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Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
Thank you to everyone that attended our Fall General Membership Meeting last Tuesday Sept 17th. We are happy to announce that Alan Augst is our new Club President, Mark Eggan is our new Club Vice President, Sarah Chavez will be continuing as our Club Secretary for one more year, and Miriam Rivera is our new Team Attire Person.  We give a big thank you to our Board of Directors and Committee Heads, we couldn’t do it without you!
2013/2014 Board of Directors:
·        President – Alan Augst
·        Vice President – Mark Eggan
·        Secretary – Sarah Chavez
·        Treasurer – Dora Tang
·        Meet Director – John Yee
·        Memberships Chair – Diane Powell
·        Communications – Lourdes Viray
·        Officials Chair – Alan Augst
 
·        Team Attire – Miriam Rivera
If you were not able to attend our 2013 Fall General Membership Meeting we ask that you read our 2013 Fall General Membership Meeting Agenda.  You can find the agenda on our team website at www.vallejoaquatics.org (click on Documents, then click on 2013 Fall General Membership Meeting Agenda file).  The 2013 Fall Meet Schedule is attached to the Agenda file.
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Team Suit Fitting – Sept 24th
Tomorrow 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 (click on the Documents Header and then click on 2013 Team Suit/ Equipment Order form).  
 
 
Shark Pride Day Thursday Sept 26th (5:00-7:00pm)
This Thursday September 26th is Shark Pride Day!  All groups will be swimming together from 5:00-7:00pm.  The last Thursday of every month is Shark Pride Day. On this day, all VJO swimmers are encouraged to wear their turquoise team shirts to school and around town.  Show off your Shark spirit!  We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together.  The team will be warming up, work on skills together, and playing games together.  This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups. 
 
 
All Hands on Deck - Volunteers Still Needed!
We still need parent/family volunteers in many areas for our VJO meet this weekend.  In order for our meet to run we need volunteers in all areas.  If your family has not signed up to help out at our meet, please get signed up ASAP.  You can sign-up at the pool or online. To sign-up online go to our team website at www.vallejoaquatics.org, click on Events, click on Sept 27-29 VJO Meet, then click on job sign-up)
We still NEED Volunteers in the following Areas:
·        Clean Up After Meet
·        Hospitality
·        Head Timer
·        Meet Marshal
·        Meet Runner
·        Snack Bar
·        Computer Room – This will be Janet Mata’s (Alumni Mother) last meet helping VJO out in the
                                           computer room. We are in need of 2 new people to train for the computer room.
                                           If you like working with computers this may be an area of the meet for you!
 
 
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 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 5-6th     - 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 7th         - Start of Hot Chocolate Night (Every Thurs Night in the Winter)
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)