2018 Crew Classic Info

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Mar 222018
 

Hello to all Aztec rowing supporters!

Once again, it’s time for another Crew Classic! This year, the team will be entering 4 events:  The varsity will compete in the American Specialty Health Cup against teams up and down the west coast, and as far away as North Carolina. The JV team will compete against crews across the country in the 2V Sharp Memorial Cup, and the novices will be racing in the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup and also the Novice B finals. Keep an eye on http://www.crewclassic.org for the full racing schedule.

In addition to the exciting racing, there are lots of events to be part of!

First, on Friday night, join the team for a pasta dinner at the Alumni Center on campus. This is a recent tradition started by some passionate alumni a few years back. This year, the team expects over 60 non-rowers at this event, and has space for some more alumni who are interested in attending. For more information, see the evite page!

Saturday is a great time to catch up with other alumni, and watch some racing at the Crew Classic!  The final schedule has just been published ( http://online.regattamaster.com/Pages/Races.aspx?regattaID=1306 ), and the Varsity (8:16AM), JV (10:08AM), and Novice A (11:12AM) all compete in their first heats on Saturday morning with the majority of the finals happening the next day.

Sunday is the busiest day! Come to the race course early and watch some of the best crews in the country race in their respective finals. Hopefully there will be several Aztec boats racing for tanks!  The famous Crew Classic BBQ (featuring carne/pollo asada burritos) will be served starting around 10:45am (to well past noon).

At 1PM, the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation will convene it’s 10th annual meeting. The agenda for the meeting is here:  http://beekleyrowing.org/annual-meeting/  Any member of the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation in good standing is eligible to vote on the issues and run for any office. This year, we anticipate having to fill one open spot on the board. You can nominate yourself at the meeting or let us know if you are interested ahead of time.

Thanks to everyone who has already paid their membership dues and helped us raise funds for a new shell!  If you are unable to join the meeting in person, you are allowed to assign a proxy to vote for you, or can register your vote on the new bylaw changes or officers by contacting us at info@beekleyrowing.org.  

We look forward to seeing everyone at Crew Classic!

 

 Posted by at 8:45 PM

Golf Tournament Registration Open

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Jan 122018
 

The H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation cordially invites you to participate in our 2nd Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, February 10th at the highly rated Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego.  The Tournament participants will play 18 holes in a Texas Scramble format, and will be greeted by current rowers, coxswains and coaches at various holes.  

Golfers can participate for as little as $80/person (in a foursome) and sponsorships start at $150.  For full details (and to register), please visit the event page:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/h-del-beekley-rowing-foundation-golf-tournament-2018-tickets-41822943550

For more information, contact us at info@beekleyrowing.org

Online registration closes on Jan 18, 2018

 Posted by at 7:12 PM

Closing out the fall and kicking off the spring with a golf tournament!

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Dec 242017
 

The Beekley Rowing Foundation is celebrating its 10th year! We are focused on reaching out and reconnecting with our alumni from every generation of Aztec Rowing.

Team Update

The Aztecs are continuing their momentum after a strong fall season. Coach Julia has returned for her 5th consecutive year to oversee the 40+ strong rowing club. The team is using a brand new weight room (built in 2016 exclusively for sports club athletes) as well as a dedicated erg room with 40(!) Concept 2 ergs. The Aztecs are proud that they have sent boats to compete on the national stage at the ACRAs (American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship) for the past three years, and expect to continue competing at the highest level of club rowing. More info about the team can be found at www.aztecrowing.com.

Foundation Update

    The H Del Beekley Rowing Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary by embracing a big challenge: placing an 8-man racing shell in the SDSU boathouse! The Aztecs are working hard and we want to be sure they are well-equipped for success. To reach this goal we are planning events and encouraging involvement among our vast network of alumni. This fall we have already purchased two new cox boxes for the team and are steadfast in our efforts to keep this team’s equipment up-to-date. We’ve also held 4 events this year with more on the way in 2018!

