We would encourage any alumnae of MECBC who are interested in keeping updated on boat club activities to join the MECBC alumnae mailing list.
The frequency of emails should be very low, mainly consisting of the termly Neptunes newsletter and invites to alumnae socials.
We are pleased to announce that MECBC has been shortlisted for the Citi Society Competition to win £1000! We are now in the final stage of the competition – the student voting phase.
Winning the competition would enable us to improve our land training facilities, carry out essential boat maintenance, run rowing workshops for local schools, and expand our fundraising efforts to support local charities. We currently have the lowest boat club budget on the river and so this money will make a huge difference to us – enabling us to carry out these plans while keeping our membership fees low so rowing is accessible to all students.
Watch this space for details on our campaigning efforts – and don’t forget to vote either online or at one of Citi’s careers events in Cambridge during October.
The careers events where you are able to vote are:
16/10/14 13:00 – 18:00: Cambridge Banking and Finance Career Event (drop-in), University Centre (Mill Lane)
20/10/14 19:30 – 21:30: Corporate Presentation, Fitzwilliam Museum (Booking Required)
22/10/14 13:00 – 17:00: Graduate Schemes & Internships Event (drop-in), University Centre (Mill Lane)
Online voting will be open from the 23rd – 30th October.
This page gives updates on what our novice crews have been up to so far so you can keep track of the fantastic progress they are making and their race results.
MECBC is one of the friendliest boat clubs on the river, and our members have the flexibility to participate as much or as little as they like. Most members join us having never rowed (or seen a rowing boat!) before, and many continue to train with the club throughout their time at Cambridge – often making it into our top crew (W1) or even rowing for the university. Don’t worry if you don’t want to commit to frequent, intense training sessions though – we also have more relaxed crews who only train once or twice a week. MECBC also loves a good social – for example we have ‘swaps’ with other crews, which are a great chance to sample other colleges’ food and meet a few guys!
If you would like to novice row or cox, we would love you to join us – please get in touch with one of our Lower Boat Captains. Under the “For Novices” tab above, there is information on how to find the boat house and some tips – make sure you have a look before your first outing!