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Chuckwagon Workdays, Amazon Smile, Erg Sprints Registration, Open Volunteer Position

posted Dec 10, 2018, 4:27 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Dec 10, 2018, 4:27 AM ]

  1. Chuckwagon Workday #1, Dec. 15th 
  2. Chuckwagon Workday #2, Dec. 29th 
  3. Amazon Smile 
  4. Erg Sprints Registration 
  5. Open Volunteer Positions 

NOTE: There is still practice this Friday even though it is an early release day.

1. NEW: Chuckwagon Workday #1 9am-12pm this Saturday at WT Woodson. Our Equipment & Logistics team needs a few extra hands prepping our old trailer (the ‘chuckwagon’) for sale! (Don’t worry, a bigger better one is on its way!). Bring work gloves, putty knife, and dress for the weather as this will be done outdoors. This is an excellent way to fulfill a team volunteer commitment! Sign-up here.

2. NEW: Chuckwagon Workday #2 9am-12pm on December 29th at WT Woodson. This time you will be removing and transferring the interior shelves. Mr. Stump will have the necessary tools. Dress for the weather as this will be done outdoors. Sign-up here.

DONATE HERE

3. NEW: Amazon Smile. If you are holiday shopping on Amazon, please don’t forget to use smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com (if you forget, be sure to update the address in your browser by changing “www” to “smile” before making your purchase).

You'll see the opportunity to name a group to benefit from your purchases. Select WT Woodson Crew Boosters as the charity.

NOTE: If you are already benefiting another charity, you can change to WT Woodson Crew Boosters by clicking on this link and pressing the “Yes, change my charity” button.

For more information, please visit our website.

4. REMINDER: The 34th annual Erg Sprints take place Saturday, February 2nd at T.C. Williams High School. Look for 2,000 meter events as well as 20 and 30-minute, half marathon, marathon, relays, 500 meter sprints, double and quad slide, parent/child, and kids events. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Early registration closes December 31st. Get more information at www.ErgSprints.com and on RegattaCentral.

5. REMINDER: Away Regatta Food Tent Coordinator. We are still seeking a volunteer to fill this position. This position fulfills both VASRA requirements, and two team volunteer commitments. The excellent news is that we have parents on the team that have previously held this position so there is a wealth of guidance and support for the job. It is a great way to provide meaningful support to the team. If you are interested in more information or in taking on this role, please contact Jami Shawley and Lesley Kowalski at wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

We are social! Please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

Tag Day Saturday, Special Scrip Order Friday, and Amazon Smile

posted Dec 7, 2018, 6:19 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 6:19 AM ]

REMINDER: TAG DAY slots available this Saturday, December 8. As a reminder, arrival time for the morning shift is 8:30am (please don’t arrive earlier). There are still afternoon volunteer slots available for a parent driver and student-athletes. Sign-up here.

NEW: Holiday Scrip Card order. We are doing a holiday physical Scrip Card order tomorrow, Friday December 7th. With Scrip, you purchase physical or e-gift cards or gift certificates at face value online through http://www.shopwithscrip.com (Great Lakes Scrip Center). Scrip is available for grocery stores, clothing stores, gas stations, restaurants, Amazon.com, iTunes, and hundreds of other vendors. Between 2% and 15% of your purchase price goes to the team. The discounts for each vendor are listed on http://www.shopwithscrip.com. Please contact wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com for the enrollment code and order tomorrow to be part of this special holiday physical Scrip Card order. For more information, please visit our website.

NEW: Don’t forget Amazon Smile. If you are holiday shopping on Amazon, please don’t forget to use smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com (if you forget, be sure to update the address in your browser by changing “www” to “smile” before making your purchase).

You'll see the opportunity to name a group to benefit from your purchases. Select WT Woodson Crew Boosters as the charity.

NOTE: If you are already benefiting another charity, you can change to WT Woodson Crew Boosters by clicking on this link and pressing the “Yes, change my charity” button.

