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A Fall Early Morning Row on Lake Superior
Located on the western tip of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota, the Duluth Rowing Club is home to a thriving rowing program composed of both competitive and recreational crews.  The club provides its members--youth, men and women of all ages--with fun and fitness opportunities throughout the spring and summer months.  Currently, DRC has about 150 active members.  It provides its members with equipment, coaching, and a place to row.  DRC also sponsors a number of events during and after the rowing season for further fun and competition.

For more information contact:  
Dave Kask,                            Bonnie Fuller-Kask,
President Program Director
president(at)duluthrowing.org  

programs(at)duluthrowing.org 

  218 724 2775
   
Coaches for 2013  
Head Coach Assistant Coaches
Bonnie Fuller-Kask  Caleb Schuder
   


Boathouse Phone 727-8689
Boathouse address: 3911 Minnesota Avenue, Duluth, MN
DRC mailing address: P.O. Box 655, Duluth, MN  55801

For Learn to Row class informaiton click here: Learn to Row

For Membership information and forms click here: Membership Forms (due by 5/20 for early discount)

Duluth Rowing Club
Sponsored regatta information:

Duluth International Regatta July 13, 2013 (2013 Now Online)

Death Row Regatta September 22, 2013 (2013 Now Online) 


DRC members and friends, use the form below to sign up for club e-mails
For archived e-mails click here: e-mail archive

Park Point Current Weather (near boathouse) - WunderMap

U. S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications
Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day
Sun or Moon Rise/Set Table for One Year
NOAA Duluth Harbor Data at Lakehead Boat Basin Water Temperature



Thursday, October 20
Duluth Rowing Club



Friday, July 19
2013 Duluth International Regatta - Results



 Hello Everyone,

I would like to thank everyone for participating in the 55th Annual Duluth International Regatta.

Click on the handouts link below for a copy of the regatta results.

Also check the website in the near future for pictures taken by our members of the regatta. If you or your members have pictures that you would like to share send them to me at president@duluthrowing.org and I will post them.

If you have any suggestions that would hellp us run a better regatta please do not hesitate to send them to me.

Sincerely,

Dave Kask
President
Duluth Rowing Club

Handout: 2013 Duluth International Regatta - Results

Wednesday, October 9
October Newsletter - Closing the Boathouse



  

NEWSLETTER:  October 9, 2013

 

In This Issue

 

Closing the Boathouse

Contact Us

 

Duluth Rowing Club

3911 Minnesota Avenue

Duluth, MN  55802

 

Boathouse Phone: 727-8689

 

Mailing address:

Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655

Duluth, MN  55801

 

www.duluthrowing.org

 

 

 

Closing the Boathouse

 

We will be closing the boathouse on Thursday, October 24 beginning at 5:00 p.m.  All club members should be present to help with this final task of the season. 

 

All the boats on the center racks must be derigged and moved out the boathouse.  The racks will be taken down and the trailers move in.  The boats will then be put on the trailers.  Both rowing docks must be removed from the water along with the coaching boat dock and boat lift. 

 

As you see there is much to do and with many hands it will be done in short time.  Boathouse Closing checks will be returned when the project is complete.

 

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

 

DRC Now On Facebook

 

Check out "Duluth Rowing Club" on Facebook.  Tell your friends and family.

 

 



Friday, May 24
May Newsletter



  

NEWSLETTER:  May 24, 2013

 

In This Issue

 

Grandma's Fundraiser

 

Paper Recycling

 

Important Dates

 

Contact Us

 

Duluth Rowing Club

3911 Minnesota Avenue

Duluth, MN  55802

 

Boathouse Phone: 727-8689

 

Mailing address:

Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655

Duluth, MN  55801

www.duluthrowing.org

 

 

From the President
The Grandma's Fundraiser is a big opertunity for us to raise money for the Duluth Rowing Club.  Please sign-up with Jane as soon as possible.  The list must be turned in to Grandma's Marathon on Tuesday May 28 and some other club will get to fill the remaining spots.  Help the club out and sign-up with Jane today. 
Note: It doesn't have to be just club members. Parents, reletives, friends all can help.  Just sign in as the Duluth Rowing Club.

 

Grandma's Marathon Fundraiser
June 22, 2013.
The Duluth Rowing Club has been offered  hours for the Grandma's Marathon  Beer & Wine Tent. We have used the marathon for our club fundraiser in the past. Please take a look at the slots available and call Jane Bertani @ 724-0090 sign up. Thanks!!
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 - 10:30 am - 6:30 pm  
(10 slots available- INSIDE)
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    
( 1 SLOT AVAILABLE- OUTSIDE)
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 - 6:30 pm - 1:30 am    
(3 SLOTS AVAILABLE - OUTSIDE)
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 - 6:30 AM - 1:30 PM    
( 3 SLOTS AVAILABLE- INSIDE)
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 - 6:30 PM - 1:30 PM    
( 1 SLOT AVAILABLE - OUTSIDE)
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 - 8:00 PM - 1:30 AM    
( 1 SLOT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE)
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 - 8:00 PM - 1:30 AM    
( 16 SLOTS AVAILABLE - INSIDE)
Some of the time slots listed above are the same ( ex: 6:30 pm - 1:30 am).This occurs because there are several bars and each entry above denotes one bar. If you wish to work with a group of friends, please choose the slot that has the needed openings.
ATTENTION JUNIOR MEMBERS: We may have some slots available to work the Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, June21, 2013. If you are interested, please call Jane @ 724-0090. Grandma's will need the number of willing participants for DRC to hold the spaces :)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION......
YOU MUST BE 21 or OLDER TO SERVE IN THE WINE & BEER TENTS!!!
You MUST attend the MANDATORY bar servers meeting scheduled for THURSDAY, JUNE 20 AT 6:00 PM IN THE BIG TOP TENT ( in public parking lot across from Grandma's Sports Garden) Don't forget to sign in
Please be on time for your scheduled slot. Failure to do so will result in the rowing club losing those hours!!! Don't forget to sign in and out!!!
Thank-you in advance for your consideration!!!!
Jane Bertani
Fundraising   724-0090 (H)
                    428-9842 (C)

 

Paper Recycling

 

We are continuing to collect paper for recycling at the NewPage mill in West Duluth.  NewPage pays us 10 cents per pound of paper we deliver to them.  This has been a very successful fundraiser for the club.  Please save and bring to the boathouse your paper for recycling.

