Month: February 2012

Committee Needs and Positions Opening for Brighton Rowing Club

Thank you for supporting Brighton Rowing Club.  Each family’s contribution to the Club’s work ensures our rowers have a great experience season after season.

Sign up for the Committees/tasks that interest you:  

We need to train replacements for graduating experts:

  • Registrar–Collect online and paper forms, process fees
  • Travel Agent– Make hotel/bus reservations for away regattas.  Determine travel budget.
  • Rowing Equipment Manager–Inventory, Storage, Maintenance of boats, riggings, launches/motors, ergometers, etc…
  • Treasurer–Handle BRC income/expenses; present financial reports to the Board; develop operating budget to meet BRC financial goals; plan major purchases
  • Incoming Directors-at-Large–3 to 5 people “in training”.  Learn the workings of the Brighton Rowing Club and our Board of Directors, prepare to step into a defined role:

We’ll have more info at the Parents’ Meeting, Wed, March 7th, 7 PM, BHS Cafeteria.

PS:  Volunteers don’t have to be parents.  Rowers interested in leadership can serve their Club, too.


Stephanie Siegrist
Marketing Director and Volunteer Coordinator
Brighton Rowing Club

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Volunteer Opportunities

BRC News: February 2012

Included in this week’s news:

  1. Uniform Orders Due Now
  2. Indoor Erg Practice Updates
  3. Parent Meeting, March 7
  4. Reminder: BRC Raffle – Row Free Spring 2012
  5. Mercy’s Indoor Ergatta (and two other possible rowing opportunities)
  6. Light the Boathouse Fund-raiser
  7. BRC Coach Line Up for Spring 2012
  8. Volunteers Needed

1) Uniform Order Due Now.  VARSITY ROWERS – do you need a new uniform? If so, make sure to get your order in THIS week. Uniform Order Deadline (varsity) Rhonda Miga will be calling in the orders we have on Friday, February 24. (orders are placed on RegattaCentral under Brighton Rowing Club.

2) Indoor Erg Practice: No practice the week of February 19-24. Practice will resume on Monday, February 27. Practices are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Brookside in Brighton. If you are not able to make practice, PLEASE text one of the coaches.  Practice is mandatory – unless you have been cleared due to participation in a winter sport.  Questions? Text a teammate or Rhonda Miga @ 242-0707 or

3) March 7: Mark Your Calendar: Mandatory Parent Meeting, March 7 at 7:00 pm at the Brighton High School Cafeteria.  We will cover everything you need to know about the Spring Season at this meeting.

4) March 7: BRC Free Row Raffle.  Make sure to purchase your tickets now.  The drawing for our winner will be held at the Parent Meeting on March 7.  (insert flyer)

5) March 11: Mercy’s Indoor Ergatta –  Rowers are encouraged to participate in this Ergatta. Entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Note: We are looking into two more rowing opportunities but do not have details yet.  One is the Brighton Burn, an indoor ergatta being organized by Brighton Rowing Club coaches. The date will be March 4. We will let you know additional details ASAP.

The second opportunity is a scrimmage with Ithaca on April 7.  This is on Easter Weekend so we are polling rowers who are currently attending erg practice to see who would be able to attend this event. Please let us know if you/your rower would be able to attend. Parents would be responsible for transportation.

6) March 24:  Mark Your Calendar: Genesee Rowing Club Light the Boathouse fund-raiser.

  • Ticket $60 per person. $100 couple.
  • STUDENT ROWER special only $35. 

Money raised at this event will go toward lighting the new boathouse. This will be Brighton Rowing Club’s new home.

There will be:

  • live music from U of R’s Yellow Jackets
  • Wine & Beer Tastings, Cash bar
  • Silent Auction and  50/50 Raffle
  • Appetizers – Grazing Stations

Go to or call Mary (585) 227-8243 for more details and to order tickets. Check out pictures of the new boathouse on GRC’s facebook page:

7) Coach Line Up for Spring 2012

  • Head Coach and Varsity Boys – Will Greene (returning)
  • Varsity Girls – Chris Hamilton (returning)
  • Novice and Modified -will be co-coached by  Julianna Hopkins (returning) and Chris Cistrone (new to BRC)

Welcome Chris. Chris Cistrone  is UR class of 2012, and an alumnus of Pittsford Crew alum (but we like him anyway).  We are waiting on Chris to send us a picture and a little bio to upload on the website but I wanted to introduce you to Chris in today’s news too.

8)  Volunteers Needed!  Please watch for separate email for info about key jobs that need your assistance:  travel agent, boat-trailer driver, Registrar, and more! Contact Stephanie Siegrist, Volunteer Coordinator at to share your talents.

Weekly communications will start up again once we are on the water at the end of March.  Please expect one more email update prior to our Parent Meeting on March 7.  If you have another email address you would like us to add to our communications, please let Rhonda know.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Not sure who to send your inquiry to?  Just write to Rhonda and she will happily direct you to the person who can answer your question.

We are looking forward to a great season and hope you are too.


Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Weekly Updates