A Letter from Doug Nelson
“If it doesn’t challenge us it doesn’t change us.”
Much like our PLU Crews, the Lute Crew Alumni Association (LCAA) has faced recent challenges, and through it all excitement abounds. Our Men’s and Women’s Rowing Teams are growing in size and strength. Likewise, the LCAA committee has grown from two to four, currently consisting of President Doug Nelson, Vice-president Kathy Corey, Historian/Recognition Chair Dave “Smed” Peterson, and Web Guru Sheri Koehn. Also behind the scenes and instrumental in their support have been Lauralee Hagen, Jim Ojala, Elise Lindborg and Stephen Strom. There are too many others to thank in this brief newsletter, but please know how grateful we are for your support.
To sum up the “challenges” the LCAA now faces, our focus is to re-commit to the over-arching goals, and to find more alums to help. Here is a brief summary of our goals:
- Support the current PLU Rowing Teams and their coaches
- To help PLU Rowing Alumni stay connected
- Preserve and celebrate the great history of our rowing program; including various events and recognition efforts
- Foster and enhance fundraising efforts
The LCAA welcomes your input and support. If you have the energy and the passion to join in our effort, please contact any one of us. We’ll “throw you in a boat” right away and remind you how thrilling it can be when we all pull together!
PLU Men’s Crew ’87-’90
PLU Head Coach ’91-’00
Meet the LCAA Leadership Team
Historian / Recognition Chair
LCAA Vice President
Web Guru / Facebook