Membership Newsletter
May 2022
We build community by providing exceptional programs, places and services
for Morgan Hill that inspire happy and healthy lives.
The month of May is one of the busiest months of the year, with graduations, weddings and summer around the corner. Remember to take time for yourself whether that's taking a yoga class, enjoying time with friends and family or reading a good book.

Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) Holiday Hours
CRC- 6:30am - 2pm
Senior Center- closed
Aquatic Center- 7am - 1pm

Group Fitness
We've moved back inside! All group fitness classes will be held indoors.
For all class times and locations, check out our group fitness schedule.

Member Appreciation Wednesday, May 18, 4pm-6pm
Join us for an ice cream party and family activities as we say thank you, to you, our members!
Kids Club will be hosting a book swap. Bring a book, take a book.
Check in at the welcome desk with your membership card to receive your ticket for ice cream.

AC Summer Season 2022
We will be opening the Aquatic Center (AC) for recreation swimming and summer programming on Monday, June 6. Recreation swim is free to all CRC members AND members gain access to recreation swim 30 minutes before we open to the public. More information about summer hours and programs will be available on our website in the middle of May. 


CRC and AC Pool Schedule Updates
Please be sure to check the pool schedules for availability.
Mt Madonna Giving/CRC Campaign - Together We Can

We are proud to share our 2021 Community Impact Report for the Silicon Valley YMCA. The Mt. Madonna YMCA have been serving meals to the seniors in our community (Morgan Hill, San Martin & Gilroy) throughout the pandemic (actually they never shut down!) and offered childcare and online schooling to our essential workers children as well. With everything the pandemic has set us back, we have become stronger in our efforts to ensure that our communities have felt supported. 

We haven't asked our communities to help us with campaign for three years and now we need help more than ever. We have many families that are still putting their families back together emotionally, financially, physical or all the above. We would love your help! 

If you would like to help support our community, you can donate here. All donations help Gilroy, San Martin and Morgan Hill communities.
Gym Schedule for East and West Gym
Interested in Basketball, Volleyball, Pickleball or Badminton? You can find our open gym schedule online. Please contact Debbie.Vasquez@mhcrc.com if you have questions, or would like to make a suggestion about the schedule.

Adult Sports Leagues
We are working on reinstating our Adult Sports Leagues starting with Adult Basketball. League registration will be available starting May 16th and closing June 3rd. Season will start June 13th and include 10 league games and playoffs. Please check our website over the next few weeks for more information on the upcoming leagues Adult Sports . If you are interested in being a referee or scorekeeper or have additional questions please contact Debbie Vasquez at debbie.vasquez@mhcrc.com or (408) 310-4254.
Kids Club
Beginning May 2nd, Kids Club will have programming for all youth 6 months to 9 years.
Check out all the fun activities, here on our Kids Club calendar!

Kids Club is open:
Monday through Friday 7:45am-12pm
Monday through Thursday 3:45pm-8pm
Saturday's 8am-12pm

Teen Center
The Teen Center hosts a variety of social, academic, and recreational activities, such as tournaments, movie nights, tutoring, and more. The Teen Center staff and volunteers are committed to providing a safe, nurturing and asset rich environment for our community’s teens. The Teen Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-8pm.
Membership to the Teen Center is FREE! To register, click here! .
Senior Center
The Senior Center is now open indoors Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm for Programs and Services, please be sure to stop by and see what we are offering, or check out our schedule of activities here
Reopening of the Senior Center Dining Room
The Senior Nutrition Program will be resuming indoor dining on Thursday, May 5th with a fun Cinco de Mayo reopening! The Café registration table and dining room will open at 10:30am and lunch will be served at 11:30am. We can't wait to see everyone! Meals are a voluntary contribution of $3 for Seniors over 60 years, and $8 for those under 60 years of age.  Lunch Menu
 
For an up to date calendar and menu please go to our website Senior Center | City of Morgan Hill, CA - Official Website.

Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for volunteers for the Magical Bridge Playground in Community Park. Please contact Ann Pember at (408) 310-4258.
May is Bike Month
It’s time to get outside and ride your bike to celebrate Bike Month. Bike to Wherever Days are May 20-22. Stop by our Energizer Station Friday, May 20 from 11:30am to 4pm, located at the bike sculpture at the Community and Cultural Center in downtown Morgan Hill. Don’t forget to register here for a free Bike to Wherever Day bag, sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition. If you’re looking for a bike friendly route, you can find a map of these pathways here. Safety is a priority when riding your bike, so take our bicycling safety pledge and help keep our community safe.
Youth Leadership Morgan Hill
Are you a teenager or have a teenager between the ages of 13-18 who lives in or attends school in Morgan Hill? Do you want to make an impact in your community? Would you like to earn Community Service hours? The Youth Action Council (YAC) consists of a group of dedicated teen leaders with the main goal of representing the teen voices in the Morgan Hill community. Please register today for this amazing Leadership Program (please link to registration page). Additional details about YAC can be found on our website Youth Action Council (YAC) | City of Morgan Hill, CA - Official Website
MAY Developmental Asset
Asset #35
Resistance Skills
Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations.
• Encourage youth to get involved in extracurricular activities that help build positive experiences.
 
• Encourage your child/teen to say “no” to people or situations that make them uncomfortable.
 
• Share your family values and beliefs.
 
• Discuss ways to get out of a harmful situation with positive messages.

YMCA Silicon Valley Access 
YSV Access is back! Active qualifying* CRC members will now have access to visit the other YMCA of Silicon Valley (YSV) branches at no additional cost. As part of this membership benefit, active members will also have access to the Y360 - Virtual YMCA programming and classes.
 
To get access to all YSV branches and Y360 – Virtual YMCA programming, set up your YSV Access account. The Y360 - Virtual YMCA program will replace the current CRC Virtual Membership programming. Our membership Facebook group will remain a space for membership communications, updates, and more! Our on-demand videos will also remain available to active members online at www.mhcrcmembers.com (password: crcvirtual20). If you have any questions, please contact jessica.redfield@mhcrc.com.

*Special Hours membership does not qualify for access to YMCA SV branches.  
DIY Energy Saving Toolkits Available
Keep heating costs as low as the temperature!
These colder winter months generate high heating costs for most community members. But the DIY Energy Saving Toolkit can help keep those costs from rising by increasing your home’s energy efficiency! Each Toolkit contains tools and materials designed to help you keep your home well insulated and energy efficient. Better insulation and energy efficiency means less wasted heat and less reason to crank up the thermostat. The DIY Energy Saving Toolkits are provided by Silicon Valley Clean Energy, your local clean electricity provider. Stop by the Morgan Hill Library at 660 W. Main Avenue today to check one out for free with your library membership. For more information, visit https://www.svcleanenergy.org/diy-toolkits/
CRC Facility Hours
Mon-Fri: 5am - 9:30pm
Sat/Sun: 6:30pm - 5pm

AC Facility Hours
Mon-Fri: 5am - 8pm
Sat/Sun: 7am - 1pm