The Somerset Valley YMCA recently honored James Redington for more than 20 years of service as a member of the Y board of directors. Mr. Redington stepped down on Dec. 31.
“Jim was a conscientious board member who worked tirelessly to get things done. He gave his time and talents for over twenty plus years and always enjoyed helping impact the community he served.” said Andrea Thorne, board chair. “I will miss his contributions at board meetings and his great sense of humor.”
Mr. Redington, of Bridgewater, has been a longtime member of the Y, as well as a board member. He served on the building and grounds committee. He was instrumental in getting the Hillsborough branch built in the 1996, one of three Somerset Valley YMCA locations.
“Jim was always available to help and was a die-hard Y person, not only as a board member but as a member,” said Morgan McLachlan, a board member. ‘’He made sure any urgent problems were fixed as well as had the foresight to plan for eventual replacement and repair of our systems. He will be greatly missed on our board, but we are pleased he was willing to serve us for so long.”
The Somerset Valley YMCA is a non-profit organization, which operates on donations, grants and membership dues. It has locations in Bridgewater, Hillsborough and Somerville and serves more than 10,000 residents, providing child care, health and wellness classes, summer day camp, senior programs and teen activities.
In 2012, the Y provided over $550,000 in subsidies for those in need for reduced price memberships, child care, camp, senior fitness activities and for the support of community initiatives in health and wellness