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Captain’s update 23/07

Hi all

The last few weeks have been hectic with non rowing activities, such as the Barnes Fair and the Summer ‘Farewell Jo’ BBQ.

Despite being a pretty rotten day we made £300 in the rowing machine competition and cake selling. Thank you to all involved in making it such a success. Details of the winners and photo of the super stall can be seen on the website: http://www.bblrc.co.uk//2012/07/barnes-fairs-erg-challenge-winners-announced/

On Friday we had a BBQ at the Captain’s place in Putney. We presented the Henley crews with engraved momentos and we sadly had to say goodbye to Jo. We presented Jo with a photo of Barnes Bridge (and a Wiggle voucher, which came a bit later)  from all the generous donations. I think Jo will miss us a little and she will most definitely be missed by all at the club. Despite the weather report, we were saved from the rain, with only a few drops spilled. A late night and the need for many recycling bags, suggests a good time was had by all. Details of the night, with photos of Jo’s presentation, http://www.bblrc.co.uk//2012/07/bblrc-summer-bbq/

Some upcoming dates for your diary (note these are also logged in the online diary http://www.bblrc.co.uk//calendar/)

Tuesday 12 August – Captain’s Meeting – voting in 2012/13 Captain, Vice Captain, Deputy Captain and Novice Captain. Please let me know if you’re interested in any of these vital roles in the club.

Saturday 18 August – Oxford City Regatta – lets see if we can get some pots in the last regatta of the season. Let me know if you would like race by Wednesday 25 July

Sunday 19 August – BBLRC Recruitment/Open Day – we’re going to be focusing in on recruiting into our Novice and Senior/Intermediate Squads. More details to follow

Tuesday 28 August – BBLRC Start of season meeting – find out what the plan is for next year.

Saturday 1 September – BBLRC/Cygnet ‘Bring Your Broom’ morning followed by Club Day – lets get the club nicely clean and tidy for the start of the season, followed by mixed races, pots and BBQ. (We’ve moved the club day to the weekend following Bank Holiday so many more of you are able to come along)

Monday 3 September – 2012/13 New season officially starts!

Sarah

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