October 2018
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FAMILY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL & OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2-4PM
Join us for a fun afternoon for the whole family! Live music, carnival games, bounce house, maze, pumpkin patch, spooky swim (bring swim suits and caps), crafts and more! FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! RSVP required: familyfun@ryeymca.org  Tell your friends - we will be waiving our $100 joiner's fee on October 28 for new members!

 
 
Spotlight
Session II Registration Starts with Rollover Week
October 20-26
Members currently enrolled in a class have the option of continuing the class for the next session. Non-Members may upgrade to a membership to take advantage of rollover week and reduced member rates. Click here to view the Program Guide.
Member registration starts October 31.

Member Experience Survey
Our 2018 annual Membership Experience Survey will arrive via email mid-month from surveys@seeranalytics.com with a subject line of:  Your YMCA Annual Member Experience Survey. Please take the time to fill it out and submit. Your feedback helps us focus on improvements that are meaningful to you!  

Family
First Family Friday: Frankenstein Friday
Friday, October 5, 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for an evening of themed crafts, activities, snacks and fun. 
Family Member: FREE; Youth: $10/family
Non-Member: $20/family   Click here to register.

Halloween Carnival and Open House: Sunday, October 28, 2-4
See above for details.

Family Swim, Family Basketball, Soft Play and Family time in the ExerZone!  Click here to view schedules.

Click here to view October Family and Primetime Calendar
 
Children/Tweens/Teens

Rye Y's Pre-School Enrichment Program
There is still availability in our new Pre-School Enrichment Program for children 3-5 years old. The program runs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Weekly activities include: swimming, movement, music, enrichment, sports, art and cooking.  Transportation is available to Christ's Church Nursery School (CCNS).  Stop by the Member Services desk to register. Click here for details. 
 
Youth Basketball League Registration Starts This Week!                               
Games will begin in November. Girls' League registration starts Oct 3 for Members (Oct. 10 for Non-Members) at 6am online. Co-ed League registration starts Oct. 3 (Oct. 10 for Non-Members) at 6am online.  Click here for details in the program guide. Click here to register. Programs will not be available for registration until the dates above.
                                 
Fun Club Day: Monday, October 8
Enjoy your school vacation time with a fun-filled day at the Y!

Red Cross Babysitter Training: Monday, October 8,  9am-4pm - Ages 11-15
This course will help participants develop the skills necessary to care for infants and children of all ages. Click here for details and to register.

Paintball: Monday, October  8, 9am-4:30pm - Grades 5-9
Join us as we travel to Liberty Paintball in Patterson, NY. Our group will play on our own reserved fields and will be chaperoned by our professional team of teen staff along with Liberty referees.   Click here to register

Leaders Club (grades 9-12) Tuesdays: 5-6pm
Junior Leaders Club (grades 6-8) Tuesdays: 4-5pm 

Starts October 9! A great opportunity for students who wish to make a positive impact in their community and develop leadership skills. The clubs are free and a Rye YMCA membership is not necessary to join.  Click here to register.  For more info. contact Melissa Lewis.

Teen 2nd Saturday: October 13, 7-10pm - Grades 6-8
ESCAPE THE SPOOKINESS: Join us for a night of Halloween Fun!
An evening of Halloween activities including a real life "Escape the Room Challenge," a haunted maze and much more! Come in costume for a chance to win a prize. Pizza will be served at no charge. Snacks and refreshments will be sold throughout the night. Family/Youth: $5; Non-Member: $10. Registration required. Click here to register.

Gymnasts Night In: Friday, October 12 - Ages 5 and up
Join us for a fun-filled evening which includes dinner, gymnastics, group games, open workouts and much more. No experience necessary. 
Parent's Night Out: Friday, October 19, 6:30-9:00pm
Parents enjoy a night off while we provide the supervision and entertainment for the kids. Ages 3 mos-5 years in Child Watch: Storybook activity: Going on a Bear Hunt (Dinner is not provided and packed dinners are not allowed due to allergies. A light snack is served.)  Grades K-6 in Child Care Rm: Karaoke Night. Includes light dinner.
Click here to register Questions: kellylewin@ryeymca.org

Cartwheel Clinic: Saturday, October 20, 1:15-2:30pm
Ages 4 and up. Gymnasts will learn the fundamentals of a cartwheel. Beginners to advanced. Click here to register.

 
Adults
Rye Y's 7th Annual Story Project
October 15-19
The Rye Y is more than a building.  It's a place where members, staff and volunteers share their hopes, their goals, and their stories with each other, making the Y a richly diverse and wonderful community.  To further this sense of community, we want to hear your extraordinary story. You may not think you have a story to tell, but trust us... you do!
  
We want to hear: What brought you to the Y?  What are your goals? Your successes?  Your challenges? Tell us about your or your family's Y experience. 
  
During Story Project Week, Rye Y staff and volunteers will be on hand in the "story booth" in the lobby to listen to, and record, your story.  You can stop by the booth, make an appointment with Lisa or Denise, or share your story online by clicking here.
Upcoming Safety Classes
The following American Red Cross classes are offered in October:
CPR Original and Review;  First Aid;  First Aid/CPR
Lifeguard and Babysitting  
Interested in being a lifeguard at the Rye Y? Contact Vickie@ryeymca.org  about our  50% discount for the October 2 lifeguard class.

