|updated: 28 April 2021|
Annual General Meeting Sunday 21 March, Lake Karapiro
The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association was held at lake Karapiro on Sunday 21 March 2021 in the Don Rowlands Centre. The DRAFT Minutes for the 2021 AGM are now available online.
Some items of note arising from the AGM include:
Memorial Notice Leslie Saywood
NZSSRA wishes to record the passing of Life Member Leslie Saywood. Leslie was made an NZSSRA Life Member in 2010.
Most recently based in Whanganui, Leslie had been involved in coaching (WNHS, WNCS, CAMB) and umpiring around the country. He also represented the Whanganui region on NZSSRA's old Executive Committee. But his involvement with rowing began much earlier, in the United Kingdom, as a young rower.
Leslie's legacies include getting octuple racing added to school rowing's repertoire of events. The trophy for the boys under-15 octuple is the Leslie J. Saywood Challenge Cup.
As responsible users of New Zealand's waterways all member schools need to be aware of the Didymo ("Rock Snot") bio-hazard. Schools should be proactive in their efforts to avoid the spread of this pest*. For more information see the Biosecuity New Zealand website.
"CHECK, CLEAN, DRY"
* Users of Lake Ruataniwha need to be especially vigilent as Didymo is confirmed in the Lake, fortunately SIR has an excellent washing programme in place to help members "check, clean, dry"
Missing History Can you help???
It is an unfortunate and little-known fact that NZSSRA lost the bulk of its records in an arson attack on a Member school in the nineties. So when we were contacted by rowing's Archivist, Evan McCalman, who was looking for Maadi regatta programmes to try and fill some gaps in the record we were unable to assist.
The missing Maadi Cup Regatta programmes, which are needed to complete the Archives set, are: 1970, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982-1989 inclusive, and 1991.
These programmes are needed to establish with certainty when girls events began, to establish who were the winning schools (pre Jubilee and Dawn Cups), and thus the names of the winning crews.
If anybody can assist the effort to complete the archives by donating (or lending for copying and return) a programme from any of the listed Maadi regattas then that would be greatly appreciated. If you have one of these programmes please contact Evan McCalman: 35 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, phone 04-562 7154, or e-mail [email protected].
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Please send an email to [email protected] if you have a school rowing related notice you would like considered for publication.
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