www.youngstownymca.org • www.campﬁtchymca.org
The YMCA of Youngstown March 2010 Volume 43 Issue 3
What do you like about Camp Fitch? …
The YMCA • I love it (Camp Fitch) and I think it is a great experience for my children. It is something they will remem-
ber for the rest of their lives.
of Youngstown, • I liked the activities – like archery, rock climbing, horseback riding, swimming on Lake Erie, tubing!
• I liked getting to meet new people and make awesome friends!
a nonproﬁt, • I liked being away from home and meeting new friends, having so many activities to choose from
and being somewhat independent.
• EVERYTHING! … (and that’s a quote)
organization, • The staff was pleasant, caring and took time to get to know the kids. They were interested; in tune; profes-
is dedicated to • The staff is AWESOME! They know how to help the campers. They are just all-around great!!
CAMP FITCH OPEN HOUSE DATES
APRIL 25, 2010 • MAY 16, 2010
that are based on
that enable all
gardless of race,
religion, sex, in-
come or physical
ability to achieve
their full potential
in spirit, mind
www.youngstownymca.org Visit the Youngstown YMCA & Camp Fitch websites www.campﬁtchymca.org
WE BUILD STRONG KIDS, STRONG FAMILIES, STRONG COMMUNITIES.
® MEMBER NEWS
• A huge thank you to YMCA • Whitney & Glen Corey are the Breakfast &
Board member Janice JanJanin proud parents of Berkley Bella Service
and her committee of volunteers who was born on Saturday, January The Spiritual Life
who organized a highly successful 9. She weighed in at 5 lbs. 3 oz. Committee of the
Youngstown YMCA is
Strong Kids Campaign party on Whitney is the Aquatic Director at announcing the Good
Saturday, January 30 and everyone the Central Branch. Friday Breakfast &
who participated in the evening. Pastor David Thomas Service on Friday,
• Girard High School was honored April 2, 2010, in the
The Chinese/Silent Auction was
by the U.S. News & World Report’s Central Branch Auditorium and Community
overwhelming and the 50/50 rafﬂe
third annual Best High School re- Gym. Jorgine’s Deli will begin serving a buf-
brought in $1,500 for the winner. fet breakfast at 7:15 a.m. and the program will
ceiving a bronze medal for academ-
Congratulations to everyone, for a start promptly at 8:00 a.m.
ic achievement. YMCA member
fantastic event. Pastor David L. Thomas of Victory Christian
Joseph Jeswald, is superintendent
Center will be the speaker and music will be
• Monsignor Michael Cariglio of the Girard School system. provided by Tim Welsh, a student at Board-
blessed and distributed Ashes at the man High School.
• Davis lifeguard and swim instructor
Central Branch on Ash Wednesday. For over 30 years David Thomas has been
Stevie Bowman and Keith Mohn-
the lead pastor of Victory Christian Center in
tubaugh tied the knot in January. Coitsville, OH, which is home to over 3,000
Prayer Requests • Y member Lee Hufnagel, son of
Chrissy Bode and the late Lee
congregates and ﬁve extended locations within
ﬁve counties. Pastor David serves on the board
of several international ministries as a minister,
• Chuck Barber’s two year old Hufnagel, was crowned King at life coach, conference speaker, network leader
grandson, Jayden Barber, has can- Boardman High School’s annual and author. His goal is to inspire others though
cer and is in need of prayer. passion and humor, to love God completely,
Sweetheart Dance on January 23. love others unconditionally, and love life
• YMCA Board member Julius Li- enthusiastically!
vas was hospitalized January 24 for
a blood clot in his leg.
Calendar of Events He is married to his childhood sweetheart
Kathy and they have two children Heather
• March 13: CPR Class, Davis Varnell and David Jonathan plus three grand-
• YMCA Board President Jay Yerian • March 15: MOPS, Davis
children Ethan, Alaina and Anna.
is recuperating from heart surgery Our soloist, Tim Welsh,
• March 19: Family Night, Davis
on Friday, January 29 at the Cleve- a senior at Boardman
• March 19-21: Y Neptunes’ Final Swim High School, plans to
land Clinic. Meet, Cleveland State University study musical theatre.
