Your Bondi Surf Club Surfer – 15 June 2018

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The Bondi Surfer No. 67

15 June 2018

Intro & Welcome

Bondi Surf Club is delighted and proud to announce that our esteemed member, Andrew Winters, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Day Honours List 2018. Andy’s award means that Bondi Surf Club can now boast four OAMs in its membership. Andy joins ranks with Mr Brian Tyquin OAM, Mr John Greig OAM and Mr Leonard Harris OAM.

Andy has made an extraordinary contribution to lifesaving, as a competitor, lifesaver and leader since joining Bondi in the 1974/75 Season. He is one of Australia’s quiet achievers and well deserving of recognition. Congratulations Andy!

There was a great vibe in the Club on Sunday morning. Around 80 members and visitors congregated in the main hall for what was an immensely entertaining and informative presentation from Iron man legend, Guy Leech.

Finally, a quick reminder that there are only a few weeks remaining for the early bird offer on your membership fees. Full price fees will be in place after 15th July. Your members parking stickers have also now expired. Replacements are available for all 2018/19 registered members.

Wishing all our members a safe, warm and peaceful off-season.

Helen Jenkinson

General Manager

Events & Reminders

Key Dates

  • Pool Rescue and Training Sessions – 23 June
  • NSW Pool Rescue Championships – 14-15 July
  • Early Bird Membership Fees End – 15 July
  • Annual General Meeting – Sunday, 22 July
  • Non-Renewed Memberships Archived – 31 July
  • Australian Pool Rescue Championships – 3-5 August
  • Pilates – schedule in the Mind Body App

Find more information on the club Facebook page.

Andy Winters Birthday Honours

Andy "Winkie" Winters was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia for his outstanding service to lifesaving. His service includes two terms as Club President (1981-84 and 2009-15), three years as Club Treasurer and a long association as a competitor and supporter of the surf boat section, winning World and Australian titles.

He now lives at Mollymook on the South Coast and was honoured last November by the Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club. Our new surfboat was christened the Andrew “Winkie” Winters/Dial Before You Dig boat in recognition of his years of service as a rower, sweep and Club administrator. Andy is a life member of the Club.

Andy has made an extraordinary contribution to lifesaving, as a competitor, lifesaver and leader since joining Bondi in the 1974/75 Season. He is one of Australia’s quiet achievers and well deserving of recognition.

Ironman Inspiration

Sunday, the Club was treated to an entertaining presentation by Guy Leech. Guy was inspirational. His account of his career covered how – as a relatively unknown 19 year old athlete – he took the Ironman world by surprise by winning the first Coolangatta Gold. This is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. Thanks to Robert Chapman, the BOSS team and Harris Farm Markets for putting together a wonderful Club event.

23 Junior members from Tweed Heads Surf Club visited on Sunday and were also present to enjoy the Guy Leech talk. The cadets were given a tour of the surf club and met up with the Bondi Lifeguards. Thanks to Brent, Pep and the BOSS team for extending such a warm Bondi welcome.

2018/19 Season Membership Fees

Membership fees are due and should be paid before our AGM on Sunday, 22 July 2018. Please note, any memberships not renewed by 31 July 2018 will be archived and access tags deactivated.

This Season, fees for 2018/19 have been reviewed, allowing for reduced gym fees for active members. There has been a slight incremental increase for SLSA membership. To alleviate some of the burden, the Club will subsidise part of the cost, provided you renew your membership on or before 15 July 2018. Please click on the button below for details of our Early Bird pricing and a guide to the renewal process.

2018/19 Membership Details

Marketing & Sponsorship

Member Benefits

Great discounts from our lovely local businesses

Check out all the businesses offering Bondi Members’ discounts here.

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Community News

The NSW Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) is recruiting for the 2018/19 season

The ALS encourages Club members to apply. There will be more than 330 positions available across all contract areas:

  • Lifeguard Supervisors
  • Seasonal Staff
  • Casual Staff

Information regarding all positions & qualifications is available online at the Australian Lifeguard Service website. Applications close Friday, 10 August 2018.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Australian Lifeguard Service on (02) 9471 8000 or via email:

Find Available Positions and Forms


Office Staff Changes

There will be a number of new faces around the clubhouse in the coming months.

Louise Santos has resigned from her part time paid administration position in the senior office to focus on her professional career as a physiotherapist. Louise, thank you for your positive attitude and hard work over the years and in particular for the support and inside knowledge you have provided over the past 12 months.

The good news is the Club will continue to benefit from Louise’s participation in a volunteer role. We look forward to working with her in this capacity for many more years.

Netra Maharaj joined us in November last year. She quickly became an integral part of the Nippers program and a welcome addition to the administration team as a whole. Netra has a wealth of attributes which will most certainly be missed here at Bondi. As with Louise, Netra will still be around the Club as her daughter is still part of the Nippers program and will be completing her SRC this coming Season.

Angela Nezval has worked quietly in the background as our part time book keeper for many years. Angela, too, is taking on more professional commitments. Her can do attitude, patience and friendly demeanor will be missed greatly by many at the Club.


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Phone: +61 2 9300 9279
Fax: +61 2 9300 9596

Office Bearers 2017-2018

  • President Jacob Waks
  • Deputy President Josep Font Sadurni
  • Director of Administration Jim Kornmehl
  • Secretary Marissa Saunders
  • Deputy of Administration Leo Hyde
  • Director of Education Brent Jackson
  • Deputy of Education Kristy McIntyre
  • Director of Finance Alex Nothling
  • Deputy of Finance Jonathan Fyfe & Manuel Vlandis
  • Director of Junior Activities Scott Ryan
  • Deputy Director of Junior Activities Jason Juma-Ross
  • Director of Lifesaving James Rogers
  • Captain of Life Saving
  • First Aid Officer Shauna de Launey
  • Gear Steward Mason Kemeny
  • Radio Officer Dan Gillespie
  • Director of Mkt & Sponsor
  • Deputy of Mkt & Sponsor Andrew Hoggett
  • Surfer Editors – Thrusie Maurseth-Cahill & Barclay Rabbidge
  • Director of Surf Sports Dave Auckett
  • Deputy Surf Sports Nick Nezval
  • IRB John de Launey
  • Handicapper Peter Quartly
  • Member Services Holly Joshi
  • Welcoming Officer​Gary Emmerton
  • Masters Captain Gary Emmerton
  • Ski Captain Greg Byrnes
  • Board Captains Ryan Jenkin & Jason Taylor
  • R & R Captain Scott Ryan
  • Swim Captain Dori Miller
  • Surf Boat Captain Alexis Bell
  • Beach Events Iain MacFarlane
  • Ocean Events Organiser Dori Miller
  • Archives Officers Allan Scott & Leo Hyde
  • General Manager Helen Jenkinson
  • Senior Club Office Admin Mac Navarrate Balart
  • Facilities Manager Pat Moore
  • Youth Captains Steven Hackers & Louise Santos
  • Nipper Secretary Narelle Moore
  • Nipper Finance Manuel Vlandis
  • Nipper Admin
  • OH&S Officer Leo Hyde
  • Publicity Officer John Blanch
  • Higher Awards Damon Somerfield
  • Social Secretary Joanna Robinson
  • Chaplain Marty Nezval
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