Month: May 2012

BRC News: Week of May 28

This will be a short message and more later this week…  For our last regatta of the season we had wonderful weather in Pittsford. I hope everyone had the opportunity to stop by and see a few races and check out the BRC tent site.  We look forward to reading the results of the two day event in the Brighton Pittsford post.  A special thank you to Andrea Costanza for getting together details and submitting these to the Post.  If you have a great picture you would like to share, please send it to ajcostanza@rochester.rr.com)

Tuesday, May 29.  Novice and Varsity Rowers. Regular practice time to clean up boats and put them away for the season.

Saturday, June 2.  National Learn to Row Day.  Click here for details (a great opportunity to experience what your rower is doing each season)

Make Up Session – Modified Rowers.  Saturday, June 2.  11am to 12:30 pm.  (This is during the National Learn-to-Row event allowing rowers to show potential rowers how quickly they can learn this sport.)

End of Season Party will be a Brunch on Saturday, June 9.  11am to 1pm at Emma Garth’s house.  We are looking for waffle irons to use during this event.  We will have a “make your own waffles” and other breakfast food items.  Please watch for more details later this week.  (Questions and/or suggestions – rmiga@rochester.rr.com or 957-1212 for Rhonda)

Have a wonderful Memorial Day and look for another email later this week as we highlight the end of season party details  and info about summer sessions. If you have something you would like to share with BRC members, please submit it to Rhonda in the next day or two.  rmiga@rochester.rr.com

Peace and Kindness, Rhonda

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Weekly Updates

BRC News: Week of May 21, 2012

We had amazing weather for our Syracuse Regatta.  Brighton came home with 2 Bronze and 1 Silver metal.  Congrats to all our rowers on a job well done.  We have one more regatta this season –

Pittsford Regatta will be Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27.  The coaches will let us know the race line up and times to report later this week.  The link to info on this regatta can be found on our website under the calendar tab (Direct link: http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=1610).

The sign up genius is available for volunteers and foods.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/pittsford It was great seeing so many parents at Syracuse and we hope to see many more of you at Pittsford this coming weekend.  If you have not had the opportunity to see your rower in action this season, you don’t want to miss this weekend.  Looks like a perfect weather weekend too.

Practice Schedule is the regular days and times this week.  Modified rowers on Monday and Wednesday and Novice/Varsity every day, Monday through Friday.

Land Parent Sign Up:

  • Monday, May 21 Michelle Brown (C) (585)490-1302
  • Tuesday, May 22 Jill Ascher (C) (585) 613-6975
  • Wednesday, May 23 Matt Goheen (C)(585)703-9996
  • Thursday, May 24 Jill Ascher (C) (585) 613-6975
  • Friday, May 25 Rhonda Miga? (trailer will be loaded for Pittsford on this day.)

Summer Learn to Row information is now available. Please visit this page of our website for more info.  (About Us>BRC Programs>Learn to Row: http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=198) We sent an email earlier this weekend for volunteer opportunities to help us promote rowing with your friends.

Kids Out and About is helping us to promote our Learn To Row summer program by giving away a free week.  Visit Kids Out and About for details: http://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/content/giveaways

Rowers needed for the TCMS Sports Assembly on Friday, 5/25, 8-9AM.  According to Mr. Ogden (long-time BRC fan!):  “bring in about 5-10 rowers to help talk to the 8th graders. Most other sports have just the coach talking about things but if you have a group of student athletes who can speak to smaller groups word will spread more easily.  Best way to get the boys?  Girls.  Also, the taller upperclass boys, so they stand out and above them.  Middle schoolers are also drawn to the older kids.”

National Learn-to-Row Day, Saturday, June 2:  I also need 5-10 rowers and parents on Saturday, June 2, 10A-1P, to help host a shared Open House with Genesee Rowing Club at the boathouse.  Visitors will learn proper technique on the erg, and have a chance to row the 8+!

Help Spread the Word: Please help promote Brighton Crew by sharing the message below with friends, neighbors, your Neighborhood Association listserve, cousins….any 7-12th grader interested in fitness.  You can cut/paste it into e-mails, newsletters, etc…and customize to fit your needs.

Brighton Rowing Club welcomes boys and girls entering grades 7-12  to our Summer 2012 Learn-to-Row sessions!  (No restrictions on where you live or what school you attend.)   

Visit with us at the National Learn-to-Row Day Open House, Saturday, June 2, 10AM-1 PM

This 2-week program, Monday-Friday, teaches rowing techniques and quickly progress to rowing on the water. No rowing/boating experience is necessary, but participants must be able to swim.  All equipment is provided.  We will be on the water so arrive on time & plan to stay the whole session.   

