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LAST EDITED THURSDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2018

Notice February 21, 2018: Water Safety Needed For The Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

The Hotondo Bay to Breakers is a huge annual event for our club and the community.
The major contribution our Patrollers can make is to volunteer a couple of hours to assist with Water Safety.
If we don't get enough water safety, a number of our swimmers who are patrolling members of the club,
will need to withdraw from the swim and do water safety instead.
We need board paddlers, tube swimmers and IRB drivers/crew.
Please help if you can:

Water Safety - Contact - Andrew Mizzi (we need 25 water safety people please:
board paddlers, radio observers, surf break support, IRB)
andrew@trussworx.com.au
IRB Drivers/crew - Contact - Pete Mckay (we need 3 IRB drivers and crew from 6:45am to 11:30am)
ljmckay@internode.on.net

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 21, 2018: International Women’s Day Aiding Families on Nauru

International Women’s day Aiding Families on Nauru Comedy Trivia Night
Thursday March 8th will be held Broulee Surf Club – Heath St.
Broulee 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Come along and celebrate and your contribution will help provide much needed support
for the families still being held indefinitely and in appalling conditions on Nauru.
Entry fee $20 and please bring finger food or nibbles to share.
This year Comedian Vicki Haberley will compere a Women’s Trivia Night, yes that means all questions will be about women!!.
There will be laugh out loud surprises and games involved.
And lots of prizes!
Broulee Surf Club will have the bar open so you can enjoy a wine or two!
So please bring your friends, your generosity and your laughter to make it a special evening.
Numbers are limited, for a booking please contact Barb Lewis Email:
barbsdreams@gmail.com or phone: 0448866646.
International Women’s Day (.pdf, 610Kb)

Notice February 21, 2018: Swimming News

The Broulee Brass Monkeys Handicap Series Starts This Sunday from 9:00am (Meet on the Beach).
We had 24 swimmers at the starting line this week, including 3 new participants, 2 of which gained first and second,
however in accordance with the rules they only receive 1 point and the handicapper has been at work to even things out a little.
Conditions were much better for round 3 with the rip lending a helping hand on the way out and the water temp a balmy 21 deg.
1st place points this week went to Anita Saeck, closely followed by Fuzz Mckay making his first appearance of the season, and Pete Halpin coming home 3rd.
See attached spreadsheet for all results.
The social swim afterwards was led confidently by Pete Halpin, with some also swimming the return trip to South Broulee.
It was quoted by Bev as being 'excellent' with some lucky swimmers spotting a seal
playing around with a school of fish...well ok, maybe he was having breakfast!

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

Notice February 21, 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 Café
    Opening hours:
    Monday - Sunday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
    Friday Night: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (Club Bar Open Upstairs)
  • Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim
    Registrations are now Open for the 11th March 2018 Swim.
    Register for the 2018 Hotondo Broulee Ocean Swim using the swim website:
    http://oceanswim.brouleesurfersslsc.org.au/
  • Beach Party Trivia Night – Saturday 3rd March
    Cost - $10 a ticket available at the club Friday nights
  • Two Important Dates to Keep Clear In Your Calendar
    * Saturday 28th April - Club Presentation & Patrollers Drinks (More Info to Follow).
    * Saturday 28th July 5pm. BSSLSC Annual General Meeting.
  • EDUCATION UPDATE - Summary:
    * The Training Officer Certificate Course has been postponed till 24th-25th March.
    Canberra members are encouraged to consider.

    * The First Aid Course is scheduled for Sunday 25th Feb at Broulee.
    Nominations to BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com

    * The Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Course is to be conducted on Saturday 3rd March at Broulee.
    The pre-course requirement for this course will be to undertake the Bronze Medallion online modules
    for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Basic Oxygen / Defibrillation Techniques.
    This pre-course will allow the course to be completed in one day.
    Nominations to BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com

    * Silver Medallion IRB Driver Assessment.
    The final assessment day for IRB Driver assessment for the season will be on Sunday 8th April.

    * Bronze Medallion / Surf Rescue Certificate o Nominations are sought for BM/SRC course in both Broulee and Canberra.
    The proposed courses include:
    ? SRC to BM upgrade with Radio Operators component – Broulee based.
    Most likely in 17th-18th March.
    Nominations required. ? Accelerated BM Course for Pool Bronze Holders.
    Assessment 17th Feb TBC ? Broulee based BM/SRC Feb – Apr.
    Dates TBC.
    Assessment dates 17th-18th March and 14th-15th Apr ? Canberra based BM/SRC Feb – Apr. Assessment dates 17th-18th March and 14th-15th Apr.
    Proposed swim test Sunday 4th Feb in conjunction with Canberra Nippers.
    Course brief to be conducted as well.
    * Radio Operator Certificate.
    Nominations are sought from patrolling and non-patrolling members of the club
    who wish to undertake the Radio Operators Certificate.
    The award allows you to patrol without the requirement to undertake aquatic rescues.
    Dates to be confirmed based on interest.
    Please contact BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com for further details.
    * Please contact BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com for further details of any of the above courses.
  • UPCOMING DATES For All Competitors
    2018 NSW Country Championships - For further details:
    https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/event/2018-nsw-country-championships
    2018 NSW State Championships - For further details:
    https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/event/2018-nsw-championships
  • Club Bar Open Friday Nights From 6:00pm.
  • Sunday Swimmers.
    Sunday Swimmers - The Broulee Brass Monkeys Meet on the Beach at South Broulee At 9:00am every Sunday.

Notice February 21, 2018: Community News

Notice February 15, 2018: First Aid Course - Sunday 25th February

Remaining Places Now Also Open To The Public.
Broulee is sponsoring a First Aid Course on Sunday 25th February.
The course, run by a commercial company from Canberra, received excellent reviews by participants who completed the course in October last year.
The instructor is a current member of Canberra Fire & Rescue, a former Surf Lifeguard and a former member of BSSLSC.

There are still vacancies on the Feb 25th Course and our club will cover the cost for Patrolling members of Broulee.
If you are not a Patroller, but would like to undertake this very worthwhile course, please advise our Training Officer at BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com.
The cost for non patrolling participants in this course is $125.
This fee would need to be paid to the club on the morning of the course.

