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Thank You, Parent Meeting Slides, Registration, Volunteers, Fundraisers, Winter Conditioning Prep

posted by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated ]

  1. Thank You 
  2. Parent Interest Meeting Slides 
  3. Registration is Open 
  4. Volunteer Opportunities (including Sign Up Genius) 
  5. Fundraisers 
  6. Preparing for Winter Conditioning 

1. Thank you to our parent volunteers at the Homecoming game concession stand and for your support during the Homecoming Parade.

2. Parent Interest Meeting. The slides are posted on our website. For details on each slide, please open the slides using Google Slides. Even if you attended the meeting, there are a few updates added to the slides (in bold) and the notes pages provide the detail that Brian Boyle and Coach Bryan Tylander provided verbally.

3. REMINDER: Don’t forget to register! Here are the nine steps required for registration:
Winter Conditioning - Rowers need to complete numbers 1 to 5 by November 16, 2017 in order to start winter conditioning.
For rowers participating in Winter Conditioning, the Emergency Care Form and Field Trip License and Vehicle Insurance Forms, along with initial payments made by check, need to be mailed or hand delivered by November 16, 2017 to: 

1. Online Registration - Ronin Registration – This is the online registration service the WTW Crew Team uses. During registration you will provide relevant data and select how you wish to pay your dues.

2. VHSL Physical Form - Your physical must be dated May 1, 2017 or later and needs to be on the correct form (Revised February 2017). Submit completed physicals directly to the Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes, in Room C158. Please make a copy of your physical before submitting it. It may take up to 5 business days for the Athletic Trainer to review your physical and reflect its clearance on the compliance report.

3. Online Concussion Training - There are two different training programs, one for parents and one for student-athletes. Both the student-athlete and one parent must complete their respective training. Allow at least 5 business days for training to be reflected on the athletic trainer’s compliance report. Because the FCPS online program has had a few ‘glitches’ in the past, we request you complete the training ASAP. To increase your chances of the online training working the first time, please follow this guidance from FCPS: "Due to circumstances beyond our control the online verification program is not compatible with Internet Explorer nor Chrome. Please use Firefox or Safari to complete the program. We are sorry for the inconvenience." If your student-athlete cannot get the FCPS Concussion Training to work at home, please have them attempt to do the training at WTW on a school computer. Once the parent and the rower have completed the training, please notify membership at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.

4. Student Emergency Care Form - An ECF needs to be completed every year. Please complete this form online before printing. Illegible forms will not be accepted. (New rowers – If you submitted a typed copy of this form during Green Days, you do not need to submit another one at this time.)

5. Field Trip Driver’s License and Vehicle Insurance Information Forms -
  • Student Form - Use this form if your rower has a driver’s license and plans to drive to practice and/or local regattas. 
  • Parent Form - Parents/guardians living locally need to complete this form. 
Before On-the-Water Practice - Complete items 1-5 under Winter Conditioning Requirements PLUS:

6. Swim Test - Every rower is required to pass a swim test certified by WTW Crew prior to participating in on-the-water practices. Passage of this test is required only once. The next time this test is administered will be in January 2018. Specific details will be provided through the weekly email update.

7. US Rowing Membership - US Rowing memberships are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. Your dues cover the cost of your US Rowing membership. WTW Crew Team purchases/renews memberships for registered rowers. No action on your part is required.

8. US Rowing Waiver - After the team purchases/renews your US Rowing Membership in January 2018, you will receive notice to sign your rowing waiver. Although memberships are good for 365 days from the date of purchase, the US Rowing waiver expires every December 31st. If you are 18 or older, you may sign your own waiver. If you are under 18, your parent must sign the waiver.

9. FCPS Participation Policy - The coaching staff will talk about and distribute the participation policy form on the first day of practice. Please read, sign (both parent and student athlete) and return to the respective coach.

The previous nine registration requirements, including full payment of dues, must be completed and submitted by February 19, 2018 to participate in on-the-water activities.

4. REMINDER: Volunteer Opportunities.
  • October 28, 9-11am- Erg/Slide Returns at WTW High School Erg Shed in the Senior parking lot area. We are looking for 2 adults and 2 student-athletes to receive rented ergs and slides being returned, check for serviceability and cleanliness, replace batteries and store ergs. If you are available, please sign-up here. Student-athletes who rented ergs and slides must ensure the equipment is clean prior to turn-in. 
  • November 4 - Thank you to all signed-up to help with the set-up, running, and breakdown of the Craft Show. If you can also consider donating baked goods, muffins, bagels or allowing us to borrow extension cords and power strips, please sign-up here. If the drop off times of these items don’t work for you, please contact Lesley and alternative arrangements can be made. We also still have a few volunteer positions available. 
  • November 11, 9am-noon - WTW Boathouse Workday at WTW Crew Boathouse, Sandy Run Regional Park. We are looking for 3 adults and 12 student-athletes to prepare the equipment and boathouse for the winter. If you are available, please sign-up here.
5. REMINDER: Fundraising.
  • Now is a great time to buy gift cards or certificates for yourself or someone else AND raise money for the team. The Scrip anniversary celebration is now through October 31, 2017. Scrip is offering a new set of 24-hour flash bonuses from different retailers each day. We will tweet out the daily specials or you can visit the Scrip site for more details. 
  • Help us advertise for the Craft Show. We encourage you to share the information on their neighborhood websites, newsletters, Facebook pages, with friends, coworkers, and family. It is a significant fundraiser and we cannot do it without their help to get the word out to the community. Here are two fundraiser flyers (craft show banner and craft show image) for you to use. 
  • Craft Show Fundraiser. A craft show vendor is making WTW Crew oars (seen in the picture below) into hat/coat racks for now only $45 each and will donate $5 from sale of each one to the team! If you are interested in pre-ordering, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com
WTW Crew Oar hat/coat rack

6. NEW: The Road to the Medal Stand, Part III

24 Days until Winter Conditioning and the next phase of preparation to return to the medal stand! Summer activities are over and we’re getting into the swing of the school year and it’s attendant activities. If you have an erg, dust it off and begin doing long easy pieces focusing on good technique, if you don’t, break out your running shoes and begin jogging, increasing your distance and pace a little each day. Throw in a circuit every day or two. (Remember, you should have new real, good running shoes to begin the season.) Check out the nutrition tips we previously provided (also on the Resources page of our website) and review your diet. Returning rowers begin November 16, 2017. Novices begin on November 27, 2017. The first few days will be a relatively gradual reintroduction into warm-up runs, circuits, and pieces. For novices the early part of winter conditioning will be dedicated to conditioning and introducing the technique of the rowing stroke. Metric testing will follow the second week. Although winter conditioning is voluntary, please keep your coach informed in a timely fashion if you will be unable to attend on any given day. This is very helpful to the coaches for planning.

