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Hey Rowers! It's almost time to get back on the water. Who's ready?!?

Two upcoming dates that are important:

April 14th we are moving boats from the Fair Grounds to the Docks. We need 12 to 14 of you for this, please.

April 21 we are getting the boats rigged and ready.

See Team Stuff and the Events Posted here for times and details.

See you on the water!
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A box full of brand new shoes showed up in my porch today! This will replace all of the shoes in both 8s and the Phoenix!

Who’s ready to get their feet in these blue beauties?
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Coeur d'Alene Rowing Association shared Washington Rowing's live video. ... See MoreSee Less

Ham ‘n’ Egger #7 championship

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Our high school Rowers start their winter conditioning program on Monday!

What are you doing to stay in Rowing shape this winter? Any ideas you can share?
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Coeur d'Alene Rowing Association shared USRowing's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Attention clubs! Do you have a coach interested in or already attending the Saratoga Junior Coaches Conference 1/5/18-1/7/18? This year, USRowing is offering free tuition AND board to three lucky winners! To enter your coach into the drawing, share a picture and story on Instagram or comment below, saying why your coach deserves to go to this conference! Make sure to tag @USRowing and use the hashtags #USRowing and #SJCC2018! Deadline for submissions will be Thursday 12/21 at 12:00pm EST.

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After a great rowing season, your Board of Directors and Coaches are taking a much needed break and getting to know our families again!

Come January, we'll hit the ground running planning things for next year. We're looking forward to another great season!

What are some things you'd like to see accomplished or opportunities made available next year? Anyone have ideas they'd like to share?
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The boats are put away for the winter and we’re back at the fairgrounds.

Thank you to the Juniors and their families who came to help today!

We will see you all in the Spring!
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We need more help putting boats away for the winter. 9 AM at the docks on Saturday please.

Let us know if you can make it!
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The Oar box is done!!!

Thank you to Lucian Thurgood, Lincoln Fletcher, Philippe Riviere, John Sahlin, Trieg Wood and Martin Stacey for the help putting it up this evening!
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Uniforms are here! If you are a student at CHS then Lizzie has your uniforms with her today. The rest of you need to contact need to figure out how to pick them up or get them to you. If you ordered outerwear such as a jacket it won’t be here until next week ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s at the docks. Some assembly required.

If someone wants to come excavate a foundation 50” x 50” and about 12” deep (to get it level) at the east end of the single racks I wouldn’t tell you to stop!

The third picture is where it’s going to live.

Thank you Grace Hamilton, Madeleine Gallus and Garrett for helping me load and move it today!
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Good afternoon Members of the CDA Rowing Association –

Attached please find the ballot for the election of the 2018 Board of Directors. Nominations were received for the open Member at Large position as follows:

• Stephanie Keaty - Master's Rower
• Michelle Lunneborg - Parent

Martin Stacey (Head Coach) is currently seated as a Member at Large and has agreed to continue. With three nominees (Stephanie, Martin and Michelle) to the two vacant positions, votes will be tallied and the two with the highest number of votes will be elected to the two Member at Large positions.

Voting is open to all Members in good standing (Junior, Collegiate and Masters) of the Coeur d'Alene Rowing Association. Affiliate Members are not eligible to vote. A Member in Good Standing is defined as any non-affiliate member with dues current and all required paperwork complete. If you're not sure, ask us and we'll be glad to let you know your standing!

Please complete the attached ballot and return via any of the following methods. All paper or electronic ballots must be received no later than Monday, Oct 16 at 5 PM to be considered.

• Mail to: CDA Rowing Association PO Box 2153 Coeur d'Alene ID 83814
• Email to: secratary@cdarowing.org

In addition, ballots may be cast in person at the annual meeting which will be Tuesday, Oct 17 at Calypso's Coffee beginning at 6:30 PM.

The Board is tasked with conducting the business and operation of the club as well as setting vision and goals for our future. It's an important job and your vote matters!

Please don't hesitate to contact any of us if you have questions or concerns.

Best regards
Tom Hamilton - President
CDA Rowing Association
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The new oar box is largely complete. Not much to do but take it apart, move it to the docks and put it back together. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Coeur d'Alene Rowing Association had a GREAT showing at the Head of the Pend Oreille on Saturday with 5 first place finishes for the Junior Rowers and a first place finish for Masters Vicki Kimball and Lisa Young.

Attached please find the press release from the HOP with all first place boats listed.

Great job all!
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Good morning Members of the CDA Rowing Association –

It is time once again for our annual meeting where the membership of our club is tasked with electing Board Members for the 2018 fiscal year. Your Board of Directors are tasked with conducting the business and operations of our non-profit organization as well as ensuring that our club lives up to our stated mission which is to “Inspire a lifelong love of the sport of rowing in a safe and fun environment.” The term for each member of the Board is one year at which membership has a say in the leadership for the next year.

Your current Board is comprised of the following volunteers:

Tom Hamilton – President
Mark Vorhees – Vice President
Kathleen Atkins – Treasurer
Ann Cone – Secretary
Martin Stacey – Member at Large
Tim Papineau – Member at Large

With the exception of Mr. Papineau, each member of the Board has stated that they are willing to continue to serve for the next fiscal year and their names will be put forward for consideration.

However, every member of the CDA Rowing Association has the ability to nominate either themselves or someone else for election to any Board position. The Board will need to collect nominations for the open Member at Large position. To serve on the Board, one does not need to be a member of the CDA Rowing Association.

All members in good standing are eligible to nominate and are also eligible to vote (including our Junior members!). Please note that Affiliate Members do not have voting privileges.

