We have had a very busy start to the season already and I take my hat off to all the PC's and Patrolling members who have stepped up with their patrols, organised subs or helped out when needed.
Last weekend we were short a few bronzies primarily due to HSC and IB focus and for the most part, the members reached out for subs, however we were caught short on a patrols. The call was quickly put out for assistance and I am very pleased to say we managed to cover the patrol. A big thanks (and VOUCHERS) must go to Kyra, Niels, Jono, Llewellyn, Josh Birley, Hanna, Trae and Dave Guthrie for their assistance. It was fantastic to see the Team in action, particularly with a couple of rescues of learner surfers stuck on the pipe and some first aids as well.
With that in mind it is the traditional time where we lose a few members due to exams and upcoming end of school, university etc, so if you can please ensure that you keep up the communication with your PC's, Jack Watt and myself when there are issues re patrols and subs. Remember if you sub, YOU get a VOUCHER!!!! - for food from the BBQ or a Drink at the bar (under 18 soft drinks, 18+ one standard drink)
Recently the Boaties helped out with a full patrol. It was a great opportunity to get the Boaties all together, showing off their teamwork to cover the patrol. A big thanks to Michael B and all the Boaties for helping out, with any luck we may be able to get them to do another one later in the season!
New Patrol Captains
A big thank you to Lochie Van der Plumijm who is stepping up to take on Patrol 5. Lochie comes highly recommended from Patrol 13 and will be mentored by Tracey Hare-Boyd. Emma Hillier is stepping up to run Patrol 7 - with Dad (myself) mentoring her in the role.
As previously mentioned members who are going to take on higher awards such as Beach Management, ART, IRBC & IRBD will receive exclusive Merchandise for passing the courses. Look out for people in their new PFD, Rashies, Hoodies etc. We encourage you all to go for a new qualification and get a reward!!!
If you have any questions or comments please email me directly, I look forward to speaking with you.