New Appointments and Presentations at AGM

At last Wednesday’s Annual General Meeting, Stratford upon Avon Boat Club recognised the great contribution that some of their members made to the Club by awarding the special Felix Awards, a legacy from the Club’s past President Felix Badcock who gave so much to the club: the tankard trophies were won by Felix Badcock during his long career rowing and over engraved with the winner’s name and award. There were awards for the Junior and the Senior Personality of the Year

The Senior Felix Award went to Dawson Curnock who has put in hours and hours of unpaid time for the Club sorting out the Club’s Fun Regatta which this year is Sunday 09 July. This entails organizing training for the novice crews from local companies and organisations, running the event and arranging sponsorship. In addition, Dawson also supports the Junior Squad with coaching supervision

The Junior Felix Award went to Molly Gill-Swift for her all round contribution on and off the water. Molly, on her own initiative, arranged fundraising events to add to Club’s efforts to raise much needed money for the Club’s aging fleet of boats

The AGM was very lively with passionate debate on all aspects of the Club’s governance and an example of democracy in action. During the evening, there were several elections and Dawson Curnock was elected as the Club’s Chairman: the Chairman acts as ‘business manager’ for the Club and heads up the committee overseeing the Club’s financial affairs and general management

Also elected onto the committee was Dr Graham Collier as Members’ Representative ensuring that the members’ opinions and voice is put forward at all meetings. Graham is a past Captain of the Club, former Junior Co-ordinator and a lead coach the Junior Squad

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