07.20.09 Constitution & Membership

Post date: Sep 1, 2009 2:11:28 PM

Georgia Tech Crew Alumni Newsletter

Another Hotlanta Summer

Monday July 20th, 2009

Dear Robert,

Hello Alumni! We're sorry for the delay in this newsletter - we took a little break. Getting this whole Affinity group up and running is quite a bit of work for our small board! Therefore, at the end of the school year, we decided to lengthen the time between meetings and focus on establishing our mission and structure. But fear not alumni and friends... we are back at it again for the fall season!

Below, you will find the different things we are working on and a few of our ideas for the upcoming fall. We invite you to join us at our monthly meetings and get involved. In order to provide a positive connection between alumni and the team, as well as each other, we need your help. So come on out and see what it's all about.

GTCA Meetings

The next GTCA meeting will be Monday, August 10th, 2009 at 6:30pm. The location is the College of Management at Technology Square on 5th Street by Georgia Tech's Campus. All are welcome to attend. You can see all of our meeting minutes here.

GT Crew History

One of the things that both GT Crew Officers and the GTCA have set out to do this year is compile the complete history of the team. Our goal is to have it finished and presentable before our 25 Year Anniversary (which if you haven't noticed will be celebrated in the Fall of 2011 - about 802 days away). Thanks to the initiation of Sarah Sassler, the GT Crew Alumni Relations officer, the GTCA has already begun to compile this history - including Dad Vail medals (and line-ups), big moments in GT Crew, important people, all coaches and any other big wins. We will soon be calling on our alumni to fill in the gaps as we get things sorted out.

For now, we invite you to look at our Boat History on the webpage. Please take note that this list is still evolving... so if you have some information to add, please fill out our Contact Us form and let us know!


Another topic of discussion this summer has been over the development of the GT Crew Alumni Affinity Group Constitution. With much thanks to our President, Anne-Marie DeBacker, the document is finally completed. You can see the entire Constitution, created specifically for this group, on a new page on our website: Mission & Structure. We invite you to check it out. We want to make sure all of our alumni and friends know what we are all about and how we plan to do the things we do.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We're always ready to listen as we continue to grow!


An important article in the Constitution is in reference to membership. We urge all of our alumni and friends to become active members in the GTCA. Active membership will include any person that has contributed to the mission of the GT Crew Affinity Group and who has paid $25 in annual dues. A donation to the GT Foundation does not fulfill the annual dues responsibility for active members.

Benefits of active membership currently entail a yearly t-shirt, discounted membership price for various events, as well as nomination and voting privileges in the GTCA elections.

Please notice that even if you choose not to become an active member, you will STILL get our newsletter and event invitations. We don't want anyone to be left out but we do need help keeping our group together.

Click here to learn more about becoming a ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE GTCA!

So to simplify, if you have received a t-shirt this year, then you are an active member for 2009. If you haven't, go get one! If anyone has any questions concerning membership, please feel free to contact us.


If you would simply like to donate to the team, please go to our 2009 Fund Drive page.

Upcoming Events

The GT Homecoming Football Game of 2009 will be held on October 17. Mark your calenders early and plan on joining us for the annual Tailgate! In addition to that event, we are considering hosting a brunch or dinner that weekend as well. Please help us decide what to do by filling out this really simple, small survey!We hope you didn't forget that we have finally added bumper stickers to our merchandise! And get this... they are real bumper stickers that look just like the image to the right! Get yours today by checking out our merchandise shop!

Alumni Announcements

We'd love to hear what you're up to - send us a message and keep us all up to date by simply filling out our 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 periodically 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