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Sat 28th October – MND Fundraiser ‘Tongue ‘n Cheek’ band from 7:30pm
Sun 29th October – Trailblazer by the Sea – Volunteers required
Sun 29th October – Senior Carnival 1 Seacliff (State Selection)
Sat 4th November – Final proficiency session
Tues 7th November – Melbourne Cup Luncheon – Oceanview Restaurant
Sun 12th November – Junior Carnival 1 – Port Noarlunga
Mon 13th November – New Member induction, 6:30pm
Sun 19th November – Senior Carnival 2
Sun 26th November – Jim Doherty’s 100 birthday, 2-4pm
Sun 3rd December – Zahra ‘Women on the Run Event’ – volunteers wanted
Sun 3rd December – Senior Carnival 3
Sat 9th December – ASRLSA Surf boats – Robe
MEMBERSHIPS ARE DUE BY 31ST OCTOBER 2017. If you are not registered and financial, you will not be able to use club equipment or access the club building.
The best way to renew your membership is to use the new-look SLSA Members Portal, now known as the ‘Member’s Area’. You can get to it at this link – Member’s Area
Registration is a two-step process. Firstly you must register via the portal. The second step is to pay your membership fee via the Payment Gateway. There is no change to membership fees this year and you can see how much your fees are at our Henley SLSC website – Membership Fees
Fees should be paid by the 1st December, otherwise you may find your club access has been removed. To avoid this, please make the effort to get renewed and paid. If you are a new member and require a fob to access the club, please complete the Fob Application form. Please complete and return it with $25 to our Membership Manager.
Our Membership Manager, ‘Club Member of the Year’ and all-round legend, is Louise Howard. She will be more than happy to help you out with any of your membership enquiries.
How to register as a member and pay your membership for the new season.
Reminder for all members to re-register and pay your fees via the portal ASAP preferably before the 19th of November (Senior Carnival #2) as we are having trouble entering competitors on the Event Management System as they don’t show up for this season.
All members/ competitors need to be proficient in practical and skills maintenance online and complete the required 16 hours by December. If this is not done then there is no competing.
Surf Sport Managers
Emma & Matt
How do you find out what’s going on at the club?
This season, a new role has been created to increase promotion of Henley SLSC, and ensure messaging to members via our social media platforms is timely and consistent. Bec Codd is our Digital Media Officer (DMO) and will be working closely with our Webmaster, Chris Fuller to keep the club’s Public and Members Only Facebook pages, and new website up to date.
For those of you who do not have access to create posts on the Henley Members Only Facebook page, and wish to make an announcement, request assistance or advise members of upcoming events etc, please direct your enquiry to email@example.com. Chris and Bec are managing this email and will make updates on the relevant page and/or website.
Bec will also be posting to our Public Facebook page, so if you have any information or events you think would benefit from being promoted to this page, please let her know the details.
We’ve seen a good start to the patrolling season. Use the time when the beach isn’t busy to brush up on your skills. Lifesaving is about preparedness – ensure you are ready to cope with any emergency.
To assist in maintaining our skills, SLSSA will commence patrol audits on November 4th.
Please do not leave bikes in the club. There are bike racks outside.
New TAIT radios – The club has new digital radios. These radios are rugged and water resistant. Unfortuantely they are not sand and salt resistant. Please ensure radios are placed in protective bags whenever they are not in the charger.
Water Cover at West Lakes (3rd December) – SwimmingSA have approached us asking if we wish to provide water cover for a swim at West Lakes on Sunday 3rd December. Is anyone willing to take on the role of coordinating this activity on behalf of the club?It will involve the coordination of:
– transporting 2 x IRB & 12 x Boards to the lake and back
– organising approx. 20 members
If this is something you are keen to take on, please contact me on 0475 790 104 ASAP and I’ll respond to SwimmingSA.
If anyone is interested in assisting with the upcoming community events, please contact me for details or to register your interest:
Sun 29th Oct – Trailblazer
Sun 3rd Nov – Zahra Walk
Thu 7th Dec – Star of the Sea Water Cover
Tue 12th Dec – St Johns Grammar Water Cover
0475 790 104
Thankyou to everyone who has donated old wet suits to us thus far. We have already had 6 people use them for training and assessments. At this time of year it certainly helps you to perform in your assessment when you are in a full length wet suit!
This week we have the WILTJA kids starting their summer of life saving and they are always appreciative of the wet suits that we have available for them to use at the beach.
I really wish that I could have taken of photo of one of the boys last year. He wore a long wet suit all through the summer up to and including his SRC. I think as well as keeping out the cold, for a boy from the middle of the continent, the extra buoyancy also gave him confidence in the water. So after achieving his SRC I told him he could keep the wet suit. Well, you would have thought that I just gave him a million dollars – priceless, as the ad goes.
So thank you to everyone and if you have any laying around, especially small sizes please hand them to me or let me know and I’ll come and pick them up.
Roy Menner 0400 066 125
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.