If you are interested in serving or nominating either a current Board Member or someone else to any of the positions on our Board, please submit that nomination to Ann Cone at Secretary@cdarowing.org. Ann will compile all nominations and prepare a ballot for any contested or open positions. Members will be able to vote via email or at the annual meeting which will be held on October 17th at Calypso’s Coffee beginning at 5:30 PM.

The timeline for the election process will be as follows:

• Nominations are open beginning today.
• Friday, Oct 6: Nominations Closed
• Monday, Oct 9: Ballots distributed via email to all members in good standing. Ballots can be returned via email, US Post Office or in person at the annual meeting but must be received no later than 5:30PM on October 17 to be considered.
• Tuesday, Oct 17: Annual meeting – votes tallied and your Board elected for the next year.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns

Tom Hamilton – President
CDA Rowing
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Top of the Love Where We Live List: is there anything more beautiful than a sunset Row on Fernan Lake? I'd say maybe a sunrise Row but this is pretty good! ... See MoreSee Less

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The venerable Coach Martin taking the big seat for this evenings Masters Learn to Row session! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good afternoon Rowers, Parents and Friends of CDA Rowing -

We really only have about 5 weeks left in our rowing season this year. I don't know about you, but that makes me more than just a little bit sad. It seems like just a few days ago we put the boats in the water.

As we wrap up the year, there are a few important items coming up of which you should be aware. For now, please just save the dates if you can. More info will follow on each soon:

Annual Meeting / October 17 - the annual meeting is primarily focused on electing the Board of Directors for the 2018 fiscal year. We will meet October 17 at Calypso's Coffee starting at 5:30 PM. The Board is responsible for the business and operation of the club (ie, we're the ones that spend your dues!) so the election of the Board of Directors is an important event. More to follow very soon on the nomination and election process.

Boat Storage / November 11 - we will be asking for help to derig and move the boats to winter storage on Saturday, November 11th. This is one week after the Greenlake / Frostbite Regatta meaning that boats will still be available for that race if you'd like to participate. If anyone has ideas about storage for the winter, we would love to hear them. One component we'd like to add is the ability to access the boats over the winter months to do maintenance and repairs

End of the Year Celebration - November 18 - We have set a date of November 18th for an end of the year celebration at the Freeman Barn (located in the Big Sky development off Huetter Road). This will be a potluck format and all members, family and friends of the club are welcome to attend!

As always, please don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions or concerns.

Tom Hamilton - President
CDA Rowing
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Hello Rowers, Parents and Fans!

The Head of the Pend Oreille is this Saturday! Please accept my apologies for the late date of this communication. I only received the information I needed yesterday so I'm getting it out as quickly as I can.

We will be de-rigging the boats and loading the trailers Friday beginning at 3:15 PM. This is a mandatory team activity for anyone rowing at Priest River.

We are asking that rowers plan to be in Priest River no later than 6:30 AM on Saturday, Sept 30th in order to help unload trailers and rig the boats. Yes, we know this is early...very early, but the Coxswain's Meeting is at 8:00 AM and we need to be 100% ready to row by that time!

Our boats will be at a park just east of town called the Mudhole. If you are coming from the west (Newport) it is about 1/8 of a mile after the bridge that crosses the Priest River on the right. The driveway sneaks up on you a bit, so be looking. This is also where we will launch and this year is also the finish line for the race.

There are none!!! Woo Hoo!!! There is an opportunity to purchase T-Shirts from the Regatta so bringing a little pocket money is a good idea.

This race REQUIRES a waiver for each participant. We need these back from everyone before boat-loading on Friday, please. These are not optional and if I don't have a signed waiver, you can not be allowed to row.

I'm very happy to report that Amy Fine has once again agreed to help put this together for HOP. Parents are asked to pitch in for the snacks so if you'd like to help her with the tent or snacks, please let her know. Her email is afine@cdaschools.org.

Thank you Amy!

Rowers will put in at “The Mudhole”, row upstream on the Priest River to the starting point and finish back at the Mudhole.

Due to the length of the race and challenges of the course, many of our Junior rowers are only participating in one event. Please try to understand that the health and safety of your rower is our primary concern and decisions get made based on those two priorities first and foremost.

Spectators can view the regatta from the Priest River Bridge on Hwy 2 or at the Mudhole itself.

We often need a little help during launching and recovery, mostly with gathering and returning shoes and warm-ups. If you would consider helping at the MudHole it is very easy to help your rower launch and still get to see the finish of the race. Not everyone needs to do this, but a few "helpers" make it go much smoother.

It will be cold Saturday morning when we start and there is forecast rain that day so please make sure your kids are dressed appropriately! Remember, though, that we don't row with heavy cotton sweat shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, etc. For those that don't have uniforms yet, please make sure they have a tech shirt or something similar and tight fitting shorts / pants. Baggy pants don't work with rowing seats. Team colors are Viking blue and white (sorry non-Viking people) and tech shirts can be found for a good price at several of our local sporting good stores and Walmart.

The next opportunity to order uniforms will be Spring Season next year.

Loading the trailer after racing is a team activity in which everyone is expected to participate. Please tell your families to plan to stay long enough to complete that activity which usually lasts until early to mid-afternoon. Your Coach will let you know you are dismissed when the trailer is ready to roll!

This race is pretty close, so the gas will cost me about $30 to 35. I feel a little silly asking each of you for $1.25, so I won't. If you feel moved to throw a little into the gas fund, I won't turn it down.

Please get in touch with me right away if there is anything I haven't answered here and Junior rowers, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PARENTS SEE THIS!!!

See you on the water!

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We have a 19 year old Master's Rower with very good experience (been rowing for 5 years) who is looking for a boat for the Head of the Pend Oreille.

Can anyone help him out?
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