November 6, 2019
It's time for the Blue Jean Ball! All Families (Fall & Spring) are expected to help out. Ways you can help:
1 *NEW* Please sign up to VOLUNTEER for the Blue Jean Ball HERE
2 Donate items for the Blue Jean Ball on the Sign-up Genius
3 Buy Your Blue Jean Ball Tickets
4 Invite your friends to the Blue Jean Ball
5 Fill out the Fundraising Survey
6 Check out the new Google Calendar
Braxton Regatta
Sunday, November 10
Cooper River - Camden County, NJ
More location info HERE

  • 9:15 Men's HS 4+ Varsity - GV Crew
  • 9:30 Women's HS Novice 8+ - WYRA and GV Crew Combined

Boats finishing in the top 6 from morning time trial
compete again in the afternoon:

  • 2:48 Mens HS Varsity 4+ Final
  • 3:18 Womens HS Novice 8+ Final

Note: Men's HS 4+ JV scratched due to illness.
More information will be sent out via REMIND as we get closer to Sunday.
End of the Season Practices:
No Practice on Monday 11/11.
Final Practice on Wednesday 11/14 to de-rig boats
and prep for winter storage.
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:
We will also need donations for the auction/raffle.
If you or someone you know has something to donate,
please contact Marcy Schell at
or Jennifer Grobe at

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.

Braxton Regatta - Sunday, November 10
Last Practice - Wednesday, November 13
Blue Jean Ball - Saturday, November 16, 7-10pm
Drop-N-Shop Fundraiser - Friday, November 29, 5-9pm

Spirit Wear
Spirit wear choices will be coming out soon to order
and receive before the holiday.
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!
Questions about GV Crew? Contact John Brewer at
For additions to the newsletter: Email Robin Brewer at
GVCO Sponsors
ChopHouse Grille - Nov 6
GVCO Dine&Donate
GVCO Pickleball 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 Pickleball!

Date: November 6th
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
Great Valley Community Organization
GV Caring Hands & Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive
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: Toss & Tailgate 2020
Mark your calendar for the Annual GVBL Fundraiser!

Big Cornhole Tournament, Live & Silent Auctions, Great Food & Drinks. Plan to join us and bring your friends!!

When: March 6, 2020
Where: The Desmond Hotel

We are in the planning stages of Toss & Tailgate 2020 and  we want to know what you want at this year's fundraiser, please keep an eye out for polls on Facebook.

More details to follow in November!
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