The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA recently awarded The Judith A. Johnson Staff Excellence Award to Suds Range of Trumbull, CT for her dedication, service and commitment to the Stratford Y, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.
The Judith A. Johnson Staff Excellence Award was instituted in 2010 as a way to honor the 48 years of staff excellence provided by Judith (Judy) A. Johnson. While given posthumously, it is intended that her legacy be honored in subsequent years by presenting this award to Central Connecticut Coast YMCA staff members who have demonstrated character, leadership, instituted quality programs and have built strong relations with our members, within our community and with other staff members.
Suds Range wears many hats at the Stratford Y. She is a Child Care Teacher, Assistant Camp Director and Member Service Representative. As a staff person for the last four years, Suds personifies the YMCA Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. She knows the Stratford Y members by name and greets them with a smile. Her creativity and love of children is an asset to the Child Care programming. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Lakewood Trumbull YMCA Camp Tepee with maintenance projects. Suds is loved by the children, trusted by the parents, enjoyed by the Y members and looked up to by the Y staff. She is a shining example of all the positives the YMCA brings to the community.
The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is a community service agency dedicated to addressing community needs that enrich families, promote health and wellness, develop youth and build self-esteem for all. YMCA membership and participation is open to everyone regardless of race or ethnic background, religious preference or ability to pay. In 2011, the CCC YMCA served 3,000 families daily in child care programs; 10,000 kids participated in youth sports programs; 15,500 children took advantage of the Y’s instructional swimming lessons; 4,693 kids attended one of our day camps, 776 youth experienced the magic of resident camp; and 1,685 people were served through one of our housing programs. The CCC YMCA also provided $3.37 million in direct financial assistance to more than 6,000 children, individuals and families. The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is based in downtown New Haven with eleven YMCA branches in Greater New Haven and Greater Bridgeport while also operating YMCA Camp Hi-Rock, a 1,000 acre residential and day camp in Mt. Washington, Massachusetts. W cccymca.org