Our senior club Presentation Night was held on Saturday 5 June, after being postponed from May due to COVID. It was certianly a WILD night with everyone embrasing the Jungle/Safari theme and led by our tour guide Nicole Cooney, Director of Lifesaving Services.
Noah Teitler and Andrew Newrick were certainly the big winners of the night, and well deserved recognition of their dedictaion and service to the club
Congraulations to all our winners!
Keep reading to see our winners by section, and if you weren't able to join us on the night be sure to stop by the office and see Michelle for your prize. The Club office is open Tuesday and Friday from 9am - 4pm.
Check out all the pictures on our Facebook page!
Lifeaving patrol awards
It was a big season for lifesaving with a number of rescues, first aids and preventative actions. It was certainly an indication of the increased visitation we expereinced this season.
Great job by our Top 10 patrolling members for the season, who pulled some big hours - many who have plenty of additional un-recorded hours as well.
Make sure you come to the club office and pick up your prize if you didnt get it on the night!
Lifesaving eductaion awards
Our eductaion team had a massive season this year training over 130 new lifesavers while rolling out the new SRC and Bronze medallion courses. They put in a lot of hours making sure we have some of the best lifesavers in the country! A massive thank you to all of our trainers and assessors.
Congtratulations to all of our new lifesavers, and to all of those who up-skilled and trained in new awards! Be sure to come by the club office and pick up your certificates and medallions.
Our competitors were happy to be back on the sand and in the ocean after their season was cancelled last year. This season also saw our Youth Competitor go to Aussies with great success.
Congratulations to all our medallist and a big thank you to all our coaches and officials.
Kicking off the Major awards for the night was Competition. While everyone puts in a big effort here are some competitors and coaches who excelled this season.
It's great to see a few of our Youth competitors win awards, with Lucas, Evan and Lillie all taking away awards in their discplines. We'll certianly keep an eye on them as future State and Australian Champions. Dave walks away with Ski Competitor of the Year and Jennie and Max joint winners as Masters Competitors of the Year. We see Andy take the top prize, and his first award of the night, as Coach of the Year!
Next up we have our Major lifesaving awards - and some well deserving award winners.
Noah walks away with his first award of the night with Junior Lifesaver of the Year, following on from his recent Sydney Branch awards for Junior Lifesaver of the Year and U15s Lifesaver of the Year. Here Andy picks up another 2 awards for Senior Lifesaver of the Year and PC of the Year! Rene take the IRB Person of the Year, with his dedictaion to lifesaving IRB services.
We also recognise our dedicated trainers. Codie who in her first season as a trainer became qualified as both an SRC and ARTC trainer and helped with the Bronze squad takes away Rookie Trainer of the Year. Nicole, who took on the role of CTO for most of the season on top of her DOL responcibilities, guiding both new and experienced trainers through the launch of the new SRC and BM course, takes away the Trainer of the Year award.
And finally onto the Major Club Awards, which are our Club’s highest awards, and are given to those who have contributed overall to the Club.
Noah backs up his previous awards with a well deserverd Most Outstanding Cadet of the Year, I am sure we will see much more of Noah in the years to come. Isabella takes out Most Outstanding Junior of the Year with her services to lifesaving patrol as well as training. Most Outstanding Senior of the Year goes to Darren who was highly involved in nippers operations and water safety, as well in the lifesaving space mentoring new PCs. Our Associates of the Year are our dedictaed caretakers, Barry and Leslie, who over the COVID shutdown worked hard around the clubhouse in assisting with upgrades. The final, and biggest club honour, Clubman of the Year was awarded to Maria - who played a big role in the competition section as well as the lifesaving section looking after our Youth and creating many social outlets for them.
Great effort all, and once again congratulations!
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POSTPONED: Presentation Night.
New date June 5. Same time, same place.
In light of the recently introduced Covid restrictions the Board of Management has decided to postpone this Saturday's Presentation Event.
We've not taken the decision lightly but believe it is in the best interests of providing a full, safe and enjoyable night for all of our wonderful lifesavers and competitors.
We have set a new date for Saturday 5 June, same time and place. Any tickets already purchased will carry over. Anyone who can no longer attend please let us know. And for those who had not got a ticket or can now make the new date, be sure to buy your ticket!
We apologise for this decision and any inconvenience to you.
CLUB SPORTSPERSON LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER
We will be hosting our annual ‘Sportsperson Day’ fundraiser on Sunday 24th January in the fabulous Horizons Venue at our clubhouse.
A variety of guest speakers, a delicious lunch and beverages are all covered with the entry charge. Details will be advertised shortly.
The club office is taking table bookings (tables of 10 or 8), individuals are also most welcome to also make a booking.
The day is for over 18’s and suitable for both women and men. This is the clubs MAIN fundraising activity of the year and supports our Summer and Winter competition Touring Teams.
Please note the date in your diary.
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
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!
State of Origin is back and where better to have mate v mate, state v state than at the club? Be sure to wear your state jumper.
$10 at the door, includes a feast! RSVP essential for catering. $4 beers until first points, lucky door prize and meat raffle.
All family, friends and members welcome with Gus ‘true blue’ Taylor your host and ‘Cain Toad’ Stretch looking for another Qld series victory. We look forward to seeing you there!
RSVP online or to [email protected]
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