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WELCOMETO YOUR NEWFAMILY YWestport Weston Family YFall 2014 Program BrochureFamily Member Registration Begins Monday, August 4Fall Session Open Registration Begins, August 11Fall Session Begins Monday, September 8at the Bedford Family Center14 Allen Raymond Lanewww.westporty.org203-226-8981

Table of 3838391MembershipOur MissionThe Westport Weston Family Y enriches the community by developing andnurturing the potential of every individual, promoting healthy living andfostering a sense of social responsibility.Family ServicesAquaticsWater Rat Swim Team2014-2015 Board of DirectorsDanceGymnasticsDavid R. BlansfieldBonnie StrittmatterPresidentFirst Vice PresidentRosemary HalsteadSecond Vice PresidentSports & RecreationRobert G. BowmanWellnessMegan Loffredo, M.D.Group FitnessJonathan Cooperman, Esq.Strong Kids TriathlonBirthday PartiesFamily FunTreasurerSecretaryDiana CoyneKarla FisherElise GabrieleChristopher HalsteadMatthew HaynesKana HiguchiElizabeth B. HourihanTom JonesPaul K. KeblishMichael W. MaloneyElizabeth McKinnis, M.D.Andrew S. McNabGloria B. NussbaumSteve ObsitnikCaroline O’KanePaul PodolskyCantor Dan SklarAnandi Subramanian, M.D.Libby McKinney TritschlerLeslie L. WolfMember at Large2014-2015 Board of TrusteesPete WolgastChairmanGala CelebrationRichard B. BensonMarx BowensIain H. BruceArlo E. EllisonSam GaultFran GoldsteinMichael Laux, Esq.Jo Fuchs LuscombeJohn P. McKinneyDuncan M. O’Brien Jr.Ann Reuther OntonTamarra R. PincavageWilliam SorensonBonnie StrittmatterRobin TauckBarbara WiederechtJeffrey WieserTrustees EmeritiPaul I. Becker (deceased)Ruth T. Bedford (deceased)George H. DammanWilliam L. GaultAllen A. Raymond, Jr. (deceased)Lester R. Giegerich (deceased) Mark A. Smith (deceased)William E. Mitchell

Westport Weston Family YFall 2014 CalendarAugust 4August 11Fall Session Family Member Registration beginsFall Session Open Registration beginsSeptember 7September 8September 21September 24September 25Summer Session endsFall Session beginsStrong Kids TriathlonRosh Hashanah – No youth classes after 6:00 pmRosh Hashanah – No youth classesOctober 3October 4October 11October 17-23october 24Yom Kippur – No youth classes after 6:00 pmYom Kippur – No youth classesCelebrating what matters Opening GalaTravel Basketball Tryoutshalloween spooktacular at Y gymnastics center*November 27Thanksgiving – Family Y closedDecember 1December 7December 8december 15december 19December 24December 25December 31Winter Session Family Member Registration beginsFall Session endsWinter Session Open Registration beginsgymnastics holiday show at Y gymnastics center*pizza with santa at Y gymnastics center*Christmas Eve – Family Y closes at 2:00 pmChristmas Day – Family Y closedNew Year’s Eve – Family Y closes at 2:00 pmJanuary 1January 5January 12January 19New Year’s Day - Family Y Open 10:00 am-2:00 pmWinter Session BeginsCamp Mahackeno Registration BeginsMartin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Youth Classes*Y Gymnastics Center is located at 145 Main Street, Norwalk.2

Welcome CenterWelcome to your new Family Y! Thanks to the steadfast support of our members, the tireless efforts of the volunteer leaderswho guide us and the selfless contributions from hundreds of donors from throughout our community and beyond.Your new Y, located at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport, is situated on our 32-acre Mahackeno campus, longtime homeof our summer day camp. The scenic property is 1.5 miles north of downtown Westport, bordered by the Saugatuck River onthe east and the Merritt Parkway on the north. It’s accessible via a short connector road leading from Wilton Road (Route33) and the northbound on/off ramps at Exit 41 of the Merritt Parkway (Route 15).Your new Y begins as a 54,000 sq. ft. building that includes a 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool and adjacent warm-water family/teaching/therapeutic pool; Health & Wellness Center with expansive views of the Saugatuck River; multi-purpose Gymnasium;three group-fitness studios; Kids’ Club child watch area; five locker rooms, including one for those with dependent care; Cafeserving healthy foods and beverages for members; and other amenities of a modern, family-oriented Y facility.This new center of community life and wellness will be known as the Bedford Family Center, named in honor of Y founderEdward T. Bedford and the four (and counting) generations of his descendants who continue to support our Y and its mission.Upon completion of all construction stages, the Family Y at Mahackeno will comprise 102,000 sq. ft. and is expected toinclude a Gymnastics Center, Child Care wing and additional program space to expand our services.From the spacious parking lot to the warm and inviting William L. Gault Welcome Center and all the opportunities thatawait you just beyond, our new Y will allow us to continue to serve our members and entire community for generations tocome. Join us!3

