NEW ENTRANCE GATEWAY TO THE CLUB
FUNDED BY SPECIAL NEW APPEAL – THE 200 CLUB
The present gateway to the Club is in need of refurbishment and the opportunity presented by our Bicentenary is being used to create a new design, which affords both easier and safer boat access, and provides a more imposing entrance, allowing smoother flow during the Regatta.
To fund the building of the gateway and the landscaping of the entrance to the Club, we are launching a specific and special appeal by inviting 200 Members to donate a sum of £250 each. The Committee members have all agreed to subscribe to get the group started.
As well as helping the Club provide a lasting reminder of the Bicentenary, donors will be acknowledged by receiving an exclusive Bicentenary lapel badge and an invitation to the opening ceremony which will take place in May or June 2018.
Plans are in hand for this to be a most prestigious occasion, and details will be circulated to those who have contributed to the gateway. The names of these contributors will be added to a commemorative roll, which will be displayed in the Clubhouse.
The memorial stone to George Rowe (President 1919-1934) in the current gateway will be retained in the new design, as shown in the Autumn 2017 newsletter.
Members of winning Leander Thames Cup crews and other crews coached successfully by Derek Drury 1926-2016 (see Leander News, Spring 2017), as well as his family and friends, have generously funded the provision of new gates to commemorate his life and service to rowing.
Only the first 200 Members to complete and return the 200 Club application form enclosed at the front of the accompanying Bicentenary event pack or using the link below can be accepted.