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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 […]

2016 PBC Summer Sculling Program

The Open Sculling program is running a sculling program this summer for junior and under-23 level development and training, open to current high school and collegiate rowers. For more details on the 2016 program, see the 2016 PBC Summer Sculling Program page.

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

PBC Porch Renovation Update

Efforts have begun to make much-needed structural and cosmetic updates to the PBC porch. This work will take approximately three months to complete and includes:

• Replacing one of four major beams that support the porch and the entire front of the Club house.

• Leveling the porch floor and replacing boards that are rotted or damaged due to years of exposure to the elements.

• Installation of new highly efficient lights on the porch ceiling and under the porch to illuminate both areas. The porch lights will be placed on a rheostat to allow members to control the level of illumination.

• Removal of old paint buildup from surfaces which will allow for a more durable and smooth surface.

Please be patient while the work is completed. I know we all look forward to using the restored porch once the weather warms again!

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:

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    Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 4th at 4pm. It’s time for the semi-annual meeting!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 4th at 4pm. It’s time for the semi-annual meeting!


Please mark your calendars for PBC’s Semi-annual Meeting next Sunday, October 4th in the ballroom.

Cocktail hour will precede the meeting and begin at 3pm.

Hope to see everyone there!

Secretary, Board of Governors

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 […]

Georgetown Nonmotorized Boathouse Zone Development Plan

Members may be aware that the National Park Service (NPS) is developing an implementation plan for nonmotorized boating facilities and related park improvements in the western section of Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C..  More information is available on the NPS website here.

The Board is grateful for the time and attention spent by Erik Meyers and Ed Ryan in reviewing the proposals and preparing a response to help ensure PBC’s best interests are taken into account.  This response is available for members to review here.  (Note members only area requires a username/password – if you need these, please submit a request on the member information page).

Please let the Board know if you have any questions or information related to the development plan.

Potomac Boat Club – Board of Governors elections

Here’s your chance to step up, PBC! Board elections just a month away – see details and nominees in our special Board elections section of the website.

This is the meeting where we elect three (3) Governors to serve a three (3) year term. Those who’s terms are up this year are Nick Davies, Jean Hopkins and Ed Ryan. Officer elections, which are done annually, will also be held. Current officers are Pamela Roberts (President), Nick Davies (Vice President), Joe Ledvina (Secretary) and Chad Jungbluth (Treasurer).

We have learned that Joe Ledvina will be stepping down from the Board. He is moving on to new adventures! So that means – beyond the fact that we will miss Joe – that there will be four Board seats up for election. There are three seats that are up for election, plus Joe’s. So if you are […]

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    Potomac River Boathouse Foundation is launched – donate now!!

Potomac River Boathouse Foundation is launched – donate now!!

The Potomac River Boathouse Foundation was established in 2014 to raise funds for the long-term stewardship of the historic PBC building.  The Foundation asks your support for the maintenance and improvement of our nationally recognized historic treasure.  Just contact one of the PRBF Board – please complete this >Donor Form< (username: rowpbc, password: 3530water) and submit with your donation or pledge.  Once your gift is received you will be sent a tax receipt for your donation or acknowledgment of your pledge.

How to donate?  Write a check to PRBF or complete a pledge sheet; these can be place in the PRBF’s mailbox directly under the Treasurer’s box, or mailed to PRBF at the Club.  Gifts of securities can also be accepted.  Because the PRBF – unlike PBC – has 501(c)(3) designation from IRS, donations should all be deductible (ask your tax adviser if you have questions).

The Foundation Board has set itself the […]