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avoca beach surf lifesaving club 2011-2012

83rd ANNUAL REPORT

2011-2012 statistics Number of Rescues Preventative Actions First Aid

365 3669 97


Sponsors appreciation GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD

Gosford City Council

SILVER SILVER SILVER SILVER SILVER SILVER

Allcoast Concrete & Pump Hire Avoca Palms Resort Apartments BlueBerry Events Central Coast Radio Coastal Tiles Erina Fair Casio Avoca Law Mr Catering Mitre 10 Kincumber NBN Paks The Kiosk, Avoca Beach TJ’s Country Fresh Three Point Surf H & H Catering

BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE

Avoca Beach Community Association

Ausgrid NAB Ladies Auxiliary Mitchell Bros Builders

Life Members 2011/2012

Avoca Beach Bowling Club Premier Fire Protection Services (NSW) Raine & Horne – Avoca Beach & Terrigal SLS Central Coast

Max Sainsbury on Patrol 2011/2012

Greg Byrne receiving 20th Year Award for Rocks to Rocks

Avoca Beach Cake Shop Avoca Beach Cellars Avoca Beach Hotel Avoca Beach Medical Centre Avoca Beach Welcome Mart

Patrol Tent donated by Avoca Beach Bowling and Recreation Club

Central Coast Mechanical Repairs Gosford Golf Club Avoca Beach Seafood Peter’s Meats Erina Ritchie’s Stores Rotary Club of Kincumber Skins Patrol Trailer Christening

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the 84th Annual General Meeting of the Avoca Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Inc. will be held at the Avoca Beach Surf Lifesaving Club on Sunday August 19, 2012 commencing at 11am.

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Business 1. To confirm the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting 2. To deal with any such business arising out of such Minutes

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3. To deal with any relevant correspondence 4. To receive and adopt the Annual Report and Financial Statement 6. To transact any further urgent business which may be brought before the meeting.

Fees for the 2012/2013 Season Active Members..........................................................................................................................................................................$80 Active Member U18, Cadet........................................................................................................................................................$80 Long Service, Reserve Active......................................................................................................................................................$80 Award Members..........................................................................................................................................................................$80 Associate Member (must be over 35).......................................................................................................................................$100 General Membership...................................................................................................................................................................$60 Gym Levy – Active Members......................................................................................................................................................$80 Gym Levy – Junior Members.......................................................................................................................................................$40 Gym Levy – Associate Members...............................................................................................................................................$150 Competition Levy (including gym membership).......................................................................................................................$100 Please Note: Only financial Active, Long Service, Active Reserve, Honorary Life Members and Award Members are entitled to vote at any General Meeting. Associate and General Members cannot vote except if they have had seven (7) years active service.

Life Members Throughout the years, certain Members have distinguished themselves by their outstanding services to Avoca Beach Surf Life Saving Club and their devotion to its ideals. The Club honours such Members by bestowing on them the coveted office of ‘Life Member’. Dennis Barker 1983 Jim Heazlett (dec) 1930 Max Sainsbury* (active) 1983 E. Benson (dec) 1945 Mike Tamblyn 1983 Ken Ross (dec) 1948 Dennis Gee 1984 Dick Pickett (dec) 1958 Norm Boden (dec) 1985 Bert Maloney (dec) 1959 Gerry Hoban (dec) 1985 Adrian Pickett (dec) 1959 Brian Cahill 1988 Colin Smith (dec) 1960 Eric Walters 1988 Jim Wood (dec) 1960 Andy Hoban (active) 1991 Bryce Norman O.A.M (dec) 1962 Mick Kendal (active) 1992 Jim Harpur (dec) 1967 Jim Mitchell (active) 1992 Ron Way 1971 John Mitchell (active) 1992 Colin Barker 1979 Howard Jones (active) 1996 Richard Gee (dec) 1979 Kevin Bootle (active) 1998 Edwin Poole (dec) 1979 Phillip Gee 1998 Graham Love 1982 * These Life Members are still performing regular rostered patrols throughout 2011/2012

Alistair Peebles Wayne Fuller Larry Thorncroft Craig Kelly (active) Bob Dorrell Stuart Paterson Wendy Norman* (active) Jim McAtamney (active) David O’Grady* (active) Quentin Riley (active) Murray Braund* (active) Robert Cairncross Bill Mitchell* (active) Sharon Brierty* (active) Richard Brierty (active)

1998 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2004 2006 2007 2007 2007 2010 2011

Distinguished Members Ross Allan Craig Anderson John Andrews Eddie Baker Frank Buckley Murray Braund Peter Battye Kevin Bootle David Broadbent

Frank Byrnes Robert Cairncross Steve Cannon John Cheadle Garry Clarke Len Cook Robert Dorrell Arthur Ellis Wayne Fuller

Ray Fyffe Phillip Gee Brian Goffett John Gorey Bob Haynes Neville Hillyard Michael Hunter Terry Hunter Murray Iles

Greg Jarmaine Gordon Jones Keith Jones Nan Jones Craig Kelly Ian Lambert Tony Licciardo Bryan Low Ian Messenger

Bill Mitchell Jim McAtamney Wendy Norman David O’Grady Bob Patterson Stuart Paterson Slim Peebles Laurie Power Quentin Riley

Wayne Ritchie Adam Robinson Neil Robinson Fred Spindler Ross Tait Geoff Thomson Larry Thorncroft Kerry Worrell

Ladies Auxiliary Life Members Joyce Harpur Cecely Norman Amy Britton Dulcie McAtamney Helen Walters

1972 1974 1976 1982 1985

Annette Cahill Rhonda Sainsbury Peg Gee Norma Love Nola Thompson

1987 1987 1989 1989 1993

Jan Hoban Robyn Tinker Jan Gee Margaret Wilson Shirley McLuckie

1996 1998 2007 2007 2009

Iris Hancock June Faulder Maree Fuller

2009 2009 2009

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5. To elect Office Bearers for the 2012/2013 season


MINUTES OF THE 83RD aNNUAL gENERAL MEETING 14TH aUGUST 2011 AT AVOCA BEACH SLSC CLUBHOUSE Meeting commenced at 11am

5. Financials – Joe Murray

Garry welcome address.

Adopt annual report and financial statement

Murray Braund moved, Stuart Harvey seconded that meeting go ahead although financials not available in time frame.

Gary Hore/Trevor Tame.

Attendees Garry Clarke, Deb Rendall, Matt Mitchell, Howard Jones, Rob Cairncross, William Franklin, Grant Smith, Alison Tomlin, Eddy Baker, Brian Cahill, Ian Gillespie, Pauline Priest, Julie Fitzsimmons, Jeff Smith, Gary Hore, Nigel Ball, Trevor Tame, Graham Love, Craig Anderson, Andy Hoban, George Spencer, Roger Johnson, Max Sainsbury, Brett Beswick, Stuart Harvey, Mick Kendal, Lachlan Tame, Bryce Norman, Cec Norman, Margaret Wilson, Murray Braund, Craig McCloghry, David Birt, David Babbage, Brett Hunter, Neil Robinson, Michael Hunter, John Mitchell, Jim Mitchell, Mitch Mitchell, Jordan McComb, Richard Brierty, Sharon Brierty, Karen Douglas, Wendy Norman, Jim McAtamney, Murray Iles, Chris Parker.

