Anil, it is hard to believe that just one week ago we were in London. We had a phenomenal visit which the students have all rated as the high point in their lives to date. For Erin and myself, we accomplished all that we had hoped to with a resounding level of success. Part of that was due to the outstanding weather. The other aspect was due to staying at the Indian YMCA. Your accommodations were perfect and we loved the location of the Y within the city. We hope to stay with you again next year when we return in March.
Both Erin and I commented on how friendly and accommodating you and your staff were for our students. Your staff could not have been more helpful and they made us feel very welcome. It certainly resonated with all that you would expect of a YMCA! I personally enjoyed learning about your history and all that you have overcome, especially with the bombing and destruction of your facility at the time. It speaks well of the staff and volunteer resilience at the time to rebuild and continue to serve the Indian students and other visitors who choose to stay with you.

Thank you again for all that you did for us. I will plan to see you again in June at the World Assembly meeting in Estes Park, Colorado and then on campus in July. Attached is a photo of our group arriving at the Indian YMCA on our first day in London.

USA team

Harry Rock, Director, Office of YMCA Relations & the National YMCA Hall of Fame Stitzer YMCA Center Springfield College 263 Alden Street Springfield, MA 01109 413.748.3914 "Educating YMCA Leaders Since 1885"