WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Kent Anderson and Bret Salscheider, two of the driving forces driving bringing the shared Boys & Women Club and YMCA facility to downtown Wisconsin Rapids in 2020, are making ready to take the following actions in their careers.
As they shift on, the two are leaving driving a long lasting legacy in each the corporations they served for a decade every and in the Wisconsin Rapids place.
In July, the Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Spot thanked Anderson for his 10 many years at the club and wished him the finest in the up coming action of his profession and lifetime.
Jennifer Allen, the interim CEO of the club, advised the Day-to-day Tribune that Anderson started out as a system assistant 10 decades in the past at the Boys & Ladies Club and worked his way up to a unit director and functions director prior to turning out to be the organization’s CEO, a purpose he held for the last 7 several years.
“Kent was reliable in his interactions with children, their family members and supporters of the (Boys & Ladies Club),” Allen said. “He lived the mission of the club. You could see a improved future for the club and its affect on our bigger neighborhood by way of youth improvement through interactions with Kent. He will be missed, and we want to thank him and wish him all the greatest likely forward.”
The South Wood County YMCA announced earlier this month Salscheider would stage down as CEO Sept. 23 to grow to be the new president and CEO of the YMCA of the Fox Metropolitan areas just after serving the south Wood County spot for 10 years.
Luke Weiland, the board chair of the South Wood County YMCA, claimed Salscheider has had a remarkable effects on the lives of people today in the group.
“His dedication and passion to the Y mission has been remarkable to see very first-hand as it has been achieved from base to prime and will serve as an particularly strong basis for our Y’s future,” Weiland stated. “Bret has management attributes that are just particular. We glance forward to the great things he will certainly complete in the long term with the Fox Towns YMCA as he begins a different chapter of his job.”
Developing a lasting legacy in Wisconsin Rapids
The partnership involving the Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA started when the two businesses, less than the management of Anderson and Salscheider, obtained the previous Rapids Mall internet site in 2017 to make a new, shared facility. Allen explained that partnership will previous very well into the long run.
“Through that process, a prolonged-expression partnership involving the (Boys & Ladies Club) and the Y was cast that will thrive far beyond Kent’s and Bret’s departure,” she claimed. “Both companies are extremely grateful for the transitive leadership demonstrated by these two individuals functioning with each other to benefit the local community.”
Anderson explained Salscheider did additional function behind the scenes to make that creating venture come about than most people knew. He claimed Salscheider was collaborative and manufactured certain everybody had a voice. He listened to neighborhood users and volunteers and ensured the project’s integrity stayed real to the organizations’ partnership.
“Bret was a correct chief, legitimate and authentic during the overall challenge,” Anderson reported. “He is a good friend and another person I have the utmost regard for. I wish him the very best on his subsequent chapter.”
Salscheider claimed such a partnership among the two companies could not have been probable without a leader like Anderson.
“Kent is an fantastic chief who has little ones and local community at coronary heart with every little thing he does,” Salscheider stated. “An person who sees a greater upcoming for our neighborhood and a bigger prospect for our youth to be profitable when we perform together for the collective great. It was a privilege to serve together with him, and he will be missed.”
Anderson said having the possibility to work on the creating undertaking in his hometown was an honor, and he will cherish the practical experience for the relaxation of his existence.
“It offers me wonderful pleasure to know I have remaining the Club in a greater position, and the young children in the Rapids location have an remarkable spot to be harmless, be with pals, and get the excess support they want to attain their full potential,” Anderson reported.
Salscheider mentioned the facility is gorgeous, and it is been wonderful to see how a lot nationwide praise and recognition it has been given, but he sees the true effects in the course of the community, as the corporations have been capable to give more prospects for youth, as nicely as a place for family members to come alongside one another and feel linked in a spot they sense welcome, safe and sound and supported.
“The Y and (Boys & Women Club) is a beacon of hope for so quite a few,” Salscheider explained. “I imagine that is our real legacy and a thing that belongs to our local community, companions, associates, donors, volunteers and staff members. They must take terrific satisfaction for what has been completed as it is a shining example of a belief in men and women. I come to feel blessed to have been section of it.”
What arrives future for the corporations?
Finding new leaders will take time, and each corporations have selected interim CEOs.
Allen, the Boys & Girls Club’s finance and HR director, is serving as the club’s interim CEO, owning experience in various unique roles with the club above the final six many years. The Boy & Women Club is also actively recruiting for its next CEO.
The South Wood County YMCA’s board of directors and its CEO look for committee will operate with the YMCA of the United states of america to carry out a nationwide research for Salscheider’s successor. Salscheider said the approach generally requires about four to 6 months to complete.
In the meantime, Bryan Bailey from the Woodson YMCA will provide as the South Wood County YMCA’s interim CEO.