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The Club's AGM was held on the 27th September 2013 at the Royal British Legion. A well attended event included the election of committee members and recognition of all those whose contributions have brought the Club such a long way this year. Martin Steeden was unanimously re-elected as Chairman and thanked all those who had worked hard to acheive all the goals set last year. A revised management structure was proposed to help the Club cope with the additional tasks and responsibilities that will be required to support the acquisition of the boathouse.

Ben Banks has taken over as Rowing Captain from Paul Meacham ..... More details of the AGM to follow.


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Martin Steeden's Chairmans message:

Dear members, supporters and friends of Swanage Sea Rowing Club,
Just a few words to thank you all for your commitment to our club, we are fortunate to have such a fantastic opportunity to row on the sea in this beautiful part of Dorset. As a club we have a great team to keep SSRC running smoothly, this includes committee members, trustees, coaches, coxes, rowers, fund raisers and supporters working together to keep the club functioning and looking to the future.
This year the club has gone from strength to strength, commitment to rowing activities, racing, coxing and access of rowing to the public has been wider ranging than ever, this is credit to you, the club members, sharing your time, sharing your knowledge and helping to fund repairs, running costs, boats, oars etc.
As you are all aware, we are currently raising awareness and funds for our boat house build. The land is ours; we have already spent £22,000 of club money to secure the site and to carry out the requirements to achieve planning permission. Through pledges, promises, fund raising and members own time and effort we have been able to raise a considerable amount of money towards the build, however we have reached the point where we require a concerted push towards the remaining funds needed.
The boat house management committee and supporters have been working continuously to research, apply for and complete the necessary documentation to attract donors to fund the build, they have had good results and we have promises of funding to £125,624.
The committee are currently working with an awarding body to secure funding in the region of £150,000, this award relies partly on us as a club being able to fund the final amount required in a tight time scale.
So, even though you are probably fed up with being asked yet again to encourage family, friends and colleagues to part with their cash, please please support the boat house build in any way you can. If you know anyone or any organisation that might be able to help fund the build have a word with them or pass the information on to one of the committee members, we have already benefited from private donors in this way.
We have several fund raising opportunities in the next few months, the promise auction on the 1st of December could be a major contributor but we need your promises and your attendance to make this a success. Please help in any way you can, what ever you can do will make a difference, lets make sure that together we can secure SSRC’s future and get this much needed boat house built.
Thank you,



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  Max Burridge (second from right) has developed from his SSRC junior experience to success at Henley!

'Since joining Swanage Sea Rowing Club in 2001 I have never looked back. I learnt to row along, with the rest of my family, in the bay in which I learnt to swim. I raced with friends from different schools and we had a couple of pretty successful seasons. This bolstered my enthusiasm and so kept me racing into the men's team. Over these summers the racing I have done has given a perfect excuse to explore much of the west country and Isles of Scilly for which I am incredibly grateful.

When I left for university I desired to try my hand on a sliding seat, partly out of pure curiosity, but chiefly as I hoped it would improve my sea rowing. This proved to be an invaluable learning curve. When signing up to join Nottingham University Boat Club I had no idea I learn so many lessons which not only improve my rowing but life in general. Even less did I expect to win a national competition on Eton's Dorney Lake or compete at Henley Royal Regatta ! SSRC provided me with the door to my community - the friendsI have found in this club have given me a valuable insight into how my town works. Max Burridge.'





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