WARC Annual Dinner, October 4

Please join the rowers of the 2008 pennant season to celebrate a successful year

RSVP to: Functions@warowingclub.org by Friday, September 26.

About 2008

2008 was one of WARC's most successful years on the water since the club last won the coveted Champion Club in 1959. Although the Rowing WA State Championships still have another half-day of racing to go, WARC has already picked up a record-breaking 12 state championships, up from 10 last year and barely a handful each year before that.

We are up to receive the B, C, D and E pennants as well as sitting second on the overall pennant table.

Apart from States, what else happened?

WARC purchased three single sculls, two 4s and an 8 this year, with two pairs and another scull due to arrive in January. It was an an almost unprecedented increase to the club's fleet.

WARC also purchased a small sculls trailer, increased membership, built a new website, designed a more professional style of newsletter, built on the success of the River Room and employed coaching staff.

WARC athletes competed earlier in the year at a national level, and four athletes (including a coxswain) were named in the WA youth team.

For more info on the WA Rowing Club, check out the new website.

(oh, one other thing: Apologies for late invite. With State Champs rescheduled to the morning of the annual dinner... we're flat out!)


The Annual Dinner

The 2008 Annual Dinner will be held in WARC's heritage-listed River Room on October 4.

Arrival is from 7pm with dinner surved buffet-style from 7.30pm.

Presentations will be made throughout the night of the annual Captain's Awards, including most improved and consistent athletes, best oarsman and of course club person of the year.

Cost is $30 per head, with a family rate of $80 for two adults and two children under 18 years of age.

Tables will be set up in groups of 10 so if you would like to put a table together, please email your preferred seating arrangement through with your RSVP.

Please RSVP to functions manager Helen Stevens on:


And that's it... for now


The WARC Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16 from 6.30pm in the River Room. This will give members the opportunity to reflect on the year as an organisation, nominate for committee positions. For information on joining the committee, email peta.rule@amawa.com.au or for a nomination form, contact leanne.youngs@health.wa.gov.au.

Over summer, WARC will be running Learn to Row programs, the successul Junior rowing program will continue, and athletes who have been rowing competitively will continue to hone their skills in preparation for 2009.

As for next year...

Well, the possibilities are endless.


Kind regards,

Peta Rule


2008 Captain


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