- Annual Membership Meeting Jan. 29 3pm
Members and interested parties are invited to join us for the 2023 annual meeting of Station L Rowing Club at from 3-5pm on Sunday January 29th. We will meet upstairs at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village. The club will provide pizza and salad. There’s a no-host bar as well. We will preview the coming year and hear from some special guests. We have some improvements and changes under way and we can’t wait to share them with you. Elections for the Board of Directors will close at midnight on the 29th–and members have already received voting instructions by email. We hope to see you on Sunday. A Zoom link and the meeting slide deck will be sent out shortly before the meeting begins on Sunday.
- 1972-2022–Celebrating 50 years of Station L
In 1972, the Willamette River cleanup was underway–inspired by Governor Tom McCall. In Portland, recreational use of the river was on the minds of some forward thinking rowers. Join us at Revolution Hall on September 10 to honor their vision and the 50th anniversary of Station L Rowing Club. Purchase tickets at this link
- Spring on the water
It’s spring at Station L and that means getting our 120+ members back on the river, shaking off the dust and planning for some great rows, formidable competition and good times together. We welcome new members with rowing experience to join at any time of the year. For new rowers, our classes will begin in April, with registration opening later in March. We are also planning some erg fitness classes in April, now that working out indoors looks to be safer.
- Winter at Station L
The winter season is upon us, but it doesn’t lack for activity. We are rowing on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, both sweep and scull. There are up to 7 available erg sessions per week, running at a reduced capacity in our indoor facility. On MWF mornings there’s a zoom erg session for those with machines at home. Winter workouts have been published for members.
Our sweep rowers are busy preparing for the San Diego Crew Classic, scheduled for late March.
New members with rowing experience are welcome to join at any time this winter. Dues are a one time fee of $112, good through Feb. 28, 2022. Our learn to row class schedule begins around April 1, with registration opening in February.
- Thank you.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our members, our friends and their families.
It might sound trite, but in the rowing world we have a lot to be thankful for. We started the year rowing singles in the pandemic, and we ended the year with a fully vaccinated membership, rowing team boats and attending regattas (still in a pandemic).
We suffered some losses with the warehouse roof collapse in February, but with the help of insurance and generous member donations we fixed the damaged 2x’s, purchased a new 8+, new 4x, new 2x and two new 1x’s.
Our coaches adapted to longer hours retrieving and returning launches to a dock that’s nearly a mile from the boatyard. Our members adapted to changing schedules and welcomed many new teammates as our paid membership increased to over 160 people. We rolled out new initiatives to share our sport with more people and expect to do more of this in 2022.
Like other non-profits, this is also the time of year where we remind our supporters that if you are able and so inclined, the club is happy to accept your financial support. Donations can be made via the website or by check to our mailing address, PO Box 14171 Portland OR 97293.
We are standing up a brokerage account to accept donation of appreciated stock. If this option interests you, please contact Peter.
Thank you all for another great year of challenge and growth.