MembershipHours of Operation(effective August 29)Summer Hours of OperationMonday-Friday 5:30 am - 10:00 pmMonday-Friday 5:30 am - 9:30 pmSaturday7:00 am - 7:30 pmSaturday7:30 am - 5:30 pmSunday7:30 am - 6:00 pmSunday7:30 am - 1:00 pmMembership Type & FeesTypeJoin FeeYouth (0-13) 25Student (14-17)* 25Adult (18-64) 50Family (1 adult)** 50Senior (65 ) 25Senior Couple (65 ) 507th Grade Membership N/AMonthly FeeN/A 45 75 100 54 86N/AAnnual Fee 250 540 900 1200 648 1032N/A*Individuals in high school age 18 are eligible for the Student rate.** 20/month each additional dependent adult or caregiver in the household.Active/Reserve members of the military receive a free membership.Financial Assistance Applications are available upon request.The Family Y offers free membership to all 7th grade students in the Westportand Weston school districts during the school year. Youth who wish to takeadvantage of a 7th Grade Membership are required to complete volunteerservice with the Family Y. Please inquire at the Welcome Center regarding7th Grade Membership volunteer opportunities. See page 8 for more details.Member CafeOur new Family Y will include the Member Cafe, made possible through the generosity of Angela, Harrison and Mark Graham.You’ll find it just past the Welcome Center, adjacent to the entrance of the Linda & Vince McMahon Family Gymnasium. Thecafe will serve healthy foods such as fruit, salads, sandwiches and a variety of bottled beverages, as well as coffee and tea.Whether you need a quick boost of energy before or after a group fitness class or you want to get the kids a snack or a mealas they do homework after swim practice, our cafe will have plenty of options to meet your family’s on-the-go nutrition needs.Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am-1:00 pm. It will be closed on Sundays.Once you’ve ordered your food, you’ll have the choice of among three areas to relax and enjoy your meal. The Welcome Centerwill provide ample eating space, and both floors include open lobby areas that will be furnished with tables and chairs for you tosit and eat comfortably. The lobby areas are meant to make small groups gather together easily, so our members have a betteropportunity to build stronger relationships with your family, your friends and your Y staff.4

Emergency Closings For the latest updates, please call 203-226-8981 or check online, www.westporty.org.Weather Cancellations No makeups, refunds or credits will be made for cancellations or closings due to inclement weather.Program Refunds All program and registration fees are non-refundable. Should the Family Y need to cancel a program, acredit for future Family Y programs will be issued to the participant. There are no refunds, proration offees or makeup classes available for classes falling on scheduled holidays or Y closings.Program Fee Prorates Program fees will be prorated 50% after the fifth week of classes.Payment InformationMemberships on a bank draft continue on a recurringmonthly basis and do not end at the end of a year.Members requesting to cancel their memberships mustdo so in writing, 30 days in advance. Membership willterminate 30 days after the next draft (10th of the month).No refunds.Financial AssistanceThe Westport Weston Family Y is a charitable nonprofitorganization and does not turn away residents due to lackof ability to pay for memberships or programs. To applyfor financial assistance for a Family Y membership, stop bythe Member Services Desk for an application or downloadit at www.westporty.org. The Family Y reserves the right torefuse assistance to any individual.Membership Suspension/RevocationMembership may be revoked or suspended ifmembers engage in vandalism, theft, unnecessaryphysical roughness in sports or activities, useobscene language while at the Family Y, act in anabusive or intimidating manner to other membersor staff, or act contrary to the Y’s core values ofcaring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Staff areresponsible for enforcing Family Y guidelines andhave the right to bar members from the facility/program for violation of rules. Suspension orrevocation of membership privileges will occur onlyafter consultation with Family Y CEO Rob Reeves orhis designee. No refunds of fees will be made forrevoked or suspended memberships.Online at www.westporty.orgBesides easy online registration for classes, programs and special activities, you can find many otherthings on the Family Y website: current pool and gym schedules, reminders of upcoming events, anevents calendar and links to recent press and our “Who, What, When - and Y” blog.Also online is our Membership Handbook, which includes complete information regarding membershippolicies and procedures, visitor and guest policies, payment information, changes to membership,supervision, health and wellness guidelines, water safety, our Annual Campaign. This guide is a greatresource to answer any questions you may have about membership and operations at our new Family Y.There is a separate Kids’ Club Handbook, which details policies for our child watch area.5

