President 1989-94, Vice President 1984-89
Andrew “Butch” joined the club in 1976 with a principal interest in boats, under the great Bob Picknoll. He rowed continuously from 1979 to 1999, participating in all grades and winning six State titles plus numerous silver and bronze. In 2000 he decided the future of rowers was with the younger brigade and became a sweep. He remains actively involved in this area.
In 1984, became Vice President and then President for a total 10 years. In this time he was Newsletter Editor 1991-92, Public Relations/Sponsorship 1993-95, Constitution Committee 1992-94, Life Membership Committee 1993-onward, New Building Committee 1993-94, State Titles Coordinator 1994-95, Uncle Tobys Committee 1994-97, 100 Club Committee 1994-97, Boat Captain 1995-98, 2002-08, Touring Team Comp. Manager 1997-98.
As President and on the Building Committee when the City proposed our present premises, he worked tirelessly to overcome perceived flaws in the building’s design, and lead the Building Committee for the latest extensions done a number of years ago.
Butch was named as Best Clubman in 1994, and honoured with Life Membership in the same year.
Is currently a member of the Life Membership and Constitution Committees.