Well, there is still snow on the ground, but it is starting to feel like spring outside! That means time for spring rowing season to start!! We already have some people registered through HRA (thank you!). Please make sure that you complete all the registration items shown on the “JOIN CREW” tab at huronrowing.org. As many of you recall, there are registration requirements through the school as well as through HRA. I have attached a checklist to help everyone make sure they have finalized all their paperwork.
- To start, the website you need to go to is membership.usrowing.org.
- US Rowing has created a helpful youtube video to walk you through what you need to do. https://youtu.be/VLT50U8WzUc.
- For people who have been on the team before, you will see that US Rowing now requires payment of a small administrative fee. This will be good for the whole year. Everyone on the team except for the people listed below (who currently have an active US Rowing waiver) needs to complete the US Rowing registration and waiver to be eligible to row for the team. The people who have an active waiver (as of the time I am writing this on Monday morning) are: Libby Reeves, Jack Panitch, Arthur Zhang, Niyati Kellenberg-Callewaert, and Makala Borg. Everyone else needs to complete the waiver.
The Spring orientation is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 15 in the little theater at Huron High School. This is mandatory for all new rowers and parents and recommended for all rowers and parents.
If you are a new rower and have not yet completed your swim test, I recommend getting that completed this week. We may have a way to do the test at the boathouse, but the water is likely to be quite cold for awhile, so a pool may be more palatable.
For new rowers (and returning rowers), we have a lot of volunteering options and I recommend signing up early and often. We will go over these opportunities at the orientation and the powerpoint describing these will be on the website. We are still looking for someone to help coordinate the millionaire parties and the art fair. These are our two biggest fundraisers and a great way to get involved. Look to your emails for messages about fundraising.
Last but not least, you will soon see order forms for uniforms. We have different uniforms for varsity and novice teams and the details will be in the emails. There will be a tight time turnaround on the uniform order forms, so keep an eye out!
Please contact me with any questions at all. I look forward to seeing all the returning rowers and families and meeting all the new rowers and families!
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