Annual Meeting Reminder Sunday 3pm


Please join us for the annual meeting of Station L Rowing Club, Sunday January 29 at 3pm at the Lucky Lab Multnomah Village location in SW Portland.

In addition to thrilling presentations on club finances, we will be announcing some exciting changes to our coaching staff and discussing the future of our boathouse.

Pizza and salad provided.  No-host bar.

Board election ballots will be made available electronically before the meeting, and voting will be open for about a week. All candidates will have statements listed with the balloting materials.  Most candidates will be at the meeting, and will be introduced.  No speeches.  If you paid dues in 2016 or 2017 you are eligible to vote.

If any member has a projector, I’m still looking for one for the meeting.

A couple of members have asked me informally if we need any more loans for new equipment.  I’ve forgotten who this was.  If this is you, please chat w me by the end of the weekend.

Regards,  Peter

January Update–skiing, meetings, erg racing!

It’s Portland held hostage Day 7.

A few important announcements–

XC Ski Outing–Our attempt at organizing a XC ski trip to Teacup Lake has had numerous false starts.   Our last announcement was that we had moved the date to Jan. 22 due to weather.  Jan. 22 is their big ski race at Teacup.  Kind of like swimming at Vancouver Lake during Regionals.  So, the NEW date is Feb. 12.   Sign up on regatta sign up sheet

Annual Membership Meeting, January 29, 3pm Lucky Lab Pub, Multnomah Village.  Join us for pizza, salad, beer and all the excitement you can expect from an annual membership meeting.  Including Board elections, financial reports and special announcements about 2017.

Erg Racing in a public setting.  Sounds great, doesn’t it?  The 2nd annual CybERG 2k erg race is Sunday Feb. 5 at the University of Portland.  $15.  Women’s masters are racing from 7-8am.  Men’s masters from 8-9am.   Let your captain know if you want to race.  Deadline Jan. 31.

Tax Receipts–For those who donated to the club in 2016, thank you!  Donation receipts will be sent to you in the coming days.  If you don’t need one, just let Peter know.

River Conditions–The upcoming melt and rainstorm may result in unfavorable river conditions.  We will only cancel weekend rowing the night before if we KNOW the conditions will be bad.  Otherwise the coaches will assess in the morning.

Weekend rowing cancelled

With low temperatures forecast for 18 on Saturday and 23 on Sunday, there is no coached rowing this weekend.  Let’s hope that the melt doesn’t blow the river out on future weekends.



Ski Outing update, how to renew/join info

Hello everyone:

Just a couple of quick items.

  1.  XC ski outing for this Sunday is on at Teacup Lake.  It will be a busy day at Teacup, as they are having an open house, featuring free lessons at 11am (not a bad deal if you are interested).  But given our 7:30am meeting time at the boathouse, we should be there by about 9-9:15 and out on the trails before most crowds arrive.  The weather forecast is good, at the moment.  For those who don’t want to deal with a busy trail system this Sunday, several of us are also going on Jan. 22, so you could choose to go in two weeks instead.  Or do both!   Sign up on the club calendar/race sign up page
  2. Membership Dues–see the note posted to our website and emailed out last week for all the details.  The most important item is that those people on the monthly payment system for their annual dues need to delete their current membership and join again to account for the 2.5% dues increase (or if they are adding the dual program fee).   This is because we can’t unilaterally increase your payment from our end–reassuring, we hope.  If you leave it alone you’ll keep paying each month, but we will have to follow up with each person to take care of the missing $$.
  3. We were able to row on December 31 and January 1.  Hope to see you soon.

2017 Membership Renewal

It is time to renew your membership. Please do the following …

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Update your information on this page
    NOTE: Having accurate contact information, emergency contacts, rowing related information assist the coaching and admin staff throughout the year.
    1. In the upper-right you may see a Payment link.  Click on that to cancel your current membership.
  4. FOR ALL PEOPLE WANTING 2017 Membership
    1. Go to the Link for Membership Renewal and choose your desired membership type.

