Send any new items for Notices to Geoff Wells at


Notice October 17, 2018: Membership Renewals

All memberships are now due for renewal.
Please ensure you are a member of the club.
Follow the directions under the Membership section on the Broulee Surf Club website.
If you have any questions please email the surf club at
Membership Link:

Notice October 17, 2018: Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

Registrations are now Open for the 10th March 2019 Swim.
You can now register for the 2019 Hotondo Broulee Ocean Swim using the swim website:

Last year saw record numbers take part in our annual Ocean Swim, with over 320 swimmers.
The organising committee are hoping for even bigger numbers this year
and the event is fast becoming a major event in the Shire
and an important outing on the swim calendar for many ocean swimmers.
So get training now, invite your friends to take part in this very well run and safe ocean swim.

Interested in joining the Organising Committee?
Write to Gary Pettigrove at

Notice October 17, 2018: Urgent Assistance - Surf Sports Coordinator Still Needed

Broulee Surf Club is in desperate need of a Surf Sports Coordinator.
This role is not time consuming or particularly complex,
but is a necessary one for our Club competitors.
You would be responsible for entry of all Club online entries
for Country Championships and State and Aussie Titles.
Since most of these events are usually large distances from our Club,
we normally have very few entries to deal with.
Any training required with using the online entry system would be provided,
and you wouldn’t be thrown in the deep end.
If you think you could support the Club in this way, please contact Wendy
on 0438 740 779 or email

Notice October 17, 2018: Swimming News

The Broulee Brass Monkeys Meet At North Broulee Every Sunday 9:30am (Meet Near the Toilet Block).
15 swimmers again last Sunday who were met with murky waters and a number of jellies
(although mostly along the beach and not in the water),
BUT the water temp had improved markedly to 17 according to Bev.
With the huge number of jellies on the beach, we entered the water
with a little trepidation but with all of us in wetsuits.
(Chris was missing in action again) we felt it was worth the risk
and very few jellies were seen on the actual swim.
Mick was keen on bailing out to go get a coffee, but Bern told him
to stop being a 'wimp' and to get in the water.

I'll be away in Japan for the next couple of swims, so if someone
could write a small 'blurb' for the Notices and send it to Lynda McKay at that would be great.
Maybe Fuzz will make a rare appearance and tell Lynda how it went.
Still no sight of Gab or Simon.
Simon has some explaining to do: a reliable source has informed me
that he was seen out riding the trails on his mountain bike.
If he can ride a bike he can swim!!!
Craig and Scott - can't blame the water temp now.

Be seen in PINK.
Pink singlets are available from the Club Boutique.
Any High Vis Singlet Acceptable.

Notice October 17, 2018: Reminders

  • Reminder PARKING IN THE SURF CLUB COMPOUND - show extreme care!
    Drive no faster than walking pace & pedestrians have right of way at all times.
  • South Brou Cafe
    Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for Friday night Specials
    and also our extended Summer hours. South Brou Café Opening hours Daily 8:30-2:30 Friday Night 5:30-7:30 (Club Bar Open Upstairs From 6pm)
    A sign on the Club house verandah is very visible and a great way to advertise your business
    to our members and the public.
    For $100.00 a year, we can attach your signage for you, and you care supporting the Club as well.
    Anyone interested, please email
    to register your business, and for details of sign dimensions.
    Existing sponsors will be receiving this year's renewal invoices soon.
    2018/2019 season kicks off with the proficiency swim on Saturday 13th October, 10am at the Moruya Swimming Pool.
    This is compulsory for all Nippers.
    You will be be able to rego and pick up any gear you may need on this day.
    You can also rego online at:
    The first day of Nippers will be on Sunday 28th October at 10am, Broulee Surf Club.
    Nippers ranges from U8 to U14's.
  • Sydney Water Surf Series Carnival Dates:
    Round One: Saturday 27 October 2018 – Warilla Barrack Point SLSC
    Round Two: Saturday 03 November 2018 – Kiama Downs SLSC
    Round Three: Saturday 10 November 2018 – Fairy Meadow SLSC
    Round Four: Saturday 17 November 2018 – Shellharbour SLSC
  • Reminder - For Broulee Patrolling Members
    The dry land components of requals have commenced and will continue during patrols.
    Water sections of requals will be completed on Sunday 2nd December at 8:30am.
    For those attending Bermagui carnival that day, Saturday 1st December is being offered as well at 10:00am.
    For those unable to make that weekend at all, a smaller session will be held on Sunday 9th December at 8:0am.

    For those patrollers feeling a little nervous about completing their swim requal,
    a little training now will make the Run-Swim-Run (a 200m run followed by a 200m swim
    and then another 200m run to be completed in under 8 mins) a whole lot easier.
    So get the bathers out of mothballs and the trainers out of the cupboard, and get training.
    Come and join the club swimmers at North Broulee every Sunday at 9:30am.
    Swim with the group, someone will stay with you during your swim.
    Any questions about any of this, please email or call Wendy on 0438740779.
  • Club Bar Open Friday Nights From 6:00pm.
  • Sunday Swimmers.
    Sunday Swimmers - The Broulee Brass Monkeys meet near the toilet block at North Broulee at 9:30am every Sunday.

Notice October 17, 2018: Community News

Notice October 11, 2018: NIPPERS NEWS

* Compulsory Proficiency Swim
The compulsory proficiency swim is this Saturday 13th October, 10:00am - 12:00pm at the Moruya Pool.
This is compulsory for all Nippers.
Karen from Boutique will be there with gear if you need to purchase caps, singlets or swimmers.
Cherise our registrar will also be there to help you with any membership queries.

