Month: September 2012

BRC News: Week of October 1, 2012

  1. Practice and Land Parent Line-Up
  2. Regatta: HOG (details)
  3. BRC Volunteer Highlights

1. Practice and Land Parent Line-Up – Novice and Varsity 3:45pm to 5:45pm Monday – Friday; Modified 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Land Parent Line-Up:

  • Monday, October 1: Joan Smith (585) 482-4318
  • Tuesday, October 2: Edith Lawrence (585) 329-6724
  • Wednesday, October 3: Dick Garth (585) 748-4040
  • Thursday, October 4: Michelle Brown (585) 490-1302
  • Friday, October 5: Mita Moorthi (585) 355-2987
  • Water Cooler Drop Off: Monday, Claire Siegrist; Thursday, Aleta Brown.

2. Head of the Genesee, Sunday, October 7.   We will be launching from the GRC boathouse.  We will set up our hospitality tent just over the first bridge (next to the boathouse) so we will need volunteers to carry tents/coolers over the bridge. Please watch your email later this week for set up times and arrival times for rowers. Visit our website HOG page for more details: http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=324

The Sign Up Genius is ready.  We will have burritos for breakfast and chili and grilled cheese for lunch. Please click here to bring something to share or volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/head8

The HOG event is still looking for volunteers (outside of helping at the BRC tent). Details on our website (link above).

3. NEW: BRC Volunteer Highlights. Each week I have decided to highlight a couple of the volunteer opportunity available to you each season. If you think this would be something that would interest you, please contact Rhonda (communications@brightoncrew.org) or Stephanie (volunteer@brightoncrew.org)

A. Sign Up Genius Creator – Help Joi Freeman out by creating and maintaining the food/volunteer sign ups each season.   Joi will connect with you at the beginning of the season and/or thoughout the season 2 weeks prior to a regatta.  Your job would be to 1) create sign up genius for upcoming regatta 2) add needed items 3) let Rhonda know it is ready to share on the website and in our weekly news.

B. Food Shopper and Prep (one or two people)- Shopping: Your job would involve going to Sam’s Club or Wegmans to purchase perishable food items needed for upcoming regatta and prior to the season, a trip to Sam’s Club for the non-parishable items for the whole season.  Food Prep: cut and marinade chicken, make hamburger patties, etc. and pack coolers the day before a regatta.  You job would also include meeting with Joi to inventory what items we have on hand and create a list of needed items for shopping.

C. Website Updates: Help Rhonda create seasonal pages needed to keep rowers and families informed by checking for broken links on our website and update as needed.  Check for typos/accuracy. Add practice, regatta, and board meeting dates to our website calendar.

If any of these positions interest you, please let us know.  Without our volunteers, BRC would not exist.

Peace and Kindness, Rhonda

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Practice Updates, Volunteer Opportunities, Weekly Updates

Brighton Crew Boys’ Quad and Girls’ Four Shine at Lift Bridge Regatta

Brighton-Pittsford Post direct link: http://www.brightonpittsfordpost.com/sports/x189739927/Crew-Brighton-opens-15th-season

Brighton Crew Boys’ Quad and Girls’ Four Shine at Lift Bridge Regatta

The Brighton Rowing Club opened its fifteenth year at the Fairport Lift Bridge Regatta on Saturday September 22, 2012 with outstanding performances by varsity foursomes and a slew of novice rowers.

First-year head coach Chris Hamilton, who is also an alumnus of both the Brighton Rowing Club and Brighton High School, was thrilled with the results and is excited about the prospects for the season.

The boys’ quad won their event over the 5400-meter course with a time of 21:07.55.  Chase Quatela, a senior at Allendale-Columbia, led the BRC quad squad as stroke setting the pace, while junior Ben Costanza, and sophomores Cal Goheen, and Pablo Stein, all of BHS, provided the rest of the horsepower.

The girls’ varsity foursome claimed second in their event among five teams. BHS senior stroke Emma Garth led the girls in a time of 22:57, only 19 seconds behind the winning Pittsford team for the 3.3-mile head race. Jenny Son, a BHS junior, was the coxswain, and  Zoe Bower, Rachel Miga, and Aleta Brown followed Garth’s wicked tempo.

Eli Lawrence, BHS junior, was the sole high school competitor in the single scull race among senior and master’s rowers for the 5.4-kilometer course.

