Rooted: connect, nourish, grow

April 21-22, 2022 ~ Bloomington/Normal Marriott

Thank you for joining us at the All Staff Rally! It was great to gather in person to connect to celebrate our common roots, nourish spirit, mind and body and grow personally and as a movement as we move forward in 2022 and beyond.

Here are links to the mental health presentations by Sarah Johnson, The Joy Labs:

Caring for Ourselves as We Care for Others


How to Do Mental Health at the Y

Here is the presentation from Ryan Bean, Kautz Family YMCA Archives:  Looking Back to Look Forward

2022 Rally Award Winners

Program Excellence
Illinois YMCA Youth and Government
YMCA of Springfield - Saturday Strikers Bowling Program        
YMCA of the Rock River Valley – JOYNT Program    

Individual Awards
Stormy Webster Award – Missy Contri, Aquatics Director, North Suburban YMCA
Matt Ottaviano Award – Rona Raffery, Director of Day Camp, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Joseph Rocknich Award – Emily Hayden, Wellness Director, Mattoon Area Family YMCA
Membership/Marketing Award – Lexie Zebe, Senior Director of Membership, Stephens Family YMCA
Facilities Award – Manar Nuaimi, Association HVAC Engineer, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Support/Admin Award - Ellen Corbin, Director of Accounting and Human Resources, Greater Peoria Family YMCA
Rookie Award – Keesiya Robertson, Behavior Support Manager, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Alliance Impact – Dori Fugate, Volunteer and Community Engagement Director, C.W. Avery Family YMCA
Alliance Partner – Plainfield School District, C.W. Avery Family YMCA
Tom Stoll Award – Allison Greenman, Executive Director of After School and Day Camp, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Fall Staff Rally 2023 - September 28 & 29