 

Acceptable paper:

Magazines

Catalogs

Shiny newspaper inserts

White paper

 

Sorry but we can NOT accept:

Cardboard

Brown paper bags

Manila folders

Colored paper

Newspaper

Phone books

Envelopes with plastic windows

Garbage bags or garbage of any form

Plastic or plastic bags

 

Important Dates

  • Monday, June 10 - 1st Junior Practice
  • Monday, June 17 - Learn to Row Session #1
  • Saturday, June 29 - Thunderbay Regatta
  • Saturday, July 13 - Duluth International Regatta
  • Monday, July 8 - Learn to Row Session #2
  • Monday, July 22 - Learn to row Session #3
  • Saturday & Sunday, August 3&4 - NWIRA Regatta

See our website for more details. www.duluthrowing.org

 

DRC Now On Facebook

 

Check out "Duluth Rowing Club" on Facebook.  Tell your friends and family.

 



Wednesday, June 26
2013 Duluth International Regatta



 

Dear Rowing Friends,

 

You are invited to participate in the 2013 Duluth International Regatta on Saturday,

July13, 2013 in Duluth, Minnesota, sponsored by the Duluth Rowing Club. Enclosed is the Duluth International Regatta information for your review.

 

The Duluth International Regatta is an USRowing certified and classic rowing event with 29, 2000-meter events for both men and women. The racing events are available in the Junior, Open and Master’s categories. Each race will be run as a 7 lane time trial with the fastest time determining the winner. Because of the time saved by not running heats, we have a full complement of races available. An awards ceremony and banquet will be held at the regatta site follow the racing. The regatta will be run with USRowing referees officiating, up-to-date timing, starting platforms, entry and departing docks, concessions including rowing gear and clothing. As in year’s past, camping will be available at designated areas on the DRC property.

 

If you have any questions, visit our website at duluthrowing.org or for registration information call Dave Kask at (218) 724-2775.

 

We hope you will join us on the water this summer for great racing at the headwaters of Lake Superior.

 

Are you ready!

 

Duluth Rowing Club


Handout: 2013 Duluth International Regatta

Friday, May 17
May Newsletter



  

NEWSLETTER:  May 16, 2013

 

In This Issue

 

New Boathouse

 

Open House

 

Learn to Row Classes

 

DUES

 

Important Dates

 

Contact Us

 

Duluth Rowing Club

3911 Minnesota Avenue

Duluth, MN  55802

 

Boathouse Phone: 727-8689

 

Mailing address:

Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655

Duluth, MN  55801

www.duluthrowing.org

 

 

New Boathouse

 

DRC members are invited to a meeting on Friday, May 17 to hear plans for a new boathouse. The meeting will take place at 6:30 pm at Lafayette Community Center on Park Point, 3026 Minnesota Ave. This will be a pot luck so bring something to share.

 

With the open house scheduled for Saturday May 18, make plans to come help tidy up the boathouse at 5:00 on Friday night, then head over to the meeting. This is a great way to start the season.

 

Open House

 

We will be having our annual Open House on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.  Bring your friends and family and show them around the boathouse.

 

Also it is a great time to pay your 2013 dues.  Dues fees go up on May 20.

 

Learn to Row Classes

 

There are 3 Learn to Row sessions planned for the summer.  Sessions 1 & 2 are for those that have no experience rowing.  We will teach you everything you need to know.  Session 3 is for rowers that have taken the Basic Learn to Row classes or have equivalent experience and would like a little more coaching.

 

For more information check out our website: learntorow.duluthrowing.org

 

 

DUES

 

Members, remember to pay your dues before May 20.  Click here to get this years forms.  Membership forms

 

Important Dates

  • Friday, May 17 - Boathouse Cleaning & Potluck
  • Saturday, May 18 - Open House
  • Monday, June 10 - 1st Junior Practice
  • Monday, June 17 - Learn to Row Session #1
  • Saturday, June 29 - Thunderbay Regatta
  • Saturday, July 13 - Duluth International Regatta
  • Monday, July 8 - Learn to Row Session #2
  • Monday, July 22 - Learn to row Session #3
  • Saturday & Sunday, August 3&4 - NWIRA Regatta

See our website for more details. www.duluthrowing.org

 

DRC Now On Facebook

 

Check out "Duluth Rowing Club" on Facebook.  Tell your friends and family.

 




Friday, September 7
DRC News - September 7, 2012



  

NEWSLETTER:  September 7, 2012

 

In This Issue

 

Death Row

 

Fall Banquet

Contact Us

 

Duluth Rowing Club

3911 Minnesota Avenue

Duluth, MN  55802

 

Boathouse Phone: 727-8689

 

Mailing address:

Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655

Duluth, MN  55801

 

www.duluthrowing.org

 

 

Death Row

Sign-up for Death Row as soon as possible.  Boats will be assigned as soon as your form and fees are turned in to Bonnie.  Other clubs are also looking to use our boats.  Click here for the entry form. Death Row Entry

 

 

 

Fall Awards Banquet and Meeting

The Fall banquet will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 6:00 at the Lafayette Community Center.  It will be a pot luck dinner so bring something to share.  What we get is what well eat.  The end of the season awards will follow dinner.  The Lafayette Community Center is at 3000 Minnesota Avenue on Park Point.

 

DRC Now On Facebook

 

Check out "Duluth Rowing Club" on Facebook.  Tell your friends and family.

 



Sunday, May 6
DRC News - May 2012



  

NEWSLETTER:  May 5, 2012

 

In This Issue

 

DRC Open House

 

Dues are Due!

