03.05.09 The FIRST GT Crew Alumni Newsletter

Post date: Sep 1, 2009 2:02:06 PM

Georgia Tech Crew Alumni Newsletter

Plan to read, prepare to read, expect to read.

Friday March 6th, 2009 - Vol 1, Issue 1

Dear Robert,

Become a 2009 Inaugural Member!

In an effort to keep in touch with all our alumni, we will be sending out a newsletter every other Friday to let you know what we are up to. Here you will find links to team updates, upcoming events, stories, pictures, announcements and anything else we think you will find interesting. This one will be a little long as it's our first - so we hope you enjoy it!

Quick Links

GT Crew Alumni Website

Georgia Tech Crew

Georgia Tech Alumni Association

Register for Pi-Mile

Witty Slogan

This week's witty slogan is "Plan to read, prepare to read, expect to read" and was provided by alumnus Shelly Holdren '98. Will yours be next? See more details on the witty slogan contest below!

Get the gift of a Georgia Tech Crew Alumni Inaugural T-shirt by becoming a founding member of the Affinity Group! We've also made it easy for you by putting payment options online! Find out more here.

GTCA Meetings

Don't forget, the GTCA meets every other Monday at 6:30pm in the College of Management building in Tech Square. The next meeting is Monday, March 16, 2009. All are welcome. See our calendar on the website: http://alumni.gtcrew.com/

2009 Annual Spring Picnic - April 5th!

Be sure to join us on Sunday, April 5th, 2009 for the team's annual spring picnic at the boathouse on the river! The event starts at 11am! This year, the GTCA is co-hosting the event to make it bigger and better. With free food and drinks, an alumni row and lots of old teammates, it's sure to be a good time. If you live in the Atlanta area, please do your best to come to the picnic. We hope you'll join us! Click here for more information and a look at the invitation.

Pi-Mile Road Race

April 18th, 2009 - 7:30am: CALLING ALL RUNNERS!!!Keep up the training! On April 18th, GT Crew Alumni will be racing for $500 for the GT Crew team. We have been challenged by the Military Affinity Group and don't intend on backing down. So, register now! Train hard! If you can't run, join us at our staging area on the Tech Tower lawn and be prepared to cheer loud! The winners of the race will be determined by averaging the five lowest times from each group.

GTCA members who race with us will receive a FREE GTCA Racing T-Shirt. Meet at the Tech Tower lawn before the race (7:30am) to gear up. After the race, we'll meet back there for some much deserved food & drinks!! Find out more.

Register online RIGHT NOW. (Be sure to select GT Crew Affinity Group as your team.)

2009 Dad Vail Regatta, Philadelphia, PA


May 8th and 9th, 2009This year the GTCA has decided to travel up to Philly for our favorite race, the Dad Vail Regatta. Thanks to the alumni association, the GT Philadelphia Alumni club and the help of our own local alumni, Georgia Tech will have their own tent on the Schuylkill River, filled with food, drinks, friends and good times. We hope some of you can travel with us to our favorite town... and if you live there already, be sure to come join us on that Friday & Saturday. More information will come soon as the event approaches, but possible activities include a Friday evening dinner with the team, a trip to Jim's, scavenger hunts, and push up contests... so mark your calendar!

Find out more about our upcoming events!

Published article in Tech Topics!

Check out the Tech Topics article on the GT Crew team and the Alumni Affinity Group. Featured in the article is a special on the Livestrong riders in Austin, Texas. We previously posted an article on the same topic - you can see it in our Alumni Spotlight section. If you didn't get one in your own mailbox at home, that means your bio is not up to date with the Alumni Association. So make sure you get that figured out on our bio update page.

Team Update


GT Crew has its first regatta of the season this Saturday March 7, 2009. SERCS takes place in Aiken, SC. Be sure to check the GTCA webpage for regatta results!

See the Spring Regatta Schedule here.

The John Hunter Regatta needs Volunteers!

Have you always wanted to be a dock master or a stake boat holder? You can! GT Crew is looking for volunteers at the John Hunter Regatta on Friday and Saturday April 3 and 4. The regatta is at Lake Lanier, GA.

Find out more.

Alumni Announcements

We want to know who's getting married, who just had another kid, who's moving, etc... all the alumni details that you want to share! Just fill out this form and we'll get it in the next newsletter! Share the news!

Insert Witty Slogan Here.

Remember when we got a new boat and the team had to come up with a new name for it? Well since most of us are no longer on the water, now we just need a witty slogan for our newsletter. This week's is "Plan to read, prepare to read, expect to read." Send us your suggestions and they might be in the next newsletter, all you have to do is fill out this form!

Here's some ideas...

"News from the shore"

"Updates from the other side"

"On the dock"

"From the After Party"


The GT Crew Affinity Group (GTCA) is organized to promote and facilitate the engagement of GT Crew Alumni, Affiliated Students, Friends, Faculty and Staff with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, the current Georgia Tech Crew team and the Institute as a whole.

The easiest way for us to remain in contact with you is for you to receive this newsletter. So please don't unsubscribe unless you really don't want to ever get any information from us. In addition, send it to a fellow teammate, make sure they got it too. If they didn't, they can subscribe right at the bottom of this email. And don't forget, you can always update your bio with us on our website.

Thanks for all you do alumni. We appreciate it and so does the team.


Cassi Niemann

Officer of Communications


Georgia Tech Crew Alumni Affinity Group