For more information, please visit our website.

Tag Day Saturday, Thank you, Erg Sprints Registration, Nutrition, Open Volunteer Positions

posted Dec 3, 2018, 4:54 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Tag Day on Saturday, Dec. 8th 
  2. Thank you for #GivingTuesday Support 
  3. Erg Sprints Registration 
  4. Nutrition 
  5. Open Volunteer Positions 

NOTE: There will be no boys conditioning on Thursday.

1. REMINDER: Next TAG DAY is this Saturday. Tag Days have been going very well and we look forward to another successful Tag Day this Saturday, December 8th. We still have a few slots available for anyone who hasn’t signed up yet. Sign-up here.

2. NEW: Thank you for the #GivingTuesday support. We are pleased to announce the success of our inaugural Giving Tuesday campaign. Thank you to those that spread the word and / or donated - you are our heroes! We received over $2,500 in donations! That will go a long way to helping us meet our financial goals for the 2019 Spring Season!

Our fundraising site is open through the end of December and if Giving Tuesday wasn't the right time for your friends or family to give, keep us in mind when you are making your end-of-year donations decisions. 


3. REMINDER: The 34th annual Erg Sprints take place Saturday, February 2nd at T.C. Williams High School. Look for 2,000 meter events as well as 20 and 30-minute, half marathon, marathon, relays, 500 meter sprints, double and quad slide, parent/child, and kids events. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Early registration closes December 31st. Get more information at www.ErgSprints.com and on RegattaCentral.

4. NEW: Nutrition. There are only 78 days until we are on the water! Winter Conditioning is going well, but we thought it was worth reminding all student-athletes of the importance of good nutrition. 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.

5. NEW: Open Volunteer Positions. We are actively seeking volunteers to fill the following open positions:
  • Away Regatta Food Tent Coordinator 
  • Practice Bus Coordinator 
These positions fulfill a portion of your team volunteer commitment. The excellent news is that we have parents on the team that have previously held these positions so there is a wealth of guidance and support for both jobs. They are a great way to provide meaningful support to the team. If you are interested in more information or in taking on one of these roles, please contact Jami Shawley and Lesley Kowalski at wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

Tag Day this Saturday and Erg Squall Sprints this Sunday

posted Nov 29, 2018, 4:29 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Nov 29, 2018, 4:30 AM ]

As a reminder, we have a morning shift TAG DAY this Saturday, December 1st. The weather forecasts are calling for rain and temperatures only up to the mid 40s on Saturday, so participants should dress accordingly (layers, umbrellas, etc.). We follow FCPS guidelines so unless FCPS calls off activities, we will still hold Tag Day. Here is the Sign-up Genius link with the location and time details.

Let’s raise some money and show our team colors as we canvas the WTW community!

Also, this Sunday, December 2nd is the 1st Annual Indoor Rowing Regatta-Erg Squall Sprints hosted by Rock Ridge Rowing in Ashburn, VA.

Winter Conditioning, Giving Tuesday, Erg Squalls

posted Nov 26, 2018, 4:34 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 4:34 AM ]

  1. Winter Conditioning 
  2. #GivingTuesday is Nov 27th 
  3. Erg Squalls 

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. We are so grateful for such an amazing team (student-athletes, coaches, and families). This email is being sent a day early since Winter Conditioning starts tomorrow.

As a reminder, those who do not intend to ride the practice bus must opt out by emailing membership (wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com). All others will be expected to pay the fee by January 16th to ride the bus. The final fee will be determined based on number of riders and communicated in time to meet the payment deadline.

1. REMINDER: Winter Conditioning starts tomorrow for whole team. Here is the Weekly Winter Conditioning Schedule (also on wtwcrew.org under key dates).

