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MRA – Benefits

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Wednesday, 16 November 2005
BENEFITS

The Masters Rowing Association has developed the best membership benefits in rowing to help you get the most out of the sport. Membership in the MRA entitles you to take advantage of the many discounts and benefits offered to MRA members by our Partners. Our partners will help you save money as you buy rowing specific equipment, clothing, sunglasses, and will help you save money on coaching and training expenses. Check our partners page for all the details. A membership in the Masters Rowing Association also entitles you to all of the following:

Option for a subscription to the Rowing News

10% discount on photo reprints from the Rowing News

The renowned MRA quarterly newsletter – Bulletin for news, comments, training tips, member updates on what is happening in the masters rowing world.

One-to-one question and answer with the MRA staff of rowing and fitness experts

NEW online store

MRA Row for the Cure Series – over $500,000 raised to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Row for the Cure event planning guidebook is available for members

Membership card

MRA car window decal – Updated for 2005!

Toll-free phone number that gives you direct access to the MRA staff

Individual members receive personal rowing insurance automatically included in your membership fee.

Masters Regatta Planning Guide

Rowing Club Consulting, Start-up Kits

Your membership fee is spent by the MRA directly to support the rowing community

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MRA – Mra Insurance

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Sunday, 20 November 2005

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The latest news from the world of Masters rowing

MRA Insurance Program for 2006: A Summary

The MRA Insurance Program continues to evolve to meet the needs of the rowing community. In response to the rowing regatta insurance marketplace the MRA has renegotiated our regatta insurance rates with our underwriter – the result is much better rates for regattas! We continue to offer liability insurance for your club and Mariner Insurance Group offers great fleet rates to MRA Organizational Members. Now, available for organizations that would like to participate in the MRA Insurance Program.

Scholastic/Junior MRA Member Organization – (restricted to US based high school and/or junior rowing clubs, regatta hosts or organizations) Annual dues for Scholastic MRA Member Organizations are $100.00 per year.

Full MRA Member Organization – available to any US based rowing club, regatta host organization, or college club/organization. This membership option is appropriate for organizations that have a variety of different pieces of their operation (scholastic, college, junior, masters, elite etc.). Annual dues for Full MRA Member Organizations are $200.00 per year.

Organizational Members of the MRA can also enjoy the Benefits of Membership.

MRA Member Organizations can participate in the Insurance Program for the following types of coverage:

General Liability

Participant Legal Liability

Regatta Liability Insurance

Accident Medical Insurance

Boathouse Property Insurance

Fleet Insurance

Regatta Insurance Commercial General Liability

* General Policy Aggregate (per location) $2,000,000
* Per Occurrence Limit $1,000,000
* Personal and Advertising Injury $1,000,000
* Products and Completed Operations $1,000,000
* Fire Damage $ 50,000
Participant Legal Liability Included

Accident Medical Coverage

* Accident Medical Expense $ 25,000
* Deductible $ 250
* Benefit Period 52 Weeks
* Accidental Death & Dismemberment $ 10,000

There is NO membership requirement for participants or organizations. Only the hosting organization needs to join the MRA for $200 per year ($100 Scholastic/Junior regattas).

Indoor race any size $150.00

Small Regatta 1- 500 participants $240.00
Medium Regatta 501- 1,000 participants $480.00
Large Regatta 1,001- 2,000 participants $720.00
Extra Large Regatta 2,001- 3,000 participants $960.00
Jumbo Regatta 3,001 – 4,000 participants $1,200.00

(3% Premium Tax on 1/2 of the premium)

Insurance For Rowing Clubs

This policy provides coverage for MRA member organizations and their individual members while participating in an MRA registered or sponsored event or supervised rowing activity including practices, club rowing, clinics, regattas, and fund raising activities.

General Liability

* General Policy Aggregate (per location) $2,000,000
* Per Occurrence Limit $1,000,000
* Personal and Advertising Injury $1,000,000
* Products and Completed Operations $1,000,000
* Fire Damage $ 50,000

Excluded – Medical Payments to Others
Deductible – None
Member coaches, referees, participants and volunteers are considered named insureds.

