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YMCA of Greater Houston Area
August 25, 2012

I loved the YMCA in Pearland. I had been a member for 16 years, and enjoyed their pool and workout/weight facilities. But due to continued monthly membership rate increases, I was finally forced to go elsewhere. No one seemed to question why the Houston Area YMCA's pay 55% of there gross operating revenues in salaries. Most of these facilities are run by part-time minumum wage college students. They must pay the top administrative people who run these branch quite well. My membership fee had doubled during the 16 years I was a member, and no one seems to ask why? Thats more than the inflation rate. Yes they offer reduced membership rates for people below a certain income level, but just try and qualify. I question whether they should even be allowed to operate as a non-profit organization. Members are asked to fund the salaries of the few.

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