Dear Supporters and Athletes of Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors,
Earlier this fall I sent a letter to the Major of the city of Catoosa to inquire about the possibility of constructing a boathouse at Roger’s Point Park.
In mid-December, the board of the Tulsa Rowing Club met to discuss this project. The board gave the green light for us to meet with the city council.
On December 17th, 2012 I attended a city council meeting along with TRC club president Scott Fujan to present a report of all of the progress we had made as a club over the last ten years. We have grown from a program of ten athletes training three days a week to a program of seventy athletes training with a coaching staff of nine. We are a great success story and the future is promising.
At the end of the presentation, I asked for the council’s permission to begin the process of planning, fundraising and eventually constructing a boathouse for the rowing club at Rogers Point. I am very pleased to report that the city council voted unanimously in support of this project.
While Tulsa Rowing Club will continue to maintain it’s presence on the downtown Arkansas, I know that another boat house can only provide more opportunity for the growth of rowing in Oklahoma. It will also provide the chance for the club to maintain and improve on it’s level of excellence in terms of performance due to unpredictable conditions on the Arkansas.
I am in the process of recruiting a committee to help raise funds for this project. If you feel that you would like to be a part of this effort or know someone or an organization that could help, please contact me so that we can formulate a strategy moving forward.
I wish to thank all of the athletes, boosters, coaches and supporters that have worked so hard to get to where we are today. I look forward to the future and know that this is a wise move for our club at this time.