RYE YMCA MEMBER NEWS                         SEPTEMBER 2014
In This Issue
Member Experience Survey
Facebook Contest
Centennial Store
Togetherhood article
Oralia's Story
Centennial Campaign
Pool Schedules & Team Tryouts
Fall Programs start 9/6
Kinder Time
Child Watch
First Family Fridays
Centennial Scavenger Hunt
Sept. Kids Outdoors!
Camp Greenkill
Fun Club
Youth Basketball League
Leader's Clubs
Healthy Living classes & PT
Centennial Events
Our 2014 annual Membership Experience Survey will arrive via email or mail starting Sept. 9 to a sampling of members. The email will be from surveys@seeranalytics.com
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! 

Warm up for our Sept. 21 Centennial Scavenger Hunt with our Facebook challenge. The plaque below is a listing of the original donors to the Pa Cope pool.  Find the plaque in our facility and post 3 names from it on our Facebook page (click here)

Everyone who posts 3 correct names will be entered into a drawing, the prize for which will be an item of your choice from our Centennial Store: umbrella, towel, hot/cold cup, cap, tote. Please don't post the same donor names as other contestants. (Deadline - Sept. 16)

Your piece of history is waiting for you at the Rye YMCA!  The following centennial themed items are available for sale at Member Services:
towel, umbrella, tote, cap, hot/cold cup, frisbee.
Rye Y Members Brighten the Halls of a South Bronx School 
When Stuart Reis joined the Rye YMCA more than 20 years ago, he imagined himself working out in the Fitness Center and taking Tai Chi classes. He never thought he would wind up in the stairwell of a South Bronx school wielding a blue-stained paintbrush.
Oralia's Story
Click here to view the experience of a YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program participant.

Oralia's Story - YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
In late 2013, the Rye Y quietly launched a special Centennial Campaign to raise $3 million. More than just a rainy day fund, the Rye Y's Centennial Campaign will provide us with the resources to meet the dynamic needs of our community today, tomorrow and for the next 100 years.
We are thrilled to announce that we have raised $1.9 million so far!  We are exceedingly grateful to the Y leaders, donors and community members whose vision and hard work have brought us this far. If you would like to know more about our Centennial Campaign, or any of our other upcoming events, contact Sally Wright at ext. 202 or sallywright@ryeymca.org

Exercise Schedules
Click for Pool/Aqua schedules - There is a special schedule from Sept. 2-5, plus a flyer with extra lap time before the start of swim team practice.
Click here to view fall  Group Ex, Spinning & Wainwright schedules. Check out our new 7 am spin classes on Tuesday and Thursday!
 Team Tryouts
Swim Team Tryouts 
Pre-Team: Wed., Sept. 10 - 6-7 pm
Pre-Team Special Needs: Tues., Sept. 9- 5-6 pm
Practice Team: Wed., Sept. 10-6-7 pm Practice Team Special Needs: Thurs., Sept. 11- 5-6 pm
Wave Ryeders Tryouts:
Ages 5-8: Tues., Sept. 9 - 6:15-8:00 pm
Ages 9-18: Thurs., Sept. 11 - 6:15-8:00 pm
Make-up for all squads:
Fri., Sept. 12 - 6:15-7:30 pm
Questions, please call ext. 108

Gymnastics Team Tryouts
Wed., Sept. 10, 3:30-5:30
Questions, please call ext. 300


Make a Difference
Sunday, September 21 (race day) and Sat., Sept. 20
A great opportunity to give back to the community!  Please consider giving your time and encouragement. Click here for details and to sign up.
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

View our videos on YouTube
21 Locust Avenue
Rye, New York 10580
Spotlight on
Family Programs
By Hillary Southard, Senior Program Director

Your Family is Our Family

Part of what sets a YMCA apart from other fitness centers and gyms is purposeful family programming - providing healthy opportunities to be together. Since joining the Rye Y team in 2013, one of my goals has been to increase what we offer to our family members.  You may have heard of the infamous cardboard boat race last March. (Stay tuned for the 2nd annual event coming March 2015!) Additionally, we just rolled out the 2nd season of our Adventure Guides program (for dads and kids) and introduced First Family Fridays. 

We also have a plethora of swim time, gym time and exercise classes just for families. If you don't yet have a family membership and want to upgrade, it's the best membership deal you can get at the Rye Y! Remember: here at the Rye Y, we welcome all definitions of family.
Stay tuned for even more fun as we move forward and grow with you.  If you have any ideas for family programming or events, please email me: hillary@ryeymca.org or stop by my office (located just across from the women's locker room).

