UPDATE: Due to the current COVID stay at home orders the AGM has been postponed to Sunday 25 July 2021, commencing at 2pm.
Nominations need to be with the Club Secretary by Sunday 18 July by 5pm, as per instructions below.
Notice is hereby given that the 63rd Annual General Meeting of South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club Inc., will be held at the South Maroubra Surf Club (Horizons Lounge) on Sunday 18 July 2021, commencing at 2.00 pm.
See link below to letter, and nomination form for more information.
Annual General Meeting Agenda
18 June 2021
AGM Notice Letter
Nomination form 2021/22
Office bearer nominations now open!
Nominations are now open for officer bearer positions for the 2021/22 season.
If you have the required qualifications (for certain roles), are motivated, willing, and have the capacity with a strong community sense and can volunteer some of your time to build our club, we'd like to hear from you.
Make yourself familiar with our Club Constitution, our Club Regulations and our Club Committees' structure . To nominate for a position use the nomination form and follow the instructions. Nomination forms must be returned to the Club Secretary by the closing date and time.
Nominations close at 5pm AEST on Sunday 11 July 2021
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!
Finally we can do it without our sponsors and supporters!
To order your free patrol shirt click the claim now shown on the homepage when you log into your Member Area account https://members.sls.com.au/. You will need to enter the following:
All shirts claimed by our members will be delivered to the club in August.
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.
Are you wanting to continue to enjoy the camaraderie and keeping fit in the off season? Well take the plunge and join the Dolphins Winter Swimmers. The season starts on May 2.
The South Maroubra Dolphins Winter Swimming Cub was formed at Wylies Bath in the winter months of 1960 as an off season activity for the members of South Maroubra Surf Club and are affilitated to the Winter Swimming Association of Australia.
The Dolphins welcome all new members with open arms, you'll be joining swimmers aged 7 to 90, there is a place for everyone in our club.
Enjoy uplifting Sunday morning fun for all the family in a range of handicapped races from 50 to 400 yards at the stunning Wylies Baths. Wylies' unique microclimate radiates sunshine and gives shelter to enjoy the water and stay swim-fit through the off-season. Regular immersion has many wellbeing benefits, as well as being the best hangover cure as voted every year by members. Come on down and enjoy the upgraded HOT SHOWERS and coffee shop, hours of hilarious discourse with many of our life members and families. Hot soup and full lunch at the club bar afterwards including meat raffle and prize draw as we socialise on the lawn and watch the whales swim by. Just come down to Wylies Baths any Sunday at 9am, we will love to see you!
Check them out on Facebook!
Sunday 25 April our valuable lifesavers will complete their last patrol for season 20-21 and the red and yellow clothing will be packed away to end out a very successful season for the club.
The difficulties and changes endured of COVID has not once altered the enthusiasm and commitment of our volunteers and to each and everyone of you we say thank you for a job well done. Our community has been kept safe while enjoying our beautiful beach and surrounding areas.
Our Lifesaving Services committee are to be commended for the season and due recognition of our lifesavers will be applauded at the upcoming Presentation on Saturday May 8.
As we prepare this newsletter, the 2021 Aussies are drawing to an end and will conclude on Saturday 24 April. Wow what a campaign South Maroubra has had in 2021 with representation at youth, masters and open competition spread over the beautiful sunshine coast beaches. We hope you kept up to date with photos and results on the club’s Facebook page.
We must give a huge shout out and acknowledgement to our Carnival Officials - Marcelo Garay, Bob Byrne and Peter ‘ Dino’ Steenson, who have once again done a sterling job in volunteering to officiate at the Aussies. Marcelo has done the long haul from Youth through to Opens - great job guys and thank you. Our fearless leader President Paul ‘Stretch’ Fownes and Shane White have been amazing in managing the touring group.
To the parents, coaches and supporters who attended Aussies and were of huge support to our dynamic team of athletes - thank you.
The Aussies is huge and the pinnacle of competition, for our U14 and U15 members who competed for their very first Aussies - absolutely amazing and we certainly hope you got a lot out of this experience and we certainly look forward to the growth in this area for the future.
Full results from the Aussies will be shared later, finals were made and medals were won and we are extremely proud of our team who represented South Maroubra.
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