First, welcome to all our new fencers and families that are joining us from the Beginner’s Summer Camp! We had the largest summer camp ever with 26 students! Get ready to meet your new teammates!
Here are some things to know and get on your calendar:
No Class Thursday, June 29, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023, Youth 6PM Class – Make-up class: Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 6PM
Thursday, June 29, 2023, Adult 6:15 Epee Class – Make-up class: Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 7PM
No Class Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Tuesday, July 4, 2023, Youth 6PM Class – Make-up class: Thursday, July 6, 2023, 6PM
Tuesday, July 4, 2023, Teen/Adult 7PM Class – Make-up class: Wednesday, July 5, 2023, 6PM
**IMPORTANT** RENEW OR START YOUR USA FENCING MEMBERSHIP!
- If you are a completely new fencer or a fencer coming from camp and planning on continuing in August, I might consider becoming a USA Fencing member now. The next season, the USA Fencing membership prices will increase to $29 (from $25). If you become a member now, USA Fencing has a Membership Extension Policy: A new or first-time upgrading member who joins USA Fencing between April 1 and June 30 of the current membership season shall be entitled to a membership for the remaining months in the current season through the next membership season.
- USA Fencing Membership prices will raise from $25 to $29 for Access Membership (good for classes and local competitions — MOST FENCERS WILL BE GETTING THE ACCESS MEMBERSHIP). Competitive membership will raise from $90 to $99 (required if participating in National and Regional Competitions — Only those few that participate in National and Regional events will need the Competitive Membership).
- If you renew your membership before Aug. 1, 2023, you can do so at 2022-23 season prices.
- Join or renew your membership at: https://www.usafencing.org/page/show/698114-individual-memberships
WANT TO PLAN AHEAD FOR TOURNAMENTS?
- We will post and other North Carolina clubs will post their events on AskFred: https://tinyurl.com/yc38r75r
Clubs have not yet schedule or posted their events. But we will be hosting several tournaments, and we travel to Greensboro and Wilmington often.
- The closest National event to us will be in Charlotte, the Junior Olympics. There is a qualifying tournament for that, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
- There are a few Regional events we typically participate in: River City Regional Rumble (Richmond, VA – September), Bull City RYC and RJCC (Durham, NC – October), American Challenge South (Myrtle Beach, SC – November), The Southern (Myrtle Beach, SC – December), Fairfax Challenge (Fredericksburg, VA – January), Apex Challenge (Apex, NC – February)