• Bus driver Gary Barnes is recuper- • March 29: Summer Camp registration He is captain of the BHS
begins, Davis speech team and president
ating from knee surgery on Thurs-
• March 29: Passover Meal Celebration, of the Drama Guild and
day, February 4. Humanities Club. He
has participated in the
• Jack Conrad, husband of Diane • March 29: Annual Meeting of the Wade Raridon Singers,
Conrad, Davis service desk, is re- Youngstown YMCA, Central St. Charles’ Choir and Tim Welsh
cuperating from rotator cuff surgery • April 2: Good Friday Breakfast & Ser- Lifeteen Youth Ministry
on Wednesday, February 17. vice Organization. At the YMCA he has been ac-
tive in the Indian Guides program, swimming
• April 2: The YMCA will close at 3:00
lessons, the Porpoise Club and attended Camp
April 3: Regular hours, Davis & Central
April 4: Easter – ALL BRANCHES
Seats for the breakfast are $9.00 each or a table
of eight may be purchased for $70.00. Tickets
• John “Henry” Adamski, 81, CLOSED are available by sending a check to Judy
former star weightlifter at Central • April 10: Fitness Festival, Davis Neyman, Youngstown YMCA, PO Box 1287,
Branch, passed away on Sunday, • April 25: Open House, Camp Fitch Youngstown Oh 44501-1287. Seating is on a
ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis. If you have any
January 24. • May 16: Open House, Camp Fitch questions please call Judy at 330.744.8411.
Page 2 “For joy that will last, always put Christ ﬁrst.”
Historical Moments at the Youngstown YMCA
Worth the Weight(s)
While driving to Liberty Arms in late Janu- alley was removed from the Y’s basement,
ary, I wondered whether I would recognize the weight room started to take shape, and
a face I had not seen in over 35 years. The Bill was right there. While working as a
residents were just leaving the dining room draftsman/engineer at Truscon Steel, Bill
then and there he was, walking at a pretty was appointed Y barbell instructor and
good clip for his 90 years, former Central coach in 1953 and used his skills to make
weight training instructor Bill Williams. some of the equipment for the weight room.
Bill’s own exercise routine would see him
We gathered in his room to discuss old
walk two miles every morning before work,
times at the Y, and other than some loss of
do 100 chin ups per day, then head to the
hearing he appeared very ﬁt for his years.
Y after work to help train some of the early When the “World’s Strongest Man” Paul
Bill Williams has been into ﬁtness for most
stars in our weight room such as Roy Set- Anderson appeared at Central in 1968, it
of his life. As a 120 pound junior in high
terberg, Stan Blama, Sam Butch, Eric was Bill who made the call to the strong-
school, he tried out for the Scienceville
Carlson, Ed Drennan, Tom Zena, Dave man and also got him to put on an exhibi-
High football team only to be told by the
Crish, the Faunda brothers and John Ad- tion for the crowd that day.
coach he was too skinny. This only inspired
amski who just recently passed in January.
him to try harder. He became a Y mem- Bill Williams spent 32 years at Truscon
Bill described Adamski as a “very powerful
ber and also took up boxing under trainer Steel and many as Central’s instructor and
Vince Joyce where he became quite a good weightlifting coach. He was the embodi-
southpaw. Around this time, Williams was doing a lot ment of a YMCA instructor with his un-
of hand and wrist exercises and could boast selﬁshness and patience, and was the main
An early interest in weightlifting would see
doing one arm chin ups as well as being catalyst of our early weightlifting program.
a scrawny kid grow to a strong six feet and
able to tear phone books in half. Accord-
198 pounds. Once the four-lane bowling Today at 90, Bill continues to walk, do deep
ing to Bill, only the New York and Chicago
editions could stop him knee bends, squats and toe rises, and at-
because they were so tributes his long life to exercise and weight
thick. training. A man of faith, Bill has read his
Bible completely through three times!
Many meets were held Asked to give advice to today’s young lift-
at Central and away and ers, Bill said, “Be patient with your lifting.
Bill was assisted by his Muscles don’t happen overnight. Stay away
friends Tony Gambrel from drugs and make sure you have good
and Clem Stanislaw strong legs.” Good advice from a good
who were great lifters man.
themselves. The Y teams
would have their share of Bill Williams was a tireless individual who
champions and champion- gave without wanting anything in return
ships. except your best effort. He helped make
Central’s weight training program one of
the ﬁnest in the country.
L to R; Bill Williams, Tom Zena,
— Al Leonhart
Tony Gambrel, Bill Donahue, Tony Galioto,
Ed Drennen & Dave Crish YMCA Historian
Outstanding Lifter Award presented to
John Pulskamp (right) 198 lb. class winner Ohio Sr.
AAU Weight Championships at Youngstown,
Bill Williams and Ed Drennan Saturday, March 7, 1959, by Bill Williams. Bill Williams at age 90.
“Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry; God never blinks.” Page 3
New Members – YMCA Board of Trustees
Origins of the New Msgr. Michael Cariglio & Sam Boak
Years Eve Tournament Two new members of the Youngstown YMCA Board of
In 1959, I was a freshman at Youngstown Trustees were welcomed at the Board’s January 25th
College, now Youngstown State University. meeting. Monsignor Michael Cariglio will serve a
At that time, the school didn’t have a place to three-year term and Sam Boak will complete the one-
conduct physical education classes, so they year term vacated by the resignation of Paul Harkey
were held at the Youngstown YMCA down- who moved out of the area.
town. After class, I would stay around and
play basketball. One day in September Bob Monsignor Cariglio, was ordained a priest in 1970 for
Mowry, physical director at the Y, asked me the Diocese of Youngstown after his seminary studies
if I would like to play volleyball. So, I joined at St. Gregory, Mt. St. Mary in Cincinnati and North
up and fell in love with the game. In those American College in Rome. He served as associate pas-
days, volleyball games were played every tor of St. Patrick Church in Kent, taught in the diocesan
high schools, and has been pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Monsignor Cariglio
weekday at 12 for 2 to 2½ hours. Attorneys,
judges, professional people, students, Y staff Carmel in Youngstown since 1986. He holds Masters’ degrees in Philosophy
– anyone who could make it – played. and Education, a licentiate in Theology, and received his licentiate in Canon
Law from The Catholic University of American in 1980. He was named a
That’s when I ﬁrst met attorney Joe Chaplain of His Holiness on March 23, 1997. Serving the Diocesan Tribunal
Donchess. Joe was gung-ho on volleyball, since 1978, he became the Adjutant Judicial Vicar in 1988. In 2003 he was
and we generally averaged ﬁve games that named Judicial Vicar for the diocese and Director of the Department of Canoni-
usually began at noon. If Joe would win the cal Services. Monsignor has been active in the YMCA in many areas. He leads
last game, he would run off the court yelling
the Ash Wednesday service at Central, has served as chairman of the Partner of
“I won them all” since it was the last game
Youth Campaign, and is an avid spinner.
played. If he would win the last game of the
month, he would say he won for the whole Samuel G. Boak is the president of Boak & Sons, Inc., a contractor in the Ma-
month. That led to the now-traditional game honing Valley for over 35 years with 125 employees. He
played on New Year’s Eve. If Joe would win has served more than 26 years on the board of the Home
the last game, he won for the whole year. Builders Association of Mahoning Valley and currently
Twenty-seven years ago, Rich Hahn and the is secretary/treasurer. He is also the Club Service Chair-
Y staff made it an ofﬁcial tournament. man for the Canﬁeld Rotary and is a current member
Congratulations to this year’s winner and of the Camp Fitch Advisory Committee. He is a heavy
the 56 players who played in this event. Joe supporter of the Salvation Army.
passed away this summer and the tournament Sam and his wife Donna live in Canﬁeld where he grad-
is named in his honor. The Joe Donchess uated from Canﬁeld High School in 1975 and attended
Memorial Win the Last One, Win ’em All. We Youngstown State University. His daughter Mara works
miss you, Joe. Noon volleyball is now played Samuel G. Boak at Boak & Sons, Inc. and Julie is a junior at Ohio State.
on Thursdays. Call the Y and see how you
can get involved.
— John Tokash CPR Offered at Davis
A CPR class will be offered at the Davis Branch on Saturday, March 13 from
MOPS Meeting 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $60. Sign up at the service desk or online at
Set for March 15
The March meeting for MOPS (Mothers of
Camp Sign-up Approaches
Preschoolers) is set for March 15 at 6:00 p.m. It’s hard to believe that summer camp is just around the corner. Seems like we
at the Davis Family YMCA. MOPS is an in- just got things put away from last summer! But it’s true. If you’re the pro-
ternational organization designed to meet the verbial “early bird”, you can get a jump on the crowds by signing up early for
unique needs of mothers with young children. summer camp at the Davis Family YMCA. Registration begins March 29 for
It’s a chance to interact with other moms and traditional Day Camp, Camp Curiosity and Camp Neehi. Check your camp bro-
listen to some great teaching, discussion time chure for more details or contact Jordan Shaver (Day Camp) or Adele Taylor
and participate in creative activities. Child (Neehi and Curiosity) for more details.
Watch is available during the meeting at a
nominal fee. This month’s topic is “Go-
ing Green”. You won’t want to miss it! For
more information, contact Michele Edison
at email@example.com or by calling
Page 4 “Believe in miracles.”
Exercise in “Stealth” Mode
Have you ever tried to get your kids to eat their vegetables by dis-
guising them as something else? Come on, you know you’ve done it
at least once! Maybe mixed in some peas into their “chocolate chip
cookies”? Well, the truth is, sometimes with a little ingenuity, you
can give kids a dose of something good and have them enjoy doing it
at the same time! That’s kind of the angle Kathy Kirkner and Jenn
Yeager take when leading the Gettin’ Fit class at the Davis Family
YMCA. “The kids have fun playing with their friends. They really
don’t know they’re exercising.” says Kathy. By the time you read this, the main
Each class begins with a warm up activity like “PacMan”. Then thrust of the year-long Strong Kids
Kathy and Jenn pull out a few of their favorite games from their idea Campaign will be wrapping up. But
arsenal. “We usually pick a few activities and let the kids vote”, says that doesn’t mean the campaign is
Jenn. “Whatever it is, it’s something that will keep their interest for a over by any means! All year long,
good length of time.” “It’s difﬁcult to come in with one thing in mind a variety of special events will be
because you never know who’s going to show up.” In general, though, popping up to keep the awareness of
the classes average 16 to 20 participants between the ages of 7 and the YMCA’s charitable mission front
13. Most of the activities are cardio based. “We have to keep them and center.
moving in order to hold their attention.” Most of the kids are boys,
Coming in April, the 2nd Annual
but according to Elena Martin, she can hang with the best of them.
