Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch locker room renovation

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We’re excited to announce that the Y is renovating the locker rooms at the Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch!

What does this mean for you?
We may experience inconvenience now, but the end result will be wonderful! Please help us by staying positive about our future and bringing any concerns
to our attention.

Locker rooms will close on Monday, October 16th with:

• Temporary changing rooms located on the indoor pool exterior deck

• Showers located at Selby Aquatic Center

• Rinse stations located on the indoor pool deck (please wear swimming suit)

What does this renovation entail?
We are getting new everything! Including: lockers, changing areas, showers, stalls, tile, paint and adding family changing rooms.

How are we able to do this?
We received a one time funding opportunity for this renovation.

How will I get updates?
We will provide updates through facility signage – safety is our number one concern, so please obey signage and avoid barriers put in place to protect you from danger. Email updates – opt in to our emails through the homepage of our website, sarasotaymca.org. And lastly through our social media channels – facebook (like @sarasotaymca) and twitter (follow @srqymca). 

We look forward to reopening the locker rooms in January 2018!

Bladel Foundation awards $7,500 grant to Sarasota YMCA

The Sarasota Family YMCA is pleased to announce the award of $7,500 for general support of Schoolhouse Link from the Harold C. and Jacqueline F. Bladel Foundation of Northern Trust Bank. The Y will utilize the gift to fund the Schoolhouse Link program. Schoolhouse Link provides educational support for homeless youth, unaccompanied minors and their families.

This generous support will help the Y continue to further its mission to “build strong kids, strong families, strong communities,” by fostering lasting personal and social change for needy youth and families.  

Y.E.S. Happenings

Youthful Energetic Seniors


Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch YMCA

Mah Jong takes place at the Welch Family Center on Tuesdays (for ALL levels of play) from 1-4pm, and onThursdays (for beginners) from 1-4pm.   Mah Jong is available FREE for our members only; if a guest wants to participate, they would pay a drop-in rate (as we do with Pickleball & Volleyball).   Please direct any questions to me.

 

SHINE for Medicare Insurance Counseling.   This service is available as a benefit for our members.  It is scheduled on Wednesdays from 11-3 in the computer room at the Welch Family Center.  One of our members, Marian Strassman, is responsible for these Medicare insurance counseling sessions.  Her contact number is 239-470-1916 if a member wants additional information or needs to schedule an appointment.

 

Medicare Enrollment Information on Aetna, United Healthcare & Humana has been scheduled throughout the month of October and is listed on the calendar.  This service helps to prepare members for the open enrollment in December.  Joy Leitner will be located at the main entrance to answer questions.  No appointment is needed.

 

All Ears Mobile Hearing will be at the Branch on Tuesday, October 17 from 9-11am.  Their mobile unit will be located outside the front entrance of the Branch.  The screening is FREE and no appointment is needed.

 

Arthur Murray FREE Dance Lessons started up again for the six-week session starting September 20-October 25.  These lessons are held weekly on a Wednesday from 1:15-2:15pm in Studio A.  The sign-up sheet is available.  Please note that participants can join in at any time, as the dance instructors continuously review the steps from the previous class.  Any questions can be directed to me.

 

Kayak trips have been scheduled on the following dates, and they are listed in the computer:  October 4 (Barcode 71302), October 18 (Barcode 71301), November 1 (Barcode 71299) & November 15 (Barcode 71303).  Robbie’s staff facilitates the kayak trips.  There is a charge of $15/members & $25/non-members.

 

A luncheon at Stottlemeyer’s Smokehouse is scheduled for Friday, October 20 at 12:00 noon.  A sign-up list is available.

 

Participating in the Age Friendly Festival scheduled on Saturday, October 28 from 9-4 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.  This is a FREE event for the community.

 

A.C.E. (Adult & Community Enrichment) class entitled “Use Your Brain to Reduce Your Pain” (4-part series) has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26 & Nov. 2, 9 & 16 from 10-12 in the upstairs stretch room.  A sign-up list is available (limited to 10 members).  This is offered FREE to our members.

 


Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch YMCA

Adult Dance Party: Every Saturday night there is an Adult Dance Party from 7:30pm-10:30pm with big band music. $10 admission. Open to public.

Beginner Bridge/Open Play is on Mondays @ 12:30pm in the Multi Purpose Studio.

Intermediate Bridge Play with instruction by Eric Kaye is every Wednesday @ 11:30am in the Board Room of the Bari Brooks Teen Center.

Mah-jongg open play is every Friday @ 11:30am in the Multi Purpose Studio.

Arthur Murray Dance Lessons held weekly on Wednesday from 11:30am-12:30pm in Studio B. The lessons are offered FREE to our members. Sign Up is encouraged. Call Rhonda Kapusta @ 941-955-8194 x107 if interested.

Adult Tap Advanced and Intermediate is offered on Thursdays 1pm for Advanced and 2pm for Intermediate.

