West Cook YMCA


January 2016 CEO Message
Published: 01.01.16 - As we begin the New Year at the West Cook Y, we're focused on broadening our reach throughout the communities we serve to invite more people of all ages to join the Y to improve their health and wellness. We're also pleased to share the very positive SEER Analytics results and to welcome two new members to our professional staff. As we turn the page
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December 2015 CEO Message
Published: 12.01.15 - Thanks to our sponsors, supporters and guests a most successful Gala drew a substantial crowd to the Oak Park Country Club and raised a record $ 77,000 for our Annual Support Campaign to provide Y program scholarships for qualified persons and families in need. A highlight of the evening was the “auction” of seven special initiatives for
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2015 Annual Gala a Smashing Success
Published: 11.22.15 - From left Flavio Fernandez, Reina Fernandez, Cathy Pruger, and Viki Diana talk during the reception. 2015 Annual Gala A Smashing Success Friends of the West Cook YMCA were not deterred by the area’s biggest November snowstorm in 120 years to make the Y’s annual Gala a smashing success. The crowd of 170 who attended the Gala at the Oak Park
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Life-Saving Courses this November
Published: 10.30.15 - Learn life-saving skills this November at the West Cook YMCA! View more events on our Events Page. First Aid/CPR/AED COST: M $50 / PM $100 Learn how you can save someone in need by becoming certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED. This class is for those who have never taken CPR or have not been re-certified in 2 years. Know what to do if someone has stopped
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November 2015 CEO Message
Published: 10.30.15 - As we step off into the holiday season, it’s wonderful to reflect that we have so many reasons to be thankful here at the West Cook Y. All year long, we’ve benefited greatly by the generous spirit of our board, members, friends and neighbors in the communities we serve. I think back to just about a year ago when we ticked off our specific goals
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October 2015 CEO Message
Published: 10.01.15 - As we begin to enjoy the beautiful bracing fall weather, members and friends of the West Cook YMCA will come together on Saturday, November 21, for an evening to celebrate spirit, mind and body. Yes, this year’s Annual Gala at Oak Park Country Club is focused on those same three memorable words emblazoned high on the walls of our two gyms that for
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This is how we change lives.
Published: 09.23.15 - The West Cook YMCA partnered with the Wednesday Journal to produce the second in a series of special inserts for the weekly paper. For this edition, stories include our increased focus on member value, the transformation of Y members to staff, and our focus on Healthy Aging.. Find these stories here: oakpark.com/Community/People/West-Cook-YMCA/ Or, see
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September 2015 CEO Message
Published: 09.01.15 - Thump, thump, thump, thump… Did you ever hear such a sweet sound? All day long and well into the evening, across the hallway from my office comes the sound of scores of Y members stepping off to better health. Many are pounding away on our new treadmills and StairMasters; others pedal comfortably on recumbent bikes. The sounds are being made by Y
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