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LAST EDITED WEDNESDAY 17th APRIL 2019
Notice April 15, 2019: 40TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER WONDERLAND BALL
Tickets are now on sale for Surf Club Members and Partners for the 40th Anniversary Winter Wonderland Ball.
Tickets will be available on Friday evenings at the Surf Club from a Social Committee Member
just ask at the bar and you will be pointed in the right direction.
Tickets are $50 per head and only available to Surf Club Members and partners if there are tickets left
they will be opened up to the general public after 19th April so make sure you get in and get your ticket fast.
Please note as it is Good Friday this week and the club will be open on Thursday evening instead of Friday.
Notice April 15, 2019: Broulee Carnival
I don't want to jinx us, but I think we might have done it - Jack could be coming home.
We're still waiting for official results, but looking at the great team effort
displayed last Saturday, I think we can be quietly confident.
A common theme throughout the day was for our swimmers, and our board and ski paddles, to complete their 'age event'
and then almost immediately (and sometimes despite being almost 'dead' on their feet) front again for the Open Event.
A fantastic Team effort.
Even more pleasing was how incredibly supportive the group was, whether they won their event
or finished last - they were still a hero for the team.
Well done Broulee!!!
GET JACK BACK FOR OUR 40th.
There are many people who should be thanked for their help in the setting up and running
of both the Senior and Nipper Carnivals, however, in particular, the club thanks the efforts of Wendy Law
who seemed to be everywhere, Darren Drewsen our Sports Coordinator, Andrew Mizzi for setting the buoys,
David Law Carnival Referee, Ian Banford and Kim Pritchard who cooked up a storm on the BBQ,
Jason Domeny our Nipper Coordinator and general workhorse, Cherise Walker and Michelle Dubois
for running the bar on Saturday night, and others who I haven't named (sorry) but were a great help.
Notice April 15, 2019: 100% Patrollers
Jackets All Past Recipients – Get Those Jackets Returned NOW - This Weekend.
All past recipients of the 100% Patrollers Jackets who are eligible for the award again this season
(see updated page) are asked to return their (cleaned) jackets to the club no latter than this weekend
so that this seasons award can be embroidered on.
Jackets can be returned to the Club during Patrols and left in the Patrol Room.
(Please ensure the jackets are clean and have your name clearly marked on the label or on paper pinned to the jacket).
New & past 100% Patrollers jackets will be presented to recipients at the Presentation Day on Saturday 27th April.
Notice April 15, 2019: Broulee Nippers Notice
The forecasted rain and wind did not show up this carnival weekend.
Conditions were again from the textbook for hosting a carnival at South Broulee,
21 deg water temp, light winds and an incoming tide.
With that, the water areas for the Junior carnival were set up either side of the southern bank,
and rips were working in the 2ft swell at both sides of the bank.
There was a strong north to south current beyond the sandbank, which for those who swam the string used to their benefit.
The board paddlers had the choice of running the bank and take on the waves,
or going hard into the rip and catch the express train to the cans!
It really became both tactical and skillful for the competitors taking on the water events,
and the spectators fully appreciated the efforts of all the participating clubs’ Nippers.
Broulee were strong on the day, with multiple teams in most events, and two very smart looking March Past teams.
The beach flags events attracted the usual “oohs and ahhs” from the nail biters behind the fence,
and it was truly deafening amongst the cheering for the age relays and all age relays.
Anyone would have thought it was tight for points!
Stay tuned for the results in the coming notices, and the presentations will announce the individual and team results.
Broulee entered 98 competitors in total across all ages, which sure packed the carnival tents to capacity.
The Age managers sure had their teams full and well in control,
and the Officials on the day handled the multiple busy heats extremely well.
Well done to all the Broulee Nippers for making this carnival one to remember, and a big thank you
to all the helpers setting up at first light and the wash down at the end of the day.
Water safety were tremendous in the rips and on the banks, there was never a time
to simply stand and watch as the rips kept them on the move.
