This year I wanted to focus on the things we’ve managed to achieve this year. At The Y, we’ve expanded our youth development programme, and made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of Kiwis who we’ve connected with – either by coming into one of our facilities, or through the growing numbers of programmes we operate out in the community. We’ve launched a new system to help many of our members and customers more easily plan and book their Y service, so that we can spend more time where it matters the most – connecting face-to-face as people. And we’ve done this through floods, growing costs, and changing environments.
If I could share anything with you, it’s to take the opportunity to look back and celebrate what you’ve achieved this year. There’s no such thing as perfect, and certainly there are a lot of things we can’t control, but I bet that if you look back, you’ve done some great things in 2023.
Here’s to a festive season where we accept where we are, find the happy in the moment, and enjoy the moments of sunshine.