Monday: (15 min overlap-each get 1 hr 30 min w/ergs - girls set up/boys take down)
Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr)
Boys: 4:45-6:45 (2 hr)

Tuesday: (15 min overlap-each, girls get 1 hr on the ergs plus take down)
Boys: 3:30-5:15 (2 hr)
Girls: 4:45-7:00/weight room (2 hr 15 min)

Wednesday: (15 min overlap-each get 1hr 30 min w/ergs -girls set up/boys take down)
Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr)
Boys: 4:45-6:45 (2 hr)

Thursday: (15 min overlap-each, girls get 1 hr on the ergs plus take down)
Boys: 3:30-5:15 (1 hr 45 min)
Girls: 4:45-7:00/weight room (2 hr 15 min)

Friday:
Girls: 3:30-6:30 (ergs plus Yoga)
Boys: 4:45-7:00/weight room (2 hr 15 min)

2. REMINDER: #GivingTuesday is this Tuesday, Nov 27th. You can find the campaign donation site here. If you have extended family that you think would like to support the team or if your employer provides corporate donations, please make them aware of the campaign. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to fundraising chair, Gina Clune at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com.

3. REMINDER: 1st Annual Indoor Rowing Regatta-Erg Squall Sprints. Today is the last day to register for the Erg Squall hosted by Rock Ridge Rowing in Ashburn, VA on Dec 2nd. Perfectly timed to capitalize on your efforts to get rid of any weight gained during Thanksgiving. Registration can be completed on Regatta Central. Also, note that racing ergs are available for sale.

If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

Winter Conditioning, #GivingTuesday, Erg Squalls, USRowing Youth Regional Challenge

posted Nov 19, 2018, 7:16 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Nov 19, 2018, 7:16 AM ]

  1. Winter Conditioning-A note from Coach Tylander 
  2. #GivingTuesday is Nov 27th 
  3. Erg Squalls 
  4. USRowing Youth Regional Challenge 

Thank you to all who volunteered at the first Tag Day of the season. We had a great day.

We also had 85 rowers/coxswains register and we are looking forward to an amazing season! Although our major deadline to register has passed, we are always happy to have athletes join the team during winter training. If you know someone who wants to join crew, have them contact wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com for details.

As a reminder, those who do not intend to ride the practice bus must opt out by emailing membership (wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com). All others will be expected to pay the fee by January 16th to ride the bus. The final fee will be determined based on number of riders and communicated in time to meet the payment deadline.

1. NEW: Winter Conditioning-A note from Coach Tylander.
We often get questions about if winter conditioning is “really” optional, so I will answer this as plainly as I can.

Crew is a cardiovascular fitness dominant sport. The demands placed on an athlete during a race are like running up the side of a mountain for a mile and half while chained to seven of your friends.

While we do not have tryouts, boat selection during the spring is competitive. The level of fitness necessary for the sport cannot be built in the 4-6 weeks between the first day of practice and the meat of racing season when boat lineups must be set. The better the fitness of the athlete, the better chance they have of making a top boat.

Winter conditioning is not the only way to get in shape; doing a winter sport or having a rigorous researched workout plan that you do are your own are also good options. We have had past captains and rowers who were members of the swim team, played basketball or ran track and were in top boats that medaled at state championships.

I will not say that winter conditioning is better at getting you into “rowing shape” than playing a winter sport or working out on your own. I will say that winter conditioning is far superior to doing nothing. The more athletes that work hard on their conditioning, the faster ALL our boats will be.

If you have questions about the more technical aspects of winter conditioning feel free to drop me an email, but be warned we are going to talk about energy pathways, lactate levels, HR zones, and muscle memory.

Here is the Weekly Winter Conditioning Schedule (also on wtwcrew.org under key dates). Returning student-athletes have conditioning on November 19 & 20th. The whole team begins conditioning on Monday, November 26th.

