03.20.09 Membership, Upcoming Events & Meetings

Post date: Sep 1, 2009 2:05:09 PM

Georgia Tech Crew Alumni Newsletter

A toast to the beginning of dry season.

Friday March 20th, 2009 - Vol 1, Issue 2

Dear Cassi,

Become a 2009 Inaugural Member!

It's that time of year when the weather is warming up, the sun stays out later and the rowers are going dry. As you're reading this, the rowers are traveling back to Atlanta from our beloved Panama City Beach after finished a week of rowing, sunburns and pranks.

As I sit here in my office building high above Peachtree Street, I can honestly say, I'm a little bit jealous. So, in honor of those that follow in our footsteps, let's raise a glass and toast to their good luck in the spring season.

Important Dates

The GTCA is aware that many of our alumni live out of town, so keep your eye on this list for future event dates and plan your trips accordingly!

04-05-09: Annual Spring Picnic

04-18-09: Pi-Mile Race at GT

05-09-09: Dad Vail Regatta, PA

10-17-09: 2009 Homecoming

Quick Links

GT Crew Alumni Website

Georgia Tech Crew

Georgia Tech Alumni Association

Register for Pi-Mile

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

Each year we'll create a new t-shirt for members. So get this year's design while you can and we'll ship it to you!

GTCA Meetings

The GTCA meets every other Monday at 6:30pm in the College of Management building in Tech Square. The next meeting is Monday, March 30, 2009. All are welcome. See our calendar on the website: http://alumni.gtcrew.com/

RSVP for the 2009 Annual Spring Picnic

The GTCA is riding the wave of the future and put an RSVP function on the website to allow guests to respond AND see who else is coming. So, be the first to put your name up there and start the trash talking for the alumni row. The event starts at 11am and should be finished around 1pm. With a fully catered meal, speeches by special guests and lots of good friends, this an event not to be missed. We hope you'll join us on Sunday, April 5th, 2009 at the boathouse! Click here for a look at the invitation and to RSVP.

Pi-Mile Road Race

April 18th, 2009 - 7:30am (Last chance to register is April 15th)On April 18th, the GT Crew Alumni and friends will be racing for a $500 donation for GT Crew. In addition, we have officially been challenged by the Military Affinity Group and we don't plan on losing. So, register now and start training. The winners of the race will be determined by averaging the five lowest times from each group. If you can't run, join us at our staging area on the Tech Tower lawn and be prepared to cheer loud!

GTCA members who race with us will receive a FREE GTCA Racing T-Shirt. Please 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. (Be sure to select GT Crew Affinity Group as your team.)

2009 Dad Vail Regatta, Philadelphia, PA


May 8th and 9th, 2009As the team leaves Panama City this week, we're sure their coaches are counting the days until Dad Vails. Well - there are about 56 days left. Does that give you enough time to plan a trip to Philadelphia? We hope so! And we hope you'll join us on the banks of the Schuylkill as we watch the races go by. 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. More information will come soon as the event approaches... so keep an eye on our website. Find out more about Dad Vails and our other upcoming events!

Spring Racing

Southeastern Regional Collegiate Sprints (SERCS) at Lake Lanier - March 7th

Men's 1X: 3rd

Men's Light 4+: 1st and 4th

Men's Collegiate 4+: 1st and 2nd

Men's Novice 8+: 1st and 2nd

Women'sCollegiate 4+: 1st and 4th

Women's Light 4+: 2nd

Women's Novice 4+:1st

Men's Novice 4+: 1st

Men's Collegiate 2-: 1st

Women's Collegiate 2-: 1st

Men's Collegiate 8+: 1st, 2nd, 4th

Women's Collegiate 8+: 2nd, 3rd

Congratulations on a great weekend of racing Georgia Tech!

GT Crew has its second regatta of the season on Saturday March 28th at the Clemson Sprints. Remember the wake at those races?

See the Spring Regatta Schedule here.

March Alumni Announcements

Rebecca Woo (1992-1996), finished her ob/gyn residency in Texas in 2007 and then promptly moved to the Netherlands for her husband's job transfer. They have been living there with their two kids and are planning on returning in the next year or so. Rebecca works part time at Landstuhl Army hospital in Germany and wants you to know that if you are in the BeNeLux (or LRMC), give them a shout!

Craig (1997-2002) and Beth Goldstein (2001-2003) would like to announce the birth of their first child, William Karsten Goldstein who was born February 25, 2009 weighing 7 pounds, 6oz.

In addition to announcing wonderful news to our alumni, the GTCA is also trying to help you GET those wonderful news. Which is why we're helping some of our young alumni find a job. It's rough out there and we know it, but this newsletter reaches 300 people and we are hoping some of you can help. If you can offer help to any of our alumni, please send an email to the GTCA.

Austin Nichols (2003-2007) is one of our young alumni looking for a job. Austin is currently training at PennAC to try and make the US Team. His focus is the pair as he competed in the Olympic Trials last year in the same boat. As for work experience, he is a Biomedical Engineer with about a year of work experience and a year of research experience. He's open to all types of engineering and is looking for a job in the Philadelphia area.

Do you have news to share? Just fill out this simple form!

A toast...

to the 2009 spring races! This newsletter's witty slogan is "A toast to the beginning of dry season." We were inspired by the pictures of the rowers in PC Beach, pumping it up as we have done every year before now. Here are some photos of the current rowers at Spring Training to get you feeling nostalgic. Look familiar? Some things never change. See more here.

Each newsletter will have a different witty slogan at the top of the email. We'd love to hear your suggestions - all you have to do is fill out this form!


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.

In an effort to keep in touch with all our alumni, we will be sending out this newsletter every other Friday to let you know what we are up to. The easiest way for us to remain in contact with you is for you to continue 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