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2014 News


VASRA Volunteer Jobs for the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship

VASRA VolunteersSaturday, May 10, 2014 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Ted Phoenix, Lower Boat Championships, Occoquan, VA

Ted PhoenixSaturday, May 3, 2014 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for the Ted Phoenix Regatta

VASRA VolunteersSaturday, May 3, 2014 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

UPCOMING EVENTS -- CAR WASH, SPRING SWEEP & THE CREW DANCE

Upcoming EventsApril 27 - May 3, 2014 - News -
Sunday, April 27th -- stop by the Annual T.C. Crew Car Wash Fundraiser at Minnie Howard between 11:30am and 5:00pm and have the kids wash the pollen off your car. Ellen Bradley is coordinating the event and could use a few folks to donate some items and lend a hand. If you can help, please sign up here.

Friday, May 2nd -- tickets for "Spring Sweep: Celebrate our Season" Fundraiser are now available and can be purchased online by clicking here. Be sure to buy yours today for this fun annual event, which will be held on the water at the birthplace of rowing in Alexandria, the Old Dominion Boat Club.

Saturday, May 3rd -- the Boathouse will be rocking as the team dances the night away at the annual Crew Dance. This is a celebration of the season, and takes the place of prom for those seniors who will be away competing in Canada. Lisa Pastore is coordinating, and can use a few more volunteers to assist with decorating, providing snacks, chaperoning and cleanup. If you can lend a hand, please sign up here.

Charlie Butt Regatta - on the Potomac at Georgetown, DC

Charlie ButtSaturday, April 26, 2014 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for the Charlie Butt Regatta

VASRA VolunteersSaturday, April 26, 2014 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Smokey Jacobs Regatta, Occoquan, VA

Smokey JacobsSaturday, April 19, 2014 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 5:40 AM at TC
Race Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM
Event Schedule: View...

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for the Smckey Jacobs Regatta

VASRA VolunteersSaturday, April 19, 2014 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Darrell Winslow Regatta - Occoquan, VA

Darrell WinslowSaturday, April 12, 2014 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 8:45 AM at TC
Race Time: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Event Schedule: View...

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for the Darrel Winslow Regatta

VASRA VolunteersSaturday, April 12, 2014 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Fundraising EventsSunday, April 6, 2014 - News - SUNDAY, APRIL 6TH
T.C. Crew Restaurant Fundraiser at Los Tios Grill – the fundraiser begins at 5:00 pm. The back room has been set aside for our use, and 10% of all purchases will be donated to the Crew Team. Located at 2615 Mt. Vernon Ave.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9TH
Spring2Action Day of Giving – Alexandria Crew Boosters, along with nearly 100 other non-profits, is participating in the Spring2Action fundraising drive on Wednesday, April 9th. Last year, we raised $740 for a new launch and other equipment for T.C. Crew. We hope to break that goal this year. To donate on April 9th, please visit our online fundraising page at http://spring2action.razoo.com/story/Alexandria-Crew-Boosters-Club.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH
T.C. Crew Restaurant Fundraiser at Monroe’s – join us for what has become a fun annual event at Alexandria’s favorite Italian restaurant (which just happens to be owned by the parents of two former rowers for T.C. Crew!) Our program receives 10% of the night’s proceeds. Reserve your table today by calling 703-548-5792 or online at www.monroesrestaurant.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH
Annual T.C. Crew Car Wash Fundraiser – held in the parking lot at Minnie Howard, this is an opportunity to wash the pollen off your car (or snow salt if Winter sticks around!) while supporting our kids.

FRIDAY, MAY 2ND
Annual Party at the Old Dominion Boat Club – details TBA!

BOYS ONLY - Bull's Run

BullSaturday, April 5, 2014 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD

GIRLS ONLY - Noxontown Regatta #3, St. Andrew's School, DE

 Saint Andrews #2Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 6:30 AM at TC
Race Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Event Schedule: View...

Noxontown Regatta # 1 - St. Andrew's School, DE

Saint Andrews #1Saturday, March 29, 2014 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 6:30 AM at TC
Race Time: 1:00PM ~ 4:00 PM
Event Schedule: View...

Launch Boat Training

Launch Boat TrainingSaturday, March 22, 2014 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

TCW vs. Washington & Lee - Dee Campbell Rowing Center (Boathouse), Alexandria, VA

TCW vs. W&LSaturday, March 22, 2014 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD

Royal Fundraiser

Royal FundraiserSaturday, March 15, 2014 - News - The Royal Restaurant, located at 734 N. St. Asaph Old Town Alexandria and within walking distance of boathouse is hosting a fundraiser for Alexandria Crew Boosters to support the TC Crew Team on Saturday, March 15 ALL DAY LONG from 6AM-9:30PM! Rowers could plan on having breakfast there after practice! Parents, friends & Boosters please join us in supporting this fundraiser!

Simply mention that you are there on behalf of Alexandria Crew Boosters AND/OR wear your TC Crew swag (available at Crew Closet in the boathouse!)

Food Prep Party

Food Prep PartySunday, March 2, 2014 - Food Preparation - T.C. CREW ANNUAL FOOD PREP PARTY
MARCH 2ND, FROM 1PM-4PM

One of the many jobs of the Alexandria Crew Boosters is to make sure our rowers are well fed at the regattas throughout the season. That job begins before the regattas actually begin -- at our annual food prep party, where chicken, potatoes, and other vegetables are sliced, diced, and bagged to get them ready for the spring.

