This will be my fifth year doing crew, and second year at Los Gatos Rowing Club. Initially, I was in Sacramento as a part of Capital Crew until I moved to Los Gatos two summers ago, and I can say, the two clubs are quite different. When I became a member of LGRC, I could already feel the strong bond of brotherhood and team comradery. Just in these two years, I've learned so much about the team, and about myself. I've also noticed a substantial difference in just how this club treats their equipment. They treat their boats, oars, ergs, et cetera very well, but since equipment still succumbs to old age, they eventually break down. However, with a generous donation from you, we can buy better, longer lasting equipment that will make us faster, more competitive, and thus more proud to be a part of such an outstanding team.