Coronavirus (COVID-19) and impact on all operations at South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club. This article will be updated as we go and can be used for reference to see all pertaining documents in one place.
Coronavirus COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that causes respiratory illness. Symptoms may include fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath and other ailments. The virus can spread from person to person although good hygiene can prevent infection. The situation relating to the virus and measures to slow the spreading of the virus is changing rapidly on Governments and expert medical advice. South Maroubra SLSC in conjunction with partners are monitoring the changing environment and continue to act consistent and swiftly on that advice.
Members and friends are reminded to NOT attend the club if they are suffering from Cold or Flu like symptoms.
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Please find below a link to our Newsletter August 2020 Edition
Blu-ing August 2020 Edition
Celebrating 40 Years of Women in Surf Life Saving - SAVE THE DATE
Sunday 1 November 2020
South Maroubra was one of the first clubs in the branch to accept female members as surf life savers in season 80/81 – a moment in time which the Club will continue to benefit from forever. As you would have all seen on many forms of media, Surf Life Saving Australia are now in the season of celebrating 40 years of Women in SLS.
South Maroubra has scheduled into our calendar for season 20/21 that we will dedicate our Sunday Social 1st November to ‘Women in SLS’.
We have been fortunate to have many trail blazing pioneering women in our club who were there in the 80’s and beyond who put our club on the map whether it be in Surf Sports, Patrolling, Education or Leadership. Whilst South Maroubra was lucky enough to have the assistance of many females in the club prior to 1980 - the significance of 1980/81 was their acceptance as active members to become surf lifesavers and patrol.
Our dedicated Sunday will be no fuss, purely an opportunity for the Club to acknowledge and welcome friendships old and new and share stories of the pioneering days of females becoming surf lifesavers and being able to wear the red and yellow on our beach. Normal bar refreshments will be available served by our wonderful licensee at member prices and who knows there might even be a good old sausage sizzle on the bbq. Watch this space!!!
We invite as many members past and present, families and friends, to join us on this day to celebrate 40 Years of Women in SLS and in particular South Maroubra.
The only formality of the day will be a PPT of photos of as many South Maroubra female surf life savers as possible which will play continually during the afternoon. For us to achieve this photograph display, we need members past and present to email photos of females of the club so we can include them.
Email your photos to: [email protected]
We would also like to reach out to the original female members who gained their Bronze Medallion season 1980/81 namely - Helen Veale, Aileen Wilson, Bronwyn Roberts, and to the females who gained their Qualifying Certificate - Patricia Beasley (Thompson)*, Gillian Cargill, Renee Dever, Michele Stuart*, Kathy Mazzeri*, Jenny Love, Kim MacDonald, Tracy Smith, Deanna Coco to invite them to join us on November 1st at the Club.
Any member, friend or family who can assist with providing contact details of these ladies, please send me an email. [email protected]
*I already have contact details for these past members
We would encourage word of mouth invitations to join us on this date so we will rely on all members to share this information with any present or past female member of the club and their family to join us from 12 noon on Sunday 1 November 2020. Keep posted of whats happening at the club on our website and facebook.
Annual Report Extracts - South Maroubra SLSC Season 1980/81
President - Ken Arthur
Hon Secretary - Horst Menzel
Club Captain - James ‘Jim’ Parker
Vice Club Captain - Lionel Roser
Chief Instructor - Gary ‘Bennuci’ Bennett
Special General Meeting - New Constitution & Regulations have been adopted
As per notification to members, a special general meeting was held on Sunday 26 July prior to the AGM. We are pleased to advise the memebrship that the new documents were endorsed and adopted at the Special General Meeting.
South Maroubra SLSC now operates under the July 2020 Constitution South Maroubra SLSC Inc and July 2020 Regulations South Maroubra SLSC Inc. These documents have been uploaded to the Clubs website at the following links for your information and reference:
SMSLSC Committee Structure
The Board of Management thanks the Constitution sub Committees who worked on this task over the past 2 years - namely, (18/19) Damien Woods, Ken Arthur, Paul Duffy, Linda Perrin and (19/20) Phil Vanny, Nicole Cooney, Andrew Wem, Linda Perrin.
We urge all Office Bearers for season 20/21 to please make yourself familiar with these documents to understand your role and the role of the committee you are a member of.
Any questions can be directed to myself if required.
The day you've been waiting for is here. At 4pm today we'll have our virtual presentation event, you can watch using the link below!
We can't wait for you to join us.
Date: 25 July 2020
The order of proceedings will be as follows
Please refer to the below link to access the file that contains the names of all nominations received for Club Officer Roles for Season 2020/2021.
Nominated Office Bearers for Season 2020/2021
Where more than one nomination has been received for an specific role, a voting will take place at our AGM.
Please refer to the below extract from our Constitution (Section 12) that explains our voting rules.
12. Officers of the Club – Eligible to Stand/Vote for Office
The Officers of the Club shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting from Active (18 years and over), Reserve Active, Long Service, Active (15-18 years), Life Members, Award Members and Associate members who conform to Rule 11.7. All voting members must be financial for both the current and previous season.
