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History of Rowing Victoria Inc

Appendix 3. Office Bearers

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Men's and Combined Association

There have been many changes to the nature of the Committees over the years. There have always been office bearers such as Secretary and Treasurer, but the nature of the Committee of management has changed. The Association until the 1990s held a monthly meeting of the clubs and so many of the management decisions were made with direct club input.

The incorporation of the Association required the divestment of management responsibilities to a Committee and so the role of the Clubs in management decison making was reduced.

Professional administration commenced in the early 1990s in a small way with the existing honorary secretary being remunerated. This qucikly became a full time position. Other employees were then were brought on to assist with the administration of the Association. This led the way for the Committee role to evolve to more of a Board role, supervsing the operations of the Association rather than managing a management role.

Last updated 1st January 2016.

Year Honorary Secretary/ Secretary/ CEO Honorary Treasurer/ Director Finance Committee/Executive Committee from 1929 /Board
1876-77 Frank Shew    
1877-78 T H Young A Nichols Joseph H Hood, Thomas Colles, Dr Morton, Edward Carlile, A D Michie, Cock, W J Ridge, Arthur Nichols & T H Young
1878-79 J A Levey A Nichols Edward Carlile, Joseph H Hood, W Kemp, A D Michie, Dr Morton, Arthur Nichols, W J Ridge, B Rolls, R Ward, T H Young
1879-80 J A Levey   Edward Carlile, Joseph H Hood, W Kemp, A D Michie, Dr Morton, Arthur Nichols, W J Ridge, B Rolls, R Ward, T H Young
1880-81      
1881-82      
1882-83      
1883-84     Messrs Senior, Hughes, Duncan, O'Neil, Templeman, Levey, Purse, Henderson, Armstrong, Brown, Shaw & Goggin
1884-85     Messrs Senior, Hughes, Duncan, O'Neil, Templeman, Levey, Purse, Henderson, Armstrong, Brown, Shaw & Goggin
1885-86      
1886-87      
1887-88      
1888-89      
1889-90     P O'Neill, C A Moline, G E Upward, E R Ainley, H Cook, W Watson, J F Warren, W H House, W G Ogden, H J Tait.
1890-91      
1891-92 G E Upton C Miller  
1892-93     W G Ogden, J F Warren, J Haverty, H Diddams, J Mitchell, Arthur J Shepherd
1893-94 J M Semmens W B House  
1894-95 J M Semmens W B House W A Jones, F W Masters J F Warren, J Mitchell
1895-96      
1896-97      
1897-98      
1898-99      
1899-00 Geo A Grant Arthur J Shepherd J M MacFarlane, Alex B Sloan, Arthur J Shepherd, B Warr, L J Nolan, D Hancock
1900-01      
1901-02 J Brown J Williams T Davies, W Potter, W B House, M Rohan, J McCaffrey, D Hancock, J M Macfarlane, A B Sloan, Arthur J Shepherd, L S Lazarus, C E Kellett, W R Kerr
1902-03 Charles McDonell J A Williams T Davies, J Brown, A M Alywin, C D Harrison, J J Mills, A R Moses, J M MacFarlane, E H Williams, Arthur J Shepherd, L S Lazarus, C E Kellett, J A Wood
1903-04 Charles McDonell J A Williams T Davies, J Brown, A M Alywin, C D Harrison, J J Mills, A R Moses, J M MacFarlane, E H Williams, Arthur J Shepherd, L S Lazarus, C E Kellett, A Towart
1904-05 H J Whiting H Y Mackay T Davies, J Brown, W Wilkinson, C D Harrison, W Fox, T Crosthwaite, J M Macfarlane, E H Williams, Arthur J Shepherd, L S Lazarus, C E Kellett, A Towart
1905-06 H J Whiting J J Fogarty T Davies, F A Wilkinson, C D Harrison, H A Hearn, J Lawrence, E H Williams, L S Lazarus, Geo Petrie, F Loxton, J A Williams
1906-07 Jas Forsyth & C McDonell J J Fogarty A R Moses, Gro Petrie, E A Swindells, E H Williams, J A Williams, T Davies, C D Harrison, H A Hearn, F A Loxton, L S Lazarus
1907-08 Jas. Forsyth John W Hamilton J A Williams, J Forsyth, S Petrie, J Fogarty, M Moran, A L Dobbie, C McDonell, W Wilkinson, P C Dowling, T Davies
1908-09 W T Wilkinson John W Hamilton J A Williams, J Forsyth, Geo Petrie, J Fogarty, M Moran, A L Dobbie, C McDonell, W Wilkinson, P C Dowling, H A Hearn
