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Volunteer Needs, Fall Green Days, Craft Fair Fundraiser, Link to Key Fall Dates

posted Sep 18, 2017, 10:16 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster
  • Volunteers Needed 
  • Fall Green Days (including Sign Up Genius) 
  • Craft Fair Fundraiser Pre-Orders 
  • Link to Key Fall Dates 

1. URGENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
  • Committee Membership Chair position is open. 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
2. REMINDER: Fall Green Days start this week! Green Days are out of season opportunities for coaches to instruct their student athletes. New and Returning Rowers Sign-Up Now at WTW Crew Fall Green Days Sign-Up Genius.
Location: Sandy Run Regional Park – 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station
Dates and Times: Tues, Thurs, & Sat between 19 September and 7 October (visit WTW Crew website for details)
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/Coxswains 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). The sign-up genius will be posted on the WTW Crew website soon. In the meanwhile, if you are in need of carpooling options, please contact Amy at wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com.

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. 

3. 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.


4. NEW: See the WTW Crew website for key dates through December.