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Club News 3/20/2012

We are getting ready for the rowing season.

This Sunday March 25 is the Ergfest!  The fest will start at 10:30AM at the New Hope Eagle Firehouse. The competition will be 2,000 meters. Contestants will be grouped by age and gender. Boats will be displayed electronically on a 6-lane course. This is your chance to show-off those improvements in technique and stamina that you have made over the winter! For those interested, see my message from a couple of weeks ago. Come test yourself on the erg, or cheer others on!

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We have a site cleanup and boat move day planned for Saturday, March 31st. The rain date is Sunday, April 1st. We are doing these things earlier this year, and on one day, in anticipation of continued warm weather, and because the boat trailer is already at the site. Please mark your calendars to reserve the date. In spite of the mild winter weather, we will be watching the river closely to make sure that the conditions are adequate before any equipment is launched. Bring shovels, wheelbarrows, work gloves, rakes for the site maintenance. Bring 7/16″ wrenches for the rigging. If you have a boat rack for your car, put it on and come down. We need to move the small boats, oars and riggers from the Sodano’s barn in Rosemont. We will also rig all of the club boats.

And, of course, before you can row, your membership dues need to be paid.  The membership application is on the website (check out the new website design – Thanks to Steve Platt)  under the “Membership” pull-down menu. If you have trouble accessing the file, send an email to swancreekrowing@gmail.com. As always, remember that all pages of the application need to be filled in. It is important for our insurance policy that you sign the waiver and the swim certification. Your membership is not considered current until all paperwork is complete. To be efficient, both for yourself and and club, we will have applications and pens at the membership meeting – just bring your checkbook!

As the season gets closer, it is important that we have up-to-date information on you, like emergency contact name and number and, of course, your preferred email address.

Ted

Club Update – Start of Season

Please refrain from using the team boats until the boat move. While the weather is gorgeous and everyone would love to row, we need to next two weeks to ensure the boats and other equipment are in good working order.

Additionally, the boat move and site cleanup have been consolidated and will both occur on 3/31, instead of 4/1. The more people we have, especially if you have a rack, the faster we can get on the water.

Thanks for your patience and see everyone on the water soon,  Chris

Club News 3/11/12

We are getting ready for the rowing season.

Saturday March 25 is the Ergfest! The fest will start at 10:30AM at the New Hope Eagle Firehouse. The competition will be 2,000 meters. Contestants will be grouped by age and gender. Boats will be displayed electronically on a 6-lane course. This is your chance to show-off those improvements in technique and stamina that you have made over the winter! For those interested, see the Ergfest Flyer.

We have a site cleanup and boat move days planned for Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st. We are doing these things earlier this year in anticipation of continued warm weather. Please mark your calendars to reserve these dates. In spite of the mild winter weather, we will be watching the river closely to make sure that the conditions are adequate before any equipment is launched. Bring shovels, wheelbarrows, work gloves, rakes for the site maintenance. We received an edict from the County to move our boat trailer out of the Fairgrounds tent last week. So the big boats and the trailer are already at the boat site. Therefore, the boat move on April 1st will be limited to getting the small boats and oars from the Sodano’s barn in Rosemont, and rigging all of the club boats. More details to follow.

And, of course, before you can row, your membership dues need to be paid. The membership application is on the website under “Membership” drop-down menu. If you have trouble accessing the file, send an email to swancreekrowing@comcast.net. As always, remember that all pages of the application need to be filled in. It is important for our insurance policy that you sign the waiver and the swim certification. Your membership is not considered current until all paperwork is complete. To be efficient, both for yourself and and club, we will have applications and pens at the membership meeting – just bring your checkbook!

IMMEDIATE BOAT MOVE – NEED ASSISTANCE 3/2/12

We need to move our boats out of the Fairgrounds immediately. If you have a car / truck that can haul the trailer, please get in touch with Chris Bowley. We’re looking to move it today (3/2/12) if possible.

Thanks for your assistance! Even with the boats being moved back to the site, please refrain from using any boats on the trailer until otherwise notified – we’ll send out a follow up email shortly with the spring schedule.

Ergfest Registration and Call for Volunteers

The Swan Creek Rowing Club Ergfest will be held on March 25, 2012 at the New Hope Eagle Firehouse. See the flyer for details.

You can register two ways. You can register via the Regatta Central website. Click here for instructions on how to use Regatta Central.

Or send email to Murray Glover . Indicate your age, gender, estimated 500m split for 2k and your T-shirt size (S/M/L/XL). Then send a $20 check, made out to SCRC,  to Murray at 8 Overlook Court, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP MOVE THE SCRC ERGS FROM THE ESC SCHOOL TO THE FIREHOUSE. We need persons to take an erg home from the ESC School on March 22  at 8 PM, store at home and deliver to the firehouse at 8 AM, March 25. Then take them home again and bring back to the ESC School on  March 26 at 6PM. Volunteers are requested to contact Steve Platt or David Cuff.