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Harry Clare

Sydney Rowing Club (NSW)

The following extract comes from the 1965-66 Sydney Rowing Club annual report.


The Club Committee has decided this year to award an Honour Blazer, the highest award the club can bestow, to Harry Clare, in recognition of his outstanding efforts on behalf of the club. 

Harry first joined the club in 1936 as a lightweight oarsman. He served on the Club Committee in 1938/39 but war service then took him away from Australia. He served in the Middle East and attained the rank of Flight-Sergeant. 

When the club's Old Boys' Union was established, Harry quickly became first a member and then a committeeman. He has been secretary of the Un.ion for the last eight years. 

In 1962, Harry joined the Club Committee and has been a member since then. He accepted the job of publicity officer in 1962 and of social secretary a year later. In 1963 he commenced publica¬≠tion of "Easy All", the journal which has done so much to stimulate interest in the club's activities and in rowing generally. 

Harry's tremendous enthusiasm for all matters connected with the club is a constant example and encouragement to other members. He is a very valuable member of Committee and has organised numerous outstanding social functions at the club. 

Our thanks to you, Harry. We know you will wear the Honour Blazer with pride. Please keep up the good work for many years to come. 

Extracted by Andrew Guerin
December 2020

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