems due to diabetes that Teddy decided he and his wife needed to get serious. “It was kind of late in the process and they started taking his toes off and half of his foot and they just kept going on up,” said Teddy. “I read in the paper about this program and I thought we might need to do something to combat this so we don’t start losing our limbs. He looked pretty healthy and was a lot younger than I was.” The Galantis enrolled in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program at the Trussville YMCA, making the 30 mile drive every Monday morning. While traveling that far may be a deterrent for many people, the Galantis didn’t let the distance keep them from

“I believe in the program so much.”

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improving their health. “We just dealt with it. It’s our health and our lives,” said Teddy. “Disease and death don’t discriminate.” For Terri, the program was an answered prayer. An asthma sufferer, Terri also discovered she was at risk for diabetes and was determined not to go down that path. “Having one major illness I didn’t want to take on any others; I just wanted to try to get as healthy as I could,” she said. “With age, weight and family history, those three factors alone put me in the category of prediabetic.” Over the years Terri had taken part in research studies examining the role of exercise on asthma. She said none of them made learning how to eat healthy and weight loss a priority, often gaining weight by the end of each study. “You go and exercise with the nurses and doctors and they talk about eating healthy, but they don’t do like the YMCA. They just say ‘you need to do this.’ But the Diabetes Prevention Program shows you how,” Terri said. What the Galantis learned was shocking; they learned that many of the foods they believed to be healthy weren’t so good for them after all. They have also cut back on the amount of red meat and have added more fish and vegetables to their diet. However, one of the keys to their success, says Teddy, was keeping a food journal. “By writing stuff down you can keep a closer eye on what you’re eating,” he said. “On those days where you weren’t feeling too good, you can look back in journal and see what you’ve had to eat and drink and you can find out.” By the time they graduated from the Diabetes Prevention Program, Teddy and Terri had each lost weight, had learned how to maintain a new lifestyle, and now have more energy to do their favorite outdoor activities like gardening and walking. In addition, Terri was so inspired by her results that she became a trained diabetes prevention coach and is now teaching others how to prevent type II diabetes. “I believe in the program so much – I saw the value of the program – I wanted to stay involved,” Terri said. “This is a good way to do it.”

circuit connecting you to the birmingham YMCA branch by branch

november-december 2012

Directory YMCA Alabaster (Family Branch)

117 Plaza Circle Alabaster, AL 35007

205.663.7240 Executive Director

Rhonda Elmore

HEALTH & WELLNESS DOWNTOWN Come learn more about VIVA Medicare Plus benefits and your YMCA membership! November 1 & 30 | 9:00AM Shannon Wesley from VIVA Medicare Plus will be at the Downtown Branch to answer all of your questions about VIVA’s “Fit & Feelin’ Good” program. Contact: Shannon Wesley at swesley@uabmc. edu or 978-4911 for more information.

Membership Director

Carol Hamilton (Childcare Branch)

1303 7th Street SW Alabaster, AL 35007

205.663.6504 Executive Director

Gwen Hatcher

YMCA Camp Cosby 2290 Paul Bear Bryant Road Alpine, AL 35014

256.268.2007 COSBY Executive Director

Kevin Casey

YMCA Downtown 2101 Fourth Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203

205.324.4563 Executive Director

Christian Rieseberg Membership Director

Circuit has always been about connecting you to the programs that are for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We hope that connection is even easier now. By connecting you directly to the areas on our website — —you can find all the details, all the dates, times, and branches for those programs, along with direct links to online registration. Look for … and then the name of the program. Type it into your browser, and you’re there!

Caroline Bundy

YMCA Greystone 5414 Highway 280 Birmingham, AL 35242

205.981.0144 Executive Director

Pat Tate Membership Director

Kristin Harris

YMCA Hargis Retreat 928 Hargis Drive Chelsea. AL 35043

205.678.6512 Program Executive

Kim Sharp

YMCA Hoover 2250 John Hawkins Parkway Hoover, AL 35244

205.682.1399 Executive Director

Julie Broday Membership Director

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circuit HEALTH & WELLNESS, DOWNTOWN Health Screenings

Walk & Weights

November 17 | 9AM–1PM UAB physicians will be on hand to administer FREE cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure screenings and more. The doctors can answer questions you may have about what those numbers mean for your health. Contact Amanda Reid at for more information.

