The “Why” of the Newport YMCA 2017

Assembling at Newport Vineyards

 

At its lively annual meeting, held at the bucolic Newport Vineyards, the YMCA saluted its own, and Director Mike Miller cited its purposes and accomplishments by thanking instructors, volunteers, staff members and committee heads — with awards and handsome plaques.

Sharon Discuillo, Volunteer of the year

It was an uplifting and enlightening presentation, enumerating the expansion of programs into the community, and the partnerships being forged with other Newport area organizations. Joe Dias, Director of Fort Adams, accepted the Social Responsibility award on behalf of  the Fort Adams Trust for the programs developed by the Y and held at Fort Adams.

Randy Doiron,
Head coach for the YMCA Swim Team,  which builds bodies and spirits of young people, was presented with the Youth Development Award.  The Zumba® team from Common Fence Point received anthe Healthy Living awardJohn and Sheryl Callaghan were given a special award for starting the Wine Festival evening, the annual fundraiser which is the Y’s largest, netting $160,000 to date.  Sheryl was honored as the outgoing President of the Board, and presented with flowers. Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Sharon Discuillo, and  Lee Merrill was installed as new President of the Board speaking of the future.

 

Shannon D'Eramo  YMCA COO


The spirit of accomplishment was heady, and the celebratory atmosphere, contagious.


                                                                         — L.P.

For information about the Newport YMCA’s wide array of programs, go to www.newportymca.org
 

Vincent Downs-Honey, Ji Farrell & RAchel downs-Honey

 

Randy Doiron with John Larocca

 

A pour from Newport Vineyards

 

Mike Miller welcoming guests

 

Looking at the program, the audience

 

Sharon D'Eramo and Jim Farrell
 

 

Randy Doiron accepting award

 

The Zumba® team from Common Fence Point

 

Jody Sullivan, Fort Adams Trust Executive Board Member and Joe Dias, Director of Fort Adams

 

Mr. Dias speaks of community outreach

 

Introducing the Volunteer of the Year, Monica Burnley

 

Ms. Discuillo thanks the Y

 

New President of the Board Lee Mitchell

 

Sheryl Callaghan accepts award and flowers

 

The Zumba® team and Ms. Discuillo with plaques

 

Award recipients gather

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