Wils on Family YMCA Newsletter
 
September 2017
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An Introduction by Giselle Dominguez, Our Americorps VISTA

My name is Giselle Dominguez and I am serving as an Americorps VISTA at the Wilson Family YMCA. I was born in Biscoe, NC and in my sophomore year of college my family moved to Asheboro, NC. I am a recent graduate from Barton College. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology and minors in Criminal Justice and Spanish. At Barton, I played soccer for three years and was involved in many organizations such as the Orientation Team, Science Club, and the Hispanic Student Organization. Barton really helped me get the education I needed as well as grow as a person and leader. I decided that I wanted to take a year off before going to graduate school and that joining Americorps would be the perfect way to give back to Barton and the Wilson community. At the YMCA, I will be helping expand the Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs as well as improve the S.A.Y neighborhood. I hope to interact with many members of the community and help make Wilson an even better place to live!

Yours in service,
Giselle
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

September Fitness News
  • Monday and Tuesday night spin will start at 6:30 instead of 6:15. Sunday spin starts back September 10th.
  • Tai Chi has been moved to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Kettlebell will move back to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays starting September 10th.
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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Girls on the Run Begins Next Week...Register Now!
 
Girls on the Run is a national organization that "inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running." Girls on the Run is an opportunity for girls in 3rd to 8th grade to exhibit excellence in character in all aspects of their lives, make healthy choices and build confidence. This ten-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes after school. The fall season will culminate with the Robin Run 5K, which they will run with a running buddy. Completing the 5K gives the girls a great sense of accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving their goals. This program is led by trained volunteer coaches, so we are looking for anyone interested in improving a girl's life and making a difference in the community. The schools currently offering Girls on the Run are New Hope Elementary, Rock Ridge Elementary, Winstead Elementary and Greenfield School. Visit the YMCA website for more information on meeting times. Contact Rebecca Coulter (gotr@wilsonymca.org) or Giselle Dominguez ( gdominguez@wilsonymca.org) if interested in coaching a team.

Now Registering STRIDE Too!

STRIDE begin in the YMCA of Greater Brandywine when a group of parents requested there be boys program that combined a character building emphasis with the fun of fitness, similar to the girl's program. STRIDE is success, teamwork, respect, inspiration, determination equals excellence in character. The purpose of this program is to foster strong character and healthy living habits among boys in grades 3rd-5th.  It is a fun, interactive program filled with games and activities that gets boys exploring and discussing important life topics, while participating in fitness & running activities - which help them build the stamina and confidence to complete a 5K. The schools currently offering STRIDE are Greenfield School, New Hope Elementary, Wells Elementary, S.A.Y. (Save.A.Youth) and Home School. We are looking for volunteer coaches to make a difference in their community and wanting to impact someone's life. If you are interested contact, David Caudle ( dcaudle@wilsonymca.org) or Giselle Dominguez ( gdominguez@wilsonymca.org). 

Homeschool YouthFit is designed so students have fun while getting in a great workout. No two workouts are the same. We combine a variety of fitness games with the use of strength and cardio machines.
Ages 6-12 meet on Monday & Wednesday from 1:15-2 pm. Questions? Contact  dcaudle@wilsonymca.org.

Classes are filling up fast and begin this week. Sign your child up at the Front Desk today!  Click here for the printable registration brochure with details on days/times.
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HEALTHY LIVING

Flu Shot Clinic - September 19th & 20th

Russ Dillard, pharmacist with Walmart Neighborhood Market, will offer a flu shot clinic on Tuesday, September 19 and  Wednesday, September 20 from 9am-Noon. There is zero copay for members covered by Medicare Part B, Tricare and others. Copay can be determined onsite. Even with no coverage, prices should run less than $20. A sign up sheet and screening forms will be available at front desk. Be sure to w ear clothing that can be easily rolled up to the shoulder.
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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Grant Funds Awarded
Pictured from L to R: Debbie Bradshaw, David Caudle, Karen Griffith, Kathie Davis, Steve Thomas,  Denise O'Hara

We are excited to announce that the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson has awarded us funding for two grants!

We were awarded $40,000 for the expansion of our Girls on the Run program for girls in third through eighth grade and our STRIDE running program for boys in third through fifth grade. These programs help youth achieve fitness and health goals with a 20-lesson curriculum that promotes good choices for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

Wilson Family YMCA was awarded $25,000 for a Diabetes Prevention program in collaboration with the Wilson County Health Department.  The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program. It helps overweight adults at risk for developing Type II diabetes reduce their risk by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being.
Pictured from L to R: Debbie Bradshaw, Steve Thomas, Teresa Ellen,  Kathie Davis, Denise O'Hara

Tobboggans for Lil' Noggins a Success!

I am pleased to report that the Toboggans for Lil' Noggins Fundraiser was an outstanding success! Thank you to everyone that donated their money, their time and their art to my cause of providing a warm winter cap to every child in Margaret Hearne Elementary. With the community's generosity, we exceeded our goal. Thank you again to everyone that came out to make my birthday dream come true!

Sincerely,
Wendy Moore

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Flu Shot Clinic
Sep 19 - Sep 20
9am - Noon

14th Annual
Robin Run 5K
Sat, Nov 11


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