Volume 1, Issue 2 6 October 2006 Compiled & Edited by: Leslie Gray

Welcome!
In this edition of the ASYMCA snapshot, we highlight the 1st Annual All Decked Out Military Fashion Show at YachtFest! In addition, Youth & Community have started up fall programs, Operation Hero is set to resume at local elementary schools, our Military Program is as busy as ever, and staff at the Hospital gets to meet the Commandant of the Marine Corps! Take a look inside...

Development Associate Leslie Gray & Smokey the Bear at the HSBC East County Salute to Military Families.

YachtFest - All Decked Out Fashion Show

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Naval Medical Center
Comprehensive Combat Casualty Care Center (C5) volunteers attend training at NMCSD. Volunteers are on hand ready to offer support and companionship to returning wounded and their families.

Commandant of the USMC, General Haggee, visits Balboa Hospital and offers his thanks to the Armed Services YMCA staff for continued support of wounded Marines. From left: Mrs. Hagee, Evelyn Bardales, Jeanie Spies, Cherri Barnswell, General Hagee, and volunteer Robert Samuel.

Active Duty Programs
On August 26th the ASYMCA sponsored the first Chief Petty Officer Selectee Spouse Conference at the Island Club at NAS North Island. There were over 100 spouses of CPO selectees in attendance - more wonderful service members and their families to spread the word!

Throughout August our Active Duty Department helped welcome home 8 San Diego based units: the USS Lincoln, the USS Mobile Bay, the USS Ogden, the USS Germantown, the USS Peleliu, Miramar, BMU1, and ACU-1. Pictured above: Homecoming aboard the USS Vandergift on September 1st.

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Family Outreach

Youth & Community Outreach
Youth & Community planned an outing for our local military dependents to take part in a tour and demonstration at the United States Coast Guard San Diego facility. A huge thanks to Lt. Hipes of the USCG for coordinating this event!

George Chamberlin, Money Advisor for NBC 7/39, speaks with military families at the Family Finances Forum on September 12th. The event was sponsored by Family Outreach in partnership with Lincoln Management and held ant the Murphy Canyon Chapel. Free childcare and dinner

Anderson Children’s Foundation California Community Foundation October San Diego County Employees 1st - Imperial Beach Blast Charitable Organization 5th - SD Rotary Enlisted Recognition Luncheon 13th to 15th - Miramar Air Show (CECO) 28th - Holiday Treasures Craft Fair The California Endowment AT&T November
12th - Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk 23rd - Active Duty Home Hospitality Program 24th/25th - PWSL Turkey Shoot Soccer Tournament

Thank you for your support... Foundation Donors

From the Desk of Executive Director Paul Steffens: The pace of the past few weeks has been very busy - but a good busy as we continue to help Beryl’s Retirement more and more military families. After 18 years as the Executive Assistant, What we’ve done: Beryl is now enjoying a well deserved Average monthly program participation for 2006, retirement. Congratulations Beryl!! through August, is 4,939 - an increase of 376 Wishing Beryl a fond farewell are all the per month over 2005. Executive Directors who worked with Beryl Thanks to Doug Johnson of Priority1 Realty & over her years of fantastic service to the Kevin Fulton of KCBQ 1170AM, we expand our ASYMCA. reach to even more military families on the “Yellow Ribbon Team” radio talk show - Airs at 9am on Sunday mornings. Check out www.yellowribbonteam.com for more info. We hosted Avant Garde at their luncheon meeting on 9/19 at the NTC Community Center to recognize their 20th Anniversary of supporting the ASYMCA. Each program director gave a short brief of recent department developments. Thank you again, Avant Garde, for your ongoing support! Our first Corporate-Partner Member event was held on 9/11 - a huge success! Also wishing Beryl a wonderful retirement are What’s coming up? 4th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk hosted by the Board of Management Chairs who worked with Beryl. Kathy Loper on Nov 12th - proceeds to benefit the ASYMCA. Grand Re-Opening of our Naval Base San Diego office with the ribbon cutting by RADM Hering and Captain Smith - just as soon as we install the exterior sign… Keep chargin!!! - Paul PLEASE TAKE THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY ON THE ASYMCA WEBPAGE

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