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: RWC (Jet Ski) Operator Training

RWC operator training will be held in Bermagui over the next several weeks
and we’re looking for interest in a possible future course as well.
The goal is to increase the jet ski operator capacity in the Branch
to assist with carnivals, events, call outs etc.
The course has come together a little last minute and will start
this weekend and run over 6 sessions on the following dates:

Saturday 10th February - 11am to 4pm
Sunday 25th February - 12 to 4pm
Sunday 4th March - 12 to 3pm
Sunday 18th March - 12 to 4pm
Sunday 8th April - 11 to 4pm
Saturday 21st April - 11 to 4pm

Given the short notice and the conflict with the Moruya Boat Carnival on 10 Feb,
if someone is unable to join the first session we might still be able to make it work
depending on numbers if they're able to join the remaining five.

Pre-Requisites:
* Minimum 18 years of age.
* Hold and be proficient in the following awards:
o Bronze Medallion.
o Silver Medallion Beach Management.
o HLTAID003 Provide first aid (NOTE: Broulee have a course scheduled for 25th Feb - get your name down if you want to be a RWC Operator).
o Advanced Resuscitation Certificate.
o Hold a valid motor vehicle license.
o Branch preference is for participants to also hold the Silver Medallion IRB Driver.

Because of the limited time till the commencement of the course,
please nominate directly to Cheryl McCarthy FSC Assistant Director of Life Saving.
Cheryl need names and email address of anyone wanting to take part in this course by 9pm this Thursday night (8th Feb).
Email to surflifesavingfarsouthcoast@gmail.com
Please also Cc BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com

We’re also looking for interest in a possible future courses so send names
of those interested through to me if the timeframes of this course don’t
work or people still need to pick up any of the pre-requisites.
Please send names of those interested in future courses to me by 28thFebruary.
Cheers,
Cheryl

Cheryl McCarthy
Assistant Director of Life Saving
FSC Branch

Notice February 7, 2018: Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim - HELPERS NEEDED

The Hotondo Bay to Breakers is a huge annual event for our club and the community.
We need your help to continue this very successful event.
The event brings many visitors to our town, and with them their tourist dollars that are needed to help our local businesses.
Many also pay entry fees to participate in the swim, the profits of which go to both
the Surf Club and the Broulee & Mossy Point Community Association.
We need your help for the Bay to Breakers Swim on Sunday 11th March in the following areas
- With Contact Email Addresses - Please help if you can:

a. Logistics - Peter Halpin from 7am to 8am and from 11am to noon (5 people) halpinpm1987@gmail.com
b. BBQ, Food - Bede Webster from 8am to 12 noon (3 people) gabhsmith@yahoo.com.au
c. Registrations - Lynn Bain or Gary Pettigrove from 7am to 9:30am
d. Recorders - Rosemary Butt, Marilyn Halpin and Barb Wells
e. Water Safety - Andrew Mizzi (we need 25 water safety people please:
board paddlers, radio observers, surf break support, IRB) andrew@trussworx.com.au
f. IRB Drivers - Pete Mckay (we need 3 IRB drivers and crew from 6:45am to 11:30am) ljmckay@internode.on.net
g. Surfboats - Peter Haselden (we need two surfboats to lead the swimmers 8:30am to 11am) vickiandpedro1@gmail.com
h. Runners - Nippers to run support messages and time/record papers back to the club (9:30 to 11am)
i. Starter - David Butt and Marshalling support (2 people 8:30am to 10am) rbutt@homemail.com.au
j. Coordination - Gary Pettigrove (2 people)
k. Computer - Lynda McKay, Jenny Pettigrove and Cherie.
l. Bar - Belinda O’Keeffe, Kerryl Davie & Gab Webster Bar Managers for the Day
m. Presentation - Gary Pettigrove (2 people)

Notice February 7, 2018: Flag Your Beach - DHL Summer Campaign

DHL wants to know why you love your beach!
Show them why and WIN a holiday to any patrolled beach in Australia,
PLUS $2000 for your club and loads more daily prizes.
Keep an eye out for competition posters that will be sent out to your club in the coming weeks.
Visit http://www.dhlsummer.com for updates on the competition.

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).

Notice February 7, 2018: ROTARY CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES FUNDRAISING DAY

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: Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

1. Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Swim cares for the environment.
For this year’s swim, the award winners will also be given a Boomerang shopping bag to reduce the use of plastic.
All the cool people use Boomerang Shopping Bags.
As each swimmer completes their swim they can refresh their thirst using clean water
from reusable plastic cups which will be collected, washed and made available again next year.
Every swimmer gets a Woolworths Canvas reusable shopping bag with their cap and shirt.
We are working on additional ways to minimise the impact on environment of our swim
and would like to hear from you on other ideas we can incorporate into the event.
If you have reusable plastic drinking cups you no longer need can you please donate them to the Ocean Swim.
Please leave them at the Club Bar or Club Office.

2. Can you help on the Bay to Breakers Swim on Sunday 11th March.
Please contact the area coordinators as below if you can help:
a. Logistics - Peter Halpin from 7am to 8am and from 11am to noon (5 people)
b. BBQ, Food - Bede Webster from 8am to 12 noon (3 people)
c. Registrations - Lynn Bain or Gary Pettigrove from 7am to 9:30am
d. Recorders - Rosemary Butt, Marilyn Halpin and Barb Wells
e. Water Safety - Andrew Mizzi (we need 25 water safety people please: board paddlers, radio observers, surf break support, IRB)
f. IRB Drivers - Pete Mckay (we need 3 IRB drivers and crew from 6:45am to 11:30am)
g. Surfboats - Peter Haselden (we need two surfboats to lead the swimmers 8:30am to 11am)
h. Runners - Nippers to run support messages and time / record papers back to the club (9:30 to 11am)
i. Starter - David Butt and Marshalling support (2 people 8:30am to 10am)
j. Coordination - Gary Pettigrove (2 people)
k. Computer - Lynda McKay, Jenny Pettigrove and Cherie.
l. Bar - Geoff Wells is looking for a Bar Manager for the Day
m. Presentation - Gary Pettigrove (2 people)

3. Registrations are open on the Hotondo Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim website.
We are catering for 300 swimmers this year given good conditions.
We have ordered another good day for swimming on 11th March 2018.
Clean water, little wind, higher tide and a small to medium surf break.

Notice January 31, 2018: Broulee Swim Goodies Bag Items Requested

The Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Swim is looking for suitable goods to place in the participants bags this year.
Does your company or business have something to give away free?

