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Sat 21st January – Jane Dewar Bray boat naming ceremony
Sun 22nd January – Junior Carnival, Seacliff
Sun 22nd January – Paddle for Prostate, West Lakes
Thu 26th January – Freshwater carnival
Sat 28th January – Manly Open
Sat 28th January – West Beach Nipperthon
Sun 29th January – ASRL Short Course Championship, Manly
Sun 29th – Mid Coast Challenge
Fri 3rd to Sat 4th February – Henley Big Row, Stansbury
Sat 4th February – Champion Life Saver & Champion Patrol, Southport
Sun 5th February – Brighton Jetty Classic
Sat 11th to Sun 12th February – Senior Carnival, Robe
Sun 12th February – ASRL carnival, South Coast
Fri 17th to Sun 19th February – ASRL Open, Shellharbour
Sun 19th February – First Aid State Champs, Surf Central
A word from the BOM…
Happy new year to all our members. We hope you had a great break despite some very bizarre weather!
It’s already been a hectic start to 2017 for the club. In January we have hosted Senior and Junior Club Champs, Surf Babies, Vac Swim and a Twilight Surf Boat Carnival. Unfortunately due to poor water quality, our H2O Youth carnival was cancelled, but we hope to reschedule that event soon.
Friday the 13th was also a lucky date for our club member Michelle Hitch, who took out the Friday night Members Draw of $700. Congratulations Michelle!
Our next major event is our annual fundraiser – The Big Row on Saturday 4th February. More details are provided in this Newsletter.
As members would be aware, the Club borrowed $400,000 from the Surf Lifesaving SA foundation to fund the balance of the building project in June 2012. This loan was split into two debt amounts, with $200,000 to be repaid over a 5 year term and the other $200,000 to be repaid over a 20 year period, with interest charged on the outstanding amount on a monthly basis. The Board of Management are pleased to advise members that as at 31 December 2016 the overall balance of our debt with SLSSA has now been reduced to $197,000, hence we have repaid the first 5 year loan 6 months prior to its due date.
This is a great outcome for our club and really highlights the important role “The Big Row” plays as our key fundraiser and how successful it has been over the past years. However, the job is still only half complete, we still have an outstanding loan, so the responsibility remains on the club to continue to manage its finances and meet our obligations, something that remains an ongoing key focus for the Board of Management. We would sincerely like to thank all of our members, sponsors and support personnel who continue to give their time and support to the Big Row and all of our other fund raising activities each year. The Team Henley spirit has helped us to achieve this significant milestone.
We look forward to celebrating with you all on the 4th February.
News from the Lifesaving Services CommitteeA dedicated team of volunteers works behind the scenes to ensure Henley’s lifesaving services run smoothly. To assist, it is important that all club members take responsibility for reporting any maintenance issues and/or First Aid supply requirements so the team can get straight onto this. Just a reminder that contact numbers for all members of the Lifesaving Services Committee are displayed in the Boat Shed notice cabinet: Paul (Chief Instructor – for all training related queries), Tim & Maggs (IRBs), Hocko (ATV), Shane (Radios), Joey (First Aid) and Bec (Life Saving Services Manager).
When they’re not busy servicing and maintaining lifesaving equipment, you’ll often see the team on patrol, providing water cover at special events and helping around the club. Also, Joey has been busy organising the First Aid room to maximise space and will be introducing a ‘First Aid Requirements’ book to log details of used or out of date items.
Rescue Rescue Rescue
Recent events at Henley highlight the fact that – in the blink of an eye – the skills and experience of Surf Lifesavers may be called upon to help members of the public.
If you haven’t already subscribed as a member of the Henley SLSC Members Only Facebook page, request to join as soon as possible, to read more about the amazing work our volunteers do, both on patrol and while ‘off-duty’.
Well done to everyone involved in 2 recent incidents. Keeping calm and following the DRSABCD steps proved invaluable in both cases. We love patrol quizzes at Henley – why not test the knowledge of your own friends and family…..