* Nippers Handbook
The Nippers handbook has all the information you need to know about Nippers
including all carnival and twilight Nipper dates.
You will find it using the following link:

* Membership - Please ensure you are a member of the club.
Follow the directions under the Membership section on the Broulee Surf Club website.
If you have any questions please email the surf club at
Membership Link:

Notice October 11, 2018: Sydney Water

The Sydney Water Series will be held over 4 weekends.
Please see dates below.
If you are interested in entering please email:
The cost is $65.

Sydney Water Surf Series Carnival Dates:
Round One: Saturday 27th October 2018 – Warilla Barrack Point SLSC
Round Two: Saturday 03rd November 2018 – Kiama Downs SLSC
Round Three: Saturday 10th November 2018 – Fairy Meadow SLSC
Round Four: Saturday 17th November 2018 – Shellharbour SLSC

Notice October 3, 2018: Far South Coast Lifesaving Monthly Update

A new publication from Far South Coast Lifesaving is attached for all to read.
See Update: FSC Update 09/2018 (.pdf, 183Kb).
Of particular interest this month is:
* ALBERT - Australian Life Boat Emergency Rescue Training
aimed at improving the skills of IRB drivers and crew.
There are still a couple of spots available on the program - email Sue Hunt
SLSNSW will be seeking expressions of interest to establish strategic flood response trained teams.
If interested read more in the FSC Monthly update attached.
* Leadership Forum.
Expressions of interest is sought from students in Grades 9 to 11 who
are interested in getting more involved in the emergency services.
See the FSC Monthly update for more information.

Notice October 3, 2018: Under 14s and Cadet Program

My name is Andrew Mizzi and I will be running the Under 14s and Cadet Program
this season, assisted by Helen (Sierra Chew's mum).
For those who don't already have their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC),
there will be an information night at the Club on Wednesday, 4th October at 6:00pm.
The SRC course will run on the weekend of 20th-21st October and also 27th October.

If you are interested in joining us for Under 14s or Cadets, please drop us a line at so that we have an idea of numbers.
The first day will be on Sunday, 28th October - please arrive for the 9:45am Nippers briefing,
then we will meet at South Brou Cafe (for hot chips and milkshakes)
to have a chat about our activities and to work out a timetable together.
Please come armed with any ideas you may have about what you would like to get
out of S.L.S - training, competition, patrol based activities etc.
We look forward to seeing you all there.

Andrew: 0402 306 024
Helen: 0432 866 718

Notice September 27, 2018: Gus McDonald & Wendy Law - Awarded Life Membership

Congratulations to both Gus McDonald and Wendy Law who were awarded
Life Membership of the BSSLSC at the AGM on the 15th September.
Both Life Memberships are greatly deserved and reflect the tremendous contribution
both have made to the club over many years.
Gus has not only been a huge supporter of the Broulee Surfers SLSC
but was an influencing factor during inception of the current club.
Gus’ involvement dates prior to his membership with the club, and includes going to Sydney
in September 1981 to meet with the NSW Lands Department Minister Lindsay Gordon
to have Eurobodalla Shire Council designate the current Broulee Toilet Block
and associated land at South Broulee to Broulee Surfers SLSC.

Gus has been a member of Broulee Surfers SLSC for the years of 1984 to 1991 and 2012/13 to current time.
In recent years, and during the years when he was not a financial member of the club,
Gus has been a significant contributor to the Broulee boat rowing community,
donating huge amounts of his time to coach crews, and to build and repair boats.

Wendy's association with our Club goes back to 2003 when her daughter joined Nippers.
Wendy, with husband Dave, was the Nippers coordinator for a number of years
and is still very actively involved helping out whenever needed.
In 2011, Wendy took on the job of Club Secretary in 2011
and has worked prodigious hours in seeing that the club runs as well as it can.
In 2012 Wendy did much of the coordination of workers and materials
for the Toohey’s Club Renovations when our deck had been condemned.
In recognition of these contributions to the life of Broulee Surf Club,
the Far South Coast Branch of Surf Life Saving NSW awarded Wendy
the Branch Administrator of the year awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The Branch also appointed her as Branch Official of the year
in 2017 and Branch Volunteer of the year in 2017.
The club awarded her Club person of the year in 2017.

The full supporting words for both nominations can be viewed here.

My apologies to all for not including this Notice in last weeks list.

Notice September 20, 2018: Patrol List & Patrol Roster

Please find here the Patrol List's and Roster for the 2018/19 season.
Patrol List.
Patrol Roster.
Please ensure your name is on a patrol list if you wish to patrol this season.
If I have forgotten you (if so I apologize) or you no longer wish to patrol
could you please email or text me ASAP as all the information needs to be added
into the system by the start of the season.
Thank you all,
Kirsty Campbell
0407 712 337


The season is fast approaching, please find here this seasons calendar
for Nippers including the dates for the SENIOR and NIPPER carnivals.
Broulee is hosting the FSC BRANCH SENIOR AND NIPPER CARNIVAL held over 2 days in April.
It would be great to see a good turn out of our members competing.