 

Ergs Are Due Back

 

DRC High School  Meetings

 

2012 Fundraising

 

Learn to Row

 

Duluth Superior Film Festival

 

Paper Recycling

 

And You Think Geese are a Problem

Contact Us

 

Duluth Rowing Club

3911 Minnesota Avenue

Duluth, MN  55802

 

Boathouse Phone: 727-8689

 

Mailing address:

Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655

Duluth, MN  55801

www.duluthrowing.org

 

 

DRC Open House

  

We will be having our annual Open House on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the boathouse.  Come on down and bring a friend and introduce them to our club. 

 

It is a perfect time to pay your dues or to sign up for a Learn to Row Class. 

 

Dues are Due!

  

Your Duluth Rowing Club Dues are due by May 21.  After this date there is a dues increase.  For more information and forms go to membership.duluthrowing.org.

  

New this year is a $50 deposit check to ensure your participation in the annual “Closing the Boathouse” party.  Your check will be returned to you at the end of the party. 

  

Pay your dues at the Open House and receive a DRC decal for your vehicle (while supplies last).

 

Ergs Are Due Back

  

The DRC ergs that have been loaned out are due back before the Open House.  Please have them back to the boathouse and set up before 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 19.  Thank you.

 

DRC High School Informational Meetings

  

There will be meetings at Duluth East and Duluth Denfeld for students interested in rowing for the Duluth Rowing Club this summer.  Our head coach Bonnie Fuller-Kask will explain our Junior Program and answer questions about the Duluth Rowing Club.  Information and forms will be available to take home. 

  

Junior members help our team grow by recruiting your friends and bring them to this meeting.

 

Dates and locations

 

Duluth East – Thursday, May 10 at 3:30 on the second floor mezzanine.

Duluth Denfeld -  To be determined – watch for posters and in school announcements

 

If you can’t make the meeting or are from a different school come to the Open House on May 19 and we’ll tell you all about the programs there.  Everyone is welcome at the DRC!

 

Duluth Rowing Club Fundraising

Spring 2012

 

 As the cost of doing business, (taxes, insurance, utilities) continue to increase, so do our expenses. In order to cover these costs and continue to provide quality programs for our members, The Duluth Rowing Club Executive Board has decided to provide fundraising opportunities for all members of our club. These fundraising activities will help to keep our membership costs down. Please contact Jane @ 724-0090 OR Ethelow@msn.com for information!

 

 1. DOORNBOSCH BROS. Fundraising with flower bulbs.

Sell bulbs to friends, family co workers etc.. and the rowing club will receive 50%  of all sales. Order form and color brochures are available.

Please call Jane @ 724-0090.

 

ORDERS ARE DUE  FRIDAY,JUNE 29th,2012

 

2.     GRANDMA’S MARATHON

We are currently #2 on the list of local groups to sign up for hours during the marathon. Please sign up to volunteer for a day and time that works best for you:

 

Friday, June 15th _ Spaghetti Dinner ( Junior Members)

Saturday, June 16th _ Beer and Wine Tents (must be 21 years old) Morning – Afternoon – Evening

 

Sign up sheet will be available at the DRC Open House on May 19th.

 

Our fundraising goal is $2,000. Please to help in any way that you can!!

 

Thanks!!

  

Jane Bertani

DRC Fundraising

 

Learn to Row

 

We will be having 3 Learn to Row sessions again this year.  The sessions meet Monday through Thursday at 6:00 p.m. for two weeks.  The first week is in our “Barge” which allows new rowers to learn the basic rowing stroke without the tipsiness of a “real boat”.  The second week is in quads and doubles learning the art of sculling.  By the end of the session members are proficient enough to take out our recreational singles and doubles. 

  

Dates for the sessions are:

  

Session #1 – June 18- 28, Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Session #2 – July 9 – 19, Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Session #3 – July 23 – August 2, Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  

Each session is limited to 16 people. 

Learn to Row forms can be found at: LearntoRow.DuluthRowing.org

Bring it to the Open House or mail it to the address on the form.

 

The Duluth Superior Film Festival

May 30-June 3 2012

 

 We are proud to announce the launch of The Duluth Superior Film Festival 2012. The Duluth Superior Film Festival and Visit Duluth could not be more pleased to bring this festival of film, music and art. DSFF will take place at various venues around the city including Zinema, Sons Of Norway Hall, Duluth Tycoons, PROVE Gallery, and Clyde Iron Works.  More information can be found at:  http://www.dusuff.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/dusuff

  

Of special interest to Duluth rowers will be the film The Connection (‘Crazy Irishman’ Ian Harvey rowing his single scull boat across Lake Superior). Here is a short synopsis of the film, as written by the producers:

  

>>When Ian Harvey set out to row across Lake Superior for charity in 2005, they called him 'The Crazy Irishman' crazy to row 400 miles in a single scull boat across the largest freshwater lake in the world. Lake Superior or Gitchie Gumie is so cold and deep it's said it never gives up its dead. It's where  the 729 foot Edmund Fitzgerald was lost in a storm with all of her 29 crew, it’s where the American poet Longfellow was inspired to write 'The Song of Hiawatha.'

The Chippewa or Ojibwa Indians who live around the lake followed Ian Harvey’s dramatic row which took 8 days and two nights. When Ian reached Grand Island, members of the Bear Clan went to meet him. On the jetty in Munising, Kris LeVeque felt an instant connection between Ian and her legendary ancestors who'd made a similar journey in the early 1800's to fight the Chippewa’s deadly enemy The Sioux. The connection was so strong that the LeVeque family invited Ian to be adopted into their Bear Clan and become a blood brother. 

 

Paper Recycling

 

We are continuing to collect paper for recycling at the NewPage mill in West Duluth.  NewPage pays us 10 cents per pound of paper we deliver to them.  This has been a very successful fundraiser for the club.  Please save and bring to the boathouse your paper for recycling.