Extra patrols and Christmas Day
We have many volunteer surf life savers at Henley who kindly give their time to cover special events, on top of the usual rostered patrols. In fact, there are quite a few members who have already clocked up 60+ hours since the start of the season (October 2016). You know who you are. Thank you!
A big thank you also goes to the 10 SRC and bronzies who patrolled on Christmas Day; Mike Walker, Robert Frick, Simon Holmes, Tamas Milassin (snr & jnr), Anna Milassin, Tim O’Neil, Behzad Pourdarab, Kylie Stanton and Layan Mohammed.
Bec Codd (Club Vice-Captain)
Jane Dewar Bray Boat Naming Ceremony
Please come and help celebrate as we acknowledge the hard work, dedication and contribution of this Henley SLSC Life Member and Legend with the formal naming of the Jane Dewar Bray Surf Boat on Saturday 21st January at 4pm(after Nippers) followed by casual drinks in the Barefoot Bar, followed by more drinks and food upstairs in the Oceanview bar. Everyone is welcome.
We would also like to thank and welcome the 1913 Bachelors Club as the new sponsor of the Jane Dewar Bray Surf Boat.
On The Same Wave News – January
Our regular swimming and boarding sessions continue on Saturday mornings at 10am.Any and all beginner swimmer or board paddler is welcome.
As the weather has improved, so has our participation. In recent weeks we have had as many as eight newly arrived Australians at Henley Beach. We have appreciated all those who have lent an impromptu hand with skill development while we continue to develop fitness.
On the 8th of January we had a Come and Try. The weather was cool and overcast but we still had some willing participants in the water. Slowly but surely our numbers are increasing. Currently we have one life saver, Behzad, who has gained his Bronze Medallion and has begun patrolling on Orange. We also have several others undertaking their training for the Bronze Medallion with plans to take the assessment next month.
After the Come and Try, Behzad, as part of Orange Patrol, was rostered to cover the Blessing of the Water.
In this photo you can see Behzad as part of the Henley family, an Iranian refugee who could not swim one year ago, competently providing water cover to young Australian Greek men diving for the Cross in the aim of receiving good luck for one year.
We thank the Henley family very much for making our program participants feel so welcome.
HENLEY FEMALE MASTERS TRAINING
I’m organising some casual training sessions in the lead up to Masters State Titles which is being held at West Beach on 4-5 March.
Sunday mornings 9am-11am starting Sunday 22nd January, which will include a bit of everything i.e. beach flags, sprints, boards, ski, team events practice, working out teams and even if you don’t want to or can’t compete on the 4-5 March you’re still welcome to come along anyway!
For those that don’t know, Masters is for those aged 30+ and there are both individual and team events (usually individual on one day and teams the other, which is which TBA) including beach sprint, flags, board, ski, swim, tube race for individual events and sprint relay, board relay, ski relay, board rescue, taplin relay, double ski etc. for teams. The individual events are grouped in 5yr lots i.e. 30-34, 35-39, 40-44 and so on, the team events consist of 2, 3 or 4 people depending on the event and the combined sum of ages of those in the team determines what age group you compete in.
It’s usually a really fun weekend (especially when there is a big group of us) and you don’t have to be super fit or gifted to participate, many a medal has been won by those who wouldn’t have ever thought they would come close to winning one.
You don’t have to compete in every event, you can decide on the day for individual events, but it would be good to organise some teams before the weekend so we’re not trying to work it out on the day.
To be eligible to compete you need to be a current financial and proficient bronze member with your competition rights at Henley and also have completed minimum 16 patrol hours before 31/12/16 – UNLESS you only recently obtained your Bronze, then you need to have completed a lesser number of hours patrol before the 4-5 March, the number depends on when you obtained your Bronze but I will be able to work that out for you.
You also need club bathers, comp cap and a hi-viz vest…
Let me know if you have any questions, hopefully see you at the Club on 22nd Jan! Or any of the following Sunday mornings leading up to 4th March!!!
