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PBC Board Elections – April 9

As you may know, we have a 9-person Board that is the governing body of PBC.  Three board members are elected every year, each for a three-year term.

So why become a Board member?  If you have a belief that you can improve the Club, and have the time, energy and passion to devote, you should give it serious consideration.  This is your chance to really ‘Bleed Red’!  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 […]

PBC Holiday Party, Sunday (12/4)

Just a few more days until the PBC holiday party! Santa’s elves have been hard at work planning the festivities for you and your family to enjoy.

Potomac Boat Club Holiday Party
Sunday, December 4th
1 – 4 pm ET

Activities: Eggnog toasting, chuckling with friends new and old, cookie decorating, a special appearance by Santa and his reindeer, and a round or two of merry caroling.

Attire: Ugly sweaters (recommended), traditional holiday garb, PBC red, etc.

What to Bring: unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots

We hope you’ll join us this Sunday to round out the year with a little festive cheer.

Spiritedly yours,
PBC Social Committee & the High Performance Program

PBC Mid-Summer BBQ

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening on the porch with the entire club. It’s family-style, so bring a dish to share, bring a friend or family member as you see fit, and bring a winning attitude!

Sign-up on FaceBook.

Chips & Dips, Veggies & Hummus, etc – U23’s and Juniors
Burgers, Brats, & Buns – PBC Scullers
Chicken & Veggies to grill – Smack Talkers
Sides & Salads – Recreational Rowers
Desserts – Open Scullers
Ice, Water & Soft drinks – Men’s Sweep Team

See you on the river!
– PBC Social Comittee

Rising Stars – Last Call!

It’s not too late! But don’t delay. Buy tickets now to party with us at the 6th Annual Rising Stars Dinner and Auction, benefitting PBC Open Scullers.

Saunter across the red carpet, champagne in hand, and bid on one-of-a-kind LIVE auction items like racing a mixed 4x with Olympians. Are you in?

Yes, I want to buy a ticket right now!

Saturday, March 12, 2016
6:00-10:00 P.M.

Arena Stage
The Mead Center for American Theater
1101 Sixth St., S.W.
Washington, DC

Cocktail Attire

Vermillion Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Challenge

Many of you remember Steve Vermillion who contributed so much to Potomac Boat Club as our House Chair, as a member of the Men’s Sweep Team, and as a friend. In honor of Steve who passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia 3 years ago, his son Joe has launched a campaign to raise $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year Challenge. 
Make a real difference in the lives of people like Steve with your support. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the largest contributor to blood cancer research in the nation—research that helps develop drugs and other vital support for the 1.2 million Americans who are fighting or in remission from blood cancers.  
Your tax deductible donation will mean a lot to Joe. 
Please take a moment now to help Joe meet his goal of $50,000. You can donate online at:

Row the Stampfli 24x at PBC

Row in the World’s Longest Rowing Shell – 24 Scullers and a Cox

Potomac Boat Club invites you to join in a decidedly unique experience. Row in the world famous Stampfli “Red Express” 24x during its US tour stop at PBC for the 35th Charlie Butt Scullers’ Head of the Potomac on Sunday, September 27.

Sign up for an individual seat or enter your line-up. You can choose from one of two flights meeting promptly at 5:00 PM and at 6:00 PM on PBC’s dock. The organizer will contact you with specifics about line-ups once sign-ups are in.

PBC also offers non-ticketed events surrounding this spectacular Swiss innovation.

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM See the Stampfli 24x on display and fully assembled at the swissnex’s tent in the Georgetown Waterfront Park during the Charlie Butt Scullers Head of the Potomac Regatta.

4:00 PM Watch a crew of 24 Olympians and elite scullers row the Red […]

Line ’em up! PBC’s Cocktail-o-Rama is July 17

Rev up your blenders, rattle your shakers, and work your muddlers to show off your bartending skillz at PBC’s annual competitive mixology event!NautiFoods will weigh anchor and provide food for purchase. Feel free to bring your own hors d’oeuvres and cocktail snacks to share as well.Uber/taxis encouraged.


Strawberry Brunch is June 6 -Now Taking Reservations!

You are cordially invited to the Potomac Boat Club Strawberry Brunch on Saturday, June 6th, 9:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, June 3.
Please join us at the annual Potomac Boat Club Strawberry Brunch, co-hosted by the Social Committee and Men’s Masters Sweep Team. This is our premier event of the season–an occasion to share with family and friends.
We welcome you and your guests to join us for a spectacular morning filled with laughter, and smiles. Prepare to enjoy:

Waffles, toppings, sausage, and bacon!
Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and other beverages!
Chocolate dipped strawberries! 
Fun for the kids: activities, games and prizes!

Senior Members and those racing for one of PBC’s competitive programs are invited to bring a guest and any children under 18 compliments of the Club. We welcome additional guests and will appreciate a suggested donation of $10 per additional person to help support bigger and better social events for us all.
Recommended dress is semi-formal seasonal attire.

Your Friendly PBC Social Committee and
The Men’s Masters Sweep Team

Strawberry Brunch – Last Call for Reservations!

Save your seat at the Strawberry Brunch on Saturday, June 7, 9:30 – 11:30 AM. We are pleased to offer this event free of charge to you and your guests–but we do need your RSVP with a total head count for your party.

To guarantee seating for this popular event, please RSVP for yourself and any guests by June 3 using the form below. We don’t want to run out of waffles!

(Note: If you have already emailed the Social Committee, we have your RSVP. If you have replied via Facebook, we will count you as a party of one unless you indicate the number of your guests in the comments.)

The Strawberry Brunch is co-hosted by the Men’s Sweep Team and the PBC Social Committee. Guests are very welcome.

Contact the Potomac Boat Club Social Committee



PBC Represents at Sarasota Invitational Regatta

PBC athletes brought home the bling from the first regatta of the season on the Club’s racing calendar. Six PBC athletes raced at the Sarasota Invitational Regatta on February 23, 2014, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida. They competed in 8 events and won 4 gold medals, 3 silvers, and a bronze. Congratulations to Phil Bogden, Emmanuel Caudron, Bill Cox, Peter Folger, Nick Holland, and Bill Kostoff, who represented!

Masters Men 1x (D): P. Bogden – silver, P. Folger – bronze
Masters Men 1x (C): E. Caudron – gold
Masters Men 2- (D): P. Bogden & P. Folger – gold
Masters Men 2x (D): N. Holland (composite) – gold
Masters Men 4x (D): P. Folger, P. Bogden, E. Caudron, B. Kostoff – gold
Masters Men 4x (E): N. Holland (composite) – silver
Masters Mixed 2x (E): B. Cox (composite) – silver
Masters Mixed 4x (B): B. Cox, E. Caudron (composite) – silver