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The Dock and Waterside
The LaSalle Rowing Club News Letter: Vol. 13

The rowing season is half over and the regatta season is well on its way.  Below are results of LRC members.  Special thanks to Cathy Ruggirello for
submitting the results.

Regattas we have attended:
Sat., June 23, 2001 Ecorse MI.  Kathy O'Brien, Deb Lougheed, Mary Wilbur, Laurie Walesiak, Tom Ouellette, Steve, John Parent, Shane Berger,
Glenn White and Cathy Ruggirello were in attendance.  The mens double with John Parent and Shane Berger won second place.  Glenn White and
Cathy in the mixed double finished second.  Glenn
came in fourth in the single and the womens coxed four came in Fourth.

Sun., June 24, 2001 Detroit Boat Club Regatta.  Glenn and Cathy went.  Glenn finished third in the mens lwt 1x.  In the mixed double finished first.

Sat., July 7, 2001 CORA in London.  John Parent, Shane Berger, Mark Brkljacic, Ted Popel, Christine Kollar and Cathy Ruggirello.  Chris and
Cathy in the womens 2x finished first.  The quad race as you know was cancelled and the mens 2x came in third in their heat.

Sat., July 14, 2001 CORA Champs in ST. Cat's.  Glenn, Christine and Cathy.  No medals.

Sun., July 15, 2001 ORA Masters Regatta in Welland.  Mark, John, Glenn, Christine and Cathy.  Mark and John placed second in the mens 2x.
Christine and Cathy finished third in the womens 2x.  John and Christine finished third in their heat in the mixed 2x but did not advance to the finals.

Upcoming regattas:
Sat., July 28-29, ORA Champs in Welland.  John, Shane, Ted, Mark and Glenn should be going to race a quad, double and single.

Sat., Aug. 4, Regatta of the Americas in Welland.  Glenn, Christine and Cathy are going.  Will be racing singles, double and mix double.

Henley for the mens quad and mens double.

Montreal for the Worlds for Glenn and Cathy to race singles and a mixed double.

Great results so far.  Keep up the great effort.

On Saturday, Aug. 18  LRC Pot-Luck Dinner at Herb and Anne Colling's place
641 St. Charles, Belle River.  Start at 3pm.  All club members and Learn-to-row members and their significant other are invited.  Directions
are below and maps are available at the boathouse.
Pot luck dinner, B.Y.O.B., burgers and hotdogs will be provided by the club, bring lawn chairs if you have one, sailing - weather permitting - first
come-first board-first sail - starting at 3pm.  It's a great way to meet new and old members of the club.  Come and join in the fun.

Sunday, Aug. 19 LRC Annual General Meeting @10:30am (after the morning row)  Location:  LRC boathouse.  All club members are
invited.  New board of directors will be elected.  To vote or to be elected, you have to be a member in "good standing" - paid all membership dues
- if not, contact Rex.  Winners of the 2001LRC Outstanding Male and Female Award will be announced during the AGM.  Please come to the
boathouse and cast your ballots for outstanding male and female.  You have till Aug. 15 to vote.

On a sad note, we are losing three of our members.

Debbie Schoger:  LRC President 2000 and 2001.  Member of the competitive crew since 1998.  She will be going to Toronto to pursue her career
endeavors.

Glenn White:  LRC President and Vice President 1999.  Member of the competitive crew since 1998.  He will be going to Peterborough for higher
education and pursue his career endeavors.

Christine Kollar:  Member of the gold winning Masters doubles crew with Cathy Ruggirello.  She is going to Toronto to pursue her career
endeavors.

These three people are great examples of what LRC club members should be.  They are hard working, dedicated individuals who volunteer their time
to help the club and others.  It is through their generous givings, that the club is where it's at now.  They have been great ambassadors for LRC;
representing our club well at all regattas entered.  We are sad to see them leave but we also want to wish them the very best in their future endeavors.
We hope that they will be able to come to the pot luck dinner at Herb's so that we can personally say to them "see you soon".
 
 
 

The Dock and Waterside
The LaSalle Rowing Club News Letter:
Vol. 12

Hi all,

I have several news for you.

First, the 2001 rowing season is almost upon us.  LRC Sign-Up Day is Saturday April 7 @
LaSalle Rowing Club Boathouse from 9am to 3pm.

Fees:
Recreational:  Full Season - $315, Half Season - $235
Competitive:  Full Season - $315, Half Season - $235
Student:  Comp/Rec.  Full Season - $250, Half Season - $200
Learn-to-Row:  $130, $100(student)

Break down of fees:
$155 membership
$80 seasonal
two seasons
Spring - April 7 to July 14, Summer/Fall - July 15 to October 31

Note:  All fees for Rec/Comp will be pro-rated this year.  Because last year the fees were not
prorated, new members who joined the club last year will only have to pay the seasonal fees
until they reach 1yr anniversary with the club.  Then they will have to pay the pro-rated
membership fee.

Note:  The membership fee has increased by $5.  This is to compensate for the rising cost of
gasoline.  The club will have 3 coach/safety boats on the water for this season.