Monday: (15 min overlap-each get 1 hr 30 min w/ergs - girls set up/boys take down)
Girls: 3:30-5:15 (1 hr 45 min)
Boys: 4:45-6:45 (2 hr)

Tuesday: (15 min overlap-each, girls get 1 hr on the ergs plus take down)
Boys: 3:30-5:15 (1 hr 45 min)
Girls: 4:45-7:00/weight room (2 hr 15 min)

Wednesday: (15 min overlap-each get 1hr 30 min w/ergs -girls set up/boys take down)
Girls: 3:30-5:15 (1 hr 45 min)
Boys: 4:45-6:45 (2 hr)

Thursday: (15 min overlap-each, girls get 1 hr on the ergs plus take down)
Boys: 3:30-5:15 (1 hr 45 min)
Girls: 4:45-7:00/weight room (2 hr 15 min)

Friday:
Girls: 3:30-6:30 (ergs plus Yoga)
Boys: 4:45-7:00/weight room (2 hr 15 min)

To help with planning, there will be winter conditioning on 3 hour early release days (Dec 14 and Jan 18). There will be conditioning for student-athletes in town between Jan 2-4. There is no conditioning on Jan 21 (MLK holiday) or Feb 18 (Presidents’ Day), but we will have conditioning on Jan 25 and Feb 4 (both student holidays). On-the-water practices begin on Tuesday, Feb 19th.

All of this information is on our website calendar for future reference. There are also instructions on how to sync the calendar with your computer or mobile device.

2. REMINDER: #GivingTuesday. Our team is participating in a fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesday on November 27th this year. You can find the campaign donation site here. If you have extended family that you think would like to support the team or if your employer provides corporate donations, please make them aware of the campaign. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to fundraising chair, Gina Clune at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com.

3. NEW: 1st Annual Indoor Rowing Regatta-Erg Squall Sprints. On December 2nd, Rock Ridge Rowing is hosting Erg Squall in Ashburn, VA. Late registration remains available until Nov 26th if you are interested in attending this USRowing-registered indoor rowing event. Perfectly timed to capitalize on your efforts to get rid of any weight gained during Thanksgiving.

Registration can be completed on Regatta Central. Also, note that racing ergs are available for sale.

4. NEW: USRowing Youth Regional Challenge for seniors who plan to row in college. USRowing inaugural event in a new series of Olympic Development Program (ODP) Identification Camps. These camps will provide athletes with the necessary information and opportunities to develop into international-caliber athletes and ultimately be selected to represent the United States internationally at the U19 level.

The Youth Regional Challenge will take place on the Sarasota, FL race course from Dec. 12-15 and will bring together 400 of the top youth athletes from across the country to compete for their regions in a time trial-to-final format. Athletes that are selected to attend will race in one of the following events:
  • U18 Men's 8+, 4+, 4x, 2-, 2x, 1x 
  • U17 Men's 8+, 4x 
  • U18 Women's 8+, 4+, 4x, 2-, 2x, 1x 
  • U17 Women's 8+, 4x 
You can find more information and the application link on this page or the direct link to the application form here.

If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

Registration, Restaurant Fundraiser, Tag Days, Spirit Wear, #GivingTuesday, Other Key Dates

posted Nov 12, 2018, 5:20 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Nov 12, 2018, 5:21 AM ]

  1. Only Four Days Left to Register 
  2. Potbelly Fundraiser this Wednesday, Nov 14th 
  3. Tag Days Start this Saturday, Nov 17th 
  4. Spirit Wear on Sale until midnight on Sunday, Nov 18th 
  5. #GivingTuesday is Nov 27th 
  6. Other Key Dates 
  7. Erg Sprints Save the Date 
  8. U.S. Naval Academy Save the Date 

Thank you to all who volunteered at the Boathouse Workday on Saturday!

1. REMINDER: DON’T WAIT. ONLY FOUR DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER! Go to our website and select the “Register” button. Steps 1-5 must be completed no later than November 16th to participate in Winter Conditioning. All steps for registration must be complete no later than Friday, February 16th to participate in on-the-water activities. You may review the Parent Season Kick-off presentation for details regarding the nine (9) steps to registration.

