The first Executive Committee meeting for the year is this afternoon. I will report back on key matters in the Day Sheet next week.
Cambridge Town Cup – KR 2
Many thanks to all those who have paid their fees for this regatta. A reminder that all rowers need to report in at Onslow College by 7:00am on Wednesday 27 January. Your rower will update you on their arrival time back at the college on the 31st, but this is likely to be late.
NISSC Regatta Coordinator:
Just a reminder to contact Steph Clark if you would like to parent help at the North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships in March, and organise the regatta as the Regatta Coordinator. NISSC is a 5 day commitment from Wed 16th Mar - Sun 20th Mar. Contact Steph if you want to know more about it.
Wellington Rowing Club
Andrew McCalman, Terry, Deidre and I met with the Wellington Rowing Club on Monday last week. The WRC are going to be going through a formal review during the winter and wanted to have an early discussion with each of their member clubs about our relationship with WRC, and areas where there could be scope to do things differently.
WRC are looking for ways in which to build a greater sense of collegiality across all of their member schools, so that rowers feel a sense of allegiance both to the school clubs, and also to their "parent" club. Ideas mooted included the possibility of an Under 19s competition to provide a bridge for school-aged rowers who "age out" of the current school competition in their final year; and the possibility of developing some pan-club crews to perhaps compete regionally with similar crews.
Other issues raised and discussed, but not resolved, related to access to space within the very limited WRC facilities, and the possibility of purchasing plant across clubs in order to generate and use resources more efficiently and cost-effectively across schools.
Please note that we were brainstorming only, and some ideas may not see the light of day – but they’re an interesting indicator of the sorts of things that could be raised.
As a part of their formal review, WRC will be contacting members at random to ask for their thoughts about the current state, and also ideas for the future. If you have any ideas and are not selected at random to contribute to the review, then please let either Andrew or I know and we will be happy to pass these on.
Key dates for January/ February:
Stephanie Clark President of OCRC.