Two board members of the Ecke YMCA in Encinitas, including the daughter of branch founder Paul Ecke, have been ousted after they objected to a decision to eliminate discounted youth memberships at all of San Diego County's YMCAs.UPDATE: Ousted YMCA board members start web site: YnowSD.com
Lizbeth Ecke, who also is the granddaughter of the Y's namesake, Magdalene Ecke, says she and fellow board member, Bob Ayers, were asked to “temporarily resign” from the Encinitas YMCA’s board of management earlier this year. Like Lizbeth, Ayers has deep family ties to the North County Y.
They say the request to step down came after the two wrote a letter to the YMCA of San Diego County's corporate board of directors questioning a policy change they believed would cut off thousands of kids from recreation programs at the county’s 12 YMCAs.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Ecke, Ayers kicked off YMCA board for questioning fee increase on lower-income children