Notice September 20, 2018: Australian Lifesaving Boat Emergency Rescue Training (ALBERT)

IRB Drivers are invited to attend the ALBERT course in Tathra on 20th & 21st October.
New IRB crew/drivers will also have a chance to be signed off if ready.
The course will help development of skilled IRB Drivers and Crews in Surf LifeSaving Clubs
and conduct drill based training that improves the skills and response capabilities
of Lifesavers for rescues in various surf conditions, under challenging scenarios
on a variety of beaches, with various resources.
See Attached Flyer for more information:
ALBERT Flyer (.pdf, 218Kb)


The Beach to Bush Program, proudly sponsored by Clubs NSW and the Cancer Institute,
has been run in rural primary schools in NSW for an incredible 25 years.
The week-long program, running from 19th - 23rd November in 2018, was born out of research
in 1994 that showed 50% of people rescued from the surf live more than 50km from the beach.
Last year Annabelle Smith enjoyed representing our club in the Canberra area
and greatly enjoyed the experience.
For more information see attached flyer:
Beach to Bush Flyer (.pdf, 85Kb)

Notice September 20, 2018: Footy Tipping Winner

Congratulations to Penny McManus, winner of the BSSLSC NRL Tipping Competition.
See Pic of Penny and Kevin.

Notice September 20, 2018: Reminder - SRC / Bronze Course

Broulee SSLSC will be running an SRC course combined with a Bronze course.
There will be an information evening at the club on Wednesday the 3rd October at 6:00pm.
It will probably only take 30 - 45 minutes but is a chance to explain what is involved,
set dates for training, issue manuals etc.
Candidates will need to be current financial members of the club.
If you have any questions please contact Mick Lambert on 44716975.

Note: The SRC course is for this year's U14's and any Nipper parents wishing
to do their SRC or Bronze to help with Water Safety at Nippers.
It will be run on the first weekend of Nippers being the 27th and 28th October.

Notice September 12, 2018: Missing Tea Towels & BBQ Aprons

The club is missing a box of tea towels and BBQ aprons that were stored in the cupboard near the kitchen.
If anyone knows where the tea towels and aprons have gone, can they please give Wendy a call (0438740779).

Notice September 12, 2018: Sprint and Beach Flags Clinic

Circular Attached:
Circular 3566 (.pdf, 243Kb)
Surf Life Saving NSW is calling for nominations from athletes wishing to further their development
in sprints and flags beach disciplines by attending a Beach Development Clinic.
This clinic will provide athletes with first class coaching, including coaching from NSW State Coach Daniel Robberds.
The clinic will start with a pre-screening and goal setting session,
followed by practical drills and technique on the beach, theory sessions and sessions on recovery.

Notice September 12, 2018: Female Surf Boat Rower Required for 20th October

A mature Female rower is required to fill in for the Canberra Women’s Vets crew
on Saturday Oct 20 at the Bulli for round 1 of the South Coast Boat Series.
The Division is over 35 years and the Broulee Canberra crew can offer a bow or stroke
side seat for three round robin races on this day.
Crew is Vikki Fischer, Susan McKeag and Robyn Trenton.
Must have requalified last season, be financial member of Broulee and have your patrol hours up to date.

Please contact Vikki Fischer if you are keen and available.
Mobile 0402 201 299

Notice September 12, 2018: FSC WINTER SKI SERIES

Results Attached:
Winter Ski Results (.pdf, 111Kb)
Well done to all paddlers who paddled on Saturday in the last round of the series.
Congratulations to the winners of the handicap trophy Chris Smithers and Oscar Reedy
and to Nancy Costin and Pete Halkett who took out 1st female and 1st male.
A big thank you to our awesome BBQ cookers who helped on the day.
Thanks for a great series, enjoy your Summer paddling and see you all next Winter!

Notice September 5, 2018: Leadership Excellence Program 18-30yrs

The attached circular outlines the details and process of application for SLSNSW members
to apply as Participants in the 2018 UQ SLSQ Leadership Excellence Program.
SLSNSW has partnered with SLSQ to offer members aged between 18-30 years
the opportunity to travel to QLD to partake in this key leadership program.
We encourage interested members to apply for this amazing opportunity.
Circular 3562 (.pdf, 171Kb)

Notice August 29, 2018: NIPPERS RETURNS!

Nippers returns for the 2018 / 2019 season kicking off with the proficiency swim
on Saturday 13th October, 10:00am at the Moruya Swimming Pool.
This is compulsory for all Nippers.
You will be be able to rego and pick up any gear you may need on this day.

You can also rego online at:

The first day of Nippers will be on Sunday 28th October at 10am, Broulee Surf Club.
Nippers ranges from U8 to U14's.
Please see the attached age group calculator if you are unsure as to what age group your child is in.
Nippers Age Calculator (.pdf, 33Kb)

Please see the attached flyer for all details.
Nippers Flyer (.pdf, 143Kb)
A big thank you to Kylie Warren from 'Rabbit Warren' Creative Services who designed this years flyer.
Looking forward to a great season ahead.
If you have any queries please email the Surf Club at

See you there!

Notice August 29, 2018: NSW SLS Awards of Excellence 2018

Broulee Surfers SLSC was awarded the NSW SLS Awards of Excellence for Community Education, for Broulee Canberra nippers.
Well done to all involved!

Thanks to the nippers team at Broulee for showing the Canberra age managers the ropes
and helping to educate so many of our Canberra parents and kids about nippers and SLS.
Thanks to the trainers and assessors that educated our Cbr members to assist
with water safety and the Canberra boat crews for helping with water safety at Civic pool and training.
Thanks to Wendy and Bethany for getting the program up and running, and to the Canberra/Broulee sub-committee,
water safety and age managers, for their efforts in running this award-winning program.
Looking forward to a great 2018-19 season of nippers!

