Weekly News Bulletin – 4 August 14

Aug 5, 2014 in Weekly News Bulletin by

The first training course of the season saw a group of twenty members successfully complete their First Aid certificate on Sunday 3rd August. Well done Rob McDermid, Cathy Dougherty, Sue Varcoe, Kevin Hassey, Zac Robinson, Kim Morgans, Bill Onslow, Peter Sweetman, Greg Zietsch, Nicole Don, Wayne Culph, Roger Varcoe, Eleanor Varcoe, Kerry Lee, Daniel Connors, James Ryan, Harry Fahey, Jill Ennever, Linda Horton and Lyn Brighton.

Education Director Kim Morgans would like to remind members of the following Branch courses:

Training Officers Certificate: Sunday 24th August 2014, 8:30am report for 9:00am start at the Branch Training Rooms, Shelly Beach Ballina. As there is pre-course work to be completed names and contact details will need to be returned to the office no later than Monday 11th August 2014.

Assessors Certificate: Saturday 18th October 2014 at the Branch Training Rooms Shelly Beach Ballina. Further details of this course will be sent out in the next Education update.

Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management: Sunday 28th September 2014 at Ballina. Prerequisites for this course are, must be at least 17 years, have been the holder of a BM/Cert 11 and be proficient in one of the following, BM Cert/Cert 11, ART, Apply[Senior]First Aid, Spinal Management, Radio Operators Certificate. As positions will be limited, names and contact details need to be forwarded by return email to confirm a place in the course ASAP. It should also be noted that preference will be given to current financial members of affiliated SLS Clubs.

The following courses are being run in Yamba. Please contact the office to register:

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate(minimum age 15 years) one day course on Saturday 30th August.

Surf Rescue Certificate (minimum Age 13 years) 5 week course beginning Sunday 31st August; assessment on 28th September. Minimum number for course is 4, maximum 8. A 200 metre pool swim time of less than 5 minutes must be completed before the course.

Bronze Medallion (minimum age 15 years) 7 week course beginning Sunday 19th October, assessment on 7th December. Minimum number for course is 4, maximum 10. A 400 metre pool swim time of less than 9 minutes must be completed before the course.

Any members wishing to do an Advanced First Aid, a Spinal Management or a Basic Beach Management course please let the office know.

Club Captain James Ryan will be busy putting together the patrol roster over the next few weeks. If you have any requests for patrols please contact him this week on 0400353792 or email jryan69@bigpond.com.au

The Yamba SLSC annual Charity Golf Day is on Sunday 24th August at Yamba Golf and Country Club. The event tees off at 10:30am with a shotgun start. With great prizes to be won, get your team of 4 players together and register at the Yamba Golf and Country Club.

Proficiency for all active members will be held on Sunday 14th September starting promptly at 8:30am.

The Yamba SLSC meat raffles are on at the Yamba Golf and Country Club every Saturday evening. This week Jane & Allan Lawrence, Alan Schofield, Ken Ryan and Jill Ennever will be selling tickets from 5:30pm with the draw starting at 6.30 p.m.

Yamba SLSC thanks all their sponsors for their continued support. Sponsors for the 2013/14 season were Gold – Elders Real Estate Yamba, Clarence Valley Council, Yamba Golf & Country Club; Silver – Waratah Constructions, Westlawn Finance, Yamba Shores Tavern, The Yulgilbar Foundation, Pacific Hotel, The Northern Network, Yamba Bowling Club; Bronze – All Terrain Access Scaffolding and Edge Protection, Clarence Valley Review, Maclean Variety Meats, Belinda’s Store, The Daily Examiner, Yamba Lions, Yamba Rotary, Radio 2GF, Coastal Views.

The 2013/14 Yamba Nipper sponsors were Yamba Flooring Xtra, All Terrain Access Scaffold & Edge Protection, SeaFire Restaurant @ Yamba Golf & Country Club, Sassafras Pasta and Pizza Restaurant, Yamba Physiotherapy, Signcraft, Maclean Variety Meats and Back Home Bakery.

All club information, including newsletters, membership details, training courses and coming events, is available on the website yambaslsc.com.au

The club office is open on Monday 9am-12 noon, Tuesday 2pm- 5pm and Friday 10am – 2pm.