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  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:03 PM | Deleted user

    The Virginia Boat Club Masters will be participating in a number of Head Races this fall. The schedule includes:

    Head of the Anacostia, September 28th

    Head of the Potomac, September 29th

    Occoquan Challenge, October 5th

    Occoquan Chase, October 13th

    Head of the Layfayette, October 27th

    Head of the Occoquan, November 3rd

    In addition, the Head of the James--not Masters--is to be held Saturday, October 12th.

    We wish everyone much success and have some great rows! Take lots of pictures and we look forward to seeing the results.

     

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2013 2:38 PM | Deleted user
    Thank you to Dave A. and Jaime P. for constructing and installling new oar racks at the Downtown Boathouse. Beautifully done and needed. Once again, VBC is supported by some great volunteers!
  • Thursday, June 06, 2013 9:11 AM | Deleted user
    The Vespoli rep, CJ Brown, will be at the Robious Boathouse Monday, June 10th at 4:00 PM to leave the following boats for a few days for "test driving" by VBC members: two sizes of 1x will be 150-175 and 185-210+. Interested VBC members need to contact CJ to arrange to meet or just come to Robious that day at 4:00. Members will be asked to sign the shells out just as they do other club boats at Robious. cjbown@vespoli.com
  • Monday, May 13, 2013 5:06 PM | Deleted user

    The Board of Directors of the Virginia Boat Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, May 13th. The meetings are held generally the second Monday of the month--location to be determined and posted. We invite members to attend, or you may forward agenda items directly to Board President, Steve Abbot, steve.abbot@gmail.com

     

    What: Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    When: 6:00 PM on Monday, May 13, 2013

    Where: Rocketts Landing Boathouse

    We look forward to seeing you there if you would like to attend.

    Questions? Email Cary Wing, VBC Operations Manager, cary.wing@virginiaboatclub.org or call 804-921-8237.

  • Thursday, May 09, 2013 11:02 AM | Deleted user
    Vespoli USA is offering a Single Special. It includes everything that you need to get on the water right away. Vespoli wants to get as many people as they can out in singles this summer.

    If you are interested, but need to try a size, contact CJ Brown at Vespoli and he will arrange to get a demo boat to you to try as soon as he can. Payment and financing packages available.

    Questions? Contact CJ.
    CJ Bown // Vespoli USA – Mid-Atlantic
    (203) 645-6427 // cjbown@vespoli.com
  • Monday, February 04, 2013 1:08 PM | Deleted user
    The Virginia Boat Club is seeking instructors and coaches for a variety of programs and classes for the 2013 rowing season. Contact Cary Wing, Operations Manager, for more information: cary.wing@virginiaboatclub.org.
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:06 PM | Anonymous member
    The 2013 board was elected at the annual meeting on January 30.  Board members are:

    President - Steve Abbot 
    Vice President - Joe Manfredi 
    Secretary - Sybil Solis 
    Treasurer - Karen Huddle 
    Member-at-Large - Paul Georgiadis 
    Member-at-Large - Kim Nelson

    2013 Board Members
    2013 Board Members (left to right):  Paul Georgiadis, Sybil Solis, Joe Manfredi, Kim Nelson, Karen Huddle, Steve Abbot
  • Monday, January 28, 2013 9:28 AM | Anonymous member
    The Annual VBC Members Meeting is quickly approaching. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

    What: Annual VBC Members Meeting
    When: 6:00pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Where: Henrico County Public Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA (804) 290-9100

    At the meeting, we will review our 2012 accomplishments, elect 2013 board members, and approve the 2013 budget. The meeting will end no later than 8pm. (A post-meeting celebration will be held at Rare Olde Times at 10602 Patterson Ave.)

    Below is the 2013 office slate. Names can be added up to the time of the vote...so please consider getting involved by running for an officer position or joining a committee. There will be sign-up sheets for committee positions at the meeting.

    2013 Office Slate:
    President - Steve Abbot
    Vice President - Joe Manfredi
    Secretary - Sybil Solis
    Treasurer - Karen Huddle
    Member-at-Large(1) - Paul Georgiadis
    Member-at-Large(2) - Kim Nelson
    I look forward to seeing all of you there.

  • Monday, January 21, 2013 8:25 AM | Anonymous member

    VBC has been working with the Capital One Card Lab Connect Program to be part of their affinity card program.  Not only can you have a nifty Visa card with the VBC logo or a cool rowing picture (you have three options), but VBC will receive a donation for every purchase made with the card.  It's another way to support your club.

    Click here to apply for the card.

    Further Details on the VBC Capital One Affinity Card

    What is Capital One Card Lab Connect?
    Capital One Card Lab Connect is a credit card program through which you support a non-profit organization through your everyday purchases. When you make purchases with a participating organization's card, that organization receives donations for all of your purchases.

