Membership and Communications Committee
Membership and Communication Committee Description
The membership and communication is responsible for maintaining current and alumni membership listing and developing new membership orientation programs. To keep current and past MBC members informed on club programs and activities and broaden its audiences, the committee prepare and distribute contents through a variety of channels (e.g. website, social network, emails, and formal letters). It also performs administrative functions on behalf of the club (e.g. manage boathouse key distribution, organizes uniform purchases, take and refer inquiries from prospective members, visitors and guests).

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We have a small group of dedicated people that work on getting information out to all club members. The Rowing Shorts, emails, web page, facebook, you name it. It's a team effort. If you want to know how this is done and would like to help and be apart of the MBC Communications, please send Jacque Hamilton an email. Her email address is gro.bulctaobatosennim|tnediserpeciv#gro.bulctaobatosennim|tnediserpeciv.

MBC e-mail Announcements
There is a new procedure for submitting announcements. All members requesting announcements should add their announcements to the wiki at: http://boatclub.wikidot.com/membership-communications and then e-mail communications@minnesotaboatclub.org. All announcements should be written in a manner as to be published directly without the need for any editing.

Announcements will be gathered from the wiki and e-mailed to the club on a weekly basis. Announcements will be removed from the wiki when they are no long pertinent.

Announcements Week of 8-Oct thru 14-Oct

Rowing Restrictions
Due to high water, current, and excessive debris the following rowing restrictions are in place until further notice:

  • No rowing before dawn or after dusk without a safety launch within 150 yards
  • No masters or novice rowing without a safety launch within 150 yards
  • No club shells without a second shell within 50 yards

In addition the following shells may only be rowed with express permission from the captain or director:

  • All club singles
  • All club doubles
  • All red shells (Sydney, Red 4x, Dick K. 8+)
  • Top Notch 4+

Boathouse Jackets
We will once again be placing an order for Boathouse Goretex Stevenson Jackets. These are Red, with St. Paul on the back across the shoulders, the MBC logo embroidered on the front left chest, and first or last name on the front right chest. Typically, these run around $200 after shipping if six or more are ordered. Please email your size and contact information to gro.bulctaobatosennim|rotcerid#gro.bulctaobatosennim|rotcerid. These will be ordered at the end of October if enough are interested.

Patagonia Store
A patagonia order will be placed for long sleeves and pull-over sweaters among various other items. A full list will be placed in the erg room. Please add your name, contact information, and sizing to the sign up page. These are at a special price for athletes only and will be embroidered and/or screenprinted with the MBC logo. Pricing dependent on number ordered. Minimum of 10 for each style.

JL Store
A JL store will open with the uniform and various other clothing options after Head of the Mississippi. This store will be online and have a strict window of time that the link will be valid. Please order your racing attire from this store. Explore the two other stores for further clothing options as these have not been available the past couple years. Link will be posted on Wiki, boatbay whiteboard, and erg room once live.

Row the Miss Regatta
This year, Minnesota Boat Club Juniors will be attending Row the Miss Regatta in Moline, IL on October 14th. Equipment will be derigged on Thursday night after junior practice and loaded for departure Friday. Equipment will return Sunday, October 15th. Programs will continue to practice on Thursday, October 12th.

North Star Regatta
Please sign up by October 14th at 6pm for the North Star Challenge on your team's wiki page. Independents should email entries to gro.bulctaobatosennim|rotcerid#gro.bulctaobatosennim|rotcerid. Number of interested parties will determine attendance at this regatta.

Kudos
A big thank you to Barbara Greene for her work on the landscaping around the building this year. She recently planted two beautiful fall arrangements in the large planters near the members entrance. Please thank Barbara when you see her!

Another big thank you to Betsy Bagley for her organization of trailer loading and unloading for the Head of the Miss. While the regatta was cancelled Betsy's new checklist system should make traveling to races easier and less stressful.

