- 2023 Winter/Spring Activity Guide - 11.14.22
- Shelly's Selections 11.16.22
- Holiday Gift Guide from the WAWM RCS - 12.5.22
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - On Monday, Nov 14, 2022, the West Allis - West Milwaukee Recreation & Community Services Department 2023 Winter/Spring Activity Guide will be live on its website (wawmrec.com) along with delivery beginning to our community.
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“We are beyond excited for all of the course offerings and opportunities we have in this guide,” Director of Recreation & Community Services Shelly Strasser said. “Be sure to check out the guide next week. We RECommend it!”
Highlighted in this issue is the 2nd Annual Senior Prom on page 32. Last year, this event welcomed over 100 seniors from the community for a fun-filled afternoon with lunch, sweets, dancing, a live band and MORE! Many attendees had previously never attended an event like this before, so our Senior Prom was the perfect way to warm their hearts and to connect them with others in the community.
Reignite old rivalries and meet up with old friends at the 48th Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament. Mark your calendars for December 21 and 22 at Lane Intermediate. Bragging rights are on the line once again so sign your team up for $25 and get ready for a great time. We hope you are as excited as we are to get together, reminisce and play some fun, competitive basketball.
New course offerings this session include Yoga for Mental Health for participants 13 years of age and older. These courses are designed to help you use yoga as a tool to live your best life along with bringing you a brighter state of physical health and mental well-being. Some topics discussed are Depression Relief, Stress Release and Management and ADD, ADHD & AUDHD Management.
Each guide includes a portion in the back to Champion for a Child, where you can donate to the WAWM RCS Scholarship Fund. Recent research has shown that children from lower income families are less likely to participate in sports. Over 60% of the students in our district qualify for free or reduced meals which leave little to no discretionary money to enroll in youth programs or safe alternatives for after school activities. The Champion for a Child Scholarship Fund provides an opportunity to the children in our community and your donation will ensure that our students can reap all the benefits that youth sports and safe outlets have to offer. Any donation is welcome and gratefully appreciated.
Inside the guide are ways to get involved either by becoming a part-time team member, a volunteer coach or even a referee. Training is involved with each offering and is a great way to learn and impact our programs. These are just a small portion of what’s inside of the 2023 Winter/Spring Activity Guide which will launch on Monday, November 14. For more information, to register online or to update your contact information prior to the launch, please visit wawmrec.com.
Hi West Allis - West Milwaukee Community! Shelly here, the Director of Recreation and Community Services for the WAWM RCS.
I hope you were able to see that we launched our 2023 Winter/Spring Activity Guide. We have so many great opportunities and we can’t wait to see what you select. If you haven’t received your copy in the mail, check out our website or come to the Recreation & Community Services Center to pick yours up!
If you’ve seen our guide, you know that we have some awesome classes so I wanted to share with you what I’m looking forward to:
First, I think the Little Bakers Cooking Series will be so much fun. If your little one likes to watch you bake in the kitchen, then this is a great step to introduce your little baker to the kitchen world. From Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies to Caramel Apple Pizza and more, this class is perfect for our future bakers ages 4-10 years old.
Second, back by popular demand are Nerf Nites! For 6th-12th graders ready to wreak some havoc, you will play a variety of games led by Milwaukee Area Nerf Outings. We supply the darts and the good times! All you need to bring is your blaster of choice and get ready for some fun.
Here at the Rec, we offer numerous events which are a great way to meet new people in our community and make memories with your family and friends. Our Daddy/Daughter Dance is a new event this year along with our Galentine’s Day event that include food and an experience of a lifetime. Other events include our Mother/Daughter Tea Party and our Egged event.
If you’re looking for a fitness class, you’ll find me at Hypefusion with some of the other ladies at the Rec. We would love to have you join us! The intensity of the cardio will have you hyped followed by strength conditioning. You’ll challenge your body with a full body workout, and have fun at the same time.
Don’t forget to check out our new Coloring Competition on page 35. Color in a fun picture of Rex for a chance to win a $25 credit towards a registration fee if your piece is selected. This contest is separated into age groups with a winner from ages 4-5, 6-7 and 8-10 years old.
Finally, here at the WAWM Rec, we do everything we can to impact our community and your donation can help us to reach further so every child has the opportunity to be involved with the Rec. Giving Tuesday, which is a movement that unleashes the power of generosity around the world, falls on November 29. We encourage you to flip to page 56 in our guide to learn more about our Champion for a Child Scholarship Fund. This fund gives children in our community a safe place to play before or after school or benefit from youth sport programs. Give today for a better tomorrow.
Remember, if you haven’t received your Activity Guide, please head to the Rec Department or visit our website to get your copy today!
Here at the West Allis - West Milwaukee Recreation & Community Services Department, we strive to deliver high quality programs for all members of our community. With the holiday season approaching, we think one of the best gifts you can give is the gift of health and activity. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a family member or friend that says, “Keep working hard on your goals” or “I see you making moves,” then this article is for you!
Three Holiday Gift Ideas (plus a BONUS idea)
Walking Track Pass
Winter weather in Wisconsin is unpredictable and cold! Give the gift of a Walking Track pass which will allow recipients to get out of the elements and into the warmth of the Recreation Department! There are so many perks to walking/running with us including convenient hours, water bottle filling station and bonus features such as a stationary bike or kettlebells to name a few.
Research has shown that at least 10 minutes of walking per day can improve your health which can improve your heart and brain functions, provide better nights sleep and decrease stress related to anxiety or depression. If you are interested in purchasing a Daily Pass, 30-Visit Pass or Yearly Pass memberships, please visit our main office or call 414-604-4900.
2. Gift Certificate
Available for any amount, gift certificates provide the freedom to the recipient for which opportunity they’d like to attend! This is perfect for members of all ages as we have many opportunities to get involved.
Give the gift of fun, fitness, adventure, learning and SO much more! These certificates don’t expire and can be redeemed at our office or online. Please visit our main office to learn more!
Adult Fitness Punch Card
Have someone on your list who has many different interests or wants to try different classes? The Adult Fitness Punch Card is the perfect gift for them so they can try a few courses out and see which one they like best.
The punch card is good for five visits and is valid for up to one year after the purchase date. This is the PERFECT gift for all people who either want to get into fitness or who need the flexibility to choose which classes they attend. Visit our website to learn more about how to purchase an Adult Fitness Punch Card.
BONUS Idea: Treat Yourself
This holiday season, don’t forget to Treat Yourself to a class or course you’ve been wanting to try. Holidays can be stressful for numerous reasons, so giving the gift of health and learning to yourself can help to improve your mental and physical health. Knowing that you picked out something fun for you to do in 2023 will help to ease your stress and give you something to look forward to doing with friends or solo.
We can’t wait to see which gifts you’re going to give or receive this year! Let your family and friends know if you’re looking for a gift from the WAWM RCS this holiday season. We are always available to help in choosing the perfect gift. Giving someone the gift of health, inclusivity and learning is a phenomenal way to know they’re starting the new year off on the right foot.