Tuesday, July 23rd
July 30, 2019, Breakfast Meeting, 7:00 am SDYC, guest speaker is Claudin Von Gonka, from the San Diego Blood Bank
The Peninsula Family YMCA was chartered in 1970. Located at 4390 Valeta Street, next to Correia Junior High, the Y is open to the community and providing service to over 8,000 community residents each year. Jason Milosh is the new Director of the Peninsula YMCA. He stopped by for breakfast and to give us an update on what is new at the Y.
Jason is a transplanted New Englander. He came to San Diego in 1997 and decided to stay. He started at the Y as a fitness instructor worked his way up to become the director. His goal is to help develop the local youth by training them in healthy living and social responsibility. “Our Y has over 270 children in our childcare program, and we have over 300 children in our summer camp programs,” he said. “With 250 volunteers and 140 staff members, we are very busy !”
The current structure for the Y was built in 1977. It is undersized and showing its age. In 2005, the Board of the Y decided to begin a capital campaign to rebuild the facility. The new Y will allow them to serve thousands more people with improved effectiveness. Multiple parking areas, exercise studios, meeting rooms, modern locker rooms, a central courtyard and rooftop deck are just some of the new additions.
The Y serves the whole community. Their members are as young as 5 months and as old as 96 years. Inclusivity is not just word, it is way of life around the Y. “It is important that everyone feels welcome and part of our family at the Y,” Jason told us. Thanks Jason. We are proud to be supporters of the Peninsula Family YMCA and to welcome you, as a new member of our Point Loma Optimist Club!