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Midge’s Membership Memo

This marks the first “Midge’s Membership Memo” for the Westport Weston Family Y.

I hope to blog at least once a week or more, whenever the mood strikes me, and rely on you, our members and supporters, to give me feedback.

Today is the first day of our Summer Registration, and for those of you who are not familiar with all the programs and camps we offer throughout the summer, please stop by the Membership Desk and pick up a brochure or go to our website – – to see our summer brochure online. Glance over the array of classes and various activities we provide; your little gymnast, dancer, swimmer, basketball, soccer, t-ball player (to name a few) need not be bored in the lazy days of July and August.

And, of course, for our adult membership, the pools are open, the fitness center is humming with activity and Fitness Director, Shelley Moll, is constantly refining the wonderful group fitness schedule to accommodate everyone, from the Pilates aficionados to the limber yoga participants to the high energy Zumba dancers.  I am told that you MUST try the Pilates Mat class on Wednesdays from 10:45 – 11:45 and meet new instructor, Vicki, who has already gotten rave reviews from those who have taken her class. Tell us about your favorite teachers or pass along a tip about a “must-make” class by clicking on the Comments button below.

On another note, I will be meeting the entire second grade at Coleytown Elementary this morning and taking them on a tour of our facility.  The Y is one of the stops on their study of “community.”

And now, if I may wax poetic for one moment, there was a time when the Y was the epicenter of the Westport community.  It was the place to go to meet your friends, the place to go to do almost all of your physical activities, where children, adults, families gathered and shared in the experience of being a part of a thriving and exciting community.  Our Family Y has evolved through the years, expanding in both size and function, offering more in the way of programs, activities and events. But in the 88 years that it has been a cornerstone of this town, the Y is unchanged in its mission and still retains the same values, which are youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  We hope to keep strengthening the foundations of community and remain the place that all of you can come to and expect to be treated like “family,” because you are all part of our Y Family.

Have a great day and look forward to more sun through this week!

Note: Midge Kosner will be celebrating her fourth anniversary as Family Y Membership Coordinator on May 15. Born and raised in New York City, Midge worked as a researcher for “60 Minutes” and was a producer at CBS News. She moved to Westport in 1993 and has watched her two children, now 19 and 15, grow up at the Y — from learning to swim in the Brophy Pool to gymnastics to summer camp at Mahackeno. Like many Y staffers, Midge is also an active volunteer in the community, having served on the board of the Westport Young Woman’s League, among other civic efforts. She can be reached at the Membership Desk (203-226-8981) or via email,