2017 SCRC Application Available Now

This year we are sending the 2017 Swan Creek Rowing Club Application directly to the membership for your convenience.  You will be receiving the application as a separate email directly from our club Secretary, Bonnie Snider (bonnieaileen@hotmail.com).  Please add her email address to your contacts to ensure you receive the application.

This year’s membership application reflects two new items which were announced at the 2016 Membership Meeting in December.

Full Year Dues for Masters now have Two Tiers:

  • Dues paid prior to March 1, 2017 will be $315 (as in 2016)
  • Dues paid (postmarked) after March 1, 2017 will be $350

Knowing the level of the Club Membership will allow the Board to better manage the 2017 Membership Roster.  The Board wants to ensure we do not over-extend our membership levels. Knowing the membership commitment before the rowing season begins will allow us to better manage our equipment and schedules.

Notice of Volunteer Hours:

New for this year, the application includes a notice regarding a requirement for a minimum of ten volunteer hours by each Club Member.  The goal of having volunteer hours is to enlist help for the many tasks required to run the Club during the rowing season.  In the past, the volunteer hours were more informal and performed by a limited number of members.

Last year we heard from many members that they are willing to help, they just need to know what they can do.  As a result, the Board is developing a more formal approach and a second communication will be sent with the details and type of tasks the membership can perform. We also believe this will be an opportunity for members to meet other SCRC members who row at different times or with specific groups.

Thanks! Swan Creek Rowing Club Board

Where are they now?

Olivia Herman – Lulu to us.

Fordham Rowing Announces Class of 2021 Early Signees

"Olivia Herman (Pennsbury High School – Yardley, Pa.)
Herman began coxing in 2013 for Princeton National Rowing Association Juniors. She has continued to compete with PNRA juniors while also coxing for the PNRA Masters, Swan Creek Rowing Club Masters and the Avalon Rowing Club Masters. Career highlights include first place at the 2016 USRowing Mid-Atlantic Championships in the Women's 2nd Varsity 4+, first place in the Women's Varsity 8+ at the 2015 Navy Day Regatta and 12th place at the 2016 Head of the Housatonic Regatta. Herman is interested in majoring in US History and Government."

Full article here

Membership Meeting Agenda

December 2016 Membership Meeting
Giuseppe’s Restaurant, New Hope
Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 PM

Please join us on Wednesday evening for our year-end Membership Meeting! Enjoy pizza and holiday cheer with your fellow SCRC members.

MEETING AGENDA

A LOOK BACK AT 2016

  • Learn to Row Programs – Club members new to the sport of rowing
  • School Programs – A continued program with The Solebury School and a new program with the STEM Civics School
  • Continued success at regattas

FINANCIAL REPORT

  • 2016 Results and 2017 Budget & Dues Structure

2017 SCRC BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT

Executive Board

Richard Park – President
Alan Albanir – Vice President
Sue Moran – Treasurer
Bonnie Snider – Secretary

General Board Members

Holly Green
Ted Pytlar
Julia Gearhart
Nancy Beadle
Olivia Ondis

2017 PRIORITIES

Change in the VP/Boat Captain Responsibilities

  • Shift from centralized to de-centralized model

Establish SCRC Operating Committees

  • During 2017, the Board will ask for representation from all club groups (Masters Men/Women Sweep; Masters Men/Women Scullers; Youth) to perform upkeep and general maintenance of the SCRC equipment during the rowing season

2017 Volunteer Hours & Tracking

  • During 2017, the Board will ask for all members to volunteer hours to assist with routine tasks both for our equipment and at the boat site

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