RYE YMCA MEMBER NEWS                         OCTOBER 2014
In This Issue
Member Experience Survey
Centennial Store
Scavenger Hunt Video
Rye Y TRIBE Video
Health & Safety Classes
Community Conversation
Blood Drive
Shop for a Cause
Spotlight on Centennial
Centennial Gala
Rollover & Registration
First Family Fridays
Halloween Party
Oct. Kids Outdoors!
Fun Club
Girl's Night In
Youth Basketball League
Leader's Clubs
PT Incentive & Wellness Tours
Emergency Preparedness Lecture
Tired of looking for your membership card to scan in? 
Use the scan feature on our smart phone app!
Other features include our group ex schedules and sign up for push notifications about facility issues. Download the RYE YMCA app at the Apple app store or Google Play.    
Our 2014 annual membership experience survey was sent out last month  randomly by email from
and via the postal service. 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! 
Click here to view a printable  calendar of family events and activities at the Rye Y.    
Celebrate the Y in YOU with one of our centennial themed items, available for sale at the Membership Services Desk.
Items include: towel, umbrella, tote, cap, hot/cold cup and frisbee.


RYE Y Celebrates Centennial with Community Scavenger Hunt 
Smiles and laughter filled the streets of Rye on Sunday, September 21 during the Rye Y's Centennial Scavenger Hunt. Over 275 participants divided into teams and searched for clues, collected items and posed for creative photos. 
Read more. 
Click to view video.
Fifty-eight Rye Y women participated in the TRIBE's 4th annual triathlon in Sandy Hook, NJ on September 7. 
Click to view video.
Rye Y  Tribe

Health & Safety Classes
Register now for upcoming classes!
Standard First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer
Thursdays, October 23 & 30 

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
Tuesday, November 18 & Thursday, November 20:  6:00-9:00pm  

Infant & Child CPR
Wednesday, December 10 : 6:00-10:00pm


Click here to view details of all safety classes  


Make a Difference
Join the Rye Y's Healthier Sound Shore Coalition for a "Community Conversation" about hunger in Westchester County, and what we can do about it. Panelists will include representatives from the Food Bank for Westchester, Caritas, Bread of Life and St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Tuesday, October 7, 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Rye City Hall. Free and open to the public. Contact Denise Woodin at denise@ryeymca.org for more information.
Saturday, October  25

To benefit the White Plains Hospital, a supporter of our Rye Y Derby.
Save the Date 
Thursday, Nov. 13
3-7 pm

Shop for a Cause @ Lola
80 Purchase Street 
Kick start your holiday shopping at this one day event to benefit the Y.  Lola, a women's boutique, will donate 10% of sales during the event to the Rye Y.   

Click here for information from Westchester County about the enterovirus D68 which causes a respiratory illness.    
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Rye, New York 10580
Spotlight on our Centennial
By Gregg Howells, Executive Director
Celebrate the Y in YOU!  
After two years of planning and anticipation, the Rye Y kicked off our Centennial year on January 1. Nine months in, we can look back and say "it's been quite a year so far!"

We've celebrated our birthday with family events such as the Harlem Ambassadors game and a Community Scavenger Hunt. We got members and staff moving with a 100-day step challenge. We honored our history with a mural-sized timeline, now hanging in the Y's second floor hallway. And we launched a special Centennial campaign to raise $2-$3 million to ensure that the Y continues to meet the needs of our community today, tomorrow and for the next 100 years. I'm pleased to report that we have raised over $1.9 million of our goal!


This month we cap off our Centennial celebration with an elegant and fun-filled Gala that will feature cocktails, a seated dinner, silent and live auctions and entertainment by comedian, actor and author Paul Reiser. I hope you'll join us for this exciting event. For more information about the Gala or the Centennial Campaign, contact Sally Wright at sally@ryeymca.org or 967-6363, ext. 202.


We could not have achieved all that we have over the years without you-our members, our donors and our volunteers. Thank you for bringing us this far, for celebrating with us, and for your investment in our future.


Centennial Gala
Join us at 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. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets and sponsorships.  


Golf Outing Fundraiser 

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.
Save the Date!
Session II Program Registration 
Rollover Week: October 18-24
Members currently enrolled in a class have the option of continuing that class for the next session at the same day and time. In person only. Most aquatics classes need an evaluation form.
Member Registration: Wed., October 29. Online registration starts at 6 am. 
Non Member Registration: Fri. Oct. 3
 Click here for more details 

View Program Guide online.  

            Family Fun           
First Family Fridays
On the first Friday of each month, we invite your family to join us for a special event!
Paint Your Own Pumpkin, Oct. 3, is full and waitlisted - we encourage you to register now for Family Tree of Thanks, Friday, Nov. 7, 6:30-7:30 pm. Create your family's leaf which will be pinned to our Tree of Thanks. Light refreshments will be served. Family members: Free; Youth & Non-Members $10/person.

Click here to view a printable family calendar of Rye Y events and activities for October.
halloween Family Halloween Party
Sunday, October 26, 2-4 pm
Come in costume to play games, win prizes, enjoy healthy snacks and have some good old fashioned Halloween fun. While activities are geared toward toddler and early elementary ages, everyone is welcome.
Family Member: FREE; Youth & Non-Member: $10/child (must be accompanied by an adult) No advance registration necessary.
Kids Outdoors! 
Click here to view the October calendar with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
Youth & Teens 
Fun Club  
October 13 (Columbus Day)  
K through 6th graders enjoy their day off from school at the Y.
Click here for details 
Girls Night In - Ages 5-11 
Friday, October 17, 6-9 pm  
An evening just for girls with swimming, sports, games and dinner. Click here for details and to register.   
Youth Basketball Leagues
Registration starts at 10 am today (10/1)  in person only. Click for details. 
Leader's Club - Grades 9-12
High school students serve as ambassadors of the Rye Y while promoting ideals of social responsibility, leadership and service to others. If interested, email hillary@ryeymca.org
Rye Leaders - Wednesdays -5-6pm @Rye Y.

Mamaroneck Leaders - Tuesdays 5-6pm @
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 
Personal Training Incentive
Purchase 5 hour sessions @ $375

and get one free OR purchase 5 half hour sessions @ $195 and get one free.

Free for Members
October Guided Tours/Meet & Greet
(20-30 minutes)
Every Tuesday:  5:00 pm -  Diane
Every Wednesday: 10:30 am - Pete
or 6 pm - Laura
Every Saturday:  12:00 pm - Christina
Corrective Exercise Workshop
Monday, October 6 at 11:00 am @ Wellness Center.  Join Laura to learn proper form and techniques for corrective exercises.
Special Outdoor Boot Camp
Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 10 am
Meet Diana outside in the circle
Group Blast new release -"Gives Me Fire"
Monday, October 20, 9 am
Raffles and Giveaway in Group Ex studio
 Special Events for Adults 
Emergency Preparedness 
Tuesday, October 28, 7 pm at the Rye Y
Free and open to the community
The Rye Y wants to make sure your family is ready to respond in the event of an emergency. Jeanne Temple of Community Emergency Preparedness Corps, will discuss essential items for an emergency kit, communication plans, vital records kits plus much more. A personal safety kit will be distributed to each family in attendance.  Please RSVP to tanya@ryeymca.org