Labor Day Group Exercise Schedule

Monday, September 4
Open until 1pm
 

WELLNESS


Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch

STUDIO A
7:45am BodyCombat with Caitlin
9am BodyPump with Kristin
10:05am Prime Time with Susie
11:15am Sit N Fit with Susie 

STUDIO B
10:15am Dance Trance with Candace 

STUDIO C
5:45am Cycle with Flo
8am Cycle with Jaya


Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch

STUDIO A
PILATES 9am-Peggy
BODYPUMP 10:15am-Janet

STUDIO B
BODYATTACK 9:15am-Michelle
CXWORX 10:15am-Michelle
STRETCH10:45am-Jane
BALLETONE 11:30am-Jane 

STUDIO C
CYCLE 9am-Judy

PORTABLE/GYM
GRIT 9:30am-Charlie
BOOTCAMP 6am-Jude

 

Aquatics


Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch & Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch

NO GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

 

Independence Day Group Exercise Schedule

Tuesday, July 4
Branches open until 1pm

WELLNESS

Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch

STUDIO A
5:45am BodyPump (Sharon & Kristin)
8am GRIT & Core (Kristin)
9:15am BodyStep (Sophie)

STUDIO B
7am Yoga (Susan H)

STUDIO C
8am Cycle (Kim K)
 

Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch

STUDIO A
9:30am GRIT Cardio
10:15am BodyPump
11:30am DanceTrance

STUDIO C
9am Cycle

Memorial Day Group Exercise Schedule

Monday, May 26
Open until 1pm

Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch
5am-1pm

STUDIO A
9am-BodyPump (Kristin)
10:15am-DanceTrance (Candace)

STUDIO B
7am-Pilates (Flo)
8am-Tai Chi (Gail)
11:15am-BodyFlow (Diane) 

STUDIO C
5:45am-lndoor Cycling (Flo)
9am-lndoor Cycling (Jaya) 

BERLIN NOTICE: THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES IN STUDIO A & B THE WEEK OF JUNE 4-11 DUE TO THE WOOD FLOORS BEING REFINISHED. CLASSES RESUME MONDAY, JUNE 12.


Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch
5:30am-1pm

STUDIO A
Pilates 9am - Peggy
Yoga 10:15am - Kathy

STUDIO B
Tone & Sculpt 7:45am - Barbara
BODYATTACK 9:15am - Michelle
CXWORX 10:15am - Michelle

STUDIO C
Cycle 9am - Kathy

PORTABLE
GRIT 9:30am - Charlie

Proclamation declares May as Water Safety Month

The County Commissioners of Sarasota County presented Sarasota YMCA representatives a proclamation declaring May as Water Safety Month. The YMCA was recognized for being a community leader in preventing drowning, the leading cause of unintentional injury and death for children ages 1-4 in Florida, through water-safety awareness and education.

YMCA Sharks celebrate graduating seniors

The Sarasota YMCA Sharks announce the graduating class of 2017 senior swimmers! We are proud of each one of you for your hard work and all you have accomplished both in the pool and in the classroom! Listed below are the swimmers and the schools they will be attending next year: 

  • Ali Andros: United States Air Force Academy
  • Tyler Carmichael: Pomona College
  • Keanan Dols: The University of Pennsylvania
  • Veronica Folian: State College of Florida
  • Lara Hernandez-Tome: Vanderbilt University
  • Austin Katz: University of Texas
  • Matthew Nutter: Southern Methodist University
  • Grace Patrice: The University of Pennsylvania
  • Isabella Penkwitz: United States Naval Academy
  • RJ Schroeders: Illinois Tech
  • Alana Shukovsky: The University of Pennsylvania
  • Madi Tyle: Florida State University

Congratulations and best of luck in your future endeavors! 

Sarasota YMCA Names Laura Gilbert President and CEO

The Sarasota YMCA Chairman Paul Bowman announced today the appointment of Laura Gilbert to President and Chief Executive Officer after serving as the interim President and CEO since October 2016. Gilbert will continue to guide the operations of the Y while strategically planning for future growth. As a 20 year employee of the Sarasota YMCA, Gilbert has served the Y in many capacities including Director of Contracts, VP of Operations and Interim President and CEO.

Gilbert is the first woman to lead the organization in this role in its 71-year history. “It is an honor to become the next President and CEO of the Sarasota YMCA,” said Gilbert. “This association is known as a leader in ground breaking social impact programs and innovative collaborations across the Y movement. Continuing that tradition and implementing new programs and partnerships that meet the needs of the communities we serve is our primary focus.”

In making the announcement, Bowman stated, “Laura has proven herself to be a strong leader, relationship builder and collaborator.” He continued, “She has worked side-by-side with staff, community stakeholders and membership throughout her Y career.” He concluded, “The YMCA is confident that Laura’s leadership will result in the continued success of the many programs and services provided to over 50,000 people in our community each year, from health and wellness programs to Foster Care and Adoptions.”

A graduate of Florida State University, Gilbert earned her MBA at St. Leo University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive. She is also a member of The Association of YMCA Professionals, North American YMCA Development Organization and the Association for Fundraising Professionals.

Paul Bowman Elected as New Board Chair at Sarasota Family YMCA

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The Sarasota Family YMCA is pleased to announce Paul Bowman has been elected as the new board chair at the Sarasota Family YMCA.

