I'm sorry to have to pass on the news that one of our members, Willard Stievater, passed away suddenly on July 22, after rowing on the Charles river. He was the subject of a moving column in Sunday's Boston Globe, the text of which can be found here:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/09/06/still_pulling_on_the_river/

Willard was an avid rower and his family is raising money to purchase a rowing shell to be named in his honor and donated to Cornell University and then Brookline High. Donations in his memory can be sent to the Willard J. Stievater Memorial Fund, c/o First Niagara Bank, PO Box 514, Lockport NY 14095-0514.

Our condolences and prayers go to his family and friends.