For the fourth year in a row, the prep party will be held at the beautiful home of Sarah & Roger Conrad, located at 3516 Halcyon Drive in Alexandria. Please bring a cutting board and/or knives. Come for an hour or come and stay!


Click on the link below to volunteer.

Boosters Season Kickoff Meeting

Boosters Season Kickoff MeetingSaturday, February 22, 2014 - News - Location: Dee Campbell Rowing Center - 1 Madison Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Race Time: 10:00 AM

Mandatory Safety Meeting for Rowers and Parents

Mandatory Safety MeetingMonday, February 17, 2014 - News - Dear T.C. Williams Rowers and Parents,

I just wanted to follow-up on my email last week and remind you that registration is now open for the 2014 T.C. Williams Crew team. As mentioned, all rowers this season are being encouraged to register online. For instructions on how to do so, please click here.

I also wanted to pass along this reminder and additional information about four key dates related to T.C. Crew:

  • This Saturday, February 22nd, a mandatory safety briefing will be held at 10:00 am at the Dee Campbell Boathouse for new rowers & their parents. At 11:00 am, a meeting will be held for all parents to kick-off the season and answer any questions you may have. At 1:00 pm, all rowers will be required to take a swim test at Chinquapin.

  • Next Monday, February 24th is the first practice of the season. Moving forward, practices this spring will be held on Monday - Friday from 4-6:30 pm, and on Saturday mornings from 7-10:00 am. An after-school activity bus will be available to take kids to and from practice.

  • Sunday, March 2nd is the Annual T.C. Crew Food Prep Party to slice the vegetables, cut up the chicken, and prepare the other food that will be used to feed our rowers at regattas this year. To sign up, please click here.

  • March 22nd is the first regatta against Washington-Lee at the Boathouse. After the regatta, we will hold a ceremony to christen the newest shell in the T.C. Crew racing fleet -- "The Wanda."


A complete schedule of regattas was sent out last Thursday and can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here. A detailed schedule is also available on the TCW Crew website that includes important links about each event.

Finally, whether you are the parent of a returning veteran or a novice who has never rowed before, we have put together "10 Things to Know about Rowing" ... plus some other useful tips & terms -- a collection of facts and figures about the sport that will hopefully be of some help this year. To read, please click here.

Once again, we are really happy to have you as a part of T.C. Crew, and look forward to seeing you this Saturday at the Boathouse as we kick-off the Spring 2014 rowing season and begin another great year!

Sincerely,

Lisa

Lisa Zickar
Co-President
Alexandria Crew Boosters
(703) 684-7969

Top 10 Things to Know about Rowing

Top 10 Things to KnowMonday, February 17, 2014 - News - For novice and experienced parents and rowers we created a small guide describing the top 10 things to know about rowing and other useful tips. Click on the link below for more details.

Key dates for upcoming season

 Key dates for upcoming seasonMonday, February 10, 2014 - News - Dear T.C. Williams Rowers and Parents,

With the Spring rowing season just around the corner, I wanted to make sure you were aware that registration is now open for the 2014 T.C. Williams Crew team. This year, all rowers are being encouraged to register online. Only 8th-12th graders are allowed to participate in the Spring Programs. For instructions on how to register, please click here.

I also wanted to make sure you knew about three key dates related to the upcoming season:

February 22nd -- a mandatory safety briefing will be held at 10:00 am at the Dee Campbell Boathouse for new rowers & their parents, followed by a meeting for all parents at 11:00 am to kick-off the season and answer any questions you may have about T.C. Crew. At 1:00 pm, a swim test will be given to all rowers at the Chinquapin Recreation Center.

February 24th -- first practice of the season.

March 22nd -- first regatta.

A complete schedule of regattas will be released later this week. Next Monday, we will also send out another reminder about these key dates, as well as some additional information that will hopefully be of some use in the coming year.

We're looking forward to another great season of rowing and racing. If you're a returning rower, we look forward to having you back. If you're a new rower, we look forward to meeting you and having you as a part of T.C. Crew.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Otherwise, look for a schedule and more information in the coming week, and we'll see you on the Feb. 22nd!

Sincerely,

Lisa

Lisa Zickar
Co-President
Alexandria Crew Boosters
(703) 684-7969

2014 Spring Season Info

Spring Season InfoWednesday, February 5, 2014 - News -

2/19 Winter Conditioning Last Day

2/20 Returning Girls’ Pre-Season Test Day

2/21 Returning Boys’ Pre-Season Test Day

2/22 Novice Orientation AND swim test for all rowers (Chinquapin at 1:00pm)

2/24 First Day of Practice all Rowers

2014 MidAtlantic ErgSprints Volunteers Needed

ErgSprints Volunteers NeededSaturday, February 1, 2014 - News - Happy New Year!

Preparations for the 2014 MidAtlantic Erg Sprints, which will be held on Saturday, February 1st at T.C. Williams High School, are well underway.

As large and successful as Erg Sprints is, it is a completely volunteer effort Last year’s event was the product of more than 200 volunteers -- 170 adults and 50+ students. We will need at least that many on February 1st. This is where you come in. Please sign up for a shift or two. Not only will you be contributing to the success of this great event, you also get an Erg Sprints t-shirt and will have lots of fun!

We need help with setup and cleanup, greeting guests and answering their questions, athlete registration and check-in and clothing sales. No special skills are required and any level of participation is appreciated! Please click the link below to sign up and choose the time that fits your schedule.

Http:/www.ergsprints.com/volunteer/

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at volunteers@ergsprints.com. Thanks in advance for your help!

Lisa Emblom
Alexandria Crew Boosters
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