Updated: Friday 26 March
A message from our President
The next in our series of electronic Hippo Bulletins has now been issued to Members and shares a personal message from our President, Mike Sweeney CBE.
Staying connected with you
Sadly, our splendid initiative to provide takeaway ‘crew meals’ from the Clubhouse closed today. However, we are currently working on a programme of further initiatives to enable Members and athletes to remain connected with the Club during this time.
The first of these is sharing photos of our athletes training in social isolation. Thanks to Georgie Brayshaw for sending us this excellent photo! We will be regularly updating the website with information and news, and you can also stay up to date through our various social media channels. We have created a dedicated section on our website below for this, starting with tips on how to join us on Facebook, for those who are new to social media.
Secondly, our friends at Digby are offering virtual wine tasting sessions from next week. On Thursday 2nd April at 5.30pm, you can join a virtual tasting session focusing on the many facets of our Leander Pink. And on Friday 3rd April, you can take part in an online tasting event at either 4pm or 7.30pm (or both!). More details on how to take part and order your wines to taste are shown further down on this website page.
Paul Budd OBE
Georgie Brayshaw demonstrates training in isolation
Join us on Facebook
We will be sharing lots of information on Social Media. As Facebook gives us the greatest opportunity to share photos, videos, events and updates in once place, this will be our primary (but not exclusive) channel. For those who want to join in please use the hashtag #leandertogether.
Here are some useful links on installing and using Facebook for beginners
Digby Wine Tasting
Keep the Fizz Flowing!
Sir Kenelm Digby invented the wine bottle and was instrumental in keeping the wine flowing around the world. This has inspired us to create a series of remote tasting events to keep fizz lovers across the country entertained at home!
You can become a part of our communal, social events, right from your living room! Trevor or Alex will host the tasting and escort you through the wines and Digby Experience and you will also be able to engage with other attendees, should you require some social interaction! It’s easy to take part using Zoom.
A bottle of each wine will be delivered in the pack, as well as optional Digby Bottle Stoppers, if you need some to keep your bottles fresh over the weekend. Please click on the images below to learn more or sign up for an event.
Digby will send you instructions on how to join.
Leander Pink event – If you need a bottle, they are offering FREE delivery or if you’re lucky enough to have a slot, you can add one to your Ocado or Waitrose Cellar order.
Friday at Four event – Simply order the week’s Tasting Pack and dial into the event, details of this will be included in the delivery.
… IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE CLUB
The Club office is shut until further notice but key staff are contactable by email, should the need arise:
Leander Club is home to champions past, present and future. Our Members have won more Olympic medals than any other single-sport Club in the world. Our young high-potential oarsmen and women enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and world class coaching. Do you have what it takes?
Leander Club Membership brings many benefits. Members enjoy Clubhouse hospitality seven days a week. The Clubhouse also provides a privileged base for Henley Royal Regatta and there is an active program of Club and campaign events throughout the year. You don’t have to be a rower to apply to join us as a Club Member.