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Urgent Craft Show Reminders, Registration, Boathouse Workday, Tag Days, #GivingTuesday, Other Dates

posted Oct 29, 2018, 5:23 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 5:23 AM ]
  1. Urgent Reminder Craft Show Volunteers and Baked Goods Needed This Friday & Saturday 
  2. Registration is Open 
  3. Boathouse Workday on Nov 10th 
  4. Tag Days Start Nov 17th 
  5. #GivingTuesday is Nov 27 
  6. Other Key Dates through November 
  7. Erg Sprints Save the Date 

1. URGENT REMINDER: Craft Show Baked Goods and Volunteers Still Needed. We still need student-athlete and parent volunteers for the Craft Show on Saturday, November 3rd as well as baked good donations or equipment loans to be dropped off between 6:30-9pm on Friday, November 2nd or Saturday morning. We are also still looking for student-athlete sign-holders and a parent volunteer Bake Sale Lead who will receive double volunteer credit to keep tabs on the baked goods being displayed and replenishing them with additional items from the items brought in.

If you are able to help with any of the above needs, please sign-up here.

Please help us spread the word about the Craft Show by sharing the event through Facebook, listserves, Twitter, and any other social media outlets. Here is the event link on Facebook.

2. REMINDER: DON’T WAIT. REGISTER TODAY! Go to our website and select the “Register” button. Steps 1-5 must be completed no later than November 16th to participate in Winter Conditioning. All steps for registration must be complete no later than February 16th to participate in on-the-water activities. You may review the Parent Season Kick-off presentation for details regarding the nine (9) steps to registration.

3. REMINDER: Boathouse Workday. We will hold our 2nd Boathouse Workday to ensure the boathouse and equipment are ready for the winter. Thank you to all the parents who signed up. We are looking for student-athlete volunteers to help between 9am-noon on Saturday, November 10th. Please sign-up here.

4. REMINDER: Tag Days. WTW Crew’s largest annual fundraiser is Tag Days. Tag Days are when pairs of rowers/coxswains go door-to-door to spread the word about WTW Crew and accept donations from generous homeowners. On several designated dates, groups of four student-athletes are driven to their pre-mapped route by parent volunteers. This is also the only fundraiser that all athletes and parents are required to support. (athletes - 4 shifts for returning, 3 shifts for novice; parents - 1 driving shift per athlete on the team)

Sign-up genius now available.

We encourage you to plan ahead to fit Tag Days into your schedule.

Dates: Saturdays November 17, December 1 (AM Only), December 8, 2018 and January 12 (AM Only, January 26, and February 2 (AM Only), 2019.

5. NEW: #GivingTuesday. We are excited to share that for the first time our team will be participating in a fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesday on November 27th this year.

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. You can learn more at givingtuesday.org.

Our primary focus of the campaign will be reaching out to alumni, their parents, and other friends of the team in the community. We are sending direct emails to our alumni database, and will be posting on our Facebook page (@ Woodson Crew-Alumni) and on Twitter. Feel free to follow us! You can find the campaign donation site here. If you have extended family that you think would like to support the team or if your employer provides corporate donations, please make them aware of the campaign. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to fundraising chair, Gina Clune at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com.

6. REMINDER: Other Key Dates: NOTE: The full season calendar (as known now) is posted on the wtwcrew.org site.
  • November 2 - Quarter 1 ends and Craft Show set-up (see #1 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • November 3 - WTW Crew Craft Show, WTW HS (see #1 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • November 5 & 6 - Student Holiday 
  • November 7 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
  • November 10 - Boathouse Workday (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • November 14 - SAVE THE DATE: Potbelly Restaurant Fundraiser Night 
  • November 15 - Returning rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning, men’s team meet by the Erg Shed on the 15th 
  • November 16 - DEADLINE Steps 1-5 of registration due in order to participate in Winter Conditioning 
  • November 17 - Tag Day (see #4 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • November 26 - New rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning - Cafeteria B 
7. SAVE THE DATE: The 34th annual Erg Sprints take place Saturday, February 2nd at T.C. Williams High School. Look for 2000 meter events as well as 20 and 30-minute, half marathon, marathon, relays, 500 meter sprints, double and quad slide, parent/child, and kids events. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Early registration closes December 31st. Get more information at www.ErgSprints.com and on RegattaCentral.