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Rockwall YMCA board members Dr. Bart Miller, Dr. Frank Miller and Grant Miller.

(ROCKWALL, TX – SEPTEMBER 12, 2016) J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall is making it easier to keep your family moving this fall. Take advantage of membership and personal training discounts, as well as group exercise classes, youth sports, Adventure Guides and the Lunch and Learn series.

Join the Y for $10

Join the Y this September and your Joiner's Fee is only $10. Join a team, join a class, join new friends. Get active, get healthy, get involved. There's something for everyone at the Y.

Lunch and Learn

J.E.R. Chilton YMCA's 2016-17 Lunch & Learn series begins this month. Generally held on the third Thursday of the month at noon, topics that are important for health and well-being will be covered. Lunch is provided!

To kick off this year's series on Sept. 15, the topic will be rehab: Know the difference between acute inpatient rehab, skilled nursing and outpatient home health. Presented by Brian Abraham from Mesquite Rehabilitation Institute.

Call 972-772-9622 for more information.

Three generations on Rockwall Y Board

The JER Chilton YMCA reached a special milestone in its history when it recently welcomed third generation member Grant Miller to its Board of Managers. Grant joins his grandfather Dr. Frank Miller and father Dr. Bart Miller, who each currently serve on the Board.

The Miller family has been a mainstay at the YMCA in Rockwall since 1969 when Frank served as the first Board Chair. Frank was also responsible for leading a campaign fundraising effort that resulted in the Y's current gymnasium.

"I have appreciated the opportunity to participate in leadership at the Rockwall YMCA since its beginning," Frank said. "I am very proud to see my son Bart take such an interest in the YMCA and volunteer his time as a Board Member. And now my grandson Grant is serving as Youth Board Member this year. What a family legacy! I am proud beyond words!"

Frank's son Bart joined the Board back in 2003. Bart has practiced at Rockwall

Crossing Orthodontics for the past 13 years and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Like his father Frank, Bart joined the U.S. Navy and was commissioned as Surface Warfare Officer, accepted into the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program, and served on board the guided-missile cruiser, USS Truxtun, stationed in Washington state.

"The Y has been a part of my life as long as I can remember," Bart said. "It is nice to be a part of an organization that is based on Christian values. And what a blessing to have served with my Dad on the Board and now my son!"

Grant's membership on the Board marks the first time in JER Chilton YMCA history that three generations have served on its Board of Managers.

"It's an honor to serve on a Board where I am following in the footsteps of two men whom I have looked up to growing up," Grant said. JER Chilton YMCA Executive Director Bonnie LaVielle said in order to bring a millennial perspective to its Board, the Y decided to select three high school students, including Grant, to join its Board.

"What an honor it is to have a family like the Millers who are so involved in the community be such great leaders in our YMCA," LaVielle said.

Youth Sports


Fall sports have kicked off in a big way at the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA, with a record number of young athletes participating in soccer, volleyball, flag football and small fry.

We have 60 soccer teams, 14 volleyball teams, 15 flag football teams, and 10 small fry teams ready to take on the season. Our youth sports program focuses on teamwork, fun, fair play, skills development, and character building. YMCA coaches lead players through drills and games that build skills, develop coordination and enhance a love of the game.

YMCA Sports Director Bill Cadman gave a rundown of the upcoming season to coaches of the Y's soccer program at a coaches' meeting held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Nebbie Williams Elementary School. The meeting also included a special presentation on concussions by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall's Robert Stark, Jr., M.D.

For more information on sports at the Rockwall Y, contact Bill Cadman, Sports Director, at 972-772-9622 or

Group Exercise Classes

Keep up with all the new classes – like Let’s Dance offered Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:30pm and Cycle class offered Friday at 9:30am. Find your class on the class schedules page on the Rockwall Y website or follow J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall on Facebook.

Personal Training

You still have time to take advantage of the Find Your Fit Personal Training Special. Available through September 19, if you buy 12 sessions you get 1 free, and if you buy 24 sessions you get 2 free. You can check it our here, but you must drop by the Y to sign up. 

Adventure Guides Program

Registration for Adventure Guides 2016-2017 school year has begun. YMCA Adventure Guides is about adventures, father/child experiences and the building of life-long memories. It is a program designed to strengthen the relationship and bond between dads and their children between the ages of K-4th grade.

Events coming up in the fallare the Induction Ceremony Oct. 1, Pumpkin Carving Oct. 9th and the Fall Campout at Camp Grady Spruce Oct. 21-23.

Registration is open for the Fall Campout. Visit the website at to register and for a complete list of scheduled events.

J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall

1210 N Goliad St, Rockwall, TX 75087


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