The novice girls eight took second place in their division out of nine teams. Their time for the shorter distance was 12:41.49 only 40 seconds behind the winning Pittsford team. Jahfari Skyers was the coxswain for the girls’ octet, which included Dana Kinel, Hannah Rabinowitz, Aidan Antonienko, Frances Parker-Hale, Elena Bernstein, Zoe Premyslovsky, Caroline Dugan, and V. Jeyadev.

The boys’ novice oarsmen had two impressive performances for their first regatta. The novice four took third place of eight teams with stroke Liam Williams, Sydney Burrows, Robert Criddle, and Josh Egamino. The novice eight was fourth of seven crews. J. Barnes, Eric Fraese, Ryan Moorthi, Q. Four, and C. McKinzie were joined by Williams, Egamino, and Seth in the eight which enjoyed the direction of the vocal and vigilant Skyers.

Coach Hamilton was effusive in his enthusiasm about the results in Fairport. He is also glad to see an explosion in the numbers of novice rowers.  He expects that with hard work the entire rowing club can “look forward to steadily improving those results as the season progresses.”

Brighton Rowing Club (BRC) was founded in 1998 and fields rowing teams of student-athletes of  Brighton High School and the Twelve Corners  Middle  School as well as students from other high schools that do not have associated rowing teams. The BRC is a not-for-profit organization and is not supported by school funding, but rather by membership fees and private donations.

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University of Rochester School of medicine and dentistry
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Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Regatta Updates, Weekly Updates

Oct 6, 7, and/or 13: Volunteer at the HOG (FundRaising Opportunity)

Dear BRC Members, Rowers, Family, and Friends,

Just a reminder to sign up for volunteering at the Head Of the Genesee. Parents can sign up for Saturday, Oct 6, Sunday, Oct 7th and/or Saturday, Oct 13th. Our rowers race on Sunday, Oct 7. Volunteering is done in 4 hour blocks.

Currently, launch drivers and marshals are needed (as well as other land opportunities to help). If anyone can help please sign up on the link below.

On October 6th, we need 3-5 launch drivers and marshals.
On October 7th, we need 7 launch drivers and 4 marshals.
On October 13th, we need 4 launch drivers and 5 marshals for the afternoon only.

We have an excellent opportunity coming up to raise a good amount of money for our club in October…and have fun at the same time!  All you have to do is sign up to work one shift or more and designate Brighton Rowing Club as your club.  Many jobs do not require prior experience, and training is held as needed. http://www.rochestercommunityrowing.org/volunteering/

The 2012 Head of the Genesee Regatta is being held on the the following dates:

Saturday, October 6th- Masters and Open Events.
Sunday, October 7th- High School Events
Saturday, October 13th- College and Corporate Challenge/Club Challenge Events

On ALL THREE DAYS there are volunteer opportunities from 7:30 AM-12 and 12-4:30 PM. (However, don’t forget we will need some assistance at our tent on HS Race Day.)

The following link will direct you to a website to sign up with your name, times, and desired role, or to just volunteer and you will be assigned a role.   There is also a box to leave a note for the coordinator if needed. http://www.rochestercommunityrowing.org/volunteering/. Remember to put BRC for the club Affiliation.

When it gets closer, a schedule will be put out with names/shifts/assigned roles and changes can be made as needed.

To help our fundraising committee keep track of volunteers and be able to answer questions as needed, please also, let Rhonda Miga know that you have signed up once you have submitted your name and availability via the on-line link.  Her contact information is communications@brighoncrew.org

If you have any problems with the on-line registration, you can call Tim Giarrusso, who is the Regatta Director (and also serves on BRC’s Board of Directors), at 737-0069.

If you have questions as to what any of the jobs entail, you can contact either of the above people or ask any of our coaches.

Please feel free to forward this to any family or friends who might like to work a shift on our behalf! (Extend the love!) This is one of the easiest ways for us to make money for the club. http://www.rochestercommunityrowing.org/volunteering/

Thank you!!

Brighton Rowing Club

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Volunteer Opportunities

BRC News: Week of September 24, 2012

  1. Monday’s Practice (Pictures, Lost and Found, Tents, Boats, etc.)
  2. Land Parents
  3. Regatta Results
  4. A Special Thank You
  5. Head of the Genesee Volunteer Opportunities to earn $$ for BRC

1.  Monday’s Practice.  Today will be a busy day.  It includes rigging the boats, setting out tents to dry (to prevent mold), sorting through Lost and Found items from the Lift Bridge Regatta and Team Pictures.

