April 2018 Update
End of season update
The 2017/18 season is over for the nippers and patrols on the beach for a majority of our members, but the lifeguards and Drone operators are still on the beach currently. This season club members have patrolled 5099.25 hours on the beach carrying out 24 rescues, 47 first aids and over 1100 preventative actions. I would like to thank everyone involved in keeping the beach safe.
Our competitors have had a great season with many successes at all levels, countries was huge this year with many new competitors taking part from our club. States this year provided challenging conditions but Secrets displayed fantastic land and water skills over the 2 days. A lot of the competitors are still training to take part in the Australian Championships and I know everyone wishes all the competitors the very best of luck during the competition. I would like to thank Mark Muir and all the coaches this season for their dedication and commitment, it has certainly reinvigorated surf sports at our club.
Nippers again this year has had a large following with many new kids joining the club, it is great to see the beach a buzz with kids on Sunday morning. Jess and Bec have done a fantastic job coordinating nippers throughout the season, I would like to thank them and the age managers, watersafety and the parents who were down on the beach every Sunday, your efforts are greatly appreciated.
The café this season has been a welcomed addition by the members and local community, a lot of effort has gone into getting the café up and running and I would like to thank Kim, Robyn, Kat and all the team for providing refreshments with a smile and a chat. The other commercial area under trial currently is the commercial training being conducted by Carolyn, Jo and Sarah who will hopefully continue to grow and become an income stream for the club, thanks to the ladies for taking on this initiative.
This season has been a building year with many additions to the club such as the shade sails, signage, car lift, new solar panels (shortly), the car lift in the boat shed, the new red ute and a semi-permanent beach tower which has been delayed due to construction issues but will be in place early next season. The club will continue to build next season in much the same way building our infrastructure in and around the club.
Club functions and Club Friday and Sundays have continued to improve this season due to the hard work of Kristie and her team of Bar staff, hopefully some new initiatives next season will continue to grow the social aspect of the club.
In closing I would like to thank everyone for their hard work this season, the club could not continue without everyone’s efforts. It has been a great season with a potential for an even better season next year.