Meliora Club

What is the Meliora Club?

The Meliora Club for past rowers was established in 1968 by a group of ex BGS oarsmen under the leadership of 1967 Captain of Boats and three time 1st VIII rower, Paul Purcell. The purpose of the group is

  • to support rowing at BGS
  • provide a means for old BGS rowers and rowing supporters tokeep in touch.

The first Meliora Club dinner was held at the Prince of Wales hotel in St Kilda on the Tuesday immediately before the 1968 Head of the River. The dinner has been held on the Tuesday before the Head of the River every year since.

The 2016 Meliora Club Dinner was held on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 at 7pm.