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  • Statement from the Station L Board of Directors

    Dear Members and Friends of Station L Rowing Club,

    We are writing to acknowledge the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Keith Scott, and so many others, as well as to acknowledge threats like those made to Christian Cooper.  We acknowledge the tremendous impact that these events, and the systemic racism that caused them, have had on the Black community and other communities of color.  Acknowledgement is necessary, but not sufficient, and we are eager to work together to make sure that we also act.

    The love of rowing can be a meaningful common ground with the power to cut across all backgrounds.  We must also recognize that systemic racism and privilege exists in rowing, with roots in elitism, exclusivity, and unequal access.  The sport of rowing and this Club are best served by welcoming and reflecting all people, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.  We acknowledge, respect, and honor the work our members and others have been doing to identify and address systemic racism, marginalization, and oppression faced by communities of color.   

    Recognizing that we sit at the intersection of a long history of exclusion and an urgent need for action, Station L is committed to identifying ways to increase diversity, inclusion, and equity within the sport of rowing and our Club.  For those looking to take immediate action, Station L strongly encourages members to volunteer their time or make a donation to Rose City Rowing Club’s outreach program directed at underserved communities.  All hours volunteered with RCRC’s outreach program will count towards a member’s volunteer hours with Station L.  Contact RCRC for more information or visit www.rosecityrowing.org/about/contacts.php.  Station L also encourages members to donate to other rowing organizations that address inequitable access to the sport.  Such organizations include RowNewYork (rownewyork.org); Chicago Community Rowing (www.rowchicago.com); Philadelphia City Rowing (philadelphiacityrowing.org); and RowLA (rowla.org).

    In the coming weeks, the Board will be undertaking a review of Club policies and bylaws to identify exclusionary language or practices, as well as ways to address potential barriers to access.  Your input is welcome.  Please send your ideas to your team captains, who will compile feedback and share it with the Board.  We have members with lived experience of the effects of racism and other systems of oppression.  We have members who are actively working to promote justice and anti-racism.  It is by listening to the experiences of others with appreciation, open hearts and minds, and objectively evaluating our practices that we can maintain, expand, and reflect our core values.

    For those looking to center voices from people and communities of color in rowing, we encourage members to visit the podcast, Rowing in Color (https://linktr.ee/rowingincolor).  Row New York has also developed a resource list (https://linktr.ee/rownewyork) for ways to act in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.  For those interested in connecting more with each other at Station L, team leadership has compiled a list of resources designed to help learn from each other, support one another, and keep acting together. Team captains will be hosting a presentation of those resources in the near future. 

    The exclusionary history of rowing institutions will require dedicated focus and attention to ensure its past is not its future.  We believe strongly in the capability of our Station L community to pull together, bringing the benefit of experiences, thoughtfulness, and resources into making sure that people of color are able to better access this amazing sport and to feel safe, included, and respected in doing so.  We are committed to making both our Club and sport more inclusive and diverse.

    Thank you for your support.

    The Station L Board of Directors

  • Limited Operations Resume!

    Station L Rowing Club, in consultation with the other organizations at Portland Boathouse, is restarting member operations effective Thursday May 14. Members have received (many) emails with detailed instructions and safety rules. More to come.

    Our operations are substantially changed–as we are rowing only in singles, and in limited numbers. Our club has access to over 55 single sculling boats.

    Our Learn to Row classes will also be conducted in single person boats, which allows for greater social distance. Learn to Row classes are filled for 2020.

  • Operations Suspended

    UPDATE:
    Station L will remain closed while the governor’s executive order 20-12 “Stay at home” is still in force.

    All Learn to Row registrants have been issued refunds. A new LTR course schedule is up on our LTR page, for classes scheduled to start in July.

    Members and friends:
    As difficult as it is to write this, we know it’s more difficult to receive.  Effective immediately, Station L is suspending all operations.

    The Board has been following all of the recent developments and strongly believes that taking this step is in the best interest of our members, their families and most importantly, our community.

    All club operations are shut.  There will be no independent rowing or erg workouts.  

