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Petone Rowing Club Closing Day Regatta, Boat Naming and Prize Giving 2009,
Sunday 26 April 2009

9.00am Prepare and assemble for racing

PRC Clubhouse, 160 The Esplanade, Petone, 12.00pm Boat Naming

12.30pm Lunch
Red Tickets $35 meal,
Blue Tickets $25 meal,
Note: For Petone Rowing Club Members, there will be a $10 surcharge added for tickets sold on the day

Jetty Café, 160 The Esplanade, Petone
1.30pm Prize Giving

Diary this now and invite as many family members and friends as you can.

Regatta and Training Camp Costs for the 2008/2009 season:

Please find attached a schedule which gives the regatta and training camp costs for the 2008/2009 season. Also attached is a AP for which shows the details of our bank account if you wish to set up an Automatic Payment (AP) to spread the payments.

If you wish to use Internet banking for any regatta or training camp payments please pay these in to the following account:

Bank/Branch/Account Number/Suffix: 06 0507 0112335 25

If possible please show the following details in the boxes available to show your details on our statement: Your Surname, initial/Regattas/2008-2009

It is also helpful if you can send an email advising the date of the first payment or one-off payments/amount/Rower's name/details? "Regattas" or "specific regatta" Sent email to: Secretary@PetoneRowingClub.com This will assist us to keeps our record of payments as current as possible.

Reminder that Subs are now due:

Thank you to those of you who have already paid. If you have not paid we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Please find attached details of Subscription levels for 2008/2009.

Please note that invoices for Novices and Learn to Row crews will be sent out following the Labour Weekend training camp, when Coaches will be deciding who will be in each group. If Novices pay subs within 14 days of the date of the invoice they can claim the same discounts described in the attached document. (i.e. reduced subs amounts of $550 for Adult Active Rowers or $450 for Active Rowers (School Person Members and Tertiary Student Members))

If you wish to use Internet banking for any Subscription payments please pay these in to the following account:

Bank/Branch/Account Number/Suffix: 06 0507 0112335 25

If possible please show the following details in the boxes available to show your details on our statement: Your Surname, initial/Subs/2008-2009

It is also helpful if you can send an email advising the date of the first payment or one-off payments/amount/Rower's name/Subs 2008/2009"
Sent email to: Secretary@PetoneRowingClub.com This will assist us to keeps our record of payments as current as possible.

Refer to the following three files:

Rowing Regatta and Training Camp Costs
PRC Subscription_Levels
Nat Bank AP Form Regattas and Camp.


The Management and members of the Petone Rowing Club would like to thank the following organisations for their valuable grants:

Click here to review the Sunday 4th of May Club Closing Day Regatta and newsletter.



The Annual General Meeting of the Petone Rowing Club (Inc.) will be held on:
Tuesday 27 May 2008 at 7.30pm, Venue: The Clubhouse, 160 The Esplanade, Petone

Confirmation of the Minutes of the AGM 2007
Annual Reports
Club Captain
Accounts and Balance Sheet
Notice of Motion
Election of Officers
Building and Plant
General Business
Re-imbursement of expenses
Change to PRC Constitution and Rules

Petone Rowing Club - Closing Day Regatta/brunch/Prize Giving
Sunday 4 May 2008, Venue: Petone Rowing Club Clubrooms, The Esplanade, Petone

8.30am arrive/prepare boats
9.00am racing starts
12.00noon Naming of a club boat "Helen" in recognition of services to the
by Helen Baxter over many years
12.30pm Brunch
1.30pm Prize Giving

If you want to be involved in the rowing and the other events of the day
please See Greg Stothers or Camilla Anderson for tickets.
Tickets $35

Please purchase tickets as soon as possible to ensure we arrange adequate

Camilla 027-476-1972 - Greg 021-157-8431


Petone Rowing Club Closing Day Regatta/brunch/Prize Giving Sunday 4 May 2008 Venue: Petone Rowing Club Clubrooms, The Esplanade, Petone

8.30am arrive/prepare
9.00am racing starts
12.30pm Brunch
1.30pm prize Giving

Put your name on the list on the club notice board asap., and indicate the number of tickets you require.

See Greg Stothers or Camilla Anderson for tickets. Tickets purchased prior to ANZAC Day $25
Tickets purchased after ANZAC Day $35

Check out the Petone Rowing Club on Facebook to see a range of photo's from the Pete Carter collection, with significant club history in the late 1930's. A special thank you to the Carter family for the photo's.