Meet our Membership EngagementDirectorBrian Marazzi203-226-8981bmarazzi@westporty.orgBrian is a life-long YMCAparticipant and member.Growing up at the Valley YMCAin Ansonia, Brian learned theY’s values and has made servingthe YMCA his career. Over the past two decades,he has worked at the Valley, Stamford, Norwalk andthe Hamden/North Haven YMCAs. Brian began hisprofessional Y career in 2002 and has managedseveral departments including Aquatics, Health &Wellness, Rec Sports and Membership & Marketing.Brian is a graduate of Southern Connecticut StateUniversity with a degree in Recreation and Health &Human Services. He enjoys health and wellness andoutdoor recreational activities.Get All the Latest Y NewsDon’t miss out on any of the great things going on at our Family Y.Simply search for Westport Weston Family Y on Facebook.com and “Like” us to stay current with newsand views about our Y -- or to tell us what you think. We share news items and photos about the Y, ourmembers and our community every day.Each week we email Y members and supporters ane-newsletter via Constant Contact that’s chockfull ofthe latest happenings about our Y – its staff, members,teams and special events and opportunities. Sign up for itat www.westporty.org or stop by our Welcome Center togive us your current email address.6

Kids’ ClubLocated just past the Welcome Center, opposite our cafe, the Nussbaum Kids’ Club is a fun and safe space just forkids to use while their parents are working out or taking a class. This kids-only club is free for Family Members age 6weeks to 12 years who come to the Y with their parents. Youth Members, or the children of Adult Members, may usethe room for a nominal fee. The Kids’ Club offers quiet activities and areas made special for infants and toddlers. OurKids’ Club also features “Fort Mack,” an indoor jungle gym for our older children. Best of all are the great Y staff whowill supervise the children and contact the parents if needed.There is a 2-hour time limit for the Kids’ Club, and parents are required to stay in the Y at all times. Staff will contactparents for any diaper changing or other issues that may arise. Children may bring snacks (nut-free) into the room,but we cannot refrigerate or warm snacks. Space is limited in the Kids’ Club and it is first come first serve. For moreinformation about the program, swing by the Kids’ Club for our handbook, visit www.westporty.org or contactMeg George.Family MembersFreeYouth Members 5/visitChildren of Adult Members 5/visitMonday-Friday 8:15 am-1:30 pmMonday-Friday 3:45-8:00 pmSaturday 7:45 am-1:15 pmSchool Age ProgramsAfter school programThe Family Y After School Program provides a fun, safe environment for children in grades K-5 in Westport and WestonPublic Schools. The program runs at Saugatuck Elementary School from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm.Students who do not attend Saugatuck Elementary will be bussed to the site by the Y. If the school has a half day, theprogram will run from the point of early dismissal until 6:00 pm.Students participating in the After School Program will start each day with a healthy snack as well as quiet activities andhomework help. The group will play games either in the gym or playground at Saugatuck before getting ready for pick up.Each week, the students will be brought to the Family Y for swimming and gym time. Registration has already begun forthe 2014-2015 school year; students can begin at any time once registration paperwork is processed. Space is limitedfor this program. Service to Weston Schools will depend on the number of families interested in the program. For moreinformation, please contact Meg dayMonday-Friday 355 365 430 440 570 580MemberNon-membervacation day specialsThe Family Y Vacation Special Program runs on many of the holidays and breaks when ourschools are closed. Vacation Special Days include field trips, gym time and swimming at the Y.For more information, please contact Meg George.Fall Dates:September 25, Rosh HashanahNovember 4, Election DayDrop off 7:00-9:00 am. Pick up 4:00-6:00 pm.7Member 95Non-member 105

