You should have by now received an email enrolling you in the online portion of the Bronze Medallion or SRC Skills Maintenance (Proficiency). This season in order to simplify Skills Maintenance in light of COVID 19, and limit the amount of time we need to spend at the club updating your skills, SLSA has created the online modules.
In order to complete the online portion you need log in to your online Members Area account at https://members.sls.com.au/. If you do not have an online account click the link in the yellow box on the members area page, and create an account following the instructions provided. The email sent to you by SLSA will have link to the online Skills Maintenance module. If you have any issues with accessing the modules please contact us on the email at the end of this article.
NOTE: Completion of the online module is MANDATORY in order to be proficient for the new season.
The practical parts of Skills Maintenance (r-s-r and rescues) will be conducted on patrol this season. A trainer/endorsed delegate will attend one of your first patrols for the season to complete the practical components of the Bronze Medallion, SRC and ARTC awards (for the relevant awards you have).
For non-patrolling Members (Water Safety and Long services competitors)
We have booked in 2 dates for members who are on the water safety patrol, or those who are long service and compete but do not patrol.
Saturday 24 October
9am - meet in Heritage room
10am - meet grass area beach side of the club
Saturday 19 December
9am - meet in Heritage room
10am - meet grass area beach side of the club
NOTE: In order to ensure we can adhere to social distancing with the swims and rescues we will be taking groups to the beach in 15min intervals in groups of 10.
IRB Drivers and Crew
IRB Drivers have been contacted by the IRB Coordinator for those sessons. IRBC will also be signed off based on patrol proficiency.
If you’re having any issues with the members area or completing your skills maintenance online module please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we'll be able to assist.
Please find below a link to our September 2020 Newsletter.
Blu-ing September 2020 Edition
As advised in our last Blu-ing we will be dedicating Sunday Social 1 November 2020 from 12 noon, Heritage Room - to recognise and celebrate 40 Years of Women in SLS and especially our female members past and present.
We extend an invitation to members to join us on this day and especially reach out to the many female trail blazing members who have been part of the last 40 years of Women in SLS of our Club.
Please join us on the day for an informal social get together - bar will be open at club prices - and as mentioned we will be sharing with you all a PPT presentation of photos recognising females from within the club.
Any more photos for inclusion can be emailed to me at [email protected] I would love to get some more so we can cover off on the 4 decades of contribution.
Whilst there is no formalities for the day, we would envisage a short welcome to all at approximately 1.00 pm before presenting the slide show of photos and would love to have as many of our females past and present at the club on the day.
I am still keen to contact our first 3 female Bronze Medallion awardees - Helen Veale, Aileen Wilson, Bronwyn Roberts to invite them to join us on this day. If any member has any contact details for these past members or their family could you please please let me know [email protected]. I will be reaching out via face book also to seek contact with these 3 ladies.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 1 November from 12 noon
Well folks, the 2020-21 surf patrol season is here, we held our first patrols over this past weekend; with Nippers kicking off in less than a month.
If you have been following on social media, you will have seen we have been busy. We completed our first Surf Rescue Squad (picked back up from the end of last season) , surf sports training at senior and junior levels well underway, we have our Bronze and SRC intro night coming up, and plenty of momentum on many fronts.
A few updates for your information and consideration:
General Club Covid Updates!
As you would have seen the many emails, photos and posters around the club, we have been managing the changing environment of Covid. We are now looking for a new Club Covid Coordinator, someone who can help guide us through what I hope will be an improving and final Covid period. The job entails keeping abreast of changing rules and modifying our activities to reflect these changes. If you are available and keen to support us in this important role, please nominate by emailing the office.
What’s our current Club Covid status? We are Covid Safe and are open for business with gym, training rooms, storage facilities, toilets; all functioning, albeit with some restrictions. Remember we have the Heritage and BK Bar available for hire (within Covid restrictions).
Club Gymnasium hase reopen, however with limitations to adhere to the required 1.5m separation. Att Gym Members!
Please be mindful of our property. When attending the gym, ensure you clean after yourself, equipment is to be wiped after use, ensure you use a towel at all times, if your shoes are dirty, either clean them before coming in or take them off.
Do the right thing!
