Wednesday, October 30, 2013


If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail. Winston Churchill

Accomplishing great things rarely happens by the efforts of just one person; and often we are amazed at what a group of people can get done. Last Friday, the Middlesex YMCA gathered with our Business Partners for a lunch to celebrate the many positive outcomes that have resulted from our partnership and to hear about where the Y is headed from new CEO Michele Rulnick.

Thanks to the generosity of our Business Partners, we have provided numerous scholarships for family memberships at the Y, for hundreds of swim lessons, and for a special new program at Camp Ingersoll called My Time. My Time provides two fully-paid camp sessions to children with a family member diagnosed with cancer. This past summer, 9 kids took part in the first-ever launch of My Time and it was a resounding success. Giving kids the time and space just to be kids – does it get any better than that? The program will be expanded this summer to provide more kids with the joys of camp and to give parents a helping hand with camp tuition while they cope with the effects of cancer on the family.

Our business partners heard from Michele that we are poised to chart a path for our future this year. With continuing leadership from Y Board Chair Rich Carella, the board will examine all of the possibilities to improve our physical plant so we can attract new members and provide our popular programs and services in an environment best suited to all of our members’ needs.

We’re more than a gym, a pool and a fitness center. We’re a cause and we’re part of the fabric of the community.  Have you been to the Y lately? Come and visit. And be our partner. Together, we will accomplish great things for many kids and families. Be part of a vibrant organization that is making a difference every day.

Thank you, to our 2013 Business Partners!

Judy Hall, Director of Development
Middlesex YMCA

L-R:  Mary Ann Lentz, Liberty Bank; Chandler Howard, Liberty Bank; Kristen Roberts, Comcast; Sue Dionne, Middlesex YMCA; Pat Custy, A & A Office Systems; Michele Rulnick, Middlesex YMCA; Pat Walsh, May Bonee & Walsh; Sean McCann, Best Cleaners; Rich Carella, Chairman of the Middlesex YMCA Board; Dave Shulman & Ray Bourret, Suburban Stationers; Robert Mosca, Board member Middlesex YMCA; and Dan Bonelli, Comcast.