Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
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 September 17th. Please turn in all completed order forms into the Henderson file folder.  Extra order forms can be found on our team website at, click on the Documents tab, then click on Parka Order Form 2013. *If you have any questions call Pam Henderson at 707-557-1223.*
Election Ballots
Election Ballots for 2013/2014 VJO Board Officers have been placed in your family file folder at the pool. Please enter your nominations for President, Vice-President, and Secretary (you can nominate yourself). Place nomination ballots in Dwight Everett’s (President) file folder by this Friday, 9/13/13.  Elections will take place on Tuesday, September 17th at our General Membership Meeting. Anyone interested in other board positions, please contact Dwight Everett at [email protected].  
2013 Awards Banquet – Sat Sept 14th
The 2012 VJO Awards Banquet will be held this Saturday September 14th from 5:00-9:00pm at the SPSV Cafeteria.  The Awards Banquet is semi-formal, so please dress up.  We ask that you arrive at 5:00pm, we will start eating around 5:20, and the Awards will start around 5:45pm.  Dinner will be pot-luck style, so please bring a dish to share.  The SPSV (St. Patrick St. Vincent High School) Cafeteria is located at 1500 Benicia Rd. Vallejo, CA 94591.  Flyers with potluck info have been placed in your family file folders.  
Date: Saturday September 14th 2013
Time: 5-9pm
Place: St. Patrick/ St. Vincent High School Cafeteria
Potluck Assignments by last name:
A - E    Dessert
F - O    Salad or Side Dish
P - Z    Main Dish
Mandatory General Membership Meeting – 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 expectations, and voting on Board and Bylaw changes. We will also be taking time at the end to go over important new swimmer/parent information. 
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.
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.
Sept 2nd       - No Practice (Labor Day)
Sept 14th     - Awards Banquet (SPSV Cafeteria 5-9pm)
Sept 17th     - 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)
Oct 4-6th     - Sr II Marin Pirates Meet (Senior Group)
Oct 19-20   - Vacaville C/B/A+ Meet 
Oct 27th         - Tuffy’s Retirement Party (1-5pm)
Oct 31th        - Shark Pride Halloween Practice (All Groups 3:30-5:30pm)
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
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)