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
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