RYE YMCA NEWSLETTER      November 2012  
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Dear Friends,

The strength of our community is never more evident than in times of disaster.  I've been gratified by stories of friends and neighbors helping each other through the ravages of Hurricane Sandy and relieved that our own hardships were minimal, allowing the Y to offer a warm place to sit and re-charge (in every sense of the word), shower, exercise and connect with others.  So come on in!  The Y community is here for you.


Gregg Howells, Rye Y Executive Director

Rye Y Camp changes lives
Rye Y Camp Changes Lives
Click here to view a short video about the impact of our camp on the youth in our community.  
Eileen Barber Rye YMCA Welcomes New COO   
The Rye YMCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Eileen F. Barber as its new Chief Operating Officer. Eileen takes the place of Ed Philipp who is now the CEO of the Greenwich YMCA.   A native New Yorker, Eileen comes to the Rye Y from Warwick, Rhode Island where she has served as Executive Director of the Kent County YMCA for the past five years. Read more.
 halloweenHalloween Party 2012  
Our party on October 27 was a great family day. Good weather, dazzling costumes, fun crafts, games and treats!  Click here to view slideshow
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Golfing for a Good Cause   
Golfers at the Rye Y's annual golf fundraiser enjoyed a day of blue skies and camaraderie - all while supporting a great cause.  The golf event is one of several fundraising events throughout the year that raise funds for the Y Cares program. Read more
  Rye Y Celebrates LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program   
LIVESTRONG staff On Sunday, October 7, over 100 participants joined together to celebrate the Rye Y's LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. The program has helped over 100 cancer survivors reclaim their health and well being through physical activity. The day featured a spin-a-thon, Locks of Love hair donation at Milano's and a celebration and dinner for cancer survivors and their families.  Read more
walk to school week Walk to School Week  
Students at Midland Elementary School in Rye celebrated International Walk to School Month by joining walking school busses during the week of October 1-5.  Read more
Member Registration now starts Nov 6.  Non-Member Registration starts Nov. 8.  Click here for details.  To view the program guide, please click here.
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program  
The Rye Y supports National Diabetes Awareness Month.

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle modification program that helps people reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes by helping them learn about eating healthier, increasing physical activity and other behavior changes.  
The program is a year long, with 16 one-hour classroom sessions, then monthly maintenance.  A trained lifestyle coach helps participants learn strategies for healthy eating, physical activity and other lifestyle changes.  The goal is for participants to lose 7 percent of their body weight and increase their physical activity to 150 minutes per week. 
For more information, contact Tanya Stack at 914-967-6363, ext. 206.  
November Yoga Workshops at the Wainwright
(We hope the Wainwright will be open Thursday - call here first!)
Thursdays, 5:30-6:15 pm
Nov. 8: Yoga at my Desk
Free to members. Click here for details.  
Family Dinner Theater - Transformation Face Painting
Friday, November 9 -  5:30-7:30 PM
 Join us for a magical evening of storytelling on FACES!
Members:  Free;  Non-Members: $15  Limited availability; registratin required.  Click here for details and to register.
Pre-Holiday Social Night
Friday, November 9 - 7:30-8:30 pm
Free for all Rye Y Members.  Click here for details.
Fun Club Day, ages 5-12, 9am-4pm 
Monday, Nov. 12: Trip to Sports Time USA.  Click here for details and to register.
VETERANS DAY - November 12
Join us as we honor our veterans, both past and present. Please fill out an American Flag at the front desk to honor a veteran. We will also be providing blank thank you cards at the front desk and encourage you to fill out cards to veterans and families of deployed troops. 
Liberty Paintball Adventure- Ages 11-14 
Monday, November 12
Join us this Veterans Day, as we travel to Extreme Paintball. Games are supervised and refereed at all times, by experienced paintball staff. The games are well organized and a lot of fun. Click here for details.  

Gymnastics Open Workout - 6:30-7:30 pm 
Youth (ages 7 up) - Thurs., Nov. 15
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 
Click here to register.
Kids Night Out, ages 5-12,
Friday, November 16, 5:30-10:00pm
Parents - drop off your kids for a night on the town
Click here for details.  
Care for the Family Caregiver at the Wainwright
Thursday, November 20, 6-8 pm  Co-sponsored by the Rye Y. This monthly meeting provides support, guidance, healing, and hope on how to make the most of the experience without losing yourself in the process. Click here for details.
Save the Date! November 23 is our Day after Thanksgiving Swim Fundraiser for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and Mac Angels
Details to come! 
Grades 6-8; 7:00 pm - 10 pm
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.
11/10 -Rye Middle School 7th Grade Event- $5 for all
11/17 -Giant Jousting Tournament
12/1 - Rye Middle School 6th Grade Event - $5 for all
Members: Free (except special events)
Non-Members: $5

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
Diabetes Prevention
Fall Yoga Workshops
Family Dinner Theater
Pre-Holiday Social Night
Fun Club Day
Kids Night Out
Liberty Paintball Adventure
Gymnastics Open Workout
Kids Night Out
Care for the Family Caregiver
Halloween Party
Teen Y2Nights
Fall Safety Classes
Centennial - need your help
Mah Jong Mondays
Ambassadors Reception
Freestyle with Flor
Swim Meet Pool Schedule/ Parking:
Please note that parking may be difficult on Sunday, 11/18 - 12:45-5 pm
Consider parking in the municipal lot across the street.
Adult Lap in Pa Cope is 2:30-4:30 pm and
Family Swim
4:30-6:00 pm


Water Safety Instructor Classes: starts Sun., Nov. 11  

First Aid & CPR:
starts Thurs., Nov. 15

Infant/Child CPR:
Mon., Nov. 26 

Babysitting Training
starts Sat., Nov. 17

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We're getting ready for our Centennial Celebration in 2014 and need your help!
Do you have any Rye Y memories, photos or memorabilia from the early 1900s through the 1990s to share? Contact Sally Wright at 967-6363, ext. 202 or click here to email. 

1:30-2:30 pm 
Join a new social circle, learn something new & exercise your brain.

Look for details in our lobby - Nov. 13, 14 & 15!  

Try our new Wednesday Lunch time spin at 12:15 with Rosemary.

The Rye Y Story Project   
Thank you to all who participated in our Story Project - watch for stories around the building soon!

Saturday, Dec. 1
4-6 pm  


Have you been a member of the Rye Y or any Y for 20+ years?  Please join us! Look for a poster at the Y soon.

Nov. 28-Dec. 19
8:00-9:30 pm
Click here for details.


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