And finally, thanks to the parents for the positive on-field experience and encouragement for all the participants.
We, the Nippers and BSSLSC look forward to the presentations on Sunday 28th at 10:00am
in usual Nippers attire and parents with swimmers at the ready!
Notice April 15, 2019: Surf Club Bar Closed Good Friday
BUT OPEN Thursday Instead – Come On Down For a Drink.
The Club Bar will open Thursday night from 6:00pm this week instead of Good Friday.
Notice April 15, 2019: Swimming News
The Broulee Brass Monkeys Meet at South Broulee Every Sunday 9:00am (Meet on the beach in front of the clubhouse).
I'll miss the next two swims - Barb and I are away for a short trip, but I am back in the water and will join you again in May.
The social swims will continue at South until the end of April when
we will move to North Broulee from the first Sunday in May at 9:30.
A Patrol will be on this Sunday, so if you'd like an escort, can one of our swimming Patrollers
please approach the Patrol Captain to see if they can assist.
Remember, the winner of the series will be announced at the Club Drinks and Presentation Day on Saturday 27th April.
Stand by for more info.
Be seen in PINK.
Pink singlets are available from the Club Boutique.
Any High Vis Singlet Acceptable.
Notice April 15, 2019: 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
7 Days 8:30-4:30
Friday 8:30-7:30 (Club Bar Open Upstairs From 6pm)
- A Big Year For Broulee - Lock In The Dates
* 17th May 2019 - 40th Anniversary Foundation Drinks from 7pm - All Foundation and Life members Invited.
* 18th May 2019 - Winter wonderland 40th Anniversary Ball.
* 27th April 2019 - Saturday 27th - Patrollers Drinks & Club Presentation day - More info to follow.
* 15th June 2019 - The FSC Branch Presentation hosted by Broulee – details to be advised.
- Football Tipping 2019
NRL & AFL
NRL 1st Rd Thurs 14th March - tips in by 8th of March.
Questions re NRL Footy Tipping see Gordon.
AFL 1st Rd 21st of March - tips by 15th of March.
Questions re AFL Footy Tipping see Kevin.
Entries this year $40.00 per Head for NRL and $40.00 for AFL.
Enter both - an extra $20.
All Subscriptions by the Third Round Please.
- Club Bar Open Friday Nights From 6:00pm.
- Sunday Swimmers.
Sunday Swimmers - The Broulee Brass Monkeys meet on the beach in front of the Clubhouse Broulee at 9:00am every Sunday.
Notice April 15, 2019: Community News
- What's On At The Tomakin Club - Go to: http://www.tomakinclub.com.au/whatson.html
- Broulee Runners
5:00pm - Every Wednesday at the Anchor On Mossy Point Headland
See story and Times on the Blogspot http://brouleerunners.blogspot.com.au
- Keep up to date with Broulee Rural Fire Brigade
Follow our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BrouleeRuralFireBrigade
Broulee RFB always welcome new members to our station.
You will find someone at the station on Wednesdays at 7:00pm.
Meeting Nights: 2nd Wednesday of each Month at 7:00pm.
Training Nights: 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.
Location: Broulee RFB Station Broulee Road, Broulee.
- Broulee Seniors are back on the paddock in 2019.
• Broulee Dolphins Seniors Are Back in 2019!!
Join up as a social member for $30.
Includes a limited edition Dolphins stubby holder and discounted beverages.
Want to play?
Training is Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm @ Captain Oldery.
Junior registration is also open for our U10-U18 teams.
For further information contact:
Seniors: Ian Filmer - 0414712441
Juniors: Jon Brady - 0412766605.
Notice April 10, 2019: Nominations For Club Awards
Attached is a form for you to nominate who you think the award committee should choose
this season as our Club Junior Achiever of the Year and Club Person of the Year.
Nominations For Club Awards(.pdf, 137Kb)
Please note nominations close on 12th April to allow the committee to deliberate and arrange the awards, so don't delay.
