CEO Marie Miszewski announces the Regional Y’s reopening date, June 22.
Dear Valued Y Member,
We sincerely hope you and your family are healthy and safe.
While we hoped to put off collecting your monthly membership dues until we officially reopened our doors, that financial plan has become unsustainable. By putting everyone’s membership on hold, we lost 94% of our income while still dealing with the majority of our fixed expenses. Our hope was that this situation would have only been a month or two at the most. At this time, we’ve depleted all our financial resources and are now facing increased costs to meet the additional safety requirements to reopen due to COVID-19. The reality is the Regional YMCA will not survive if we don’t begin collecting memberships dues again.
Therefore, effective June 1, we will be reinstating all of our membership drafts for monthly dues.
By maintaining your regular dues during our closure, we are able to treat those payments, beginning June 1st, as a tax-deductible donation. You do not need to take any action at this time, other than to accept our most heartfelt “thank you.” After we reopen, we will send you a statement for tax purposes confirming your total donation amount.
Our tentative reopen date if the Governor permits is June 22.
If you choose to put your membership dues on hold during the remaining closure, we fully understand. To temporarily hold your payments while the Y is closed, please email your request to Megan Hebert at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31. If you do not have access to email, please leave a message for Megan at 203-775-4444 x110. When we reopen, we will resume credit card withdrawals or send a reminder if you pay otherwise.
When you belong to the Y, you belong to a community. We support each other and motivate each other. A community remains strong, even when not physically together. The Y remains fully dedicated to supporting our members, our staff, and all those who rely on us.
Thank you for your support on behalf of the entire Regional YMCA staff.
Marie Miszewski, CEO
Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut
CEO, Marie Miszewski, Stick With Us If You Are So Able!
THANK YOU FOR STICKING WITH YOUR REGIONAL YMCA!
Here’s what we’ve been up to:
Thank you very much to the volunteers who have offered to make wellness calls to our members to check in and break up social isolation. Mental health is equally as important as our physical health!
Daily Workout Videos.
From LIVE Zoom Workouts to Motivational Monday Zoom Meetings, We are here for you! Also, thanks Y-USA and to our partnership with Les Mills, our members can enjoy many of their favorite classes online.
From water safety videos to sidewalk art contests, to teachers doing videos with student, we here to keep our kids and families engaged. Check out these family friendly workouts: https://www.regionalymca.org/family-resources-2/ and of course visit and like our Facebook page for ongoing ideas!