On 10 December over 60 members and guests embraced the festive spirit at the BRC Christmas Party.
The proceedings kicked off with the christening of our 3 new boats:
Gunner Cornelius MacNamara VIII Kindly donated by St Josephs College and named in recognition of the historic connection between BRC and the College. Download Full Story Christened by Eileen Henderson from the RSL.
A B 'Banjo' Paterson VIII Kindly donated by Riverview College and named after one of our more famous past BRC members. Download Full Story Christened by our archivist, Beverley Malone.
Jeff Paterson Named after BRC Honorary Life Member, Jeff Paterson. Christened by Captain, Renate Ijpma
A delicious sit down dinner followed, provided by our new bronze sponsor, Avra Catering.
Many thanks to special guests; Michael Kemp who spoke about his famous great great grandfather world rowing champion, Peter Kemp (world champion immediately after Bill Beach), to Eileen Henderson from the RSL who spoke about the importance of retaining our heritage and to our archivist, Beverley Malone.
Thanks also to Joe and Emma for organising, to MC Matt BY, to Linda for running the bar and everyone who helped set up and pack down.