Meet the Boosters

Board of Directors

President
James Canfield
president@w-lcrewboosters.org
Vice President
Rick Holt
vice.president@w-lcrewboosters.org
Fundraising Coordinator
Natalie D'Itri
fundraising@w-lcrewboosters.org
Treasurer
Lori Engelken
treasurer@w-lcrewboosters.org
Secretary
Christine Brennan
secretary@w-lcrewboosters.org
Registrar
Larry Riesenbach
registrar@w-lcrewboosters.org
At Large 1
Anna Wheeler
at.large.1@w-lcrewboosters.org
At Large 2
John Odenwelder
at.large.2@w-lcrewboosters.org

Lead Volunteers

Volunteer Coordinator
Marianne Cullen
marianneinva@gmail.com
Volunteer Coordinator
Marianne Cullen
marianneinva@gmail.com
Wreath Sales Coordinator
Allison Holt
allisoniholt@gmail.com
Mulch Sales Coordinator
Jeff Huther
jeffrey.w.huther@frb.gov
Dock Monitor Coordinator
Vacant
Novice Parent Liaison
Mary Ettelt
mpettelt@gmail.com
VASRA Representative
Tim White
timwhite57@gmail.com
VASRA Representative
Tim White
timwhite57@gmail.com
Webmaster
Vacant

About the Boosters

The W-L Crew Boosters is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, incorporated in 1987, with the sole purpose of supporting the crew program at W-L High School. Its primary functions include fundraising, and recruiting and coordinating parent volunteers for regattas, team events and fundraising activities. All activities are undertaken by volunteer members — parents or guardians of students who participate in the crew program. All crew parents automatically become members of the Crew Boosters.

Members of the W-L Crew Boosters Executive Committee, who must be parents or guardians of students participating on the crew team, are elected at the annual meeting in June and assume office then. They are responsible for conducting membership meetings of the Boosters, handling official correspondence, maintaining minutes and files of the organization, preparing an annual budget, coordinating fundraising activities, paying bills, maintaining financial records, recruiting volunteers, and working with the W-L Activities Director, coaches, captains to ensure a successful rowing season. The Executive Committee meets at least monthly year round.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend our monthly Booster meetings. Meetings are generally the second Thursday of the month at W-L.  You can hear what’s going on, learn how to get involved, and share your thoughts.

Fundraising coordinated by the Boosters covers the purchase and maintenance of boats and other equipment, rowing association dues, student memberships at the Potomac Boat Club, regatta expenses, and coaches’ training/education expenses.

W-L High School and the Arlington County Schools support crew as a varsity sport. Coaches are vetted, hired by, and report to the W-L Activities Director. The County covers the cost of transportation to and from practice and regattas, equipment insurance, and coaches’ stipends.

Mailing Address

W-L Crew Boosters
3033 Wilson Boulevard, Box E541
Arlington, VA 22201

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