While the MAC continues to grow programs and awareness in the local community the question that gets asked the most frequently is “When are you breaking ground on a building”. Our board of directors has been adamantly researching and strategically moving towards the right time to launch the campaign necessary to begin the process. Originally, the fall of 2012 was set as the time frame to officially begin a capital campaign. Nothing about our end goals for the Meade Activity Center have changed. However in an effort to be as thoughtful and well-orchestrated as possible, the campaign process will be commencing closer to the spring of 2013. We thank everyone in the Meade County community for their support of our programs, events, and projects.
There is still plenty of time and great fall weather to get in a round in at River Trace Golf this year. With mild days projected, take advantage of the MAC’s Winter Rates and Twilight specials. From November through March, we will be offering 18 holes with cart for $20.00 seven days a week, and if you play after 3pm the rate drops to $15.00!
We are happy to have added a new addition to the MAC facility. The new pavilion is a great asset for all of our members to take advantage of. In addition to the pavilion, the MAC has secured two new 12’ picnic tables and a new scoreboard. While the primary use will be for the First Tee and various golf tournaments, we encourage everyone to use the pavilion. We hope to see folks having lunch from the pool, family picnics, and simply some relaxation time after a round of golf. We will be looking to secure sponsorships for the scoreboard, so if you or a business owner you know is interested be sure to contact us.
The Meade Activity Center held its first annual Community Night Open House in late August. It was our first ever offering to the Meade County Community to open our doors free of charge for all of our facilities. Over the course of the evening we had over 300 guests and got a chance to see lots of new faces. Various games such as a water balloon toss, putting contest, cornhole tournament, and splash contest were held for the kids in attendance, and there were other activities including inflatables, t-shirt giveaways, and a cookout for all taking part in the event. We would like to thank all of our volunteers who helped make this event a success and hope to have an even larger turnout next year.
The fall series of programs is off and running. With a successful spring and summer under our belts, we are happy to report that we have served over 300 participants in fall programs and events thus far. Youth sports including gymnastics continue to run at or near capacity and both zumba and kickboxing have produced great numbers. We hope to continue to be a leader in offering quality, affordable, programming options for both youth and adults in our community.
We invite you to take visit the MAC Facebook Page to view pictures and see the fun that our participants are having at the MAC.
For more information about these programs and all other activities and updates you can visit our website at www.meadeactivitycenter.org to get details about what the MAC may have to offer you and your family.
The MAC is happy to be succeeding the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce as year’s official host of the 10th annual Jingle Bell Trot. In addition to the trot we are happy to be adding two new races to make up the MAC Holiday Fitness Series. The series kicks off with the first leg of the event on November 17th with the Hobknob over Bee Knob in Flaherty, KY. The Jingle Bell Trot will follow on Tuesday December 4th and the series will conclude with the New Year’s Day Fun Run on January 1st. There is still time to register for the series or individual races. Different race lengths will be offered to encourage participation for all. For additional information please visit our website meadeactivitycenter.org, or call our office at 270 422-2227.
To register for the event, download and print the MAC Holiday Series Registration Form from the Events page of the website and mail it with your check to:
Meade Activity Center
493 Lawrence Street
Brandenburg, KY 40108
We would like to thank our Holiday Series Sponsors Including: RTS Rivertown Spirits, DeVries Family Dentistry, All About Homes, AIR MAX Heating & Cooling, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, First Federal Savings Bank, 93.5 WMMG, Meade County Messenger, McGehee Insurance Agency Inc., KORT, Meade County Veterinary Hospital, Alexander Funeral Home, River Ridge Marathon, Meade County Tourism, The Cecilian Bank, River Trace Golf, K & C Waterproofing, Brandenburg Family Medicine, Hager Funeral Home, Caretenders, Tony Brown Chevrolet, McDonald’s, Brandenburg Telephone Company, and Greg Beavin Farm Bureau Insurance
The Meade Activity Center is hosting 3 races including the Jingle Bell Trot and 2 new events that will makeup the MAC Holiday Fitness Series. We hope that you will join us for some camaraderie and friendly competition. Please pre-register for all races using registration form on back or call the MAC office.
With the 2012 Ryder Cup underway, young Kentuckians are learning important life skills playing golf after being introduced to the game through The First Tee program at the MAC. The MAC is home to one of the first rural affiliate First Tee programs in the nation and the first outside of Lexington and Louisville in the state of Kentucky.
The MAC offered two sessions of The First Tee program this summer. Children in the entry level PLAYer course had the opportunity to learn fundamental golf skills, make new friends, and most importantly, acquire life skills and core values that transfer from the golf course to other areas of their lives including the classroom.
“We had nearly 100 kids participate in the program this summer. We were thrilled to have that kind of response with just two sessions,” said Aaron Greenwell, Executive Director of the MAC. “Research has shown that children are more confident in their ability to do well academically after completing the program, so we were excited to help kids get off to a great start in the new school year.”
The program is designed for children ages five and older and focuses on positive values identified with the game of golf. These values, known as the Nine Core Values™, include courtesy, responsibility, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, confidence, judgment, perseverance and respect.
More than 6.5 million children have participated in The First Tee program nationwide since it was started in 1997.
Dear Fellow Meade County Resident,
Hope your summer is treating you well!
In an effort to gauge your thoughts about the MAC and our community, we have a survey that we can complete. The survey is part of a research study.
If you want to participate in the survey, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C9T5V5Q, read the directions, check the “Informed Consent” box, and fill out the survey. Participating in the survey is completely voluntary. If you don’t want to participate in the survey, you don’t need to do anything.
Please fill out the survey only once (since I am sending this invitation out through email and facebook, you may accidentally receive two invitations).
Only the researchers, Dr. Kristi King and her research team from University of Louisville, will have access to your survey results, so please feel free to express your thoughts openly. The researchers will provide me with the final groups’ results, not your individual results. The deadline for filling out the survey is Friday, September 28, 2012, 12:00 noon.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. My number is 270-422-2227 or you may email me at email@example.com.
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The MAC’s Fall programs are filling up quick, but there’s still time to get registered!
Programs for the Fall 1 session include: Gymnastics, Cheer & Dance, Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, and The First Tee Program.
In addition, we are pre-registering for Fall 2 programs that include: Youth Basketball, Soccer, and Future Stars Sports.
To download the most recent program guide, visit the programs page and then download the guide via the link provided.
Feel Free to contact us at 422-2227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MAC COMMUNITY NIGHT
Friday, August 24th
5pm – 9pm
Join us for an evening of family fun and fitness! Friday, August 24th the entire MAC facility will be open to the public free of charge. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a number of different activities, specifically designed for the the whole family, that will include swimming, volleyball, putting contests, cornhole, and drawings for prizes.
All equipment will be provided. The first 50 children (under the age of 15) in attendance will receive a MAC t-shirt.
Please come out and take part!!!
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.
The MAC recently wrapped its first ever commercial shoot. The spot will begin airing on BBTEL and Insight Cable in just a few days! We thought you might enjoy a sneak peek. Visit our web site to check it out!