 

Acceptable paper:

Magazines

Catalogs

Shiny newspaper inserts

White paper

 

Sorry but we can NOT accept:

Cardboard

Brown paper bags

Manila folders

Colored paper

Newspaper

Phone books

Envelopes with plastic windows

Garbage bags or garbage of any form

Plastic or plastic bags

 

And You Think Geese are a Problem

 

Check this out: http://www.row2k.com/potd/index.cfm?id=1720

 

DRC Now On Facebook

 

Check out "Duluth Rowing Club" on Facebook.  Tell your friends and family. http://www.facebook.com/duluthrowing

 



Tuesday, March 31
Rowing News - New Menu Item

Check out the new menu item "Rowing News".  It will contain newsletters e-mailed from various organizations.  The newest will be on the DRC home page and others will be available in Rowing News.



Tuesday, April 17
Opening the Boathouse



  

NEWSLETTER:  April 17, 2012

 

In This Issue

 

Opening the Boathouse

 

  

Contact Us

 

Duluth Rowing Club

3911 Minnesota Avenue

Duluth, MN  55802

 

Boathouse Phone: 727-8689

 

Mailing address:

Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655

Duluth, MN  55801

 

www.duluthrowing.org

 

 

Opening the Boathouse

 

We will be opening the boathouse on Saturday, April 21 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Lots of help is needed to move the boat in and out of the boathouse, put up the racks and put the docks in.  Everyone is expected to help with these annual events. 

 

See you on Saturday!

 

 

 

 

DRC Now On Facebook

 

Check out "Duluth Rowing Club" on Facebook.  Tell your friends and family.

 





Saturday, September 3
Mayor Don Ness Coming to Boathouse

As part of the DRC’s celebration, Mayor Don Ness will be coming to the Rowing Club on Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 1:00pm  to give a proclamation recognizing 125 years of rowing in Duluth.  We plan to make this a press event and would like to see as many rowers as possible there. Non-rowers, friends, Park Pointers, etc. are also invited. It’s unfortunate this has to be during the day, but if you aren’t working or if you can take a late lunch, please attend.  We’re going to invite Mayor Ness to try rowing in an 8; we’re hoping some of you will row in the boat with him if he decides to do it.    

 

Hope to see you on the 13th.

Jenny



Saturday, September 3
September News



 Celebrating our 125th Year

 

NEWSLETTER:  September 2011

 

In This Issue

 

 

125 Years of Rowing in Duluth

 

Death Row, Sept. 18

 

Paper Recycling

Contact Us

 

Duluth Rowing Club

3911 Minnesota Avenue

Duluth, MN  55802

 

Boathouse Phone: 727-8689

 

Mailing address:

Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655

Duluth, MN  55801

 

www.duluthrowing.org

 

 

 

Celebrating 125 Years of Rowing in Duluth

 

Imagine what it would be like to be in a time machine and watch 28 Duluthians form the Duluth Boat Club in 1886.  The first boathouse opened the next year on 7th Avenue West and the waterfront.  They held a gala reception for 700 people and a 12-piece orchestra played all night.  Although Duluth was considered “Boomtown”, most folks worked for $1.00 per day; mules pulled street trolley cars, and the Grand Opera House was new.  The telephone exchange was only 4 years old and it started with 30 subscribers.  The boathouse had its own phone.
 

In 1903 a new boathouse was built at 10th street on Park Point.  Imagine getting there without a lift bridge or suspended gondola.  By 1907 the DBC had expanded from 195 to 700 members.  The previous year they built the Oatka Beach Club where the current boathouse stands.  You are standing on the original dance floor when you enter to find a scull.  If you were there in 1907 you might have seen the Minnesota State tennis championship on the clay courts at Oatka or witnessed the Venetian Fete with decorated, boats and colored lights along with 10,000 other spectators.  The gondola what took you from the mainland to Park Point was created only a few years earlier.
 

In 1913 you would be able to stand at along side James A. Ten Eyck, and watch the Invincible Four oarsman work out at 5 AM in May and learn about their “rower’s diet” and workout schedule.  The celibate four lived at the boathouse along with others in a sort of cloistered environment.  The coach’s rules were strict and the raising distance was 1.25 miles (2011.66 meters).  Many of their races involved going up and down river around a “stake”.  Thus, their records have never been broken.


Visualize the $75,000.00 Natatorium donated to the boat club by Julius Barnes in 1917.  It was the largest and most modern swimming facility in Minnesota.  The water was heated, filtered and sterilized.  You might have watched Duke Kahanamoku set a world record in that pool.  If you hurry, it is still possible to see pieces of this pool at the site of the new 7-story hotel at Park Point, the Lakehead Boat Basin on 10th street.


Imagine being on Superior Street when Walter Hoover, Duluth’s first international sport’s star, came back from winning the Henley Regatta in 1922.  In the history of the city there has never been such a parade.


The Duluth Boat Club dissolved in 1926 as an independent entity, but the City rented the Natatorium until 1935.  In 1936 the pool was sold to Gar Wood a speedboat racer and builder.  If you were there in 1955 you would see the resurrection of the Duluth Boat Club as the Duluth Rowing Club.  One of the Invincible Four, Max Rheinberger, senior was instrumental in this rebirth.


For over 5.5 decades, the Duluth Rowing Club has been rowing strong and long and accumulating gold medals.  One can only imagine a time machine that takes us to the 150th anniversary of the club.  Imagine what the new boathouse will look like for your grandchildren.  You will be part of that scenario.


We hope you will be able to join us on September 16th at the Depot as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of rowing in Duluth.  There will be many rowers from “the day” who return for this event.  In addition, Mike Cochran will share a wonderful narrative about the historical transformation of the DRC.  He is a great storyteller.  The next day you are welcome to row with the DRC on Saturday or join us for “Death Row” on Sunday.