Prefered method of payment is by cheque.  People may arrange to pay their fees in
installments, by providing post-dated cheques.  Please contact the club treasurer(me, Rex
Olaviaga).

The club will also be rigging the boats for the season that day(April 7).  So bring your
7/16 wrench and help rig the boats for the season.

Clinics for First Aid and Coach/Safety Boat instructions will be in the month of April.  Exact
day is not confirmed yet.  An email will be sent out when dates are set.  These clinics are
important for the safety of our club members.  The more people who gets involved with these
clinics, the safer it will be for all of us.

Second, Roller Skating: Our monthly club outing will be on Saturday March 31 @ Wheels
the Skatin' Place 2475 McDougall Rd. from 1:30pm - 3:30pm.  Cost: $4.50  Skate Rental:
$1.25  If you have inline skates, you can use them as long as they do not have black
stoppers.  Picture and location map attached.  Hope to see you all there.

Third, we don't have a full Dragon Boat yet.  If you want excitement, we have the seat for
you.  No experience necessary.  The only requirements is that you have the will to have fun!
Cost $34.  Includes 3 practices a week before the race and 2 races on May 12.  Respond to
this email if you are interested.  Collection of fees will start Saturday, April 7.  Please bring
cheque payable to LaSalle Rowing Club.
Or mail to:

LaSalle Rowing Club
c/o Rex Olaviaga
1404 Benjamin St.
Windsor ON  N8X 4N1

Fourth, we received a flier from the Windsor Essex Canoe club is holding a
WATERWALKER CANOE AND KAYAK FILM FESTIVAL.
March 31.
Information can be found at their webpage if you are interested.
http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/weccc/index.html
 
 
 

The Dock and Waterside
The LaSalle Rowing Club News Letter:
Vol. 11

Congratulations are in order to Debbie Schoger.  She participated in the Michigan Indoor
Sprints in Grosse Point and at the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships in Toronto.
Debbie once again showed excellent form and represented LaSalle Rowing Club well by
winning the Ladies Open category at the Michigan Indoor.  She then went to Toronto and
placed 17th in a tough field of 23 competitors with a time of 7:43.3, spits 1:55.8.  Way to go
Debbie!
As a side note:
Former LaSalle Rowing Club member Dale Smith won the Open men's category  in Toronto
with a time of 6min11.8sec with splits of 1:32.9.  This placed him 11th overall in Canada.  Bravo!

Over the same weekend, with the aid of Debbie, the club has purchased a '99 Lwt Hudson
single and two pairs of sculling oars.  This now adds to our current mid-weight
shell and heavy weight shells.

DRAGON BOAT PADDLERS NEEDED!  Date:  May 12, 2001.  Want to partake in a
powerful and exciting boat?  We need 22 able people.  20 people to paddle, 1 steer person and 1 drummer.  Cost is $34. I believe it's the same as last year.  The money will go towards charity.  If more people sign
up, we will need volunteers to take part in one race and let the other people race in the
second. So what do you say?  Let's have the LaSalle Rowing Club win in our own home waters!

Please reply to this email if interested in paddling.  People who have showed interest in the
last emails re:dragon boat volunteer, please reply again to this email.  We will let you know when
the money is due (start saving).  We cannot enter a boat, unless we pay up front the $750 entry
fee.

Thank you.
Rex
 
 

The Dock and Waterside
The LaSalle Rowing Club News Letter:
Vol. 10

What a way to finish the rowing season!  Congratulations are in order for Awesome
Foursome:  Christine Kollar, Cathy Ruggirello, Caren Vanderenne and Kristen Kolar
They won GOLD in the open women's quadruple sculls at the 17th Jack Speakmon Regatta
in Columbus, Ohio.   Over 40 different clubs took part in the day long regatta.
Way to go ladies!

Get your calendars, day planners, schedule books, or organizers out and jot these dates
down.  Stay active with the club during the winter months(Learn-to-row participants are
welcome; you don't have to be a member to participate).  Come and join the fun.  All are
welcome!

Sunday, November 5, 2000
Event:  Annual Clean-up
Place:  LaSalle Rowing Club Boathouse
            40 Laurier Dr
Time:  10:30am till it gets done
Cost:  Your time, effort and a little elbow grease.
Info:  All boats and oars must be cleaned.  All boats will be de-rigged.  Boathouse will be
cleaned from top to bottom.  If you can, bring 7/16 wrench with you to help de-rig the
boats.  Be prepared to get dirty a little.  There will be a morning row at 9am before the
clean-up.  Come out and get the final row of the year.  ALL WHO HAVE ROWED THIS
PAST YEAR, SHOULD COME OUT AND HELP CLEAN THE BOATS.  WE
NEED YOUR HELP.  Also, members who have paid their dues, in good standing,
completed 10hrs of volunteer work for the club, can pick up their $50 rebate.

Saturday, November 18, 2000
Event:  Indoor Rock Climbing
Place:  Gibraltar Climbing Company
            3901 Huron Church Rd
Time:   11am
Cost:   Equipment rental, lesson & 3hr climbing:  $15
Info:  No prior experience necessary.  In all likely hood, everyone will be taking 45min-1hr
lesson before climbing to the top.

