09.24.09 Important News: FLOODING

Post date: Sep 30, 2009 2:24:25 PM

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** IMPORTANT NEWS: Recent record breaking rains have caused serious flooding in Atlanta and has left the GT boathouse a muddy mess. See our recent post for photos of the flooded GT Boathouse and the results. St. Andrews Rowing and GT Crew are organizing a massive cleanup for this Saturday, 09-26-09, 7am-1pm. However, this weekend is also recruiting weekend and rowers have committed to working at the Saturday football game for Fundraising.

The team could really use some help from alumni and friends of GT Crew this weekend for clean-up. Although, be aware that if rain persists, the cleanup will be postponed and you will be contacted via e-mail or you can find an update on our website. See more information below.

The GTCA understands that you might not live in Atlanta. However, we wanted to send this message to you anyways so you could keep up to date with what is going on. Thanks for understanding that this is the easiest way to reach any GTCA member who might be able to provide some support this weekend.

GTCA Boathouse Clean-up Information


GT Crew will be at the boathouse on Saturday (9/26/09) morning (weather pending) from 7AM - 1:00PM to clean up from the recent flooding. If the weather is bad on Saturday, plans for Sunday are yet to be determined; check this post for further details.

Clean-up will be mostly messy, manual labor and a lot of cleaning/sanitizing. There will be some mechanical/electrical work with launches and trailer as well.

If you have any of the following items and can supply them to the clean-up crew, please let us know or bring them with you.

  • Electric Generators
  • wheelbarrows
  • Shovels
  • Bleach / disinfectant
  • rakes
  • wet-vacs
  • long push brooms
  • squeegees
  • compressors
  • hoses
  • spray nozzles
  • trash bins/bags
  • pick-up trucks with open cargo beds
  • buckets, sponges, rags
  • bleach/bleach solutions
  • bug spray

Notice: It is strongly advised to wear pants with legs tucked into boots. Long sleeves and a hat would also help protect skin from mosquitoes, and any contamination. Wear gloves and bug spray as well. Bring a towel and change of dry clothes and a trash bag for your gear that gets dirty. IT IS A MESS!

Recruiting Weekend Help Needed!

GT Crew has 18-20 recruits coming in next weekend for our first recruit weekend and they are having trouble getting them rides to and from the airport. We are asking our local alumni if they could possibly chip in and give some rides to these future rowers. Not only are you helping out the team but you are giving this young rower an idea of what rowing in college may be like and how strong of a group we are even after we graduate.

Coach Jenny McNair has grouped them according to when they come into town or are leaving town:

(All arrival times Friday September 25th)

Group #1- Flight arrives @ 7:32 a.m.

Group #2 Flights arrives @ 8:43, 8:45, 9:30 a.m.

Group #3 Flights arrives @ 10:10, 10:10, 10:25, 10:36 a.m.

Group #4 Flights arrives @ 11:25, 11:37 a.m.

All you have to do is drop them off on campus near the Student Center and make sure that their bags are with their host.


Saturday Sept. 26th @ 6:46 p.m.

Sunday Sept 27th

Group #1 Flight departs @ 7:20 a.m.

Group #2 Flight departs @ 8:30 a.m.

Group #3 Flight departs @ 9:55 a.m.

Group #4 Flight departs @ 10:55, 11:40 a.m.

Group #5 Flight departs @ 1:55 p.m.

If you can commit to any of these times, please email Jenny McNair as soon as possible or give her a call (770-617-9593). Thank you!

** Don't forget! Nominations for the 2009 Elections close on Friday. Be sure to get your vote in. Without your help, the GTCA can't function!

GTCA 2009 Election Dates and Information:

September 14th - 25th: Nominations Open

October 5th - 9th: Elections

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