Each one hour session in this 5 week program includes 30 minutes of walking and 30 minutes of strength training with a certified personal trainer. Cost: $120 for 10 sessions | $15 for single drop-in Dates & Times: October 15–November 14 | Monday | Wednesday 11:30AM – 12:30PM Contact: Amanda Reid at

Give Your Employees the Gift of Health this Holiday Season! Through the YMCA’s My Week at the Y program, your employees can enjoy a week of FREE access to the Y branch of their choice, and then join the Y with no join fee for that week and the following week. Corporate memberships to the Y will help your employees handle stress, stay fit and stay healthy! Contact: Caroline Bundy at

Healthy Holiday Eating November 13 at 12PM | November 14 at 5:30PM Andrea Hendricks, PhD. will be giving a presentation on how to stay healthy with nutrition and exercise through the holidays Contact: Felecia Fish at


Small Group Training 21 Day Bootcamp from Thanksgiving to Christmas! Three days a week with a trainer & 2 days a week workout left by trainer to do on your own $60 for members | $80 for non-members. Register now at

Women Walk and Weights 30 minutes of walking & 30 minutes of strength training Monday & Wednesday at 9:30AM | $150 for 10 sessions Register now at

Weight Loss Support Group Wednesday at 10:30AM

One on One Personal Training Check our rates at Time dependent on availability of you and the trainer

One on One Nutrition Counseling Check our rates at Time dependent on availability of you and the nutritionist

Purchase Personal Training Gift Cards as Stocking Stuffers at

Kids Fitness Register now for Karate for the New Year! Karate will not meet during December. Monday from 5:15-6PM | Ages 5 & up

Free Health Coaching Sessions Appointments available on Tuesdays from 8 AM - Noon and Thursdays Noon-6:30PM. Contact Daniel Rubio at

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YMCA Mountain Brook 2401 20th Place South Birmingham, AL 35223




When: League begins the first week of November! Registration ends on October 26 and spots are filling up fast! Who: League is open to ages 18 & up. members: $45 | non-Members:$60 Individuals who register alone will be placed with a team. Teams must specify a captain and team name at the time of registration.


Executive Director

Michelle Oliver Membership Director

Kristie Nix

YMCA Northeast 628 Red Lane Road Birmingham, AL 35216


When: Thursdays from 11AM until 7:30PM. Nets will come down at 7:30PM. Who: Open to ages 16 & up. Rules: Each game will have a 15 minute time limit or 15 point limit to allow equal playing time for everyone in the gym. Volleyballs will be provided, but are limited so please return all volleyballs as you leave the facility. Standard high school rules will be applied but each game is player choice for rule modification. Contact: Jessica Morrison: Programs Director, Aquatics & Sports at 801-7235 or Executive Director

Terri A. Harvill

YMCA Pelham 2610 Pelham Parkway Pelham, AL 35124

205.664.9622 Executive Director

Lane Vines Membership Director

Leslie Lazaro


YMCA Shades Valley

Boys & girls ages 4-15 November 26-February 23 YMCA Members $75| Non-members $95 Contact Micah Hudson at 833-7616 or


Winter Basketball League

YOUTH SPORTS Executive Director

Cham Norman Membership Director

Dawn Pilleteri

ALABASTER, GREYSTONE, PELHAM YMCAs CONTACT Alabaster Trenae Leonard     663-6504    Greystone George Becker  981-0144    Pelham Tamara Haralson   664-9622   

3551 Montgomery Highway Birmingham, AL 35209

YMCA Trussville 5920 Valley Road Trussville, AL 35173

256.655.2224 Executive Director

Jerry Wang Membership Director

Wendy Newland

Winter 2012-2013 Basketball Registration:      November 3

YMCA Vestavia

First Practice:    Week of November 12

First Game:           December 8 Cost: $75 Member, $115 Non member (ages 3yr- Grade 1), $85 Member $125 Non member (Grades 2 & up)

2086 Columbiana Road Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

205.823.0144 Executive Director

Susan Becker Membership Director

Clay Coleman

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AQUATICS Downtown NEW: ADULT SWIM CLASSES When: Monday & Wednesday nights from November 5-28. Beginner (ages 13+): 6:30-7:10PM Intermediate: 7:05-7:45PM Cost:    Members $56| Non-Members $94 Beginner - Designed for adults who may be timid or have not not swum in deep water. Class is self-paced and will work on basics such as floating, treading water, kicking, and basic freestyle stroke. Intermediate – Designed for adults who can swim at least 25 feet (about 1/3 of the length of the lap pool) on their own but would like to work on stroke technique. Focus is on the basics of freestyle and breaststroke. Swimmers will continue to work on endurance, confidence, and treading water. Contact: Jessica Morrison: at 801-7235 or

