Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989


Get Involved. Join a Committee. Committees are open to all WRRA members. Interested? Please contact the director in charge of the committee you would like to contribute your time, knowledge, and skills.


Gretchen Shimola, Director-in-Charge  

Communication committee purpose: Provide effective internal and external promotion and communication for WRRA.

2018 Communications Cover Sheet

Finance, Fund Development

Kathy Whitford, Director-in-Charge 

Finance committee purpose: To oversee WRRA financial management, pay rates for any employee or subcontractor-type vendor, to ensure consistency, fairness and competitiveness, and consistency of process. 

2018 Finance Cover Sheet

Membership, Administration

Frank Campbell, Director-in-Charge 

Membership committee purpose: To manage the registration of all WRRA members and collection of all associated fees, to communicate program offerings and fees to the membership and the public, and to respond to all inquiries regarding membership.

2018 Membership Committee Cover Sheet

Administration committee purpose: To organize, create, maintain, and archive all WRRA records and documents in an accessible form, manage access to WRRA property, manage WRRA information technology issues, and responsible for WRRA elections. 

2018 Administration Cover Sheet

General Sweeps, Rowing Leagues, General/Private Sculling

Kerry Watterson, Director-in-Charge

Sweeps committee purpose: Develop recommendations for, and facilitate quality sweeps and regatta experiences for WRRA members.

2018 Sweeps (General, Intermediate, Masters, Regattas) Cover Sheet

Rowing Leagues committee purpose: Develop recommendations for, and facilitate quality program experiences for WRRA members

2016 Rowing Leagues Cover Sheet (Link to come) 

Sculling committee purpose: Develop recommendations for, and facilitate quality sculling experiences for WRRA members

2018 Sculling Cover Sheet

Outreach Programs: Veterans, Pararowing, Adaptive

Scott Labuda 

Veterans, Pararowing, Adaptive committee purpose: Develop and implement quality sweeps and sculling programs for active military personnel, Veterans (and Gold Star adult family members), pararowing athletes, and adaptive athletes.

2018 Veterans, Pararowing, Adaptive Rowing Cover

Equipment, Merchandise

Victoria Anders, Director-in-Charge 

Equipment committee purpose: To provide WRRA board with support on the oversight and management of equipment issues, including shells, oars, launches, cox boxes, all repair supplies, tools, tents, locks, lockers, and all other equipment that supports the adult rowing programs.

2018 Equipment Cover Sheet

Merchandise committee purpose: Increase visibility through apparel and accessories by researching, designing and procuring merchandise to raise awareness, promote and/or commemorate WRRA and WRRA events.

2018 Merchandise Cover Sheet



Coaching, Coxing

Jamye Jamison, Director-in-Charge

Coaching committee purpose: Improve member experience through quality and consistency of coaching; Provide the tools and training to help WRRA have a continuum of qualified coaches for all programs. 

Coxing committee purpose: WRRA provides and promotes adult competitive and recreational rowing for the Northeast Ohio community through quality programming.

2018 Coaching Coxing Cover Sheet


Janet Clark

Volunteerism committee purpose: To promote and manage volunteerism within the WRRA community.

2018 Volunteerism Cover Sheet

Community Engagement & Development, Corporate Rowing

Megan O'Donnell Patton

Community Engagement & Development committee purpose: To build and develop community involvement and engagement in rowing programs as well as secure grants and other sources of finances for new outreach programming and operations.

Corporate Rowing committee purpose: Develop and grow the corporate rowing program  

2016 Community Engagement & Development, Corporate Rowing Cover Sheet