Month: September 2016

BRC News 9/27/16: Volunteers, Waivers and HOG

  1. Thank you Beth Poland, our new Volunteer Coordinator!  And thanks to parents who have already indicated their interests; Beth will follow up shortly with your assignments.  If you didn’t hand in a slip at the Parent Meeting, please Click Here for the Survey.  If your kid loves rowing, the club needs you.  Don’t wait to be asked, please contact Beth at
  2. Volunteers still needed for Head of the Genesee, Saturday Oct 8 (college racing) or Oct 9 (high school and masters).  Regatta organizers still need course marshals and launch drivers, but there are plenty of jobs for newcomers, too (registration, etc….)  BRC shares in the regatta proceeds, depending on the number of volunteers we have.  In the past, this work has earned several thousand dollars for BRC’s capital fund.
    1. Please contact Pat Stahl
    2. Saturday shift is 7AM-1PM.
    3. Sunday 2 shifts:  7:30AM-12Noon or 12-5PM
  3. USRowing Waivers:  still needed for some Varsity and Novice rowers. If Registrar has contacted you…do it!
  4. Head of the Genesee, Sunday, October 9: is our “home” regatta, for Novice and Varsity.
    1. Click Here for details, including links to the race schedule, when available.  Coaches will announce line ups soon.
    2. Hospitality:  SignUp to bring a food item and help set-up/serve/pack-up.  Questions?  Please contact Becky Davidson, info on the SignUp.
    3. Team Photos:  this is a great opportunity for take team and candid photos of the action.  If you get some good shots, please send them to
  5.  BRC Merch:  
    1. A few limited-edition, old-school BRC logo Nalgene water bottles available, $15, as well as some other cool odds-and-ends.  Exact change, please, or checks payable to Brighton Rowing Club.  Money goes to our capital fund.
    2. Order your FanGear from Athletic Outlet!  Allow 2 weeks for delivery.
  6. Head of the Charles, October 21-23:    Girls 4+ and Girls 2x (maybe a Boys 2x from the waiting list!)  Click Here for more information.  Kids and parents who are going will receive separate emails.
  7. Head of the Schuylkill, October 29-30.  Overnight, away regatta for Novice and Varsity in Philadelphia. Click Here for more info.  Travel logistics and cost TBA.  Questions?  Ask Coach Bex or Regatta Director
  8. Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for your cooperation.
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Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 9/15/16: Lift Bridge Regatta on Sunday

  1. Fairport Lift Bridge Regatta, Sunday, Sept 18.
    1. “Heat Sheet” (race schedule) posted HERE.  BRC has 8 entries.
      1. Coaches and Coxswains meeting at 6:30 AM
      2. First BRC race:  Girls Novice 4+ 7:45 AM.
      3. Last BRC race:  Girls 2d Varsity 4+  11:25AM
    2. Boats launch ~45 minutes before race time.
  2. Weather might be iffy….races could be delayed because of thunderstorms or wind or the Colonial Belle…OR NOT!  No one will know until race time.  So, bring an umbrella, be patient, hang out at the tent and enjoy the races and the company…..
  3. Thanks for volunteering on the SignUp Genius…but we still need a Dishwasher. First one to SignUp is everyone’s favorite person!
  4. Check Regatta Pages for details about each event.  These pages will be updated as info becomes available.
    1. Next regatta in 3 weeks:  Head of the Genesee.  More details TBA.
    2. Think about the opportunity to row at Syracuse Chargers regatta, Sat, Oct 15.  This is not on our usual calendar; we’ll ask who is interested and consider making plans….
    3. Head of the Charles:  BRC has a Girls 2x and Girls 4+.
      1. Helen and Mikayla in the 2x; linup for the Girls 4+ TBA soon.
      2. Boys 2x is 5th on the waiting list…stay tuned!!!
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 9/11/16: Thank You, Helpers! Welcome Modified! Regatta Info!

  1. Final Rosters and Team-Specific emails will arrive separately; please check your email.
  2. THANK YOU to everyone who is helping make this a great fall season.
    1. Boathouse work today:  repainting oars, sorting life jackets, repairing tents, etc: Ted Leaf; Faithe and Shelby Bassett; Ron, Ann Marie and Eric Schneider; Cathie Smith-Hetterich; Mark Haldeman; Becky Davidson; Peter, Stephanie and Helen Siegrist; Coach Bex
    2. Revised Budget and Migration to Quickbooks:  everyone’s favorite job…not!  But, important with a Club that handles ~$60K+ in revenue annually:  Surendar Jeyadev.
    3. Registration and Swim Tests:  Ann Marie Schneider and Geoff Hale
    4. Parent Meeting:  everyone who attended, especially our new families.  We’ll be contacting you soon about specific volunteer assignments.
    5. Parking Lot Parents:  SignUp here if you have not yet done so!
    1. Coaches prepare Novice and Varsity for first regatta on Sept 18–see below for more details.  Loading trailer on Friday.
    2. 16 Modified start on Tuesday, 9/13, 4-5:45PM:  Welcome summer LTR-ers who have joined for fall season.  Welcome back, others!
    3. T-Shirt Tuesday:  All rowers get the new BRC T-shirt!  I’ll be at the boathouse at the end of practice to pass them out: Youth L/S/M/L.  Extras available for $15.
    4. Board Meeting on Wednesday, 9/14:  If you would like a specific issue addressed, please contact
    5. This is Brighton Homecoming Week, but rowers’ priority is practice and preparing for competition.  Your teammates depend on you to attend each practice and not leave until dismissed.  Speak directly to your coach if you have an unavoidable conflict.
  4.  Fall Regatta Schedule, Click Here.
    1. Fairport Lift Bridge Regatta, Sunday, Sept 18.  Visit the SignUp Genius NOW to help with hospitality!
    2. Check Regatta Pages for details about each event.  These pages will be updated as info becomes available.
    3. Head of the Charles:  BRC has a Girls 2x and Girls 4+.  Boys entries on the waiting list, TBA.
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)