Most DRC members are selling 5 tickets each and we hope you are able to do this.  Some folks are donating to the club by purchasing tickets and giving them to friends.  Since the event is 2 weeks from today, we will be calling you in a week to check on sales in order to plan the right amount of food.  You can always call or write me with questions if you wish.

 

Each stroke is a new beginning, so keep sending the boat!

 

Past and present rowers, history buffs, and anyone interested are invited to a gala event to commemorate 125 years of rowing in Duluth.  This event, hosted by the Duluth Rowing Club and the St. Louis County Historical Society, will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, 7:00 pm at the Depot.

 

The evening will feature a an entertaining, visual presentation on the Duluth Rowing Club’s history by Mike Cochrane, display of rowing memorabilia, people in period costume, appetizers, cash bar, ragtime music, and the chance to see old rowing friends and tell  a few rowing stories.  Cost is $25.

 

To purchase an advanced ticket, contact Gary Gordon (duluthmn@juno.com) or the St. Louis County Historical Society, 218.733.7586. Advanced tickets are required as only a very limited number will be available at the door.  

There will opportunity for former rowers to see the boathouse and get out for a row the next day.

 

Death Row, Sunday Sept. 18th. 

 

Information is available on the DRC website.  DRC members get your entries into Bonnie ASAP by calling 218-464-3510.

 

 

 

 

Paper Recycling

 

We are continuing to collect paper for recycling at the NewPage mill in West Duluth.  NewPage pays us 10 cents per pound of paper we deliver to them.  This has been a very successful fundraiser for the club.  Please save and bring to the boathouse your paper for recycling.

 

Acceptable paper:

Magazines

Catalogs

Shiny newspaper inserts

White paper

 

Sorry but we can NOT accept:

Cardboard

Brown paper bags

Manila folders

Colored paper

Newspaper

Phone books

Envelopes

Garbage bags or garbage of any form

Plastic or plastic bags

 

 

 



Wednesday, August 24
2011 NWIRA Pictures



Wednesday, May 25
The Passing of a Good Friend

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Owen McVann - Midwest Sprints 1977

Owen James McVann

Born in Washington D.C. on Feb. 18, 1957
Departed on May 21, 2011 and resided in Greendale, WI.

Died peacefully following a long and courageous struggle with ALS, surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the age of 54. Loving husband for 25 years of Laura McVann, and devoted father of Meghan and Evan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ruth McVann. He was brother of Mark, Neil (Mary) and Norine (Vicki Breese) McVann; son-in-law of Elizabeth and the late Robert Harnell; and brother-in-law of Lee (Sherry) and Lowell (Jenny) Harnell. He is survived by other family and many friends.

Owen was an avid rower; he was a former member of the Duluth Rowing Club, Milwaukee Rowing Club and former coach of Marquette University Women's Crew.

Visitation at the Funeral Home on Thursday, May 26, 2011, 4:00-7:00 PM, prayer service and shared memories at 7:00 PM. Funeral Service on Friday, May 27, 2011, 10:00 AM at UNITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1025 E. Oklahoma Ave. Private interment at Good Hope Cemetery. If desired, memorials appreciated to Unity Lutheran Church or to the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter.

 

Owen started rowing in Duluth in the 1970s as a teenager and excelled in both their sweep boats and the single. He continued to row and organized several regattas which included lighted night-time parades in Ladysmith WI. Owen continued to coach rowing in Milwaukee even while losing strength.  He was at the 2009 NWIRA at Lake Elmo.
The Juniors total points trophy at NWIRA was named in honor of Owen.
Randy Newberg


Saturday, May 7
DRC Newsletter - May 2011

 Celebrating our 125th Year

 

NEWSLETTER:  May 2011

 

In This Issue

 

Boathouse Cleanup - May 12

 

DRC Open House - May 21

 

Dues are Due - May 23

 

Volunteer at Grandma's Marathon

 

Learn to Row Classes

 

New Quad Fundraising

 

Junior Rowing

 

Paper Recycling

Contact Us

 

Duluth Rowing Club

3911 Minnesota Avenue

Duluth, MN  55802

 

Boathouse Phone: 727-8689

 

Mailing address:

Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655

Duluth, MN  55801

 

www.duluthrowing.org

 

 

Boathouse Cleanup

 

First I would like to thank all that helped open the boathouse on May 2.  The racks are up and the docks are in.

 

On Thursday, May 12 beginning at 5:00 p.m. we will finish putting in the coach boat docks, put in the barge, rig boats and do a general cleanup of the boathouse.  With lots of help it won't take long.  Come on down when you can. 

 

Duluth Rowing Club's Open House

 

On May 21 between 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon there will be an Open House at the DRC Boathouse on Park Point.  Come on down and check out the boathouse and the boat if you are new to rowing.  Or bring your family and friends and show them where you spend your summer.

 

Dues are Due!

 

Membership dues for existing members are due by May 23.  After this date a late fee is added to the price of the memberhip fee.  Click here  http://membership.duluthrowing.org

 

Volunteer at Grandma's Marathon

 

Once again this year we will be volunteering at Grandma's Marathon.  This is a big fundraiser for the club.  Please come down to the Open house to signup for time slots.

 

 

Learn to Row Classes

 

The Duluth Rowing Club is offering a beginners course for adults on the fundamentals of rowing as an introduction to the sport of rowing. Rowing is great full body workout and a non-impact activity. It is also an excellent way to cross-train for other sports such as running or skiing. Rowing attire consists of workout clothing and sport/tennis shoes.

Three sessions will be offered and held at the Duluth Rowing Club, Park Point, 3911 Minnesota Avenue. Each two-week session is $85.00 and class size is limited:

#1. June 20-30, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

#2. July 11-21, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

#3. July 25-August 4, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
 

Many of our Junior rower's parents have taken the Learn to Row classes to experence the joy of rowing that their kids have experenced.

 

Signup at the Open House or click here for the forms: http://learntorow.duluthrowing.org

 

 

New Quad Fundraising

 

We are within 10% of reaching our goal of raising $35,000 for the purchase of two new quad rowing shells.  This is the largest fundraising effort undertaken by the DRC in receint years. 