Pull for Woodson!

Homecoming Parade, VASRA Workdays Sign-Up Genius, Registration Updates

posted Oct 19, 2017, 4:35 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Homecoming Parade 
  2. VASRA Workdays Sign-Up Genius 
  3. Registration Updates 

1. REMINDER: All rowers/coxswains please join us this Friday, 20 October after school for the Homecoming Parade. The team will meet outside entrance 5 at 3:30pm. The parade should conclude before the Pig Out. The team will be walking the parade route with banners and flags, promoting the team while throwing candy to onlookers. Don’t forget to wear your Woodson Crew gear.

2. NEW: VASRA Fall Workdays Sign-Up is open. VASRA needs assistance installing a new dock ramp and getting equipment prepared for the winter. This work will be physically challenging and you will get wet and dirty. Please wear clothing that can possible get stained, ripped, or torn. Waterproof work gloves would be valuable (VASRA does have some work gloves, but may not have enough for everyone). Waders would also be valuable if you have them (some people will have to be in the water during the installation of the dock ramp). Work will be accomplished during a 3 hour shift from 9am-12pm on two Saturdays; 21 and 28 October. All work will be performed at Sandy Run Regional Park. Please meet at the maintenance shed immediately below Regatta Headquarters. Student-athletes are welcome to sign-up and can be given community service hours applicable for WTW High School graduation requirements. If you sign up, please annotate "Woodson" in the comments section so VASRA can keep track of volunteers by school.

3. UPDATE: Registration Updates.
  • In Monday’s email, we mentioned the address to send checks, but there were a few details I inadvertently omitted. It should have read:
    For rowers participating in Winter Conditioning, the Emergency Care Form and Field Trip License and Vehicle Insurance Forms, along with initial payments made by check, need to be mailed or hand delivered by November 16, 2017 to:
    WTW Crew Membership, c/o 8623 Hepplewhite Ct. Annandale, VA 22003
  • It has been brought to our attention that many student-athletes are having a difficult time completing the Student Concussion Training on home computers. However, they have successfully completed the training using WTW computers. If your student-athlete cannot get the FCPS Concussion Training to work at home, please have them attempt to do the training at WTW on a school computer. Once the parent and the rower have completed the training, please notify membership at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com

This Week, This Past Week, Registration Action, Volunteers, Fundraisers

posted Oct 16, 2017, 4:15 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. This Week 
  2. This Past Week 
  3. Registration is Open 
  4. Volunteers Opportunities (including Sign Up Genius) 
  5. Fundraisers 

1. NEW: All rowers/coxswains please join us this Friday, 20 October after school for Homecoming Parade. The team will meet outside entrance 5 at 3:30pm. The parade should conclude before the Pig Out. The team will be walking the parade route with banners and flags, promoting the team while throwing candy to on lookers. Wear your Woodson Crew gear.

2. NEW: Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Parent Information Meeting at WTW High School last Thursday. It was great to see so much interest and conversation. If you were not able to attend, the slides have been posted on the website. Please view it in notes page form so you can see further details of what was discussed. Even if you were able to attend, there are a few updates added to the slides (in bold) and the notes pages provide the detail that Brian Boyle and Coach Bryan Tylander provided verbally.

Thank you also to everyone who participated in the Chick-fil-A Fundraiser, it was a successful event...and we even had the Chick-fil-A Cow at WT Woodson.

In addition to the slides, we have updated our website with several new pieces of information including an updated WTW Crew Handbook, a new registration tab, and a new dues and volunteering tab. Please take a moment to see what is new on the website. We hope the site is intuitive, but if you are looking for something in particular and are not able to find it, you can type what you are looking for into the “Search this site” bar in the upper right of the site. As mentioned in last week’s email, if you visit the site often, we recommend you refresh the page to ensure you can see the most recent updates (you can use F5 to refresh).

3. ACTION: Registration is OPEN! Here are the nine steps required for registration:
Winter Conditioning - Rowers need to complete numbers 1 to 5 by November 16, 2017 in order to start winter conditioning. If initial payments are made by check, please mail or hand deliver by November 16, 2017 to:

WTW Crew Membership, c/o 8623 Hepplewhite Ct. Annandale, VA 22003 

1. Online Registration - Ronin Registration – This is the online registration service the WTW Crew Team uses. During registration you will provide relevant data and select how you wish to pay your dues.

2. VHSL Physical Form - Your physical must be dated May 1, 2017 or later and needs to be on the correct form (Revised February 2017). Submit completed physicals directly to the Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes, in Room C158. Please make a copy of your physical before submitting it. It may take up to 5 business days for the Athletic Trainer to review your physical and reflect its clearance on the compliance report.

3. Online Concussion Training - There are two different training programs, one for parents and one for student-athletes. Both the student-athlete and one parent must complete their respective training. Allow at least 5 business days for training to be reflected on the athletic trainer’s compliance report. Because the FCPS online program has had a few ‘glitches’ in the past, we request you complete the training ASAP. To increase your chances of the online training working the first time, please follow this guidance from FCPS: "Due to circumstances beyond our control the online verification program is not compatible with Internet Explorer nor Chrome. Please use Firefox or Safari to complete the program. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

4. Student Emergency Care Form - An ECF needs to be completed every year. Please complete this form online before printing. Illegible forms will not be accepted. (New rowers – If you submitted a typed copy of this form during Green Days, you do not need to submit another one at this time.)

