We are on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
It was not easy making it this far.
F or over 125 years YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region has provided valuable programs and services to the community to assist those in need. It all began on May 4, 1891, when eleven pioneering women met to discuss how they can help support local women. Within two weeks a committee had been formed and officers elected. In December, the Young Womenís Christian Association of Bay City was incorporated.
In 1899 the organization moved to the Root Building, then purchased two houses at the corner of 4th and Washington where housing and meals were provided for ìhomelessî girls. In October 1906 YWCA Bay City became a chartered member of YWCA USA.
By 1914 a goal of $65,000 was set for a new building and the cornerstone was laid at 4th and Adams, just across from the current day post office. After this building was opened for only two years, Camp Maqua was opened in 1919 - 65 acres on Loon Lake in Hale, Michigan which provided summer camp to women for over 60 years.
YWCA moved in September of 1971 to the building on Midland Road, after officially changing the name to YWCA of Bay County in 1966.
This location would later be sold in 2009 so that the organization could focus on the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. In 2010, YWCA of Bay County changed the name to YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region, being the first nonprofit in the region to reflect the new regional name. Office space was rented out of the United Way building before moving to our current location, the first floor of the Phoenix Building in downtown Bay City. Then expanding services to Midland and Saginaw in 2014.
• Janelle Felan, President
• Reney Kreger, President Elect
• Toni Riley, Vice President
• Ann Coburn-Collins, Secretary
• Kristi Kozubal, Treasurer
• Jenna Briggs
• Kathy Conklin
• Chey Davis
• Stacy Erwin Oakes
• CarolAnne Guillemette
• Andrea Hales
• Laura Horwath
• Beth McMall
• Gale Mielens
• Toni Riley
• Sandy Thompson
• Tara Welch
• Misty Janks, Executive Director
• Brandon Strong, Marketing Coordinator
• Rachelle Hilliker, Program Coordinator
• Hannah Glick, Parent Educator
• Rosa Davis, Parent Educator
Frequently Asked Questions
YWCA Summer Camp Intern
OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: The goal of the Great Lakes Bay Region YWCA’s Empowerment Summer Camps is to provide young ladies ages 9-11 with education to encourage self-talk, self-defense, friendship and positive self-image. This camp is sure to make today’s girls, tomorrow’s empowered women.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Prior to camp start-up the intern is responsible for helping with all aspects of the summer camp program including but not limited to: planning; organizing; marketing and training. The intern will help with the daily run of the camps and with post communications and marketing.
1. Currently receiving a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, non-profit management, recreation or comparable program.
2. Excellent computer skills, especially MS Office, on-line registration systems, and other databases.
3. Must be skilled and enjoy working on social media outlets.
4. Writing and public speaking skills.
5. Must be a creative problem-solver, able to operate effectively.
6. Be supportive of the mission, vision and philosophy of YWCA.
Please email Letter of Interest and Resume by May 18, 2017 to Misty Janks at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "YWCA Summer Camp Internship Application" in the subject line.