Member update – 13th September 2018

The campaign for Mosman Rowers at Mosman Bay continues at pace and with incredible community support! Here’s the latest. We’ve created all the conditions for our 107 year old community club to have a new future, with one exception. Here is what is ready for the Club’s future:

1. A plan for the future which administrators Ferrier Hodgson have recommended – it’s viable and sensible
2. A settlement (Deed of Company Arrangement) with old creditors which those creditors have agreed to
3. Funding from members and supporters for that settlement is on track – over $110,000 has been raised in the last two months and this is growing every day
4. A third party catering professional, the Bird & Bear Group – who have transformed similar clubs such as the Sydney Flying Squadron in Kirribilli – is signed-on and ready to make the club magnificent
5. Capacity and commitment to invest over $1.1m in club refurbishment
6. Support of the membership and wider community, including nearly two hundred new members in the last month, taking total membership to just over one thousand
7. A group of younger, professional members are ready to serve as a new Club Board of Directors

The only barrier to the club’s new future is this; Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) say they won’t give the Club the right to negotiate a further lease. We’re pressing hard and won’t give up on working to ensure the government listens to the community and acts to give the incumbent (and 107 year long) leaseholder a fair go! We have until 28 September to make this happen. We’re so grateful for everyone’s interest and support!

MOSMAN ROWERS ENTERS A NEW ERA – MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

The raffle will be held on Monday 24th September at 7pm, at the Warringah Bowls Club, Mosman. Come Join us to see if you have one of our incredible prizes!

Mosman Rowers is entering a new era, with a stronger, renovated & re-invigorated club for our members and the Mosman Community. We have the support of the community and creditors to chart a course for the future, have secured an outstanding professional operator to take our offering to the next level, have plans to spend $1.1m on renovations to restore and renew the clubhouse, a new Board at the ready and we are working to secure a new lease with RMS

We will be family friendly and dog-friendly – which matters in Mosman! Exciting new discounts and benefits will be available to members through the Bird & Bear Group’s operations. Check them out here: https://www.birdandbear.com.au

To ensure our Club is here to serve you, our members and our community, we are asking for your support in the form of membership commitments and a raffle.

The raffle will have lots of prizes;

1st Prize An Audi Mosman Weekend Experience – includes a convertible car for the weekend and an overnight hotel stay
2nd Prize 3 Night Tasmanian Getaway – includes flight vouchers, accommodation by the Mersey River, cook your own breakfast and a farm tour
3rd Prize A 2009 Bottle of Grange Hermitage

There are lots of other great prizes such as cases of wine, jewellery and watches, a $200 Clean Clear & Correct Voucher, a $500 20/20 Dry Cleaning voucher, 5 x $200 vouchers for Bird & Bear venues, $120 voucher for Azzurro Hairdressing, 5 course dinner for 2 including wine at La Despensa restaurant, 6 bottles of 2010 Godfrey Edward Barossa Shiraz, Family Pass to Taronga Zoo, an East Coast Lounge Wine Hamper, $120 Fourth Village Hamper, 2 x Double Passes Orpheum Theatre, $100 Ewens Hardware Voucher, $50 Shane the Butcher Voucher, $50 Dan Murphy Voucher, Sydney FC Training Top, $100 Voucher for Kazzi Beach Greek at Balmoral, Gourmet Sauce Hamper from Sinclair Foods at Mosman Gourmet Butcher, a $700 Extreme 17 ladder and a $600 Safety Step ladder to name a few!

We are grateful to all the members and businesses who have supported our iconic club, Thank you !

The raffle will be held on 24th September at 7pm, at the Warringah Bowls Club, Mosman.

Pledges and memberships will only proceed upon the new era of the Club going forward.

Time is running out, please show your support TODAY.

Click HERE to renew your membership, to join the Mosman Rowers, to make a pledge/donation and of course to buy your raffle tickets.

If you would like to support with time or sponsorship, please use the try booking link to contact the Mosman Rowers New Era Committee.

The Sydney Morning Herald had a full page article on Page 3, Saturday 8th September. Click here to read it.

We thank you for your support of the Mosman Rowers Club.