This Week's Update
Sorry about the date on the emailed update! The one you got today was indeed the update FOR today, not for October 8th!
1. To the best of my knowledge, only three teams have asked for practice time before next Saturday’s race: Perkins Eastman, Data Angels, and Venture Outdoors. PE and Data Angels are practicing this Sunday at 1:00 PM. Lori, Dick, Lisa, and Chuck or Carolyn are on tap to drum and steer as needed; PE and Data Angels may combine forces for one boat.
Venture Outdoors is practicing (one boat) this Thursday evening at 6:30. Laurie is drumming; Bruce is steering.
At this time, I know of no other novice teams who have asked for practice time for this weekend, so I think it’s fair to assume that we won’t need any other P’fish volunteers for Saturday (10/16) or Sunday (10/17). Many thanks to all of you who so willingly were on standby!
2. Ben has sent out an email re next weekend’s festival. A meeting about the festival will be held on Tuesday (Millvale, 7 PM), and volunteers are needed Thursday (Washington’s Landing, 6-8 PM). Contact Ben if you can be there for either.
On Saturday, there will be TRRA learn-to-row/learn-to-kayak events in the morning, starting at 9 AM; the festival activities will begin at 11.
The complete schedule for the day is not yet set, but it does look like there will be a lot of the cultural activities originally scheduled for the South Side festival in September, and Lori Miller is coordinating a Paddlefish tent with information for people who may be interested in learning more about us/dragonboating. Please let Lori know if you’re able to help her out with that!
3. Not-quite-everyone has replied to Chuck so far re their ability to paddle in next Saturday’s festival. Let Chuck know if the list needs to be updated for you.
4. Our first annual meeting was held last November: we socialized, set goals, and had a beer or two. This year’s meeting is being tentatively scheduled for November 11th, with specific time and place to be determined. More info will be posted on the blog as it comes in – if you have preferences/suggestions, please let Chuck, Lisa, or me know.