Please update your membership and payment information today. LPRA has significant expenses all year, particularly THIS MONTH. You now have the option of monthly dues, to levelize budgeting and our income stream. Dues increased modestly this year to more realistically cover expenses, as we depended heavily on private donations in 2017.
We’re already getting longer days and sunny weather is forecast! Weekly group sessions are ongoing, with many members rowing year-round. Come out to the lake soon!
This summer's two Learn-to-Row classes were a great success. Everyone actually did learn to row and also had FUN! Amazingly, rain threatened only once and, even then, the sky cleared before we launched boats. Congratulations graduates! We're looking forward to rowing with you as members!
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The LPRA Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday February 1 at 6pm at Logan’s Roadhouse in Inverness. (100 Resource Center Parkway 35242, on 280 near FedEx and Whataburger).
We will elect new officers and board members and discuss plans for the upcoming year. Please plan to attend! Click on the registration link to reserve your seat
This winter, Masters meet for group rowing sessions on Friday and Saturday mornings beginning at 8:30am. Any member is invited to come out during those times if you prefer to row when you know others will be there. Please reserve boats at
Loss of muscle control can occur quickly and dramatically anytime lake temperature falls below 80 degrees, and is exceedingly dangerous below 50 degrees, so it is critical to call for help!
Always carry a cell phone in a waterproof container, clipped into the boat, with the Fishing Office number (205/991-9107) programmed into your contacts.
If you flip in cold water without a launch present, immediately call the Fishing Office for a rescue and climb onto the capsized boat to get as much of your body out of the water as possible - heat loss is 25 times greater in the water.
Hypothermia is a life-threatening emergency! Any LPRA rower who exhibits any symptoms of hypothermia - intense shivering, numbness, clumsiness, confusion - must receive emergency medical treatment. Call 911 immediately!
Want to help LPRA by doing the fun things you already do every day? Join Planet Fundraiser today, and make Lake Purdy Rowing Association your cause!
Here is just how easy it is to support us on Planet Fundraiser:
1. Download the FREE mobile application from the Apple App Store (bit.ly/PfApp) or Google Play Store (bit.ly/GooglePlayVersion).
2. Signup and shop at participating merchants.
3. Using the App, send in a picture of your receipt
4. LPRA receives a portion of your expenditure!
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.