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Thank You, Registration, Volunteers, Fundraisers, Alumni Accomplishments

posted Oct 30, 2017, 5:47 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster
  1. Thank You 
  2. Registration is Open (with new reminders) 
  3. Volunteer Opportunities (including Sign Up Genius) 
  4. Fundraisers 
  5. Accomplishments 

1. Thank you to those who volunteered at the VASRA Workday and at the Erg Return this past weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone at our largest fundraising event of the year, the Craft Show, this coming weekend!

2. REMINDER: Don’t forget to register! Here are the nine steps required for registration:

Winter Conditioning - Rowers need to complete numbers 1 to 5 by November 16, 2017 in order to start winter conditioning.

NEW: Note from President of WT Woodson Athletic Booster Club --
Concussion Training & Physicals Need to be Completed for Winter Athletes – Tryouts for winter sports start in 11 days (Nov. 6th). Winter Sport Team Reps: please remind your families their athletes need to have a physical and complete concussion training before an athlete can participate in tryouts. Parents also need to complete the concussion training. Do not wait until the end of next week to complete these. If anyone has technical trouble completing the concussion training, then you can contact the FCPS Student Activities & Athletics department (571.423.1260 or FCPSSAAP@fcps.edu) to seek assistance. Keep in mind FCPSSAAP supports all of the high schools in the county and the group has limited resources so do not put off taking the concussion training.

Additional Note from Brian Boyle, WTW Crew Booster Club President --
While Crew is a Spring sport, to participate in Winter Conditioning, athletes must complete the physical and student-athletes and a parent/guardian must complete the concussion training.

For rowers participating in Winter Conditioning, the Emergency Care Form and Field Trip License and Vehicle Insurance Forms, along with initial payments made by check, need to be mailed or hand delivered by November 16, 2017 to: 

1. Online Registration - Ronin Registration – This is the online registration service the WTW Crew Team uses. During registration you will provide relevant data and select how you wish to pay your dues.

2. VHSL Physical Form - Your physical must be dated May 1, 2017 or later and needs to be on the correct form (Revised February 2017). Submit completed physicals directly to the Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes, in Room C158. Please make a copy of your physical before submitting it. It may take up to 5 business days for the Athletic Trainer to review your physical and reflect its clearance on the compliance report.

3. Online Concussion Training - There are two different training programs, one for parents and one for student-athletes. Both the student-athlete and one parent must complete their respective training. Allow at least 5 business days for training to be reflected on the athletic trainer’s compliance report. Because the FCPS online program has had a few ‘glitches’ in the past, we request you complete the training ASAP. To increase your chances of the online training working the first time, please follow this guidance from FCPS: "Due to circumstances beyond our control the online verification program is not compatible with Internet Explorer nor Chrome. Please use Firefox or Safari to complete the program. We are sorry for the inconvenience." If your student-athlete cannot get the FCPS Concussion Training to work at home, please have them attempt to do the training at WTW on a school computer. Once the parent and the rower have completed the training, please notify membership at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.

4. Student Emergency Care Form - An ECF needs to be completed every year. Please complete this form online before printing. Illegible forms will not be accepted. (New rowers – If you submitted a typed copy of this form during Green Days, you do not need to submit another one at this time.)

5. Field Trip Driver’s License and Vehicle Insurance Information Forms -
  • Student Form - Use this form if your rower has a driver’s license and plans to drive to practice and/or local regattas. 
  • Parent Form - Parents/guardians living locally need to complete this form. 
Before On-the-Water Practice - Complete items 1-5 under Winter Conditioning Requirements PLUS:

6. Swim Test - Every rower is required to pass a swim test certified by WTW Crew prior to participating in on-the-water practices. Passage of this test is required only once. The next time this test is administered will be in January 2018. Specific details will be provided through the weekly email update.

7. US Rowing Membership - US Rowing memberships are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. Your dues cover the cost of your US Rowing membership. WTW Crew Team purchases/renews memberships for registered rowers. No action on your part is required.

8. US Rowing Waiver - After the team purchases/renews your US Rowing Membership in January 2018, you will receive notice to sign your rowing waiver. Although memberships are good for 365 days from the date of purchase, the US Rowing waiver expires every December 31st. If you are 18 or older, you may sign your own waiver. If you are under 18, your parent must sign the waiver.

9. FCPS Participation Policy - The coaching staff will talk about and distribute the participation policy form on the first day of practice. Please read, sign (both parent and student athlete) and return to the respective coach.

The previous nine registration requirements, including full payment of dues, must be completed and submitted by February 19, 2018 to participate in on-the-water activities.

3. REMINDER: Volunteer Opportunities.
  • November 4 - Thank you to all signed-up to help with the set-up, running, and breakdown of the Craft Show. There are a few volunteer positions left. If you can also consider donating baked goods, muffins, bagels or allowing us to borrow extension cords and power strips, please sign-up here. If the drop off times of these items don’t work for you, please contact Lesley and alternative arrangements can be made. We also still have a few volunteer positions available. 
  • November 11, 9am-noon - WTW Boathouse Workday at WTW Crew Boathouse, Sandy Run Regional Park. All parent slots are filled, but we are still looking for student-athletes to prepare the equipment and boathouse for the winter. If you are available, please sign-up here
  • NEW: Tag Days are when pairs of rowers go door-to-door to spread the word about WTW Crew and accept donations from generous homeowners. Groups of 4 rowers are driven to their pre-mapped route by parent volunteers; drivers will be matched with rowers on 1st come, 1st served basis (for example, if only 28 rowers sign up for a shift, only the first 7 drivers will get credit for their volunteer commitment). So sign-up now for Tag Day volunteer shifts.
    • Dates: Saturday November 18, Saturday December 2, Saturday December 9, Saturday December 16. 
4. REMINDER: Fundraising.
  • Now is a great time to buy gift cards or certificates for yourself or someone else AND raise money for the team. The Scrip anniversary celebration ends tomorrow, October 31, 2017. Scrip is offering a new set of 24-hour flash bonuses from different retailers during the celebration. Visit our Scrip site for more details. 
  • UPDATED: There are only a few days left to help us advertise for the Craft Show. We encourage you to share the information on their neighborhood websites, newsletters, Facebook pages, with friends, coworkers, and family. It is a significant fundraiser and we cannot do it without their help to get the word out to the community. Here are two fundraiser flyers (craft show banner and craft show image) for you to use as well as the Facebook page to share with others. We appreciate anything you can do to help spread the word! 
5. NEW: Alumni Accomplishments:
  • Shannon Hanes, WTW ’12: Finished 18th in the Women’s Club Singles at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta 
  • Ryan Applin, WTW ’15: United States Military Academy, Men’s First Eight, 18th in the Men’s Club 8 at the Head of the Charles 
  • Hannah Fisher, WTW ‘17: University of North Carolina Women’s Rowing, Seven Seat in the Women’s Novice Eight+. Placed 3rd of five UNC boats in the Duke Pride Race. Raced in the Novice Eight+ in the Princeton Chase last weekend and finished 5th. 
  • Brooke Leech, WTW ’17: Clemson University Women’s Rowing: Eight Seat/Stroke in the women’s Second Varsity Eight 
  • Sierra Boucher, WTW ’17: Canisius Women’s Rowing, Two seat in the Women’s Novice Eight 
  • Liz Giglia, WTW ’17: Duquesne University Women’s Rowing. Raced in the “Head of the Schuylkill Regatta” last weekend – Women’s College Frosh/Novice Eights and Women’s Club Championship Eights 
This is a great testimony to Woodson and Woodson Rowing!