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Club Merch Week!

store-graphic646.jpgCLUB MERCH WEEK: JUNE 13-18

The WRRA Merchandise Committee will have a table set up during your practice times to purchase the latest Club gear and swag.

We have something for everyone!

• Short sleeve t-shirts - Our vintage Club T.
• Long sleeve t-shirts- Part street art, all real life, creative scenes of what rowing the Cuyahoga is really like.
• Car magnets and window decals - Let everyone know you row in the best city!
• 'Post-row' beer and wine glasses - Sand-etched WRRA logo or customize with the Club logo, your name and team number. 
• Performance hats - UltraLite features wicking Eventure Woven fabric topshell and COOLMAX® fabric terry inner sweatband. Adjustable snap buckle with ponytail opening. Embroidered WRRA logo.

View all the options here:https://squareup.com/store/westernreserverowing You may also order online and pick up before practice.

We accept Cash, Check, and all major Credit Cards.

Questions/Inquiries: merchandise@westernreserverowing.com

Coached Sculling

We have a great way to improve your sculling skills.  Coached Sculling! We are offering 2 Tiers of coached sculling based on your sculling ability.

These sessions are  a great value and an excellent opportunity for all WRRA scullers to get some coaching to help you get to that next level in your sculling progression.


Check it out: Coached Sculling

June Learn to Row is now Open!!

Western Reserve Rowing Association

 is pleased to announce that Registration for 

June 11 and 12, 2016 

Learn to Row 

is NOW OPEN!

Learn to Row We encourage all new rowers to enroll in our Learn to Row program - a half day comprehensive introduction to rowing, including coached on-the-water experience.  A direct link to registration for Learn to Row and additional information can be found on our website Learn to Row page:  http://www.westernreserverowing.com/try-rowing/learn-row/

General Registration Information After arriving at the registration site through the link on the Learn to Row web page, identify the session of Learn to Row for which you would like to register and add it to your "cart".  At that point you will be prompted to login (or create an account if you do not already have one). After that is complete, continue through the registration process, digital signing of waivers, and payment.

Payment is by credit card. There is a $1.25 Transaction fee that is added to each transaction.

If you have any difficulties registering, please contact  membership@westernreserverowing.com

If you have questions about Learn to Row  which are not addressed on the web page for the  program, please contact  SRL@westernreserverowing.com .

NOTE:  We may have some spaces for the 8 week half session of SRL that begins the week of June 27 and runs through the week of August 15th, culminating with the August 20th Regatta, but that is not known at this time.  The number of positions will be limited and will depend on the availability of coaches.  When this is finalized, all those receiving this email will be notified.

http://www.westernreserverowing.com/programs/summer-rowing-leagues/summer-rowing-league-half-sessions/

We are excited to have you join us this summer rowing on the Cuyahoga River!

Cold Water Rules Lifted

Several requests have been made to the CRF Safety Committee to consider a temporary exception to the Safety Manual’s Cold Water Rules. The Committee has been monitoring the air and water temperature at the dock closely and is granting the request. The Cold Water Rules are in abeyance until Thursday, March 31, 2016
 
The CRF Safety Committee will reevaluate the water and air temperatures, along with the extended forecast later this week to determine if a further extension is possible. 

Learn to Row is Open!

We are pleased to announce that Registration for 2016 

Learn to Row

is NOW OPEN!

We encourage all new rowers to enroll in our Learn to Row program - a half day comprehensive introduction to rowing, including coached on-the-water experience.  A direct link to registration for Learn to Row and additional information can be found on our website Learn to Row page:  http://westernreserverowing.com/try-rowing/learn-row/

General Registration InformationAfter arriving at the registration site through the link on the Learn to Row web page, identify the session of Learn to Row for which you would like to register and add it to your "cart".  At that point you will be prompted to login (or create an account if you do not already have one). After that is complete, continue through the registration process, digital signing of waivers, and payment.

