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History of Barwon Rowing Club

Appendix 1 - Season by Season

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SEASON 1966-1967

President: W Henry, Secretary: P Farrow
Treasurer: C Chandley, Captain: P Scott
Vice-Presidents: H Opperman, E Laird, A James, L Gladman, S Neal, A Collins, W Grose, A Beach, W Wheat¬land, C Richardson, J Gilbert, L Dallacosta, L Slaven
Committee: P White, K Chandley, P Morgan, D Beretta, P McHugh, G Giles
Fleet: Purchased 2nd hand training eight and set of 10 oars
Regattas: Won Country Championship for 2nd successive year
Building: Halls and dressing rooms repainted, renovations to Ladies rest room
We have in Geelong two well equipped rowing clubs who have distinguished themselves in competition, and who have barely enough members to keep them going. I wonder if there is not some way in which Mr Holt's warning on the low standard of physical fitness in Australia may be used to interest more boys and men in rowing?

SEASON 1967-1968

President: W Henry, Secretary: A Hart
Treasurer: V Steen, Captain: P McHugh
Vice-Presidents: H Opperman, E Laird, A James, L Gladman, S Neal, A Collins, W Grose, A Beach, C Richard¬son, J Gilbert, L Dallacosta, L Slaven, P Farrow
Committee: P Morgan, T Morgan, T Scott
Membership: 12 rowers
Fleet: Purchased new racing pair "Don Leach"
Regattas:Won Vic LW P'ship and 3rd successive Vic Country P'ship
Signs of fatherhood among some of the members have been noticed. Extra small Barwon singlets are available from Vin Steen at the canteen

SEASON 1968-1969

President: K Cook, Secretary: A Hart
Treasurer: C Reynolds, Captain: P McHugh
Vice-Presidents: A Beach, A Collins, L Dallacosta, P Farrow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, W Henry, A James, E Laird, S Neal, H Opperman, C Richardson, L Slaven
Committee: J Barber, I Laird, M Morgan, P Morgan, P Scott, D Webb
Regattas: Won Vic LW P'ship
The end of the season brought the rowing of the Richardson Cup to light, a race between ourselves and the Corio Bay Rowing Club, with your club running out a comfortable winner

SEASON 1969-1970

President: K Cook, Secretary: A Hart
Treasurer: C Reynolds, Captain: P McHugh
Vice-Presidents: A Beach, A Collins, L Dallacosta, P Farrow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, W Henry, A James, E Laird, S Neal, H Opperman, C Richardson, L Slaven
Committee: P Chandley, J Emond, R Fitch, I Laird, M Morgan, P Morgan
Regattas: Won Vic LW & Vic Country P'ships
May 1 ask you all to reflect on the 100 years of the Barwon Rowing Club and give thanks to our original founders. The thought of this band of men who were, no doubt, leaders of an energetic group of people doing what they chose as a sport, which has been carried on for 100 years and is still administered and enthusiastically partici¬pated in today, is as then most inspiring

SEASON 1970-1971

President: K Cook, Secretary: A Hart
Treasurer: C Reynolds, Captain: P McHugh
Vice-Presidents: L Dallacosta, P Farrow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, W Henry, A James, E Laird, S Neal, H Opperman, C Richardson, L Slaven
Committee: P Chandley, J Emond, R Fitch, I Laird, P Morgan, R Wakeling
Fleet: New four "Peter McHugh"
Regattas: Won Vic Country C'ship. Bell Park High School won High School's Head of River - first country school to do so
1 am afraid unless we gain a little more club spirit and dedication to our rowing, we are going to find ourselves going downstream

SEASON 1971-1972

President: K Cook Secretary: R Lahey
Treasurer: C Reynolds Captain: K Chandley
Vice-Presidents: L Dallacosta, P Farrow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, W Henry, A James, E Laird, S Neal, H Opperman, C Richardson, L Slaven, P McHugh
Committee: P Chandley, J Emond, R Fitch, E Laird, C van Alphen, J Park
Membership: 40 rowers
Fleet: New pair "Phil Morgan", 2nd hand racing eight from G.G. S
Regattas: Three members in Penrith Cup, club's 1st Australian title, won Country C'ship
Building: Liquor permit, construction of modem canteen, sewerage connection, two bays concreted
During the past season your club was represented by 105 crews and scullers at 26 regattas and championship events resulting in 32 wins in which 25 members participated. In addition there were 4 wins by composite crews in which the club was represented

