Working Bee | thank you to everyone who attended the first Working Bee. We were able to achieve a lot around the club due to the large volume of members who showed up and got the jobs done. Dates for future events will be published throughout the season.
Craft Team Fundraisers | the craft squad wish to thank everyone who has supported their recent fundraiser efforts, including the Burger Night and purchasing their delicious pies.
Club Calendars | are now available to purchase. These cost $20.00 each and would make a fantastic Christmas present for a clubbie. They can be ordered via any member of the craft team or contact Nic Rhodes-Grennell for more information (see committee contacts at end of newsletter).
Grants | the club wishes to thank NZCT for the grant for surf boat equipment and new foamies. We also thank Hutt Mana Trust for the grant that has allowed us to order a new ski for members to paddle this summer.
Membership | you will find all subscription amounts and codes for each group on the Join the Club page on our website. Subs are to be paid into the club account before Friday 27 November. Please make sure you are using the correct code + name as your reference.
We are moving our membership form online. You can access our Online Membership Form here and make payment of your subs via online banking.
If you would like to talk through your membership options for next season please call Jenna (021 239 4355) or John (027 473 5638). No one should miss out because of any form of financial hardship.
Club Uniform | check out the Merchandise Page on our website where you'll find a link to the Merchandise List for 2020/2021.
Merch will be available at the club this Sunday 1 November from 1:30pm.
Patrol Uniform – is provided to all lifeguards. This includes red lifeguard shorts and a yellow long sleeved polo shirt. Jackets are available to use on patrol at the club and if you wish to purchase a lifeguard rash top to wear in the water on patrol, you can buy for $15.00. Contact Georgia for more information.
Sport Uniform – club togs are compulsory and must be worn when competing, as well as the club skull cap and hi vis rashie. Contact Jenna if you need to order merchandise.
Club Hi Vis Rashie $25
Club Skull cap $20
Club Togs (Men’s Speedos $40, Ladies 1 or 2 piece $60, Ladies bottoms $TBC)
Facebook Groups | we have the following Facebook groups for you to join to keep up to date with all the information being put out. Get in touch with the name in brackets for them to add you if you are not already in the group.
Lifeguard Refresher | the firstlifeguard refresher is this Sunday 1 November from 12pm. Theory Test | lifeguards will need to login to their Member Portal to complete their theory test. This is available on the Member Portal - usernames are 'SLS_membershipnumber' and passwords 'lastname20'. Other components are a run-swim-run, tube rescue and CPR.
Patrol Roster | lifeguards can now fill out the 2020/2021 Patrol Availability Survey to indicate which dates they can patrol this season. We'd love to see older lifeguards who may have been out of the movement back between the flags (after they've been refreshed), so please get in touch if you're interested in patrolling again.
Surf Lifeguard Award/Patrol Support Training | candidates have been busy learning all sorts of lifeguarding skills over the last few weeks. They are tracking nicely for their exam to become lifeguards in November.
IRBs | there will soon be an opportunity to gain your IRB Crewpersons Module if you are interested, as well as work towards becoming an IRB Driver. Dean Winter is coordinating IRB maintenance and development in the club this year, so get in touch with him or Georgia if you are interested.
First Aid Qualifications | we are hosting a First Aid Level 1 course on 21/22 November. Numbers are limited, so get back to Deb if you have been offered a spot, otherwise this will be put out to other clubs in the area.
THANK YOU to everyone who continues to support our growing Nipper programme. We can't wait to see our Nippers out in force this weekend!
KEY EVENT DATES FOR THE SEASON:
Carnivals | we have a carnival at Titahi Bay on Saturday 12 December starting in the afternoon - come down and watch our amazing team do their thing!
Junior Surf #1 - Sunday 15 November, Worser Bay
Junior Surf #2 - Saturday 12 December, Titahi Bay
Central Region Junior Championships - Sunday 10 January, Fitzroy
Junior Surf #3 - Sunday 24 January, Riversdale
Capital Coast Junior Championships - Sunday 14 February, Lyall Bay
Oceans - Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 February, Mt Maunganui
There's more to the sport pathway than just being an athlete. If becoming a surf official is something you are interested in finding out more about, please get in touch with Deborah Donkin. You do not need to hold a SLGA to gain this qualification.
We are so fortunate to have a bunch of keen volunteer Nipper coaches who help us out on Sundays and during the week.
If you are interested in helping out with a group please let Carl know.
Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club is a fun organisation that serves the community and keeps beachgoers safe. We love seeing our competitors and lifeguards grow and develop, achieve their goals and prevent drownings at our beach
Whether you are a competing member, supportive parent, lifeguard, an ex member, a member who comes to train, coach, whoever you are - the reason we come to this wonderful beach and club is to enjoy the relationships that are formed between the people.
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller
Kind Regards, Titahi Bay Surf Club Committee
Boat Captain - Tim Marsden – 027 475 7332
Chairperson - John Wesley-Smith – 027 473 5638
Club Captain - Martyn McDowell – 027 332 2081
Committee Member – Brett Hamer – 027 949 2349
Craft Coordinator - Nic Rhodes-Grennell – 021 031 0802
IRB Officer – Dean Winter – 027 478 8100
Lifesaving Coordinator - Georgia McLaren – 027 819 6130
Nippers Coordinator - Carl Jones – 027 230 2628
President - Paul McVicar – 027 248 1445
Secretary & Merchandise - Jenna Gopperth – 021 239 4355
Treasurer - Graham Findlater – 021 346 366