On 17 September Balmain Rowing Club packed the Dick's Hotel courtyard with old rowers, returning rowers, current members, new members, friends and family. (132 people). Some brought along photos and pennants from the glorious past. Others just made up stories on the spot. The winner of the best-dressed contest was our own Tori who was resplendent in a fabulous canary-yellow dress with a splash of a black belt.
There was a quick welcome from President Joe. Then Dick’s Hotel manager Paul and Vice Captain Emma stood at each end of a black and yellow silk ribbon, holding it tight. Skipper Renate stepped up, unleashed the ceremonial scissors and cut the ribbon to launch the new season. As expected, the crowd went nuts.
Sponsors Dick’s Hotel and Cobden & Hayson received their official certificates of thanks, and the party continued until late in the evening.
Thanks to Dick's Hotel our Gold sponsor and our Silver sponsors, Cobden & Hayson (real estate), SDA Structures (engineers) and Ord Minnett (wealth management). Members, please keep supporting these businesses if you can. Mention you are from Balmain Rowing Club and they’ll look after you.