Weybridge Rowing '200' Club

What is it?

The '200' Club was founded in 1990 and is a well-established fund-raising body. It is independent from the Rowing Club, but exists to help support the Rowing Club's fabric outside of its core activities. Funds are not used to acquire boats or blades.

There are typically between 100 and 150 members.

What does it do?

The '200' Club members are invited to quarterly draws. These are social gatherings held at the boathouse.
The draw dates for 2018 are:-
Sunday 18th March
Sunday 17th June
Sunday 23rd September
Sunday 9th December

Gatherings will start at 12noon, there will be a free finger buffet with wine.

Each quarter, there is a main £250 prize draw, plus 3 separate draws for £50 each. Here is a list of recent winners.

There is also a draw open to those who are present for a (donated) bottle of Champagne.

What does it achieve?

In recent years, the '200' Club has sponsored the purchase of

  • central heating & women's showers
  • refitted kitchen
  • the black 'Cubie' raft
  • the display fridge behind the bar
  • the bar area decorating
  • the clubhouse TV and video recorder
  • decorating materials for the clubroom and kitchen
  • replacement windows for the clubroom
  • cooking range
  • kitchen floor
  • fire escape door
  • clubroom floor
  • bar tables
  • replacement back door for the clubhouse
  • under-counter fridge & freezer
  • kitchen crokery
  • photographs of GB representatives & Henley winners in the bar
  • stacking chairs for the bar area
  • refurbishment of men's changing room

Who can join?

'200' club membership is open to all. Current members are

  • active & retired oarsmen & women
  • friends & family of oarsmen & women
  • friends & supporters of the rowing club

What does it cost?

Membership costs just £3 per month (or £36 a year), which is less than half-a-pint of beer a week. This is by monthly standing order (recommended) or annual cheque.

Who's in charge?

The current '200' Club honorary officers are

  • Greg Jones - Chairman - Tel. 01932 840546, email ggregoryjones [at] hotmail.com
  • Gus Cowie - Secretary

What's the catch?

There isn't one - honest! As you can see, every rowing club member benefits from the work of the '200' Club. Indeed, many rowing club members are also '200' Club members. If you are not already a '200' Club member, you are strongly encouraged to join. Application forms are available in the clubhouse, or can be downloaded here.

Don't feel left out. Be part of it. Join today.