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The Bondi Surfer No. 70
AGM EDITION – 26 July 2018
Intro & Welcome
The 2018/19 season is well under way. Patrols and other activities start in the next few months.
Thank you to all who came to the AGM on Sunday and a special thanks to all the Office bearers from last Season. The Club is in a good place. Each Director’s portfolio performed well and the Club is in a strong financial position. Over the next Season, we intend to improve further and have more engagement between members, with a strong social scene and member’s directory.
Welcome to four new directors been voted in at the AGM –
Each director will be looking to grow their teams and sub committees. We had success with our recent call out for the Finance Sub Committee. There are five members looking to join the team.
Fees must be paid to be a member at Bondi. Great to see such a high take up in renewals already. The early bird discount finished on 15 July and tags will be turned off at the end of July (1/4 of the financial season has passed).
Let me know if you are keen to help out on the marketing / sponsorship side. This includes social media, merchandise, sponsor management, brand activations and any new ideas you may have for the Club.
See you on the beach!
Events & Reminders
Find more information on the club Facebook page.
Club Finances 2017/18
From a financial standpoint, the 2017/18 Club year witnessed another positive result.
We recorded another surplus, in addition to adding $85k to the cash balance (up to $910k at 30 April 2018). While the surplus was not as high as the previous Club year, this is explained by a number of financial investments the Club made during the year.
Notable examples include:
Looking forward, we are targeting increasing revenues of $1m for the current Club year. If we can achieve this, or get close, it will ensure we bolster the club’s cash position in advance of our future redevelopment.
We believe this can be achieved by:
Please get in touch if you have questions: email@example.com
Alex Nothling, Club Treasurer
Bondi Annual Report 2017/18
Our Annual Report is an important historical record of our season. Enjoy.
Our thanks to Creative Hitch, contributors, collators and proofreaders for their attention to detail and dedication over the past few months of preparation.
2018/19 Season Membership Fees
Membership fees were due before our AGM on Sunday, 22 July 2018. Memberships not renewed by 31 July 2018 will be archived and access tags deactivated.
Congratulations to the BOSS
Returning members of the Board of Surf Sports (BOSS) for the coming season will be joined by a few new captains. Planning is underway for a big season ahead. If you have any questions, please reach out to us:
Director of Surf Sports: Dori Miller
Bondi excels at the NSW Pool Rescue Championships
Our team had great results at the New South Wales State Pool Rescue Championships in Woy Woy on 14 and 15 July!
Our Open team exceeded expectations and placed an impressive 5th place overall in the point score. This is a great improvement from our 14th place finish last year.
Our Masters team defended its title from last year, winning the Champion Club for the second time.
Each year more people get involved with pool rescue. At this year’s championships we had 13 competitors for the first time… some coming home with medals. We also had a number of Nippers attend training sessions. Congratulations to Declan Fletcher who competed in the Under 11 age group.
Congratulations to all involved with these achievements. You represented our Club with great passion, pride and good sportsmanship.
Pool Rescue events are part of the World Championships in Adelaide in November. We are planning more training sessions in the coming months. Watch for more information in upcoming Surfers…
Calling all board riders!
The NSW Board Riding Championships are coming up soon, at North Narabeen.
Entries are now open. Email entries.
Dates and Events:
Friday 7 September
Masters Long board and short board events (30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)
Saturday 8 September
Youth short board heats and finals (Under 13, Under 14, Under 15)
Sunday 9 September
Open short board heats and finals (Under 17, Under 19, Open)
We need your interest and registration right away, so book now below!
Marketing & Sponsorship
Members Only Merch
Our new navy zip hoodie is ideal for the windswept winter months and available for Members Only, from the Office. Male and female sizes $65.
Great discounts from our lovely local businesses
Check out all the businesses offering Bondi Members’ discounts here.
Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Merchandise
Nippers Essential 2018/2019 Season Information
Save these dates in your diary!
2018/2019 Season Nippers registration: 1 August to 22 September
Swimming Proficiencies – A Must Do
Every child must attend one of two available proficiency swim dates, so please add them to your diary now.
Here’s a helpful proficiency criteria information. Use it as a guide for the level of swim competency your child will need to achieve to qualify for their age group.
Saturday 8 September – 1.00-4.00pm
Bookings open in tandem with registration in August. You’ll find all the details in the registration information.
NB. We do not accept swim certificates as proof of competency, and there will be NO other swim dates arranged. Save the dates now!
At this stage we expect that EVERY child is enrolled in and attending swimming lessons as swimming competency is an extremely important part of the safety of your child when in the surf.
Other dates to add to your diary now:
Sunday, 14 October – First Day 2018/2019 Season
All enquires to nippers
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTICLES FOR THE SURFER
If you have an interesting article concerning a member, past or present, please direct them to digital
Photo submissions: photos
Phone: +61 2 9300 9279
Office Bearers 2017-2018
Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
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