Apologies Steve Jung, Anita Jung, Mike Tamblyn, Jim Harpur, Larry Thorncroft, Gordon Jones, Nan Jones, Keith Jones, Garth Hunter, Bob Dorrell, Darren Clarke, Lindsay Cunningham, Tony Bennett, Graham Ball. Item Notes/Discussion Nominated/Seconded 1. Confirm minutes of previous AGM The minutes were read from the previous AGM Michael Hunter/Roger Johnson. 2. No business arising 3. No Correspondence 4. No Reports from Committee

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6. Election of Office Bearers 2011/2012 Chairman Garry Clarke Vice Chairman House John Mitchell Vice Chairman SP Events Wendy Norman Director of Administration Deb Rendall Director of Finance Joe Murray Director of Life Saving Brett Beswick Director of Competition Matt Mitchell Director of Youth Activities Murray Tancred Board of Life Saving Education Officer First Aid Officer IRB Captain Vice Captain Surf Sports Craft Captain – Board & Ski Water Captain Carnival Entries Boat Captain Beach Captain Masters Committee

Craig Anderson Peter Saint Dave Babbage Peter Saint, Brad Scott Trevor Tame Darren Clarke Chris Parker Gordon Jones Warwick Pearce Rob Cairncross Jeff Smith

House Committee Bar Manager Howard Jones George Spencer Functions Manager Joe Murray Building & Maintenance John Mitchell Additional Member House Committee Gym Manager George Spencer

Avoca Beach SLSC Executive presented by Jim McAtamney

Peter Saint & Spike Jones at Aussies

Masters take time out at Aussies

Sectional Captains 2011/2012


Peters Boat Series – Branch have been approached by Streets (have been requesting for several years) with a sponsorship proposal – if go with Streets it will be put to the clubs for a vote – if go ahead boats and other funds to clubs approximately $4,000 to each club. Branch want to cement the future for the clubs, will look at all possibilities. The boat series will continue as normal. Discussion from meeting – will be on agenda at next Council meeting.

Discussion from meeting

Graham Love disappointed that nomination not received 14 days so people could see nomination.

Chris Parker – advised that recommendations were already happening at this years Aussies. Has received lots of feedback from the members. SLSA are reviewing and clubs will receive a detailed package in the near future.

Want in future any nomination for life membership sent by mail and email 14 days prior to AGM.

Karen Douglas – minutes to be available on website for members to view.

Graham Love/Bill Mitchell.

Neil Robinson – he thinks the Pink Boat a great idea – he said that all the craft for our club should be pink.

Richard Brierty

7. Long Service – pins Nil Ballot papers – all ballot papers to be destroyed. General Business Stuart Harvey addressed the meeting to advise on Branch. Surfcom – CC SLSC using training room – run by Branch by club operators from all clubs – Umina to Crowdy Head – will be taking Illawarra part time. Initially 3 year deal $3,000 per annum – they still need to use the room – $1,500.00 from Australia Lifeguards. Their goal is to move to the Haven Terrigal – trying to work with other

Garry updated on pink boat – have some donations and going well. Karen Douglas – brief on the pink boat – will be owned by the community and named the Sandy Mitchell it will be seen Australia wide. Not only for Sandy it will promote cancer and well being for all. $500 club formed. Donations coming from all types of people. Need about $45,000 all up – currently about 1/3 there, when have another $15,000 can order the boat. Karen to put a chart somewhere so members can see progress. Meeting closed: 12.35pm.

Lachlan Tame, Gordon Jones and Ben Hamilton 2nd Australian Open Ski Relay

Family supporters at Aussies

Matt Mitchell competing at Aussies

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Saxon Bird changes SLS Australia is reviewing and changes should be through in next 4 – 6 weeks. Probable changes, fluorescent rash vests, helmets in skis and boat, PFD surf boats and skis. Need to make surf sports safer, competition needs to be seen as safe. Junior training and competition – water safety to competitors will all change. There is a lot of discussions going on behind the scenes.

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6. New Life Member

organisations to get their operation. Branch is persuing GCC to get this available.

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Radio Officer Surfboard Riding Captain Grievance Officer Bob Cairncross Duke of Ed George Ruzek Presentation Night Marie Ward Member Protection Officer Sharon Brierty Registrars Marie Ward, Wendy Norman, Nan Jones, George Spencer Long Service & Life Members Committee Andy Hoban, Graham Love, Murray Braund, Mike Tamblyn, Max Sainsbury Sunday Handicaps Quentin Riley John Robbins Memorabilia Sharon Brierty John Mitchell Additional support


Financial Members 2011/2012 Season Cadet Active

Annabel, Amy Arahill, Blake Blair, Emily Felton, Jay Fitzsimmons, Riley Gathercole, Christopher Marks, Caitlin Matuschka, Kaitlyn McAtamney, Anna Clare Pearce, Luke Penn, Saxon Richards, Brooke Richards, Nicole

Junior Active

Annabel, Robert Bain, Michael Barnes, Joshua Brierty, Duke Cairncross, Jessica Callaghan, Cody-Leigh Cracknell, Toby Curran, Rhaedan Gathercole, Natalie Glanville, Charlie Hardaker, Paige Hayes, Bailey Hughes, Matilda Kemp, Nicholas McCloghry, Bradley McComb, Jordan Moate, Ryan Mould, Bianca O’Brien, Jake Paterson, John Penn, Maddison Richards, Matthew Smith, Elliot

Active

Anderson, Craig Babbage, Lisa Ball, Graham Ball, Nigel Barnes, Jason Barnes, Jeff Barnes, Jessica Bennett, Anthony Benson, Aaron Benson, Emma Birch, Andrew Birt, David Blair, James Bourke, Ava Braund, Mitchell Brickhill, Christine Butler, Michelle Byrne, Greg Cairncross, Chris Carlton, Rob Cassidy, Juliette Champion, Scott Charlton, Ian Cheshire, Nicola Christensen, Paul Clarke, Garry Cobb, Janet Collins, Gregory Colman, Dylan Cook, Don Cook, Greg Cooke, Alex Cooper, Alexander Craft, Monique Cullen, Brendon Cunningham, Lindsay Davis, Robert De Paoli, Denise Dean, Lee Page 6

Donnelly, Jonathan Donnelly, Wayne Douglas, Karen Doyle, Jeffrey Drinkwater, Vanessa Duckett, Jackie Duerden, Andrew Duursma, Kaitlyn Etcell, Jeremy Etcell, Stephen Felton, Mark Fitzsimmons, Bruce Fitzsimmons, Julie Forrest, Kerrie Fortey, Carol Frendo, John Gartland, Sam Gee-Maclean, Annette Gibbs, Matthew Gillespie, Ian Green, Richard Hawkins, Shona Hayes, Chris Hirst, Mitchell Hocking, Doug Hore, Gary Hughes, Jane Hunter, Brett Hunter, Craig Hunter, Garth Hunter, William Hutchinson, Paul Ide, Tony Ireland, David Jeffries, Daniel Johnson, Roger Jones, Kevin Jorgenson, Doug Kernahan, John Laing, John Llowarch, Larissa Maclean, David Malone, Ellie Malone, Joshua Malone, Nicholas Malone, Vincent Martin, Trent Mason, Joel Matuschka, Amanda McCloghry, Craig McIntyre, Alex McQueen, Kristy McRae, Trent Mitchell, Angus Mitchell, Brad Mitchell, Mitchell Mitchell, Peter Moffitt, Alan Moore, Kieren Morrison, Amanda Morrow, Tom Munton, Brian Murray, Joseph O’Brien, Brendan O’Connor, Elizabeth O’Connor, Felicity Parker, Andrew Paterson, Anne Paton, Jack Patterson, Cassandra Pearce, Warwick Penn, Matt Pepper, Michael Pickup, Joshua Power, Scott Priest, Pauline Priestley, Stan Rendall, Heidi

