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Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Thank you everyone for attending our 2013 Awards Banquet last Saturday.  It was a pleasure to be able to give out almost double the amount of awards this year.  If you were unable to attend our Awards Banquet this year please check your file folder for your award.
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
***Mandatory General Membership Meeting – Tomorrow Tuesday Sept 17th ***
On Tuesday September 17th from 6:00-7:15pm we will be holding our Mandatory Fall General Membership Meeting. The meeting will be held in the portable buildings next to the pool. We will be going over the 2013 Fall Schedule, discussing season expectations, VJO Meet update, and voting on Board and Bylaw changes. We will also be taking time at the end to go over important new swimmer/parent information. 
 
 
Parka Orders
Are you interested in ordering a VJO Parka for this coming winter? Parka order forms have been placed in your family file folder. Order forms are due by tomorrow Tuesday September 17th. Please turn in all completed order forms into the Henderson file folder.  If you need to try on Parka’s, Diane Powell has brought 4 different parka sizes to the pool. Extra order forms can be found on our team website at www.vallejoaquatics.org, click on the Documents tab then click on Parka Order Form 2013. *If you have any questions call Pam Henderson at 707-557-1223.*
 
 
Need Silent Auction Baskets Items
We are still in need of donations for our Silent Auction Baskets. We will be raffling off these baskets at our upcoming VJO Meet on Sept 27-29. This can be a big fundraiser for our team, but we are still in need of a Starbucks gift card, kids’ toys, swimming items, cooking items, BBQ items, wine items, and other gift cards.  Please feel free to create your own basket. We ask that you turn in all Silent Auction donations to the “Silent Auction Bin” on the table, next to the Shark Tank.  Sarah Chavez, our Silent Auction Coordinator, will be collecting items out of the bin daily.  If you have any question please contact Sarah Chavez at srchavez22@gmail.com.
Silent Auction Baskets Themes:
Fun In the Sun Basket
Girls Basket
Boys Basket
Wine Basket
Swimming Basket
BBQ Basket
Kids Basket
Cooking Basket
Coffee/Tea Basket
Knitting Basket
Car Wash Basket
 
 
Saturday Morning Practice – Sat Sept 21st  
Saturday Sept 21st we will be holding a Special Backstroke Clinic from 9-11am.  We will start the clinic with a 45 min Backstroke video in the portable buildings and then we will move to the pool to learn new drills and better our technique.  Swimmers in all groups are welcome to join us for this special practice.
 
 
Team Suit Fitting – Sept 24th
Tuesday September 24th NorCal Swim Shop will be coming to our pool from 5:00-7:30pm for our VJO Team Suit Fitting. We will be offering two different team suits again this year, the custom Q suit and a black Nike suit with embroidered team logo on front.  Both women’s team suits are available in multiple styles.  The men’s team suits are available in either Jammer or brief style.  We will also have our team warm-ups (Nike Rio II) available in both youth and adult sizes.  Order forms can be found at the pool and online on our website www.vallejoaquatics.org.  
 
 
 
 
UPOMING MEETS:
 
Senior Group:  Marin Pirates Sr. II Meet (Oct 4-6) is now open for entries.  Please get signed up ASAP before the meet closes.
 
Vacaville BB+ Meet (Oct 19-20):  Should be open any day for entries.  This is our VJO team meet for the month of September.  All swimmers are encuraged to attend.
 
 
 
 
2013 FALL MEET DATES:
September
Sept 17th     - Mandatory General Membership Meeting (6-7:15pm)
Sept 24th     - Team Suit Fitting (5:00-7:30pm at Cunningham Pool)
Sept 26       - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Sept 27-29  - VJO C/B/A+ SCY Meet
Sept 30th     - No Practice (Meet Recovery Day)
 
October
Oct 4-6th     - Sr II Marin Pirates Meet (Senior Group)
Oct 19-20   - Vacaville BB+/- Meet 
Oct 27th         - Tuffy’s Retirement Party (1-5pm)
Oct 31th        - Shark Pride Halloween Practice (All Groups 3:30-5:30pm)
 
November
Nov 2nd      - Dual Meet @ SASO
Nov 23rd    - Dual Meet @ VJO
Nov 21st    - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Nov 28-29 - Happy Thanksgiving (No Practice)
Nov 29       - VJO Social Event TBA
 
December
Dec 6-8      - Junior Olympic Championships(14 & Under)
Dec 6-8      - Senior Champs(Sr II @ Walnut Creek)
Dec 14th     - Dual Meet @ QUIK
Dec ??          - Annual Christmas Party (TBA)
Dec 24-25  - No Practice (Merry Christmas!)
Dec 26th      - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Dec 31-Jan 1st  - No Practice (Happy New Year’s)