ON THIS DAY – Episode 15

Club historian and founder member Mike McD writes: Ten years ago today, a rowing club was born.

SCRP-Q held the Public Meeting ‘to determine whether there is sufficient support to set up a Rowing Club in Queensferry, and if so, to elect a committee and office-bearers.’

24 people attended, with apologies from 3. After a brief summary of the project to date, and thanks to the builders – John Watson and Malcolm Meikle, Mike McD introduced members of Boatie Blest from Cockenzie and Port Seton. They told us how their first boat, Boatie Rows, was funded and built, enhancing community spirit. Their Club now had 60 members.

The resolution to start a Rowing Club was proposed and unanimously agreed. It was suggested that the name should contain the word ‘Community’. After discussion, ‘Queensferry Rowing Club – A Community Project’ was agreed

The only office-bearer nomination was for Treasurer – Peter Locke. The following Committee were elected – Siobhan Johnson, Denise Havard, Alan Meldrum, Billy Scott, Neil McPhail and Graham Sutherland. It was agreed that all meeting attendees were ‘members’.

The dates for future events including the launch were reported as well as the six local Regattas that we had agreed to take part in.

The Rowing Club committee were thereafter invited to attend SCRP-Q committee meetings. The next to be on 7th March.