Thursday, 1. November 2012
Beach Crew’s Co-founder, Dr. Ludwig Spolyar, will be attending the 2012 Long Beach Fall Collegiate Invitational Regatta on November 10. Dr. Spolyar will speak during the Empacher Dedication Ceremony scheduled at 12:00 PM after the regatta festivities.
Dr. Spolyar is credited for recruiting Beach Crew’s first set of athletes on campus and coaching them on the water back in the 1950′s. Once Beach Crew was officially recognized by the university in 1957, Dr. Spolyar, through what is now the Long Beach Rowing Association, hired Beach Crew’s first coach, Bill Lockyer.
The university has scheduled an official interview with Dr. Spolyar for Friday, November 9. It will be available at the University Archives Office (Room 300, CSULB Library, 3rd Floor) located in the Special Collections Vault in the coming weeks. This will kick off a series of biographies being conducted by the Beach Crew Alumni Association.
All those from decades past are invited to what may be a once in a lifetime chance to hear Dr. Spolyar speak in-person about Beach Crew’s beginning days.
To add to the day’s festivities, the Beach Crew Alumni Assoc. has gathered two crews from the 70′s, headed up by former coach Peter Mallory and Dave Straley to take on Beach Crew’s Men’s 8+’s.
For more information, please see the regatta page at BeachCrew.org.
Wednesday, 9. November 2011
One eventful day it will be! Please join Beach Crew, members of the Beach Crew Alumni Association, and the community of the Pete Archer Rowing Center on Saturday, November 12, for the annual Long Beach Fall Collegiate Invitational Regatta and several other events following the races.
Join us at 8:00 AM as the Varsity crews of, The Beach, UCLA, UCSB, USC, UCI, LMU, SDSU and Chapman University, face off in a 4000 meter head race down the historic Marine Stadium, through Alamitos Bay, and around Naples Island, finishing at Second Street. At 8:30 AM, Novice crews begin several rounds of 850 meter sprints inside Marine Stadium.
Breakfast will be served free-of-charge for all athletes through the generous support of the Seal Beach Lions Club and the Beach Crew Alumni Association. The parents, CSULB community, and members of the Pete Archer Rowing Center, are invited to join us for a $2 min. donation to the team.
Alumni of the team are encouraged to participate in the Beach Crew Alumni Association’s Annual Meeting at 10:30 AM to hear about BCA’s future alumni events, latest support efforts to the team, and to elect the Board of Directors for the next season.
Saturday, 13. November 2010
Concluding the day’s events, the Beach Crew Alumni Association (BCA) conducted their annual meeting to cover current investment projects, ideas, and to plan BCA’s next event for alumni and the crew community. BCA would like to welcome Ken Glenn (’72) and Elena Delgado (’08) to the Board of Directors.
Project “NextGen” Scheduled to Launch over the Holiday Break
BCA will move away from the team’s general website to launch a new community for Beach Crew Alumni to collaborate, stay in touch, and track membership across the world. This project has been underway for the past year between the CSULB Foundation and Associated Students Inc. BCA will have its own way to communicate with alumni and separate the B-Newsline from its operation.
Beach Crew’s General Manager, Brandin Grams, has been working with the CSULB campus, to launch this around the holiday break to insure minimal downtime of the team’s general website. Stay tuned for more details.
Beach Crew Alumni at Other Institutions
BCA would like to recognize alumns who are off facilitating other rowing teams at higher education institutions around Southern California:
- Steve Guentz [Chapman University]
- Michael Long [UC Irvine]
- Scott Charette [UCLA]
- Ron Long [Loyola Marymount]
Join or Renew Your Membership
Become a member of the Beach Crew Alumni Association today. If you were a member in the past year, it is time to renew. Follow this link to register or renew your membership.