January 20, 2020
IT'S TIME TO REGISTER FOR SPRING
Register by February 14, 2020

  • There is No Experience necessary for you to row with us!
  • Boys & Girls Grades 8-12. Note: 8th graders can train and practice, but are not eligible to compete in the regattas.
  • There is NO TRANSPORTATION provided to practices in Delaware or to our regattas in Philly, NJ and DEL. There is a voluntary parent-led carpool for those that want to participate.
  • We row out of Wilmington Youth Rowing Association, WYRA, the address is 500 E Front St, WILMINGTON, DEL 19801. 
  • Practices begin on February 19, 2020
  • PRACTICES are MONDAY-WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 3:45-6:15pm and SATURDAYS from 10am to 1pm.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  This is a competitive rowing team, we need your full commitment to all practices and regattas. We need the whole team at every practice to ensure we can get on the water ever day the weather conditions allow. 
Important Dates - Mark Your Calendar
  • Information Night - Feb 3 6-7:30 at GVHS All rowers plus a parent are expected to attend.

  • Coaches Meeting with all rowers - Feb 8 9:30-10:30am at Battle of the Cloud Park
  • Deadline for Registration Feb 14

  • First Practice - Weds, Feb 19

  • Open House Dates for interested new rowers - Feb 24, 26, 28 & 29
Regatta Schedule
Manny Flick 1 - March 15 - Schuylkill
Manny Flick 2 - March 22 - Schuylkill
Manny Flick 3 - March 29 - Camden
Manny Flick 4 - April 5 - Schuylkill
Manny Flick 5 - April 19 - Schuylkill
City Champs - May 2 - Schuylkill
Stotesbury - May 15th & 16th - Schuylkill
National Champs - May 22 & 23

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE SPRING 2020

With our high school seniors graduating in June, it’s time for us to begin the transition our regatta responsibilities to new crew families. You’ll find these roles to be very rewarding in terms of building relationships with other crew parents and understanding the inner workings of the team. Allan and I have formed many great friendships within the crew community as a result.

Please contact me (Laura Brinton) at 610-574-5045 or laurasbrinton@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Regatta and Hospitality Coordinators
Volunteers Needed: 2
This role is responsible for regatta operations, including planning for hospitality, managing the tent and chuckwagon, and obtaining the required permits. On regatta day, this role ensures proper setup/teardown and coordinates food prep and grilling. 

Dawn Patrol and Chuckwagon
The Dawn Patrol and Chuckwagon roles are necessary for our ability to have a hospitality tent at regattas. In the past, the Chuckwagon Driver also participated on Dawn Patrol, but this is not an absolute requirement.

Chuckwagon Drivers
Volunteers Needed: minimum of 2
Transport the hospitality trailer (aka chuckwagon) to and from regattas on race day. Drivers need to be available early morning, usually between 6:00 - 6:30am. Race sites include the Schuylkill River near Boathouse Row, Cooper River, and, on occasion, Mercer Lake in Princeton. Must be able to back the wagon into congested areas. Ideally, the driver is available to transport both to and from the race site, but this could be a shared responsibility if coordinated in advance.

Dawn Patrol Team
Volunteers Needed: minimum of 4 - 5 
Assists with set up of the hospitality tent on race day. A team of 3 - 4 people is ideal, and we typically arrive on site before 7am. Set up takes approximately an hour. The fall season is 5-6 regattas in October and November, most often on Saturday. The spring season is 6-7 regattas between March and May, most often on Sundays. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
DID YOU KNOW THAT ALL IMPORTANT CREW DATES ARE
NOW ON A GOOGLE CALENDAR?
You can access the calendar HERE.
Questions about GV Crew? Contact John Brewer at gvcrewpd@gmail.com
For additions to the newsletter: Email Robin Brewer at gvcrewm@gmail.com
GVCO Sponsors
The Chuck Barbera Team of REALTORS/ RE/MAX Partners with GVCO in “REALTORS Giving Back” Program
Over the next year, for anyone who contacts the Chuck Barbera Team at RE/MAX Fine Homes and signs them to serve in the purchase or sale of their next home, GVCO will receive 10% of the real estate commission received!

Just mention the "REALTORS Giving Back" Program and GVCO in order to qualify for this generous donation to GVCO. Refer friends and family to the Chuck Barbera Team at RE/MAX Fine Homes as well!

Let's DO GOOD TOGETHER!!!  
Great Valley Community Organization
Save the Date: Toss & Tailgate 2020
Mark your calendar for the Annual GVBL Fundraiser!

When: March 6, 2020
Where: The Desmond Hotel

Big Cornhole Tournament, Beer Pong, Live & Silent Auctions, Great Food & Drinks.

 Plan to join us and bring your friends!!
NEW GVCO COMMUNITY CENTER
SEE What The New GVCO Community Center Will Look Like - Inside & Outside
Give a little...GET A LOT!
GVCO has reached a major milestone & surpassed $2M raised for the new community center! The current total for the capital campaign is now  $2,283,381 !

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