RRC's Blog – 2012 in review

RRC’s blog is hosted on WordPress.com which has created (automatically) a 2012 ‘annual report’ for the blog.
For some reason very few RRC members have subscribed to the club’s blog so far (we know – we can see who has/n’t!)  It would be great to see more in 2013 as it’s an easy, accessible way to get some of the club’s communications out to the membership.  Spread the word!
Meanwhile spend a few minutes of the last few hours of 2012 (or the first few of 2013) clicking through the blog’s stats for 2012.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

End of Financial Year – Tax Deductible Donations

As a community rowing club, voluntary donations are an important part of RRC’s fundraising efforts.
With the end of financial year approaching, members and supporters of RRC are reminded that the club has two projects registered with the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF).  One attraction of these fundraising projects is that the ASF can offer donors the benefit of tax deductibility for donations of $2 or over.
To make a tax-deductible donation in support of one of RRC’s projects, an ASF donation form must be completed in full and returned to the club’s Head of Rowing. Approved donation forms can be found on the club’s public website at http://richmondrowing.com.au/policies-and-forms/
Donations in Support of the Boathouse Redevelopment Appeal
As we are on track to commence building works for the boathouse redevelopment in October this year, our most pressing need is funds for this project.
The budget for this project is going to be very tight. We would like to do as much refurbishment of the current boathouse as we can at the same time as the extension, and to do so we need as much money as we can possibly collect.
The “Boathouse Redevelopment Appeal” supports this project. Those donating in support of the Boathouse Appeal this year will be permanently acknowledged as follows:

  • Bronze donors – donations of $100 – $499
  • Silver donors – donations of $500 – $999
  • Gold donors – donations of $1,000 or more

We do also have the “Fleet Renewal Appeal” project, which supports equipment purchases – donations can be made to the project of your choice.
Individuals and businesses can make a donation by cash, cheque/money order (made payable to the “Australian Sports Foundation”) or credit card (the ASF retains 2% of donations processed by credit card).
Donating in this financial year
If you want to make a donation this financial year, don’t miss out.  For credit card donations, email your completed form to the Club’s Head of Rowing at [email protected] or for other payment types contact Derek on this address to make arrangements to have your donation processed in time.
To make things easier on everyone, please contact Derek or email him your form no later than Monday 18 June 2012. The club cannot guarantee that donations will be processed in this financial year if forms are received after Friday 22 June.

2012 Australian Masters – Friday Update

RRC is well represented at the 2012 Aus Masters regatta on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat.
However, today’s weather is turning ut to be some of Ballarat’s most notorious. The BOM tells the story: with 8mm of rain already fallen by 11am today, the thermometer hovering around 7 degrees and wind gusts hitting 50 kph, all Friday’s racing has been cancelled.
Give a thought to all the RRC rowers and supporters, and stay tuned to ROMS for some warmer news!

Richmond Rowing Club 2012 Presentation Night

Square Up! Roll Up!  Sign Up!  … to the RRC 2012 Presentation Night!
Date: Saturday 2 June
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Dress: Evening Attire
Venue: Tsububar
Address: Gate 6, Swanston St (north of Grattan St), Melbourne University
Entertainment: Awards, DJ and dancing
RSVP: 27 May, [email protected] or sign-up board (members website)
Cost: $60 per person (dinner) drinks at bar
Payment: http://www.trybooking.com/BKEI
Password: RRC1863

May Madness and Merriment – A Weekend to Remember at RRC

Phase 1: Barwon Masters Regatta
Saturday 5th May saw a small contingent of 9 RRC rowers braving a breezy Barwon River for the GRA Masters Regatta. Charlie expertly towed the trailer, and Bec tried out her navigation skills behind her brand new P-plates.
With several masters rowers thinking that the trailer park was an excellent place to park – nice and close to the water – it took a few club Captains to channel their inner coxing voice and clear room for the queue of waiting trailers.
First off the start line for RRC was the male masters 4+ with Charlie, Gareth, Nigel and Michael finishing in 4th place.
Next the female masters coxed quad with Julia, Michelle, Corrine and Natalie.  Being the youngest average crew age in the race they faced an 8 second handicap… which they overcame to win the gold.  The girls then jumped out of the quad and split into the doubles to finish in some well fought minor places.
The boys then took on the novice quad and improved on their Albert Park results to finish a creditable 3rd.
YYRC then borrowed the lovely Bec who coxed their Novice girls to gold (and they were kind enough to give her back too).
With racing all done and dusted and the trailer packed, the chosen few headed home to Melbourne.  The youngest male members of the men’s masters crew were also taught a valuable lesson in shouting the trailer driver as well as themselves.  We shall say no more.
Phase 2: RRC Names the “Walter Lambert” and the “Don Dudgeon”
Sunday morning then dawned for club races, boat naming festivities and the final learn to row session for our latest recruits.
Club races saw Continue reading “May Madness and Merriment – A Weekend to Remember at RRC”

Sign Up for Sydney 2012 – Do It!

Watch out Penrith, the southern SIRC-us otherwise known as RRC is returning in 2012 to take on the NSW Grade Champs on Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April.  (Don’t take us for fools!)
So for those RRC members/family/friends/BFFs it’s time to sign up…
To confirm your place you will need to:

  1. complete the Sign Up Survey
  2. buy an overheads ticket

Sign Up Survey
We need to know if you’re coming asap, and a few details about yourselves.
People are welcome to bring friends and family, so long as each individual fills out a survey so we have information regarding everybody.
To fill in the survey please click on http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6SY9XH6
Overheads for the regatta are $285 and cover accommodation, food and trailering costs – see payment details below.
Flights, transfers and seat fees are extra:

  • Seat fee payments will be organised later
  • Flights and transfers need to be organised individually, so start sorting yourselves out with hirecar-pooling and coordinated flight times.

Payment of Overheads
Costs must be paid via Trybooking by the 14th March to secure accommodation and finalise numbers.
To pay, click on http://www.trybooking.com/BGOG , enter password RRC1863 and buy one overheads ticket per person.
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