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Urgent Volunteer Needs, Key Fall Dates, Fall Green Days, Craft Fair Fundraiser Pre-Orders

posted Sep 11, 2017, 7:17 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster
  • Volunteers Needed 
  • Key Fall Dates (including Sign Up Genius for Swim Tests) 
  • Fall Green Days (including Sign Up Genius) 
  • Craft Fair Fundraiser Pre-Orders 

We had a good turnout for the Rowing Interest Meeting last week and are looking forward to welcoming new team members. We also had a good Board Meeting where we finalized the By-Laws and Volunteer Requirements for the 2017-2018 season. The 2017-2018 By-Laws and full Handbook will be posted and highlighted in an upcoming weekly email once editing of the documents to reflect the changes is complete. The volunteer requirements summary link is provided now for your awareness.

1. URGENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
  • Committee Membership Chair position is now open. Beth Mailand recently told the Board that her daughter would not be returning to rowing this year. As a result, the Board is looking for someone to take on this critical position. If you are interested or have questions about the position, please contact Brian Boyle at wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com
  • Craft Show Steering Committee positions open. Our first major fundraiser is the Craft Sale and we are in urgent need of a Concessions Chair and a Publicity Co-Chair. If you are interested or have questions about these positions, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com
  • NEW: VASRA Representative position is now open. Pamela Sprouse recently told the Board that her daughter would not be returning to rowing this year. As a result, the Board is looking for someone to take on this position. If you are interested or have questions about the position, please contact Brian Boyle at wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com
2. UPDATED: Key Fall Dates:
  • 13 September - Back to School Night (WTW Crew will have a table in the Cafeteria) 
  • 15 September - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
  • 16 September - WTW Crew Swim Test (required for new rowers, sign up here) Audrey Moore Pool, 2-3:00 p.m. 
  • 19 September - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 21 September - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 22 September - Student Holiday 
  • 23 September - Fall Green Day, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 26 September - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 28 September - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 30 September - Fall Green Day, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 3 October - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 4 October - Crew Board Meeting, WTW High School, room C-123, 7:00 -9:00 p.m. 
  • 5 October - Fall Green Day, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 7 October - Fall Green Day, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (for more information see below) 
  • 7 October - SAT 
  • 9 October - Holiday 
  • 11 October - PSAT 
  • 12 October - Parent Interest Meeting, WTW High School, Cafeteria A, 7:00 -9:00 p.m. 
  • 15 October - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
  • 20 October - Parent Volunteers for Concessions at WTW Home Football Game (Sign-Up to Volunteer Here)
  • 28 October - ACT 
  • 28 October - Erg and Slides Return 
  • 1 November - Crew Board Meeting, WTW High School, room C-123, 7-9:00 p.m. 
  • 4 November - Craft Fair (Sign-Up Genius should be available at the beginning of October) 
  • 6-7 November - Student Holidays 
  • 10 November - Federal Holiday-students in school 
  • 14 November - Family Fundraising Dinner Night at Potbelly 
  • 15 November - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
  • 16, 17, 20, 21 November - Winter Conditioning begins for returning student-athletes (details forthcoming) 
  • 18 November - Tag Day 
  • 22 November - 2 hour early release 
  • 23-24 November - Thanksgiving Break 
  • 27 November - 16 February - Winter Conditioning for all (details forthcoming) 
  • ~1 December - Special Holiday Scrip orders 
  • 2 December - Tag Day 
  • 6 December - Crew Board Meeting, WTW High School, room C-123, 7-9:00 p.m. 
  • 9 December - ACT 
  • 9 December - Tag Day 
  • 12 December - Family Fundraising Dinner Night at Chipotle 
  • 15 December - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
  • 16 December - Tag Day 
3. REMINDER: Fall Green Days. Green Days are out of season opportunities for coaches to instruct their student athletes. Sign-Up Now at WTW Crew Fall Green Days Sign-Up Genius. 
Location: Sandy Run Regional Park – 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station
Wear: Athletic clothing (dry wicking running shorts/tights and shirts are best)
Bring: The Emergency Care Form (for new rowers, see below) and a water bottle (reusable is best, but disposable is okay)
Note: Rowers must furnish their own transportation. We are creating a Sign-Up Genius for carpooling options (for those able to drive student-athletes or need a student-athlete driven)

NEW ROWERS: Before Participating in Green Days you need to complete the following: 
  • VHSL Physical FormYou will need to get a physical, complete all sections of the VHSL form and submit it to the WTW Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes (located inside Door 5, Room C-158). NOTE: Turn in the completed physical as early as possible. It can take up to 5 business days for your name to show up on the compliance report our coach uses to clear you to row. Remember to keep a copy for your own records.
  • Emergency Care Form: Have your parent complete this form and bring a copy with you to the river the first day you row.
  • Swim Test: All new rowers must pass a specific swim test given by one of our coaches before he/she can row. This test is required only once. Sign up here for one of the swim tests on 10 or 16 September - specific details located on the sign up page.
  • US Rowing Membership & Sign the US Rowing Waiver: Before any rower is allowed on the water, he/she must join US Rowing. The cost is $7.75, and you will be reimbursed this amount if you participate in at least one Green Day. To get started, visit the USRowing Membership Site. On the main portal page, JOIN as an INDIVIDUAL. When asked what team or club you belong to type in WTW. That will cause a blue bar with the words WTW CREW BOOSTERS to appear. Click on the blue bar. Then a pop up window will open asking for Club Code Verification. Enter DURXS (all uppercase letters). You’ll continue to input information over the next couple of pages. At step 4 – Compliance, an adult needs to read and agree to the Waiver. This will take you to the Checkout at Step 5. 
RETURNING ROWERS: You are required to have a current VHSL Physical Form on file at WTW. You currently have all other necessary requirements completed. 

4. NEW: Craft Fair Fundraiser. A craft fair vendor is making WTW Crew oars (seen in the picture below) into hat/coat racks for $69 each and will donate $10 from sale of each one to the team! If you are interested in pre-ordering, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com.