Saturday, March 26th from 9am-noon!
We are busting open the doors of historic Bernard's Boathouse to let the fresh air -- and fresh people -- in! Come and see what makes rowers so stir-crazy this time of year: sleek racing shells waking up from their winter sleep, sparkling new lesson plan ideas for on-the-water rowing instruction, indoor rowing machines humming, keeping us fit and limber. Want to know more about rowing in 2016? Want to take a peek at what's going on inside that white boathouse? Stop in! Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Mendota RC's new website is live!! The look and feel of the site has been updated and some new features have been added. Check it out and pass any suggestions you have for improvement on to the Board of Directors.
Morning rowers have been testing out a new app to track attendance and plan boatings for upcoming practices and regattas. It's called Team Stuff, and so far, it's been great.
Morning rowers log into the app, so that coaches can easily manage rower contact and emergency information, as well as side preferences and sculling ability. Rowers can also indicate their attendance or absence from any practice or scheduled regatta from their home computers or smart phone with just a few clicks. Coaches can then link to a related app called Coach Stuff to set lineups, create a workout plan, and keep notes on rowers and coxswains. The app is currently free of charge - and we all hope will stay that way. It's not perfect, but according to Martha "This is easier than maintaining a single Google doc, plus more secure as each rower has their own individual log in and user identity".
For those interested in the morning program, you can get started on Team Stuff by taking a look here: Sign up as a member of the Mendota team. Once you set up a profile, you can look at Schedule and RSVP for practices. The default setting is "Yes, I'm attending" so please RSVP for the week by 7pm on Sunday evenings. Happy Rowing!
The boathouse is alive with the sounds of Adult Advanced, Sculling, Novice Bootcamp, Learn to Row, and countless volunteer hours during this 40th anniversary year of Mendota Rowing Club! The water is warming up, the days are getting longer, and here at Mendota, we are ready for summer in Madison.
Please join us in celebrating 40 years of Mendota Rowing Club on June 6, from 3-5p, and register online ($20/ticket). Food, drinks, special guests, music, a slideshow, and camaraderie are included.
Our members, board, and coaches are busy keeping our club running smoothly, looking sharp, and serving our Madison community. We would like to sincerely thank Tim McDowell for the extensive work he did as a Treasurer to the Board for more than 2 years. His experience and expertise was extremely valuable and will be missed. A further thank you to Mark Ketilson, our new Treasurer, Andy Troyanowski, our new Secretary, and to Amy Van Aartsen who recently joined the Directors!
Happy 40 years of rowing on Lake Mendota.
Allison & The Board of Directors
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