NEWS

Atlanta Erg Sprints 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Georgia Tech Campus Rec Center

9a.m. - 3p.m.

http://www.atlantaergsprints.com/home

 

 

SPRING REGISTRATION

Saturday, January 14, 2017

St. Andrew Rowing Boathouse

10a - 1pm

 

Head of the South UPDATE

Buses will pick up the rowers in the gravel lot next to SA on Saturday morning. Athletes need to arrive at 4:15am and the buses will depart sharply at 4:30am.  The buses will return to the gravel lot Saturday evening.  

 

HOOCH UPDATE

Buses will pick up the rowers in the gravel lot next to SA on Friday evening. Athletes need to arrive at 6:30pm and the buses will depart sharply at 7:00pm.  There is NO dinner stop so eat at home. We are trying a later departure this time to avoid Atlanta metro traffic. The buses will return to the gravel lot Sunday late afternoon/early evening.  

 

We are asking that NO CARS be left for two nights at SA or the gravel lot (or do so at your own risk). 

SA boys have another strong showing with a 20th place finish at the Head of the Charles. This placement was an improvement of 16 spots from last year, and second from our region! See you in 2017!

52nd Head of the Charles Regatta

 

This weekend the boys head back to Boston looking to improve on last year's 36th place finish. With two new faces in the boat, the quintet of Dylan, Jared, Jason, Jordan, and Max should have a incredible showing coming off their second place performance at the Chattanooga Head Race. We are excited to root them on, so be sure to join us in support. Race results are posted real-time, as well as the entire event is being streamed. Stay connected with all regatta updates: http://www.hocr.org/the-regatta/2016-regatta-news/

 

The Boy's Varsity 4+ races on Sunday, October 23 at 11:33 a.m. 

 

575,000 Meters Rowed

2016 Erg-A-Thon at Avalon

With our second Erg-a-thon in the books, we couldn't be more proud of the athletes for their effort. An impressive 575,000 meters were rowed by the SA program in just over two hours!

A HUGE thank you to #Avalon for allowing us to use their wonderful space! We also want to thank every parent who made this yearly event happen.

While the focus of the event is to create awareness about our sport and our program within the community, we do like to have a little fun with it. So congrats to the team that rowed their meters the fastest. Also, be sure to check some of the videos of our coaches erging on the team Facebook page!

Great News! SA can now accept online donations

ERG-A-THON THIS SATURDAY 11-2pm!

Nextdoor.com Article

 

On Saturday, October 15th, from 11 AM – 2 PM, members of the Saint Andrew Rowing Club will be rowing with a purpose on the lawn at Avalon!  Team members will be there to answer questions about the sport of rowing and to compete in our annual Erg-A-Thon. The purpose of our Erg-A-Thon is not only to let others know about the opportunities for youth rowing available at Saint Andrew, but also for our team to fulfill a promise to row for support from friends, family, and the community.  Rowing is a growing sport fueled by the popularity of best-selling book, The Boys in the Boat, and the excitement of watching the sport in the Olympics! St. Andrew offers both competitive and recreational opportunities to youth in grades 6-12.  Rowing is a world-wide , low impact sport that can be enjoyed by youth and adults. Whether you have a teen or not, please come learn more and help us cheer for our rowers on Saturday, October 15th at the lawn at Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta, GA 30009!

 

2nd PLACE TEAM FINISH FOR SA!

Chattanooga Head Race

GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Men's Novice 4+ (A) Men's Varsity 4+ Women's Varsity 8+
Women's Varsity 1x (A) Women's Varsity 1x (B)  
Men's Varsity 4x Men's Novice 8+  
Women's Varsity 4x Middle School 8+  
  Men's Novice 4+ (B)  

ATTENTION: Due to recent unfortunate and deplorable events, rowers are encouraged to avoid leaving anything of value in their vehicles during practice. We are working with local authorities to ensure both the safety of our athletes as well as their property.

Chattanooga Head Race:

  • Bus is departing at 5:00am. Please plan to arrive early. For rowers driving themselves, please park in the normal spots.
  • Check "Events" or HereNOW for event schedules and results. 
  • DO NOT FORGET YOUR UNISUIT!
  • Rowers will be stopping for dinner on the ride home, so make sure your rowers bring some spending money. New rowers may want to bring extra money for purchasing rowing gear, regatta t-shirts, or other items for sale at the regatta.
  • Tentative return to SA will be 8:30-9pm on Saturday. Look for a Rainedout message 1-2 hours prior to arriving home.  

SA Junior Development Camp, Summer 2016

After such a successful trip to Daytona Beach, Florida last summer, this year's group looked to attain similar success.  Our 18 campers were considerably younger than last year, with six of our campers coming out of our Intro program.  Despite this, the SA team finished second in overall points at the 20th Annual Halifax Regatta.

SA Rowers Compete at USRowing Club Nationals

Rowers from SA's men's and women's squads completed in various time trial and semi final sweeping and sculling events at Club Nationals, placing as high as 10th in the U19 single. 

SA Rowing Article Featured in the Georgia Bulletin

SA rowers and coaches were interviewed and pictured in a feature article in the Georgia bulletin, the newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.  The article describes the special relationship between the St. Andrew Rowing Club and parish, asks rowers what drew them in, and lets coaches explain their mission of building teams and helping kids improve.

 

http://georgiabulletin.org/news/2016/06/unique-club-introduces-youth-intense-beautiful-sport-rowing/

Tough Weather and Fierce Competition Were on Display At USRowing National Championships

The SA Women's 2x (Riley Kerber and Emily Aimes) battled inclement weather and the best youth crews in the country to finish second in the C- final.

Great Racing by SA at the USRowing Southeast Youth Championships

Rowers raced competitively against the top clubs in the southeast and qualified the Women's 2x for the USRowing Youth National Championships in June.

Strong Showing for SA at the Dogwood Regatta

At the Dogwood Regatta in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the SA men and women combined to medal in a total of 17 events! Congratulations to our rowers, coaches and parents on such an outstanding team performance.

SA Varsity Women Race in New Jersey

After a stop at Boathouse Row in Philadelphia, select SA varsity women's crews raced at the Mercer Lake Sprints Regatta against some of the fastest teams in the U.S.

SA Rowers "Run the River"

SA rowers raced and volunteered at the "Homestretch Run", which raises money to provide housing and life skills training to local homeless families.

SA has a Blustery Day at Clemson Sprints!

Despite sunny, but super windy conditions that caused the cancellation of the afternoon racing, the SA rowers raced well and even finished ahead of some collegiate teams in certain races.

John Hunter Regatta brings 1500+ Rowers 

The 2016 JHR saw 37 college and youth teams compete at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue over the two-day event.  The regatta was a major success due to great weather and all of our amaing SA volunteers!

SA Rowers Help the Homeless

Many SA rowers volunteered on Saturday to assemble 200 sandwiches and fruit bags to help feed the homeless. The sack lunches will help spread holiday cheer and kindness at two shelters in the Atlanta area.

SA Rowers Commit to Row at Louisville

Congratulations to Riley Kerber and Gillian Burns who recently committed to row next year at the University of Louisville!

