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Edition 4, 2019/20 Season

In this Edition; Beach and Club Update, Cup Weekend, Working Bee, Expressions of Interest, Patrol Survey and Diary Dates.

I hope this copy of Eagle Eye finds you well and getting excited for the season ahead. I’m pleased to report the mobile patrol tower has now been delivered and is being fitted with solar power and radio. The new ATV has also been delivered and an induction program is being put in place for its use. A new television has been placed in the training room and the old one has been moved to the patrol lounge. Bronze camp is full and there are only a few positions left in Nippers.

The beach is still a challenge however the erosion will settle down over Summer and I hope over this period council and state and federal governments will put together a plan to ensure the longevity of our beach and dunes. On a positive note we are the only venue in town with a surf view so take advantage of the bar facility and enjoy the view over summer. Plans are in place for a new bar, with a bit of luck we will make the opening of the season – if not a temporary bar will be in place operating away from the kitchen.

6 weeks till the opening of the season, for patrolling members if you haven’t signed up for a patrol do the survey now. There are still a lot of members to renew their membership so please I urge you to update now. Gear Inspection on the 2nd of November, and a Working Bee on Sunday the 3rd. In the meantime….

Keep sand between your toes

Patrol Trailer

REMINDER: If you haven’t paid your membership it’s time to do it now! If you intend to patrol this season and requal you must be financial to do so.

Cup Weekend Events

Cup weekend is a great time to be down at Inverloch with lots of pre-season work happening.

Saturday 2nd November - Gear inspection
Each year our life saving equipment is given the once over to ensure it is fit for use.
If you want to come down to see what it is all about or lend a hand, gear inspection will be happening on Saturday 2nd November commencing at 10am.

Sunday 3rd November - Working Bee
The club will be holding a pre-season working bee and BBQ on Sunday 3rd November from 10am till 2pm. It would be great to see all hands-on deck to have the clubhouse looking great for the coming season.

Beach Recession Update

Most of you aware by now that the State government has put aside 1.15 million dollars to address beach recession in the Bass Coast area. I am pleased to acknowledge that $450,000 has been put aside to secure the Surf Life Saving Club at Inverloch, and a further $700,000 to put together a task force to study the overall beach recession in the area over the next 2 years.

I have been advised over the upcoming weeks we will be consulted as major stakeholders, and have input into the next stage. It is proposed the use of geotextile sand bags be used with revegetation of the area by Christmas. Hopefully this will have limited impact on patrols on the beach.

It goes without saying that we are very pleased with this initial money to address beach recession and protect the club asset, but I have been advised this is only a medium-term fix. The task force will address the long-term issue and if recession continues and the sand does not come back a more permanent arrangement will have to be sourced.

Stay tuned for further updates on the Club Facebook page as they come to hand.
Was, President

Expressions of Interest

Nipper Water Safety Coordinator
Nippers needs someone to take on the role of water safety coordinator. This role is vital to the running of nippers and needs to be filled.

Some responsibilities include but not limited to:
*briefing water safety on daily conditions
*completing a risk assessment
*making sure water safety requirements are met per age group
*water areas for the day are set up with help from the IRB crew
*ensuring IRBs are in place as required and crews are rotated

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

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.

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

Expressions of interest for both roles are due by 17th November.

Adult Bronze Training
If you are interested in completing your Adult Bronze before Christmas, this would involve some face to face training and take-home theory book work, please send an expression of interest to Tarryn Thom, Chief Instructor at [email protected]

Patrol Survey

The first weekend of patrol starts on the 30th of November.

Have you told us your patrol intentions for the coming season? Click the button below to complete the patrol survey to let us know if you are planning on patrolling (or not).

We also need people who are willing to fulfil the patrol leadership team roles that include:
*Patrol Captain
*Vice Captain
*ATV/4wd Driver
*First Aid

If you have any questions please contact Rhys Bartlett [email protected] ph: 0423 978 938 or Jasmine Cook [email protected]

Team App

Want to keep up to date with upcoming events at the club? All club events can be found on Team App.
To get the full features of this app please go to the App Store or Google Play and download free Team App onto your mobile device, then follow these simple steps:
  1. Sign-up to Team App. You'll be sent an e-mail to confirm your registration.
  2. Log-in and search for Inverloch SLSC, then request to become a member.
If you don't think you can handle the App on your phone it can also be accessed via you web browser: Team App

Important Dates:

* 28th October to 1st November Kew High School Bronze Camp
* 2nd November Gear inspection
* 3rd November Working Bee & BBQ
* 11th November Advanced Resusitation Techniques (AID) course
* 15th to 17th November IRB course
* 16th November Patrol Leadership Team day
* 30th November Patrols Start
* 8th to 14th December Inverloch Bronze Camp
* 15th December Bronze Requal
* 27th December Nippers Start
* 27th December SRC Starts
* 27th December Season Opening Function

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