Cape Breton Post - March 01, 2013
One of Cape Breton’s oldest community service clubs finds itself at a crossroads as it celebrates its 90th year of service to those in need.
The Sydney Y’s Men’s Club holds the distinction of being the first club to receive an international charter from the organization which was first formed in 1923 in Ohio.
Local club president Sandy Reynolds boasts that the Sydney club put the organization on the international map and continues to be the oldest, active club in the organization.
An affiliate of the YMCA, the club is mandated to promote and support the work of the YMCA along with specifically targeting services and programs aimed at youth. It now operates in 70 countries with a membership of nearly 30,000.