Petone Rowing Club Fund-raising meeting. Discussion on fund-raising for club equipment and activities this season. Your attendance, ideas and support will be appreciated. Tuesday 6 November 2007, 7.30pm, Level 1 meeting room, the clubroomsClick Here

Click Here to see the profile of Mike Benge, one of our most successful Club Champions and winner of Gold a the World Champs, and click here to see the profile of his father Geoff Benge. Both represented the PRC and New Zealand in rowing.

20.10.2007 , Click here to join the Petone Rowing Club Facebook.

With the estimated cost of regattas and training camps for rowers for the season being $1,758 (See attached spreadsheet and bank AP sheet) the committee is suggesting that you consider making automatic payments to the club account 06 0507 0112335 25. This will spread the load for rowers and
parents and will assist the club with planning and paying for these events.

The following are some examples of automatic payments you may want to consider between now and February 2008 to pay the estimated costs of $1,758:
30 Weekly payments of $58.60, or,
15 Fortnightly payments of $117.20, or
7 Monthly payments of $251.14

Please refer to the following two files for further details, (click on the file to open). .
Nat Bank AP Form Regattas and Camp 2007-08 and PRC Training camp & Regatta Costs 2007-2008

Thank you to the Pelorus Trust The Club thanks the Pelorus Trust for a grant of $10,000.00 to go towards the refurbishment of the club's Flouro Four and Flouro Eight Rowing Skiffs. With the growth in our membership we have a shortage of boats and the refurbishment of these boats will assist the rowers greatly over this season.

Congratulations to Ben Norling on winning the rower of the year at the Samsung Awards and well done to Matt Cummings on winning the TRC Senior sculls award for School Boy Single Sculling for last season.

The PRC AGM will be held on Tuesday 29th May 2006, at 7.30pm:
Venue: The Clubhouse, 160 The Esplanade, Petone.
Click here to see the AGM minutes and financials.

The next PRC Committee meeting will be held Tuesday 8 May 2007 at 7.30pm, Level 1 members' room, at the Clubhouse.

Saturday Eight people required 11.30am to 4.30pm, Sunday 35 people required 7.00am to 12noon.
Please Txt Grace on 027-309-1231 by Monday if you can help.

Attached is a summary of Prize Giving winners for the 2006/2007 season.
Congratulations to all the winners.

McDougall Cup - (Best Behaved Coxswain) Colin Luu
Allan Jones Trophy - (Most Successful Coxswain) Fiona Ryan
President’s Trophy - (Most Promising School Boy/Girl) Andrew Davidge
Child’s Memorial Cup - (Most Improved Novice) Christina Brokuf
Riordan Cup - (Most Successful Novice) Tom Sparks
Sam Platt Cup - (Most Useful Club Member) Sally Saunders
Ladies Shield - (Rower with the Best Club Spirit) Grace Saunders
Swiggs Cup - (Best Club Rower) Ben Norling
Jenness Cup - (Most Successful Sculler) Lisa Rofe
Dufus Award - (Equipment Breaker of the Year) Emma Kibblewhite
Te Puni Shield - (Highest Points Aggregate) Lisa Rofe


The club thanks the Petone Working Men's Club for a grant of $2,500 to go towards either a new Coaching Boat or Empacher Repairs.

The following web page recognises all the individals who have been committee members of the Petone Rowing Club since 1900. We share these names and this web page with our thanks for the many peoples support and committment to the long standing growth of our club:

please link here to see other Committee roles and members

Petone Rowing Club Closing Day Regatta, Now Sunday 15 April 2007, Rowers please be at the Club House by 8.30am, Bring your spanners, Racing during the morning. Lunch at 2.30pm

The Club thanks the Southern Trust for a donation of $15,000 toward the purchase of indoor rowing machines for our gymnasium. Website link: http://www.southerntrust.org.nz/

Reminder - Ex Novice boys club clean up Sunday 11th March

Joel, Josh, Doug, Ed, Tom, Stew, Jamie, Nick, Matt, and Hamish need to be at the club by 8.30am this Sunday for the clean up. You will need to organise amongst yourselves to bring sufficient gear to sweep the bays, clean the changing rooms and bathrooms, and pull up the carpet in the gym."