GROUP SWIM LESSONS Continue November 21. Tuesday & Thursday nights. Who: Preschool group (age 3-5) from 5:30-6:20PM. Youth group (age 6-12) from 6:30-7:20PM. Cost:    Member $56 | Non-member $94 Contact: Jessica Morrison: Programs Director, Aquatics & Sports at 801-7235 or

Swim Birmingham YMCA

Pelham Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday Preschool Program 3-5 year olds 10:15 a.m. | 6 p.m. Youth Program (6 & older) 6:45 p.m.

Group Swim Lessons (Register ONLINE) Nov 5-15 | Dec 3-13 Mon-Thurs. for 2 weeks Deadline to register is the Thursday before the session starts. Cost: $56 YMCA Members | $94 Non-Members

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Pre-School & Youth: 5:45pm & 6:45pm | Tuesdays & Thursdays


Pre-School 9:30-10:15 a.m. Youth 8:30-9:15 p.m.


Tuesdays & Thursdays Pike 9 a.m. Polliwog 9:50 a.m. Pike, Eel, Ray 5 p.m. Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow 5:50 p.m.

Private & Semi Private Swim Lessons (Ages 3+)


Register ON LINE at Cost Private $92 YMCA Members | $124 Non-member Cost: Semi Private $72 YMCA Members | $102 Non-Members

Four 30-minute lessons. Cost $28 Members |$48 Non-Members Parent/Child Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. November 3–24

Skills Sessions are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00pm – 9:30pm November 15th (Registration Deadline November 8th) Lifeguard Classes: November7-11    Cost: $220

Open to anyone who knows how to swim. $25 YMCA Members | $38 Non-Members

Master Swim

Pelham Executive Director

Terri A. Harvill

YMCA Youth Center 2400 7th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203


Saturday Swim Lessons Program Executive

Anthony Sparks

Magic City Masters Swim Class

Lifeguard/CPR Classes Nov. 7-11 CPR classes available. Please call for details

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5-6:30 a.m. Cost $25 YMCA Members l $35 Non-Members

Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday

Private Swim Coaching: Designed

10:15 a.m. | 6 p.m. Youth Program (6 & older) 6:45 p.m.

to improve technique in a private lesson format wile involving a physical training component as well. Contact Adam West at

1195 Bessemer Road Birmingham, AL 35228


Preschool Program 3-5 year olds

Group Swim Lessons Register ON LINE November 5-15 | December 3-13 Monday - Thursday for two weeks Deadline to register is the Thursday before the session starts. Cost: $56 YMCA Members |$94 Non-Members

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circuit Shades Valley Group: Monday-Thursday for 2-weeks Private: Monday-Thursday & Monday-Tuesday December 3-13 Group: Monday-Thursday for 2-weeks Private: Monday-Thursday & Monday-Tuesday

American Red Cross Adult CPR/ AED, First-Aid November 14 5-10 pm

Trussville Preschool

Mondays & Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday Pike & Eel – 10:15 a.m., 4:45, 6:30 p.m. Ray – 6:30 p.m.

Masters Swim

Masters Swim

Monday – Wednesday – Friday at 5:30pm Monthly fee - $25 members $38 non-members

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:15 -6:30am Cost: $25 per month for members $38 for non-members Led by Vestavia’s Head Swim Coach, Chaz Carter

November 3 & December 1 CPR/AED $35 CPr/AEd & First Aid $60

Vestavia November 6-15 | (4 lessons, half price of normal session) 5:30 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays (Pre-School) 6:15 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays (Youth) Cost $28 YMCA Members $47 Non-Members

Pool & Splash Parties Available at most member branches. Contact the aquatics director at your neighborhood branch for details.


Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow & Fish 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

GROUP EXERCISE Mountain Brook The upstairs group exercise room will be closed for hardwood floor resurfacing the last week of December. The room will close at 11AM on Wednesday, December 26, and will re-open on Wednesday, January 2.


New Class Times: Saturday morning Spinning is now at 8:30AM and is a one hour class! Saturday morning Yogalates now begins at 8:30AM.