Friday, December 15, 2000
Event:  LaSalle Rowing Club Christmas Party
Place:  À la maison chez Mary Wilbur
            750 Lounsborough
Time:  To be announced
Cost:  Bring a dish, B.Y.O.B.
Info:  Come and join the season holiday fun.  Meet new friends and get re-acquainted with
old ones.  Have fun and party!

Saturday, February 10, 2001
Event:  Bowling
Place:  Bowlero Bowl
            675 Tecumseh Rd.West
Cost:  Games, shoe rental
Info:  No experience necessary.  How low can you go?  Your score that is.  No professional
bowlers allowed.  Come one, come all.  The more the merrier.

MORE DATES AND EVENTS ARE TO BE ADDED.  IF YOU HAVE ANY
SUGGESTIONS FOR AN OUTING/EVENT/ACTIVITY, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS
EMAIL.  All information will be posted at the club's new website(still under construction,
beware of delays):

http://members.tripod.ca/lasallerowing/

The club's email address will remain the same:

rowlasalle@altavista.com

Our goal is to meet at least once a month.  Ideally....twice a month on weekends during the
winter.  Last year, the club went rock climbing, skating, bowling, Detroit Institute of Arts, and
movies.  So there's plenty of things to do and see.  Stay active and get involved.
 

                       The Dock and Water Side
         The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter: Volume 9

                  As many members may now be aware, our coach boats and motors have
             gone missing!  The thefts were reported to the police by Kristen Kolar et
             al of the competitive rowing crew.
                  Thanks to the diligence of Glenn White, arrangements
             are being made for the purchase of a new boat and motor so that rowing
             may resume.  We’ll keep you informed!
                  Meanwhile, more boats and motors will be purchased as soon as
             insurance money comes available.  A claim is in the offing and,
             hopefully, this whole episode will result in only a minor setback to the club,
             and to fall rowing activities!
                  The theft was certainly a baptism by fire for the new board which
             consists of returning members:  Debbie Schoger, Rex Olaviaga, Kevin
             Nyman, Mary Wilbur and Lisa Antaya; as well as new members Graciella Stokes
             and Laurie Walesiak.  Welcome to the board!  Good luck, and good things
             for the new season.  May the club prosper and grow.
                  As the result of a bylaw change at the annual general meeting,
             new members will remain for a minimum of two years, and up to half of the
             executive will be elected in any given year.  It was felt that this
             would provide a degree of continuity by experienced board members who would
             assist and guide the new board members.
                  Once again, your board is committed to a series of fun winter
             activities (one a month) to bring club members closer together and
             keep them in touch in the off-season.  The board will also try to boost
             membership and establish proper rowing crews in the next season.
             Fifteen members showed up for the annual meeting and the board hopes to
             increase participation in the club, especially within the ranks of the
             Learn-To-Rows.
                  Speaking of activities, stay tuned for the annual end-of-season
             clean-up of the boat house.  Details and times will be announced and
             volunteers will be needed to do the work.  The more hands involved,
             the easier and faster the work.
                  A small engine maintenance course is also in the works for
             January.  It will be sponsored by the Windsor Power and Sail Squadron at a cost
             of under $100.00 per person.  Anyone interested should contact former
             director:  Herb Colling A.S.A.P.  (728-1579)
                  A plan is also afoot to host the Dragon Boat Race from the
             LaSalle Rowing Club facilities next year in conjunction with the Windsor Power
             and Sail Squadron.  There will be a beer tent and a need for volunteers to
             help organize land activities and operate coach boats.  Again, anyone
             interested should contact Herb Colling.
                  In the meantime, the executive is also setting up a committee to
             ensure the future of the club, possibly in a new location with a new
             boat house and, certainly, by establishing a slush fund to cover future
             capital expenses like:  trucks, boats, motors, docks and facilities.
                  Rex Olaviaga reports that the club is in the black for this year.
             There’s about $3,000 in the general account, about $2,000 in the
             futures or equipment fund, and over $19,000 in the various bingo accounts.  It
             sounds like a great deal of cash, but the club is high maintenance,
             especially now, given the uncertainty of our coach boats.
                  The club executive has committed to purchasing up to three coach
             boats and motors, at least one lightweight shell, and has an urge to buy an
             erg or two.
                  Last, but not least, congratulations to Kathy O’Brien (retiring
             board member who will remain active in the club behind the scenes), Cathy
             Ruggirello (long-standing member and organizer of our club regattas),
             and Herb Colling.  These three members are winner/recipients of this
             year’s George Pocock Millennium Award for outstanding members of the year.

The Dock and Water Side

 The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter

 Vol. 8

       This is your personal, hand-engraved, embossed, golden invitation to:

                           "Stroke For Stroke"

                               during the

                        Annual Rumrunner Regatta

                          Saturday, July 22, 2000

All club members are invited for formal and informal races, no prior racing
experience necessary. It’s going to be a fun day of comaraderie at the boat
house with an opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause. And, if that
isn’t enough, invite your friends to watch and cheer you on from Gil Maur
Park. The 500 k races will cruise right past our channel entrance and dock area.

