New Coach/Rescue Boat
As mentioned last month, our Club has now taken possession of a new coach/rescue boat from Wanganui Boating Centre. This is a replacement for one of our older models which was leaking badly due to wear and tear on the aluminium hull. The engine and controls from the old boat have been installed on the new boat and drivers report that the new design is very stable (which is imperative should rescues be necessary) and boat wash has been minimised. The photo shows our Novices from Whanganui High School preparing to launch for their on water outing.
Waitara Regatta - Saturday 28 November. Our Club won this trophy last year in a tight decision with Collegiate. A separate email will be sent to athletes with details.
Jury Cup - Saturday 5 December.
Christmas Regatta at Lake Karapiro - Friday 11 December to Sunday 13 December.
Club Memberships - Your fees must be paid by 30 November in accordance with the Clubs constitution. If anyone has not received an invoice please email our Treasurer Belinda on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thirsty Thursdays - Every second Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 pm in our Oarsman Lounge. Come along and enjoy the robust conversation! Non - alcoholic drinks are available.
The new craft was put to good use when our Club hosted a boat drivers course last weekend. We congratulate Buck Rogers, Steve Collins, Bruce Osborne, Colin Wright, Darrell Monk, Dave Dudley, Jack Pringle and Lance O'Brien who all passed with flying (floating?) colours and can be added to our arsenal of qualified drivers for coaching and on water regatta
Restored Historic Photo
Our second photo is a restored photograph of the Aramoho Boating Club second club house as it looked in 1917. Our current novices would have enjoyed launching an octuple from that ramp! This building survived until mid 1950's and veteran rower, now coach, Pete Smith
recalls it tipping progressively forward toward the river as it became more decrepit. This photograph now has a prominent position in our Oarsman Lounge and the Club commends Whanganui's Renata's Art and Framing for the outstanding restoration work.
100 Club Draw results
Our Raffle was drawn last Thursday before a very thirsty and animated crowd at our Club Lounge.
Prizes were as follows:
1st $2500 Number 52 Russell Terrey
2nd $500 Number 47 Graham "Hunter" Hill
3rd $300 Number 84 Graham and Chris Lawrence
17 Prizes of $100:
Number 77 Peter "Stump" Warner - Amazingly it was drawn 3
Number 69 James Kilmister
Number 50 Bev O'Loughlin
Number 40 Fiona & Humphrey O"leary
Number 97 Nev Mullany
Number 75 Steph Rush
Number 16 Royce "Jersey Puller" Tunbridge
Number 23 Ewen Noble
Number 82 Annie Pawson
Number 51 Pat Spriggens
Number 45 Heemi Stevenson
Number 90 Jack van Bussel
Number 53 Laurie Gibbs
Number 26 Richard and Jan Anderson
Number 11 Lois Rush
Winners have been separately notified.
The Aramoho Whanganui greatly appreciates the support of the all the ticket buyers. The $5000 raised will contribute greatly to the purchase of new sculling blades for the Club.
Next Skiff Purchase
At the recommendation of our coaches, the Club Committee proposes to go ahead with the purchase of a new double scull boat to add to our fleet of the modern racing plant.
We need help for the upcoming Jury Cup Regatta
We require helpers for the Jury Cup Regatta to assist with our canteen fundraising activities.
The following weekend we would also appreciate parental volunteers to assist
with our accommodation arrangements at the Marae at Kihikihi where we will
be based for this big regatta.
In both cases can volunteers please advise Grader at email@example.com ASAP.
Have a good photo we should share with others?
We are always on the hunt for photos. If you have one that you want to feature in an upcoming newsletter, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.