Democracy is always the winner

Democracy is always the winner of a peaceful and civilised voting process, and we should never take that for granted. But yesterday the rain held off in the morning, and the feeling was festive and energetic around the club.

Admittedly, much of the world finds some of our Election Day processes harder to understand, and love showing these off – #democracysausage and #smugglersdecide certainly were out in force despite the weather conditions.

As usual, our club formed the backdrop for the worlds view of Australian elections – there may only be a few thousand votes cast in the world’s #firstsurfclub – but you would think otherwise from the media coverage!

Below are a few of the articles we have seen this year – if you find any other photos or videos etc. please pop them in the comments below so we can keep track of them.

Well done to our IRB team and Steve Hackers for a great sausage sizzle – when the rain held off the queues lengthened and we had to resupply a few times to keep the hungry public fed.

Well done also to all the candidates who put themselves up to represent our beautiful beach community and take our great country forward.

Sydney
https://www.smh.com.au/national/federal-election–australia-votes-2022–nsw-20220519-h23vac.html

Australia
https://au.news.yahoo.com/federal-election-dad-bondi-vote-budgy-smuggler-092545679.html
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fp%2FCdzhmRHt–C%2F%3Figshid%3DYmMyMTA2M2Y%253D%26fbclid%3DIwAR072OG9Uk1HeHNAmXTrPyI27YogzHRuyDlXKkxxV0Iv6HzogI4U-LJm2_M&h=AT14BPSCzyvEvE05uhyGu3wSEuJArShRqQXC4XDePm1_Kz6zPxF4imzvZxgRLVNVMDTFI1qjxiH8i_Ut11oUBv8sS0Bj_4L5lh9-5OfRkTTn7aW6Re-iLod9U5JgcZsgNOlLH0AY
https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/politics/federal-election-2022-in-pictures-from-voting-in-swimwear-to-cake-stalls-and-sausage-sizzles-how-australians-cast-their-ballot/news-story/ed4b1eac34b124e96db1d7680a7625d2

New Zealand
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/467601/in-pictures-australia-votes-2022

Taiwan
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4545875

China
https://www.chinadailyhk.com/article/272541
South Africa
https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/australians-vote-in-national-election/

Qatar
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/21/voters-head-to-polls-open-in-close-run-australian-election
https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/21/05/2022/voting-closes-in-australias-east-as-election-heads-for-tight-finish

UK
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/05/21/vote-us-migrant-boats-will-come-says-australias-liberal-last/
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/gallery/2022/may/22/dogs-day-out-pooches-at-australias-polling-places-in-pictures

Canada
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/australia-election-2022-1.6461813

United States
https://denvergazette.com/news/nation-world/australian-election-heads-for-tight-finish-as-major-parties-struggle/article_4c507e4f-c1e2-5908-8e94-39ace73fd3b0.html
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/man-wearing-swimwear-votes-inside-bondi-surf-bathers-life-news-photo/1398404975
https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/20/australia/australia-election-day-morrison-albanese-intl-hnk/index.html
https://www.2news.com/news/world/early-australian-election-vote-count-indicates-close-result/article_ee6b2e99-5203-5b48-baca-b64f2d090bc6.html

Brazil
https://www.facebook.com/messenger_media/?thread_id=100011503609307&attachment_id=748452466596125&message_id=mid.%24cAABa9ZZz_q6HGjjHNGA6PN6VhBWE

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Democracy sausage – vote at th

Democracy sausage – vote at the surf club and reward yourself with a snag to support our IRB team

the team have started setup for the greatest show in Australia – and the film crews have started lining up their shots so make sure you have your best swimmers on!

Here are some shots from the papers over the last 20-30 years to get you warmed up

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Our organisation is apolitical

Our organisation is apolitical and dedicated to ensuring “no lives lost” on Bondi Beach, but we need effective lobbying to ensure we can deliver on our mission.
Bondi Surf Club is very proud of strong relationships with all levels of government. At each level, there is acknowledgement of the vital role we play in saving lives on Bondi Beach and how we develop a positive community.
Over the past years we have received tangible support from local, state and federal government levels to assist in our lifesaving equipment, rescue operations for floods, developing our youth, protecting our club heritage, preserving our War Memorials, and providing education opportunities.
Our biggest challenge ahead is to update our building to meet the needs of members, while protecting our heritage.
We thank all the local candidates that have shown an interest in our rebuilding project. You may view their messages here:

Dave Sharma https://www.facebook.com/davesharmamp/posts/pfbid0KcGjHuXEcd6UaoLhVYnNpziRahDbEFwF4Avg8peufSh4CiDn912JERkcxTuQgpEKl
Allegra Spender https://www.facebook.com/allegraforwentworth/posts/127288133151086
Tim Murray https://fb.watch/d5yjm0x2lM/

#firstsurfclub #bondisurfclub #surflifesaving #noliveslost #covid19 #bondibeach #staysafe #love #beach #mysurflife

Well done to all our nominees

Well done to all our nominees for the Branch Awards of Excellence – som great athletes, lifesavers and educators being recognised.