Redden, Jessica Reeves, James Rendall, Debbie Ristuccia, Joey Robins, John Ross, Shane Ryan, Dan Ryan, Jessica Saint, Peter Santangelo, Kimberley Scott, Bradley Settree, Graham Shine, Ben Short, Mitchell Smith, Craig Smith, Grant Smith, Jeffrey Smith, Kieran Spencer, George Spindler, Ben Stalley, Annabelle Stalley, Gordon Starling, David Stevenson, Jon Stewart, Cameron Stokes, Scott Sullivan, Timothy Tame, Lachlan Tame, Trevor Tancred, Bronwyn Tancred, Murray Tasker, Chris Tobin, Greg Tomlin, Alison Vallis, Keith Walter, Matthew Warn, Michael Whitfield, Liza Whitfield, Rob Wilson, Tony Wiseman, Ian Wolters, Rocky

Award Member Jung, Anita Murray, Maria

Reserve Active Burns, Robert Cox, Brad

Long Service

Armstrong, Robbie Babbage, David Baker, Eddy Benson, Damien Beswick, Brett Broadbent, David Buckley, Frank Butler, Rodney Clarke, Darren Cummings, Mark Davies, Rob Duthie, Ron Franklin, William Gee, Bradley G. Gee, Gary Gee, Trevor Gibbons, Alan Hamilton, Ben Harvey, Stuart Hunter, Michael Hunter, Terry Hurrell, Robert Iles, Murray Jarmaine, Gregory J. Jelfs, Paul, Jones, Gordon Jones, Matthew Jones, Nanette Jung, Steven

Low, Bryan MacPherson, Melinda Maguire, David McLuckie, Trent McNamara, Kate Miller, David Mitchell, Matthew Myers, Corey Parker, Chris Parker, Matthew Petrie, Todd Robinson, Adam Robinson, Neil Shade, Daniel Sharpe, Steve Smith, Duncan Smith, Matthew Spindler, Fred Tebb, Nigel Williams, Michael

Life Member

Barker, Colin Bootle, Kevin Braund, Murray Brierty, Richard Brierty, Sharon Cahill, Brian Cairncross, Robert Dorrell, Robert Fuller, Wayne Gee, Dennis Gee, Phil Hoban, Andrew Jones, Howard Kelly, Craig Kendal, Michael Love, Grahame McAtamney, Jim Mitchell, Bill Mitchell, James Mitchell, John Norman, Bryce Norman, Wendy O’Grady, David Paterson, Stuart Peebles, Alistair Riley, Quentin Sainsbury, Max Tamblyn, Michael Thorncroft, Larry Walters, Eric Way, Ronald

General

Abrahams, Simon Adams, Scott Allen, Katie Alvaro, Dawn Arigho, Katie Ayres, Phil Baker, Ken Baldock, Darren Barry, Suzanne Bateman, Rachel Bender, Karynne Berkhemer, Henk Beynon, Gareth Birch, Linda Bissett, Craig Blake, Steven Boarer, Julie Booth, Carolyn Bowmaker, Scott Bridgefoot, Ian Burdack, Deborah Byrne, Sabine Callaghan, Gabe Cameron, Bec Cameron, Duncan

Camilleri, Lia Campbell, Ben Cannone, Diane Carey, Rebecca Carnegie, Mel Carney, Nicole Carpenter, Hugh Cattley, Brad Chandler, Jonathan Christensen, Michelle Clayton, Helen Cock, Travis Colless, Sharon Collin, Colin Colling, Michael Cook, Simon Cracknell, David Currie, Shaun Davey, Andrew Dawkins, Carolyn Derbyshire, Lisa Descas, Andrew Dick, Jerrey Donovan, Donna Donsworth, Robyn Douglass, Joanne Duerden, Karen Duncan, Scott Earle, Peter Easson, Anna Eurell, Adam Fellowes, Ronald Fibbens, Neil Finestone, Marisa Flaherty, Greg Foreman, David Forrest, Warren Frost, Steve Gay, Robert Germier, Nicole Giffin, Raeleen Gills, Jamie Giuffre, Percy Gower, Karen Grant, James Graziani, Simone Groom, Stephen Hallcroft, Robert Hardy, Peta Harpur, Joyce Harrold, Mark Harvey, C Harvey, Kylie Heslop, Liesl Hessey, Mharne Hibberd, Anne Hill, David Hodson, Steve Holloway, Nia Hong, Belinda Hou, Grace Hunter, Susan Jackson, Angela Jones, Nicholas Kasun, Joshua Kelly, Matthew Kennedy, Nikki Kent, Nicola Kondrat, Sharni Lackenby, Robyn Lackenby, Scott Langcalce, Kevin Langford-Martin, Maxine Lanser, Jayne Laurence, Alice Lawrence, Fiona Lawson, James Lloyd, Tracey

Lowrie, John Lynch, Dean Macdonald, Nicole Macnmara, Carl Maryska, David McAlpine, David McBeath, Lucas McCabe, Wendy McCarthy, Toni McClelland, Vince McDonald, Chris McLean, Julie McLoughlin, Paul Mezzone, Rebecca Moser, Chris Mottram, Linda Murray, Paul Nankeruis, Cath Nash, Mark Newman, Jo Noble, Joel Nosti, Joe O’Hehir, Jonathan Papadopoulos, Robyn Perkovich, Simon Peters, Karen Petheram, David Pettit, Sharon Probert, Brendan Rae, Samantha Rendall, Brian Richardson, Lauren Richardson, Nicole Rivers, Rachel Roberts, Callum Roberts, Louise Rowe, Brett Ryan, Aidan Ryan, Vanessa Sapsford, Grant Shanks, Lesley Short, Lisa Sim, Jemma Sim, Jessica Sinnott, Katie Slape, Brendan Smith, Gordon Smith, Jeremy Steenbergen, David Tamblyn, Leonie Tarasenko, Kylie Teesson, Rhonda Thomas, Ashley Thomas, Emile Thorpe, Peter Todd, Rebecca Van Hore, Linda Vaughan, Matthew Waddell, Sean Walker, Matt Walters, Sonya Warn, Karen Wheatley, Samantha Whigham, Robert Williams, Shaun Wilson, Kelli Wilson, Maria Winstanley, Steven Wood, Lucinda Wood, Mary Young, John

Associates

Arundell, Zach Ashworth, Peter Bakarich, Kylee Bootle, Maree Caldwell, Grant Cannon, Stephen