There are sign up sheets in the boat house. And, for more info, just ask Glenn,
Kristen or Cathy Rugirello.

New This Year: This is also a major fund raiser for The Heart And Stroke
Foundation. Pledge sheets are available in the boathouse and, to ensure full
participation, we would ask that you make, or raise, at least a minimum donation of
$15.00 to ensure the success of this venture. As a further incentive, The Heart and
Stroke Foundation is also offering bonus incentives (prizes) for significant amounts
of money raised. Check it out. It won’t happen without your support!

It gets better. As an extra inducement, Kristen Kolar has graciously opened her
home to LaSalle Rowers for her annual party: The Kolar Kegger, (Glenn’s
influence) at 4:00 p.m., 2855 Bouffard St. LaSalle. BYOB and food to share. A BBQ
is available. Bring bathing suits for the pool and look forward to volleyball, a bonfire,
and shuffleboard. Bring your frisbees, baseballs and gloves, soccer and footballs,
insect repellant and be prepared to have a good time. See you there!
 

The Dock and Water Side

The Dock and Water Side

The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter

Vol. 7

Throughout the month of May, club volunteers have been busy instructing several junior and
regular learn to row crews. They’re now in the throes of graduating and are looking
forward to spending the rest of their summer on the water, honing their skills and meeting the
rest of the LaSalle Rowing Club crews, so your executive hopes that you will make them
welcome and will make them feel at home. We also hope that you will help them along and
take them under your wing and into your crews. They’re the future of our club, after
all.

We have some more good news this season: we’re no longer rowing in a construction
zone. The town of LaSalle has spruced up the entire area around our rowing club, so
you’ll hardly recognize it if you haven’t been out yet this year. We’ve
also been doing some minor repairs and maintenance and, while the docks need work, the
rest of the club is looking pretty swish.

Now, down to business, if you’re interested in recreational rowing, contact Herb
Colling 728-1579. He’s trying to arrange schedules: Monday, Wednesdays and
Saturdays; or Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. If you have a four, would be willing to
coach boat or would like to try any other combination, then give Herb a call.

Kathy O’Brien is the director in charge of the Learn-to-Row program. If you have
some new recruits, then give her a call. There are openings available. Just call: 253-8537 or
email her at: kobrien@curtisjk.com.

Of course, dues are due. If you want to row, we would ask that your dues be paid first.
Yearly membership dues are 150 dollars, competitive and recreational seasonal is 160
dollars, highschool competitive and recreational. Check with Kathy for the learn to row rates.

We have some sad news to report. We’re losing Laura McCaffrey. For some reason,
she’s decided to move away to Ottawa and is leaving by Thursday of next week.
Laura has been club secretary for the past year and has spent her time organizing the rest of
the executive, doing up agendas, writing minutes and making sure we live up to all those
things we talk about during executive meetings. Her contributions have been great and she
will be sorely missed. We had a small get-together for her recently at The Honest Lawyer (if
there is such a thing) and we are looking for a replacement. (Big shoes to fill.) If
you’re interested, or think you might know someone to take on the challenge, let your
executive members know.

The club has been purchasing many things this spring with the bingo money from the sale of
our property in Malden and we have more things to buy. We have established a wish-list on
the club bulletin board and, if there’s anything that you’d like to see purchased
by the club, then, by all means, mention it on the list and we’ll vote on it.

If there is anything that you’d like to see happen at the club, or anything that
you’d like to address, then please tell an executive member so that it can become a
reality.

The club has also arranged a fund raiser with the Heart and Stroke Foundation for July. It will
coincide with our regular regatta. Pledge sheets are available at the clubhouse and, for more
information, just call Herb Colling. Your executive would like to see every member of the
club involved in the fund raiser so that we can return large chunks of cash to a worthy cause.
Lets see all of the boats in our inventory on the water on that day.
 

The Dock and Water Side

The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter

Vol. 6

Yes. It’s that time of year again! Rowing season is starting. The boats are on the
water and the stalwarts are already showing up for weeknight, morning and weekend rows.
(Usually 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday is a good place to start to organize your crew and
find out what is going on.) There are sign-up sheets in the boathouse for rowing and coach
boating.

Of course, there is a down-side to the start of the season. Your dues are due. $310.00 for
competitive and recreational and $250.00 for highschool. Bring your cheque book, as dues
must be paid before you’re allowed on the water. Make Treasurer Rex a happy
oarsman by ending his unpaid dues blues.

Remember the motto:

     You won’t row, if you don’t show.

If you have a crew with whom you’d like to row, take the initiative and organize them,
decide when you want to go out and check with your executive to make sure coach boats
are available.

Over the past few weeks, your executive has been bowling for Big Brothers, and has held an
open house at the boathouse with hot dogs, veggies, junk food, hamburgers and pop with 30
to 40 members in attendance. The club also held a general meeting with 20 members showing
up and sticking around to rig boats, install shoes and buoy up the dock. Thanks to Ted,
Laurie and Mary for the latter job. Meanwhile, the town of LaSalle assures us that the ramp
will be done... soon!

