YMCA Ballarat is very pleased to welcome a new Life Member, Shirley Walters!
Ms Walters began her twenty-seven year involvement with YMCA Ballarat in 1988 and ended her tenure on the Board of Directors in 2015. She was Secretary of YMCA Ballarat’s Board of Directors for twenty-four years between 1991 and 2015 and still maintains many of her lasting friendships from her time with the Y.
Ms Walters' valuable contributions include many fundraising initiatives, her volunteering and tireless involvement with YMCA Ballarat. Some of the many projects for which she raised funds, include the building of the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre. Her passion and support were always appreciated, as she assisted with a diverse range of activities, including judging for Deb of the Year, SpringFest, YMCA Swimathons, the Delacombe Fair and fundraising trivia nights.
Ms Walters was also instrumental in preserving YMCA Ballarat’s historical documents when the headquarters moved in the 1990’s from Field Street to the Ballarat Aquatic Centre. Some of these items date right back to 1878 and include minute books, photographs, scrap books and news print clippings. To this day, these are some of the Y's most treasured possessions.
We thank Shirley for her years of outstanding dedication and commitment to YMCA Ballarat.