Station L Rowing Club 2017 Dues + Policies

Regular Membership—regular membership allows for 24/7 boathouse access and coaching in one of the club’s programs, either sweep or sculling.

Spouse/Senior/Student Membership—same as regular membership, but at a 30% discount.

Dual Program Fee (use either link above for access to Dual Program membership) —for members who participate in both the coached sculling and coached sweep programs, an extra fee will be assessed.   Dual Program fees are not incurred if, for example, coaches on a sweep day put out a sculling boat to balance rower numbers.

Weekend Membership—Access to Saturday, Sunday, holiday and social programs.

One Day Weekend Membership—Access to Saturday, holiday and social programs.

Monthly Short Term Membership—access to all programs for three months or less—for example, college students or summer members.

Payment Options

  1.     In full, via check by March 1.
  2.     In full, via credit card on Station L website by March 1 (service fee added)
  3.      Via monthly payment starting in January. (full-year commitment required)

2017 Membership Rates

Regular                                  $780 ($795 by credit card)

Regular + Dual Program                     $995 ($1015 by credit card)

Spouse/Senior/Student          $550 ($562 by credit card)

Sp/Sen/St. + Dual Program    $765 ($780 by credit card)

Weekend                                   $430 ($440 by credit card)

Saturday                                   $215 ($220 by credit card)

Dual Program Fee                    $215 ($220 by credit card)

Monthly Short Term(< 4 mo.)    $125/m

Holiday schedule, erg update, etc.

A few quick announcements for your consideration:

•Club ergs are available in the 4-630pm time slot until January 3, when RCRC comes back to their regular schedule.

•Morning erg schedule continues as normal.

•No rowing December 25.   Special Open Row January 1, 7am

•Log those meters in the Concept2 Holiday challenge!  We are in first place nationally among “on-water” clubs.  Let’s keep it that way!   Good for meters rowed through midnight December 24.

•Club XC ski outing January 8.  Sign up now!

•Tax receipts for 2016 donations will be emailed out by January 8.  Thanks to everyone who helped us this year.   Pledges for our current campaign may be filled after Jan. 1, but will receive tax receipts for the 2017 tax year.

•Watch for an email next week letting you know how to renew your membership and reminding you to sign your 2017 waiver.

Now Hiring!

We are looking for an experienced coach to lead our growing and successful masters women’s competitive sweep program.  The club has 140 members, with active competitive sweep and sculling programs guided by a group of 10 dedicated coaches.  In addition we have the largest adult learn to row program in Oregon.  

The head coach position is supported by two assistant coaches and a club culture that allows the coach to focus on creating the best possible competitive opportunities for their rowers. The team travels to local, regional, and national races, as well as hosts multiple regattas in the Portland area throughout the year. The coach should have good working knowledge of proper rowing mechanics, techniques, training methods, race strategies, and be a strong communicator with Master’s rowers of all skill levels and abilities (learn-to-row through competitive).

Successful candidates will have 3+ years of coaching experience, preferably with Masters athletes.  USRowing Level 2 certification desired.  Oregon Boater Card and First Aid certification needed prior to beginning work.   A willingness to work in cooperation with our entire coaching staff is required.

The position is part time, mornings and weekends, with competitive hourly wages DOE.   If desired, this position can be combined with other coaching opportunities at the club in our sculling and/or learn-to-row programs.  The position reports to the club’s Program Director.

Starting date is March 1, 2017, but can be negotiated if necessary.

Please contact Peter Edwards, Program Director, for more information and to apply.  Include coaching resume and references.

Volunteer Opportunities in the New Year!


As the New Year rolls around again we have opportunities to volunteer for important jobs!

Please sign up using the links below:

Boathouse Prince/Princess

Gas Master/Mistress


Call or email me with questions, [email protected]


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