Parents of interested students should attend the Interest Meetings in September to learn more and sign up for Learn to Row if interested. Registration for the team will be made available on this website in the fall and circulated to interested students. Parents should plan to attend the monthly membership meetings which are generally held the second or third Wednesday of each month October thru May at McLean High School. Students can participate in other sports during the fall and winter and still participate in the spring crew season, so don’t hesitate to inquire if your student expresses interest. Likewise, they can participate in Fall and Winter training even if they are not able to participate in Spring rowing.
We are giving members more flexibility by allowing you to pay between zero and 69 percent of your dues (for option 1) via fundraising. Last year, dues for option 1 were essentially $1,950, of which $1,200 had to be paid and $750 fundraised through the ergathon, and tree and mulch sales. This year, you can do exactly the same as last year: Pay $1,200 and fundraise $300 during winter fundraising and $450 during mulch. Or you can bring down the amount that you have to pay in dues to as little as $600 by achieving up to $900 in winter fundraising profits and $450 in mulch sales profits. Just like last year, if you really hate selling trees and mulch and securing ergathon pledges, you can pay the $1,950 with no fundraising. All team members are still required to participate in the Ergathon, the tree pick-up day and Mulch weekend. Just like last year, however, sales are not, mandatory.