Hello again members, I trust our first Newsletter of the new season finds you well as we power towards the start of activities in September for Lifesaving and October for Nippers.
Can I start this newsletter by congratulating our newest and most deserving Life Member, Cathy Hall and Honour Blazer recipient Carl Briscoe plus a big thank you to all incoming and quality Office-bearers for season 22/23, the response to vacant positions was just tremendous with only one or two positions still needing to be filled.
The intention as we lead into the season will be to complete high level committee preparation meetings which over the next month or two which will flow through to sub committees, ensuring everyone is properly briefed in regards to roles and responsibilities and key dates to ensure our club is ready to ramp up activities as we transition into the new season.
A highlight of the trip for not only the kids but also us staff members was the tour of LaPerouse and the surrounding area that Stretch took us on. His knowledge of the area was second to none and something the boys will hold onto for a lifetime.
I really can't put into words how great your wonderful caretakers are. Barry and Leslie made us feel like we were a part of their own family, so much so that the boys were saying they hope Uncle Baz and Aunty Les would remember them the next time they are in the city.
Once again we can't thank you guys enough for everything the Surf club and Seals Club did for us. Being able to stay at Surf clubs like yours gives our foundation the opportunity to give our boys a once in a lifetime experience that they would normally not get.
I would love to continue to build the relationship with the Surf club and our academy so if there is anything we can do for you guys please let us know and we look forward to visiting again in the future.
Mitchell Smith | Operations Officer
Paul ‘Stretch’ Fownes APM OAM
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