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Wed 4th October – HET movie night, 7pm.
Sat 7th October – Patrols start
Sat 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th October – Registration day & clothing sales at the club from 2-5pm
Sat 7th October – Juniors ‘Come & Try’ session from 3-4pm
Tues 10th October – HET Team Building Day, 6pm.
Sat 14th October – Juniors start season 2-4pm
Sat 14th October – Patrol Captains and Vice Captains debrief
Sat 14th October – Season Opener – Fiesta Night from 5pm
Sat 28th October – MND Fundraiser ‘Tongue ‘n Cheek’ band from 7:30pm
Sun 29th October – Senior Carnival 1 (State Team selection)
Sun 12th November – Junior Carnival 1 – Port Noarlunga
Sun 19th November – Senior Carnival 2
Sun 26th November – Jim Doherty’s 100 birthday, 2-4pm
Well, with the season nearly upon us, its time to get your membership renewed for next season.
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.
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 has agreed to take on the role of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Do you have an old wet suit that you no longer use? If you do can you donate it to the club? There are a number of people in our club who can’t afford a wet suit, which makes water training very difficult.
If you have one to donate please contact Roy Menner 0400 066 125
FIESTA NIGHT AT HENLEY SLSC
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 5PM
To welcome back club members (of all ages) and introduce new members joining Henley this season, come along and have fun at our Mexican Fiesta event! ?????
Tacos and all of the trimmings for only $10 per adult and $5 per child. Payable on the night
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.
Junior Registration and Come & Try
Families will be able to take care of their registration and club clothing requirements on Saturday, 7th October 2 – 5pm.
We will also be holding a free Come & Try session on this day from 3 – 4pm. Please spread the word to any friends or family who may be interested.
Our Preseason Training program wraps up on Sunday, 8th October.
8:30am – Sprint training – Under 8s to Under 13s
9:15am – Board training – Under 9s to Under 13s
Hi-vis vests are compulsory, wetsuits highly recommended! Water Cover required – Parents with their Bronze Medallion will be required to provide water cover. Inadequate cover will result in cancellation of the session.
Note – Water safety will need to be assessed each week. Please consider the weather conditions, your child’s swimming ability and board paddling experience prior to the session.
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.
From time to time, as is the case in any organisation, grievances arise between members. The Club Grievance Officers, 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.
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.
We are looking for people who are interested in joining this program as trainers, mentors or ideas people!
SLSA aim for zero drowning deaths on Australian beaches. When you look at the data on drownings in Australia you see that newly arrived peoples and tourists make up the majority of deaths by drowning.
Thus the aim of the OTSW program is to educate new arrivals on the fun that can be had at Australian beaches provided you understand the dangers that are always there and act accordingly.
In the past we have done this by educating people through Come N Try Days, visiting various cultural groups and by increasing the number of patrolling members from newly arrived cultural groups. You may have seen some of these members training on Saturdays or improving their swimming at Immanuel College.
If you are interested please contact Roy Menner 0400 066 125
Clothing kiosk volunteers wanted
Hi Team Henley
Our new Clothing Manager, Megan is looking for some spritely volunteers to assist with clothing sales in the kiosk throughout the upcoming season.
The kiosk is open from 1:30-3pm on each Saturday during summer. Ideally it would be good to get a group of members and parents who are happy to donate their team on a rotating basis throughout the season.
Please consider putting your hand up to assist Megan this year. As we all know, many hands make light work.
As part of our strategy to lift the capabilities and competitiveness of the club’s surf ski area, we are launching the Henley Surf Ski Academy (HSSA) in October with two, “Come and Try” sessions. These will be held on Sunday October 8th and Sunday October 15th at 9am on the boat ramp. All are welcome, no need to book just turn up with your bathers and a rash vest. The Henley Surf Ski Academy “Come and Try” days are For Henley Surf Life Saving Club members Who are interested in learning how to paddle a surf ski with a view of eventually attending regular ski squad training sessions and possibly competing The Henley Surf Ski Academy is a specialised training squad that will: · Teach you the basics of how to use and care for a surf ski · Give members who wish to progress beyond the “Come and Try” days access to a basic progressive training program to further develop skills and fitness · Provide a supportive and inclusive environment of like-minded people to train with
Unlike trying to do this yourself, as part of the Henley Surf Ski Academy you will be guided by an expert team which includes a 3 time Olympic Kayak Coach and several Medal winning Surf Ski competitors.
If you are keen to drive Crusty on patrol, please email email@example.com to commence gaining your ATV Award.
Bennett Athlete Travel Grant
If you are under 19 years of age and intend travelling to compete this season, you should apply for the Bennett Athlete Travel Grant. $1000 is up for grabs. Contact Pete Oborn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0475 790 104 if you would like help with your application.
The big news in the gym area was the club purchasing four new Concept2 rowing egos to replace the ageing ones. Thanks to Oscar Forest who did a great job putting them together.
Used properly, these machines are very robust and will last for many years. When storing, push monitor back out of the way and make sure 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.
The bus trip to the southern wineries was fully booked and everyone voted it an enjoyable day. Thanks to the Forests and Bec who did all the organising, and driver Steve.
Some Important dates to remember:
Wednesday 4th October
Movie and Games Night
Henley SLSC Top Room
Saturday 7th October
Club Rego Day BBQ and Come’n’Try
Tuesday 10th October
HET Team building night
Saturday 14th October
Friday 8th-Sunday 10thDecember
Goolwa Scout Hall and Surrounding beaches.
HET Newsletter has been sent out via email and is on Facebook page please read this with more information on all upcoming events.
HET Team Building Night
Club chaplain Bruce Rankine will be coming along and having a quick informal chat about handling pressures of life and supporting each other. He will also touch on the recent death of the young lifesaver from Moana SLSC. If any parents would like to sit in on this chat please feel free.
HET are running the BBQ and Come’n’Try activities on Club Rego Day and we will need all hands-on deck to manage both of these activities. Please make sure you can help out at some point during the day on either the BBQ or running a Come’n’Try activity.
HET START TIMES
HET is going to start at 12:45 on Saturdays, this is so we can get here, discuss anything that is coming up and then get ready to all do the club swim. After this then we will get into our Saturday afternoon activities with an anticipated finishing time of around 3:30 pm.
The Henley SLSC family wishes Daniel Hogan the best of luck as he competes at the Coolangatta Gold next weekend. Daniel is our club Board Coordinator and long-time member of HSLSC.
We wish Daniel all the best as he flies the Henley flag!
Are you keen to get more involved with the surf club but aren’t sure how?
Have you considered becoming an official?
For Henley to compete at carnivals we are obliged to supply a proportionate number of Officials.
Officials courses are being run on:
Wed 25 and Thurs 26 October 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.
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
Henley SLSC Members Only
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