Act now if you want to have a say in who the Club awards these to.
Details on where to submit the form are on the nomination form itself.
Any queries, please contact Wendy on 0438 740779.
Notice April 10, 2019: Local Hero Awards 2019 Nominations Sought
Hello to all our wonderful community groups!
We all know someone who goes above and beyond, who selflessly gives up their time for the benefit of others,
or who has displayed an incredible act of compassion or bravery.
Council is looking to recognise our community’s unsung heroes through this year’s Eurobodalla Local Hero Awards,
and I’m writing to encourage you to nominate someone from your organisation.
The Local Hero Awards celebrate Eurobodalla residents who have made an outstanding contribution to our community;
people who give up their own time for the benefit of others and for our community as a whole.
They may have provided outstanding service in any field; such as sports, community service,
health, education, arts and/or the environment, or excelled in service to the community.
They may be responsible for individual acts of compassion, generosity, bravery, ingenuity,
or have had exceptional professional accomplishments.
I have attached a nomination form for your use – completed forms can be emailed to:
email@example.com or by post to Eurobodalla Shire Council, PO Box 99, Moruya NSW 2537.
Local Hero Awards 2019 Nomination Form (.pdf, 365Kb)
Alternatively, you can submit your nomination online at:
Nominations close Friday 3 May, 2019.
Thank you for your time.
Clr Liz Innes
Notice April 10, 2019: JAY'S LONGEST MELANOMA MARCH - MUSIC NIGHT FUNDRAISER
Saturday, 11th May 2019 from 6:00pm to 11:55pm (AEST).
Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club
Come along to Jay's Longest Melanoma March Music Night Fundraiser at Broulee Surf Club on May 11th.
Entertainment includes Little Forest Duo, Aly Palmer, Izzy Smith, Mallee Smith & Rody Reason.
Your ticket price includes pizza dinner supplied by Cut and Run.
You will also be able to buy tickets in a raffle and participate in a silent auction on the night.
Prizes include things like 90 minute massage, pizza vouchers from Cut & Run,
2 nights accommodation at Lake Crakenback Resort, 1 week accommodation in Noosa,
quilts donated by The Sticher of Eastwick, wine and much more!
Tickets are limited due to location capacity so please get in quick!
Please note, this event is not BYO.
Drinks can be purchased at the Surf Club Bar.
Share this event on Facebook and Twitter.
We hope you can make it!
Notice April 4, 2019: SLS NSW President Vacancy
Please find a link and attachment for the nomination form for SLS NSW President, after Dave Murray’s resignation this week.
https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/sites/site.test/files/Memo - 2019 SLSNSW President Nomination Form.pdf
Notice March 27, 2019: 40th Anniversary Foundation Drinks
Notice March 27, 2019: 40TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER WONDERLAND BALL - Saturday 18th May
See Attached Poster: 40TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER WONDERLAND BALL (.pdf, 496Kb)
Members are invited to purchase their tickets on Friday nights for the Anniversary Ball.
Tickets - $50.00.
Notice March 13, 2019: Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim
Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim
The Hotondo Homes Bay to Breakers is growing from strength to strength,
with a record number of swimmers of over 400.
The Club, the Community Association and, for the first this year, the Make-a-Wish Team
will all benefit from this very successful event staged by the Broulee community.
This success would not be possible without your help. Race Director, Gary Petigrove,
and the organising committee offer a huge thank you to Team Broulee for pitching in
and making the Hotondo Homes Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim a great event again.
A crew of helpers were at the club before the sparrows woke to get the buoys ready for the IRB drivers and Crew.
The Registration Team were in place soon after to register everyone and help out the late comers.
Our water safety team hit the water around 8:30am to ensure all our swimmers were safe.
Our race starter, timekeepers and recorders did their best, despite the huge numbers
(a new timing system may be necessary in future and we may need an electronic timer
- all swimmers wearing a micro chip) if the event continues to grow.
Then the clean up crews did a sterling job packing all the gear away.
