10.16.09 Homecoming & Election Results

Post date: Oct 16, 2009 3:06:06 PM

Georgia Tech Crew Alumni Newsletter

Let's go TECH!

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Dear Cassi,

Despite all this rain we're getting... Georgia Tech is gearing up for a great Homecoming 2009! The GTCA has also been working hard to make sure that this event is the best so far. We certainly hope you plan on joining us if you are in town. Free food, free drinks, who can complain? Find more details below and we'll see you there!

  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2009
  • RSVP on Facebook!
  • Kickoff is at 6pm. Tailgate begins at 2pm although members will surely be there earlier.
  • Parking: homecoming parking information is on-line. Feel free to drop off chairs / coolers, but you'll have to park in a pay lot or somewhere else nearby and walk to the tailgate.
  • 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).There is a map here.
  • Lunch/Dinner: A BBQ meal from Fox Bros BBQ (pulled pork/chicken, coleslaw, mac & cheese - yum!) will be provided.
  • Corn hole tournament! Sign up by 3pm to be in the tournament.
  • Purchased football tickets for the GTCA block will bedistributed at the Tailgate. The GTCA has no more tickets for sale. Remember to purchase them next year if you want to sit with the GTCA at the game.
  • BYOC: bring your own chair
  • No RSVP required
  • Head of the Charles results. GT Crew alumni, rowers and coaches in Boston will at the Head of the Charles on the same weekend.

Important Dates

2009.10.17: Homecoming

Join us at the annual tailgate.

2009.10.17: Head of the Charles

2009.11.07: Head of the Hooch

2010.02.06: Atlanta Erg Sprints

2010.04.24: Tentative Date for Annual Spring Picnic

See FULL calendar of events.

Quick Links

GT Crew Alumni Website

Please take note that the URL for the GTCA website has changed. Once the transition is made, you should still be able to use http://alumni.gtcrew.com but we advise you to begin using http://gtcrewalumni.org.

Georgia Tech Crew

Georgia Tech Alumni Association

Contact the GTCA

GTCA Meetings

The next GTCA meeting will be Monday, October 26th, 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.

2009 GTCA Election Results

Congratulations to our new officers. Thank you to everyone that voted. We had a record high for voting this year - over 25 people voted! We're growing and getting better thanks to the ever evolving support of our alumni.President: Catherine OwensSecretary: Cameron TroxelEvents Coordinator: Anne-Marie DeBackerMerchandise Chair: Beth GoldsteinThese four officers will join the rest of the board (Treasurer: Bob Baxley & Communications Officer: Cassi Niemann) and begin the 2009-2010 session after our Annual Homecoming Tailgate.

See all board member descriptions and contact us on our GTCA Board page.

Team Update

GT Crew Wins by a Landslide at the Chattanooga (October 10th)

Despite the lack of practice time on the

water due to flooding and contamination in the Chattahoochee, Georgia Tech Crew had a great showing at their season opener, the Chattanooga Head Race, on Saturday, October 10, marked by strong showings by all four squads. On the men's side, the Varsity Men took first and third place in the Men's Collegiate 8+, and also fielded six other boats that earned medals in other events. The Novice Men took home silver in the Men's Novice 8+ along with silver and bronze in the Men's True Novice 4+ race. The women had a strong showing as well. The Varsity Women stacked up well considering the tough competition with varsity programs. They took gold in the Women's Lightweight 4+ and also finished ahead of all of the other club teams (as well as some varsity boats) in the Women's Collegiate 8+ and Women's Collegiate 4+ races. The Novice Women brought home gold in the Women's True Novice 4+ and bronze in the Women's Novice 8+.

Overall the team did very well, finishing 1st among twelve colleges for team points. Georgia Tech gained 653 points, more than 300 points above second place Clemson University Rowing Association, clinching the College Team Point Trophy by a landslide victory.

Check out GT Crew's results page for all of GT's results, or click here for full race results.

October 17th-18th: Head of the Charles (Boston, MA)

The GTCA will be at the reunion village at the Head of the Charles this year. Members of the GTCA who reside in Boston are planning a GT area in the reunion village with the GT alumni club in Boston.

We are currently compiling all race times for GT Crew and alumni racing at the Charles for our website and the tent on race day. If you are racing, of if you know anyone racing, can you let us know with your information? Find more info and the schedule so far on our website.

November 7th & 8th: Head of the Chattahoochee (Chattanooga,TN)

November 14th: Head of the South (Augusta, GA)

November 20th: Tail of the Beaver (Roswell, GA)

New WEBSITE address

We are making lots of changes... and one of them includes migrating to an official Google Apps website. This allows us to keep all shared documents, our Officer wiki, website and contact lists all in one place. Because of this change, we will be using http://www.gtcrewalumni.org as our official website. You should still be able to reach us http://www.alumni.gtcrew.com once the transition is made, but we urge you to use our new URL from now on. A big thanks to our Treasurer, Bob Baxley for mastering Google and all of it's awesomeness. (And let me tell you, it's pretty awesome.)

While you're at our new link, be sure to check out all the Archived Newsletters. They're all there! And did you forget that we have all the legendary Sound Philes? Oh yeah. Pump it up.


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.