0417 809 828
Gym and Fitness @ Henley
Our stated aim is to put the strongest and best conditioned competitors and patrolling members on the beach!
With some of our biggest competitions coming up, make sure you tick all the boxes in your preparation.
For example; the recently selected state under 19 surf boat reps the Immigrants, have commenced the first of two 5 week programs. One for the ASRL Open and one for the Aussies. That will give them extra strength needed to push through the bigger eastern states surf and the power to row onto the winning wave!
Just a reminder we have one of the better surf club gyms around so let’s make sure we remain committed to keeping it that way. There are racks to put away all weight discs. Small discs up to 2.5kg and other loose stuff should be put away in gym storeroom after working out. If you make a mess and bring sand in, there is a vacuum cleaner to clean up.
We recently had a second pulley wheel broken and not reported to the gym co-ordinator straight away – parts are hard to get for older models so let’s look after our equipment. Also an orange (much used size) strength band went missing recently, the 2nd in last 6 months . Was it damaged? Or stolen?
Some good news is the club is confident of being able to replace our ageing ergs and one piece of equipment in the near future.
If anyone would like to participate in Matty G’s fitness sessions you can join the Henley THE NEW MOVEMENT Facebook page or contact him on 0412 849 388.
The Juniors held their annual Twilight Internal Competition Night on Friday, 13 January. Despite the poor water quality, we were able to run all of our beach events – 1 or 2km run, sprints and flags. Well done to all children who participated, and thank you to our volunteers for their assistance.
Junior Carnival 3
Sunday, 22 January is Junior Carnival 3 at Seacliff. Best of luck to all of our competitors!
We can always use more water cover on Saturday afternoons. If you are after some hours outside of your regular patrol, please come on down on a Saturday at 1:45 – 3:00pm. Check in with Catherine Booth (Water Cover Coordinator) or Nikki von Bertouch (Junior Manager).
Happy Birthday Tom!
A big Henley Hug and Happy Birthday wishes goes out to one of our Legendary Life Members – TOM JENNINGS, who will be celebrating 9 wonderful centuries on this earth on 21st February 2017. Many happy returns Tom.
All club members are invited to Henley SLSC’s 11th annual fund raising event – The Big Row, a collaborative effort from our volunteer members to row a surf boat 68km in open water across the Gulf St.Vincent from Stansbury on the Yorke Peninsula back to Henley Beach.
The Big Row is the Henley Surf Life Saving Club’s major fundraising event that helps to provide essential funds to maintain our club and equipment, allowing us to continue to provide lifesaving services to the community each year.
Please join us as we welcome our rowers and support crew back to Henley Beach at 2pm on Saturday 4th February 2017, immediately followed by a celebration with food, drinks and entertainment upstairs in our Oceanview bar and restaurant.
OCEANVIEW BAR AND RESTAURANT
Thursday 5pm till late
Friday 12pm till late
Saturday 8am-1130 breakfast and then 12pm till late (unless private function booked then closed at 3pm)
Sunday 8am-1130 breakfast then 12pm till late
Schnitzel night Thursday night
Seniors lunches Friday 12pm-2pm
$5 pints all day Sundays from
Members discount (must have members card)
$1 off glasses of beer/wine/spirits
$4 bottles of wine
$2 off selected main meals and breakfasts
Please note for the Big Row (Sat 4th Feb) we will only be open to members for the day so the kitchen will be closed. Bar will be open from 12pm for viewing and gathering waiting for the crew to arrive. Finger food will be served for attendees from 3pm. ALL MEMBERS WELCOME.
HSLSC Member’s Draw
Congratulations to Michelle HItch who won the member’s draw last week and took home $700!
The member’s draw is drawn every Friday night between 6:30 and 7:30pm. You must be in attendance to be eligible for the prize.
This week we are back to $50.
