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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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
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
This season we will see the Senior Club Presentation Night come forward, it will be held on Saturday 6 June. As such it's now time to think about who you'd like to nominate for club awards.
At the Club's committee meetings to be held March/April 2020, a number of club awards for member recognition are determined. To assist the committees with their determinations, nominations from members are called for the following Club Major Awards. All financial club members are eligible to nominate.
Nominations will close with the Club Secretary by 27 March 2020. Emailed to Marcelo Garay, Club Secretary [email protected]
There is no specific form however nominations must include the following information :
Awards determined by Board of Management at their April 2020 meeting
For outstanding achievement and contribution in all areas of the Club :
Awards determined by the Lifesaving Committee at their April 2020 meeting
For outstanding achievement in the areas of lifesaving
Awards determined by the Competition Committee at their April 2020 meeting
For outstanding achievement in the area of competition
We look forward to receiving many nominations for consideration. These awards are prestigious awards and winners will be announced and presented at the annual Club Presentation Night.
The Randwick Shield carnival is held annually for South Maroubra, Maroubra, Coogee and Clovelly nippers.
Unfortunately the water conditions weren’t favourable on 3 November 2019, and water events were cancelled, however sand events went ahead.
Congratulations to the following nippers on outstanding medal placings:
ALL AGE RELAY – 2nd Makayla, Jayden, Ashton, Chris, Luke, Lillie, Evan
U8 boys – 1st Max
U8 girls – 3rd Scarlett
U8 boys – 2nd
U8 girls – 2nd & 3rd
U8 boys – 1st Max, 3rd Jadyn
U8 girls – 3rd Lola
U8 boys – 2nd Max, 3rd Hamish
U8 girls – 2nd Makayla
U8 boys – 1st
U8 girls – 2nd
U9 boys – 1st Jayden, 3rd Billy
U9 girls – 1st Chelsea
U9 girls – 2nd Havana
U9 boys – 2nd
U9 girls – 2nd & 3rd
U10 boys – 1st Ashton
U10 girls – 1st Cobi
U10 boys – 1st Ashton, 3rd Dominic
U10 girls – 1st Cobi
U10 boys – 1st
U10 girls – 3rd
U11 boys – 1st Toby
U11 girls – 1st Grace
U11 boys – 1st Chris, 3rd Adam
U11 girls – 2nd Charli
U11 boys – 2nd Chris
U11 girls – 2nd Emily, 3rd Grace
U11 boys – 1st & 3rd
U11 girls – 2nd & 3rd
U12 boys – 2nd Samuel
U12 girls – 1st Georgie, 3rd Jessica
U12 boys – 1st Luke
U12 boys – 2nd Luke
U12 girls – 3rd Scarlett
U12 boys – 1st
U12 girls – 1st
U13 boys – 2nd Maximo
U13 boys – 3rd Maximo
U13 girls – 3rd Lillie
U13 boys – 2nd Maximo
U13 boys – 3rd
U13 girls – 1st
U14 boys – 1st Evan
U14 boys – 1st Evan, 3rd Tom
U14 boys – 1st
U14 girls – 2nd
South Maroubra came 2nd place overall. Well done to all nippers.
The carnival couldn’t have occurred without the leadership of Greg, the beach working party led by Paul, the BBQ led by Nicky, our carnival officials, and age managers, so thank you!
You're invited to celebrate 60 years of South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club
This year will mark 60 years of South Maroubra as a lifesaving club. To commemorate this milestone we will hold an Anniversary Ball. The night will have entertainment from Amber Lawrence and her band, as well as speakers to taken us through the history of our great club.
Here are some event details:
Date: 31 August 2019
Time: 6pm arrival for a 7pm seating
Venue: Horizons at South Maroubra
Dress: Lounge suit for the men and cocktail for the ladies
Now is the time to get your tickets. Tickets are $150 pp, and tables of 10 may be purchased. You can buy your ticket in three ways!
Online: Visit the online payment system and be sure to note 60th Ball as the Transaction Type and your Name as the reference.
In the office: you can visit the club office on Tuesday or Friday from 9am - 3pm and pay in person by cash or card with Michelle
By phone: you can call Michelle in the office on Tuesday or Friday from 9am - 3pm and pay over the phone. The office phone number is 02 9314 0070
If you purchase a table of 10 please be sure to give us the names of who will attend.
Note - you will not be able to buy tickets on the day of the event. All tickets must be purchased and paid for in advance.
We look forward to seeing you the Ball!
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