YMCA Geelong

Community Impact Report

news sampleThis year has been nothing short of surprising and certainly nothing that a crystal ball could have predicted. 2019- 2020 President and CEO Report is a mix of challenges, resilience, and surprising outcomes.

Our year started with great optimism after another positive operating year which saw the Y revisit the Strategic Plan and embark on investment in current operations. January saw Victoria ravaged by bushfires across much of the east coast and the impact of poor visible and slower than normal accommodation bookings presented some challenges to ensure communities most affected could be supported.

Then came COVID-19!

A once in hundred-year pandemic that questioned everything we knew and loved. COVID challenged us to think outside our normal operations for opportunities to pivot our business models.

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