Accident Policy Benefits

* Accident Medical Expense $25,000
* Deductible $ 250
* Benefit Period 52 Weeks
* Accidental Death & Dismemberment $10,000

Premium and MRA Fees $10.00 per club member

For all questions, please call or email:

MRA Insurance contact: Luke Agnini agnini@mastersrowing.org 877 769 4644

A Pennsylvania premium tax of 3.0% will apply to some coverages.

Here at the Masters Rowing Association we pride ourselves on providing timely, useful content for our members and the rowing community. Our content sections are updated constantly from a wide range of contributing authors. Check out the different sections below for the latest in rowing information, advice and event coverage. Click on headings to reach the archive for each section.

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 January 2006 )

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MRA – About

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Written by Administrator
Wednesday, 16 November 2005
Your membership is very important to accomplish the many services provided through the MRA.

Over the last year, with your help, we have brought new club, regatta and fleet insurance packages to the community. With your help, we have supported over 60 regattas across the US, some financially, some with insurance, some with management and volunteers and some with registration services. With your help, we have brought an additional 175 new Masters rowers into our sport through our clinics, information and personal attention. With your help, we have upgraded our website and newsletter, we now reach more people and supply the most up to date information for the master rower. It is with your help that we can continue.

In the coming year, we will continue to work hard for our members to bring new and exciting ideas to light and more support to the Masters Rowing community. We strive to be your leading source for rowing information, support within the community and voice within the sport. And we take our position very seriously! Let us know what you are thinking. We will research your ideas and support your opinions and if the need is great and change necessary, we will lobby for you to make it happen.

Again, we thank you for your continued support.

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The Masters Rowing Association was established in 1999 as a non-profit (501c-3) organization to support and encourage the amateur sport of rowing, provide important educational support, an organizational voice, and assist in the success of rowing clubs, charities and organizations. The MRA offers masters an organization to help them pursue their rowing passion for a lifetime. Many people new to the sport do not realize the word ‘master’ refers only to the age of the rower (over 23 for masters rowing) and is not an indication of ones rowing prowess.

Masters Rowing Association members enjoy benefits of membership that can pay for the cost of membership each year. For more information check the benefits of membership page.

The MRA has worked hard to develop a series of regattas across the country that includes many of the premier masters events in the United States. With the support of our members and sponsors we have spent almost $1,000,000 in the rowing community to support over 200 rowing events!

Organizational Membership
The MRA offers rowing clubs, associations and regatta host organizations the opportunity to join the MRA as an organizational member. The cost to join the MRA as an organizational member for one year is $100.00 for Junior/Scholastic oriented clubs and $200.00 for clubs or organizations that cater to a variety of members. Organizational members enjoy many benefits to membership including

Access to MRA Insurance Program for clubs and club sponsored regattas (click here for more information on the MRA’s insurance program

Access to Mariner Insurance for rowing fleet coverage

1 annual subscription (12 issues) to the Rowing News per Organizational member

1 subscription (4 issues each year) to the MRA newsletter per Organizational member

Access to the MRA database of organizational members for mailings about regattas, events or fundraisers

Organizational Members will be eligible for on-site MRA coaching clinics – to be scheduled with MRA

Members can apply for a Chuck Colgan Grant – 4 grants are given each year Ranging from $500-$1,500 – given to start-up or needy clubs (victims of natural disasters, accidents, vandalism, etc.)

Discount on purchases of dock supplies from Connect-A-Dock

Dock design consultation from MRA and Connect-A-Dock

MRA organizational members are eligible to use the MRA’s 1000 square foot Connect-A-Dock at a reduced rate for their regatta

Free consulting and advice from the MRA staff of rowing organization experts – call us with your questions!

Recognition in the MRA newsletter and on the MRA website

Discount packages available with Ronin Racing and their suite of products

Free Rower’s Almanac for every Organizational Member

Opportunity to advertise upcoming events on the MRA website and newsletter at no charge

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 February 2006 )

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MRA – Alden Rowing Shells and Masters Rowing are pleased to announce a new partnership

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Friday, 09 December 2005
MRA NEWS For Immediate Release March 2005

Alden Rowing Shells and Masters Rowing are pleased to announce a new partnership.