Notice August 29, 2018: Far South Coast Awarded NSW Branch of the Year for the 2017/18

A special message to all of our Far South Coast Lifesavers, Clubbies, Nippers, friends, family and Sponsors;
I am so proud to inform you that you have been recognised at the highest level for your outstanding efforts
and support in keeping our beaches safe and building better communities through surf clubs.
At the SLS NSW Awards of Excellence on Saturday night we were awarded SLS NSW Branch of the Year for the 2017/18 season.

We were shortlisted from the 11 branches in the State and selected as one of 3 finalists
with Central Coast Branch and Sydney Branch.
Within our small towns and communities here in the Far South Coast, our surf clubs
are the social glue that keep our community together and our beaches safe.

On the same night we were presented with another 4 major awards;
SLS NSW Administrator of the Year - Cheryl McCarthy, Bermagui SLSC
SLS NSW Rescue of the Year - Moruya, Broulee and Batemans Bay Support Operations
SLS NSW Community Education Program - Broulee/ Canberra Nippers
SLS NSW Services Team of the Year - Tathra, Pambula & Bermagui Bushfire Response

Thank you so much for contributing your valuable time to surf life saving,
building great Australians and better communities.
Looking forward to your continued service into the next season and hope to catch you on the beach.
Tony Rettke
Very proud President
FSC Branch SLS

Notice August 29, 2018: Local Businesses Mentoring Future Generation of Workers

In my capacity as Careers Advisor at Batemans Bay High School, I attended the Far South Coast Excellence
in Vocational Education & Training Awards a couple of weeks back.
As you can see by the evidence below, Fatty scored himself some recognition on the night
(Certificate of Excellence in Workplace Training).
Ian has taken on many of our construction students and given them valuable work experience (he loves it!).

We would love to see more of our local businesses mentoring the future generation of workers.
An experience can be a one off day, a week block, one day per week or a combination.
It is always flexible around the employer.
The student is covered by the Department’s insurance for the placement and communication
with the school, student and parent is always open.
If any other BSSLSC members & business operators would like to challenge Fatty
and take on a student, they can contact me, or my colleague Hendre Roelink, at Batemans Bay High School
(02) 4478 3643 or
Chantal Bradshaw
Careers Advisor
Batemans Bay High School

Notice August 15, 2018: Suicide Prevention Workshop at Club Dalmeny

Wesley LifeForce will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Workshop at Club Dalmeny – 1 Ruth Place, Dalmeny NSW 2546
on Tuesday 20 November 2018 from 9am – 4pm.
There is no charge to attend the workshop.
The program helps participants recognise when a person may be having thoughts of suicide,
and provides a simple strategy to intervene and assist them.

If you know of any individuals or groups who may be interested in attending
this workshop please ask them to register using this link:

The training is open to community members aged over 18 years.
Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance as well as support materials.
Morning Tea will be provided.
Maria Krohn | Training Coordinator, Wesley LifeForce | (02) 9857 2661

Notice August 7, 2018: German Surf Boat Championships

The German Surf boat Championships was conducted at Heringsdorf beach on the Baltic Sea in July.
Heringsdorf is an amazing place with 30 km of sand, bike paths, walking paths,
restaurants, free entertainment and people everywhere.
See photos.

Gary Pettigrove was the event referee and Jenny was the race official.
The conditions for the first two days saw a 0.5 m wave and 28c temperatures.
Unfortunately the sea was flat on finals day.

The results were:
Men: Anklam A, Perranporth UK, Anklam B, lubeck, Fochbeck
Women: Anklam

They also included three other race types.
Long row: Perranporth, Anklam A, Anklam B, Lubeck, Fockbeck
Short course: Perranporth, Anklam A, Anklam B, lubeck and Fockbeck
Relay: Anklam, Perranporth/SH

A great time was held by all and that German beer goes down easily after a hard day on the beach.
Anklam SLSC (DLRG) sends their wishes to the Broulee members.
They will be visiting Broulee in November on their way to the World lifesaving Championships in November.

We will try to arrange a Broulee and Anklam meet and greet at the Surf clubhouse if the stars align.


It’s hard to grasp the fact that 99 percent of New South Wales is actually in drought
when you live by the coast and your lawn is still green.
Some country kids haven’t even seen rain in their lifetimes.
Aid for farmers is not just about feeding livestock and pastures.
It’s about supporting families whose livelihoods were built in the country
over generations and are being taken away by the unstoppable forces of nature.
Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) was inspired when Woolgoolga SLSC set a challenge
to the 129 surf life saving clubs and their membership over the weekend.
Donate one bale of hay for our country mates in need so we can send a semi-trailer load
of feed and help relieve some financial pressure on those who are struggling.


Notice July 24, 2018: Drew Parbery

With much sadness that I notify you of the passing of Drew Parbery,
eldest son of Kerry Parbery - FSC Branch SLS Life Member.
Kerry was for many years our Director of Administration and has played
an integral part in making our Branch, and the George Bass, so successful.
Our thoughts and prayers go to Kerry and her family at this heartbreaking time.

Notice July 17, 2018: Simon Fearn Is Visiting Canada & USA and Shared His Experience of Lifeguards In Canada

Simon is currently touring Canada and the US, but took the attached picture of the local life guard on Third Beach, Stanley Park, Vancouver.
Interesting rescue boat and I love the Pith Hat!
All a bit different to our beaches in Australia.

Notice July 10, 2018: Casserole Night A Lovely Night

A wonderful night was had by all who attended the Casserole night at the surf club last Saturday.
The food was varied and delicious, clearly we have many cooks looking for a place on MasterChef.
This was a great opportunity on a cold winters night to meet up with friends to enjoy good company and good food.
Thank you to Meg, Cherice, Penny and other ladies from our Social Committee for organising such and enjoyable evening.
Thanks also to Kev for running the Bar.

