100 Years of Service

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Judge Paul William Alexander

In 2022, Y’s Men International will celebrate its 100th anniversary. In 1922, Judge Paul William Alexander started the first club in Toledo, Ohio, USA in 1922 to support the local YMCA.

Being a club member during this historic period is a great privilege – but one that comes with increased responsibility. Although our centennial is certainly a time to look backward in honour of our founder and our past accomplishments, it is more importantly a time to look forward. We have been given a wonderful legacy, but what will we pass on? It is our urgent duty to decide the architecture of our future and to lay its foundation. Together, we must build the relevance of our movement and increase our service so that the next generation of Y’s Men members inherit something solid and significant on which to construct their own history.

Challenge 22

Paul William Alexander Legacy Project