Hello Crew-mates, family members, and friends! Hope you have all had a fantastic winter break and had a good first week back into the swing of things.
We have set most of the dates for the spring semester, and they are as follows:
January 24th at 6:30pm in Rec Rm 281: Informational. For team members: No one is required to come to this (other than the officers), but you're welcome to come and meet prospective novices :) Prospective novices: come and get all the introductory information on our team! We'll be talking about rowing, our team, the regattas we attend, as well as other important information and needed paperwork.
January 25th at 7pm: Ice Cream Social at a team members house (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested). Please come and help us greet new potential members to our team!
Learn to Rows: January 28th at 8-11am (Saturday), January 29th at 2-5pm (Sunday). For team members: once again, you're not required to be here, but you should come out and help (as long as you have your AOR signed and approved)! For potential novices: please come out and get some time in a boat. Here we will be teaching you all the necessary components of rowing and allowing you to get some much needed time and practice in a boat with other novices. You must have an AOR signed and approved to row, so make sure that is done. We will talk about this at the informational and have computers set up for you to complete them.
The application must be filled out by both returning members and new rowers, and must be completed and turned in by 8pm on January 29th. The link to the application will be posted to our Facebook page, as well as this website when we have it up and running.
Contract Night: January 31st at 6:30pm in Rec Rm 281. Everyone should be here and ready to pay their dues. We will talk more about this at the informational, and if you have any issues please contact me at email@example.com, or our secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Novice Days: February 11th at 8-11am (Saturday), February 12th at 2-5pm (Sunday). For team members: the same rules for the ice cream social and the learn to rows apply here (please come, if you have an excuse, etc). New Novices: come out and get more much needed practice time in a boat. We'll be working on rowing technique for the quickly upcoming regattas. Same as the Learn to Rows: one of these is mandatory.
SWEAT (for returning rowers only): February 4th, Dallas, TX
Erg Rodeo: February 18th, Austin, TX
Alumni Duel: February 25th, College Station, TX
Heart of Texas: March 4th, Austin, TX
NG Bake Sale: March 25th (tentative) SIRA: April 15-16th, Tennessee
Our first meeting (with all the new novices) will be Contract Night (January 31st at 6:30pm in Rec Rm 281). We will continue to have meetings every Tuesday before every regatta, and possibly more if the coaches and/or officers think we need one.
Thanks to all of y'all and lets have a great season! Let me know if you have any questions.