Meet our camp & family servicesdirectorMeg George203-226-8981mgeorge@westporty.orgrotary interact program at the yThe Family Y, Westport Sunrise Rotary Club and the WestportRotary Club are joining together to create a Rotary InteractProgram for students in grades 6-8.Interact is a club for youth who want to connect with otheryoung people in their community or school. Interact membershave fun while carrying out service projects and learning aboutthe world. Volunteers from Rotary as well as Family Y staff willbe supervising and working with the members to plan and carryout the service projects and events.Meg George joined the Family Yin 2012. She has been working inthe Y camp world since 1997 inNew York and Connecticut. Meg isa graduate of Springfield College where she earned adegree in Human Services and Administration with aconcentration in Y management. She greatly enjoysthe outdoors and sharing that love with her campersand staff.This is a year-round program that will meet twice a month, moreif a participant is elected to the leadership board. This is thefirst time this club will run, so participants will be able to seethe full process of gaining our charter and creating the club.For more information, please contact Meg George.The program will be hosted at the Family Y.Teen and Youth NightsOur popular Teen and Youth Nights will continue in our new facility with new opportunities for fun. Teen Nights forgrades 6-8 and Youth Nights for grades 4-5 will be held at the Family Y from 7:30-9:30 pm. We highly suggestpre-registration for the events, but do accept at the door registration.SeptemberFriday, September 12Grades 6-8Saturday, September 27Grades 4-5OctoberFriday, October 17Grades 6-8Saturday, October 25Grades 4-5NovemberFriday, November 14Grades 6-8Saturday, November 15Grades 4-5DecemberFriday, December 12Grades 6-8Saturday, December 20Grades 4-57:30-9:30 pmMember 15Non-member 20Camp MahackenoWe are eagerly awaiting the return of Camp Mahackeno to our location on Allen Raymond Lane for the summer of 2015.Once again we will be canoeing on the Saugatuck River, playing on the fields, swimming in our outdoor pool and exploring thewoodland trails. We will be enjoying archery on our new range, having lunch and activities under our two new pavilions andspreading out into our new field space.Keep your eye out to learn more about the return of Camp Mahackeno to its longtime home!8

AquaticsThe Strittmatter Family Aquatics CenterThe Family Y has long been our community’s leading provider of swim instruction and water-safety education. Our Y is also a vitalcenter for water fitness, offering people of all ages and capabilities a place to swim laps, participate in a wide range of AquaFitclasses or to use our pools for personal exercise.We are also proud to be the long-time home of the Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team, with its distinguished coachingstaff and some 200 young athletes.Our Strittmatter Family Aquatics Center will allow us to expand upon our programs and recreational opportunities.Our 10-lane, 25-yard Ann Reuther Onton Lap Pool features: Wider lanes for lap swimmingNew filtration system with greatly reduced chlorine residualsModern air-circulation system for improved air quality for swimmers and spectatorsConvenient access to five locker rooms, including a family locker room for those with small children or family memberswho require assistance More programming space for deep water and shallow water aqua fitness classes Aquatic Climbing Wall – the first in the state of Connecticut Handicap liftOur shallow warm-water pool features: Ramp for easy entry/exit into and from water as well as handicap lift“Splash Pad” sprinklers, deck sprays and other features for very young children donated by the Rutherford-Fenn FamilyIn-pool tile bench with whirlpool jetsWater basketball (two hoops at either side of pool)Two 20-yard lanes for lessons, lap swimming and aqua fitness classesPool RulesShowers are required before using pools. Persons with infections, diseases or open wounds are prohibited from using pools. Excessiverough-housing is not permitted in the pool area. Kick boards and pool buoys may be used by adults. They are not to be used as toys.Flotation devices are permitted only under direct adult supervision.SupervisionNon-swimmers and beginners must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Adults accompanied by children who requiresupervision must use the family locker room. Children are not allowed in the adult locker rooms. Children 8 years old or younger whohave a Youth membership and are participating in a Y program may be accompanied by an adult who does not have a membership.Lap SwimCircle swimming is observed. Diving is not allowed in adult lap lanes. Children under 13 years of age are not permitted in lap lanesduring adult lap swim.Therapeutic SwimThe therapeutic swim is scheduled for those who have arthritis, back problems or some other physical condition or disability; not a lapswim time. Please respect the rights of our members who legitimately use this time for therapy.Open SwimOpen to families, adults or other children for playing, practicing or swimming. Two lanes are set aside for lap swimming.9

MEET our AQUATICS DIRECTORnicole turechek203-226-8981nturechek@westporty.orgNicole has been a part of theWestport Weston Family Ysince 2003, as a lifeguard andpart-time swim instructor. Afterleaving to teach preschool for afew years, she returned in 2010. She enjoys workingwith children and being a part of the Y. Nicole alsoenjoys spending time with family and friends.Swim Lessonsfall Session DatesParent Observation WeekSeptember 8–December 7During the weeks of October 13-19 andDecember 1-7 parents are welcome to stay andobserve their child’s l

WESTpORT WESTON FAMILY Y Fall 2014 program Brochure. TABLE OF CONTENTS 3-6 Membership 7-8 Family Services . Norwalk. Westport Weston Family Y Fall 2014 Calendar 2. Welcome Center . serving healthy foods and beverages for members; and other amenities of a modern, family-oriented Y facility. .