In the mean time, our BBQ boys & gal were cooking up a storm, and the bar was doing a roaring trade.
Thank you to all our Broulee SSLSC Members and friends, and to the Broulee & Mossy Point Community Association
for helping to make the 2019 Hotondo Homes Bay to Breakers Swim a success again.
Thankyou also to the Batemans Bay Yacht Club for the loan of their large marker buoys.
Notice March 13, 2019: Hotondo Bay to Breakers Swim Results
We had 413 swimmers this year, a record and 80 above the 2018 swim.
Hotondo Bay to Breakers Swim Results (.pdf, 103Kb)
Notice March 13, 2019: Xade Borwick – A True Lifesaver!
See the Full Story Attached: Xade Borwick – A True Lifesaver! (.pdf, 71Kb)
For those of you who don’t know Xade, Xade is in the Under 9s Canberra/Broulee Nippers.
Recently, Xade displayed maturity and courage beyond a lot of adults, in saving the life of a toddler at a Canberra pool.
Xade had come across a toddler lying under the water – he observed that no one was watching,
and subsequently picked her up and helped her get to the edge of the pool.
Broulee SSLSC is very proud of you Xade, well done!!
Notice March 13, 2019: Patrollers Please Note – Now In Shoulder Season
Patrollers please note that we have now entered the shoulder season for patrols.
Patrols normally run from 10:00am to 2:00pm during the shoulder season, except for Easter
where two patrols will run each day of the holiday - 9:00am to 1"00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Notice March 13, 2019: Great New Video Series Produced by Surfing NSW and Surf Life Saving NSW
Last year, Surf Life Saving NSW and Surfing NSW signed a historic agreement,
the first since the 1960s, to work together to improve water safety by empowering surfers
to perform rescues where lifeguards aren't available.
This represents a good example of how the Broulee Surfers started 40 years ago when they founded BSSLSC - A need recognised by surfers.
Notice March 6, 2019: South Coast Boat Series Winners Broulee
Three Broulee surfboat crews competed in the fourth round of South Coast Boat Series at Shellharbour last Saturday.
The conditions were windy and in a swell increasing during the day from Cyclone Oma.
In great results, the Broulee crews all won their divisions on the day.
The Broulee Capitals won the open women.
The Broulee Griffin Braves won the Masters Women and the Broulee Mixed Grill won the Masters men’s division.
The best news is that the Broulee Crews also announced as series winners in their three divisions.
The Broulee Capitals crew of Annie McAppion, Jackie Jones, Teresa Commicchio and Claire Forbes
won the Open Women’s boat series ahead of the Coogee and North Cronulla crews.
The Broulee Griffin Braves crew of Robyn Trenton, Susan McKeag, Vikki Fischer and Brenda Lofthouse
won the Masters Women’s series ahead of Tartha and Mollymook crews.
The Broulee Mixed Grill crew of Morgan Freemantle, Jeff Dunne, Steve Moore and Pete Shaw
won the Masters Men’s series ahead of Gerringong and Mollymook.
Congratulations to the Broulee Surfboat crews.
Two World Championship medals, a ASRL Open medal and now three South Coast series wins.
Notice February 13, 2019: Australian Surfboat Rowers League Open Championships
See The Great You Tube Videos Attached.
The ASRL Open championships were held at Elouera NSW last weekend.
Broulee entered 3 crews 4 Divisions.
The results for Broulee were excellent:
* Masters Over 40 Women’s, had the Broulee Griffin Braves win the silver medal.
The crew of Brenda Lofthouse, Vikki Fischer, Susan McKeag and Robyn Trenton raced well to come second in this division.
* Masters over 45 men, had the Broulee Mixed Grill come fifth in the final.
The crew of Pete Shaw, Steve Moore, Jeff Dunne and Morgan Freemantle raced well in the final to be second with 40m to go to the
finish line when all other crews caught a wave to catch us and the sprint to the line saw Broulee finish 5th in a tight finish.