Financial Members 2011/2012 Season

Abrahams, Misa Allen, Jagger Barry, Lucy Bell, Olivia Beynon, Rose Bridgefoot, Jackson Cahill, Ashton Cameron, Georgia Campbell, Evan Cannon, Kara Carney-Geshwend, Kyha Casey, Jemma Cattley, Rohan Clayton, William Collin, Georgia Colling, Samuel Cracknell, Mia Currie, Poppy Donsworth, Lilli Eurell, Olivia Foreman, Charle Gifford-Cock, Cooper Griffiths-Roberts, Charlie Harrold, Lily Harvey, Tyke Heslop, Ashton Hodson, Kai Hong, Tahlia Johnson, Lucy Jones, Abbi Kent, Michaela Lackenby, Charlie Lowrie, Angus Macdonald, Freya Maryska, Taj McLean, Ben McRae, Sunny Micklethwaite, Olivia Moser, Hayden Nankeruis, Hayley Newman, Max Newton, Rose Nosti, Grace Nosti, Logan O’Hehir, Laura Owen, William Parker, Madeleine Pepper, Jazmyn Perkovich, Kiana Rhodda, Tyger-May Richardson, Declan Rowe, Kate Russell, Robert Ryan, Indira Ryan-England, India Sapsford, Chloe Smith, William Tancred, Summer Teesson, Lani Thomas, Lachlan Vaughan, Jack

Under 8

Adams, Brock Alvaro, Georgia Arigho, Olivia Ayres, Bronte Bissett, Taj Bridgefoot, Cooper Burdack, Ruby Caldwell, Thomas Cannone, Arden Carlton, Jim Carlton, Leo Carnegie, Philippa Clarke, Laurence Cook, Aaron Cullen, Isaak Currie, Daisy Derbyshire, Daniel Donovan, Ruby Easson, Elliot Eurell, Ashleigh Germier, Leela Gower, Jack Green, Kye Groom, Joe Hibberd, Chloe Hudson, Nell Hunter, Cooper Hunter, Tasha Jeffries, Grace Kondrat, Dane Langford-Martin, Jasper Lanser, Fletcher Lawson, Summer Lynch, Riley Macnmara, Lani Markey, Lucia McBeath, Kaylee McLoughlin, Chloe McLoughlin, Daniel Mitchell, Anneliese Murray, Katie Newman, Harrison Oulton, Jonty Owen, Daisy Paterson, Toby Peters, Nathan Petheram, Ruby Priestley, Emma Ristuccia, Jesse Steenbergen, Harry Stevenson, Georgia Stewart, Beth Stokes, Ben Tamblyn, Alexandra Thorpe, Jack Troth, Cameron Whigham, Mia Wilson, Tess Wood, Chloe Young, Kasey

Under 9

Abrahams, Tyler Ayres, Holly Bateman, Yaden Bender, Jazmyn Berry, Darci Birch, Samantha Carnegie, Ella Carney-Geshwend, Taiha Cracknell, Abbey Cullen, Jed Earle, Sophie Finestone, Brayden

Flaherty, Owen Forrest, Matthew Hong, Max Jackson, Samuel Jones, Lily Kasun, Mia Kennedy, Sara Lackenby, Phoebe Lloyd, Gemma Macdonald, Finlay Micklethwaite, Charlie Moser, Tahlia Parker, Henry Paterson, Skye Perkovich, Breanna Pettit, Abbey Smith, Matthew Swainston, Jack Tancred, Kye Tobin, Sarah Van Hove, Noah Walker, Piper-Lily Wheatley, Kirra

Under 10

Benson, Emily Berkhemer, Sanne Bissett, Riley Blake, Madison Butler, Jordan Caldwell, Jordyn Cameron, James Cameron, Jessica Clarke, Zoe Duerden, Jemma Giles, Louis Groom, Tom Harvey, Willa Hill, Finnley Livingstone, Samuel Lowrie, Rose Macleod, Liam McLoughlin, Imogen O’Hehir, Patrick Papadopoulos, Nikolas Richardson, Ellie Ristuccia, Rory Roebig, Isla Tindale, Kyle Wheatley, Liana Williams, Matthieu

Under 11

Adams, Jesse Bateman, Taylor Bender, Drew Birch, Ryan Birt, Jack Blake, Lachlan Callaghan, Macy Colless, Samantha Felton, Tate Flaherty, Finn Giles, Eliza Giuffre, Shane Jeffries, Charlie Kasun, Levi Kinnersley, James Macdonald, Mollie McAlpine, Austin McQueen, Eden Mezzone, Brooke Mitchell, Finn Mitchell, Oscar Paterson, Zachary Petheram, Harrison Richardson, Dylan Sim, Toby Steveson, Riley Stewart, Hannah

Tancred, Caleb Tarasenko, Adam Walker, Scout Warn, Sharnee

Under 12

Bell, Liam Berry, Fletcher Beswick, Kaitlin Blair, Kye Boarer, Sarah Booth, Keeley Cameron, Amy Cracknell, Lily Frost, Nicholas Harvey, Mya Kilrain, Jack Lawrence, Amy Livingstone, Emma Matuschka, Meggan McCabe, Jaz Oulton, Zalie Penn, Mackenzie Pettit, Tylah Thomas, Coby Tobin, Lauren

Under 13

Bell, Nathan Birch, Danielle Butler, Reece Byrne, Isobel Cracknell, Samuel Giffin, Jordan Griffin, Emma Hardy, William Jeffries, Beau Macleod, Callan McAlpine, Bronte Mitchell, Hannah Tancred, Declan Tobin, Nicholas Warn, Ketisha

Under 14

Booth, Rhiannon Camilleri, Olivia Dick, Jasmine Douglass, Ryan Duerden, Rochelle Frost, Emma Giuffre, Jordan Griffin, Darcy Kilbride, Teagan Kondrat, Connor McCarthy, Jordy Molin, Georgia Rendall, Nicholas Richardson, Kiran Short, Bailey Sim, Ashley Waddell, Zoe

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Alvaro, Joey Baker, Erica Barnes, Jackson Bateman, Taj Bowmaker, Jack G Bramsten, Odette Bryant, Lachlan Byrne, Tristan Carnegie, Amanda Carnegie, Harvey Chandler, Ellie Christensen, Adam Clayton, Jack Currie, Hanny Dawkins, Zachary Derbyshire, Olivia Duncan, Lachlan Fellowes, Bailey Gay, Montana Gills, Emily Graziani, Sienna Green, Jett Harrold, Sam Hessey, Kaiden Holloway, Indo Hudson, Tessa Hunter, Esther Hunter, Sebastian Hutchinson, Rory Ireland, Lachlan Jones, Ethan Kelly, Conor Langcalce, Tyler Lawson, Scarlett

Under 7

Williams, Sinaed Wilson, Jack Wilson, Olivia Xie, Hedy

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Under 6

McClelland, Lochie McDonald, Lili McQueen, Pearl Nash, Ebony Noble, Ivy Perkovick, Jack Prior, Sophie Probert, Bayden Rae, Charlotte Roberts, Talia Sim, Wesley Sinnott, Jack Steenbergen, Will Stokes, Chloe Todd, Jack Winstanley, David

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Christensen, Janine Dunn, Lee Fogarty, Jon Fortey, Steven Gathercole, Chris Gilmore, Carl Gollan, John Henry, Karen Henry, Michael Jeffries, Samantha Kauter, Jack Kemp, Wayne Kirkman, Fiona Kirkman, Thomas Leary, John Livingstone, Barbara Lyon, Andrew Maric, John Micklethwaite, Kylie Newton, Keith Nicolle, Phil O’Grady, Ray Owen, David Parker, Carol Parker, David Parkin, David Paterson, Andrew Pearce, Lisa Anne Pierce, Bill Powell, Nick Powell, Rebecca Preston, Graham Reid, John Russell, Mark Ryan, Con Tame, Ann Tancred, Graham Templeman, Rodney Tighe, Dennis Van Dongen, Donna Vile, Grahame Vile, Jennifer Ward, Marie


