99th Annual Meeting – Mon, June 19 at Mahackeno Outdoor Center


The Westport Weston Family YMCA held its 99th Annual Meeting on Monday, June 19 at LOGS Amphitheater at Mahackeno Outdoor Center. The meeting is held each year to announce the election of directors of the association, honor award recipients and to discuss the organization’s successes within the past year.

99th Annual Meeting at the WWFY



Westport Weston YMCA Board of Directors Andy McNab

When one thinks of the meaningful impact a volunteer can have, Andy McNab comes to mind. Sixteen years ago, Andy and his wife, Becket, brought their five-year-old son John to the downtown Westport YMCA for swim lessons. Andy, born in New Zealand, Becket born in the U.S., met in London, and upon returning to the U.S., they found connection and community at the Westport Weston Family YMCA with group fitness classes and the Water Rats swim team.

Andy became an active WRAT Parent Club representative, volunteering his time as timekeeper and photographer before going on to co-chair the Parent Club from 2009-2016. His calm leadership helped the WRATs navigate a tumultuous period in their history when 70 swimmers left for a different swim program. Andy’s steadying perspective helped staff, board, and parents rebuild. Andy joined the Board of Directors in 2011. He has served on our Y’s Nominating, Capital Campaign, as well as Buildings committees and played a key role in the Y’s $30M building relocation project from downtown Westport to its current location – a project that was fifteen years in the making. He was also on the Build committee for the second phase project, the gymnastics gym and Mahackeno rebuild. In 2018, Andy served as the Board liaison to the WRAT Parent Club when parents raised concerns about pool air quality. Andy worked closely with the Y’s Facilities Director to institute testing and monitoring to ensure improved air quality – a project that took many months to resolve. Most recently, he has contributed to the long-term sustainability of the Y by donating countless hours leading legal, engineering, risk management, and land use personnel to address and advance the conversation on complex property-related questions.

Last but not least, Andy is generous, humble and has a great sense of humor. We are grateful for Andy’s determination and focus when it comes to solving difficult problems, his dedication to the Y, and his commitment to strengthening the community.


Pete is a consummate gentleman and a connector who cares deeply about his family, faith, the Y, and his community. Considering the Y to be a Westport gem, his long affiliation with the Y spans almost five decades and has included joyful participation in the downtown Y’s Fitness Center and Brophy pool, Camp Mahackeno, childcare programs, Aquafit classes, opening of the Bedford Family Center, and the Y’s Men. Pete has been an energetic, congenial, thoughtful policy volunteer on the Y’s Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2022 and held many key positions. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2011, and again from 2013 to 2000. Pete’s leadership and ability to communicate a dynamic vision of the Y was instrumental in him recruiting numerous Trustees, who contributed to and ensured the Y’s long-term sustainability. As Chairman of the Endowment Committee, he played an important part in the relocation of the Y to 14 Allen Raymond Lane. His tireless efforts included searching for property, navigating the complexities of Town Hall and the zoning process, and fundraising over $2M for the capital campaign. His continued advocacy and support of the Y’s staff, programs, and the institution is noteworthy.

Additionally, he has volunteered at other local nonprofits including as President of the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club, Chairman of the Westport Republican Town Committee, and President of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston, to name a few.

The WWFY proudly recognizes Pete Wolgast, now in his 90th year, for his generosity, perspective, and commitment to the Y’s mission. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations to lead with compassion and drive positive change. We are grateful that Pete and his family are part of our Y family. The world is a better place because of him.


Riley Twiss

Westport Weston YMCA Board of Directors Riley Twiss

Riley has grit & determination and achieved success in and out of the pool, most recently at the 2023 National Championships. He has developed the tools needed to face whatever life throws at him. Riley has served as a junior member of the Y’s Board of Directors. In addition, as an Eagle Scout, he demonstrated commitment, resilience, and the importance of serving the community. He truly embodies the Y’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Victoria Zhou

99th Annual Meeting Victoria Zhou
Victoria is a level 8 gymnast in her 6th season on the team. She has gone above and beyondas a volunteer and team leader. She took the lead in creating a “number” to perform at the Fall Festival and volunteered to teach beginner classes, camps and help at special events throughout the year. She is kind and always cheering on and encouraging her teammates. She exemplifies the Y’s core values in everything she does at the Y.


Above and Beyond 
Lily Bloomingdale,
Camp Mahackeno Office Manager

Commitment to Mission
Cindy Delaney,
Digital & Creative Services Manager

Commitment to Mission
Kathleen Giglio,
Childcare & Youth Services Director

Relationship Champion
Vera Shanov,

Rookie of the Year
Patrick Juliani,
Lead Teacher

Thank you outgoing Executive Committee members of the Board of Directors
James Adams
Katie Gussen
Jonathan Manela

Thank you outgoing Board of Director members
Ngassam Ngnoumenn
Ava DeDomenico
Riley Twiss

Nominated incoming Board of Director members
Michael Fitzmaurice
Lauren Karpf
Jay Norris
Renee Plato
Julie Tuttle
Henry Grossbery*
Dani Schwartz*

*Jr Director