VMBC Executive 2018/19

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President: Holly Olivia Parkes

Hey! I'm Holly, a 3rd year Geography student and your VMBC President this year. Generally my job is to organise the day to day running of the boat club as well as leading the executive committee. If you have any queries or questions about joining as a rower or cox; sponsoring us; or are an alumni wanting to get in touch with the club feel free to message me on Facebook or email me at holly.o.parkes@durham.ac.uk

Secretary: Henry George Miller

Felicitations! I'm Henry, a third year History student and VMBC Secretary this year. I'm in charge of race entries, general administration and writing the beloved weekly email. If you have any questions, feel free to message me on Facebook or send me an email at henry.g.miller@durham.ac.uk.

Mens Captain: Robert James Smith

Hi! I'm Rob and I will be the Men's Squad Captain this year. I have been rowing for a few years now, and whether you were a senior last year, a continuing novice, or an experienced fresher, I will do my best to try and improve your rowing. If you have any questions about men's rowing feel free to contact me on Facebook or robert.j.smith@durham.ac.uk

Womens Captain: Hannah Mary Rayden

Hello, I'm Hannah a 3rd year engineer and I'm thrilled to be your women's captain this year! I'll be organising training on and off the river and ensuring everyone benefits and enjoys their time in VMBC. If you have rowed before, and want to improve in a friendly, inclusive and high performing club, please get in touch! My email is hannah.rayden@durham.ac.uk.

Treasurer: Luca Andrew Hibell

Hello! My name is Luca, and I am VMBC's treasurer for 2020/21. I work closely with the college treasury to support the financials of our boat club. I also work with VMBC execs to support them in achieving their objectives from a monetary perspective.

Boatman: Thomas Matthew Bickley

Hello! We are Tom and Elliot, both in our third year, and we are the boatmen for VMBC 2020/21. Our role is to keep the bikes, boats, and boathouse in working order during the rowing year. If you spot any issues that you think need fixing, please let one of us know!

Social Secretary: Harrison Scott Newsham

This year your social secs are George Greaves and Harrison Newsham! Still not sure what the correct direction to row in is, Harrison is a 2nd year English Lit student, so is perfectly suited to the role, since he'll create an environment in which many 'stories' will be made by VMBCers. Very much the casual rower, George is better acquainted with the drinking kind of boat race than the actual racing boats. However his studying of PPE should come in useful this year, where socials must be safe as well as lively. After struggling to get many outings as novs last year (thanks to Durham's monsoon season), both lads wanted to ensure their VMBC careers continue by being (ir)responsible for all the social antics in the years ahead.

Enterprise Officer: Shruti Shankar

Hi! I'm Shruti, a third year maths student, and I'm your enterprise officer for this year! I work on managing all the club's social media, as well as fundraising through both sponsors and events. If you have any photos for the website or any social media, or any fundraising ideas / suggestions, do message me either on Facebook, Instagram, or email me at shruti.shankar@durham.ac.uk!

Administrator: Harrison Scott Newsham

Hi all, I'm Tom and I'm the webmaster for this year! Should you want to help us out with some website development, then drop me an email on twiltshire97@gmail.com.

Novice Development Captain: Henry George William Bashford

Hello! My name is Henry and I am lucky enough to be this year's Novice Development Captain. Before coming to university I had no experience of rowing so therefore began as a complete novice in my first year at Durham. Now in my second year I'm excited to take on the role of NDC and inspire the next generation of VMBC! Rowing is both a superb sport for improving fitness, stamina, and overall health as well as being great fun! At VMBC, we are extremely welcoming, and no matter whether you want to row a lot or a little, I am sure you will have a great time if you choose to to get involved with the club. We really are on big family both on the water and off the water. The social side of the club is also great and could not recommend it more! I really look forward to meeting all the new rowers who wish you get involved at the start of term and hope you will learn to love the sport as much as I do! If you have any questions, no matter how small, please don't hesitate to get in contact with me henry.g.bashford@durham.ac.uk or looking for me on Facebook (Henry Bashford) or through following the club's FB page: VMBC. Again I look forward to meeting you all!

Coaching and Safety Officer: James David Pickersgill

Hello, I'm James, SCO for 2019/2020. I'm in charge with ensuring everyone is kept safe, and organising coaches for any outings, so feel free to contact me if there's any issues with any of that - james.pickersgill@durham.ac.uk

Coxing Captain: Stephen Charles Cockrem

Hi, I'm Stephen and I'm the Coxing Captain this year! My role is to make sure that the squad is supported from the 5th or 9th seat in the boat or at land training with the best possible people. Coxing is a really fantastic way to get involved, so if you're interested in joining the squad or have any coxing questions at all you can either send me a message on Facebook, or you can email me at stephen.c.cockrem@durham.ac.uk.