April  2020

Note from Rye Y's COO
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we all learn how to work through this COVID-19 crisis. I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and that you are staying cautious, but optimistic. I miss seeing you all!
I would like to share something I learned in one of the many Zoom meetings I participated in last week:  GRAPES
G - How are we being GENTLE with ourselves during these challenging times?
R - How are we RELAXING, unwinding  or unplugging?
A - How are we celebrating our ACCOMPLISHMENTS, big and small?
P - What are we doing for PLEASURE and fun?
E - How are we continuing to strEEEEEEtch our bodies and our minds?
S - How are we STAYING connected with people?
For me it is amazing (at least so far) how  RELAXING  and comforting it has been to have dinner with our two adult children who are back with us, even though we are all squished into a small two-bedroom apartment!  Click here to read the staff responses to the GRAPE questions.
Stay well,
Randal Ikeda

P.S.  If you missed our March 26 update from Gregg Howells, click here. 


Looking Forward to the Best Summer Ever!
Click here or below to hear how our much our camp leadership staff is looking forward to summer camp!


Our Membership Staff Misses You!
Click here or below for their message

Virtual Activities & Resources

Rescheduled Events - Save the Date
Y High Back to School Social!   (replaces our March Madness fundraiser)
Saturday, September 12, 7-11pm
Watch for details.

Rye Derby and Healthy Kids Day 
Rescheduled to Sunday, October 4- 9am-12:30pm 
We also invite you to participate in our April virtual run
Click here for details 

Staff Spotlight
Brian with his wife Ada and daughter Melina
Brian Bernardi,  Fitness Floor Trainer
& Building Supervisor
Brian serves in the Navy Reserve and is headed to Virginia soon for pre-mobilization training for a few months. After completing his training, he will be deployed for 7-8 months. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to serve my country and to make the best of the deployment," Brian  told his Rye Y colleagues. Thank you Brian for your service! We wish you and your family the best.  

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