The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges recently announced the appointment of their 2011 Board of Directors Officers. These individuals were carefully selected for their expertise, civic minded reputation and their relentless dedication to the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges.  In 2011, Kenneth D. King, Ed.D will serve as the Chairman of the Board, Susan P. Ascher will serve as the Vice-Chairman of the Board, Ted Foung will serve as the Board Secretary and Stuart Vorcheimer will serve as the Board Treasurer.
 
“We are grateful to have the help and support of these knowledgeable and experienced professionals and philanthropists, who selflessly volunteer their time and energy to support our Y,” said Richard K. Gorab, President and CEO of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges.
 
The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is the largest Y in the State of New Jersey, serving over 164,000 members and program participants annually.  Its Board of Directors is vested with the responsibility of establishing the policies and direction of the Association, which includes planning and policy decisions and financial development. Among its functions, is to formulate and approve long-range goals, adopt policies and operating procedures, develop financial resources, adopt and monitor the Association’s operating budget and form collaborations with other community organizations.
 
“Our Y has a long and distinguished history of providing Programs and Services to the communities we serve. Our success is due in large part to the efforts and leadership of our Board of Director's Officers, who give fully and enthusiastically of their time, financial support and expertise,” added Mr. Gorab.
 
Individual Board Members accept a variety of responsibilities; some of their key functions are:
• Serve as an outstanding Y member and uphold the values of the Y.
• Attend Board and Committee meetings, training sessions and program functions.
• Make decisions on issues, policies, goals and objectives based on careful
consideration of the facts and all relevant data.
• Solicit funds, participate in campaigns and open doors for others to raise funds.
• Serve on Committees and accept special assignments as requested and as possible.
• Be a spokesperson for the Y and represent the Y in the community.
 
The Y is for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Financial assistance is available because at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges no one is turned away due to their inability to pay. 
 
For more information about the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges or their Board of Directors' Officers, please call (973) 758-9622, or visit their website at www.metroymcas.org.
 
The Y is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the country, 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being while providing opportunities to give back and support the community.
 
The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is the largest Y in the state of New Jersey, serving over 164,000 members and program participants annually.  Its mission is to enrich the lives of the children, families and communities it serves, through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, in an environment nurturing positive values. Its five branch facilities, located in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hardyston and Stillwater, provide a wide variety of services and activities:
• Quality all-day and after-school childcare, pre-school and kindergarten classes, recreational and enrichment programs e.g. swimming and other sports, arts, computer activities and day and sleep-away camps.
• Programs for adolescents and teens that include sports, parties and club activities.
• Programs for adults and seniors.