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In this Edition

  • From the President

  • COVID Update

  • Operations, Training & M&LD Appointments

  • Expressions of Interest for Club positions

  • Membership Renewal Info

From the President

I hope this finds you positive and well, and you are either regionally based and are out of lock down and enjoying new freedoms, or you are metro based and are taking the next step into working towards the freedoms that regional are enjoying. We are getting there!

First and foremost, I have to personally thank the Board members that are giving up their time, leaving their families at home, and travelling to Inverloch on LSV permits to ensure the club keeps moving forward and that we are gearing up for the new season. Whether it be preparing IRB motors, first aid supplies, board preparation, nipper materials, maintenance and so many other jobs that must be completed. You are legends and are appreciated by all members.

If you didn’t read my update from the Facebook post there is a COVID update section in this newsletter that will give you the latest information. In short, we now have club CovidSafe Coordinators in place and are preparing a Covid plan which will enable us to prepare the club in readiness to open up for activities. I’ll keep you updated on this and the Covid normal plans we will have in place this season.

On another note we have taken delivery of the new ATV which is having its decals printed as we speak, the upgrade of the training room chairs has been completed and the new presentation cupboard has been installed under the TV. The fascia has been repainted on the club house and there are numerous grants submitted for upgrading the deck, resurfacing the garage floor, replacing the windows, rekeying the club house and replacing the CCTV cameras to name a few projects.

If you haven’t completed the patrol survey yet, please do so as soon as possible. Also be aware there is a new membership renewal system that will be released soon that Chris Malan, our Membership Manager, has been working on which will make renewals more efficient. This has been used at several clubs and it not only streamlines the process but cuts down the admin work. Thanks Chris.

It’s going to be a different season but we are all looking forward to putting the lockdowns behind us and getting out and enjoying the weather.

Keep sand between your toes,

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On Monday 14th September, we attended a briefing from LSV and subsequently followed this up with a board meeting on Thursday17 th. The directive from LSV is to have a COVIDSafe Coordinator/s in place, follow this up with training and create a templated COVID safe plan. Until this is in place clubs are not permitted to open and activities cannot run. The Board appointed myself and Peter Harrison to fill this position and we have completed the necessary training. We hope to have the plan completed as soon as possible - this will be available for all members to view. So, what does this mean for the season ahead? All activities at present will go ahead in some format, however they will look totally different from previous years. Let me try and answer your questions.

Patrols will go ahead. There will be different protocols for each stages of restrictions and this will be published closer to the patrol dates. Cleaning, social distancing, PPE etc... will be all part of this briefing and will be filtered down to Patrol Captains and their teams. If you haven't filled in the patrol survey please do so ASAP as planning is more important this season than ever before.

Bronze Camp:
We are unable to use the club house for accommodation so the Bronze Camp will be run over several weekends. Participants will have to provide their own accommodation and training groups will be limited in numbers - in other words while one group is on the beach the other group maybe doing theory. Dates and further information to come.

Nippers will go ahead but again not the normal. Groups may be limited in numbers, there will be no mass gatherings, age groups may be split in times, presentations will be on the beach and again most likely in age groups. Water safety, IRB crews etc are all being considered. Again, we are in the planning stages - dates and information to come.

LSV have cancelled all competition at present but we may be able to hold COVID safe events with local clubs - to be announced.

Presentation Night:
This is unlikely to be able to go ahead and further discussion will take place on this point as the Board wraps our heads around what the future holds.

There are other activities that are also being considered but these are the main questions I have received. Our number one priority is to maintain a COVID Safe environment. We are planning all these events but as you can appreciate this depends on government restrictions at the time and having the man power to make the activities happen. I will give updates as they become available.


Lifesaving Operations Committee (LSOC)

LSOC Appointments

Firstly, congratulations to those who have nominated for and been appointed to the following roles on the LSOC committee for the upcoming season.
  • Patrol Manager - Ella Arnold
  • IRB Captain - Nick Perera
  • First Aid Officer - Aidan Graham
  • Radio Officer - Reid Jones
We are still looking to fill the following 2 roles on the LSOC committee if anyone is thinking about getting more involved these are great ways to learn a few new skills and contribute to the operational needs of the club.
  • Gear Steward - Responsible for ensuring all club equipment is looked after over the season and is ready for our upcoming gear inspection.
  • Board Captain - Responsible for maintenance of the club’s boards and skis.

