Letter to citizens of Port Neches

January 7, 2013

Dear Port Neches Resident,

The YMCA of Southeast Texas and the City of Port Neches have been in negotiations about the possibility of opening a YMCA in the old Armory Building located at 511 Grigsby Avenue in Port Neches. Our YMCA is striving to serve more of Southeast Texas particularly the Mid County area. Our goal would be to have a fitness center, basketball court, aerobics room, meeting rooms, and locker rooms at this facility. Plans are in the very early stages.

Attached is a short survey to help our YMCA gauge interest in the potential of opening a YMCA. We need to make sure that the YMCA will have enough membership to support the operation of another YMCA in Southeast Texas. As a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization, our YMCA depends on private funding, membership dues, program fees and community support. Your feedback is very important to us; we hope to have many responses from your community as possible in order to assess the need for a YMCA in your community.

We appreciate your time and input in this matter and thank you in advance for helping the Y keep meeting their mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a health spirit, mind and body for all.


Pete Hicks

YMCA Current Membership Rates
Youth $13 per Month
Household/Family $60 per Month
Student $36 per Month
Senior $36 per Month
Individual $46 per Month

* 1. Would you or your family be interested in becoming a member of the Port Neches YMCA Branch?

* 2. If you would join the YMCA,
What category of membership would you join as:

* 3. What would your reason to join? (Check all that Apply)

* 4. What time of day would you most likely utilize the YMCA?

* 5. Would you utilize both Port Neches and Port Arthur YMCA locations?

* 6. Would you donate to the construction of the facility located in Port Neches?

* 7. Would you donate to the Annual Scholarship Campaign; to help fund any who cannot afford to pay for the programs and services of the YMCA?

* 8. Are you a current member of the YMCA, Health Club, or another similar organization?

* 9. What activities would you like offered at the Port Neches YMCA?

* 10. Please fill out the information below if you are interested in someone contacting you about the YMCA.