STRATFORD Boat Club recognised the great contribution made by some of its members by awarding special Felix Awards at the club’s AGM.
The accolades are a legacy from the club’s past president Felix Badcock who gave so much to the club. The tankard trophies were won by Felix during his long rowing career and are engraved with the winner’s name and award.
There were awards for the Junior and the Senior Personality of the Year.
The Senior Felix Award went to Dawson Curnock who has put in hours and hours of unpaid time for the club sorting out the Fun Regatta, which this year takes place on Sunday, July 9.
This entails organising training for the novice crews from local companies and organisations, running the event and arranging sponsorship. In addition, Dawson also supports the junior squad with coaching supervision.
The Junior Felix Award went to Molly Gill-Swift for her all-round contribution on and off the water.
Molly, on her own initiative, arranged fund-raising events to add to the club’s efforts to raise much-needed money for its ageing fleet of boats.
The AGM was very lively with passionate debate on all aspects of the club’s governance and an example of democracy in action.
There were several elections including Dawson Curnock being made club chairman. He will act as ‘business manager’ and heads up the committee overseeing the club’s financial affairs and general management.
Also elected on to the committee was Dr Graham Collier as members’ representative, ensuring their opinions and voice are put forward at all meetings.
Graham is a past captain of the club, former junior co-ordinator and lead coach of the junior squad.