SA at Head of the Hooch

The combination of rain, chilly temperatures, choppy water and mud couldn't stop our SA rowers from posting a number of very strong performances against some of the best youth teams in the country. Also, thank you again to the SA parents and the friends of SA for volunteering at both Tent City and the Head of the Hooch itself.

SA Ergathon Logs Over 360,000 Meters!

The first annual SA Ergathon at the Sandy Springs Kroger was a tremendous success! After finishing their morning practice, the SA rowers and coxswains hit the ergs for some fierce but friendly competition. Thank you again to Kroger for hosting the event and donating food and drinks, to the Tent City crew and cheering parents and most importantly to those SA families, friends and alums that made financial donations to the club!

Head of the Charles Regatta

The SA varsity men's 4+ traveled to Boston to compete in the 51st Head of the Charles Regatta. Great fall racing conditions and a solid performance (36th out of 85 boats) enabled the crew to qualify for next year's regatta.

Chattanooga Head Race

Despite cold and wet conditions, and then some sun, 32 St. Andrew's boats took to the water looking to build on the success from its first regatta. Highlights from the weekend include great performances by the novice men's 4+, men's and women's pair, women's novice 4+, men's and women's 4x, as well as our Intro program for competing in their first regatta.

Congratulations to Stevie Bones        Row2K 2015 Boathouse Dog

Coach Liz Barnett's dog, Stevie Bones, won the Row2K Photo Poll as the favorite boathouse dog for 2015.  Stevie likes to spend time with the youth at St Andrew Rowing Club as well as the adults at Atlanta Rowing Club.  After hearing he was selected as a finalist, the SA family rallied behind him and helped make sure he was the winner of the poll.

 

Check out Stevie and the rest of the competition here:

Photo Poll - Favorite Boathouse Dog (Club)

"Tail of the Tiger" Regatta Wrap Up

SA had a great showing at the Tail of the Tiger regatta hosted by Clemson University on September 26, 2015. All squads ended up capturing medals in at least one event and gained some great early season racing experience. Thanks to the Tent City Crew and all of the parents that came out to support our rowers!

 

Next stop, Chattanooga, Tennessee for the "Chattanooga Head Race" on Saturday, October 10, 2015.

SA Men debuting the new uniforms

SA at the East Cobber Festival

SA sponsored a successful booth at the East Cobber Festival on Saturday, September 12.   The festival followed the annual East Cobb Parade, which is the largest parade in East Cobb.  An estimated 10,000 people attended. 

 

This festival enabled us to put SA in the spotlight and let people know what a great Club we have!  Interest in SA was high, and we received a number of hard leads.  Several are already planning to join our Club. 

 

This is the first of many events we will participate in to gain visibility for SA, and recruit new rowers.  We need all the help we can get to grow our club.  Please think about what you could do to help in this effort.  Some particular needs we have are:

  • Volunteers who have a truck or van to pack up the erg, tent, tables, etc. from SA and bring to recruiting events; help with set-up and tear down. This is typically on a Saturday. 
  • Volunteers to sponsor a SA booth or table at each of our schools.  We have a display, flyers, etc. for you to use. 
  •  

If you can help, please contact Donna Strong

 

 

SA Press Coverage!

Check out this newpaper article highlighting the summer accomplishments of our SA rowers!

 

http://appenmediagroup.com/stories/St-Andrew-Rowing-Club-has-big-summer,77765?

SA Summer Daytona Regatta Results

SA HEADLINER From Daytona: 

 

The SA Summer Daytona Regatta is one for the record books: out of 31 total team events the SA combined men's & women's summer intensive camp group (17 total) medaled in 24 different events (10 gold, 7 silver, 7 bronze); with each participant taking home anywhere from 2 to 6 medals. This performance was an incredible display of our athlete's focused training, dedication and passion to compete over the 4 week development camp. The SA squad finished tied second in overall team points! We just missed the trophy by a handful of points to one of the two teams with much bigger squads. They say the proof is in the picture - congratulations to all the athletes for delivering an awesome showing.

Go SA!

Golds:

Men's Novice 1x - Spencer B
Womens novice 1x - Gillian B
Women's Lightweight 1x - Kenzie F
Womens Open 1x - Isabel C
Men's 2x - Brice H, Spencer B
Mixed 2x - Laura N, Spencer B 
Mixed Novice 2x - Edmund L, Kenzie F
Men's Varsity 4+ - Leafia S (cox), Brice H, Jerome Y, Garrett S, Harrison L
Women's Varsity 4+ - Rachel K (cox), Stephanie P, Gillian B, Jenny Z, Peyton F
Women's Open 8+ - Rachel K (cox), Laura N, Madison B, Stephanie P, Gillian B, Jenny Z, Isabel C, Kenzie F, Peyton F

Silvers:
Women's 2- - Stephanie P, Gillian B
Men's Novice 1x - Brice H
Women's Novice 1x - Laura N
Women's Lightweight 1x - Madison B
Mixed Novice 2x - Peyton F, Nick P
Men's Lightweight 1x - Spencer B
Mixed Novice 4+ - Rachel K (cox), Laura N, Nick P, Edmund L, Jenny Z

Bronze:
Women's 4x - Stephanie P, Jenny Z, Peyton F, Kenzie F
Men's 1x - Jerome Y
Women's Novice 1x - Stephanie P
Men's 2- - Edmund L, Nick P
Women's 2x - Madison B, Kenzie F
Mixed 8+ - Leafia S (cox), Stephanie P, Gillian B, Jerome Y, Brice H, Garrett S, Harrison L, Madison B, Isabel C
Women's 4x - Laura N, Gillian B, Isabel C, Madison B

USRowing Club Nationals Update

In the Women's U19 4+, the US Juniors Winter High Performance Camp C 4+ (featuring SA rower Riley Kerber) came in an impressive 6th place in a field of 50 in the time trial.  They rowed again in the semifinal on Saturday.  The top two from each semi advanced to the final.  While their boat had the 5th best time overall, they were third in their semi and so did not advance.  Riley placed 3rd in her semis for the B 8+ and the E 2- as well.

In the Men's U19 1x, SA Rower Dylan Tanasijevich finished a solid 25th in a field of 48, with the top 21 advancing to the Semifinal.

 

Congratulations to our SA rowers! 

Congratulations SA Varsity Women Rowers

Congratulations to the SA Women's Varsity 4x-quad for taking fourth place in the "C" Finals at the 2015 USRowing Youth Nationals in Sarasota, Florida.

Also, congratulations to SA women's varsity rower Riley Kerber for being selected to attend the USRowing High Performance Camp in Connecticut to train and compete at the USRowing Club Nationals near Cincinnati in mid-July.

Reminders for SE Regionals

VOLUNTEER ALERT:   We still are short a few helpers for this weekend, please consider helping out at our LAST tent city of the season!