1909-10 Edward Kenny G I Stephenson J A Williams, J Forsyth, S Petrie, J Fogarty, M Moran, A L Dobbie, C McDonell, W Wilkinson, P C Dowling, H A Hearn
1910-11 Edward Kenny G I Stephenson A L Dobbie, C McDonell, W Wilkinson, P C Dowling, H A Hearn, J A Williams, J Forsyth, J Fogarty, D Cameron, C E Kellett
1911-12 Edward Kenny G I Stephenson A L Dobbie, C McDonell, W T Wilkinson, P C Dowling, S Shallard, J A Williams, E A Swindells, W Joseph, D Cameron, C E Kellett
1912-13 Edward Kenny G I Stephenson A L Dobbie, W T Wilkinson, P C Dowling, H James, E W Constantine, J A Williams, E A Swindells, W Joseph, D Cameron, C E Kellett
1913-14 Edward Kenny A W Massina A L Dobbie, W T Wilkinson, P C Dowling, H James, E W Constantine, J A Williams, E A Swindells, W Joseph, D Cameron, A Towart
1914-15 Edward Kenny A W Massina A L Dobbie, M G Scott, P C Dowling, H T James, E W Constantine, J A Williams, E A Swindells, W Joseph, D Cameron, A Towart
1915-16 Edward Kenny A W Massina A L Dobbie, M G Scott, P C Dowling, H T James, E W Constantine, J A Williams, E A Swindells, W Joseph, T Jenkin, B Nolan
1916-17 Edward Kenny A W Massina A L Dobbie, M G Scott, P C Dowling, H T James, E W Constantine, E A Swindells, W Joseph, T Jenkin, B Nolan, S Shallard
1917-18 Edward Kenny A W Massina A L Dobbie, M G Scott, P C Dowling, H T James, E W Constantine, E A Swindells, W Joseph, T Jenkin, B Nolan, S Shallard
1918-19 Edward Kenny S F Chubb A L Dobbie, H T James, P C Dowling, M G Scott, E W Constantine, S Shallard, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, B Nolan
1919-20 Edward Kenny S F Chubb A L Dobbie, H T James, P C Dowling, M G Scott, E W Constantine, S Shallard, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, B Nolan
1920-21 Edward Kenny J P Rorke S Shallard, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, B Nolan, A L Dobbie, H T James, P C Dowling, M G Scott, W J Cahill
1921-22 Edward Kenny J P Rorke S Shallard, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, B Nolan, A L Dobbie, H T James, P C Dowling, M G Scott, W J Cahill
1922-23 Edward Kenny J P Rourke S Shallard, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, B Nolan, A L Dobbie, H T James, P C Dowling, M G Scott, W J Cahill
1923-24 Edward Kenny J P Rourke N S Muir, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, H J Green, A L Dobbie, H T James, P C Dowling, M G Scott, W J Cahill
1924-25 Edward Kenny J P Rourke N S Muir, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, H J Green, A L Dobbie, H T James, P C Dowling, W Clift, W J Cahill
1925-26 T L Mannix J P Rourke N S Muir, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, H J Green, A L Dobbie, H T James, P C Dowling, G Hutton, W J Cahill
1926-27 T L Mannix J P Rourke N S Muir, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, H J Green, A L Dobbie, H T James, G Anderson, H E Butler, G Hutton
1927-28 T L Mannix J P Rourke N S Muir, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, H J Green, A L Dobbie, H T James, G Anderson, H E Butler, G Hutton
1928-29 T L Mannix J P Rourke N S Muir, E A Swindells, Walter Joseph, T Jenkin, H J Green, A L Dobbie, H T James, G Anderson, H E Butler, G Hutton
1929-30 T L Mannix J P Rourke G Hutton, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Cecil McVilly, Marcus Burke
1930-31 T L Mannix J P Rourke G Hutton, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Cecil McVilly, Marcus Burke
1931-32 T L Mannix J P Rourke G Hutton, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Cecil McVilly, Marcus Burke
1932-33 T L Mannix J P Rourke G Hutton, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Cecil McVilly, Marcus Burke
1933-34 T L Mannix J P Rourke G Hutton, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Cecil McVilly, Marcus Burke
1934-35 H E Butler J P Rourke G Hutton, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Cecil McVilly, Marcus Burke
1935-36 H E Butler J P Rourke G Hutton, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Marcus Burke, T L Mannix
