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HTAC Update - January 10, 2019

Happy New Year Trojans!  We hope you enjoyed a wonderful break and are reinvigorated for the next half of the swim season.

Holiday Hoopla

The HTAC Holiday Hoopla held on December 22 was a great success.  Thanks to all the swimmers who participated and families who donated to Laing House.  What a great way to kick off the holidays.  Local photographer Pat MacDonald was on hand to capture the fun and he is making his photos available to Trojan members free of charge.  Check them out and download them here - www.pmacdonald.ca/ClientGalleries/TrojanAquaticClub.  Please credit Pat either at @PatMacDonaldPhotography or www.pmacdonald.ca if you use the photos.  He is working on the team photo, and we’ll share that soon.

SportSweep Ticket drop off

Heather Myrer will be at Dalplex this Saturday, January 12 between 9 and 10am to accept SportSweep ticket stubs.  We will schedule a few more drop off times over the several weeks.  Please do not drop ticket stubs at the HTAC office.  Sport Nova Scotia manages this program and will draw the winners from returned ticket stubs in March 2019.

AA Development Meet #1 and AAA Long Course #1

The first swim meets of 2019 take place this weekend.  Our AA qualifiers will be competing at Greenwood over two days (January 12 to 13) while our AAA swimmers will be competing in the first long course meet of the season, hosted by HTAC, on January 12 at Dalplex. 

For those attending the AA meet, senior officials can contact Lynn Sitland at lsitland@live.com and timers can reach out to Jennifer Kershaw at jeneker@outlook.com

Note: Sunday morning’s start time has moved ahead one hour to an 8:30am warm-up and 9:30am start. 

If you’d like to earn volunteer points and get close to the action for the HTAC-hosted AAA meet on Saturday, timers can email Tricia McLeod at tamacleod@me.com and Senior Officials should email Mhiran Faraday at officials@htac.ca  

We’re also looking for some volunteers and items for our Hospitality Room & Canteen.  You can email evans.leigh@gmail.com with your availability or donations.

Gatorade

1 box of individual guacamole cups (available at Costco)

1 box of individual hummus cups (available at Costco)

1 large bag of baby carrots (Costco)

48 individual yogurt cups (any flavour or type)

1 large can of ground coffee

1kg of seedless grapes (red or green - Costco)

1 bag individual Havarti cheese portions and 1 bag individual Balderson Cheddar cheese portions (Costco)

Homemade treats such as cookies, mini muffins, squares, etc.

HTAC Volutneer Points

As mentioned in the December team newsletter, our Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for monitoring our mandatory volunteer point program.  The Co-Chair/Chair of Officials and lead coordinators submit earned points to the Volunteer Coordinator who then tracks and reports points for each family.

Families will receive a detailed status report that will include their mandatory volunteer point requirement, earned points (with details on how the points were earned) and outstanding point balance.  In the meantime, you can check your overall balance by signing in to your account on HTAC.ca, go to My Account>MyReports>ServiceHoursForecast

The volunteer point policy can be found on HTAC.ca.  If you have any questions, contact Scott Bateman at volunteer@htac.ca

David Fry Nova Scotia Provincial Championships

HTAC is co-hosting the 2019 Provincial Championships at Dalplex taking place February 28 to March 3, 2019. Planning is well underway to ensure this is a great success.  We are looking for some specific volunteers:

Canteen lead – 2 points

Canteen volunteers – 1 point per shift

Hospitality Suite volunteers – 1 point per shift

Silent Auction lead - 4 points

If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please email fionamargaretgibb@gmail.com

We’ll be producing a meet program and selling ad space.  Ad rates remain the same as last year:  ¼ page (4.25” X 5.5”) - $50, ½ page (8.5” X 5.5”) - $100, full page (8.5” X 11”) - $200.  Please send completed black and white ad in high-resolution JPG or PDF to Lorna Bateman at lornajbateman@gmail.com by February 21.  Members who sell ads in the program are credited half of the ad revenue – either as credit to their account or as volunteer points (1 point = $50).  For example, members who sell a ½ page ad would receive $50 credit to their account or earn 1 volunteer point.  The remaining portion of the ad sale goes to the team.  Payment arrangements for advertisers can be made with Maggie at office@htac.ca

HTAC Travel Fundraising Policy

The Board recently approved a new policy that will support Swim Families who wish to fundraise to offset travel expenses for championship meets.  The policy can be found on HTAC.ca

Swim a Thon - Mark your Calendars!

Our annual Swim a Thon will take place on April 27, 2019 from 8:30 to 10:30am at Dalplex.  This will be a fun event and an important team fundraiser.  Watch for details coming your way soon.