PRESIDENT’S REPORT It is with much sadness that I present the Avoca Beach SLSC annual report. This season saw the passing of 2 stalwarts of Avoca Beach SLSC, Jim Harpur and Bryce Norman. In some ways it is fitting that these great mates and life members of the Avoca Beach SLSC should pass away so close to each other. Both men contributed enormously to the development of the club over many years and were responsible for the development of a lifesaving ethos accompanying a competitive goal. Both Jim and Bryce will be missed, not only for their contributions but also for their mateship and close relationships that they have established throughout the club. Avoca also mourned the loss of club members’ children with the passing of Jack McCabe and Sarah O’Grady. We support them in these difficult times. On the beach we continue to provide a safe and well patrolled beach for the local community and visiting tourists. No lives were lost and rescues were down on previous years despite weeks of strong swell. Brad Scott came on board as our new Director of Lifesaving and has done an excellent job in encouraging involvement and motivating patrolling members. Congratulations to Jono Donnelly on receiving the Patrolman of the Year Award for his contributions to patrols at Avoca Beach. Also special mention of Nigel Ball’s patrol for their magnificent efforts this year and being acknowledged as Patrol of the Year. Long-time supporters of Avoca Beach SLSC have been the Hunter Family and once again their support of the boat section through Raine & Horne Avoca is valued. Additional to this, Brett was instrumental in bringing on NAB as a major club sponsor. NAB’s association is a great partnership on which we hope to build in the future years. Michael’s promotion of the Rocks to Rocks achieved its 20th year which is a tremendous support of the club over an extended period.

Gordon Stalley and his business Premier Fire Protection are instrumental in the support of our coaching within the club and his support is appreciated. Gordon has been a great contributor to the local community. Avoca Beach Bowling and Recreation Club are generous supporters of Avoca Beach SLSC and Chris Unger at Wyong Leagues has gone out of his way to investigate ways of supporting the community. I ask in return that our members back the local club and continue its viability to continue community support. Also assisting this year has been Ausgrid who are reviewing and upgrading our power sources to make us more efficient. Central Coast Surf Life Saving and Gosford Council also financially support the club and assistance is appreciated. As this report is being written we farewell our Branch CEO Chad Griffiths who has done an outstanding job in his role with the Branch and we wish him every success in the future. I would like to thank our other sponsors who are acknowledged in the front of our annual report and encourage all members to support their organisations. The club executive continues their often thankless task of ensuring that the club functions effectively. Murray Tancred and Deb Rendall continue to work with the growth of our Nipper Section resulting in them achieving 2nd place in the State Championships. Joe Murray, as Director of Finance, has continued his fine job in overseeing the financial basis of the club. This year Spike once again ran a successful bar and worked with Nan to develop a professional approach to functions. We thank both for their efforts in these areas. This season we adopted a more professional approach to caretaking with this being overseen by George Spencer who has ensured a cleaner, better maintained facility. George puts in many hours of volunteer labour as well as gym coordinator and this is valued. Kylie continues to grow in her role as administrator and has built her role substantially over the past year as her experience has grown. Kylie has been able to support the function side of the facility, along with Nan, in an effort to ensure that we always have someone who can undertake the role. Wendy Norman and Deb Rendall have continued their volunteer administrative duties. Sonya’s efforts with uniform and registration have assisted in spreading the load within the club.

Chris Parker, Daniel Shade, Lachlan Tame and Bianca Mould – 3rd Lifesaver Relay Aussies

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Clubs exist on volunteers and I would like to thank Damien Benson for his efforts this year and congratulate him on being named Bryce Norman Club Person of the Year. It is hard to acknowledge all those who assist but I would like to pay a special mention to the Duerdan Family for their outstanding contribution at all levels this year.

Matt Jones competing at Aussies


Team performances once again highlighted the depth of the club, winning Gold in the NSW Open Taplin and a bronze in The Lifesaver Relay at the Australian Championships.

Avoca has a proud history in ski completion and the efforts of this year indicate that this could be another outstanding era for the club. At NSW level we achieved Gold in the double (Gordo & Pete), Silver Single Ski (Hamo), 3rd Ski Relay (Hamo, Lachy, Gordo) and 1st 17yrs Ski. At Aussies the results were 1st 30-35yrs Ski (Gordo), 1st Open Ski (Lachy), 2nd Double Ski ( Hamo, Lachy) and 3rd in Ski Relay. These results were not even matched by the strong Queensland clubs. Other results were outstanding with Shadey and Chris getting together to take out the Open Australian Board Rescue Championship. Their efforts highlight the great camaraderie within the group. Daniel backed this up with 1st in Open Board at State and 3rd at Aussies. Our girls were unlucky at Aussies not to be champions but can be very proud of achieving Silver in the U19yrs Board Relay. Congratulations to Codie, Kaitlyn and Amy. On the beach we were once again strong with the limited competitors. Jake O’Brien won Gold in Flags and Sprint at NSW and was a finalist in both events at Aussies. He was also a member of the NSW State Team and was elected in the High Performance Squad along with Riley and Bianca. Trent Martin was a member of the Nutri Grain series and was unable to compete at Aussies due to the birth of his child. Lachlan Tames’ effort in winning consecutive Gold Medals in the Open Ski has not previously been achieved in the club and was an exceptional effort that will be talked about for many years to come. Masters competition this season was once again coordinated by Jeff Smith and he has done a great job. While we did not have large numbers attend State or Aussies, we did have a good turnout for the Branch Titles and once again achieved success. Notable performances in the masters were: Gordo 1st 30-34yrs Ski; Hamo, Matt Jones, Gordo 1st 110yrs Ski Relay; Corey and Trent 1st 3034yrs Board Rescue.

Australian Champions Master Ski Relay at Aussies

Jim McAtamney took over the role of coordinating the Door Knock and did an outstanding job in organising and coordinating the event. The Golf day, run by Glenn O’Brien and Keith Ferrier was again well supported and provided much needed income to the club. Con and Marg Ryan, through their association with PAKS continue to support in providing goods and prizes that we utilise at these events. Con has also been instrumental in getting the involvement of Casio to support these events. Our Ladies Auxiliary maintains an important supportive role within the club, assisting in Sippers, providing work parties and doing much needed fund raising. Thanks to all those who have assisted in this area. With the support of Raine and Horne and NAB we were able to launch the Jim Harpur Surfboat. This was a special day for the club and the sponsors. I would like to express my appreciation to Joyce for her permission to name the boat after Jim. And it was fantastic to see it cross the line 1st at The National Championships. We welcome our newest Life Member, Richard Brierty to join a group of esteemed members. Richard joins Sharon as the first husband and wife Life Members of the club. Congratulations to all awardees at our presentation and we wish the nominees for Branch awards every success. A quote for those who sometimes criticise the people who do have a go. “Let’s be honest. There’s not a business anywhere that is without problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings.” “The key is to just get on the bike, and the key to getting on the bike… is to stop thinking about ‘there are a bunch of reasons I might fall off’ and just hop on and peddle the damned thing. You can pick up a map, a tire pump, and better footwear along the way.” Garry Clarke, President – Avoca Beach SLSC

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Our success in boats in recent years has been widely applauded but the efforts of The Grease Monkeys to go undefeated in the Age Group at all levels of competition is truly an outstanding effort.

