Welcome to the first blog update of 2015, the 110th birthday of the building.
There's a bit to discuss so get on board.
You may have noticed Wakeford's vinyl handywork on the back side of the club. This is to bring us into compliance with yet another river requirement - which is to have our jetty number clearly displayed. You may recall from a previous post SR76 was painted on the club, but was removed long ago. These numbers are supposed to be there, so don't mess with them.
WARC will be part of the Perth Latin Festival on Australia Day, Monday January 26. There are limited tickets available, cost is $79.
To buy a ticket:
Please note: The entire building is closed to all but ticket holders for this event. If you want to come along, you will need to attend the ticketed event.
WARC is hosting the third BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Swim the Swan event on Sunday, February 2. This is a major event for the club and we provide a great deal of support for this high-profile event, which is also a major contributor to our bottom line.
Volunteering and tasks:
Derigging: All inside riggers will need to be removed by Thursday, January 29. This means anyone rowing on Wednesday, Jan 28 and Thursday, Jan 29 need to spend some time derigging afterwards. I would like someone to coordinate this so if you're planning to be rowing on those days, please put your hand up to corral the troops into action. Let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org
Speedboat drivers on Sunday, Feb 2: We need about 10 speedboat drivers to help marshall swimmers etc during the race. You need a skippers ticket and to bring a packed lunch, hat, sunscreen and anything else you want out on the water. Mobile phones for live tweeting the event are encouraged, of course. #swimtheswan email email@example.com to sign up.
Barbecue, morning Sunday Feb 2: WARC will be hosting a sausage sizzle at the spectators and awards area on the Swan River foreshore for this event. Janet is coordinating and will be looking for barbecue experts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your hand up.