    If I apply for a Card Lab Connect program credit card, will anyone from the organization I support have access to my information?
    No. Capital One respects the privacy of its customers, so no cardholder or applicant names, card numbers, approval status, or credit lines will be shared with the organization.

    What are the terms of a Capital One Card Lab Connect program credit card?
    Detailed product terms can be found by clicking Apply Now on the Web page.  As a result of the recent regulation changes this summer, VBC cannot state any product terms to potential cardholders.


    How does the organization I support get the rewards I've earned on the Card Lab Connect program credit card?
    A percentage of all purchases you make are put into a rewards account. Capital One will automatically transfer the cash rewards to your designated organization on a quarterly basis.

    Will I be informed about the amount I'm contributing to the organization I support through Card Lab Connect?
    You will be sent a quarterly confirmation letter that lists each contribution made from your card.

    Can I redeem the Card Lab Connect cash rewards for myself instead of donating them to the organization?
    Because we transfer your rewards once per quarter, you will be able to redeem your rewards for yourself only if you do so before we process the contribution.

    Who pays the Card Lab Connect cash rewards donation to my organization?
    Capital One pays the donation based on a percentage of all your total net purchases.

    Are the contributions tax-deductible?
    The tax deductibility of your contribution is dependent on the status of your organization with the IRS. In general, if the organization is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 then the contribution should be tax deductible.  VBC has 501(c)3 status with the IRS.

    Please note that the $50 First Purchase Bonus is not tax deductible.

    Be sure to consult your tax advisor to determine exactly how tax laws may apply.

    Can I transfer balances from other credit cards to a Card Lab Connect program card?
    Yes, you can transfer balances to a Card Lab Connect program card, but no rewards will be earned on transferred balances.

    What if I currently have a Capital One credit card and I want to join a Capital One Card Lab Connect program?
    If you want to carry an organization's credit card, we invite you to apply for it. However, if you don't want an additional credit card, you can use your current credit card to donate to over 1.2 million organizations, without paying any processing fees, at our No Hassle Giving Site.

    I'm already a Capital One Card Lab Connect program cardholder; can I switch my support to a different organization?
    No, at this time we can't switch the organization your card supports. If you want to support a different organization, you'll need to apply for that organization's card, or use another Capital One Rewards credit card to donate rewards at our No Hassle Giving Site.

    How do I apply for an organization's Card Lab Connect program credit card?
    Return to the Card Lab Connect Web page of the organization you want to support, select your design, and click Apply Now.

    Can the credit card for the organization I support through Card Lab Connect be used internationally?
    Any organization's card may be used internationally, anywhere Visa credit cards are accepted.
  • Friday, October 12, 2012 8:16 AM | Anonymous member
    The Occoquan Challenge 2012 was held Saturday, October 7th and several Virginia Boat Club (VBC) participants earned medals. The Challenge is rowed on a 5K course on the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax, VA. The race allows competitors to race flat out on a fully buoyed course with several challenging turns. Each year the Challenge contributes most of its profits to a grant program that supports paddling sports throughout the region.

    Virginia Boat Club excelled this year against some strong competition--especially strong college programs. The Men's Master 8+ won first place with a time of 14:45 "smashing" the course record of 15:06.

    Congratulations to all VBC members who participated!

    Results:
    • Men's Master 8+ (40-49 age class): First Place. Rowers: Katie Wood (coxswain), Brian Hood (stroke), Will Sauve, Steve Abbot, Paul Georgiadis, Sean Bamman, Joe Manfredi, Olaf Barth, Steve Chilmaid

    • Women's Master 8+ (40-49): Second Place. Rowers: Maura Norford (coxswain), Brooks West, Loretta Molin, Kim Nelson, Kelly Kennedy, Caitlin Toynbee, Sheila Bullock, Fran Mason, Katherine Townsend

    • Men's 4+ Club Event: Sixth Place "behind some very strong college programs." Rowers: Nick Altimari (coxswain), Brian Searle (stroke), Yuriy Levitskiy, Mark Moran, Josh Crist

    • Men's Master 4+ (40-49): First Place. Rowers: Katie Wood (coxswain), Brian Hood (stroke), Jason Rife, Steve Abbot, Steve Chilmaid

    • Men's Master 4+ (50+): Second Place. Rowers: Laura Joseph (coxswain), Bob Benway (stroke), Art Mayer, Jeff Molin, Brian Nelson

    • Men's Quad 4x: Second Place. Rowers: Sean Bamman (stroke), Joe Manfredi, Mark Willis, Olaf Barth
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