Masters Athlete of the Year – Dori Miller
Athlete of the Year – Ryan Wilkes
Patrol of the Year – Fullwood Patrol
Patrol Captain of the Year – Mark Fabik
Trainer of the Year – Kristy McIntyre
Assessor of the Year – Marissa Saunders

#slssaoe #aoe2022 #bondibeach #bondisurfclub #bondisblsc #lifesaving #bondilifesavers #bondi #sydney #australia #beach #sand #bondirescue #surf #ocean #mysurflife

Well done to our nominees for

Well done to our nominees for the Branch Awards of Excellence – recognising significant service to the club and lifesaving.

Surf Lifesaver of the Year – Kristy McIntyre
Volunteer of the Year – Rozanne Green
Club of the Year – Bondi
Administrator of the Year – Paul Ure
Support Operations member of the Year – Nicole Krite
RWC member of the Year – Ronny Krite
ORB member of the Year – Kristy Smith
Surf Sports team of the Year – Open Mens Rescue Tube Rescue Team

#slssaoe #aoe2022 #bondibeach #bondisurfclub #bondisblsc #lifesaving #bondilifesavers #bondi #sydney #australia #beach #sand #bondirescue #surf #ocean #mysurflife

Well done to all our junior an

Well done to all our junior and youth nominees for the Branch Awards of Excellence – some are too young for Facebook, but go team!

Youth Volunteer of the Year – Rory Davey
U15 Surf Lifesaver of the Year – Jessica Ryan
Youth Athlete of the Year – Zoe Fletcher
Junior Age Manager of the Year – Maggie Markham
Junior Athlete of the Year (11-12yrs male) – Krishna Inder

#slssaoe #aoe2022 #bondibeach #bondisurfclub #bondisblsc #lifesaving #bondilifesavers #bondi #sydney #australia #beach #sand #bondirescue #surf #ocean #mysurflife

It’s time – to get your ticket

It’s time – to get your tickets for the Surf Club’s End-of Season Party!
Dress as your favourite hero or villain – super, political, personal, whatever takes your fancy – and head for the Harbour.
Cocktail food, beer and wine, great music and great company are all included in the ticket price.
International DJ Brett Martin will be pumping out the tunes for those who want to hit the dancefloor all night long, there’s plenty of space on the balconies to catch up with friends and soak in the views and we’ll have a screen showing the election results for those who can’t tear themselves away.
When: Saturday 21 May
Time: 6pm till late
Where: Woollahra Sailing Club, Vickery Avenue, Rose Bay
Tickets are $50 each for members and guests. Buy your tickets now – https://bsblsc.createsend1.com/t/i-i-ckitill-l-h/.

Bondi Surf Club Silver Salties

Bondi Surf Club Silver Salties – SLSA held a very informative First Aid Awareness program over 2 weeks. It was presented by Peter Quartly, thanks Peter and to those that attended. It was such a great success that we will run another one later in the year. Most that attended First Aid also did the weekly Walk & Talk, one week again in the rain and last week 20 walked in beautiful sunshine. Last week we also had a visit from some Roosters. Walks are still held weekly on Wednesday’s. Feel free to join us.

Funeral details for Peter Meye

Funeral details for Peter Meyer

2pm on Friday at Eastern Suburbs memorial park then wake 4-9pm at North Bondi Surf Club

#firstsurfclub #bondisurfclub #surflifesaving #noliveslost #vale #RIP #bondibeach #staysafe #love #beach #slsa

It is with great sadness that

It is with great sadness that late last night Bondi SLSBC Long Service member Pete Meyer lost his battle with Cancer.

Pete took on the fight against cancer like he took on the surf or running the ball up in football straight, hard, and he was so brave until the end.

Pete was a Bondi boy through and through, growing up in Nancy Street North Bondi. He spent most of his childhood days on the golden sands of Bondi joining the Surf Club in 1990 when he obtained his bronze. Becoming one of the real characters of Bondi, his ability to make people laugh was second to none. Pete was an amazing athlete and surfer, with no wave too big or challenge too hard, he was one of the great ‘watermen’ of Bondi conquering every aquatic disciple. Pete, like many other Bondi members of the 80’s and 90’s, attended Waverley College where he had the honour of representing the school in 1st XV Rugby and 1sts Water Polo. Pete is one of only a few people to win the Stan and Basil McDonald Relay for both Bondi and North Bondi. Winning with Bondi in 1991 and then being a part of the historical North Bondi team competing in the majority of their 19 straight wins.

Pete spent his senior competition career competing for North Bondi making the Australian Open Ski Final and first ever mixed double ski final. We know one of Pete’s proudest sporting achievements was completing the Molokai to Ohau 52km paddle in the solo SUP division twice.

Pete decided to come home to the Club where it all started for him in 2016, rejoining Bondi, and has been an integral part of the Bondi Masters team ever since. He has contributed significantly to the Bondi Masters winning the State and Australian Championships pointscore over the last few years. Anyone who has competed alongside Pete would know how much joy he brought to all on the beach between races, he was one of the most quick witted people you would meet with his famous one liners. Pete has left a legacy that will never be forgotten both on and off the water, with his greatest legacy being Maddy, Billy and Ash.

RIP Pete Meyer, thoughts and prayers to Di, Maddy, Billy and Ash —-

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