I am thrilled to announce that our all terrain vehicle (ATV) has arrived and will be put into service shortly to replace our ailing old tractor - "Dolly."
There will be an operational briefing for all patrol members on this Sunday (16 Feb) at 3.30 pm following the club meeting at 2.15 pm. It would be great to see all members at our club meeting.
All patrolling and reserve patrolling members who hold a driver's licence are urged to attend the operational and safety briefing at 3.30 pm. If you wish to be allowed to operate the ATV you need to attend this briefing and be signed off by the committee. The ATV is not to be used for any purposes prior to this.
The addition of the ATV signifies the highest dollar amount upgrade of surf life saving equipment in our club's history. This addition will greatly enhance public safety on our beach. Equally importantly, this ATV will provide a much greater level of workplace safety for our members performing their vital and essential volunteer duties. This coupled with our almost completed programme of upgrading our inflatable rescue boat (IRB) hulls represents a significant step forward for our club.
The official launch of our ATV complete with MP's and dignitaries will be on Sunday 23 February at 9.30 am preceding our SundayNippers. We will also bid farewell to "Dolly" and commemorate her many years of loyal service.
Can't wait to see you all on the beach this Sunday at 3.30 pm for your test drive.
President - Camden Haven SLSC (Inc)
What a great day Last Saturday was when we hosted the Branch Surf Life Saving Championships. Our carnival organiser Linda Hoffman put on a great event and all club members who volunteered are to be congratulated on their fine efforts. It was great to see so many club members roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. Competitors, officials, spectators and invited guests were suitably impressed with the show put on by the CHSLSC.
The end of the season is in sight. We still need to get through the busy Easter holiday period. Patrolling members are to be congratulated for their efforts in ensuring that our beach is safe, particularly when our other volunteer resources are tied up on events such as Nippers and Carnivals.
Our ATV Is On The Way
Our all terrain vehicle which is to replace "Dolly" - our ailing tractor is not far away. The official launch of our new and exciting ATV is scheduled f or Sunday 23 February at 9.30 am prior to the commencement of nippers. Stay tuned - we will keep you posted.
Bronze Medallion Course & Other Training
Our next Bronze Medallion Course commences on Wednesday 19 February. Please spread the word to anybody in the community who you feel may be interested and direct them to contact Michelle Garvan on 0457 434 408. Our bronze medallion holders form the backbone of our patrols and enhance the water safety of our Nippers. Each additional bronze medallion holder that we add to our club makes our club stronger and our beach even safer. if you already hold your Bronze Medallion and are interested in training to be become a qualified Trainer or Assessor please contact Michelle.
People are needed to sell Nippers raffles at the Laurieton Hotel each Sunday until the end of the season. These raffles are our main source of income for the Nippers programme and activities. The monies raised from these raffles are used to keep Nippers so inexpensive for your kids. All Nippers parents must assist in order to keep Nippers affordable for all of our families. Please contact Linda on 0428 853 983 in order to get on to the raffle selling roster. Those of you have not yet done a nippers raffle - please do not let things get to the stage were we have to contact you to insist that you help! Thanks.
Our next club meeting is scheduled for Sunday 16 February at 2.30 pm. All members are encouraged to attend.
Nippers & Board Paddling
Board Paddling is on Friday at North Haven Baths. Arrive at 3.45 for a 4.00 paddle. Nippers this weekend commences at 10.00. Please arrive by 9.30.
A group of club members are training at the Laurieton Pool at 6.00 pm on Wednesday nights and 7 .00 am on Friday mornings. Simply turn up if you wish to participate.
What Do you think?
Got any ideas, suggestions or complaints? Please let a committee member know. We can all be contacted via the club's website. Better still - get along to the club meetings.
Keep up the good work everybody. Stay Safe. See you all on the beach.
President - Camden Haven SLSC (Inc)
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