Father Daughter Dance
The annual dance will be held this year on Saturday, June 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the YWCA gym. Young ladies from kindergarten through fifth grade and their escorts are invited. The $20 ticket admits one couple and includes a keepsake photo, a wrist corsage, entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. A limited number of tickets are available and are pre-sale only. No tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, visit the YWCA at 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. For more details call the office at 326-2011.
Summer child care
Guests from the 2012 Father Daughter Dance, held at the YWCA Westfield, enjoy a fun evening.
Parents interested in summer school age child care, the girls program, pre-school classes or day care options are invited to contact the YWCA at 326-4012 for more details
Area students aged 11 to 15 are encouraged to call the YWCA to be put on the babysitting class list. Once interest is demonstrated, the YWCA will schedule a class. Those who complete the class will be trained in areas of first aid, child care and emergency responses. Call the Y at 326-2011 to be added to the list or for more information.
The YWCA is interested in recruiting volunteers to work at the Arts and Crafts Festival the week of Monday, July 22. Volunteers assist with set up, registration, vendor relations and other areas. Hours and days are flexible. Volunteers are also needed to archive material on hand at the Y.
"There is a treasure of history here," Executive Director Katie Smith said. "It is in scrapbooks, photo albums and file cabinets. It deserves to be shared with the community and available for review and enjoyment."
Anyone interested in these specific opportunities or in learning more about volunteering at the YWCA are invited to call 326-2011.
Work continues on the transition to new fitness center contracts. During the month of June members will continue to access the fitness center on a per visit schedule and will have the opportunity to sign new contracts. New contracts offer unlimited access to the fitness center, no visit counting and the benefit of three, six or 12 month contracts.
"We encourage members to come and talk with us about this change," said Katie Smith, executive director. "Our fees remain very reasonable, we're willing to work with our members. But by early July everyone using the fitness center will need to have a new contract in place."
Staff is available during business hours Monday through Friday and by appointment. Call the YWCA at 326-2011 to learn more or schedule an appointment.
Looking for a summer job right here in Westfield? Have experience working with kids and like to be busy and active? The YWCA is working through the Summer Youth Employment Program at Chautauqua Works to fill summer child care positions with individuals between 16 and 20 years old. Candidates interested in summer employment are encouraged to call Brenda Backus at 326-4012 or submit a resume to the YWCA at 58 S. Portage St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787.
"While the YWCA makes every effort to have business hours Monday through Friday each week, we are a small staff and often pulled in different directions," Executive Director Katie Smith said. "We encourage people to call and make appointments or check ahead to make sure staff is available to serve them. In addition to day time hours, there is staff available on Tuesday evening from 5 to 7:30 p.m."
The YWCA offices can be reached at 326-2011, and there is an answering machine for messages.