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Scholastic Lightweight

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 New/Updated!

Lightweight certifications are due by April 1st for Scholastic Nationals. Any rower who is currently at weight and would like to get certified needs to visit the athletic trainer at their school to get certified. Weight for girls is under 130lbs. and for boys is 150lbs. Rowers who do not get certified now can not race lightweight at SRAAs.

There are no lightweight single events, so if you are the only lightweight in your district rowing with Shen Crew, then there is no need to get certified. Otherwise it's best to have the certification and not need it than the other way around.

Rules for lightweight racing are found here: https://www.sraa.net/lightweight-rules/

The form that needs to be filled out by the schools trainer is done online and is found here: https://www.sraa.net/lightweight-health-certificate/

Trainers may use any method(s) they are comfortable with to complete the certification. Rowers that get certified should remember to be hydrated when they go in! Dehydration and extreme lows in body fat percentage will make you ineligible to race lightweight.

If you have any questions regarding this, please email me: DrewKroft@shencrew.com

Posted by: Drew Kroft

Parent Meeting

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Join us at the High School East Satellite Café at 10am on March 28th. Coaches will have break out sessions with their group. Fundraiser Packets, Team Roster, Updated calendars will be available. Sign up for volunteer posts and ask questions about practice , regattas, and travel. Board, Coaches, and Co Chairs will be available.

New members will have plenty of time to ask questions and get registered.

See you there!

Posted by: Ellen Sherry

Volunteer Spot

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Spring Season volunteer jobs can be found by clicking this link Volunteer Job Postings

Posted by: Ellen Sherry

Mohawk Meltdown

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Shen Crew at Mohawk Meltdown:

Congratulations to our medalists!
Michaela Strangia - 1st place Girls Lightweight
Michael Campone - 4th place Boys 10th-11th grade
Alyssa Landi - 4th place Girls 10th-11th grade

Full results can be found here:

Posted by: Ellen Sherry

Coxswain Clinic

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Coach Justins pre season coxswain clinic will meet Saturday, March 7th at 1pm in room 163 at HSE . The cost for remaining two sessions is $20. Sign up today. This clinic is for HS and Modified coxswains as well as rowers with an interest in the coxswain position. Click here for details.

Posted by: Ellen Sherry

College Rowing

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

If you're in your Junior or Sophomore year, it's time to start considering if you're interested in rowing in college. Here is a guide published by USRowing to help with the process: http://usrowing.org/DomesticRowing/YouthRowing/CollegeRecruitingInfo/CollegeRecruitingGuide.aspx

This guide should be able to answer many of your questions, but please ask your coach if you have questions about anything! It's a daunting task to consider college rowing so ask for help when you're unsure what your next step is!

Posted by: Drew Kroft

online donation/payment now active

Friday, September 26, 2014

You can now donate for Rowathon or any other reason, pay dues, or pay for buyouts for fall sales fundraiser. If you need to pay an amount not listed, please contact Laura McClendon at lauramcc@earthlink.net for an invoice. Pay Online!

Posted by: Laura McClendon

New Rower Blog

Monday, October 13, 2014

Our Adult morning group was featured in a blog in the link below. Please take a look. Hudson Valley Good Stuff

Posted by: Ellen Sherry

Regatta Photos

Saturday, September 20, 2014

We share photos from each regatta on the website snapfish.com New members should receive an invitation to the site today in their email. If you would like to be invited, please request an invitation to row@shencrew.com If you have photos, please post with the event name and your last name.

Posted by: Ellen Sherry

Remind 101

Monday, April 21, 2014

Updated to include masters.

We are going to start using a new system to get messages out to parents and athletes. It is a one-way messaging system for crew to send out notifications. This will allow anyone signed up (from as many devices and addresses as they like) to receive text messages, and takes about 30 seconds to subscribe to receive the messages. We will use these messages to send out announcements, practice cancellations and reminders. It is free to use, and if you wish to unsubscribe you simply text "stop" to the number.

To sign up for these text reminders simply text the code for the group you wish to join to (518) 633-1673 and that's it. You may join as many groups as you want, and leave any groups in the future.

Group codes:
Varsity Boys: @shencrewvb
Varsity Girls: @shencrewvg
Freshmen Boys: @shencrewfb
Freshmen Girls: @shencrewfg
Mod Boys: @shencrewmb
Mod Girls: @shencrewmg
Masters : @shenmaster

To leave a group after joining text "unsubscribe @groupCode" to (518) 633-1673, or text "stop" to unsubscribe from all classes.

Posted by: Drew Kroft

Raise Money With GoodSearch

Monday, January 28, 2013

Please get on board now! We started with only 2 supporters 2 weeks ago, and have gotten up to 15 supporters. By doing nothing different except using a different search engine these 15 supporters have raised $4.00 in less than 2 weeks. Please help us turn this $4.00 into $40 and eventually $400!

Here is a very simple way to help Shen Crew out. GoodSearch.com uses a Yahoo! powered search engine. Every time you search using GoodSearch.com, they will donate about a penny to your favorite nonprofit (hopefully you choose Friends of Shenendehowa Crew). It's that simple.

In addition, do all of your shopping through their online shopping mall, GoodShop.com, where you can shop at more than 2,600 top online retailers and a percentage of your purchases will go to the charity or school of your choice. You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to your cause!

You can also enroll in the GoodDining program. Eat at over 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide and you can earn up to 6% of every dollar spent on the meal as a donation for your charity or school.

Here's the web site — http://www.goodsearch.com/ . You can also read about GoodSearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal.

This is an easy way for you to help Shen Crew by doing the things that you already do, and it is of no cost at all to you! Please help us out and sign up for GoodSearch.

Posted by: Drew Kroft

Use iGive.com for online shopping

Monday, January 28, 2013

Now more than ever, smart shoppers are looking for ways to stretch every dollar. In these uncertain economic times, we all face hard choices as we plan for special occasions, holiday gifts, and charitable giving. With iGive.com, you don’t have to choose between buying something or sending a donation to Friends of Shenendehowa Crew Inc. Now you can buy the things you need, save money with exclusive iGive coupons and deals, and feel good knowing that a portion of each purchase benefits our organization.
> Learn more at: www.iGive.com/shencrew

We have currently raised about $600 with iGive. Please help us double that $600 by the end of the spring season and going through iGive to do all of your online shopping with your favorite websites. There are over 1,000 online stores that participate and will donate a percentage of your sale to Shen Crew. Please sign up now and help donate every time you shop online.

Posted by: Drew Kroft