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!
Nominations are to be emailed to [email protected] by 12 April 2021 to ensure received for the BOM's April meeting.
Extract from Club Constitution
(a) The honour blazer shall conform with the club blazer, with the addition of the word ‘Honour’ and the year awarded, in block letters beneath the badge.
(b) The honour blazer is awarded for outstanding service and can only be awarded to a member on one occasion. However, it is not necessary that an Honour Blazer be awarded each year.
(c) All nominations for the Honour Blazer must be first made to the Board in writing stating the reason for the nomination and the nominees service to the Club. The nomination must be in the hands of the Secretary prior to the final April meeting. The Board shall consider the nominations at the final April meeting and for that nomination to obtain their recommendation for approval by the members of the Annual General Meeting.
(d) The Honour Blazer may be awarded for bravery regardless of membership category and the minimum of 10 years membership may be waivered. Otherwise the Honour Blazer can only be awarded to Active (18 years & over), Reserve Active, Long Service, Life Member, Active (15-18 years), Cadet (13-15 years) and only to other membership classifications (refer rule 11) who have had at least ten
(10) years membership of the Club.
(e) Only one (1) nomination each year for Honour Blazer may be recommended by the Board of Management to the Annual General Meeting, except where the nomination is with regard to rule 9 (a) (i) (bravery) in which case more than one nomination can be recommended.
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.
Our youth group, led by the club's Youth Coordinator Maria Garay, is currently participating in The Mental Fitness Program, a program designed for high-school aged children by the Black Dog Institute in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Sports.
The Program includes two x face to face presentations, and kicked off on Monday 26 October 2020. We had over 30 cadet members from our club attending the first presentation.
The team has been given the six week challenge to be completed and then come back in early December to our club for the second face to face presentation. This time, the AIS will have a well known athlete that will deliver the last part of the program. At the end of this session, the team will enjoy a social get together with pizzas provided by Dominos Matraville.
This part of the season, we have moved from Oz-Tag to Mixed Netball, our team, 'The Baywatch' is participating and representing our club at the Mixed Netball Competition run at Heffron Park, the team has had so much fun, great social evening, building team work, friendships and camaraderie.
The competition section has also invited our youth members that are interested in competing and representing our club to meet them at our club this Sunday at 9:30AM.
Our youth boaties are hard at training with Captain Phil, keep an eye out for their development.
We are looking forward to see many of our youth also attending the first 'Sunday Swim' this Sunday 8/11/2020, it'll be great fun, for more details, please go here
For further information, please email us on [email protected]
Mental Fitness Program - Presentation #1
Community is important to us at South Maroubra SLSC, and as a volunteer organisation we rely on community, sponsors and grants to purchase and look after our Lifesaving equipment. Like the donation recent made by Healthfix Health Club in North Sydney.
A recent surplus of high-quality rubber gym flooring at Healthfix when setting up their new Health Club, turned into a donation to our IRB section in order to protect our boats and motors as their being serviced.
If you’re looking for some great health professionals we can’t recommend Health Fix enough! Be sure to check out their website for all their services healthfix.com.au
If you're interested in support us please get in touch with us at [email protected]
Please find below a link to our September 2020 Newsletter.
Blu-ing September 2020 Edition
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
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and impact on all operations at South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club. This article will be updated as we go and can be used for reference to see all pertaining documents in one place.
Coronavirus COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that causes respiratory illness. Symptoms may include fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath and other ailments. The virus can spread from person to person although good hygiene can prevent infection. The situation relating to the virus and measures to slow the spreading of the virus is changing rapidly on Governments and expert medical advice. South Maroubra SLSC in conjunction with partners are monitoring the changing environment and continue to act consistent and swiftly on that advice.
Members and friends are reminded to NOT attend the club if they are suffering from Cold or Flu like symptoms.
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