Month: April 2012

BRC News: Week of April 29, 2012

  1. Buffalo Regatta Sign Up Genius / Details
  2. Practice Schedule and Land Parents
  3. States (Saratoga) Chaperone/Driver Request
  4. Lost and Found

1.  The Sign Up Genius is published.  Please click here to sign up to help or bring food.

Regatta Details page has been created on BRC’s website. Please check this link later this week for driving directions and other regatta related information:

Food donations can be dropped off at the boathouse on Friday, May 4 or delivered to Rhonda Miga, 205 Viennawood Drive on or before Friday to go in her freezer.  Note: Please write your name somewhere on the item so we know who to follow up with when checking off what food donations we have outstanding.

Regatta fees have been included in your club fees paid at the beginning of the season. Transportation is provided by parents. Once you have confirmed who is traveling in your car, please let Rhonda Miga ( know so she can create a list of this information for coaches should there be a reason to contact you or the rower while in transit.

Spectators Welcomed and Wanted. We welcome our modified rowers and families to attend these regattas that are close to home.  We hope you can join us.  The weather report (so far) sounds like it will be a decent day.

2. Regular Practice times this week.

  • Varsity: 3:45pm start – 5:45-6:00pm end
  • Novice: 4:00pm start – 5:45-6:00pm end
  • Modified: Monday and Wednesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Land Parent Line-up:

  • Monday, April 30: Carol McKenna (C) (585)727-7235
  • Tuesday, May 1: Don DeVitto (C) (585)943-8644
  • Wednesday, May 2: Don DeVitto (C) (585)943-8644
  • Thursday, May 3: Shubhangi Gandhi (C) (585)506-5124
  • Friday, May 4: Denine Carr (C)(585)455-7192

3. We are driving 12 passenger vans to States. The following message is from Laura Civiletti ( or (C) (585)314-2757

BRC is in need of van drivers/chaperones to travel with the team to the NYS Scholastic Championships in Saratoga from 5/11 to 5/13.  Departure estimated to be mid-afternoon on Friday, 5/11.  Duties include driving team members in a twelve passenger van throughout the weekend and acting as chaperone at the hotel.  BRC will cover your hotel room for the weekend.  We will be returning to Rochester sometime on Sunday, 5/13.  Please let me know if you are interested – feel free to call or email with any questions.

4.  Rhonda found a Male size Small Uni and a pair of Male sandals/flip flop type.  If you are missing either of these, please give Rhonda a call (585)957-1212


Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Weekly Updates

BRC News: Week of April 23, 2012

Hello Families and Rowers,

We had a great time in Pittsburgh, PA (in spite of the rain and cold and the 5 hour delay on the bus ride back.)

During the races there were 5 other schools competing. Our rowers took 1st place in all races but one, and a very close 2nd was taken in that race. Congratulations to all our rowers! Great job team!  A big thank you to Joi Freeman and Greg Cutt for preparing food at this regatta, as well as, those of you who showed up to lend a hand.  A special thank you to those of you who provided food items to keep our rowers fuels.

Unfortunately, our bus broke down in Edinburo, PA (almost 3 1/2 hours away from home!) We were blessed that we were not on the highway.  The driver was able to pull the bus into a shopping center just off the highway. This gave rowers the opportunity to explore WalMart and a few other shops.  We are grateful to Wendy’s manager and staff for allowing us to stay in their restaurant while we waited for the replacement bus to arrive.  A special thank you to Joi Freeman for purchasing a variety of card games, coloring books and crayons.  It was very very helpful to pass the time.

Our next regatta is in Buffalo on May 6.  The cost of this regatta has been included in your dues this season. Transportation for this regatta will be provided by parents.  Volunteers will be needed to help on the day of the regatta, as well as, providing food items to keep our rowers fueled. Look for more details closer to the date of the regatta.

Land Parents this week

  • Monday, April 23: Tamara Abbott (C) (585) 749-7524
  • Tuesday, April 24: Andrea Costanza (C) (585)764-3850
  • Wednesday, April 25: Stephanie Siegrist (C) (585)329-3308
  • Thursday, April 26: Carolyn Bower (C) (585)729-7037
  • Friday, April 27: Stephanie Siegrist (C) (585)329-3308

NOTE: We still need a land parent to sign up for Tues, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2.  Please take a look and see if you can help out.

Practice Times:

  • Modified Rowers: 4pm to 5:30pm Monday and Wednesday
  • Novice Rowers: 4pm to 5:45ish
  • Varsity Rowers: 3:45pm to 5:45ish

Thank you for making this season run smoothly.  Questions? Please ask.

Rhonda Miga, BRC Communications

(585) 957-1212 cell or


Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Weekly Updates

BRC News: Week of April 16

  1. Practice Schedule and Land Parents
  2. Regatta Information
  3. Food Donations needed for Regatta
  4. Welcome Modified Rowers

1. Practice Schedule

  • Varsity: 3:45 pm to 5:30-5:45 pm
  • Novice: 4:00 pm to 5:30-5:45 pm
  • Modified: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Monday and Wednesday)

Land Parent:

  • Monday, April 16, Rhonda Miga (585) 957-1212
  • Tuesday, April 17, Dick Garth (585) 748-4040
  • Wednesday, April 18, Andrea Sperry (585)721-5238
  • Thursday, April 19, Scott Ireland (585) 820-7465
  • Friday, April 20, Tamara Abbott (585) 749-7524

2. Pittsburgh Regatta Information (for Novice and Varsity Rowers):  You should have received regatta details via email from Laura Civiletti earlier today (Sunday, April 15). This information can also be found on our website:  This information letter includes everything from departure time, cost, chaperones, etc.  Please let us know if you have questions. Contact info on the link above.

