RYE YMCA NEWSLETTER      April 2013 
Member Registration for the next session starts April 3.  Online registration starts at 6 am. (Most children's aquatics classes are not available for online registration. Please mail in or drop off registration lottery form by April 2.)  Non-Member registration starts April 5.  Click here to view program guide.
Click here to register online.   
March Madness March Madness Gala: The Countdown has started for a GREAT time!  Saturday, April 6, 7-11 pm
at the Manursing Island Club. Enjoy the action of one of the Final Four games and help support the Rye Y's Financial Aid program. Details and purchase tickets at
Rye Derby & Healthy Kids Day
Sunday, April 28

A fun and active day for the whole family! Runners can sign up for the 5 mile U.S. Track and Field sanctioned race or the 5K race (starts at 10:15am). Families and kids can register for our fun 1 mile walk/run through the streets of Rye (starts at 12:15).  Healthy Kids Day activities start at 10:30am.  


Click here to register online and view details.  

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Forgot your membership card? Wonder if there is a Zumba class or adult basketball this evening? The information you need is now at your fingertips!

The Y's new mobile app is available FREE for all iphones and android smart phones. Go to the Apple App store or Google Play shop and search for Rye YMCA. Download the free app and say "OK" to Push Notifications. This will allow us to update you on facility closures and class cancellations.
swim team leagues Rye Y Swim Team Wins League Championship, Place High in States
The Rye Y Wave Ryeders ended the season as Westchester-Fairfield League Champions (March 3) for the 8th consecutive year. At the New York State YMCA Championships in Ithaca, March 15-17, the Wave Ryeders placed tenth overall and brought home several trophies. Read more. 
diabetes alert  Rye Y Encourages all to Understand the Risks of Type 2 Diabetes
With 26 million people suffering from diabetes and 79 million people living with prediabetes, the Rye YMCA is urging all adults to learn their risks and take action to prevent the disease. Read more
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants win Nat'l Recognition
New Rochelle residents Lucy Landi and Kathy Mandarano won the national cancer survivorship contest presented by the National Women's Survivors Convention through their participation in the Rye YMCA's LIVESTONG program.
More Events
Learn more about Group Exercise Classes
Monthly Meet and Greet: Monday, April 1, 11:30-12:30 pm
Free for all Members. Let us answer any questions you might have about classes and help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Hang Up and Drive! A Special Presentation about the Dangers of Distracted Driving
Thursday, April 4 - 7:30 pm, Rye Middle School

Join us as Jacy Good shares her powerful personal story about the irreparable damage caused by distracted driving.
escape fire Film & Q&A: April 18, 7:30 pm
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
The award winning film tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? This 90 minute showing will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A / panel discussion with Dr. Daren Wu, Chief Medical Officer of Open Door Family Medical Center and Dr. Henri Roca, Medical Director of Greenwich Hospital's Integrative Medicine Department. FREE. Rye Free Reading Room Click here for details.

Rye Rocks on Earth Day - April 20  
Spend Earth Day in Rye with activities and events at the Rye Arts Center, Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye Free Reading Room, Rye Nature Center, Rye Town Park, Rye YMCA, Wainwright House and the Village Green.
Click here for a schedule.

April Yoga Workshops at the Wainwright
Thursdays, 5:30-6:15 pm - Free to Members
April 4 - Ha-Ha-HA Hatha - A Playful Twist
April 11 - Yoga for Bigger Bodies
 Click here for details.  
Y  2Night! Middle School Nights at the Rye Y
7-10 pm Saturdays  

Members: Free (except special events); Non-Members $5
April 6 -Bouncy House, Xbox, Racquetball, Games, Swimming
April 13-Bouncy House, Xbox, Racquetball, Games, Swimming
April 20 - Get your fortune told by a Fortune Teller - $5 for all
Boys Night In, Friday, April 12, 6-9 pm
Calling all boys ages 5-11! Come spend a few hours at the Rye Y with your friends. Enjoy swimming, sports, games and dinner. Click here for details and to register.  
Spring Social/Tea - Sunday, April 21, 1-2 pm
Member Lounge. Bring your favorite cookie and exchange.
Gymnastics Open Workout
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
Adult Workout - Monday, April 1, 6:30-7:30 pm
Youth Workout (ages 7 & up)- Thurs., April 18, 6:30-7:30 pm
Stress Management Workshop with Nora Lemorin
Tuesday,  April 23, 6:30 pm
RSVP to tanya at
Wainwright House Programs
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Monday, April 15 - Free Orientation Class. 7-8 pm.
Click here for details.
The Rainbow Bridge: Spiritual Processes
Sunday, April 7, 11am -5pm. Click here for details.  
Family Camping 101 Workshop   

Saturday, May 11, 10:30am-noon
Y Blog
er Our Favorite Leadership Quotes
The Association of YMCA Professionals recently sent an e-blast titled "10 Quotes on Leadership." This got some of our staff members thinking about our favorite leadership quotes, which we're happy to share. Read more.

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
Program Registration
March Madness Gala
LIVESTRONG at the Y participants
Understand Diabetes Risks
Group Ex Orientation
Hang Up & Drive
Film-Escape Fire
Rye Rocks Earth Day
Y 2Night!
Boys Night in
spring social
Gymnastics Open Workout
Stress Management
Wainwright Programs
Family Camping 101
Blog: Leadership Quotes
Camp Guide
ASA/KT Registration
Camp Guide
Kids Outdoors
Family Exercise
As result of what you told us in the Member Satisfaction Survey, we are diligently looking at ways we can improve your experience at the Rye Y.  We will be tracking our facility usage during the week of April 8-14.  We want to learn more about how you use the Y so that we can serve you better.
After you scan in at Member Services, staff may also ask for your name and membership type when you enter certain areas, such as the fitness center, pools, gymnasium, freestyle fitness zone, etc. Group Exercise classes will be taking a "head count" and asking for your membership type.  Throughout the week, the lobby door to the pools will be closed and entry to the Pa Cope pool will be limited to one entrance.
Thank you for your cooperation!  Please feel free to request a comment form and share your feedback with us.
ASA/KT Registration starts early April 
for currently enrolled families and
May 4 for new participants.  Register at the Member Services Desk. View page 15 of program guide for details.  
Our summer camp sessions are  filling up fast! To ensure your child has an opportunity to attend Rye Y Camp, we recommend that you register as soon as possible. Register online at or stop by the Member Services desk.
2013 camp
Kids' Outdoors
 Click here to view the April calendar with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
Family Exercise
Ages 5 and up 
Family Spin Saturday, April 13
Family Yoga with Samantha
Saturday, April 20
Outdoor Family Boot Camp w/JT Monday, April 11  4-4:45pm. Meet in front circle.
2013 Annual Giving Campaign Launches
We raise funds so that no one is ever turned away from Y programs and activities because they can't pay. We are most grateful to everyone who donated in 2012. Thanks to your generosity, last year we were able to award $508,000 worth of financial aid and the need continues to grow.

So the next time you see a smiling child, skipping down our hallways and their parent trying to keep up...think, "I could be the donor that has made all the difference in their lives."
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