Like many organizations, the Cazenovia Rowing Club has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Normally, our shells would be on the racks at Gypsy Bay by now and we would be preparing for our annual U.S. Rowing Learn-to-Row Day, which would have been June 6th. This event is our primary opportunity to attract potential new members to the club. The following Tuesday would have been the first day of the coached program. In addition, our only fundraiser of the year – our infamous July 4th Pancake Breakfast – has also been cancelled. Without this fundraiser, our club will be severely financially impacted, as we still have bills to pay.
The CRC is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that has been a member of the Cazenovia community for nearly 30 years. We support the community and its members and offer a great way to learn a new sport, have fun, meet great people, enjoy an exceptionally beautiful lake, and engage in an activity that many communities do not have.
We hope to be able to get on the water later in the season, and perhaps even hold a Learn-to-Row. In the meantime, we would invite the community to help us “keep our oars in the water” by making a donation. Donations can be mailed to CRC, P.O. Box 533, Cazenovia, NY 13035. We thank you in earnest, hope everyone has stayed safe, and look forward to seeing you soon on our magnificent lake.