Staff Superstar Spotlight

October 31, 2017


On behalf of the Buehler YMCA we would like to recognize Lucy Cetlaus, Sabine Fioretto, and LuAnn Wachsmuth for their years of service. "

Lucy Cetlaus:

If you have ever enjoyed a warm towel, the sparkling clean equipment in the Wellness Center, or the festive decorations that adorn the Buehler YMCA, particularly during Halloween and Christmas, you have Buehler YMCA’s Housekeeping Director, Lucy Cetlaus, to thank.

Under Lucy’s eagle eye, the Buehler Y shines as a beacon welcoming members and staff each day. With a cheerful smile for everyone she meets, Lucy maintains Buehler as if it were her own home, even decorating it for each holiday season. Anyone who has visited the Buehler YMCA during Halloween or Christmas has witnessed firsthand her magical touch.

The Buehler YMCA is extremely grateful for Lucy’s commitment and congratulates her on 25 years of unparalleled dedication to the Buehler YMCA.



Sabine Fioretto:

 Sabine Fioretto, Member Experience Director, celebrated 16 years with the Buehler YMCA this year. Always ready with a warm greeting for everyone who visits the Buehler Y, Sabine is the heart of the Buehler Membership team.

Exemplifying the mission of the Buehler YMCA to develop strong children, families, and communities, Sabine encourages both Buehler staff and members to take advantage of all that Buehler offers. And she leads by example - attending Fitness classes herself on a daily basis!

Buehler YMCA members are always Sabine’s first priority and she works tirelessly to ensure that their needs are being met. A true Buehler Team member, Sabine is the first one to lend a hand whether it be for Healthy Kids Day in April, Buehler’s annual Halloween Party, My Y Weeks, or the Christmas Giving Tree. She is also a strong advocate of Buehler’s Financial Assistance Program which supports individuals and families who might not otherwise be able to join Buehler. This support includes encouraging members and staff to donate to Buehler YMCA as well as assisting with the Back 2 School Kit distribution in August and the Thanksgiving turkey distributions in November to financial assistance families.

Buehler YMCA greatly appreciates the dedication to the Buehler membership that Sabine has shown during the past 16 years. 


LuAnn Wachsmuth:

 The Buehler YMCA recognizes LuAnn Wachsmuth, Senior Youth Program Director, for 10 years of dedication to serving the children and families of the Buehler YMCA Youth Development Program.

During LuAnn’s tenure at the Buehler YMCA, the Youth Development program has grown, both in size and in stature, achieving many accreditations along the way and increasing Buehler’s reputation in the greater Palatine area as a premier program for Early Learning.

The Buehler YMCA is indebted to LuAnn for her tireless efforts attracting committed teachers and staff members and in growing Buehler’s Youth Development Program during the last 10 years.

 A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.