5. Field Trip Driver’s License and Vehicle Insurance Information Forms -
  • Student Form - Use this form if your rower has a driver’s license and plans to drive to practice and/or local regattas. 
  • Parent Form - Parents/guardians living locally need to complete this form. 
Before On-the-Water Practice - Complete items 1-5 under Winter Conditioning Requirements PLUS:

6. Swim Test - Every rower is required to pass a swim test certified by WTW Crew prior to participating in on-the-water practices. Passage of this test is required only once. The next time this test is administered will be in January 2018. Specific details will be provided through the weekly email update.

7. US Rowing Membership - US Rowing memberships are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. Your dues cover the cost of your US Rowing membership. WTW Crew Team purchases/renews memberships for registered rowers. No action on your part is required.

8. US Rowing Waiver - After the team purchases/renews your US Rowing Membership in January 2018, you will receive notice to sign your rowing waiver. Although memberships are good for 365 days from the date of purchase, the US Rowing waiver expires every December 31st. If you are 18 or older, you may sign your own waiver. If you are under 18, your parent must sign the waiver.

9. FCPS Participation Policy - The coaching staff will talk about and distribute the participation policy form on the first day of practice. Please read, sign (both parent and student athlete) and return to the respective coach.

The previous nine registration requirements, including full payment of dues, must be completed and submitted by 19 February 2018 to participate in on-the-water activities.

4. UPDATED: Volunteer Opportunities:
  • 20 October - Parent Volunteers for Concession at WTW Home Football Game 
    • Thank you to everyone who signed up, we have filled all of our volunteer slots for this event 
  • 21 & 28 October - VASRA workdays to attach various docks, but we do not have access to their Sign-Up Genius yet. Please watch our website and we will send an email announcement once we get the Sign-Up Genius. Heavy labor will be involved and volunteers are likely to get wet. Fishing waders are encouraged if volunteers have them. 
  • 28 October, 9-11am- Erg/Slide Returns at WTW High School Erg Shed in the Senior parking lot area. We are looking for 2 adults and 2 student-athletes to receive rented ergs and slides being returned, check for serviceability and cleanliness, replace batteries and store ergs. If you are available, please sign-up here. Student-athletes who rented ergs and slides must ensure the equipment is clean prior to turn-in. 
    • Sign-Up Genius available next week 
  • 4 November - We have filled many positions for the Craft Show, but there are still opportunities to earn volunteer commitment credits at the Craft Show. We are especially interested in Bake Sale donations. If you have not already signed up and are able to volunteer (or provide Bake Sale donations) at the Craft Show, please sign-up here. Since this is one of our main fundraising events, we encourage all student-athletes and as many parents as possible to participate. 
  • Save the Date: 11 November, 9an-noon - WTW Boathouse Workday at WTW Crew Boathouse, Sandy Run Regional Park. We are looking for 3 adults and 12 student-athletes to prepare the equipment and boathouse for the winter. Sign-up Genius will be available in next week’s communication. 
5. FUNDRAISING:
  • NEW: Help us advertise for the Craft Show. We encourage you to share the information on their neighborhood websites, newsletters, Facebook pages, with friends, coworkers, and family. It is a significant fundraiser and we cannot do it without their help to get the word out to the community. Here are two fundraiser flyers (craft show banner and craft show image) for you to use. 
  • REMINDER: Craft Show Fundraiser. A craft show vendor is making two versions of WTW Crew oars (seen in the pictures below) into hat/coat racks for now only $45 each and will donate $5 from sale of each one to the team! If you are interested in pre-ordering, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com


32 days until Winter Conditioning begins!......

This Week, Volunteers, Online Concussion Training, Fundraisers, Nutrition

posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:18 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Parent Interest Meeting and Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A 
  2. Volunteers Needed (including Sign Up Genius) 
  3. Online Concussion Training 
  4. Fundraisers 
  5. Nutrition 

Fall Green Days were very successful and it is great to see the team coming back together and welcome new team members. There are some new pictures posted on the website from Saturday. Thank you for the great pictures Mary Claire. In this email there are several updates and reminders to help student-athletes (and parents) prepare for winter conditioning and racing season. We have also updated our website with several new pieces of information including a new membership tab and a new dues and fundraising tab. Please take a moment to see what is new on the website. We have also updated the WTW Crew Handbook and will be posting it on the website before the Parent Interest Meeting. We hope the site is intuitive, but if you are looking for something in particular and are not able to find it, you can type what you are looking for into the “Search this site” bar in the upper right of the site. Also, if you visit the site often, we recommend you refresh the page to ensure you can see the most recent updates (you can use F5 to refresh).

1. THIS WEEK:
  • Please join us on this Thursday, 12 October from 7-9pm for the 2017-2018 Parent Crew Interest Meeting in the WTW High School Cafeteria B. This meeting is for all parents of rowers/coxswains (both new and returning). We have made changes to volunteer requirements and dues so please join us to learn more. Please stop by the Communications/Membership table to verify your contact information. We plan to have car magnets and decals for sale at the meeting and can accept checks or cash. 
  • Also on 12 October, we will be holding our first Family Fundraiser Dinner Night at the Fairfax Chick-fil-A (9509 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031) from 5-8pm. We hope you can join us for both events! 
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: For the Family Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A, you must tell the cashier before ordering that you are there to support WTW Crew. 
  • Scrip orders are due Sunday, 15 October (see section 4 of this email for more information). 
2. URGENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
  • Craft Show Volunteer Sign-Up Genius is available for student-athletes and parents to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Since this is one of our main fundraising events, we encourage all student-athletes and as many parents as possible to participate. 
3. REMINDER: FCPS Online Concussion Training. Online concussion training is required by one parent and the rower prior to the rower participating in Winter Conditioning. Because the FCPS online program has had a few ‘glitches’ in the past, we request you complete the training ASAP. To increase your chances of the online training working the first time, please follow this guidance from FCPS: “Due to circumstances beyond our control the online verification program is not compatible with Internet Explorer nor Chrome. Please use Firefox or Safari to complete the program. We are sorry for the inconvenience.” The link for training is: https://www.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics. After the rower and one parent completes the training send an email to membership at www.wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com

