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Fri 16th to Sun 18th Feb – ASRL Open – Elouera, NSW
Sat 17th Feb – Juniors U6 & U7 Presentations
Sat 17th to Sun 18th Feb – Championship Lifesaver & Patrol
Sun 18th Feb – Legacy event -Volunteers required
Sat 24th Feb – Junior Qualifying – Grange
Sun 25th Feb – Senior Carnival #4 – Middleton
Sat 3rd March – Masters State Championships, – Moana
Sun 4th March – Senior State Championships, Day 1 – TBA
Fri 9th to Sun 11th March – Junior State Championships – Glenelg
Sat 17th to Sun 18th March – Masters State Champs – Christies Beach
Sat 24th to Sun 25th March – Senior State Championships – Southport
Mon 2nd April – Last patrol day for the season
Fobs, fobs, fobs…
Just a reminder, if your fob doesn’t work, maybe you are using the wrong one! We’ve had quite a few instances of members ‘fob swapping’ to get into the gym, so if this is you, please don’t do it.
Louise is more than happy to sell you your own nice new shiny fob for $25, yours to keep forever, or if your fob is faulty, she will swap it for you.
Barrie Cole Boat Naming
On Sunday 14th January, the new surf boat named in honour of life member and Henley all round legend, Barrie (Bazza) Cole.
Barrie has been a long-time member member of Henley SLSC and is one of our most well known and beloved members.
Barrie’s family, including wife Irene and daughter Maddie, were in attendance and are clearly very proud of their husband and father.
Congratulations Barrie and may the ‘Bazza’ long row the seas!
Our very own Dirtybirds boat crew (Kevin Fitzgerald, Jake FItzgerald, Dan Murdock, Cameron Johns & Jack Jones) were involved in a rescue at West Lakes recently.
The crew were rowing along and passed a gentleman swimming across a wide part of the lake. After just passing the man, the crew noticed that he appeared to be in distress, as he struggled to keep his head above water.
The boat crew did a quick turnaround and hauled the man into the boat, taking him safely to shore. They monitored him and stayed with him whilst they waited for assistance to arrive.
The gentleman had been attempting to train for a triathlon, but underestimated his fitness level, and ran into trouble halfway across the lake. It was very fortuitous for him, that our boat crew was training at that time and could assist him.
This is another example of hourare lifesaving skills are used outside of the patrol environment, in everyday situations.
Well done Dirty Birds!
Red card,yellowcard – Our new club policy for managing breaches of the code of conduct
The aim of this policy is to ensure that the Member Protection Policy is enacted as intended.
This policy will be utilised when a breach of the Club’s ‘General Code of Conduct’ or ‘Code of Conduct for PPA in dealing with CYP’ has been identified.
When a potential breach has been identified by a club member and is reported to a club position holder or committee member, that club official must report the incident to a Club Complaint Officer (CCO).
The CCO will table the issue with the CCO group and carry out the appropriate process to ascertain whether a breach has occurred. The process should include fact-finding investigative activities, including interviews with those involved if appropriate.
If a breach is found to have occurred, the following actions are to be taken:
For breaches of a minor/innocuous nature, the member should receive a reprimand and advised that a further reprimand within the current season will result in a warning(yellow card) being issued.
For breaches that are deemed more serious, the member should receive a warning(yellow card) and be advised that a further warning issued within the current season will result in a referral to the Judiciary Disciplinary Panel (red card).
For breaches that are considered a serious offence, the member will be referred directly to the Judiciary Disciplinary Panel (JDP).
Reprimands, Warnings and JDP referrals will only occur after the incident is reported to the CCO group and consultation has occurred. Penalties should not be issued ‘on the spot’.
The member must be advised in a timely manner of the penalty being imposed and advised of future consequences if further breaches occur.
CCOs will keep a record of all penalties, noting the nature of the breach, the date it was committed and the date that the reprimand or warning expires.
The CCO group is to advise the BOM of any penalties issued, on a regular basis.
Masters State Titles – Surf Boats
Saturday 3rd March Entries close: 26th Feb
Masters State Titles
Sat 17th/Sun 18th March Entries close: 12th March
Senior State Titles
DAY 1 – Beach Events; Sunday 4th March (Location TBA)
DAY 2/3 – Sat 24th & Sun 25th March (South Port) Entries close: TBA
Team Manager – Phil Hogan (for any queries please email email@example.com) Entries close: 21st March
There has been a Facebook page created where most of the information will be added. If you wish to be added to this group, please send Matt Gardner or Emma Cassidy a message and we will do so. We will also send the same info through normal avenues such as surf guard emails and texts so keep a look out.
Sunday, 8 April – Lawn bowls, Henley Bowling Club, details to follow
Saturday, 19 May – Casino Night – Gangster 1920’s theme – details to follow.
After States celebrations:
The training room area has been booked for after Masters and Senior State Champs for presentations and meals – doors to the restaurant will be opened after presentations for meals. Please book your table and let them know you’ll be joining the States celebrations. Come back have a drink and meal and swap stories!
Tables have been booked on the Sunday night following Junior States. Please join us to celebrate.
The Boat area has put together an information book. At present it is still a draft copy. As such it has been attached to this newsletter to allow people to read it and provide any feedback.
This season we have had an increase in the number of new officials for senior competitors and now it’s time for some officials in the boat and masters areas. If you compete in a lot of events you may need to ask your spouse or a friend to help out otherwise you can compete and official at the same event.