 

If you haven't donated yet or would like to increase your contribution please  send make your check payable to the “Duluth Rowing Club” and sent to PO Box 655 Duluth MN 55801 drop it off at the Open House on May 21.  Remember all contributions are tax-deductible.

 

Junior Rowing

 

The Junior rowing season will begin on Monday, June 13.  Our head coach Bonnie will be joined by assistant coaches Kendra and Erin.

 

Experienced Junior rowers will meet at 8:00 Monday - Friday and new Junior rower will begin in our Novice Camp that meets at 10:00 Monday - Friday for two weeks.  At the conclusion of the camp they will join the experenced Juniors at 8:00.

 

 

Paper Recycling

 

We are continuing to collect paper for recycling at the NewPage mill in West Duluth.  NewPage pays us 10 cents per pound of paper we deliver to them.  This has been a very sucessful fundraiser for the club.  Please save and bring to the boathouse your paper for recycling.

 

Acceptable paper:

Magazines

Catalogs

Shiny newspaper inserts

White paper

 

Sorry but we can NOT accept:

Cardboard

Brown paper bags

Manila folders

Colored paper

Newspaper

Phone books

Envelopes

Garbage bags or garbage of any form

Plastic or plastic bags

 

 




Friday, October 1
Death Row Results 2010

23 boats lined up between buoys set out on St Louis Bay for this year’s Death Row Regatta. Most of the boats leaped forward at the sound of the starting gun, while a few invested some moments in holding back while the surge of dedicated racers swarmed forward. To those on shore it seemed as if hardly any time at all had passed before all boats had rounded the point and disappeared beneath the Blatnik bridge. Quiet fell among the shore crowd then, as if for them the race was over. A moment later, though, conversation began regarding the best places to observe the pack racing by. The Oliver Bridge and Boy Scout Landing drew the most interest, and other locations were mentioned.

  

In keeping with most sports writing, these are the top three finishers:

       Masters’ Mixed: Tom, Greg, Bonnie, and Jenny    01:58:10

       Masters’ Mens’ Double: Pete and Jeff    2:00:21

       Open Mixed: University of St Thomas Alumni (featuring Andrea Peterson, daughter of Greg and Jenny)    2:01:29

 

Thanks were expressed to all those who helped with this Death Row Regatta: registration, boat drivers, food donations, Dave Johnson for timing, starting line cheerers, finish line help, getting boats out of the water, and especially to Mike and Diane Cochran who organized the regattaand the meal and volunteered their home for the finish area.


Handout: Death Row Results

Thursday, September 9
Death Row 2010


Duluth Rowing Club
IN THIS ISSUE:

• Death Row
 




Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655
Duluth, MN 55802 www.duluthrowing.org president@duluthrowing.org


Death Row Update
September 9, 2010

Dear Duluth Rowing Club Members,

We are quickly approaching the date for Death Row, which this year is Sunday, September 19th.    We encourage all rowers to participate.   It is a fun time for rowers of all abilities.   We also need some volunteer help in order to make this event work.    We particularly need boat drivers to help guide rowers up the river and to respond to safety situations.   Since we have a limited number of club motor boats, we need some people with their own boats as well.   We also need food for the banquet.   Spaghetti and beverages will be provided, but we also need appetizers, chips, bread, fruit, salads (green, pasta) and desserts.       All participants are requested to bring enough food of their choice to feed at least 10 people (more is better).   Family members who provide food are also welcome to participate in the banquet after the race.   Spectators are welcome anywhere along the race course.   Spectators who wish to watch the finish should bring lawn chairs.    

·        The boat house needs to be thoroughly cleaned the day before the event.

·        We need two people to help with registration and shirt sales the morning of the race at the boat house.

·        We need helpers at the finish to help the rowers get their boats out of the water.

·        We could use two or three helpers to serve food for the banquet

·        We need people to shuttle shoes, clothes and food from the boat house to the finish.

·        We will also need to shuttle people from the finish to the boat house.

·        We need someone to pull the boat trailer to the finish the day before the event.

·        Once the banquet and awards ceremonies are concluded, we need people to unload boats from the boat trailer at the boat house.    This is quick and easy if we have enough people.

Please contact Mike Cochran if you can volunteer to help out.     

Contact Mike through his email (mcochran@allete.com) or at his home phone 626-3415.   
By the way, the T-shirts really have a cool design this year.   Be sure to order one, because it will be a classic.

 



Wednesday, August 25
107th NWIRA Championship Regatta

The results for the 107th Northwestern International Rowing Association's 107th Championship Regatta can be found here: NWIRA.com

Pictures of the regatta taken by Paul Ranelli can be found here & here

If anyone else has any pictures they would like to share with the DRC please send them to president@duluthrowing.org or if there are a lot of them a CD can be given to Dave or Bonnie.

Thanks



Monday, May 17
Special Opportunity


Duluth Rowing Club
IN THIS ISSUE:

• Dragon Boat Racing 
 




Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655
Duluth, MN 55802 www.duluthrowing.org president@duluthrowing.org


Duluth Rowing Club
Special Opportunity
May 17, 2010
Special Opportunity this year!  
  
Dragon Boat Racing
.  
Megan Kress from the Duluth Boat Club is looking for paddlers for a "competitive" dragon boat team this summer.   The goal is to compete in the Thunder Bay Dragon Boat Festival on July 17th, the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival on August 7th and the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival here in the Twin Ports on August 28th.     This team will  practice with the intent to place in the top 10% in these dragon boat festivals.
Here is a quote from Megan
"I am really in need of some men, and also someone who is small and light that would make a good drummer/coxswain. We intend to practice once a week starting mid May and maybe have some two day a week practices right before races.  