Thanks to Kevin Nyman, the boathouse is in top-top shape with all the boats stored neatly
away. He invoked his engineering talents and found space for two of our fours. We will have
to be extra-careful moving boats in and out, however, so keep that in mind when you get
ready to "take the weight."

By the way, when you enter the boathouse, look up. The better half of the Pocock has been
saved and now holds a place of honour in the rafters.

By the time you read this, club president Debbie Schoger and John Brauss will have
purchased a new truck on the club’s behalf. Bingo funds were used and this should
help reduce our annual expenses.

In the Junior Rowing Program, 3 eights will be on the water, starting May 8th. They inlcude
one team from Maryvale and one from General Amherst, coached by Shane Berger, Sara
Vanstone, Kristen Kolar, Christine Kollar and Cathy Rugirello. Ted Poppel is coaching a
four from the Windsor Regional Cancer Clinic and there are several regular LTR programs
starting in May and June, as well.

All of the above says something about volunteers from the membership who make things
happen! Join in and make this your best season of rowing ever!


 

           The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter

        Vol 5
 

             So much is happening with the club this spring, it's hard to know where to begin.
              The house is sold.  $82,000 dollars was returned to the bingo account.  Bernie Ziff
             and Deb Schoger got our entire fleet refurbished at Hudson's boatworks in London.
              It looks like new!  We've purchased three new '8's, and a couple of smaller boats,
             and a whole bunch of oars, with more purchases to come.  It means crowded conditions
             in the boat house, but we hope to rectify that problem soon.  We're also buying the
             truck for a considerable saving of yearly fees to the club.  The lease comes due
             in April.  The Town of LaSalle has moved our docks and is in the process of building
             a new ramp with access to deeper water.  Our dock is even being extended by 20 feet
             with another section provided by LaSalle.  This is all great news!

             Thanks again to Bernie for securing a donation of steel for the dock project.  Andrzej
             has also had the shoes repaired for four of our boats over the winter at nominal
             cost to the club.  Once again, these are both reminders that, without these volunteer
             efforts, things would not be happening.

             IF YOU DON'T SHOW, YOU WON'T ROW

             Make this your motto this year.  Some members have complained that they didn't get
             to row last year because they weren't assigned to a team or their team didn't always
             show up.  This year, if you want to row, come to the boat house.  We will have regular
             crews, but we will also make room for anyone who makes an effort.  Kathy O'Brien
             wasn't assigned to a crew last fall and she rowed as much, if not more, than anyone.
              She simply made the effort and came to the boat house when she knew rowing was going
             to happen.

             Learn to Row and Junior Rowing Programs are in the works this year.  And there will
             be an open house at the boat house with refreshments, hot dogs and burgers to kick
             off the season.  It will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 16th.  We'll have
             some fun and outline the rowing season at that time.  Come out and fit in.

             It's hoped that the club will attend more regattas this year and develop a closer
             liason with the American boat clubs in this area.  Already, your executive has made
             overtures to that effect, so it could be an active season for those who are willing
             to participate.

             We've also agreed to hold a couple of fund-raising events with our major sponsor:
              The Heart and Stroke Foundation... Maybe a couple of pledge drives for distance
             around the islands and an erg session in the winter.  We'll have sign-up sheets in
             the boat house with details to be announced.  We might even call it: Stroke For
             Stroke.  If you have an idea for a name, let us know.  It's all in an effort to make
             the club more socially responsible and contribute to a good cause, share some of
             our good fortune this year.

             We're looking forward to a great season and we hope you will continue to be part
             of it.  Support your club.  Pay your dues.  Volunteer.  And we'll see you on the
             water!
 

            The Dock and Water Side
 
 

             The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter

             Vol 4
 

             Great news! Your club is smoking. First, socially... a small group of skaters hit
             the ice at Adie Knox Arena in January, and we’re planning a skiing party in February.
             For details see Debbie Schoger, Kathy O’Brien, Glenn White or Rex Olaviaga. It’s
             an effort to keep us active throughout the winter. So, if you’re not involved, now
             is your chance.

   &nbspy in February.
             For details see Debbie Schoger, Kathy O’Brien, Glenn White or Rex Olaviaga. It’s
             an effort to keep us active throughout the winter. So, if you’re not involved, now
             is your chance.

             The club also met with Diane Sibley who represents the bingo licensing people. And
             she has given us the go-ahead to buy boats, coach boats, motors, life jackets, oars,
             even a truck. We are thinking of three more eights, another four, a single and a
             couple of coach boats. If you have a suggestion, contact your executive. If you know
             of a good used, late model truck that can pull our trailor, give us a call. By the
             end of February, we’ll have bingo money to spend.