We are looking for sun or massage creams, sun visors, bottle openers, spices or scents,
coffee or discount vouchers or toys, hats or anything else we can give away and ensure
the swimmers see value for money in swimming at Broulee.
Please discuss with your Boss and Manager to see what you can get.
If you see a special on your travels and you can afford to buy it and donate it to the swim it will be appreciated by all.

Contact Gary Pettigrove M 0417 069 826 if you have a good idea we can chase up on.

Notice January 31, 2018: Hotondo – Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

Entries are rolling in for the 7th Hotondo Broulee Bay to breakers Swim scheduled for Sunday 11th March.
All registered swimmers before the 2nd February 2018 are guaranteed a Swim Event T shirt as part of their pack.
Participants that have done five swims will get a Bronze Dolphin polo shirt.
Keep your swims coming towards the goal of 5 to be a Bronze Dolphin.

Invite your friends and family to swim with you and make the day a huge success.
All age divisions and the open do a 1.4km scenic swim and there is the 500m swim for under 12 and under 14 swimmers and nippers.

Register NOW on the Swim website: http://oceanswim.brouleesurfersslsc.org.au/

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 25, 2018: Beach Party Trivia Night – Saturday 3rd March

SEE FLYER: Beach Party Flyer (.pdf, 256Kb)
Cost - $10 a ticket available at the club Friday nights.
Prizes for best decorated table.
Lucky door prize.
Chocolate Wheel.

Notice January 25, 2018: Education Update - Upcoming courses

* The Training Officer Certificate Course has been postponed till 24th-25th March
due to insufficient numbers.
While the club has some nominations, if there are other interested members
please contact Kel Pearce on BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com
so that more details can be provided.
The course overview is attached.
Canberra members are encouraged to consider.

* The First Aid Course is scheduled for Sunday 25th Feb at Broulee.
The course cost is $125 which will be covered by the club if you are a proficient patrolling member.
At this time there are not sufficient numbers for the course to be held;
we are looking for a minimum panel of 8 and numbers above that will be determined by the Club Executive
due to the course cost being met by the club.
A pre-course work book is required to be completed.
Nominations to BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com

* The Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Course is to be conducted on Saturday 3rd March at Broulee.
The pre-course requirement for this course will be to undertake the Bronze Medallion online modules
for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Basic Oxygen / Defibrillation Techniques.
This pre-course will allow the course to be completed in one day.
Nominations to BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com

* Silver Medallion IRB Driver Assessment.
The final assessment day for IRB Driver assessment for the season will be on Sunday 8th April.

* Bronze Medallion / Surf Rescue Certificate o Nominations are sought for BM/SRC course in both Broulee and Canberra.
The proposed courses include:
? SRC to BM upgrade with Radio Operators component – Broulee based.
Most likely in 17th-18th March.
Nominations required. ? Accelerated BM Course for Pool Bronze Holders.
Assessment 17th Feb TBC ? Broulee based BM/SRC Feb – Apr.
Dates TBC.
Assessment dates 17th-18th March and 14th-15th Apr ? Canberra based BM/SRC Feb – Apr. Assessment dates 17th-18th March and 14th-15th Apr.
Proposed swim test Sunday 4th Feb in conjunction with Canberra Nippers.
Course brief to be conducted as well.
o Swim tests are to be completed prior to the commencement of theory/online component.
Course syllabus are attached.
o Nominations are by way of email.
There is no need to provide a training enrolment form. o Course numbers may be limited.
o Training dates can be discussed with those interested.
Training dates will reflect the carnival schedule, trainer availability and provide flexibility
through a blended delivery (face to face and self-paced online modules).
Please contact BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com for further details.
* Radio Operator Certificate.
Nominations are sought from patrolling and non-patrolling members of the club
who wish to undertake the Radio Operators Certificate.
The award allows you to patrol without the requirement to undertake aquatic rescues.
Dates to be confirmed based on interest.
Course syllabus is attached.
Please contact BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com for further details.
Course syllabuses:
Training Officer Course Syllabus (.pdf, 240Kb)
IRB Crew Course Syllabus (.pdf, 112Kb)
IRB Driver Course Syllabus (.pdf, 242Kb)
Silver Medallion Beach Management Course Syllabus (.pdf, 147Kb)
Advanced Resuscitation Course Syllabus (.pdf, 110Kb)
Radio Operator Course Syllabus (.pdf, 203Kb)

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 9, 2018: Coastal Erosion and Coastal Inundation

My name is Anna Attard, I’m a research assistant at the University of New South Wales
and am working on a project which analyses how NSW communities
understand the coastal hazards of coastal erosion and coastal inundation.
I’m surveying 5 specific communities; NSW Surf Lifesavers, NSW teachers,
coastal decision makers, coastal holiday park managers and tourists.
Through surveying these communities, we’re hoping to gain a broad spectrum of understandings that
can help to shape future communication and adaptation efforts to address coastal management issues.

I’m writing to you to ask if you would be able to complete my online survey (attached below).
The information gained from the SLS community is vital, as many members have a close affinity
with the beach and we want to know their views and perspectives.

The attached file gives a quick outline about the research, a picture and the link to the online survey:
UNNSW SLSC Survey (.pdf, 128Kb)
Participants can go into the draw to win one of three iPads.

Thank you for your assistance,
Anna Attard
Research Assistant
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
UNSW Australia
Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
Mobile: 0404 325 058

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.

Notice January 4, 2018: NSW Country Titles

The NSW Country Titles are on the 3rd and 4th February at South West Rocks.
If you would like to enter please email Scott at sselliotts@gmail.com by the 3rd January.

Notice December 14, 2017: Upcoming Courses

* Training Officer.
A cross branch Training Officer Course has been provisionally scheduled for 10th - 11th February 2018.
The course will be conducted at Bomaderry and accommodation assistance is to be discussed at the next Committee meeting.
Nominations are required to BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com by 10th December 2017 – date has been extended to allow for more nominations to be received.

* First Aid Course Date TBC February 2018.
Nominations are being called for the First Aid courses to be conducted at Broulee in February 2018 (final date TBC).
This course requires completion of a preparatory work book and requires online access.
This course will be delivered by a commercial provider.
This is also a good course for those who do not hold the Bronze Medallion and wish to be a patrol member.
Expressions of interest are required to BSSLSCEducation@gmail.com by 16th December 2017
with confirmed dates available in mid January when nominations will be called.
The course numbers will be limited due to club funding for the course.