Here are some of our guiding principles..... TEAMWORK we pull together as a team to attain our goals ACCOUNTABILITY each team member is responsible for contributing to the operations of our team FRIENDSHIP we cultivate a spirit of camaraderie and are dedicated to our teammates GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP we demonstrate our spirit by being good losers and gracious winners COURTESY we create an inclusive environment marked by the respect of others HONESTY our conduct is straightforward and fair LOYALTY we are faithful to our team & INTEGRITY we have the resolve to be true to our values in actions, as well as in words "
Anyone who can fit in dragon boat paddling in addition to rowing this year should contact Megan directly.  Here is her contact info:
Megan Kress
Northstar Outdoor
218.340.4911  cell
866.844.0571  e-fax
Schedule face time!  http://tungle.me/northstaroutdoor

 

DRC Open House REMINDER
 Open House is this coming weekend, Saturday May 22, 2010 from 10:00AM - 12 Noon.  Also, to receive the reduced rate, all memberships are due on that day at the latest.   After May 22nd, all dues will be increased by $50.
  
 Save your glossy magazines and paper
The DRC is continuing to collect glossy magazines and other glossy paper as a fund raiser.   Bring it down to the boat house any time.
  
  

  

 


 


Monday, May 17
May News Letter


IN THIS ISSUE:

DRC Membership Dues
Reminders


Duluth Rowing Club
PO Box 655
Duluth, MN 55802 www.duluthrowing.org president@duluthrowing.org

Duluth Rowing Club
Newsletter - May 2010
DRC Membership Dues

Dues are Due May 22
A reminder to all current club members that 2010 dues are due by May 22. After this date current members will have to pay a late fee. Membership forms can be found on the DRC web site.  Or by clicking here: DRC Membership Form 2010
NEW! Regatta Package Offered
This year the DRC is offering a pre-paid regatta package. Competitive rowers will be able to pay registration fees for both the Duluth Regatta and Death Row for a combined price of $50, which is $20 less than if the registration fees are paid individually at the time of the regatta. The regatta package can be purchased only when dues are paid.
NEW! Lifetime Membership Opportunity
The DRC has initiated a new lifetime membership opportunity. A person can become a DRC member for life by paying $2250 for an individual membership or $3300 for families (which includes dependent children until they are older than 24 years old). The cost of the DRC Lifetime membership is equivalent to ten years of annual club dues at our current rate.

Open House

The DRC Open House is Saturday May 22, 2010 from 10:00AM - 12 Noon. Come on down and bring a friend or two. It is a great time to pay your dues and sign your friends up for the Junior Beginning Rowing Camp or a Learn to Row Session.

DRC to Work at Grandma's Marathon

The DRC will once again be helping at Grandma's Marathon at the Beer Tent and Spaghetti Feed as a club fund raiser. We will need volunteers. Sign up sheets will be available on May 22nd at the DRC Open House from 10 -12 noon. The club makes a good share of it's fundraising $$ from this event. This is a good chance to get in some of your DRC Volunteer Hours.

Reminders
ERGS
If you have been using a DRC erg for the winter they are due back at the boathouse by 10:00 Saturday, May 22, 2010.  We need them for the open house.
PASSPORTS
If you plan on going to any of this years Canadian regattas you will need a passport or passport card to get across the borders. Information on passports can be found here: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

 



Tuesday, April 13
Duluth Rowing Club Update


Duluth Rowing Club
IN THIS ISSUE:

• Reminders
• Boat House opening
• New Regatta Package and Lifetime Membership 
  
• Jim Martyn leaves huge gift to the DRC

 

 




Duluth Rowing Club

PO Box 655
Duluth, MN 55802 www.duluthrowing.org president@duluthrowing.org


Duluth Rowing Club Update
May 12, 2009
• The Boat House Opening is this Thursday from 4:30 PM until finished.
  
• Learn to Row sign-up is open.  Forms are on  the website
  
• We need help with spring cleaning at the boat house on Friday May 21st at 6:00pm (so we are ready for the Open House)
  
• Dues are due and they go up after May 21st.  Check out the new regatta package deal   and the lifetime membership opportunity.
  

  

  

  

  
DRC Boat House Opening
 Thanks to an early spring, we are opening the Duluth Rowing Club Boathouse on Thursday, April 15th! There will be workers starting at 4:30; we're hoping that you can come whenever possible that afternoon/evening. The plan is to put in docks on both sides and put up racks inside the boathouse.

Remember that lots of hands (and backsides) makes for quick work.

 DRC Open House
 Open House is Saturday May 22, 2010 from 10:00AM - 12 Noon.  Also, to receive the reduced rate, all memberships are due on that day at the latest.   After May 22nd, all dues will be increased by $50.
  
DRC to Work at Grandma's Marathon Beer Tent
The DRC will once again be helping at Grandma's Marathon at the Beer Tent and Spaghetti Feed as a club fund raiser.  We will need volunteers.  Sign up sheets will be available on May 22nd at the DRC Open House from 10 -12 noon.      There will be more info in the May newsletter.
  
 Learn to Row classes Scheduled
Spread the word to your friends that the DRC is offering three Learn to Row classes at the following dates:
session #1 – June 21-July 1
session #2 – July 12-22
session #3 – July 26- August 5
  
NEW!  Regatta Package Offered
This year the DRC is offering a pre-paid regatta package.   Competitive rowers will be able to pay registration fees for both the Duluth Regatta and Death Row for a combined price of $50, which is $20 less than if the registration fees are paid invidually at the time of the regatta.   The regatta package can be purchased when dues are paid.
NEW!  Lifetime Membership Opportunity.
The DRC has initiated a new lifetime membership opportunity.     A person can become a DRC member for life by paying $2250 for an individual membership or $3300 for families (which includes children until they are older than 24 years old).   The cost of the DRC Lifetime membership is equivalent to ten years of annual club dues at our current rate.
  
Save your glossy magazines and paper
The DRC is continuing to collect glossy magazines and other glossy paper as a fund raiser.   Bring it down to the boat house any time.
  
