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In this Edition

  • Update from the President

  • Presentation Night Season 21/22

  • IRB Racing State Championships

  • LSV U15 Leadership and Development Camp

  • Acoustic Panels

  • 21/22 Annual General Meeting, Saturday 13th August, 5.30pm

  • Thank you to our Volunteers

Update From the President

Welcome to the July newsletter. The season is well and truly over and we are starting to prepare for a new season. A new Board will be put in place at the upcoming AGM on the 13th of August for the 2022/23 season. We are looking to the future now that Covid is over and are starting to work on an updated club strategic plan which the new Board will oversee. Please keep an eye out for your opportunity in the coming months to have input for the future direction of the club.

Speaking of the upcoming AGM, please consider taking on a role as a Board member or supporting one of the Directors in a position. The club is only as strong as its volunteer base and if every member donated a small amount of their time each year we can achieve great things and have a club that will be even stronger into the future.

This will be my last input to the newsletter as President. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as President of the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club. I have tried to keep communication strong, keep you informed and motivated through the difficult times of covid and be the leader the club needed. I have enjoyed every minute. It’s now time to pass the baton on to a new era. A special thanks to the numerous Board members and volunteers who have supported me through the years, you guys are awesome and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. A special thanks to Angela Malan who made my transition into the job a breeze and has always been there as a great support and advisor – even through my interesting spelling or when I have crazy ideas or actions!

I’m taking a bit of time to travel now I’m retired and covid is over but I look forward to seeing you all on the beach next season.

Keep sand between you toes
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Presentation Night

On the night of Easter Saturday, the Invy SLSC function room was the place to be! Thank you to the 80 or so people that attended Presentation Night 2021/22. It was a fantastic night to celebrate the achievements of many and an overall successful summer of lifesaving. Congratulations to all those who won awards on the night – you all contributed so much to the club and were very deserving recipients.

Patrollers of the Month
December: Xavier Korbel – Snags Patrol
January: Lucy Tate – Patrol 4
February: Saskia Mulder – Patrol 3
March: Brydie Smith – Snags Patrol
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50+ Patrol Hours

Josh Robinson
Xavier Korbel
Jackson Comrie
Finley Withers
Lachie Weeks
Ed Morganti
Yvette Dhar
James Harman
Zoe Cross
Angela Malan
Sophie Pinkerton
Brydie Smith
Ella Arnold
Lucy Tate
David Bellchambers
Nick Perera
Stephen Duncan
Teagan Thom
Will Robinson
Olivia Cumming
Phoebe Rose Perry
Liam O’Brien
Reid Jones
Warren Cook
David Morris
Connor Olivier
Aidan Graham
Millie Gallagher
Aidan Hurst
Saskia Mulder
Rob O’Neill
James O’Neill

Award Winners

Most Outstanding SRC James Harman
Rookie of the Year Jackson Comrie
Most Improved Patroller Finley Withers
Patroller of the Year Josh Robinson
Patrol of the Year Patrol 2 (Snags)
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Ducks Fly At State Championships

On the first weekend of the school holidays our Inverloch IRB racing team took to the beach at Lorne for the TRE IRB State Championships, going up against the best drivers, crews and patients across Victoria. The team brought their all, even with some of the athletes unable to compete, leaving our 2 male teams to bring the heat. The boys raced fast and smart avoiding flipping the boat like many other experienced teams did. Inverloch was able to make it to 2 quarter finals. 3 semi-finals and Placed 5th in the U23 Mens Teams Final whilst also making the Open Mens Team Final.

The weekend highlighted the immense growth and development of the team’s skills and camaraderie throughout the past few months of racing, making themselves known as a club that has great potential for the next season to be real contenders.

A huge congratulations should go to Brydie who worked endlessly throughout the weekend to manage the team and ensure we were where we needed to be. Also, special mention to our 2 main patients, Connor and Millie, who bobbed up and down in the chilling waters over and over again as they helped push the team through each leg of the competition with their fast entries into the boat.

Invy A- Aidan Hurst and David Morris
U23 Invy X- Xavier Korbel and Liam O’Brien
Open Invy X- Xavier Korbel and Josh Robinson
Patients- Connor Oliver and Millie Gallagher

David Morris
IRB Coach

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    LSV U15 Leadership and Development Camp

    The last weekend of April, saw 2 of our members, Marnie Banks and Sarah Weeks attend Life Saving Victoria’s U15 Leadership and Development camp, held at YMCA Anglesea.

    This weekend gave both Marnie and Sarah the chance to develop their leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills while also broadening their understanding of lifesaving. Marnie and Sarah also had the opportunity to learn, share and network with likeminded lifesavers from across the state over 3 days. Marnie and Claire were exposed to team building activities, challenges and given an insight into the pathway opportunities available to them in lifesaving.

    This camp also saw Tarryn Thom assist as a leader on the camp, which saw her work with a team of 13 leaders to mentor the 72 participants that were in attendance.
    All 3 members represented Inverloch and gained a lot out of the weekend. It's great to see that there are these opportunities available within lifesaving, for both our junior and senior members.
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    Acoustic Pads Installed

    In June we saw the installation of the acoustic pads in the training room. This installation will make it more comfortable on the ears for training sessions and other users of the training room. We have to give a big thank you to the Bass Coast Shire for a grant to cover a large part of the installation.
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    Season 21/22 Annual General Meeting

    The Inverloch SLSC Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 13th August at 5.30pm. The meeting will be held at the Clubhouse with an option to attend online. Nomination forms have been sent to all 21/22 financial members and nominations must be received by Saturday 5th August at 5pm.

    Link to Nomination Forms

    If you have any questions regarding the AGM please contact the Secretary, Angela Malan at [email protected]

    Thank you to our Volunteers

    Thanks to our valuable volunteers,

    Each year the club runs a very busy agenda for its members containing a lot of moving parts. Training & Development, Nippers & Community Group programs, and Kiosk & Bar activities are just a few. All this is on top of the daily running and maintenance of the clubhouse and its various facilities; including lifesaving equipment, IRBs, vehicles and boards. To the untrained eye, this just seems to happen each year, however, be assured that absolutely NONE of this would be possible without our passionate team of volunteers. Those members who put their hands up to help the club each year. These people are not just our important patrollers, they are also parents of patrollers, ex-patrollers, local community members and friends of the club.

    It's time to say THANK YOU. Thank you for giving the club your valuable time this past year.
    According to Google, the benefits of volunteering include:

    • act on your values, passions and interests.
    • make new friendships and create professional networks.
    • gain work experience and learn new skills.
    • enjoy new social and cultural experiences.
    • develop personally and build confidence.
    Without a doubt, this is true of the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club volunteers. We have a strong community of members who have made lifelong friendships and share common interests. Their passion for seeing the club succeed and be successful each year is to be celebrated.

    Thank you again, we look forward to seeing you next season and, if time permits, perhaps volunteering again?

    If you would like to offer your time to help the club in the upcoming season, please reach out to a Board member. There is always something to do, and many hands will make a positive difference.

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