Growing our Corporate Challenge

From Justin Milne

The Leichhardt Corporate Challenge will take place again later this year.

In previous years, before the GFC, we have had up to 20 crews participate. If we could do that again it would mean about $80,000 for the club which might equate to new boats, new carpet, new decking and more.

As corporations will now be setting their budgets for the 14/15 FY, it’s important that we get on their radar so that we can tell them about the benefits of our event.

We have a growing list of email addresses of people within corporate and government in Sydney who might be interested in rowing with us later in the year but we need a lot more. Here’s how you can help:

1. Think about a person within your organisation who might be interested in getting a crew together and send me their name and email address so that I can write to them with our brochure and a pitch.
2. Think about people in other organisations and send me their name and email address.

Please don’t send me “suggestions” as I have lots of those. Look through your “rolodex” and email me actual names and addresses of real people.

Finally, this year’s corporate brochure with dates, prices and new pictures is on the web. So you can also direct friends there if you wish, the only problem being that they won’t be in our CRM system and therefore we won’t be able to follow them up.

Justin (

Captain’s Log

Nationals’ success

Special congratulations so far to Michael McCrea – winning B division of his scull and Betty Wong coming second in her B division scull. Gutsy efforts from two of our young champs.

Maintenance Day this Sunday

Boat Responsible
David Bodell 8+ Tim Tindale / Avians
Tim Clare 8+ Dianne’s crew
Peter Trives 8+ Parbury’s Squad
Michael Bath 8+ Rex’s
Bill Monaghan ** 8+ Matt Duly **
Robert Stone II ** 8+ Wade **
Richard Stanistreet ** 8+ Bodell **
Frank & Kerry Thorn 4x/4- Belinda B
Fred Griffin (syndicate) 4x/+ Tim Clare
Steven Duff 4x/4- BAMS
Premiers 2007 4x/4- Adalita etc
Wade Hewett 4x/4- Parbury’s Squad
McGill 4x/4- Dave Bodell
Charles Bartlett 4x/- Alex Farkash
Kevin Bond 4x/- Colin
Premiers 2009 4x/4- Sandra T
Frances McNamara 2‐/x Belinda
Rod Richardson 2‐/x Angela
Ted Curtain IV 2-/x Rossy & Justin
Miss Leichhardt 2x Dan & Bridge
Mary Pam Jan 2x/- Sue
Old Oarsman II 2x/- Matthew L
Williamson 2x/‐ Doreen
Corp Challenge 1x Juniors
LRC Juniors 1x Juniors
Tim Tindale 1x Richard
One Eye 1x Juniors
Ross Ullo 1x Michael
Hauenstein 1x Nick
Shed Floor Paul, Jim and Andrew Remove mats, sweep and super hose
Gym Cupboard Doreen, Marilyn, Tran, Chantelle, etc Empty / Install new cabinets / Store neatly
Ergs Roger & Dave E Usual top and tail
Tinnies Guy & Juniors Hose out and re-kit
Oars Chevrons Chevrons / Labels / Collars
BBQ Brunch Sandra Amasi & Joeys Mums Bacon & Egg rolls for all
Singles Bay Rob Tiley, Christiaan & Dean Label, sort and de-rig
** Boat needed for Learn To Row by 8.45am!!!!!!!!
General Boat Review means: Remove seats and slides – clean, replace damaged parts and reinstall with washers etc
Shoes – check screws, foot chocks, laces / Riggers – washers, heights,
Wiring – check all speakers, wires secured / Check joins have correct washers
Supervisors Charlie, Matt Duly, Billy

Updated responsibility list is above. It is up to the squad representatives to muster their group to attend and look after the equipment they use.
Remember to bring a number 10 spanner, a Phillips Head screw driver and a wrench if you have one.

Also helpful to bring is a towel/large cloth to catch any little part you accidentally drop, an old toothbrush and something to gently scrub a boat.

If you don’t think you are in a squad and therefore feel you don’t have a job then rest assured: I have lots for you to do. Come and see me when you arrive.

[Note from the Editor. The Captain can be easily recognised by looking for someone staring in space from sleep deprivation, displaying short bursts of emotion when a banana peel is spotted on the floor.]

Recreational rowing on Saturday only this weekend

Due to club maintenance, there will be no recreational rowing on Sunday. Recreational rowing on Saturday as per usual.

(Other) Rowing on Sunday 31 March

Crews competing in upcoming regattas are permitted to train before or after their maintenance contribution.
There will also be the Learn to row boats out.

Caution: buoys of UTS not illuminated

The battery or globe in the marker buoys off UTS are not working at the moment. Be extra careful.
No accidents this week – well done

Recreational roster

Sat 29 March – Colin Whybourne
Sat 5 April – Tim Tindale

This week’s quiz (as it is a slow week)

Answer these 3 questions and win a prize:

1. Name of building
2. Country
3. Built in which century

Steve Duff



Diary dates

Sun 30 Mar: Maintenance 7-11am
Sat-Sun 29-30/3: Learn to row
Tues 1/4: Winter program begins
Sat 5/4: LTR regatta and graduation 8 – 10.30am
Sun 6/4: Drummoyne Masters regatta Iron Cove
Sat-Sun 12-13/4: Trickett championship SIRC