2017 Gala
Shhhh! It's a Watergate Affair. Dress your best for an evening at Minnesota Boat Club’s Annual Gala. Saturday, December 2nd at 6pm. This really is the party of the year. Enjoy:

  • A dueling piano performance by Rock It Man Entertainment 
  • Food by Mintahoe Hospitality
  • Complimentary beverages (beer, wine, non-alcoholic) and a cash bar. 
  • Silent and Live Auction 
  • DJ music and dancing

This is the kick off of our Annual Fund Drive - this year's funds will be directed to:

  • Watergate Marina project
  • Equipment fund
  • Scholarships for juniors

Consider these tax deductible opportunities for sponsorship:  

Champions Sponsor level: $8000, Thank you Mintahoe Hospitality! 

3 Silver-Star Sponsor level: $1000
10 tickets and reserved seating
Recognition at event and in pre-event promotion
Recognition in event program

Tickets:
Adults $50 in advance, $55 at the door
Juniors $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Maximum Capacity 200

Evite and formal invitation to head your way soon!  Contact Charlene at board@minnesotaboatclub.org regarding sponsorship opportunities

Silent and Live Auction Items Needed
Think of a gift to donate for the auction. We need your creativity to bring in a fun item or two to bid on! Here are some ideas:

Lessons: rowing, tennis, skiing, golf, etc
Services: babysitting, pet sitting, landscaping, gardening, personal training 
Getaways: time share, northwoods getaway
Local event tickets: sports, theater, music, art
Adventure:  race car driving, bungee jumping, hot air balloon, waterpark
Fitness: yoga, zumba, 
Gift baskets:  fitness nut, chocolate lovers, gourmet cook, dog/cat lovers
Clothing: rowing gear, cross-training, yoga
Art/Jewelry: vintage rowing posters/photos, rowing-related jewelry
Food/Dining:  catered dinner or party, restaurant gift certificates, monthly baked goods

Contact Charlie Stockwell and Dan Bakke with donations! (stock041@umn.edudanbakke1@gmail.com)

Announcements Week of 15-Oct thru 21-Oct

Head of the Charles Regatta
Good luck to our athletes competing at the Head of the Charles Regatta! Tim Wong, Kurt Hellerstedt, Dan Bakke, Tyler Renda and coxswain Bri Pischke will compete in the Men's Club Fours on Saturday, October 21st in a field of 52 entries. Henry Zietlow will compete in the Men's Youth Singles on Sunday, October 22nd in a field of 33 entries. A live stream of the event and results will be available at http://www.hocr.org/

Boathouse Jackets
We will be placing an order for Boathouse Goretex Stevenson Jackets. These are Red, with St. Paul on the back across the shoulders, the MBC logo embroidered on the front left chest, and first or last name on the front right chest. Typically, these run around $200 after shipping if six or more are ordered. Please email your size and contact information to gro.bulctaobatosennim|rotcerid#gro.bulctaobatosennim|rotcerid. These will be ordered at the end of October if enough are interested.

Patagonia Store
A patagonia order will be placed for long sleeves and pull-over sweaters among various other items. A full list will be placed in the erg room. Please add your name, contact information, and sizing to the sign up page. These are at a special price for athletes only and will be embroidered and/or screenprinted with the MBC logo. Pricing dependent on number ordered. Minimum of 10 for each style.

JL Store
A JL store will open with the uniform and various other clothing options this week. This store will be online and have a strict window of time that the link will be valid. Please order your racing attire from this store. Explore the two other stores for further clothing options as these have not been available the past couple years. Link will be posted on Wiki, boatbay whiteboard, and erg room once live.+

Kudos

Brianna Pischke, coxswain of the Competitive Men's team recently took 3rd in the Novice Bikini category and 5th in the Open Bikini category for the 2017 NPC North Star Championships. Congratulations Bri!

Henry Zietlow, a senior on the Junior team, rowed this past weekend at Head of the Rock in Illinois. He traveled immediately following the cancellation of the Mississippi to prepare for the Charles. He took 2nd in the Junior Men's Single race. Congratulations Henry!

Thank you to Ross Wise and Tim Wong for their work on the trailers to prepare them for use this fall. They replaced some of the broken lights, rewired the harness, among other repairs. Ross Wise also towed the trailer to numerous regattas this year. If you see them around the club, please say thanks!

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