It is with great delight that I ask you to join me to congratulate our Lou Rivett and Karen Wilson for winning British Rowing Volunteer Awards 2013.

Lou had won the overall Regional Award for Volunteer of the Year, and Karen has won the regional volunteer Administrative Category award. These are truly fantastic achievements, and reflect all the hard work that they have put into the club over the past year.

Both rewards are well deserved, and on behalf of the club I thank them again for all the time they have put in.

In addition to these amazing personal achievements, I am hugely proud to announce that the club has been shortlisted for the 2013 Bucks & MK Sports Awards 2013 Club of the year. The nominations have been shortlisted to 3 clubs, and the winner shall be announced in December. This is amazing to be recognised by Bucks & MK Sport for our achievements, and this is all down to you as individuals for the effort you put in to make the Club what it is. Thank you to everyone that has worked tirelessly 'behind the seasons' and on/off the water, especially Liz Tatman for her part she has played in this nomination.

Well done MKRC!