Recounting successful year at AGM

By The Post in Rowing

BOSCASTLE and Crackington Gig Rowing Club held its AGM at the Coombe Barton Inn on Friday, February 24.

The evening commenced with chairman Phoebe Millar giving an account of the very successful year that the club had enjoyed.

She then made a bouquet presentation to Sue Stickney to say thank you for all of her years of service to the club as she steps down from the executive committee.

Ms Millar then informed members of the clubs plan to commission the building of a new wooden gig, despite failing to win the Aviva Community Fund grant that the club had worked so hard to get.

Millar said the committee were looking at other sources of funding that may be available, including her own attempt at rowing a full marathon on a rowing machine, on the same day as the London Marathon in April. She has set up a Just Giving page to enable people to sponsor her.

The executive committee were then voted back into their posts, to continue for another year before volunteers were asked for to run this year’s Boscastle Regatta, which was such a success in 2016.

Millar then made a special presentation to Nick Holmes (above) who was awarded the Chairmans Cup from the Cornish Pilot Gig Association, in recognition for his work in setting up the Tamar Rowability Scheme. This enables people with disabilities to try out gig rowing in the safe environment of Tamar Lakes.

Holmes was also awarded a life membership of the club to further recognise his achievement.

Club treasurer, Roberta Jones, then gave her report, giving details of the accounts and reminding everyone to pay their annual subscriptions.

The meeting was then closed and followed by a quiz and raffle, which raised £306 for club funds.

Thanks were also expressed to Coombe Barton for letting the club use their function room.

For further information on the club, visit www.boscastlegigclub.org.uk or search Boscastle & Crackington Pilot Gig Club on Facebook.

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