I know we have sent out a TON of administrative stuff lately, so I just want to compile it all in one place and make sure you guys have all the information! Action items are in RED if you are just skimming.
Team Dinner – Charles Plaza on Friday at 8pm
We are having our first team dinner of the year THIS FRIDAY at 8 PM at Charles Plaza. The meal will be a flat fee of $25 per person. It’s going to be outrageous and fun, and I hope to see every one of you there! We will meet at 40th and Spruce at 7:45 to cab down together, or you can meet us there (234 N 10th St). Please fill out this form to let us know if you can make it to the BYO on Friday — https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFA0Q04yeDZhVzNDUWQ5eUJhdG1YZWc6MQ#gid=0. We need to make the reservation for the right number of people.
Please pay your dues ASAP. We now have the credit card machine, and we will be accepting cards (and cash and check) Wednesday at practice as well as Thursday and Friday at office hours (see below). As a reminder, for the competitive/experienced schedule dues are $40 for undergrad and $60 for grad, and for the beginner schedule dues are $20 for undergrad and $30 for grad. This Wednesday will be the last day you can attend practice without having paid your dues. After this point, you will need to either have already paid or pay as soon as you walk in to be allowed in the gym.
We need to get every team member on our official roster. I know you guys already filled out an application, but this is different. It will take two minutes max. This information will go on the roster page for our website and be used for our records. Take two minutes of your time to fill out this roster form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFRhVlNSWXFpV0tNU08ybm1IRVBvb0E6MQ#gid=0.
We are ordering t-shirts and competition leos NOW. We will also be ordering warm-up jackets and sweatpants later this year. Click HERE to see images of the apparel. All competitive members must order the official t-shirt and their competitive leo. We highly encourage non-competitive members to order the t-shirts, too!! We will be putting orders in this SUNDAY, so order before that. Please fill out the apparel form as soon as you can or you will not be able to purchase a shirt or leo this year: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDZzU0Rjal9VMVF2aTZ1Z0kwMGZ6NUE6MQ#gid=0/.
Because we have so much administrative stuff going on right now, we will be holding office hours this week.We will be in Houston Hall on the first floor (creperie side) on:
Thursday, September 27 from 5-6pm AND
Friday, September 28 from 1-3pm
This is your chance to: pay dues, sign waivers, fill out all the forms, ask questions about competitions or anything else, pay for apparel, sign up for the BYO at the last minute, etc etc.
We already have two meets planned for this fall. We will be sending out sign-up sheets for these meets NEXT WEEK. Please check your calendars to see if you are available!
The men’s and women’s team with be competing November 3 at Virginia Tech. We will drive down on Friday and stay Friday (and maybe Saturday) night. All men’s and women’s equipment will be available.
The women’s team will be competing in a one-on-one again Maryland sometime this fall. We don’t have the exact date at this point, but it will be a day trip.
Additionally, we are looking into meets against Sacred Heart and American University for the fall. Also, BAD NEWS: Fling and Nationals are on the same weekend, and it is very unlikely that we will skip Fling to be in Minnesota. As such, we will be competing in at least two travel meets this year, hopefully more.
I know many of you will not be able to attend practice tomorrow due to the holiday. Beginners, I am really sorry about this inconvenient overlap. Our next beginner practice will be two weeks from tomorrow, October 10. Looking forward to seeing you then!!
As always, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! See you in the gym tomorrow!