WELCOME FRIENDS OF SMU ROWING
The Friends of SMU Women's Rowing is a 501(C) non profit asscociation which maintains the bonds of friendship between all members of the SMU Rowing Family and provides financial and volunteer support for the current SMU Women rowers so they can successfully compete at the highest level of collegiate rowing.
Execution:Publications - The Association will publish newsletters that it will distribute via email. The Association will write the content of the e-newsletter with input from the Women's coaching staff, University representatives, and, if appropriate, current members of the Women's teams. It will distribute the e-newsletter to former rowers, parents of present and former rowers, and other friends of the program. The newsletter will include race results, rower profiles, notes from coaches, alumni updates, and other content created by Association volunteers. In addition to the newsletter, the Association will suggest ideas to the University for it's various publications.
In order to effectively and efficiently implement the Mission Statement, the Friends propose the following:
Membership Database - The Friends of SMU Woman's Rowing Association will receive its data from the existing Alumni Relations/Development database system as well as it's own database. This database will enable the Association, to distribute its e-newsletter; it will also allow the coaching staff communicate directly with alumni, parents, and friends of SMU Rowing.
Event Planning - The Association will plan and host events that will encourage fellowship among alumni, parents, and friends of the rowing program. The Association plans to hold an annual event at the ???? Regatta. Additionally, the Association will consider holding events during the spring racing season to provide an opportunity for constituents to reconnect and support current team members.
Fundraising - The Association will help to raise financial, budget-enhancing support for the SMU Women's rowing teams. The coaching staff, with the approval of the Director of Athletics, shall have discretion on use of the fundraising monies. Any funds raised are to be considered additional funds and are not meant to replace funds allocated to the sport through the University budget.
Career Networking - The Association will foster and support professional networking links between alumni and current rowers though special events and networking opportunities.
Nineteen ninety nine marked the beginning of Women's rowing at SMU. Eight years later, we are stronger than ever and excited to share our news; the long awaited new boathouse at White Rock Lake!
The state of the art boathouse will be built using the footprint of the existing water filtration building on White Rock Lake and has been in the works since SMU Rowing began. The private facility will consist of three bays, each with 7,500 square feet of space. SMU's extraordinary space will rack 10 eights, 10 fours, 8 doubles and 8 singles with ample room for more when the time comes. The boat bay will also include two bathrooms, an indoor training area, oar storage and shelving. Ground breaking is scheduled for July, 2007 and the facility should be complete in time for the spring season of 08'... [read more (.pdf)]
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