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In this Edition

  • From the President
  • Season Opener
  • Food Trucks at the Club
  • Skills Maintenance
  • Nippers Update
  • SRC Trivia Night
  • Pink Patrol
  • Welcome to Our Newest Patrollers
  • NYE Tin Rattle
  • Uniform Shop Hours
  • Rally Around the Dunes
  • Clubhouse Accomodation
  • Important Dates

From the President

Well, here we are, another season and we are up and running. Congratulations to all that completed their Bronze over the past few weeks – we look forward to seeing you at patrols and standing along-side some of our long serving members. Nippers are about to hit the water and I look forward to seeing those happy enthusiastic faces on the sand - our future life savers!

You’ll notice a few changes around the club, we have been busy during Covid making sure maintenance is complete and projects are on track. Remember although we are out of lock down you still need to scan the bar code when entering the club and ensure you follow protocols when attending the Nipper Program.

We have the new fob system for security – you can now get a fob for clubhouse access (more info below).

On behalf of the board I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Xmas and stay safe over the Xmas Period – see you on the beach.

Keep sand between your toes.

Season 21-22 Opener

Catch up at the bar on December 27th from 5.30pm. It’s our seasoner opener where hopefully as many members as possible will attend to toast Christmas and the official beginning of the holiday period. Meet the club Board of Management, get the answer to any questions you may have about the club and enjoy our amazing sunset – hope to see you there.

Food Trucks at the Club

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This year we are excited to team up with a number of traders to offer food during the holiday season.Throughout late December, January and selected dates in March and April we will have a variety of food vans at the club. Calamari & prawns, dumplings, and twisty potatoes. Keep an eye on the club socials, Facebook and Instagram, for more info.

Skills Maintenance Session

Skills Maintenance / Re-Qualification Day – Monday 27th December 2 sessions available – 1pm-3pm & 3pm-5pm

All Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate holders need to re-qualify their awards for the 2021/2022 season.

What is re-qual and what does it mean?
Re-qual is short for requalification. Each year surf lifesavers are expected to re-qualify their awards so that they are confident in their abilities to keep themselves, their fellow members and the public safe during the season.
It is mandatory to re-qualify if you plan on returning to the club this season. If re-qual is not completed by the 31st Dec 2021, you are unable to patrol or provide water safety after this time.

Awards that you can re-qualify are:
  • - Bronze Medallion / Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)
  • - Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART)
  • - Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew/Drivers (IRBC/IRBD)
  • - Side-By-Side Vehicle (SSV) – formerly ATV
Please register via mt.lsv.com.au to book a place in this session and to complete your online learning prior to the day. Places are limited and only candidates who have pre-registered will be able to complete their skills maintenance. Further information available here: Skills Maintenance Info.

Nipper Update

We are excited to see Nippers back on the beach for another season.
Nippers begins Tuesday 28th December, with Prelim swims taking place on Tuesday 27th December, beginning at 10am.

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up as a volunteer to assist with the running of the program

If you have any questions regarding Nippers contact Lucy Chambers: [email protected]

SRC Trivia Night

Our Junior Club Captains along with the YIPS coordinators are organising a TRIVIA night to be held 06/01/2022.
For more information contact [email protected]

Pink Patrol

Pink Patrol will be held on the 15th of January 2022
There will be a morning tea commencing at 10:30am including a guest speaker!
We would then love to see as many female and male patrollers joining us for an afternoon of patrolling fun.
If you are interested in helping to organise the day please contact Teagan Thom: [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.

Welcome to Our Newest Patrollers

Two bronze camps have just finished at the club. The Kew Secondary College camp and the club bronze camp. Congratulations to our newest bronzies and many thanks to their trainers, water safety and assessors who made the camp possible. If you see them around the club or on patrol please make them welcome.
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New Years Eve Tin Rattle

We are conducting our annual New Years Eve Tin Rattle commencing at 8:00 am through to 4:00 pm on Friday 31st December at various locations around Inverloch.We'll meet at the Inverloch Newsagency at 8am to collect and return the tins.

If you are able to assist please send a message to Glenn at [email protected] or respond to the Facebook post.
A copy of the roster with locations has been attached for your reference.

Uniform Shop & Clubhouse Access Fobs

The club uniform shop will be open for street wear, nipper pink vests and caps and patrol uniform purchases on the dates below.
Fobs for members to access the clubhouse will be available to purchase in the front foyer on Dec the 27th at 9am and 28th at 8:30am
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Rally Around the Dunes

On Wednesday the 12th of January between 10.30 and 12.30 the community will be holding a Rally to support the action required to save the beach and dunes which ISLSC will be supporting. Club members are asked to wear club apparel so they can direct the lines of people on the beach that will represent where the old dunes started.

Please email me that you will attending so I have numbers – [email protected] or text 0413613407
All members are encouraged to attend, including Nippers in their club gear. The Rally will start on the grass to the right of the club before moving on to the beach.

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Clubhouse Accomodation

A reminder that if members are planning to stay in the clubhouse, applications to stay must be made by the Thursday before the weekend. Members must be financial and have uploaded their vaccination status. This enables us to have time to check membership status and ensure we have a supervisor on site for under 18 members. Link to the accommodation policy is here if you require further information.
Please note; texts and emails requesting accommodation will not be accepted. You must complete the forms above.

Important Dates

Monday 27th December – Skills maintenance session, Nippers Prelim swim testing, Season Opener
Friday 31st December – New Year’s Eve tin rattle
Thursday 6th January – SRC Trivia Night

Club events are regularly updated on the Club Calendar found in the members area on the website
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Please support our Sponsors

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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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