2. REMINDER: FUNDRAISER AT POTBELLY in downtown Fairfax City (3955 Chain Bridge Road) 5-7pm this Wednesday, Nov 14th. The attached flyer needs to be presented in paper or electronic form (on your mobile phone) at the time of purchase for the team to receive 25% of the purchase.

3. REMINDER: FIRST TAG DAY this Saturday. WTW Crew’s largest annual fundraiser is Tag Days. Tag Days are when pairs of rowers/coxswains go door-to-door to spread the word about WTW Crew and accept donations from generous homeowners. On several designated dates, groups of four student-athletes are driven to their pre-mapped route by parent volunteers. This is also the only fundraiser that all athletes and parents are required to support. (athletes - 4 shifts for returning, 3 shifts for novice; parents - 1 driving shift per athlete on the team)

Sign-up genius now available

We encourage you to plan ahead to fit Tag Days into your schedule.

Dates: Saturdays November 17, December 1 (AM Only), December 8, 2018 and January 12 (AM Only, January 26, and February 2 (AM Only), 2019.

4. REMINDER: Woodson Crew Spirit Wear is available and orders must be placed by midnight, Sunday, November 18th. Click on the link above to access the site. New this year are a sports bra, a pinnie, and Alumni selections. Items ordered will be available for distribution before Christmas.

This is optional spirit wear, none of the items from this site are required to be purchased. The uniform and splash jackets are made by JL Racing and will be available at a later date. We will send that link when it becomes available.

If you have questions, please email Babette Korn at babskorn@gmail.com.

5. REMINDER: #GivingTuesday. We are excited to share that for the first time our team is participating in a fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesday on November 27th this year.

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. You can find the campaign donation site here. If you have extended family that you think would like to support the team or if your employer provides corporate donations, please make them aware of the campaign. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to fundraising chair, Gina Clune at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com.

6. REMINDER: Other Key Dates: NOTE: The full season calendar (as known now) is posted on the wtwcrew.org site.
  • November 14 - Potbelly Restaurant Fundraiser Night 
  • November 15 - Men’s team - returning rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning, meet by the Erg Shed at 3:30pm 
  • November 16 - Women’s team returning rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning, meet in Cafeteria B from 3:30-5:30pm 
  • November 16 - DEADLINE Steps 1-5 of registration due in order to participate in Winter Conditioning 
  • November 17 - Tag Day (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • November 18 - Spirit wear store closes at midnight (See #4 above) 
  • November 26 - New rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning - Cafeteria B 
  • November 27 - #GivingTuesday (see #5 above) 
  • December 1 - Tag Day (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • December 8 - Tag Day (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • December 5 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
  • January 9 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
  • January 12 - Tag Day (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • January 12 & 13 - Swim Test (Sign-Up Genius forthcoming) 
7. SAVE THE DATE: The 34th annual Erg Sprints take place Saturday, February 2nd at T.C. Williams High School. Look for 2,000 meter events as well as 20 and 30-minute, half marathon, marathon, relays, 500 meter sprints, double and quad slide, parent/child, and kids events. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Early registration closes December 31st. Get more information at www.ErgSprints.com and on RegattaCentral.

8. SAVE THE DATE: U.S. Naval Academy trip on Saturday, February 9th. We will be able to use both their rowing machines and the “Great Eight” sixteen seat-rowing tank. The “Great Eight” was the 1952 undefeated Navy Men’s eight that won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association of America National Championship and represented the United States at the Olympic games in Helsinki, Finland. Navy set a new Olympic Trials record and won the Gold by nearly six seconds. Navy went on to post 29-consecutive wins from 1952-54 winning three IRA and three Eastern Sprint titles along the way. Details will be provided as the date gets closer.

If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

Spirit Wear Site Open and Boathouse Workday Student-Athlete Slots Still Available

posted Nov 7, 2018, 4:29 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 4:29 AM ]

1. NEW: Woodson Crew Spirit Wear is available and orders must be placed by midnight, November 18th. Click on the link to access the site. New this year are a sports bra, a pinnie, and Alumni selections. Items ordered will be available for distribution before Christmas.