             Diane Sibley was impressed by the new programs we’re planning this year. The most
             ambitious is the Corporate Rowing Challenge. Organized by Diane Ziff, and a very
             devoted group, your club will teach company employees how to row and then have a
             regatta to celebrate their success. We’re looking for 16 teams of ten people who
             want to get involved for a small fee of $2,000 dollars, $200 dollars per person.
             There will be parties and freebies by sponsors, (If you know of potential donors,
             let us know.) and all sorts of things going on.

             Diane has arranged for an Olympic calibre, and champion, coach to train us (You should
             see his Olympic Gold Medal from 1984!) The challenge will run in June, culminating
             in a regatta on July 8th. We will need lots of help, so don’t be shy.

             Already, Sarah Vanstone and Herb Colling have made a presentation to LaSalle Town
             Council to ask for new docks, dredging, and water for the boathouse, and Diane and
             Bernie have met with the LaSalle recreation committee. So, it looks as if it is going
             to happen.

             Club president, Debbie Schoger, is recruiting sponsors and making sure we’re busy.
             A Junior Rowing Program is in the works for May. We’ve approached Maryvale, Big Brothers
             and Sisters, some teen help centres and high schools to boost our young membership,
             in keeping with our mandate as a non-profit organization. If you’d like to coach
             or coach boat, let Herb or Sarah know ASAP. We’ll make up the schedules and we could
             use your help.

             By the time you read this, Bernie will have taken several of our wooden boats to
             London for much-needed repairs. It’s the start of an over-haul for the entire fleet,
             before the new boats come in.

             We also have plans to expand the boat house and add temporary storage. Anyone with
             construction, engineering and design capabilities, see Bernie.

             By the way, Andrzej Czajkowski deserves a pat on the back. He saved us a bundle by
             getting eight pairs of shoes fixed. He organized this little project himself and
             just did it. That’s the kind of committment we like to see from our members!

             When you swish upon a car... You can travel really far...

             Makes no difference who you are... Your dreams come true!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

             The Dock and Water Side

             The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter

             Vol 3
 

             Your club executive wishes you a very Merry Christmas, pleasant holiday and Happy
             New Year! We have what we think is a wonderful Christmas present for you this year....
             We’ve sold the house at 9265 Malden Road. The deal closes on February 29th and we’ll
             be returning at least 82 thousand dollars to the club bingo account. This will end
             a bitter battle that has been going on since 1996, a low point in the club’s history.
             Now that it’s over, we’re onward and upward to establish a good reputation for our
             club.

             Your club executive has great plans for the year 2000 and the next millennium. Eight
             members are becoming coaches, so they can develop a junior rowing program this summer
             with the prospect of buying more boats with our new-found windfall. A meeting will
             be held with Diane Sibley, of the gaming commission, early in the New Year to tour
             our boathouse and to discuss the possibilities. The new coaches will also produce
             an aggressive campaign for the learn-to-row program to bring in new members and much-needed
             revenue.

             A corporate challenge is also being planned with sponsors and competitions coming
             from local businesses and industry to bolster the club’s status in the community.
             Diane Ziff is coordinating this effort and is looking for volunteercoming
             from local businesses and industry to bolster the club’s status in the community.
             Diane Ziff is coordinating this effort and is looking for volunteers. It’s an ambitious
             slate of activities that will include parties, lessons, a regatta, and barbeque for
             the participants. We’ll need coach boat drivers and people to train and oversee them,
             we’ll need maintenance types to fix rudders and maintain seats and riggers, volunteers
             to help make barbeques and parties happen, handy types who can add storage space
             and extra dock space to our facilities, and support people for learn-to-row and the
             junior rowing program.

             ASK NOT WHAT YOUR CLUB CAN DO FOR YOU...

             2000 promises to be a busy but, we hope, productive and rewarding year. The officers
             of your club continue to hold weekly meetings and have been trying to bring all of
             the members together over the winter by being socially active. On Sunday, November
             14th, 18 members turned out for rock climbing at the Gibralter Climbing Gym, followed
             by lunch at the Michigan Tavern. A similar, but smaller group went for pizza and
             bowling at Bowlero Bowl on Monday, December 20th. In both cases, a good time was
             had by all. For January, there are tentative plans to go skating with a similar excursion
             anticipated for each month until we are back on the water. We look forward to seeing
             you there.

             If you have a winter activity, would like to host a party, or have a suggestion that
             you’d like to share... your club executive is all ears. We are also trying to set
             up an e-mail directory for this newsletter. So make sure we have your address. Give
             your directors a call:

             On behalf of Debbie Schoger, Rex Olaviaga, Laura McCaffrey, Cathy O’Brien, Kevin
             Nyman, Glenn White and Herb Colling. Ably assisted by Diane and Kristen, we would
             like to wish you and yours all the best in this most auspicious of New Years!

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             The Dock and Water Side

             The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter
 

             The sale of the house is going slowly, but it is progressing. The club is obtaining
             a deed and mortgage details and has been in touch with the original lawyer who handled
             the original transaction. A letter has also been sent to the Registrar, legal and
             local office of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission. The club is expecting a response
             soon which will provide us with a course of action.

