ACT Rowing (ACT)
The following citation appears on the Rowing ACT website Life Members page and was extracted on 30th December 2022.
Rod Freeman was elected to Life Membership at the 17th Annual General Meeting on 10 June 1981.
Rod received his NSW Rowing Association boat race official badge in August 1972 and remained a leading member of the Union of Boat Race officials for over twenty years. He served as Honorary Recorder of the Association for seven years (1972-1979) and was a widely recognised figure on the Yarramundi Reach course.
Rod was well respected for his ability to handle difficult roles on the BRO roster, especially getting crews off together in a strong cross wind at the exposed 1800 metre start.
In addition to his service to the Association, Rod was a strong supporter of the Watson High School Rowing Club.