Bob Ferguson, Board Chair
I feel most privileged to have served on the Y branch and corporate boards for the past couple of years. I firmly embrace the Y’s mission that endorses family values and responsible living. More specifically, I fully support the efforts of the Y to partially subsidize families and kids by providing scholarships for programs and memberships they couldn’t otherwise afford.
John (Jay) Bledsoe
I serve the Y because I believe in the mission, respect the staff, and enjoy the members. The Y serves our community through serving kids and helping parents, something our community desperately needs. I enjoy watching the kids participate in the various programs; I am always happy to help in any way I can including serving on our Advisory Board. On to another hundred years!
It is an honor and a privilege to serve on the board of the Horn YMCA. Serving on the board for me, is about giving back to the community in an intentional and meaningful way. The Y is a dynamic place to be, with endless opportunities for each person who enters it’s doors. I am grateful for being part of this fruitful organization!
I believe in the mission of the YMCA, and I believe in contributing to community causes. I am happy to do what I can to help.
Ella Joan Fenoglio
I love the community/family atmosphere of the Horn Y and was pleased to be invited to serve on the Board. I am committed to quality service for our members and ongoing acknowledgement and support for our staff.
Jill Wyatt Gonzales
I enjoy the multi-generational community at the Horn Y. I serve on the board to encourage the growth of programs that foster a family-oriented and inclusive community.
I am honored to be a board member of the “Y”. I support its mission and programs. I believe strongly that individual and social responsibility, including exercise and fitness. They are the key aspects of a healthy lifestyle. I gladly will serve as a board member of the “Y” in the hope of playing a part in bringing people together and to give something back to our community.
When we first moved to Albuquerque, finding the YMCA meant finding a friendly and welcoming place to work out and take a few classes of interest. Learning more about the Y’s strong programs that serve the children and youth of our community has inspired me to contribute where I can. Serving on the Horn Board gives me that opportunity.
As a member of the Horn Family YMCA I am proud of the work we do to try and bring the community together by providing programs and services for both kids and adults. There are parents who simply could not work without the affordable childcare the Y provides. And there are children who would be unable to participate in sports and after school programs if it weren’t for the YMCA.
I joined the Y seven years ago when I moved to Albuquerque. My experience with the Y is that it is family friendly with groups for all ages and the classes I attend are led by gifted, caring individuals. I participate in a number of classes; each has taught me something new as I continue my journey of fitness. Serving on the YMCA board allows me to return support to the organization, to support children and youth, and be connected in my community.
I serve on the board because YMCA of Central NM does an outstanding job for the community of Albuquerque.
I began my gym experience at this branch when I was a 12 year old runt, when my father brought me to lift weights in the basement. I believe those weights helped me begin a lifestyle of exercise and (at least attempted) athleticism. I continued working out there during my 20s and I am happy to have recently returned; the facility upgrades and the friendliness of the staff continues to impress me. The YMCA has been and continues to be an American institution, and a cultural touchstone, of leadership in building healthy lifestyles, youth development, and community-building.