4. FUNDRAISING:
  • REMINDER: Fundraising made EASY! Scrip orders are due 15 October 2017. You can get re-loadable cards for many of our area retailers and grocery stores including Starbucks and Safeway. To order: pre-pay and submit your order to Kris Cole (colechips@yahoo.com) or sign-up for presto pay (preferred). This month Chipotle added $25 Gift Cards! You can order gift cards and use them at the upcoming family dinner fundraiser at Chipotle in December. Get yours today! 
    • Current Bonus Offers: 
      • Blaze Pizza - 12%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Cabela's - 14%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Del Taco - 8%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Domino’s Pizza - 11%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • L.L. Bean - 17%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Bath & Body Works - 18%, 7 October - 20 October 
      • Fridays - 10%, 7 October - 20 October 
      • Under Armour - 13%, 7 October - 20 October 
  • REMINDER: Craft Show Fundraiser. A craft show vendor is making WTW Crew oars (seen in the picture below) into hat/coat racks for now only $45 each and will donate $5 from sale of each one to the team! The blade will be red, white, and blue. The remaining part of the oar will be black and where the hooks will be located. Will hope to provide an updated picture of the new design and dimensions in next week's communication. If you are interested in pre-ordering, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com.

5. NEW: It is never too early to prepare for winter conditioning and the racing season. In addition to physical training, nutrition is a key part of such preparation. Here is some information on nutrition basics for gaining lean mass for athletes. USRowing also has a lot of good information at Nutrition | USRowing - USRowing.

Launch Driver Training, Parent Meeting, Volunteers, Green Days, Concussion Training, Fundraisers

posted Oct 2, 2017, 5:53 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 5:54 AM ]

  • Launch Driver Training (including Sign Up Genius) 
  • Parent Interest Meeting and Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A 
  • Volunteers Needed (including Sign Up Genius sites) 
  • Fall Green Days (including Sign Up Genius) 
  • Online Concussion Training 
  • Fundraisers

1. NEW: Thank you to the parents who did Launch Driver Training on Saturday and thank you Coach Tylander for conducting the training. Due to the overwhelming interest, Coach Tylander will conduct another Launch Driver Training session this coming Saturday, 7 October from 10am-noon (please arrive at 9:45am). This will again be limited to the six participants. Please sign-up here.

2. SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on 12 October from 7-9pm for the 2017-2018 Parent Crew Interest Meeting in the WTW High School Cafeteria B. This is not just for parents of new rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to volunteer requirements and dues so please join us to learn more. Also on 12 October, we will be holding our first Family Fundraiser Dinner Night at Chick-fil-A from 5-8pm. We hope you can join us for both events!
  • NOTE: For the Family Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A, you must tell the cashier before ordering that you are there to support WTW Crew. 
3. URGENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
  • We still have parent volunteer shifts for the concession stand at the 20 October WTW Home Football Game unfilled. Please sign up here if you are available to volunteer. 
  • Craft Fair Volunteer Sign-Up Genius is available for student-athletes and parents to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Since this is one of our main fundraising events, we encourage all student-athletes and as many parents as possible to participate. 
4. LAST WEEK: Fall Green Days go through 7 October! Green Days to date have been outstanding with many novice rowers getting time in the boat and a head start on technique, and returning rowers an opportunity to get back on the water, plus just enjoying being on the river and meeting potential teammates. With only three Green Days left this Fall, all are encouraged to come out before we enter winter conditioning.

There is still time to sign up for remaining Fall Green Days at WTW Crew Fall Green Days Sign-Up Genius. If you plan to attend, please sign-up so the coaches can plan the appropriate number of boats to launch.

Location: Sandy Run Regional Park – 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station 
Dates and Times: Tues, Thurs, & Sat between 19 September and 7 October (visit WTW Crew website for details) 
Wear: Athletic clothing (dry wicking running shorts/tights and shirts are best) 
Bring: The Emergency Care Form (for new rowers, see below) and a water bottle (reusable is best, but disposable is okay) 
Note: Rowers/Coxswains must furnish their own transportation. 

The Carpooling Sign-Up Genius (for those able to drive student-athletes or need a student-athlete driven) is active. There are student-athletes in need of rides so if you are available to provide a carpool ride, please check out the site to connect to those needing a ride. 

NEW ROWERS: Before Participating in Green Days you need to complete the following: 
  • VHSL Physical FormYou will need to get a physical, complete all sections of the VHSL form and submit it to the WTW Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes (located inside Door 5, Room C-158). NOTE: Turn in the completed physical as early as possible. It can take up to 5 business days for your name to show up on the compliance report our coach uses to clear you to row. Remember to keep a copy for your own records.
  • Emergency Care Form: Have your parent complete this form and bring a copy with you to the river the first day you row.
  • Swim Test: All new rowers must pass a specific swim test given by one of our coaches before he/she can row. This test is required only once. Sign up here for one of the swim tests on 10 or 16 September - specific details located on the sign up page.
  • US Rowing Membership & Sign the US Rowing Waiver: Before any rower is allowed on the water, he/she must join US Rowing. The cost is $7.75, and you will be reimbursed this amount if you participate in at least one Green Day. To get started, visit the USRowing Membership Site. On the main portal page, JOIN as an INDIVIDUAL. When asked what team or club you belong to type in WTW. That will cause a blue bar with the words WTW CREW BOOSTERS to appear. Click on the blue bar. Then a pop up window will open asking for Club Code Verification. Enter DURXS (all uppercase letters). You’ll continue to input information over the next couple of pages. At step 4 – Compliance, an adult needs to read and agree to the Waiver. This will take you to the Checkout at Step 5. 
RETURNING ROWERS: You are required to have a current VHSL Physical Form on file at WTW. You currently have all other necessary requirements completed. 

