The Whitemarsh Boat Club (WBC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation formed in 2005 by several “founding mothers” to promote the sport of rowing to a broad base of existing and potential enthusiasts. Mary McKenna headed the founders, and served as the Club’s first Board Chair and President.
WBC leases a portion of the Hines Rowing Center property located at 801 Washington Street in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (the “red building”), and provides individual memberships as well as rack space rental to several college and high school scholastic rowing programs. Please refer to our FAQ page for more information regarding current Club activities.
The Hines Rowing Center is led by Lois Trench-Hines. In addition to WBC, the Hines Rowing Center also currently provides rowing facilities in a separate building at 801 Washington Street for the Mount St. Joseph High School scholastic rowing program. Lois is well known in the Philadelphia area for her competitive successes from Boathouse Row, her indomitable spirit, and her longtime support of rowing. Lois has been a member of the Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club since 1965, rowed in a quad at the 1973 Moscow World Championships, and serves on the Philadelphia Rowing Society. She is married to George C. Hines, a Dad Vail Champion as well as a former champion crew coach at LaSalle College High School and LaSalle College (University). Lois is the founder and CEO of Meniscus Limited, a medical education and communications company located in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.