The business of the Association is run by a voluntary group of APS members who are elected by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting. The Officers of a President, Vice President, Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Secretary and up to 9 committee members generally meet 4 times per year to progress the association’s objectives. They report to the membership at the Annual Business meeting, by electronic mail, Ys Talk and direct mailings as appropriate.
Staff are eligible for membership of the YMCA Association of professional staff if they;
Are employed by the YMCA or seconded to the YMCA working a minimum of three hours per week in a paid position or who are students pursuing a course of study and who intend to seek employment within the YMCA as a staff person on completion of their course.
Accept the Aims and Purposes of the YMCA.(You should also refer to the current mission statements of your local association and relevant National Council)
Desire to unite in association with colleagues who work as professional staff members in the YMCA of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Are committed to the objectives of the APS as laid out in the Associations Constitution
Hold a current membership either individual or through your employing association corporate subscription
Retain their membership of the Association only so long as their fees have been fully paid and they continue in employment as professional staff of the YMCA.
On retirement from YMCA employment, shall be entitled to remain as Honorary Members of the Association but shall not be eligible to vote or hold office.
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