Welcome to the February issue of the Blu-ing Newsletter we hope you’re enjoying reading the content from all contributors.
So what’s the latest at your club?
Fitness for 40’s, 50’s, 60’s + (Functional Fun Fitness 4 Forties Plus classes) are now underway with our first session commencing last Wednesday and yes there are a few sore and sorry bodies around but great to move muscles that have been lying dormant for many years. This initiative is open to all senior members and is something our club has wanted to introduce for many years! At a low cost of $10 per session with all equipment provided, it's your chance to do something about becoming a bit more active! Enquiries via our office any Tuesday or Friday or simply turn up for classes 5.30pm Monday and Wednesday beachside of the club.
Upcoming Events we need your support with!
Sunday 20th February 2022 will see our very popular annual Sportspersons Day conducted with doors opening 12pm for a 1pm kick off until 4pm. A tremendous day of food, fun and great sportsmen and women discussing their highlights to date and future objectives. Only $120pp for 4 hours of camaraderie, chef prepared meal and socialising in our Horizons lounge whilst supporting fundraising for our Australia Title Representatives. Single tickets as well as tables for 8 or 10 are now available. Pop into the office Tuesday or Friday or call 93140070 to pay for your tickets. (see flyer in this publication)
Club and Ocean Swim Sponsorship. Our club is a fantastic club on the back of its members and sponsors who contribute funding in support of all areas of operation. Whether it's nipper boards, rescue equipment, tents, boats, club bus and so on, much is donated.
Recently our club lost one of its major sponsors after the company entered merger talks. This leaves a major gap in our funding - so we’re reaching out to each one of you, as many of you are associated with large reputable companies, for a leg up! Major sponsors come in the form of $10k plus annually, so if you can ask around or perhaps you are an executive or part of a senior management team, do your bit to keep our club and this community strong!
Oh yeah, with our very popular Ocean Swim approaching in April we’re still on the hunt for a Naming Rights Sponsor @ $5k. Great opportunity to get your name blasted on the day but also in all forms of social media promoting and informing participants as we approach event day. Plenty of positives so please feel free to come forward by emailing [email protected]
Club Competition, we are now in full training for what is going to be a very busy next couple of months leading up to State Age Championships for Nippers and State Titles for seniors followed by Australian Titles in Queensland. We encourage all of our competitors to get stuck right into training to give yourself every opportunity to do the best you can at these major sporting events.
Congratulations to our SRC and Bronze Squads that have completed or undertaking their courses. Our future is secure with such great lifesavers coming through. Thank you to our band of Instructors led by Hunter for their commitment, and hoping to increase our instructor numbers. See your Patrol Captain, Hunter or Nicole to get a little more involved in Education.
Sunday Socials and event bookings. We’ve had some great Social Sundays which continue every Sunday 11am to 5pm to the end of April and plenty of private hire bookings within our Heritage Lounge which accommodates all types of parties up to 120 people. Whether it’s a more casual wedding, birthday parties (excluding 18ths and 21st) there’s no better private location to have your event. Special booking rates apply to members so take advantage of this opportunity. More information on our website under the heading of FUNCTIONS.
SLSNSW Covid Policy requires all members aged 13 years and older who are undertaking Frontline Volunteer Activities which include all roles on patrols, surf sports competitors, coaches and officials, support services roles, UAV pilots, Age Managers, as well as Trainers/Assessors and Facilitators must be fully vaccinated against COVID19. Nippers not performing SRC duties whilst not required to be vaccinated along with parents assisting (excluding water safety and age mangers) are encouraged to be vaccinated. Some strict exemptions apply. Remember when attending any SLS event including carnivals, evidence of vaccination may be required to be produced plus RAT may be required.
A personal message from Barry and Lesley our caretakers, please do your bit to look after the club. It could be as simple as keeping toilets clean after use, washing feet of sand before entering the club, including the gymnasium, such as putting weights away after use. Barry has said, if it's not ok at home then it's not ok at your club!
Please keep up to date on all the big issues by joining our South Maroubra Surf Club and Nipper FACEBOOK sites or call our office manager Michelle in the office on 93140070 Tuesday or Friday. [email protected]
Look forward to seeing you at our Fitness Class, Social Sundays, Sportspersons Day or Carnivals!
Plenty happening At South Maroubra SLSC!
Paul ‘Stretch’ Fownes APM OAM
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