Lost and Found. We have a pile of items in our Lost and Found left at the regatta on Saturday.  Please plan to look through these items even if you are not sure you have misplaced something.

Be on time. Coaches need your cooperation to get a lot of work done in a short period of time.  Please come prepared to listen and follow directions so we can complete everything we need to do on Monday.

Team Pictures.  In addition to rigging boats, setting up tents to dry out, and other after regatta activities, we will be taking team pictures (novice, varsity and grouped by the boat you road in at the regatta). Please wear your varisty unisuit or novice t-shirts. We will also be taking a group picture of our modified rowers to give to the TCMS yearbook. If you attend a different school, outside of Brighton, we can take individual pictures and forward them to your school. Please make us aware if you would like this to happen.

2. Land Parents. If you have any questions about landparenting, please feel free to give me a call (Rhonda 957-1212)

Dear Parents, please be on time.  We cannot leave the boathouse unsecure when the kids go out on the water. In addition, coaches may have a few rowers completing land workouts while others are out on the water.  It is important we have an adult at the boathouse during this time.

Make sure to have your cell phone with you. These numbers will be given to the coaches in case they need to contact you at the boathouse while they are out on the water.

We also have a yellow notebook with all the rower’s family’s contact information posted on the boathouse wall.  The address to the boathouse is posted on the boathouse door should you need to call 911 for any reason.

Most days it is quite boring so bring a book-though Friday’s (prior) and Monday’s (after) a regatta can be quite busy for rowers. You are welcome to volunteer if needed during these times.

This week’s land parents are:

  • Monday, Sept 24: Mary Rinaldo (585)857-6378 (Lenore)
  • Tuesday, Sept 25: Matthew Goheen (585)703-9996
  • Wednesday, Sept 26: Mary Criddle (585) 301-8081
  • Thursday, Sept 27: Ellen Carr-Fraese (585) 260-1018
  • Friday, Sept 28: Mary Criddle (585) 301-8081

3. Regatta Results. https://www.regattacentral.com/results/

While I am watching closely for the formal results to be posted on Regatta Central, you can check too by clicking the link above.  All of our regattas are listed on Regatta Central this year and you can check results for all our upcoming regattas in this same area.  Just look for the name of our regatta and the date it was held (Lift Bridge Regatta, September 22, 2012). When the results are posted, there will be a link you can click to access.

While you know what you did in your own race, it is often hard to keep track of all the races. We came away with a variety of ribbons and more importantly – first regatta experiences for many of you.  Pat yourselves on the back.

4. Thank YOU! I would like to extend a very warm “THANK YOU” to everyone (parents and rowers) who volunteered at our tent yesterday.  With so many “hands-on,” the day went smoothly.  A special thank you to Joi Freeman for providing us an amazing menu. The time that went into creating/preparing for each regatta is significant – from menu planning, grocery shopping, food prep, organizing foods collected from parents and making sure we did not forget anything.  (If anyone would like to volunteer to help Joi with these tasks for our future regattas, please contact her at: eatwell@rochester.rr.com) A special thank you to Greg Cutt, also, for manning the grill all afternoon to make sure our kids had warm food as they came off the water after their race.  An additional to Don DeVitto for leading the way in helping to raise our tents and helping our other parent volunteers to find their way in helping at the tent site.  Without you all, making it all happen would not have gone as smoothly.

5. Head of the Genesee.  It will be two weeks until our next regatta – right in our own back yard, Head of the Genesee.  So, take advantage of your week off as you prepare to volunteer at this regatta.  This regatta is special, not only because it happens on the river we practice on each day but because it provides BRC the opportunity to earn money.  By volunteering for a 4 hours block of time, we earn ~$42 per volunteer.  You may volunteer on any of the 3 days the event takes place.

  • Saturday, October 6 (Masters)
  • Sunday, October 7 (High School)
  • Saturday, October 13 (College)

Please click here for volunteer opportunities. (http://www.rochestercommunityrowing.org/volunteering/)It does not matter if you have experience.  Others will be there to help your learn your new volunteer adventure.  And thank you for helping us raise funds for BRC.