Looking forward to seeing you at our AGM on Sunday 2PM.
Hon Secretary/Public Officer
Notice is hereby given that the 62nd Annual General Meeting of South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club Inc., will be held at the South Maroubra Surf Club (Horizons Lounge) on Sunday 26 July 2020, commencing at 2.00 pm.
Annual General Meeting Agenda
Please note: To be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting as per Rule 12 of current club Constitution 2011 – Active (18 years and over) Active Reserve, Long Service, Active (15-18 years), Life Members, Award Members and Associate members who conform to Rule 11.7. All voting members must be financial for both the current and previous season.
Notice is hereby given of a Special General Meeting of South Maroubra SLSC to be held on Sunday 26 July 2020 12.30 pm in the Horizons room for the consideration of the recommendation from the Board of Management that a new Constitution and Regulations documents of South Maroubra SLSC Inc 2020 be accepted and endorsed in its entirety and replace the Constitution adopted in July 2011.
Attached for members information by link click here to view all documents
Hard copies are available during office hours if required. Please advise the office prior if you require to collect a hard copy.
To be eligible to vote at the Special General Meeting as per Rule 12 of current club Constitution 2011 – Active (18 years and over) Active Reserve, Long Service, Active (15-18 years), Life Members, Award Members and Associate members who conform to Rule 11.7. All voting members must be financial for both the current and previous season.
Note: current season is 2020/21 and previous season is 2019/20
24 March 2020
Dear Members and Friends,
As you are aware operations and activities at your club South Maroubra have had to be reduced in
accordance with health and government increasing restrictions. Actions taken by the club to date have been formally published and distributed to all members via Surfguard emails, Facebook posts and stored on our website in the form of a SITUATION REPORT.
We have done this to ensure every one of our members from youngest to mature are kept aware of how the
club is responding to this developing Covid-19 crisis and status of the club.
Essentially, effective immediately all club storerooms, showers, gymnasium, socials, training, functions
have ceased with Surf Patrols restricted last weekend to surveillance after the beach was closed by Council.
This developing situation we as a club and society are confronting, is new to us, there is no blueprint or
manual in which we are operating, rather implementing all 3 levels of government decisions and doing what
we believe is right for the safety and security of our members and club.
On the evening, a further development occurred after a video conference where all Sydney Branch Club
Presidents decided unanimously to cease ALL beach based surf patrols effectively meaning for us the
2019/20 patrol season has prematurely ceased. We made this decision based on member safety, restriction of beach attendee numbers and the likelihood the next phase of restrictions will soon be implemented.
The next paragraph is a message from Nicole Cooney, our Director of Lifesaving Services:
“I would like to send my thanks to all patrolling members, patrol captains, trainers and section leaders who
have been supportive throughout the season. I thank you for all your hard work and commitment in ensuring
Maroubra Beach is a safe place to visit. While this is not the way we expected the season to end the key is
we are all safe and healthy. I look forward to seeing you all back in the new season in the red and yellow,
and I’m sure when we can socialise again the bar will be open for some celebratory drinks.”
Continuing on and with Nippers having finalised their season, all competition cancelled or postponed, social
events suspended and now surf patrols ending, I would like to take this opportunity to thank every single
person who has made this year such a memorable one. So much achieved so many happy nipper faces
each week, great people on patrol and regrettably a large SRC and Bronze training group that could not
complete their final 2 weeks of the course when going so well. To all those trainees we hope you stay
committed to complete the courses as soon as we are back on deck as you are our priority.
To the various leadership groups and, patrol members, its likely we will not be able to formally acknowledge
your efforts this season but rest assured when we are able too, we’ll put on one hell of a celebration when
kissing goodbye to the coronavirus.
Thank you to our loyal sponsors this year, we were in the final phase of organising sponsor events like we
were our Gold Members night. We will definitely finalise many of these things early next season as Nippers
will with their various age group and competition awards.
For your information our Caretakers Barry and Leslie will remain on site looking after the security of the club,
our Club Office will remain operational for as long as possible although likely access into the club will not be
possible so any enquiry for now can be made via email or phone with details previously published and on
SITREPs sent recently.
The Club Office bearers will still be working hard through this crisis, probably remotely, so we welcome any
enquiries via our office email address, plus we will be ramping up our Facebook Posts so be sure to join in
the conversation with a trip down memory lane ensuring we provide some entertainment, club history and
connectivity to each one of you.
Finally, I would ask all members to look out for your neighbours particularly the vulnerable who are not so
fortunate, lets try and lend a hand where we can and grow as a better and more giving society.
Be positive, stay fit and well, recognise how good we really do have it here in the lucky country and we’ll see
you as soon as we possibly can.
If any further developments occur, be sure we will advise you.
Paul ‘Stretch’ Fownes
SLSNSW Media Release
Congratulations to all our medal winners at the NSW State Masters Championships at the weekend. Great job by all participants, and coaches.
SOUTH MAROUBRA - 2020 NSW Masters Championships Results
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