After the mini-head on 11 November, there were two club events: the boat naming ceremony and the marking of the end of the First World War.
 
Neil Dunning, President of Tees Rowing Club, conducted the boat naming ceremony. Six boats were named, four of them are new, one was bequeathed by a member of the club and another was donated by a former member. Two of the three quads will give many new members their first experience of rowing as they are part of the fleet used on the Learn to Row courses. The three singles will be widely used throughout the club, while the remaining quad will be used for competitive racing.
 
Providing a link to the second ceremony of the day, two silver goblets which date from just before the First World War, were used by the distinguished members who officially named the boats to pour over the bows.  
 
Another distinguished member, Chris Kenyon, led the Armistice Day ceremony.
 
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 saw the end of the First World War exactly 100 years ago.  This year the traditional 11.00 am two minute silence in respect and remembrance of those who since 1914 have given their lives in the defence of our country has a particular poignance. Those who fell in battle include a number of members of Tees Rowing Club and the former Middlesbrough Amateur Boating Club - sadly the names of all of them are not known as the honour boards on which they were listed were lost or destroyed when the these club's original boathouses were damaged beyond repair during World War ll.
 
At 11.00 am this Remembrance Day Tees Rowing Club, along with other British rowing clubs, observed the two minute silence in the form of "Blades of Remembrance". A simple token of crossed oars formed the centrepiece of our gathering. Some members held club blades in tribute.
Teesside University members, who ran the mini-head, held a raffle with the proceeds going to a military charity as well as their club funds.

Vice Captain Greg Beswick names a new boat

Vice Captain Greg Beswick names "Genesis", donated by Hugh Pelham

Head Junior Coach Kate O'Sullivan names new single "Erimus"

Kate O'Sullivan, Deputy Chairman of British Rowing and Head of Junior Coaching at Tees, names the new single "Erimus"

Former Club President John Green names new single "Gilling West"

Former Club President, John Green, names the new single "Gilling West", bequeathed by Philip Searle

Coach David Warburton names one of two new "learn-to-row" quads, "Tornado"

Coach David Warburton names one of two new "learn-to-row" quads, "Tornado"

Assistant Treasurer Fiona Ventress names "learn-to-row" quad "Mallard"

Assistant Treasurer and Junior Coach, Fiona Ventress, names "learn-to-row" quad "Mallard"

Long-standing club member Dick Marlow names new quad "Resolution"

Dick Marlow, long-standing club member and member of the maintenance team, names the new quad "Resolution"

The Blades of Remebrance ceremony

The Blades of Remebrance ceremony

A rare group photo of club members following the remembrance ceremony

A rare group photo of club members following the remembrance ceremony