Curlew Rowing Club
Following the Annual General Meeting of the Club, I am pleased to announce the following Officers of the Club:
Chairman: Mr. Matthew Richardson
Treasurer: Mr. John Stewart
Club Secretary: Ms. Rebecca Jackson
Club Captain: Ms. Jessica Phillips
Women’s Captain: Ms. Emily Wilsher
Men’s Captain: Mr. Edward Ninham & Mr. Stuart Beard
Development Squad Captain: Mr. Henry Irish & Mr. Sam Toner
Social Secretary: Ms. Zoe Amos
Regatta Secretary: Mr. Angus Wilson
Kit Secretary: Ms. Amy Powell
Membership Officer: Ms. Preeti Sankaran
Fundraising Officer: Ms. Gemma Barker
Information Officer: Ms. Kat Blomberg & Ms. Margaret Ann Hennessy
Sunday 12th August saw Curlew Rowing Club host a afternoon dedicated to our alumni members, to try to reestablish links with our Curlew Past.
A great thank you to John Brunton and Paul Maloney who have been instrumental in getting over 50 people together to share some happy memories about our club. This has been very much at the forefront of this year’s committee, and a special thanks has to go to Laura Binns our Alumni Officer who has worked tirelessly over the past 10 months to try and establish names and faces.
Peter Blaseby and Jonathan Hood recounted some great Curlew times over the past 50 years – I think this will become an annual event! We had representatives from the 1950s, 60s, right through to the current Henley qualified crews who came to mingle with our guests.
Next stop for the Alumni are the AGM on the 22nd September, then we will be hosting a quiz night start of season, then I hope to see many faces at our formal Christmas Party in December.
We are constantly searching out for old Curlew Rowers who want to re-connect with their old club and clubmates. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Over Summer we hosted a Christening for local Greenwich Resident Baby Leo..
Trafalgar 2001 Trust Limited – Minutes of AGM – 11/12/2017
7.30pm 11/13 Crane Street, Greenwich
Present: Bronwyn Hill, Ray Cassidy, Matthew Richardson, Robert Taylor
Apologies: Phil Collins, Peter Blaseby
The meeting started as a quorum was present
2016 AGM Minutes were reviewed
David Hiller was not present for 2016 AGM – minutes to be amended
RC to give a summary of the roles & responsibilities of a trustee and a brief
overview of current activities of the Trust (by 31/01/18) for any new trustees to
read as a reference point to aid recruiting new trustees
Management committee to quantify the use of the building (previous action
not carried out)
Development of the gym to be referred to the management committee for
Financial Statements – Reports & Accounts
Accounts submitted on time for the Trust & Facilities Account for which the
Trustees thank the Secretary
RC proposed that the monies in the P&L account for the Facilities account
should be donated to the Trust account proposed RC,
Proposal to move AGM to September by BH, seconded MR in order to
approve the reports and accounts in person, instead of by email
RC proposed that the accounts do not have to be fully audited – seconded by
RC is the person of significant control for both the Facilities & Trust accounts
for the Confirmation Statements
RC proposed to keep the current accountants for 2018, BH seconded
The Directors report was accepted by the committee
Resignations & Appointments
David Hillier resigned and was thanked for his services
Peter Blaseby to resign when another trustee is appointed & thanked for his
There was no further business and the AGM was drawn to a close
The past 12 months the centre has seen a massive uptake in usage, and the trust has reinvested a lot of money with a new paint job and balcony repairs, damp proofing on the walls and a new hanging rail for Curlew RC to display some of their pictures. Not only that, the Trust awarded £1500.00 to the rowing clubs to hit out the gym with some new equipment.
Over £500 was spent on a new dumbbell rack, £650 on a squat cage, something the clubs have been wanting for ages and the rest was spent on additional weights and bars.
There was investment into women’s rowing too, with lighter bars and weights for ladies who have not “lifted” before.
TRC also lent its support to the Greenwich Yacht Club Cutter race on 6 May 2017. The TRC was the “start line” for this traditional fixed seat rowing event, with crews rowing down river to finish at the Greenwich Yacht Club, some 2.6 miles away. The competition was open to mens, women and mixed crews in traditional boats with 6 oars, a cox and passenger. Globe RC won the mixed crew event.
The TRC and Globe RC were happy to help the get onto the foreshore near our premises in Crane Street. The survey work is in support of a cleaner river Thames, good for fish and for rowers.
Some more pictures from a recent sunny weekend next to the Thames. We no ties to brewery or catering establishments you can do what ever you want to do with the space. If you have a party coming up and want a party venue, take a look at our brilliant venue by the river.