RYE YMCA NEWSLETTER      June 2012  
Rye Y's Annual Dinner Honors Community MembersTim Clark

Rye residents Tim Clark and Augustina Santucci were honored for their outstanding contributions to the community at the Rye Y's annual dinner on May 17 at the Apawamis Club in Rye. The Gold Spirit award, presented to Clark by trustee Tom Murphy, is the Rye Y's highest honor for volunteer service.  Read more 

EdRye Y's COO Named a Westchester Rising Star
The Rye YMCA is happy to announce that Ed Philipp, Rye Y Chief Operating Officer, has been chosen for the 2012 Rising Stars "40 under 40" award. The honor is awarded every year by the Business Council of Westchester to 40 outstanding individuals... Read more
zumbaY After School Care = Nurturing, Active Fun and Enrichment
The Rye YMCA's After School programs, Kindertime and After School Adventures, are now open for registration for the 2012-2013 school year. Both programs focus on nurturing the potential of each child through a variety of recreational and enrichment activities. Read more  
GymnastsRye Y Gymnast Olivia Ham is YMCA Northeast Level 5 All Around Champion
The strong team spirit of the entire Rye YMCA gymnastics team contributed to several outstanding performances at the YMCA Northeast Regional Gymnastics Championships in Glens Falls, NY, May 4-6.  Read more
Bike to the Y Day bike to Y DayDraws Enthusiastic Riders
On Sunday, May 20, the Rye YMCA held its first Bike to the Y Day, a free community event to promote cycling as a healthy, earth-friendly alternative to driving. Read more
We've been very busy blogging!  Will you join us? If you have a experience which you'd like to share, please contact [email protected]
vickie Vickie Kourtelis,  Aquatics Director
"It's as easy as riding a bike." Funny! For so many years I thought, "if that's the case, I'm doomed!" After a few failed attempts at mastering a two wheel bike on my own, I had sworn off the activity.
Read more

laura-alexLaura Tiedge, Senior Director of Healthy Living
I met Alex a little more than 9 months ago when I interviewed her to be a part of our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA pilot program. At the time, she was an 18-month ovarian cancer survivor with steadfast Irish determination to get back in shape. Read more.

Denise Woodin, Director of Community Impact & Social Responsibility
Recently, Groupon voucher in hand, I tried out a different salon for a much-needed haircut. After a minute, someone came to the front desk, took my name, and led me to the back. Read more.  

Ellen Watermelon and several children from our After School Adventures program sing an Earth Day Song written by Denise. Listen to the song.

Ed Philipp, Chief Operating Officer
I'm Only Half Crazy. You might have heard: I am running a half marathon on April 22nd. Up until six months ago, when I committed to running the race, I never would have thought I'd be running a half marathon. Read more.

Summer Classes start June 23
We are offering swim classes, youth karate and Super Soccer Stars this summer. Registration Starts June 13 for Members and June 15 for Non-Members. (Online registration not available for youth swim classes. Members - please drop off forms before June 13.)
Click here for details.

We still have a few spots left for summer camp! Contact the Member Services Desk at 967-6363 to find out about availability.
After School Adventures and Kinder Time Registration   
Registration is now open for our fall after school programs.
Please register at the Member Services Desk - space is limited. Click here for details.
Nat'l Cancer Survivors Day Celebration
Sunday, June - 10 am - noon
A festive celebration at Gilda's Club Westchester.  
Click here for details.
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program starts June 4, 6:30-7:30 pm
Would you like to lose weight and exercise more? To find out if you are eligible for our diabetes prevention program and take a free risk assessment, email Tanya Stack.
Click here for more details.   
Adult Gymnastics Open Workout - 6:30-7:30 pm 
Monday, June 4
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. 
Beat the Sugar Blues Workshop June 6 at 6:30 pm
Learn how to permanently change your relationship with sugar in this free workshop. Click here for details.
Distracted Walking Poster Contest Reception 
Tuesday, June 12 -  5:30-7:00 pm, Rye Free Reading Room
Winners will be chosen from 10 Rye High School finalists.
Click here for details.   
Relay for Life -Fri. June 8 and Sat. June 9
The Rye Y is walking in support of the American Cancer Society. Please join us!  Click here for details.  
June Wainwright House Programs
Northeast Birth 2012
Sunday, June 3,10 am - 5 pm
with Barbara Marx Hubbard, renowed evolutionary futurist. Click for details. 
Channeled Grace Healing Circles 
Monday, June 4 - 11 am - noon
Click here for details.
June 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.
High School students: Fridays: 6/1 & 6/8
Middle School students (Y 2Night!) Saturdays, 7-10 pm:
6/2-  Bouncy House, Gym Games, Movies, Your Music Playlist & more! Please bring canned food to help us support local food pantries.
6/9 -Pool Party!  Brookside Pool Open, Party food by Powell Catering, Outdoor music in the circle. $5 for members & non-members.  
Shoe and Cleat Drive for Costa Rica
Week of June 18
Please drop off used cleats and shoes at the bin in the Rye Y lobby. To be distributed to Venado, CR 
Knee Arthritis in 2012 and Beyond
Wednesday, June 20, 7:30-9:00 pm
Talk with Andrew Pearle, MD (Sports Medicine Surgeon at HSS and team MD for the NY Mets about how robotics are refining the treatment of knee arthritis. Click here for details.
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In This Issue
Rye Y Staff Blogs
Summer Registration
Nat'l Cancer Survivors Day
Diabetes Prevention Class
Gymnastics Open Workout
Beat the Sugar Blues
Distracted Walking Poster Reception
Relay for Life
Wainwright House
JuneTeen Nights
Shoes & Cleat Drive
Knee Arthritis in 2012 & Beyond
Stories from the Y
Men's Tri Team
Teen Fitness Camp

Bike to the Y Promotion!

Get a Bike to the Y Incentive Card at the Member Services Card. Every time you ride your bike to the Y, we'll punch your card. The more holes in your card, the more prizes you win! 


Click here to read our new publication about the amazing individuals that make up the Rye Y Community.

Free & for Rye Y Members. For men interested in training for their first triathlon. The team meets for group workouts & training sessions. Please email Tanya Stack if you are interested in joining.
Is your teen interested in having a fun and active summer?  We still have spots left in our teen fitness camp for ages 12-17. The camp is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30-am - 1:30 pm. Activities include swimming, sports, strength training, games, agility training and much more.  Click here for more details and to watch the video.

JUNE CHILDWATCH HOURS - Through the end of June, we are continuing our extension of Mon. and Wed. afternoon hours  (4:15-8:00 pm).  We have also added new trial hours on Tues. and Thurs., 4:15-8:30pm.  

Special June Group Ex Classes

Saturday, 6/2 at 7:30 am: Summer Blast with J.T. & Diana

Wed., 6/6 at 11 am
Outdoor Workout in the circle with J.T. and Diana.

June Fitlinxx Promotion
Do you work out in the Fitness Center but haven't tried Fitlinxx yet? Now is your chance! Sign up for a free Fitlinxx orientation and get a free fitness assessment! Sign up in the fitness center or email Laura Laura.

Restricted parking at the Wainwright Sunday, June 3. Please park in the Carriage House lot only. Bill's 4:30 students should arrive early for class as the parking attendants won't be there and the lot will be crowded.

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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