Your Bondi Surf Club Surfer – 18 July 2019

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Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club

The Bondi Surfer No. 92

18 July 2019

Photo: Bondi IRB Team in action.

Intro & Welcome

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

For many members, the winter months are as busy as the summer ones. Some of our busiest members with patrolling, our IRB team, have been busy in the off season getting back into competition under the leadership of Alex Ayscough. First season back and first Aussie gold medal since the late ’90s!

While the IRB team competed up at Kingscliff, the Club also fielded a team at the NSW Pool Rescue competition. Many clubs across Australia are taking these events seriously now that they’re under the SLSA banner. Our club won the Masters point score, came fifth in the Opens and fielded a good-sized nipper team under coach Laura Thurtell. What a great platform for Nationals!

Thank you to all those who attended Presentation Night at the Club. It was one of the biggest turnouts for the night that I have seen and it was great to see so many of you receive some recognition for your efforts. The major awards on the night were the Kevin Murray Memorial President’s trophy to Alex Nothling and the Mark Fischer Club Captain’s award to Felicity Macarthur.

Finally, this is my last intro as President of the greatest surf life saving club in Australia. I consider myself fortunate to have worked with many people who inspired and motivated me to keep going each year. I have no doubt that the board and next president will continue to move the Club forward and take it to the next level. No matter what role you have at our club, whether ass President or you just joined last season, the Club thrives because of the effort each of you put in. I am lucky to have joined Bondi SBLSC and love being a Bondi Lifesaver!

Thanks to Dori Miller and a number of others, the latest annual report is now available.

112th Annual Report – 2018/19

Please come down to the Club at 2pm this Sunday 21 July to see a new president elected, hear about the Club’s past season, details of the new renovation/rebuild and Life Member nominations. The Blue Room bar will be open afterwards.

Thank you to all members. See you on the beach.

Jacob Waks

Events & Reminders

Key Dates

  • Nippers Season 2019/20 Registration Opens – 1 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
  • 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.

The office will be open from 9:00 am for membership renewals. Registrations for the AGM are from 1:00 pm.

Meeting Agenda and Notice of Motions

Minutes from the 11th Annual General Meeting

Members are reminded that only financial* Active, Long Service, Active Reserve, Award, Life
Members and Officers of the Club shall be eligible to vote.

Marissa Saunders
Director of Administration

Early Bird membership fees end this Saturday

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

Upcoming Social Events

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

Comedy Night at Bondi Surf Club

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 shines at the IRB and Pool Rescue Championships

What a weekend of racing for Team Bondi!

The IRB Team had a successful campaign this season in the NSW IRB Premierships. Last weekend the team travelled to Kingscliff for the Australian IRB Champioonships. The 35+ Yrs Female Team of Nicole Krite, Ashleigh Breaden, Kristy Smith, Bradley Ellison, Isabelle Heazlewood and Kirsten Newrick (the Pink Ladies) won the gold medal. The 35+ Years Male Rescue Tube team of Damien Woods, Bradley Ellison and Rene Prochnow (Seals) took home the silver medal. The Bondi Masters team came in third place overall.

Last weekend was also the NSW Pool Rescue Championships in Woy Woy. The Nippers competed on Saturday under the guidance of coach Laura who has grown the team from one last year to 14 this year. The Masters team won the point score for the third year in a row. The Opens were 5th and only 12 points behind 3rd place.

Congratulations to all our competitors. A big thanks go to everyone who helped with logistics, coaching, timekeeping, pool setting, driving trailers and all the other work in the background so our teams can compete.

Branch Positions Vacant

Branch Lifesaving and Education Committee

The following positions were not filled at the June Election Meeting for season 2019-2020.

  • Operational Area Lifesaving Coordinator Waverley
  • Operational Area Education Coordinator Waverley

Both these roles are an important part of the LSEC team and the Committee has reached out asking for members within the Waverley area to fill these positions for season 2019-2020.

You’ll be required to attend and report to monthly LSEC committee meetings held at Branch Office on the second Tuesday of each month 7pm.

Anyone interested should email the Branch office (lifesaving) and Director of Lifesaving and Education (dol) by 26 July.

You may also wish to speak with the members who held the roles last season – Brent Jackson Education, Brittaney Banks Lifesaving – if you have further queries.

Job descriptions for each of the roles can be found here


Patrol Season has ended

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


Higher Awards

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


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

  • President Jacob Waks
  • Deputy President
  • Director of Administration Marissa Saunders
  • Deputy of Administration
  • Director of Education Brent Jackson
  • Deputy of Education
  • Director of Finance Alex Nothling
  • Deputy of Finance
  • Director of Junior Activities Narelle Moore
  • Deputy Director of Junior Activities
  • Director of Lifesaving Belinda Hartmann
  • Club Captain
  • First Aid Officer Shauna de Launey
  • Gear Steward
  • Radio Officer Dan Gillespie
  • Director of Mkt & Sponsor
  • Deputy of Mkt & Sponsor
  • Surfer Editors – Caroline Pierce
  • Director of Surf Sports
  • Deputy Surf Sports Nick Nezval
  • IRB
  • Handicapper Peter Quartly
  • Welcoming Officer​Almog Koren
  • Masters Captain Gary Emmerton
  • Ski Captain Greg Byrnes
  • Board Captains Ryan Jenkin & Jason Taylor
  • R & R Captain
  • Swim Captain Nick Nezval
  • Surf Boat Captain Pat Moore
  • Beach Events Chris Cooper
  • Ocean Events Organiser
  • Archives Officers Leo Hyde and Peter Quartly
  • Operations Manager Dori Miller
  • Office Co-ordinator
  • Senior Club Office Admin
  • Facilities Manager Pat Moore
  • Youth Captains
  • Nipper Secretary Narelle Moore
  • Nipper Finance
  • Nipper Admin Sue Hinds
  • OH&S Officer Leo Hyde
  • Publicity Officer John Blanch
  • Higher Awards
  • Social Secretary Anna Darby
  • Chaplain
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