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Parent / Rower Information Meeting. Spring Season 2010. Agenda. Coaches Update – Tom Kraft / Mike Taft Coach Introductions Practice Regatta Schedule Huron Rowing Association – Tony Iannone HRA Board Expectations Financial Responsibilities Fundraising Regatta Support – Deneen Wellik

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Parent / Rower Information Meeting

Spring Season 2010

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  • Coaches Update – Tom Kraft / Mike Taft

    • Coach Introductions

    • Practice

    • Regatta Schedule

  • Huron Rowing Association – Tony Iannone

    • HRA Board

    • Expectations

    • Financial Responsibilities

    • Fundraising

  • Regatta Support – Deneen Wellik

    • Transportation

  • Clothing – Claudette Snow

  • Communications Update - Peggy Kaczmarek

    • Contact Information

    • Required Forms

    • Silent Auction

  • Getting Involved – Jack Baker

  • Parent & Rower Opportunities– Tony Iannone

  • Wrap up / Signups – Tony Iannone

Huron Rowing Association

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Huron Rowing Association

Huron Crew Coaches

  • Head Coaches: Tom Kraft

    Mike Taft

  • Assistants: Ted Deakin

    Mike Dove

    Judith Vogel

    Cyndi Ives

    Jerry Hoffman

[email protected]

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Spring practice begins Monday, March 8. It is mandatory - from 5:15 to 7:30 pm.

Meet at HHS Athletic Lobby until weather is OK to go to boathouse.

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

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Huron Rowing Association

HRA Spring 2010 Schedule

April 17 Argo Pond Rowing Event (Ann Arbor)

April 24 Hebda Cup (Wyandotte, MI)

May 1 Wy-Hi Regatta (Wyandotte, MI)

May 7-9 Midwest Scholastic Championships* (Cincinnati, OH)

May 15 SRAM (Grand Rapids, MI)

May 22 No regatta (Prom)

May 29 Stony Creek (Shelby Township, MI)

SRAA Nationals** (Saratoga, NY)

June 3-6 CSSRA* (St. Catherine, Ontario)

June 12 USRA Nationals** (Cincinnati, OH)

* Selected crews only

** Qualifying boats only

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Huron Rowing Association

HRA Parent Board


  • President Tony Iannone

  • Vice President Peggy Kaczmarek

  • Secretary Jenni Deakin

  • Treasurer Dave Kaczmarek

    Committee Chairs

  • Fundraising Karen Hillegonds

  • Regatta Support Deneen Wellik

  • Equipment Russ Miller

  • Clothing/Uniforms Claudette Snow

  • Booster Club Sarah Nicoli

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Huron Rowing Association

Parent and Rower Expectations

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

  • Parents: Get involved! 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!

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Huron Rowing Association

Huron Rowing Association(HRA)

  • Mission: Support the Huron Crew Team

    • 501c (3) Non-Profit

    • Run by Parent Board

    • Meets monthly, all are welcome

  • Funding

    • Dues and Fees @ 1/3

    • Fundraising @ 1/3

    • AAPS District Support @ 1/3

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Huron Rowing Association

Financial Responsibilities

  • Spring 2010 Dues/Fees

    • $275 per season

    • Likely travel surcharge for Midwest & St. Cats regattas (only selectedrowers attend)

    • 50 points credit if received by 3/12/10 deadline

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Huron Rowing Association

Financial Responsibilities

  • Fundraising Points

    • 400 fundraising points / season minimum

    • 300 per rower if multiple family rowers

    • Spring Seniors must prepay spring points and are reimbursed as points are earned.

    • Shortfall requires payment at $1/point before next season

      • August 1 – February 28 = Fall Season

      • March 1 – July 31 = Spring Season

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

    • Option for Prepaying All Points:

      • 10% discount on points if dues + points are prepaid by 3/12/10 deadline = $635.00 total

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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 (due 3/12/10)

    • 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

HRA Fundraising

  • Spring Season

    • Silent Auction / Carnival March 26

    • Art Fair July 21-24

    • Farmers Market Parking Lot May - July

    • Scripps Grocery Card Program Monthly

    • Print Cartridge Recycling Ongoing

  • Fall Season

    • Booster Club Concessions Fall

    • UM Hockey Game Concessions Nov – Feb (Mar)

    • Farmers Market Parking Lot Aug - Nov

    • Scripps Grocery Card Program Monthly

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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

Local Regattas

  • Parents are responsible for transporting their rowers to these local regattas:

    • Argo Pond Saturday, April 17

    • Hebda Cup Saturday, April 24

    • Wy-Hi Regatta Saturday, May 1

    • Stony Creek Saturday, May 29

      (Parents are encouraged to use the roster to establish carpools)

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

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Huron Rowing Association

Crew Clothing

  • Fall 

  • Spring 

  • Suggested items for new rowers: unisuit or tank with black spandex shorts, Huron Crew sweatshirt, and a crew or Huron tee shirt (and spandex, of course).

