This Week @ LRC - 1 August 2014

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fishing comp

Fishing Competition on Sydney Harbour

From Rowing NSW

This Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, is the final of the teams fishing series on Sydney Harbour.

High-speed fishing vessels will be taking off from Drummoyne Sailing Club at 7am on both days and will be travelling across most of the harbour, including down Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers.

While we would expect all river users to respect each other and do their utmost to reduce the risk of accidents, it is important that all rowers and coaches stay extra vigilant over the weekend.

AGM

All Members are advised that the Club’s Annual General Meeting will take place on 31 August 2014, 11am, at which time Office Bearers for season 2014/15 will be elected.
Nominations are therefore called for all positions on the Club’s Committee.
Nomination forms can be found online together with a description of Roles & Responsibilities of each position.
All Members are encouraged to consider what they have to offer the Club as an Office Bearer and to speak with existing Committee members about any role.

We desperately need everyone to be more active in the Clubs administration and specifically we need people who can see what needs doing and initiate action.

Please don’t be timid about nominating; your Club needs every member to, at some stage, serve on the Committee.

 

Captain’s Log

COACHES MEETING

All coaches are invited to attend a “Coach the Coaches session” at 7:00 pm Friday night 8th August hosted by Charlie Bartlett.

The session will use video to demonstrate correct technique, exercises to improve it and ways to coach change to achieve it.

Focus of the session will be to encourage discussion and work towards all coaches having an improved understanding of how to be an effective coach.

Rowers are also welcome!

SCULLING SQUAD

Tim Tindale will be running a program in 2014/15 for A, B and C grade scullers. He is after about 4 males and 4 females to be in the squad.

If you are interested please attend a meeting on Saturday 9th August at 8am for a detailed briefing.
Tim is undertaking his Level 2 Coaching Certification and so his program will be structured in line with the course.

Send him an email to confirm your application.

JB SHARP

LRC is currently on top of the JB Sharp Point score.

With only the Leichhardt one to go we are in with a good chance to start the season well.

Let’s have a good rollup on Sunday 10th August.

Remember to see Belinda for your boat allocations.

CORPORATE AND LEARN TO ROW PROGRAM

The August programs are about to commence.

The first sessions are on Sunday 10th August (JB Sharp day).

There are 15 crews of 8 spread out doing 2 sessions per week each. Boat and tinny allocations will be accurate, so follow the plan.
These people get right of way.

If you are concerned, then look at the rosters and train at the least busy times.

This is our most important single fund raising event of the year. Everyone needs to help so that the companies enjoy the experience and return next year.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW

Renewing your membership for 2014-2015 is easier than ever before. Renew online now orpay the fees through the shop. No login is required.

Rack fees are also due. Please pay them now.

BOAT DAMAGE

Most is occurring when approaching the pontoon or using the slings. This means it is from carelessness, nothing more. Be responsible. Slow down and take care.

Steve Duff
trivia

Trivia Night Saturday 30 August 6-11pm

Trivia tickets are on sale now.

Easiest way is to buy them online, or ask Jan, Sophie, Cathy, Margaret, Rex, Sandra and Steven.
Ticket costs:

• $40 adults and $20 juniors

• $400 for table of 10

• $320 for table of 8

Nibbles on arrival, dessert, tea and coffee included.
Bring a plate. Alcohol and soft drinks on sale.
Prizes for Auction items and raffles are needed, so if you can contribute email secretary@lrc.com.au

Head of the Hunter

Good luck to those competing this Sunday in the HoH Marathon.

Singles – Joshua, Callum, Hamish, Dan, Nick, Rachel P, Gen, Virginia, Anna Cico
Doubles – Rachel S and Sofia M; Ben and Steve

Pictures of blisters to come.

Recreational rowing support

• Saturday 2 August: Erika Addis

• Sunday 3 August: James Alexander

• Saturday 9 August: David Rosenfeld

• Sunday 10 August: Sue Andrews

kidnap

Where is Odus?

Odus has been kidnapped.
We have received this ransom note.
Please help us find him and restore his rightful place on the pontoon.
(Note: the kidnappers have now got the lay-down-Sally’s curse on them, which will ensure they don’t win any races throughout the season. No-one wants to row with them now.)

Diary dates

• Saturday 9 Aug – Orientation for LTR and Corporate Regatta

• Sunday 10 August – Entries for the Head of Nepean close

• Sunday 10 August – JB Sharp organised by LRC

• Sunday 10 Aug – Corporate/LTR training starts on the water

• Saturday 30 Aug – Fundraising Trivia Night 6pm

• Sunday 31 Aug – LRC AGM at 11am