Gayn­dah wants to merge with Bund­aberg YMCA

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

YMCA Gayn­dah has given the green light to a merger with YMCA Bund­aberg, af­ter a $9000 in­crease to its an­nual li­cence fee threat­ened its future.

The de­ci­sion to re­main with the YMCA brand was made on Tues­day night af­ter a dis­cus­sion between YMCA Gayn­dah board mem­bers and YMCA Bund­aberg’s se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Bund­aberg pres­i­dent Ross Ped­dles­den said his club stood ready to help as the brand was “worth ev­ery cent”.

YMCA Aus­tralia’s de­ci­sion to in­crease fees for mem­ber clubs and elim­i­nate con­ces­sions meant YMCA Gayn­dah’s $1000 an­nual fee sky­rock­eted to $10,000.

Gayn­dah pres­i­dent Dael Gid­dins said a merger was the club’s first choice as the brand had a lot to of­fer, in­clud­ing es­tab­lished poli­cies, pro­ce­dures and dis­counted in­sur­ance.

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