As a club we need to continue to promote the development of lifesaving and I thank all those who have contributed this year. To members that patrol our beach I look forward to your continued efforts and pass on the thanks of the entire community for the time you give.

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Up and coming competitor Riley Fitzsimmons performed outstandingly, achieving Gold in U17 Ski at NSW and Gold in U17 Board at Aussies. Brad and Blake supported Riley in winning bronze in the Board Relay at NSW.

Mike and Andy continue to work with the young brigade in training our members but we are always looking for more support. We thank Craig Anderson for his efforts over the past few years overseeing lifesaving education. Our group of trainers and assessors has maintained its growth from last year and we once again thank Mick Kendal, Andy Hoban, Craig Anderson, Jeff Barnes, Dylan Coleman, Scott Smith, Jono Donnelly and Garry Clarke for their efforts.

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Competitively it was again a successful year even though our numbers were slightly down. As a club we won Nippers Branch, by the highest margin ever, were 2nd at Open Branch and won Masters Branch. We again were the premier boat club in the Branch.


DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION As another season passes we can rejoice in the fact that once again our club has fulfilled its duty and patrolled our beach with no lives lost. Thank you to every person who has patrolled our beach and kept the community safe at what is probably the busiest beach on the Central Coast. Congratulations to our competitors who have also been triumphant at Branch, State and Aussies, the results at these events have been outstanding and the hard work and training is evident by the results. Thanks to all the coaches who have trained the competitors and of course all the families and supporters who proudly wear the club colours to cheer on the competitors. Thank you to Kylie at the office who makes my job that much easier. I did say that this year would be a bit easier and it can only be plain sailing from here. Thanks to all the Board members, Wendy, Joe, Matt, John, Murray and newest member Brad Scott. Everyone has a role and their input is helping to make our club a positive and successful environment for the members and the community to be associated with. On a sad note this season we had to say goodbye to two pioneers of the club, Jim Harpur and Bryce Norman. We will certainly miss their guidance and input into all things surf lifesaving and all things Avoca Beach. A very big hole has been left in Avoca Beach Surf Club with their passing and our thoughts are with their families always. Well that about wraps it up for another year, thank you to all the members for volunteering to be part of Avoca Beach Surf Club and making a difference.

of Lifesaving at Avoca, Director of Lifesaving Central Coast and also as a New South Wales Duty Officer. Filling all three roles is an enormous task so when he decided to resign as club captain, and the ‘hot potato’ was thrown in my direction, naturally I caught it. There were two other reasons, the first was that I had received a lot of coaching, mentoring, etc. from a lot of people growing up in the club so I felt it was an opportunity to return the favour. Secondly, it was out of respect for Jim Harpur. A lot has been said about Jim and his heroic stature recently, but growing up in the club, I saw him as a quietly spoken older bloke who always had time for a chat on the beach with me and other younger members. He was a friend of my family from the 1940’s onwards and I still have the image in my mind of him walking down the ramp in front of the club for his afternoon swim…“g’day young Scotty”, he always said as he came over to ask how I was going. The other iconic member we lost recently is Bryce Norman. Bryce talked my father into joining the club in 1947, and they rowed together for years after that. When I sat for my bronze medallion in 1978, I remember how relieved my bronze squad team mates and I were when we found out that it was ‘our’ Bristo who would be examining us. He was one of us, we all knew him and we knew he wouldn’t be too hard on us. Jim and Bryce made an immeasurable contribution to lifesaving and our club community and deserve all the respect they receive. I think they would agree that there are two other people who have made a very different, but equally important contribution to our club. Women in Lifesaving – Cecely Norman and Joyce Harpur

Early in the season Brett Beswick asked me to take one of the Club Vice Captain positions. I’d been back in the club for four or five years and loving it so it was relatively easy decision to make. At the time, Brett was acting as Director

Way back in year eleven my classmates and I were asked to write an essay on something we were involved in on the weekend. I wrote about the surf club, patrols, carnivals and so on. As an afterthought I mentioned that for the women, there was the ladies auxiliary. Mrs Godsell, a young female teacher straight out of teachers college, handed my essay back with no mark, just a comment…‘Brad Scott, you are a male chauvinist!’ Of course she was right. For decades women were excluded from the front line of lifesaving but

Chris Parker and Daniel Shade Australian Open Board Rescue Champions

Lachlan Tame Australian Open Ski Champion

Gordon Jones Competitors Competitor

Corey Myers and Trent McLuckie Win gold in Masters Board Rescue at Aussies

Deb Rendall, Director of Admin – Avoca Beach SLSC

DIRECTOR OF LIFESAVING

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On Australia Day, John Mitchell came over to me and asked if he could set up the barbecue in front of one of the roller doors. I said to him, “you don’t have to ask me, you’re John Mitchell”…he said, “yes…but you’re the Patrol Captain”. What this brief exchange demonstrates is the place the Patrol Captain should hold within the club. When the flags are up, the Patrol Captain is in charge and deserves the respect and cooperation of all other members. It’s a difficult job with a lot of responsibility and every Patrol Captain did an exceptional job this season as shown by the absence of major incidents. Thank you to each of them and also to Garry Clarke, David O’Grady and the Club Committee (Board of Directors) who gave me a lot of good advice and a lot of laughs over the season. Thanks also to the ‘first aid room fairy’. She appears out of nowhere around three am every week or so and restocks the first aid room. She is rarely seen and does her job quietly and without the need for recognition. She was involved in treating spinal injuries and dislocations on top of her patrol obligations and boat rowing. The Chief Instructor, Craig Anderson, has a similarly quiet approach. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of surf lifesaving and on top of that, he’s a great bloke to have a chat with on Howard’s bench. He fills one of the most important roles in the club and with five years under his belt he really deserves a break so we hope to have someone to help him out next season. On Christmas afternoon I was poolside at my sister’s house in Wamberal after stuffing down a couple of kilos of ham. I

Luke Pearce receives Cadet Club Person of the Year from Mike Tamblyn

Graham Ball competing at Aussies

Debbie Rendall spreading Christmas cheer

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While we are on the topic of young legends I have to mention Luke Pearce. Anyone who swam in the Hunters’ Rocks to Rocks would remember that the rip in the corner was moving quite fast that day. Luke Pierce was out in the water after the swim getting a few waves on a racing board. What Luke did will never win a major award because it had three missing ingredients. There was no noise, no panic and no screaming IRB engine and as a consequence, nobody noticed. Three kids between eight and ten years old jumped into the water on the edge of the bank on body boards without flippers. They were almost immediately washed into the rip. Luke spotted them early on and paddled towards the rocks. He put himself in a position so that when the rip took the kids, they came straight to him. Luke grabbed all three, signalled the duck and the driver came

Patrol Captains and the Lifesaving Committee

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Luke Pearce

out and picked them up. Back on the beach, the kids were happy and having a bit of a laugh, but without intervention, they would have drowned. Luke walked quietly up the beach, didn’t say a word, and put his board away. I’m guessing that Luke has come through the nipper movement and if that’s the case, the rescue shows the importance of the junior movement and the skills that it teaches. Nice one Luke!