* SRC Radio Upgrade.
Planned for this course to be conducted in February 2018.
Should be less than a half day course conducted at Broulee.
Further details to be advised.

Notice December 14, 2017: Canberra / Broulee Nippers Club

Win the Sport Minister’s Award for Innovation at the Canberra Sports Awards.
This is a great article posted by SLSNSW after the Canberra / Broulee Nippers
win at the ACT Sports Awards recently.

https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/news/innovative-club-scoops-canberra-award

Congratulations to Bethany Williams, Wendy Law and the many Canberra
based Broulee members & parents for your fantastic effort and achievemnt.
This award is well deserved reward for your outstanding dedication and hard work.

Notice December 6, 2017: Can I change the way I patrol? - YES

There are some patrolling members who may find it a challenge to maintain their skills
to meet the requirements of the bronze medallion skills maintenance.
These members can still be valued contributors to our operational capability
and may allow for a longer career on the beach.
There are options of undertaking a “dry pathway” for patrols.
Rather than patrolling as a bronze medallion holder (a rescuer), members can patrol
as a first aid officer, radio operator, or as the ART operator.
In fact, if you have previously held a bronze medallion and currently hold one of the above awards
you can attend the Silver Medallion Beach Management award course.
If any club members wish to progress this as an option,
please discuss with your patrol captain and the Education Team.

Notice December 6, 2017: Radio Operator Course

Clarification is being sought if currently proficient BM holders can receive
the Radio Operators Certificate through RCC/RPL.

Notice December 6, 2017: Mollymook South Coast Surf Boat Carnival (Warilla Series Round 2)

Broulee took 4 crews to Mollymook for round 2 of the Warilla South Coast Boat series.
Spike, the surfboat, had 15 races and won 7 and came second 4 times.

This Series is a point score over 4 rounds.
At this stage the following progress scores up to round 2 are:

Broulee Male Vets lead their division and are on 65 points, ahead of Mollymook on 49 and Narooma on 45.
Broulee Female Vets lead their division and are on 64 points ahead of Mollymook on 54 and North Cronulla on 47.
Broulee Open Women are in third place on 49 points behind Wollongong on 57 and Bulli on 51.
Broulee Reserve Males had their first carnival and sit in 10th spot on 20 points behind Batemans Bay on 66 points.

The Broulee Vets male and female crews won all their heats and both came second in the final after a
crew from behind, caught a wave that was not behind us and beat us to the line.
The Capitals open women had their best race day for a while and had two seconds
and a third to finish overall second for the day.
The Broulee reserve crew had their first ever row at a carnival and made the final and came fourth.
A great effort first up.

The surfboats now move their focus to the Bass before returning to the sprint series in February.

Notice November 21, 2017: Canberra / Broulee Nippers Finalists for the CBR Sport Awards

In the category: Ministers Award – Innovation.
CBR Sport Awards (.pdf, 426Kb)
The Canberra / Broulee Nippers have just been announced as one of only three finalists
for the CBR Sport Awards in the category: Ministers Award – Innovation.
A well-deserved recognition for Bethany and Wendy for the innovation of bringing Nippers to Canberra,
and for all the work involved in establishing the program.
Great news as well for all the volunteers that have helped make it a reality,
and thanks for all the support and training provided by the club.
Winner is announced on 1st December.

Notice November 15, 2017: Social Committee

For many years our club has had a tremendous social atmosphere, largely due to a very active Social Committee.
Unfortunately, in the past 12 months a number of people on that committee
have dropped out and the committee has floundered a bit.
The remaining members of the committee are looking for ’new blood’ to help revitalise this vital part of our club.
If you are interested, drop me line and I’ll put you in touch with others in the group.
Write to Geoff at BSSLSCNotices@gmail.com

Notice November 15, 2017: Broulee Open Men Surfboat perform well in opening round of Ocean Thunder

Broulee, with “Jack Links Beef Jerky” as the boats sponsor, started their campaign with a second place
following a huge sprint up the beach by debutant Haydan Connor to just edge out rival Sydney crew South Curl Curl.
Sweep Jack Paterson, who filled in for regular sweep Rob Pollock,
was full of praise for the crew and was impressed with their boat speed.
The next round is on December 9th.
There are 4 rounds which will be televised on Fox Sports and replayed numerous times
during summer in Pub/Clubs/homes both in Australia and overseas.
The crew is Steve Kenna, Brendan Ellis, Hayden Connor, Craig Shepard and Rob Pollock and Jack Paterson as sweeps.
Read the full story: Ocean Thunder (.pdf, 63Kb)
See pic attached.
Also, go to: http://www.oceanthunder.com.au for more Ocean Thunder action.

Notice November 15, 2017: Matt Goddard Receives a National Meritorious Award

On the 26th of March 2017, Matt Goddard, a 14-year-old SRC member from Broulee Surfers SLSC
was training on a race board when he noticed a man struggling to keep his head above water.
He immediately went to the man’s aid.
Matthew remained calm and successfully carried out the rescue in challenging conditions,
on a board not designed for this purpose.
His maturity beyond his years allowed him to provide reassurance and keep the man calm throughout.
The ’spooky’ thing about this event is that his Grandfather received a similar award
for a rescue perform on exactly the same date, but 45 years ago.
Congratulations Matt!
See attached pic of Matt receiving his award.

Notice November 15, 2017: Bulli Surfboat Carnival Report

On a cold (12C), windy (Southerly) and with showers and a 1.5m wave, three Broulee surfboat crews
huddled under the tent to keep warm.
The results were fantastic for the Broulee crews.
Must have been the cold winter training in Canberra.

The results had the Broulee Male Vets and the Broulee Female Vets in first place with maximum points
and the Broulee Capitals women in 4th place.
The male Vets make it five carnivals in a row undefeated and the female vets are a newly formed crew
with Belynda McNaughton, Susan McKeag, Vikki Fischer and Robyn Trenton.
The Broulee Capitals raced well without luck (a boat load of water in the final) to finish 4th overall.

It was nice to drive back to sunny/warm Canberra for a change.
Well done to all crews.