“They work really well together and help each other up if someone Fitness Festival will highlight some
falls”, says Kathy. of the best ﬁtness classes and in-
structors the YMCA has to offer. All
Dody Elnaas, 11 has a lot of fun with Flag Freeze Tag. For Nicholas
of your favorite classes – from A to
Basil, 8 and Andrew Lucas, 8, Dog Catcher and Kickball are where
Zumba will be featured in this half
it’s at! “You sweat a lot and you get in shape for all kinds of sports”,
says Dody. “Football, soccer, baseball, everything!” For Elena, Pac- day event.
Man is her favorite. And she never has trouble keeping up with the Want to try something new? Now’s
guys as long as she’s wearing her Sketchers! the time! All you have to do is raise
Gettin’ Fit takes place Monday through Friday at the Davis Branch $50 in sponsorship for each hour
from 5-6:00 p.m. Wednesdays are pool option days for those wanting you wish to participate. Do one
to take their “exercise” into the water. Best of all, it’s all part of your hour or all four!
membership. Just show up and have fun. But shhhhh. Just don’t tell
There will be food for all and en-
’em it’s really exercise!
tertainment for the kids. Proceeds
from the event support the YMCA’s
Strong Kids Campaign which pro-
vides ﬁnancial assistance to children
and families who would otherwise
be unable to participate in all the
great stuff the Y has to offer. Won’t
you join us?
Save the date of April 10 and stay
tuned for more information forth-
coming in the April Y-News issue
and from your favorite class instruc-
tors. You won’t want to miss it!
“God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.” Page 5
WOW! What a Party!
Where you there? The Strong Kids Campaign Party! What a blast!
The 2010 Strong Kids Campaign kicked off with a party on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center. Over
350 campaigners, members, staff, board members, friends, family and supporters of the YMCA enjoyed a wonderful evening of gourmet
food by Rachel’s Restaurant & Catering, dancing to the awesome sound of Geo C and Tha Storm, Chinese and Silent Auctions and a
50/50 Rafﬂe. The winner of the 50/50 rafﬂe was Keith McGarry who won over $1,500. Congratulations, Keith!
The success of the evening would not have happened without the dedication, commitment, time and resources of the party committee:
Donna Boak, Eric Buckingham, Lori Crowl, Ellie Frank, Tom Grantonic, Janice Grasso, Debra Gratz, Warren Gratz, Richelle Guerrieri,
Sandy Homrighouse, Maureen Horvath, Annette Hospodar, Bobbie Hughes, Janice JanJanin, Greg Kleeh, Beth Murray, Patty Nelis, Judy
Neyman, Laurie O’Connor, Barb Olin, Katie Osborn, Jonathon Politi, Barbara Roman, Beth Scheller, Laura Shaffer, Mike Shaffer, Randy
Shaffer, Jordan Shaver, Missy Shaver, Ayla Siemon, Thom Skovira and Susie White. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO THE PARTY
COMMITTEE! The YMCA is forever grateful.
Check out these pictures and plan on partying with us next year for a great cause – Strong Kids, Strong Families, Strong Communities.
The party will be even bigger and better in 2011!
The success of the Chinese and Silent Auctions at the Strong Kids Campaign Party was due to the generosity of the following donors.
