As the club now has more and more members using more boats, the maintenance is not a one or two person volunteer job. We all need to pitch in to keep the boats and the site in good working order.
The results of last month’s boat survey highlighted two things:
1. Members want to have good boats that row well
2. Most of you are willing to contribute some time to maintenance.
In order to achieve the first point, we need everyone’s help. It is always great when so many of us show up for “work” days like the boat moves and site cleanup, but to keep our boats in good working order throughout the season, we need to step up the maintenance a notch. We shouldn’t spend our money on good boats to row if we don’t maintain them.
In the club, we have four groups of rowers: Youth, W1, Men/Mixed and scullers. We have defined several maintenance areas and will set up teams to take charge of these areas consisting of one responsible person from each of our rower group. These people will be responsible to either do the maintenance duties for the team, or to find a rep from their group to participate. With this organization, we hope to both share the load of work and get the work done.
A couple of the teams are more technical, but some basic site maintenance (like washing the towels and taking the trash off site) can be done by anyone. We are so lucky to have a few people that contribute a lot of time to the club, but it is not fair for them not to be supported by us all. Remember, because this is a volunteer organization we can keep our dues low. As the club is volunteer run, we believe that everyone, whether Youth or Masters, whether you are new to the club or been around since dinosaurs rowed a quad, needs to contribute.
Please take this survey
Thank you for your participation in the survey. Your feedback is very valuable to us.