Have an amazing week, and as usual, if you have any questions – don’t hesitate to ask.

Peace and Kindness,

Rhonda Miga, BRC Communications (communications@brightoncrew.org)

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Practice Updates, Volunteer Opportunities, Weekly Updates

BRC NEWS: Week of September 17, 2012

  1. Missing Registration Items
  2. Yes, We Have Practice on Monday and Tuesday
  3. Team Pictures This Friday (and Monday next week)
  4. Lift Bridge Regatta, Saturday, Sept 22
  5. Uniforms for the Regatta
  6. Volunteer at Regatta and/or to Bring Food

1. Missing Registration Items.  Monday will be a Dry Dock Practice for those who still have items missing from Registration.  I have contacted many via email this past week outlining what is missing.  The following people are missing something and will not be able to get on the water Monday. If you see your friend’s name listed, please make sure they know to check their email or contact Rhonda (957-1212 or communications@brightoncrew.org) to find out what needs to happen for Monday. (I am human, I make mistakes. If you think you have completed your registration but see your name listed – please don’t get mad, just contact me so we can clarify.

Varsity Rowers

  • Devens
  • Hetzler
  • Holvey
  • Rinaldo
  • Shannon

Novice Rowers

  • Barnes
  • Coughlin
  • Egamini
  • McKenzie
  • Premyslovsky
  • Seth
  • Skyers
  • Smith
  • Williams

Modified

  • Bonalle
  • Friedberg
  • Hart
  • Jakubowski
  • Rosenbloom
  • Winterberger

2. Practice Schedule. We are not a school sport so we don’t follow the BCSD school schedule.  All teams will have practice this week. If you will not be able to attend due to being out of town or because you are celebrating the Jewish New Year, please let your coach know. (Coach Contact Info is on Page 4 of the Roster sent via email last week.)

  • Modified – Monday, Wednesday 4pm to 5:30pm
  • Novice and Varsity – Monday through Friday 3:45pm to 5:45 pm

Please be “ready” to go at your practice start time. If you need a few minutes to get yourself together, plan on arriving a few minutes before your practice starts.

Land Parents For This Week

  • Monday, September 17: Andrea Costanza (585) 764-3850
  • Tuesday, September 18: Tamara Dinolfo (585) 737-9886
  • Wednesday, September 19: Tess George (585) 330-2010
  • Thursday, September 20: Carol McKenna (585) 727-7235
  • Friday, September 21: Stephanie Siegrist (585) 329-3308

3. Team Pictures.  We will be taking practice pictures (no uniforms needed) on Friday, September 21. We will be taking team pictures (in uniform) during practice on Monday, September 24.  Friday will be a busy day due to pictures, practice and de-rigging for Saturday’s Regatta. Please make sure you are on time!

4. Lift Bridge Regatta, Fairport, NY, Saturday, September 22.  You may read general details for this regatta (and the others) on our website. These are listed under the “CALENDAR” tab. (http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=317).  You will receive an email specific to the Fairport Regatta later this week with specific details (when to report, race line up, etc. )  This is a team sport. Even if you are not on the water, plan to be at the regatta to cheer other team members on.

5. Uniforms for Regattas.  Novice and Varsity should have ordered uniforms by this time.  Rhonda will be picking up Tshirts from Athletic Outlet this week and is expecting varisty uni’s to arrive this week.  If your unisuit/tshirt is not ready or has not arrived for this regatta, we will have tshirts/uni’s you can borrow on Thursday at the boathouse.   Questions?  communications@brightoncrew.org

6. Fairport Regatta Volunteer Opportunities (in person and/or via food contribution):  Please sign up by Wednesday, September 19. Click here to use our Sign Up Genius to specific what you can do.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/fairport2 (This can also be found under the VOLUNTEER tab on our website (www.brightoncrew.org)

You can sign up for ALL the regatta’s for the season.  Click here or check the Volunteer tab on our website.