This is optional spirit wear, none of the items from this site are required to be purchased. The uniform and splash jackets are made by JL Racing and will be available at a later date. We will send that link when it becomes available.

If you have questions, please email Babette Korn at babskorn@gmail.com.

2. REMINDER: We are still looking for student-athlete volunteers to help at our Boathouse Workday this Saturday, Nov 10th between 9am-noon. Please sign-up here. Thank you to all who already signed up.

Registration, Boathouse Workday, Restaurant Fundraiser, Tag Days, #GivingTuesday, Other Key Dates

posted Nov 6, 2018, 3:32 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 3:33 AM ]

  1. Only Ten Days Left to Register 
  2. Boathouse Workday on Nov 10th 
  3. Potbelly Fundraiser on Nov 14th 
  4. Tag Days Start Nov 17th 
  5. #GivingTuesday is Nov 27th 
  6. Other Key Dates through November 
  7. Erg Sprints Save the Date 
  8. U.S. Naval Academy Save the Date 

Good evening and thank you to all who made the annual Craft Show such a huge success!! Special thanks to Lesley K. for leading all our efforts, Julie M. for working with the vendors and coordinating a fabulous variety of wares, Cindy's work on the raffle items with Mary Claire’s extremely sought after set of tickets along with vendor donations made the raffle table yield lots of interest. The crew team bakers did a fantastic job with those donations reaching almost $1,000! Mary M.'s graphic art work on every sign, ad, etc., really helped spread the word with flair. The volunteers who worked tirelessly on Friday night getting the school ready were terrific! So many wonderful event day helpers of which we can't name them all, but some special shout outs to helpers like Janice and Rick H., Eleanor C., Kim S., and Joe H.. A huge thank you to our student-athletes which is the part of the show our vendors appreciate most! The student-athletes did a great job bringing in the vendors in the morning, helping advertise the show all day standing on Little River Turnpike, and getting the vendors out quickly and safely at the end of the day. Woodson should be very proud of this group of student-athletes!

Lesley has a lot of extension cords to return to various crew families who were kind enough to lend them out for the Craft Show. Lesley will be at the high school this Wednesday Nov 7th for the Crew Board meeting from 7-9pm. She will leave the extension cords at the door of the meeting room, C-123 (outside the gym) and would appreciate if you are able to stop by to collect yours. Otherwise, you can contact Lesley at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com and arrange to stop by her house Saturday between 8am - 1pm. Also, if you have Craft Show yard signs, please take them down and either bring them back to a board member or hang on to them for next year and we will just change the date.

1. REMINDER: DON’T WAIT. ONLY TEN DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER! Go to our website and select the “Register” button. Steps 1-5 must be completed no later than November 16th to participate in Winter Conditioning. All steps for registration must be complete no later than February 16th to participate in on-the-water activities. You may review the Parent Season Kick-off presentation for details regarding the nine (9) steps to registration.

2. REMINDER: Boathouse Workday on Nov 10th. We will hold our 2nd Boathouse Workday to ensure the boathouse and equipment are ready for the winter. Thank you to all the parents who signed up. We are still looking for student-athlete volunteers to help between 9am-noon on Saturday, November 10th. Please sign-up here.

3. NEW: Fundraiser at Potbelly in downtown Fairfax City (3955 Chain Bridge Road) 5-7pm on Nov 14th. The attached flyer needs to be presented in paper or electronic form (on your mobile phone) at the time of purchase for the team to receive 25% of the purchase.

4. REMINDER: Tag Days. WTW Crew’s largest annual fundraiser is Tag Days. Tag Days are when pairs of rowers/coxswains go door-to-door to spread the word about WTW Crew and accept donations from generous homeowners. On several designated dates, groups of four student-athletes are driven to their pre-mapped route by parent volunteers. This is also the only fundraiser that all athletes and parents are required to support. (athletes - 4 shifts for returning, 3 shifts for novice; parents - 1 driving shift per athlete on the team)

Sign-up genius now available

We encourage you to plan ahead to fit Tag Days into your schedule.

