In This Edition
- President’s Message
- Wonthaggi YMCA Employment Opportunity
- YIPS 23/24
- Seeking A Social Media Manager!
- Goodbye Bindi’s
- Grommet Gurus 23/24 EOI’s
- Nippers Events 23/24
- Aquatic Sport & Competition
- Uniforms & Apparel
- Silky On The Beach
- Grommet Gurus 23/24
- Celebrating 25 Years Of ISLSC
As we dive into the heat of the summer season, I want to extend my gratitude to each of our dedicated volunteers who have worked tirelessly to prepare the club and its programs for the busy times ahead. Your commitment and hard work do not go unnoticed, and our community’s collective effort makes Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club truly special.
In this edition, you’ll find exciting opportunities and updates that reflect the vibrancy of our club. From employment opportunities with Wonthaggi YMCA to the Youth Involvement Program (YIPs) for our junior members, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. We are also looking for a Social Media Manager to join our team and help showcase the essence of our club on platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
Goodbye Bindis, and hello to a primo location for our community gatherings, ‘Grass that it’. Remember to save the 6th of January for our 25th Season Celebrations. Tickets will be on sale shortly.
As we gear up for the Nippers season, check out the uniform and apparel shop for the latest gear, including the all-new 25th Anniversary Rugby Top, available at a special sale on December 16th and 23rd.
The Aquatic Sport and competition scene is heating up, with the Club Championships scheduled for 20th January. Save the date and come down for some friendly competition. Remember to watch upcoming local sporting events in and around Inverloch.
Lastly, Silky’s spreads the good vibes to the Surf Lifesaving Kiosk on the beach this weekend, as does The Deck Bar from Friday, bringing extra excitement to our beach experience.
Please read all the articles below for more details, and watch our social media for regular updates.
Wonthaggi YMCA Employment Opportunity!
Wonthaggi YMCA are running a Vic Swim program this summer, this is an intensive holiday learn to swim program that teaches out of the local pools, the Inverloch Inlet and the Cowes Inlet.
The YMCA are looking for bronze medallion lifesavers to help assist and lifeguard the program. They have a competitive pay rate of $34 an hour, it would be for the first 3 weeks of January, Monday-Friday 2pm-6pm.
If you know anyone who may be interested, please contact:
Phone: 5672 4194
Are you a junior member aged 13 and above?
Want to gain points and win awards and prizes for getting involved around the club?
Then YIPs is the program for you!!!
The Youth Involvement Program (YIPs) is a Life Saving Victoria initiative aimed at keeping young people engaged in all aspects of surf lifesaving. The program consists of three levels (bronze, silver and gold), with each level requiring participants to gain a certain number of points through contributing to their club and the broader surf lifesaving community (plus a community project for gold). Points can be gained across a number of categories, including lifesaving, completion and club activities. This season, we are looking forward to bringing back many of the fan-favourite YIPs events, including the annual board paddle and YIPs patrol, as well as some new events – stay tuned for more!
If you have any queries or want to find out more about the program, contact the YIPs coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign up for the program, complete the form at the link below:
Zoe Cross and Jackson Comrie
Seeking a Social Media Manager!
ISLSC is seeking a Social Media Manager. As the Social Media Manager, you’ll champion the club’s online presence on social media, such as Facebook and Instagram, by creating engaging content that reflects the heart of our club with a consistent brand image. Collaborate with us to share the excitement of our events and activities and interact with our online community. We’re looking for someone who is organised, has a social media flair and is passionate about our community.
If you’re ready to bring your skills to a role that makes a real impact, please apply by emailing email@example.com the following:
- An example of your vision for our social media platforms. e.g. design an instagram post.
- 100 word statement of what you would bring to the team as our social media manager.
Join us in making waves at Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club!
Guess what? Our lawn area got a major overhaul, all thanks to Bass Coast Shire and our early bird hero, Steve Duncan! Say adios to bindi’s and hello to a primo spot for all the summer shenanigans.
