RYE YMCA MEMBER NEWS                        DECEMBER 2014
In This Issue
Rye Y Camp Changes Lives
Staff Appreciation
Interfaith Conference
Wainwright House Yoga training
Wainwright Parking
Staying Healthy
Spotlight on Giving Tuesday
December Vacation Camps
Families Exercise Together
Santa's Visit
Families Play Free Week
Dec. Kids Outdoors!
Dec. Vacation Club
Teen/Tween Ex
2nd Saturday
PT Incentive
Health & Safety Classes
Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy holiday season! We are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We close at 6 pm on New Year's Eve.   
Watch the video below to view summer camp counselors discuss why they work for the Y.
Rye Y Camp Changes Lives 
We are celebrating Rye Y staff during December! You'll find "Bright Spots" celebrating staff in the stairwell and available to fill out throughout the building.
bright spot

Rye Y Members Team with The Sharing Shelf
Togetherhood volunteers
Rye Y members rallied to support families throughout Westchester County during a recent children's clothing drive for The Sharing Shelf in Port Chester. Organized by the Y's Togetherhood Committee...Read more
Health Disparities Focus of Interfaith Conference
More than 55 faith leaders, elected officials, health insurers and representatives from non-profit organizations gathered at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on November 8 to share inspiring stories and presentations on successful practices of faith-based wellness programs. Read more.
Wainwright House Yoga Teacher training.  Click here for more information.  
On Wednesday, Dec. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 4, the Wainwright Driveway near the Carriage House is being repaired.  Please park in the main building lot.  
Did you know that every time you shop at Amazon you can donate .5% of your purchase to the Rye Y? Click here to visit AmazonSmile and choose the YMCA of Rye. 
Look for Venture Photography in the lobby. Your $50 sitting fee (includes 5 x 7 photo) will be donated to our Annual Campaign.
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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Spotlight on
Giving Tuesday and our Annual Campaign 
By Sally Wright, Development Director  


You've made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. But do you know about Giving Tuesday?

Tuesday, December 2, is a global day of charitable giving. As we near the end of our Centennial year with our Annual Campaign goal within reach, we are challenging our members to make a gift of $100. Our goal is to raise 100 contributions of $100 each on Giving Tuesday. That's $10,000 that will send 36 children to camp next summer! Click here and give the most meaningful gift you'll make this year.

Looking back over our Centennial celebrations, we are grateful to everyone who supported the Y in 2014. You came to the Harlem Ambassadors basketball event in March, the traditional Rye Derby in April, our family fun Scavenger Hunt in September and our magnificent Gala in October. Thank you to our volunteers and donors who gave their time, talent and treasure so that financial assistance is available to those who need the Rye Y most. We appreciate your generosity and wish you a very happy holiday season.  

Coming Soon!  
Watch for our 2015 Spring Program Guide and Summer Camp Guide - available online mid-December.

December Vacation Clubs
Dec. 22, 23, 26, 29-31 & Jan. 2
Don't miss out on a fun-filled December vacation at the Rye Y! Choose from: 
Basketball - Ages 5-11, half or full day
Gymnastics - ages 5 & up, half or full day
Fun Club - Grades K-6, full day
Teen Fitness Clinic,  Dec. 29, 30 & 31
ages 12-17 - 4 or 2 hour options.
Click here for details and to register.

Give the gift of Health!
gift card Gift cards are available at Member Services and can be used for membership, programs, camp, personal training and more!

            Family Time
Families Exercise Together!
Free to Members
Family Zumba  w/Christina 
Sundays, 3:30-4:15 
Family Boot Camp w/JT (Racquetball Ct) 
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:45 pm 
Family Spin w/ Karina 
Thursdays, 7:00-7:45 pm 
First Family Friday - Santa's Visit
Friday, December 5, 6:30-7:30 pm 
Drop by and say hello to Santa!  We will have a little craft activity and light refreshments will be served.
Family Members: FREE;
Youth & Non-members: $10/person
Families Play Free Week
December 27-January 2  (closed Jan. 1)

Our goal is to get families together in active and creative ways. Watch for our schedule of fun-packed activities for our members.   

Kids Outdoors! 
Click here to view the December calendar with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
Youth & Teens 
December Vacation Club
See under highlights or click here. 
Teen/Tween Group Ex
Grades 5-10 - Free for Members
Strength Circuit w/George, Freestyle Zone
3:30-4:00 pm
Strength/Conditioning w/JT, Freestyle Zone

Teen Zumba
with Juni
3:30-4:15 pm

Teen Spin with Chris
4:00-4:45 pm


Teen Yoga with Jen 
3:30-4:15 pm 
Strength/Conditioning w/JT, Freestyle Zone
2nd Saturday - 6-8 Graders 
Saturday, December 13, 7-10 pm
Summer in December
Luau Pool Party, Karaoke, Make-Your-Own-Smoothie, Pizza, Basketball
Family/Youth Members: Free
Non-Members: $5
Adult Health & Wellness 
Personal Training Promotion
December 1-31 When you purchase:
3 one-hour sessions ($230)- get 1 free
3 half-hour sessions ($120) - get 1 free
Health & Safety Classes
Health & Safety Classes coming up in December:
Babysitter Training
Infant & Child CPR
Lifeguarding & Waterfront Lifeguarding
Lifeguarding Review & Waterfront Lifeguarding
Register now for upcoming classes!