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YWCA Westfield 01/03/13

January 9, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Membership and fitness visits rates

As of Jan. 1, membership dues and costs of fitness visits at the YWCA were raised. Adult memberships are now $25 per person, senior memberships are $15 and youth rates remain at $10 per person. Fitness visits can now be added to a current account in a variety of increments. $20 will add 10 visits to an account, $35 will add 25 visits and 50 visits can be purchased for $50. Visits above 50 will be $1 each.

"The results of our fall survey indicated people felt there was value for the money at the YWCA and they would be willing to pay more to support the Y and use the fitness center," Executive Director Katie Smith said. "We continue to accept cash and checks and invite individuals to stop for a tour and visit."

Indoor sale

The YWCA will host an indoor yard sale on Saturday, Jan. 12.

"We were very successful with our spring sale and we think mid January might be just the time people want to clean out and donate items to the YWCA," event chair Priscilla Malarkey said. "In turn we will display and sell them to raise money for the Y programs. There will also be a few tables for sale if individuals have items they'd like to sell privately."

Contact the YWCA at 326-2011 for more information on renting table space or making donations.

Holiday celebrations

The YWCA Westfield After School Advantage program and Youth Center Students were part of the volunteer group manning the Salvation Army kettles at the local Tops Market. In addition, the Advantage After School Program students made and delivered a variety of Christmas cards and the preschool students presented a program of holiday songs to for their friends and family members.

Babysitting clinic

The YWCA Westfield anticipates partnering with the Y in Jamestown in offering a babysitting clinic in the spring of 2013. This class is open to boys and girls ages 11 to 15 and gives them practical information and useful knowledge regarding child care responsibilities. Students interested in attending the class are invited to call the YWCA at 326-2011 to be added to the registration list. More details will be provided as plans are finalized.

Spa Day

On Saturday, Feb. 9, the YWCA will present the third annual Spa Day and Women's Expo. This daylong event will feature spa services and exhibits from organizations and agencies focused on women's' issues. Tickets will be on sale mid January and more details will be announced soon.

About the YWCA

The YWCA is one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the world. Across the globe there are over 25 million members with 2.6 million of them in the U.S.A. As early as 1858 the YWCA was working to provide equality, opportunity and support for women. The YWCA mission continues to focus on "empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting peace, justice, dignity and freedom for all." Locally the YWCA Westfield is a premier provider of child care services, school age support for children and families and a community center for health and wellness through the fitness center. YWCA membership is open to men and women over the age of 18 and special youth memberships are available. The YWCA Board of Directors is always interested in talking with women about participation on the board or through volunteer activities. Contact the YWCA at 326-2011, visit it on facebook, check out or email

The YWCA is also a partner agency with the Northern Chautauqua County United Way, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the National YWCA.



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