YMCA Camp Arbolado Alumni Association (YCAAA) est. 2010
YCAAA is an association of "Arb" campers, staff, parents and other alumni who wish to stay connected with YMCA Camp Arbolado and participate in keeping its tradition alive for future generations.
Logo Design Contest
The YCAAA is searching for the right logo to represent the organization and is seeking imput and ideas from Camp alumni, past and present. To spice up things, the winning entry will receive courtesy of YCAAA Chairman Tim Tenopir one ticket not to exceed $100 in cost to an amusement park or musical theater of his or her choice. Contest rules are as follows:
- One entry per person
- Maximum of 3 colors (for ease/economy of reproduction)
- Design cannot be copyrighted in all or in part by another organization (including the YMCA)
- YMCA values-appropriate
- As simple design that can be recognizable when shrunk down to a 1” X 1” graphic.
Submit your design on a 8.5” X 11” piece of paper to Mr. Tenopir either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or postal mail (5115 Longfellow Way; Oxnard, CA; 93033) no later than December 31, 2012. Entries will be reviewed by the YCAAA Board of Directors and the winner announced in January 2013.
Many alumni have been inquiring about the locations of various timecapsules buried throughout camp since the 1960's. The YCAAA president is purchasing a metal detector and will be exploring the last known sites of these capsules to verify if they still exist and try and locate others whose locations have been "lost to antiquity." The YCAAA Board of Directors has been discussing the idea of holding an event at camp which whould involve officially uncovering a selected number of early timecapsules and discovering the treasurers contained within. The day will also include program activities from the decades represented by the timecapsules. This idea is getting a very positive response and support, so efforts will be made to make it happen. It may be a full day or weekend event. Cost (to cover lunch,etc.) will reflect YCAAA membership (cost to those who are not YCAAA members will be higher) or it may be a YCAAA members only event. Keep checking into the YCAAA webpage for event updates and opportunities to join the YCAAA president in verifying timecapsule locations. If you would like to participate in other event preparations, help in various needed event logistics, etc., please email Mr. Tim Tenopir (mailto:email@example.com?subject=Timecapsule celebrations).
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YCAAA Teleconference Meeting Sign-In Information
To participate in YCAAA teleconference meetings, you need to have Skype installed on your computer, which is free and available at www.skype.com/intl/en-us/business website. Once you have it installed, add Mr. Tenopir as a contact. His Skype name is tjtenopir and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a webcam, speakers and microphone, these accessories will greatly enrich your teleconference experience. Once you have the Skye software downloaded and installed, complete the registration process and your profile information, which will include establishing your Skpe user name. You can use your current email address (don't have to create a new one).
YCAAA Mission Statement
YMCA Camp Arbolado Alumni Association (YCAAA) is an association of all people who are united in a common effort to support and enhance the mission of the YMCA of Greater Whittier Camp Arbolado and the families, youth and staff it services. The Association fulfills this purpose through activities which provide human capital, monetary, equipment and material resources, perpetuate and preserve camp history, and provide a support network for campers, alumni and staff.
YCAAA Membership Application Form
Click here for the electronic fill-in form (Microsoft Word Format)
Click here for the manual fill-in form (PDF format)
YCAAA Board of Directors, 2011 - 2012 Fiscal Year
President: Tim Tenopir; (805) 488-5395 Home, (805) 228-6411 work, email@example.com
Vice-President: Stacy Wheat; (949) 559-5939, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Lisette Bourne, ((626) 233-7300, email@example.com
Treasurer: Ronald Mourer, (714) 932-1983, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee #1: Mindy Hann, (562) 832-3859, email@example.com
Trustee #2: Bob Warnock, (562) 322-2369, firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in being active in a YCAAA committee? Do you have talents and skills that would best benefit a specific committee? To help you decide where you would like to channel your focus within the YCAAA, a description of the various committess is given below.
The Board of Directors shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of 3 full Association members who are not Board of Directors officers or Trustees. It shall be the duty of thiscommittee to nominate candidates for the Board of Directors Officers and Trustees to be filled atthe next bi-annual election, and to follow other procedures set for the conduct of elections.
The Board of Directors shall appoint a Finance Committee chaired by the elected Treasurer of the YCAAA. The Finance Committee shall propose suggested expenditures and other financially related matters to The Board of Directors for approval, and shall present a yearly financial report of the YCAAA budget.
The Campership Committee is made up of volunteer Association members and associate members. Its duties shall consist of, but are not limited to:
- Solicit and screen eligible children to receive campership financial support
- Determine disbursement of campership funds.
Camp Historical Committee
The Camp Historical Committee is made up of volunteer Association members and associate members. Its duties shall consist of, but are not limited to:
- In conjunction with the YMCA Camp Arbolado Camp Committee, gather, research, and preserve all data, artifacts and memorabilia (songs, photos, plaques, stores, people, artifacts, events, etc.) of YMCA Camp Arbolado
The Communications Committee is made up of volunteer Association members and associate members. Its duties shall consist of, but are not limited to:
- Prepare and publish a quarterly newsletter
- Create and maintain the YCAAA website
- Provides input to the YMCA of Greater Whittier Camp Website manager
- Help the YCAAA Board of Directors send out notices and other communications as needed
The Program Committee is made up of volunteer Association members and associate members. Its duties shall consist of, but are not limited to:
- Propose, plan and oversee various YCAAA social events throughout the year
- Serve as a program resource to the YMCA Camp Arbolado Camp Committee and Camp Staff (both Whittier and lease groups) in terms of people skills, talents and time.
- Propose, plan, and oversee various service projects (constructions, restorations, cleaning, repairing, etc.) that would benefit YMCA Camp Arbolado.
Upcoming YCAAA Events
(all times are in Pacific Standard (California) time)
|November 13, 2011||Board Meeting (Officers only)||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|December 11, 2011||Board Meeting (all YCAAA members invited to attend)||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|December 31, 2011||YCAAA logo contest entries due||Mail entries to Mr. Tim Tenopir (see info in this web page)||12 midnight|
|January 8, 2012||Board Meeting (Officers only)||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|February 12, 2012||Board Meeting (all YCAAA members invited to attend)||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|March 11, 2012||Board Meeting||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|April 8, 2012||Board Meeting (all YCAAA members invited to attend)||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|May 13, 2012||Board Meeting||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|June, 2012 (day TBD)||Annual Meeting and General Membership Event - open to all YCAAA members||To be determined (TBD)||TBD|
|July 8, 2012||Board Meeting||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|August 12, 2012||Board Meeting||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|September 9, 2012||Board Meeting||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|October 14, 2012||Board Meeting||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|Summer or Fall 2012||Timecapsule unveiling and celebration. Timecapsule era to be announced (TBA). Refer to YCAAA for event details as they become available.||Camp Arbolado||TBA|
|November 11, 2012||Board Meeting||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|December 9, 2012||Board Meeting||Skype Video Conference Call||7 pm|
|Fall or Winter 2012||YCAAA event in Whittier area. Refer to YCAAA webpage for event detais as they become available.||Whittier area (exact location TBA).||TBA|
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This Page Updated on Monday, April 9, 2012