MANDATORY MEETING NEXT WEEK: Attention all rowers and parents!  There will be a mandatory meeting after practice for rowers and parents regarding upcoming regattas,  Stotesbury and Philadelphia City Championships on Wednesday April 26 in the RHS cafeteria from 7:30 to 8:30.  Important information regarding the regattas will be discussed along with room assignments, rower and chaperone expectations and duties, busing and meal logistics.  Any questions, please email Katie at [email protected] or if you are a parent and cannot attend.  Thanks.

APRIL 23rd, REGATTA NEWS-Please read all the way through.  Lots of information!!!

Looks like the rain may hold off for us but be a bit chilly in the morning!

Cloudy. Lo 46F/High 58F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

The boat lineups are listed at the bottom of this email.  Important things to note:

  • Rowers need to be at the bus at GRAYDON by 5:15am for a 5:30 am SHARP departure Sunday morning. Bagels will be served on the bus.  Rowers need to bring their own refillable water bottle.
  • Rowers are reminded to dress for the weather, warm jackets, bring sunscreen, extra socks and a refillable water bottle to every regatta.
  • Directions to the Schuylkill River** can be found on the RC website: http://www.ridgewoodcrew.com/schuylkill-river-philly.html 
  • Parking: Please review the parking information for the manny flicks located here: http://www.phillyflicks.com/spectators/parking/

  • Parent tent location: http://www.phillyflicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Satellite-View-of-Grandstands-to-Boat-House-Starting-Line.pdf.  This is the location of the Team tent.  The rower tent is located at a different location.  For families new to the program, the coach’s request that parents refrain from contacting their children at the rower tent.  For the first few regattas they will all have plenty of time to meet you at the parent tent!

  • Race Results can be found on the website: http://rowtown.org/lrs/schedule.jsp?regattaName=5th+Manny+Flick+%2F+Horvat+Series&regattaDate=2017-04-23&organizationName=All%20Organizations
  • Parents, siblings, friends are encouraged to come down to our Team Tent in Philly to cheer on the team and enjoy the food.  This week we will have weather appropriate foods - scrambled eggs, egg dishes, muffins, yogurt, fresh fruit, granola - for breakfast; meatball sliders, cheese quesadillas, tomato soup, salad - for lunch; and hot chocolate, tea, and coffee all day! 
  • IMPORTANT CHANGE IN ROWER PICK UP:  The rowers will leave Philly and go directly to PRAA on Sunday to unload the boats. Please arrange for your rower to be picked up at PRAA at approximately 8:30pm.  Please try to coordinate carpools if possible and keep in touch with your rower about timing.
2017 5th-Manny-Flick-_-Horvat-Series-2017-Results-ManyRaces-14 Races-.pdf


  • Please join us for a fun night of shopping and ice cream on Monday, April 24th.  Shop at Alex and Ani from 5-7pm where a portion of the sale will go to Ridgewood crew (nice time to but a Mother's Day gift - hint, hint) then swing by Ben and Jerry's where our rowers will be scooping ice cream from 4-8pm to raise money for the team!!!  Spread the word!  Flyer attached!
  • Spring Plant Sale 2017​:  Please come in to Goffle Brook Farm & Garden Center anytime between now and June 23rd and earn 15% back for  Ridgewood Crew.  Flyer attached!
  • Don't forget about our Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser this month!!  $5 back to RC for every $100 spent!   This is an Easy fundraiser and the best part is the companies donate the money while we still keep the full value of the cards!! If every family purchased just 2 gift cards a month, Ridgewood Crew would receive $5000.00 by year's end!  Thanks for taking a minute to look at the attached form below.  Just drop your form to Vickey Walton Roth - 447 Van Dyke Street or Diana Young - 27 Hope Street, Unit 2 by April 24th.  For questions contact:​ Vickey Walton Roth - [email protected] or Diana Young -  [email protected] 
Grocery Gift Card order form 16-17.docx


We need parent volunteers to step up and volunteer for ONE day on the bus to/from PRAA.  Please click on the below link to sign up:



May 19th and 20th

The rowers, coaches and chaperones will be staying in Philly overnight on May 19th.  We are looking for volunteers to help chaperone and drive rowers to/from the river.  If you can help out, please email Pam at [email protected]



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