All you need to do is complete the online course component and then you can start at a carnival with a mentor. For masters State Titles we are required to provide 7 officials for each day so we need more volunteers.
Last Nippers Session for Season 2017/2018
Wow! After a 10 week preseason starting in August and then 17 weeks of Saturday Juniors, nippers has come to an end. The weather this season has been wonderful, enabling our Coaches and Age Group Leaders to provide a fun and varied program.
Junior State Titles
With the introduction of the Under 8 age group to Junior States, we are taking our largest ever competition group – 80 competitors! Competition starts at with States Day 1 at Glenelg on Saturday, 24th February, followed by States Days 2 and 3 at Glenelg on 10th and 11th March.
We wish all of our competitors the best of luck!
Thank you to the following businesses for supporting our Junior State Team for 2017/2018 – Blue Lake Refrigerated Transport, BUILDinc, Stratco, Respect Cosmetic Medicine and Beauty.
After States Party
The Southern end of the club has been booked for Junior Families from 6pm on Sunday, 11th March.
End of Season Presentation – Under 8 to Under 13
All Junior families are invited to the End of Season Presentation on Saturday, 28th April from 5pm. We will be acknowledging the efforts of our volunteers, presenting Resuscitation Certificates, Age Group awards, the Andrew Lanyon Award and revealing the results of our 3 Internal Competition Days. The kitchen is preparing a menu for this night, details will be provided shortly.
Henley SLSC Facebook pages & groups
It’s great to see so many of our members joining the various Henley Facebook groups. Just a reminder that closed groups are for members only, so please don’t add or invite friends or associates who are not part of the club. For privacy reasons, we regularly review names, and any non-members will be removed.
Of course, we welcome non-members to our public Henley SLSC Facebook page. Currently we have 3980 followers! This is where you will find a whole range of club information, ranging from Oceanview Bar and Restaurant news, to life-saving updates, partner information and member profiles. Check out all the five star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews.
Are you currently studying at college or university? Do you have a job that you think some of our younger members would like to learn more about?
Please contact Bec Codd on 0434 072 043 if you are willing to share your knowledge and experience, to give our junior and HET members (and seniors if you are considering a career change) an insight into different pathways.
Beck Forest will be organising for members who are also involved in specialist surf services to present, so there’ll be lots of interesting speakers.
Look out over the next few weeks for more information about this exciting event (to be held during the ‘off-season’)!
Champion Lifesaver & Champion Patrol
The past couple of week a group of het kids have been training for a surf event call champion lifesaver and champion patrol. This event combines surf theory and practical events. The champion life saver includes 40 theory questions about surf, a live person assessment, timed CPR, a swim, board and a run. In open champion lifesaver there is a team of six competitors who answer 20 theory questions each. They also do a two-person live assessment and a four-person CPR which includes the use of the oxygen kit and the defib. This Sunday the champion patrol will undertake a simulated patrol which includes the use of the IRB and rescuing patients out of the water. These kids have worked very hard over the last couple of weeks so it would be good for some people to come down to cheer them on.
It was also great to see everyone turn out for club champs last Saturday. We had a great turnout of 30 people which ranged from U14 to asters. The day started off with a theory test, then followed by a 1km ergo, then the beach events and then all the water events. In all it was a great day of racing against fellow club members and I insist next year that most of the club members should compete.
Last day of HET is Saturday 24th of February.
Middleton Carnival 25th of February. States Day 1: 4th of March, Day 2: 24th of March, Day 3: 25th of March. ** PLEASE NOTE States Day 1 is now on 4th March not on Friday 23rd March as previously advised at start of season.**
Henley SLSC once again showed it’s dominance in the state surf boat competition, by being selected to represent South Australia in 3 of the Surf Boat categories to compete at the ASRL Open event in Eloura, NSW this weekend.
Open Men – Mackdogs
Darren Hocking – sweep
Open Women – Hueys
Darren Hocking – sweep
Reserve Women – NicNatBreros
Kevin Fitzgerald – sweep
Good luck to all teams competing this weekend.
Big Row article from our Major Sponsor, Flinders Ports
HENLEY SLSC BIG ROW
On the 3rd February 2018, Henley SLSC held our 12th annual Big Row event.Volunteer lifesavers from the Henley Surf Lifesaving club travelled to Stansbury last Friday to start their annual Big Row fundraising event.
Local school children enjoyed a surf sports session at the beach in Stansbury, before the lifesavers headed to the bowls club where they enjoyed a fantastic meal and a great evening of entertainment.
At 6am on Saturday morning the first crew set out in a Henley surf boat to start the 68km row across the Gulf of St. Vincent. Throughout the journey the boat was accompanied by 5 support craft, friends of the club who kindly give up their time and use of their magnificent boats. This year’s event was named ‘The Kevin Renfrey Memorial Big Row 2018’ in memory of a much loved and respected support craft skipper who recently passed away.
During the journey there were 4 crews that rotated approximately every hour. This year the rowers battled a headwind and the ocean was very choppy. This resulted in a delay by about half an hour in arriving at Henley. The finishing crew rowed to shore at 2.30pm. As ‘The Gallantry’ fire water boat sprayed water high into the air, a large crowd greeted the rowers. This included; sponsors, patrolling members, nippers, members of Henley’s ‘HET’ youth group, the Surf Lifesaving SA helicopter and a news crew.