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Naval Academy Recap, Winter Conditioning, US Rowing Waiver, Driver Info, Tag Day, Fundraisers, etc.

posted Jan 30, 2017, 5:03 AM by W. T. Woodson Crew   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 5:03 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]
  1. Naval Academy Rowing Camp Recap 
  2. Winter Conditioning 
  3. NEW USRowing Waiver 
  4. NEW Driver’s License and Vehicle Insurance Information Sheet 
  5. Tag Day 11 Feb 
  6. Fundraising Updates 
  7. UPDATED Additional Information 
  8. Reminders 


WTW Crew Team had a great visit to the Naval Academy on Saturday, 28 January. All who attended enjoyed time in the Visitor's Center, a tour of the campus to include a visit to Memory Hall in Bancroft Hall, and a row in the "Great Eight" rowing tank in Hubbard Hall. Thank you to Coaches David Lee and Bill Mulholland for taking our Rowers on a guided tour, Coach Deb Geary for making her fabulous brownies, Coach Tylander for making sure the trip ran smoothly and coaching the gentlemen, and of course, Coach Fitz for setting the whole trip up! We could not have done this without our parent chaperone volunteers, Eleanor Curtis, Ann Burgin and Genny Sarratt.
To those rowers that borrowed uni’s for Saturday: Please bring the uni to practice on Monday or Tuesday. If you wash them, the uni must be washed inside out, in cold water using the delicate cycle. It must be hung to dry.

2. WINTER CONDITIONING continues through 17 February.
  • Monday, Wednesday: Girls 3:30-5:15pm, Boys 4:45-6:30pm 
  • Tuesday, Thursday: Boys 3:30-5:15pm, Girls 4:45-6:30pm 
  • Fridays: 
    • 3 Feb: Girls 3:30-5:30, Boys 4:45-6:45 
    • 10 Feb: Boys 3:30-5:30, Girls 4:45-6:45 
    • 17 Feb: All team 3:30-5:30 
3. NEW: US ROWING WAIVER– Last Friday all team members who attended practice received a paper reminding them to renew their US Rowing Waiver. This slip contained the member’s individual US Rowing number and instructions on how to complete the waiver. Although US Rowing memberships are active for one (1) year from the date of purchase, the rowing waiver expires every December 31st. In order for a rower/coxswain to get onto the water, he/she needs not only an active membership in US Rowing but also a current, signed waiver. For team members under 18 years old, a parent is required to read and sign the waiver. Please complete this with your rower as soon as possible. The US Rowing website is: https://membership.usrowing.org

As a reminder, WTW Crew Boosters purchases a basic US Rowing membership for every member who is registered in Ronin Racing.

Coaches have the reminder slips for members who did not get them Friday.

Please contact Jean Boyle at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com or 703-539-8607 with any questions about the waiver. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.

4. NEW: Does your rower plan to drive to practice at the Occoquan?

Then it’s time to complete the Driver’s License and Vehicle Information Sheet and submit it to WTW Crew Membership. This is a FCPS requirement and can be found here.

This form is required only if the student will be driving to practice or regattas. Forms are not required for adult drivers. Fill in "Repeated Trip" explanation in right column with “To/From Crew Practices and Regattas.” School Principal Approval signature is not required. You may bring the form to the Parents’ Meeting on 15 February or mail/drop off the forms to:

Women: WTW Crew Membership, c/o 9010 Windflower Ln, Annandale, VA 22003, or
Men: WTW Crew Membership, c/o 8623 Hepplewhite Ct., Annandale, VA 22003

NOTE: Information on the bus to and from practice will be forthcoming.

5. ONE TAG DAY REMAINING: Saturday, 11 February

If you don’t have all your fundraising credits, this is a great way to earn them. 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. Please read the Sign-up Genius information carefully as to which date and shift you are signing up for. 

Sign-Up: Tag Days Sign-Up

Join us for a WTW Crew Team fundraiser at Banyan Tree Restaurant (in Turnpike shopping center between Peet's Coffee and Chipotle) on Thursday, 9 February from 5-8 pm. Please come out and help your team earn some money while enjoying delicious Indian food with friends and family. No flyers needed -- just tell the cashier that you are supporting Woodson Crew and a percentage of sales will be donated to the team. This is our last fundraiser before we get on the water and we need the WHOLE team to participate! Thank you in advance for your support! 
  • Gorgeous WTW Crew Ties still available for purchase. 100% silk, woven, hand crafted in England, $25.00. Please contact Brian Boyle (brianboyle81@hotmail.com) to purchase and support the team. 
  • Beautiful Note Cards and Prints still available for purchase. WTW Crew teamed with Laura Riekki, an artist and rowing coach based in Orlando, Florida. Laura created a great image of the Woodson oars in action – sure to conjure up memories for current rowers and alums of all ages! $15 for a set of 5 notecards; $25 for a 12x12 matted print. 100% of the sale price will be donated to the team. Supplies are limited so act fast. Contact Joan Fisher (joanmkf@aol.com) to order. 
  • We have one final swim test from 2-3 pm on 11 February at Oak Marr Recreation Center. Register on the Sign Up Genius page. All new rowers and coxswains must have a successful swim test on record to go on the water. 
  • The Mandatory Crew Parent On-The-Water Meeting is on 15 February at 7pm at WT Woodson cafeteria. Please save the date and we will send more information in a forthcoming email. 
  • NEW: We have a Boathouse Workday from 9-11 am on 18 February. You will receive a $50 fundraising credit for each shift. Please join us in preparing for the spring season and Sign-Up: Boathouse Workday Sign-Up
  • Once again this year Mason Women’s Rowing will be hosting an event targeted at juniors who are interested in rowing in college. It will be held on Sunday, 12 February from 11:00am to 1:30pm with an optional lunch and campus tour following the main program. A lot of the information presented will be Mason-specific but they will also be talking about the recruiting and admissions process in general, as well as NCAA eligibility requirements so there is some benefit to attending even if your athletes aren’t sure they are interested in Mason. Although the event is primarily directed at juniors, they have also had sophomores and even seniors who have already applied to Mason attend in the past. If you are interested, please RSVP by 6 February. Please click here to view or download the flyer for more information View Download