Aebischer’s Jewelry Cleveland Cavaliers Golf Headquarters Hope Myers Jody Scarfone
AirTran Airways Cleveland Indians Gorant Candies Mary Jo Nagy Richard Selby, Esq., Painesville
Akron Aeros Carole Conatser Warren & Debbie Gratz Nemenz Foodland – Randy & Laura Shaffer
Toney Altomare, LMT Covelli Centre Suzanne Bort Gray Henry Nemenz Sue Shardy/Happy Feet
Melanie & Carl Anguili Creation Museum/ Great Harvest Judy Neyman Sheetz
Armando’s Inc. Answers In Genesis Guy’s Award Winning BBQ Notre Dame University Something New
Lisa Nagy-Baker Davis Family YMCA Hair Syling Concepts, Liberty Rick & Laurie O’Connor Mike Speich/Tippecanoe CC
Barry Balliet Dawn’s Delectables Don Harrison Ohio One Corporation Jamie Spickler
Barbara’s Xstatic Hair Salon Karolina DeCoulon Hampton Inn, Cincinnati Panera Bread Springﬁeld Grille
Belleria Pizzeria Joe & Vicky Demyan Riverfront Kelly Pavlik Stonebridge Grille & Tavern
Heather Blake Lou DeNiro/ Annette Hospodar Tom Peluso Stork’s Landing
Blue Wolf Primo Marble & Granite Ice Zone Philadelphia Chocolates Sunrise Inn
Boston Mills/Brandywine Dick’s Sporting Goods Janice JanJanin Piazza Italia Restaurant, Warren Tamer Win Golf & CC
Carol Brown Larry Dinopoulos, DDS Jillian’s Pizza Joe’s/Mario LaMarco Erin Tarasuck
Café Cimmento DiRusso’s Sausage, Inc. Jorgine’s Deli & Catering Play It Again Sports The Bread Chef
Camelot Lanes/Bob Smith Edible Arrangements Debbie Kreatsoulas Rachel’s Restaurant & Catering The Cleaning Specialists
Marty Campana Melanie Emerson LanzScape Photography, LTD Real Living Ministries Tina’s Massage Therapy
Jill Campbell Jim Ezzo/ La Ti Da Boutique Rhiel Supply Urban Hard Candy
Camp Fitch Money & Motivation Lazer Kraze Beth Ripple Sarah Vineyard
Candywood Golf Club Family Christian Stores Linda’s Country Catering Jennifer Roman Vio Novello Winery
Monsignor Michael Cariglio First Impression Makeup John Luklan Mike Roman Walt Disney World
Central YMCA & Skin Care Mahoning Valley Scrappers Don & Jolene Rodenbaugh White House Fruit Farm
Chick-ﬁl-A, Boardman Lori Fitzgerald, DDS Dru Marchese Rosetta Stone Wrist Connection
Chick-ﬁl-A, Southern Park Mall Ellie Frank, Premier Designs Mastropietro Winery Ruby Tuesday Youngstown Crab Co.
Sam Ciminero/ Howdy & Gert Friend Beverly Mike-Nard Rulli Brothers Youngstown Phantoms Hockey
Great Garage Doors Gaetano’s Pizza & Wings Mocha House Salon at Creekside Youngstown Skate
Cleveland Browns Tina Gardner Morgan’s Oil Phillip Saloom
Page 6 “To master temptation, let Christ master you.”
Join Our Campaign
YMCA programs teach young people important values such as caring,
honesty, responsibility, respect and faith. Through a variety of fun and rewarding activities,
they also develop valuable skills while they gain conﬁdence and self-esteem. You simply
can’t put a price on strengthening and enriching the character of a child.
Your contribution helps make it happen.
Membership and program fees at the YMCA of Youngstown do not cover all the costs to support these vital community
programs. To ensure that no one is denied a chance to participate because of inability to pay, we truly need your help.
Through the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, your contribution helps us provide support and ﬁnancial assistance to fami-
lies who need it in our community. Only by working together can we give more kids the opportunity to grow strong in
spirit, mind and body.
Yes, I want to make an impact in my community!
Contributor Campaigner’s Name
Address City State Zip
Please make checks payable to YMCA.
Donation amount: $ __________
Return to: Youngstown YMCA Davis Family YMCA Thank you for your support.
P.O. Box 1287 OR 45 McClurg Rd. YMCA, we build strong kids, strong
Youngstown, OH 44501 Youngstown, OH 44512 families, strong communities.
“If you know Jesus, you’ll never walk alone.” Page 7
Divisionals, Leagues Y-Neptune 11-12 Girls Relay
and Zones Next for Sets Pool Record
Neptunes Four Y-Neptune swimmers recently set a new pool record at the Central
Branch YMCA. The relay of Maggie Beistel swimming backstroke;
The Y-Neptunes will be taking their largest team
to their Division 1 Championship meet, Sunday, Theresa Mikolay swimming breaststroke; Taylor Toﬁl swimming but-
February 7, at the University of Akron. Last terﬂy and Dani Cabrera swimming freestyle set a new 11-12 Girls 200
year the Neptunes won the Championship meet yard Medley Relay pool record, swimming the event in 2:03.56. Con-
and hope to have a repeat performance this year. gratulations girls!
“The kids have been working hard all season and
they want to bring home the championship again The relay of (from left)
this year,” states Coach Sue Mellish. Dani Cabrera, Taylor
Those who place in the top three at Division- Toﬁl, Theresa Mikolay
als will automatically qualify for the League and Maggie Biestel
Championship meet to be held Saturday, March set a new Y-Neptune
6, at Cleveland State University. “Others then 11 -12 Girls 200 yard
qualify, based on their times with either the top Medley Relay pool re-
16 (for ages 13 and older) or top 24 (for ages 12 cord at the team’s last
and under), swimmers from all three divisions in home meet of the sea-
the Northeast Ohio YMCA League being invited son against Ashland,
to attend. January 23, 2010.