Rowing is a total-body workout that builds endurance, strength, balance, mental discipline and teamwork.   It is excellent cross-training off-season from other sports, with very low injury risk.   LTR  can be taken by itself, or as preparation for the Fall season.  We offer a $50 discount on the Fall season club registration if you keep rowing!

July 9-20                9-11:30 AM                 OR                 4-6 PM
July 30-Aug 10      9-11:30 AM                 OR                 4-6 PM   
Aug 20-31              9-11:30 AM                 OR                 4-6 PM

Fee: $195/2-week session  (Enter our drawing by May 25 to win a free LTR session: http://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/content/giveaways !)

BRC founded in 1998, focuses on developing skills in our 1-, 2-, 4- and 8-person shells on the Genesee River and Erie Canal.  We’re based in the Genesee Rowing Club boathouse in Genesee Valley Park off Moore Rd (near Elmwood Ave.)  

Find more information at www.brightoncrew.org or registrar@brightoncrew.org.

LOST and FOUND:  Rhonda has a blue jacket, black sneakers, a comb, a sock or two and some other lost and found items from Syracuse.  If you are missing something please check with me this week.  (Rhonda will bring these items to the boat house on Friday if she doesn’t hear from you earlier this week.)

Extra Refrigerator Space Needed:  Does anyone have some extra space to store items like ketchup, pancake syrup, jelly, etc. in their refrigerator over the summer?  Maybe someone has an extra refrigerator in their basement where these items will be out of sight, out of mind?  If so, please let Rhonda know.  957-1212.

Have an amazing week.  Peace and Kindness, Rhonda

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Practice Updates

Promote Brighton Rowing Club…volunteers needed for upcoming events

Hi, BRC families!

Have your friends asked about rowing?   Our best publicity is word-of-mouth .   Note:  BRC needs BOYS!

3 ways:
Hey, Good-Looking:  I need rowers to volunteer for the TCMS Sports Assembly on Friday, 5/25, 8-9AM.  According to Mr. Ogden (long-time BRC fan!):  “bring in about 5-10 rowers to help talk to the 8th graders. Most other sports have just the coach talking about things but if you have a group of student athletes who can speak to smaller groups word will spread more easily.  Best way to get the boys?  Girls.  Also, the taller upperclass boys, so they stand out and above them.  Middle schoolers are also drawn to the older kids.”

National Learn-to-Row Day, Saturday, June 2:  I also need 5-10 rowers and parents on Saturday, June 2, 10A-1P, to help host a shared Open House with Genesee Rowing Club at the boathouse.  Visitors will learn proper technique on the erg, and have a chance to row the 8+!

Spread the Word: Please help promote Brighton Crew by sharing the message below with friends, neighbors, your Neighborhood Association listserve, cousins….any 7-12th grader interested in fitness.  You can cut/paste it into e-mails, newsletters, etc…and customize to fit your needs.

Click Here to get to our info page on the Brighton Rowing Club Website. (Direct link: http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=198) Attached is a registration form for the Summer Learn To Row sessions.

Don’t forget to enter our drawing by May 25 to win a free LTR session through Kids Out and About. Click Here to enter. (http://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/content/giveaways) !

Thanks for your help–

Stephanie Siegrist
Marketing Director and Volunteer Coordinator
Brighton Rowing Club
www.brightoncrew.org

Learn To Row Summer 2012 – Registration Application

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Registration, Volunteer Opportunities

BRC News: Week of May 14…

I apologize for the delay in this weeks news (but I slept like a rock after a whirlwind weekend in Saratoga Springs!)  Andrea Costanza is working on a summary of Brighton’s results and will get it to me (and the Brighton-Pittsford News) in the next day or so. The weather was a lot warmer then predicted – a bit too hot for chili but we all survived and had a great weekend. Our waterfront tent set up allowed us to see each exciting race! Way to go Brighton Rowers!

  1. Regular Practice Schedule (and Land Parents)
  2. Sign Up Genius – Syracuse
  3. Transportation and other news – Syracuse

1. Regular Practice Schedule this week with loading the boat trailer to prepare for Syracuse on Friday.  Syracuse is a one-day regatta on Saturday, May 19.

Land Parents for this week:

  • 5/14 Thank you Michelle Brown!
  • 5/15 Dick Garth (585) 748-4040
  • 5/16 Matthew Goheen (585) 703-9996
  • 5/17 Rhonda Miga (585) 957-1212
  • 5/18 Mimi Hwang (585) 615-0033

2. We have two regattas left this season.  Please find the sign up genius menu request for Syracuse here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/syracuse3.  Pittsford’s list will be ready in the next few days.

