Sat 24th to Sun 25th March – Senior State Championships – Southport
Mon 2nd April – Last patrol day for the season
Sun April 8th – Social event – Lawn Bowls at Henley Bowling Club
Sat 14th April to Sun 22nd April – Australian Titles
Sat 28th April – Juniors presentation
Sat 19th May – End of Season show – 1920s Casino night
The IRB crew course started in late February and they have been training each Saturday morning.
The group is doing well, working as a team during the IRB setting up and post operation and skills. On the water their crew skills are coming along and last weekend their patient pick-ups were great.
There will be a break in training due to the States/Masters Championships and Easter.
The final training Session/Assessment will be in the surf at Middleton.
On Sunday 25 February, a Beach Management course was held at Henley SLSC. An invitation was sent out to other clubs for members to attend this course. This resulted in members from Glenelg, South Port and Port Noarlunga attended along with our Henley members.
The training on the day included a presentation in the training room, then onto the beach so all candidates had to deal with conflict manage, emergencies and maintain communications and ensure the patrol is safe and follow OH&S standards.
Roy and Mark Whitehorn have been busy with the Bronze Medallion/SRC courses over the last three months. Between them they have successfully put 17 new members through Bronze Medallion or SRC courses.
Listed are the new members completing their course and are now patrolling members –
Aleks Carey Jelena Todorovic Luis Manuel Faure Rodriguez
Sue Mitchell Thomas Howard Mohamad Kamara
Kaitlyn Hocking Ben Gangur Brook Cuddihy
Terry Gallagher Lauren Gallagher Sherri Leys
Shaun Courtney Simon Hull Ruth Carey
JJ Evans (SRC) John Evans
Thanks Mark for taking the time to assist with the training.
Roy will be taking a well-deserved rest and is going overseas for 3 months, returning in mid-July.
New Trainers Required
Th training department at the club needs assistance for the next season. Previous training experience is not essential.
You will be teamed up with an experienced trainer and will have the opportunity to build your confidence with speaking in front of a group and be provided with a chance to expand your knowledge base.
It is an important position within the club; it benefits your own personal skills and brings enormous satisfaction.
If interested please contact Paul Leonard – Chief Instructor Henley SLSC, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRB Crew: (L to R) Ed Gates, Lauren Daly, Aimee Plouffe, Lucy Codd, Grace Fuller, Ciara McGeagh, Paul Leonard, Dan Hogan, Gavin John, Chris Fuller and Behzad Pourdarab
Beach Management: (L to R) Isaac Size, Iain Mitchell (Glenelg), Mark Whitmee (South Port), Gavin John, Dale Atkinson, Josh Smith, Ciara McGeagh, Jett Rayner-Wilkinson (Pt. Noarlunga), Shane Organ (South Port) and Mike Walker
Bronze Medallion: (L to R) Sue Mitchell, Assessor, Luis Faure Rodriguez and Aleks Carey
You may have noticed these signs outside the change rooms. These have been installed to ensure that our club complies with National Policy. You can take your mobile phone into the change room, we simply ask that you don’t use it in any way while you are in the change room.
From time to time, as is the case in any organisation, grievances arise between members. The Club Complaint Officers and the Club Chaplin can all help you if you find yourself with a grievance. You do not have to put your grievance in writing. You can simply contact any officer via phone, email or in person to raise your concern and they can assist you to resolve the issue.
You may be surprised to know that we have already dealt with a number of grievances successfully using our newly formed procedure. The fact that you probably haven’t heard about these should give you confidence in the ability of this group to maintain total confidentiality while dealing with issues.
Grievances can include anything that is posted on social media or you have heard via rumour. Rumours that are hurtful or damaging to someone’s standing have no place in our surf club and we as a group are determined to put a stop to any such rumours in the future.
Thanks to all our patrolling members
It’s hard to believe we’re nearly at the end of the 2017/2018 surf season. Just a reminder to check your calendars (or the SLS portal) for remaining patrol dates. If you can’t attend, please ensure you find a sub with equal or higher awards and let your Patrol Captain know.The final patrol of the season is on Monday 2nd April. Many thanks to all you amazing volunteer lifesavers who have given your time, commitment and attention to ensuring the safety of beach goers at Henley.
Henley FIRST values – Family, Integrity, Respect, Safety & Teamwork
Preventative actions: Youth members on patrol!
As the weather cools down and less visitors spend time at the ocean, time on patrol can drag if you don’t keep busy. Remember that prevention is key, so take the opportunity to interact with the public and share valuable surf lifesaving knowledge. Don’t assume that everyone is educated on both the pleasure and dangers of Australian beaches. Last season I spoke to one family who are visiting from overseas and was shocked to find out that they thought the flags indicated where sharks swim!
Pictured below are some of our youth members checking all’s well in Henley Square (while fellow members were keeping a careful eye on the ocean)
Thanks to everyone for their support this season – we hope you have had a great season!
All Henley members, social members and family/friends welcome. Raffle and prizes for best dressed gangster/1920s theme on the night and overall winner of casino games.
Last year was a lot of fun, so don’t miss this one!
Well that’s a wrap! With Junior State Championships 2018 done and dusted, the Henley Surf Life Saving Club Juniors are finished for the season!
Congratulations to every one of our 81 strong States Team – you have all represented your club with great sportsmanship and enthusiasm. With a swag of medals across the age groups and many, many more finalists, this surely was our most successful Junior States ever!
A massive thank you to our Area Coaches – Brian Cleland, Andy Bray, Gary Ashton, Bec Woods, Andrew Lanyon, Lennie Hitch and Peter Burdett – for providing such consistent and challenging training for our competitors all season. The Juniors only had 2 weeks without midweek training from August to March! I think your dedication and encouragement of the children has really paid off, and I am sure that the whole parent group is thankful for your efforts.
End of Season Presentation – Under 8s to Under 13s
Please join us to celebrate the end of Season 2017/2018 on Saturday, 28th April. As we have many awards to recognise, as well as an additional age group, presentation will begin at 5pm sharp. Come along and support our Juniors and see who receives their Resuscitation Certificates, Age Group Leader Awards, Andrew Lanyon Award and Club Champion trophies!
It was fantastic to see some new faces at this years Master’s carnival. The windy weather and choppy ocean at Christie’s Beach presented a few challenges over the weekend, with some events being pushed out to this Saturday.
Thanks to Lindy for her top tips and women’s training session and to all our experienced Masters who showed new (and new to competing) members how it’s done.
Matthea Malcolm sums up last weekend beautifully….
Please be advised that the Henley jetty will be closed from the 3rd April to mid-August 2018.
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’)!
Congratulations to Charli Smyth for all her hard work and dedication in getting selected in the U16 Australian squad for the upcoming Asia/Pacific Kayak Sprints. During the process Charli managed to bag herself a swag of Gold Medals at last week’s National Kayaking Championships. Cooper Forest also competed at Nationals and came away with a number of PB’s. Great work Cooper! Fantastic to see our HET youth members achieving amazing things both in and outside of surf ??
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