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Green Days, Scholarship, Fundraisers, ERG Return, Volunteers, Tag Days, Save the Date, Reminders

posted Oct 17, 2016, 11:40 AM by W. T. Woodson Crew   [ updated Oct 17, 2016, 11:40 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]
  1. Green Days! Last week! 
  2. OBC Scholarship Application: Due 11 Nov 
  3. Fundraisers: 20 Oct, 15 Nov 
  4. ERG Return: 29 Oct 
  5. Volunteers Needed: 22 Oct; 29 Oct; 4,5 & 6 Nov 
  6. Tag Days Announced! 
  7. Save the Date! 12 Nov 
  8. Reminders 

1. GREEN DAYS! Last week – you can still sign up!
Session 2: Mon, Thu & Sat, Oct 10-22 Sign up here!

2. SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY! Julia Shew Memorial Rowing Scholarship: Application due 11 Nov
The Occoquan Boat Club (OBC) is pleased to offer scholarships to athletes who need financial assistance to participate in their high school rowing club program. The 2016-17 application is now available online at: OBC Scholarship link
Please complete the forms and submit application to WTW.crew.president@gmail.com NLT 11 November. WTW Crew Boosters will submit completed forms to OBC for qualifying participants.

    1.  Rock ‘n Roll Fundraiser: Thursday, 20 Oct, 6:30-9:30 pm
Leave the kids at home, grab some friends, and support WTW Crew!
NEW! 4 tickets to the Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets game on 3 Nov at 7pm will be raffled off during the Fundraiser!
Come to the WTW Crew Fundraiser at Auld Shebeen restaurant in downtown Fairfax. Get to know other crew parents and enjoy live music from local band "The Drive". 100% of cover charge will be donated to Woodson Crew. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (cash or check only). Contact Joan Fisher at joanmkf@aol.com for tickets. Encourage your friends, family and neighbors to attend. It will be a FUN night for all! View Flyer Download Flyer

    2. SCRIP orders due the 15th of every month: next order is 15 Nov
If you’re new to Scrip, click here to get started.

4. ERG RETURN: Woodson Crew Shed – Saturday, 29 Oct, 9-11 am
Please return the ERG you rented. Bring them to the Woodson Crew Shed.

5. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Earn your volunteer credits before regatta season!
    1. VASRA Fall Workday: Saturday, 22 October, 9am-1pm.
VASRA is requesting one person (or family) per organization to help with re-decking and dock removal. You will also receive a $50 credit towards your WTW Crew volunteer requirement. Please notify WTW Crew Volunteer Chair at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com if interested.

    2. ERG Shed Volunteers: Adults and students are needed!
Woodson Crew Shed – Sat, 29 Oct, 9-11am
             1. Receive rented ERG’s and help prepare them for winter conditioning. Please bring any small tools you have to help with repairs.
             2. Help setup the Crew’s tents to make sure they are in good working order.
You will also receive a $50 credit towards your volunteer requirement.

    3. Holiday Happenings Craft Show: Woodson HS – Saturday, 5 Nov, 10 am- 4 pm
One of WTW Crew’s Biggest Fundraisers! Adult & student volunteers needed!
Over 100 vendors participate in this event, we need Friday volunteers for set-up (4 Nov, 5 - 8 pm), and many volunteer shifts for Saturday before and during the event, and take-down afterwards. You will also receive a $50 credit towards your volunteer requirement.
Additionally, WTW Crew will host a bake sale table and are asking for food donations. All proceeds of bake sale go to the team.

    4. Launch Drivers Needed! Head of the Occoquan (HOTO): 5 & 6 November,
Saturday & Sunday, two sessions each day: 8am-12pm or 12pm-4pm.
VASRA has requested launch drivers for the HOTO regatta. This would be a good opportunity to brush up on launch driving skills. This year, volunteers will receive a free t-shirt when they sign in for their first shift at the volunteer tent. You will also receive a $50 credit towards your WTW Crew volunteer requirement.

Tag Days Are Coming! Saturdays: 12 & 19 Nov; 3 &10 Dec; 7 & 21 Jan
The best way to meet your minimum fundraising commitment!

Tag Days! Largest fundraiser for WTW Crew, brings in over $20,000 annually!
We need parents and crew members support to continue the success of Tag Days this season! Each rower can earn $100 in fundraising credit per tag day shift up to a maximum of $300 in 3 shifts. Parents can earn $50 in tag day credit for either driving during tag day or hosting a tag day at their home. There are single shifts and double shifts available. Please read the Sign-up Genius information carefully as to which shift you are signing up for. If a parent signs up to host Tag Day at their home, the Tag Day coordinator will contact the parent in advance to provide all of the forms and guidance to set them up for a successful day.

Also - we are looking for a Tag Day Coordinator to step up and take on this position for the 2017 / 2018 season next year. If you are interested, the current Tag Day Coordinator, Mary Claire Boucher, will be happy to answer questions and show you the ropes. It is a rewarding way to support the team in the off season and contribute significantly to WTW Crew’s financial success. This option is also available on the Sign-up Genius.

Boat House Work Day: Sandy Run – Saturday, 12 Nov, 9-11am
Parents and student volunteers are needed to help get the launches and motors out of the river and prep the boathouse for the winter and update the inventory.

Sign-Up: coming soon!

8. REMINDERS: visit us on www.wtwcrew.org and on Twitter @WoodsonCrew
    1. WTW Crew Web Site has GREAT Information!
Check out this week’s link: Resources and Useful Links

    2. Student Successes:
WTW Crew would like to recognize ALL our outstanding team members!
Please share your accomplishments/achievements, no matter what it is, to wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com. Send your submissions by Friday of each week. We will try to publish them in the following Monday issue of the WTW Crew Team Update.