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Update, Wreath Sale, Restaurant Nights, Erg Rental Return

posted Nov 10, 2020, 5:45 AM by Anne Fernandez   [ updated Nov 10, 2020, 5:45 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]

Good morning,

In this email (details below):

  1. Updates

  2. Wreath Sale

  3. Fundraising Survey

  4. Volunteer Help

  5. Restaurant Nights

  6. Woodson Athletic Boosters Weight Room

  7. Season Reminder

  8. Erg Rental Return

  9. Amazon Smile 

  1. Updates: As we cautiously approach a return to school early next year and the beginning of winter sports comes into view, we’re continuing to focus on fundraising as you’ll see from most of this note. This is so our coaching staff can plan for winter conditioning and a delayed season start in April (see schedule below). Coming out of our socially-distant Yellow Days practice, we’ll have a lot of ground to cover when we’re finally able to get rowers on the water early next year. In the meantime, stay tuned and check out some ways below you can make sure we have a successful season.

  2. Wreath Sale: Help raise funds for Woodson Rowing — and bring cheer to your home with a new holiday tradition. Visit our website to learn more and order a beautiful, handmade, 22-inch noble fir wreath for your holiday decorations. Order today for delivery the week of 11/30. We’re planning to do careful contactless delivery of the wreaths to neighborhoods around Woodson. You can order multiple wreaths and of course you’re welcome to round up the $28 cost of the wreath to give the team an added boost. Visit this link to learn more. And if you feel so inclined, please help by spreading the word!

  3. Fundraising Survey: Families, you can still help us with fundraising ideas! Though we can’t raise money via in-person initiatives like the craft show and tag days, we will still have many of the same costs (regardless of whether we have a season) and need to find creative ways to fill the gap. This survey will walk you through different ways to help (no donation needed!)

    Take the survey at this link. Thank you!

  4. Volunteer Help: We still need volunteers to help our fundraising team close this gap as well. If you’d like to volunteer to coordinate restaurant nights or help put on a Zoom trivia night fundraiser, contact our Fundraising chair, Amelia DeSorrento at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com

  5. Restaurant Nights: Grab a bite and help Woodson Crew: Next Wednesday, November 18, head to the Chipotle near Woodson from 5-9 PM to enjoy a take-out burrito and help the team. You can even order online ahead and use the code AGDXPTB to make sure Woodson Crew benefits!

    Then on December 1, plan dinner at Noodles & Co on Main Street in Fairfax to give the team another fundraising boost! Order online with the code GIVING50 or pick up in person between 4 and 8 PM to make sure your dinner helps the team.

  6. Woodson High Weight Room: You may have heard that the Woodson Athletic Boosters are working to improve the fitness and weight room at the high school. Help the Boosters with a project that will benefit every athlete at Woodson, including our rowers: https://gf.me/u/y5txci

  7. Reminder: As you probably have learned from various updates from Woodson and VHSL, the schedule for high school sports looks like this:

    • Season 1/Winter sports — December 14 - February 20
    • Season 2/Fall sports — February 15 - May 1
    • Season 3/Spring sports — April 12 - June 26 (This includes rowing)

    The Crew Boosters board is continuing to work on this schedule with our parent organization, VASRA, and taking our cues from US Rowing which governs our sport.

  8. Reminder — Erg rental return: If you rented an erg from the team, we’re planning to collect those November 21 from 9-11 AM with a makeup date of November 30 from 5-6 PM. We’ll keep you updated on this as a lot can happen in the next month.

  9. Don’t Forget — Amazon Smile: All through the holiday season, you can support Woodson Crew through Amazon Smile. If you don’t know about Amazon Smile, it’s a way to dedicate a small amount from every transaction on Amazon to the nonprofit of your choice. Here’s how to help W.T. Woodson Crew with every Amazon purchase:

    1. Start by heading to smile.amazon.com

    2. If you’ve never designated a nonprofit, log in to your amazon account.

    3. From there, you can select Woodson Crew as a nonprofit.

    4. If you’ve already picked a nonprofit to support but you want to switch over to supporting Woodson Crew, by clicking on this link and pressing the “Yes, change my charity” button.

    5. Now just be sure to start your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

    6. If you do your shopping on the Amazon app, you can use these instructions to make sure you support the team when you shop from your phone.