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Parent / Rower Information Meeting. Fall Season 2010. Novice Agenda. Introductions Coaches and HRA Board Huron Rowing Association Financial Responsibilities Fundraising Regatta Support Clothing Required Forms Signups. Huron Rowing Association. Huron Crew Coaches.

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Parent / Rower Information Meeting

Fall Season 2010


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Novice Agenda

  • Introductions

    • Coaches and HRA Board

  • Huron Rowing Association

    • Financial Responsibilities

    • Fundraising

    • Regatta Support

  • Clothing

  • Required Forms

  • Signups

Huron Rowing Association


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Huron Rowing Association

Huron Crew Coaches

  • Coaches: Tom Kraft

    Mike Taft

    Ted Deakin

    Mike Dove

    Sarah Gronewold

    Jerry Hoffman


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Huron Rowing Association

HRA Parent Board

Officers

  • PresidentTony Iannone*

  • Vice PresidentPeggy Kaczmarek*

  • SecretaryJenni Deakin

  • TreasurerDavid Kaczmarek*

    Committee Chairs

  • FundraisingChris Goolsby*

  • Regatta SupportDeneen Wellik

  • EquipmentRuss Miller

  • Clothing/UniformsClaudette Snow

  • Booster ClubNancy Paige

*Parents of Senior Rower


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Huron Rowing Association

Huron Rowing Association(HRA)

  • Mission: Support the Huron Crew Team

    • 501 (c3) Non-Profit

    • Run by Parent Board

    • Own equipment

    • Pay expenses

    • Monthly meetings, all are welcome

  • Funding

    • Dues and Fees @ 1/3

    • Fundraising @ 1/3

    • AAPS District Support @ 1/3 - Cut by $6000 this year!


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Why I love Huron Crew

  • Rowing is a great way to get into, and stay in shape.  

  • There are no cuts.  Though participation in certain events is limited to select boats, everyone contributes to the team. Everyone participates in competition.

  • Rowing offers parents a great way to get connected with their kids

  • Rowers develop a strong, supportive network of friends.

  • Academics are a priority for coaches and the parent board.  In fact, more than half of the team are Scholar Athletes, with better than 3.2 GPA.  

  • We have, in my opinion, the best coaching staff in the region.  Not only are they outstanding teachers and motivators, they are also adept at working with rowers and families to resolve conflicting commitments, like band, scouts, etc.  

  • Scholarships are available for students that cannot afford dues.  The parent board is determined to make rowing available to every student that wants to participate.

  • We have a parent organization that is fully committed to ensuring a safe, fun, affordable and rewarding experience for every rower.

Huron Rowing Association


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Huron Rowing Association

Parent and Rower Expectations

  • Academics come first: plan your time so you can row for Huron.

  • Parents: attend all local regattas and others when possible.

  • Meet your service obligations… Once you sign up, we depend on you to be there. You must find your own substitute if you cannot!

  • Choose a way to get involved!


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Huron Rowing Association

Financial Responsibilities

Dues/Fees

  • $275 per season to HRA (on top of AAPS Pay to Participate fees)

  • Travel surcharge for the rowers selected to attend the Head of the Charles Regatta

  • 50 points credit if received by 9/8/2010 deadline


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Huron Rowing Association

HRA Scholarships

  • Our goal: No student athlete is prohibited from participating due to financial need

  • Scholarship Process

    • Confidential, brief application

    • Small HRA Board committee

    • Only those with a need to know involved

    • Contact Peggy Kaczmarek or Tony Iannone for details


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Huron Rowing Association

Financial Responsibilities

Fundraising Points

  • 400 fundraising points / season minimum

  • 300 per rower if multiple family rowers

  • Shortfall requires payment at $1/point before next season, excess rolls over

    • August 1 – February 28 = Fall Season

    • March 1 – July 31 = Spring Season

    • See Handbook on website for details (pages 9-10)

  • Option for Prepaying Points:

    • 10% discount on points if dues + points are prepaid by 9/8/10 deadline = $635.00 total


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Huron Rowing Association

HRA Fundraising

  • Spring Season

    • Spaghetti Dinner/Silent AuctionMarch

    • Art FairJuly

    • Farmers Market Parking LotMay - July

    • Grocery Scrip Card ProgramMonthly

  • Fall Season

    • Booster Club Concessions

    • UM Hockey Game ConcessionsNov – Mar

    • Farmers Market Parking LotAug - Nov

    • Grocery Scrip Card ProgramMonthly

    • PTO Thrift Shop donation drive10/2-10/5


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HRA Regatta Support

  • Transportation

    • Charter buses to distant regattas

    • Parents responsible for getting rowers to local regattas

      • Use team roster to establish carpools

    • Boat and equipment trailers

  • Regatta Support

    • Hot meals / refreshments

    • Families can join and eat for $5 / day / person

    • Chaperoning

    • Volunteer roles (earn points)