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Practice Updates, Regatta Updates, Weekly Updates

BRC News: Week of September 10, 2012

  1. Welcome Modified
  2. Practice Schedule (and Land Parents)
  3. Parking and Picking Up Rowers
  4. Mandatory Parent Meeting, Tuesday, September 11, 7:00pm (Swim Test conducted during this time)
  5. Kick Off Party, Friday, September 14 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  6. Volunteer Opportunity (Raise Funds for BRC)
  7. Novice T-shirts (ORDER NOW)

1.  Welcome! Our modified rowers start Monday, September 10 @ 4pm. Practice is each week on Monday and Wednesday. Practice time is 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  If you need directions to the boathouse, please check our website for directions to the GRC Boathouse. Click Here for the direct link. Your coach this season is Nicki Felluca. To learn more about Nicki, please check out our Coaches page on the BRC website. Click here for the direct link.  Please bring a water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather.  Clothing that fits well and is not baggy is recommended for rowing. Paperwork: Please bring your registration paperwork, if you have not already sent it in. (US Rowing Waiver, Parent Permission, Code of Conduct, Recent Physical or Letter from doctor to row.) These papers can be found on our website under Registration. Click here for the direct link.

2. Practice for Novice and Varsity this season is 3:45pm to 5:45pm.

Land Parents for this week are:

  • Monday, September 10: Mimi Hwang (585) 615-0033
  • Tuesday, September 11: Linda Bayer (585) 576-5308
  • Wednesday, September 12: Carol McKenna (585) 727-7235
  • Thursday, September 13: Karen Shannon  (585) 507-7089
  • Friday, September 14: Joan Smith (585) 482-4318

Land Parent should “dress for the weather.”  There is no heat at the boathouse or electricity at the boathouse. Please plan on having a cell phone with you.  Land Parents need to arrive with the rowers and will not leave until the last rower leaves.  3:40 pm to ~ 6:00 pm is what you should count on. (If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call Rhonda Miga. 957-1212) To sign up to help, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/brcfall (this can also be found under the Volunteers tab on our website)

3. Parking/Pick-Up/Drop-Off

DANGER:  It is dangerous to drive directly up-to the boathouse.  We have too much foot traffic and boats moving around the boathouse/dock area. You may drop your rower off in the loop under the highway.  You can park your car in this same area or in the small lot at the top of the hill before driving under the bridge. Pick up time can be congested (especially on Monday and Wednesday when we have all 3 teams at practice and on days that Genesee Rowing Club is starting as we are leaving). Please be patient during these times.

4. Mandatory Parent Meeting, Tuesday, September 11 7:00pm at Brighton High School Cafeteria.  Please mark your calendar for our Parent Informational Meeting. Meet the coaches, board and committee leaders; Learn about Fall season updates, travel plans and volunteer opportunities.”

Swim Tests will also be conducted during the Parent Meeting.  If you have not completed a swim test for BRC, you will need to take this test.  Please bring a sweatshirt that fits (no baggy/hooded). You will be swimming and treading water while wearing this sweatshirt and your bathing suit.  Rowers need to tread water or 10 minutes and swim 2 laps in the pool.  This is for your safety should a boat capsize in the water during practice or at a regatta.

5. Kick Off Party for the Fall Season.  Friday, September 14 at 6:30pm.  All Modified, Novice and Varsity rowers and their family members are welcome.  A perfect time to get to know your rowing family.  Please sign up to bring a covered dish.  CLICK HERE for directions and to RSVP how many are coming and what you will be bringing.

6. Volunteer at the HOG (Head of the Genesee).  Parents earn money for the BRC by volunteering at this event. There are 3 days you can volunteer.  Please click this link to volunteer.  Details on our website under “BRC News” on the main page: Help BRC raise funds by volunteering at the Head of the Genesee Regatta in October

7. Novice T-shirts: If you have not done so already, please order your Novice T-shirt NOW so you have it in time for our first regatta later this month.  Click Here or visit our website under “Merchandise” for links and information. Novice T-shirts are $23 (I think!). Modified do not have to order a uniform.

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Weekly Updates

BRC News: Week of September 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear BRC Families, Our 2012 Fall Season is now off and running.  Please bare with me because this weeks news contains a lot of important information.  Please Please Please read it all because there are dates and times you will want to add to your calendar and components you won’t want to miss out on.

Each week, I will try to highlight upcoming events and important information you may need. Our weekly news is sent to our listgroups for each team (Modified, Novice and Varsity). In addition, this same newsletter is posted on our website under “The Latest News” at the top of brightoncrew.org (Please know you can come to our website to find any information needed vs. searching through your email to find it.)

