October 23, 2019
Action Items: Please take action on these initiatives!
Thank you to all who have already responded.
1 Donate items for the Blue Jean Ball on the Sign-up Genius
2 Buy Your Blue Jean Ball Tickets
3 Invite your friends to the Blue Jean Ball
4 Fill out the Fundraising Survey
5 Check out the new Google Calendar
WOW! Great Job CREW!
Thanks to all who participated. We had a great turnout for the Chipotle fundraiser this week and made $533.00!

Here are the boats and times for the Head of the Schuylkill this Sunday, Oct 27:
  • Women's HS 1x at 8:55 - All GV Crew
  • Men's HS 4+ Varsity at 9:40 - GV Crew
  • Men's HS 4+ JV at 12:50 - 2 seats GV, 2 seats WYRA, plus GV Cox
  • Women's HS 4+ (Frosh/Novice) at 2:00 - 2 seats GV, 2 seats WYRA, plus GV Cox

More information will be sent out via REMIND as we get closer to Sunday.
The Blue Jean Ball is quickly approaching! Mark your calendars for  Saturday, November 16th.  This fundraiser is critical to our ability to have a crew program and keep your kids rowing.
Full participation  is expected, and for it to be a successful event, we’re asking each family to bring a minimum of  two additional  couples. 
You can count on great  auction items, yummy food, an open bar, live music , and lots of fun people. So grab your friends and let’s make this the best event of the fall season! 
Buy your tickets here and share the link: www.gvco.org/crew-blue
We will also need donations for the auction/raffle.
If you or someone you know has something to donate,
please contact Marcy Schell at Marcella.Schell@ogc.upenn.edu
or Jennifer Grobe at jjgrobe@aol.com

Please use this SIGN UP GENIUS to let our
organizers know about donations you are
able to secure for the event.

Click HERE for a copy of the flyer.
Email your friends and share it on social media.

Fundraising Survey Due - Wednesday, October 23
Head of the Schuylkill Regatta - Sunday, October 27
Braxton Regatta - Sunday, November 10
Note that we are NOT participating in Frostbite on November 9
Blue Jean Ball - Saturday, November 16, 7-10pm
Drop-N-Shop Fundraiser - Friday, November 29, 5-9pm

Uniforms can be purchased by contacting Pat McDonald
Spirit Wear
Look for a survey soon to determine interest in spirit wear purchases before the holidays.
US Rowing Convention - Junior Day
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
Taking place on Saturday, December 7, Junior Day will feature: Recruiting 101 presented by Princeton University Assistant Coach Bill Manning, Signs of Overtraining by USRowing team physician Dr. Kate Ackerman, Team Culture by Gonzaga College High School Head Coach Andy Bacas, and more. More info HERE
Please complete this short fundraising SURVEY by October 23!
Navy Day Regatta:
SATURDAY, October 12

Head of the Schuylkill:
SUNDAY, October 27

NOTE CHANGE: We are not rowing in FROSTBITE on Sat. November 9

SUNDAY, November 10

Practices are held at the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association (WYRA) boathouse.

500 E Front St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

M-W-F 3:45-6:15

Saturdays: 10:00-1:00
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
Business $$$ GiveBacktoGVCO $$$ Program

Contact Kelly Paster during October, November and December 2019 and State Farm will make a $10 donation to GVCO.

For more information about this unique partnership and the rules to qualify: State Farm Quotes for Good
ChopHouse Grille - Nov 6
GVCO Dine&Donate
GVCO and ChopHouse Grille in Exton have partnered up for a Dine&Donate event on Wednesday, Nov 6th. Drop in for a drink and a bite to eat.

Make sure to mention GVCO to your server and part of the proceeds will benefit GVCO.

Date: November 6th
Great Valley Community Organization
Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive - Happening NOW
Dates: October 14th - November 18th
Drop-off Location: GVBL Center

Your donations support Cradles to Crayons' efforts to provide children living in homeless or low-income situations with the essentials they need to thrive.
Save the Date: March 6, 2020 GVBL Toss & Tailgate 2020
Mark your calendar for the Annual GVBL Fundraiser!

When: March 6, 2020
Where: The Desmond Hotel

Big Cornhole Tournament, Live & Silent Auctions, Great Food & Drinks. Plan to join us and bring your friends!!
SEE What The New GVCO Community Center Will Look Like - Inside & Outside
Give a little...GET A LOT!
GVCO Funding Director Joan Giombetti is ready to raise the🌡 

GVCO has reached a major milestone & surpassed $2M raised for the new community center! The current total for the capital campaign is now  $2,243,701 !

Learn More:
Great Valley Crew