The foundation held it’s monthly board meeting on May 2, 2011 at Woodstock’s Pizza near SDSU. This was the final meeting of the racing season, as the Men’s team just returned from the WIRA races in Sacramento. In attendance was the President (Jake Wittler), the Vice President (Andy Olson), Secretary (Dan Smith), Coach (Brian Robison), Assistant Coach (Derek Snyder) and former rower Tobin Ortega.
The team did well at WIRAs. Due to new rules enacted by WIRA, the team was only able to enter a novice 8 and a lightweight 4. The Novice 8 had their best result of the season, when they finished 3rd in the Petite Final. They were able to beat teams that they had not beaten all season. (The lightweight 4 struggled, as they broke a rigger in the middle of their race)
Both the team and foundation reported success during the Crew Classic. Alumni Dave Sheeron offered to match up to $1000 raised by the team at Crew Classic. The team earned the full amount, and raised over $2000! Between the Alumni Boat entry fees, and donations, the foundation raised another $670!
Keep an eye out for some upcoming events. We still are planning to have an outing at a Padres baseball game, and we are still targeting a June date for our annual golf tournament!
See the full meeting minutes here, and feel free to join us next month on June 6 @ Woodstocks!