Dear Valued Member,
In two weeks, we will say goodbye to 2020. It is an understatement to say that this year has been challenging. I am hopeful that better days lie ahead in 2021. The news that multiple pharmaceutical companies have developed vaccines with high efficacy rates gives us a reason for optimism.
Here at the YMCA of Montclair, we have worked hard to be there for our members in new and different ways, from blood drives to food drives to remote learning support. Recently, we have launched a YMCA of Montclair On-Demand fitness library to be accessed at home and look forward to offering group swim classes in January. We are HERE FOR YOU.
Since July, the Y has offered a phased re-open for our members. In September, we opened our doors at 25% capacity and offered limited capacity classes, gym equipment use, and lap swim. We’ve implemented a registration system and app to help our members access our Y while adhering to rigorous COVID practices and protocols.
Our members who have returned are confident in our safety measures and happy to be back on their journey to a healthier self in an environment that puts safety first.
For these many months, a majority of our members have been on hold. We want to continue to be HERE FOR YOU. As we enter 2021, it is now time for our Y to address membership overall.
For those members who have already activated your membership, no action is required. And, as a special thank you for re-activating in 2020, we are locking in your membership rate until 2023. Thank you for staying with us!
For those members who remain on hold, we will return to our standard membership draft on January 15, 2021. Please carefully review your options below:
- If you are ready for your membership to be reactivated, no action is required. In fact, we are so excited to have you back that we will also lock in your membership rate until 2023.
- If you are not ready to return to the Y but want to continue your membership on hold, our customary hold policy will apply and you will be charged $10 a month for up to six months. Please contact membership to confirm your hold status by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-744-3400 no later than January 8. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you soon.
- If you do not plan on returning to our Y you must contact membership no later than January 8 to opt-out. Email us at email@example.com or call 973-744-3400. We will miss you and hope to see you again.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Our cardio, circuit, and weight rooms, spin bikes, group exercise classes, personal training, and, of course, our pools are HERE FOR YOU.
Thank you for staying with our Y during this difficult year. Our community remains stronger together. I look forward to seeing you back at the Y in 2021!
President and CEO