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A quarterly publication of the Henderson Family YMCA and The Daily Dispatch

Sunday, July 17, 2011 • 3rd Quarter

Enjoy your day and play golf with the Henderson Family YMCA

(Above) 2010 Net Division Winners of the YMCA golf tournament: Premier Chiropractic. (Below) 2010 Gross Division Winners: Charles Boyd — Chevrolet, Pontiac, Cadillac, Buick, GMC Inc.

The Henderson Family YMCA and Michelob Ultra will be holding the 10th annual YMCA golf tournament on Aug. 16 at Henderson Country Club with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds received from our tournament will be used for YMCA playground renovations. The cost for this year’s tournament is $650 for a team of four or $162.50 for an individual. The cost includes green fees, cart, meals and gift bags. The tournament is all-inclusive so there are no additional fees for a mulligan or throw when you arrive. Tournament format is four-person super ball with prizes in both gross and net divisions. Lunch and dinner will be provided for each player. Those who cannot attend or participate but would still like to support the Henderson Family YMCA and its programs can still make a taxdeductible donation. Patrons/ Contributors can contribute with different levels of donations: $200 — Double Eagle, $100 — Eagle, $50 — Birdie, and $25 — Par. For more information or to register for the tournament please call the Y at (252) 4382144 or email Julia Langston at

Woody Caudle (left) stands alongside co-worker Mary Grissom. Grissom has since retired from the YMCA after 19 years of service.

Long-time YMCA employee Mary Grissom retires After 19 years of dedicated service to the YMCA, Administrative Assistant Mary Grissom has retired. Mary began her career at the YMCA on Dec. 16, 1991. Since the YMCA facility was just a little over one year old when Mary started, she was instrumental in helping it establish good operating and business practices. The mem-

bers, the Board of Directors, and the staff of the YMCA all wish Mary a happy and well-deserved Cleaton retirement. Tina Cleaton has joined the YMCA staff as the new administrative assistant.

Y soon to snag literary ‘quarry’: local author to hold book-signing Local writer R.J. ‘Bob’ McCarthy will be present for a soon-to-be-announced booksigning at the Henderson Family YMCA. His novel, “Quarry Steps Up: A Tony Quarry / Carolina Mystery,” has just been published and the release

date is fast approaching. McCarthy, a fifteen-year member, will donate 50% of the royalties from the book signing to the YMCA. Please keep this upcoming event in mind with an eye out for an announcement of the specific date.


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It’s for all those little kiddies

It is the first of July and normal fall, winter, and spring daytime “peacefulness” here at the YMCA has been lost. Why? We have lots and lots and lots of little kiddies here at the YMCA attending the YMCA Summer Day Camp. And, from what I have observed, both the kids and their counselors are having a mighty good time swimming, playing sports and games, and taking some interesting field trips. Even though us “older” folks might miss our peace and quiet, the sounds of the kids remind us all just what the original purpose of the YMCA was: serving youth. Recently, you may have seen or heard news articles about the “re-branding” of the YMCA and the change to a new YMCA logo. All YMCAs are changing to the use of a new, more colorful and modern “scripted” logo moving away from the old “blocked” red and black Y logo. Change is often tough, especially for us “aged” citizens, but the new logo has added a feeling of newness and recommitment to the YMCA purpose. Along with this new look or image, the YMCA has restated the purpose to better define the overall mission. The purpose statement is now: The YMCA is for: • youth development • healthy living • social responsibility

This restatement or new emphasis clearly defines what the YMCA is all about. As I first mentioned, the YMCA has always been involved with the WOODY development of the CAUDLE youth. Serving the youth in commuExecutive Director/CEO nities served by a YMCA is probably the key purpose for existence. Needless to say, the youth are our future and the YMCA is proud to be involved with helping guide the youth in positive directions. Secondly, the YMCA clearly is a leader in the promotion of healthy living. YMCA facilities provide all ages the opportunity to exercise, play, relax, and learn skills that will lead to a healthier life style — all in a healthy environment at a reasonable cost. The Y is always looking for ways to include everyone who will respect the responsibility of being a member and/or a participant in the program. And finally, I should mention social responsibility. All YMCAs are “not-forprofit Christian based organizations” founded by local people to serve the local community. As I have said on

