History Snippet – “FCC has created Club History this Year”

Some of the FCC members at the AGM

Our Club has created history at this year’s AGM by holding the meeting, for the very first time, courtesy of the wonders of the Internet  - a ZOOM Meeting. I bet they had not considered this break from tradition 100 years ago! Better still, it was better attended than many recent years with 43 members joining the meeting.

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The FCC AGM, with the Winter series trophy at the club house.

 

What did the President report one hundred years ago?

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You will note that not only do we have ZOOM nowadays but also the wonderful capacity to correct typos. It looks like we almost became the ‘Faffield CC’! We clearly did very well in the 1920 paddling season, in spite of the personal burden of “the cost of the cartage for their canoes to these carnivals was a little expensive”. We now have our own transport for our much lighter craft.

We clearly did very well in the 1920 paddling season, in spite of the personal burden of “the cost of the cartage for their canoes to these carnivals was a little expensive”.

 

Read more of the exploits of Alf Lucke in History Snippet November 2019. https://fairfieldcanoeclub.org.au/lucke

The 1920 Meeting also elected Office bearers.

President. J.Cain

V.President. H de la Rue & I.Johnson

Secretary. Mr Shands & A. Roach

  • plus the positions of Commodore, V.Commodore, Auditor & Treasurer. 

It was also determined to “Hold a Ball in October”. 

An event that must:

  • “include a cornet player”
  • “print programme & attached lead pencil”
  • “Tickets, 55xDouble @ 7 shillings, 20x Ladies @  3 shillings, 15x Gents @ 4 shillings”
  • Mr Mahoney, MC,. Clayton on the door & Campi on Supper Door

 

What about our new 2020 Board?  Perhaps they should pay particular attention to the Winter Programme proposed one hundred years ago? Just as in 2020, they did not have any Winter racing (“nothing has changed you say”) but they did have a busy social program of “smoke nights (A men-only event), games nights, dances and social evenings “. This certainly sounds a much busier off-season than ours this year!

                                                         “Surely we can do better?”!

Interestingly, we have not come across any reports of the “Spanish flu pandemic” in any of the canoeing reports from this era. Maybe, like us, they were tired of the constancy of the subject in the news?

Find out more about the 2020 AGM - including all of the various reports and minutes