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Alumni Row & BBQ: June 4-5, 2011

Time to start making plans to attend the annual Alumni Row & BBQ, which will take place in Chicago June 4-5. The BBQ will be held in the afternoon on June 4, with the row the following Sunday morning. We’ve got some big news to announce and the launch of a major fundraising campaign. For the Class of 2001, this will be… our 10 year reunion. Are you coming? Hope to see you there!


Alumni Row & BBQ schedule

Don’t forget the Alumni Row and BBQ, Saturday June 5th!  If anyone else is planning on coming, and hasn’t contacted Chelsea yet, please see the previous post.
Here is the schedule for Saturday.  This schedule is pretty set, but if the pick up time/site arrival time changes, I’ll post an update ASAP:

Alumni Row
7:45am pick up at Henry Crown
8:10am arrive at the site
8:30am on the water
9:15-9:30am off the water
10am back on campus
There will be donuts, bagels and coffee provided.

Alumni BBQ
: 2pm at the point.  There will be burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, salad, and chips.
If you need transportation to the site, let Chelsea know so there are enough vehicles for pick up.  Otherwise, the team’s site is located near 2800 S. Eleanor Street, on the corner of S. Loomis and S. Eleanor.  If you need further direction, please email.

For the BBQ, if you park near the Shorleland, 5454 S. Shore Drive, and walk under the tunnel towards the point, we will be near one of the fire pits with food!

Events Update

Dear Alumni,

Hello everyone, here are a few updates/reminders/things to put in your calendars:

May 17th (Monday)-Boat Naming

This year, the UChicago Crew team bought two brand spanking new Pocock fours.  The varsity squads have had a great year rowing in them, with the women and men respectively, placing 3rd and 5th at the Head of the Charles, 2nd and 3rd at URAs, and 2nd and 3rd at MACRAs, among many other notable finishes.

These wonderful boats have yet to be named.  Thanks to two anonymous donors, one of our Pocock fours will be named in honor of former coach Amanda Carson.  We are planning on having the boat naming ceremony Monday, May 17th at 7:30pm.  Location is still TBD, but will most likely be on the main quad as we have done for past namings.   If you are interested in attending, or would like to donate money, please e-mail me so we can have a head count.  There will be cake!

June 5th (Saturday)-Alumni Row and BBQ

The Saturday of Alumni Weekend we will be having an alumni row in the morning followed by a BBQ at the Point in the afternoon.  What better way to spend the morning than rowing on the Chicago River!  We will be taking out mixed eights of alumni and current members of the team with coaches following in a launch.  Our site is located near Eleanore and Loomis but we will be able to provide transportation from Henry Crown Field House if you are unable/don’t want to drive to the site.

The BBQ will be held at the point later in the afternoon, around 1:30pm.

Please let me know if you will be able to attend the row and/or the BBQ.  If you are able to come to the row, please also indicate which side you row to help in putting the boat together.  Details will be provided as to the exact times, transportation, etc when I have a better idea of how many people will be able to attend.

Please feel free to e-mail me any other questions/comments you might have.

Hope to see you at these events!

Chelsea Steffen

University of Chicago

Undergraduate Class of 2012


Alumni Row & BBQ dates set

The team will be holding the annual Alumni Row and BBQ this year during alumni weekend, June 3-6 in Chicago. Please save the date and make plans to attend! More details to come soon.

How did it go?

If you were at this past weekend’s alumni events, please leave a note in the comments for this post about your experience.  What was it like? How was the weather/food/rowing/friends? What are your thoughts on the current team? How do you like being back in a boat, have the blisters healed yet?

Better yet, if you have any pictures, either leave a link in the comments or send them to me and I’ll post them here!

Inquiring minds want to know!

Last minute details

The alumni row and bbq is tomorrow!

Important times: (9 AM) If you will meet us at the site,
please meet us at 9 AM for the row.  There should  be parking
(if you are driving) available on the streets.

(8AM): If you are coming with us from Hyde Park to the site,
we are leaving at 8AM, because we need to rig.  Meet us at
Henry Crown, 56th and University intersection.

ADDRESS: Again, the address of the site is at Eleanor and
Loomis, Chicago.  Mapquesting or Google Maps is your best
ticket on directions there if you are driving yourself.

We will return directly to Hyde Park after the row.  The BBQ
is scheduled for 1 pm at the Point.  All are invited.

Finally, it is likely to rain on Saturday (70% chance) so
bring the appropriate clothing and lots of socks (extra other
clothing as well.)

In case you were wondering…

If you’ve never been to a row & bbq before, you can view pictures of past events here:

Also, I almost forgot to mention the fact that every year, after the bbq we traditionally retire to Jimmy’s to continue the revelrie. Let’s not forget that!