six people posing with rowing oars

Rotary Club’s oarsome support for local rowers

SOME of the members of the New Norfolk Rowing Club are slicing through the water with greater ease thanks to a donation from the Derwent Valley Rotary Club. Four new oars, worth about $2000 in total, have been presented to the club in advance of the official opening of its new clubrooms and boathouse on the New Norfolk Esplanade later this month.

Visiting the new facility during the week, Rotary Club president Tim Size said he hoped the new oars would help the local rowers to further develop their skills. New Norfolk Rowing Club captain Kelly Graham said the new equipment was greatly appreciated.

Mr Size said the Rotary Club had been invited to inspect the progress of the construction of the New Norfolk Rowing Club’s new headquarters around the middle of last year. Suitably impressed with the new facility – to be known as the Derwent Valley Boat House – the club offered to provide some assistance and new oars were identified as a suitable project to support.

Mr Graham said the new Croker-brand oars with their bright yellow blades were already proving very popular. Rotary Club labels will be applied to the oars in recognition of the support provided.

Pictured above: Rowers Ella Coulson, left, Lauren Midson and Chanel Forster, Rowing Club captain Kelly Graham, Rotary Club president Tim Size, and rowers Charlotte Geappen and Cassie Wright.

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