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Edition 9, 2019/20 Season

In this Edition:

Club Update, Defib Training Opportunity, RWC (Jetski) Demo, Patroller of the Month, Nipper Wrap-up, Member Spotlight, Jazz Parade, Rookie & SRC Trivia Night, New Clothing Stock, Bar Volunteers & Competition Team News.

From the President

It’s been a wild and woolly summer, but a safe one. Good days are few and far between; smoke, storms and strong Easterlies are more the norm and have made conditions unpleasant to say the least. A big thank you to all patrollers that put their weekends aside and take on these days to keep the public safe. Hopefully there is some good weather on the horizon.

The club hosted the Disabled surfing day with 40 surfers and 120 volunteers. Conditions were overcast and mild but there wasn’t a frown on anyone’s face, and the surfers had a ball. There is another day coming up on the 28th March and we encourage all who have not attended before to get down and help – it is the most rewarding day.

The long weekend is coming up, the club bar will be open and we are looking for volunteers with their RSA to assist with taking on a shift at the club and also at the Jazz bar.

Just a reminder, Presentation night is being held over Easter. The date has been moved so more members are around the club and can attend. It’s a chance to come together and celebrate the season, recognise special efforts and achievements. More details to come.

Until next time…. Keep sand between your toes.

Warren Cook

Around the Club

A few things happening around the club:

Sand Bags – are finally being installed after a slow start, and should be close to finishing by the long weekend – weather permitting.
Fascia repaint – the club Fascia is being repainted and this work will be completed over April.
Roof maintenance – this has been completed, thorough wash down and clean.
New IRB – A new IRB has been ordered with Bendigo Bank decals and we should see it on the water very shortly.
Sponsorship – We are looking ahead to next season and I’d like to ask each member to consider leveraging your contacts to gain sponsorship – this could be product, signage etc… every bit helps and we have a terrific membership base to work with. Contact Warren – 0413 613 407

Defibrillator Training Opportunity

Inverloch SLSC has successfully been granted a new defibrillator through a grant facilitated by the Department of Human and Health Services (DHHS). In order to complete the process and receive this additional defibrillator the club must have members attend a training session. There is a cap of 20 places for this training so please contact Rhys Bartlett ([email protected]) to register your interest in attending this training.

The training will be held at the clubhouse on Sunday 8th March and will run for approximately 2 hours from 12pm - 2pm.

Ideally, we are seeking members who have not previously been trained in how to use a defibrillator. As they are much more readily available at many different sports clubs, shopping centres, etc this is a great opportunity to learn a valuable lifesaving skill.

Rescue Water Craft (RWC) Demonstration / Woolamai IRB training course

Location: Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club
When: Saturday 7th March
IRB training from 9am
RWC training 10am-4pm
RWC rescue demonstration 1:30pm

On the day the following will occur:
IRB training – Woolamai will be hosting the first day of their IRB course at Inverloch (weather permitting). There is an opportunity for a small number of Inverloch members to join in with this training but positions will be limited so please contact Rhys Bartlett ([email protected]) with an expression of interest in participating.
RWC Training / Reconnaissance – There will be qualified RWC operators exploring the local area around the Inverloch surf beach checking on radio reception, what areas are accessible should there ever be a callout outside of patrol hours, confirming timing to respond to common hot spot areas.
RWC Demonstration – Approximately 1.30 pm the RWC operators will be demonstrating how RWC’s perform and how they can respond effectively at a surf beach.

SAFETY PEOPLE - January Patroller of the Month

Ella Arnold

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Ella has stepped up on patrol to the role of VC this season, bringing with her a passion to keep young people interested in patrolling and she is always coming up with new ideas on how to engage and retain new patrollers. Last patrol Ella spent 5hrs in the boat teaching new bronzies how to crew, which has created a lot of interest leading to patrollers wanting to return again. Her upbeat and driven attitude allows her not only to get work done, but encourages and inspires others to find ways to enjoy even the most mundane tasks. She is a vital member of Patrol 4 and highly valued all other members.
Other nominations received for January:
  • Patrol 2 - Tarryn Thom
  • Patrol 2 - Xavier Korbel
  • Patrol 2 - Lachlan Weeks
  • Patrol 2 - Jackson Comrie
Safety People

Nipper Wrap-Up

Wow where do I start! It was great to see so many returning and new families involved with this year's nipper program, which saw an attendance of 264 participants from U6 to SRC. A big thank you must go to Lucy Chambers and her dedicated team of helpers who made the program as amazing as it was.
Well done and thank you to everyone involved in this year's program.

Huge congrats to the 2020 Male & Female Nippers of the Year & Bendigo Community Bank award recipients: Marnie Banks and Oscar Hughes

Below are the results from the Nipper champs and community awards presented on behalf of our sponsor Bendigo bank.