Jim Martyn leaves wonderful gift to the Duluth Rowing Club
Jim Martyn was a rower from Madison Wisconsin who for several years spent many mornings and evenings rowing here in Duluth while in town visiting his mother.  He was a wonderful person and a great friend to all of us who knew him.  Jim loved rowing and skiing in Duluth and considered moving here.  We were very saddened when Jim contracted ALS and eventually died from this horrible disease on May 8, 2009.  
  
In his will Jim directed that $10,000 from his estate be given to the Duluth Rowing Club.    The DRC Board of Directors has decided that this gift from Jim will be used towards the purchase of a new top of the line racing quad that will be named after Jim in his honor.    A quad of top racing quality will cost approximately $20,000.   Jim's gift has brought us half way there.   Proceeds from our various fund raisers will now be directed toward the goal of buying the Jim Martyn Quad.
Tip of the Month:
  
There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

--Kenneth Grahame

  

  

 


 


Wednesday, September 16
DRC News


Boat Storage



Duluth Rowing Club News
 
Fall Banquet and Annual Meeting

We will be having our end of the season awards banquet and annual meeting on Sunday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lafayette Community Center. It will be a pot luck dinner so bring something to share and the club will provide drinks, plates and silverware. What ever we get we'll eat! We will also vote on board members for next year.

Closing the Boathouse

Although it seems like we just got summer the weather will turn and boathouse needs to be buttoned up for the winter. This year we will do it on two evenings. The first evening, Tuesday, October 6, we will take in the coaching boats, coaching docks, the barge and one of the rowing docks. On the second evening, Tuesday, October 13, we will take down the racks and move the trailer and everything else into the boathouse. On both evening the fun will begin at 5:00 or whenever YOU can get there.

Winter Erg "Rental"

We will again be looking for homes for our 7 ergs this winter. We would like to lend them to club members that are going to use them to get into shape for next years rowing season. To get your name in the lottery for an erg send an e-mail to president@duluthrowing.org with your name, phone # and the number of meters you plan to row for the winter. If more than one club member would be using the erg you can add the meters together. The "winners" of the lottery will be announced at the banquet (or called after wards). The ergs will be give out after October 1 and need to be back at the boat house on May 22, 2010 (for the DRC Open House). We ask for a $25 donation for the upkeep of the ergs.

Boat Storage at DRC

If you are interested in storing a boat on the club property for the winter, please contact Greg Peterson at 722-0668.  We are going to have a more "formal" process for keeping track of stored boats so they are removed by May 1.



Thursday, September 3
Pictures from NWIRA Champs

NWIRA Member and Guest Clubs' Coaches and Officials:
 Pictures from the 106th NWIRA Championship Regatta are now available for purchase.  The official NWIRA photographer, Randy Kirhara has selected the best images from 2 days of shooting. 
Cropped and edited images can be viewed on this website: http://picasaweb.google.com/jak55425  
Images have been sorted by event, listing the event number and description/type of event (heat or final). Note that some images may not be sorted correctly. 
The pictures are available for purchase in the following standard print sizes: Print Size       Price (1-5)      Shipping (1-5)(inches) 4x6                  $4.75 each    Free5x7                  $5.50 each    $ .808x10               $7.00 each    $ .808x12               $7.00 each    $ .8011x14             $11.00 each  $1.8012x18             $11.00 each  $1.80 Note that images as displayed can be cropped and printed in multiple sizes and dimensions.  If you are interested in prints, please contact the photographer and for each print desired provide the event number, the image number and the size of print you want.  Each image will be reviewed to determine if the size print you want is possible. Other print sizes or items are available. Digital format is also available at an additional cost. Payment by check is preferred but arrangements can be made for credit card. Please contact Randy Kirihara at  rjk5545@comcast.net  if you are interested  in purchasing any items. 
Charlie StockwellRegatta Chair and NWIRA Secretary


Tuesday, August 25
DRC 3rd at NWIRA Chamionship Regatta

Duluth Rowers,

Congradulation on finishing 3rd in the team points for the Lipton Cup.  The Juniors also placed 3rd the Owen McVann Cup points. 

 The following rowers placed 1st in their races:

 Junior Men's 2X  Erik McLaughlin & Jordan Sobczak
 Junior B Mens 4X  Josh Hill, Owen Downs, Alex Bergal & Caleb Schuder
 Master Men's 2X  Tom Rauschenfels & Greg Peterson
 Master Men's 2-  Tom Rauschenfels & Greg Peterson
 Open Men's 1X  Zach Ellison

 

Full results will be posted as soon as I receive them. 

Check out the pictures taken by club members:

Paul Ranelli NWIRA Day 1 NWIRA Day 2

If you have pictures from any club events please forward them and I will try to post them

 Thanks,

Dave



Tuesday, August 25
Death Row

Duluth Rowing Club
 
 
In This Issue

Death Row
 
 

 
 
 
August Update
August 25, 2009
 
 
 
Death Row
September 13, 2009

Death Row is on September 13th this year, just over two weeks away. This is one of the most fun rowing events of the year and also a fund raiser for the DRC, two great reasons to plan on participating. If you haven’t already organized a team and reserved a boat with Bonnie, get going quick while there are still uncommitted rowers and boats. Order a Death Row T-Shirt while you are at it. T-shirt sales also help raise money for the club. We are having fewer made this year with the hopes of selling them all. Please remember that we request all members to provide a food item for the banquet following the race. Bring your favorite salad or dessert and please bring enough for at least ten people. We also need volunteers to operate safety boats for Death Row. We can never have too many safety boats, so please ask family and friends to help out. They will have a very enjoyable day seeing the St. Louis River, just like the rowers. For many of us, this is the last event of the season. Lets make it a great time!
 
 

 
 
 

 
 


Thursday, July 10
Iron Oar Club

Congratulations to Ben Ellison, Alena Tofte and Michelle Barnes for being the first club members to be admitted to the newly formed Iron Oar Club

For more information on the club see the menu item to the left.



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