RYE YMCA MEMBER NEWS                         NOVEMBER 2014
In This Issue
Party of the Century
Rye Y Revitalizes Family Time
Golfers Support a Great Cause
Health & Safety Classes
Togetherhood
Shop for a Cause
Staying Healthy
Centennial Gala
Rye Y Centennial Video
Halloween Slide Show
Family Zumba
Family Spin
First Family Fridays
Nov. Kids Outdoors!
Teen Group Ex
Fun Club
Boys Night In
Teen Events
Thanksgiving Side Dish Social
Rye Y Story Project
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
We are closed Thursday,  November 27. On Friday, Nov. 28, we are open from 8 am to 6 pm but the Wainwright House is closed. Regular schedule on weekend.  
  
WELCOMING OUR MEMBERS WITH FASTER SCANNING
Look for a second scanner when you visit. This will expedite your check-in at the Y and help us to better serve you.
  
COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT REMINDER
On Friday, we sent an email asking members to help us better understand the strengths, and gaps in the communities we serve by completing a brief online assessment.  If you would like to help, please click here to complete the survey.   
  
IN THE NEWS
Rye Y Celebrates Centennial with "Party of the Century" 
It was an evening of laughter, excitement and perhaps even a few tears of pride as the Rye YMCA celebrated its Centennial with a historic gala that was two years in the making. More than 350 Y members and friends attended the party at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 25. Read more.  
Rye YMCA Revitalizes Family Time
"Dad, guess what...I don't even miss my iPad... remember that you thought that I would!?!"  This declaration was made by a Rye YMCA member at a recent weekend campout at beautiful New York YMCA Camp Greenkill.
Read more.

 
Rye Y Golfers Support a Great Cause
The Rye Y's 20th annual Christopher D. Mello Golf fundraiser on Monday, October 6, was successful on all fronts. Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the links while raising funds for the Y's financial assistance program.
  
Health & Safety Classes
Register now for upcoming classes!

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
Doing our Part Together
The Rye Y's Togetherhood Committee will collect new and gently used seasonal (fall/winter) clothing for babies to age 17 from November 3-12. The clothing, which may be dropped off in our lobby, will be delivered to The Sharing Shelf in Port Chester. Y members are encouraged to donate clothing, volunteer during the drive or help at The Sharing Shelf on Saturday, 11/22.  For more information or to sign up, click here.
SHOP FOR A CAUSE 
Thursday, Nov. 13
3-7 pm

Lola - 80 Purchase St.  

Kick start your holiday shopping at this one-day event to benefit the Y.  The Rye women's boutique Lola will donate 10% of sales during the event to the Rye Y.   Come meet a friend for a glass of wine and shop to support the Rye Y! Click here for more details.

STAYING HEALTHY DURING THE COLD & FLU SEASON. 
The Rye Y would like to provide a few simple reminders to help reduce the risk of spreading illness.  Click here to read.    
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Rye YMCA
21 Locust Avenue
Rye, New York 10580
news@ryeymca.org
914-967-6363
 
Spotlight on Diabetes Prevention 
By Tanya Stack, Diabetes Prevention Program Regional Coordinator

MEASURABLE PROGRESS
UNLIMITED SUPPORT 
In 2011, the Rye YMCA became a provider of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program and since then we've helped more than 75 community members take control of their health.  November is National Diabetes Awareness month and we encourage you to understand the risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. 
 
Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. While only a blood test by a health care provider can confirm prediabetes, a person's family history, weight and high cholesterol levels are just a few of the factors that can put an individual in the high-risk category. 
 
Over the past three years, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program has helped dozens of people adopt healthier lifestyles and reduce the risk of developing not only diabetes, but also other chronic diseases. We're excited about bringing this program outside the walls of the Y and into the communities we serve. Click here to learn more.
            Highlights           

Program Registration 
Session II starts November 8

Program Registration continues! Register now for dozens of classes for youth, teens and adults.  
Click here to register online.  (Online registration not available for youth aquatics classes.) 
View Program Guide.  

 

History of Rye Y in 8 minutes

Celebrate the Y in You.  Rye YMCA from 1914 to 2014
Click here or above to view.
            Family Time
Rye Y Halloween Fun
Family Zumba Social
Sunday, November 9, 3:30-5:00 pm

Zumba followed by arts & crafts and light refreshments.  Free for family members.

Family Spin - starts 11/13
5th grade and up (with adult) 

Thursday evenings:  7:00-7:45 pm

First Family Fridays
On the first Friday of each month, we invite your family to join us for a special event!
Our next event is Family Tree of Thanks, November 7 from 6:30-7:30 pm. For more information, call 967-6363.
Kids Outdoors! 
Click here to view the November calendar with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
Youth & Teens 
Teen Group Ex - Grades 6-12
Starts Nov. 11

Teen Zumbawith Juni
Tuesdays 3:30-4:15pm

Teen Spin with Kim
Tuesdays - 4:00-4:45pm

Teen Yoga with Jen
Wednesdays -3:30-4:15pm

Fun Club  
Nov. 10 and 11
K through 6th graders enjoy their day off from school at the Y.
Click here for details.
Boys Night In - Ages 5-11 
Friday, November 14, 6-9 pm  
An evening just for boys with swimming, sports, games and dinner. Click here for details and to register.   
2nd Saturday - 6-8 Graders 
Saturday, November 8, 7-10pm
Candy Apples, Gladiator Jousting, Pizza, Basketball, Game Room + Canned Dry Food Drive. Family/Youth Member: Free
Non-Member: $5
Dave & Busters - 6-8 Graders 
Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Meet at the Y @ 10am.  Return @4 pm
Participants receive a gaming card for unlimited play on over 100 gaming and arcade machines. Full buffet lunch, unlimited beverages (non-alcoholic) and a $15 game card for the token games. Transportation included. Youth Family/Youth Member: $65;
Non-Member: $85
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
Adult Health & Wellness 
Watch for our special Day after Thanksgiving Group Ex schedule!

Click here to view the November Wellness Clinics/Meet & Greet schedule. 
Stop by for tips on: Strength Circuit, Nutrition and Core Work & Stability.
 
 Special Events for Adults 
Thanksgiving Side Dish Social

Sunday, November 9, 1-2 pm
For members only - Free
Come join El, Diana, & Christina for a healthy Thanksgiving recipe swap! Bring your favorite healthy holiday recipe and enjoy sharing it with others.
Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Diana.

3rd Annual Rye Y Story Project

Wednesday, Nov. 12 - Friday, Nov. 14
Join us!  We invite you to share your Y story at our story booth in the lobby. Click here to read more about our Story Project.