On May 18, the Curtin University Boat Club celebrated its first alumni event in honour of its 50th year. The celebration saw over 70 past and current members joining together to celebrate the clubs rich history.
The evening included a boat naming in honour of the Founding Four, speeches by Professor Deborah Terry Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University and from founding president Mr Con Stacey, and food and drinks late into the evening.
“Thank you for living my dream” were the closing remarks of Mr Con Stacey who began the club back in 1969 with a small group of students from the then Western Australian Institute of Technology.
Since his time the club has grown, its fleet has expanded and its membership has seen both highs and lows. However, throughout the club has always maintained its core belief in the importance of nurturing new members and the value of good coaches, a belief that Con himself ingrained into the club all those years ago.
So we would like to take this opportunity to thank not only all our alumni and current members who joined us to celebrate, but Con Stacey himself, for dreaming all those years ago, and helping to create such a vibrant community for which we are all grateful.