Peterhouse Boat Club Fund

Peterhouse Boat Club Rules (1933)

  1. That this club is called the Peterhouse Boat Club.

  2. That anyone rowing or coxing in any eight more than twice in any one term becomes 'ipso facto' a member of the PBC for that term, and may be required to pay the subscription.

  3. Those that are entitled to vote at meetings of the PBC are:

    1. All resident Lent & May colours.

    2. All persons who rowed in any college boats in the Head of the River Race on the Cam.

  4. That the subscription for active membership be 10/- per term in addition to the subscription to the Amalgamated Club.

  5. That the Captain, Secretary and Treasurer be elected for the ensuing term at a meeting held for the purpose at the end of each term; and that the names of candidates for office together with those of a proposer and a seconder be posted on the Amalgamated Club notice-board not later than twelve o'clock noon on the day previous to the meeting for the election of officers.

  6. That there be a committee of the PBC consisting of the Captain, Secretary and Treasurer of the PBC.

  7. That the accounts be audited by the Captain at the beginning of each academic year and be posted at a meeting of the PBC.

  8. That the Captain, Secretary and Treasurer be alone empowered to call a meeting of the members of the PBC.

  9. That the Captain be compelled to call a meeting at the request of any 6 members of the PBC.

  10. That any meeting of the PBC be illegal, if a notice calling that meeting has not been posted before twelve o'clock noon on the previous day.

  11. That no alteration in the rules of the PBC may be proposed at any meeting unless:

    1. The proposer shall have given notice of his intention to move such alteration at the meeting next before and shall have posted his motion before twelve o'clock noon on the day previous to the meeting.

    2. Shall have posted his motion before twelve o'clock noon at least three days previous to the meeting.

  12. That the captain has full power over the management of any crew.

  13. That the following fines may be inflicted at the discretion of the captain:

    1. 2/6 for the non-attendance of any member of the a crew on a practicing day - notice not have been given by him to the captain before 11am.

    2. 2/6 for disorderly conduct in the boat.

    3. 1/- for the non-arrival of any member of a crew at the boats within five minutes of the time fixed upon by the captain of the club, and 2/6 for non-arrival within quarter of an hour.

    4. 2/6 for appearance on the river out of uniform.

  14. That any member of the club, who shall consider himself to have been unjustly fined, may refer his case to the committee of the club, whose decision is final; and that, if the said member shall object any longer to pay a fine so ratified, he shall be declared no longer a member of the club until he do pay such fine.

  15. That any member of the club, who, after having signified his willingness to row or steer in the university races, or Head of the Rive race, and fail to do so, without in the former case having given the captain three weeks notice, or without producing satisfactory evidence of his inability to do so, be declared no longer a member of the club.

  16. That there be an annual race in funnies for the college challenge sculls in the Lent term.

  17. That races in light pairs, and coxswain-less tubs be rowed annually in the Lent term.

  18. That there be annual race in whiffs in the Michaelmas term, May boat colours being ineligible.

  19. That the room in the boat house overlooking the river be set apart for the use of first May boat, first Lent boat, light four, Henley colours, winner of the Peterhouse challenge sculls.

  20.  
    1. Club uniform available for all members: White zephyr trimmed with 3/4 inch blue ribbon round sleeves and 2 inch blue ribbon down front. Socks in alternate blue and white horizontal stripes. White shorts. Scarf and tie of plain blue flannel. Blue blazer edged with 3/4 inch wide white flannel. Blue cap edged with 3/8 inch white ribbon.

    2. First Lent Boat: White shorts and socks as (i). Zephyr as above with mitre and cross keys on left breast. 3/4 inch blue ribbon round neck. Blazer as above with cross keys in silver on pocket. Cap as above with college arms in silver.

    3. Second Lent Boat: White shorts and socks as (i). Zephyrs trimmed with 3/4 inch blue ribbon round sleeves and 2 inch blue ribbon down front, mitre and cross keys on left breast. Blazer as above with cross keys in silk on pocket. Cap as above with cross keys in silk.

    4. First May Boat: White shorts and socks as (i). Zephyr trimmed with 3/4 inch ribbon, white edged with blue, round neck and sleeves, 2 inch down front, mitre and cross keys on left breast. Sweater with white ribbon edged with blue round neck and initials. Blazer trimmed with 3/4 inch white silk ribbon and mitre and cross keys in silver on pocket. Cap as above with college arms in red and gold. White linen hat with white ribbon edged with blue not more than 1 1/4 inch wide in all. Blue tie with triple stripes of white.

    5. Second May Boat: White shorts and socks as (i). Zephyr trimmed with 3/4 inch ribbon, white edged with blue, round neck and sleeves, 2 inch down front, mitre and cross keys on left breast. Blazer trimmed with 3/4 inch white silk ribbon and mitre and cross keys in silk on pocket. Cap as above with cross keys in silk. White linen hat.

  21. That Lent and May boat coxswains be entitled to wear the uniforms of their respective boats with the exception of the zephyr.

  • That a copy of these rules be presented to each member of the PBC.

  • That a boat club meeting be held at least once per term.

  • Signed:

    H. K. MacDonald - Captain

    R. T. Jourdain - Hon. Secretary

    R. S. Foster - Hon. Treasurer

    October 1933