My name is Rhonda Miga and I am in charge of communications for Brighton Rowing Club. Should you find a broken link on our website or have a question about something I have emailed, please don’t hesitate to ask.  I do make mistakes but work hard to make sure you have the correct information in a timely fashion. My goal is to provide you with only one email a week but there are times when I have forgotten something or needed news comes in after I have completed the Weekly News. Questions are always welcome. In addition, if there is something you would like me to share with the crew, please get it to me by Friday of each week.

I will always try to highlight what is listed in our Weekly News at the top by number. This is to help you find what you need quickly without weeding through the details and losing needed information between the lines.  So, lets get started.

1. Registration Needs:  All Rowers need to have their registration items in before they get on the water for the season.  Please review this list to make sure you have it all.  I will be sending emails to those of you who may be missing items. However, feel free to beat me to the punch by checking this list and making it happen. A complete list of registration items and links can be found on the website under the Registration Tab (FALL Registration Check List) www.brightoncrew.org

  • Regatta Central Registration (electronic component) (completed each season)
  • US Rowing Waiver (electronic AND paper). The paper copy is used as back up if technology is not working in our favor at the regattas. Please make sure BOTH are completed. (this is completed once a calendar year)
  • Parent Permission for Travel/Medical Treatment (completed ONE time throughout your rowing career with BRC)
  • Code of Conduct (signed by rower) (completed ONE time throughout your rowing career with BRC)
  • Physican Ok to Row (this is good for one year from the time you received the doctors signature or your physical. Because physicals are done at different times of the year, please just make it a habit to send us a copy after you have completed your physical.) Note: We are not a school funded sport so the copy at the nurses office will not work for us. Please send us a separate copy.
  • Swim Test (completed ONE time throughout your rowing career with BRC)
  • Dues Payment $685 covers dues and our 3 local regatta fees for novice and varsity. $295 covers the modified rowers for the season, no regatta fees for modified rowers. (Note: there will be additional costs due for our out of town regattas.  There will definitely be one out of town regatta for all Novice/Varsity. Possibly two for some.)

2. Practice Schedule.  NOTE: We do NOT have practice on Monday, Sept 4. No Practice on Labor Day.

This week’s practice is Tuesday – Friday 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm for ALL Novice and Varsity Rowers.  Modified Rowers start date is Monday, September 10 (Mon and Wed only)

  • A. Land Parent Needs:  Each day we like to have a parent on land to keep an eye on items in the boathouse and to be available if we have an emergency come up requiring the coaches undivided attention.  Please plan on having a cell phone with you.  Land Parents need to arrive with the rowers and will not leave until the last rower leaves.  3:40 pm to ~ 6:00 pm is what you should count on. (If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. 957-1212 Rhonda) Please go to this link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/brcfall (this can also be found under the Volunteers tab on our website)
  • B. Water Jug Refills: I need two parents to volunteer to take a water jug each week and fill with fresh water two time per week.  While we have our rowers bring water bottles with them to practice, there is not any running water at the boathouse.  With extremely hot practice days rowers may need additional water. It is also helpful to have clean water if needed for a minor injury, etc.  Rowers are great in helping to carry this filled jug from your car to the boathouse.  A great way to help out with just a little bit of work to do.  Please contact me. Rhonda 957-1212 or email communications@brightoncrew.org

Land Parents for this week. (Each week I will post who our land parent is so that you have a way to reach your rower if there is an emergency or you need to get a message to your rower.)

  • Tuesday, September 5: Rhonda Miga, (C) 957-1212
  • Wednesday, September 6: We need YOU
  • Thursday, September 7: We need YOU
  • Friday, September 8: Michelle Brown,  (C) 490-1302
  • C. Car Pools.  Parents are asked to connect with each other if they need/want to create a carpool for practices.  With both novice and varsity starting and ending practice at the same time this season, it should make this task easier. Attached to this email is a current copy of our roster.  The roster will not be attached to the website posting of this newsletter. Please contact Rhonda if you need an updated copy of the roster. (communications@brightoncrew.org)

3. Mandatory Parent Meeting: Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 pm BHS Cafeteria. Please mark your calendar for our Parent Informational Meeting. Meet the coaches, board and committee leaders; Learn about Fall season updates, travel plans and volunteer opportunities.”
4. 2012-13 Season Kick Off Party.  Mark your calendar for Friday, September 14 6:30 pm to 9pm.  Join us for dinner after practice!  Relax, meet your teammates.  All rowers (Modified, Novice, Varsity), parents and siblings welcome.  At the Siegrist’s: 93 Southern Parkway.  Watch for the Sign-Up to bring a covered dish or item of need.