Mr. Bowman has long been associated with the YMCA through the YMCA Foundation of Sarasota, the entity that served as the fundraiser for the YMCA from 1991 until September of 2016.  Mr. Bowman served in various leadership positions for the Foundation including board chair from May 2004 until June 2015. Mr. Bowman has been honored by the YMCA many times over the years, including recognition as the YMCA’s First Citizen in 2015.    

“I’ve always been proud to be associated with the YMCA,” said Mr. Bowman.  “Helping others has been a central focus of my life. I’m happy to step into the Board Chair position so this great organization can continue to serve our community and help others.”  

Mr. Bowman starts as chair immediately and will serve in that role for the next 18 months. Mr. Bowman says he will be focused on renewing fundraising efforts and reconnecting donors to the YMCA’s mission as well as focusing on strategic direction.  Fundraising responsibilities have been since reorganized internally within the YMCA.

“We are thrilled Paul has agreed to step into this leadership role,” said Sarasota Family YMCA Interim President and CEO Laura Gilbert. “Paul will provide exceptional leadership and direction for the YMCA, and I look forward to working with him and the entire board to build upon all the positive momentum we have.”

Sarasota YMCA Open House Saturday, January 21

FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC

No Joiner's Fee!

Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch
8am - 1pm

  • HEALTH ASSESSMENTS 
  • RAFFLES
  • VENDORS
  • FITNESS FUN
    8am & 9:30am BodyPump 100
    11am BANG Power Dance demo
    ...AND SO MUCH MORE!

Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch
9am - 2pm

  • HEALTH ASSESSMENTS 
  • RAFFLES
  • YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES INFORMATION
  • CHAIR MASSAGES
  • PROGRAM INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
  • FITNESS FUN
    8am, 9:15am & 10:30am BodyPump 100
    ...AND SO MUCH MORE!

Sharks Swim Team ranked 6th in nation by USA Swimming Club Excellence program

Congratulations to our Sarasota YMCA Sharks Swim Team for being ranked 6th in the nation by the USA Swimming Club Excellence program. We are so proud of our swimmers, coaches, staff, volunteers and Sharks families who make this one of the best swim programs in the country. Congratulations to head coach Brent Arckey for leading this team to continued success.

Thanksgiving Group Exercise Schedule

Thursday, November 26
Open until 1pm
 

WELLNESS


Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch

STUDIO A
8-9am BODYPUMP – TAYA
9-10:30am BURN THE BIRD! – JOANN & LARRY

STUDIO B
9-10am YOGA – SUSAN H.

STUDIO C
9-9:30am SPRINT – JAYA


Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch

STUDIO A
7:45-8:45am ZUMBA - JANET
9-10am BODYCOMBAT - LARA
10:15-11:15am BODYPUMP - GILLIAN
11:30am-12:30pm DANCETRANCE (no breakdown class) - CANDACE

STUDIO B
9-10am PILATES – JUDY
10:15-11:15am MUSCLE WORKS - KELLY

PORTABLE
9:30-10am GRIT – ERIC

STUDIO C
9-10am CYCLE – JANET

 

Aquatics
NO CLASSES
 

Bladel Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Sarasota YMCA

The Sarasota Family YMCA is pleased to announce the award of $10,000 from the Harold C. and Jacqueline F. Bladel Foundation of Northern Trust Bank. The Y will utilize the gift to fund the Schoolhouse Link program. Schoolhouse Link provides educational support for homeless youth, unaccompanied minors and their families.

This generous support will help the Y continue to further its mission to “build strong kids, strong families, strong communities,” by fostering lasting personal and social change for needy youth and families.  

Sarasota Family YMCA announces interim CEO Laura Gilbert

The Sarasota Family YMCA announced interim CEO Laura Gilbert assumed the role as President and CEO of the nonprofit on September 30, 2016.

Gilbert will succeed Kurt Stringfellow, who announced he had accepted the position as President and CEO of the YMCA of Columbia. 

Gilbert, who will celebrate 20 years at the Sarasota YMCA this January, currently serves as the Vice President of Operations at the Evalyn Sadlier Branch YMCA, where she directs the day-to-day operations of three branches, including the Selby Aquatic Center and oversees 15 departments serving an average of 2,000 people daily. Fred Jacobs, Sarasota YMCA Chair of the Board of Directors said “Laura has played in integral role in the growth and stability of the Y. She acquired and administered over $28 million annually in funding for YMCA initiatives as Director of Contract Administration. As the Vice President of Operations, Gilbert brought new programs to the branches such as Livestrong, spearheaded a major software upgrade and her branch was recognized nationally from YMCA of the USA for pioneering the Y.E.S. (Youthful Energetic Seniors) program. We are confident that Laura will bring a new vision and energy to the mission-driven organization.”

Gilbert is prepared and ready for the challenge, she said. “I’m honored and excited about the opportunity,” she said. “Our top priority remains the same – focusing on the needs of our community and making sure that everyone feels welcome and accepted.” 

A resident of Bradenton, Gilbert received her bachelor’s degree from the Florida State University and earned her master’s degree from St. Leo’s University. Gilbert is also a certified fundraising executive (CFRE).