About the Friends of Stonington Crew
Friends of Stonington Crew (FOSC) a registered 501 (c) (3) is a self funded non-profit organization that strives to promote diversity, team work, and awareness within the crew sport. The team is growing, currently consisting of 80 students, equal in number of boys and girls that compete with public and private schools across Connecticut and throughout New England. FOSC provides the opportunity for other kids in the community to participate in the sport during the summer by using all of the boats ($30,000+ each) and other equipment.
The Stonington High School rowing program began just 15 years ago. Each year the program has grown stronger and bigger. We, the Friends of Stonington Crew, are proud witnesses of the strong camaraderie and a consistent strengthening of the team with each passing season. The lessons of personal achievement, dedication, persistence, and good sportsmanship are enjoyed by each and every high school rower.
If you find yourself with a few spare moments during the regattas or other events, we invite you to introduce yourself to any one of these remarkable young people. You will undoubtedly be as impressed as we continue to be. There is satisfaction and pride in the fact that these students are “our” sons and daughters. This team is a reflection of our community – now and in the future.
“The FOSC is dedicated to serving the Boys and Girls Crew Teams of the Stonington High School and their coaches. Our mission is to meet equipment, transportation, food, and apparel, financial and administrative needs. We set policies, standards, and develop long and short term goals to ensure the team's success. FOSC fosters and depends on parental involvement.”
Board of Directors
President - John Flaherty
Vice President - Vacant
Treasurer - Janina Goldberg
Secretary - Vacant
We have vacancies and need help supporting the SHS crew team. These positions are not difficult and it is enjoyable to be closely involved with the support of the coaches and the team. There is also a great sense of accomplishment and appreciation of the team and the sport of rowing. In general, these positions average 10 hours a month. It's a little more intense in the winter and spring, a little more relaxed in the summer and fall.
Call John Flaherty, Greg Wostrel or Janina Goldberg for more information.
- Support for board president etc. Be able to perform delegations from President.
- Identify, contact and foster relationships with potential and current individual donors and corporate sponsors
- Prepare agenda for and record minutes at board meetings. File and distribute via email to team.
- Manage all current and historical documents
- Maintain existing fundraising event "handbook"
- Craft and distribute general communications to parents/team
- Fundraising support
- Assistance developing/managing forms, records etc
The Friends of Stonington Crew monthly meeting is the 1st Tuesday of the month.