The OCRC Exec has been meeting every 4 weeks (ish) over the winter. There are a few things we wanted to let you know about:
The plan for winter training is for all squads to train at the City Fitness Gym in Johnsonville as they did last winter. This costs about $5 per session. Session times are Mon, Wed, Friday 3.30-5pm starting next term. Some squads may do extra training depending on their coach. Coaches will advise squads individually as required.
The Manawatu Grunt is a distance race on the Manawatu River on 24 July. Entries will be through the WRC. Coaches have been asked to canvas their rowers for interest and get back to either Joe O’Neill or Jared. If your rower is keen to enter, make sure they talk to their coach.
Learn to Row programme
The Learn to Row programme this year will run from 12 August to the end of the Learn to Row Camp which finishes on Tuesday 27 September. Like last year, trainings at the Club will be at 6:30am on Tuesday morning and Friday and Sunday afternoons – precise times to be finalised (either 4 – 6pm or 3 – 5pm).
The Learn to Row programme is a great opportunity for experienced rowers to share their wisdom and their enthusiasm with our potential new recruits – so all experienced rowers are encouraged to attend and help out.
Coaches will advise squads of their expectations re attendance.
Learn to row meeting
We will be holding a meeting for all prospective Learn to Row novices and their parents/ caregivers at Onslow College Student Centre on Sunday afternoon 7 August 4pm. Experienced rowers are encouraged to come along and share their experiences with potential novices. Remember we need lots of new recruits this season!
Learn to row camp
A reminder that this runs from Friday afternoon 23 September to Tuesday afternoon 27 September. We will be based at the Whanganui Top Ten as usual.
Please tell us what you think!
The Committee is reviewing the season past, and thinking about what we need to cover off in planning for the season ahead. We’d really appreciate your thoughts and feedback. Please can you take a moment to tell us:
To clarify – when I present the findings of the survey to the AGM, this will be summarised and will not include specific comments. So no one will be able to be identified from the report back!
Annual General Meeting
The OCRC Annual General Meeting will be held in October, after the Learn to Row Camp – specific date and timing yet to be advised. Our current Committee has been elected to hold office for one year, although all are eligible to return if they wish to do so and have the support of the community at the AGM.
Please start giving some thought to whether you would like to serve on the Committee, or whether there are others you would like to nominate.
Next Executive Committee meeting
The Committee will meet again at 3pm on Sunday 31 July. Please let me know if there is anything you would like the Committee to discuss.
Stephanie Clark President of OCRC.