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Fall Parent Social, September 28

It’s that time of year. We’ve gotten through tryouts and the first few weeks of fall practice. Whew! With regattas right around the corner, let’s kick off the season with a Fall Parent Social. Please join us Sunday, September 28 from 6-9 at the Wexford Clubhouse. This is a great time to come out and meet other parents that you will see at the regattas. And if you have not met the coaches, now is your chance to schmooze with them a bit.

This will be a potluck affair. Please bring an appetizer, salad or dessert to share. Drinks will be provided by AJRA.

Hope to see all of our Novice and Varsity AJRA parents.

 

Wexford Clubhouse

11995 Wexford Club Drive

Roswell, GA 30075

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Spirit Wear Sale-Thursday, September 18

Please mark your calendars for an important AJRA spirit wear sale on Thursday, September 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Azalea Park Pavilion - not at the boathouse.

At this sale we will have novice uniforms, novice and varsity travel shirts, current spirit wear and some new spirit wear merchandise including Nike baseball caps, Patagonia capilene long sleeve shirts, and spirit jerseys.  You are encouraged to participate in this on-site sale – it will be your main opportunity to purchase items before our end-of-season sale event in November.

September 18 is also the last date for purchasing varsity-only and specialty order items (NOTE: the varsity-only order forms will be sent later this week to varsity members).

 

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Fall Open House August 16


Tell Your Friends: AJRA to Host Fall Open House on August 16

Do you have friends who are athletic but not part of any sport?

Maybe they aren’t on a high school team or are just burned out on traditional sports and looking for something new.   Invite them to AJRA’s free Fall Open House to learn about the Olympic sport of rowing!  The Open House will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9am to noon at the AJRA boathouse, 245 Azalea Dr., Roswell for co-ed students aged 12-18 and their parents.

Openings are available in AJRA’s middle school program, AJRA’s recreational team, and for high school rowers and coxswains on both the Men’s and Women’s Novice squads.  No experience is necessary — just an interest in learning a new sport based on fitness and conditioning, competition, and teamwork.

Participants at the Open House can:

*Tour the AJRA boathouse
*Get into a rowing shell
*Learn basic technique
*Watch race footage
*Try out land training equipment
*And learn about college recruiting opportunities!

Coaches, parents, and current and collegiate rowers will be on hand to answer questions about rowing and discuss AJRA’s Fall programs, practices and competitions.

No sign-up for the Open House is necessary.  However, anyone interested in signing up for Fall will need to go to the Registration link (see right side of this homepage) to register, and also attend the Parent Registration Meeting on Sunday, Aug. 17 (see post below).

For questions or more information, contact Coach Sarah Low at ajra.information@gmail.com.

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Fall Parent Meeting to be Held Sunday, August 17

The required parent meeting for all new and returning rowers registered for the fall season will be held Sunday, August 17 at Roswell River Landing.  Rowers are welcomed but attendance is optional. Parking at the Landing is limited but also available at Azalea Park (1/4 mile west) and Riverside Park (3/4 mile east across Hwy.9). Please do not park on the opposite side of Azalea Drive.

1 pm — Varsity  (those rowers who participated on Varsity or Novice in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014, rowers from other rowing clubs)
2 pm — Novice AND Recreational Team (new high school rowers, Former D Squad rowers)
3:30 pm – New and Returning Development Squad

Please remember to bring a completed copy of the physician’s fitness verification form to the meeting. Varsity and Novice parents can sign up for their required volunteer position if they haven’t already done so. Come meet our coaches, purchase required travel shirt for Novice and Varsity, shop for spirit wear, and order uniforms if needed.

IMPORTANT:  Your rower should be registered for the fall season before this meeting. We will not be accepting payments for fall fees on site. Varsity rowers will need a separate check to order uni and/or splash jackets. Cash/checks/VISA/MasterCard accepted for purchases of required Novice and Varsity travel shirts, Novice uniforms, and optional practice spandex and spirit wear.

If you have not yet registered, go to the Registration link on the AJRA homepage, and complete the registration forms prior to the August 17 meeting.  If you are interested in rowing but aren’t sure whether to sign up, attend the AJRA Open House on Saturday, August 16 at the boathouse from 9 am-noon. Details coming soon!

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