Charity no 1161250
Charity no  1161250 Water Row, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE158NL
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How we run our club 
Introduction

Tyne Amateur Rowing Club was founded in 1852 and is one of the oldest sporting clubs in the country. We have well over 200 members, perhaps 140 of whom row more or less actively.

How we are governed
 

The club is democratically governed by and for its members under its constitution (see below for download). The club is a Registered Charity and is affiliated to
British Rowing. The club gained Clubmark reaccreditation in 2014.

Honorary officers and trustees

The club has a number of honorary officers - President and Vice Presidents - who can and do provide advice but do not have any specific powers or responsibilities. The club also has up to 12 trustees, who are the legal guardians of the club's premises and other property and take an overview of the club's operation as a charity.

Committee

The club is run on a day-to-day basis by its committee members, who are elected each year at the AGM in the autumn. The committee consists of the Chairman, Captain, two or three Vice-Captains, Secretary and Treasurer plus up to seven ordinary members. The last AGM was on 9 December 2016
. Extraordinary General Meetings can be called 'as and when' to discuss urgent business.

Responsibilities

The Trustees take responsibility for the strategic direction of the club. The Chairman of the Committee coordinates the running of the club. The Captain and Vice-Captains are responsible for 'rowing' matters including looking after the equipment, managing the squads (with the help of coaches and squad coordinators) and running events. The Secretary and Treasurer run the administrative side of the club affairs, including membership.

The committee can also appoints a range of advisers, which under the constitution must include at least a Water Safety Adviser and a Club Welfare Officer. The committee meets monthly (usually on the first Tuesday at 8.30pm) and agenda papers and minutes are available on request from the Secretary.

You can help too

All members of the club are encouraged to play an active role in helping out around the club, whether it be assisting us to run junior or learn to row sessions, launch driving, catering, cleaning and repair of buildings, maintaining boats, ......... the list is endless. Contact a committee member to volunteer.


Postscript:

Direction for 2016-17


Our last AGM in December 2016 was perhaps the best ever attended in modern times, with about 100 people present. It was an important event, setting the tone for the next year of operation. It appointed an expanded group of 11 Trustees.

They meet quarterly, primarily to oversee the overall direction of the club (though they are ultimately in charge of all the club's activities and assets). A strategic plan is to be prepared in consultation with members.

The Officers and Committee saw a new Chair - Phil Robinson - and new Captain - Jerry Barker. The committee deals with the day-to-day (even month-to-month) management of the the club's activities, focussed of course on rowing. The committee meets monthly.

Names of Trustees, Officers and Committee members for 2016-17 can be found below.

 Officers & Committee members 2016-17 (from 9 Nov 16)

 
Phil Robinson
Position:
Chairman
 
Jerry Barker
Position:
Captain
 
Dave Higgins
Position:
Vice Captain (Boats)
 
Danny Hunter
Position:
Vice Captain
 
Ian Jeffery
Position:
Treasurer
 
Laura Clack
Position:
Secretary
 
Dennis Hunter
Position:
Fundraising Coordinator
 
Jen Brown
Position:
Member
 
Lyn Goldsmith
Position:
Member
 
Steph Klein
Position:
Member
 
John Mulholland
Position:
Member
 
Colin Percy
Position:
Member
 
Peter Storey
Position:
Member

Other roles reporting to Committee 2016-17

 
Cath Williams
Position:
Club Welfare Officer
 
Alex Leigh
Position:
Lead Junior Coach
Mobile:
07871 351053
 
Mike Palmer
Position:
Chair of Events Sub Group
 
Colin Percy
Position:
Explore Rowing Coordinator & Water Safety Adviser
Mobile:
07985 003304

President and Vice Presidents

 
John Bolter
Position:
Vice President
 
Ian Boyd
Position:
Vice President
 
Ronald Bradbeer
Position:
Vice President
 
Brian Dalkin
Position:
President
 
Bill Lowry
Position:
Vice President
 
David Robinson
Position:
Vice President
 
Michael Ballantyne
Position:
Vice President

Trustees (as elected or confirmed at AGM 9 Nov 16)

 
John Goddard
Position:
Trustee (Chairman)
 
Martin Bell
Position:
Trustee
 
Liz Bray
Position:
Trustee
 
Simon Dobson
Position:
Trustee
 
Tom Hill
Position:
Trustee
 
Claire Hughes
Position:
Trustee
 
Phil Robinson
Position:
Trustee (ex-officio as Chairman of Committee)
 
Ian Stratford
Position:
Trustee
 
Ian Wagstaff
Position:
Trustee
 
Graeme Wheeler
Position:
Trustee
 
Mike Windle
Position:
Trustee

Downloadable Documents

 
Summary of rules for all aspects of the club 
 
The purpose of this form is to allow the club to have details of all coaches and assistants to ensure that they are suitably qualified or have sufficient experience to be coaching members.  
Other downloads can be found here. This page last updated 11-11-16.
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