Rowing Sport


Ryde Rowing Club held a well-attended Annual General Meeting at their clubhouse in Appley Park on Thursday (22nd November 2018).

Retiring club secretary Carol Hewision, who was thanked for her 10 years of service, was able to report on a fairly successful season. The club’s financial secretary, Dave Redstone, was able to report that the club was in a reasonable financial position with the accounts adopted.

Club president Peter Allsopp was then re-elected, as was the club captain Graham Reeve and the financial secretary Dave Redstone. The club’s Assistant Secretary Daryl Reeve stepped-up to take on the role of club secretary and Chris Groves was elected Assistant Secretary.

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Joel Smith was elected the Vice Rowing Captain as a result of Micky Jenner, who had performed this role for many years, stepping down. Jenner will continue in a coaching role and mentor Joel as he takes on the challenges of his new role.

Angela Evans was reappointed as reporting accountant and Matt Smith, Carol Hewision and Josie Bull joined the club’s general committee alongside existing committee members Steve Bull, Steph Hickman, Steve Dear, Jo Smith and Janice Allsopp, who were all re-elected.

The Bar Committee of Graham Reeve, Chairman; Steph Hickman, Manager; Josie Bull, Assistant Manager and Steve Bull, Secretary were all re-elected and joined by Chris Groves as a committee member.

There were no changes to the club’s rules or rates of subscription and further appointments would be announced after the first meeting of the new committee.

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