The AGM was well attended last Thursday night. Reports from all the Sporting Convenors illustrated good participation on and in the water over the last year, also planning for the coming year. Opening Cruise is set for Saturday 18th April to Knockderry, there is also a work party in the late afternoon and evening of Sunday 19th April to clear stones from the bottom of the middle slip at low tide.

There was also explanation of the extensive works carried out to the fabric of the clubhouse this last year, including considerable refurbishment of the balcony stairs, external painting of all of the woodwork and complete refurbishment of the Members’ Lounge. The new leather chairs for the Members’ Lounge arrived just prior to the AGM and were used by the Office Bearers. Development plans for the coming years was also intimated.

The increase in Social events was also highlighted, in particular the efforts of the Social Convenor George Carson. The Monthly sessions and periodic music events, with visiting artistes, have been very well attended. Raising funds through ticket sales and increased bar turnover. There is an Plugged In (electric) session by members on Saturday 11th April.

The Bar showed a profit this year, contributing to the running costs of the Club. This was very encouraging. The Club also returned a profit on the year.

The Budget for the coming year was approved including the small increase in the Subs illustrated on the Membership tab of the website, or immediately to the right of this paragraph in the Membership box. The renewal notices are being issued at the moment and all are encouraged to pay these as soon as they can. Our Subs Convenor Rose Sloan would remind you that, however you choose to pay your Subs, you send her a renewal form so that she has a record and doesn’t come chasing you incorrectly in the future.

Our Vice-President Al Black stood down this year after 3 years in the office and was replaced by Alex Paterson. Alex thanked Al for his work on behalf of the Club. The Hon. Treasurer also stepped down this year and we are still looking to fill her post. Anyone willing to take this on should contact the Hon. Sec. or VP. The accounts are run on SAGE and the Club has this on an external hard drive ready for use.

There were also four volunteers to join Committee from Marie Paterson, Alasdair Higgins, Jim Ford & Ian Clark. First Committee meeting is on Wednesday 22nd April @ 7pm.

Under AOCB it was explained that Tom MacKay has been working on a book on the history of rowing in the local area. More information will be available about this shortly and about how you can pre-order your copies.

The AGM will be held at 8pm on Thursday this week.

Your Management Committee could do with some assistance in running the Club. As of the AGM we have space on committee for more members, filling the following posts:

Captain
House
Rescue Boat
Bar
Sailing

Anyone interested should contact the Hon Secretary or make their interest known at the AGM.

Date: Saturday the 18th of April

Time: 10am for a 10.30  off the beach

Destination: Knockderry hotel for lunch

All welcome. we also plan to have a few drinks in the club on return and perhaps order in food for the evening..

Hope to you can make it..

Alex

Our Social Convener George Carson hosted a double header of events last weekend. Friday night was the monthly Boat Club Session, then on Saturday we had John Graham & Co performing in concert. Both events were well attended.

George has more events planned in the coming months. Check Club noticeboards or this website for information.

He also looking for notes of interest with regards to running a whiskey tasting evening. Get in touch with him if you are interested.

The results are as follows:

January
1st – Marie Paterson
2nd – John Taylor
3rd – Gordon McKenzie
Draw was made at Committee meeting on 9th February

February
1st – Elaine Hunter
2nd – Norman Campbell
3rd – John Mathie
Draw was made in the clubhouse on 28th February

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