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Parent On-the-Water Meeting, Slack, USNA Field Trip, Tag Day, Boathouse Workday, USRowing Waivers

posted Jan 28, 2019, 5:25 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 5:25 AM ]
  • Parent On-the-Water Meeting February 7 
  • Slack 
  • U.S. Naval Academy Field Trip 
  • One Tag Day Left 
  • Boathouse Workday 
  • USRowing Waivers 
  • Volunteer Opportunity 
  • Yard Sale 
  • Save the Dates 
This weekend we celebrated the first WT Woodson rower to be inducted into the WT Woodson Athletic Hall of Fame. Katie Kazimer, class of 2005! Congratulations Katie! Katie was unable to attend the ceremony as she is a Naval Officer currently serving in Okinawa, but her parents, Ellen and Bob, received the award on her behalf. We are hoping to host a reception for her later in the Spring when she returns to the U.S. Plans and details will be shared as they develop.

1. SAVE THE DATE: Parent On-the-Water Meeting on February 7th from 7-9pm in WT Woodson Cafeteria B. Winter conditioning is nearly over. Join us to learn what to expect from crew once the competitive regatta season starts. We will share important information for novice and returning parents alike. Board representatives, coaches, and team captains will be on hand to answer questions.

2. REMINDER: Slack. One last reminder to parents/guardians to sign-up for the Slack wt-woodson-crew account. Check your email for an invite link you can click on and join from the link. The intent is for this Slack space to only be used by parents/guardians since the coach and student-athletes are using a separate Slack space.

3. REMINDER: U.S. Naval Academy Field Trip to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland is Saturday, February 9th. Registration for this event must be done on Sign-up Genius no later than this Thursday, January 31, 2019.

The cost is $30 per rower, cash or checks made out to WT Woodson Crew Boosters can be brought to practice or payment is also available via PAYPAL here. Payments must be made no later than Monday, February 4th.

Send check payments and FCPS Permission Form to:
Lesley Kowalski
Vice President for Student Activities
W.T. Woodson Crew Boosters
8306 Chapel Lake Ct., Annandale, VA 22003

4. REMINDER: Last Tag Day is Saturday, February 2nd. We still have a few student-athlete slots available for anyone who hasn’t signed up yet. Once in Sign-up Genius, scroll down to the appropriate date(s) and shift(s). Sign-up here

5. NEW: WTW Crew Boathouse Workday February 16th at Sandy Run Regional Park, 10450 Van Thompson Rd, Fairfax Station. To volunteer, please sign-up here. When you get to Sandy Run, please go to Boathouse #1 to meet the other WTW Crew volunteers.

6. NEW: USRowing Memberships and Waivers: WTW Crew has paid Basic USRowing membership renewal fees for all returning student-athletes whose memberships were due to expire during the spring regatta season. It has also paid membership fees for novice and freshman student-athletes who are registered in Ronin. Due to multiple power outages in Mantua last week, notices were not provided last week. Your student-athlete will receive more information about how to complete the USRowing Waiver this Monday at practice. Please sign the waiver as soon as possible. Parents need to sign if the student-athlete is under 18. Student-athletes over 18 can sign for themselves. Many 9th grade parents submitted signed copies of the USRowing waiver during Green Days in the fall, but this step is still needed now that their student-athlete’s membership is active. If you are participating in ERG sprints please do this immediately.

7. REMINDER: Volunteer Opportunity. Shadow to Board Treasurer - Our current treasurer, Allison Kim, is the parent of a senior. Therefore, the role of treasurer for the board of directors will be open next year. She has done an outstanding job in the role for two years and will set the next treasurer up for success. Because of the importance of this role, we are looking for someone to shadow Allison for the remainder of this year and then take over next year. (after official election at the annual meeting in June.) A shadow in this role will earn 50% of the volunteer credits this year = 1 VASRA commitment, 2 team commitments.

If you have skills as a bookkeeper or experience with accounting and are interested in learning more about the position, please email board president, Mary Claire Boucher, at wtw.crew.president@gmail.com. Full description of the Treasurer's role can be found on page 5 of our by-laws

8. REMINDER: WTW Crew Yard Sale. We’ve got a shiny new boat to pay for so we are bringing back the Rummage Sale on April 28th (May 5th is our rain date). So if you have any athletic gear/clothing/books/games/tools/kitchenware you no longer want that still has some life left in it and set it aside for the crew team. Shifts for volunteer credit will be available. Stay tuned for more details!

9. SAVE THE DATES (through March):
  • February 2--Erg Sprints and Tag Day
  • February 3 (2-3pm)--Last swim test (Location TBD, student-athlete signed-up will be notified) 
  • February 4--student holiday, but winter conditioning will be at the regular time and Chipotle restaurant (9506 Main Street, Fairfax) fundraiser 4-8pm. Please come out, support the team, and invite friends! We must meet the $300 threshold to receive the fundraiser donation from Chipotle. Here is the link to the flyer
  • February 6 (7-9pm)--Woodson Crew Boosters Board Meeting, WT Woodson, room C-123 
  • February 7 (7-9pm)--Parent On-the-Water Meeting in WT Woodson Cafeteria B 
  • February 9--USNA Field Trip 
  • February 16--Deadline for all registration paperwork and 3rd dues installment payment 
  • February 16--WTW Crew Boathouse workday (sign-up here) and tour of Sandy Run 
  • February 18--Holiday 
  • February 19--On the Water Practice Begins! 
  • February 22 (7:30-10:30pm)--Parent Social. Sign-up here
  • February 23--VASRA Workday (sign-up here
  • March 2--VASRA Workday (sign-up here
  • March 6 (7-9pm)--Woodson Crew Boosters Board Meeting, WT Woodson, room C-123 
  • March 9--VASRA Workday (sign-up here
  • March 13 (7-9pm)--Parent Away Regatta Meeting in WT Woodson Cafeteria B 
  • March 15--Team Pictures at the river - athletes need their uniform 
  • March 16--VASRA Workday (one slot left, sign-up here
  • March 20--Launch Driver Training (more information coming soon) 
  • March 22--Pasta Dinner (more information coming soon) 
  • March 23--Polar Bear Regatta 
  • March 30--St. Andrews Regatta