Tuesday, May 6, 2014

This Saturday May 10, 2014 Docks In! All Hands on Docks at 9:00 a.m.!


Now hear this!   All Hands, All Hands, All Hands on Docks!

As Chair of the Boathouse Committee I am excited to announce that it's finally here, the day we struggled through ice and COLD all winer LONG to get to is upon us now.

Please be advised that your strength of body is greatly needed this Saturday at the boathouse to launch the docks, install the roofs and rig the boats. More than usual will be going on so there will be little need to twiddle those thumbs. We will be starting at 9:00 AM. The more who arrive early the sooner we will  be done. So please be there. WE NEED YOU!

Thanks for all you do!!!!!


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Docks in Day will take place on Saturday May 10, 2014

Due to continued high and fast water, 
Docks in Day will take place on Saturday May 10, 2014
(or Sunday May 11, 2014).
Stay tuned for the exact day and time. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 PRC Membership!

Remember folks to sign up and get your 2014 PRC Membership form in.

The 2014 forms are available online at the PRC website.
Just click this link, and scull to the bottom of the page to print them off, fill them out, and send them in with your check.
Remember membership is not complete until you submit your 2014 membership form, a signed waiver and your check.

See you soon for docks in!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting - Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Putney School

Welcome to a new year and as the sun is now steadily marching on its northward journey rejoice in knowing that, for sure, the ice will melt from the river, the air and water temperature will rise and once again our boats will set out from the PRC docks. This, of course, will not happen tomorrow but it WILL happen, for the PRC By-Laws guarantee it.

With all that in mind, the governing Board of the Putney Rowing Club is excited to announce the date of a most important function, our Annual Meeting, set for Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM at the Putney School. Please mark down the date now. It is the Board's expressed desire for all members, by whatever means possible, no matter what the weather, to attend this all important meeting to start the 2014 rowing season. Begging, borrowing and/or stealing to arrive on time is not only permissible but highly encouraged. Did I mention there will be food? Yes, a Pot Luck, and you will bring it. “Be still, my beating heart, I can barely wait.” Seriously though, PLEASE come because...

One, very important part of the Annual Meeting is the election of club officers and this year's slate is to be unusually large. I would like to take this opportunity to list and explain the positions which the membership will vote on to fill. First, though, I wish to encourage all members to seriously consider yourselves in one of these official positions. The Putney Rowing Club is first and foremost a member run organization. That is to say members are expected to participate, to take their turn, in the administrative duties of the club. The rotation of members into and out of official club positions is vital in keeping the PRC healthy in action and spirit. There is nothing like a stint on the Board to give you a good view and understanding of everything the club accomplishes, or not, in a given year. It is your opportunity to have your strongest say about what you feel is important for this club. So I ask all of you to give careful consideration to this opportunity to step forward and play an important and necessary role in the PRC.    Oh... by the way, it's also fun... really.

Four (4) positions on the Board are to be filled. All Board positions are for terms lasting two (2) years. Meetings average less than once a month for approximately1½ hours at Graeme's shop.
  • The terms of President and Vice President are ending and will be voted on to be filled.
  • The Secretary will be stepping down to become CoChair of the Boathouse and Equipment Committee. One year remains in the Secretary's term. Whoever is elected will be taking on a one (1) year commitment.
  • One At Large (representing club members) position will be voted on.
Furthermore, the Chair of the Education Program Committee is retiring and this position will need to be filled. This is not an elected position, rather one appointed by the Board on a yearly basis. Any member interested in taking this on should contact any Board member.
To get the best information on what it's like and what the responsibilities are of the above positions feel free to talk with the present holders:
  • President – Oliver Brody
  • Vice President – Kristin Dawley
  • Secretary – Jim Robinson
  • At Large – Lies Pasterkamp
  • Education – Sally Newton
We are a small organization, presently with less than 40 members. That means the 7 Board and 4 Chair positions comprise nearly 1/3 of our membership. Sharing these duties among ourselves is vital towards the club's longevity, both mentally and physically. This is important stuff for you and all PRC members. I thank you for taking the time to consider it. And I'll thank you on my knees for going for it!

Jim Robinson
Secretary, Putney Rowing Club

Monday, September 30, 2013

Pioneer Rowing Club ~ 4K Race in Northfield, MA on October 12, 2013

The Pioneer Rowing Club
(out of Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield, MA)

is hosting their 2nd annual regatta on

Saturday, October 12, 2013
9:00 a.m. Start
Small Stake Race, 4K 
on the Connecticut River in Northfield, MA

High School students and women's masters are invited. 

Pioneer Rowing Club is just trying to cover the cost of a couple sanicans and some award medals, so the cost of entry is $80, unlimited number of entries. 
Events: 1X, 2X, 4+.

Lenox, Holyoke, Springfield and the Pioneer Rowing Club are participating. They would love to have anyone from PRC or RowBOC join in on the fun. 

It is a small event, & real informal.

We row about 3 miles north of NMH on the same side of the river. We actually launch and row upstream 500 meters and we are in New Hampshire. It is a private dock on the river. If a large contingent of the Putney Rowing Club is interested I would have you launch at the Northfield Boat Ramp which is about a 1/4 mile from our dock, if there is only a few, then we could fit you on our small postage stamp piece of land along the river.
Phone Robert W Englehardt at 413-695-7971 if you want to talk directly or have any questions.

PRC Board Meeting Monday, October 7, 2013

The next PRC Board meeting will be held at King Boatworks on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The membership is invited to attend.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Annual Source to Sea Cleanup ~ Saturday September 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Hello Rowers,
It’s that time of year again—the annual Source to Sea Cleanup, sponsored by the Connecticut River Watershed Council.  This year, we’ll meet Saturday morning, Sept. 28, at 9 am (Hey, you’ll be down around the boat house anyway...) at the PRC.  I’ll have garbage bags and gloves available.  It only takes an hour, and last year we had a good group.  The several bags of junk we collected not only helped clean the river and banks, it also helped spiff up the place for the regatta.
Hope to see lots of you next Saturday. Contact me if you’ve got questions.