As in past years, the Club’s roll sessions will again be held at the Goucher College pool on Sunday evenings beginning Sunday, January 8. (If you haven’t been there before, here’s a link to a map of the Goucher campus: http://www.goucher.edu/x4643.xml#campusmap
The pool is building 3d.)
Here’s the schedule. NOTE THAT THIS YEAR ALL SESSIONS BEGIN AT 6:30 and end at 8:30.
1 January 8
2 January 15
3 January 22
4 January 29
- February 5 NO SESSION – SUPER BOWL
5 February 12
6 February 19
7 February 26
8 March 4
Annual Club dues are $20 per family/household. You can join/renew at the roll sessions or online or by mail – BUT YOU WILL BE DOING ALL OF US A FAVOR IF YOU JOIN/RENEW ONLINE BEFORE THE FIRST SESSION. (It makes for less chaos at the sign-in table.)
If you are not a current (i.e., 2012) GBCC member, the cost is $10 per session and, in addition – unless you are a member in good standing of the ACA and can show us your ACA membership card – you must pay a one-time fee of $15, which will buy you a six-month introductory membership in the ACA.
The ACA provides the liability insurance for the roll sessions. Without the ACA we wouldn’t be able to do this. $15 is the cost of the ACA introductory membership -- unless of course you’re already an ACA member, in which case we don’t need to. IF YOU ARE ALREADY AN ACA MEMBER, PLEASE BRING YOUR CARD.
A FEW RULES:
1. All participants are required to sign the ACA’s form of liability waiver (even if you signed one last year). Minors are welcome, but a parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver for the minor.
2. No float bags in the pool!
3. Your boat must be clean inside and out. (Goucher doesn’t like river scum in the pool.) A hose is usually available outside the entrance to the pool. Please use it if necessary before you bring your boat inside.
4. Observe the parking restrictions. In particular, DO NOT park in a way that obstructs emergency vehicle access to the pool entrance.
5. Helmets are strongly encouraged. The pool gets very crowded, and there is a definite risk of getting whacked in the head with a paddle. Spending Sunday night in the ER getting stitched up is not that much fun.
6. Please clear the building as promptly as possible after the end of each session. The lifeguard has homework to do and can’t leave until everyone is gone and the place is locked up.
7. Come at your own risk! Per the Club’s standard policies, by participating in Club activities you agree to release and hold harmless the Club, the volunteer instructors, and the Club’s officers and directors from any claims arising out of that participation, whether you fully appreciate the risks involved or not.
If you’re a newbie, there are generally a few extra boats available, but it’s best to make arrangements in advance of the session
so you don’t end up sitting around watching everyone else having fun. If you want, post on the board and we’ll try to figure something out.
Any questions, feel free to contact John Martin or Michael Quinn (email@example.com