"This club is the one where I will always belong."
Foster Rossetto joined the Fairfield Canoe Club at the end of 1974. In early 1975 Foster, together with Jon Mayne, identified 15 club members who were committed to working with them to maintain and expand the club. The momentum built from this initial resurgence culminated in the building of a new clubhouse with Joe Alia, Terry Yorkshire, John Waters and Andrew Kerekes.
"Rowan joined FCC after moving into a nearby house in 2009 and has never looked back."
Rowan joined FCC after moving into a nearby house in 2009 and has never looked back. He paddled regular Sunday morning coffee runs with David Bevan for a number of years before being introduced to marathon racing - initially in kayaks and more recently in canoes - particularly enjoying competing in doubles with the FCC canoeing mob.
Friendly paddles such as the Goulburn trip two years back and the Banksia St runs are a highlight for Rowan. He joined the board 3 years ago to help give back to the paddling community and also organises FCC’s junior paddling program.
"And now – thanks to the support of certain FCC members – her passion for paddling has been totally reignited."
Elena has been a member of FCC for over 20 years. Dragonboat teammates lured her to the club, and she was immediately hooked by the beauty and tranquility of the river –the thrill of canoe racing – and also the friendliness of other members. She maintained her membership through the years of rearing young children, even though she only managed to paddle a few times a year. And now – thanks to the support of certain FCC members – her passion for paddling has been totally reignited.
She feels that after two decades of benefitting from the club, it was time she gave back a bit of the love – and joined the board!