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Bilgola Newsletter 27th November

 Patrol News

We had a taste of it on Thursday and the temperatures are only set to soar over this coming weekend. There will be a large influx of visitors to the beach, and with this comes additional risk. Please keep actively patrolling and monitoring the beach, our patrol area covers the whole of Bilgola. Our presence conducting roving patrols around the Northern end and Southern end including the pool will be very important. 
Please remember to remain well hydrated and try to limit your exposure to the sun. Beach patrons seeking sunscreen should be directed to the sunscreen dispenser mounted to the eastern club wall. The general public are not permitted to be handling any SLS rescue equipment or sunscreen containers under the current public health order.

Weekend Weather @ Bilgola

It's going to be hot. This weekend's forecast is mostly sunny heating up from 8am on Saturday reaching a top of 33 degrees continuing through late afternoon. Sunday will be hotter again with temperatures of 30 degrees at 6am, reaching a peak of 39 degrees by 2pm. The forecast suggests a rapid temperature drop by 5pm Sunday down to 19 degrees! 

Patrol reminder Saturday 28 November
Sat AM - Patrol 6
Sat PM - Patrol 13
Patrol reminder Sunday 29 November
Sun AM - Patrol  11 (Nippers 8am start)
Sun PM - Patrol 4

VALE Ken Munro

Ken Munro died this week. Ken was a foundation member (1949) of Bilgola SLSC and a member of the first Bronze squad. He was an active member for many years in all functions of the club both social, club and interclub competition. Many a tale could be told. An obituary should be in Saturday’s (28th) SMH.
ARTC Proficiency

An Advanced Resuscitation Technique Certificate (ARTC) proficiency will be held at the club on Monday evening 30/11/2020 from 7.00 pm.
It is vital that everyone with this award undertakes this process to ensure that you are up to date since the changes to oxygen in the Bronze Medallion.
IRB Proficiency
The final IRB Proficiency at Bilgola is on Sunday 6th December from 7am. Please let David know if you will be attending.
Christmas Day Patrols

Christmas Day is a voluntary patrol at Bilgola. The Club provides a generous day of fine food and refreshments for all members who can spend some time on Patrol. 
Please register your availability to attend Christmas Day 2020 patrol for catering purposes to  

Junior News

Another cracker of a day last Sunday, perfect for all water/sand activities.
Great to see so many of the younger age groups being able to apply and hone their skills in the water.
There's only 3 more Sundays before the holiday break. Let's hope the weather keeps up!
Please COVID pre register pre each Nipper session at
We will assess COVID conditions as they are easing for the start of the season in the New Year. At present, we will keep to our current schedule/guidelines.

Save the date: Sunday, 20th December - Nippers Xmas Party - 3pm.

More details to come! This will be a pre booked event and bookings can be made here:

There will be music, simple food and some Nippers Xmas goodie bags. Event will start at 3pm, and we hope Santa makes a keen and safe arrival! . Hoping to see most of you there!

Nipper Competition News:

North Steyne Junior Water Carnival - 22nd November.
Congratulations and well done to Fletcher Hole! He competed in the U13 Board and Swim. His results were gallant coming in 3rd, 10th, 11th on the board, and 11th & 12th in the Swim.

Next events:

6th December - Freshwater Bennett Board Carnival.  Entries close this Sunday 29th November.  For all those wanting to participate, please contact Karen Perry at
13th December - Narrabeen Junior Beach Carnival. Entries close Sunday, December 6th.  Again all those interested, please contact Karen Perry at
SRC - 2019 Group.
This group is very close to assessment date on 5th December. We wish all of them the best of luck and give many thanks to CTO Emmanuel Freer for all his training and support to get them through! 

See you at the beach.

Karen Perry
Junior Chair

Administrative Coordinator

We are looking for someone to join the Bilgola SLSC education team in the role of Administrative Coordinator. This role is a match for someone who is organised, loves administrative work and does not require any surf lifesaving qualifications. As this is a volunteer organisation, this is an unpaid volunteer role and a great way to contribute to the club.
  • Working with the CTO to coordinate training and assessment paperwork
  • Processing member information through the Surf Life Saving CRM database, Surfguard
  • Managing and updating documents using cloud software such as Dropbox and Google Drive
  • Liaising with our club coordinator and education team to coordinate and schedule training
Work from home and should only be a couple hours a week (less in the off-season). Please submit your expression of interest in this role and any relevant experience you have to
SLS Sydney Northern Beaches – Inclusion & Diversity
This week Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Inclusion & Diversity Working Group met for the first time over Zoom. SLSSNB takes pride in promoting our Branch as a diverse and inclusive movement open to all. The Inclusion & Diversity Working Group look forward to working towards how we can engage, recruit, retain and celebrate diversity and inclusion within our Branch. The Working Group includes Romilly Madew, Bilgola SLSC (Chair), Georgie Rowe, Collaroy SLSC, Hanna Clare, North Steyne SLSC, Saskia Clarke, Whale Beach SLSC, Emily Buckle, Dee Why SLSC, Tracey Hare-Boyd, President SNB, Rob & Michelle Fry, Mona Vale SLSC and John Zdrillic Manly SLSC.

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