Notice July 10, 2018: Far South Coast Surf Lifesavers Recognised with the National Rescue of the Month Award

The determined effort of a group of Far South Coast surf lifesavers to go to the aid of a capsized vessel
at Moruya has been recognised with the National Rescue of the Month Award for March 2018.
The award was presented to the Far South Coast Support Operations crew
(consisting of members from Broulee Surfers and Batemans Bay SLSCs),
an important lifesaving asset in the region, and to Moruya SLSC which provided support and lifesaving assets.
Read the full story at:

Notice June 27, 2018: Broulee Patrol Winter Solstice Nude Swim in Canberra

The temperature was minus 3C and 6 brave Broulee Patrol members provided water safety for the 66 nude Swimmers.
We used surveillance eyes to monitor their brief swim in Lake Burley Griffin.
All swimmers safely left the water and no incidents to report.
Thanks to Tim Dawson, Jaymi and Brendan Matthews, David Hodgen, Steve Corcoran and Gary Pettigrove
for their 7am efforts and raising donation funds for the Club.
See attached Photo of the Broulee Lifesavers in place in the water before the solstice bathers took the plunge.
News Story:

Notice June 20, 2018: Camp Leader Sought For Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation

** Volunteers Must be over 18 **.
I am writing to you on behalf of the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation,
supporting kids from 8-18 years of age, living in families affected by mental illness.
The Kookaburra Kids program provides recreational, educational camps and other activities,
giving kids a break, in a fun, positive and safe environment.
Kids have the opportunity to meet other kids in similar situations and develop new friendships.
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation is a not for profit organisation and registered charity.
The program relies on dedicated volunteers to provide assistance
with a range of supports such as camp leaders and activity day volunteers.
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteer camp leaders to attend Kookaburra Kids weekend camps in NSW.
We have a great demand for volunteers, due to the high numbers of kids under 18 attending our camps.
We believe that partnering with Surf Life Saving NSW would be a great benefit for both of our organisations.
Kookaburra Kids not only would be able to utilise the skills of your Surf Lifesavers as volunteers,
but your fellow Surf Lifesavers would be able to support kids to be kids in an environment that they feel safe and secure.
The team at Kookaburra Kids was hoping there may be an avenue to use your communication platforms
to help spread the word about our volunteering opportunities.
See flyer with further information: Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation (.pdf, 296Kb).
With thanks,
Amy Wilson
NSW Volunteer Coordinator
Phone (02) 9525 7474
Address PO Box 681 Gymea NSW 2227
** My office days are Monday, Tuesday and Friday **

Notice May 28, 2018: A Request For Assistance From Samantha Law for a Worthwhile Project

Hey all,
As some of you know I am travelling to Rwanda to design, procure and build a classroom
for a primary/preschool in a small village in Ruhinga.
Along with a small team of undergraduate engineering students from UOW, I will be travelling over at the end of June
to construct the large multi functional classroom that we are designing at the moment.

As well as designing and building the project we also have to raise all the funds
for the material costs and local labour while we are in country.
We have conducted several fundraisers in the Illawarra and surrounds but with the huge project scope it is just not enough.
We have started a donation page and anything small or large would make the world of difference for the small school.

So please, If you have a spare minute take a look and support a good cause.

Chuffed page:

Video link:

Thank you!
Samantha Law
WIN News Illawarra

Engineering students at the University of Wollongong will be putting their skills to use to help a community in Central Africa.
The students will travel to Rwanda, where they'll build a classroom...

Notice May 3, 2018: Club Presentation 2018

Another wonderful Presentation and Patrollers Drinks night was held at the Surf Club last Saturday night;
a night enjoyed by close to 80 club members.
The food was yummy, the wine and beer flowed and good cheer was enjoyed by all.
Special thanks to Wendy and Al for their organisation of the night;
Lynda, Kirsty & Caroline for their delicious salads;
'Rumpole' for his skill on the BBQ;
and Pete & Jeff for their efficient service at the bar.
The best thing about last Saturday was getting together with all our friends!

Congratulations to all the major award winners:

  • Handicap Summer Swim Series Winner - Roy Booker
  • Long service and Special awards:
    • Matt Goddard – SLSA Certificate of Merit for Rescue of the month
    • Gary Pettigrove - 40 year Officiating Service Award
    • Tony Dale – 40 year Officiating Service Award
  • Patrol awards:
    • Patrol 1 – Jeff Lucas
    • Patrol 2 – Michael Griffiths
    • Patrol 3 – Caroline McDonald
    • Patrol 4 - Cherise Walker
    • Patrol 5 - Justin Zutt
    • Patrol 6 – Morgan Freemantle
    • Patrol 7 – Kerry Evans (2nd year in a row)
    • Patrol 8 – Sean Brogan
  • ANZAC “Eternal Spirit” Surfboat Award:
    • Vets crew - Jeff Dunne, Morgan Freemantle, Pete Shaw and Stephen Moore
  • Male Patroller of the Year – Bruce Grant
  • Female Patroller of the Year – Cherise Walker
  • Junior Achiever of the Year:
    • Male – Scott Senior
    • Female – Annabelle Smith
  • Patrol of the Year – Patrol 5
  • Club Person of the Year – Simone Elliott

Notice May 3, 2018: Australian National Masters Surfboat Rankings

In the Over 160 Men, Broulee has been ranked number 3 in Australia behind City of Perth and Wanda.
Congratulations to the crew of Morgan Freemantle, Jeff Dunne, Steve Moore and Pete Shaw.
This Crew also was awarded the Gus MacDonald Enteral Spirit Trophy at the Broulee Presentation last week.