SEASON 1972-1973

President: K Cook, Secretary: R Lahey
Treasurer: C Reynolds, Captain: K Chandley
Vice-Presidents: P Morgan, P Farrow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, W Henry, C Richardson, L Slaven, P McHugh
Committee: P Chandley, J Emond, C Laird, P Jackson, C van Alphen, J Park
Membership: 40 rowers
Fleet: Two best racing fours, 1 racing four, 2 training fours, 1 best racing pair, 2 racing pairs, 2 training pairs, 2 racing eights, 2 training eights, I best and best eight (on order), 35 oars. towing vehicle
Regattas: Forty-nine regatta wins - club record. Won Country C'ship
It is with regret that we record the deaths of two members and a past member of the club - vice-captain Bob Fitch, life member and vice-president Clive Richardson, and former secretary Harold Hurst

SEASON 1973-1974

President: K Cook, Secretary: R Lahey
Treasurer: C Reynolds, Captain: K Chandley
vice-Presidents: P Morgan, P Farow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, W Henry, J Emond, I Laird, P McHugh
Committee: N Dunstan, G Hunter, P Armitage, J Wilks, C van Alphen, L Ljubanovic
Membership: 45 rowers.
Regattas: Won Vic Jr P'ship
Building: Middle bay concreted
Death of vice-president and immediate past president, W Henry
We must record with deep regret the recent retirement of Mrs Grose. Mrs Grose served on the social committee for about 40 years of which the last eight years she has been president. It would be interesting to know just how many dollars she has raised by her personal service over the years. We extend to her and place on record the club's deepest and sincerest thanks for her efforts particularly during the years when the club was in the doldrums

SEASON 1974-1975

President: K Cook, Secretary: R Lahey
Treasurer: C Reynolds, Captain: K Chandley
Vice-Presidents: J Emond, P Farrow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, I Laird, P McHugh, P Morgan, L Slaven
Committee: P Armitage, G Hunter, L Ljubanovic, L Quinn, C van Alphen, J Wilks
Membership: 50 rowers
The wheel of success is not always smooth and we had our flat spots this season. We again record our appreciation of "Leander" for his regular and interesting journalistic efforts in the cause of rowing

SEASON 1975-1976

President: K Cook, Secretary: R Lahey
Treasurer: P White, Captain: K Chandley
Vice-Presidents: J Emond, P Farrow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, I Laird, P McHugh, P Morgan, L Slaven
Committee: P Armitage, P Chandley,
P Howell, L Quinn, C van Alphen, C Warby, J Wilks
Membership:
22 rowers
Fleet: Purchased new four
Regattas: Twenty wins in 26 regattas
Matrimonial - although tentative suggestions have been made from time to time for some form of amalgamation on the two clubs wearing blue and white hoops - the Barwon Rowing Club and the Barwon Ladies Rowing Club -some form of part amalgamation is now being arranged. James Murray of the former club and Ann Cawthray, captain of the latter club, recently announced their engagement

SEASON 1976-1977

President: A Hart, Secretary: R Lahey
Treasurer: P White, Captain: K Chandley
Vice-Presidents: K Cook, J Emond, P Farrow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, I Laird, P McHugh, P Morgan, C Reynolds, L Slaven
Committee: P Chandley, P Howell, L Quinn, R Gardner, C Warby, J Wilks, P Armitage, K Chandley
Membership: 39 rowers
Fleet: Purchased new racing four and new racing pair
Death of member and former vice-president John Barber, known as "Leander". Our active members consist mainly of young, relatively inexperienced members and their efforts should stand us in good stead for the future

SEASON 1977-1978

President: A Hart, Secretary: R Lahey
Treasurer: Ro Tomczak/V Steen, Captain: P Armitage
Vice-Presidents: K Cook, J Emond, P Farrow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, I Laird, P McHugh, P Morgan, C Reynolds, L Slaven
Committee: L Quinn, R Gardner, W Digby, J Wilks, A Darker, K Chandley
Membership: 49 rowers
Regattas: Won Vic Jr First Div P'ship
Building: New social room
While new administration procedures are being studied and our oarsmen are already in the gymnasium for next season, we are still facing one problem - finance