5. Team Photos (Modified, Novice and Varsity). Alex Garfield, one of our novice rower’s father has volunteered to do some team photos and action shots for us. (Thank you!) These photos will be given to both TCMS and BHS for their yearbooks. Individual photos of those students who attend different schools can also be done for you to submit to your school.  Mr. Garfield will be doing casual practice photos on Friday, September 21. Team/Individual pictures (in Uniform) will be done on Monday, September 24 during practice. 

Note: Varsity will wear their team uni’s. Novice will wear Novice T-shirts. Modified are not required to have uniforms.

6.  Regatta Schedule:  Detailed information on Regattas will be provided the week of that Regatta.  This information will be added to our website as we have it.  You can find dates/locations of all our upcoming regattas under the Calendar tab on our website. The direct link to this tab is: http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=2127

A. Food Planning/Tent Set Up Parents, Joi Freeman and Greg Cutt are working together to make sure we are able to feed our team members while at the regattas. However without the support and volunteering of all our rowing parents, we could not pull this off. Please watch for the Sign Up Genius allowing you to volunteer your time at our team tent and/or bring a food item.  We will go over the various ways you can help at Regattas during our Parent meeting on September 11.  In the meantime, I am happy to put you in contact with Joi if you would like to offer your support in advance. Note: we really, really need your help in this area. Joi Freeman (H) 461-3312.

7. Novice T-Shirt Orders.  Novice Rowers should go ahead and get their T-shirts ordered this week so we have them in time for our first regatta on September 23 (Fairport). T-shirts are ordered through Athletic Outlet in Southtown Plaza.  Please use this link to order your shirt. CLICK HERE  (You will find this link on our website under the Merchandise tab.) T-shirts are $23 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Weekly Updates

Help BRC raise funds by volunteering at the Head of the Genesee Regatta in October

Dear BRC Members, Rowers, Family, and Friends,

We have an excellent opportunity coming up to raise a good amount of money for our club in October…and have fun at the same time!  All you have to do is sign up to work one shift or more and designate BRIGHTON Rowing Club as your club.  Many jobs do not require prior experience, and training is held as needed.

The 2012 Head of the Genesee Regatta is being held on the the following dates:

Saturday, October 6th- Masters and Open Events.
Sunday, October 7th- High School Events
Saturday, October 13th- College and Corporate Challenge/Club Challenge Events

On ALL THREE DAYS there are volunteer opportunities from 7:30 AM-12 and 12-4:30 PM.

The following link will direct you to a website to sign up with your name, times, and desired role, or to just volunteer and you will be assigned a role.   There is also a box to leave a note for the coordinator if needed. http://www.rochestercommunityrowing.org/volunteering/.
Remember to put BRIGHTON Rowing Club for the club Affiliation.

When it gets closer, a schedule will be put out with names/shifts/assigned roles and changes can be made as needed.

To help us keep track of volunteers and be able to answer questions as needed, please let Stephanie Siegrist know that you have signed up once you have submitted your name and availability via the on-line link.  Her contact is: volunteer@brightoncrew.org

If you have any problems with the on-line registration, you can call Tim Giarrusso, who is the Regatta Director, at 737-0069 (and also serves on Brighton Rowing Club’s Board-of-Directors) If you have questions as to what any of the jobs entail, you can contact either of the above people or ask any of our coaches.

Please feel free to forward this to any family or friends who might like to work a shift on our behalf!

NOTE: Varsity Rowers may also sign up for shifts to help (just not on our rowing day, No Volunteering for BRC ROWERS on Sunday, October 7.  October 6 and October 13 are both open to our rowers. Parents, friends may volunteer on the day our team rows if you prefer. Younger rowers may team volunteer with an adult to learn what the responsibilities of volunteering entail.  Head of the Genesee depend on volunteers to make this event successful. So, if a rower volunteers, you must be responsible, on time and cannot leave early from your assigned position.

If you are a rower and have questions of whether you would be able to volunteer for a certain position, please connect with Rhonda Miga or Stephanie Siegrist.

Thank you!!
Brighton Rowing Club

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Volunteer Opportunities