The ﬁnal meet for the Neptunes, the Great Lakes
YMCA Zone Championships, will take place
March 19, 20, and 21 at Bowling Green State Ungaro Qualiﬁes in
All Events for Zones
University. “Swimmers have until March 13 to
qualify for this meet,” Mellish explained. Quali-
fying times must be reached in order to attend.
The team knows they will be sending numerous Y-Neptune swimmer, Gina Ungaro, has qualiﬁed in all events offered in her
relays – at last count, 15 relays - and quite a few 9 and 10 age group for this year’s 2010 Great Lakes Zone Championship
swimmers have qualiﬁed for individual events. meet to be held March 19, 20 and 21 at Bowling Green State University.
“We hope to add a few more names to the list The events she will be participating in and her qualifying times include
of Neptune swimmers who qualify in individual – 50 yard freestyle (27.25), 100 yard freestyle (1:01.76), 200 yard freestyle
events. I feel they will get the needed times at
(2:22.38), 50 yard backstroke (35.28), 50 yard breaststroke (38.71), 50 yard
Divisionals or Leagues.”
butterﬂy (30.56) and the 100 yard individual medley (1:13.09).
Swimmers 10 & under who have qualiﬁed for
“Gina is a very talented swimmer,” states Coach Sue Mellish. “She has only
Zones include Timmy Kubacki who will swim
in the 10 & under boys 50 yard free and butterﬂy
swum the 200 free once in competition, I think the 50 breaststroke and
and the 100 IM (individual medley) and 100 free. backstroke, maybe twice this season. Who knows how much more time she
Gina Ungaro will swim in all events offered for will drop,” Mellish added. Though Ungaro
her 10 and under girls age group – 200, 100 and might not compete in all the events she
50 yard freestyle, 50 yard butterﬂy, back and qualiﬁed for, “that would be a lot of swim-
breaststroke and 100 yard IM. ming,” Mellish pointed out, the events
Gina will deﬁnitely compete in are the 50
Swimmers 11 and 12 who have qualiﬁed include free, 100 free, 100 IM and 50 butterﬂy.
Theresa Mikolay in the 50 and 100 yard breast-
stroke, Taylor Toﬁl in the 100 yard butterﬂy, “Gina took ﬁrst place this year at USA
Maggie Beistel in the 50 yard backstroke, Dani QUADS in the 50 freestyle, (which in-
Cabrera in the 50 yard freestyle and Jessie volved three states) and she is known for
Morrow who qualiﬁed in the 200 and 100 yard her very fast butterﬂy,” Mellish stated. “It
IM and the 100 yard breaststroke. Mikayla Mor- will be exciting to see her compete against
row will compete in the 13 and 14 girls 100 yard the very competitive group that always
breaststroke. shows up at Zones.”
Y-Neptune swimmer Gina Un-
Swimmers 15 and older include Joe Boniface garo, pictured here with Y-Nep- Swimmers must meet very challenging
who will swim in the 50 yard freestyle and back- tune head coach, Sue Mellish, time standards to compete at the Great
stroke and Nick Boniface who will compete in has qualiﬁed to compete in all Lakes Zone Championship meet. YMCA
the 50 yard freestyle, breaststroke and butterﬂy events offered at the 2010 Great swim teams from the states of Ohio, West
and the 100 yard breaststroke. Michael Henson Lakes Zone Championship meet Virginia, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky
will compete in the 200, 100 and 50 yard back- to be held this March at Bowling – this year 94 teams total – compete at this
stroke events. Green State University. YMCA Championship event.
Page 8 “Every child needs a praying parent.”
One of the greatest challenges for those of us
Join us for the in the Camp Fitch community is to describe
the amazing and timeless experience of
Summer of Your Life! Family Camp. For those who have returned
year after year, it is a family tradition that is
Camp Fitch... a Great Camp on a Great Lake passed on from one generation to the next.
Often times we hear a mother or father say,
“This will be our last summer, the kids are all
“Leadership” is at the Heart in college and I think we have outgrown the
experience,” only to later receive a registra-
of the Camp Fitch Experience tion for another year with a note, “Everyone
wants to come back! We just can’t stay away
from Camp Fitch.”
Since 1914 “leadership” has been a key component to the Camp Fitch
mission. At the heart of our summer program, camp counselors are Research has shown that families that go
responsible for providing servant leadership that is critical to the devel- camping together are stronger and healthier.
It is an experience for all ages from infant to
opment of each camper. Most of our leaders are home grown and have grandparent and an opportunity to be to-
developed their skills by coming up through Camp Fitch leadership gether, not in a superﬁcial way, but in a way
programs. All of our leaders are carefully screened, interviewed and that builds common positive experiences and
trained in the critical components of the Camp Fitch experience. shared memories that really do last a lifetime.