SEASON 1978-1979

President: A Hart, Secretary: R Lahey
Treasurer: V Steen, Captain: W Digby
Vice-Presidents: K Cook, J Emond, P Farrow, J Gilbert, L Gladman, W Grose, I Laird, P McHugh, P Morgan, C Reynolds, L Slaven
Committee: L Quinn, J Hart, W Digby, B Digby, A Darker, K Chandley
Membership: 53 rowers - probably biggest club in Vic
Regattas: Club's most successful year. Won Vic Jr 1st Div P'ship, Country P'ship and Inaugural Champion Club of Victoria
Twenty five crews boated, 53 oarsmen occupied 890 seats, boated 41 winners, 70 wins, 27 regattas. It is extrememly doubtful that in the 100 years plus of rowing in Victoria any club can ever boast of equalling the achieve¬ments of this club last year

SEASON 1979-1980

President: J Wilks, Secretary: R Lahey/G Hunter
Treasurer: A Hart, Captain: G Ruby
Vice-Presidents: K Cook, P Farrow, L Gladman, A Hart, P McHugh, C Reynolds, J Emond, J Gilbert, W Grose, I Laird, P Morgan, L Slaven
Committee: C Cox, B Digby, R Gardner, Ro Tomczak, A Darker, W Digby, J Hart
Membership: 56 rowers
Regattas: Won Vic Sprint Four C'ship. 29 regattas
It is obvious to any visitor that Barwon is a happy club. The fact that our member's ages range between 10 and 80 years makes no difference to the harmonious atmosphere that exists

SEASON 1980-1981

President: J Wilks, Secretary: G Hunter
Treasurer: T Cleary, Captain: W Digby
Vice-Presidents: K Cook, P Farrow, L Gladman, A Hart, P McHugh, C Reynolds, J Emond, J Gilbert, W Grose, I Laird, P Morgan
Committee: C Cox, B Digby, G Ruby, A Cleary, P McKenzie, J Hart, T Purcell
Membership: 50 rowers
Fleet: Purchased new racing four
Regattas: Won Vic Jr 4 C'ship
The perennial question of recruiting must be seen to be vital in the building of any sort of future for the club, and the responsibility for fostering of such recruits lies with everyone in the club

SEASON 1981-1982

President: J Wilks, Secretary: G Hunter
Treasurer: C Cox, Captain: R Gardner/B Digby
Vice-Presidents: K Cook, P Farrow, L Gladman, A Hart, P McHugh, C Reynolds, J Emond, J Gilbert, W Grose, I Laird, P Morgan
Committee: I Murray, R Kyant, G Ruby, W Digby, P McKenzie, J Hart, T Purcell
Fleet: Tub pair, tub four and racing four from BLRC
Regattas: Women - 2 Aust titles and several Vic titles Men - Vic Sprint 4 C'ship, Gold Medal Senior B Double Sculls World Championships, member Aust 4 World Youth Championships
In a year of some incredible achievements for Barwon, probably the most historic was the decision to admit females as full members of the club for the first time in its 112 year history

SEASON 1982-1983

President: J Wilks, Secretary: G Hunter
Treasurer: C Cox, Captain: B Digby/L Quinn
Vice-Presidents: K Cook, P Farrow, L Gladman, A Hart, P McHugh, C Reynolds, J Emond, J Gilbert, W Grose, I Laird, P Morgan
Committee: D Smith, G Ruby, B McNaughton, P White, R Tomczak, R Gardner
Fleet: Thirty seven boats and sculls, 77 oars
Regattas: Member Aust LW 8 World C'ships, 3 members Penrith Cup
Building: New toilet and shower facilities for women
Death of member Joanne Mitchell. A large number of young people are becoming involved in the activities of the club. If their enthusiasm can be maintained and encouraged we should look forward to success

SEASON 1983-1984

President: J Wilks, Secretary: G Hunter
Treasurer: C Cox ,Captain: L Quinn
Vice-Presidents: K Cook, P Farrow, L Gladman, A Hart, P McHugh, C Reynolds, W Grose, I Laird, P Morgan Committee: D Smith, P Morgan, W Digby, B Digby, L Ljubanovic, Ro Tomczak, Ri Tomczak
Regattas: Aust Champ LW 4, won 5 c'ship races
Have you noticed the tremendous age gap of the people that are coaching at the moment? It starts in the 20s and then nothing until the late 50s. I am sure that young people who are rowing tend more to discourage their parents away from the club rather than encouraging them to become interested parties in what they are doing

SEASON 1984-1985

President: G Hunter, Secretary: J Hart
Treasurer: C Cox, Captain: Ro Tomczak
Vice-Presidents: K Cook, L Gladman, P McHugh, J Wilks, P Farrow, A Hart, C Reynolds
Committee: B Digby, R Gardner, Ri Tomczak, K Jickell, L Ljubanovic, S Dunian Fleet: Purchased timber coxless racing pair
Regattas: Two members Penrith Cup and Aust LW 4 and LW 8 World C'ships. Inaugural John Barber trophy won by Glen Konig

