Since its inception in 1916, the Moultrie YMCA has stood tall as a major asset in the life of Colquitt County and the surrounding area. The Moultrie Y had its beginnings in a one building facility on a lot in downtown Moultrie. Today, the Moultrie Y features two buildings and
37-acres of playing fields. The growth of the Y has been driven by a strong commitment to assessing the needs of the community and to responding with quality programs and services.
Open to all, Y programs and services are under girded by Christian virtues. The goal of the Y is to provide an opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy each other while participating in activities couched in an atmosphere of Honesty, Responsibility, Caring and Respect.
HISTORY OF THE Y LOGO
1881- The Ninth Conference in London approves the first Y logo, which highlights values by featuring a reference to John 17:21: "That they may all be one... as we are one."
1891- Luther H. Gulick, M.D., proposes a red triangle as the Y symbol. The equal sides of the triangle stand for "man's essential unity, body mind and spirit, each being a necessary and eternal part of man, he being neither one alone..."
1895- The annual convention of the U.S. and Canadian Ys authorizes adding the triangle to the old World Alliance insignia.
1896- The logo is simplified and a second ring is added. It is said the second ring represents friendship and love without end among individuals. This remains the Y's official emblem.
1897- The everyday logo from 1897 to 1967 is the red triangle.
1967- The Y creates and trademarks the logo with the triangle and bent bar.
Inside our New Logo
The Y's new visual system reflects our true identity: a caring, people-oriented organization that is devoted to the cause of strengthening communities. Our refreshed logo, for instance, is bold, active and welcoming, suggesting our determined commitment to social progress. Plus, the many colors reflect the vibrancy and diversity of our communities and activities.
We encourage you to visit our Y to tour the facilities and meet our friendly staff!
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.