So, in short, the rowing club have invited you to a meeting?
Ok. So what is your question about this?
Which part of it is untrue?
So which part of it is untrue?
In what specific way?
Just a very brief summary will be great. What specifically is untrue?
Well, they are entitled to make this allegation.
You can ask them to retract. Anybody can ask anything.
If they refuse then your only option would be to sue in defamation.
In truth, this is not a defamation.
You would also have the problem of proving that what is said is untrue which is always hard to do.
But even if you were able to do that, this is not a defamation.
A defamation is causing 'serious damage' to reputations. That would involve something like an allegation of child abuse or theft.
A dispute over tokens and what was said is not sufficient.
I don't think the absence of naming is a problem. It is clearly you.
You can always write back to them although I suspect it would antagonise this further.
To be wholly honest, I would just ignore it but that is no issue. What I would do is not relevant.
Well, you just give your explanation to the rowing club.
They do have evidence. They have the accounts of two witnesses.
They are not prevented from asserting the account of their witnesses because you disagree with it.
As I have said, you could write to them explaining if you want to.
Al the best.