Captain’s update 17/02

There was a good turn out to the AGM. Further details of minutes/actions will be published shortly. Most importantly we thanked the old Committee for their efforts last year and voted in a new Committee for 2013/14, who are:

Secretary – Ellie Estchild
Treasurer – Lucy Fry
Social Secretary – Katy Coyle
Webmistress – Sue Grobler
Safety Officer – Dave Gledhill

Other news
I’m pleased to be able announce Ben Rowe who has joined the club as Head Coach. Please give him a warm welcome when you’re next at the club.

Next weekend is Hammersmith Women’s & Juniors (Sunday 24 Feb), shortly followed by Women’s Head of the River Race (Saturday 9th Mar). Further details for numbers and crews will be sent when the draws are out.

We will be out in full catering force for Women’s Head. So volunteers, BBQers and cake bakers are of course welcome. The officials are also looking for a launch driver – so if someone is available for that task please let me know.

Subs are due from all active members. If you wish to spread the financial load you can pay in three instalments by end Mar please. Reduced membership for CSSC (full or linked members) requires confirmation of your CSSC membership please. Please contact Lucy for bank account details etc.

Training camp is at Wycliff in Gloucester – 10 – 14th April. If you haven’t heard about it please contact Katy Owen for details.

Equipment update
A few equipment updates…we now have four working cox boxes and a newly installed cox box holder (thanks to the Captain’s handy Dad). Please take care with this equipment. We’ve spent £120 repairing two cox boxes due to the connection sockets being broken. Never force the power sockets and please hang up the head sets on the hook.

We have some replacement ergs installed in the shed. Thanks to Neil for organising.  Remember, when you’ve finished on the erg always wipe down the slide, there should be towels available in the shed. Dampening the towel with a little water will make this job a lot quicker!

Thanks all, and see you at the club soon.