We did a great job at Dillon two weeks ago … many of the guest teams and coaches commented on how well the regatta was run (even with the delay due to debris on the race course), and the State Park complimented how clean we left the park. As one of the three LOC teams (Local Organizing Committee) it’s our job to not only run the regattas, but to set-up and tear down the race course and docks, as well as clean up afterwards. For a smaller school and team, this is a great financial opportunity to be a part of this organization, and directly benefits our team with monies we wouldn’t otherwise have.
This year, however, is particularly challenging, as we have been obligated to volunteer on behalf of the Tiger Navy in helping to run the SRAA National Championships, which is an addition to the Midwest Scholastic Championships that we’ve hosted the last few years. It should go without saying that we will never ask you to volunteer during your athlete’s race time … but now is the time to sign up and commit to several shifts over the course of the weekends. There are ample opportunities and a wide range of tasks – we all have something to contribute, and if we all do some of the work, no one person has to do it all
Please know that crew demands and receives an extraordinary time commitment by the parents of the rowers and coxswains. The average crew parent will volunteer 20-30 hours on behalf of the program during the year at regattas and on committees. Tiger Navy Crew committee chairs and HRC executive officers spend hundreds of hours each season on behalf of the program. Our volunteer requirements pale in comparison to the number of hours our kids and coaches spend together.
Attached is the food list for the Oak Ridge regatta. Scroll all the way through to find what your child should bring. All items to the boathouse no later than Tuesday April, 26. Perishable items may be put in the refrigerator. Your child must have a refillable water bottle for drinks at the regatta. If you have any questions about your food item call or text Julie VanDyk at (740)706-4911
This link will take you to Scott Kitchen's Flickr Album. Once the link opens up click on the arrow that says back to albums list and you will see all of his pictures from Lindamood. Scott will continue to shoot and post on Flickr this season.
If you have been unsuccessful signing the USRowing waiver on line, the solution is for each of you to call them directly to reset your password. The phone numbers are: 1-800-314-4769, and 1-609-924-1578
Don't forget to bring your blanket to keep warm, or lay on in the boathouse. Also bring refillable water bottles, and money if you would like to purchase food from the food truck vendors. The Chuckwagon will be serving soups, PB&J sandwiches, fruit, and granola bars.
If you are planning on going to the after party at Over the Moon Pizza please RSVP with Tricia Hawkins at the registration table, the restaurant needs an aproximate number to know how many to prepare for.
We have had a few changes to the racing schedule for Saturday. Races will start at 9:00AM, instead of 8:00AM. This has changed the times volunteers need to report. As it stands right now the last race is scheduled for 1:30PM. Please look at the attached schedule and contact Stacy Elliott if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will not be having a full chuckwagon video this week since we are having food vendors coming pto the regatta. We are going to do soups, and PB&J. If anyone would like to provide any of these food items, contact Julie VanDyk at 740-706-4911. Thanks for all your help.
Remember that the deadline for Spring Rower Fees is March 25th. Fees are $550 per rower. You can pay the fees with a check made out to Harmar Rowing Club. Put the check in an envelope and place it in the boathouse lockbox. If you would like to pay by credit card, use the link at the top left of the page. You will have to register in the system if you use this option, and there will be an initial payment of $100, and then you will pay the remaining amount.
Rowers have earned credit toward their fees through various fundraisers, if you have any questions about the amount of credit earned, or if you need to make a special pay arrangement, contact Ethan Frank-Collins either by email at email@example.com, or by phone or text at (740)629-8003.
If you have ordered Spirit Wear it is in. There was a few pieces missing, it should be deliviered on Tuesday March 15. Pleases contact Lanette Hecker if you have any questions about Spirit Wear.
Julie VanDyk would like to have all cash raffle tickets in by Friday March 18th. If you need to make othere arrangements please contact her.
The final deadline for a Chuckwagon Sponsorship is March 25, 2016. There is still plenty of space left. If a rower completes the sale he/she can get a $30-$50 credit against their rowing fees. Check the attached list, and follow up with any sponsors who have not yet submitted their ad proofs. We are also looking for the rower who sold the American Producers and CPC ads.
2016 Spring Schedule
March 26- Triangular (Marietta, Ohio)
April 9- Lindamood Regatta (Marietta, Ohio)
April 16- Dillon Scholastic Sprints (Nashport, Ohio)
April 29-30 Oak Ridge Scholastic/Club Regatta (Oak Ridge, TN)
May 6-7 Wi-Hi Regatta (Detroit, Michigan)
May 13-15 Midwest Scholastic Championships(Nashport, OH)
May 27-28 SRAA National Championships(Nashport, OH)
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