GRC Round Up 07/09/17

Members Feedback Survey
The invites went out and the results are in from the 2017 Members Feedback Survey. Thanks to all those that responded: the scores and commentary have been very informative.
There is more analysis to be done and we will be releasing the full text of the responses soon but in the meantime here’s what we have heard:
– Coaching — this is a pain point and needs some solutions
– Rowing to compete and for general health are equally important to members
– Sense of community is a key driver of member happiness
– Members want more singles in the shed
– We need more small boats for light weight (50-60kg) and heavy weight (100+kg) members
– Members are most happy with boat availability, regatta management and shed condition
– Members are least happy with fees and coaching.
– A couple of initiatives have already been agreed:
– Quarterly Town Hall meeting and breakfast BBQ on a Sunday morning at the start of each quarter. We hope this will increase communications, let people ask questions and build the sense of community
– Brad and Luke will be rejigging the boat purchase plan to balance the boat weights with member needs.

From this week’s committee meeting
We plan to have regular ‘Town Hall’ meetings at the beginning of each quarter with the first scheduled for Sunday 8 October after training. The aim is for a general information sharing session with the committee and members and Q&A. Details to come soon
We have a Social and Fundraising Committee – many thanks to Bec, Elizabeth, Aaron, Fran and Lauren. Keep an eye out for upcoming events and let them know if you’d like to get involved. To start with, the target is to raise funds to cover the cost of a new tinnie and two outboard motors
The coaches are meeting regularly to provide a feedback forum, and to work towards increasing their skills and consistency to so they can offer better outcomes for members Brad and Luke are developing a junior program to draw more young rowers from the local schools and community. This is a very exciting initiative building on the egalitarian history of the Club. This is being advertised. If anyone is interested in assisting with this, please let Brad and Luke know
Mark is working with the Dragon Boaters to try to protect our waterway from the impact of the Bays Development, which includes a new marina under the Anzac Bridge and the Fish Market redevelopment
It was agreed to lower the price of the Learn to Row program as it seems the recent price increase has resulted in a decrease in numbers
The committee is looking at ways to replace the trailer. Jenny McKeown (many thanks) prepared an application for a grant. We will know the outcome of this in November
It was agreed to a obtain a sign to attach to the front of the building to promote the club to passers by and the local community
A new lightweight 4x/- should be delivered this week
16 pairs of new shoes have been ordered for the new 8 and to replace aging shoes in other boats
An outboard motor service plan is to be established
Quotes to be obtained to ventilate the bathrooms
A couple of things from Brad and Luke
A huge thanks to all who attended and worked hard at the Working Bee – the Club is cleaner, boats have been maintained, oars were stripped and painting began
The Jack Doig and Frank Dempsey are back in action

Members who have not renewed their membership are encouraged to do so, or to let us know if they don’t want to continue as members
All members planning to race during the season need to remember to renew or establish their membership with Rowing NSW and ensure money is paid to the Club to cover race fees. The expectation is racing members will always have a credit balance with the Club for race fees

Bank Account The Club has changed banks. Please do not deposit funds to the ANZ bank account. The Club’s new bank is BOQ (Bank of Queensland) and the account details are on the website, Whenever you make a payment, please include your name and fee type (what the payment is for) in the Payment Reference.
The Bank account details are:
Name: Glebe Rowing Club
BSB: 951 200
Account No: 012 681 381
Payment Reference: Your name and the fee type
New Members
Please welcome Brian Weir and Lawson Bartlett to the club

As we are all aware, we are a small community club and keeping the club clean and tidy is all of our responsibility. Anna has taken the initiative to make a start, has put together a roster and we expect everyone will find a way to contribute in their own way. Please let Anna know your preference.
Good luck to those member having a day out in the Hunter Valley on Sunday to compete in the Henley on Hunter Regatta hosted by Endeavour Rowing Club Upcoming:
Head of the Nepean Sat 16 Sep 2017
Please get your entries to Mark or your coach by Sunday night
Head of the Shoalhaven and Shoalhaven Sprints Sat 23 Sep 2017
Lane Cove Head Sat 7 Oct 2017

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