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Restaurant Fundraiser, Conditioning Tomorrow, Tag Day, Team Store, Volunteer, Slack, Field Trip

posted Jan 24, 2019, 4:32 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Jan 24, 2019, 4:32 AM ]
  1. Restaurant Fundraiser Today 
  2. Winter Conditioning Tomorrow 
  3. Tag Day Saturday 
  4. Team Store Open Until January 27 
  5. Volunteer Opportunity 
  6. Slack 
  7. U.S. Naval Academy Field Trip 

Thank you to Jenn Ros for stepping up to volunteer as the new women's team membership chair for the remainder of the year! All membership questions for both men’s and women’s teams can be sent to wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.

1. REMINDER: Restaurant Fundraiser at Coyote Grille TODAY, January 24th. Please join us at the Coyote Grille (10266 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030) to support the team today, Thursday, January 24, anytime between 11am and 9pm. Print out the attached flyer and present it to your server to ensure that 15% of the cost of your meal or carry-out will be included in the WT Woodson Crew Team fundraiser.

2. REMINDER: There is Winter Conditioning tomorrow, Friday at the regularly scheduled time during the Teacher Workday.

3. REMINDER: Tag Day This Saturday, January 26th (morning and afternoon shift). 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.

4. REMINDER: Team Uniform Store Is Open. Here is the link to the Team Store. You can use your own credit card to order required team uniform items as well as training gear. Everyone MUST get their order in by midnight (PST) on January 27, 2019. If you miss the store closing date, you will need to order your uniform as an individual, directly from JL. For individual orders, pricing and shipping will be different than a team purchase.

If you are new to the team, you are required to purchase both a unisuit and a long-sleeved tech shirt. The tech shirt is unisex even though it is categorized as a “men’s shirt” on the website.

If you are a returning rower, no need to order unless your uniform no longer fits, is damaged, or is missing!

Please refer to the sizing guidelines at the top of the Team Store page. If you are in-between sizes, go up a size. Coach Tylander recommends freshmen, male rowers go up a size, especially if they are between sizes. Please be careful that you order a unisuit for the appropriate gender; a male uni fits very differently than one made for a female.

The Team Store also has optional gear like compression shorts, sports bras, hats, and splash jackets.

If you have any questions please contact our team order administrator:
Babette Korn
Email: gwkorn@yahoo.com
Phone: 703-568-3985
Planned delivery for Team Order: March 9, 2019

5. NEW: 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.

6. REMINDER: Slack. Slack is a communications tool combining the best elements of text messaging and email. We are using Slack for coach and athlete communications and a separate Slack space for parent/guardian urgent communications.

Parent/Guardian Slack: We were unable to send Slack invites from the Slack wt-woodson-crew account directly to all parents/guardians as the system limits the number of pending invites at one time. All parents/guardians with last names beginning with A-O and emails registered in our system should have received email invites to sign up in the system. For those we were not able to send an invite to from the Slack wt-woodson-crew account, there is an invite link in your email that 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.

Here is a link to an easy to use Slack guide.

Coach/Athlete Slack: Your student-athlete’s coach or team captains have likely reached out to your student-athlete to sign up for Slack. Student-Athletes have a separate Slack account so that they may communicate practice, training, and regatta information.

We sent specific emails to parents/guardians of student-athletes under the age of 16 to obtain consent. Thank you to parents/guardians who already responded. If you have not responded to the consent request, please do so as soon as possible so we know who we can include on the Coach/Athlete Slack. If a parent/guardian decides not have their child on Slack, we encourage them to sign up for the parent Slack, keep an eye on Twitter, the weekly emails, and all of our other means of communication. Your athlete may also keep in touch with their team captain via text to receive timely practice related information.

7. REMINDER: U.S. Naval Academy Field Trip to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday, February 9th. Registration for this event must be done on Sign-up Genius no later than next 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 Dr, Annandale, VA 22003