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Y colleagues Midge Deverin and John Poppa.

John Poppa: The Family YMCA’s Go-to, Gem of a Goodfellas Kind of Guy…

Midge’s Membership Blog: He could be a character out of the film, Goodfellas … you know, the young, handsome one with the dazzling blue eyes? He has charm and swagger and a delightful sense of
The 91st Annual Meeting of the charitable nonprofit YMCA, and first in its new Bedford Family Center.

Family YMCA Announces Creation of $5 Million Bedford Family Social Responsibility Fund

The Westport Weston Family YMCA convened its 91st Annual Meeting of the Association – and first at its Bedford Family Center at Allen Raymond Lane – on Monday, June 15. Held in the new Y facility’s
Janelle Atkinson-Wignall, new assistant coach for the Water Rat Swim Team.

Two-time Olympian Janelle Atkinson-Wignall Joins Water Rat Swim Team Coaching Staff

The Aquatics Department of the Westport Weston Family YMCA is pleased to announce that Janelle Atkinson-Wignall has joined the Water Rat Swim Team as an assistant coach.  Janelle will be working with
Midge Deverin and Vera Shanov share a laugh in the Welcome Center.

Family YMCA Staffer Vera Shanov: A World-class Person … and Friend

Midge’s Membership Blog: First and foremost, Vera Shanov is my friend. She is one of the chosen few who will keep my secrets, allow me to pour my heart out, laugh my head off, and scream my ridiculous
Brian and Bob Ference.

The Brothers Ference: Our Family YMCA’s ‘Swim & Gym’ Dynamic Duo

Midge’s Membership Blog: Brian steps behind the Membership desk at the Welcome Center, wet towel wrapped around his waist and starts writing a list of names of his private swimming lesson students.
Newly named Family YMCA CEO Patricia Riemersma.

Patricia Riemersma Named New CEO of the Westport Weston Family YMCA

The volunteer members of the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s governing Board of Directors have unanimously approved the Executive Search Committee’s selection of Patricia Riemersma as Chief Executive
New Water Rat Coach Robert Urban.

Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team Announces Addition of Robert Urban to Coaching Staff

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is pleased to welcome Robert Urban to its coaching staff. He will be assisting with the Age Group program. A Trumbull native, Robert is currently
Family Y CEO Rob Reeves, former Board President Rosemary Halstead and current Board President Bonnie Strittmatter.

Y 90th Annual Meeting Highlights, Honors and Recognitions

The Westport Weston Family Y hosted its 90th Annual Meeting on Monday, June 16 — the last that will take place in its downtown headquarters. Later this summer the Y will move to a new facility at its
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Alexei Bachuretz Named New Health & Wellness Director for the Family Y

The Westport Weston Family Y has recently welcomed new leadership to its Health & Wellness facilities and programming. Alexei Bachuretz joins the Family Y as the new Health & Wellness

The Family Y, ‘A Place of Wellness and Friendship’

Midge’s Membership Blog: One of my favorite things to write about is our members’ personal stories about the Family Y.  Ellen Brown is a beloved member.  I have never seen her come in and go past our