Dates for Your Calendar

Dear Parents and Rowers,

We are looking forward to our open house on September 10th at the Boathouse from 12-4. We are excited to showcase our boathouse and our program. To do this, we need a little help. Below is a link to a sign up genius with sign ups for grill masters, set up and clean up help. If you are able to assist, please let us know. We are also hoping for a good turn out of athletes to give tours and take family and community members out on boats. It’s a fun afternoon!

Also, please mark your calendar for our first fundraiser, a car wash, on September 17th. This will be in the Comp Renew Parking lot (next to Mr. Burger) at the Northland Drive/Plainfield intersection. The time will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. As it gets closer, we will create a sign up genius with two shifts, an 11-2 p.m. shift and a 2:00-5:00 p.m. shift, only one shift needs to be chosen. As a reminder, there will be three fundraisers this fall to help offset the cost of regattas. The other two will be pop can drives and dates for those will be Sunday afternoon, October 2nd and Sunday, October 23, also in the afternoon. Each athlete must participate in two out of the three. If you do not wish to participate, you may pay the buy out price of $80.

One last thing, we could use some help at the home football game selling ponchos and koozies on Friday, September 9th from 6-7:30. Once you’ve signed up, Matt Lausin will contact you with details. This is a general fundraiser (not for fall) and the money earned will go towards maintenance of the boathouse. Sign up genius is below.

Thanks in advance! We hope everyone had a great first day of school. Enjoy your long weekend.

Rockford Rowing

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E-Mail Contacts and Emergency Contact Form Link

Dear Parents and Rowers,

We are going to be streamlining the way we e-mail and we are creating distribution groups. We are hoping to start working on this soon. We are going to create a fall rowing group so that only those that are participating in fall rowing will be receiving our e-mails that pertain to fall rowing. E-mails regarding booster meetings or other events that pertain to all will continue to go out to all. If you are taking the fall off, but still want to stay in the loop regarding the regattas, etc…send me an e-mail and let me know and I’ll include you in that distribution group.

We are also going to be utilizing facebook more this year to post helpful and needed information. If you have not yet, we highly encourage you to "like" our page, Rockford Crew. If you are not on facebook, we would encourage you to create an account if only just to follow our page.

Lastly, we have heard that many are having trouble with the emergency contact form link and the volunteer link. We apologize for that. I’m including those links below.

Thank you for all that you do!

Lisa Loucks
Secretary, Rockford Crew Booster Board

Important–Head of the Grand Date and Fall Rowing Forms

Dear Parents and Rowers,

We have received the date for the Head of the Grand in Lansing, MI. It will be on Saturday, October, 8 Please mark it on your calendars.

Practice begins for varsity on Monday at 3:20. All others will begin September 6th. Don’t forget your water bottle! It is mandatory that all athletes be signed up before being allowed to row. If you are planning on going to practice, but have not yet registered, please do so at Search for rowing in the search bar and all classes will come up.

***When you sign your athlete up, please take note of the links to the volunteer consent form link and the emergency contact link. Because the level of parent involvement is high, we are asking that each parent fill out a volunteer consent form. This is a new process that is done online. We also need each athlete to print out the emergency contact form and bring that with them on the first day of practice. *** If you registered without doing either these, you can easily go back to the registration page and click on the links to complete this step.

Next week, when novice begins, Coach Dilan will be at the Freshman Center with the Excursion to pick up any novice rowers who need a ride to the boathouse on the first day of practice.

​Looking forward to a great season! ​

Boathouse Workday, Football and Healthy Recipes

Dear Parents and Rowers,

Boathouse work day is tomorrow! If you are available, please consider coming out to the boathouse from 6-8 p.m. to help.

Football fundraiser is this Friday night. We still need one more adult and four rowers.
We have gotten permission to sell Rockford Rams rain ponchos and Rockford Rams Can Koozies. Monies from this will go towards maintaining the boathouse and the boats. Time would be 6:00 p.m.-7:30/8:00 p.m. Matt Lausin will be coordinating with our volunteers and will give further detail.

RECIPES! ​We still need your recipes for our healthy recipe cookbook. Please send them in either to this e-mail address or to Renee Chwalek at rchwalek09

Here is the sign up genius link for helping. Also attached to this e-mail are the minutes from our August Booster Meeting.

As always, thank you for your help! ​


Links to Fall Sign Ups (DRAFT)

Dear Parents and Rowers,

To ease the fall sign up process, ​b
elow are the links to fall sign ups.

Returning/Varsity Rowers:

New/Novice Rowers:

Middle School Rowing:

Adult Recreational Rowing:

Rockford Rowing
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