2016 Annual General Meeting and Prize-giving

The 2016 AGM was held on the 27th of May, where we farewelled some old faces and welcomed some new ones, as well as discussing the direction of the club for the coming year. The minutes are attached below for posterity.

Prize-giving at Four Kings was a great success, with a lot of deserving rowers receiving the following prizes:

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Welcome, Committee of 2016/17!

Hi everyone! Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our new committee members, who were voted in at the 2016 Annual General Meeting in May.

President: Maddie Palmer

Vice-President: Jack Gilpin

Club Captain: Brook Walker

Treasurer: Sarah Jackson

Secretary: Olivia Oldham

Social Officer: Caleb Smith

General Committee Members: Heather Scott (Health and Safety), Henry Lee, Josh Williams, Connor MacLeod, Valerie Chan.

Congratulations everyone!

Uni Champs 2016

University Champs 2016 was a great weekend, with a lot of fun times and some great results for VURC.

Novice Mens's 8+
Novice Mens’s 8+

Men’s Inty 1x: GOLD

Men’s Inty 4+: GOLD

Men’s Novice 8+: SILVER

Men’s Lightweight 2+: SILVER

Men’s Inty 4x+: BRONZE

Inty Men's 4x+
Inty Men’s 4x+

Well done to all who trialled for the Trans-Tasman University team, and a special congratulations to Jack Gilpin, Nathan Oakley and Tristan Gregory-Hunt who were selected to be a part of the men’s 8+!

Men's Inty 4+
Men’s Inty 4+

We had a great night at Top Hut on finals night and managed not to get too messy. And we only left two people behind in Twizel when the bus left on Sunday morning…I think I’ll count that as a success. (Thanks, Heather, for driving them at break-neck speed across Mackenzie Country and saving the day!)

Women's Tourny 8+
Women’s Tourny 8+

I can’t speak for the rest of the squad, but personally I can’t wait for next year!

See you on the water.



Open Day 2016


I think we can officially put Open Day 2016 into the ‘great success’ pile. We had an excellent turnout from both novices and experienced rowers, and Wellington put on an absolute stunner of a day for it!


Thanks everybody for coming along! We hope you enjoyed the sausages and the chat, and we’ll see you this week to get stuck into training…