On December 18th we paid tribute to much loved former coach Clive Hole, who died in October 2020, by naming a new Stampfli eight in his memory. Clive’s widow Rita carried out the ceremony, baptising ‘The Legend Clive Hole’ with a jug of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, a very appropriate epithet warmly acknowledged by members.
Clive contributed an enormous amount to the club and to the wider community, and memories will live long.
The previous weekend around 80 members attended the Oarsman’s Christmas Ball at which the club’s annual awards for 2021 were presented.
There were several nominations for Oarswoman ot the Year and Oarsman of the Year, including the following –
Oarswoman- Nicola Field, Gene Dobson, Ray Dominy, Jane Auster, Julie Kitson, Gabby Maxfield.
Oarsman- Richard Hey, Nick Baird, David Green, Roger Stainforth, Dan Lockey, David Beeby.
Junior oarswoman- Alice Chilvers, Jennifer Napora, Miriam Stewart.
Junior oarsman- Ellis Black, Thomas Woods, Tom Pfetcher.
- Capsize of the year- Harry White
- Crew of the year – Senior women coxless quad
- Outstanding performances – Roger Stainforth
- Outstanding services to the club – Gene Dobson
- Club Hero – Cathy Rooney
- Junior oarswoman – Miriam Stewart
- Junior oarsman – Ellis Black
- Oarswoman – Gabby Maxfield
- Oarsman – Nick Baird
- Bill Golightly award – Beth Holmes
Festive lunches are available from the cafe or in the adjoining marquee until Wednesday, December 22nd. Advance booking is essential so that we can assure social distancing.
Coincidentally December 22nd also marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the ‘new’ clubhouse in 1971.
After Wednesday the club will be closed for two weeks for staff holidays. We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a good 2022.