Booked at the Y: Monday, October 8, 11:30am-12:30pm
The book club meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The October selection is Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening by Manal al-Sharif.  All are welcome. RSVP to Penny Cozza.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: October 22-January 21
A FREE, 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.
Monday & Wednesday from 1:15-2:30pm 
OR Tuesday & Thursday from 6:15-7:30pm
Advance registration required. Contact   Penny Cozza, or  click here for more information.
 
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension:  Wednesday, October 17, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in the Rye Y's 2nd floor conference room.  

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
An evidence-based program that features personalized support for people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. 
Wednesdays from 9am-10:30am and  Thursdays from 1:30pm-3pm
Click here for details. 

Mah Jongg/Canasta
Canasta:  Thursdays, 10:30am-12:45pm;   Mah Jongg:  Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm.Beginners welcome! Instructor present.   RSVP to   Penny Cozza .

Crafty Crew:Tuesdays, 12:30-2:00pm (NEW TIME!)
Knitting, crocheting and more. No experience necessary. Classes  RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201.  For more information, contact  Penny Cozza.
On Tuesday, October 23, we are offering a special craft class to make cork board letters. $10 fee.  Please click here to register for this class to guarantee letter choices.
 
Togetherhood
Togetherhood Community Service Project for Expectant Mothers
Tuesday, October 9- Friday, October 12
Donate new baby supplies during the Togetherhood collection drive for the expectant mothers served by Open Door Family Medical Centers.For a list of the requested items, click here.
Saturday, October 13, 10:30 am-12:30 pm: "Cakes for a Cause" Togetherhood Project with Open Door
Learn how Open Door's Baby Box Program is helping low-income women give their newborns a healthy and safe start in life - all while assembling "Diaper Cakes" using items collected by the Rye Y community. For ages 10+. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Space limited; registration required. Click here to sign up.
 
In the News
Rye Y Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer
Randal Ikeda recently traded the tropical beaches of Hawaii for the Long Island Sound shore when he moved east earlier this month to become the Rye YMCA's new Chief Operating Officer. Previously the Executive Director of the Nu'uanu branch of the YMCA of Honolulu, Ikeda was born and raised on the island of Oahu and aside from a 10-year stint in Los Angeles, has spent his adult life living and working in Honolulu. Read more.

Free Screenings and Health Information Offered at Annual Mamaroneck Health Fair
Despite the threat of thunderstorms and a weather-related change of venue, the 5th Annual Access to Care Health Fair drew nearly 130 Mamaroneck residents who took advantage of free health screenings and information.  Read more.
 
Working Together to Make a Difference
Thirty Rye Y Togetherhood volunteers of all ages joined students from Purchase College and Rye Country Day School for International Coastal Clean-Up Day at Edith Read Sanctuary on September 15. By early afternoon, the groups had picked up 250 pounds of trash, ranging from bottle caps to huge pieces of lumber. Togetherhood engage Y members and friends in community service projects outside the walls of the Y.
Updates
Have you downloaded our free mobile app?
View schedules, check in, register for programs and receive notifications about facility closures
 
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SERVING YOU BETTER
Our annual scheduled maintenance has been completed. In addition to cleaning, painting and repairs, we made several improvements, many based on member feedback! We installed new lighting in the swimming pool areas and new floor tile in the wet corridor, re-finished the gymnasium and group exercise studio floors and updated some equipment in the Fitness Center. We also renovated the boys' and girls' locker rooms, including the installation of new flooring similar to the adult locker rooms. These improvements reflect our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible member experience. We hope you like what we've done!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE RYE Y
Current openings include: Assistant Director of Aquatics and Safety, Accounting Associate, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Gymnastics Coach, Gymnastics Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor, Assistant Swim Team Coach, Swim Instructor, Fitness Floor staff and Sports Instructor. Click here for details.

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SAFETY AT THE Y
Thank You for Checking In!
ALL members must check in using their membership card, the Rye Y app or last name.
ALL others must check in using a sign-in sheet. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping the Rye Y safe!
Membership Screening
The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members and may screen other guests and visitors as well. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access. In some instances we might need to collect additional information and our Membership Engagement Director, Barbara, will reach out to you.
Thank you for your cooperation.

PARKING
For everyone's safety we ask that you abide by the following: 
* Pedestrians have the right of way in our parking lot. 
* Please... do not speed through the parking lot or in the Mead Place neighborhood. 
* Handicapped parking spaces are only for those people w/ valid handicap stickers. The Rye Police Department will ticket violators 
* Rye Y parking spaces are only for use when you are using the Y. No long term or commuter parking allowed.
*For environmental, health and legal reasons, please do not idle your car in the parking lot or circle.
Our free, assisted parking is available for your convenience.  When our lot is busy,  we recommend you use one of the municipal lots. The lots are free on Sunday and after 6pm on weekdays and Saturday.    Click here to view a map of lot locations.   

  
Rye YMCA | 914-967-6363 | news@ryeymca.org | http://www.ryeymca.org
21 Locust Avenue
Rye, NY 10580