5. REMINDER: FCPS Online Concussion Training. Online concussion training is required by one parent and the rower prior to the rower participating in Winter Conditioning. Because the FCPS online program has had a few ‘glitches’ in the past, we request you complete the training ASAP. To increase your chances of the online training working the first time, please follow this guidance from FCPS: “Due to circumstances beyond our control the online verification program is not compatible with Internet Explorer nor Chrome. Please use Firefox or Safari to complete the program. We are sorry for the inconvenience.” The link for training is on the FCPS Student Athletics site. After the rower and one parent completes the training send an email to membership at www.wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com 

6. FUNDRAISING:
  • UPDATED: Fundraising made EASY! Scrip orders are due 15 October 2017. You can get re-loadable cards for many of our area retailers and grocery stores including Starbucks and Safeway. To order: pre-pay and submit your order to Kris Cole (colechips@yahoo.com) or sign-up for presto pay (preferred). This month Chipotle added $25 Gift Cards! You can order gift cards and use them at the upcoming family dinner fundraiser at Chipotle in December. Get yours today! 
    • Current Bonus Offers: 
      • Belk - 10%, 23 September - 6 October 
      • Blaze Pizza - 12%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Cabela's - 14%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Del Taco - 8%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Dominos Pizza - 11%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • L.L. Bean - 17%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Restaurant.com - 65%, 15 September - 6 October 
    • Upcoming Bonus Offers: 
      • Bath & Body Works - 18%, 7 October - 20 October 
      • Fridays - 10%, 7 October - 20 October 
      • Under Armour - 13%, 7 October - 20 October 
UPDATED: Craft Fair Fundraiser. A craft fair vendor is making WTW Crew oars (seen in the picture below) into hat/coat racks for now only $45 each and will donate $5 from sale of each one to the team! The blade will be red, white, and blue. The remaining part of the oar will be black and where the hooks will be located. Will hope to provide an updated picture of the new design and dimensions in next week's communication. If you are interested in pre-ordering, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com.


Parent Meeting, Volunteers, Launch Driver Training, Fall Green Days, Concussion Training, Craft Fair

posted Sep 25, 2017, 3:52 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Parent Interest Meeting 
  2. Volunteers Needed 
  3. Launch Driver Training 
  4. Fall Green Days (including Sign Up Genius) 
  5. Online Concussion Training 
  6. Craft Fair Fundraiser Pre-Orders 
  7. Website Tips 

Thanks to Mary Claire Boucher, here are the first photos of the season to share with everyone. We look forward to sharing many more with you throughout the season.

1. SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on 12 October from 7-9pm for the 2017-2018 Parent Crew Interest Meeting in the WTW High School Cafeteria B. This is not just for parents of new rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to volunteer requirements and dues so please join us to learn more.

2. URGENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
  • Committee Membership Chair position is open. If you are interested or have questions about the position, please contact Brian Boyle at wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com
  • Craft Show Steering Committee positions open. Our first major fundraiser is the Craft Sale and we are in urgent need of a Concessions Chair and a Publicity Co-Chair. If you are interested or have questions about these positions, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com
  • NEW: We are still in need of parent volunteers for the concession stand at the 20 October WTW Home Football Game. Please sign up here if you are available to volunteer. 
3. NEW: Launch Driver Training on 30 September. Sign-up here. Regattas at Sandy Run Regional Park depend upon volunteers for success. These volunteer positions (known as VASRA volunteer positions), are assigned to each participating team and must be filled or the regatta will fail. If a team does not fill a VASRA volunteer position – the team is fined $50.00. Being a member of WTW Crew includes fulfilling ‘volunteering’ requirements which include regular volunteering and two (2) VASRA volunteer positions during the season. One VASRA volunteer position is Launch Driver. Coach Tylander will teach a Launch Drivers class on Saturday, 30 September from 10 am to 12 pm (2 hours). Attendance is limited to the first six people to sign up and is open to any WTW Crew Parent/guardian – anyone can learn. So become a Launch Boat Driver, qualifying to meet a VASRA volunteer requirement, and have the best seat in the house during regattas, following the racers down the course.

4. REMINDER: Fall Green Days go through 7 October! There is still time to sign up for remaining Fall Green Days at WTW Crew Fall Green Days Sign-Up Genius. If you plan to attend, please sign-up so the coaches can plan the appropriate number of boats to launch.

Location: Sandy Run Regional Park – 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station
Dates and Times: Tues, Thurs, & Sat between 19 September and 7 October (visit WTW Crew website for details)
Wear: Athletic clothing (dry wicking running shorts/tights and shirts are best)
Bring: The Emergency Care Form (for new rowers, see below) and a water bottle (reusable is best, but disposable is okay)
Note: Rowers/Coxswains must furnish their own transportation.

UPDATED: The Carpooling Sign-Up Genius (for those able to drive student-athletes or need a student-athlete driven) is active. There are student-athletes in need of rides so if you are available to provide a carpool ride, please check out the site to connect to those needing a ride.

NEW ROWERS: Before Participating in Green Days you need to complete the following: 
  • VHSL Physical FormYou will need to get a physical, complete all sections of the VHSL form and submit it to the WTW Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes (located inside Door 5, Room C-158). NOTE: Turn in the completed physical as early as possible. It can take up to 5 business days for your name to show up on the compliance report our coach uses to clear you to row. Remember to keep a copy for your own records.
  • Emergency Care Form: Have your parent complete this form and bring a copy with you to the river the first day you row.
  • Swim Test: All new rowers must pass a specific swim test given by one of our coaches before he/she can row. This test is required only once. Sign up here for one of the swim tests on 10 or 16 September - specific details located on the sign up page.
  • US Rowing Membership & Sign the US Rowing Waiver: Before any rower is allowed on the water, he/she must join US Rowing. The cost is $7.75, and you will be reimbursed this amount if you participate in at least one Green Day. To get started, visit the USRowing Membership Site. On the main portal page, JOIN as an INDIVIDUAL. When asked what team or club you belong to type in WTW. That will cause a blue bar with the words WTW CREW BOOSTERS to appear. Click on the blue bar. Then a pop up window will open asking for Club Code Verification. Enter DURXS (all uppercase letters). You’ll continue to input information over the next couple of pages. At step 4 – Compliance, an adult needs to read and agree to the Waiver. This will take you to the Checkout at Step 5. 
RETURNING ROWERS: You are required to have a current VHSL Physical Form on file at WTW. You currently have all other necessary requirements completed. 

