Gerry Allen Weekly Report

6 NATIONS at the Club. Starts Feb 4th. Bring friends, non Club members are welcome! Click for the Schedule >>

Put Sat May 6th on your calendar for the Spring Alumni Function. More details to follow but it promises to be a special evening!

Rugby AGM – Went smoothly last night. President and Secretary were acclaimed. More info next week

CLUB AGM – Monday January 23/17 – 6pm @ the Club. Make a point to attend and vote to support our section. I was remiss in my last missive re Ed Doyle and Mike Pollock. Ed does have a rugby background and his three children who all play in our Jr Rugby system. Also Mike served for 6 years as Treasurer on the Club Board. Significant change is in the air as several Directors step away and/or attempt to change roles, including Jake Lipsett(Pres) who is retiring.

Following is, to the best of my knowledge, a list of the positions and folks running for them and a peek at their backgrounds from a rugby Alum perspective. It is imperative that U attend to cast a ballot and have your voice heard.

President – Ed Doyle–presently sits on the Board, has attended several Rugby functions
J.P. Cormier- Ran for the Board recently and presently sits on the Board for Hockey section and Old Boys Hockey
Mike Pollack-I believe Mike is a former Board member, supports a number of sections at the Club and is a paid Rugby Alumnus

Membership Director – Bob Johnston- Plays Fri night hockey and Old Boys Hockey. He is also a Pd Rugby Alum and has provided us with support re lighting extras at several functions.

Cheryl Lavender–Is involved and hails primarily from the Club Squash section

Secretary – Laura Di Batista-Has supported a number of sections and can be seen participating in Fitness, squash, volleyball and a host of social activities.

Jen McLean- my research indicates that Jen is active in our Squash section.

House Director – Jules Marsen- He is presently on the Board as House Director. He is a former rugby player and former co Pres of Rugby section.

Jen Sharp – Is active in the Club Squash section

To get full bios and perspective of these candidates, come to the AGM, hear them speak and interact directly. The direction of our Club is again in your capable hands.See U There!

Junior Rugby – Jim Drohan is pleased to announce a new Jr Director, Chris Kalbfleisch. See Jim’s missive below! 6 Nations Broadcasts and more will be detailed soon.

“It is with great pleasure I announce that Chris Kalbfleisch will be taking on the role of Director of BBC Junior Rugby. I have included many of the BBC sections and Rugby stakeholders in this note but I ask that you share the news with any others who should be aware.

As a second row he as cleverly cropped his ears out of all photo’s. He has 30 years of Rugby starting in Ottawa High-School and club play with Ottawa Beavers. In 1999, he commenced wearing the blue and gold of the BBC and played 10 seasons – primarily with the Mighty Thirds of TRU legend. Chris has a deep commitment to the club and rugby is a passion. Chris is a multi-sport junior coach (rugby, hockey and baseball) with his Respect in Sport and IRB Level 1 certification. He started coaching junior rugby at the Beach in 2015 and is committed to making the experience a fun and engaging way to bring kids into the rugby community and grow our great game.

I greatly look forward to supporting Chris in the transition to his new role and continuing in my capacity as treasure for the program in 2017.

For those of you already committed to the program for 2017 I thank you in advance for your continued support. We are in the hunt for additional coaching support for 2017 with a very specific need for help at U16. We have lots of need for additional help outside coaching and anyone interested in assisting with the program should contact Chris . We have on-going needs for; team/parent communication, equipment management, fund raising, field painting, tour management etc”…Jim Drohan

Canada – Men’s 7’s finish 13th in Capetown and Liam Underwood plays but is injured. Hopefully not serious and we can hear from him at the next leg.

HOF Induction – Fantastic turnout by the Beach at HOF dinner to induct The Mess and Tubs and Gee. Thanks to 240 for doing the bus and an entertaining evening for all. Jake Lipsett spoke on behalf of Bruce and two of the Granddaughters, jennifer and Leslie spoke on behalf of Tubs and Gee . Full whack of pics to be posted on FB and our rugby website.

It is with great sadness that I bring news of the passing of Richard Clayton, Malcolm’s brother. Our condolences go out […]