Payment is by credit card. There is a $1.25 Transaction fee that is added to each transaction.

If you have any difficulties registering, please contact membership@westernreserverowing.com

If you have questions about Learn to Row  which are not addressed on the web page for the  program, please contact  SRL@westernreserverowing.com .

Registration for Summer Rowing League will open in the next week or so.

We are excited to have you join us this summer rowing on the Cuyahoga River!

Learn to Row

WRRA 2016 Learn To Row -- Need for Coxes and Rowers

Learn to Row 2016 begins in April, and many volunteers are needed to ensure an outstanding Learn To Row experience for novice rowers.

What: Learn to Row - 2016
When:
Saturdays and Sundays: April 9,10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1
Time:
varies, but generally between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Where:
Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse
Who:
Experienced rowers and experienced coxswains
Reply: 
volunteer@westernreserverowing.com

Experienced rower: at least 2 full years (summer and fall) or any three seasons

Fundraising Gala

The local social movement and nonprofit organization called "because I said I would" whose mission is to strengthen humanity's will. To date, has distributed over 3 million promise cards all around the globe to help people make and keep their promises.

The inaugural fundraising Gala, A Night of Promise, will be hosted on Thursday, April 28, at the House of Blues. It will be a night of inspiration and celebration, and I am honored to be one of their featured speakers.

More information here: http://becauseisaidiwould.com/event

They have invited Western Reserve Rowing Association members to be part of the Gala and provide a special group rate of $25 off per ticket for the Mezzanine General Admission tickets. To register, please click here and enter group25.

River Closure

Yesterday, a 300-foot tall Manitowoc 2250 crane, capable of lifting 300 tons, was stationed in the Cuyahoga River. Steel erection for the new Inner Belt Freeway Bridge will begin THIS WEEK and is scheduled to go thru May.

WHAT THIS MEANS:  NO shells or launches are permitted above the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, a.k.a NS2, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday beginning TODAY, March 11th and lasting through May 14th. All shells must spin between the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge and NS2. This notice will be posted throughout the boathouse and will be communicated to all SQL/CQL's. 

Meet & Greet

flatiron.jpgHave you ever wanted to find out about rowing on the Cuyahoga River?  Well, we have the perfect relaxed and fun event planned in a few weeks.  

If you're an adult and interested in rowing please join us at the Flat Iron Cafe (upstairs) on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be experienced rowers to answer all of your questions. You may even meet some other new rowers that you might like to row with.

The Flat Iron Cafe is located in the Flats at 1114 Center Street, Cleveland, OH.

2016 CRF Safety Review Sessions

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Spring is fast approaching.

To retain your tested safety status, you must attend one of the below Safety Recertification Meetings.  Meetings will be about an hour long and will be held in the boathouse conference room on the below dates:

Saturday, February 20 at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, February 24 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 27 at 9 a.m.
Sunday, February 28 at 9 a.m.

For those who are outside the Cleveland area (e.g. away at college, out of the state/country for business) another review will be offered later in the spring upon proof of your absence for each of the above dates.

This meeting is an easy and small investment.  If you fail to attend and were not excused for the limited reasons above, you will have to re-test.

One change from prior years for CQL-Trainees, CQL's, and Senior CQL's:  you must bring current written proof of your CPR certification and (if required, based on your age) successful completion of the ODNR boater safety class to the meeting.  If you do not, your status will be suspended (meaning you cannot coach) until you provide documentation.

For those coaching out of the Foundry, CRF welcomes you to maintain your CRF safety status by attending a Safety Recertification Meeting and providing proper documentation. Aaron Marcovy is receiving a copy of this email to circulate to Foundry coaches.

Head Coaches: Please inform all participants in your organization who hold an SQL or CQL rating (there's a list available here: http://www.clevelandrows.org/safety-documents/) that they must attend one of these review sessions.

Betsy Batts
CRF Safety Chair
ebatts@beneschlaw.com