Dah Commodore – Eadie McCallum
Eadie joined the GUCC as a kayaking virgin and has become the boss of the club! Our lady of the river is unbelievably enthusiastic, exhaustingly cheerful and exactly the person to convince you that kayaking is the best sport in the entire world. This summer, this particular rock licker (takes one to know one) could be found up the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania.
An ex St Andrews’ medic, who we have taken to our hearts. A great guy to follow down whitewater. Rumours of brilliant slalom skills won’t leave this man alone. Let it be known that he made an adorable (if quite camp) bear at this year’s Annual General Meeting and Goldilocks was very lucky to have him.
Keeper of the Gold aka Treasurer – Jane Gourlay
A squeaky clean fresher last year, Jane has definitely had some adventures in her first year at the club. She is the perfect person to be looking after our dolla’ dolla’ bills and will buy us lots of new pretty pink kit. Or maybe we will all get glow in the dark bunny ears on our helmets as she can be seen modelling here.
John (NO LINE) McGlinchey was a fresher last year and quickly became a key member of the club, with his boundless energy and positive attitude. He is partially responsible for our decrease in faff aka ineffectual activity – something all student kayakers know well. He has some fantastic ideas for new socials after his summer spent at Camp America teaching kayaking. Will be responsible for many great nights and potentially many questionable decisions.
Taking over from the Glamorous Gossip Girl, this lass will do her best to keep you updated and will be exceedingly happy with blog post submissions. An Earth Science student and kayaking virgin till she came to Uni, she can often be found river side either clutching half a broken paddle or with a ukulele in hand. Just don’t give her too much sugar or a repeat of the Tummel may happen, which was not the reason she won best swimmer at last year’s Annual General Meeting.
( Extra) Ordinary Member – Catriona Mc(CheapJoke)Bride
The unofficial Queen of the Club, Cat is a brilliant boater and the loveliest person ever. Competitive Cat has won the ladies Garry Boater Cross and spent last summer in Borneo on a medical placement. Spewy McBride sometimes comes out to play and insists we need more vegetables, but we are not sure sleepwalking is the best time to point this out.
Our amazing Alice will have you playing polo without you even realising, and then before you know it, competing for the University. She is in charge of organising the Scottish Student Sport Polo competition that we host every year – known to be one of the very best weekends on and off the pitch – and all other competitive events. We hope to see a return of the star costume along with another (in)glorious pun to match!
George is a dedicated and passionate boater and this year is our white water officer, where he will be helping us all improve our whitewater skills both at the river and using the artificial whitewater centre in the North of Glasgow – Pinkston. We are all secretly envious of our George as he is an aeronautical engineering prodigy, an excellent boater and can down a pint in the blink of an eye.
Trip Secretary – Emma Cecil
Cecil has been Club Secretary and Ordinary Member so knows the ins and outs of the club, as well as being an excellent boater. In addition to boating and studying civil engineering, Cecil is also a fancy dress outfitter – pm her for your own personal outfit. She specialises in human showers, flying carpets and glow stick men. A video of her briefly went viral last winter and this particular legend has been known to eat an entire apple pie followed up by more apple pie. #like a girl
What are shiprights I hear you cry? Well they essentially look after all the kit/the shed/the boats/do all the dirty work, and we love them for it. Katie is one of our favourite farmers’ daughters along with Alice (young farmers are well represented here). Seen here dressed as broccoli – Cat would be proud. Cameron (CJ) Floyd wants it to be known that the force is with him and his family have a sword. He can be seen here as snug as a bug in a rug in his sleeping bag at BUCs.
Safety Committee – The people in charge of making sure we don’t do anything too daft! (While in boats at least.)
Euan Richardson - Engineer-in-Chief! Is there anything he doesn’t know about kayaking? Dry sense of humour, but happiest with wet paddles. Here, he can be seen taking part in the rare activity of snowboating in Kelvingrove Park. On reflection, a fun day was had for all, but it has been suggested that helmets might be a good idea next year.
Paul Walker - This member for life is definitely living up to the title. Generous to a fault, his boat ran some cool rivers in the Alps this summer, however he was still in Scotland being a Science Communicator. I hear rumours that a certain club member will buy anyone a pint who can push this man in while playing polo as he is that good.
John Rothwell - Keen Bean winner at the last AGM, John likes nothing more than to be on the river. (Well maybe being pictured doing cool stuff on a river.) Mr Anti-Faff himself, we just wish he would put some more clothes on, but don’t let the lack of t-shirt confuse you, he is perfectly aware of what he is doing.