McLachlan Shield – Wellington Harbour 12 March 2016
Congratulations to all of our crews who rowed successfully in the McLachlan Shield yesterday – Wellington at its finest J
We had some great results – which hopefully makes everyone very excited for NISSRC this coming weekend!
The next Executive Committee meeting is on Thursday 24 March. If you have anything you would like the Committee to discuss then please let me know and I’ll put it on the agenda.
North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships
Just a reminder that crews will depart for Karapiro by bus at 7:30am on Weds 16 March – that’s this coming Weds. All rowers are required at school by 7am to help with loading.
Also, if you have not yet paid your fees for NISSRC then please do so as soon as possible. The regatta fee is $420 this was due on Friday 11 March. Please pay this into the Onslow Rowing Account: 02 0500 0978726 83
If the cost is a problem for you or your family, please contact Raewyn Henderson: firstname.lastname@example.org
End of season celebration
We would like to round the season out in style, with a small gathering to thank our coaches, celebrate our rowers and acknowledge those amongst our senior rowers who are moving on.
It got too difficult to find a time pre Maadi when everyone was available, so the date will now be Weds 13 April, shortly after our Maadi crews have returned home.
We will meet at the Onslow College Student Centre from 5.30 – 7.30 in the evening. Please bring a plate to share. All OCRC alumni members are very welcome to attend.
Key dates for March/ April:
Winter rowing season
The Committee has already begun thinking about the 2016 Winter Rowing season and we are working to ensure that this gets off to a snappy start. I will provide another update after our next Committee meeting on 24 March. Note that the winter season usually starts after Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Recruiting next season’s novices
The Learn to Row programme generally begins in early August. We plan to run an active recruitment drive across Onslow College and its feeder-intermediate schools during the winter months. The Executive Committee will be setting up a sub-committee to manage this shortly after NISSRC.
If you have any ideas or would like to be a part of this please let me know.
No Day Sheet next week
Because many of us will be at Karapiro next weekend, there won’t be a Day Sheet sent out on Sunday 20 March as usual. Instead, final Maadi selections will be announced via email from me by 23 March; and the next Day Sheet will be sent during the weekend of 26/27 March following our next Committee meeting.
If you have any queries in the meantime, please feel free to email me.
With all best wishes to all of our crews for the coming weekend!!!
Stephanie Clark President of OCRC.