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PBC 2018 Semi-Annual Meeting & Special Election

PBC Semi-Annual Meeting
Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Time: 3:30pm Reception by our Social Committee, 4:30pm meeting start
It’s time for PBC to have its Semi-Annual meeting.  This is a great opportunity for the club to check-in, get updated on what your teammates have been up to, and see each other outside of our rowing gear.  We are also holding a special election for a Board of Governor seat.  This seat-term will be held is from October 2018 to April 2019.  To be eligible for a board seat, you must be a senior member in good standing.  To vote for a board member, you must be a senior member.  If you are interested in running and would like to share information about yourself, please email [email protected] to get your profile uploaded here!

Our Float Team (The Captain and two Lieutenants) is elected for one-year terms at the Semi-Annual Meeting.  The Captain is often […]

38th Scullers Head of the Potomac Registration Open

The Scullers’ Head of the Potomac (SHOP) regatta registration is now open!  SHOP is held over a 2.8 mile course that extends down the Potomac River along shore across from Georgetown/Foggy Bottom waterfront in the heart of Washington DC. This is the largest race on the Potomac River and is sponsored by Potomac Boat Club.  To register, visit Ronin Registration to avoid the $20 late fee!

2018 Summer Junior/U23 Sculling Program

Potomac Boat Club 2018 Summer Sculling Program
June 10th – August 10th
PBC Summer Sculling Theme: Own your role in your own success by being more than just an athlete, be a sculler.

Potomac Boat Club has a long tradition of developing young athletes into National Champions, National Team Members, World Champions, Pan-American Games Medalists, and even Olympians. PBC’s Summer Sculling Program gives athletes the framework and tools on which to build an international rowing career.

Through intensive technical drilling, physical development, and summer racing, athletes will improve their stroke, learn how to train at an elite level, and refine their mental approach to racing. Each athlete will receive individual attention aimed at increasing their current strengths with day-to-day focused drills and workouts.

For full program information, standards, and contact information, please review the 2018 PBC Summer Sculling Program Info & Registration document.

Can’t wait to see you out there!

 

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PBC Annual Meeting & Board Elections – April 15, 2018

Potomac Boat Club has a 9-person Board that is the governing body of PBC.  Every year, we hold elections for three board member seats, which serves for a three-year term.  If you believe that you can represent your fellow members, potential to improve the Club, and have the time, energy and passion to devote, we would highly recommend that you give this serious consideration.

Want a bit more information?  The Board is a collaborative body; one useful thing learned by sitting on a Board, particularly a non-profit Board of an all-volunteer organization, is the need for balance and understanding of different viewpoints. Our governing documents provide that only senior members in good standing (i.e., are current on all dues and fees payments), and who attend the Annual Meeting in person, may vote. No proxies are allowed – and one vote per membership.  So please do come to the Annual Meeting, exercise […]

In case you missed it…

Dear fellow club members,

This past Sunday, April 9, 2017, we held our Annual Meeting where the afternoon started with an amazing spread coordinated by the Social Committee. Oysters, libations and girl scout cookies… oh my! We also had a wonderful christening of two new Club Committee singles and two new Race Committee hulls. This was followed by the traditional dock picture of attending members and guests.

Feeling giddy, we sauntered up to the ballroom and held our meeting to update and discuss all things Potomac Boat Club. We will have those minutes available within the next week or so (or until I can get them typed up) just in case you could not make the meeting and all its glory.

First, we would like to take a moment to again thank our three board members – Michael Silveus, Virginia Bryant and Linda Miller – who provided years of service to the […]

Good Luck at HOCR!

Wish our teams the best of luck!!

