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In this Edition

  • From the President

  • BAR - Expressions of Interest

  • Introducing Junior Club Captains

  • YIPs

  • Nippers of the Year

  • Nipper Skills Session & Club Champs

  • Pink Patrol

  • Patroller of the Month (December)

  • Accommodation Requests

  • EOI - Member Recognition Program

From the President

Well the season, is truly underway. Nippers has been run and although numbers were well down on previous years due to Covid restrictions, we consider ourselves lucky to have been able to deliver what we did. Our young people had a great time on the beach thanks to the many Age Managers, water safety and helpers – thank you. Also, a special thank you to Lucy Chambers who again provided leadership for the Nippers team.

Congratulations to our new Bronzies who completed their qualifications in December – you are now fully qualified life savers. We look forward to you being a part of our patrols on the beach and adding to your qualifications as some of you work your way to becoming leaders in our club. SRC’s also completed their training in January and can now also take part in patrols and water safety – congrats.

This year we take away some learnings for next season, we had the scare of locally acquired cases and masks became the norm inside. However, we worked through this together and we are now looking forward to vaccinations in March – things are getting back to normal.

We intend (fingers crossed with Covid) to hold the 2020 and 2021 Presentation awards night at Easter. Holding the event over this period will ensure maximum numbers of members can attend and not only celebrate the two seasons that were, but also hopefully the beginning of the end of the pandemic. I look forward to seeing as many members as possible there.

A final thanks to Alan and Maureen who put many years of service and hours in developing the bar. They walk away with my personal thanks for their many years of dedication – further information below.

A big thank you to Peter Harrison who has spent many years on the board. His final effort was to run the New Year’s Eve tin rattle which raised $3302.50. Thanks Pete for your many years of commitment. Glenn Arnold will be taking over his position on the board as ISLSC Community Relations Manager. Glenn brings with him many years of corporate experience and we look forward to his experience and input – welcome Glenn.

I think that’s it for now to what has been an interesting season so far with its unique challenges – but we got there!!!!

See you on the beach – keep sand between your toes


BAR - Expressions of Interest


After several dedicated years Alan and Maureen will hang the boots up as Licensee and Bar Manager for the ISLSC from Australia Day. They still will be involved with the club in providing our much-needed maintenance. I’m sure all members will join with me in thanking them for their many years of service and they leave the bar positions with our sincere thanks.

We are looking to fill the roles ASAP of BAR LICENSEE, BAR MANAGER and several BAR STAFF. This role of Licensee/Manager is responsible for running the bar, ordering stock, managing staff etc… the bar is open from the 1st of December to Easter, every night through Jan and Saturday nights most other weeks. Also opening holiday weekends such as Easter and March Long Weekend.

Bar staff is voluntary and we need as many people as available to share the load. For young people looking for experience it is a great opportunity to get involved in the industry, for the older of us it’s a great way to meet the community and share your love of the club.

For further information please call: Wasa 0413 613 407
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Introducing - Junior Club Captains

We are excited to announce the following 3 young members as our Junior Club Captains. You will see them around the club; helping out with nippers and running activities for our junior members.
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How long have you been a member of Inverloch SLSC?

Freya: I have been a member of Inverloch SLSC since 2015, when I started Nippers.
James: Since 2008/09 - U7 Nippers
Brydie: I was member as a nipper for two seasons and then had a break. Five seasons ago I came back to do my SRC and have been a member ever since!

Why/How did you become involved in surf lifesaving?

Freya: I became involved in surf lifesaving because I thought it would be a great way to make new friends, learn valuable new skills and become involved in the community over summer.
James: Because Dad is a lifesaver so he made my sister and I join too!! Luckily, I enjoy it!!
Brydie: I initially became involved in surf lifesaving through family friends from Noosa Heads where I went up and participated in nippers there for a season. I also thought that it is a great way to meet new people, give back to the community and develop important skills in life.

Q: What are you excited about for the upcoming season?

Freya: I can’t wait to get back to the beach! I am looking forward to seeing how we, as a club will adapt to the restrictions while making sure everyone still has the opportunity to learn, keep safe and have fun.
James: Getting back to the beach after Covid.
Brydie: I am excited to patrol as I really enjoy being able to get to know others that are in my group. I’m also looking forward to being water safety for nippers as I love being able to share something I’m passionate about with the new generation and am keen to take on the role as one of the Junior Club Captains.

Q: What do you love most about being at the beach?

Freya: One of my favourite things about being at the beach is that there’s always a great atmosphere and everybody’s always up for a good time.
James: The beach is a place that is very peaceful and relaxing. Plus, I enjoy swimming in the ocean.
Brydie: I love how every day is different and never knowing what challenge is coming next.

Q: Tell us something interesting about yourself.