Big Row Safety Brief – 1830 on Wed 1st Feb
This is a compulsory briefing for all rowers, sweeps & IRB crew participating in the 11th Annual Big Row.
There are significant changes from previous years, so attendance is critical.
Congratulations to Henley’s newest Bronzies, who successfully completed their exam on 19th December
Left to right: Lisa (assessor from Glenelg), Evan Corbett, Lauren Cavanagh, Tom Goddard and Matt (assessor from Goolwa).
Tom also got into work early treating a patient with a dislocated shoulder on the jetty before the assessment began.
Many thanks to Tim Cavanagh and Mags for running the IRB for the assessment.
SURF SPORTS UPDATE
Entries are still open. If you are planning on competing you will need to forward a completed entry form with proof of payment ($105) firstname.lastname@example.org Entries close 13 March 2017.
Senior Carnival #4 – Robe – 11 & 12 February 2017
Entries are now open for the Robe Carnival weekend. Please send your Proof of Payment ($11) receipt and Name to email@example.com before 6th February 2017. Please note that there is no need to nominate for events. Your receipt is your entry.
Champion Patrol & Champion Lifesaver events
Entries are now open for the Champion Patrol & Champion Lifesaver events being held on the 4 February 2017. If you are interested in participating in one of these events please contact Rebecca Forest – firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and training sessions. Entries close 25th January 2017 – proof of payment ($5.50) must be sent to email@example.com
State Team 2017
This season has seen a large number of Henley club members being chosen to represent SA at various events over the next coming month.
Kayla Roe – U15 – chosen for the SA Development Team to compete in the Interstate Champs 2017 against Vic, Tas, Qld, on the Sunshine Coast. This is Kayla’s 3rd year representing SA in the Development Team and she was bestowed the title of Team Captain for this trip.
Kayla will be competing on Thursday 19th & Friday 20th January in the Interstates, and then on Saturday & Sunday in the Murphy Builders Carnival – Good Luck Kayla and we know that you will represent SA & Henley proudly.
Henley Boat Crews – SA Teams
Henley’s strength in the Boat Arena has proved itself once again with a huge 4 crews being chosen to represent SA. These teams that will compete in the Interstate Boat Titles at Shell Harbour in February are:
Henley Strikers – Bianca Parker, Emma Cassidy, Laura Cassidy & Regan Smallacombe – Sweep – Darren Hocking Henley Amazons – Hannah Kitchen, Skye Davoren, Suzi Gunn & Courtney Smallacome – Sweep – Ron Harwood Henley Immigrants – Emil Viljoen, Stefan Van Der Walt, Jandre Van Der Walt & Ryan Froud – Sweep – Kevin Fitzgerald Henley Mack Dogs – Ross Hamilton, Colby Grace, Stefan Starkey, Simon Mitris – Sweep – Darren Hocking
Good Luck boaties – we will all be cheering for you, and we know that you will represent SA with pride and determination.
High Performance Team
Good luck to Daniel Hogan (U19) and Cooper Forest (U17) who have been asked to travel with the State Team and compete in the Murphy Builders Carnival on the 21st & 22nd January. We know you will represent Henley with pride – go show them what you can do!
For every carnival that Henley competes at – Senior / Junior & Boat areas, we require a quota of Officials. At present this is 5 for Senior & 4 for Juniors. While this might not seem a lot, we put a lot of pressure on those existing officials at Henley, and it would be fantastic to have a good roster of officials to rotate through. From the last Officials course Henley has 7 Junior parents complete the course. This is fantastic and will help in the ever-growing Junior area.
You will need to be a financial member of the club – that is all, you don’t need to have your bronze or any other qualification.
There will be a Level 1 Officials course being held on the 15th & 16th February at Surf Centre. If you wish to find out more information please firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be the last Officials course for the season.
Congratulations to HET Members who have recently achieved their SRC and Bronze qualifications. Some of these members are now working towards getting their Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate. It’s great to see their enthusiasm and dedication towards gaining further awards and achieving goals.
