STATE ALLIANCE NEWS

Fall Rally 2019 – Registration Open!
The 2019 Fall Staff Rally will be held at the Bloomington/Normal Marriot September 26th-27th and the theme is “Cha…Cha…Cha…Changes”.
Registration
Look for registration information to be sent out on Monday, but if you want to be among the first to register, you can access the registration link here:  2019 Illinois State Alliance Fall Rally Registration.
Here is the link to download the 2019 Fall Rally Program Book: 2019_Fall_Rally_Program_Book_Print (002)
Early bird registration ends August 22nd and all registration will close on September 13th.
Registration:
Early bird: $145
Regular (after 8/22): $175
There is a 20% discount for YPN Prime members.
Rally Keynote – TURN UP THE VOLUME!
Jason LeVasseur – leadership speaker, summer camp program director, award-winning music performer, & the creator of The Rock Star Project® – will be our featured speaker at the Rally.

Jason has released 13 CDs and won 18 music performance awards. He has shared the stage with Train, John Mayer, The Dave Matthews Band, and Maroon 5, traveling the world as a performing artist. The Rock Star Project combines music and leadership inspiration. Jason will help us choose our instruments, build our band and make leadership FUN! Get ready to rock out and TURN UP YOUR VOLUME!

Nominate and Recognize Outstanding Staff and Programs
Put those “Thinking Hats” on as you consider who to nominate for the Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs and Y Professionals Network (YPN) awards. These awards were established to recognize outstanding performances by volunteers and staff in Illinois.
Awards Categories
Stormy Webster Award for Outstanding Aquatic Director
Matt Ottaviano Outstanding Program Director of the Year Award
Joseph Roknich Award for Outstanding Fitness-Wellness Director of the Year Award
Outstanding Membership-Marketing Director of the Year Award
Outstanding Facilities, Building, and/or Properties Director of the Year Award
Outstanding Support Services or Admin of the Year Award
Alliance Rookie of the Year Award
Alliance Community Impact Award (Staff and/or Volunteer) of the Year Award
Illini Chief Club Award
Tom Stoll Award
DIG Award
YPN Peer Community Leadership Award
YPN Outstanding Leadership Award
Program Excellence Award:
The Program Excellence Award celebrates Y programs that are innovative and making a difference in communities across the state of Illinois. Program Excellence Award members will have an opportunity to present their programs to their peers at the Fall Staff Rally and must prepare a 90 second video showcasing their program.
Here is the link to the 2019 Illinois State Alliance and Y Professionals Network (YPN) Award Nomination:
Here is the link to the 2019 Program Excellence Award Nomination: