West Cook YMCA


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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August 2015 CEO Message
Published: 07.31.15 - Consumer polling has come a very long way since Henry Ford took a narrow view of the practice when he said, “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have told me ‘faster horses.’” Chevrolet learned the value of listening to its customers when it made a calculated judgment to introduce a new vehicle to the Latin American
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Joel Wallace Named Competitive Swim Team Director
Published: 07.09.15 - West Cook YMCA Names Joel Wallace, Experienced Athlete, Coach, to Lead its TOPS Competitive Swim Team OAK PARK, ILL.-July 8, 2015-- Joel Wallace, an experienced competitive swimmer and coach, has been appointed Director of the West Cook YMCA's Competitive Swim Program, according to Phillip Jiménez, CEO. Wallace succeeds James Ridgeway who resigned to
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July 2015 CEO Message
Published: 07.01.15 - We're off to a fine start to what promises to be a most active summer at the West Cook YMCA. On an early summer beautiful but cool afternoon, we held a very successful launch for our fourth season of managing and staffing the Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center in Maywood. Scores of kids, families, Maywood. Village board members and community leaders
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Preschool and Y-Kids Fall Registration
Published: 07.01.15 - Preschool and Y-Kids Fall Registration Member Registration: July 1 Program Member Registration: July 8 The Y is a great place for kids to learn, grow, and thrive. Registration is opening now in our half-day preschool and our Y-Kids Before & After School program! Visit the links below for more information about these programs. Preschool &
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Welcome Amy Hill!
Published: 06.08.15 - Welcome Amy Hill, our new Health and Wellness Coordinator! Amy was born and raised in Reese, Michigan, and went on to attend Central Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, majoring in Mathematics and minoring in English, Coaching, and Middle Level Education in 2012. After completing her student teaching
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