First Juniors session for 2017/2018 Season
We kick off the new season on Saturday, 14th October. Session times are:
Under 6s and 7s: 2 – 3pm
Under 8s: 2 – 3:30pm Please arrive by 1:45 to sign in and enable prompt start
Under 9s – 13s: 2 – 4:00pm to sessions.
The people below can help you if you are ever aggrieved, angry, or simply annoyed with anything that has happened to you at the club. This includes posts on any social media that you find offensive, aggressive or just plain impolite. The first thing that we would do would be to talk to you so don’t think that contacting us means that you will immediately be thrown into a dispute. Rest assured that our first priority is your well being. I also ask that if you see any posts (and/or for that matter hear any rumours) about other club members that you think are inappropriate please also contact one of us to let us know.
Bruce’s role is different to that of a Grievance Officer as he is a neutral person to whom anyone can talk to.
These do not need to be club issues. They can be things that are going on in your everyday life.
…provide support for club personnel, including coaches and committees
… provide support through difficult life circumstances
…help with grief and loss, trauma, sickness and injury, ethical questions, club issues or home and personal issues.
October gym report
Are you looking for a tough fitness challenge? I suggest you try one of Matt Gardner’s regular circuits. Just check the timetable of workouts on Matt’s FB page and let him know you are going to attend. Henley Surf Club NM.
If strength is your aim, try one of the weekly Blue or White programs on Gym Junkies FB page. If just starting out reduce to 2 sets and you have a 20-25 min whole body workout the same as used by some of our elite rowers. Henley SLSC Gym Junkies
We are still getting reports of the gym being left in untidy state. Please take the extra time to ensure all equipment ( including weight discs ) is put away when you finish.When future members are inspecting the facilities it gives a great first impression.
On the Same Wave is a community service program.
The ‘On the Same Wave’ (OTSW) program has been actively promoted by SLSSA since December 2007 in order to engage with and recruit people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) and those from indigenous communities.
Traditionally speaking, migrants, refugees and people from CALD backgrounds have been overrepresented in both national and state drowning figures and, as such, have been identified by aquatic safety authorities as a ‘high risk’ group.
Encouraging greater ethnic participation in Surf Life Saving has been identified as a key priority in order for clubs to be able to sustain member numbers and serve the Australian population effectively.
The OTSW program varies from information provision to training to be a Surf Life Saver. The provision depends on the identified needs/ capabilities of the person or community.
Individual clubs, with the support of SLSSA, dictate their level of engagement with the program.
For over 6 years, Henley SLSC has been actively involved in the program, training young people from CALD and Indigenous backgrounds to become members of the surf life saving family by providing training in First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation, Radio Certificate and the Bronze Medallion.
The program this year is being run by Regan Smallacombe and Behzad Pourdarab. They need helpers to fill a number of roles including but not limited to, water cover, teaching swimming, teaching aspects of the Life Saving to name a few.
If you would like to help contact Regan, Bezhad or Roy Menner.
Planted by the first qualified female winemaker in Australia the vineyard was run organically and biodynamically well before its time. Due to the custodians increasing age the vineyard was abandoned until the Hersey family brought it back to life. From 2014 we have been able to produce small quantities of boutique wine with an emphasis on minimal intervention. We now have a cellar door at 100B Mount Barker Road Hahndorf and would love to see fellow Henley members pop past for a glass or a taste.
Are you keen to get more involved with the surf club but aren’t sure how?
If your child or partner plans to compete at Senior, Junior or Masters carnivals Henley needs your help. We currently do not have enough officials to meet our quota and this could see Henley removed from carnivals, have competition points removed or the club fined $500. If you would like to help avoid this happening please become an official. Officiating is not difficult and training will be provided. There is a new online course starting this season so please contact Kathy Corbett for further information or to register to complete the course
Officials courses are being run on:
Wed 29 and Thurs 30 November Wed 7 and Thurs 8 February
Proficiencies have been scheduled for Oct 7, 14, 21 and Nov 4. Register here: ProficienciesIf excessive rain occurs during October and causes the water to be unsuitable for swimming, all the water & beach activities will move to Semaphore Beach.
All the resuscitation/dedfib and first aid proficiency will remain at Henley SLSC.
ATV Drivers bring your licence as it must be checked each year for currency. Your licence number is to be recorded in SurfGuard.
Please: on arrival to each session ensure you sign onto the “SKILLS MAINTENANCE WORK CARD”.
Failing to sign onto the work card may cause your proficiency not to be recognised
This means that any member who is not proficient by the 31 December, or has not completed appropriate awards shall not be allowed to:
• perform patrols
• operate rescue craft or
• compete in surf life saving competitions until such time as they have met the proficiency requirements as determined for that season.
There has been few members who have completed their OnLine Skills Maintenance component (Info sent 23 July 17).
The State Centre will not process your Skills Maintenance awards until the OnLine component is completed.
Please take the time to access your Members Portal and follow the instructions to complete this compulsory online training as soon as possible.
