2016 marks the beginning of our competitive rowing program and an expansion of our winter erg program. Many members have been erging over the winter months as a way to maintain their fitness and work on technique. In preparation for regatta season, some members will choose to participate in the competitive rows that will be offered through the on-water months. If this is a program that interests you, please contact Sue Lakenen, Deb Jean or Tensi Parsons.
UPCRC members have strengthened our community ties by participating in/preparing for erg classes, erg coaching clinics, an indoor rowing program for disabled young adults, Meters for Melanoma, the Aspen Ridge Family Night event, Marquette Rotary’s 100,000 Meal Packing Event and the Exchange Club’s International Food Fest. Our LTR classes officially begin on June 11th and our youth program begins June 21st (preregistration required).
In addition to preparing for our on-water season, we have been looking at ways to further support our club and our programs. This includes further vetting of potential boathouse options, purchase and maintenance of equipment (you will see another new safety launch on the water!) and further honing of our coaches skills. All of these benefit our club as a whole and have allowed the UPCRC to enhance our programing while maintaining our commitment to safety.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016-Please Mark Your Calendars
June 7, LTR Informational Meeting at the PWPL
June 8, Orientation Event at the MSHS Pool Entrance (Drop off paperwork, dues, take Swim and Lift Tests, erg instruction, watch safety video)
June 11, LTR Classes start for new novice rowers
June 21, Youth Rowing Begins
June 25, Marquette Rotary 100,000 Meal Packing Event (Help needed, more info to follow)
July 2, 3, 4th, International Food Fest (Our club is volunteering selling wrist bands and pouring beer. This will be a huge fundraiser for us and many hands are needed. More info to follow)
As you can see, the UPCRC is busy, both on and off the water! The success of our club is in the hands of our members. Please consider becoming involved and helping at one or more of our events. As always, if you have any questions, please contact me or any UPCRC Board Member.
See you on the water!
Debi Cook, UPCRC President