    Please take care of yourselves and your families during this time.  Take lots of walks outside.  Find and follow the best information available.   And know that this is only temporary.

    We know that many of you enjoy some of your best friendships through your association with the club.  This period of isolation will be difficult, but it’s like training–if we hit it hard and do it right, the benefits should be tangible.

    If there are new developments regarding a potential new boathouse, we will keep you informed.

    We will re-assess our suspension based on guidance from federal, state and local authorities .   

    Regards,
    Peter Edwards Program Director
    Jim Barrett Board Chair

  • Learn to Row / Learn to Erg

    Learn to Erg classes are still open in March.

    Learn to Row classes for 2020 are open and start at the end of March.

    Both Level 1 and Level 2 classes are open

    https://stationlrowingclub.com/learn-to-row/

Statement from the Station L Board of Directors

Dear Members and Friends of Station L Rowing Club,

We are writing to acknowledge the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Keith Scott, and so many others, as well as to acknowledge threats like those made to Christian Cooper.  We acknowledge the tremendous impact that these events, and the systemic racism that caused them, have had on the Black community and other communities of color.  Acknowledgement is necessary, but not sufficient, and we are eager to work together to make sure that we also act.

The love of rowing can be a meaningful common ground with the power to cut across all backgrounds.  We must also recognize that systemic racism and privilege exists in rowing, with roots in elitism, exclusivity, and unequal access.  The sport of rowing and this Club are best served by welcoming and reflecting all people, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.  We acknowledge, respect, and honor the work our members and others have been doing to identify and address systemic racism, marginalization, and oppression faced by communities of color.   

Recognizing that we sit at the intersection of a long history of exclusion and an urgent need for action, Station L is committed to identifying ways to increase diversity, inclusion, and equity within the sport of rowing and our Club.  For those looking to take immediate action, Station L strongly encourages members to volunteer their time or make a donation to Rose City Rowing Club’s outreach program directed at underserved communities.  All hours volunteered with RCRC’s outreach program will count towards a member’s volunteer hours with Station L.  Contact RCRC for more information or visit www.rosecityrowing.org/about/contacts.php.  Station L also encourages members to donate to other rowing organizations that address inequitable access to the sport.  Such organizations include RowNewYork (rownewyork.org); Chicago Community Rowing (www.rowchicago.com); Philadelphia City Rowing (philadelphiacityrowing.org); and RowLA (rowla.org).

In the coming weeks, the Board will be undertaking a review of Club policies and bylaws to identify exclusionary language or practices, as well as ways to address potential barriers to access.  Your input is welcome.  Please send your ideas to your team captains, who will compile feedback and share it with the Board.  We have members with lived experience of the effects of racism and other systems of oppression.  We have members who are actively working to promote justice and anti-racism.  It is by listening to the experiences of others with appreciation, open hearts and minds, and objectively evaluating our practices that we can maintain, expand, and reflect our core values.

For those looking to center voices from people and communities of color in rowing, we encourage members to visit the podcast, Rowing in Color (https://linktr.ee/rowingincolor).  Row New York has also developed a resource list (https://linktr.ee/rownewyork) for ways to act in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.  For those interested in connecting more with each other at Station L, team leadership has compiled a list of resources designed to help learn from each other, support one another, and keep acting together. Team captains will be hosting a presentation of those resources in the near future. 

The exclusionary history of rowing institutions will require dedicated focus and attention to ensure its past is not its future.  We believe strongly in the capability of our Station L community to pull together, bringing the benefit of experiences, thoughtfulness, and resources into making sure that people of color are able to better access this amazing sport and to feel safe, included, and respected in doing so.  We are committed to making both our Club and sport more inclusive and diverse.

Thank you for your support.

The Station L Board of Directors

Limited Operations Resume!

Station L Rowing Club, in consultation with the other organizations at Portland Boathouse, is restarting member operations effective Thursday May 14. Members have received (many) emails with detailed instructions and safety rules. More to come.

Our operations are substantially changed–as we are rowing only in singles, and in limited numbers. Our club has access to over 55 single sculling boats.