  • Lodging for overnight regattas

Huron Rowing Association


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Huron Rowing Association

Crew Uniforms / Unisuits

  • Uniform purchase is responsibility of the rower (no clothing is included with the payment of team dues)

  • Fall Uniform: Long sleeve racing jersey and black spandex pants or shorts

  • Spring Uniform: Unisuit or tank with spandex shorts

  • Uniforms are optional but encouraged; Spandex is required for practice and competition.

  • Splash jackets, sweatshirts, pants, tees, etc. are also available to order at the beginning of each season.

  • Inquire about pre-owned uniforms


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Huron Rowing Association

Crew Clothing

  • Fall 

  • Spring 

  • Suggested items for new rowers: long sleeve racing jersey, Huron Crew sweatshirt, and a crew or Huron tee shirt (and spandex, of course).


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    Huron Rowing Association

    Checklist of Forms

    • Athletic Office Physical Form (turn into Athletic Office)

    • Medical Treatment Card

    • Medical Treatment Consent Form

    • Swim Test Certification

    • Information Sheet

    • Dues and Points Commitment Form

    • General Activity Waiver

    • Code of Conduct Form

    • Dues $275 + 400 Points per Season

    • Travel to Canada (for rowers selected to go to St. Cats only)

      • See website for document requirements!

      • Travel waiver for under 18 rowers must be notarized!


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    Sign Up Now!

    • Booster Club Concessions

    • UM Hockey Game Concessions

    • Farmers Market Parking Lot

    • Grocery Scrip Card Program

    • Regatta support roles

    Huron Rowing Association


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    Huron Rowing Association

    Part Two


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    Huron Rowing Association

    HRA Annual Meeting Agenda

    • Annual Meeting Status Report

    • Fall 2010 Regatta Schedule and Coaches update

    • Fundraising (again)

    • Parent & Rower Involvement


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    HRA Status

    Strengths:

    Academics

    Financials: No debt

    Fleet is relatively new

    Coaching

    Team Performance

    Parent involvement

    Weaknesses:

    Points shortfalls – early signup opportunities for novices

    Board heavy with Senior parents

    Reduced membership

    Opportunities:

    Volunteer opportunities

    New equipment per plan

    Threats:

    Argo Dam

    AAPS funding cuts – We must demand transparency from the athletic dept.


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    HRA Fall 2010 Schedule

    Saginaw Row-a-thonSaturday, Sept. 11

    Frogtown, Toledo, OHSaturday, Sept. 25

    Grand Rapids, MISatuday, Oct. 2

    Speakmon, Hillard, OH Saturday, Oct. 16

    **HOCR, Boston, MASunday, Oct 24

    Am. Heritage, WyandotteSunday, Nov. 7

    Parents are responsible for transporting their rowers to Toledo and Wyandotte

    No student may drive to any AAPS athletic event! (students may drive to and park at Huron)

    ** 1 Varsity Women’s 8+ only

    Huron Rowing Association


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    HRA Fundraising

    Spring Season

    Spaghetti Dinner/Silent AuctionMarch

    Art FairJuly

    Farmers Market Parking LotMay - July

    Grocery Scrip Card ProgramMonthly

    Fall Season

    Booster Club Concessions

    UM Hockey Game ConcessionsNov – Mar

    Farmers Market Parking LotAug - Nov

    Grocery Scrip Card ProgramMonthly

    PTO Thrift Shop donation drive10/2-10/5

    Huron Rowing Association


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    PTO Thrift Shop Drive 10/2-10/5


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    HRA Parent Opportunities

    Fundraising Roles:

    Silent Auction Chair

    Art Fairco chairs

    Regatta Support Roles:

    Regatta Support Food Purchasing

    Regatta Support Food Prep

    Huron Rowing Association


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    Huron Rowing Association

    Final Thoughts

    • Bookmark the HRA Website: www.huronrowing.org

    • Make sure you are on the Huron Crew email list (see Peggy Kaczmarek)

    • Do not schedule appointments during practice! Inform Coach Tom by email of any conflicts!

    • Sign up to help with Regattas, fundraisers & HRA Volunteer Positions


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