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 400 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

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.

Trustees and Management Committee

The club has up to 12 trustees, who are ultimately responsible for the club's operation as a charity. Trustees have a fixed term and elections for vacant places take place at the AGM in the autumn. S
ee below for the new list of trustees (and committee members). The Trustees elect their own chairman.

The club is run on a day-to-day basis by its Management Committee, whose members are elected each year at the AGM. The Committee consists of the the Club Chair, Captain, two or three Vice Captains, Secretary and Treasurer plus up to seven ordinary members. 

As stated already the club AGM is held in the autumn. Extraordinary General Meetings can be called 'as and when' to discuss urgent business. The most recent AGM was on 17 November 2020.

Responsibilities

The Trustees are responsible overall for the running of the club but delegate much to the Management Committee. The Trustees set the strategic direction of the club and monitor the actions of the Committee. At present the Trustees also oversee the employment of the paid staff of the club.

The Chairman of the Management 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 appoint a range of advisers, which under the constitution must include at least a Water Safety Adviser and a Club Welfare Officer. The Trustees meet quarterly and the Committee meets monthly (usually on the first Tuesday at 8.15pm). Agenda papers and minutes for the Committee are available to full members 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.


Who they are

Names of Trustees, Officers and Management Committee members for 2019-20 as elected or confirmed at the AGM on 17-11-20 can be found below. If no email address shown, please use the form on the Contact us page here. Do not put sensitive information in the form - the right person will get back to you for details if necessary.

Trustees as from AGM on 17 Nov 20

 
John Goddard
Position:
Chair of Trustees
 
Simon Dobson
Position:
Trustee
 
David Higgins
Position:
Trustee
 
Imogen Leigh
Position:
Trustee
 
David Robinson
Position:
Trustee (ex-officio as Chairman of Committee)
 
David Smark
Position:
Trustee
 
Ben Stephens
Position:
Trustee
 
Ian Stratford
Position:
Trustee
 
Ian Wagstaff
Position:
Trustee
 
Amy Bowman
Position:
Trustee
 
Alex Shaw
Position:
Trustee
 
Shelagh Lombard
Position:
Non-trustee, but Secretary to the Trustees
 
John Thompson
Position:
Trustee

Management Committee as from AGM on 17 Nov 20

 
David Robinson
Position:
Chairman of Management Committee
 
Tom Campbell
Position:
Captain
Notes:
Contact for rowing related matters
 
Tony Ballantyne (Rowing)
Position:
Vice Captain
 
Olivia Campbell
Position:
Vice Captain (Events)
 
Tom Jackson
Position:
Vice Captain (Boats)
 
Isabel Smales
Position:
Treasurer
 
Adam Azzi
Position:
Secretary
Address:
Tyne Amateur Rowing Club,
Water Row,
Newburn,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE15 8NL
Notes:
Contact for club administrative matters
 
Grace Bradley
Position:
Member
 
Lyn Goldsmith
Position:
Member
 
Anna Hall
Position:
Member
 
Beth Laidlaw
Position:
Member
 
John Mulholland
Position:
Member
 
Colin Percy
Position:
Member
 
Jackie Whitehead
Position:
Member

Other roles reporting to Trustees/Committee 2020-21

 
Vacant
Position:
Club Welfare Officer
Notes:
Contact Laura Gilbert, Captain, if needing Welfare help or advice.
 
Alex Leigh
Position:
Lead Coach
Mobile:
07871 351053
 
Colin Percy
Position:
Water Safety Adviser and Events Secretary
Mobile:
07985 003304
 
Jackie Whitehead
Position:
Junior Committee Secretary
 
Jo Gregory
Position:
Club Manager
Mobile:
07957 733387 (office hours only)
Address:
Tyne Amateur Rowing Club,
Water Row,
Newburn,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE15 8NL
Notes:
Contact about use and management of the building and for booking our spaces. She can also pass on messages about any other matter to the right person if you email her.

President and Vice Presidents

 
Brian Dalkin
Position:
President
 
John Bolter
Position:
Vice President
 
Ian Boyd
Position:
Vice President
 
Ronald Bradbeer
Position:
Vice President
 
David Robinson
Position:
Vice President
 
Michael Ballantyne
Position:
Vice President
 
Vacant
Position:
Vice President
Other downloads can be found here. This page last updated 20-11-20.
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