Big shoutout to Steve for his killer morning watering routine – the real MVP making our grass greener than ever. Now, our turf is ready for the nipper season and all the good times that come with it.
Catch you on the green.
Grommet Gurus 2023/2024 EOI’s
Members interested in being a mentor for the Grommet Gurus program please complete this form:
Nippers Events 2023/2024
Aquatic Sport & Competition
Save The Date: Club Championships
ISLSC’s annual Club Champs will be held on Saturday, January 20th, at 9 am. Compete to earn points individually and for your patrol. Athletes will be split based on sex and the following age categories: U15, U18, Open and Masters (35+). Champions of each category will be decided from their standings in the following events:
- Beach Sprint (100m)
- Beach Run (1500m)
- Board Paddle
Come down with your mates for some friendly competition.
Upcoming LSV Sport:
- Battle of the Bay, 16 Dec @ Warnambool
- VSRL Carnival #3, 17 Dec @ Ocean Grove
- Junior Carnival #2, 5 Jan @ Coosy Corner
- Jim Wall Iron, 7 Jan @ Torquay
- Team Navy VSRL Carnival, 7 Jan @ Apollo Bay
- Youth/Senior Carnival #3, 14 Jan @ Angelsea
Upcoming Around Inverloch:
- Parkrun, every Saturday 8am @ Rotary Centenary Park (see https://www.parkrun.com.au/inverloch/)
- Cape Paterson Aquathon, 21 Jan @ Cape Paterson
- San Remo Channel Challenge, 10 Feb @ San Remo
- Know of other upcoming local sporting events? Let me know so they can be included in future newsletters!
Get in touch with me about any of the above at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Uniforms & Apparel
All-New 25th Anniversary Rugby Top and Christmas Sale!
Sat Dec 16 & 23, 9:30-11:30am
If you’re after last-minute pressies or something special to fill up the stocking, we’ve got you covered! On Saturday, December 16th and Saturday 23rd, from 9:30-11:30 am the apparel shop will be open at the club for a special sale of last-season stock with 25% off (excludes caps and hats).
We’ll also have our new limited edition 25th Anniversary Rugby top available for members to purchase. Kids and adult sizes available for $99.
Patrol Uniform Top-Up
Sun Dec 10, 17 & 24, 8:30-10:30 am
Each Sunday in December (10th, 17th and 24th), we’ll open the uniform shop from 8:30-10:30 am for patrollers to pick up any items they need for the upcoming season. While we’re still waiting on fleeces and track pants, we’ve now received additional patrol caps, wide-brim hats, coats and rashies – as well as tops and shorts in all sizes.
Nippers Season Shop Hours
Wed Dec 27 – Sun Jan 7, 9:00 am-2:00 pm (excl New Year’s Day)
This season the uniform and apparel shop will be open from December 27th to January 7th (excluding New Year’s Day) between 9:00 am-2:00 pm. On the first day of Nippers (December 28) we’ll be opening extra early from 7:30 am to help all new and returning Nippers get their gear. Looking forward to another exciting season!
Silky on the Beach
Inverloch Main Street Fam, Silky’s spreading the good vibes to the Surf Lifesaving Kiosk this summer! Starting this weekend and all weekends until April.
We already know you from the bustling main street, and now they’re bringing the same energy to the beach! Swing by the kiosk, where familiar faces await with your favourite treats.
The Deck Bar
Opening this week, Friday & Saturday afternoon from 4pm.
Celebrating 25 Years of Inverloch SLSC
Twenty five years ago on the 28th November 1998, the very first organised life saving patrol took place on the Inverloch Surf beach. This year marks the 25th anniversary of our Club.
We invite members past and present to join us in celebrating this occasion. Spread the word and enjoy a great night catching up with old and new friends.
All members welcome, young and old.
Saturday 6th January 2024 at the Clubhouse, 6-11pm.
Tickets include catering, entertainment by local band “Hot Tub Time Machine” and drinks at bar prices.
Click here to buy tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1155511 or use the QR Code below.
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