XC Ski Trip update, weekend rowing as usual

Looks like our planned Saturday XC ski trip will have fresh snow!    Those needing or offering a ride should meet at the boathouse at 7:30am.   Those driving alone–anticipate we will be at Teacup Lake around 9:15-9:30.  Bring your Sno-Park permit and $10 trail donation fee.  Plan to eat a sack lunch together in the cabin after skiing.  Most will be headed home by 130-230.  Some will stop at Solera Brewing in Parkdale.

•Rowing as usual at 7am Saturday and 7am Sunday.

 

Requests and Reminders

Feels like spring this weekend–weird.

•Only two spots left in our first erg class, it starts Tuesday Jan 16.  Participants receive a $10 credit for any 2018 on-water Learn to Row Class!   Tell your friends.

•We are looking for a medium sized refrigerator for the boathouse.  We’ve outgrown our tiny dorm fridge.  Contact Peter if you can help.

•Annual meeting, January 28, 3pm, Luck Lab on NW Quimby.   We are looking for a projector, if anyone has one–it’ll save us renting.

•The XC ski outing for Jan 20 is still on, as we are expecting some snow next week.    The back up date is Feb. 11.  Beginners welcome.  Sign up here

USRowing membership info, other reminders. . . .

Members:

USRowing has added options to their individual membership.  Here’s the current list:

•Basic ($7.75/year)Required for all Station L members, and good for most regattas we attend.

Basic + “Regatta Package” (add $40)–Required to participate in Regional Championship Regattas.

•Basic + “Coaches Add-on” (add $15)–for coaches

•Championship Membership ($65/year)–includes all benefits, including participation in National Championships.

A description of all categories is here

For some STL members, this is a net DECREASE in annual cost (unless you are thinking of attending masters nationals in Oakland this August)

To renew, go here

I’m finding that upgrading from “Basic” to “Regatta Package” is not a simple process the way their website is currently set up.  One way that works is to go sign your waiver for this year here.  Then click through to the waiver signing process and you are given an option to upgrade your membership.  If you get stuck, email or call, 800-314-4ROW (4769)  [email protected]

Other Announcements

•Annual Meeting, January 28, 3-5pm Lucky Lab NW Quimby.  Includes a presentation on the Portland River Center. (future home)

•All members can renew Station L membership now on our website.   If you plan to pay via the 12 month dues contract, please sign up before the end of January.

•XC Ski trip Saturday Jan 20.  Sign up here

•CybERG at the University of Portland Feb 4.  Erg 2k before the chips and dip of Super Bowl Sunday.   Sign and pay individually at Regatta Central.  If you have questions, talk to your captain.

2018 Board Nominations – Resent

Due to the timing of this email we are sending it out again to reach more members.

There are two vacant board seats this year — those currently held by Barbara Berg and Darrell Fuhriman.

  • If you are interested in running for one of these open seats, please send a note to the Club Secretary, Darrell with your name, and a single paragraph for the membership saying why you’d like be on the board.
  • If you would like to nominate another member, please also send Darrell a note and he will contact them. (You should probably ask someone before you nominate them, but it’s not strictly required).

Nominations are due by January 17th. Voting will start January 21st, and will end at Midnight on the 28th, just after the Annual Meeting (3pm-5pm, Lucky Lab on NW Quimby).

Membership renewal issues

Hi members:

It seems that the website is auto renewing some memberships today.  And not in a way that everyone expected.  We are investigating right now and will get more information out to people later today.

End of Year Announcements, holiday schedule

Our announcement cup runneth over. Time to empty!

•New Years Day Row, open to all members, 7am January 1. Celebrate your new Masters age!

•Normal weekend schedule December 30 and 31.

•Beginning January 1, you can pay 2018 lump sum club dues online.  Monthly contract members, wait for an email w/ instructions on how to renew.

•USRowing has changed the individual membership.  Good news is that the new options should be cheaper for most members.   We will send a separate email w instructions regarding this change.

•All 2018 events are on our club sign up sheet.  It’s a dynamic document, so check back frequently.   Sign up now for the XC ski outing, Sat. Jan 20!

•We are teaching beginning learn to erg classes in January and February.  6 lessons, plus a discount for on the water classes in April.  Register now.

•Deirdre O’Brien is hosting a table at the Pocock Foundation’s 10th Annual Row to the Future benefit breakfast. Check here for details.

The 2018 Coached Rowing Schedule was adopted by the Board at their December meeting. It seeks to balance equipment use, launches, and coaching resources. Members will not need to choose between sweep and sculling.  Questions?, contact Peter.  Coaches will review group placement and talk w/ any rowers who are unclear about which group they should be in.

•Remember the Annual Meeting on January 28, 3pm-5pm.

That’s all!  Happy New Year

2018 Annual Meeting Notice (1/28/18) and Dues Announcement

Members and friends:

2017 was a continued year of growth and accomplishment at Station L, with notable gains within our programs and an impressive showing at a number of regattas.

In 2018, we will build on this momentum with increased coaching for our members, a more efficient schedule, and some targeted investments in our fleet.      

One big change is the absence of the University of Portland from the boathouse, as they’ve moved to their new facility at Vancouver Lake. It’s great to have more room in the boathouse and on the dock, but just like when a roommate moves out, we have to cough up 50% more rent next year.

To cover the rent increase, the Board has voted to raise dues for 2018. (Note: for the past few years dues have only increased at the rate of inflation.)

Prior to the end of the year, you will receive an email inviting you to renew your dues for 2018.  You have the option of paying in lump sum or agreeing to a Dues Contract* of 12 payments in 2018. We are retaining the Dual Program category, for those who access both sweep and sculling programs.   

Regular membership dues will increase 12% next year, with the Student/Senior/Spouse 30% discount remaining in place.  The expected revenue from the dues increase will cover our rent.  We anticipate an increased number of members will cover our additional labor cost. If you have questions or would like to see additional financial details, please attend the annual membership meeting January 28.

2018 dues

Regular (one program)    $895
Stu/Sen/Spouse              $625
Dual Program (Reg)        $1145
Dual Program (SSS)       $875
Weekend One Day         $245
Weekend Two Days       $490
Short term                      $140/month
Social                             $25

12 Month Dues Contract*
Regular                        $75/mo.
Stu/Sen/Spouse          $53/mo.
Regular Dual               $96/mo.
Stu/Sen/Sp Dual         $74/mo.

*Dues contract: regardless of how much you row during 2018, you are obligated to pay for 12 months.

Please join us for our annual membership meeting January 28 from 3-5pm at the NW Quimby location of the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company (NOTE: not the SW Multnomah location).  

 

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