 

  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON is our primary need and we could use a few more hands on Saturday AM as well.
  • THURSDAY AFTERNOON - AT THE BOATHOUSE - we need 1-2 people to help  Scott load up the Tent City Trailer at 5 or 5:30pm, whenever you can get there!  You will be finished well before 7pm.
  • FRIDAY AFTERNOON - AT THE VENUE - we need 2-3 people to work with Scott to help secure our tent city location, unload the tents, set up the tables.  At Lake Lanier from 1-2pm.
  • Due to the race schedules, some rowers may not be in events on both days.  If you discover that your child is not rowing on the day that you volunteered, you will still need to show up at Tent City for duty or find yourself a replacement (the show must go on!).

Regatta Sign up genius link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48a8ae283-sarc8

COACHES ALERT AND REQUEST:   Please remember to upgrade your US Rowing membership to "Championship"  at http://www.usrowing.org/join.aspx .    If you did not pay $45 or get a receipt, you have not upgraded. If there is any doubt, pack that receipt in your rower's bag.  :-) 

 

 

REGATTA DETAILS:

 

Regatta

US ROWING SOUTHEAST YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Location

Lake Lanier Rowing Club, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506

Volunteers and spectator overflow cars will park along the dirt road north of the boathouse. Access to the road is from an entrance about 250 yards from the bridge.

 

More spectator parking is available on the grass east of the boathouse. At this time access is through a break in the erosion control fencing just past where the bridge construction ends.

Limited parking will be available for a cost of $15 per car, per day. Free parking is available at Gainesville Middle School with a free shuttle bus to and from the Venue. The shuttle will run on 15 minute cycles.

Date

May 9-10, 2015

Regatta Time

SATURDAY First race 8:00 AM Last race 6:48 PM

SUNDAY First race 8:00 AM Last race 12:32 PM 

Regatta Schedule

2015_SEYC_Initial_Schedule US Rowing

Additional Details

Travel schedule and hotel info was sent in email and is available on the members only page

 

 

Will hope to see you all up at Lake Lanier this weekend- GO SA!!!!        

WHAT'S NEW?
  • Do YOU HAUL?  We are in need of a few pick-up trucks with the capability to haul a trailer and a launch (no, not the long skinny boats, the motorboats) up to Lake Lanier Rowing Club prior to the JHR. If you have a truck and are willing to help PLEASE contact Bob Parker bob_parker@spcamerica.com   asap

  • THANK YOU ARTISTS! 

Congratulations to our 2014 John Hunter t-shirt contest winner, Andy Piper!  Andy’s design depicts two rowers made up entirely of rowing related words.  Andy will be awarded a t-shirt featuring his design, as well as an official John Hunter bag tag, as our sincere thanks for his efforts.  We would also like to thank our two contest runner-ups Kendall Cleworth and Bethany Leftwich, who each presented thoughtful and creatively-inspired art for consideration.  Kendall and Bethany will each receive an official John Hunter bag tag to sport proudly for their efforts.  Saint Andrew is lucky to have such creative and caring athletes and families! And for those of you considering submitting a design next year ....  get those creative juices flowing now!  Take time over the summer for in the months leading up to 2015 to refine your design.  All entries for next year's shirt are due on or before February 1, 2015.
  • JOHN HUNTER REGATTA SPIRIT WEAR
Official John Hunter t-shirts, featuring Andy Piper's (our contest winner) design, will be available for sale at the race on Saturday, March 29th (20.00 short sleeved/$25.00 long sleeved).  Also available, for the first time, will be official John Hunter "Athlete" bag tags ($5.00).  Be sure to shop early, as shirts usually sell out early in the da
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:   
        
  • don't worry....you are going to get daily emails full of opportunities to volunteer! I can say that things are going fast.  Sign up quickly.(did I mention we add time and half to service hours? got a kid with a need to fill? Contact Martha Renkoski. Put those siblings to work!)
DON'T FORGET!
  • If your athlete is driving to practice, make sure that they are parking in the spaces that are to the LEFT of the boathouse and driveway as you face the river, leaving the parking spaces closer to the church and admin building open for parishioners. On that note, if you are arriving to carpool, please remember to pull into a parking spot to pick up your athlete rather than form a carpool line. This is a request made by the church.  

  • As the spring season gets into full swing please remember....if you are going to miss ANY regatta this season, notify your coach TODAY.
  • SmugMug! Our photo-sharing site is through SmugMug Check out the photos from the fall to get ready for the fun of spring   (http://saintandrewrowing.smugmug.com/browse)
  • RAINEDOUT.COM is the best way to keep up to date with what's going on at SARC.  Text SARC2013 to 84483 to receive alerts from St Andrew Rowing Club.  It's that easy to sign up and receive texts (all numbers are private and will not be shared)  
WHAT'S       NEW?
Chili Dinner! Invitation attached.  Please note, we are holding a mandatorycoaches/parent meeting right after practice on Thursday 2/06/2014 in the Family Center. We are asking that EACH         rower brings at least one parent to this meeting. This is a time to hear the coaches' plans and expectations for the season as well ask any questions you may have. Afterward, FREE DINNER!  How awesome is         that? (the whole family is invited to dinner) Come meet and greet and hang out with your favorite folks... rowing folks...        
  • Bring a Friend to Row  This Saturday morning at 10:30is the PERFECT time to bring your friends down to check out the best sport eva!  Bring one, bring 10 and share the joy! Let's get         the word out about how much fun you have and how physically fit you are because of this great sport.        
  • Thank you! to those families who have responded to the call to be a sponsor of the John Hunter Regatta (our club's biggest fund-raising event). The regatta will be held on Saturday, March 29 at Lake Lanier and we would greatly appreciate your considering becoming a         patron supporter of the regatta.
    For as little as $50, you or someone you know can become a John Hunter sponsor and be recognized in the regatta program and have a promotional listing/logo on the "participating sponsors" board (if desired).  "Pulling for the Team" Patron Sponsorships are available         at the following levels - $50 Bronze Oar, $100 Silver Oar, $250 Gold Oar.
    SARC is  a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, so your donation is tax         deductible.
    For additional information on the benefits of sponsorship or more information on the Hunter, please contact Bob Parker John Hunter Regatta Chairman bob_parker@spcamerica.com
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:       
  • SARC is a PARENT driven organization.  Our board consists of current parents, past parents, and coach representation.  Which means we need you, whether it is a few         shifts at a regatta, helping hands at our chili dinner, or LEADING the End of Year Banquet.  Please do not wait until you feel like you know more about the sport - all of us are learning every step of the         way.  We do need your organization and leadership skills for a few positions immediately:
     
    Communications:
    - Newsletter:  The lovely Kathleen DeBuys is no longer a current parent and has kept us informed so effectively.  Kathleen will transition her duties to you.  Gather weekly updates from         coaches and board members for weekly newsletter.  Cut, paste, and add your flare to this KEY tool for keeping all of us on the same page.
    - Website Postings:  Kathleen also has been posting news to our website. If you are eager, you can handle both the newsletter and the website, however, the job can easily be         split.
    As a parent, you know that a sports organization can't survive without current information readily available.  Updates  from coaches and board members need to be posted - it is a very simple         process - don't feel you need to be a big techy to handle this!
     
    Event Organizer:
    End of Year banquet: Need an organizer for this annual event,Thursday, May         15th.  You will have many helpers for set up, serving and cleaning.  Beverly to handle         agenda.  Coordinate (help, I can't remember what we do for food!).
     
