Month: November 2015

BRC News 11/8/15: Thanks for a great season!

  1. Thank You, Parents and Coaches for supporting our rowers this season!
  2. Special thanks to Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle, Avery’s Parents, for taking the team photos.  If you have good images for the yearbook or BRC website, please email webmaster@brightoncrew.org or drop off a disk/thumb drive at 93 Southern Parkway.
  3. Final Practice, Monday, 11/9: is boat-washing and packing up the boathouse until Spring season.  Check the lost-and-found and claim your stuff.
  4. BRC Board Meeting:  Moved to this WEDNESDAY, 11/11, 7PM, 93 Southern Parkway.
    1. Part of our November-meeting agenda is to review the successes and learning-experiences of the past season, and plan for the future.  Please email anything you’d like to share to Irene Allen, Board Secretary, at irene.allen@brightoncrew.org.
    2. Volunteers still needed for key roles.  How will you support your child’s club?
      1. Registrar
      2. Volunteer Coordinator
      3. Board Secretary
      4. Board Members-at-Large (2-3 needed)
      5. Fundraising:  Tracy Schleyer has organized the sponsorship/”wish list” strategy.
  5. “Foster Erg Program”:  Ergs need a warm winter home away from the un-heated boathouse.   Stay tuned for more info about how many are available, how to obtain/return them, training expectations for rowers who have the privilege of borrowing one.
  6. Looking forward to Winter and Spring:
    1. Rowers:  keep up your workouts and maintain your fitness!  Some kids are planning off-season workouts.  Get together and stay strong.
    2. Winter training will be at ROC Boxing, starting late January.  Stay tuned for details.
    3. Spring Regattas will be same as last year: Mercer, Buffalo (5/1/16), States (5/14-15/16), Syracuse, Pittsford.  Other dates not yet posted.
    4. No practice during February break, but practice WILL be held for Novice and Varsity during Easter break (3/25-4/1/16).  Rowers are expected at every practice.  Coaches expect that you don’t plan vacations, college visits, etc… during the Easter break.
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 11/4/15: Final Regatta This Week

  1. At practice this week, be ready for hands-on by 3:45 to get in a good row before it gets too dark!
  2. Monday “practice” on 11/9 is boat-washing and packing up the boathouse until Spring season.
  3. Final Regatta is Pull the Plug in Pittsford, Saturday, November 7.
    1. Click Here for more info on the regatta page.
    2. Click Here for BRC Race Schedule.
    3. Click Here for the SignUp Genius.
    4. Hospitality message from Becky:  “The last regatta of the Fall season is coming up this weekend!  It is a “home” regatta–no long-distance traveling J­–so please come help out at the Hospitality tent.  Eat breakfast at home, but we’ll have AM snacks at the tent.  Lunch will be meatball subs, pasta, and side salads.  Hospitality jobs as well as food donations are available on the SignUp–go check it out. To all of those who have volunteered this season so far – THANKS!In Philly, team members and parents did a fantastic job loading and unloading the bus with all of the hospitality gear as well as setting up and taking down equipment.  Many of the Novice team members were especially helpful!!  Thanks rowers!!

      I wanted parents to know that we are using a rotating duty roster so that Varsity and Novice rowers equally share hospitality duties and understand what is expected of them for each regatta. The first responsibility of each rower is to be ready to race, but rowers also help with packing, transport and unpacking.  Parents can help encourage their child to be an active participant and to complete the duties before leaving a practice and/or regatta, as well as help with the duty assignment. Below is a list of the duties for the Pittsford Regatta.  Thanks for your support!”

      NOVICE (Avery, Keagan, Sam, Eric, Miles, Drew W., Julia F., Leah): Help pack, set up, take down, unpack tents, ground cloth, blankets, weights.

      GIRLS VARSITY PORT  (Aidan, Maddy, Emma Tracey, Celia, Calista, Drew, Archana, Helen): Help pack, set up, take down, unpack grill, griddle, tables, propane. Any parent willing to help cook lunch?

      GIRLS VARSITY STARBOARD (Mikayla, Vidhya, Alyssa, Olivia, Aliza, Julia M, Franie, Emma Tabin, Hannah): Help pack, set up, take down, and unpack black & yellow containers and wagon. Parents can sign up to help on the Hospitality team in the morning or afternoon.

      VARSITY BOYS (Ellis, Quinn, Cameron, Ryan, Will): Help pack, set up, take down, and unpack coolers, water jugs, food.  It would be great if a parent of a Varsity boy could sign up to help with the water jugs!

  4. End of Season Party?  Are you available to plan/host?  Saturday or Sunday after Pull the Plug?  Another time?  Let me know…
  5. Festival of Ideas:  BRC has been invited to participate in BCSD’s Festival of Ideas on Saturday, 2/23/16, ~12-5pm.  Stay tuned for more info; enthusiastic rowers will be needed to recruit and run the sessions.
  6. Looking forward to Winter and Spring:
    1. Winter training will be at ROC Boxing, starting late January.  Stay tuned for details.
    2. Spring Regattas will be same as last year: Mercer, Buffalo, States, Syracuse, Pittsford.
    3. No practice during February break, but practice WILL be held for Novice and Varsity during Easter break (3/25-4/1/16).  Rowers are expected at every practice.  Coaches expect that you don’t plan vacations, college visits, etc… during the Easter break.
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)