RYE YMCA NEWSLETTER      September 2012  
Don't Miss Out on Fall Programs!
The Rye Y's fall classes start on September 8 and there are still plenty of fun, active opportunities available for children, teens and adults. A sampling of classes currently open for registration is listed below. Read more. 
Have you noticed our new whiteboard on the 2nd floor? Every few days we post a new question and ask for responses. Members have shared their accomplishments, told us about their first summer jobs, shared ideas for new Y programs and much more. We hope you'll join the conversation!  We also post the questions on Facebook so click here if you haven't yet "liked" us on Facebook and want to join our Facebook community.
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 Your textbooks are here!
Laura Tiedge, Rye Y's Senior Director of Healthy Living, writes about returning to school "after all of these years."
Fun Club Days, Grades K-6
Enjoy your school holiday at the Y! We're planning lots of fun activities for our September Fun Club Days:
September 17, September 18 and September 26.
Members: $60/day; Non-Members: $75/day. Extended hours available. Click here to register. 
Healing 5 Element Qi Gong (Tai Chi),
co-sponsored with Rye Y & taught by Margaret Matsumoto
Free Intro
- Thurs., September 13, 7:15-8:30 pm
Series is September 20-November 1, 7:15-8:30 PM
Click here for details
Healing Arts & Community Fair
Sunday, September 30, noon - 6 pm
Speakers, Vendors, Community Information Tables, Healing 
Arts Practitioners, Earth Celebration, Spirit Club for Children 
and Yoga Demonstrations. Keynote speaker Marlise Karlin will discuss how to "Ignite the Power of Peace Within You."  Click here for details. 

Ready, Set, Go Fit -Sept. 17 - Dec. 4
A 12 week program to help you reach your health and fitness goals. For more information, contact Diana Vita. Click here to register online.
Moms & Dads Social Group/Workshop
for parents of children with special needs
Thursday, Sept. 27, 7-7:45 pm, Free
Come to our first bi-monthly meeting, designed to bring parents together and allow them to converse and share resources.
Our guest speaker will be Marion Anderson, Executive Director of Heartsong, a music and art therapy program for children with special needs.
special needs day Special Needs Family Fun  Day
Saturday, Sept. 29, 1-3 pm
A fun afternoon at the Rye Y featuring recreational swim and soft gym play. Open to all children with special needs and their families. FREE. No registration required. For more information, please contact Scott Umbel at 967-6363, ext. 115.  


Teen Leaders Club - Grades 9-12
Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 pm (school days only)
Are you interested in developing leadership skills and making a difference in the community? Contact Scott Umbel at 967-6363, ext. 105
Grades 6-8; 7:00 pm - 10 pm
Saturdays, Sept. 22 & Sept. 29
The Rye Y opens its doors exclusively to middle school youth to enjoy our facility - including activities in the gymnasium and game room, swimming, the Teen Lounge and fun activities.
Members: Free; Non-Members: $5
Gymnastics Open Workout - 6:30-7:30 pm 
Youth (ages 7 up) - Thurs., Sept. 27
Adults  - Monday, Oct. 1
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/class or $70 for all four. Click here to register.
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
New session starts September 25
Choose either Tues. 9:30-10:30am or Tue. 6:30-7:30 pm 
Click here for a checklist that will help determine if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you are at risk, our lifestyle modification program can help you take control and provide tools for healthy living. FEES: Rye Y Members: $100; Non-Members: $160. Financial Assistance Available. Program is open to all, please pass this information on to friends and family. For more information, contact Tanya Stack at 914-967-6363, ext. 206.  
golf ball Link Your Passion with Our Passion! 
Please join us for our annual golf outing fundraiser on October 1. (Shotgun start at 12:30pm.) Registration deadline is Sept. 15. Please click here for details or contact  Sally Wright at 967-6363, ext. 202.  
Save the Date: LIVESTRONG Week is October 2-7 
Sunday, October 7: Survivor family BBQ. Open to all LIVESTRONG participants as well as any Rye Y member who is a cancer survivor. Watch for details.  Locks for Love hair donation will also take place on October 7.   

The Rye Y is committed to nurturing the potential

of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
21 Locust Avenue, Rye, NY 10580

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In This Issue
Rye Y Blogs
Fun Club
Wainwright House
Teen Leaders club
Special Needs Family Fun
Teen Y2Night
Gymnastics Open Workout
Diabetes Prevention
Annual Golf Outing
Swim Team Tryouts
MEMBER SATISFACTION SURVEY: Our 2012 survey will arrive via email or mail starting Sept. 8 to a random sampling of  members. If you receive the survey, please take the time to fill it out and return to the address noted. Your feedback helps us focus on improvements
that are meaningful to you. Thank you!

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL SAFETY CLASSES: Lifeguard Classes (including Waterfront Lifeguarding) start Wed., Oct. 3
Water Safety Instructor Classes start Fri., Sept. 28.
CPR/AED - next class is Wed., Sept. 19.

Babysitting Training - next class starts Sat., 9/22  

fall 2012 guide 
Click here to view program guide.
There is still time to register for fall programs
Click here to register.

Wed., 9/12, 6-7 pm
Special Needs:
Thurs, 9/13, 5-6pm
Practice Team:
Wed., 9/12, 7-8 pm
Special Needs:
9/13, 5-6 pm
Wave Ryeders
Ages 5-8: Tues., 9/11, 6:15-8:00 pm
Ages 9-18: Thurs., 9/13, 6:15-8:00 pm
Make up for all squads:
Fri., 9/14, 6:15-7:30pm

WAVE RYEDER SWIM TEAM MEMBERS: Pre registration for existing members of the 2011/2012 pre, practice, and competitive swim team is now open!  Pick up a registration packet at the front desk - or click here - and make sure to register by 9/10 to hold your spot.   

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 & show us your helmet, we'll punch your card. The more holes in your card, the more prizes you win! 

Parking Reminder Please be courteous and safe in the parking lot and in the surrounding neighborhood.  Please obey posted speed limits, park only in designated spaces and do not block driveways. When our parking lot is crowded or full, parking in a municipal lot is an option.

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