Greetings current and future rowers and coxswains,
We hope you're all super excited for MIT Rowing Club’s Summer 2016 season! Our summer season will run for 8-10 weeks, beginning Monday, June 13. 

If you are planning to row or cox with MITRC this year, you must fill out a summer survey. An email with a link to the survey will be sent to all who have signed up to the MITRC email list. If you haven't done so already, see the JOIN US! page.

Please fill out the survey as soon as possible as we rely on these numbers in order to define several things (# of boats, rowing days etc). Programs fill up fast (especially Learn-to-Row) and enrollment is first come first served.

Also note that there will be a mandatory meeting for *all* members (new and returning) on Monday, June 13th at 6am at the Pierce Boathouse where we will provide general information about the Club, regattas, and other details of the upcoming Spring season.

Hope to see you all there!

Chris and Sunny 
MITRC Co-Presidents

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 9, 2016) -
For the third consecutive year, MIT Rowing Club (MITRC) competed in the Wharton Sprints, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Crew. The 1000 meter race was held on the Schuylkill River amid frigid temperatures and driving snow. But the race went on and MITRC came away victorious, beating the Yale and Wharton crews with a time of 3:27.8. In lieu of actual gold medals (apparently delivered to the wrong address), MITRC was awarded tankards (and promised that the well-earned gold medals would be delivered to Boston). After the race, the traditional BBQ was moved indoors to the cozy confines of the Fairmount Boat Club, part of Philadelphia's historic Boathouse Row. Wharton Crew's intrepid grillmasters braved the wintry weather and cooked up a feast for all. The day was capped off by fine Indian fare at an Indian restaurant aptly named The Indian Restaurant and a pub crawl that lasted into the wee hours. Many thanks to everyone at Wharton Crew for putting on another stellar regatta!

And way to go, Tech! Current Whartonian (and potential future MITRCer) Francisco Lopez has promised to hand deliver MITRC's well-earned medals when he moves to Boston in the next few weeks ... stay tuned!

Put your ground-breaking research on hold, release some stress, and get to know your fellow rowers off the water with MITRC's "Happy Hour" Group. Join us each week as we take time to socialize (and build esprit de corps!) off the water. The date/time/place of the happy hour changes from week to week, so keep an eye out for the weekly email or join the MITRC Happy Hour group on WhatsApp.

And remember:
1- Happy Hours are strictly voluntary. If you can't make it this week, don't worry, we will have another social the next week. 
2- You don't need to drink alcohol to join us, I'll buy the first round of tap water :)
3- If you have a preference for day/time/place, send me an email with your suggestion, and I'll make it happen.
4- Feel free to bring friends/family/guests!

- Namir Jawdat, MITRC Social Chair

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