The Tay RC Committee is appointed every year at our AGM, which is held every November.
Committee meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month. If you would like anything raised at a committee meeting, please talk to a member or contact us.
|President||Theresa Edwards||2018 - Completed the Learn to Row course with Tay Rowing Club in the summer of 2018 followed by the Development program prior to joining as a full member, so a novice, but very enthusiastic rower
2018/2019 - Competed in various Head races including Aberdeen, Inverness and on the Tyne both coxing and rowing.
Current occupation: Founder and Managing Director at Strathearn Stone & Timber Ltd, Forteviot, Perthshire, supplying and installing high quality oak and tile floors all over Scotland. Also, currently in the process of building of our own holiday property in Wester Ross, project managing the build ourselves and gaining construction experience along the way.
Previous occupation: Production Manager at Prepress Projects, Perth – publishing medical and scientific journals.
Skills and experience: project and team management, leadership, innovation and problem solving.
I am delighted to be able to offer my skills and experience to Tay Rowing Club, acting as president, to help the club grow and develop at an incredibly exciting time in its evolution.
|Vice President & Development Officer||Barbara Millns||2016 - Present - Vice President & Trustee of Tay Rowing Club
2006-2016 - Member British Rowing Council
June 2015 - Awarded the MBE for Services to rowing in Tyne and Wear
2006-onwards Rowing – Div/ Regional Rep for Division 1 Northern . Wrote the Regions Forward Plan and led on the successful Lottery Bid under the Club Coach Fund (largest award in the country).
2003-2005-Club Secretary – Tyne Rowing Club
2007-2014 - Chair of Tyne United RC Founded 2007.. First new club on the Tyne since 1950’s Responsible for raising over £1m see www.tyneunited.co.uk . Wrote the Club Forward Plan
2010- onwards Chair Gateshead Rowing Development Group Working to develop rowing amongst young people from areas of disadvantage in partnership with Gateshead Council.
2005-2015 Work very closely with Durham University on the development of performance rowing and University rowing in general.. Developing Partnership rowing with Northumbria to develop participation programme. Working with BUCS and Scottish Rowing to develop inter regional initiatives. Recently Headed joint successful bid with Tyne United, Newcastle University and Tyne RC to host BUCS 4’s and 8’s Head
2005- Won University Volunteer of year for Northern Region Worked with Durham Univ Squads in volunteer support role – Trailer to training camps. Former Secretary of Durham University Rowing Board.
Supported Kieren Emery (Gold Medallist in IV- at Junior Worlds 2007 and VIII Bronze at U23 Worlds in 2009. World U23 Champion and Senior World Champion in 2011 in Lightweight 2-)
|Treasurer||Chris Smith||2017 - Present - Treasurer at Tay Rowing Club
2015 - Represented BR Masters Committee on BR Masters Regatta organising committee; volunteer coordinator
2013 - 2015 - Represented Northern Region on BR Masters Committee
2009 - 2012 - Series coordinator and entries sec, NRC Autumn Sculling Series [six head races six weekends in a row]
2008 - 2014 - Entries Sec Tyne United Rowing Club
2008 - 2011 - Treasurer Tyne United Rowing Club
2008 - present - Trustee Tyne United Rowing Club
2007 - 2012 - Secretary Northern Rowing Council
2007 - Founder member of Tyne United Rowing Club. Initially secretary, treasurer and safety officer all at once! TURC’s tame architect; as such found site, got planning permission, administered build and other expenditure, £1m+.
2005 - 2006 - Represented Northern Region on BR Recreational Rowing Committee
2004 - 2007 - Tyne RC committee member, entries secretary, nominated to represent club on Northern Rowing Council
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|Deputy Treasurer & Facilities Management||Sean Peter||2016 – Was in the first Learn To Row crew for Tay Rowing and have seen the club grow ever since
2017 – Took part in Tay Rowing Clubs first race in Aberdeen, started the role of Learn to Row (LTR) co-ordinated to help drive new rowers to the club and joined the clubs committee
2018 – Proud to be part of the crew that brought Tay Rowing Club it first winners medal in Inverness, also followed up with another at the Rutherford head.
2019 – Have taken on the role of Deputy Treasurer, transitioning to Treasurer over the next year
Have previous Treasurer experience for 2 years in a committee that maintained a private village
Have worked as a project manager in the IT industry for more years than I care to remember, at times travelling all around the country
Was introduced to rowing by my son, who was rowing at the time, and had spotted Tay Rowing Club’s advert for its first learn to row course
|Communications and Membership Officer||Tara Scott||2017 - Completed TRC's Learn to Row Course followed by the Development program prior to joining as a full member
2018 / 2019 - Took part in various Head races including Aberdeen, Inverness and on the Tyne.
Hold RYA Powerboat Level 2
Occupation: Founder and Managing Director of Click Book Stay (Holiday Rental Agency) focused on the marketing and management of holiday rental properties all across Scotland on behalf of the property owners.
Established a new Holiday Rental Training / Coaching business - TaraScott.club
Other: Vice Chair on the Board of the Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers (ASSC)
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|Safety Officer||Heather McKenzie||2012- Started junior rowing at Loch Lomond Rowing Club
2012- Was in the 8+ that rowed the Olympic torch across loch Lomond 😊
2014-16- Won Scottish Champs J16 2x, did GB trials, HIR trials, Won School-girls Indoor Champs
2015- Rowed length of Loch Lomond in double
2016- Started coaching juniors at LLRC, core group of 5 juniors
2016- Achieved level 2 coaching qualification
2016- Organised second row the loch with all club juniors (5 quads) and organised scratch regattas for all juniors
2017- LLRC Vice-Captain
2018- Moved to Perth for job (Technical Trainer for SSE) - joined Tay RC
|Welfare Officer||Sarah Harris||I’m a novice rower, having completed the Learn to Row course with Tay Rowing Club in the summer of 2018 followed by the Development programme. I have competed in a couple of races in Aberdeen and on Loch Ore - rowing and coxing.
Having worked in Edinburgh for 22 years, I’m currently taking a (rather long!) sabbatical from my career as a Geography teacher to spend more time with my children. For the past two years I have volunteered at Cornhill Macmillan Hospice in Perth, working alongside staff and with day patients who come along to the drop-in sessions. In my spare time I love being outdoors walking with our Bernese mountain dog Henry and running. I completed my first marathon last year and am currently training for another.
My former experience as a class and guidance teacher and current role at Cornhill will be useful in taking on my new role as the club’s welfare officer and I look forward to seeing the club grow when we develop a Junior section.
|Rowing Co-Ordinator||Lucy Rogers||2012 – 2014 Started rowing at university for Loughborough Student Rowing and Nottingham Rowing clubs. My biggest rowing achievement was making it to the Henley Women’s final in 2014 in the Intermediate Club 8’s category.
2014 – 2018 Moved to Warwick in England to begin my career as a forensic scientist and rowed for Warwick Boat Club. I completed the Boston-Lincoln Marathon twice, the Rhine Marathon in Dusseldorf and for a short while held the championship title for the British Rowing mixed indoor relay event.
2018 – Present Moved to Perth with my fiancé to start a new job with Police Scotland in Dundee and joined Tay Rowing Club where I am now Rowing Coordinator. I will have achieved my Level 2 Coaching Qualification by spring 2020 and I hope to get a solid training structure in place for the learn to row courses, our growing members pool and our future junior rowers.
I have made many lifelong friends over the years through rowing and had the privilege to row and compete in some beautiful places all over the UK and further afar. I hope I can help others get the same joy out of this fantastic sport.