Community wellness through rowing


  • 06 Apr 2018 1:32 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    The dock is in and the boathouse is ready. Thanks to all the members who came to the winter Work Days to prepare for the season. Please be sure to check with your coaches as to the conditions for rowing. Our Board Meeting is April 19; please plan to attend. Junior Rowing is in full swing and they are preparing for their spring sprint season. Thanks to those who ordered fruit from our Junior Team. The spring clothing order will be at the boathouse on April 7th. Lots of activity going on in committee and around the river - stay informed and involved.  Reminder: if your 2018 membership fees have not been paid, you do not row. You can join/renew online via PayPal or use the Drop Box at the boathouse. 

  • 10 Mar 2018 1:27 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Northview High School Rowing is seeking a third coach for the 2018 spring season.  While desirable, an extensive rowing background is not required.  More important are group leadership skills and general knowledge of athletic training.  A high value is placed on keeping a favorable coach to rower of about 1 to 12 in order to provide more personalized instruction and be able to emphasize small boat rowing. 

    Northview shares the Jupiter Boathouse with Rockford.  Practices are from 3:00 to 5:30 pm beginning on March 12th.  The team is well equipped and enjoys excellent parent and school support.  For those so inclined, there are additional opportunities to coach summer and fall rowing.  

    Also open is a middle school coaching position.  The middle school program is non-competitive and practices are just three days per week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, form 5:45 to 7:30 pm.  The seven week program begins on April 9. 

    To learn more, contact Rick Anderson at 616-581-5920 or at

  • 02 Mar 2018 11:19 AM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Check out all the ways you can show off our great club! We have shirts, jackets, visors, and more! Members, parents and GRRA enthusiasts can submit orders through Sunday, March 18. Be sure to check out the new selections of "high visibility" shirts and hoodies. Click HERE then enter the code: GRROWING18. Items can be picked up at the boathouse. Contact Amy West, Membership Director, if you have any questions. 

  • 24 Feb 2018 10:22 AM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Our GRRA team store will be open from Thursday, March 1, through Sunday, March 18. We have our stock items with our GR logo as well as some great, new items. If you are looking for high visibility shirts, look no further. We will have some blue, green and pink choices. No orange, but we could add that for fall hunting season. Watch for notices on Facebook, in our Events, and in our March club newsletter. 

  • 01 Feb 2018 9:24 PM | Gregory Momber (Administrator)

    Hello GRRA members,

    Forest Hills Eastern High School is actively seeking a rowing coach. If anybody is interested, or knows of anybody that may be interested, please checkout the link below.

    Thanks for any and all help.

    Link Above.

  • 29 Jan 2018 3:50 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Welcome to a new year and the start of the 2018 rowing season. Our Juniors have already been hard at work participating in winter conditioning. They are looking forward to a great season. At our January board meeting, our 2018 Board of Directors was voted on and approved. We have another great team assembled! Be sure to click on the Issue 18 link to download the latest newsletter. Take advantage of the volunteer opportunities coming up! It's the best way to stay involved with the club. 

  • 23 Jan 2018 7:48 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Join us for a winter work day at the boathouse. We will meet at 9am and work until approximately 1pm. This work day will include making and relocating racks and hangers, general motor maintenance and possible flooring for the boathouse bays. We need all members to attend, as these are large undertakings. Many hands make light work. Please bring your drills, drivers, step ladders, chop saws, and a good attitude. See you on Saturday, February 3, 2018. 

  • 07 Jan 2018 8:28 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    We are still conducting our Pop Can Drive so we hope that you are saving your receipts to add to our equipment fund. Also, Amy West and friends have put together another afternoon of line dancing and fun! See our Events page for the details on our January 21 FUNdraiser. Hope to see you there! Be sure to bring your friends, family . . . and Pop Can Drive donations. 

  • 26 Dec 2017 3:05 AM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Be sure to attend our January board meeting. We will be voting on the new GRRA board, making decisions about the 2018 season and hearing from our various committees for this year's budget. Go to the Events page for the full list of officers and directors. 

  • 07 Dec 2017 11:37 AM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Our annual GRRA Planning Meeting is this Saturday, December 9, at the Comstock Park Library. We will meet from 8am - 12noon. Topics include boathouse maintenance and upgrades, equipment needs and usage, program details, and board nominations. We appreciate the way each and every member steps up and takes charge. Your dedication to the club is unsurpassed! 

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