Due to the school holidays and lots of school kids hanging around the square it has been very busy on our beaches and lots of jetty jumpers of late. Unfortunately the Black Patrol encountered an incident where a young man was injured jetty jumping. Alicia McNeill, Beth Mahoney, Chloe Shatwell and Sophie McEvoy were able to put their training into practice along with the rest of the Black Patrol and worked very well as a team to help the young man. It’s a testament to their life saving skills, team work and dedication. Well done everyone!
Over the break there have been a few changes to regular training times however we have seen a constant and good turn out each week at Board, Ski and Beach trainings as well as Tredder’s and Matt’s bootcamps.
Due to the murky waters and unpleasant weather down Henley, we had to postpone the bring a friend day on January 14th, although we’ll keep an eye on the weather and let you know another suitable date. The HET team have also been doing practicing for Champion Lifesaver and have being doing a fantastic job. Big thank you to Lindy, Aaron and Murray Lewis for their expertise and help. Champion Lifesaver will take place on 2nd and 4th February.
Paint Ball has been booked for Saturday 8th April, this will be great end of season celebration. We will need to make payment shortly in February to secure our booking so please check your diaries and decide if you are wanting to attend. Further details will follow.
Het Sleepover and Movie Night
We had about 23 kids come along for movie night and sleepover, which was a good turnout considering many of the regulars were away on vacation.
Weather was again kind to us, we started off with doing either boot camp or board training then it was upstairs where there was some music and dancing happening…thankyou DJ Daniel.
Burgers were a hit with a hungry crowd and then we had Georgia Robbins Club Captain from Semaphore SLSC come and have a chat with the group re her experiences being a young CC and also that SLSC is not all about competition, but about patrolling and lifesaving. Georgia also spoke about her involvement with a serious incident at their beach last season. She had a great message and really engaged the kids.
Next it was movie and snack time, we watched 2 movies though some (one) of us may not remember both as they kept nodding off… and did I mention snoring. A couple of kids that weren’t staying over left and then we powered on through the second movie. I thought this this was when we would all snuggle down to sleep. Huge mistake. This is when we all woke up and really started giggling, chatting and did I mention dance offs again; cue Elijah the dance off king. We finally all went to sleep around 3am.
In the morning the party people were a little slow off the mark but bacon and egg rolls and a dip in the ocean refreshed everybody nicely.
Thanks again for excellent behaviour and everyone giving a helping hand.
The final ASRL Navy state team selection trial was completed at Middleton in small surf on Jan 8th. Henley secured 4 teams out of the eight divisions.
– Reserve men Mack Dogs
– Open women Strikers
– Reserve women Amazons
– U/19 men Immigrants
The Twilight carnival held at Henley on the 14th January was a success with a great team effort all-round on and off the water. Henley took the cake in nearly all 4 divisions.
We have 2 crews, the Amazons and Immigrants heading over to the Manly Australia Day carnival to compete against other crews from across Australia.
Darren Hocking – Boat Captain
Life Member of the Month
– LLoyd Oaten –
What year did you join the club: I joined in 1971
Why and how did you join the club?
I joined as a parent with my 7 year old son, Paul.
What is/was the best part of being a life saver?
Gaining all the qualifications to save lives and training nippers for 30 years.
What advice would you give someone just starting out at Henley?
Enjoy the companionship and comraderie with fellow members which leads to long-lasting friendships.
Do you have an interesting or funny story about Henley SLSC people might not know?
An interesting story related to the history of life saving and the club specifically is my daughter was the first female nipper in SA. She was 7 years old and appeared in the Advertiser as a feature in 1974. She was only allowed to train as a nipperete (as the girls were called) because competitions were only for boys. How times have changed…..
A big thanks goes out to Kevin Fitzgerald for re-painting the Mona Vale boat from green to Henley blue. Fitzy did this on a 39 degree day this week. Huge effort! This boat will be our new ‘Big Row’ boat.
Thanks from the Henley family.
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