    Worker Bees, etc:
    We have two Sign Up Genius lists set up for the spring season.  The first is for all NON regatta         events.  The second is for all regatta events.  A third is coming for the John Hunter Regatta which is March 29th. Please plan on helping out for this SA host the regatta at Lake Lanier.
     
     
     
    Please contact Martha Renkoski with any questions.  martharenkoski@att.net.
     
DON'T       FORGET!
  • Carpool List (updated as of 2/2) is attached to  this email and is available on the website under the MEMBERS ONLY TAB       
  • Ronin         Registration Please make sure that your rower is registered on Ronin for the spring season.  Part of the registration includes signing important waivers.
  • Spirit Wear! Bundle up with SARC  A limited number of car magnets, XL fleece vests, long and short sleeved tee shirts, tanks and zip hoodies remain from our Fall Spirit Wear campaign and are available for sale. Contact Spirit Wear Coordinator Trish Erickson at trisherickson@comcast.net for sizes.
  • SmugMug! Our photo-sharing site is through SmugMug Check out the photos from the fall to get ready for the fun of spring  (http://saintandrewrowing.smugmug.com/browse)
  • RAINEDOUT.COM is the best way to keep up to date         with what's going on at SARC.  Text SARC2013 to 84483 to receive alerts from St Andrew Rowing Club.  It's that easy to sign up and receive texts (all numbers are private and will not be shared)       
 
11/12-11/19
WHAT'S NEW?
  • WORK DAY!   Please join us for our "Home Improvement Day" this Saturday November 16th.  This is very important as many hands make light work.  We are headed into off-season training that will be land based as the dock will be removed for repairs.  Keeping the compound clean and well maintained is the first step toward a great training season.  PARENTS (AND ROWERS) we need your  help. Our fearless leaders (cough Greg and Bob cough) have taken a great deal of trouble to outline exactlywhat is needed to maintain our lovely boathouse, training center and grounds. We would be most pleased if you could officially sign up for a job listed on Sign Up Genius on the following link:  
  • Bonfire! WHEN? Saturday, November 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m. WHERE? Behind the Boathouse at the St. Andrew's LifeTeen firepit.  WHO? Past and present club members and families.  WHY? To celebrate the end of the Fall season! Lots of food, fun, and friends! This is a potluck event with drinks and setups provided by the club (and if we cross our fingers some fixin's for 'smores)  Please go to Sign Up Genius and let us know what you are bringing: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F48A8AE283-bonfire
  • PRACTICE TIMES!  Due to daylight savings time and winter darkness, weekday practice will end at 6:30 pm (or 18:30 for Coach Ted) for the remainder of the season (remember-- Fall season practice continues until Christmas break) Please note these changes...
    Varsity Women, Novice Women and Novice Men will practice Mon, Tues, Thurs and Saturdays --- Varsity Men will practice Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Saturdays)
  • WINTER TRAINING FOR INTRO SCULLERS!  There has been some interest in adding Winter Conditioning for the Intro Scullers as well.  This season would run from December 3 to December 20 break for Christmas and run from January 13 to the 31st.  Spring Intro Sculling season begins on February 10th.  The cost would be $150.  PLEASE let"the Debbies" know if your sculler is interested @ debbyswin@yahoo.com
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 
  • Work day, work day, work day, work day, work day.........
DON'T FORGET!
  • Winter training?  Our season will continue on to the end of the 1st semester...however if you have any friends interested in staying in shape between sports (and maybe get a peek at rowing) invite them to join you in WINTER CONDITIONING.  New this season! We have opened up training to anyone interested.  11/11 - 12/19 for only $150.  You know how well your coaches can train you on and off the water (thanks to the past few weeks off the water) Share the wealth, share the joy!
  • There’s a nip in the air! Bundle up with SARC Spirit Wear! A limited number of car magnets, XL fleece vests, long and short sleeved tee shirts, tanks and zip hoodies remain from our Fall Spirit Wear campaign and are available for sale. Contact Spirit Wear Coordinator Trish Erickson at trisherickson@comcast.net for sizes.
10.21-10.27.13
WHAT'S NEW?
  • SmugMug!  Thanks to Tom Kerber and Trish Erickson, sharing photos to our SmugMug account could not be easier! Next week we will have a link for Dogwood. Just a note: we did not set up our SmugMug site to make money. Anyone can download these photos for free, in varying resolutions.
To download a photo:
  • select a photo
  • place your cursor near the right side of the photo
  • choose the size (resolution) you wish -- "Original" is the largest size (highest resolution) available for this photo
  • once the photo loads, click "Save Photo" from the menu along the top of the photo
  • from the menu that pops up, you can name the photo and save it to the desired location on your computer
  • SECRET CITY!  Best of luck to our novice rowers as they head to Oak Ridge, TN this weekend to compete in the Secret City Regatta among some of the finest teams in the SE!
  • Winter training?  Our season will continue on to the end of the 1st semester...however if you have any friends interested in staying in shape between sports (and maybe get a peak at rowing) invite them to join you in WINTER CONDITIONING.  New this season! We have opened up training to anyone interested.  11/11 - 12/19 for only $150.  You know how well your coaches can train you on and off the water (thanks to the past few weeks off the water) Share the wealth, share the joy!
  • Head of the Charles!  Congratulations to our women's varsity 8 who returned late Sunday night from Boston.  They had a great row and a beautiful weekend and we are very proud of our women!  Check out the pictures on Facebook and on SmugMug.  SA, SA go SA!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 
1.  NOVICE Regatta - Secret City - Oakridge, TN.
  • Saturday, October 26 - TENT CITY SET UP:  We need a minimum of TWO parents to assist EARLY in the  morning, time is negotiable, but ideally 6 or 6:30am.  You will be done by 9am, but can certainly stay and pitch in longer if you like.  Tent City is our gathering spot as well as our kitchen for the event - our athletes need healthy food available and we can't do it without first setting it all up!
2.  Head of the Hooch - Chattanooga, TN.  Both Varsity and Novice.
  • TENT CITY:  This is a TWO DAY event, we are in good shape for Saturday (volunteers, you will receive a note from Georgia Bickel prior to the event).  On Sunday, however, we need:
    • Tent City - Sunday, 11/3 - TWO helpers - light duty set up/food prep - 7-9am.
    • Tent City - Sunday, 11/3 - TWO helpers.  9-1pm
    • Tent City - Sunday, 11/3 - TWO helpers.  1-5pm (or earlier, depending on race schedules, but you will be helping clean up!).
Please consider helping out for any of the above.  We are about out of volunteer opportunities this season - so be sure to do everything you can to get your hours in!
Contact Martha Renkoski if you can work any of the above shifts.  martharenkoski@att.net.

DON'T FORGET!
  • VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION for the Head of the Hooch in November is now available on-line.  Each volunteer hour earns money for SARC!  No prior knowledge needed for most volunteer shifts. Learn more about rowing as you work.  There is a central volunteer sign up system HERE developed for all clubs who have committed to volunteering at the Hooch. You must register on this site, please select ‘SARC’  from the drop down on the registration page. Your registration will not be completed until you receive an activation email and have activated your account. After completing your registration, you can log in any time to apply for a job or see your job status. Please bookmark or mark the log in page as a favorite, so your future log in is always easy to access. Every volunteer will receive an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation party Saturday evening,  make sure to RSVP if you would like to attend. 

