LASALLE ROWING CLUB
NEWS LETTER VOL. 14
DECEMBER 7, 2001
Sunday November 24th, 2001 marked the end to the 2001 rowing season. It was the day that the boats were de-rigged, washed and hung with anticipation for next season. It was de-rigging time at the LaSalle Rowing Club.
A number of old and new faces where on hand to make sure that everything went smoothly. Shane Burger and Matt McAdam spent most of the morning winterizing the outboard motors. Mark Brkljacic and Cathy Ruggirello acted as bean counters and thoroughly inventoried all of the clubs assets. Lisa Antanya along with Deb Loughheed, Donna Fawdry, John Parent, Dustin and Aung Thu Win worked hard and managed to de-rigged and washed all of the equipment in gale force winds.
The boathouse has never looked so clean. When we were finished it was like the night before Christmas, everything was nestled right in its place and the visions of warm weather and smooth water danced in everyone’s head.
The day was a great success. I would like to offer a special thanks to all of those who were involved in making the day happen - your leadership, personal contribution and commitment to the club is so very much appreciated. Remember that all those who were in attendance will receive a $30.00 credit towards next season’s dues.
I can’t wait to see more people out in the coming months. The club’s executive is working hard to prepare for next season. We all hope that your involvement will continue to be strong and we hope to see you at many of the social events we have planned over the winter.
Have a great holiday.
2002 RCA Annual Coaches Conference will be
in London, Ontario, January 24-27, 2002. Brian Richardson, Mike Spracklen,
Volker Nolte, Ed McNeely, Lesley Thompson and Al Morrow, just to
name a few that will be presenting at this year's conference. If
you want to take your 3M NCCP Level II, III, IV Technical, this is certainly
the best time to do so.
A Message from LRC President
The 2001 rowing season has come to an end and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone on a successful season. Everyone worked hard, played hard, and contributed to the success of last season. I would also like to send out a special thanks to all those who helped close the boathouse for the season. Your efforts are appreciated
With the season over and the 2002 season still months away, I would like to bring you up to date on what the club has in store over the winter months. The executive has been busy developing committees that will help to serve the club and all of its members. We encourage your input and look forward to your participation on any one of these committees. By involving individual members in the policy making process of the club we hope to serve the club better and utilize the experience and expertise of our membership. The purpose of each committee is to help us accomplish a better sense of “crew” and work as a club toward a common vision. Remember, the sport of rowing is an activity that works best if all the members pull together and for each other.
Crew: the ability to focus together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward the entire crew’s objective; it is only then that teamwork will allow our crew to attain uncommon results.
Without your input and involvement the club has no future. We will never finish ahead if we do not have all of you on board. We are looking forward to involving you in this committee process so that we can manage our future and identify a clear vision for the club in the months and years ahead. I hope that you will take this opportunity to review this newsletter and the listed committees and that you will choose a committee on which to participate.
I am inviting you to be part of a crew that will deliver results and leave a legacy for our future members by making a difference. Together, I am confident that we can attain an “uncommon result” for our club, our membership and ourselves.
I look forward to speaking to you again soon and once again thanks for your involvement in our club.
Best regards and holiday wishes,
LRC Webpage Address
Please change your Links to the rowing club's
webpage. To accomodate more information, the club's webpage had to
be moved. Sorry for the inconvenience. The new webpage address
is as follows: http://members.tripod.com/rowlasalle
Long Term Planning Committee
Rowing can be an expensive sport to maintain, and the club executive feels that extra funds must be generated from the community: either corporate sponsors, charity drives or fund-raising activities by individual members. Club director, Herb Colling will chair both committees. Club president John Parent will serve on both to coordinate their activities, and club director, Mark Brkljacic will lend his expertise on the Long Term Planning Committee.
To make these committees effective, membership
involvement is essential. The club executive is looking for gung-ho
club members with ideas, who care about their club's future, and are willing
to work for its long-term survival. If you're one of those people,
contact Herb Colling 728-1579, or email@example.com ASAP.
Fund Raising Committee
Please feel free to become involved in this or any committee as we develop a vision for the future and move toward a season of fun and victory.
Safe and properly maintained equipment will not only allow crewmembers access to on the water workouts, it will also assists in increasing the longevity our equipment. Tom and I encourage you to participate in helping us provide the best and safest equipment our club can provide.
For more information about joining this committee
please fell free to contact me at
The group has so far, sent out a Christmas card with social events Calendar included. We also have arranged a group rate for a three-month membership at Good Life Fitness starting in January for $99+gst. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the membership. If any one would like to join this team chaired by Laurie Walesiak just send me an email.