Manatee County Youth Rowing Inc
PO BOX 924
PARRISH FL 34219-0924
Mission

To provide rowing programs in a positive and competitive environment for all ages. To promote teamwork, strong character, personal integrity, fitness and good nutritional habits. We encourage all members to actively volunteer and be involved in their community. 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms. Denise O Greer
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2012
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2017
State Registration Yes May 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $122,050.00
Projected Expenses $122,043.00
Impact Statement

  • Successfully maintained an affordable rowing program after School District of Manatee County no longer providing funding.

  • Successfully grew the middle school program from less than 10 athletes to 35 with a waiting list in one year.

  • Successfully work with Manatee County to maintain the Fort Hamer Boathouse and provide programs to enhance youth development.

  • Successfully increased the fleet of boats though fundraising, allowing for the addition of a middle school and masters program

Goals:

  • Provide scholarships to athletes in need.

  • Increase fundraising to purchase equipment to increase middle school and masters programs.

  • Implement new fundraising initiatives such as kayak/paddle board rental as a means to provide fundraising for the youth programs.

Needs Statement
  1. Scholarship funds for 4 athletes to participate in the program. Yearly fees include participation, regatta fees, regatta food fees, bus fees for fall, winter and spring sessions 4 X $1,430 = $5,720

  2. New equipment request for new boat and equipment $50,000.

  3. Maintenance of existing equipment $3000.

  4. Seed money to start kayak/paddle board rental from boathouse $5000.

  5. New weight lifting equipment $4000.

Background Statement

We provide an environment where rowers of all ages can work together in a constructive team environment, fostering personal and social skills of significant value that are essential to our community. 

Manatee County Youth Rowing (MCYR) evolved out of a need to keep an affordable rowing option for Manatee and Sarasota youth. The program started as a sports program through the School District of Manatee County. Palmetto High School was the first high school in Manatee County to have a rowing team in the spring of 2010. Southeast High School added a rowing a team in 2011 and then Manatee High School in 2012. All teams shared equipment and coaches. In 2012, Manatee County Youth Rowing (MCYR) was formed as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization to help support all of the rowing teams. The School District of Manatee County decided it would not maintain the rowing sports programs since the Florida High School Athletic Association did not recognize rowing as a sanctioned or recognized sport. High school teams now row as a club for the individual schools under the overall MCYR Club. MCYR does not receive any funding from the School Districts.

Rowing out of the new county boathouse at Ft. Hamer, the MCYR athletes help maintain the building and grounds as well as host events for visiting collegiate teams during winter and spring breaks.

Milestones

  • Manatee County School Board launched the first high school team when Palmetto High School accepted the new sport
  • Trish Jackson was asked to implement the program
  • Palmetto High School Spring 2011 team
  • School Board funded two rowing shells and equipment ($30,000)
  • Additional schools joined, no financial sport from School Board and a need to maintain a viable program resulted in the formation of a not-for-profit
  • December of 2011 Manatee County Youth Rowing, Inc was formed
  • 2012 Palmetto HS Crew received national recognition by qualifying for the National Scholastic Championships
  • 2013 first middle school program
  • 2014 – 2015: After 3 ½ years of volunteer coaches MCYR began fee based program
  • 2015 MCYR purchases equipment previously purchased by the School District of Manatee County. School District of Manatee County no longer providing financial support.
  • 2015 First Master’s Program
  • 2015 Palmetto HS Crew Women's Double wins State Championship, MCYR Men’s Jr. Varsity wins 3rd
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
FL
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