* The Reserve women’s division saw two Broulee crews racing.
The Broulee Capitals Annie McAppion, Jackie Jones, Teresa Comacchio and Claire Forbes
and the Masters crew Griffin Braves raced in this division.
Both crews qualified through the round robin rounds and were both drawn in the same Elimination final heat.
Unfortunately both crews were eliminated in this 7 boat heat.
* The Masters men Mixed Grill also entered the reserve men’s division
and battled the large surf and raced well but failed to make it past the round robin races.
Congratulations to all Broulee crews and well done to the Griffin Braves on their excellent medal.
Looking good for the Australian Championships in April 2019 at Broadbeach QLD.
Below are a selection of internal boat videos (GoPro) and external live streaming videos (ASRL) of our surfboat races.
2019 ASRL videos:
160 Women Masters Griffin Braves Round 3 https://youtu.be/TAktgnpRVv0
180 Men Masters Mixed Grill Round 2 https://youtu.be/zlqXDdkrbtQ and https://youtu.be/w6_V0zIOTXU
Reserve Women (Capitals) Round 3 https://youtu.be/Y5PuXS9TF7k
Notice February 13, 2019: SLS Guidelines For Safeguarding Children & Young People
Attached is the latest guidelines from SLS regarding safeguarding children & young people.
Guidelines For Safeguarding Children & Young People (.pdf, 666Kb)
It covers what we, as a Club should be aware of, and doing in this area.
Please read it in conjunction with the online training course that is now available.
Notice February 13, 2019: GET JACK BACK FOR OUR 40th
Start thinking about the weekend of 23/24 March.
The Senior Carnival is on Saturday 23rd, and the Nipper Carnival is on the following day Sunday 24th.
Broulee needs maximum participation to cement our position as the leading club in the inter club Jack Beale Cup.
The carnival program will be released soon.
Tathra are also hosting a Carnival Social BBQ and Entertainment
on Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 5pm till late at the Tathra Surf Club.
Fully licensed bar open from 5pm.
BBQ dinner served from 6pm.
Open to all family and friends of competitors to extend bonds between our clubs (See Attached Flyer).
Tathra Carnival Flyer (.pdf, 727Kb)
Some competitors are planning a weekend away in Tathra.
Stay tuned for more info.
GET JACK BACK FOR OUR 40th and Make Broulee Great Again
(I think I've heard those words before - was it Donald or Clive - not sure, hope there's no copy-write)
Notice February 6, 2019: Working With Children (WWC)
A reminder to all coaches, Age Managers and Water Safety members, club policy
is that you must complete the full NSW WWC check by completing the section online
and then attending the Roads & Maritime Office with your ID.
This is also a FSC requirement for carnival water safety.
Notice February 6, 2019: Welcome to the Surf Life Saving Australia online store
Home to SLSA’s official branded merchandise, the store stocks a range of other items
selected for their relevance to surf lifesavers and tested to be rescue-ready.
Go to: https://shop.sls.com.au
If you have any comments about the store or suggestions for new additions to our range,
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice January 30, 2019: GET JACK BACK FOR OUR 40th
See Results of Enduro Carnival Attached.
The campaign to get Jack back for our 40th Anniversary got off to a great start
at the Batemans Bay Enduro Carnival, with Broulee surging to a big lead in the Point Score.
This was a fantastic team performance from Broulee with contributions from across all age groups.
I mentioned a number of fine performances following the 16th Dec event,
but the results sheets attached show a number of other outstanding winning contributions,
including Sierra Chew in the Open Swim;
Todd Hayward - Open Swim and Over 40 Swim, Board & 1.5k run;
Daniel Beby O30 Swim &1.5k run;
Jo Flood 1.5k Run;
and Kerry 1.5k Run.
They all also placed in other events throughout the day.
Congratulations to all.
Our next Carnival is at Tathra on Saturday 23rd March.
Sounds like a good excuse for a weekend away.