Notice April 24, 2018: Broulee Men’s Vets Surfboat Crews Win Bronze

At Australian Masters Championships on Scarborough Beach WA
- See Attached Pic
The Broulee Men’s Vets Surfboat crews won a Bronze medal at the Australian Masters Championships on Scarborough Beach WA.
The crew of Jeff Dunne. Morgan Freemantle, Steve Moore and Pete Shaw, swept by Gary Pettigrove
won the Bronze medal in the Over 160 years division.
Their combined age is 179 years and next year qualify for the over 180 division.

Broulee were in the top three ranked crews after the after the three round robin races,
finished second in the semi final and were leading the final at the gate cans
but Wanda and City of Perth had the better of the choppy waves to beat us to the line
to take the other medals by less than half a length.
Congratulations to the crew for an excellent Aussies result for Broulee.

The excellent season saw this Vets crew achieve:
* Third place Aussie Masters Championships
* First place South Coast Boat Series
* First place Branch Championships Vets
* Third place Rooster River Surf boat marathon
* Second place Pambula Club to Pub surf boat marathon
* Fourth place ASRL Open
* Sixth place George Bass surfboat marathon
* Best of the Best Interbranch FSC representatives

Notice April 5, 2018: South Coast Surfboat Series Report

The final round of the series has been conducted and the outcome for Broulee was fantastic.
In the overall series the Club represented by 4 crews came third overall.
The first two places were North Cronulla and Bulli who were represented by 10 crews each and are the strongest Surf boat clubs in NSW.
North Cronulla has 20 crews in training and going to the Aussies.

First - North Cronulla - 925 points
Second - Bulli - 430 points
Third - Broulee - 347 points
Fourth - Wanda - 297 points
Fifth - Batemans Bay - 268 points

In the 10 racing divisions, Broulee were represented by Masters Men and Women, Open Women and Reserve Grade Men.

Masters Men crewed by Morgan Freemantle, Jeff Dunne, Steve Moore and Pete Shaw came first with 12 crews in the division.
Broulee had 126 points with Mollymook on 104 and Narooma on 86 in the next two places.

Masters women crewed by Belynda McNaughton, Susan McKeag, Robyn Trenton and Vikki Fischer came first with 4 crews in the division.
Broulee had 120 points with North Cronulla on 105 and Mollymook on 58 points in the next two places.

Open Women crewed by Annie McAppion, Jackie Jones, Jaymi Matthews and Claire Forbes came fourth in their division on 83 points.
First was Wollongong City on 110 points, next North Cronulla on 96 and Bulli third on 95 points.

The Reserve men rowed three of the 4 rounds were crewed by James Flick. Marty Vant, David Hodgen, and Brendan Matthews
came 7th on 62 points in a 13 crew division.
Batemans Bay came first on 123 points followed by Warilla on 105 and Cronulla on 89 points.

All crews were swept by Gary Pettigrove.
Congratulations to all Broulee crews at the South Coast series.
Gary (Boat Captain)

Notice March 28, 2018: Companion Animal Management Plan 2015-2019 & Flying-Fox Management Plan

Please see attached correspondence regarding the above for your consideration.
Companion Animal Management Plan (.pdf, 150Kb)

Deborah Lenson
Divisional Manager Environmental Services

Notice March 15, 2018: Record Numbers For Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

A perfect South Coast day; beautiful sunshine, a pleasant 23 degree water temp, no wind,
a nice small wave, a large sand bar which made the wade longer, great company and friends, and a large gathering.
We had 330 swimmers - a record for the swim.

Special thanks to Darren Phillips and Hotondo Homes our major sponsor.
Please see Darren about your next home.

Congratulations to:
Callum Elliott (18 min 41 sec)
Katie Drydan (18 min 55 sec)
who swam the 1.4km to win the open divisions.
Very fast swims indeed.

I would like to thank the organising committee of the Broulee Surf Club and the Broulee Mossy Point Community Association,
and for the many club members who came down to give a hand with setting up,BBQ, Bar, for making this event happen.
Also a big thankyou to all the water safety people who did a fantastic job on and off the water.

Here are a few comments from some swimmers:
"Thanks for another brilliantly organised event with glorious weather – you really do run a top event."

"Huge thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it such a success."

"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all your team of helpers.
My friends and I all had such an enjoyable swim... a memorable time.
It was all so well organised and the volunteers all so helpful, efficient and cheerful."

"It was our second Broulee ocean swim and we are planning to make it a yearly tradition."

"Felt great for the rest of the day and good to see all the smiles!!"

"Thanks for the great swim, Gary!
I'm already looking forward to next year's."

Notice March 15, 2018: Hotondo Swim A Zero Waste Event

In a first for this event and and we believe anywhere, Anita Doherty from Bay Physiotherapy,
organised donated plastic cups from around the community to help make this event a zero waste event.
The cups will be washed and stored for next years swim and there were ZERO plastic cups taken to landfill.
I would like to thank everyone for donating cups,
helping at the drink station and for being enthusiastic about the "reduce and reuse" strategy.
A great initiative Anita, well done.
Bay Physiotherapy and Pilates:

Notice March 15, 2018: Layne Beachley Foundation Aim For The Stars Scholarship Program

The Layne Beachley Foundation Aim For The Stars Scholarship Program is now open for applications.
The program offers a $4,000 scholarship opportunity for Australian females aged 12 years or older
who have initiative, passion and are committed to achieving a dream in their field of choice.

