The Iron Cove Bridge in 1889

The Iron Cove Bridge in 1889

Membership Fees for 2015/16

From Charles Bartlett, President

Fees for season 2015/16 have been increased to ensure the Club can continue to operate and compete in regattas as we have over the last few years.
The increase also reflects a need for more money to be available for repairs and maintenance to be carried out to the clubhouse next year and in the future. Whilst the increase is higher than inflation, Members are reminded that there has been no increase in fees for the last 2 years.

Fees have been increased most in the competitive categories of membership, reflecting the cost of racing fees and coaching. Whilst in the other classes of membership the increase is more modest. The fee structure for next season has also been designed to help reduce the number of fund raising activities we need to run. In today’s economic environment and with other clubs copying the formula, we also look like getting a smaller participation in our Corporate event.

The Committee is mindful that fund raising activities are typically organised by the same tireless group of Club workers and not necessarily supported by the entire membership. So it is fairer to share the costs more broadly via fees this year than continue to expect the same group to step up for yet another year.

We trust all Members understand this issue and are supportive of the Committee’s view.

Fund raising activities will not totally end of course as they form the backbone of our ability to buy new equipment, but this decision recognises that we need to take the pressure off for a year.

Please renew your membership fees now.
If you are a competitor, you will also need to renew your RNSW fees through their website before you can race.

Boat Licence course: Email your interest

We will be asking Marine Rescue to run another boat licence course if there is enough people interested in doing it.
If you are wanting to do this course, email Margaret Bailey now:

Captain’s Log

Juniors Update

Rowing for Juniors this weekend will be on between 8.30am and 10.30am as usual (for those wishing to brave the cold). Steve Roll in charge.

The following weekend Sara Sherman will be supervising the Saturday session and the Balmain JB Sharp Regatta is on the Sunday.

Steve Roll will be away. Sara under Simon’s supervision will be coordinating race entries again. Let her know if you are intending to compete and be at the shed by 8am.


I will be away overseas for 2 weeks. See Belinda or Alex for any rowing questions. I will be back to do boat bookings on Friday 31st July.

Steven Duff

LUOR lunch this Sunday

Remember the LUOR lunch this Sunday from 11am. Everyone welcome and children are free. Lunch is adults $25 and juniors $15.
For catering purposes please contact Tony Potter on 9592 3258 or
Barry Moynahan 9689 4290

LRC Annual General Meeting: Sunday 30 August

All members are asked to attend the AGM.

Bay Run on 2 August, Sunday

Due to the Bay Run on 2 August, note that parking around the Club with be limited.

Trivia Night – Saturday 12 September

Keep it free. It’s a great fun night.

Diary dates

  • Sun 19 July: LUOR lunch ­ – buy tickets now
  • Sun 26 July: JB Sharp regatta ­ Balmain
  • Sat 1 Aug: New member orientation
  • Sun 2 Aug: Bay Run, parking will be limited around the Club
  • Sun 9 Aug: JB Sharp regatta ­ LRC
  • Sun 30 Aug: AGM 10.30am
  • Sat 12 Sep: Trivia Night – keep it free