Freya: I have a 3-year-old German shorthaired pointer named Diva.
James: I'm 16 and 6' 5" so naturally I play basketball and footy. Basketball - I play rep, domestic and for school. Footy - domestic and school
Brydie: I am a world class Irish dancer that recently was training for the World Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin but COVID deferred that dream.

YIPs (Youth Involvement Program)

Lucy and Kirsten have created a new Facebook page for YIPs (Youth Involvement Program). We will use this to circulate all YIPs related information and opportunities. Anyone involved in the program, parent or participant, please search for the group, ‘YIPs Inverloch’ or click on this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/1738428743006764/ to request to join.

For those who aren’t involved but would like to be please email [email protected]

For more information about the program please contact Teagan Thom or Lucy Tate, or email [email protected]

*YIPs is a National recognition program for anyone aged 13-17. Awards are achieved by participating in anything Lifesaving related. This includes patrolling, water safety, competition, attending leadership/development camps & more.

Nippers of the Year

Wow what a week! A big thank you must go to Lucy and her dedicated team of helpers! Only just a couple of months ago we didn't believe it would even be possible that the Nipper program could run!
Thank you to everyone for being so patient as rules and restrictions changed on a weekly basis. It was so great to see so many being able to enjoy the week!

We also need to say thank you to our dedicated water safety who gave up their time on a daily basis to ensure our nippers were safe at all times.

Congratulations to this year's female and male nipper of the year! Well done to Sarah Weeks and Daniel Warmbrand.
Photo Courtesy Yvonne McMahon
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Nipper Skills Session & Club Championships

The Nippers team are running a Nippers skills and competition day over the March Labour day weekend.

Saturday 6th March – Nippers Skills Session
Sunday 7th March – Nippers Club Champs Competition

At this stage timing will be a mid-morning or early afternoon session.
As with Nippers volunteers will be needed for these sessions to run. Roles include Age Managers, beach set up and pack down. We will also need extra volunteers to help organise the competition on Sunday.
We are also planning on running a sausage sizzle on the Saturday, so if anyone is keen to put their hand up to help with the organisation of this it would be greatly appreciated.
Water safety are also required, including IRB drivers & Crews for both the Saturday and the Sunday.
Nippers & Volunteers can sign up using the button below.
Any questions, please email or call Lucy ([email protected] or 0431 462 887 (after 6pm please)

Pink Patrol

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This year the club is participating in the inaugural state-wide run Pink Patrol being held on Saturday 13th February.
We would love to see as many female and male patrollers joining us for an afternoon of patrolling fun.
If you are interested in joining us on patrol please contact Lucy Tate or Kirsten Thomas via [email protected]
What is a Pink Patrol?
A Pink Patrol consists of active female patrolling members forming an all-female (and/or a combined patrol with male champions of change) patrol on one day of the patrol season and designating it as a Pink Patrol.
The aim of this initiative is to acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions females past and present have played in lifesaving, as well as inspiring and empowering future generations of females and girls through positive role modelling and building capacity through skills and confidence.
The powerful visual of female leaders forming a full patrol is symbolic of the growth and capability of our female members; illustrating that females are competent lifesavers and building the diversity of lifesavers in active lifesaving roles and leadership.
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Patroller of the Month (December 2020)

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Other nominations received:
Patrol 1 - Alexander Duncan
Kirsten Thomas (Patrol 4)
Kirsten stepped up as a VC this season and has been super enthusiastic taking on responsibilities whilst also learning all of the admin required to run patrols. She has committed to patrolling, travelling back and forth from Melbourne in order to look after her family dog at night. Kirsten's upbeat and driven attitude allows her to not only get her work done, but encourages and inspires others to find ways to enjoy even the most mundane tasks. Kirsten has also been setting up our patrol FB group for this season and has been a huge help to our PC's.

Accommodation Requests

  • All requests should be sent to Rhys via either email ([email protected]) or Facebook, or phone 0423 978 938.
  • Once the request is confirmed the member will be asked to complete the accommodation form online.
  • As spaces are limited, due to COVID restrictions, any requests need to stay need to be made in advance.
  • Any requests later than Thursday prior to the patrol weekend will not be granted clubhouse access.
  • To stay at the club a member must be financial and, if over 18, have a valid WWCC.

EOI - Member Recognition Program

As members may be aware over the past few seasons the recognition program has not been actively managed. As a volunteer organisation recognition for the time and effort members put into ensuring that we not only meet the minimum patrol requirements but continue to provide the public with a safe beach environment is key to our success as a club and fundamental to the lifesaving movement. The Board and I would like to see the recognition program brought back to full effect and are seeking expressions of interest to form a subcommittee to redevelop what this program looks like, what the requirements are and how our members' achievements can best be recognised.

If being involved in this is of interest or you have ideas how this could be done, please get in touch with me to register your interest in being a part of this subcommittee.

You can either contact me via phone (0423 978 938) or email ([email protected]). Thanks Rhys.
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