December 2019 Newsletter for YMCA Members and Friends
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Marion Family Y Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019 is Giving Tuesday
Please click on this link to help and donate online.

#GivingTuesday  is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.

We strengthen our community through helping youth reach their full potential, helping people improve their well-being, and providing opportunities for neighbors to support one another. When you make a gift you are making an investment in creating a better us. Thank you.

Your financial commitment to the YMCA makes a lasting impact in the region. Whether you want to help a child go to YMCA Summer Day Camp, help bridge the education gap by supporting Y Learning or fund an adult's participation in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, you can find a way to support it by giving to the Y.

Thank you!
Meet and Greet - January 11
Session Date: January 11 - February 22, 2020
Games begin January 18, 2020
Ages 3-4/5-6/7-9/10-13
FEE: Members $30 Program Participant $60 

Registration Deadline: January 4, 2020    
Late Registrations: January 5—10, 2020
Late registrations submitted will be reviewed and accepted on a space-available basis with an additional $10 late fee. You will be notified by the Program Manager if your registration was accepted with your team and season information.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Y or downloaded HERE
For more information contact Nicole Brown at 740-725-9622 or
Scholarships Available ! Bring your tax return to the Y Service Center at the time of registration for immediate approval. Families with annual income of $35,000 or less may qualify for a $15 reduction in fee. This can be used in place of but not combined with Early Bird or Sibling Discount.
The YMCA is the place to be when school is out! Swimming, crafts, games, nutrition and character development are just a few activities that will offered each day. Children will need to bring a swimsuit, wear tennis shoes and be ready for a fun filled day!

Lunch and snack are not provided so, please send with your children.
Ages: 5-12
6:45am - 6:00pm
Members: $5.00
Program Participants: $20
December 23, 26, 27, 30, and 31
January 2 and 3
January 20
Special holiday yoga class
When : Saturday, December 7
Vinyasa Flow (Intermediate to advanced) 9:15am - 10:15am with Jeannie Brewer
Gentle Yoga (Beginner to Intermediate) 10:30am - 11:30am with Kari Garner
Free for YMCA members
Non Members – Free with a donation of a new hat, new pair of gloves, new pair of mittens or new pair of socks for Christmas Clearinghouse

Each class will also have a drawing for a new yoga mat for one participant
Space limited to first 18 students per class

Vinyasa Flow  - is a smooth rhythmic class that seamlessly strings postures together using the breath. This class was created to get the energy moving, the sweat flowing and ultimately, attain balance in the mind and body to achieve completeness. Vinyasa is great for those who know poses and are able to link them hence creating a flow.

Gentle yoga - A yoga class for those newer to yoga or those wanting a basic flow class. This class introduces foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breath and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. Although this class moves at a slower pace than the other vinyasa classes, expect to be challenged both mentally and physically.
Lifeguards two
Serving the community through water safety

CPR & First Aid
Member: $60.00
Program Participant: $80.00
When :     
Friday, December 20
5:00pm - 9:00 pm                                       
Additional Info:
This is an American Safety Health Institute Certification. Certifications are valid for two years. Class is open to a limited number of 6 participants.

Lifeguard Recertification
Member: $100
Program Participant:$130
December 20 & 21

For more informatio n stop by the Y today!
Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cold crisp air and the first few mornings when I can see my breath. With fall comes Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays. As a kid we would sing “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go…” as we were riding in the car to our grandmother’s house. Thanksgiving is also my trigger to start listening to Christmas music. I’m sure my husband gets tired of The Chieftains Bells of Dublin well before December 25.

As I think about being thankful this year, I’m thankful for my mother who raised three children by herself. She wasn’t expecting to be a single parent, responsible not only for raising us, but also for providing our household income. She went back to college and became a teacher. Although we never had a lot of money, we had enough. So, thanks to my Mom and all parents who do their best each and every day!

Thanks also to our Y volunteers and staff. Volunteers serve on our board of directors, providing governance and oversight. Volunteers raise funds to ensure we have the resources we need so that everyone has the opportunities of the Y. Volunteers coach children in Youth Sports, teaching teamwork and building self-confidence. Volunteers are a needed caring adult mentor for Marion Mentors. Staff members work each day to help everyone who walks through our doors or is engaged in Y program connect to others and reach their goals. Thank you to our 150 staff members!

And finally, thank you for being a member of the Y. When you joined the Y, you joined an association of people who are strengthening our community. You help strengthen our community when you hold a door open for someone, when you see someone who needs a spot while weight lifting and jump in to give it, when you learn the person’s name next to you in Zumba and greet them each day in class…you are strengthening our community with each interaction at the Y. Thank you!

Thank you for being part of the Marion Family YMCA.

  -Theresa Lubke, Executive Director
Christmas Eve – CLOSE AT 1:00PM
Christmas Day – CLOSED
New Year’s Eve – CLOSE at 6:00 PM
New Year’s Day – Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Group Exercise Class Schedules:
December 28, 2019 through January 4, 2020

8 Lane Pool Closings for Swim Meets:
December 11 - 6:00pm
December 18 - 6:00pm
December 14 - 10:00 am until meet is over