11.04-11.11

WHAT'S NEW?
  • HENLEY ON THE HOOCH (SATURDAY) This dual against AJRA is an annual tradition ending our fall competitive season.  It is a morning of racing followed by lunch @ Azalea park.  Bring the whole family, Grandma, a friend ... you know... This year is our year to run the event and Coach Dana is looking for 6-10 people to help -- launch drivers, timers etc.  PLEASE CONTACT COACH DANA IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP OFFICIATE THE RACE dzakshevsky@gmail.com
    WORK DAY!   Saturday November 16th we will have our Fall workday.  This is very important as many hands make light work.  We are headed into off-season training that will be land based as the dock will be removed for repairs.  Keeping the compound clean and well maintained is the first step toward a great training season.  PARENTS (AND ROWERS) we need your  help.  Bring rakes, edgers, weed whackers, blowers (all gas powered preferably) at 8 am.  Goodies will be provided - many laughs guaranteed.
  • Bonfire! Save the date for a BONFIRE! Saturday, November 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Saint Andrew Rowing Club cordially invites all past and present club members and alumni to celebrate the dedication of the new Training Center (a.k.a. erg shack)! Lots of food, fun, and friends! Details of the night will be sent out in a separate invitation Wednesday.
  • Head of the Hooch! Thanks to everyone who made the weekend so successful.  Coaches, rowers, athletes and parents who volunteered numerous hours both for SARC and for the regatta itself! It was a beautiful weekend! Check out SmugMug and our Facebook page for evidence :-).
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 
  • Henley on the Hooch: We are at the end of our opportunities for volunteers!  Plus, we need your help.  This local event, the Henley on the Hooch,  is the perfect time to round out your 12-hour volunteer requirement for the fall season.  But certainly, if you are like many of our parents, feel free to exceed that 12 hour mark and join in the fun this Saturday! This year lunch is on us, so let's step up and show them how hospitable we can be! Please respond to Martha Renkoski directly as she is coordinating our lunch volunteer efforts for this event.  martharenkoski@att.net  
     
    NEEDS for Saturday, November 9th:
Officials:  Boat drivers, timers etc. (see above) Contact dzakshevsky@gmail.com directly if you can help
 
Shoppers - We will be serving simple fare - burgers, dogs, chips, "fixings", etc. and need a few shoppers.  You will be given a concise shopping list, be reimbursed quickly and most importantly, need to be able to bring the items directly to the event at Azalea Park by 9am on Saturday morning.Sams/Costco membership preferred.
 
Food Prep/Serving:
 
10-12pm.  Report directly to Azalea park. 
 
Serving/Clean Up:
 
11:30-1:30  Report directly to Azalea Park.
 
Flipping Burgers/Dogs:
 
10:30-1pm.  Report directly to Azalea Park.
Tent/Table Set Up:
7:00 am - 8:30am.  Will coordinate efforts with SA Tent City chair Greg Roach.  Meet at St. Andrews in order to load and bring items to course.  Some lifting will be required.

DON'T FORGET!

  • Winter training?  Our season will continue on to the end of the 1st semester...however if you have any friends interested in staying in shape between sports (and maybe get a peek at rowing) invite them to join you in WINTER CONDITIONING.  New this season! We have opened up training to anyone interested.  11/11 - 12/19 for only $150.  You know how well your coaches can train you on and off the water (thanks to the past few weeks off the water) Share the wealth, share the joy!
  • There’s a nip in the air! Bundle up with SARC Spirit Wear! A limited number of car magnets, XL fleece vests, long and short sleeved tee shirts, tanks and zip hoodies remain from our Fall Spirit Wear campaign and are available for sale. Contact Spirit Wear Coordinator Trish Erickson at trisherickson@comcast.net for sizes.

 

10.28-11.03
WHAT'S NEW?
  • Head of the Hooch! The BIG weekend is here! Between calls to volunteer for this or that... we have a big weekend of racing and fun!
  • Dogwood Regatta!  Our novice rowers traveled to Oak Ridge, Tn and rowed well!  Despite a 2 our fog delay and chilly start temps of 32*!  Congrats to the women's 8+  who took 1st place!  1st and 8th place in the 4+ as well! Congrats to the Men who took 3rd and 8th in the 4+ and 9th in the 8+.  Thanks to Darina Yankey for retrieving the tent walls from the erg shack and bring them up.  Everyone appreciated our new tents this weekend! 
  • Winter training?  Our season will continue on to the end of the 1st semester...however if you have any friends interested in staying in shape between sports (and maybe get a peek at rowing) invite them to join you in WINTER CONDITIONING.  New this season! We have opened up training to anyone interested.  11/11 - 12/19 for only $150.  You know how well your coaches can train you on and off the water (thanks to the past few weeks off the water) Share the wealth, share the joy!
  • There’s a nip in the air! Bundle up with SARC Spirit Wear! A limited number of car magnets, XL fleece vests, long and short sleeved tee shirts, tanks and zip hoodies remain from our Fall Spirit Wear campaign and are available for sale. Contact Spirit Wear Coordinator Trish Erickson at trisherickson@comcast.net for sizes, or stop by practice on Tuesday, October 29th  from 4:00-5:15pm to see the selection.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 
Head of the Hooch - Chattanooga, TN.  Both Varsity and Novice.
  • TENT CITY:  This is a TWO DAY event, we are in good shape for Saturday (volunteers, you will receive a note from Georgia Bickel prior to the event).  On Sunday, however, we need:
    • Tent City - Sunday, 11/3 - TWO helpers - light duty set up/food prep - 7-9am.
    • Tent City - Sunday, 11/3 - TWO helpers.  9-1pm
    • Tent City - Sunday, 11/3 - TWO helpers.  1-5pm (or earlier, depending on race schedules, but you will be helping clean up!).
  • HEAD OF THE HOOCH: THEY ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF BOAT DRIVERS. NO "REAL" experience is necessary! Get up close and personal to all the action on the water.  If you are available to be a boat driver please contact Bernie Burgener [bburgener@hotmail.com] directly.  Each volunteer hour earns money for SARC!  No prior knowledge needed for most volunteer shifts. Learn more about rowing as you work.  There is a central volunteer sign up system HERE developed for all clubs who have committed to volunteering at the Hooch. You must register on this site, please select ‘SARC’  from the drop down on the registration page. Your registration will not be completed until you receive an activation email and have activated your account. After completing your registration, you can log in any time to apply for a job or see your job status. Please bookmark or mark the log in page as a favorite, so your future log in is always easy to access. Every volunteer will receive an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation party Saturday evening,  make sure to RSVP if you would like to attend. 

Please consider helping out for any of the above.  We are about out of volunteer opportunities this season - so be sure to do everything you can to get your hours in!

Contact Martha Renkoski if you can work any of the above shifts.  martharenkoski@att.net.

DON'T FORGET!