SEASON 1985-1986

President: G Hunter, Secretary: J Hart
Treasurer: C Cox, Captain: G Konig
Vice-Presidents: K Cook, L Gladman, P McHugh, J Wilks, P Farrow, A Hart, C Reynolds
Committee: P Armitage, R Oliver, K Shaw, K Threlfall, Ri Tomczak, Ro Tomczak, S Shepherd
Regattas: Member Aust LW Double Sculls, member Penrith Cup, member and coach Aust LW 4 Commonwealth Games
It is my belief that some new members and their families may hold the key to putting Barwon back on the winning list. This "new blood" will soon become the backbone of the club. After all, we were all once "new blood" and some families have been involved with the club for more than fifty years

SEASON 1986-1987

President: K Threlfall, Secretary: J Brady
Treasurer: C Cox, Captain: R Kvant
Vice-Presidents: G Hunter, K Cook, L Gladman, P McHugh, J Wilks, P Farrow, A Hart, C Reynolds
Committee: M Chandley, S Drew, G Konig, I Murray, J Sheahan, Ro Tomczak
Fleet: Purchased new fibreglass tub four
Regattas: Competed at 20 regattas for 16 wins. Member Aust LW Double Sculls
Building: Store room added to bar area
The future of the Barwon Rowing Club lies with its young people who should be given every assistance and opportunity to develop their rowing skills. At prsent this task is being left to only a few people

SEASON 1987-1988

President: K Threlfall, Secretary: J Brady/S Drew
Secretary: C Cox, Captain: R Kvant
Vice-Presidents: G Hunter, K Cook, L Gladman, P McHugh, J Wilks, P Farrow, A Hart, C Reynolds
Committee: I Murray, P Chandley, S Drew, D Threlfall, L Quinn, M Chandley, S Shepherd
Fleet: Purchased new fibreglass tub four
Regattas: Member Aust LW 4 and Penrith Cup
The club regrets the death of life member and friend Ray Lahey. Recruitment must be made an immediate priority

SEASON 1988-1989

President: C Cox, Secretary: T Purcell
Treasurer: M Harwood, Captain: B Digby
Vice-Presidents: G Hunter, A Hart, P Farrow, P McHugh, J Wilks, K Cook, L Gladman, C Reynolds
Committee: M Chandley, S Drew, S Teague, P Chandley, G Konig, Ro Tomczak
Building: Clubhouse re-roofed
Good results are not achieved without effective administration and good club spirit and both these things were evident during much of the past year

SEASON 1989-1990

President: C Cox, Secretary: T Purcell
Treasurer: M Harwood/M Chandley, Captain: R Grauumans
Committee: J Brady, R Gardner, A Rendell, A Chalmers, G Konig, G Ruby


BARWON LADIES ROWING CLUB

OFFICE BEARERS

SEASON 1974-1975

President: J Gardner Treasurer: Dot Quinn
Secretary: F Armitage Captain: Donna Quinn

SEASON 1975-1976

President: J Gardner Treasurer: Dot Quinn
Secretary: M Cawthray Captain: A Cawthray

SEASON 1976-1977

President: Dot Quinn Treasurer: Mrs Flint/D Mitchell
Secretary: Mrs Benesh Captain: Donna Quinn

SEASON 1977-1978

President: Ian Murray Treasurer: D Mitchell
Secretary:K Oliver Captain: A Murray

SEASON 1978-1979

President: Ian Murray Treasurer: D Mitchell
Secretary: E Digby Captain: A Murray

SEASON 1979-1980

President: Ian Murray Treasurer: D Mitchell
Secretary: A Murray Captain: E Digby

SEASON 1980-1981

President: Ian Murray Treasurer: B Digby
Secretary: E Digby/C Dickens Captain: D Smith

SEASON 1981-1982

President: Ian Murray Treasurer: B Digby
Secretary: C Dickens Captain: D Smith

Photos

Junior Eight - Won at Warrnambool & Colac. Sunk at Camperdown

Ron Cox's Wedding

Diane Smith and Joanne Mitchell

B Long (cox), Caroline Grauumans, Karen Evans, Theresa Chandley, Danielle Thelfall

Danielle Norris, Shama Whitehand, Kelly Park, Yvonne Van Der Ploeg, Emily Klopper, Alesha Rendall, Devina Heather, Hamish Cathles (cox), Lex Quinn (coach)

 

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