Notice October 25, 2017: Rooster River – Broulee Wins Open Women

Broulee entered three crews in the annual Rooster River Run and all three crews were on the presentation dais at the end of the race.
The Broulee Capitals won the open women’s division in a time of 1 hour 17 minutes in difficult strong SE winds.
The crew of Vikki Fischer, Teresa Comacchio, Annie McAppion and Robyn Trenton
held off the North Cronulla crew in second and the Broulee Bean Pee Wah crew swept by Polly.
The Broulee Vets were leading their masters division at the 3.4 stage when the under 23 Wanda crew collided
and turned the Broulee boat 180 degrees into a girls crew, allowing North Cronulla and Tathra to sneak past and take out the first two places.
Broulee Vets battled on but did not get their mojo back to finish third in one hour and 13 minutes.

42 crews entered this years Rooster Run in 6 divisions.
The race starts at Picnic Point on the Georges River and goes 12 km to St Georges Sailing Club at Sans Soui.
The houses along this trip are amazing and the scenery and boats spectacular although only the sweeps have time to look.
The rowers were focused on making their boats go faster for longer.
Looking great for the Bass.
Go Broulee!

Notice October 25, 2017: Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

Attached you will find a Poster for the Hotondo Homes Ocean Swim in March next year.
Swim Poster (.pdf, 324Kb)

Please help boost registrations and print the poster to hang in your workspace
and make sure you forward the poster to any friends or family who might be interested in doing the swim.

Registrations are now Open for the 11 March 2018 Swim – go to:
http://oceanswim.brouleesurfersslsc.org.au/

Notice October 18, 2017: Editors Note:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the many new members to the Broulee Surf Club.
Your name has been added to my address list for the newsletters (Notices).
The Notices are distributed to over 750 addresses through Broulee, Mossy, Tomakin, Moruya and Canberra.
The Notices are normally published weekly throughout the year and advertise upcoming events, courses,
social activities, achievements by club members, results of our various sports stars (young & old) and numerous
other activities the members and friends of the surf club may be interested in.
There is also a small area at the bottom of the Notices for any Community Announcements.
However, the Notices are only as good as the information I receive.
This is essentially a ‘cut and paste’ exercise on my behalf.
Write the article and I will cut and paste it into the Notices.
Please keep them brief.
Longer articles will be included, but will normally be attached as a document.
Pictures will (normally) also be attached.
Please keep the size of the pictures below about 350KB.
Shrink the photos please so I don’t have to.
I can’t send out huge documents, there are too many addresses and the email won’t go out through the server.
So get writing if you want something included and send to Geoff at BSSLSCNotices@gmail.com.
Regards
Geoff

Notice October 4, 2017: Ken Filmer – RIP

Ken Filmer, a long standing and founding member of the BSSLSC passed away last weekend.
Ken’s funeral is at 2:00pm at the St Johns Anglican Church Moryua tomorrow, Thursday 5th October.
The Club extends their sympathies to the Filmer family.

Notice October 4, 2017: Surfboat Rescues Two Kayakers on Lake Burley Griffin

The first rescue of the season – complete!
I’m gonna call it early – that has to be the BEST rescue of the season!
Well done girls.
A great tale, read the full story attached:
Surfboat Rescues Two Kayakers on Lake Burley Griffin (.pdf, 79Kb).

Notice September 28, 2017: Patrol Rosters & Patrol Lists

Welcome back to another season.
See Roster and Patrol list attached.
PLEASE NOTE THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES MADE TO PATROLS, SO PLEASE CHECK!
Patrol Captains and Vice Captains kick the season off this Saturday, 30th September - 10:00 - 14:00.
I apologise in advance if I have left you off the list.
If so please contact me on 0402306024 or Email: andrew@trussworx.com.au.
Andrew Mizzi

Notice September 28, 2017: Surfboat Season Has Begun in Style For Broulee

Broulee had three crews in the Pambula Club to Pub on 23rd September.
The 10km course from Pambula and up the Merimbula river had strong head winds and choppy conditions.
The going was tough.
The Broulee Open Women swept by Polly came first in the division and Broulee Capitals swept by Gary came second.
In the Masters Men the Broulee Vets swept by David Maguire came a close second behind the Wanda crew.
The Broulee Vets rowed a minute faster over the course than the open male winners.
Fifteen crews presented at the start for the two divisions of Open and Masters surfboats.
Congratulations to the Broulee crews and a promising start to the season and the 20th George Bass Surfboat Marathon coming up in January.

Congratulations also to Scott Carver who won the 23km Ski Race in fine style.

Notice September 28, 2017: Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

The Broulee Swim committee met for a strategy planning session in August.
Both the Surf Club and the BMPCA would like to see the event be more professional, mature its standards
and grow the participation significantly over the next few years.
We are looking at improvements to the electronic timings and reducing administration efforts.

The Broulee Swim organising committee has also made a small change to the procedures for the 11th March 2018 swim.

Wetsuits
Swimmers need to wear FINA approved swimwear to be eligible for the cash prizes in all divisions.
People can still wear wetsuits in the age divisions but they will not be eligible for the cash prizes.
This is to lift the standard of the event in the eyes of regular ocean swimmers and to grow the event over the next few years.
Open swimmers must only wear FINA approved swimwear as usual.

Longer Swim
The committee agreed to incorporate a longer 3km Ocean Swim at the Hotondo Bay to Breakers event in March 2019.
The proposed course starts on North Broulee Bay from the toilet block towards the Island, and includes a 100m run
over the sand dune, then joins the normal course from Broulee Island Bay to the surf beach.
Swim 1.5km, run 100m, swim 1.4km.
We are seeking feedback on the proposed long course and any alternatives you think may be better.

Registrations are now Open for the 11th March 2018 Swim.
You can now register for the 2018 Hotondo Broulee Ocean Swim using the swim website:
http://oceanswim.brouleesurfersslsc.org.au/

Notice September 13, 2017: CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW SRC MEMBERS

A HUGE thank you to Mick Lambert and Nick and Craig Goddard for giving up their entire weekend
to put 15 of our Nippers through their SRC (Surf Rescue Certificate) training this weekend.
It's great volunteers like this that make our club so great.
Congratulations to the 15 Nippers who completed their SRC.
They spent Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday leaning the skills they need
to become Surf Life Savers this season and wear for the first time the patrol uniform.
These Nippers are all Under 14's. This will be their last year of Nippers but the beginning of their Surf Life Saving journey as Life Savers.
It is great to see them giving back to the community and giving up their time to patrol our beach this Summer.
Well done to all.
Pics attached.