  • Alumni Rows
    • We organized multiple generations of Aztec Crew alumni to come row with the team in what is now a semi-annual tradition. We had our first in April, and our second this past October. Full of nostalgia and excitement, it was a fun experience for the alumni, some of which were stepping into a shell for the first time in 45 years.
    • A sincere thank you to Coaches Julia & Craig for hosting the alumni. There’s nothing quite like watching the sunrise out on Mission Bay
    • If you’d like to test your mettle and get back in a boat with the team during the next alumni row, contact us here.
    • Also, there’s always an open invitation from Coach Julia to come out to a practice in the launch.
  • Padres game
    • We had 20 alumni out to watch the July 29th Padres game at Petco Park. We met up at Basic Pizza before heading over to watch the Padres beat the Pirates. Plan on joining us next year for another evening at the ballpark.
  • Fall Tailgate
    • Before the Aztec – Fresno State game the foundation hosted a tailgate featuring bacon wrapped hot dogs, chicken tacos, and Andy’s famous smoked brisket. Alumni had a great time mingling with current Aztec rowers and chowing down on some delicious food.
    • Special thanks to alum Azael Castro (‘16) for cooking up the food.
  • Fall races
    • The Aztecs had a great fall season with strong recruiting and varsity retention. The foundation would like to thank all of the alumni who have been showing up with food for the team. We were able to get alums to bring food and support the team at every single fall race! We are looking forward to continuing this participation in the Spring. Hope to see you out there!

Upcoming Events

  • Golf Tournament
    • We are excited to bring back the annual golf tournament on February 10, 2018 at the Admiral Baker Golf Course.
    • Official registration and sponsorship information will follow around the first of the year, but please mark your calendars and save the date for the event! In the interim, please feel free to send us an email at info@beekleyrowing.org with any inquiries.
  • Crew Classic
    • Join us for the annual Crew Classic BBQ to meet the athletes and celebrate the foundation’s 10th anniversary! Dan Smith (96-99), Eric Barge (81-84), and Andy Olson (97-00) will be serving their famous Carne & Pollo Asada tacos.
    • The weekend events will also include a Crew Classic dinner with silent auction and the 10th annual meeting of the Beekley Foundation.
  • May Alumni races
    • Mixed Alumni boats will compete against the Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman classes in their respective boats.

It is the primary goal of the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation to pool the resources of our alumni and supporters to provide the additional support necessary to ensure the longevity and success of SDSU Men’s Crew.

If you share in our goal of helping SDSU Men’s Crew raise its competitive level, please take the opportunity to Donate to this fund. If you’re not able to donate at this time but would still like to help, feel free to attend one of our board meetings or contact the Board of Directors.

The secondary goal of the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation is to provide a single point of contact for alumni to learn about the current state of the program, and to reconnect with their teammates from years past.

Any support is greatly appreciated!

Please keep an eye on the Announcements page for updates.

 Posted by at 3:22 PM

Crew Classic Recap!

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Apr 102016
 

It was great to see everyone at Crew Classic again this year!  Once again, we had a good turnout of rowers from quite a few generations!  Once again, we were treated to some exciting racing, and a nice BBQ by Eric, Andy & Dan!

We had out Beekley Foundation Annual meeting, and of course, it featured elections for the different positions on the board:

* President – This position (and an at-large position) will continue to be held by Aaron Pollock and Michele Pius.  They rowed at SDSU in the mid-1980s, and have been huge supporters of the team since then!

* Vice President – Andy Olson returns to the board after a few years off.  He was a founding member of Beekley Rowing Foundation, and rowed at SDSU in the late 1990s/early 2000s.

* Treasurer – Steve Lewis.  This is Steve’s first time on the Board of Directors, and he rowed at SDSU in the early 1990s.

* Secretary – Dan Smith.  Dan continues as secretary for the 6th consecutive year.  He rowed at SDSU in the mid to late 1990s!