Patrol Survey

We are still keen to know your plans for patrol this season. If you haven't already please take 2 minutes and complete the patrol survey as this is crucial to help us ensure that we can successfully patrol over the coming season.
If you have any questions, please contact Rhys Bartlett (Club Captain) via either email: [email protected] or phone: 0423 978 938

Training Committee

Congratulations to the following members who have been appointed to the Training Committee for this coming season:
  • Assistant Chief Instructor - Rachel Fraser
  • Head Trainer Inverloch Bronze Camp - David Morris
  • Assistant Head Trainer Inverloch Bronze Camp - Ella Arnold
  • Head IRB Trainer - Aidan Hurst
  • Head First Aid Trainer - vacant
  • Head SRC Trainer - vacant
  • Head Adult Bronze Trainer - vacant
If any trainers are interested in the positions of Head First Aid, SRC or Adult Bronze Trainer please let me know by emailing [email protected]


Membership & Leadership Development Positions

Congratulations and thank you to Lucy Chambers who has nominated for the position of Nipper Coordinator for season 20-21.

Junior Club Captain
We are currently looking for 1 or 2 people to take on the role of junior Club Captain. This role involves interacting with the junior members of the club including nippers; encouraging inclusive behaviour and acting as a role model, to make them feel welcome.
Some responsibilities of the role include but is not limited to:
  • Coordinate events for both Rookies (newest bronze medallion holders) and SRC
  • Present at Bronze Camp Friday night
  • Present Rookie of the Year at Presentation Night
Through this role you will be mentored by both the Club Captain (Rhys Bartlett) and the Member and Leadership Development Coordinator (Teagan Thom)
This role is designed for people who see themselves as an emerging leader of the club and are interest in furthering their leadership skills.

If you are interested in taking on this role or are seeking further information contact either Rhys Bartlett ([email protected] or 0423 978 938) or Teagan Thom ([email protected] or 0431 978 212)
Expressions of interest are due by 16th October 2020

YIP (Youth Involvement Program) coordinator
We are looking for someone to take on the role of YIPs coordinator. The aim of this role is to encourage and promote participation amongst the young members of the club. Along with maintaining the “YIPs” points system in accordance with state and club developments. Expressions of interest are due by 16th October 2020

If you would like to discuss this role further please do not hesitate to contact me on
0431 978 212 or [email protected]

Member Profiles, Expression of Interest
This season we would like to profile members of our club on our social media in a short and sharp interview. We are looking for a member to take on the role of coordinating this. The aim is to engage members by developing member profiles to be distributed on Facebook and Instagram.

Further information and an example of what is required can be obtained by contacting Teagan Thom at [email protected]

Club Roles – Expressions of Interest

We are still looking for members willing to take on the following roles. This season it will be more important than ever that all members help out and contribute to the running of our wonderful club.

Community Relations Roles to be filled include:

  • Media Manager
  • Social Events Manager
  • Facebook Coordinator
  • Instagram Coordinator
  • Website Manager
If you can assist in any of these positions please send an expression of interest to the Community Relations Director, Peter Harrison, at [email protected].

Clothing/Uniform Manager

This role would suit one or two people, previous experience in a uniform shop or clothing store would be advantageous but not essential. What you will need is good organisation skills and be people friendly.
You will also need to be “on deck” throughout the Nipper Program and specified weekends from December to Easter to oversee sales of Patrol Uniform and Club Apparel.
Working closely with the Treasurer and past incumbents, guidance will be on hand if needed.

A position description is available and the Treasurer is happy to have discussions with interested parties. Please contact Rob O’Neill on 0418 510 012 or at
[email protected]

Membership Renewals

We are currently implementing a new memberships system which will make managing your membership easier than it has been in the past and hopefully reduce our workload.

Due COVID we will also be staggering membership renewals with initial renewals limited to Active Patrolling members (individuals and families).
Other membership renewals will follow this but will not include programs such as Nippers, Bronze Camp & SRC. Once details of these programs are finalised we will open applications separately. New membership applications will then be opened.

You should receive an email in the next 4 weeks to create an account and log in to the membership system. Please check your details are correct and submit your renewal. Please contact me if you have any questions or issues

If you are interested in being notified about a specific program, complete the form here: Membership Interest Form

Chris Malan [email protected] 0402 893 253

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