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Club News - March 2017

Your up-to-date news on what's happening around the club.
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From the President

Fellow members, as we head toward the end of yet another surf season and the business end of the competition season, I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all members who so proudly represented the club.
 
I was particularly proud to hear of the success of our Nippers at the recent State Aged Championships returning with yet another top 10 result out of 100 plus clubs. What a terrific result!
 
Our Open and Masters competitors did us proud with some great results and medals at the recent State Championships, and promisingly with Aussies fast approaching our Junior and B’s boat crews were in fine form and on the pace unlucky to not bring home medals in their respective competition. Congratulations once again to all involved.
 
Well done to our Nippers for a great season
I'd like to thank our Nipper team led by Director of Youth Marcelo for yet another outstanding season. Seeing such a wonderful group of kids supported by a dedicated group of parents coming down day in and day out for a range of activities is inspiring. Watching kids mastering the surf conditions on boards and body surfing or simply enjoying the company of their club mates is fantastic and demonstrates why Nippers is such an important activity for kids. Thank you to our Coaches, Age Managers, Gear Stewards, Assistants and Committee members for your dedication to duties and of course a big thank you to our Nipper sponsors - Sydney City Volkswagen, RAMS Sydney Easts, Healthy Smile Centre Rosebery and CSJ Seafood - for their financial support and we hope this continues next season.

Finally to our under 14 kids we hope to see you continuing your lifesaving career at South Maroubra as fully qualified lifesavers and as competitors if you so wish, it has been wonderful watching you grown up and develop at this great family club.
 
Club house upgrade
You will have seen the new outdoor secure storage area, which looks great and gives us the opportunity to store a whole range of equipment and club property. Access to this secure area is available through the club caretaker.
 
I'm also pleased to advise after much negotiation with Council they have recently carried out works to replace and repair the grass area on the beach side of the club. Can I make an appeal to all members to please not drive on the grass or if driving our lifesaving ATV please drive on the concrete or directly down the middle pathway avoiding the grass. We need to give the grass time to repair and for new grass to take.
 
Gold Members Day Sunday 9 April
I'm looking forward to seeing all of our Gold Members at the annual Gold Members Day on 9 April. It will be another fantastic celebration along with the distribution of the much anticipated gold members unique shirt. What colour will it be this year? 
 
Big thank you to Ken Hudson for a significant donation
A big thanks to Ken Hudson and his brother Phil who after many years of waiting kindly donated an commercial refrigerator for our downstairs kitchen. It's a wonderful addition to the kitchen which is in great demand through club and private functions. Thank you Phil and Ken, much appreciated.

Paul 'Stretch' Fownes
President

Christening of our new Surf Boat

It's with great pride that I was able to join with Jenny and Greg Eliades owners of Top Cat Catering, Maroubra Seals Sport and Community Club remembering Barry Rogers along with Bisley Workwear for the official christening of the Irish Rose Surf Boat remembering Dympna Fownes.

What a terrific piece of equipment and what a fine looking surf boat, the pride of the fleet without a doubt. Of course none of this would be possible without sponsorship, we very much thank the sponsors who made the purchase of this boat possible. Thank you to our champion Junior crew and Boat Captain Phil for the wonderful launch of the boat in 2 metre surf. 

Nipper news

What an incredible and successful season we have had, certainly the weather gods were very kind to us, we had plenty of sun and water during the season which are the perfect ingredients for a great beach day.

This season, we introduced a few new procedures (water schedules, rescue tube sign out and age manager radios, etc.) which helped us to run a more structured program every Sunday.
 
The season was filled with lots of wonderful surprises and lots of exciting adventures...
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Thank you to our generous Trivia Night sponsors
We also held a hugely successful Trivia Night. Thank you to our generous sponsors who help make sure we have such great prizes to give away!

South Maroubra Ocean Challenge

Thanks to our sponsors - Audi Centre Sydney and The Juniors - , competitors, spectators, and volunteers who helped make our ocean swim an overwhelming success. We're looking forward to the event again in 2018.

Check out the online results, thanks Multisport Australia 

Have a look at the Facebook page for pictures and more!

Good luck at Aussies!

Good luck to our dedicated competitors heading off to Aussies. You've all trained hard and know you will do us proud.

We wish you all the best and hope you bring back some bling.

Congrats new crewies!

Big congrats to Shannel, Luke, Jack, Yanni, Brendan and Shane who recently finished their Crewmans Award. Thank you to Darren, Jay and Mike for your time training the group.

Welcome to our new life savers

Congratulations to Bronze and SRC who recently completed their training. We can't wait to see you on the beach. Welcome to the Club!

Upcoming course

Advanced Resus course (ARTC) commencing Tuesday 4 April. Two sessions per week on Tuesday and Thursday for 2 and a half weeks, 6.30pm start time.

This is a short course which is great to have as part of your training. If you're interested email Mike at education@southmaroubrasurfclub.com.au
 
Minimum number for course to go ahead is 6.

Club major awards - time to nominate!

At the Clubs committee meetings to be held May 2017, a number of club awards are determined.

To assist the committees with their determinations, nominations from members are called for the Club Major Awards. All financial club members are eligible to nominate. Nominations will close with the Club Secretary Monday 1 May 2017.

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Upcoming events

Aussies
25 March - 2 April

Nippers Presentation (U8 - U14)
Saturday 1 April

Gold Members Day
Sunday 9 April

End of Season BBQ
Sunday 23 April

Senior Presentation
Saturday 29 July

Events Calendar

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