5. NEW: FCPS Online Concussion Training. Online concussion training is required by one parent and the rower prior to the rower participating in Winter Conditioning. Because the FCPS online program has had a few ‘glitches’ in the past, we request you complete the training ASAP. To increase your chances of the online training working the first time, please follow this guidance from FCPS: “Due to circumstances beyond our control the online verification program is not compatible with Internet Explorer nor Chrome. Please use Firefox or Safari to complete the program. We are sorry for the inconvenience.” The link for training is on the FCPS Student Athletics site. After the rower and one parent completes the training send an email to membership at www.wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com

6. Craft Fair Fundraiser. A craft fair vendor is making WTW Crew oars (seen in the picture below) into hat/coat racks for $69 each and will donate $10 from sale of each one to the team! If you are interested in pre-ordering, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com.



7. WEBSITE TIPS: Have you ever gone to WTW Crew website, but didn’t know where to find something? We hope the site is intuitive, but if you still don’t know where to look you can use the “Search this site” bar in the upper right of the page to search the entire site.

Volunteer Needs, Fall Green Days, Craft Fair Fundraiser, Link to Key Fall Dates

posted Sep 18, 2017, 10:16 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  • Volunteers Needed 
  • Fall Green Days (including Sign Up Genius) 
  • Craft Fair Fundraiser Pre-Orders 
  • Link to Key Fall Dates 

1. URGENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
  • Committee Membership Chair position is open. If you are interested or have questions about the position, please contact Brian Boyle at wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com
  • Craft Show Steering Committee positions open. Our first major fundraiser is the Craft Sale and we are in urgent need of a Concessions Chair and a Publicity Co-Chair. If you are interested or have questions about these positions, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com
2. REMINDER: Fall Green Days start this week! Green Days are out of season opportunities for coaches to instruct their student athletes. New and Returning Rowers Sign-Up Now at WTW Crew Fall Green Days Sign-Up Genius.
Location: Sandy Run Regional Park – 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station
Dates and Times: Tues, Thurs, & Sat between 19 September and 7 October (visit WTW Crew website for details)
Wear: Athletic clothing (dry wicking running shorts/tights and shirts are best)
Bring: The Emergency Care Form (for new rowers, see below) and a water bottle (reusable is best, but disposable is okay)
Note: Rowers/Coxswains must furnish their own transportation. We are creating a Sign-Up Genius for carpooling options (for those able to drive student-athletes or need a student-athlete driven). The sign-up genius will be posted on the WTW Crew website soon. In the meanwhile, if you are in need of carpooling options, please contact Amy at wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com.

NEW ROWERS: Before Participating in Green Days you need to complete the following: 
  • VHSL Physical FormYou will need to get a physical, complete all sections of the VHSL form and submit it to the WTW Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes (located inside Door 5, Room C-158). NOTE: Turn in the completed physical as early as possible. It can take up to 5 business days for your name to show up on the compliance report our coach uses to clear you to row. Remember to keep a copy for your own records.
  • Emergency Care Form: Have your parent complete this form and bring a copy with you to the river the first day you row.
  • Swim Test: All new rowers must pass a specific swim test given by one of our coaches before he/she can row. This test is required only once. Sign up here for one of the swim tests on 10 or 16 September - specific details located on the sign up page.
  • US Rowing Membership & Sign the US Rowing Waiver: Before any rower is allowed on the water, he/she must join US Rowing. The cost is $7.75, and you will be reimbursed this amount if you participate in at least one Green Day. To get started, visit the USRowing Membership Site. On the main portal page, JOIN as an INDIVIDUAL. When asked what team or club you belong to type in WTW. That will cause a blue bar with the words WTW CREW BOOSTERS to appear. Click on the blue bar. Then a pop up window will open asking for Club Code Verification. Enter DURXS (all uppercase letters). You’ll continue to input information over the next couple of pages. At step 4 – Compliance, an adult needs to read and agree to the Waiver. This will take you to the Checkout at Step 5. 
RETURNING ROWERS: You are required to have a current VHSL Physical Form on file at WTW. You currently have all other necessary requirements completed. 

3. Craft Fair Fundraiser. A craft fair vendor is making WTW Crew oars (seen in the picture below) into hat/coat racks for $69 each and will donate $10 from sale of each one to the team! If you are interested in pre-ordering, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com.


4. NEW: See the WTW Crew website for key dates through December.

Urgent Volunteer Needs, Key Fall Dates, Fall Green Days, Craft Fair Fundraiser Pre-Orders

posted Sep 11, 2017, 7:17 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  • Volunteers Needed 
  • Key Fall Dates (including Sign Up Genius for Swim Tests) 
  • Fall Green Days (including Sign Up Genius) 
  • Craft Fair Fundraiser Pre-Orders 

We had a good turnout for the Rowing Interest Meeting last week and are looking forward to welcoming new team members. We also had a good Board Meeting where we finalized the By-Laws and Volunteer Requirements for the 2017-2018 season. The 2017-2018 By-Laws and full Handbook will be posted and highlighted in an upcoming weekly email once editing of the documents to reflect the changes is complete. The volunteer requirements summary link is provided now for your awareness.

1. URGENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
  • Committee Membership Chair position is now open. Beth Mailand recently told the Board that her daughter would not be returning to rowing this year. As a result, the Board is looking for someone to take on this critical position. If you are interested or have questions about the position, please contact Brian Boyle at wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com
  • Craft Show Steering Committee positions open. Our first major fundraiser is the Craft Sale and we are in urgent need of a Concessions Chair and a Publicity Co-Chair. If you are interested or have questions about these positions, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com
  • NEW: VASRA Representative position is now open. Pamela Sprouse recently told the Board that her daughter would not be returning to rowing this year. As a result, the Board is looking for someone to take on this position. If you are interested or have questions about the position, please contact Brian Boyle at wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com
2. UPDATED: Key Fall Dates:
  • 13 September - Back to School Night (WTW Crew will have a table in the Cafeteria) 
  • 15 September - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
  • 16 September - WTW Crew Swim Test (required for new rowers, sign up here) Audrey Moore Pool, 2-3:00 p.m. 
  • 19 September - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 21 September - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 22 September - Student Holiday 
  • 23 September - Fall Green Day, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 26 September - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 28 September - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 30 September - Fall Green Day, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 3 October - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 4 October - Crew Board Meeting, WTW High School, room C-123, 7:00 -9:00 p.m. 
  • 5 October - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 7 October - Fall Green Day, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 7 October - SAT 
  • 9 October - Holiday 
  • 11 October - PSAT 
  • 12 October - Parent Interest Meeting, WTW High School, Cafeteria A, 7:00 -9:00 p.m. 
  • 15 October - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
  • 20 October - Parent Volunteers for Concessions at WTW Home Football Game (Sign-Up to Volunteer Here)
  • 28 October - ACT 
  • 28 October - Erg and Slides Return 
  • 1 November - Crew Board Meeting, WTW High School, room C-123, 7-9:00 p.m. 
  • 4 November - Craft Fair (Sign-Up Genius should be available at the beginning of October) 
  • 6-7 November - Student Holidays 
  • 10 November - Federal Holiday-students in school 
  • 14 November - Family Fundraising Dinner Night at Potbelly 
  • 15 November - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
  • 16, 17, 20, 21 November - Winter Conditioning begins for returning student-athletes (details forthcoming) 
  • 18 November - Tag Day 
  • 22 November - 2 hour early release 
  • 23-24 November - Thanksgiving Break 
  • 27 November - 16 February - Winter Conditioning for all (details forthcoming) 
  • ~1 December - Special Holiday Scrip orders 
  • 2 December - Tag Day 
  • 6 December - Crew Board Meeting, WTW High School, room C-123, 7-9:00 p.m. 
  • 9 December - ACT 
  • 9 December - Tag Day 
  • 12 December - Family Fundraising Dinner Night at Chipotle 
  • 15 December - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
  • 16 December - Tag Day 
3. REMINDER: Fall Green Days. Green Days are out of season opportunities for coaches to instruct their student athletes. Sign-Up Now at WTW Crew Fall Green Days Sign-Up Genius. 
Location: Sandy Run Regional Park – 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station
Wear: Athletic clothing (dry wicking running shorts/tights and shirts are best)
Bring: The Emergency Care Form (for new rowers, see below) and a water bottle (reusable is best, but disposable is okay)
Note: Rowers must furnish their own transportation. We are creating a Sign-Up Genius for carpooling options (for those able to drive student-athletes or need a student-athlete driven)

NEW ROWERS: Before Participating in Green Days you need to complete the following: 
  • VHSL Physical FormYou will need to get a physical, complete all sections of the VHSL form and submit it to the WTW Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes (located inside Door 5, Room C-158). NOTE: Turn in the completed physical as early as possible. It can take up to 5 business days for your name to show up on the compliance report our coach uses to clear you to row. Remember to keep a copy for your own records.
  • Emergency Care Form: Have your parent complete this form and bring a copy with you to the river the first day you row.
  • Swim Test: All new rowers must pass a specific swim test given by one of our coaches before he/she can row. This test is required only once. Sign up here for one of the swim tests on 10 or 16 September - specific details located on the sign up page.
  • US Rowing Membership & Sign the US Rowing Waiver: Before any rower is allowed on the water, he/she must join US Rowing. The cost is $7.75, and you will be reimbursed this amount if you participate in at least one Green Day. To get started, visit the USRowing Membership Site. On the main portal page, JOIN as an INDIVIDUAL. When asked what team or club you belong to type in WTW. That will cause a blue bar with the words WTW CREW BOOSTERS to appear. Click on the blue bar. Then a pop up window will open asking for Club Code Verification. Enter DURXS (all uppercase letters). You’ll continue to input information over the next couple of pages. At step 4 – Compliance, an adult needs to read and agree to the Waiver. This will take you to the Checkout at Step 5. 
RETURNING ROWERS: You are required to have a current VHSL Physical Form on file at WTW. You currently have all other necessary requirements completed. 

4. NEW: Craft Fair Fundraiser. A craft fair vendor is making WTW Crew oars (seen in the picture below) into hat/coat racks for $69 each and will donate $10 from sale of each one to the team! If you are interested in pre-ordering, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com.

Sept Board Meeting, Other Key Dates, Fall Green Days, USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll, Volunteers

posted Sep 4, 2017, 6:31 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  • September Board Meeting 
  • Other Key Dates (including Sign Up Genius for Swim Tests) 
  • Fall Green Days 
  • USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll 
  • Volunteer Opportunities 
We hope everyone has had a great start to the 2017-2018 school year!
The Road to the Medal Stand, Part II: Champions do not become champions when they win the race, but in the hours, weeks, and months spent preparing for it.

1. REMINDER: September Board Meeting. The 6 September Board Meeting, like all board meetings, is a General Association Meeting open to general, associate, honorary, and auxiliary WTW Crew Boosters Association members. The first 30 minutes of the meeting will cover two agenda items: amendments to By-Laws and changes to volunteer requirements. Here is the link to the suggested amendments to the by-laws for review. A report on recommended changes to volunteer requirements is also included for review and discussion at the 6 September Board Meeting.

2. UPDATE: Other Key Dates in September:
3. REMINDER: Fall Green Days. Green Days are out of season opportunities for coaches to instruct their student athletes. WTW Crew will conduct the Fall Green Days for the 2017-2018 season over the next six weeks. Here are the dates for the first three weeks of Fall Green Days:
  • 19 September, Tuesday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 21 September, Thursday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 23 September, Saturday - 8:00am - 10:00am 
  • 26 September, Tuesday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 28 September, Thursday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 30 September , Saturday - 8:00am - 10:00am 
  • 3 October, Tuesday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 5 October, Thursday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 7 October, Saturday - 8:00am - 10:00am 
Sign-Up Now at WTW Crew Fall Green Days Sign-Up Genius
Location: Sandy Run Regional Park – 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station
Wear: Athletic clothing (dry wicking running shorts/tights and shirts are best)
Bring: The Emergency Care Form (for new rowers, see below) and a water bottle (reusable is best, but disposable is okay)
Note: Rowers must furnish their own transportation

