Bruce Margetts receives the 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award for the East Midlands region

Bruce Margetts

At the conference held on 26th September 2009, British Rowing was delighted to announce the Regional Volunteer of the Year Awards in recognition of the outstanding commitment and dedication demonstrated by each individual.  Bruce Margetts was awarded Volunteer of the Year for the East Midlands region.

Bruce has been instrumental in setting up Lincoln Rowing Centre where there hasn’t been a club for over 80 years.  He is club secretary, coach, trailer driver, building manager and head organiser!  For more than three years now he has worked tirelessly getting the rowing centre up and running, he involved the RAF and Lincoln University from the start and both are now key members of the centre along with members of the old Gainsborough RC.  He has worked closely with other clubs in the East Midlands and was the main driving force behind the inaugural Lincoln Head, as well as the Centre’s first Dinner Dance, both resounding successes.  He is also Chairman of the Lincoln Head organising committee and is project managing a £60,000 scheme to improve the club’s property and landing stages.  On top of all this he manages to keep rowing and racing himself.  There is no doubt that without Bruce’s enthusiasm, drive and commitment Lincoln Rowing Centre would not be where it is today. 

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