OLYMPIC WELCOME CELEBRATION - A SUCCESS
26th October 2008
This is a thank you to all of you in the club who worked to make Sunday such a big success and to all of those who came and cheered our oarsmen home. Around 500 people attended and what a cheer at the end!
Thanks to the cake-makers, the banner hangers, the bar staff, the guest minders, the posie makers, the bunting drapers, the caterers, the club vacuumers, those who contributed to the costs, the bay sweepers, the forecourt washers, the PR gurus, Elmbridge Council, the Mayor, Sir Clive, the moorers, the junior oar clappers, the procession organisers, the commentators, the speech-makers, the welcomers, anyone left out from this list and finally our successful athletes especially Captain Hodge.
MBC OFFICIAL OLYMPIC WELCOME OF OUR ATHLETES, MEDALISTS & COACHES ON SUNDAY 26TH OCTOBER 1.00PM
Members and their Guests are requested to come to the club to welcome back ”our boys”. A huge party with food, two bars and many guests and VIPs will be at the club for this celebration. The athletes will arrive by boat whatever the weather around 2.00pm and everyone will be asked to congregate on the bank to welcome them back with the Molesey Roar (audience participation conducted by Dick Knight).
The Event is being kindly sponsored by members’ companies J P Fresh, Cognoscenti, Scotscape and Walton Road Garage, Elmbridge Council and several individual members. Many thanks to them! There will be lots of guests at the club so please make them especially welcome. Let’s show that we are not only the flagship Olympian Sports Club in Elmbridge and Surrey but one of the most hospitable.
If you have any queries about this event please contact either myself, Ted Bates or Dick Knight.
Please attend and like the Molesey secret tell a friend!
0208 783 1804
Molesey Rowers Doing it Their Way in China
Most of the Molesey members in Beijing are through to next round of the Olympic Regatta.
The first day's racing on Saturday saw Andy Hodge and Tom James win their heat in 6.00.59 in the M4- a fairly comfortable performance in which they looked considerably less tested than the favoured Dutch who won the other heat. Their next race will come on Wednesday as they battle for a spot in the final. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/rowing/7551269.stm
The M8 with Acer coxing displayed extreme relaxation in their heat. The race was delayed by a day due to an electrical storm that passed over the rowing venue on Sunday afternoon but the boys showed an exceptional level of relaxation, pulling clear water ahead of the fancied current Olympic champions, the USA. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/rowing/7553407.stm