Beginning Jan. 1, the membership rates and cost of fitness visits at the YWCA will be increased. "we've managed to hold the line for a number of years," reported board vice president Dana Corwin, "but it's time to make some small adjustments. Adult membership fees will be $25, seniors will be $15 and the youth fee will remain at $10.
"We've also put a new fee structure in place for fitness visits. Ten visits can be added for $20, 25 visits for $35 and 50 visits for $50. This will give our members more flexibility and allow them to purchase visits that better fit their budget," she concluded.
YWCA Staff, family members and guests, along with the Board of Directors celebrated the holidays with a dinner party at the YWCA and then posed around the Christmas tree with Santa.
New memberships, renewals and fitness visits can be purchased through the main office of the YWCA with cash or checks.
YWCA Youth Center will be closed Thursday, Dec. 27, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Middle and high school students are welcome back to the Youth Center on Jan. 3. The center is open each Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and provides students a safe, secure place to go. YWCA staff provides supervision, activities and a snack each evening. The one-time registration fee is $25 and that includes a Y youth membership. Both boys and girls are welcome to visit and participate; paperwork can be sent home and returned the following week.
The YWCA offices will be closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2 and there will be no drop in privileges available. Drop In privileges are extended to school students will valid youth memberships and include use of the gym, including basketballs. Students are welcome to stop and inquire or call ahead and ask about gym use.
The YWCA is planning an indoor yard sale for Saturday, Jan. 12 at the YWCA building on Portage Street. "There are a limited number of tables available for private individuals to set up and sell and the YWCA will showcase a wide selection of items all priced to move," according to Priscilla Malarkey, sale chairwoman. "Our first sale was so successful we decided to do another one," she continued. Area residents are encouraged to donate items in good condition to the sale. All proceeds benefit programs offered by the local YWCA. Please contact the YWCA at 326-2011 to arrange dropoff of donations or to inquire about a table.
YWCA staff, family members and guests, along with the board of directors celebrated the holidays with a dinner party at the YWCA and then posed around the Christmas tree with Santa. "We have a wonderful staff at the YWCA," said board president Ivy Higginbotham. "This gives us a chance to talk with them, express our appreciation and spend time together in an informal setting."
The annual Spa Day has been set for Feb. 9. Invitations have been sent to a number of technicians, massage therapists other providers. Anyone interested in participating and providing services is invited to contact the YWCA at 326-2011.
About the YWCA
For over 110 years the YWCA Westfield has been a fixture in this area of Chautauqua County. The YWCA currently provides a host of child care services, health and wellness opportunities and works to uphold the YWCA mission - "empowering women, eliminating racism and working towards peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all."
The YWCA is a member of the YWCA USA, a partner with the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County and a member of the Chamber of Commerce. The YWCA is located at 58 S. Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787. The agency can be contacted by phone at 326-2011, at the website, ywcawestfield.org or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.