Thank you Parents and Family
Parents and Families -
It’s been a great fall season. The GVSU rowers have been so very successful. And we have had an outpouring of support from you – their parents/families. Hmmm….success of the rowing team has been fed by the support of the families??? Or does the success of the rowing team feed the support of the families?? Kind of like the chicken and the egg.
I can hardly begin to thank each and every one of you for all you have done this fall season. We had a terrific showing at Family Day, LOTS of parents/families attending the regattas, TONS of food to feed hungry rowers, cash donations to purchase what was not donated and to send travel food with the team, parents and families helping out at the regattas, setting up grills, tables, grilling, serving, transporting supplies, organizing….and thoughts and prayers from all of you for Rachel Ring’s family. WOW! I think the GVSU rowers are an awesome group of kids. Now I know where they get it from!
I can’t even begin to name everyone who participated and helped in so many ways. Thanks to ALL of you for pitching in. I do want to acknowledge and thank the hosts of each of the regattas as they did a little bit extra to help pull the meals together.
Diane West – Head of the Grand, Lansing
Lina Kalyvas – Head of the Eagle, Indianapolis
Sue Marshall, Tina Shoop – GVSU Frostbite
And an extra special thank you to Carolyn Ciungan, our parent coordinator. Carolyn stepped up just before Family Day and volunteered. She has done an awesome job organizing and coordinating. It’s a big job and I am sure we all appreciate all she has done.
I am really looking forward to the spring season and hope you are too. We’ll be back at it, asking for help and support , and I am pretty sure we will get the same response this spring. I think we are all very blessed to be a part of the GVSU Rowing Family, so this Thanksgiving, let’s say an extra prayer of thanks for your sons/daughters, the coaches, and all the parents/families who are so much a part of this wonderful family.