Nominations for committee 2020-21

Click on the links below to view a copy of the nominations for the QRC Committee for 2020/2021.  Postal voting slips with a self-addressed envelope will be sent out on Wednesday the 30th of September for members to return to the Secretary by Thursday, the 22nd of October.

Please note that there have been no nominations for the  position of
Treasurer, so please let me know if anyone would like to stand for this
position (with a proposer and seconder). Please also note that any unfilled committee spaces can be nominated on the night – a maximum of 7 committee members and 4 office-bearers.

Nominations for office-bearers
Nominations for committee members

ON THIS DAY – Episode 10

On 24th Sept 2010 we formally took possession of the empty retail unit next to Scotmid for £10 per month. I have attached the Journal and Gazette picture. John Brodie, CEO of Scotmid, who lives and sails in Queensferry, was as pleased as we were for the publicity. A couple of weeks before this official handover we had organised a reception to launch the project with our guest of honour, Tommy Wemyss, Queensferry’s stroke rower in the 50s.

Having procured the kit, Peter, with Mike and Graham finalised the ‘Awards for All’ grant application to pay for the rest of the boat timber, a trailer, oars and a cover while the rest of the committee contacted various people to organise more fund-raising events which would include coffee mornings, music nights, ceilidhs and various competitions to name the boat and decide it’s colours. (The first idea was a top strake of Queensferry tartan!)

The Queensferry tartan

The build, in the rear loading bay area at the back of the unit, had already started with the hull formers supplied by Alec Jordan sitting, on the build frame, all squared off and levelled with string lines.

Fear not – we’re exempt

Covid Officer Marianne – ‘making none of your dreams come true’ – writes: As most of you will know, the First Minister has announced further Covid restrictions, but happily they don’t affect coastal rowing, in so far as it is part of specific organised sport exemption. Fingers crossed this continues.

Fourteen RPs now up to speed with our club Covid precautions – thanks everyone!

Mike’s busy working on a booking system and Tansy’s rowing survey will help inform this – thanks to everyone who filled it in. Making sure everyone is able to book a row, not just discrete groups (hands up from me – part of the W50+!), is very important because we’re a community club.

Otherwise, the updates from the last message still apply – see the previous post.

RtR – getting there

Marianne writes: A wee update on where we are with the return to rowing …

Twelve RPs have been out and had the full-on ‘return to rowing’ protocol experience. Thanks to all of you for stepping up and providing valuable, positive feedback. We’ll hopefully have two more RPs out today, as grand total of 14 (12+2=hard sums).

Industrial quantities of sanitising/cleaning supplies are either in the Shed, or on order, but there’s plenty to be going on with. The delivery guy thinks I have a cleaning festish… or I’m planning a crime.

Washing down the Maid with soapy water post-row. The boat has never been so clean.

This website now has a Covid page, where you’ll find the most up-to-date information as it comes out. When changes happen it may take a day or two to be updated.

Tansy has sent out a short questionnaire on behalf of the Committee which should help inform us about how members feel about getting back to rowing. Please fill this in.

Anne F has sought the views of RPs.

Risk assessment complete. (What a fun night that was).

Reflecting the community club we are, Mike B is investigating a booking process to allow us to return to rowing as fairly and equitably as possible, i.e. so everyone who wants to has a chance to row in a group they are comfortable with, e.g. with others taking extra health precautions.

Some of the actions sit with the RTR subgroup, some with the Committee. As ever, everyone is working incredibly hard to make this happen!

We’re obviously seeing a move to greater lockdown at the moment. There’s currently no suggestion that organised sport is going to be impacted. It does makes it all the more important that we ALL follow the ScotGov and QRC guidelines the Committee have approved to keep everyone safe.

Finally, it’s obviously a bit disappointing we’re not able to take part in C2C, but no reason why we can’t do it in a few week’s time when we’re fully back on the water – something to look forward to! … And we can love-bomb social media with photos of us with our beautiful bridges!

AGM Calling Notice

Club secretary Lorna writes: Below please find the Calling Notice for Queensferry Rowing Club’s AGM. It is being sent out slightly earlier than normal this year, due to the unusual way that we will be conducting the meeting (via Zoom), and the possible need to involve a postal voting system.  More information will be sent out on this later, should it be required.  Please read the notice carefully as there are a lot of important dates to remember. If you have any questions regarding the notice, please contact myself, or any other committee member.

The Annual General Meeting of Queensferry Rowing Club will be held on Thursday the 29th of October 2020 at 7.30pm, via Zoom.

A draft agenda and minutes of the previous AGM will be sent via email or letter to members at the start of October. It will also be posted on the Club website. Any additions to the agenda should be made known to Lorna Bark, Secretary, by 15th October 2020.

Nominations for any position in the committee should be notified to the Secretary by 5pm on Thursday the 24th of September 2020 with Proposers and Seconders (Please remember to propose or second next to the nominations). In the event that there are more nominations than the required four Office Bearers and not more than seven members, a postal vote will be held and the deadline for this will be Thursday the 22nd of October. Any current Committee member who decides not to stand for re-election should inform the Secretary by the 24th of September, along with the other nominations.

The current Committee are:
Anne Purcell, Captain
Dónal Ferrie, Vice Captain
Marion McDowall, Treasurer
Lorna Bark, Secretary
John Howell
Alan Sutherland
Marianne Sandison
Mike Breewood
Stephanie Durning
Stevie Leask
Tansy Lee Moir

Due to the pandemic this year, a sheet will NOT be posted in the Shed for the nominations.