Volunteer Leadership

Our YMCA is governed by a Board of Directors, a group of volunteers who devote their time and talents to ensure that we meet our mission.

NOTICE: Each year, we ask all Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA members to review our proposed Board of Directors and Proposed Trustees for the coming year, which begins in September.

If you would like to vote on the proposal, all members are invited to attend our annual meeting, which will be held virtually. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom on Monday, July 27 at 6:30pm.

You can register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Here is the proposal for the 2020-2021 year:

TO: Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Board of Directors and Members of Association

FR: Edwin Hernandez, Chair, Board Governance Committee

REGARDING: Proposed Board of Directors Proposed Trustees

Director Class of 2023:
Andy Calamaras
Mary DePaola
Edwin Hernandez
Jerry Nielson
Jagdish Subramony
Stash Wanat

Trustee Class of 2023:
Jenifer Keiser
Carol Oakes

AMENDED BYLAWS OF THE Young Men’s Christian Association of Fanwood-Scotch Plains

Section 2.
Member Voting Rights
Limited Voting Rights – Election of Board Members
Members who are at least eighteen years old and in good standing shall be entitled to exercise one vote for each Director up for election at the members’ annual meeting, and shall have no other vote in the governance of the organization. Votes may be cast only in person.

Section 3.
Annual Membership Meetings
An annual meeting of the Association membership shall be held in or around the month of May of each year, at which time elections of Directors for the coming year will be made. The Board of Directors shall determine the specific date, location, and any additional subject matter of such meeting.

The Association shall also hold a meeting within ninety days after the close of the fiscal year at which time the Board of Directors shall report to the membership on the status of the Association.

Section 4.
Notice of Meetings
Notice of a meeting of the Association members shall be posted conspicuously in the Association’s building and posted at least fifteen days but not more than sixty days prior to the date scheduled for the meeting. The posting shall be continuous to the day of the meeting.

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Andy Calamaras, Chair
Ellen Buckley
Earl Carpenter
Mary DePaola
Mike Dudas
Rich Duthie
Bob Evans
Edwin Hernandez
Chaz Hutchison
Jenifer Keiser
Talib Morgan
Jerry Nielson
Pam O’Neill
Pat Plante
Frank Sahaj
Julie Stiffler
John Verducci
Stash Wanat
Anne Weber


Carol Oakes, Chair
Ellen Buckley
Mike Dudas
Bob Evans
Ann Flynn
Jenifer Keiser
Tom Luciano
Bill Ohnsorg
Walter (Skip) Reinhard