1936-37 H E Butler J P Rourke G M Hutton, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Marcus Burke, A M Dowling
1937-38 H E Butler J P Rourke G M Hutton, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Marcus Burke, A M Dowling
1938-39 H E Butler J P Rourke G M Hutton, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Marcus Burke, A M Dowling
1939-40 H E Butler J P Rourke W E O'Brien, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Marcus Burke, A M Dowling
1940-41 H E Butler J P Rourke W E O'Brien, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Marcus Burke, A M Dowling
1941-42 H E Butler J P Rourke W E O'Brien, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Marcus Burke, A M Dowling
1942-43 H E Butler J P Rourke W E O'Brien, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Marcus Burke, A M Dowling
1943-44 H E Butler J P Rourke W E O'Brien, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, Marcus Burke, A M Dowling
1944-45 H E Butler J P Rourke W E O'Brien, H T James, Edward Kenny, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, G C Burke, A M Dowling
1945-46 H E Butler C E James H T James, Edward Kenny, J P Rourke, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, G C Burke, A M Dowling
1946-47 H E Butler C E James H T James, Edward Kenny, J P Rourke, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, K A G Feild, A M Dowling
1947-48 H E Butler C E James H T James, Edward Kenny, J P Rourke, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, K A G Field, A M Dowling
1948-49 H E Butler C E James H T James, Edward Kenny, J P Rourke, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, K A G Field, A M Dowling
1949-50 H E Butler C E James H T James, Edward Kenny, Noel F Wilkinson, A L Dobbie, N S Muir, K A G Field, A M Dowling
1950-51 H E Butler C E James H T James, Edward Kenny, Noel F Wilkinson, E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, N S Muir, K A G Field, A M Dowling
1951-52 H E Butler C E James Edward Kenny, L Hanna, Noel F Wilkinsion, E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, N S Muir, K A G Field
1952-53 H E Butler C E James Edward Kenny, L Hanna, Noel F Wilkinson, E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, N Ridley, F A Smith
1953-54 Norman W Cairnes C E James Edward Kenny, L A J Wilkinson, G Harding, Noel F Wilkinsion, E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, F A Smith
1954-55 Norman W Cairnes C E James Edward Kenny, L A J Wilkinson, G Harding, Noel F Wilkinsion, E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, F A Smith
1955-56 Norman W Cairnes C E James Edward Kenny (desc), L A J Wilkinson, G Harding, Noel F Wilkinson, E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, F A Smith
1956-57 Norman W Cairnes C E James L A J Wilkinson, G Harding, Noel F Wilkinsion, E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, F A Smith, Tom Rodda
1957-58 Norman W Cairnes C E James L A J Wilkinson, G Harding, Noel F Wilkinson, E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, F A Smith, Tom Rodda
1958-59 Norman W Cairnes C E James L A J Wilkinson, R G Harding, Noel F Wilkinson, E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, F A Smith, Tom Rodda
1959-60 Norman W Cairnes C E James L A J Wilkinson, R G Harding, Noel F Wilkinson, E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, F A Smith, Tom Rodda
1960-61 Norman W Cairnes C E James (retired Dec '60), Noel F Wilkinson L A J Wilkinson, R G Harding, Noel F Wilkinson (to Hon Treas), E R Dunn, Deane J Morgan, F A Smith, Tom Rodda, Stan R Jeffery
1961-62 Norman W Cairnes Noel F Wilkinson L A J Wilkinson, R G Harding, Deane J Morgan, F A Smith, Tom Rodda, Stan R Jeffery, C E James
1962-63 J William Bradshaw Noel F Wilkinson L A J Wilkinson, R G Harding, Tom Rodda, Stan R Jeffery, C E James, Norman W Cairnes, W C Healy
1963-64 J William Bradshaw Noel F Wilkinson L A J Wilkinson, R G Harding, Tom Rodda, Stan R Jeffery, C E James, Norman W Cairnes, W C Healy
1964-65

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