YMCA Campaign 1907
- lae A. the for a - - - Y.M.C.A. STARTS MEMBERS' CAMPAIGN Determined Effort Will he Made by ! the Officers to Increase the Membership Membership to 800. The Y. M. C. A. has entered upon a campaign for a big boom In its mem bership and hopes to secure 400 new members, thereby .raising the - total membership, to 800,! The board of directors directors met last evening and decided to commence immediately a big membership membership campaign to double .the. membership membership of 400 and they have agreed to give up an entire day for this purpose. purpose. The day has not been definitely 'set, but will be in the very near fu - - , ture about the end of the month. cniarBomcnt of thc Y. M. C. A. build - While, much, work Avill bo quietly done between now and then by the board members, the big effort is to be made on the "Booster .Day,' when about fifty business men of the town and the members of the' Association will give up their regular employment for thc day and spend the whole day in an effort to bring the membership up to 800. . r ine. reasons lor joining such an association and the rla'sons for the existence existence of such an organization will be attractively set. forth in 'a little pamphlet to be widely distributed, and announcement is made that ihe full membership fee of $5 for the seniors, sixteen years old or f'fer, or $3 for the Juniors may be paid "half hi' cash and the balance in thirtvdnys. This seems to be - iV, day of, special effort on behalf of trie V. M. C. A. and Wilkesbarre last spring increased its membership from 600 to 1.200, and is getting ready for a campaign to increase increase it 300 more. Seranton not long since finished a whirlwind campaign for members of both associations, and it now building a new.Y. V.rC. A. Berwick last winter' raised $30,000 in: twenty days for a gymnasium and oth - j er additions, rottsvillc has just com pleted a campaign for a $100,000 Y M. C. A. building, and Ha.leton only recently raised a large amount for the ing there. The movement is an exceptionally worthy one and there ought to be no difficulty in finding 800 young men in Pittston and vicinity who would be willing to pay less than GO cents month for the many privileges eon tained in a full membership in the Y M. C. A., embracing the baths, gymna sium, bowling alleys, night school and the many other features.