Your Bondi Surf Club Surfer – 27 June 2019

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The Bondi Surfer No. 91

27 June 2019

Photo: Standing ovation for outgoing President Jacob Waks at Saturday’s Presentation Night

Intro & Welcome

What a night we had on Saturday. The Blue Room was packed, with well over 150 people in attendance for our annual Awards Night. We celebrated the achievements of our members across all areas of the Club.

Our two highest awards were:
Kevin Murray Memorial President’s award for outstanding contribution – Alex Nothling
Mark Fischer Memorial Club Captain’s award – Felicity MacArthur

The majority stayed to enjoy the band, with a few still celebrating well after close.

Our IRB team have been working hard in their first Season back to racing, with already a few good results. A special thanks to Alex Ayscough for championing it.

Remember to get your renewal in while Early Bird fees are still on!

See you all at the AGM on 21 July at the Club.

Jacob Waks

Events & Reminders

Key Dates

  • Sharkskin NSW IRB Championships – 29 June
  • NSW Pool Rescue Championships – 13-14 July
  • Beach Tech 3 – 13 July
  • Renew membership for Early Bird pricing – 20 July
  • Annual General Meeting – 21 July
  • Comedy for a Cause – 26 July
  • Deadline for 2019/20 membership – 31 July
  • Nippers Season 2019/20 Registration Opens – 1 August
  • Midford NSW Board Riding Championships – 2-4 August
  • Australian Pool Rescue Championships – 9-11 August

Find more information on the club Facebook page.

AGM Notice

Notice of the 112th Annual General Meeting And Financial Report

Due notice is hereby given that the 112th Annual General Meeting of Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club, Inc. will be held at the Clubhouse, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach on Sunday, 21 July 2019 from 2:00 pm.

Please find below the nomination form for the election of Directors and Office Bearer positions. Nominations close at 4:00 pm on Friday, 12 July.

Also, should there be any Notice of Motion for inclusion as special business to be put before the AGM, such notices must be received by the Club Office no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, 1 July.

Please submit any Office Bearer nomination forms or Special Motions to the Club Office by hand or via email to manager.

Marissa Saunders
Director of Administration

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Office Bearer Nomination form

2019/20 Season Membership Fees

It’s that time again. Friendly reminder to pay your membership fees before our AGM on Sunday, 21 July 2019. We do encourage you to renew your membership on or before 20 July 2019 to benefit from the Early Bird pricing.

Any memberships not renewed by 31 July 2019 will be archived and access tags deactivated.

Renew and pay your membership now

Congratulations to the 2018/19 Club Awards recipients

  • Kevin Murray Memorial Award – President’s Trophy: Alex Nothling
  • Mark Fischer Memorial – Club Captain’s Award: Felicity MacArthur
  • Harry Nightingale Lifesaver of the Year: James Stewart
  • Harry Nightingale Open Patrol Person of the Year: Vera Argyle
  • Harry Nightingale Junior Patrol Person of the Year: Avani Jagavkar
  • Harry Nightingale Cadet Patrol Person of the Year: Charlie Watts
  • Brian Hutchings Most Outstanding Athletes: Mal Allen, Dori Miller


Patrol Season has ended

Our Patrol teams will resume duties next Season. Until then, stay safe on the beach.

Marketing & Sponsorship

Member Benefits

For great Clubbie discounts, look out for the Bondi sticker at friendly local businesses!

Clubbie Discount participating businesses post this sticker
Don’t forget to check out the Member Benefits poster in the Club to discover new businesses supporting us.

Local business owner? Sign up here to offer a Clubbie discount

Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Merchandise

Surf Sports

IRB Boat Racing team win Bronze

Bondi’s IRB team brings home Bronze

Congratulations to the 35 Plus Men’s Tube team (Damien Woods, René Prochnow, Tom Wetula, Kristy Smith, Jack Collins, Richard Hamilton, and Brad Ellison) for achieving a Bronze Medal for overall point score at the 2019 SLSNSW IRB Premiership rounds. The team came 16th out of 23 teams in their first Season.

A team of 21 IRB racers head off to the NSW IRB Championships at Cape Hawke next weekend. Good luck to all!

Enter now: NSW Pool Rescue Championships

The NSW Pool Rescue Championships are coming up in mid-July. We had our biggest team last year and are looking to get even more people involved in pool rescue.

Saturday, 13 July 2019: U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 events.
Sunday, 14 July 2019: U17, U19, Open, Masters events.
Location: Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy

Entries are due by Friday, 29 June. Submit your entry now.

Pool rescue training sessions

We are running two training sessions to practice skills before the Championships. The dates are Saturday, 29 June and Saturday, 6 July, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. We will train at St. Catherine’s School Pool in Waverley.

To get to the pool, enter via the black gate behind the bus stop on Macpherson Street. It’s an outdoor pool, so bring extra layers to put on: we will be in and out of the pool.


Education Team of the Year!

At the Branch Awards of Excellence last month, Bondi was awarded the Team of the Year for the Education team – thanks to all the trainers and assessors who delivered this massive program.

Higher Awards

Please keep an eye out for courses through the winter and prior to the 2019/2020 season.

Upcoming Social Events

Beach Tech 3

BSBLSC is holding the third installment of Beach Tech on Saturday, 13 July, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm in the Main Hall.

Eight Surf Lifesavers are presenting their work for 10 minutes, with a 5 minute audience Q&A.

Any lifesavers who would like to present on your work in Tech/ Digital companies and/or startups, contact James Stewart (jhes2011) with you structure to cover: who you are/your background, what you do, what is the project/what do you work on, why does it matter, what next in the project, any asks/assistance you’d like with it.

Comedy Night at Bondi Surf Club

Comedy for a Cause

Warm yourself up this winter as well as raising vital funds for the Club!!

There are hundreds of $$$$$ worth of prizes to be won, including Lets Go Surfing vouchers, gym membership and massages vouchers!!!!

See you at 7:00 pm Friday, 26 July in the Main Hall.

To make this event even more amazing please tell EVERYONE!! Your patrols, bronze groups, friends, family, colleagues, sporting teams, and neighbours!

Tickets: $35 adults $30 Club members $20 students available from

15+ event (mild course language)

Additionally, if you would like to donate to the raffle or auction, please contact Anna (social) or Anne-Marie (annemarie.kruk)

For more information visit the Facebook event page


Winter Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed weekends and public holidays.


If you have an interesting article concerning a member, past or present, please direct them to

Photo submissions: ​photos

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

Office Bearers 2018-2019

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