Here’s the lineup at Regatta Central

Event

No.
Event

Time
Description
Rowers/Program

1
7:45am
Men Sr. Veteran 1x
L. Keith

J. Hatch

2
8:05am
Women Veteran I/II and Sr. Veteran I/II (60-69, 70+) 1x
Dana Perrone

3
8:40am
Men Veteran (60+) 1x
Chuck Selden

Bill Kostoff

4
9:05am
Men Grand Master (50+) 1x
Phil Bogden

Steve Schmitt

6
9:50am
Men Senior Master 8+ (50+)
Mens Sweep

11
11:30am
Wm. Senior Master 2x (50+)
Weeks & Wetten

13
12:00pm
Wm. Senior Masters 1x (40+)
Erica Stieve-Caldwell

16
1:00pm
Men Club 4+
Mens Sweep

17
1:20pm
Wm. Club Four
Independent: Tanzer

18
1:49pm
Men Club 8+
Mens Sweep

20
2:21pm
Men Master 2x (40+)
Caudron and Conroy

22
2:43pm
Men Master 4+
Mens Sweep

25
3:26pm
Wm. Master 8+ (40+)
Independent: Tien

26
3:41pm
Men Champ 2x
Stitt & Cowles

Hoyle & Olbrys

28a
4:03pm
Men Champ 1x
Greg Ansolabehere

29a
4:19pm
Wm. Champ 1x
Mickey Fili

29b
4:19pm
Wm. Lightweight 1x
Emily Schmieg

DCPC2x
4:57pm
Dir. Challenge Parent Child 2x
Selden & Selden

Sunday

Event No.
Event Time
Description
Rower/Program

32a
8:06am
Men Club 1x
Steve Titus

33a
8:29am
Wm. Club 1x
Rebecca Soja

33b
8:29am
Wm. Youth 1x
Phoebe Solms

DCW4x
9:17am
Dir. Challenge Womens 4x
Independent: Stieve

DCMX8
2:34pm
Dir. Challenge Mixed 8+

DCMX2X
3:27pm
Dir. Challenge Mixed 2x
Hoyle & Soja

Caudron & Stieve

Masters Nationals Results

Did you notice that all of the hulls have been out of the house?  It’s because we’ve had our club members racing up at Masters Nationals… here are the results:

Event No.
Event
Rower/Program
Place/Finish

4
Mens Open A 1x
Eman
4th in Heat

6
Mens Open C 4+
Men’s Sweep
2nd

11
Womens Ltwt D-J 4x
Weeks, Bryant, Dinion, Wetten
1st

15
Mens Open AA 4+
Men’s Sweep
2nd

18
Mens Open D 2-
Men’s Sweep
2nd

20
Mens Ltwt F 2x
Kostoff/Rupert Composite
5th

28
Mens Club A 4+
Men’s Sweep
4th

32
Mens Open E 2-
Men’s Sweep
5th

44
Mens Open D 1x
Eman
3rd

45
Womens Open D 2x
Dinion/Hollins Composite Weeks/Wetten
6th

4th in heat

46
Mens Open F 1x
Kostoff
4th in heat

48
Mens Open I 1x
Cal Sutliff
3rd

51
Mens Club E-J 8+
Men’s Sweep
2nd

FRIDAY

54
Mixed C 2x
Olwen and Eman
5th

56
Mens Open I-J 2x
Cal Sutliff/Collins Composite
1st

58
Mens Ltwt F 1x
Kostoff
4th

62
Mens Open B 4+
MS
1st

73
Mens Club C 4+
MS
3rd

75
Mens Open A 8+
MS
1st

80
Womens Ltwt C 2x
Weeks/Wetten
1st

81
Mens Ltwt H-J 2x
Bill Cox and Cal Sutliff
1st

83
Mens Open F 2-
Chuck Selden Composite
1st

84
Womens Ltwt D 1x
Carol Dinion

Virginia Bryant
4th

6th

92
Womens Open G-J 1x
Dana Perrone
5th

93
Mens Open G-J 4x
Selden, Knight Composite
2nd

95
Mens Ltwt E 1x
Kostoff
5th in heat

97
Mens Open C 1x
Harold […]

Reminder about Rowing by TBC

A few years ago, we sat down with the Potomac River Safey Committee, TBC’s management and representatives of some of PBC and agreed upon one thing: Don’t complete any speedwork on the DC side of the TBC bend.  In a nutshell, don’t go blazing by their dock.

In the summer we have a lot of novices trying out singles from TBC.  As much as they are told the rules of the river, we have to treat those rowers like the weekend paddleboarders and kayakers: they aren’t remembering traffic rules.  It does not make it okay but to keep ourselves safe, we agreed that we go around that bend with caution.

This is a time to remind since the singles are still out there and the college programs are starting back up.  It isn’t worth the injury to the boats and the rowers.

Many thanks,

Lena

Mark your calendar… August 15th Send Off Celebration!

PBC!

Please join the PBC Race Committee for a happy hour to celebrate and send off our Women’s Lightweight 4x to Rotterdam for the 2016 World Championships! The crew composite consists of Emily Schmieg (PBC), Morgan McGovern (PBC), Ashley Amos (Riverside), and Monica Whitehouse (Sarasota) coached by Reilly Dampeer and Matt Madigan.

If you want to follow their progress, please check out their blog!  In fact, they just met their funding goal. https://usalw4x.wordpress.com/fundraising-information

Masters Nationals

We’ve had an insane summer of racing and it isn’t over yet!  We have a few going to Canadian Henley, a bunch of people going to Masters Nationals, some good ol’ Olympics to watch, and then we get to see our very own Womens Lightweight Quad at Worlds!  That deserves a yeehaw!

But my focus for sanity purposes right now is… Masters Nationals.  Registrations are due August 8th but Fritz, Olwen, Nick and I would love to know what you plan to take up there and how you plan to take it.

If you need to use a Club or Race fleet boat, please make the formal request to:

[email protected] or [email protected]

The chairs would appreciate:

event number,
event name,
potential boat,
who will be in that boat,
and do you need a trailer or cartopping

(Remember, any composites require a PBC Senior Member to bow the boat.)

Please get the ball rolling and request […]