Notice July 27, 2017: New Committee

At our recent AGM a new committee was elected for the coming year.
Al Veness remains as our President, and Wendy Law and Lynda Mackay have stayed on as Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
Geoff has stepped out of the Vice Presidents role (but remains on the committee) to be replaced by Kirsty.
Andrew Mizzi has taken over as Club Captain.
A few of our long standing committee members have chosen to retire.
Most notably Gordon Harris and Mick Lambert.
Gordon was our club Secretary for many years and more recently acted as our Radio Officer.
Mick has fulfilled the role of Chief Instructor also for many years.
You have both contributed a huge amount to the ongoing success of the club.
Thank you.

The full list of committee positions is here, with a number of new faces:
http://www.brouleesurfersslsc.org.au/management.html

Notice July 13, 2017: Congratulations Kirra Dale - Silver Medal NSW SLS Pool Championship

Kirra Dale from BSSLSC won a silver medallion at the NSW SLS pool championship.
Well done Kirra, great effort.
See pic attached.

Notice June 26, 2017: Beyond Bank - A Great Way to Support your Club - Reminder

You now have the opportunity to support the Broulee Surf Club and help us achieve our goal of being the best surf club for our community at no cost to you.
The Broulee Surf club has partnered with Beyond Bank Australia and just by opening a Community Reward savings account and linking it to the Broulee Surf Club we will receive a bonus payment from Beyond Bank each year.
This is a great way to support us whilst you save for your next holiday, surf board or school fees at no cost to you.
The Community Reward Account provides a competitive interest rate and no fees (T&C’s apply).
So drop into the Beyond Bank branch in Batemans Bay which is located in Fenning Place, 2A-4A Orient Street Batemans Bay, one of the 8 branches across Canberra and Queanbeyan or give them a call on 132585.
See leaflet: BeyondBank Leaflet (.pdf, 134Kb)

Notice June 26, 2017: FSC Lifesaver of the Year – Darren Browning

Darren Browning was selected as Lifesaver of the year on the Far South Coast.
See him receiving his award from SLSNSW Director of Member Services Trent Thomas in the attached pic.

Notice June 20, 2017: BROULEE EARNS TOP AWARDS AT THE FAR SOUTH COAST BRANCH PRESENTATIONS

The Far South Coast Branch of Surf Lifesaving has honoured its top Lifesavers at the recent presentation evening, hosted by the Narooma Surf Life Saving Club last Saturday.
It was a big night for Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club who took home seven major awards as well as the Jack Beale Trophy for the highest combined point score.
Wendy Law, claimed three of Broulee’s seven awards including Administrator of the Year, Presidents Award for Services to the Branch and the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Wendy was recognised for her efforts as Secretary of the Broulee club, director of Finance for the Far South Coast Branch and George Bass Marathon, and her involvement in local carnivals as assistant director of sport and an official.

Peter McKay, of Broulee took out FSC Best & Fairest competitor, Darren Browning won Lifesaver of the Year as well as Competitor of the Year, and the Canberra Broulee Vets crew also claimed Team of the Year.

Far South Coast Branch President Tony Rettke congratulated all winners. “This year was another fantastic season on our beaches, with over 100 people rescued, some great competition and members taking part in development programs,” he said …….” and to have so many young people engaged and involved is simply amazing.”

The Branch winners are now State Finalists for Surf Life Saving NSW which is being held in August.

FSC Branch SLS - 2016 /17 Award Winners Winner Club
Junior Life Saver of the Year (FEMALE) Darcy Coppin Moruya SLSC
Junior Life Saver of the Year (MALE) Joel Doble Batemans Bay SLSC
SLSC Presidents Trophy Wendy Law Broulee
Best & Fairest Competitor of the Year Peter McKay Broulee
Carnival of the Year Narooma  
Team of the Year Broulee Vets Broulee
Coach of the Year Brendan Constable Narooma
Official of the Year Wendy Law Broulee
Club Person of the Year Glenn Bywater Narooma SLSC
Trainer of the Year Bruce McAslan Bermagui SLSC
Administrator of the Year - Myril Bunt Wendy Law Broulee
Young Lifesaver "Rookie" of the Year Ainslie Scully Moruya SLSC
Young Branch Person of the Year - Fergus Thomson William Vaughan-Smith Bermagui SLSC
Lifesaver of the Year Darren Browning Broulee
Rescue of the Year Tathra SLSC and Civilians  
Branch Person of the Year Wendy Law Broulee
Club of the Year Bermagui  
Jack Beale Trophy Broulee  
Competitor of the Year Darren Browning Broulee


Notice June 9, 2017: Broulee Surfboat Crew Support the Dawn service at Tuross on ANZAC Day

The Broulee Surfboat crew swept by Rob Pollock attended the Dawn service at Tuross on ANZAC Day
and their efforts were greatly appreciated by those in attendance.
Thanks Polly and the crew.
See letter attached: Anzac Day (.pdf, 131Kb)

Notice May 31, 2017: Friday Night Food At The Club - Clarification

The club has been made aware there is some confusion re the bringing of food on a Friday night.
For many years members and friends of the club have brought along a few nibbles to share.
This practice can continue, although we ask that you not bring along a ‘full meal'.
The Café is open downstairs for those looking for a meal.
Fish & Chips and burgers are available at very reasonable prices from the South Brou Café.
All our patrons need to be aware that Kirsty (the proprietor of the café) pays rent for the café and plus she donates a percentage of her takings on a Friday night to the club.
So, by supporting Kirsty, we support the club.

Notice May 8, 2017: Southern Phone Community Program Contribute $5000 To Broulee Surfers SLSC

Southern Phone is proud to be able to support the Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club
and will contribute $5000 toward the purchase of a second-hand inflatable rescue boat.
Southern Phone Company is a community company at heart and are committed to the area in which we live.
By contributing to Broulee Surfers Surf Club they hope to make a positive impact in the Eurobodalla community.
Southern Phone have organised a presentation event for 4:00pm, Wednesday 10th May at their offices at 6 Page Street Moruya.
Southern Phone are seeking representatives from our club, including nippers, patrollers and other members to attend the presentation.
Please wear either patrol uniform or our club shirts.
Please attend if you can - 4:00pm, this Wednesday 10th May at 6 Page Street Moruya.
We need to thank Southern Phone and the best way to do this is to have a good attendance at this short presentation event.