Welcome back from the summer! 
Thank you for your patience during our annual maintenance period. Our projects included:
  • New energy saving lighting in the gymnasium

  • New strength line and sports flooring in the fitness center

  • Several updated pieces of cardio equipment

  • Fresh paint throughout the facility

  • New flooring in the men's, women's and boys locker rooms

We hope you'll stop by our Wellness Center (Fitness Center) and check out the updated equipment. Our Wellness staff will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.
Fall Programs Start Sept. 6!
There is still time to register. Here is a sampling of open youth programs: 
Youth Swim: Perch, Jellyfish and Starfish. (Evaluation needed for Jellyfish & Starfish.)
Arts & Enrichment: Kiddie Crafts; LEGO, Rock Your World with Armelle.
Youth Sports: All Sports; Flag Football,

Family Fit-Nastics, Middle School Basketball

Click here to view program guide interactive pdf.
View flash version online. 

Click here to register online.

Swimming, Arts, Sports & Fun - just for Kindergarteners!
Register now for our Kindertime program, an afternoon enrichment program designed to complement the kindergarten schedule in the Rye City Schools.
 Click here to view details in our program guide.   Click here to register online.
Child Watch Extended Hours
We're happy to announce that Child Watch is now open all day, Mon. through Thurs.
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am-12:30pm 
            Family Fun           
First Family Fridays
On the first Friday of each month, we invite your family to join us for a special event! Our first event is
Back to School Crafts on Friday, Sept. 5, 6:30-7:30pm. Free to Family Members. (Youth & Non-Members $10/person) Click here to register.
Centennial Scavenger Hunt 
Sunday, September 21 - 2:00-4:30 pm
Form your team of friends and family (4-6 people) and test your wits and your teamwork as you search for answers to tricky and humorous questions about the places you visit and sights you discover in downtown Rye. Click here for details and to register.
Kids Outdoors! 
Click here to view the September calendar with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
Camp Greenkill Outing
October 3-5 (Friday 7pm - Sunday 2pm)
2nd annual campout in Huguenot, NY. A great weekend for dads (or favorite male role model) and kids in K-4th grade.  Click here for details.
Youth & Teens 
Fun Clubs
September 25 and 26
K through 6th graders enjoy their days off from school at the Y.
Click here for details.  
Youth Basketball Leagues
Registration starts at 10 am on 10/1 -  in person only. Click for details. 
Leader's Club - Grades 9-12
High school students serve as an ambassador of the Rye Y while promoting ideals of social responsibility, leadership and service to others. If interested, email hillary@ryeymca.org
Rye Leaders - Wednesdays -5-7 pm @Rye Y.

Mamaroneck Leaders - Tuesdays 5-7 @
Hispanic Resource Center
Junior Leaders - Grades 6-8
Middle schoolers meet weekly to plan and participate in meaningful and fulfilling activities. Day and time TBA.  If interested email: cindy@ryeymca.org
Health & Wellness 
Fall Healthy Living Classes 
Our fitness classes are a great way to achieve your wellness goals in a smaller group setting. Classes start the week of Sept. 6. Click here to register 
2 day a week classes:
Power Up; High Intensity Interval
Kettlebell Foundations; Mommy & Me Stroller
Member: $130; Non-Member:$170
1 day a week: TRX Circuit
Member: $65; Non-Member: $85
Click here to view details in program guide


Kick Start Into Fitness
New Members can purchase a 3 pack of 30 minute Personal Training sessions for $99. (within 30 days of joining) 

Sept. Personal Training Incentive

Buy 10 hours and get 2 free ($730) or
buy 10 half hours and get 2 free ($380).  

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
New classes start:
Thursdays - September 4 at 11am

Mondays -  September 22 at 6:30pm

Tuesdays -  September 23 at 10:30am
The program helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk through healthy eating, increased physical activity and weight loss. Click here to find out if you are at risk.  For more information, please contact Tanya Stack at 967-6363, ext. 206

 Special Events for Adults 
Register now for our Centennial Scavenger Hunt on September 21! Please see above (under Family Fun) for details.

Register now for the Christopher D. Mello Memorial Golf Outing on October 6. More than a community celebration of sportsmanship and camaraderie, the Golf Outing raises vital funds for the Y's Annual Campaign, allowing us to welcome all members of our community,  even when they are experiencing financial hardship. 
Click here for details. 

Join us at our Centennial Gala on October 25 from 6:30-11pm at Purchase College to celebrate our birthday. 

This will be a memorable evening with entertainment by author, actor and comedian Paul Reiser of "Mad About You" fame.  Auction items include a vacation at a house in Vail, Jamaica or Kiawah, South Carolina, and more.  Invitations will be mailed the first week of September.  If you would like one, please contact Margaret Mead at margaretmead@ryeymca.org or 914-967-6363.  Sponsorships from $100 and up are still available!  Many thanks to our sponsors Greenwich Hospital, Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty, Houlihan Lawrence, and Grasso Development.