Gladstone PCYC named best in the state for second year
GLADSTONE PCYC has taken top honours at the annual PCYC Club Awards for the second year in a row.
The heart of Gladstone's youth community received the PCYC Club of the Year Award on Wednesday.
Up against 50 other PCYC clubs across the state, the Gladstone not-for-profit organisation impressed the judges with its stable management and quality youth programs.
Gladstone PCYC branch manager Sergeant John Kendall said the club was really appreciative of the award.
"We are stoked. It's good to be acknowledged by the state office," Sgt Kendall said.
"The management at the PCYC does a remarkable job to provide the best service on a day to day basis."
But it wasn't always good news for the PCYC.
In 2010 Sgt Kendall revealed the Gladstone PCYC was in debt to the tune of $60,000.
"We have such a large facility and at times it can be expensive to manage. At times our electricity bill can exceed $48,000," he said.
"Over the past few years we've managed to build partnerships with the community and work with corporate Gladstone to make sure we can deliver what is needed in the community," he said.
The news comes as GAPDL CEO and former police officer Glenn Churchill was crowned the new chair of the PCYC committee a fortnight ago.
"It's definitely a good thing that we now have Glenn on board. We (the PCYC) have received a $200,000 loan from our state office to build a new gym complex, which will in turn generate more income to the club," Sgt Kendall said.
Why the PCYC won?
- Stable management.
- Variety and quality of youth programs.
- Community oriented.