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Jun 5, 2017 1:54:49 PM

Armed Services YMCA Board Members Take on Alaska!

ASYMCA board members & staff met in Alaska this past May. Our team got together to tour our Alaska branch and discuss the great strides the Armed Services YMCA has made this past year, along with some exciting plans for the future!



Sarah Riffer, Executive Director of Armed Services YMCA of Alaska gave board members a tour of the local ASYMCA branch and Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson (JBER). Board members also visited the local Teddy’s Child Watch, which provides child watch services at hospitals so families can easily access healthcare. At Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson, Colonel Dietrich, gave a presentation on how the ASYMCA fills the needs of base members and their families. A discussion followed as to how the ASYMCA may further assist military families on JBER.


Armed Services YMCA President & CEO, William French (left) with Keith Manternach, Chairman of the Board at Armed Services YMCA of Alaska.DSC_9266.jpg

David Scanlan, ASYMCA Treasurer and Sodexo USA President (left) with Armed Services YMCA President & CEO, William French.

Keith Manternach and Dave Scanlan were “saluted” by ASYMCA President & CEO William French. The ASYMCA Salute can be given for a job well done, in thanks, or acknowledgement of great support. Keith serves as Chairman of the Board at Armed Services YMCA of Alaska. He hosted an evening reception at his hangar for board members to interact with local business and civic leaders along with senior military officials. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Foundation generously sponsored the dinner. Keith was Saluted for his work in hosting the event and his continued support and dedication to the Armed Services YMCA.

Sodexo USA sponsored an evening dinner for board members. David Scanlan, ASYMCA Treasurer and Sodexo USA President received the ASYMCA “salute” on behalf of Sodexo’s generosity.


The Armed Services YMCA is such a highly rated nonprofit organization thanks to our dedicated leadership and passionate board members. If you’d like to learn more about who we are and all the great ways we work to support junior enlisted military members and their families, please click here.