Ryde Rowing Club has held a well-attended Annual General Meeting at its Clubhouse in Appley Park.

Carol Hewison, the club secretary reported on a fairly successful season, where the Club had won the Hants & Dorset ARA Men’s Novice Sculling Championship and a share in the Hants & Dorset ARA Ladies Novice Fours Championship – as well as having two crews selected to represent the Association at the South Coast Rowing Championships.

The club’s Financial Secretary, Dave Redstone was able to report that the Club was in a reasonable financial position, with the accounts approved – and on the success of the New Mini Bus project where the club had been able to raise sufficient funds to replace their aging minibus.

Both Carol and Dave were re-elected to their respective positions as was the Club Captain, Peter Allsopp, Rowing Captain, Micky Jenner and Assistant Secretary Darrell Reeve. Angela Evans was reappointed as Reporting Accountant and Dale Buckett and Emily Pike were elected to the main committee replacing Kate Whitehurst and Allan Evans and joining Steph Hickman, Lisa Murphy, Julie Cole, Steve Bull, Chris Groves and Steve Dear who were re-elected. The Bar Committee of Graham Reeve, Chairman; Steph Hickman, Manager; Josie Bull, Assistant Manager; Steve Bull, Secretary and Julie Cole committee member was also re-elected.

A small increase in the club’s annual subscriptions was agreed by the meeting and the start of the Subscription year was changed to 1 January, as well as some minor changes to the wording of some rules to accommodate electronic banking.

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