Officers were installed during the YWCA Westfield annual meeting, which featured program reports from administrative staff and a review of the strategic plan for the 2013 program year. The annual report is on file at the agency and is available for members and the general public. YWCA board meetings are held each month and anyone interested in serving on the board is encouraged to contact the agency at 326-2011 for more information. The next board meeting is set for Tuesday, June 18 at the Y at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome.
Hot cake supper
The YWCA Westfield recently installed its officers. Joining returning president Ivy Higginbotham, far right, are, from left to right secretary Cassidy Cooney, treasurer Molly Catalano and vice president Ida Klahn.
Tickets are still available for the hot cake supper on Tuesday, June 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. The Westfield McDonalds will be hosting the YWCA and giving ticket holders an all they can eat supper. Tickets are $3 each, and all proceeds benefit youth programs at the YWCA. Tickets are available at the YWCA and all program sites, pre-sale only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Father Daughter Dance
Planning continues for the third annual YWCA Father Daughter Dance. The event will be held on Saturday, June 15 in the gym of the YWCA from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Young ladies from kindergarten through fifth grade and their escorts are invited to an evening of dancing, entertainment and refreshments. Pre-sale tickets are $20 per couple for one adult and one child and are available at the YWCA offices. Guests will have the opportunity to pose for a keepsake photo, and each young lady will receive a wrist corsage. There will be prize drawings throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served. Call the YWCA at 326-2011 for more details or visit during office hours to purchase a ticket.
The YWCA fitness center has installed three new treadmills, an elliptical stepper, one spin bike and is awaiting the delivery of two recumbent bikes. Members with current, valid memberships will be able to access the fitness center during the month of June while the transition is made to new contractual arrangements. Changes to the membership structure include an unlimited use feature, family membership rates and the ability to sign up for extended periods of use. Contracts have been emailed to many members, and samples are available in the fitness center. The target date for new contracts for members is Monday, July 1. Members are encouraged to stop in during business hours to learn more and complete their new contract and use agreement. The YWCA now accepts MasterCard, Visa and electronic bank transfers in addition to cash and checks.
Summer program sign ups
Families interested in YWCA summer child care, girls program and other classes offered at the YWCA are encouraged to visit Welch Field on Tuesday, June 4 or Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. YWCA staff and volunteers will be on hand to enroll students in the YWCA programs. Information on other YWCA classes and programs will also be available at that time. For more details and additional information, contact the YWCA Child Services Office at 326-4012.
Zumba, adult exercise, self-defense for women and Taekwondo classes will continue through the summer months. Zumba classes are held each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 8 a.m. The $5 fee is payable at the door. The exercise class meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. There is no fee, but a current YWCA membership is required. Self-defense meets each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. This class is open to women 14 years and older. Students have the option of leaving at 9 p.m., or remaining until 9:30 p.m. Taekwondo meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings and is offered in two levels. Ages 8 to 15 begin at 5:30 p.m., and 16 through adult begin at 6:30 p.m. There are fees associated with these classes, but new students receive their first month of self-defense or taekwondo free of charge. Visit a class or call the Y at 326-2011 for more information.