Notice January 30, 2019: Changemaker Program
We have an exciting opportunity for 5 youths aged 15 – 19 to be a part of the Be A Changemaker program here in Moruya.
Changemaker Sign Up Form (.pdf, 283Kb)
Changemaker Training Info (.pdf, 660Kb)
The Be a Changemaker program is run by an organisation called Sonder Youth,
this organisation runs programs for our youth worldwide,
empowering them to be change makers within our communities.
The Be a Changemaker program is run over 10 weeks where up to 10 youth
get together for 2 hours a week for 10 weeks, during the 10 weeks they find an issue
within their community and develop a project/event to tackle this issue.
This program is a powerful program that has the potential to develop our youth into great leaders.
The participants get a chance to develop their leadership skills, reading and writing skills,
presentation skills, self-confidence, community engagement skills, team work skills,
communication skills and most of all provides guidance and knowledge to be a leader.
This program can also create more opportunities outside of this program such as:
- the Far South Coast Youth Leadership Forum.
Which was run for the first time in our shire in August this year and now is an annual event
that runs over two days running workshops around being a leader but also
creates opportunities to become one of the leaders of this event.
This is the link to the South Coast Youth Leadership Forum that is run in Nowra:
- the Global Experience program.
This program gives young people the opportunity to make change within an overseas country.
This link will provide lots more information:
- This is a link to a bit of information on Sonder Youth:
If you know of any young people that may be interested please get them
to fill out the attached form and get them back to me by COB Friday 1st Feburary.
Community Development Officer
(Wednesday – Friday)
t 02 4474 1289 | m 0439 219 337
Notice January 30, 2019: Advanced Resuscitation Techniques course at Broulee
Our trainers have kindly offered to run an Advanced Resuscitation Techniques course at Broulee.
An information session will be held on Wednesday 20th February at the Club at 6pm.
The course is to run on Sunday 17th March from 8.30 - 4.30.
If you're interested, please RSVP to email@example.com or to Wendy on 0438740779.
If you're unable to attend the information night, please make sure that we have your email address
so that the online precourse work requirements can be forwarded out to you.
You require either a current First Aid Certificate OR a Bronze Medallion to attend the course.
Places are limited to 12, and priority will be given to patrolling members, so dont miss out, RSVP soon.
BSSLSSC Education Team
Notice January 23, 2019: Special Nipper Volunteers
Our 2019 Special Nipper Season is upon us!
Please find attached the program for the year:
2019 Special Nipper Season (.pdf, 184Kb)
Special Nippers starts for the Volunteers on the 2nd February with an in-service.
Please reply letting me know if you are able to help out again this year.
Also, if you know of anyone else wanting to volunteer please forward
them my information or bring them along to the in-service.
We have a few Nippers on the waiting list so the more volunteers the better!
We so look forward to a wonderful season this year.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0404 299 494
Bridie, Carol and Mike
Notice January 23, 2019: Patrol Uniform Survey
As part of a continual review of SLS gear and equipment, SLSA is conducting
a review on the current design and practicality of the patrol uniform.
Feedback will directly help shape future designs and modifications
of the patrol uniform and additional uniform products.
The survey only takes 9 minutes to complete and is open to all members.
Please share the following link with members so they can access the survey:
Keiran Stone | Lifesaving Operations Manager
Surf Life Saving Australia
Ph: 02 9215 8076 F: 02 9215 8180
E: email@example.com W: www.sls.com.au
Notice January 15, 2019: Andrew Constance MP Bega Announces a Building Grant of $350,000 for Broulee SLSC
On the morning of Friday 11th January 2019 a group of members gathered at the surf club
to meet with our local member Andrew Constance MP for Bega (see attached Pics).
Andrew announced that the Broulee Clubhouse building infrastructure submission
had been successful and that $350,000 was granted to the club to enable the extension project to commence in 2019.
The news was warmly received by President Al Veness and Secretary Wendy Law,
and lots of loud appreciative noise from the Broulee members in attendance.