             The club has also found out some interesting financial information about the house
             and full details will be discussed at a general meeting. It will take place at 9:00
             a.m. on Saturday, October 30th, at the boat house. Wear old clothes because, following
             the meeting, there will be a clean up to put everything away for the season. The
             riggers have to be removed from the boats, the life jackets cleaned, and the coach
             boats stored, so many hands are required to make the work go smoothly and quickly.
             This is an all day event.

             The club is also planning a Christmas Party on November 14th, so put this date on
             your calendar. It will be a dinner with the location to be announced. So, stay tuned.
             It’s hoped that everyone will show up for some Christmas cheer and some news about
             club activities to keep us all together and in touch over the winter.

             TO ERG IS HUMAN, TO FOUR DIVINE
 

             The club has also resolved to paint the blades and spruce up the club logos on the
             boathouse. Over the next week or so, we will be approaching several schools in the
             hopes that they will adopt the project as part of their art classes. This would be
             a great benefit to the club.

             In the meantime, thanks to Debbie Schoger, our president, for handing out over 200
             club flyers to prospective rowers at the RiverWalk on Saturday, October 2nd. A small
             band of eight members, mostly executive, turned out in LaSalle’s colours to make
             our presence known on the riverfront. The photocos. It’s an ambitious
             slate of activities that will include parties, lessons, a regatta, and barbeque for
             the participants. We’ll need coach boat drivers and people to train and oversee them,
             we’ll need maintenance types to fix rudders and maintain seats and riggers, volunteers
             to help make barbeques and parties happen, handy types who can add storage space
             and extra dock space to our facilities, and support people for learn-to-row and the
             junior rowing program.

             ASK NOT WHAT YOUR CLUB CAN DO FOR YOU...

             2000 promises to be a busy but, we hope, productive and rewarding year. The officers
             of your club continue to hold weekly meetings and have been trying to bring all of
             the members together over the winter by being socially active. On Sunday, November
             14th, 18 members turned out for rock climbing at the Gibralter Climbing Gym, followed
             by lunch at the Michigan Tavern. A similar, but smaller group went for pizza and
             bowling at Bowlero Bowl on Monday, December 20th. In both cases, a good time was
             had by all. For January, there are tentative plans to go skating with a similar excursion
             anticipated for each month until we are back on the water. We look forward to seeing
             you there.

             If you have a winter activity, would like to host a party, or have a suggestion that
             you’d like to share... your club executive is all ears. We are also trying to set
             up an e-mail directory for this newsletter. So make sure we have your address. Give
             your directors a call:

             On behalf of Debbie Schoger, Rex Olaviaga, Laura McCaffrey, Cathy O’Brien, Kevin
             Nyman, Glenn White and Herb Colling. Ably assisted by Diane and Kristen, we would
             like to wish you and yours all the best in this most auspicious of New Years!

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             The Dock and Water Side

             The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter
 

             The sale of the house is going slowly, but it is progressing. The club is obtaining
             a deed and mortgage details and has been in touch with the original lawyer who handled
             the original transaction. A letter has also been sent to the Registrar, legal and
             local office of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission. The club is expecting a response
             soon which will provide us with a course of action.

             The club has also found out some interesting financial information about the house
             and full details will be discussed at a general meeting. It will take place at 9:00
             a.m. on Saturday, October 30th, at the boat house. Wear old clothes because, following
             the meeting, there will be a clean up to put everything away for the season. The
             riggers have to be removed from the boats, the life jackets cleaned, and the coach
             boats stored, so many hands are required to make the work go smoothly and quickly.
             This is an all day event.

             The club is also planning a Christmas Party on November 14th, so put this date on
             your calendar. It will be a dinner with the location to be announced. So, stay tuned.
             It’s hoped that everyone will show up for some Christmas cheer and some news about
             club activities to keep us all together and in touch over the winter.

             TO ERG IS HUMAN, TO FOUR DIVINE
 

             The club has also resolved to paint the blades and spruce up the club logos on the
             boathouse. Over the next week or so, we will be approaching several schools in the
             hopes that they will adopt the project as part of their art classes. This would be
             a great benefit to the club.

             In the meantime, thanks to Debbie Schoger, our president, for handing out over 200
             club flyers to prospective rowers at the RiverWalk on Saturday, October 2nd. A small
             band of eight members, mostly executive, turned out in LaSalle’s colours to make
             our presence known on the riverfront. The photocopies of the flyer were produced
             free, thanks to the wizardry of Cathy O’Brien, another executive member, who improved
             on an old design and is preparing evenpies of the flyer were produced
             free, thanks to the wizardry of Cathy O’Brien, another executive member, who improved
             on an old design and is preparing even more flyers to promote the club. Good job
             by all involved!

             By the way, just a mention about Cathy. She can often be found weeding the garden
             or doing odd jobs around the boathouse. It’s that kind of committment by individual
             members which keeps the club alive. If you have a pet project that you’d like to
             take on, or if you’d like to volunteer, then contact one of the club directors: Debbie
             Schoger, Rex Olaviaga, Cathy O’Brien, Kevin Nyman, Laura McCaffrey, Mike Lussier,
             Glenn White and Herb Colling.

