09.08.09 Fall Season Begins, New GT Crew website & Nominations

Post date: Sep 30, 2009 2:19:17 PM

Georgia Tech Crew Alumni Newsletter

Fall is here.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Dear Cassi,

Well folks, the fall season is finally here. The weather is cooler, the leaves are falling from the trees and Dragon*Con was just here just like it is every Labor Day weekend. But more importantly, we have new novices. Brand new rowers, incoming freshmen, newbies wearing their RAT caps (probably not), but they are new to GT Crew.

So, we WELCOME them, just as you were once welcomed to the team. Next weekend, the team is hosting their annual "Meet the Novice Party." I don't know a single GT Crew rower who doesn't have an interesting memory of that party! Aren't they lucky? Well, so are you. Because this email is full of awesome information just for you! So, please, read on and get involved... we need YOU!

Quick Links:

1. Purchase a ticket to Homecoming in the GTCA block.

2. Read all about the tailgate before the game.

3. Nomination process for 2010 elections.

Important Dates

- 2009.10.17: Homecoming Football Game & Tailgate (GT vs. VT)

- 2009.10.17: Head of the Charles

- 2009.11.07: Head of the Hooch

- 2010 January: Atlanta Erg Sprints

See FULL calendar of events.

Quick Links

GT Crew Alumni Website

Georgia Tech Crew

Georgia Tech Alumni Association

Contact the GTCA

GTCA Meetings

The next GTCA meeting will be Monday, September 14th, 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.

We will be opening nominations for board positions on this day and if you are interested in joining our group - we highly suggest you join us on this day! If you didn't get our email newsletter with the Special Elections Information, then you can read it here.

The Election Process

Nominations will be open from September 14 - September 25, 2009. On September 14th, active members will receive a 2009 election number. With that number, we will provide you with a form to submit nominations for the open GTCA board positions. The form will also be available on our website. The reason for the number is to allow the election system to be completely anonymous yet keep people from voting more than once. To become an active member before the opening date, simply click here.

As people are nominated, their names and information will be posted on our nominations page.

Elections will be help from October 5 - October 9, 2009.

On October 5, voting will begin and all active members are to use their 2009 election number to make their selection. You will receive an email with a form for voting and it will also be available online.

Only active members can nominate and vote. Voting can only occur once per member.

The 2009 GTCA positions that are up for election are:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Events Coordinator

A simple majority vote of active members is needed to elect an officer. All voting will be done by secret ballot through the GTCA website. New positions are officially determined during GTCA's Homecoming Weekend: October 17, 2009. You can find more information on our website and if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Click here to learn more about becoming a ACTIVE MEMBER of the GTCA!

If you have received a t-shirt this year, then you are an active member for 2009 and this election process. If you haven't, go get one!


Homecoming TICKETS!

October 17th, 2009: Annual GTCA Homecoming Football Game (see full information here)

Homecoming 2010 Game Tickets:

The Yellow Jackets take on Virginia Tech this October 17 for homecoming. It's going to be a huge game so the GTCA is planning well in advance for an exciting tailgate, and for seats at the game. This game is predicted to be a televised night game that will sell out early. The Yellow Jackets are out for revenge as they only lost by 3 points (and a controversial call) to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg last season.

The GTCA has block seats for sale and we want you to join us! Tickets are ALREADY available through the merchandise section of the GTCA webpage. If you purchase a ticket by Friday, September 11, you are guaranteed a seat in the GTCA block. After that date, we can no longer guarantee a seat near the GTCA block. Purchased tickets for the GTCA block will be distributed at the GTCA tailgate on October 17th, 2009.

Tickets are $50, the same price you will get through the Alumni Association. But by purchasing your ticket through us, you can keep the tailgate going with all your GT Crew friends. So, join us for the biggest game of the year!

Tailgate Information:

The annual Georgia Tech Crew Alumni Homecoming Tailgate is once again open to general membership of the GTCA (friends, family and alumni of GT Crew). Socialize with fellow rowers, alumni and friends while enjoying free food and drink before the big game.

Location: The same location as the 2009 tailgate. Parking lot between the Physics Building and Mechanical Engineering Building (the corner of the lot that faces Ferst Drive).

Time: 4 hours before game time. Game time announced 10-12 days prior to kickoff.

� BYOC: Bring your own Chair

� Food will be provided

� Corn Hole Tournament

� Head of the Charles live results

Join the planning party committee if you would like to help with setup, holding our location on campus or with food donations (salads, desserts, sides, etc.).

No RSVP required.

We hope to see you there!



Ah, yes, the rent-a-rower fundraiser. Remember this one? Well now that you're an alumni, you may have the means to make it work. If you live in the Atlanta area and you want to help out AND get some things done - drop the team an email and get some help!

Rowers are available for rent on non-race weekends for jobs such as yard work, babysitting, painting, manual labor, tutoring, moving, and more. Money raised from this program goes towards rowers dues and helps the teams pay for race entries and equipment.

Price: $13/hr per rower

Available dates*: Sept 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, and Oct 31 - Nov 1

*Other dates may be available upon request.

To request a rower or get more information go to http://www.gtcrew.com/donate-fundraising or email the following information to fundraising@gtcrew.com.



Phone Number

Task Description


Number of Rowers Needed


New GT Crew Website

Be sure to take a second and check out the new GT Crew website at http://www.gtcrew.com. They have been working hard on redeveloping the site all summer and everyday something new gets on there. We can't wait to see what else the current team will do this semester!

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