Just a quick reminder that the GGBC AGM will take place on Thursday next week. It will be held at the Goring Social Club on the High Street, and starts at 7-45pm.
The Club is collectively owned by its members, and the AGM is your formal opportunity to update yourself on activity, development, and finances over the last year, and to influence our plans and priorities for the next 12 months. The agenda of the meeting is attached, together with the provisional minutes of last year’s AGM. If you are coming, it would be helpful if you could bring your own copy of the agenda with you (if you require one).
At the end of the meeting, we will elect a new Committee to run the Club on our behalf for the next year. Under GGBC rules, Committee Members can only serve for a maximum of five consecutive years and, as a result, several of the current Committee will be stepping down next week. There are still a couple of Committee vacancies to fill and, with a record level of membership, it will be very disappointing if we cannot achieve this. In my view, it is always beneficial to bring newer members with fresh ideas on to the Committee, and none of the vacant roles are overly onerous, so do not be too shy or humble to put yourself forward. The Committee usually meets on a weekday evening every 5-6 weeks. Whether or not you can attend the AGM next week, please contact Hugh or Lorraine if you might be interested in standing for the Committee, or speak to any current Committee Member.
So a large crowd of us practised our capsize technique in a single scull in a large hot swimming pool near Henley. Our lovely trainer showed us what to do, how to be safe, how to get out of the water and on to the boat. For those of you who would like to learn more, watch this video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DcPE8-gENLo. For those of you who think it might be scary, it’s actually ok!
If you would like to sign up for our next session, please contact the membership secretary, Pamela Birch. Give it a go!
Thursday 6pm sessions have now finished. We are still rowing while the weather is good and river is calm, on Saturdays at 9am and Sundays at 10am