Membership Newsletter
October 2021
We build community by providing exceptional programs, places and services
for Morgan Hill that inspire happy and healthy lives.

It's official, fall is here! We have many fun and exciting programs and activities
planned this fall! Our Fall Activity guide is now available, and we still have openings in a few youth and adult classes. View the digital guide HERE. All class registration takes place online at www.mhreconline.com

Just as a reminder, we are following County and CDC guidelines and currently requiring masks to be worn inside the CRC. As a member option we do have cardio machines located outside on the pool patio and many outdoor group fitness options. Masks may be removed while working out outdoors. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe.


New Health & Wellness Program Director: Blair Zerr

Blair was born and raised in the Canadian Rockies in Calgary Alberta, Canada. He played hockey from age 4 in leagues until the age of 15. He began playing football in middle and high school and played football for Galvin College and SJSU.
He worked at Rebekah Children Services in Gilroy for 25 years as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist with the county of Santa Clara. He has also worked as a Wellness Coach and Building Coordinator at the Mt. Madonna YMCA/CRC the last 11 years.
Blair has two children and both have been a part of the Mt. Madonna YMCA/CRC team as well. Blair’s passion is in mental and physical wellbeing. As the Health and Wellness Director, he will create and expand this fun and caring environment. Next time you visit the CRC, come by and say hello.
Teen Center Opening!

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 will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-8pm.
For Teen center membership forms click here. Fill out your membership form, have your parents sign them and bring them in! 
Kids Club is FUN!
Kids Club is open Monday through Friday 7:45am-12pm and 3:45pm-8pm! For more information and to make a reservation please click HERE.
At Kids' Club we will provide a stimulating and safe environment for children to develop physical, verbal, social and emotional skills needed to thrive. The Kids’ Club is a 90 minute member benefit. Your children will leave the program with new friends, and skills learned through play! 

KIDS CLUB Trick or Treat parade
Friday, October 29th from 10am-5pm
Please come and drop off your little goblin in Kids club for a fun 90 minutes. Staff will lead a trick or treat parade through each department at the CRC collecting goodies along the way. Please wear a costume. 

YMCA Silicon Valley Access 
We are excited to announce that the 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.  
Senior Center
The Senior Center will be reopening for programming October 4th , Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. We have lots of activities planned and we can’t wait to reconnect. In addition to our reopening activities in the Senior Center, we also have some fun outdoor activities planned for Healthy Aging Month. Please review our detailed schedule for more information. At this time the Senior Nutrition Program will not be open for indoor dining, however, boxed to-go lunches are still available in the CRC parking lot at 11:30am Monday-Friday. If you have additional questions regarding Senior Center Programming please contact Denise Melroy at (408) 310-4255 denise.melroy@mhcrc.com, questions regarding Senior Nutrition please contact Sandra Madriles (408) 310-4256 sandra.madriles@mhcrc.com.  
STEM with LEGO
Don’t miss out on our awesome LEGO workshops this October hosted by BrickTech. Your kids can have a few hours creating and designing on a Saturday morning, while you can have some time to get things done! Check out our flyer for more information.
AC Lap Swim and Aqua Fitness
As part of your CRC membership, you have access to the Aquatics Center. We currently have an extended schedule for lap swim and multiple Aqua Fitness classes a week. Please reference our updated pool schedule for current times! We hope to see you soon at the AC!



October Developmental Asset #10.
Safety -Young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood. 

Tips to parents:
  • Be an “askable” parent, so your child learns they can tell you about things that concern them, especially personal safety issues.
  • Give practical suggestions on how your child can be safe in specific circumstances.
  • Reassure your child that your goal in life is to keep him or her safe.

CRC Facility Hours
Mon-Fri: 5am - 9:30pm
Sat/Sun: 6:30pm - 5pm

AC Facility Hours
Mon, Wed: 5am - 9pm
Tues, Thurs, Friday: 5am-8pm
Sat/Sun: 7am - 1pm