Our Learn to Row classes will also be conducted in single person boats, which allows for greater social distance. Learn to Row classes are filled for 2020.

Operations Suspended

UPDATE:
Station L will remain closed while the governor’s executive order 20-12 “Stay at home” is still in force.

All Learn to Row registrants have been issued refunds. A new LTR course schedule is up on our LTR page, for classes scheduled to start in July.

Members and friends:
As difficult as it is to write this, we know it’s more difficult to receive.  Effective immediately, Station L is suspending all operations.

The Board has been following all of the recent developments and strongly believes that taking this step is in the best interest of our members, their families and most importantly, our community.

All club operations are shut.  There will be no independent rowing or erg workouts.  

Please take care of yourselves and your families during this time.  Take lots of walks outside.  Find and follow the best information available.   And know that this is only temporary.

We know that many of you enjoy some of your best friendships through your association with the club.  This period of isolation will be difficult, but it’s like training–if we hit it hard and do it right, the benefits should be tangible.

If there are new developments regarding a potential new boathouse, we will keep you informed.

We will re-assess our suspension based on guidance from federal, state and local authorities .   

Regards,
Peter Edwards Program Director
Jim Barrett Board Chair

2020 Annual Meeting

Another chance to Win the Party

Date:

January 26 at 3pm

Location:

Lucky Lab Multnomah Village location.

Agenda:

We have plenty of exciting news to share about 2020, including the possibility of indoor boat storage!

Happy Rowing Birthday

New Year’s Day Row

Join us on January 1st @ 7:00am for our annual New Years Day row.

This is an open row and will include both sweep and sculling.

Since we all get 1 year older according to US Rowing, it is also a time to celebrate those extra handicap seconds.

Renewal Time

Be aware today you may receive an email saying your membership has ended.  This is true, all memberships end on 12/31/2019. Please wait until 1/1/2020 to purchase your new membership.

  • Renewal deadline for all members is January 31.
    • Please renew by that date to avoid a lapse in your membership.
  • Full year payments can be made at any time after January 1 on the website or via check.
    • Checks save us 2.5% in processing fees!
    • Mail checks to
      • PO Box 14171, Portland, OR 97293
    • OR drop in treasurer box in the office at the clubhouse
  • 12 Month Dues Contract members
  • Don’t plan on renewing
  1. Regular Membership
    • One Program Membership  $1026/year
      • $86/month if paid over a 12 month contract
    • Dual Program Membership $1387/year
      • $116/Month if paid over a 12 month contract
  2. 27- and 65+ Membership
    • 27- and 65+ Regular $770
      • $65/month if paid over a 12 month contract
    • 27- and 65+ Dual $1040
      • $87/month if paid over a 12 month contract
  3. Weekend Membership
    1. One day weekend $350/year
    2. Two day weekend $700/year
  4. Month to month membership
    1. Dual Program $175/month and includes access to both sweep and sculling.
    • Consider this if you are not going to be in town all year.

Portland Fall Classic – 2019

Sunrise over Vancouver Lake

Sunday was crisp and clear, with a striking sunrise greeting rowers as they rigged boats in the chilly pre-dawn. In partnership with Rose City Rowing Club, we hosted 23 clubs with a total of 197 entries (and hundreds of rowers) on Vancouver Lake for a starboard-heavy 5k in gorgeous fall sunshine.

Thanks to all who made this event possible, including many volunteers, officials, the Portland Vancouver Rowing Association, and the many crews who joined us.

Full results are available on Regatta Central.

update: You can find event photos at row2k : flight1 | flight2 | flight3

New day, new town…

Looking upstream from the new site (photo credit: Brad Crawford)

We are out of the former Portland Boathouse and currently in the process of settling into our new clubhouse on SE Caruthers and the new boat site on SE Ivon.

Check your email for details from coaches on dryland practice, plans for rigging, and additional volunteer opportunities in relation to the move. Questions, ask your captain/s or ping the registrars.

Thanks to all the people who the move this weekend possible, hardworking rowers from Station L and Rose City RC, as well as coaches from both clubs and our friends and neighbors from Wasabi Paddling Club and the Willamette Riverkeeper.