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1 Friends of UR CREW: What, how, when? Edward J. Fox 91, 95MD

2 UR CREW: 1981 early beginnings

3 The Boathouse = Fauver Stadium Garage

4

5 Across the road & down a path

6 To a wooden dock….

7 Which got very cold in the winter

8 And a launch on top of a car….

9 Some early uniforms….

10 UR CREW: 2001 to now.

11 In 2001: So what changed? Strong alumni base ( ) Strong alumni base ( ) But no UR CREW alumni organization But no UR CREW alumni organization Resources present Resources present Grossly lacking Grossly lacking

12 The boathouse in 2001

13 Asset: Lots of young alumni….

14 Forming a UR Crew alumni group 2001: Asked then Coach Bill McLean 2001: Asked then Coach Bill McLean for a list of interested UR Crew alumni for a list of interested UR Crew alumni Started ing each other Started ing each other Then started teleconferences Then started teleconferences Then contacted the UR Alumni office Then contacted the UR Alumni office to get street cred recognition as an interested and active alumni group. to get street cred recognition as an interested and active alumni group.

15 Friends of UR CREW: est The Friends of UR Crew (FURC) The Friends of UR Crew (FURC) is a network of alumni, parents, and friends committed to the success of the Men's and Women's Crew teams at the University of Rochester, now working in conjunction with the Friends of Rochester Athletics. FURC serves as a source of moral and financial support to both of the teams.

16 Friends of UR CREW: est Monthly Teleconference with: Monthly Teleconference with: the alumni FURC group and Coaches the alumni FURC group and Coaches Meetings with: Meetings with: UR Alumni Office and UR Athletics UR Alumni Office and UR Athletics Plan for: Plan for: Regattas: Tents/Food/Alumni Dinners Regattas: Tents/Food/Alumni Dinners Dad Vail, Head of the Genesee, Head of the Charles Regatta Dad Vail, Head of the Genesee, Head of the Charles Regatta Fundraising: i.e. Equipment, Endowed Coachs chair. Fundraising: i.e. Equipment, Endowed Coachs chair. Future Directions of UR Crew: Varsity Status, Boathouse Future Directions of UR Crew: Varsity Status, Boathouse

17 In : So what changed?

18 A whole Lot!!!!

19 Tents: Head of the Genesee

20 Tents with Food!!!

21 Awesome Alumni!!!

22 Varsity Status!!!! 2009

23 UR CREW Varsity Status reception 2009

24 Team Results (2010 Dad Vail Medals)

25 FUTURE: Brooks Landing Boathouse ?2013

26 Without you, FURC and UR CREW wouldnt be what it is today….

27 How do I join FURC? Go to: Friends of UR Crew webpage Go to: Friends of UR Crew webpage Go to: Contacts Go to: Contacts Request membership to group, and become a part of the team. Request membership to group, and become a part of the team.

28 Thank You & MELIORA!!!!

29 Eric Widra 83? A Hopeful Future for UR Crew


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