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nevertheless built a movement that has provided constant and unconditional support for lifesaving. I’ve always known two of the most important members in the club’s history as Mrs Norman and Mrs Harpur, but as Club Captain, I’m going to risk it and call them Cec and Joyce. What Cec and Joyce started and persisted with for so many decades laid the foundation for what evolved into womens’ front line involvement in lifesaving. In the late seventies women like Stacey Smith and Leslie Adamski started training for their bronze medallion despite the knowledge that they would never receive it. A few years later, Sharon Paterson, Lisa Benson, Jacky and Kathy Hoban, Michelle, Annette and Alison Dorrell were amongst the first qualified female lifesavers in the country. We now have young women like Cody-Leigh Callaghan, Kaitlyn Matuschka and Amy Annabel. They are super-fit, skilled and show amazing courage in big surf. They’re not only involved in coaching of juniors but are considered by Murray Tancred to be amongst the best. The icing on the cake this season was a top two finish in an Australian National Board Relay championship which of course not only proves that they are great athletes but also that they are invaluable on patrol. They are also great role models for younger members.


DIRECTOR OF LIFESAVING cont. received a call from Surf-com to say that things had turned nasty back at Avoca. The surf was pumping, the beach had been closed for most of the day but there were still probably between 100 and 200 people in the water. I drove back to the beach and wandered down to the northern side of the bank. We were low on numbers but fortunately a few members from North Avoca had come down to lend a hand. I started by getting people out of the water or pushing them to the south, back onto the bank. Quent and Bill Mitchell had been there all afternoon and I was a bit worried I was going to push the crowd so far south they’d fall off the other side of the bank into the other rip. Quent would have had to pull off the board rescue of the century of about 100 people. That would have been a big ask even for Quent, who is one of the most experienced board paddlers in the club. Just as things were going slightly pear shaped, I noticed that Dave Babbage and Damien Benson had arrived and were sitting on the IRB in the corner. What a relief! The combined IRB experience of those guys is massive and Dave’s diligence and technical knowledge as IRB captain ensured the ducks were always ready to go if necessary. Thanks Dave and congratulations to Damien for being awarded the Bryce Norman Medal.

Cec, Richard and Joyce celebrate together

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Peter Saint and Larissa Llowarch are worth their weight in gold. Peter is the benchmark for the club when it comes to first aid treatment. The time they both spent on patrol over summer was phenomenal so thank you, and by the way, I think you’ve both done enough over the last year or two to receive a life time exemption from selling raffle tickets… that’s official! The last member of the lifesaving committee is Sharon Brierty. Sharon’s experience on the beach means that she often operates by intuition. You can’t get her extensive experience out of the bronze medallion handbook. Sharon was a great R&R team mate thirty years ago but she was an even better board rescue partner this season…thanks for everything Shaz! Patrol of the Year Each of the patrols had a great season but in the end for the patrol of the year I had to decide between the ‘Multi Tasker Patrol’ and the ‘Swiss Watch Patrol’. The ‘Multi Taskers’ prove the value of women at the coal face of lifesaving. They have amongst them the best swimmers, board paddlers and boat rowers in the club. Most of them have done enough years to switch to active reserve or long service but they still come to patrols, often with their kids. They know they can rely on each other and consequently have great team moral. Their captain is one of very few people who can come to patrol in gum boots and turn it into a fashion statement. I wasn’t sure whether to add or deduct points for the gum boots. The Multi Taskers of course are the members of the Sharon Brierty patrol. They were runners up but only by the narrowest of margins. The patrol of the year runs like a swiss watch. Close to perfect attendance, the captains office and first aid room are kept in impeccable condition. The patrol members always have their roles clearly defined. There is excellent swimming ability across the patrol. Their captain attended board training sessions from the beginning of the season, trained all season, and competed at the Australian Masters Championships. With two other patrol members he pulled

Silvertails with Matt Parker filling in

Jonathon Donnelly receives Jim Harpur Patrol Person of the Year from Joyce Harpur and John Mitchell

Max Sainsbury acknowledged for 58 years Patrol Service

Ladies Auxiliary doing a great job


off a rescue of four swimmers in difficulty in big surf using a rescue board and rescue tubes. The Swiss watch patrol and winner of the Patrol of the Year is the Nigel Ball Patrol. Congratulations!

members, many of whom are either still on the active membership roster or turned up on the days when we were low on numbers and we really needed them.

Jim Harpur Trophy for Patrolman of the Year

Patrol Statistics for Avoca Beach 2011/2012 Season Number of Rescues

Overall, the club is in great shape and the standard of lifesaving is excellent. We have an enormous capability across all the required skill sets but it’s up to us to make sure we utilise it and that the work load is spread as evenly as possible across the membership. Finally, thank you to every member who turned up to the beach this year to help out, particularly those who attended their rostered patrols. Thanks also to the life

Preventative Actions Type Total Lost Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Preventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3662 Searches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Shark Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3669

First Aid Type Total Marine Stings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Minor Cuts/Abrasions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Major Wounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fractures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Spinal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Resuscitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Santa arrives at Avoca

Santa giving presents to the Kids

Sonya Walters getting into the Christmas spirit

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Next Season Attendance of rostered patrols is something we need to improve on next season. I’m not sure when the idea that doing twenty five hours whenever we feel like it was introduced but it’s a bad idea and it doesn’t work. The roster is designed to spread skills out so we don’t have twenty people signed on when the beach is like a pond and nobody there when we have monster surf. Suggestions have been made about better communication to remind members via sms, email, facebook or the website when they are on patrol. Personally, I like the old school approach of sticking a copy of the patrol roster on the fridge with a bit of blu-tack…It’s not fancy, but it works!

Type Total No Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Rescue Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rescue Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 IRB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 RWVC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365

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Congratulations Jonno!

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At nineteen years of age he took on a Patrol Captaincy this season for the first time. He is proficient in every aspect of lifesaving…swimming, board paddling, first aid, IRB and Jet Ski driving. He is also an instructor. He’s passionate, motivated and he seems to inspire that in other people. On every occasion over the season when we had roster issues he didn’t only volunteer to back up, but he did so with such speed that I suspect he has some sort of mind reading ability. He is a great role model for younger members. The first ever winner of the Jim Harpur Trophy for Patrolman of the Year is Jonathon Donnelly.

Brad Scott, Director of Lifesaving – Avoca Beach SLSC


DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Another season has passed and financially the club has managed to finish with a small operating surplus once again. We have none the less managed to see some significant spending and income this year. In particular we have to thank Brett Hunter for all his work in gaining the sponsorship from NAB for the purchase of the Jim Harpur and the ongoing funding of the club to the tune of $45,000 over three years. A significant piece of community fund raising has been in the form of the Pink Boat committee who managed to raise sufficient money through community support to purchase a boat to be named the Sandy Mitchell. From the financial point of view this source of funds to buy club equipment is reminiscent of the community spirit of the past and was a pleasure to see. There were way too many people involved to thank individually here. A discussion of fundraising through sponsorship cannot be finished without acknowledging the work of our president Garry Clarke. In the next season we expect to be bringing Erina Fair on board as a major sponsor of the Nippers and Travelworld, Avoca Beach as a Gold Sponsor. In other fund raising activities we have to thank Jim McAtamney and all the collectors, counters and others for all their efforts in raising over $13,000 in the ‘Door Knock’ this season. Also the Nippers BBQs, Beach raffles and