3. Parents are responsible for transporting rowers to Syracuse. If you do not have a ride, please make sure to let us know ASAP so we can connect you with another rower. (Parents, please communicate with your rower, they may have already set something up with another rower. They seem to be growing up fast!)  Regatta Fees have already been collected with the club dues this season.

Report time and specifics on the regatta location will be posted later this week.  You will receive an email and we will also post our updates on our Regatta page on the website (http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=1605)

(I am sure I will have something I forgot to share but my brain is still a bit groggy. So, have an awesome week and expect more later. Rhonda)

 

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News

BRC News: Week of May 7

Hello Families, I apologize for the delay in sending out this week’s news.  With our busy day in Buffalo, I forgot yesterday was Sunday.

  1. Buffalo was a great regatta day
  2. Practice Schedule and Land Parents
  3. Upcoming Regatta – Sign Up Genius (Saratoga)
  4. BRC FanGear – a fund-raiser opportunity
  5. An updated team roster

1. Thank you Coach Chris and Coach Julianna for helping to make things run smoothly with getting our rowers on the water and off the water.

Thank you to all the parents for all of your food donations and volunteer time to help things run smoothly at the BRC Tent.  Thank you Joi for keeping the tables stocked with food and drink. And thank you Greg for manning the grills.

Our Varsity Girls 8 boat placed 5th but were allowed to row because there was only 1/2 a second between their time and the 4th place boat.  In the final race, our girls took 4th place.

I don’t have the times/placements for our other boats but I am sure our coaches will be reviewing that info with our rowers and working hard to tweak things at practice this week as we prepare for States next week end.

2.  Typical practice schedule this week:

  • Modified on Monday and Wednesday, usual times
  • Novice and Varsity, Monday through Thursday, usual times
  • (NOTE: Thursday Novice/Varsity rowers will pack trailer for States.  Friday is a travel day to Saratoga.  Departure Time TBD.)

Land Parents for the week. This can be a boring job so bring a good book and maybe your camera to get some great candid pictures of the rowers getting boats on and off the water.  The team work is amazing to watch (especially when our kids find it difficult to empty a dishwasher at home or often fight with their siblings on a daily basis.)

  • Monday, May 7  Edith Lawrence (C) (585)329-6724
  • Tuesday, May 8 Edith Lawrence (C) (585)329-­6724
  • Wednesday, May 9 Beth Laffey (C) (585)755-­?8086
  • Thursday, May 10 Jeriann McEvoy (C) (585) 313-­?9759

3.  Saratoga (States) is our next scheduled regatta.  We will be leaving on Friday, May 11 for Saratoga, NY (time TBD) and our rowers will race on Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13.  Rowers will be traveling in 12 passenger vans this trip. Stay tuned for additional details from Laura Civiletti.

Parents who are not chaperoning or driving our boats/equipment to the regatta are welcome to join us for the weekend and take advantage of our discounted hotel rate (if still available). Please go to our regatta info page for the hotel phone number. (Direct Link: http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=1607)  This is where we will post additional regatta details as we get them.  Please check his page throughout the week if you misplace your personal email from Laura.

SIGN UP GENIUS:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/nystate1 As usual, food donations from families helps keep our travel/expense costs down.  We have plenty of sweet breads and bagels left over from Buffalo (and safely kept in Rhonda’s basement freezer).  But please check the sign-up genius for other items you can provide.

Food donations can be dropped off, at your convenience, to Rhonda Miga at 205 Viennawood Drive anytime this week or at the boathouse during practice on Thursday, May 10. Rhonda will be driving the food vehicle, with Joi, to the regatta.  Questions? Please feel free to call.  957-1212.

4.  Thank you Stephanie Siegrist for coordinating and getting our FanGear website page set up.  We will be importing this page into our website in the next few days. For now, you can go directly to the website page and order anything you want. We will be adding items to the page as we find an interest for them.  If you don’t see what you would like to have, please contact Michael Abrams at athleticoutlet@frontiernet.net.  His store is located in Southtown Plaza.  If you drop by the store, the place is “artistically designed” (let’s say) but Michael is awesome to work with and can order you almost anything you would like to have. We have him looking for rugby shirts at this time and welcome any suggestions to add to our website.

Prices are set with a $2 or $3 upcharge. This upcharge comes back to BRC and will be used for our end of year party or to support other BRC needs.  Thank you for your support.  Here is the direct link to our page: http://w.mawebcenters.com/athleticoutlet/ecommerce/brighton-crew.html

5. I can’t recall if I sent out our updated roster so I am attaching it to our newsletter this week. If you are reading this at the BRC website, please contact Rhonda for your copy. She will email it to you.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Practice Updates