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WELCOME - Let’s Get Better! USRowing’s 2020 Annual Convention is going virtual this December! Although all of us would rather be meeting in person, COVID-19 had other plans. No worries though. In fact, this year’s convention promises to be bigger than ever with brand new diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) training that will be available free of charge to all of our members along with our ever-popular Para/Adaptive, Coaching Education, Business of Rowing and Referee tracks. And the best part is all of this great content is available from the convenience of home!

We’ll focus on getting better across the spectrum -- improving as coaches, creating more inclusive boathouses, strengthening our organizations as we come back from COVID-19, enhancing our physical and mental well-being, and more. While 2020 has been a challenging year, this year’s Annual Convention serves as a springboard to start 2021 off stronger, healthier, wiser … and better!
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USRowing is excited to announce that VESPOLI USA will be sponsoring the 2020 USRowing Annual Convention, and as part of the sponsorship, convention goers will have the chance to win a new Vespoli SD single. Click Here to Register! 

Click link for the Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, void where prohibited. 16+, U.S. Residents only. Begins 12/8/20; ends 12/13/20. Operated by United States Rowing Association, 2 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Friday, December 11 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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*This session recording is for 2020 USRowing Convention Attendees only*


Are you selecting your board and staff properly to ensure they line up with your clubs’ core values? In this panel discussion, you will learn how to recruit the best board and staff for your current needs, while ensuring that you have inclusive hiring practices.

Join us as we learn from Bonnie Mueller, Meghan O'Leary, Derek Blazo and Patrick Johnson. Each speaker shares the practices that they have implemented while hiring for their unique situations. 

Moderators
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Jules Zane

USRowing Director of Member Services and Referee Programs, USRowing

Speakers
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Meghan O'Leary

Two-Time Olympian (2016, 2020), Five-Time National Team Member and Two-Time World Championship Medalist
Meghan O’Leary is a two-time Olympian (2016, 2020), five-time National Team member and two-time World Championship medalist. Off the water, Meghan has been a member of the USRowing Board of Directors for eight years. She proudly serves on USRowing's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion... Read More →
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Derek Blazo

USRowing Referee Committee - Midwest Regional Coordinator, Westerville Rowing Club
Derek, originally from New Jersey, started rowing in college at Ohio State University back in the late 80's/early 90's. Influenced by some of his early coaches (Tim, Jimbo and Brian), he developed a passion for the sport. After moving to Westerville in 1998, he discovered the Westerville... Read More →
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Patrick Johnson

AWL National Rowing Program Director/DCSRC Community Programs Lead Coach, Athletes Without Limits/DC Strokes Rowing Club
Coach Patrick Johnson has 20 years of experience at the high school and collegiate level and has been a leading advocate for adaptive rowing over the last decade. As founding director of multiple DC-based adaptive programs for rowers with intellectual, physical, and visual impairments... Read More →


Friday December 11, 2020 2:45pm - 4:15pm EST