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many occasions, the YMCA is open to everyone. A person does not have to be a Christian to be a member but all members of the Y are expected to respect the values promoted by the YMCA. The five YMCA values are: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Faith and Responsibility. The responsibility value is so important to a YMCA. The YMCA must be responsible for serving the community with its services. The Y must teach the youth what it means to be responsible for themselves and responsible to others. The leadership and staff of the Y must be responsible stewards of the YMCA and the many programs it offers to members and the community. The leaders and staff must take responsibility for assuring that the YMCA will be successful now and in the future. In general, the YMCA must be a role model for social responsibility within the community it serves. The YMCA might look a little different and the message might be stated a bit differently. Yet, the “heart of the reason for being” is still the same. The YMCA is here to serve its members and the community in a responsible, caring, and respectful manner. And it all starts with all those little kiddies and the sounds of them learning, playing, and experiencing some life lessons — but most of all, it starts with them having fun.

Bored this summer? Don’t sweat it: activities galore await you at the Y! Several options are available at the YMCA to curb the summertime blues, for kids and adults alike.

Summer Day Camp The Henderson Family YMCA Summer Day Camp provides all day care for children ages Pre-K through rising 8th graders. Our hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer Day Camp offers a safe environment for our campers and a day filled with daily devotions and fellowship, games and activities, arts and crafts, daily snacks in the morning and afternoon, swimming and swimming lessons, weekly field trips and lots of fun! We provide lunch each Friday of camp and during most field trips; other weekdays campers must bring lunch. Each camper should bring a swimsuit, comb please see SUMMeR FUN, paGe 3

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and towel daily. Campers should wear closed toe shoes for safety reasons and ask that all toys, games and electronic games be left at home. We promote the YMCA’s character traits; caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. We encourage campers to share, be kind to one another, build friendship and build self-esteem and confidence, values that last a lifetime. Staff is carefully selected, trained in CPR, AED and First Aid. The safety of your child is our primary objective. We work hard to achieve a ratio of 1 counselor to 6 campers in our younger camp, 1 counselor to 10 campers in our middle camp and 1 counselor for every 12 campers in our oldest camp. Campers receive a camp T-shirt and camp bag. So come join us for the summer and let your child have an experience of a lifetime.

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Registration is now open. We currently have openings for the second and third session. There is a non-refundable fee of $25 per child. The 2011 Summer Day Camp sessions and fees for the remainder of the summer are as follows: • Session #2: July 11 - July 29 • Session #3: Aug. 1-19 YMCA member fees: • $310/session 1st child (which averages out to roughly $103 per week) • $290/session 2nd child • $280/session 3rd child Non-member fees: • $385/session 1st child (which averages out to roughly $124 per week) • $365/session 2nd child • $355/session 3rd child Discounts are available for multiple children within the same family. In an effort to include all children, the Henderson Family YMCA has a financial assistance program that uses a sliding scale, which is based on need. For more information, please contact the YMCA at (252) 438-2144.

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The Henderson Family YMCA provides after school care for boys and girls ages pre-K through 8th grade. Currently the YMCA buses pick up campers from the following schools: Aycock, Carver, Clark, E.M. Rollins, E.O. Young, and Zeb Vance elementary schools; Vance Charter School; Eaton Johnson and Henderson middle schools; and Kerr-Vance Academy and Crossroads Christian School. Dabney Elementary buses campers to the YMCA. As campers arrive they are provided a cubby for their book bags and personal items. Each day we provide an afternoon snack, devotion, swimming, games and activities, optional homework time, some arts and crafts and a playground with swings — but most of all, a safe alternative to being home alone. We promote the YMCA’s character traits of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Our staff is carefully selected and trained in CPR, AED and First Aid. We are proud to work We Take Call In Orders

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towards a ratio of 1 counselor to 6 campers for the younger age group, 1 counselor to 10 for the middle age group and 1 counselor for every 12 campers for the older age group. Your child’s safety is our primary objective. Registration for the 2011-2012 school year is now open. To participate in the program you just need to come by the Y and register at the front desk between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. There is a nonrefundable $25 registration fee per child. The fees and payment schedule are as follows: • YMCA member, 1 child — $160 per month due by the 1st of the month • Non-member, 1 child — $180 per month due by the 1st of the month This averages out to $40 per week for members and $45 per week for non-members. The monthly fee includes teacher workdays, early dismissals and holiday breaks at no extra charge. Discounts are available for additional children in the same family. In an effort to include all chil“Tas Tend ty” ers

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dren, the YMCA has a financial assistance program. This program uses a sliding fee scale for membership and childcare that is based on need. For more information, please call the Henderson Family YMCA at (252) 438-2144.