Al thanked Andrew for coming to inform the Club of the grant success
and he looks forward to completing the next stage of the improvements to the club house.
Andrew thanked the Broulee Club and its members for its excellent life saving services
and in assisting to make the beaches a safe and welcome place for the swimming and surfing public.
Stay tuned for more developments.
Notice January 9, 2019: Surf Club Bar News - Important
A reminder to all our patrons, entry to the bar area of the club is restricted to our Duty Managers only.
To work behind the bar, you must hold a Responsible Serving of Alcohol Certificate (RSA).
Our Duty Managers have their RSA and have offered their time to assist with managing the bar.
Until you have completed an RSA Course and been accepted by Club Management as a Duty Manager,
you can not enter the bar area.
This is a legal requirement and we could lose our Liquor Licence if not enforced.
This requirement applies at all times, whether during Friday night drinks,
at a function or during after Patrol Drinks.
Thank you all for your cooperation.
Notice January 9, 2019: Spike in Drownings Throughout Australia
This Christmas/New Year period has sadly seen a spike in drownings throughout Australia.
Last year, 249 people drowned in Australia, 87 in NSW alone and of these 19% were at the beach.
Many of these drownings occurred because swimmers were caught in a Rip Current.
Our patrollers may be able to identify a Rip and know what to do if caught in a Rip,
however many of our non patrollers, their families and friends may not know.
Rips need not be dangerous if you do not panic and you know what to do.
In fact, our swimmers often love Rips because it can get them out the back of the break easily and quickly.
Have a look at the two U-Tube clips below to help you identify a Rip and what to do if caught in a Rip.
Please pass the clips on to friends and family who may not be familiar with beach safety.
How to Spot A Rip Current:
How To Survive a Rip Current:
Notice January 2, 2019: EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BEING A CARNIVAL OFFICIAL?
HERE'S HOW YOU COULD HELP OUT BROULEE:
Over the years Broulee Club has had many officials at carnivals, but these days, there are very few left.
If you think you could spare some time at a carnival to help with officiating,
the link below will help you register for the online course and next year
we can get you mentored for your practical work at either Tathra or Broulee carnivals.
The course has a fee attached, and unfortunately you'll need to pay that up front.
However, if you forward your receipt to the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
along with your bank details, the Far South Coast Branch will reimburse you for the fee.
Any questions regarding becoming an official, please call Wendy on 0438 740 779.
Thanks for your support
FSC Surf Sports
Notice December 11, 2018: Boutique News
New shirts now for sale in the boutique.
40th Anniversary - $35
Collard Pollo - $25
See Boutique Pages:
Boutique - New Designs
Boutique - Price List
Notice December 5, 2018: Caution - Brown Snakes Active
All patrollers please be careful walking around the surfclub, particularly near
the gear shed as a couple of brown snakes have paid us a visit recently.
Notice December 5, 2018: Safeguarding children and young people – the role of the Code of Conduct
Did you know that each year when you sign your membership form
you are agreeing to follow the SLSA Codes of Conduct?
Codes of Conduct Page.
Commitment Policy Page.
Notice December 5, 2018: Broulee Twice World Champions Masters Surfboats
- Pics Attached
The World Life Saving Championships were hosted at Glenelg Beach and Pool in November 2018.
Broulee sent three surfboat crews across to South Australia and came home with Two Gold medals and two fifth places.
Congratulations to the Broulee 180+ men’s crew who won all their divisional races
and crossed the line in a very tight final ahead of Mordialloc and Bondi crews.
The Men also competed in the Reserve Division in the Open sections and made the final and Came fifth.
Congratulations to the Broulee women’s 120+ who won Gold in their final ahead of the Yeppoon crew.
This crew is coached by Jaymi Matthews, our first female surfboat coach.
Well done to the Broulee women’s 160+ crew who had some tough races and came fifth in the final in tough conditions.
Well done to the Broulee 120+ crew who also rowed in the Reserve Women’s division
and made the Semi finals and just missed the final race of 6 boats.
