In 1881 The Winnipeg Rowing Club was formed as an unincorporated association of its members. That structure served the club well for the past 132 years. However, today it makes good sense to incorporate the Club. On a day-to-day basis, members and program participants will probably not notice any significant differences.
An unincorporated association is comprised of its members, who potentially have personal liability for the Club’s obligations. A non-share (commonly referred to as a not-for-profit) Corporation is a separate legal entity from its membership. Members should not be exposed the organization’s obligations and liabilities.
At the 2013 Annual General Meeting the Unincorporated Club transferred its assets, obligations and operations to the Corporation. The Constitution of The Winnipeg Rowing Club was replaced by the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws of The Winnipeg Rowing Club Inc.
The current membership become members of the Incorporated Club and the current executive of the Club becomes the Board of Directors of the Incorporated Club, but with governance changes, an election of new Board members for those whose term is expiring occurred.
The Board of Directors of the Winnipeg Rowing Club Inc are:
President: Dorothea Blandford
Secretary: Erin Loewen
Treasurer: Sheila Wilson-Kowal
Vice President: Brandi Smith
Vice President: Satoru Nakagawa
The Winnipeg Rowing Club Inc. is now ready to face the next 132 years.
THE WRC APPAREL SALE IS HERE!
The weather’s getting colder so it’s time to cozy up in new WRC gear! Not sure what to get your favourite rower for the holidays? We’ve got you covered! Check out the awesome apparel in the clothing list and show your club pride!
HOW TO ORDER:
Simply fill out the attached order form and email it to Christine at email@example.com or drop off printed copies under the WRC office door.
Add up the total amount on the order form. Payment can be submitted online through Regatta Central, or dropped off under the WRC office door. Cheques can be made out to “Winnipeg Rowing Club”.
Order forms and payment are due on Saturday, November 30th.
Clothing Samples and Sizing Charts
WRC Apparel Order Form_2013
As we come to the end of another successful and fun rowing season, it is time to celebrate together as a club!
When: Saturday, November 23, following the AGM (which starts at 5:30pm)
Where: Winnipeg Winter Club – 200 River Avenue
What: a delicious dinner (with cash bar), awards & celebrations, and a dance party
Get your tickets!! Go to https://www.regattacentral.com/clubs/ and scroll down to Winnipeg Rowing Club to purchase your AGM Banquet ticket ($35 each). All members, alumni, guests and friends are welcome.
Marianne Bergmann, 6th place women’s 1x
Five Manitoba rowers participated in RCA’s National Rowing Championships, held in Welland Ontario on November 8-10. The event was marred by very poor racing conditions as the weather caused the cancellation of several events as well as a change to the schedule for finals day on Sunday. Despite the conditions, Marianne Bergmann placed a very impressive 6th in the final time trail of the Women’s single event. Kevin Kowalyk placed 11th in the final of the Men’s 1x time trial. Loch Inglis and Riley MacCharles (Men’s 2-), Paul Thiessen (Men’s 1x) and Pat Thiessen (Lwt Men’s 1x) also competed at NRC, but did not race finals because of the change in format due to poor weather.