New Classes: Mondays 5:30 p.m. “Dynamic Flow Yoga” A quick pace; exploring more advanced poses. Tuesdays 6:30PM Core and More (30 minutes)

Vestavia “Reindeer Challenge for Group Exercise” - Get a reindeer for every class you take in December before Christmas. Top three winners receive a prize! Come try the new YCross Kids class on Wednesdays at 4PM.  Ages 8 & up and class is FREE.  This is a fun class for kids; focusing on agility, coordination, flexibility, and strength.  Zumba – NEW CLASS TIMES - Wednesday at 5PM & Saturday at 9:15AM

Pelham “Short-n-Sweat” - A beginner’s boot camp program that will meet Tuesday & Thursday at 4PM for 30 minutes

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Check the aerobics schedule for new classes coming this fall and winter MobileFit is now available at the Pelham YMCA! Check out our new fitness equipment in the cardio and weight room Look for our Holiday Personal Training programs to get a jump start on 2013!

Alabaster New Kickboxing class: Monday 4:30-5:30PM | Tuesday 9:30-10:30AM ZumbAtomic: Wednesday 4:30-5:15PM New YResist class: Wednesday 5:30-6:30PM

Greystone CORE 15 (formerly FAB ABS) - a great, quick way to jump start your core training! Monday-Thursday at 5:15PM (15 minutes class) Power Yoga – Thursday at 8:30am; you will enjoy more advanced poses at a pace that is flowing continuously! Gentle Yoga – Take the Restorative approach to Yoga. Great for beginners and those looking for relaxation and rejuvenation. Coming Soon to Alabaster & Greystone Branches: TRX Suspension Group Classes! Please check the online group ex scheduler for class changes during the holiday season at all branches. Special Event classes may be held at your YMCA! You will not want to miss the celebration!

PLUS Downtown

Foundations of Investing and Retirement Senitra Blackburn, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones will be on-site for a presentation concerning investments before and after you retire December 4 at 10:30AM Contact: Felecia Fish at 801-7223 or

Silpada: Live Life In Style Silpada jewelry representative, Diane Benson, will be on-site selling jewelry to help with your holiday shopping list. Dates & Times: November 5, November 12, November 19 from 11:30AM–1PM Contact: Felecia Fish at 801-7223 or


Thanksgiving Family Night


Thursday, November 15 6PM This is the night that we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday as a YMCA family.

Greystone KIDS FUN DAYS These days are offered to members and non-members while the children are not in school. Cost of fieldtrips is included in the price 7AM–6PM $32 per day for members | $45 per day for non-members November 12: Veteran’s Day Celebration, Enjoy a cook out at the park and then watch the Veteran’s Day parade November 21: Polar Express Celebration – School’s OUT Pajama day. All day Childcare 7AM–6PM Breakfast, Fun, games, activities for school-age kids. December 26: Jump Zone and Laser Tag games for school age kids. December 27: Ruffner Mountain Nature Center discover tour. December 28: Children’s Hands On Museum in Huntsville

Family Events December 15: Meet Santa at the Y! Get your picture taken with Santa and enjoy doughnuts and coffee. 8–9:30AM Free to all YMCA members! Underwater pictures with Santa scheduled for December 15. Contact: Tanya Hiers: for more details

Holiday Camps Alabaster, Pelham, Greystone, Hoover, Shades Valley, Vestavia, Northeast, Western, Youth Center, Trussville Take a break from school and join your friends for fun filled days of laughter, trips, and relaxation during the Christmas break. Go to for more details and to find a camp near you. Camps also available in November for the days the children are out of school on breaks.

Kid’s Night In/Parent’s Night Out

Alabaster Childcare Branch November 16 | 630-10pm |ages 2-12 $10 members |$15 nonmembers Calling all kids…come enjoy a night in at the YMCA playing games and relaxing with friends. Contact Windy Croft at to register.

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MyMission: Gary Pharo “They’ve done a great job with the redevelopment of the Shades Valley YMCA and I’m really excited to see it finished. The old girl needed a lot of work. It was a well-used facility for a long time.” “I’ve in real estate and I understand that construction is just managed chaos, so it was not a big deal to continue working out here during the construction. The fact that they could keep all the equipment and keep the facility running while all this was going on was pretty amazing. It was the least I could do to support my Y.” “It’s going to be a shiny new facility with amenities we never had before, like the new pool and the youth lounge that, I think will attract young people as well as more seniors. This YMCA has had a very strong cross section of people from all walks of life and it will continue to stay that way.”

Gary Pharo is an active member, board member and donor of the Shades Valley Family Branch YMCA.



They’ve done a great job.

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