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Paul Duncan

Canberra Rowing Club (ACT)

The following citation appears on the Rowing ACT website Life Members page and was extracted on 30th December 2022.

Paul Duncan was elected to Life Membership at the 20th Annual General Meeting on 27 June 1984.

Paul commenced his involvement in ACT rowing as a successful lightweight oarsman for the Royal Military College Boat Club when a cadet at the College. Later, when posted back to Canberra, he gave invaluable service as Secretary of the Association, applying his experience as a school and RMC athlete. In this role he lifted the standard of ACTRA processes for regatta promotion and management and closer engagement with the NSW Rowing Association.

His organising ability led to some of the most successful interstate regattas on Yarramundi Reach including New South Wales point score regattas and several of the first veterans’ (masters’) rowing championships held in Australia. Paul coordinated fundraising for the Territory’s first international representatives managing to get all clubs helping to raise funds for Australian team members from Narrabundah College and ANU Boat Club.

Paul was a member of the Canberra Rowing Club, serving on the Club Committee and as Club Captain.

Extracted by Andrew Guerin
30th December 2022

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