Saturday, November 17, 2018

Burlington Area YMCA Offered a Variety of Summer Camps for 2018


A graduate of Truman State University, Kevin J. Carr serves as vice president of administrative services for Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa. Heavily involved in his community in Iowa, Kevin J. Carr serves as the president of the YMCA in Burlington.

Formally organized in 1877, the Burlington Area YMCA uses Christian beliefs to establish programs for those in the community. It strives to create a safe environment and focuses on healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development.

One of the ways the Burlington Area YMCA encourages youth development is through Camp McBride. Found in Burlington, the 118-acre camp gives children a chance to hang out with other kids, gain lifelong memories, and gain independence.

For the summer of 2018, there were week-long camps available. A sampling of the camps included the following:

* Spy Camp. This camp featured code breaking, spy kits, and top-secret missions.

* Jurassic World. This dinosaur-themed camp included digging for dinosaur bones and making fossils.

* Star Wars: The Last Camper. The camp area was turned into a Jedi-training ground with campers learning light-saber skills and Jedi mind tricks.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Spirit Hollow Golf Resort Holds Fourth Annual Rust Tee Open


Monday, September 10, 2018

YMCA's Summer Food Program Reaches 100 Million Distributed Meals


As chief financial officer and vice president of administrative services at Iowa's Southeastern Community College, Kevin J. Carr is responsible for all non-academic operations and has overseen financing to construct three new academic halls, among other accomplishments. Beyond his professional pursuits, Kevin J. Carr is a member of the US Bank advisory board in Burlington, Iowa, and serves as president of the board of directors for his local YMCA. 

The YMCA launched its Summer Food Program in 2011 to provide healthy snacks and meals to children in need throughout the United States. The program facilitated the distribution of more than five million nutritious snacks and meals in its inaugural year, and has grown significantly since. In 2017, the YMCA served more than 22 million meals at more than 3,900 locations nationwide. On Aug. 21, 2018, the YMCA of USA announced it had recently served its 100 millionth meal at the Laurelwood Housing Authority Site in Indianapolis. 

The Summer Food Program is present in schools, parks, and other off-site locations in numerous communities to ensure travel is never a barrier to accessing healthy food. In addition, the YMCA operates mobile food kitchens that not only deliver nutritious snacks and meals across the United States, but also host healthy cooking presentations and youth activities.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Volunteering at the Burlington Area YMCA


A resident of Burlington, Iowa, Kevin J. Carr serves as the vice president of administrative services and chief financial officer at Southeastern Community College. Alongside his career in Iowa, Kevin J. Carr contributes his time to Burlington Area YMCA as president of the organization’s board of directors.

The Burlington Area YMCA provides a wide range of programs that benefit the body and mind. The organization focuses particularly on programs that promote social responsibility and encourage healthy habits.

To achieve its goals, the Burlington Area YMCA relies on the efforts of volunteers who generously donate countless hours to help run its programs. Volunteer positions include youth sports coach, group exercise instructor, marketing assistant, and annual support campaigner. Volunteers can serve on a long-term or short-term basis.

Individuals interested in contributing their particular skills to the Burlington Area YMCA may visit www.burlingtony.org to read the full volunteer brochure and learn more about the various programs or call 319-753-6734 to discuss details with a staff member.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

YMCA Child Care Programs


Kevin J. Carr, the vice president of administrative services for Southeastern Community Collegein West Burlington, Iowa, also serves as president of his local YMCA. Since 2018, Kevin J. Carr has helped the YMCA meet its programming goals on multiple fronts.

All over the country, the YMCA helps parents take care of their children through a variety of child care programs. These programs, staffed by childhood development experts, help children explore new things and receive care in a safe, trusting environment. They also provide opportunities for children to learn and grow, including homework help and skill development.

For young children, the YMCA offers full-day and partial-day child care, ensuring that parents can work and be confident their children are taken care of. Children in these programs can also participate in the Early Learning Readiness Program, providing experiences similar to preschool.

For older children, the YMCA provides after school childcare. For children dealing with food insecurity, these programs also offer healthy food in addition to academic enrichment.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Burlington Civic Music Association’s 2018-2019 Season


Serving as the chief financial officer of Southeastern Community College in Iowa, Kevin J. Carr directs the institution’s non-academic business. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Kevin J. Carr supports community activities, and sits on the board of directors of the Burlington Civic Music Association in Iowa.

First performing in churches and schools in the 1930s, the association now offers a complete season of musical entertainment for the people of southeast Iowa. The 2018-2019 season begins with Artrageous on September 14. These performers explore simultaneous art forms, painting on stage while others dance and sing. Following on October 11 is Farewell Angelina, a female country music quartet who have opened for Blake Shelton.

On November 8, Sybarite5 bring their energetic and wide-ranging chamber music, which has placed on Billboard charts. In time for the holidays, the association presents A Charlie Brown Christmas December 7. The television classic includes a jazz trio playing composer Vince Guaraldi’s music. Next on January 11 is John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party, a tribute to the music of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper.

Nominated for a Tony award, Melissa Errico performs Broadway tunes for Valentine’s Day. DSQ then play classical and pop songs on electrified stringed instruments March 20. Completing the season on April 9, 2019, is the Presidio Brass, which features brass, vocal, guitar, piano, and percussion performances. The quintet will conduct a student clinic earlier that day.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Golf Course at Spirit Hollow


Kevin J. Carr, an Iowa-based senior executive with more than two decades of experience in the finance industry, serves as the vice president of administrative services at Southeastern Community College. In his free time, Kevin J. Carr enjoys golfing at Spirit Hollow, a course in Burlington, Iowa.

The golf course at Spirit Hollow was designed by Rick Jacobson more than 20 years ago. A tribute to the area’s natural curves and hills, the course provides players with scenic challenges, including water hazards, sloping greens, and over 15,000 trees. The course traces the Mississippi River, creating a unique experience for players of varying skill.

Rated one of the top two courses in Iowa by both Golf World and Golf Digest, Spirit Hollow was built on a 400-acre cattle ranch. The ranch appealed to Randy Winegard, a young Iowa native who felt so drawn to the land that he purchased it in 1991. It is open to players of all ages. Golfers age 17 and under can play for $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends and holidays. 

Golfers ages 18 to 49 can play for $80 on weekdays and $89 on weekends and holidays. Those aged 50 to 59 can play for $45 on weekdays and $50 on weekends and holidays. Golfers age 60 and over can play for $40 weekdays and $45 weekends and holidays.