* At Large – Scott Petry.  Scott rowed at SDSU in the 1980s, and rowed on the US National Lightweight team before pursuing a career in business.  This is Scott’s 3rd consecutive year on the board of directors.

 Posted by at 5:51 PM

Crew Classic 2016!

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Apr 012016
 

The spring rowing season has flown by!  The team is more than half way through their race season.  They swept the Gruenberg Cup against Long Beach St. and USC earlier this season, and are focusing on peaking this weekend at the San Diego Crew Classic!

The varsity men kick off the Crew Classic in the Cal Cup at 7:28AM on Saturday.  They will compete against UCSD, Purdue, Notre Dame, UC Davis and Sac State.  The JV team goes next…at 9:28 they compete against Yale, Stanford, Santa Clara & USD.  At 10:52, the novice team races against Oregon St., Santa Clara, UCSB & Notre Dame.  (The second novice boat races on Sunday at noon).  Each race is being televised live on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/usrowingorg

…Speaking of Sunday, we will be having our Foundation’s annual meeting right before the BBQ at the SDSU Alumni tent.  That will take place around 9:30AM (the time may move a bit to ensure everybody can watch the team race).  This meeting covers what has happened to the Foundation over the previous year, and elect officers for the next year.  Once the meeting finishes, the BBQ will be fired up for some tasty carne and pollo asada burritos!

This is a great chance to meet the current rowers, reconnect with some old teammates and meet new friends!

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Go Aztecs!

Dan Smith
Secretary
H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation
SDSU Crew 1997-1999

 Posted by at 7:43 PM

2012 Fundraising Effort

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Oct 102012
 

In September 2012, the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation kicked off a fundraising effort to help fund new equipment for the rowing team.  Coach Doug Perez writes the following:

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We have heard in the last five days from a bevy of new donors. Commitments have come in from John Denker, J.J. Jingali, Greg Moore, Leif Olsen, and – just today – Don Miner. WOW! People seem to be getting on board on a rolling basis!!!!!!!

And too, as I intimated a week ago, Scott Petry has re-thought his already amazing commitment – and is now purchasing two, matching, state-of-the-art 8s … one for the Varsity Heavies and one for my Novices. Then too, he has purchased several sets of oars to go along with them. Again – WOW!

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We have received almost $14,000 in donations at this point (not including commitments from others) and we have received money from rowers from just about every decade: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s & 2000s.  If you can help out with this effort, please consider donating.  (The goal is to purchase 3 new 8’s for the team, plus a new 4, and a set of oars to go with each shell)

 Posted by at 6:07 AM

Happy New Years!

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Jan 022012
 

Happy New Years from the Beekley Foundation.  We look forward to 2012!

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2011-2012 Beekley Foundation Officers

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Apr 052011
 

At the end of the Annual Foundation Meeting at the Crew Classic, the Foundation’s officers were elected. Please support the following people:

President: Jake Wittler
Vice President: Andy Olson
Treasurer: Jon Singer
Secretary: Dan Smith

 Posted by at 7:29 PM

Crew Classic Annual Meeting

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Apr 032011
 

On April 3 at 5:30PM, 19 people met at the Crew Classic for the Annual Beekley Foundation Meeting.

During the meeting, many topics were discussed. Current President Jake started off discussing the state of the foundation. The membership remained stagnate at about 35 members. The foundation did hold its first golf tournament last June, and is putting on the second annual tournament in June.

The focus of the foundation was to originally create a large endowment fund to help fund a full time coach. This goal is unchanged, but the much of the short-term focus of the foundation will switch to getting more alumni involved. This will involve hosting many small events throughout the year, including the main events hosted by the foundation. Due to the limited amount of time available to the officers of the foundation, these smaller events will be run by the members of the foundation.

The full set of meeting minutes can be read here

The first event will be a Padres game hosted by Mike Clodfelter sometime in May, and BBQ event will be lead by Joe Whitaker this summer. Stay tuned to this website (and check your email) for more information.

Go Aztecs!

 Posted by at 5:07 PM