The first day of the championships was deferred due to 70km/hr winds and 2m choppy surf.
The first day of racing for the masters and open heats saw 45 km/hr winds and a 1m choppy surf that was about 3 m apart.
The final day of racing for the Opens was much more like Lake Burley Griffin and suited the Canberra based crews better.
The Anklam Surf Boat crew from Germany which is coached by Gary Pettigrove also performed well
and made the semi-final of their masters division and the third round in the Open division.
The German crew enjoyed meeting the Broulee Committee at its November meeting.
They all rowed in Spike (Spellacy) the Broulee Surfboat
Notice December 5, 2018: Daniel Harding Wins Silver & Bronze At The World Life Saving Championships at Glenelg Beach
Congratulations to Daniel Harding (Canberra based Broulee member)
who competed at the recent world championships in the pool.
Daniel won the following medals:
* Silver - 100m carry with fins (55-59 mens)
* Silver - Line throw (50-54 mens)
* Silver - 4 x 50m medlay relay (200+ mens)
* Bronze - 100m tow with fins (55-59 mens)
Hopefully we will see Daniel and other Canberra based competitors come down to Malua Bay
on Sunday week (16th Dec - swim starts at 10am) for the first Far South Coast Carnival of the season,
and help Broulee win back the Jack Beale - GET JACK BACK FOR OUR 40th
Notice November 28, 2018: The Passing of Shane Madden
Hello to all,
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Shane Madden passed away last Friday.
Shane had been a member of our club committee for many years coordinating training activities.
He also was a member of a number of "boards of enquiry" helping the club investigate
a number of disciplinary issues and an official complaint made against on of our members.
I also relied upon him when dealing with council regarding license and lease negotiations.
He was a very wise voice in committee discussions and always a complete gentleman.
I am sure we will all miss him and I, for one, consider myself privileged to have known him.
President Broulee Surfers SLSC
The funeral of the late Shane Godfrey Madden will be held on Saturday 1st December 2018 at 12 noon,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moruya, 36 Queen Street, Moruya NSW.
Notice November 28, 2018: NEW CLUB POLICY - COMMITMENT TO SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
As a Club, Broulee already has a strong commitment to safeguarding all children.
Please see the Club Policy.
If you have any concerns or issues you wish to discuss, our Safeguarding Children Contact
is Wendy Law (0438 740 779) and our Member Protection Officer is John Edmunds (0427 225 121).
Notice November 28, 2018: Companion Animal Management Plan 2018E
Eurobodalla Council recently adopted the revised Companion Animal Management Plan 2018,
which sets out dog exercise areas across the Eurobodalla.
This is of particular interest to you in relation to dogs on beaches.
Dogs are prohibited on Broulee Beach (south) around the rocky platform and inclusive of Shark Bay and Broulee Island.
As a valued club and contributor to community service it is important that your patrols,
volunteers and the community adhere to the dog permissibility at your beach.
We also are aiming to increase Ranger presence over summer and rely heavily on responsible dog owners.
So we hope that you can help by ensuring your members understand and abide by the dogs on beaches requirements.
Where you have dog owners flouting the rules or problems with dogs on beaches please contact Council Rangers on 4474 1019.
t 02 4474 1019 | f 02 4474 1234
Notice November 28, 2018: Broulee Win Gold at World Championships
Broulee won 2 masters gold medals at the recent world champions.
Men’s 180+ and women’s 120+ gold medalist.
5th in 160+ women in the final.
More info to follow.
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 email@example.com
* MOU SLSNSW & SES.
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 September 12, 2018: Sprint and Beach Flags Clinic
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: FSC WINTER SKI SERIES
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: 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.
Very proud President
FSC Branch SLS
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 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).
NSW Volunteer Coordinator
Phone (02) 9525 7474
Address PO Box 681 Gymea NSW 2227
** My office days are Monday, Tuesday and Friday **
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 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 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)