 

10.20-10.28.13

WHAT'S NEW?
ROW2K!  those of you new to rowing might find this sight interesting.  It often has all you need to know regarding regattas.  For example just click HERE to find a professional gallery of photos.  You never know... you might be in there like these guys.  You can also find links in the news like this piece from Channel 3 in Chattanooga.
  • Head of the Charles 2013 Wish our varsity women's 8 great speed as they head to Boston MA this weekend for the Head of the Charles -- an event that attracts over 9,000 athletes and 300,000 spectators.  Catch the action LIVE via webcast HERE.
    Chattanooga Head Race:  We had great results despite the fact that we have been dry for the last 2 weeks!  SARC took  1st in the  Men's 4x, 2x and 1x! (that x designates sculling or 2 oars a person)
    2nd in the  Men's 1x, Women's Novice 4+
    3rd in the Women's 4x,  Men's 2x
    5th in the Women's 8+
    6th in the Novice Men's 8+, Novice Women's 8+,  Men's 8+
    7th in the Women's 4+, Men's 4+
    Men's Novice 4's took 9th and 10th.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

1.  NOVICE Regatta - Secret City - Oakridge,  TN.
  • Friday, October 25 - Bus Follower.  We need a   parent to be available to drive up to Oakridge shortly after the bus   leaves.  You would need to arrive with your rower and possibly drive a   few rowers in case there isn't enough space on the bus, OR a rower is delayed   and misses the bus.  It may turn out that you simply drive up on your   own.  This is a "back -up" measure.
  • Saturday, October 26 - TENT CITY SET UP:  We   need a minimum of TWO parents to assist EARLY in the  morning, time is   negotiable, but ideally 6 or 6:30am.  You will be done by 9am, but can   certainly stay and pitch in longer if you like.  Tent City is our   gathering spot as well as our kitchen for the event - our athletes need   healthy food available and we can't do it without first setting it all   up!
2.  Head of the Hooch - Chattanooga, TN.   Both Varsity and Novice.
  • Bus Follower - Thank you, Micheal Smith, for   volunteering to do this!  I will be in touch.
  • TENT CITY:  This is a TWO DAY event, we are   in good shape for Saturday (volunteers, you will receive a note from Georgia   Bickel prior to the event).  On Sunday, however, we need:
    • Tent City - Sunday, 11/3 - TWO helpers - light     duty set up/food prep - 7-9am.
    • Tent City - Sunday, 11/3 - TWO helpers.      9-1pm
    • Tent City - Sunday, 11/3 - TWO helpers.      1-5pm (or earlier, depending on race schedules, but you will be helping     clean up!).
Please consider helping out for any of the  above.  We are about out of volunteer opportunities this season - so be  sure to do everything you can to get your hours in!
Contact Martha Renkoski if you can work any of the  above shifts.  martharenkoski@att.net.
DON'T FORGET!
  • VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION for the Head of the Hooch in November is  now available on-line.  Each volunteer hour earns money for SARC!  No  prior knowledge needed for most volunteer shifts. Learn more about  rowing as you work.  There is a central volunteer sign up system HERE developed for  all clubs who have committed to volunteering at the Hooch. You must  register on this site, please select ‘SARC’  from the drop down on the  registration page. Your registration will not be completed until you  receive an  activation email and have activated your account. After completing your  registration, you can log in any time to apply for a job or see your job status. Please bookmark or mark the log in page as a favorite, so your  future log in is always easy to access. Every volunteer will receive an  invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation party Saturday evening,  make  sure to RSVP if you would like to attend. 

10.7-10.13

  • WHAT'S NEW?
    College Recruitment information This Tues after practice (7:00 pm Training Room-parents and athletes)  Please let your squad coach know MONDAY  if you plan on attending.
  • Uniforms!  Are in.  Gretchen Childress will be at practice early Monday (Tues for Intro Scullers).  Jackets have not arrived... fingers crossed for Friday!  Please look for Gretchen in the parking lot to pick up your uniforms.
  • Pasta party!  This Thursday! The varsity squad will meet and the novice squad would also like to meet at house at someone's house immediately after practice, however, we need someone to step up and host it!  Novice parents - see the "Volunteer Openings" below.  Stay tuned for complete details for the Novice Squad Pasta Party.  Athletes with last names starting with the following are asked to please contribute these sides:

    A-E - Salad, fruit or cut veggies

    F-K - Bread
    M-SH - Drinks

    Si-Z - Dessert

    Coaches are invited to join in the fun. If you would like to volunteer to help our parents, please contact Martha Renkoski at martharenkoski@att.net.

    We will plan for all rowers to attend - regrets only for Varsity rowers to DINA SNOW at dinarsnow@gmail.com.

  • Chattanooga Head Race info sheet is sent under separate cover.  PLEASE NOTE, rowers arrive at 4:30 and THE BUS LEAVES SHARPLY AT 5:00.  If you miss the bus, you must arrange your own transportation to Chattanooga.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Novice Parents: This Thursday night, October 10, we are starting a new tradition at SARC - a "post-boat-loading" PASTA PARTY! Nothing like a good carb-load before our first competition. In order to foster team unity, there will be one for the entire Varsity Squad, and hopefully one for the entire Novice Squad (men and women). Thanks to the Snow Family, we have a host for the Varsity. WE NEED A NOVICE FAMILY to host one for their squad. You simply need to open up your home, we will send you helpers (need those too!).  We have a total of 26 rowers on the Men and Women Novice Squads.  

    To summarize, here are NOVICE VOLUNTEER OPENINGS for THURSDAY, 10/10:
    ONE - host
    ONE - shopper (bring food to host home by 6pm)
    TWO - food prep (6-8pm).  We have frozed pasta sauce from our spaghetti dinner, so this part is really simple!
    TWO - serve/clean up (7-9pm)
     
    We have a few helpers for the Varsity dinner, but if you would like to join in the fun, we could use a few more. Contact Martha Renkoski at martharenkoski@att.net.
     
  • REGATTA - OCTOBER 12 - CHATTANOOGA:
    For those of you that have volunteered for TENT CITY and SHOPPER, you should have received an email from Georgia Bickel.
    We are still in need of parents to assist with SET UP at 6am.  Honestly, if you can even get there by 6:30, that would be a huge help.
    Please contact Martha Renkoski if you are able to assist with any of the above.  martharenkoski@att.net
     

DON'T FORGET!

  • VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION for the Head of the Hooch in November is now available on-line.  Each volunteer hour earns money for SARC!  No prior knowledge needed for most volunteer shifts. Learn more about rowing as you work.  There is a central volunteer sign up system HERE developed for all clubs who have committed to volunteering at the Hooch. You must register on this site, please select ‘SARC’  from the drop down on the registration page. Your registration will not be completed until you receive an activation email and have activated your account. After completing your registration, you can log in any time to apply for a job or see your job status. Please bookmark or mark the log in page as a favorite, so your future log in is always easy to access. Every volunteer will receive an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation party Saturday evening,  make sure to RSVP if you would like to attend. 

9.09-9.15.2013

WHAT'S NEW?

  • TRAVEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Attached to this email is the travel information for the 2013 Fall Regatta season.  This information can always be found on the website under the Members Only Tab.  This information is always confidential and will never be published for public knowledge.  (All accommodations for the rowers is taken care of by the team and is included in your registration fees.  This information is provided for those parents who wish to travel and take advantage of lower SARC team rates.) 
  • NEW PARENT ORIENTATION: Did that paragraph above cause you to shudder?  Do you still wonder why your rower shudders at the mention of those two little words "erg test"?  Then be sure to come SATURDAY 9/14 to learn all about rowing.  We will have one of our new regatta tents set up, FREE FOOD and any and all questions will be answered about SARC and the wonderful sport of rowing.  Parents of the men's squads meet at 9 am, women's squads at 10:30 am -- in our training facility. 
  • BRING A FRIEND TO ROW:  10 am Saturday 9/14.  Do you have a neighbor or friend who is disillusioned by their current sport and seems to be looking for a new challenge?  Are you tired of explaining why you don't have just HUGE ARMS (um, we row with our whole body)?  Bring them all to see what it's about!  Share the joy!
  • ROW FOR THE CURE: is less than two weeks away, but a number of our rowers have not yet set up fundraising pages to raise money for breast cancer screening, treatment and research. SARC has a goal of 100% participation in this important philanthropy. Please get started today! Click HERE for instructions on how to set up an online fundraising page as well as information about the Atlanta rowing community's annual ROW FOR THE CURE event (and don't miss the video created for last year's event). Remember, the top novice and varsity fundraisers will have the honor of representing SARC in the Row For The Cure Challenge Cup Race against AJRA and ARC on Saturday, September 21.  Be sure to share those fundraising pages on Facebook!  You can also visit or visit www.rowforthecureatlanta.org.
  • SCULLING SHIRTS! Intro Scullers do not need uniforms, but they are part of the team!  Look for order forms to come home at the end of the week for the Intro Sculler t-shirt. 
  • SPAGHETTI DINNER  is next week 9/19/2013!!  This is a family affair -- so bring everyone. All families should plan on attending.  Have your rower meet you in the family center after practice.  It is a great night of fun and a perfect time to meet each other and the coaches. No excuses! ;-)
 

DON'T FORGET!

  • There's still time!  We still have spots open on all squads.  Invite your friends to row with us!  Send them HERE for details. We can add rowers to most squads thru mid September- if you want any flyers to distribute or have a school event at which  you would like to promote SA, contact Jenny Bramel at gaslooey@bellsouth.net for resources and support.
  • If you are a senior or are the parent of a senior make sure to apply for the US Rowing Scholastic Honor Roll! The deadline is 9/13. See the link below.  
9.02-9.08.2013
  • ROW FOR THE CURE: Has your rower set up a fundraising page yet? We have less than three weeks to meet our team goal of raising $8,000 for breast cancer screening, treatment and research. Kroger will match every pledge! The top varsity and novice fundraisers get to represent SARC in the Row For The Cure Challenge Cup Race on September 21. Let's have 100% participation for this important cause. Click here for instructions on how to set up a fundraising page, or contact Cammie Ives (cammieives@gmail.com).  Be sure to share those fundraising pages on Facebook!  You can also visit or visit www.rowforthecureatlanta.org.
  • In case you haven't heard, CONGRATULATIONS are in order for SARC alum and COACH Sean Gibel!  Sean was stroke seat in the BRONZE MEDAL men's lightweight 8 at the World Championships in Korea!  Way to go!
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  • If you are a senior or are the parent of a senior make sure to apply for the US Rowing Scholastic Honor Roll! The deadline is 9/13. See the link below.
  • Spaghetti Dinner is next week!!  This is a family affair -- so bring everyone.  Have your rower meet you in the family center after practice.  It is a great night of fun and a perfect time to meet each other and the coaches. No excuses! ;-)
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
  • If you have not signed up for your 12 hours of volunteer time, please contact Martha Renkoski at martharenkoski@att.net
DON'T FORGET!
  • There's still time!  We still have spots open on all squads.  Invite your friends to row with us!  Send them HERE for details. We can add rowers to most squads thru mid September- if you want any flyers to distribute or have a school event at which  you would like to promote SA, contact Jenny Bramel at gaslooey@bellsouth.net for resources and support.  Start brainstorming now for whom your rower might invite to Bring A Friend to Row on Sat Sept 12th- this is a great way to give people a taste of the sport.  
  • Spirit-wear!   SHOW YOUR SARC PRIDE – ORDER YOUR SPIRIT WEAR!
    If you missed the initial order, visit the Spirit Wear table at the Spaghetti Dinner with checkbook in hand to order your merchandise. Or, download the Spirit Wear order form on the website and mail your check and order form by September 25 to Spirit Wear Coordinator, Trish Erickson, at 3039 Shady Valley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA  30324.  She will send you a confirmation email and place the order.
  • RAINEDOUT.COM is the best way to keep up to date with what's going on at SARC.  Text SARC2013 to 84483 to receive alerts from St Andrew Rowing ClubIt's that easy to sign up and receive texts (all numbers are private and will not be shared)

8.26-9.01.2013

WHAT'S NEW?
  • LAST CALL for Gortex jackets if you have not ordered them! Contact Gretchen Monday if you plan on ordering a Varsity jacket.
    Final orders for uniforms will be done this week, please call or email  Gretchen Childress if you need one and have not ordered it 404-510-2208  gretchenchildress@hotmail.com (Varsity and Novice squads only)
  • ROW FOR THE CURE IS HERE! In the past six years SARC has helped the local rowing community raise more than $300,000 for local breast cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment support. This year we’re joined again by
    corporate sponsor Kroger who has committed $25,000 to match our efforts. Our rowers will fundraise until Saturday, September 21 when we’ll come together with AJRA and ARC for a picnic lunch at Azalea Park, followed by the Row for the Cure Challenge Cup Race.
    The goal for 2013 is 100% participation. Registered fundraisers will receive the annual Row for the Cure® commemorative bandana to wear at regular team practice on September 21. And the top fundraisers from our novice and varsity divisions will represent SARC in the Challenge Cup Race!

    Get started today! Register at www.rowforthecureatlanta.org  to create and distribute your personal fundraising  webpage. Click on “register to fundraise,” then look for “click here to register” near the top of the next page. Next, click on “join a team” and select St. Andrew Rowing Club.  Click “accept terms” and fill out your personal information, then log in and click on the “send emails” tab to get the word out to family and friends. Post your webpage on Facebook, too:  From the “edit page” tab, select “preview” and  then click on the Facebook logo in the lower right corner.  Go to SARC’s website to download a flyer on this event. For additional information contact Cammie Ives
    (cammieives@gmail.com) or visit www.rowforthecureatlanta.org.
  • Bring A Friend to Row Start brainstorming now for whom your rower might invite on Sat Sept 14th- this is a great way to give people a taste of the sport.  
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
  • If you have experience with QuickBooks and are interested in sharing some of your knowledge (no huge time commitment) please contact Tom Kerber at treasurer@standrewrowing.com

DON'T FORGET!