Please remember to store the ergo away and ensure the chain is fully retracted so it does not stretch.
New users should always make sure tension is kept on the chain. Keep it taut so it does not flick or make contact with other parts. If in doubt, ask for help.
At the Henley SLSC AGM in August this year, the club nominated and voted in two new Life Members of the club. David Foureur and Jamie Butterfield, both long time members and supporters of Henley SLSC were awarded their life member certificates and pins by Club President Rae Lawson at the Fiesta night on the 7th October.
Congratulations Fooz and Buttsy!
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
Always wanted to help out at Henley but don’t have your bronze?
No problemo, volunteers needed for the kiosk during nipper training on Saturdays – to help with registrations and clothing sales
Skills needed: big smile and enthusiasm ? Time is 2-4pm.
If you can help, please contact Lou Howard on 0409 043 850 or Megan Tudor on 0431 929 859
Congratulations to Daniel Hogan who competed for Henley in the Coolangatta Gold Endurance Race in QLD on the 7th October.
What an amazing young man Daniel is. A fabulous role model and leader at Henley SLSC, once again showing determination and incredible fitness. Starting at 7.30am, Daniel completed a 10.5km ski race, 2km open water swim, 3km paddle and 5.5km run!!
We are very proud to announce that on the 7th October Henley SLSC won the Clubs SA ‘Surf Club of the Year’ Award for Excellence for 2017
This is formal recognition to all our hard working volunteers that contribute to the operation of this magnificent community service and facility.
Our congratulations to Venue Manager Chris Coulter and all our staff in our Oceanview bar and restaurant as this award recognises Henley’s professionalism and customer service within our commercial business including a special commendation for the introduction of our Healthy Kids Menu that our previous Venue Manager, Megan Tudor had put a lot of work into.
Well done Team Henley on achieving this non-surf lifesaving award for the first time.
Thank you to Bec & Ged Codd for attending the awards event and accepting these awards on Henley’s behalf.
A great story about our own Jim Doherty that appeared in last week’s Messenger. Click here to read.
On a recent trip to Los Angeles on a work trip, one of our long term patrolling members Sandy Walker was having breakfast in a hotel. He noticed a man on a table nearby convulsing, then he started to turn blue and stop breathing. As the staff did not know what to do and no one else appeared to help, Sandy stepped in to assist the man. Sandy recognised that he was unresponsive, was not breathing and did not appear to have a pulse, so he immediately began to administer CPR. After a while, the patient began to respond with a vomit then started to breathing again. Sandy was able to put him in the recovery position until ambulance staff could take over. Due to quick thinking and the correct procedure, the man is understood to have fully recovered.
As a precautionary measure, Sandy was then advised to go to hospital to test for any diseases due to the contact with the patient and fortunately Sandy was given the ‘all clear’.
This life saving act was an instinctive reaction based on the excellent training we receive at Henley SLSC on a regular basis. At the completion of our last proficiency (run by Paul Leonard – thanks Paul) we both commented on how important this could be one day but hoped we would never have to use these skills.
A big congratulations to Sandy Walker and hope this story serves to remind us all how important it is to keep these skills up, because you just never know when you may need to use them!
By Andrew Whittaker
RESILIENT LEADERS COURSE
Red Cross will be running the Resilient Leaders workshop in the City of Charles Sturt in February 2018.
Over the three evenings, you will learn about:-
•South Australian emergency management processes,
•The psychosocial or human impacts of emergencies, and
•How you can support your community in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.
This free workshop includes interactive activities, stories from real disasters and a panel discussion with a number of emergency management agencies.
At the conclusion of Resilient Leaders, you will have new skills and knowledge that will enable you to better support your community through emergencies. You will have the opportunity to plan what can happen in your community and what supports will be needed from others.
Red Cross staff and volunteers are experienced in supporting communities in emergency preparedness, response and long term recovery. There are no costs for participants, as Red Cross is delivering the workshops as part of the disaster resilience partnership with the City of Charles Sturt. Looking forward to seeing you there.
When: Tuesdays 6, 13 and 20 February 2018. Where: The Brocas, 111 Woodville Rd, St Clair. Time: 5.30pm – 9.00pm. RSVP: To register please contact Bec Lyons at the City of Charles Sturt on firstname.lastname@example.org or 8408 1394.
A light dinner will be provided at each session. As numbers are limited, please be quick to register your attendance. Please note that participants are asked to commit to all three sessions to minimise disruption for others.
– DON’T BE A CHOCKER! –
Just a reminder that members are not to ‘chock’ open the front door. Anyone using facilities should have a fob to access the club. ‘Guests’ are not permitted to use the gym and will be asked to leave. Please don’t put yourselves or your friends in that embarrassing situation!
Also, leaving the door ajar presents a security issue, putting members using facilities & property at risk.
Hyper-extension machine. No longer used by the club. Giveaway to anyone who can pick it up.
Please contact Gary Tredrea for details
0422 204 496
BOARDS FOR SALE
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