It is light on the budget and strong on positive
This summer, we are taking the next step in expanding and deﬁning
impact. Grab your gear, reserve your Camp
our leadership development goals. The ﬁrst step in the Fitch Leader- Fitch cabent and start a family tradition you
ship Development process will be a new program called: Leaders in will never regret.
Training. The LIT program will be a one-week experience for 15
If you have an interest in coming to our sec-
year olds with the option of an end of summer adventure trip speciﬁ- ond family camp, the week of August 16-22,
cally designed for the current LIT graduates. The LIT program will and would like to bring some families with
focus on broad leadership skills that are critical for success in all walks you, call Camp Director Brian Rupe about
of life. Areas of focus will deal with developing positive life habits, some special rates for larger groups.
being a team player, a problem solver and a creative thinker.
The Counselor In Training program is for 16-17 year olds. The CIT The Giant Slide is
program will build upon the LIT program and provide speciﬁc appli-
cation to what it means to be a leader at Camp Fitch. This two-week
Coming to Camp in 2010
For years, kids have been talking about a
program provides hands on opportunities to practice these skills as an faster way to get around camp. Well – wishes
assistant with a senior counselor during the second week. come true. The summer of 2010 will have a
The third level is our beloved Dish Crew. This program is an opportu- giant enclosed slide that will take you from
nity for 17 and 18 year olds to practice their leadership skills in a very behind the craft shop to the boardwalk in the
valley between Lake M’VIMA and the archery
practical way. Expressing service to others by working on the dish
range. The slide will be 120 feet long and drop
crew is challenging, hard work and fun. Dish Crew volunteers help 52 feet – an exciting ride without a doubt! Not
with evening cabin coverage when counselors are on their night off only fun, but conveniently placed between
and provide lots of enthusiasm to the Camp Fitch program. Boys Camp and Girls Camp, this monster of
Individuals who work the Dish Crew are the ﬁrst ones considered for a slide will become a hub for transport to the
a camp counselor position. Their performance on the Dish Crew tells
those of us in Camp Director positions a lot about their character and This slide is dry and will be used all year long.
ability to be a positive role model for our campers. School groups and weekend groups through-
out the year will be able to “slip slide away”.
This three-pronged leadership program is one of many things that As the slide is built and comes alive with ac-
make Camp Fitch YMCA one of the very best camps in the country. tivity, I am sure we will come up with a ﬁtting
Questions about these programs can be directed to Peter Heinze, name. Got any great ideas? - Let us know.
Barb Olin, Greg Donahue, or Brian Rupe.
“God uses ordinary people to carry out His extraordinary plan.” Page 9
House of Speed SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR
A New Sports Camp at Fitch EVERYONE AT CAMP FITCH
Camp Fitch has teamed up with another organization that Enjoy a particular sport, music, or computers, but also
has very similar values in how they operate. Would you like enjoy all that a traditional summer camp experience has to
your camper to experience the intensity of athletic train- offer? Looking for the best of both worlds when if comes
ing that is required in the off-season to get prepared for the to summer camp?
regular season? Are you interested in showing your child
the type of high level training that is necessary to drive
his or her team into post season play? If so, The House of Check out our Camp Fitch
Speed can show you the way, but with a new twist this year
– your son or daughter can also experience all the great Specialty, Sports and
Camp Fitch activities as well. The House of Speed train- Leadership Camps
ing program focuses on the one quality athletes need most
Camp Fitch Specialty and Sports camps offer you the op-
regardless of sport, and that is – SPEED! House of Speed’s
portunity to ﬁne-tune your special skills, learn techniques
philosophy is based on the principles used by Don Beebe
of leadership or meet special needs and enjoy the best of
during his nine year, record setting career in the NFL. Mor-
traditional summer camp. Spend parts of your camp day
als, values, work ethic and a never-say-die attitude helped
learning more about computers, executing drills with the
Don compete and succeed in the NFL. House of Speed
soccer coach, understanding how to manage your diabe-
wants to instill the same passion into a new generation of
tes, practicing your violin piece for the Friday concert and
athletes by motivating and building character. Through the
then participate in camp activities with your camp friends.
use of certiﬁed trainers, specialized equipment and our state
Swim in Lake Erie, tie-dye a T-shirt in crafts, climb to the
of the art training program, athletes will learn:
top of the climbing tower, ride a horse, sing around the
• Techniques to improve running form and speed campﬁre as the sun begins to go down.
• Skills to improve hand and feet quickness
• Jumping techniques to enhance explosiveness
~ Specialty Camps ~
Computer Camp June 20-26, June 27 – July 3
• Methods to improve balance and coordination Computer C.I.T. June 20 – July3
Join us for a fun and challenging speed camp at Music Camp Aug. 1-7
CAMP FITCH! Athletes ages 8-14 years old and from all Diabetes Camp July 25-31
sports are welcome. More information can be found at
Orthopedic Camp July 11-17
~ Sport Camps ~
Thinking about … Swim Camp
• summer camp?