  • There's still time!  We still have spots open on all squads.  Invite your friends to row with us!  Send them HERE for details on registration.  We can add rowers to most squads thru mid September- if you want any flyers to distribute or have a school event at which  you would like to promote SA, contact Jenny Bramel at gaslooey@bellsouth.net for resources and support
  • Spirit-wear!  The first order of Spirit Wear is in the works and with luck will be back and delivered at the ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER on September 19, 2013.  Just visit the Spirit Wear table that night to pick up your items ordered at registration. Forget to order or need more? Visit the Spirit Wear table at the Spaghetti Dinner with checkbook in hand to order your merchandise. Or, download the Spirit Wear order form on the website HERE and mail your check and order form by 9/25 to Trish Erickson 3039 Shady Valley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA  30324. 
  • FAQ's!  If you are new to SARC or to rowing and feel lost... no worries, just ask!  We are working on a FAQ for the website, but if you can't wait that long just hit "reply" with your question.
  • RAINEDOUT.COM is the best way to keep up to date with what's going on at SARC.  Text SARC2013 to 84483 to receive alerts from St Andrew Rowing ClubIt's that easy to sign up and receive texts (all numbers are private and will not be shared)
8.19-8.25.2013
WHAT'S NEW?
  • There's still time!  We still have spots open on all squads.  Invite your friends to row with us!  Send them HERE for details. 
  • The Erg SHACK!  HUNDREDS of hours have gone into the building of the Erg Shack over the past 6 months under the direction of Bob Parker.  Hopefully you all have picked up a hammer, a shovel or a prybar as this wonderful and UNIQUE to SARC facility was built in its entirety by SARC parents and volunteers.  In order to have things ship-shape for tomorrow's practice Bob, Greg and Jeff Kish were there until 10pm so that your kids would see this  Monday.  THANK YOU to Bob and to everyone of you who showed up to help!  There is still work to be done and opportunities to help as we put the finishing touches in.
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  • Spiritwear!   SHOW YOUR SARC PRIDE – ORDER YOUR SPIRT WEAR!
    The first order of Spirit Wear is in the works and with luck will be back and delivered at the ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER on September 19, 2013.  Just visit the Spirit Wear table that night to pick up your items.
    And, by popular demand, we will be placing a second order for those who missed registration but would still like to order some Saint Andrew Spirit Wear for this Fall!  Visit the Spirit Wear table at the Spaghetti Dinner with checkbook in hand to order your merchandise. Or, download the Spirit Wear order form on the website here and mail your check and order form by September 25 to Spirit Wear Coordinator, Trish Erickson, at 3039 Shady Valley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA  30324.  She will send you a confirmation email and place the order.
  • Uniforms!  Contact: Gretchen gretchenchildress@hotmail.com.  Did your rower have a growth spurt?  you might need a new uni!  These are custom order and take some time so order sooner rather than later (novice and varsity squads only)
  • FAQ's!  If you are new to SARC or to rowing and feel lost... no worries, just ask!  We are working on a FAQ for the website, but if you can't wait that long just hit "reply" with your question.
BEGINNING OF THE SEASON POINTS TO REMEMBER:
  • Parking Lot Etiquette:  Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church is kind enough to allow us to use their property for our club activities and training.  As with any church, it has activities and meetings occurring many nights of the week.  The arrival of these participants when parents are picking up rowers creates a mini traffic jam in the parking lot. 
     To help alleviate this problem, PLEASE do three things:
  1. When picking up your child, park in a spot on the south and east sides of the parking lot.  For those of you who are directionally challenged (such as this mom), that means the section of the parking lot on the river side and the side closest to the family center.
  2. Please do NOT line up as this creates a safety issue with kids running to cars not in a parking spot as well as restricts inflow and outflow of traffic for both parishioners and rowers.  Backing into a spot upon arrival can be helpful when leaving.
  3. Go Green and carpool if at all possible!  I have attached a temporary spreadsheet to help you carpool (registrations are still coming in)  Remember that the numbers and emails are to be used for SARC purposes only (not fund raising for a sibling’s sports team or scouts…) The final carpool document will also be available on our website under "members only"  PASSWORD: sarc2012  next week.
  • Parking lot safety:

    Rowers who drive themselves need to park in the far left side of the church lot facing the river.  Please, store all valuables out of sight or better yet, try to not even bring them. Parents, if you decide to park at church and get a quick run in while your rower is at practice, please remember this too.  The Riverside Road corridor is THE place to exercise -- 3 Roswell city parks, 3 college rowing clubs, 2 juniors and Atlanta Rowing club, not to mention all the bikers.  No one is exercising with their laptop strapped on their back.  Thieves know this.  Please make it difficult for them!!  It is frightening to the kids as well as expensive to repair a broken window and replace ipods, calculators, cell phones, school books, etc.   So remember, leave nothing valuable in your car.  Lock things in your trunk, keep the windows and doors locked. 

  • Rowing etiquette:

    It is still hot out there... and the temptation is great, so please remind your rowers to keep their rowing attire "behind the hedges".  Kids must be wearing shorts and t-shirts outside the hedge….no sports bras/bare chests or just uni's on men.  This last part is a church directive and is supported by SARC.

  • Health and Safety: It is still summer and quite warm outside.  Please remind your rower to stay hydrated.  Buy a nalgene and let them fill it up in the water fountain at school  throughout the day.  Hydrated athletes are healthy athletes!  

  • SARC has entered the 21st Century!  From now on, quick communication will be sent via text message (or email if you prefer) Weather cancellations, bus arrival times, quick reminders will all come from rainedout.com    Use this link -- https://www.rainedout.net/team_page.php?a=b941f46677517baef44a  or simply Text SARC2013 to 84483 to receive alerts from St Andrew Rowing Club.  NO more calling the crew line the minute you get out of school or at 11:30 pm waiting for a bus.  Let the text come to YOU!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
  • If you have experience with QuickBooks and are interested in sharing some of your knowledge (no huge time commitment) please contact Tom Kerber at treasurer@standrewrowing.com
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2016-2017 Calendar 

MARCH

 
3/4 - Parent Learn-to-Row
           SA Boathouse
 
3/18 - Tri-Meet w/AJRA & CCR
           Peachtree City 9:00 am
 
3/25-  John Hunter Regatta
3/26   Gainesville, GA
 
 

APRIL

 
4/1 - 4/9  - Spring Break (Cobb, Fulton, BT)
 
4/8 - Cincinnati Invitational Regatta
          *select crews only
 
4/22 - HomeStretch Run
 
 
4/29 - 4/30 - Dogwood Regatta
        Oak Ridge, TN
        Depart 4/28 @ 7:00pm
 
 

MAY

 
5/13 - 5/14 - USRowing Southeast Regional Regatta
          Lake Lanier, GA
 
5/16 - End of Year Banquet
          SA Church Family Center, 6:30pm
 
 

JUNE

 
6/9 - 6/11 - USRowing Youth National Championships
          Sarasota, FL

Text SARC2013 to 84483 to receive alerts from St Andrew Rowing Club.

Where to Find Us

675 Riverside Road

Roswell, GA  30075

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 500065

Atlanta, GA  31150

 

Information Hotline:

770-676-CREW (2739)

 

Email: coach@standrewrowing.com

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