Message from Director of Rowing Simon:
With just on 2 months to get the feel of the LOCR club, I feel in a good place to share my vision. Expect a separate email on that, but growth and rebuilding a roster capable of winning Regionals is the first step as we all work to Build the Strongest Team Possible.
I want to reiterate my strong desire to create a strong and vibrant community at LOCR. It needs to be a place of love and ambition, with no barriers of inclusion. Everyone can contribute to the success of our club. It is important to me that the boathouse is a place that everyone enjoys going to.
- Lake Run
This Saturday the rowers and coaches will run on Saturday from the boathouse as a Youth group at 7:30am. Please complete the sign-up beforehand at this website. https://lakeoswegolakerun.org/ Our registration discount code is LORowingTeam2021.
Anyone wishing to run on their own is able to record using Strava (www.strava.com). Parents (or siblings) wishing to run with their children on Saturday are reminded to respect Covid rules.
- Regatta May 2 Sunday
This is confirmed as ON.
Due to Covid we will not be organising a team bus or hotel the night before, but the first race is at 8am, so you may wish to consider your families logistics. The last race is roughly 1pm. This regatta will be in all boat sizes. 1xs to 8+s. 40 athletes have signed up already, and we will be looking to select top boats for some events. I for one am very excited to get a LOCR Varsity Eight out! For new parents, the best way to prepare and think of a regatta is as a picnic day at the park. Bring a book, lots of food and snacks, maybe a kite or a frisbee and enjoy a day at the lake with the LOCR team.
Thanks to Susan Rieflin for doing a great job as the parent volunteer. Please check your emails and make sure you are starting to buy some racing and training clothing
- Goal Setting Form
- Regatta Availability Form
First week of May we will see who is courageous enough to attempt a full marathon (or a half marathon for everyone else) on the erg for our annual Ergathon. More details to come, but as our annual fundraiser, we will be looking for a good response to this campaign.
- Current Projects
We are on the look out for some Satellite locations. Maybe a warehouse at Foothills, maybe somewhere with access to Lake Oswego or the Tualatin or Willamette Rivers. As we grow, we will need to look at a second location - maybe you know a good spot?
- Volunteers thanks and options to help
A huge thank you to Trudie Benincosa and Susan Rieflin for helping with our Covid Screening process each day at drop off. Thank you also to Bill, Lisa, Craig and Chris who as volunteer coaches have been a huge aid to our Youth Teams. Thanks so much for doing what you! You are all great role models of what a club member should be doing. If anyone else would like to help out please give me a call 310 614 4892
If you have any issues or questions I strongly urge you to call me directly to discuss. 3106144892. I would really like to hear from more of you. I am proud of our whole team, and want to make sure you feel encouraged to reach out and help to make it better.