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Remembering Darwin J. “Tim” Delano, CT 3

  Each Memorial Day we are reminded of those who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our nation and of freedom around the world. Memorial Lodge was built, in part, for that purpose. Our historical research into the twelve Takodians who were lost in the Second World War and, most recently, into a second-generation […]

100 Years Ago: The First Edition of Takodah Whispers

  The first edition of Takodah Whispers was mimeographed by Ruth Beverstock at the Keene Chamber of Commerce in late February, 1924, and was mailed out in early March to 77 boys and 43 girls. Whispers was originally conceived as a way to increase awareness, registration, and excitement for the summer seasons ahead. While no […]

Takodah YMCA announces Chris Burke as new Executive Director & CEO

We are excited to announce that Chris Burke will serve as the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2024. He will succeed Jim Doremus who has served as Interim Executive Director & CEO since October, 2022. Chris brings extensive experience in independent residential camping, youth development, and mission-focused non-profit programs. He […]