Please add the following to your diaries:

Petone Rowing Club
Club Closing Day Regatta
Amended date
Now: Saturday, 14 April 2007
More details will be advised shortly

Petone Rowing Club Inc.
Annual General Meeting
7.30pm, Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Level 1 Members' Lounge
The Clubhouse
Papers will be distributed prior to the meeting.

URGENT Fund-raising - Parents and helpers needed! Roy Cox (Petone Lions Club) has offered the club a fund-raising opportunity this Saturday, 17 February from 10.45 - 4.00pm worth $750 for the Club!

As the rowers will be making their way down South we were hoping for help from 12 parents, family members, friends of the club, etc.

Please let Sally or Caroline Robertson (027 255 9389) know ASAP if you are able to help with this!

Volunteers so far:
1. Trish Nydam
2. Tim Nydam
3. (Mini) Nydam
4. Simon Edwards (2pm onwards)
5. Dave Pullar (10.45-12.45).

Members wish to thank Pub Charity for their grant of $5,230.00 to enable us to lay New Carpet in the Clubhouse Gymnasium, and purchase a Vacuum Cleaner to keep the carpet free of sand.

Nationals – Flights
The club has had to urgently pay $13,500 to secure return flights from Wellington to Chch for Nationals (this price is very good as we were quoted $18,500).

A deposit of $300 per rower is needed to cover these flight costs – and to help ensure the club does not encounter any financial problems. If possible we would like to receive this deposit ASAP or by the end of next week 26/01/2007.

Having problems paying?
We know this is a hard time – and there are a lot of expenses coming out over the next month – if you think you are going to have problems paying for any of the regattas please talk to a committee member (the club can offer some financial support).

Fundraising money…please remember fundraising money will be subtracted from the remaining cost for Nationals – you will receive more information about this soon.

$ 300 flights for Nationals

Other costs

* Subs: Adults $275 – Students $200 – Cox $100

* $60 club hoodies
* $25 racing singlet (men’s crews and novice women)
* $60 racing one-piece (club women)

Other upcoming regatta costs
Date Event Estimated cost
17-25 Feb
(Travel TBC 16th & 25th) NZ Champs (Twizel) $500 - $650
(Minus fund raising money, and money for flights if already paid)

It’s important as we enter this busy time of year that we keep everyone well informed about upcoming regattas. Please take this information home to share with your parents!

The below chart indicates potential costs for upcoming regattas. These are an estimate only (and will be confirmed closer to regatta dates). Fundraising has not been taken into account and will help to reduce costs.

We understand this can be an expensive time of year. If you are having problems with making payments towards regatta costs please speak to your coach or one of the committee members (arrangements can be made with the club to deal with financial hardship).

Parent helpers wanted!
If your parents are interested in attending any of the below regattas to ‘lend a hand’ we would be most grateful – Please let Tim or Caroline know if your parents could help with driving vans, preparing meals, or would like to look after tired rowers. The more help we get the easier and more fun you will have at regattas.

Other costs

2007 Subs:

Club hoodies $60

Racing Singlets $25 (men’s crews and novice women)


Date Event Estimated cost
16 Dec Wellington Champs
26 Dec  - 04 Jan26-31 Dec - All rowers01-04 Jan - Club rowers only Xmas training camp (Whakamaru)
$250 - $350
TBC 13 Jan(Travel up Fri. 12th night train on 14th) Rose Bowl (Wanganui)
$80 - $100
19-22 Jan (Travel 19th & 22nd) Blue Lakes (Rotorua)
03-04 Feb(Travel up Fri. 2nd night) Wanganui Champs (Wanganui)
$80 - $100
10-11 FebTravel 9th & 11th North Island Champs (Karapiro)
17-25 Feb (Travel TBC 17th & 25th) NZ Champs (Twizel)
$500 - $600







The PRC would like to thank the New Zealand Community Trust, NZCT, for a grant of $30,640.00. The Trust have approved funding for the following equipment, including 8 man skiff $23,000.00, Oars $4,640.00, and Rowing boat $3,000.00

The Wellington Rowing Association is setting up a sub-committee to be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Korokoro shed and requires one representative from each of the five Wellington clubs. If anyone associated with Petone Rowing Club is interested in this position, please contact Tim Hewitt at the club or by phone (mobile: 027 464 4471, home: 04 972 8970).

We thank The Hutt Mana Charitable Trust for a grant of $5,000 towards a new four.