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2018 and winners will be announced on 1st July 2018.
The applications and guidelines can be accessed here.
More information is also available via Memo:
Layne Beachley Foundation Aim For The Stars Scholarship Program.

Notice March 15, 2018: Membership has its Perks

Not only is Holden committed to flying the flag for Surf Life Saving Australia,
but they are also treating you as a surf lifesaving member some ‘swell’ Members Offer’s.

To celebrate the new three-year partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia, Holden want to welcome you to the Holden family!
Whether you need a Colorado to fit the surfboard, an Equinox to pack in all the little nippers
or an Astra to zip from the café to the beach, we have you covered.

As a member of Surf Life Saving Australia, you have access to exclusive discounts across the Holden range*.
You’ll even get the latest warranty, roadside or servicing offer at no additional cost, depending on your choice of Holden^.
Just present your member certificate to the dealer, before commencing your purchase.
It's that easy.

What do I need to do?
1. Print and fill out your member certificate on the members portal.
2. Head into your local dealer.
3. Choose your model.
4. Purchase your new Holden.

Notice March 7, 2018: Trivia Night A Huge Success

Last Saturday night the Social Club ran a terrific Trivia Night.
Lots of questions had people stumped, but it was amazing the cr#!* some people knew.
Thank you to our Social Committee for organising such a fabulous night, with lots of great prizes.
Thank you to our host, Pete Haselden, who organised some great party tricks;
our quiz master, Kevin McManus who posed some perplexing questions;
our Round Girls, Penny McManus & Vicki Haselden, who spiced up the night in their sexy gear;
and our wonderful Duty Managers Michelle Dubois and Cherise Walker who provided outstanding service at the bar.
A great night everyone, thank you!

Notice March 7, 2018: Reminders For All Patrollers - Patrol Captains Please Note

The following general reminders have been sent out by the FSC Branch.
We aren't guilty - but a useful reminder anyway.
* Wearing of Lifejackets in the IRB at all times is compulsory.
* Radio Channel 3 is for emergency use only (not ordering lunch).
* Patrollers need to have a current drivers license and be inducted to operate the ATV
(Patrol Captains can induct new drivers in the use of the ATV and then forward
the drivers name and car license number to the Club Secretary at
* For Nippers - the Water Safety ratio is 1:5.

Notice February 21, 2018: A Big Thank You To:

* Vicki Haselden has been the club's grants application writer for the past few years.
Through her efforts, we were successful in acquiring funding for the club's new shed, the club extensions
and numerous other smaller amounts such as the new fridge used in the bar.
The club thanks Vicki for her time, skill and effort in achieving these great outcomes for us.
Thank you also to Clare Forbe for agreeing to take over this very important role for the club.
* Bethany Williams was the instigator and driving force in forming the Canberra based Broulee Nippers group.
She has decided that it is time to step aside and let others take over the decision making for the group.
We thank her for her hard work and congratulate her on what she has achieved as without her this program would not have occurred.

Notice February 15, 2018: Congratulations Callum Elliott FSC Junior Lifesavers of the Year 2018

FSC Branch SLS is excited to announce our Junior Lifesavers of the Year 2018.
Congratulations to Ava Weymans from Moruya and Callum Elliott from Broulee Surfers, our winners this year.

Callum will do an exceptional job representing Broulee and our Branch at the selection
of the SLS NSW Junior Lifesaver of the Year in Sydney in April.
Well done Callum, well deserved.

Notice February 15, 2018: Blue Ringed Octopus

Picture of a blue ringed octopus taken at the rock pools at Broulee Beach recently.
All patrollers need to be aware that the blue ringed octopus is prevalent in our waters and what to do if someone gets bitten.
Signs and symptoms of blue-ringed octopus bite Blue ringed octopuses secrete a nerve toxin in their saliva.
Their bite is usually painless, but the person bitten will feel numb around the mouth, tongue, face and neck
and will feel tight in the chest and may have difficulty breathing.
Respiratory failure occurs eventually which leads to death if the person is not resuscitated.
Most of the time, the victim is aware, but unable to move or respond
* Follow DRSABCD
* Call SURFGUARD urgently (Rescue-Rescue-Rescue) for an ambulance - medical help is needed as fast as possible.
* Pressure immobilisation bandages should be applied, using a broad pressure bandage and splint on the affected limb.
* Stay with the person, reassure them and keep them still.
* Assisted or artificial respiration may be needed.
* Person will need transfer to hospital – prolonged artificial respiration is often required until the effects of the venom wear off.

Notice February 15, 2018: Local Supply SLS Sunglasses

Local Supply have teamed up with SLSA to produce a collaboration pair of sunglasses designed for patrol use by lifesavers.
Featuring the iconic red and yellow SLSA club cap on the outside arms and Surf Life Saving Australia on the inside arm.
For every pair of Patroller sunglasses ordered by a club member, Local Supply will donate $10 to your local club.
Special surf club offers:
· For every pair of Patroller sunglasses ordered by a club member, Local Supply will donate $10 to that members local club
· Members will also receive a special discount of $30 per pair.
Orders are placed directly via the Local Supply website
· To redeem the $30 discount, members enter the following discount code at checkout.
Code: SLSA30
· Members include their local club name in the order notes to allocate their $10 donation

Notice February 7, 2018: The Beyond My Club (26+) Development Program

See Circular 3535 (.pdf, 453Kb)
The Beyond My Club (26+) Development Program was introduced in 2015 and received overwhelming interest and support.
Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW) will be continuing the ‘Beyond My Club (26+) Development Program’ in 2018.
A large amount of feedback has been collected from the past two programs and a number of enhancements have been made to the program for 2018.
The program will continue to bridge the gap in formal development opportunities for new members aged 26 years and over.
It will encompass all aspects of Surf Life Saving from a club perspective including but not limited to
member recruitment and development, educational pathways, sport participation and lifesaving skills development.
A key focus of the program will be to promote best practice initiatives that can be tailored to an individual club’s needs.
Applicants should be aged 26 years or over, have attained their SLS Bronze Medallion within the past 3 years (since 1 June 2016).


