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Uniform Orders, Scrip Orders, Tag Days, Parent Social, Volunteer Positions, Swim Test, Indoor Rowing

posted Jan 15, 2018, 11:42 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster
  1. Uniform and Splash Jacket Orders due by tomorrow 
  2. Scrip Orders due today 
  3. Tag Day Sign-Ups 
  4. Parent Social 
  5. NEW: Parent Volunteer Positions 
  6. Swim Test 
  7. World Indoor Rowing Championships 

1. REMINDER: The WT Woodson Rowing Team store closes tomorrow. All rowers are required to have a uni and long-sleeved coolmax shirt. If you are a returning rower and your uni and shirt are in good shape and still fit, you do not need to order. New rowers will need to order. Here is the link to the JL Racing team store:

https://www.jlracing.com/page.WTWoodson.html

At the JL Team Store site, 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 16, 2018. 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.

Regarding checkout: There is information on the site to help you place your order. Please pay special attention when inputting payment information at checkout. If the transaction does not lead you to a confirmation screen, the order did not go through. Please double check the information that you entered.

If you have any questions please contact your team order administrator:
Babette Korn
Email: gwkorn@yahoo.com
Phone: 703-568-3985
Planned delivery for Team Order: March 2, 2018

Be sure to check out the FAQ page (http://www.jlracing.com/page.teamstorefaqs.html) and the sizing tab if you have any questions.

2. REMINDER: Scrip Orders due today, January 15th.
UPDATE: If you have questions, please contact Kris Cole at colechips@yahoo.com.
What is Scrip?
Gift Cards - The same gift cards you see in stores that you normally purchase to give to others or you can use them on your own spending!
Easy Earning
Each gift card has a rebate percentage that goes directly to WTW Crew upon purchase. Scrip is fundraising while you shop®.
Easy and Convenient
It easy to earn on-the-go.
PrestoPay™
The secure online payment system for families that lets them pay for orders and receive ScripNow and reload their cards immediately.
MyScripWallet™
Our mobile website where families can reload gift cards and order and use ScripNow right from their phone.

3. REMINDER: Our next Tag Day is this Saturday, January 20th. Sign-up for Tag Days! Returning rowers/coxswains are reminded that they are required to do four (4) Tag Day shifts this year and new rowers/coxswains are required to do three (3). There are still slots available for the shifts on January 20th and February 3rd. If you did not do a Craft Show volunteer requirement, you can make it up by doing another Tag Day shift. If you don’t complete your Tag Day shifts, you will pay a financial penalty so please sign-up.

WTW leadership has agreed to allow us to do another Tag Day shift scheduled after a Saturday practice once we get on the water. We will schedule it with Coach Tylander soon. We are also exploring another fundraising event which could allow our athletes to fulfill their requirements.

4. NEW: Parent Social. We will hold a Parent Social on Tuesday, January 30th at Dolce Vita restaurant in Fairfax from 7-9pm. This is an opportunity to get to know each other, meet the coaches, and learn more about the sport and the season. We will provide heavy appetizers, individuals will be responsible for covering their own beverage purchases. We hope you can save the date and join us!

5. NEW: Parent Volunteer Positions. We have a few board and committee positions that are currently vacant and we are looking for parent/guardians to fill. The positions are:
  • Fundraising Chair - Most of the responsibilities for this job are wrapping up for this season, but we would like to train someone who will be able to lead fundraising next year. Credit will be given for this season as well. 
  • Membership Chair - Most of the responsibilities for this job are wrapping up for this season, but we would like to train someone who will be able to lead membership next year. Credit will be given for this season as well. 
  • River Rat - This is a VASRA local organizing committee (LOC) position that our team MUST fill during the home regattas. River Rats are the parent volunteers who make sure that VASRA has one of the best, fully buoyed, race courses in America. No special skills are required other than a love of water and a desire to see our kids rowing under the best conditions possible. Pre- and Post-season, river rats set-up and take-down the course (VASRA will have parent volunteers to assist) and equipment maintenance as needed During Home Regattas, river rats: 
    • Arrive early to ensure a safe course for the regatta– i.e. remove any debris and setup odds and ends for use during the regatta
           NOTE: Since you are expected to arrive early and be at the home regattas, you will receive a parking pass for the regattas (so you don’t have to pay for parking or ride the bus) and you will have a VASRA badge which gives you free lunch and coffee/water during the regatta 
    • Putting into place the start docks, start tower as well as the aligner’s platform 
    • Depart once all equipment has been stowed away which means you have time to watch your child race 
    • Course maintenance and safety patrol as required 
  • Dock Master - This is a VASRA local organizing committee (LOC) position that our team MUST fill during all home regattas. This is a position that we split between two people (both get full credit) and we are currently looking for someone to fill the second position. 
  • No rowing experience or special skills are required other than a desire to see our kids rowing under the best conditions possible. A dock master must be on the launch dock at all times during a regatta when crews are launching to ensure the crews are launched safely and in a timely manner. (we have parent volunteers to assist). Since we split the regatta day between two dock masters, you have time to watch your child race and as dock master, you will also get to see your child as they launch for the race.
         NOTE: Since you are expected to arrive early and be at the home regattas, you will receive a parking pass for the regattas (so you don’t have to pay for parking or ride the bus) and you will have a VASRA badge which gives you free lunch and coffee/water during the regatta 
If you are interested in any of these positions or want more information on them, please contact our President, Brian Boyle, at wtw.crew.president@gmail.com.

6. NEW: Last Swim Test. The last swim test of the season will be held on February 4th at the Audrey Moore Pool from 2-3pm. All rowers and coxswains must complete a one-time swim test. We will reach out to those still requiring the swim test directly.

7. REMINDER: World Indoor Rowing Championships. An opportunity for our rowers (and their families) to participate in the World Indoor Rowing Championships! Usually held in Boston, this year TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA is hosting it in place of the Mid–Atlantic Ergs on February 17th and 18th. Those that have participated in the Mid–Atlantic Ergs in the past know it is a tremendous, upbeat event that provides a great opportunity for our rowers. The World Indoor Rowing Championship this year promises to be even better. Go to Regatta Central Erg Sprints site to get all the details and register by January 31, 2018.
     NOTE: Signing up for the championship can be confusing. If you have any questions, email the WTW Crew Booster President at wtw.crew.president@gmail.com and he will walk you through it. Your age category is your age as of 31 December 2018. Many seniors will have to participate in the 19-23 category.

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