RYE YMCA NEWSLETTER       April 2012  
Wave Ryeders 2012 
Swim Team Crowned League Champions and Y State Champs of 8 and under division

The Rye Y Wave Ryeders and their fans have much to celebrate this year. After finishing another undefeated season, the team emerged as the overall League champions for the 7th consecutive year. Read more.

DeniseRye Y Welcomes New Director of Community Impact and Social Responsibility. The Rye YMCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Woodin as Director of Community Impact and Social Responsibility. Read more 
Read Denise's recent blog entry: From Health Seeker to Healthy: The Journey Begins.
Maya makes her first donation to the Strong Kids Campaign.
Rye Y Reaches 90 New Donors During Destination 486 Week

The goal of the Rye Y's Destination 486 week, March 11-17, was to educate more members about the Rye Y's cause. In 2012 the Y hopes at least 486 members will donate to the Strong Kids Campaign - a total of 100 more than last year. The week was a great success with over 90 new donors contributing to the total of $5867 raised. Read more. 

gymnastics-march2012Rye Y Gymnastics Team Shines in Connecticut State Championships
The Rye YMCA gymnastics team brought home an armful of medals and trophies from the March 24 and 25 Connecticut State Championships. Read more
Intergenerational Gardeningintergenerational gardening
Patricia Fulleylove, a resident of The Osborn Home, and Esme Girard, a 6-year old first grader from the Kids SPACE afterschool program enjoy planting bulbs together at an Intergenerational activity sponsored by the Rye YMCA and Friends of the Rye Nature Center. Read more.

rye derbyRYE DERBY AND
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Celebrate a special day with your family and the community! Free active fun and games for kids starts at 10 am at the Rye. 5 mile and 5K races start at 10:15 am.  Family fun 1 mile run/walk starts at 12:15 pm.  Click here for details and to register for races.
April Vacation Camps - April 9-13 - Register Now!
Don't miss out on a fun, active vacation week! We're offering Soccer, Gymnastics, Mix it Up and Fun Club School Vacation Camps. Click here for details.
elizabethEat Healthy. Be Happy - Mood Food & Other Ways to Lift Your Spirits
April 4, 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us at the Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook for a talk with Elizabeth Greig, FNP, MPH as she discusses how what we eat, how we handle stress and the choices we make can affect our emotions. Click here for details.   
Session IV Registration continues. New session starts April 16.  Click here to register online (Online registration not available for most aquatics classes.) To view the program guide, click here. 
New! Men's Tri Club -  Sign up Now - meetings start in May
For Rye Y Members - Free. designed for men interested in training for a local triathlon and meeting others with similar interest in an informal setting. Click here for details.
Gymnastics Open Workout - 6:30-7:30 pm 
Adults (new!) - April 2; Youth (ages 7 up) - April 26
Come and take part in our open workout program once a month. You'll have a chance to work on all four Olympic events, plus Tumble Trac and Mini Trampoline. $20.  Click here to register. 
Family Garden Workshopsfamily gardening  
Please join us for one or more workshops with the Rye Nature Center on  4/15 and 4/22 at either 12:30-2:00 or 3:00-4:30pm. Free to Rye Y Members; $10 for Non-Members. Click for details.
Lifeguard Classes starts April 9 or April 18
Waterfront Lifeguard Classes starts April 9 or April 18
Babysitting Training -Course starts April 14
Click here for details of all safety classes. Click here to register. 
April Teen Nights
The Rye Y is open for basketball, swimming (swim caps required), working out, video games, or socializing with friends.  Rye Y members are free (except special events) and Teen Access members are $5.00. Don't have a teen access card? Click here for a Teen Access Card application.
High School students: Fridays: 4/20, 4/27
Middle School students (Y 2Night!) Saturdays, 7-10 pm: 
4/21, 4/28 -  Bouncy House, Gym Games, Movies, Your Music Playlist & more! Please bring canned food to help us support local food pantries.  
April  Wainwright House Programs
The Post 2012 Career: Creating the Work you Love and Building the World Economy with Rick Jarow
April 19 - 7:00-9:30 pm
Jarow inspires you to live from your core and still thrive in this world, not by magic, but through choices you make on a regular basis.  Click here for details.
Affinity Groups - Holistic Moms; Connections; Women in Conversation; Writing from the Heart.  Click here for details.
Friday Night Live - Go Cart Racing at Grand Prix NY
Friday, May 4 -Ages 12-15
Save the Date or register now! Join us for an evening of unparalleled racing excitement. Click here for details.
June Mini-Camp for Pre-Schoolers  -June 11-21
Registration is now open! Click here for details.
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
It is not too late to join the next session of the program! Many individuals are unaware that they are impacted by pre-diabetes. The good news is that pre-diabetes (unlike diabetes) is reversible. Find out if you are at risk with a free Pre-Diabetes Risk Assessment at the Rye Y.   Click here for details.

The Rye Y is committed to nurturing the potential

of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
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In This Issue
Rye Derby
April Vacation Camps
Eat Healthy. Be Happy
Session IV Registration
Men's Tri Club
Gymnastics Open Workout
Family Garden Workshops
Safety Classes
April Teen Nights
Wainwright House
Friday Night Live
June Mini-Camp
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention
April Childwatch Hours
Racquetball Club
We are thrilled to welcome Ann Ivan, Fitness Center Director, to our staff! Watch for more about Ann in our May email.
Our Strong Kids Campaign kicks off in April. Watch your mailboxes for our annual mailing. Click here to learn more about our Strong Kids Campaign.

This fall, for the 6th year in a row, we sent out a survey to over 700 random members seeking feedback about their membership experience. 

Click here to view highlights and our response.

APRIL CHILDWATCH HOURS - Through the end of June, we are continuing our extension of Mon. and Wed. afternoon hours  (4:15-8:00 pm).  Starting April 17, we will be adding new trial hours on Tues. and Thurs., 4:15-8:30pm.  

Don't miss out on a summer of fun at the Rye Y!  Our camp spots are filling fast.  Click here to view camp guide and register online.  

Seeking volunteer photographers for Y events to use in our publications and communications. Students will receive community service hours. Please email if you would like to contribute your talent to the Y!

RACQUETBALL CLUB FOR ADULTS Our new, FREE club for members of the Rye Y is designed for both men and women interested in meeting and playing racquetball with other members. Click here for details.

International Camp Counselor Host Family  For the 3rd year, we are participating in the YMCA In'tl Camp Counselor program and are looking for volunteer host families. If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact Lou Caratelli at 967-6363, ext. 301.

Family Swim for Children with Special Needs.  Sundays -  9:00- 9:45 am.  FREE.  Click here for details.  

Parking Reminder Please be courteous and safe in the parking lot and park only in designated spaces on Mead Place. When our parking lot is crowded or full, parking in a municipal lot is an option.

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