YMCA National General Secretaries meet

Date: 09 July 2022

YMCA National General Secretaries met on Saturday 9 July 2022, the day after the closure of the 20th YMCA World Council.

Some 34 attended in person in Aarhus, Denmark, and 10 online.

They were joined by members of the Global Staff Team, the heads of the regional areas alliances of YMCAs.

The meeting was chaired by World YMCA Secretary-General Carlos Sanvee.




The group heard from its newly-joined members of the last 6 months:

Olvind Mehl Landmark, Norway
Tal Karp, Australia
Marcus Van Wyk, South Africa
Beatrice Messina, Italy
Rocío Solis Vargas, Peru
Oscar Velasco, Mexico
Suzanne McCormick, USA

The National General Secretaries looked back on a successful World Council, and shared hopes and challenges going forward, with special focus on how to make Vision 2030 operational, and align individual YMCA National Movements with a new global strategic framework.

The next meeting will be hosted by Y USA in Colorado, on 26-31 March.