Leichhardt Challenge

tired4All members are expected to help run our Leichhardt Challenge regatta at the Sydney International Rowing Centre SIRC this weekend.
On Saturday we need help at the Club loading 6 eights anytime from 8.30am.
On Sunday we need help at 6.30am to rig them at SIRC then assist throughout the day. See the Captain (pretty exhausted by now as you can see from the picture) if you don’t have a job.
Last race is at 1.30pm.
See the last newsletter and program through this link.

The SIRC canteen will be open all day.
The Club will be closed to members on Sunday (including for Recreationals). Temporary door code change!

If it’s your first corporate day, you will be impressed by what the Club puts on.
It is a big day but a good one too. There is a lot of camaraderie and good fun.

Trivia Night

Thanks to all those who helped us have a great fun night last weekend.
Special thanks go to Jan, Liana, Katherine, Lachlan, Sophie, Fiona, Rosemary, Sandra, Margaret, Charlie, Rossy and Austin.
A balance on funds raised will be released next week.

Shoalhaven and Nepean: Call for entries out now

Given that time is running out, if you are wanting to enter either the Shoalhaven time trial or sprints on 20/9 or the Nepean events on 27/9, please email the Regatta secretary, Kristin Moss.

What is the TTTTT?

Every Tuesday at 5.55am we will be running a time trial from the far edge of Cockatoo Island to UTS. All members welcome in any size boats.
Tim Tindale’s Tuesday Time Trial will be coordinated by Tim, Dean, Rob and Steven. It’s a great way to push your self and see how you are going compared to your mates.
No RSVP required. Just show up in time. First boat goes off at 6am.

No recreational rowing this Sunday

Remember, there is no recreational rowing at the club this Sunday (because we will all be at SIRC).

(There is) Life After Corporates

Our 2 oldest eights will be going back into storage after the Corporate Regatta. Pymble will be bringing their 3 eights down ready for term 4 training. We will have a few peaceful weeks then students down every morning except for Wednesdays.

2013-2014 Report from the Leichhardt Union of Old Rowers (LUOR)

Our Archives show that the first reunion after Leichhardt Club’s establishment in 1886 disposed of 15 gallons of beer and 5 gallons of ginger beer well before the admission of oarswomen. On the 21st December 1919, however, a reunion welcomed home soldier members, including young Lieutenants Tom McGill and Harold Hauenstein, fresh from the Great War and their success at the 1919 Henley Peace Regatta.

The AIF Honour Roll at the Club entrance, lists club members of that era who participated in these theatres of War. Over the next four years most Australians will commemorate the Centenary of the sacrifices made in World War 1. At our last reunion on Sunday 20th July, we endorsed the Honour Roll in an appropriate way.

The 2014 LUOR Luncheon also provided the opportunity to show support for the membership in all its forms – from the Juniors to Active Senior and Associate Rowers. As our list of apologies through age, illness or the tyranny of distance becomes larger, and the recent passing of old champions like Mervyn Finlay reduce ranks, the LUOR is indebted to the “Balcony Boyz and Girlz” who in every respect continue to reflect the most admired characteristics of the older brigade. Thanks go to Steve Jaques, Ross Ullo, Tony Potter, Dave Bodell, Bern Storey and Club members, Andrew McCallum, Doreen Borg, Sandy Woodhouse and Janine Lippi who made the Annual Reunion in July such an outstanding success.

The LUOR was delighted with the attendance by the Club Executive and Membership to the Annual Reunion Luncheons with recent celebrity speakers such as Ex Superintendent Brian Harding, our “under belly cop”, and Lyn Lockrey the great grandson of Ned Trickett “Australia’s first World Champion in any sport”.

Monies raised from these events has in past years contributed to the installation of the septic system, boat racking, public address system, auditorium fans, a new oven, rowing machines, tinnies and racing shells.

The LUOR congratulates the Club on its 2014 Premiership Win and its endeavours to compete successfully in the 2014 JB Sharp Winter series program.

LUOR membership is open to all Club members of Leichhardt for the unbelievable amount of $5.00 per annum, which goes towards production of our newsletters and postage. – Yes, we still use’ snail mail’. As we prepare for our 2015 Reunion, you are most welcome to come aboard.

Barry Moynahan OAM
President LUOR

Diary dates

  • Saturday 6 Sept – Boat loading for SIRC at 8.30amSunday
  • 7 Sept – Corporate crews and LTR compete at SIRC – all members are needed – be at SIRC 6.30am
  • Sunday 14 Sep – Henley on Hunter
  • Sunday 14 Sep – Club maintenance morning
  • Saturday 20 Sep – Shoalhaven Head race and sprints
  • Saturday 27 Sep – Nepean Time Trial and regatta