LPRA has many first-of-the-year expenses - insurance, etc. and we just purchased an expensive new dock. You might not want to row in January, but please renew today so the club will be here when you do!
This year LPRA members will pay a flat amount with their dues instead of paying a separate per-day fee at the Fishing Office. Each member will pay $70 as a flat pass-through to Lake Purdy Fishing. This Property & Services (P&S) fee covers many benefits in addition to lake access, including property for our boathouse, storage, and dock; on-site security, restroom facilities, dock moving services, rescue services, utilities, parking space, etc.
This change was made at the request of our sponsor, Lake Purdy Fishing, and is intended to both reduce interruptions to their staff and to encourage our members to row more frequently.
The LPRA Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday February 21 at 6pm at Birmingham Physical Therapy, 3234 Cahaba Heights Road, 35243 (behind the Olive Branch Restaurant).
Please attend - your participation is important! We'll elect Directors and set goals and priorities for the coming months.
Refreshments, ice, and cups provided; BYOB.
LPRA has purchased a new low-profile modular Connect-a-Dock that should be delivered this month. The type of dock used at major rowing regattas, it is incredibly stable, easy to move with fluctuating water levels, and so durable it comes with an 8-year warranty.
This year's extreme drought forced excessive movement of the dock extension completed in early 2016, causing stress failures and unsafe conditions. The 2017 replacement should permanently resolve this problem.
LPRA has purchased a new WinTech Quad which we received at the Head of the Hooch in November. This is a great addition to our fleet, benefiting coached recreational rowing, sculling lessons, and racing!
Please be aware that we are making monthly payments on this boat and need all members to pay their dues promptly, make tax-deductible contributions as possible, and participate in fund-raising activities to assure we can pay it off!
Lake Purdy Rowing Association (LPRA) is a member of the United States Rowing Association and a 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization formed in 2013 to give people throughout Greater Birmingham the opportunity to participate in the sport of rowing. LPRA offers adult Learn-to-Row classes each summer, conducts year-round programs for member recreational and competitive masters, and sponsors Birmingham Area Youth Rowing and Samford University Crew.
LPRA's mission is to nurture a passion for both rowing and sculling in people of all ages, focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and commitment to being good environmental stewards of the Lake Purdy Reservoir.