NEW ROWERS: Before Participating in Green Days you need to complete the following: 
  • VHSL Physical FormYou will need to get a physical, complete all sections of the VHSL form and submit it to the WTW Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes (located inside Door 5, Room C-158). NOTE: Turn in the completed physical as early as possible. It can take up to 5 business days for your name to show up on the compliance report our coach uses to clear you to row. Remember to keep a copy for your own records.
  • Emergency Care Form: Have your parent complete this form and bring a copy with you to the river the first day you row.
  • Swim Test: All new rowers must pass a specific swim test given by one of our coaches before he/she can row. This test is required only once. Sign up here for one of the swim tests on 10 or 16 September - specific details located on the sign up page.
  • US Rowing Membership & Sign the US Rowing Waiver: Before any rower is allowed on the water, he/she must join US Rowing. The cost is $7.75, and you will be reimbursed this amount if you participate in at least one Green Day. To get started, visit the USRowing Membership Site. On the main portal page, JOIN as an INDIVIDUAL. When asked what team or club you belong to type in WTW. That will cause a blue bar with the words WTW CREW BOOSTERS to appear. Click on the blue bar. Then a pop up window will open asking for Club Code Verification. Enter DURXS (all uppercase letters). You’ll continue to input information over the next couple of pages. At step 4 – Compliance, an adult needs to read and agree to the Waiver. This will take you to the Checkout at Step 5. 
RETURNING ROWERS: You are required to have a current VHSL Physical Form on file at WTW. You currently have all other necessary requirements completed. 

4. REMINDER: Seniors, here is the 2017-18 USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll application information. All nominations must be postmarked no later than Friday, September 8, 2017. Candidates will be selected based on their ranking of the academic criteria. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee selection for either Honorable Mention or Honor Roll. In the past, approximately 40-50% of the nominees earned an award.

5. VOLUNTEERS:
  • Committee Membership Chair position is now open. Beth Mailand recently told the Board that her daughter would not be returning to rowing this year. As a result, the Board is looking for someone to take on this critical position. If you are interested or have questions about the position, please contact Brian Boyle at wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com
  • Craft Show Steering Committee positions open. The Board is looking for a Concessions Chair and a Publicity Co-Chair. If you are interested or have questions about these positions, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com.

Sept Board Meeting, Key Dates, Fall Green Days, USRowing Scholastic, Resilient Rowing, Volunteers

posted Aug 29, 2017, 4:27 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. September Board Meeting 
  2. Other Key Dates (including Sign Up Genius for Swim Tests) 
  3. Fall Green Days 
  4. USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll 
  5. Resilient Rowing 
  6. Volunteer Opportunities 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year and welcome to our new WTW Crew members!

1. REMINDER: September Board Meeting. The 6 September Board Meeting, like all board meetings, is a General Association Meeting open to general, associate, honorary, and auxiliary WTW Crew Boosters Association members. The first 30 minutes of the meeting will cover two agenda items: amendments to By-Laws and changes to volunteer requirements. Here is the link to the suggested amendments to the by-laws for review. A report on recommended changes to volunteer requirements is also included for review and discussion at the 6 September Board Meeting.

2. UPDATE: Other Key Dates in September:
3. NEW: Fall Green Days. Green Days are out of season opportunities for coaches to instruct their student athletes. WTW Crew will conduct the Fall Green Days for the 2017-2018 season over the next six weeks. Here are the dates for the first three weeks of Fall Green Days:
  • 19 September, Tuesday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 21 September, Thursday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 23 September, Saturday - 8:00am - 10:00am 
  • 26 September, Tuesday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 28 September, Thursday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 30 September, Saturday - 8:00am - 10:00am 
  • 3 October, Tuesday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 5 October, Thursday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
  • 7 October, Saturday - 8:00am - 10:00am 
Sign-Up Now at WTW Crew Fall Green Days Sign-Up Genius
Location: Sandy Run Regional Park – 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station
Wear: Athletic clothing (dry wicking running shorts/tights and shirts are best)
Bring: The Emergency Care Form (for new rowers, see below) and a water bottle (reusable is best, but disposable is okay)
Note: Rowers must furnish their own transportation

NEW ROWERS: Before Participating in Green Days you need to complete the following:
  • VHSL Physical FormYou will need to get a physical, complete all sections of the VHSL form and submit it to the WTW Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes (located inside Door 5, Room C-158). NOTE: Turn in the completed physical as early as possible. It can take up to 5 business days for your name to show up on the compliance report our coach uses to clear you to row. Remember to keep a copy for your own records.
  • Emergency Care Form: Have your parent complete this form and bring a copy with you to the river the first day you row.
  • Swim Test: All new rowers must pass a specific swim test given by one of our coaches before he/she can row. This test is required only once. Sign up here for one of the swim tests on 10 or 16 September - specific details located on the sign up page.
  • US Rowing Membership & Sign the US Rowing Waiver: Before any rower is allowed on the water, he/she must join US Rowing. The cost is $7.75, and you will be reimbursed this amount if you participate in at least one Green Day. To get started, visit the USRowing Membership Site. On the main portal page, JOIN as an INDIVIDUAL. When asked what team or club you belong to type in WTW. That will cause a blue bar with the words WTW CREW BOOSTERS to appear. Click on the blue bar. Then a pop up window will open asking for Club Code Verification. Enter DURXS (all uppercase letters). You’ll continue to input information over the next couple of pages. At step 4 – Compliance, an adult needs to read and agree to the Waiver. This will take you to the Checkout at Step 5. 
RETURNING ROWERS: You are required to have a current VHSL Physical Form on file at WTW. You currently have all other necessary requirements completed.

4. REMINDER: Seniors, here is the 2017-18 USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll application information. All nominations must be postmarked no later than Friday, September 8, 2017. Candidates will be selected based on their ranking of the academic criteria. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee selection for either Honorable Mention or Honor Roll. In the past, approximately 40-50% of the nominees earned an award.

5. NEW: Resilient Rowing Club would like to share with you all that their fall registration is open, visit them at www.resilientrowing.com to register. Here is a one page flyer on all the information you'll need to know on what they are offering this fall. New this year they are offering two different Learn to Row Camps.

6. NEW:
  • Committee Membership Chair position is now open. Beth Mailand recently told the Board that her daughter would not be returning to rowing this year. As a result, the Board is looking for someone to take on this critical position. If you are interested or have questions about the position, please contact Brian Boyle at wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com
  • Craft Show Steering Committee positions open. The Board is looking for a Concessions Chair and a Publicity Co-Chair. If you are interested or have questions about these positions, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com

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