Teagan Thom
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Member Spotlight

Lucy Tate

How long have you been a member of Inverloch SLSC?
Why/How did you become involved in surf lifesaving?
My mum always wanted me and my sister to do nippers but we just never got around to it and when I turned 15 and could do my bronze my mum decided it was time and signed me up!
What is your role at the Club? And what does it involve?
I have a few roles at the club. I am the First Aid Officer, so I am in charge of ensuring the club has all the first aid supplies and equipment we need and that the first aid room and kits are all rescue ready. I am also co-YIPs coordinator with Kirsten Thomas; we are in charge of looking after all the YIPs candidates and helping them achieve their goals at the club. I am also one of the trainers for Bronze and SRC and Patrol Captain of Patrol 4.
What do you love most about being at the beach?
Spending time with people that are passionate about the same things as me. I have had so many mentors and people who have helped me take on all of these roles at the club. I feel so supported and it makes me keen to try new things and put myself forward to take on roles knowing that even if I don’t really know what I’m doing now, there will be someone to support and help me figure it out!
What do you do outside of life saving?
I finished school in 2018 and took a year off to travel last year before starting studying Nursing and Midwifery.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
While I love sport and the outdoors, I also play violin, piano and sing and play guitar so I enjoy slowing down sometimes and just playing my music.
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Chris Malan

How long have you been a member of Inverloch SLSC?
I joined Invy in Jan 2002 so 18 years
Why/How did you become involved in surf lifesaving?
We joined as a family when Thomas started Nippers.
What is your role at the Club? And what does it involve?
My official role is Membership Coordinator which involves managing all things related to our growing membership database. Unofficially, I also look after all the club's technology such as the website, club email, IT network and CCTV.
What do you love most about being at the beach?
The beach is where I go to relax and unwind. We have been very fortunate to have had a place at Inverloch to escape to for many years now and love the family time we spend there.
What do you do outside of life saving?
I do some part time Engineering consulting, currently finishing off a house reno and working on my car.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
I was born on a diamond mine in Namibia and grew up in South Africa.
I used to manage the Holden Proving Ground (which you drive past on the way to Invy).

Inverloch Jazz Festival Parade 2020

Are you around on the long weekend? If so we need your help. Nippers, SRC, patrollers & members can all take part in the parade This counts as a special event for the Patrol Recognition Program.
If you can help out by being part of our entry in this year’s Jazz Festival Parade on Saturday 7th March please let me know via email [email protected] or respond to the Team App Event.
We will be meeting at the Glade (on The Esplanade) at 9:15 am to get ready for the parade to commence at 10:00 am and we should be finished by 11:00 am. We are number 6 in the parade.
You need to wear patrol or nippers gear or club clothes.
Thanks, Peter Harrison

ROOKIE & SRC Trivia Night

All Rookies and SRC’s are invited to a Trivia night being held at the clubhouse on Sunday 12th April. This is a fantastic way to celebrate a great season and also catch up with your mates from bronze camp.
Timing will be confirmed closer to the date but if you are interested in attending, please contact Liam O'Brien at [email protected]

Uniform Shop - New Stock Has Arrived

Our delivery of gear from Ghanda has arrived, so those of you after hoodies and track pants, should seek Ione or Rosemary out on the beach, or send an email and we will sort something out for you. [email protected]

Bar Duty - Volunteers Needed

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Calling all members with an RSA, we are looking for volunteers over the long weekend to help run the bar at the Jazz festival and club bar. Call me on 0413613407 to register your preferences for hours and at which bar. Running the bar at the Jazz Festival is a great fundraiser for the club.

Thanks, Was

Competition Team News

The summer carnival season is drawing to a close, with only State Titles remaining. Our athletes have had some great results and continue to grow under Dave Cumming’s expert guidance. So far, Inverloch has been represented at six carnivals, with a dozen of our nippers trying carnivals out for the first time.

The IRB team are ramping up for the winter season of IRB racing. You may have noticed them seemingly hooning in and out from the beach, however these are the important skills needed by the team to be exceptional IRB drivers and crew for both racing and in rescue situations. The team are raising money to fund their activities, so please keep an eye out for the raffle tickets that will soon be available for purchase.

We wish all of our Athletes competing at the State Champs the best of luck.

Important Dates:

Easter Saturday 11th April, time to be confirmed at ISLSC Clubhouse

Diary Dates:

* Saturday 7th March 9.15 am - Jazz Festival Parade
* Sunday 8th March 12 – 2pm - Community Defib Training
* Saturday 11th April - Presentation Night
* Sunday 12th April - Rookie and SRC Trivia Night

Please support our Sponsors

LJ Hooker
Bendigo Bank
Foodworks Inverloch
Grab a key tag from Foodworks and nominate ISLSC as your preferred community organisation.
Foodworks generously donate a percentage of sales to us!
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