Youth/adult sports Tee-Ball is underway and will end on July 28. We will be offering volleyball for kids 6-12 years of age. The season will begin Aug. 20: registration is now open. The Henderson Family YMCA wants to better meet the needs of the community by providing a variety of sports for youth that focus on the basic fundamental skills. By emphasizing fundamental skills it provides a solid foundation for children to build on. We are very interested in beginning adult volleyball. If you may be interested or would like to get a team together please contact Kim at the or for more information about youth sports please call the Henderson Family YMCA at (252) 438-2144.

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Fresh pickin’s to be had at the Farmers’ Market Enjoy fresh locally grown produce at the Farmers’ Market on Wednesday’s from 7:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. or

until produce runs out, weather permitting. Local farmers set up in the parking lot near the track with lots of fresh produce

Local farmers set up for the Farmers’ Market in the YMCA parking lot on Wednesday’s near the track with lots of fresh produce such as corn, tomatoes, okra, cantaloupe, watermelon, squash, cucumbers, flowers, baked goods and much more.

such as corn, tomatoes, okra, cantaloupe, watermelon, squash, cucumbers, flowers, baked goods and much more. We are very fortunate to have the YMCA, Maria Parham Medical Center and the Vance County Cooperative Extension office sponsor the market. Please join us in supporting our local farmers at the Farmers’ Market. We look forward to seeing everyone there! For more information, please call Julia Langston, (252) 438-2144; Lee Anne Peoples, (252) 4361116; or Wayne Rowland, (252) 438-8188.

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Would you contribute to saving a life? Before you know it, the summer will be over and the school year will begin. Summer swimming lessons will have come to an end and it will be time for fall swimming lessons to start. Halloween at the YMCA will be just around the corner. Yes, this year seems to be going really fast but we have to keep water safety in mind, especially considering our proximity to Kerr Lake. The Y is now challenging parents, Parent Teacher Organizations and each school to explore the possibility of sponsoring water safety lessons to be held at the facility. The YMCA staff had the pleasure of working with Eric Sanchez and 60 students from please see SWIMMING, paGe 6

The Henderson Collegiate School stopped by the Y for swim lessons Friday, July 8.

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Cycle North Carolina is coming to Henderson Cycle North Carolina, a part of North Carolina Amateur Sports, has announced that their fall

2011 bicycle ride across North Carolina will include a stop in Henderson. CNC will spend the

night of Oct. 4 at the Henderson Family YMCA. This is an exciting event and a grand opportu-

nity for the community to welcome and showcase over 1,000 cyclists from throughout the state.

Many of the cyclists will be “camping out” at the YMCA with others choosing to stay at local motels. All of the participants will be looking for good meals and shopping opportunities. The YMCA hosted Cycle North Carolina in 2001 and it was a huge success in highlighting our area. There will be special events planned for Oct. 4 and transportation services

provided to the cyclists to move them around the area. The Henderson Family YMCA, the Henderson Vance County Chamber of Commerce, and Harris Incorporated of Henderson will be the coordinating and host sponsors. Other local sponsors will be needed. Please contact Julia Langston at to be a sponsor or a volunteer.

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Girls on the Run of Vance County enters its sophomore year

Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program that inspires third through eighth grade girls to stay true to themselves and live free from societal stereotypes.

Girls on the Run of Vance County will begin its 2011 Fall Season the week of September 6th, the Tuesday after Labor Day. Registration for the Fall will run from Aug. 1 through Sept. 2. In addition to the YMCA, we are excited to offer Zeb Vance Elementary School, E.M. Rollins Elementary School and Aycock Elementary School as sites for Girls on the Run. We hope to eventually offer Girls on Track at the YMCA and/or Kerr Vance Academy.

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Member Services staff bids a warm welcome to a pair of new faces


We would like to introduce two new faces to our Member Services staff … Vonda Summers and Amanda Forsythe. Forsythe, while only recently having joined the Member Services staff,

has been employed with the Y since 2003. She has worked previously as a camp counselor and a Kids Zone attendant. Summers is a Henderson native and joined the Y staff in April 2011.


Night owls and early birds: spin class offered day or night We offer a “late night” spin class once a month. Classes are on Friday nights from 11:30 p.m.-12: 30 a.m. They will be offered on the following dates: July 29, Aug. 19, Sept. 23 and Oct. 20. For members

that brave these monthly classes you can “reward” yourself by joining us after the class for a bite to eat at Denny’s…. Not up for a late night spin? Join Teri Spence on Thursday mornings at 6

a.m. and ride your way into a perfect day! These classes are offered weekly. Keep your eyes peeled for some new aerobic workout clinics coming to the Y to prepare you all for the upcoming holiday season....