Firstly, a big thank you for supporting our efforts through the sale of raffle tickets
and in helping out on the Rotary Christmas at the Races fundraising day and raffle.
Given that it was Christmas Eve, we had a very good crowd who seemed to really enjoy the festive atmosphere.
All the funds raised will be used to support the four Surf Life Saving Clubs in the Eurobodalla.
We know the funds raised will be well used to support the terrific work that you do each season.
I know each of your clubs have a wish list of equipment that will enhance your voluntary work.

This year as a result of our fund raising and the terrific support of the Moruya Jockey Club,
Rotary will be making a donation of $3000 to each of the four Surf Life Saving Clubs.

Again, many thanks for your support.

Notice January 31, 2018: Brewarrina to Bourke Surf Boat Marathon 30 Year Reunion

The inaugural Brewarrina to Bourke Surf Boat Marathon is planning a 30 year reunion on the October long weekend.
Crews from Yamba, Dee Why, Queenscliff, North Bondi, Port Kembla and Broulee are invited.
Contact Zom on 0402 139 844

Notice January 31, 2018: Dear Nippers Families

The water station at this year’s Bay to Breakers swim event is going green.
Single use plastics are creating significant problems for the oceans we all love.
Instead of providing single use plastic cups (used for about 3 seconds of drinking,
then thrown into landfill for who knows how many centuries)
we will be using plastic cups that can be washed and reused for many years of Bay to Breakers (or other Surf Club events).
Rather than purchasing new plastic, we reckon there are enough plastic cups
already floating around the cupboards of Broulee and Canberra to do the job.
We need about 300.
We hope you can help!

We would like you to bring in any spare plastic cups you have and can do without.
You know, the ones hanging around from the last Tupperware party or the excess ones in your picnic set.
They need to be in good condition, obviously.

Please bring your cups to Nippers this Sunday or any Sunday between now and March.
We will collect them, wash them and use them with much appreciation.
Also, please think about how you can avoid single use plastic every day.

Please contact Anita Doughty (mob: 0466 012510) if you have any questions.
Many thanks.

Notice January 18, 2018: Broulee’s four crews complete the Bass

25 surfboats started the George Bass Surfboat marathon on 31st December
for a 190km row to Eden over 7 days.
Four of those crews were from Broulee.
The biggest representation of any club in Australia and one sixth of the fleet.
The four Broulee crews were:

1. Broulee Bluebottles open women swept by Rob Pollock finished 2nd overall
2. Broulee Capital open women swept by Gary Pettigrove finished 4th overall
3. Broulee BATS masters women were swept by Justin Zutt finished 3rd overall
4. Broulee Capitals masters men were swept by David Maguire finished 6th overall

Andrew Edmunds was the Bass coordinator for the second time and worked tirelessly for a good result.
Thanks Andrew.

An amazing fact on this bass was the every beach entry and exit
over the seven days was dead flat and there was no carnage at all.
Very different to the large shore dumps of the last few basses.
Our 32 Broulee rowers tried their best on every leg and we are proud of
everyone of the surfboat rowers.
It was an amazing effort by the crews.
Every bass squad was heaps of helpers who man support boats, irbs,
provide beach safety, drive cars and trailers and prepare food.
We thank them all and we could not do it without them.

We thank our families for allowing us to train hard and for arranging their
schedules and routines to allow us to do our best at the bass.

We thank the club committee and members for their support and for the go
Broulee cheers as we went around the Broulee buoy on leg 1.

We experienced tough southerly winds on 5 days, an easterly wind on leg 6
and finally a northerly tail wind on day 7.

Congratulations crews on a fine effort.
See some great pics of the Broulee Capitals.

Gary Pettigrove
Boat captain

Notice January 9, 2018: Local Broulee Crews Perform Well in the George Bass Marathon

Broulee “Bluebottles” Open Women’s team and Broulee “Bats” placed second
and third respectively in the World’s Longest ocean oared race which started
on New Year’s Eve Batemans Bay.
7 legs over 7 and days finished in Eden on January 6th.
Read the full stories and see pics of crews:
BATS Win Bronze (.pdf, 90Kb)
Local Crew Win Second (.pdf, 66Kb)
GBM Images

Notice January 4, 2018: Thank You From The Broulee Sandcastles Competition Committee and The George Bass Crews

A few thank you's to a few people who have helped out on recent events lately.
* Thank you to Kerry Evans and Cath Prow for assisting with 1st Aid at the annual
Broulee Sandcastles competition on New Years Eve.
Your assistance was greatly appreciated by the Broulee & Mossy Point Community Association.
* Thank you also to Al Veness, Scott Kemmis, Pete Halpin and Geoff Wells for the assistance
given with the launch of the boats and crews for the George Bass out of Tuross on Tuesday.