3. Food Donations are needed for the Pittsburgh Regatta.  While we would like every parent to attend every regatta, we realize it is harder to attend out of town regattas. However, you can still help out.  Food is provided to rowers on rowing day.  Brighton Rowing Club purchases a majority of the food and supplies.  However, to help off set expenses, we have created a menu of items that volunteers can donate. Please take a look and see if you can help out.

4. Welcome Modified Rowers.  Our modified rowers start on the water, Monday, April 16.  Rowers please make sure your registration is complete.  There is both an electronic registration and paper forms, as well as a swim test, that need to be completed before you will be allowed on the water.  Please check in with Carolyn Bower or Rhonda Miga when you arrive to the boathouse.

Directions to the boathouse:


Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Weekly Updates

BRC News: Week of April 8, 2012

  1. Practice this week (Varsity and Novice Rowers)
  2. Land Parents This Week
  3. Pittsburgh, PA Regatta – Head Count for Rowers Needed
  4. Food Donations/Volunteers for Pittsburgh

1.  Practice this week.  If you are not in town or will not be able to make practice, please email the coaches.  Otherwise, they will be counting on you to show up and row.  Practice is Monday – Friday 3:45pm – 5:45pm.  Novice rowers start at 4:00pm

2. Land Parents for the week Sign Up Genius:

  • Monday, April 9: Tamara Abbott 749-7524
  • Tuesday, April 10 OPEN
  • Wednesday, April 11 Jeriann McEvoy 313-9759
  • Thursday, April 12 OPEN
  • Friday, April 13 OPEN

Coaches Cell Phone Numbers:

  • Will Greene (215) 300-1472 (Varsity Boys)
  • Chris Hamilton (585) 727-9703 (Varsity Girls)
  • Julianna Hopkins (781) 526-2238 (Novice)

3.  We need a head count!  Please confirm you will be participating in the Pittsburgh Regatta (4/20-4/21).  Laura cannot post the final cost of this regatta without a headcount of how many rowers are going.  Please send Laura an email that you are going (or not) ASAP (Laura Civiletti <>) As soon as she has this info, she will send an email to everyone with all the regatta details.

Once Laura has the head count she will be able to give you the exact cost of this regatta.  She will also know how many seats will be open to parents who wish to go to the regatta but save gas by riding with the rowers.  If you are interested in riding the bus, please contact Laura.

The estimated time of departure on Friday,  April 20 is 12 noon.  Laura will confirm this info and more later this week.

4. Regatta Food Donations: Parents – please sign up to donate food for the PA regatta.  Also, if you are attending the regatta, we could use your help in setting up the tent, etc.

Please sign up here:

Food donations can be dropped off at the boathouse on Thursday, April 19.

Have a great week.



Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Weekly Updates

BRC News: Week of April 1, 2012

  1. Practice Schedule and Land Parents
  2. Spring Break starts Friday – will you be here?
  3. Regatta Season is about to begin
  4. Team Roster
  5. Modified Rowers Start, Monday, April 16.
  6. You have not been “unsubscribed.”

1. Practice Schedule.  Practice starts at 3:45 for Varsity and 4:00 for Novice.  Rowers finish up between 5:45pm and 6:00pm.  Stop by early and watch the process of teamwork take place before your very eyes.

Yes, we will have practice on Good Friday.

Below are this weeks land parents and their cell phone numbers. Coaches will have their cell phones while on the water but may miss your call due to their attention being somewhere else. So, if you need to reach your rower during practice, your best bet is to contact the land parent.

  • Monday, April 2: Carol McKenna (585) 727-7235
  • Tuesday, April 3: Andrea Costanza (585) 764-3850
  • Wednesday, April 4: Beth Laffey (585) 755-8086
  • Thursday, April 5: Rhonda Miga (585) 957-1212
  • Friday, April 6: Dona Joi Freeman (585) 683-9293

Looking ahead:  We need Land Parents for April 10,12, and 13. Please take a look and see if any of these days work for you.

2. Spring Break – Will you be here?

Brighton Rowing Club DOES have practice over spring break.  If you will be out of town, please let your coach know now so they can plan accordingly. If the coaches do not hear from you in advance, they will be expecting your rower at practice.

Practice times remain the same.  Monday through Friday, Start at 3:45 pm varsity/4:00pm novice. Ending between 5:45 and 6:00 pm.

3.  Pittsburgh, April 20. Our first Regatta is just around the corner.  Please watch for an email later this week with specific information on our Pittsburgh Regatta.  Rowers will miss part of school on Friday, April 20.  Please plan for that early departure by letting teachers know now.

We don’t have the information updated on the website yet. As soon as we know all the legistics, you can visit for the most up-to-date information.

4. Team Roster.  Rhonda has the Team Roster up-to-date as much as she can have it.  It will be attached to your personal email of the weekly news. However, if you are reading this on the website, please send Rhonda an email to receive your personal copy.  (

5. Modified Rowing Season. Welcome to our Modified Rowers this season!  If you are a modified rower / family member, you should have received a detailed email from me earlier this week.  If not – or if you have questions, please contact me.  Monday, April 16 will be here before you know it.

6. Many of you received emails last week stating you were unsubscribed from our list groups. You have not been unsubscribed. Rhonda was updating the list groups and it was just easier to delete all those subscribed and mass subscribe from our new roster list.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.





Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Weekly Updates