Notice May 3, 2017: Club Presentations and Patrollers Drinks

Around 100 people (just under) enjoyed a great night last Saturday for our annual Patrollers Drinks and Presentation night.
Thank you Pete and Vicki for organising the food (it was nice Pete – next time don’t forget to feed yourself).
Thank you also to Rumpole, Andrew, Gab, Gordon and a few others for managing the bar.
The night was a big success as we celebrated the Club’s achievements over the past year.

Congratulations to Claire Forbes from Canberra who was awarded the Club Person of the Year.
Well deserved, good on you Claire.
Well done also to our Male Patroller of the Year – Nick Goddard and to Female Patroller of the Year – Annabelle Smith.
Great to see young people coming through and winning these awards.
Another example of our young members shining through was Aaron Flood, who took out the Junior Achiever of the Year Award.
Well done Aaron.

Perhaps in a few years we’ll see a few of our current Cadets coming through and taking out these awards,
in particular Tom Griffiths who was selected as the Cadet Coaches award winner and Jasper Motyka who is the Cadet of the year 2017.

Congratulations also to the Canberra Mens Vets crew who won the Gus McDonald Anzac Award.
This crew have won just about everything this year, including the World Title (in France) and the prestigious South Coast Boat Series.

Our Sunday handicap swims were a success again this year, but there is only one winner.
Congratulations to Steve Dubois who gained maximum points on the last swim of the season to hit the lead at the right time.

Other Awards included:

Patrol awards:
o 1. Ian Filmer
o 2. Jasper Motyka
o 3. Aaron Flood
o 4. Matt Goddard
o 5. Ken Murphy
o 6. Claire Forbes
o 7. Chelsea Rowley
o 8. Chris Park

100% Patroller Award:
There were 37 patrollers who completed 100% patrols this season, a great effort showing tremendous commitment.

There were also six patrollers who have completed five years of 100% patrols:
Cherise Walker
Amanda Smith
Ken Murphy
Andrew Mizzi
David Hosking
Jamie Griffiths

Patrol of the Year 2017 – Patrol 3

Notice April 26, 2017: Congratulations To Matt Goddard - NSW Rescue of the Month

Rescuing a heavily fatigued swimmer from a rip in late March 2017.
On Sunday 26 March at 1:30pm, Broulee Surfers lifesaver Matthew Goddard courageously rescued a male who was caught in a rip at Broulee Beach.
Matthew, a 14 year old SRC member, was board training at the time when he noticed a male struggling after being smashed off a sandbar by 2-3 metre waves.
In the heavy swell, Matthew immediately paddled over to assist the 25 year old from the rip.
Well done Matt! Read the full story at:
http://www.surflifesaving.com.au/news/broulee-surfers-win-nsw-award

Notice March 22, 2017: Our Cadets Show Leadership At Wambiri Leadership Camp

The following cadets went down to Wambiri leadership camp last weekend to help out.
* Mentors were: Jack Griffiths, Fraser Wildman, Emma and Maddi Grayson
* Leaders were: Annabelle Smith and Sam O'Keeffe.
Without these young people passing on their wisdom each year,
these camps are not nearly as successful or fun for the younger participants

Notice March 15, 2017: Record Numbers Enter the Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

Smiles all round – 6th Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim.
By John Hicks

Sympathetic seas, surf and skies smiled on the 290 swimmers in Sunday’s sixth Hotondo Homes Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim.
After a week of heavy swell, seas abated enough to provide almost perfect conditions although the frisky shore break at South Broulee did remind swimmers that it was a fair dinkum ocean swim.
From nippers to septuagenarians, there were some wonderful performances.
At 79, Alan Cameron was the oldest in the field and came 6th in the over seventies.
“I pulled up OK but lost my goggles” Alan said.
He has swum in five of the six swims “missed one two years ago because of open heart surgery”, he explained.

Fastest on the day was John Fox (in the over 50s) whose time of 19 min 59 sec just shaded the winner of the open (Jarrod Killey in 20min 3 sec).
Nina Thorne was particularly impressive in winning the U12 500m by over 30 seconds.

Expectations for swimmers varied.
Andrew Sneddon of Canberra, who was swimming in his fourth ocean swim for the year to get fit, had modest ambitions.
He just wanted to finish with a pulse and be standing up which he did.
For others, family bragging rights were to the fore.
Charlotte Dunn of Canberra came seventh in the under 14s but because she didn’t swim faster than her dad Vincent (11th in the over 40s) she will have to wash his car.

Gary Pettigrove, the swim coordinator, applauded the number of swimmers who had swum in all six swims and expressed thanks
for the terrific support the event has got from local businesses, particularly the major sponsor for the last five years - Hotondo Homes.

The swim raised $9000 which will be split between the Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club and the Broulee Mossy Point Community Association.
Wendy Law, secretary of the SLS Club said the money would go towards replacing an all-terrain vehicle that had recently rusted out.
Ross Hayward, President of the Community Association indicated that the Association will use the funds to progress a shared walkway at Mossy Point.

Sponsors of the event included Hotondo Homes (major Sponsor), and Tomakin Sports and Social Club, Total Eco Adventures & Broulee Surf School,
Broulee Supermarket and Cellars, Offshore Surf Shop, IGA the Moorings Tomakin, The Lodge Broulee, fx Business Centre, Mogo Zoo,
Bay Physiotherapy & Pilates, Woolworths Moruya, Kardinia Wines, Bridge Plaza/Village Centre and the Vikings Group Club ACT.

A huge thanks to the Water Safety team led by Andrew Mizzi.
A lot of tired swimmers turned the last buoy and head to the beach and the swimmers with tubes, board paddlers, and Darren on the Jet Ski
did a fabulous job supporting them to the finish.
Darren your skills on that jet ski were amazing to watch as the waves tumbled a few more swimmers towards the beach.
The Club is also very grateful for a hard working Swim Committee who diligently applied themselves to make this Broulee swim special.
The committee includes Lynn Bain, Lynda McKay, Al Veness, Geoff Wells, Ray Vest, Peter Halpin, Bede Webster, Jeff Lucas and Gordon Harris.

Thanks to the Sailing club for the use of their Buoys (Andrew Bain).

