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Learn To Row

A very big thank you to Heidi for co-ordinating a very successful junior learn to row program,

Our most recent junior learn to row group of four quads graduated with a mini regatta on Sunday 24 Jan. Many have now joined the club thanks to the magnificent efforts of their volunteer coaches – Olivia K, Tim T, Margaret B & Sara N with support from Dean P, Onno V. and Michael M. The club owes these volunteers their thanks.

The next Learn to Row is a big one in March for adults and juniors. Details are on our website. People can sign up now. We will be looking for more volunteers to coach then as well. Apart from building our membership this is a major fund raising method for the club.

Regatta entries – changes to the process

Belinda has stepped down from the role of Regatta Secretary and as member of the Committee. Belinda has been a dedicated member of the Committee and contributed to LRC’s life for a number of years. Thanks to Belinda for her work at the Club.

Ben Adams is now responsible for boat allocations and Anna Cico for the regatta entries.

A number of members have received extended access to Rowing Manager which allows them to enter their own crews at regattas. These members have received an email to that effect.

The Captain and Anna Cico will review and approve entries but it’s the responsibility of the crew members to make their entries, up to 24 hours before the deadline.

Reminder – entries for the Balmain regatta are due now (deadline is Sunday 5pm).

If you have any questions on this matter, please contact Ben or Anna.

February Shed & Pontoon Cleaning Squad

February is Kerry’s squad’s turn to look after the pontoon and concrete floor downstairs. See if you can do as good a job as Gordon’s squad.

Pymble’s back, yes they’re back

Pymble training days from next week will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings for the next 4 weeks only.

Pontoon times when Pymble has priority – 6.50 to 7.05am.

Please work with Pymble coaches and crews to keep things efficient on the pontoon.

It’s getting dark, too dark to see

It is getting darker so time to check your batteries. Be safe. No lights means no row. Remember there is a box of batteries in the outer office, 3 batteries for $1.

You can also buy new lights from the shop.

Boat Maintenance

A list of all boats has now been posted on the notice board outside the office, when you have completed maintenance please:

  • Tick off the boat on the list so we know maintenance has been completed
  • Write on the list, next to the boat name, if there are an more serious repairs that are needed

Please make a time over the next 2 weeks to complete maintenance on the boat/s you usually train in.

Orientation for new members

Reminder that there is an orientation session for all new members (anyone who has joined since August) on Monday, 1 February 6:30pm-8:00pm.

LRC Social

Summer Dinner details are:
Venue: Diddy at Longueville Sporting Club
Date: Wednesday 3 February
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
RSVP: by 2 Feb to Keren, keren.bateman@gmail.com or 0448 704 516

Dates to Remember

  • 30 Jan – Small Boats Regatta (SIRC)
  • 30 Jan – PLC Regatta (Iron Cove) – PLC are hosting their regatta at the Club on Saturday
  • 1 Feb – New member orientation – 6:30pm at LRC
  • 3 Feb – LRC Summer Dinner – 6:00 at Diddy
  • 7 Feb – Balmain Regatta (Iron Cove)