Club change-rooms have reopen at the start of the season however will have limitations of three occupants within the changeroom areas at any one time maintaining 1.5m separation.
Helping our membership! Due to Covid, the club has engaged an additional office staff member to help with administrative support, supporting our office manager with the increased influx of membership enquiries, junior member’s processing of active kids vouchers (our first year of accepting them), apparel sales, and other related activities.
Our aim is also to limit crowding in the office. All members can now visit or call the office Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 9am to 3pm. Sundays during the nipper season (8am to 12pm).
BK Bar and Heritage Room
Yes, Covid rules will apply, so you will see changes; but it’s important the social aspect of the club continues. The bar will require customers to register and be seated indoors or outside. Tables of 10 outside will be available along with bar tables. Children must be seated and will not be able to play in the seated zones. A Covid Marshall will be on-hand to lend a hand with the relevant changes
Mick’s kiosk will operate as normal each Sunday within social distancing requirements, and everyone is welcome.
Mick and his staff will be offering fresh food and Mick's famous chicken Schnity. Remember the kiosk operates on CASH ONLY.
Please be conscious of the no-attendance policy. If you are displaying flu like symptoms or feeling unwell, this will help protect your fellow club members and keep the club operating.
Remember that our club is an inclusive and diverse club, we are definitely stronger when more members put their hands up to assist; we do offer many activities and opportunities to our members to participate and be part of, such as being part of our Education team as a certified education instructor; or perhaps join the Competition team, representing our club at senior or junior level, join the Nipper team by becoming an age manager so you can improve the development of our kids and make the experience even better, become a qualified coach, or join a Volunteer work group to assist as bar staff at club events such as Social Sundays, or part of our workforce team or being part of one of our committees. The list is endless, have a think and if you can spare some time, we’d like to hear from you, so please call our office. We’re interested to hear your ideas and/or expression of interest.Thanks and see you down at your club.
Paul ‘Stretch’ Fownes AMP OAM
The 2020/21 Season kicked off on Saturday 26 September and all teams are ready to go. Our gear passed gear inspection, and we’ve had all our pre-season meeting with great attendance.
Here is this season’s Lifesaving Committee:
Director of Lifesaving Services – Nicole Cooney
Assistant Director of Lifesaving Services – Ben Keenan-Smith
Education Coordinator – Michael Fernandez
Lifesaving Registrar – Codie Wem
IRB Coordinator Lifesaving – Laurie Golsby
Gear Steward – Ken Hudson (assisted by Scott Hobday)
U18s Coordinator – Maria Garay
The patrol teams and roster had been sent out to all members. You can also view the roster online.
There’s a bit to consider this season in light of COVID, and all Patrol Captains have been take through the extra precautions and change for the season. All members are able to access useful COVID documents on the SLSNSW Website.
Some key documents to check out are:
Lifesaving Information pack
COVID treatment guidelines
DRSABCD COVID Protocols
SLS Matrix for all activities
Skills Maintenance also needs to be done for the new season. This is where we make sure all your lifesaving skills are current. There are some changes this season with a great deal of the information covered online. If you haven’t already be sure to access the course online through eLearning in the Members Area. The practical sides of the Bronze, SRC, ARTC and Spinal will be covered on patrol. We will also run 2 sessions for non-patrolling members, see the website for more information on the dates.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on the beach soon! And if you haven’t renewed your membership yet be sure to do that ASAP. You can do in quickly and simple online in the Members Area.
If you’re looking for a sub this season the best place to try, besides your friends, is the South Maroubra Subs Facebook Group. You are required to get a sub when you can not make patrol, and you need to ensure the person who subs for you meets the same award requirements for the patrol. Once you’ve agreed on a sub be sure to make it official through your Members Area account
IRB Drivers WhatsApp group
We have created a WhatsApp group for all IRB Drivers to facilitate information and subs. If you’re a driver you should have been added by now, but if we’ve missed you off get in touch with us at [email protected]
With the season up and running it’s also time to kick off some new courses. Our Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate Information Evening will be held on Tuesday October 6 at 6.30pm at the club. If you know anyone who is interested in becoming a lifesaver get them to come along, or email [email protected]
Also upcoming will be come other courses including an Advanced First Aid course, and Advanced Resuscitation course. Keep an eye out for those dates.
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
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