84th Annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Program Book

The Solidarity Committee of the Dad Vail Regatta Purpose Statement The purpose of the Solidarity Committee is to serve the Dad Vail Regatta by using the guiding principles expressed in its mission statement, core values, and vision statement. This service includes promoting the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion among its membership and the rowing community at large. The critical goals of the committee are reflected in three objectives: first, intentional outreach to collegiate programs with existing rowing programs on the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion; second, outreach and support to colleges and universities without rowing programs on the benefits of adding rowing; and third, to increase awareness among our membership about youth programs that support diversity and inclusion of underrepresented youth populations in rowing. The Solidarity Committee is also committed to working closely with diverse populations in the communities that are contiguous to the Dad Vail Regatta’s venue through recognition activities, internship opportunities, and the development of and cultivation of partnerships and relationships in support of the Dad Vail Regatta. Best regards, Solidarity Committee Chair