Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Preparing for the First Paying Job..... Baby-sitting Clinic

The club rooms are abuzz every morning this week with the sounds of girls taking their first steps toward landing that first paying job. The group of middle school girls is participating in the summer session of the Red Cross Baby-sitting Clinic.

By partnering with the Alliance-Minerva Chapter of the American Red Cross, the YWCA has use of the Red Cross's curriculum, workbooks, mannequins, and the girls receive an official Red Cross certificate upon completion.

Today's lesson was on feeding and diapering an infant. Instructor for the course is Jan Ossler.

Contact the YWCA for information or the dates for the next clinic.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sunny Summer Day Fun

The YWCA is delighted to partner with Families First of Stark County for two Alliance-based programs, Mom's Morning Out and PEP.

At today's PEP (Parents Enriching Preschoolers), Moms and kids shared lunch, a special story read by Terry Snode of Rodman Public Library, and some old-fashion sidewalk chalk fun... have you ever tried to draw around your shoes while standing in them?

PEP Club is free and designed to bring families of preschoolers together to have FUN! Preschoolers ages 2-5, parents, and grandparents are welcome to attend to learn new and fun ways to enjoy the preschool years. The next meeting is July 22 from 11:30 - 1:00 at the YWCA. Remember to bring a packed lunch for your family. For more information call 330-456-5470.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


The YWCA's Softball Team had a little bigger cheering section Monday night when the YWCA's Board of Directors and staff came out to cheer for the young women.

Team YWCA played a great game giving their fans lots to cheer about. They were edged out of the win column by 1 run in a rainy extra inning. Rookie head coach, Michelle Rhodes, said the girls were delighted to have their sponsors encouraging them from the bleachers.

Prior to the game, the YW Board and staff met at Silver Park for a potluck picnic and the Board conducted its monthly Board meeting before heading across the street to the stands.

Team YWCA is nearing the end of a winning season.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Honored

Meals on Wheels volunteers were honored for their dedication and service to seniors in Alliance with a delicious luncheon prepared by the YWCA kitchen staff. Following the luncheon, guests were wowed by master magician Jim Klayder whose excellent slight of hand performance delighted the crowd. Board member Judy Phillips, chair of the event, thanked the volunteers for providing magic everyday in the lives of Alliance's elderly population. Nutritious meals provide a cornerstone for physical health and support individuals in optimizing their independence and well being.

Volunteers deliver nutritious meals prepared by Alliance Community Hospital Dietary Department, under the direction of Louise Roth. She and members of her team were on hand and were thanked by Program Director, Jan Ossler, as a valued partner in the program.