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  • 08 Mar 2014 4:16 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    The March 13th Board Meeting will feature a session on fundraising and sponsorships for the 2014 USRowing Masters Nationals Championships regatta. The regatta is a showcase event for our organization and requires the support of our membership. We’ll be providing the tools you need to work with potential sponsors. Your support is critical to our success!

    The board meeting will be on March 13th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Micron Manufacturing, 1722 Kloet NW.

  • 08 Mar 2014 4:15 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    All adult and junior rowers are welcome to join our "flotilla" in the St. Patricks Day Parade on March 15th. All past and present rowers are welcome! We will be hauling the trailer and showcasing our shells in the parade. Meet at 9:30 am on Lyon between Ottawa and Monroe. Rowers, please wear team logo clothes (jackets, hats, pants, etc.), comfortable shoes and dress warmly. No additional candy donations are needed. Thanks to those who donated!

  • 08 Mar 2014 3:58 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    The Grand Rapids Spring Sprints junior ergatta will be held at Forest Hills Central on March 22nd from 9am to Noon. Our juniors have worked hard to condition for this event. Everyone is welcome to join us in cheering on our juniors in this event.
  • 01 Mar 2014 12:30 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    Dock on Grand River

    Dock in, the start of spring season, will take place at the boathouse on Saturday, March 29, beginning at 10 a.m. Just like being in a shell with your crew, it's best if everyone is taking part!

  • 01 Mar 2014 12:00 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    Indoor Rowing Center

    Indoor Rowing 202: Power & Technical Competence
    Tuesday and Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    March 4th to 13th

    Wyandotte Boat Club weekend
    March 8th to 9th in Wyandotte, MI

    Indoor Rowing 103: Indoor Rowing Elements
    Tuesday and Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    March 18th to 27th

  • 01 Mar 2014 11:30 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    The Junior rowing team will be marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 15th. All past and present junior rowers are welcome! Meet at 9:30 am on Lyon between Ottawa and Monroe. Juniors, please wear team logo clothes (jackets, hats, pants, etc.), comfortable shoes and dress warmly.

    Donations of small-size candy (smarties, tootsie rolls, suckers, etc.), that the juniors will be passing out during the parade, are appreciated. Candy can be dropped off at the Indoor Rowing Center (Roger's Plaza) by March 8.
  • 01 Mar 2014 11:00 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    USRowing Masters logo

    The 2014 USRowing Masters Nationals Championships will be held in Grand Rapids from August 14th to 17th. This will be the largest regatta that we've ever hosted.

    Sponsorships are now available for this event. Here is a packet of information for you to share with potential sponsors. http://2014nationals.us/sponsorpacket.pdf

  • 01 Mar 2014 10:30 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    We are looking for ten people who would like to be volunteer leaders for Masters Nationals August 12-18.

    Each leader will be responsible for providing training and communication for his/her assigned volunteers, as well as making sure the volunteers have the supplies they will need.

    You will be given tons of support (including the volunteers and written instructions and supply lists)!

    The volunteer areas are:

    • Launch drivers/stake-dock holders/docks/bow numbers
    • Maintenance (ie, gas/dock repairs)
    • Finish/Start/Aligner/Results
    • Registration/HQ/weigh-ins/medals/announcer
    • Communications
    • Set up/Tear down
    • Groundskeeping (trash/recycling/Porta-johns)
    • Hospitality tents/Volunteer meals
    • Parking (shuttles, golf carts, in-park logistics)
    • Beer garden

    If you are interested in taking one of the volunteer leadership positions, contact deanna@grrowing.org.

  • 01 Mar 2014 10:00 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    We will need a large number of volunteers for this event. You and groups of vounteers can register to be a volunteer here: http://2014nationals.us/volunteer

  • 01 Mar 2014 9:30 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    Board member elections were held at the annual membership meeting on February 20th. Here are your 2014 board of directors.

    • President - Landon Bartley
    • Vice-President - Jordan Hefferan
    • Treasurer - Caitlin Quantock
    • Secretary - Karin Cramer
    • Boathouse Director - Walt Alexander
    • Communications Director - Rob Shea
    • Membership Director - Amy West
    • Safety Director - Renee Zuidema

    The next board meeting will be on March 13th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Micron Manufacturing, 1722 Kloet NW.

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