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Friends of PCBC
The Friends of PCBC is the alumni society for members of Pembroke College Boat Club. It has three principle aims:
1) Maintaining Social Connections
The Friends aim to have social events each year either in London or Oxford. These vary year by year but recently have included drinks at the prestigious London Rowing Club bar, dinners in college and drinks at Henley Royal Regatta
2) Keeping up to date
The Friends distribute a newsletter twice a year with updates on the clubs performances after Torpids and again after Summer VIIIs as well as providing daily results during these races.
You can catch up with some of our previous newsletters.
3) Supporting the club
The Friends of PCBC support Pembroke College Boat Club in a number of ways, both with financial aid but also with advice and guidance to the boat club committee. The Friends of PCBC committee meet with the PCBC committee and college authorities on a regular basis which helps provide continuity and financial oversite to the club.
How & When to join FoPCBC
As members leave college they are asked to join the Friends of PCBC - in part in return for the Friends finances ensuring that students do not need to pay subscriptions to be an active member of the club when they are a student.
When students leave they are asked for a recommended donation of £2 to £5 a month for new leavers or what ever is appropriate as members progress through their careers.
Old members can join at any time.
The money raised helps support the club in purchasing new equipment, hiring top quality coaching and funding incidental costs. A Friends of PCBC committee overseas the expenditure of both Friends of PCBC membership fees and also has financial oversight, along with college, of the clubs finances to ensure good financial governance of the club - so you can be confident your donations are put to good use.
Joining The Friends of PCBC
The Friends of PCBC (a.k.a. The Friends) is free to join but annual donations are appreciated. The Friends has a recommended donation amount from £25 per year for recent leavers through to whatever amount our members feel is appropriate though their careers.
The money raised helps support the club in purchasing new equipment, hiring top quality coaching and funding incidental costs. A Friends of PCBC committee overseas the expenditure of both Friends of PCBC membership fees and also has financial oversight, along with college, of the clubs finances to ensure good financial governance of the club.
In return members get news updates twice a year as well as invites to social events.