We thank The Unison Trust for a grant of $3,000 towards a new pair/double.

Congratulations to the three Petone Rowing Club members selected for the 2006 Wellington Inter-Provincial Squad to compete at the 2006 RNZ Inter - Provincial Regatta at lake Hood (Ashburton) over 30 September to 1 October 2006.


Next Fundraising Meeting will be held on: Tuesday 25th July, at 6.30pm, upstairs at club rooms. Please spread the word to interested people.

Rees Ward wins at Henley in England, Click here

Wellington Rowing Association - Samsung Awards 2006: Our congratulations go to:
Rower of the Year PRC's Ben Norling and Coach of the Year PRC's Greg Stother.
They are champions from our Club.

It is with sadness we advise Ron Blandford, Life Member of PRC has passed away. Ron's Funeral will be held Monday 19 June 2pm, St Augustine's Anglican Church Britannia St Petone

Fund-raising Event
Super 14 Final on the big screen at PRC clubrooms.
Saturday 27 May 2006 6.30pm
Entry $10.00
Bring a mate
Pizza and Soft Drink supplied.
come dressed to support. "Go the Caines"

Petone Rowing Club has recently acquired some brand new gym equipment thanks from the help of Greg Stothers especially who had to drive up to Auckland and back to collect the weights, dumbbell etc and many more machines. The new gear will help our rowers train better and have more motive to be part of this great club now with great equipment!.

Many thanks to all who helped get these pieces of gym equipment.


PRC Key Events click here

There is a fund-raising meeting next Tuesday (16th May), 6.30pm upstairs at the Clubrooms. Bring along Ideas.... What to do for fund-raisers plans ?
How to do fund-raisers. Enthusiasm ? Energy to do what needs to be done.

Please pass this on to everyone interested in raising funds to help with
the costs of rowing in the 2006/7 season. See ya Tues day.


The PRC AGM will be held on Tuesday 30 May 2006, at 7.30pm:
Venue: The Clubhouse, 160 The Esplanade, Petone.

Click here to review the PRC AGM Notice:

Click here to review the PRC 2005/2006 Financial Accounts

The club has purchased some more weights and machines Hack squat ,Leg press ,Tricept pull down and leg ext and curl machines and a lot of dumbbells so the gym is now the place

.... we have 20-30 people training on Tuesdays,Thursday, Sunday, and on the
other days 6-8 people.... the club is looking good for another strong novice mens crew 6-7 novice guys now and ther fittness level is better than the start of the crew last year all about the same size too...

last years novice crews men and women are doing lots of work so the will help in the step up to club and beyond.. so good on them .... the club will be going on a training camp June 3-4-5 and they are 28 names on the list to go.

To review the Wellington Rowing Association March/April newsletter please click here.

Please note that the Petone Rowing Club AGM is postponed until a date to be set (probably late May). We will advise the new date asap.

We had advised the AGM would be on Tuesday 2 May 2006. If you had diaried
the meeting please delete it now.

Petone Rowing Club Prizegiving Results, Congratulations to our winners.

Prizegiving Regatta will be held this Sunday 16 April 2006, Starting @ 9.00am racing in all boats.
Brunch is at 11.30 -12.30
Racing 1pm - 3.30 p.m.
Drinks 4pm - 5 .30 p.m.
Dinner 6pm.
Prizing 7.30 - 8.30 p.m.
Cost Brunch $10.00 per head
Cost Dinner $20.00 per head

Rowers, members, families and supporters are invited to a special brainstorming session
to be held at the Petone Rowing Club clubrooms on Tuesday 11 April at 7.30pm, to discuss the possibilities for future maintenance and development of the clubrooms. A Sub Committee will then go away with your ideas and discuss the possibilities with the architects.

Petone Rowing Club - Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 2 May 2006 at 7.30pm
Venue: 1st Floor meeting room, Petone Rowing Club Clubrooms,
160 The Esplanade, Petone.

Petone and WRA were saddend to hear of the sudden death on Monday afternoon of rowing stalwart Brent Hazelwood.

Brent has over recent years been an active coach with the Petone and Wellington clubs and has also assisted as an umpire at local regattas. A contribution that will be sorely missed.

His funeral sevice will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home, 375 Adelaide Rd, Newtown, Wellington at 11.am on Friday 27 January 2006, where it is hoped a wide representation of the rowing fraternity will attend and support Brent's family at this time.

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