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the Henderson Collegiate School from July 5 through 8. This was. The school, Henderson Collegiate Board of Directors, Staff and the YMCA contributed to teaching a fantastic group of children how to be safe in the water. With their eyes wide open, it should remind us all of why we should be grateful of a wonderful community and a fantastic YMCA. If you are interested and would like to make a taxdeductible donation to help offer water safety/swim lesson scholarships or have any questions, please contact Justin Lovin, Aquatic Supervisor at

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ebrate their bodies, honor their voices and embrace their gifts. A GOTR team is made up of 8-15 girls and meets twice a week for an hour each time. A trained GOTR coach and an assistant coach along with other qualified volunteers lead each session. The cost for the program is $120/girl/session which includes the program T-shirt and all curriculum materials. Our fall season will run from Sept. 6 through Nov. 17 with our GOTR New Balance 5k being held on Nov. 19. Girls on the Run of Vance County is a volunteer based organization. Any female that is over the age of 21 and would like to become a Coach for Girls on the Run please join us for our Coaches Training on Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the YMCA. Assistant coaches must be over 18 and junior coaches must be at least 16 years of age. There are also many other ways to volunteer for the organization if coaching doesn’t seem to be your thing. Anyone that is interested in helping sponsor a girl or a team of girls to participate or willing to volunteer please contact Julia at Girls on the run of Vance County is possible through a partnership with the Granville-Vance District Health Department, the Henderson Junior Women’s Club and the Henderson Family YMCA.

The ladies of the YMCA Friendship Club enjoy a nice picnic lunch at Granville Athletic Park.

First meeting of 2011 for Friendship Club has been set The YMCA Friendship Club will kick-off this year with their first meeting Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. at the YMCA. The club is open to all women 55 years of age and over. There is a charge of $1/person/ meeting. The ladies meet the second Wednesday of every month from September through May. So, if you would like to make new friends, play bingo or just have fun, the Friendship Club is just for you! For more information, please contact Brenda Hoyle at (252) 438-2144. We hope to see you in September!

MPMC foundation 5k race, other events, planned for Sept. 24 The Foundation 5 Fourth Annual 5k Race, Heart Healthy Mile and Kid’s Dash will be held at Maria Parham Medical Center on Sept. 24. Any current YMCA member that would like to participate in the event may register at the YMCA for an initial payment of $10; the Y will pay the remaining $15. If you are registering for the Kid’s Dash, doing so at the Y will only cost you $5; the Y will pay the remaining $5. The 5k race will begin at 9 a.m. with the Heart Healthy Mile and the Kid’s Dash beginning at approximately 9:45 a.m. YMCA members please register at the front desk by Sept. 19th. For more information , contact either Julia Langston by email at; or Nick LaRaia at the hospital at

The YMCA is committed to providing a Christian atmosphere that ensures the highest level of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith (YMCA Values) toward members and staff. We are committed to promoting a healthy environment and assuring the proper use, maintenance and care of YMCA property and equipment. To help ensure this environment, every member and guest can expect the following: • An environment that is smoke and drug free. • An environment free from verbal abuse, swearing and fighting. • An environment that respects staff, members, and guests and is free from verbal

or physical harassment for any reason. • An environment that shows respect for the property of other members, staff and the YMCA. • An environment that is free from inappropriate conduct regarding sex, race, or national origin. Membership and use of YMCA facilities are privileges: individuals violating this environment and or code will lose those privileges. Lending your membership card to another person is prohibited! Your membership can be cancelled for allowing anyone else to use your card. The YMCA thanks each member for doing their part in making this a great place to be for everyone.

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For more information call 252-438-2144 or email • Proceeds received from the 10th Annual YMCA Golf Tournament will be used for our YMCA playground renovations.

Putting Contest Sponsor - Comfort Zone Designers, Inc. Four-Person Super Ball with cash prizes ranging from $100 - $400 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in both gross and net divisions. One mulligan and one throw per player. A “Hole in One” on #16 will win a new car donated by Charles Boyd-Chevrolet, Pontiac, Cadillac, Buick, GMC Inc. Other par 3’s offer “Hole in One” prizes too! Door prizes will be awarded after tournament to winners of drawings.

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