The Friends of PCBC (FoPCBC) is the alumni society for former members of Pembroke College Boat Club. It has three principal aims:
1) Maintaining Social Connections
The Friends aim to have social events each year, either in London or Oxford. These vary year by year but recently have included drinks at the London Rowing Club bar, dinners in college, and drinks at Henley Royal Regatta.
2) Keeping Up-to-Date
The Friends distribute a newsletter twice a year with updates on the club’s performances in Torpids and Summer Eights as well as providing daily results during these races.
Some previous newsletters can be found here.
3) Supporting the Club
The Friends support the boat club in a number of ways: financially but also in the form of advice and guidance to the current Boat Club committee. The Friends committee meets with the PCBC committee and college authorities on a regular basis, which helps provide continuity and financial oversight to the club.
The financial support from the Friends means that current students do not need to pay subscriptions to be an active member of the club. Therefore, as PCBC members leave college they are encouraged to join the Friends to keep rowing at Pembroke accessible for all.
The money raised helps also support PCBC by helping the club purchase new equipment, hire top-quality coaching and defray incidental costs, which are bound to occur with bumps racing. Along with the College, the Friends committee oversees the use of FoPCBC assets and ensures good financial governance. You can be confident your donations are put to good use.
Old members can join the Friends at any time: just fill out the form below.
The Friends is free to join but donations are both appreciated and encouraged. A recommended amount for new leavers is £5 a month, or £60 a year. Members give whatever they feel is appropriate as they progress through their careers.
FoPCBC members get news updates twice a year as well as invitations to social events.