Month: March 2013

Genesee Rowing Club’s 5th Annual Benefit…

Tickets on sale now at or call Laura Greene at 215-901-1670 to reserve tickets.

Join us for a fun filled afternoon on March 24th at the eclectic Good Luck restaurant, featuring their mouthwatering appetizers. Wine and beer provided. Bring your Genesse mug to fill, or buy one there! Cash bar available. Enjoy an assortment of tasty desserts donated from local establishments.

There will be numerous silent auction items which include a brand new Concept 2 erg shipped directly to the highest bidder.  And that is only the beginning! You will also be able to participate in a LIVE auction featuring our very own Ken Z. as auctioneer, taking bids for private rowing lessons from one of our 4 amazing and extremely talented coaches, Will, Nicki, Chris, and Lisa. Let the bidding wars begin!!!!!

Proceeds will benefit the continuous growth of our rowing club.
(A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.)

Please view the attached flier for more information.

Hope you can join us on March 24th.

We are rowing. We are growing. We are GRC!

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BRC: News for Week of March 17, 2013

1. Parent Meeting, March 19 @7:00 pm @ the Jewish Community Center in Brighton
2. Registation Items
3. Spring ROW FREE Raffle
4. Team Roster – DRAFT
5. Practice Schedule for Week
6. Volunteer Opportunities (Land Parent Sign Up)

Hello Brighton Rowing Club… the time to get on the water this season is almost here.  Weekly emails will start now to help keep you informed of upcoming events and important information.  If you have questions or would like a different email addressed added (or removed) from our listgroup, please send Rhonda Miga an email to

1.  Mandatory Parent Meeting, March 19 at 7:00 pm.  Location: Jewish Community Center in Brighton.  If room number is not posted at the door, please stop by the information desk for meeting location.  The meeting will last about an hour.  We will be reviewing: this seasons regattas and projected expenses, volunteer opportunities, practice times and expectations, etc.

2. We will be finalizing any outstanding registration items needed for this season.  Rowers will NOT be allowed on-the-water until ALL needed registration items are turned in.  Please bring any outstanding items needed to the Parent Meeting.  If you are not sure that you have turned in all items or if you are missing an item, please stop by the Registration Desk Tuesday evening.  (Unless you have registered in the last week, you most likely received an email with a list of needed items.)

3. We will draw winners for our ROW FREE SPRING 2013 raffle at the parent meeting. BRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation help BRC with team parties and other team extras throughout the season.  A $25 donation = 1 ticket, and a $50 donation = 3 tickets.  We have 3 giveaways this season.  1st prize is Season Dues, 2nd prize is a team all-weather jacket and 3rd prize is the BRC duffle bag. (Rowers who have already purchased a jacket and/or duffle bag may purchase other like priced items from our available FanGear.) Last minute donations can be made at the Parent Meeting on Tuesday.

4. TEAM Roster. Attached is a DRAFT of this season’s roster.  Please review your information and let Rhonda know if there are any changes that need to be made (added or removed).  Please use this roster to connect with other parents to set up car pools to the Genesee Rowing Boathouse.

5.  NOTE change in Practice Schedule this week. Monday and Wednesday’s practice will be at the JCC – regular practice time.  On Friday, March 22 we will report to the Genesee Rowing  Club Boat House at 3:30pm.  Practice will be from 3:300 to 5:30 for Novice and Varsity Rowers.  (Modified rowers will begin on-the-water April 15.)

6. Volunteer Opportunities.  Land Parents – Please see the attached information on Land Parents.  We will have a Sign Up Genius form available later this week to sign up and be a Land Parent.  **This is very important** If each rower has one parent sign up at least 2x throughout the season, we can have all practice sessions covered.

Brighton Rowing Club is run solely by volunteers. Without volutneers, BRC would not exist.  We have a variety of volunteer opportunities.  We will review volunteer opportunities at the Parent meeting. For a behind the scenes volunteer opportunity, Rhonda is looking for someone to update the website. If you have a little experience using WordPress please contact Rhonda to help out.  We also need a Party Planner to plan the Season Kick Off party and the End of Season Party. If you are able to help with these two events, please let us know. Parents and rowers attend the kick off and end of season party.

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