Dates: Saturdays November 17, December 1 (AM Only), December 8, 2018 and January 12 (AM Only), January 26, and February 2 (AM Only), 2019.

5. NEW: #GivingTuesday. We are excited to share that for the first time our team will be participating in a fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesday on November 27th this year.

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. You can learn more at givingtuesday.org.

You can find the campaign donation site here. If you have extended family that you think would like to support the team or if your employer provides corporate donations, please make them aware of the campaign. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to fundraising chair, Gina Clune at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com.

6. REMINDER: Other Key Dates: NOTE: The full season calendar (as known now) is posted on the wtwcrew.org site.
  • November 7 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
  • November 10 - Boathouse Workday (see #2 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • November 14 - Potbelly Restaurant Fundraiser Night 
  • CORRECTION: November 15 - Men’s team - returning rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning, meet by the Erg Shed at 3:30pm 
  • CORRECTION: November 16 - Women’s team returning rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning, meet in Cafeteria B at 3:30pm 
  • November 16 - DEADLINE Steps 1-5 of registration due in order to participate in Winter Conditioning 
  • November 17 - Tag Day (see #4 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • November 26 - New rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning - Cafeteria B 
  • November 27 - #GivingTuesday (see #5 above) 
  • December 1 - Tag Day (see #4 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • December 8 - Tag Day (see #4 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • December 5 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
  • January 9 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
  • January 12 - Tag Day (see #4 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • January 12 & 13 - Swim Test (Sign-Up Genius forthcoming) 
7. SAVE THE DATE: The 34th annual Erg Sprints take place Saturday, February 2nd at T.C. Williams High School. Look for 2,000 meter events as well as 20 and 30-minute, half marathon, marathon, relays, 500 meter sprints, double and quad slide, parent/child, and kids events. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Early registration closes December 31st. Get more information at www.ErgSprints.com and on RegattaCentral.

8. SAVE THE DATE: U.S. Naval Academy trip on Saturday, February 9th. We will be able to use both their rowing machines and the “Great Eight” sixteen seat-rowing tank. The “Great Eight” was the 1952 undefeated Navy Men’s eight that won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association of America National Championship and represented the United States at the Olympic games in Helsinki, Finland. Navy set a new Olympic Trials record and won the Gold by nearly six seconds. Navy went on to post 29-consecutive wins from 1952-54 winning three IRA and three Eastern Sprint titles along the way. Details will be provided as the date gets closer.

Craft Show

posted Nov 1, 2018, 5:28 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 5:28 AM ]

We have a few last minute requests and reminders for the Craft Show this weekend.
  1. If you have any leftover Halloween candy please consider bringing it tomorrow (Friday) between 6-8pm or Saturday morning for us to share during the Craft Show. We will be located in C Hall, gym doors nearest weight room. 
  2. We still have some student-athlete sign holder volunteer slots open. If you have not already signed up for a shift and are available, please sign-up here
  3. We could still use more extension cords for use during the event. If you have any extension cords you could let us borrow, please bring them to C Hall, gym doors nearest weight room tomorrow (Friday) between 6-8pm. Please label the extension cords with your last name so we can ensure we get them back to you. 
  4. We appreciate everyone who has signed up to provide baked goods, but we always welcome more and if you are able to provide some, please sign-up here and bring them to C Hall, gym doors nearest weight room. 
  5. Finally, please double check the Sign-up Genius site to ensure you know which shift(s) you signed up for. For those that are helping on Friday night or dropping things off on Friday night, you should have received an email with the updated start times of 6pm for drop-offs and 6:30pm for set-up. 
Thank you again to everyone who has signed up to help make this another amazing Craft Show. See you this weekend!

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