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

posted Aug 29, 2017, 4:27 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 5:53 AM ]
  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