             To generate more income for the club, the executive is planning a major fund-raising
             campaign. A letter is being drafted and will eventually be sent to area businesses
             in the hopes that they might sponsor our boats with their own corporate logo. If
             sufficient funds can be raised, we may be able to purchase more boats and oars. Already,
             the club is looking into the purchase of a single for competitive use by Kevin, one
             of our highschool rowers. A row-a-thon is also being planned for the Devonshire Mall,
             immediately after Christmas, to raise funds and promote the club. Again, volunteers
             are welcome.

             Finally, a coaching clinic is being proposed for November. Contact Deb for particulars.

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              The Dock and Water Side

             The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter
 

             The LaSalle Rowing Club has a new executive in Rex Olaviaga, Debbie Schoger, Kevin
             Nyman, Laura McCaffrey, Cathy O’Brien, Mike Lussier and Herb Colling. Ably assisted
             by Glenn and Kristen, we should have a vibrant year in store. We’d like to thank
             the previous board for keeping our group active, and hope we can follow their lead.
 

             That’s why we’ve started this newsletter (hopefully monthly) to keep members up to
             date about their club and its activities, some of which will be held during the winter.
 

             By the time you read this, much-needed improvements to the dock should be underway
             or completed. A small group of club members devoted their Saturday (September 11th)
             and volunteered to shore up the dock with air drums. It’s the kind of committment
             and initiative welcomed and needed in the club. Good job!

             Meanwhile, efforts are underway to set up another Learn To Row for the fall season.
             Debbie is coordinating the work and Kevin, as our student rep, is planning to boost
             our student membership at Assumption, Sandwich and, perhaps, Villanova. Any help
             or advice you can provide would be welcome. If you know of anyone who would be interested
             in learning to row, contact Debbie immediately.

             Just a reminder, fall dues are now due. They’re payable to the club:

             $45.00 Recreactional $25.00 Highschool Recreational

             $60.00 Competitive $35.00 Highschool Competitive
 

             Of course, our season is finished by the end of October and, in early November, a
             boat house clean-up and inventory will be held to check for any repairs that need
             doing, to get ready for rowing by spring. Again, any suggestions and help would be
             appreciated. If you have a concern, make it known to the executive at that time.
 

             A personal initiative by Andrzeg should be applauded. He’s taken it upon himself
             to seek repairs for the shoes in our boats at a nominal cost ($20.00 a pair) to our
             club. He saw a problem, and his inspiration reminds us of the adage: Ask not what
             your club can do for you, but what can you do for your club!

             The club is currently involved in two major financial dealings that will help generate
             some new revenue and cut expenses. One, concerns the sale of a house owned by the
             club through the misappropriation of bingo money by some former members. Mike Lussier
             is on top of this one, and is looking for a real estate agent and lawyer to handle
             the sale. He’s also checking the club’s legal requirements. But it’s hoped the sale
             will generate a few thousand dollars which can then be used for boats or equipment.
 

             The club also rents a truck, a lease that expires in the spring. It’s hoped that
             the club will save a substantial amount of money by not renewing that lease. It’s
             also hoped that some alternative means of transportation can be found to ship our
             scullers to regattas.

             If you have any suggestions, please feel free to write them down and present them
             to one of your executive members. Your executive will be meeting weekly over the
             next few months. The next meeting is Monday, September 13th. This is your club. Make
             the best of it!
  more flyers to promote the club. Good job
             by all involved!

             By the way, just a mention about Cathy. She can often be found weeding the garden
             or doing odd jobs around the boathouse. It’s that kind of committment by individual
             members which keeps the club alive. If you have a pet project that you’d like to
             take on, or if you’d like to volunteer, then contact one of the club directors: Debbie
             Schoger, Rex Olaviaga, Cathy O’Brien, Kevin Nyman, Laura McCaffrey, Mike Lussier,
             Glenn White and Herb Colling.

             To generate more income for the club, the executive is planning a major fund-raising
             campaign. A letter is being drafted and will eventually be sent to area businesses
             in the hopes that they might sponsor our boats with their own corporate logo. If
             sufficient funds can be raised, we may be able to purchase more boats and oars. Already,
             the club is looking into the purchase of a single for competitive use by Kevin, one
             of our highschool rowers. A row-a-thon is also being planned for the Devonshire Mall,
             immediately after Christmas, to raise funds and promote the club. Again, volunteers
             are welcome.

             Finally, a coaching clinic is being proposed for November. Contact Deb for particulars.

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              The Dock and Water Side

             The LaSalle Rowing Club Newsletter
 

             The LaSalle Rowing Club has a new executive in Rex Olaviaga, Debbie Schoger, Kevin
             Nyman, Laura McCaffrey, Cathy O’Brien, Mike Lussier and Herb Colling. Ably assisted
             by Glenn and Kristen, we should have a vibrant year in store. We’d like to thank
             the previous board for keeping our group active, and hope we can follow their lead.
 

             That’s why we’ve started this newsletter (hopefully monthly) to keep members up to