When she was a child, Meghan Davis wanted to be a variety of things when she grew up: A teacher, an ice-cream shop owner, perhaps even President of the United States. Fortunately, the Wilkes-Barre YMCA got to take advantage of this overachiever and has recently named her its new marketing and communications director. Pleased where she ended up, Meghan brings her enthusiasm, creativity and community mindedness to this local nonprofit.
It is time you get to know Meghan Davis.
Community involvement: This is the best part of my job - I'm involved in the community everyday! What a lot of people tend to forgot is that the YMCA is a nonprofit, one of the largest in the country. Those that purchase memberships here are not only bettering themselves by opting to live a healthy and active lifestyle, but they are also helping so many others in the process. I take advantage of every chance I get to spread that message. It's so important for young people to get involved in their communities. Whether it's volunteering at a homeless shelter or helping out at a soup kitchen, people need help from other people. It's as simple as that.
Hobbies: Working out, watching movies, spending time with family and friends.
Favorite quote: "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." - Dr. Seuss
Favorite thing about the area: The people, of course. Those that make up the Greater Wilkes-Barre area and its surrounding communities simply get it; they get that there is a need out there and that the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is here to do everything it can to help. The generosity of local businesses is astounding. Whether it's donating 15 trays of pizza for an event we're having, providing a monetary donation or offering to donate 20 gift cards for us to raffle off to members, the sense of giving in the community is truly heartwarming.
Favorite movie: "When Harry Met Sally" - there is nothing that movie can't fix!
One thing most people don't know about me: I have an unhealthy addiction to the show "House Hunters" ... well, most HGTV shows for that matter.
One thing I've always wanted to do: Run a marathon!
Current passion: My job! I feel so incredibly blessed that I have been given such an amazing opportunity.