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ARA Volunteer of the Year Awards 2008

The ARA’s fourth annual Volunteer of the Year awards took place at the National Championships on Saturday 19th July 2008. As last year, separate awards were presented to recognise the work of young volunteers across the country. This category for Under […]

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Simon Hewitt – a volunteer with inspirational attitude

Simon Hewitt was nominated for the Volunteer of the Year Awards by WAGS for his work at Bristol Ariel Rowing Club. Simon’s main impact on the club has been to promote the club in the public eye, inspire those around […]

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Mark Cooke – problem solver and fund-raiser

Mark Cooke of Nottingham Rowing Club was the East Midlands nomination for the Volunteer of the Year Award 2008. Since taking over the Nottingham Boat Club, Mark has restructured the Committee and changed the shape of Trentside forever by proposing the […]

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Jackie Wardell – Itchen Imperial’s junior co-ordinator and mentor

Jackie Wardell has been junior coordinator at Itchen Imperial Rowing Club for the last four years and alongside organising the junior coaching sessions, coaches, crews, boats, safety and welfare of the juniors, she has organised the junior regatta held at Itchen […]

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Barry Wood – ‘he is Bradford ARC’ – Lifetime Achievement winner

Barry Wood is the Yorkshire Region’s nomination for the Volunteer of the Year awards and was awarded the ARA Lifetime Achievement Award – a new category for 2008. “Barry isn’t just a member of Bradford ARC –  he is Bradford […]

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Richard Bowsher – creator of a thriving recreational club

Richard Bowsher was nominated by Goring Gap Boat Club for the Volunteer of the Year 2008 awards because he has ‘transformed the outlook, attitude and approach of the membership through his hard work creating a thriving recreational club’. Here are some of […]

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Bob Kemlo – SERR Volunteer of the Year 2008

The South East Region’s nomination for Volunteer of the Year 2008 is Bob Kemlo.  Bob has been a member of the Regional Rowing Council in the past when he was a veteran commissioner for many years. Now Bob is concentrating his energies on […]

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Alastair Barr – Castle Dore’s valued Treasurer

Alastair has been an active and valuable volunteer both within his club, Castle Dore RC, and within the region. He has had many volunteer roles over the years, including WEARA President. Currently his regional roles are as treasurer both of […]

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Jack Waterfall – acknowledgement for a prime organiser

Jack Waterfall of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club was the chief organiser of the Diamond 44 event in which the 1944 Boat Race was reenacted at Ely in 2004. In spite of having no rowing background himself, he subsequently […]

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Alex Pattinson (Tyne RC) – exceptional dedication and maturity

ARA Under -18 National Volunteer of the Year Alex has been an outstanding volunteer at Tyne Rowing Club. Having just turned 18, he has shown exceptional dedication and maturity in his involvement with the club. He has volunteered his time to […]

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