It has been an honor to serve as the President of Manatee County Youth Rowing, Inc. (MCYR) for the last 2 years. My oldest son was a senior and competed on the first Palmetto High School team in the spring of 2011, at that time it was a school based sport. When my daughter became a freshman in the fall of 2013 at Palmetto High School, I was surprised to learn that the School District of Manatee County was no longer going to fund the program or even consider rowing a sport in the schools. Luckily MCYR was already formed and had become a 501(c) (3) organization as a means to help fund this growing sport. MCYR initiated the motto “ONE TEAM, ONE EFFORT”.  For the first three years the program did not charge fees and the coaches were all voluntary. It became apparent that in order to maintain the program coaching staff fees would need to be implemented. I was part of the Board of Directors that focused on making the fees affordable and they were well under half and sometimes a third of what other programs were. We still strive to keep the fees as affordable as possible to set us apart from other programs. Without our parent volunteers the program would not be possible. Our parents provide duties to support the team including fundraising. MCYR depends on the generosity of the parents and the community to allow us to meet our goals and provide a positive environment for all ages.  We encourage all members to actively volunteer and be involved in their community.  We provide an environment where rowers of all ages can work together in a constructive team environment, fostering personal and social skills of significant value that are essential to our community.

Our current challenges include ability to provide scholarships and expand our middle school program. MCYR wishes to provide scholarships to make rowing accessible to all youth in our community regardless of their financial circumstances. We currently have a waiting list for our middle school program. We are in need of additional equipment to expand the program to fulfill our goals to provide rowing programs for all ages. Middle school age is such an informative age and we want to help them learn important life lessons such as teamwork, strong character, personal integrity, fitness and good nutritional habits.
Programs
Description High school program includes Novice and Varsity. High school program offers competitive rowing with Novice learning the fundamentals of rowing and Varsity developing advanced technical skills. Discipline, teamwork, and leadership are learned along with goal setting. Practice consists of training in sweep and sculling rowing shells out of the Fort Hamer Boathouse. We also have weight lifting equipment at the boathouse for land training. We participate in fall head races at venues in Florida. Spring sprint season includes State, Regional and National regattas. Middle school program allows the athletes to master the basics of technique and rowing safety. The athletes learn what it is like to be part of a team and focus on learning the best techniques for rowing both on land and in the water. The Middle School program is less intense, the focus is on developing the individual through teamwork, leadership, athletic conditioning, good nutrition, and community service.
Budget $122,043
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success The most important measures are the improvements made by individual rowers achieving their defined goals through individual goal-setting sessions with coaches. We strive for increased fitness and wellness for all the athletes. Various quantifiable measures of our team's short term success include medals won, national and international recognition of our rowers and college admittances. A low rower to coach ratio is a measurable indicator of our coaches' ability to develop rowers physically, mentally and emotionally.
Long Term Success The development of character traits such as discipline, teamwork and leadership and life skills such as strong character, personal integrity, goal setting and time management has been achieved by our past athletes. Our athletes have also taken with them on to adulthood the desire to maintain fitness and good nutritional habits. We are a young program (5 years) so we are still assessing long term success.
Program Success Monitoring Program success is monitored by coaches and the Board of Directors based on the following metrics: Increased Fitness/Wellness - assessed through personal goal setting initiatives with rowers, coaches, and/or parents. Academics - quarterly report card reviews are conducted Values – athletes and parents adherence to MCYR conduct policies (rower behavior, drug or alcohol use, bullying or harassment, and social media use) are monitored. Financial Viability – Board of directors review the retention of athletes in the program verses ongoing costs at monthly board meetings. Fundraising requirements are monitored.
Program Success Examples Many of our athletes come back to visit and give examples in their college life on how the experience has helped them. We are still a young program and hope to document more success examples.
Description Long Skinny Boat Camp is a summer camp that serves middle and high school youth of various levels of skills and experience in three 2-week camps. Designed to teach the sport of rowing. The camper will learn how to row in a positive environment along with learning rowing terminology, fitness, healthy eating and team work. A mini regatta is held at the end of each camp session. We conduct a variety of high performance camps for our existing varsity rowers who want to progress to the next level. These camps include skulling camp and completive rowing/training camps. Each camp is one to two weeks long.
Budget $20,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success The purpose of the Long Skinny Boat Camp is to introduce new youth to the fundamentals of rowing in a fun and encouraging environment. One measure of success is the recruitment of campers into the regular season program in the fall. The level of participation by our current rowers working to improve their technique or as volunteer counselors is another measure of success. Success is measured for existing varsity rower camps is the increased performance in the fall season.
Long Term Success The long term success of our summer camps can be measured in both growth of the team through recruitment and retention, and by metrics of team and individual success mentioned in regards to the Youth Rowing Program.
Program Success Monitoring Program success is monitored by coaches and the Board of Directors based on the following metrics: Increased Fitness/Wellness - assessed through personal goal setting initiatives with rowers, coaches, and/or parents. Financial Viability – Board of directors review the retention of athletes in the program verses ongoing costs at monthly board meetings. Fundraising requirements are monitored.
Program Success Examples Many of our campers join either the Middle School Program or Youth Program in the fall. Many of our existing Middle School rowers participate in the Long Skinny Boat Camp year after year.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization

All of our programs are still young programs so as we gain knowledge and experience we refine the programs.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email info@manateeyouthrowing.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 5
Volunteers 70
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
Manatee County: Currently finalizing a license agreement for the use of Fort Hamer Boathouse to provide a youth rowing as well as a masters program and to also be ambassadors for visiting high school and college teams that utilize the boathouse.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization

MCYR is actively working to fundraise to engage additional donors for support to provide the funds necessary to meet our future operating expenses without increasing our cost to the athlete families.

Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Denise O Greer
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term June 2016 to June 2017
Board Chair Email info@manateeyouthrowing.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Elaine Alexander Community Volunteer
Ms. Deidre Bedford Community Volunteer
Ms. Elizabeth Bright Community Volunteer
Ms. Angie Cole Community Volunteer
Ms. Lara Embry Community Volunteer
Ms. O. Denise Greer Community Volunteer
Ms. Michele Klepper Community Volunteer
Ms. Laura Morris Community Volunteer
Mr. Perry Paginelli Community Volunteer
Ms. Annie Ross Community Volunteer
Ms. Ann Marie Stewart Community Volunteer
Ms. Taresa Wright Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 64
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 92
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

Our Board members are all volunteers with 92% still in the work force and 83% having high school or younger children which means rely on our MCYR parent volunteers and community support for our efforts. We are very fortunate to be based out of the Manatee County Boathouse at Fort Hamer Park. This means that we do not have any rent, mortgages or property taxes  and all monies that the organization receives go straight to the programs and their development thus to the participants in the programs. We have periodic parent meetings to keep our families informed and we have a minimum of one meeting a year to invite the public to learn about our organization and to introduce the sport to the community who might not know our program is available. It is a goal of the Board to keep our fees to a minimum so that anyone in the community may participate, they are much lower than other similar programs in our area. It is our goal to help anyone who is committed to the sport of rowing and the fundamentals an opportunity to row.

Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $122,050.00
Projected Expenses $122,043.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$93,611$92,924--
Administration Expense$53,687$2,764--
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.962.55--
Program Expense/Total Expenses64%97%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$218,469$224,695--
Current Assets$60,372$77,307--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$218,469$224,695--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $117,380Contributions, gifts, grants $151,330--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $20,200School Age Program $66,325--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $5,095Fundraising $25,555--
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

The 2014 revenues are reported much higher than the total expenses for the year but that is due to fundraising efforts that were allocated to the purchase of equipment that was not purchased till the following year. MCYR is a young organization and many of the families struggle to meet the financial requirements. Although we strive to keep our fees much lower than other similar organizations our families still struggle. Being a young organization we don’t have long time sponsors so we strive to get the word out to our community of who we are.

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990s.  Contributions may include foundation and corporate support as they are not separately stated on the tax return.
Nonprofit Manatee County Youth Rowing Inc
Address PO BOX 924
PARRISH, FL 34219 0924
Phone 941 914-2337

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.