Running Camp July 11-17
• our family weekends? House of Speed July 18-24
• bringing your group to camp? Girls Softball Aug. 1-7
• wonder what Camp Fitch is like?
• haven’t visited camp in a while?
~ Leadership Camps ~
CIT - Counselor in Training
No matter what the reason, come to our June 20 – July 3
Camp Fitch Open House July 18-31
Sundays, April 25, 2010 & May 16, 2010 LIT - Leader in Training
June 27 – July 3
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. July 11-17
Learn all about Camp Fitch through guided camp tours. July 25-31
Meet our friendly staff, try your hand at archery, walk along
our Lake Erie shore and make a s’more over the campﬁre.
Page 10 “To inﬂuence leaders for God, intercede with God for leaders.”
P I N N A C L E H E A LT H C O N C E P T S , I N C .
Jean McConnell-Copploe, MS, PT, ATC, Owner (2nd ﬂoor of Central Branch) 330-480-9362 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anterior knee pain is a
Anterior Knee Pain
cartilage causes it to thin patella. One may be, (and causing the patella to glide
condition many people suffer unevenly, exposing the bone usually this is in females) unevenly in the patellar
from. It is usually diagnosed itself to rub against the fe- having an increased Q-angle. track.
as Chrondromalacia Patel- mur. This repetitive process This occurs when the angle When the patella is not al-
lae. The condition is caused eventually develops into of the femurs are increased lowed to glide as it should or
by cartilage on the back painful inﬂammation. by virtue of females having if there is an abnormal force
or under side of the knee The patella sits in a bone a wider pelvis that results component from overuse
cap (patella) which begins structure called the patellar in an inward angulation of or blunt trauma, then a
to soften from degenera- groove. This groove lies at the knees. An increased Q- pain syndrome will ensue.
tion. This condition is also the bottom or distal aspect angle causes the patella to be Anterior knee pain is treated
referred to as Patellofemoral of the femur. The outside or forced medially or inward, with physical therapy in
Pain Syndrome. lateral aspect of the groove is making it glide unevenly in conjunction, at times, with
Anterior knee pain may larger than the inside medial the patellar groove. pain modifying medications
afﬂict both the young and aspect. When the patella is Another reason for ma- or injections. Seek the advice
the old. Direct trauma to not gliding in the groove as lalignment is weakening of your physician or physical
the knee from a fall, knee it should, it hits against the of the quadriceps muscles, therapist when you are hav-
cap dislocation, a fracture, lateral aspect of the groove which attach to the patella ing anterior knee pain.
or overuse injuries may all and this causes a thinning by a common tendon. The — Jean McConnell,
contribute to disruption of and irritation of the cartilage patella is a ﬂoating bone PT, MS, ATC is the owner of
the cartilage on the back of over time. that is housed in the quadri- Pinnacle Health Concepts, LLC
the patella. There are several reasons ceps tendon. If the muscles physical therapy located inside of
become weak, then the angle the Central Branch YMCA. You
Over time, wearing of the for developing a malaligned may reach her at 330-480-9362.
of muscle force is affected,
Flannel Family Night Annual Meeting Passover Meal
This month’s Family Night on March of YMCA Board Celebration
19, is all about warm and comfy ﬂan- The YMCA’s Board of Trustees will Some 2,000 years ago, the Lord Jesus,
nel. That’s because it’s Pajama Night! meet on Monday, March 29, 2010 on the night before He died, celebrated
The only requirement is that you come for its annual meeting. All YMCA the Passover meal with a group of
looking like you’re ready for bed. But members are invited to attend the noon 12 disciples commemorating an event
you’ll do anything but sleep! Plan meeting in the Central Branch Audi- instituted by God in Egypt generations
on some great creative YMCA activi- torium. If you wish to order a lunch before. “The Bible Only” study group
ties, games, crafts and more. Bring for that date, please call or email Judy that meets at the Davis Family
your swim suit, too, if you want to Neyman in the Metro Ofﬁce a week YMCA will be recreating that event
before. by hosting a ﬁrst century Christian
take a dip afterward. (Sorry, no ﬂan-
(email@example.com or Passover communion at 6:00 p.m.
nel in the pool.) The cost is only a
little bit of pride and who can’t give on Monday, March 29. There is no
charge. Sandwiches and refreshments
JUST A REMINDER
a bit of that up once in a while! For
additional details, contact Preschool will be served after the program.
Send an RSVP to Tom Grantonic at
and Family Director Adele Taylor at Please don’t take food into the
firstname.lastname@example.org or by workout areas. Use the lobby leave a message at 330.480.5650 so we
area for eating. Thank you. know how many to expect.
“When we ﬁnd Christ, we discover we were the ones who were lost.” Page 11
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