The Masters Rowing Association and Alden Rowing Shells the leading manufacturer and designer of recreational rowing shells is pleased to announce a new program which will benefit Masters Members and Alden Shell Owners.

Alden has now become an official Sponsor of MRA and will work with the MRA to promote recreational rowing throughout the U.S. Alden and Masters Rowing will co-sponsor learn to row clinics and demonstration days this year

Alden will give MRA Members a 5% discount on all 13 models of their shells and equipment.

New owners of Alden Shells will receive a FREE one year membership to the MRA.

“We are very excited about our new relationship with Alden”, says Chuck Alexander, Director of the Masters Rowing Association. “Recreational Rowing is growing in the United States and the MRA wants to be a part of this community of rowers”. Many elite scullers most likely trained in a recreational shell at some point in their career- many in an Alden. Alden has reputation for building excellent quality, durable, and well designed shells. They are the largest manufacturer and distributor of shells in the world. Since its inception 35 years ago, they have sold over 30,000 shells.

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I am very pleased that we are partnering with the MRA,” says, Ed Jarvis, President. “We have always wanted to partner with an organization that wants to promote the growth of rowing in this country. We feel that Masters Rowing has done a superb job of providing services, not only to elite rowers, but to the entire rowing community.” “We continue to experience a very strong growth rate in recreational rowing and Alden will continue to build innovative designs that appeal to the broader rowing population”. Alden is a leader in providing equipment for adaptive rowers and has developed several designs that permit younger rowers to learn and enjoy the sport as well.”

Alden is pleased to introduce 3 New Models for 2005

Alden 18 Ultralite- The Classic Alden 18 has been replaced by the new Ultralite, weighing less than 60 lbs. (Classic Alden 18 weighed 68 pounds). This is a drop of over 10% in weight. The Retail Price is $2399 for the hull. This shell accommodates one or two drop in riggers. Row single, row double, Riggers are $499 each.

Alden 29 Carbon- The Alden 29, originally developed for the adaptive rowing segment, is more popular than ever with our community and club rowing programs. It is still available in fiberglass at $5999 but is now also available in carbon at $6699 (weighs only 85 lbs rigged with 2 wings!) This boat weighs slightly less than a racing double, yet offers supreme durability and stability. The Alden 29 can also be converted to a pair with the addition of the A29Sweep riggers ($799 for 2 wings).

Alden 16 Quest- Is Here!! A truly innovative design in shells similar to the Classic 16 but with inner liner and rigging system similar to our popular Star 22. The boat fully rigged is expected to weigh approximately 40 lbs. This boat can be rowed by five year olds and adults up to 210 pounds. An optional touring cargo hatch accesses inner hull storage for those picnics on the island.

http://rowalden.com/store/category.asp?catID=30

For more information, please contact:

Chuck Alexander
Masters Rowing Association
Ph: (877) 769-4644
Fax: (215) 232-4778
E-Mail: alexander@mastersrowing.org
Web: www.mastersrowing.org

Or

Ed Jarvis, President

Alden Rowing Shells, LLC

PO Box 368

Eliot. ME 03903

800-477-1507

E-Mail: ejarvis@rowalden.com

Web: www.rowadlen.com

or

ABOUT MASTERS ROWING ASSOCIATION The Masters Rowing Association was established in 1999 as a non-profit organization to fulfill three important needs: supporting and encouraging the amateur sport of rowing, providing important educational support and an organizational voice, and assisting in the success of all rowing clubs, charities and organizations. The MRA offers masters an organization to help them pursue their rowing passion for a lifetime.

The MRA has developed a series of regattas across the country that includes many of the premier Masters events in the United States. The MRA provides clinics at many regattas and visits clubs across the United States to offer free rowing clinics. Additionally, the MRA provides rowing clubs with assistance in how to run a rowing club, club budgeting, and a host of other information.

The MRA national headquarters is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s on historic boathouse row at boathouse #4.

Masters Rowing Official Sponsors: founding sponsor Subaru of America; its Official Technology Partner is Row2k; its Official Dock is Connect-A-Dock; its Official Media Partner is Rowing News; its Official Shell Insurer is Mariner Insurance and Patagonia is the MRA’s newest sponsor.

Join the MRA today and support rowing!

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 December 2005 )

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