October 21, 2020
Tonino's Fundraiser this THURSDAY!
Help GV Crew and take the night off from cooking! Help spread the word - mail friends/family and post on social media.

We need a big turnout for this one!


235 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern, PA
(near Giant and Stove & Tap)

Take-Out and Curbside Pick-Up ONLY.

Call or order online

Crew Family Picnic This SATURDAY!
Let's get together! The weather looks like it's going to cooperate so the Crew Family Picnic is a go for this Saturday, October 24 at the WYRA Boathouse. Bring the kids to practice, but don't forget your chairs, masks & cameras. We'll be grilling and we'll spread out and set up our chairs by the dock to watch the kids row. They have been improving every day!

Rowers: Wear you crew gear or blue & white to show your GV Crew spirit. We will also have some spirit wear available for purchase at the picnic.

See you there!
Questions: Contact Yi-Ming at chiuym@yahoo.com
Alternative PE Applications for Spring
9-12 Grade GV Rowers - If you will be rowing in the spring, you can submit an Alternative PE Application with Great Valley HS.

For the Crew contact use John Brewer at gvcrewpd@gmail.com and he will sign off on it.

Here is the info from the recent district email:

Hello Great Valley Students and Families, 
The purpose of this message is to inform you that the application for Alternative Physical Education (form A) for the spring of 2021 is now available for completion and submission. To streamline the process of applying, we have moved the entire application to an online format. Please note, you will no longer find a PDF version of form A on our website. Moving forward, all applications will be completed using the online format and a link to access the application will be provided at the bottom of this message. Finally, although directions for completing the application are provided in the form, the following are some tips to help you with a smooth application process: 
  • An email receipt, with a timestamp, will be given upon successful submission of the application. Please keep this for your records. 
  • Students participating in "GVSD-sponsored activities" (that is, marching band, varsity and junior varsity athletics associated with Great Valley high school) DO NOT need to obtain a supervisor's signature on this form. 
  • Students participating in "Non GVSD-sponsored activities" will need to obtain a supervisor's signature. The application will be INCOMPLETE until all signatures have been acquired. This must be done by the application deadline. 
  • PLEASE ensure the spelling of all email addresses is correct as this will be the primary means of correspondence and confirmation. 
  • For your convenience, the application will be posted on the 'Forms' page of the Great Valley high school website (through November 15th) and you can access it by clicking here
The application will remain open through the end of the day (3:15 p.m.) on November 15th. After November 15th, the application will be deactivated and inaccessible. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mr. Dustin Kasper, health and physical education department chair at dkasper@gvsd.org.
Thank you for your support of the Great Valley high school. 

Upcoming Fundraisers
Save the dates and support GV Crew while taking the night off and ordering out. Also, please encourage friends and family to support by sharing via email and social media.
Tonino's - Thursday, October 22
Chipotle - Saturday, November 7
Crew Gear
Look for an email soon with details for ordering GV Crew Spirit Wear. We will be offering tees, hoodies, sweatpants, hats, flannel pj's, and face masks. Thanks to Linda McCarthy for getting this put together!
Preparing to get on the water...
As the weather turns cooler and the rowers get on the water, here are a few tips to prepare for practices:
  • Wear a few tight layers
  • No large, loose garments that may get caught in moving parts
  • Bring thick, warm socks (plus a dry pair for the ride home)
  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses for sunny days
  • Tight fitting hat or headband that covers the ears for colder days
As you may know, we need "all hands on deck" to keep GV Crew "afloat".

All puns aside, please consider where you may be able to help. Below is a list of volunteers. Though the bigger roles are filled (Yay!), we will still need all families to contribute from time to time.

Program Director: JOHN BREWER - gvcrewpd@gmail.com
The program director works closely with the coaches and the GV Crew Board of Directors to see that everything runs smoothly for GV Crew.

Marketing/Communications: ROBIN BREWER - gvcrewm@gmail.com
Sends newsletters, emails, and oversees social media and REMIND text messages.

Treasurer/Uniforms/Spirit wear: LINDA McCARTHY - mcpip516@gmail.com
Keeps track of income and expenses and reports back to program director and GVCO. Also orders/sells uniforms and spirit wear. Thank you to previous treasurer, Pat McDonald!

Hospitality: YI-MING CHIU - chiuym@yahoo.com
Coordinates refreshments and hospitality tent for regattas. Also, help plan other team events like start-of-season/end-of-season picnics. You will receive plenty of support from our amazing previous hospitality chairs, Allen and Laura Brinton.

Carpool: ALLYSON BABCOCK - babcock4@comcast.net
Organizes parent carpool for team practices. Has done an incredible job for several seasons already!

Rower Spotlight: VIJAYA PRISSAPRAGADA - p_vijaya76@yahoo.com
Prepare team spotlight features for social media and newsletters. This is a new one, we are looking forward to a more personalized highlight of our team members! Thanks Vijaya!

theresadfriedman@gmail.com and megjoy@comcast.net
Oversees several fundraisers for the team, including annual Blue Jean Ball.
We need a new chairperson, however, you will have a lot of support from our previous chair, Jen Grobe, as well as others who have helped in the past. Jen has done an incredible job for us in the past and we are so thankful!
COVID Safety Plan

Please read our COVID Safety Guidelines HERE.
Or you can download the PDF HERE
Email Updates
Would you like an additional email to receive our newsletter or would you like to unsubscribe? Email Robin at gvcrewm@gmail.com
Questions about GV Crew? Contact John Brewer at gvcrewpd@gmail.com
For additions to the newsletter: Email Robin Brewer at gvcrewm@gmail.com
Great Valley Community Organization
GVCO Caring Hands - Two Community Events Coming Up!
GVCO Caring Hands partners with Cradles to Crayons!

Our 2nd Annual GVCO Caring Hands and Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive has begun. Please support children and families with much needed items for stocking their "KidPacks". We will be collecting your donations on site at the GVCO field parking lot. Cradles to Crayons Donation Items Needed

GVCO Caring Hands/Cradles to Crayons drop-off weekends at GVCO Field, 51 N. Bacton Hill Rd

GVCO Caring Hands TENT SALE!
Please stop by and shop while you are dropping off your donations for the Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive.

First quality Gifts, Holiday Decorations and Home Decor you will love!

TENT SALE HOURS: 9am - 3pm
Saturday, October 24/ Sunday, October 25     
Saturday, October 31/ Sunday, November 1     
Saturday, November 7/ Sunday, November 8 
Special “PREVIEW” Sale: 
Friday, October 23 from 3pm – 6pm

51 N. Bacton Hill Rd

GVBL Winter League 2020-21
GVBL Winter Rec League for boys grades 1-8 and girls grades 1-8 divisions has begun! Skills Assessments schedule will be winding down this week. Team selection will occur after the Skills Assessments and teams will be announced early next week.

Skills Assessments and Games will be held at:
583 Sugartown Rd, Malvern
See the Future GVCO Community Center
We need your help to finish what we've started! We will not get the necessary financing to complete the project without raising additional funds.

DONATE NOW to finalize the building of our brand new GVCO Community Center!

The time is NOW.... Together we can make it happen!
GVCO Sponsor
Chuck Barbera Team of Realtors/ RE/MAX Partners with GVCO in "Realtors Giving Back"!

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!

Does your company match employee gifts? It's a great way to maximize your impact!

List of companies with corporate matching gift programs. Please check your company policy.
Great Valley Crew