  • Always have a water bottle!

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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.

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    Huron Rowing Association

    Contact Information

    • Bookmark the HRA Website:

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

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    Huron Rowing Association


    [email protected]

    goes to all coaches only

    [email protected]

    goes to board parents only

    [email protected]

    goes to the entire team + board + coaches


    PO Box 131428

    Ann Arbor, MI 48113-1428

    Contact Information

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    Checklist of Forms

    New Rowers

    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

    Code of Conduct Form

    All Rowers

    General Activity Waiver

    Wyandotte Waiver (new form)

    Dues $275 + 400 Points per Season

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

    See website for document requirements! Passport recommended but not required.

    Travel waiver for under 18 rowers must be notarized!

    Huron Rowing Association

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    Huron Rowing Association

    March 12 Deadline

    3 ways to meet the deadline + get 50 points:

    • 1.    Pay fees and hand in forms tonight

    • 2.    Put forms/checks in payment box during first week of practice

    • 3.    Mail forms/checks to our PO Box *

      Huron Rowing Association

      Post Office Box 131428

      Ann Arbor, MI 48113-1428

      * Envelope must be postmarked March 12, 2010

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    3rd Annual Spring Carnival & Silent Auction

    • Friday, March 26 @ 6:30pm - Cafeteria

    • Tickets: $5 / person; $15/ family

    • Many great auction items!

    • We need support from EVERYONE!

    • See Peggy Kaczmarek for info

    Huron Rowing Association

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    Silent Auction Schedule

    • Spring Carnival, food & games 6:30 – 8:30

    • Bidding 6:30 – 8:00

    • Auction results / checkout 8:30 – 9:00

    • Bring your checkbook! And your friends!

    Huron Rowing Association

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    Spring Carnival & Silent Auction Responsibilities

    • Families are asked to bring a dessert or item for cake walk; One 2 liter of pop

    • Publicize event with friends / family

    • All rowers should sell 6-8 tickets

    • Additional silent auction items needed

    • Rower signups for setup/cleanup/games

    Huron Rowing Association

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    Getting Involved

    Jack Baker – Past President, Huron Rowing Association (2006-2008)

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    HRA Parent OpportunitiesBe a part of a vibrant, dynamic team!

    Fundraising Roles:

    Fundraising Chair 100 points

    Regatta Support Roles:

    Regatta Support Food Prep Points TBA

    Towing trailer to each Regatta 50 pts. each

    Huron Rowing Association

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    Huron Rowing Association

    HRA Parent OpportunitiesLooking Ahead to Fall 2010

    • Executive Committee: 150 points

    • President, VP, Treasurer

    • Regatta Support Committee: 50 points

    • Tank Filler

    • Fall Banquet Co-Chair(s)

    • Fundraising Committee: 50 points

    • Scripps Cards

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    Huron Rowing Association

    Team Support – Sign Up!

    • Fundraising & Regatta Support

      • Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction March

      • UM Hockey Game Concessions Playoffs in March

      • Farmers Market Parking Lot May – July

      • Art Fair July

    • Help with Transportation (towing)

    • Be a Chaperone, Food Preparer, Cook

    • Scripps Grocery Card Program

    • Print Cartridge Recycling Program

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    Huron Rowing Association

    FORMS and FEES

    Pay dues and points shortfalls

    Spring 2010 registration forms

    2010 Annual General Activity Waiver required for ALL rowers

    Wyandotte waiver for ALL rowers

    Athletic Department Physical Form – switch to crew if other fall sport


    Regatta Support Signups

    Fundraising Signups

    Farmers Market Parking Lot

    Volunteer for HRA Roles

    Sign up for Silent Auction March 26


    Submit Clothing Orders

    Summary for Tonight