Some swimmer feedback on this year’s swim:
"I just wanted to say a personal thank you to all the organisers and the water safety team during yesterday's main swim event
and especially in the junior event where my youngest son swam his first competitive ocean swim in very challenging conditions for a little kid.
If it wasn't for water safety he may not have made it back in as he was getting swept out wide.
He had a big grin plastered over his face as he dragged himself from the wash and across the finish line.
So a big thank you to the water safety guy that swam with Nathan back in.
He said he would like to do it again but in better conditions if you can arrange that."

"Thank you for the results and a well organised day.
The assistance provided by everyone made it relaxing and very ordered for the number of people attending.
This was the first time we have competed.
We will definitely try to come to next year’s event.
We had 10 people come from Wagga Wagga to compete in our group.
For some it was their first ocean swim.
Very nervous Saturday but they made it through and loved it."

"A big thanks to you and all the volunteers who made it such a great day!
See you next year!"

"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all your team for such a fun swim today.
It was my first ocean swim and it was terrific.
The event was so well organised and everything flowed so seamlessly.
I felt really safe and supported in the water with all the polite and helpful support crew.
I would love to come back next year."

In appreciation:
"Another great event (my second B2B)."

"Many thanks to the Broulee SLSC and all the volunteers involved in the organisation for the day (and not just on the day as well).
Congratulations on a wonderful community surf event.
It's people and clubs like yours that make us proud and thankful to be lucky enough to live where we do – locally and indeed on this planet.
Thank you."

"Many thanks also for the speedy posting of results.
It's great to see where you finish with your peers – and to find out so quickly.
The breakers and small rip caught me out at the end (I'm not a great ocean swimmer) but I still managed to keep my head above water.
Makes me more determined for next year!"

Notice March 15, 2017: Broulee U19 Women’s surf boat crew “Sum Yum Guns” Silver at NSW State Titles

Broulee Womans U19 crew scored a second at the NSW titles.
Read the full story and check out a couple of images.
Well done girls (and Polly) - Congratulations!!!

Notice March 2, 2017: A Big thank you to Moruya Rotary

A Big thank you to Moruya Rotary for their Generous offer to fund a new First aid kit to the value of $700.00.

Notice March 2, 2017: Latest Results News

Outstanding results for Broulee at the South Coast Surf Boat Series.
Read the full story.

Notice February 23, 2017: Latest Results News

Outstanding results for Broulee at the ASRL Australian Surfboat Open at Shellharbour.
Read the full story and check out a couple of images.

Notice February 9, 2017: Survey A Huge Success – Thank You

217 people responded to the Survey about the club over the past week, thank you.
The survey results will be used as part of our Grant Application for the Second Stage Development.
The results will also help the club plan a path ahead over future years.
Thank you again to those who contributed.

Notice February 9, 2017: Broulee Women Win Gold and Silver at NSW Country Championships

Broulee Women’s surfboat crews travelled to South West Rocks for the NSW Country Championships
held at South West Rocks on the Far North Coast NSW, winning Gold and Silver Medals.
Read the full story attached and check out a couple of picks of the girls.

Notice February 2, 2017: Broulee U19 Women Win National Short Course Championship

Broulee U19 Women’s crew “ Sum Yum Guns” have secured the National Short Course Surfboat Championship held at Manly.
The Crew Violetta Favaloro, Isabella Bussa, Paris Hadley, Topaz Eaton and sweep/coach Robert Pollock, had their maiden appearance on the weekend
as a crew with only the stroke Violetta Favaloro competed in surfboats before.
They also took on the Nations best U19 Women crews on the Saturday in the normal long course competition and made the final and came 3rd in a tight final.
Read the Full story attached (also a pic of the successful crew).

Notice January 18, 2017: Beach Briefing On Rip Awareness - Thanks Kel

A good crowd of around 100 people watched a brief presentation by Kel Pearce on Rip awareness a few weeks ago.
Kel kept the crowd captivated with many people saying afterwards the presentation was a useful and informative exercise.
Thanks Kel!
Pics attached.

Thanks also to Mick Lambert and Peter Halpin who gave a similar presentation to campers at the Broulee Caravan Park.

Notice January 12, 2017: Door Knock! Thank you!

Thank you to the small number of members and friends who walked the streets of Broulee last week.
Special thanks to the couple of Canberra rowers who drove down from Canberra to help out,
and to Bev Dent – one of our regular ‘Brass Monkeys’ who walked the streets instead of going for a swim.
Our efforts raised $4,000.
Thanks again!

Notice January 12, 2017: South Coast Boat Series Warilla Carnival

Broulee Capital Vets Remain Undefeated Since Their World Championship Victory.
Broulee had two crews at the Warilla Surfboat carnival last weekend.
The Broulee Vets and the Open Women (Capitals) raced in perfect conditions at Warilla.
The 3 round robin racing and the final were hotly contested all day.

The Broulee Vets (Jeff Dunne, Morgan Freemantle, Pete Shaw, and Stephen Moore) won each of their three round robin races in tight finishes
and were 2 boat lengths in front in the final when Wanda and Narooma caught a wave up to us.
A sprint finish happened with Broulee crossing the line first, Narooma second and Wanda came in third.
Since winning the World Masters Surfboat Championship in Netherlands in September, the Broulee Vets (Next Top Boaties)
have one every event they have entered at FSC and SCBS and are strong chances at the ASRL surfboat championships in February.

The Broulee Open women (Claire Forbes, Teresa Comacchio, Vikki Fischer and Robin Trenton) raced well all day
but finished 7th overall and just missed the final race by a point.
This was a new crew combination and a few minor technical mishaps during two of the races caused the girls to miss the final but it is a learning experience.

The next Surf boat racing is at Narooma on 28 January which will be the branch championships for Surfboats only with the rest of the championships
happening at Pambula which is on the same weekend as the ASRL open at Shellharbour.
Photos attached: Broulee Vets and Ladies crew in action.

Notice January 5, 2017: THANK YOU TO LAWMANS FRAMES AND TRUSSES

At the end of last season ANDREW MIZZI from LAWMANS FRAMES AND TRUSSES kindly donated a new race board and cover to our CADETS programme.
On behalf of GARRY, JAMIE AND ALL THE CADETS we say a huge THANKYOU to Andrew Mizzi and the LAWMANS team.
We are currently on the lookout for a second board which again Andrew is donating.
THANK YOU ANDREW WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.