Michael Hunter presents Garry Clarke with Rocks to Rocks Photo

Garry Clarke’s tireless efforts up at the Avoca Pub at the meat raffle. Every bit counts! As an entity the main source of club funds has been the Function Centre which has maintained a steady flow of income for the club. This area is being revisited by the board in how we do it as we now find ourselves in competition with clubs like Wamberal and the Trojans Rugby who are operated commercially by professional organisations. This does not mean that we have to do the same and in fact that would be contra to the views expressed by many club members. However, it does not mean that we can go ahead without examining how we operate in this new market. The Functions area has been running successfully now since the renovation of the club and will be reviewed by the board in the early parts of the 2012/2013 financial year. Discussion of functions cannot be concluded, however without thanking people like Kylie Micklethwaite, Nan Jones, George Spencer, Spike Jones and Jack Leary for the work that they have put into it this year. We could not have survived 2011/2012 without them. The issues of using common accounting programs across the branch, standardising charts of accounts, tightening up of the charities requirements and many others still hover out there in space but as yet nothing has come up to significantly affect our operations and so I look forward to the next season being as successful in the financial area. Joe Murray, Director of Finance – Avoca Beach SLSC

Ladies Auxiliary at Presentation Night

Ladies Auxiliary Balance Sheet – Profit & Loss Income Bank Interest.................................................. Subs................................................................ Donations....................................................... Social/Fundraisers.......................................... Lamingtons..................................................... Sippers............................................................ Carnivals Junior/Senior................................. Senior Club Catering..................................... Total Income.............................................

$ 0.82 360.00 100.00 3,702.00 3,132.28 6,480.50 2,576.00 534.05 16,885.65

Expenses Term Dep....................................................... LA Catering/Fundraising............................... Petty Cash...................................................... Lamingtons..................................................... Sippers............................................................ Senior Club Catering..................................... Kitchen Equip................................................ Total Expenses .........................................

$ 10,000.00 1,384.40 100.00 2,546.90 3,376.81 530.80 210.99 18,149.90

Balance @ Bank 24/4/11..............................

9,728.09

Balance At Bank 27/4/12...............................

8,083.34

Plus Income....................................................

16,885.65

& Cash Floats................................................

650.00

Total...............................................................

26,613.74

Total...............................................................

8,733.34

Minus Expenses..............................................

18,149. 90

Unbanked Cash On Hand.............................

380.50

Total...............................................................

9,113.84

Total...............................................................

8,463.84

Cash Floats.....................................................

650.00

Total...............................................................

9,113.84

NAB Term Deposit 25/12.............................

10,959.10

8/2..................................................................

10,000.00

Total...............................................................

20,959.10

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Avoca Beach SLSC Inc, PO Box 22, Avoca Beach NSW 2251 Profit & Loss Statement – May 2011 through April 2012 INCOME

2010/2011

$

$

Club Expenses ......................... 11,684.57

3,345.51

Registrations ............................ 45,633.37

35,080.54

Depreciation ............................ 19,632.22

23,272.60

Bar Income . ............................. 38,260.24

33,924.20

Insurance ................................. 14,600.41

4,165.89

Telephone ................................

3,621.10

3,198.25

Operating Income

2011/2012

2010/2011

4,734.80

Rental Income . ........................ 65,343.34

70,824.53

Employment Expenses . ........... 26,079.74

23,552.05

Donations/Sponsorships . ........ 61,010.13

80,907.08

Registration Expenses . ............ 28,940.92

23,269.64

Special Events .......................... 34,941.65

15,272.23

Special Events ......................... 25,442.90

5,691.48

Lifesaving Income ....................

5,075.35

5,662.29

Lifesaving

Total Operating Income......... 256,859.00 246,405.67

Lifesaving Expenses ............... 12,292.25

Sectional Incomes

Training/Awards . ..................

Boat Income . ......................... 21,327.28

21,946.70

12,232.78

2,196.24

7,972.35

Competition Expenses . ........... 20,668.60

21,222.43

Sectional Expenses

Ski Income .............................

5,629.98

6,014.97

Board & Swim Income............

1,678.71

Boat Expenses . ...................... 34,228.08

Masters Income . ....................

6,581.65

9,604.75

Ski Expenses ..........................

3,364.77

4,974.59

U15 & U17 Income ...............

977.27

Board & Swim Expenses .......

7,091.83

6,298.71

Aussies Gear Levies ...............

363.64

Masters Expenses . .................

1,076.72

4,075.11

Aussies Funds & Clothing......

1,237.51

U15/U17 Expenses ...............

2,857.27

Competition Fundraising .......

202.00

Coaching Expenses . ..............

15,592.42

8,399.31

15,870.31

Total Junior Activities ............. 55,771.34

83,902.84

Total Sectional Income........... 128,028.77 118,906.50

Presentation Night ..................

15,496.07

Coaching Income . ...................

180.00

7,700.00

Member Equipment . ............... 10,327.28

Service Fee ...............................

206.25

208.42

Junior Activities ..................... 94,126.22

77,244.59

Rental Expenses........................

Functions Centre ..................... 56,985.99

Function Centre

16,668.32 7,477.74 21,455.50

Hall Hire ................................ 150,124.00

87,335.00

Total Expenses....................... 509,689.78 509,570.22

Hire Sundries .........................

35,236.35

Operating Profit..................... 28,211.88 (13,778.28)

2,503.64

Total Functions Centre........... 152,627.64 122,571.35

Other Income

Total Income.......................... 537,901.66 495,791.94

Interest Income .......................

722.74

1,219.36

Unallocated Income ................

20,121.15

EXPENSES

2011/2012

2010/2011

Clothing ................................... 26,641.41

8,645.17

Administration Expenses .........

6,260.03

10,828.39

Bank Fees .................................

2,511.47

1,727.02

Bar ............................................ 19,722.58

Total Other Income...............

722.74 21,340.51

Other Expenses Phuket Training Program ........

29,283.07

Total Other Expenses.............

Clubhouse Expenses ................ 65,446.68

81,722.07

Net Profit/(Loss)................... 28,934.62

Clubhouse Services .................. 43,846.07

57,629.91

A happy Shadey back in the medals and competing for Avoca

7,562.23

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6,594.92

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Clothing Sales ..........................

EXPENSES

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Bank Reconciliation General Account

Balance Sheet cont. $

Members’ Funds

Cashbook Balance @ 30/4/12 . ...............

23,828.91

Members Capital . ...............................

280,610.00

Add: Outstanding Cheques ..........................

15,040.36

Retained Profits ..................................

142,099.95

Subtotal . .......................................................

38,869.27

Total Members Funds . ....................

422,709.95

Less: Outstanding Deposits ..........................

21,981.14

Bank Statement @ 30/4/12 ....................

16,888.13

AVOCA BEACH SLSC

Fundraising Account Cashbook Balance @ 30/4/12 . ...............

14,751.36

Add: Outstanding Cheques ..........................

0.00

Subtotal . .......................................................

14,751.36

Less: Outstanding Deposits ..........................

500.00

Bank Statement @ 30/4/12 ....................

14,251.36

MaxI Credit Account - Capital Cashbook Balance @ 30/4/12 .....................

20,200.24

Add: Outstanding Cheques ..........................

0.00

Subtotal . .......................................................

20,200.24

Less: Outstanding Deposits ..........................

0.00

Bank Statement @ 30/4/12 ....................

20,200.24

Functions Account Cashbook Balance @ 30/4/12 . ...............

41,951.85

Add: Outstanding Cheques ..........................

7,425.00

Subtotal . .......................................................

49,376.85

Less: Outstanding Deposits ..........................

4,289.55

Bank Statement @ 30/4/12......................

45,087.30

Functions MaxI Credit Account Cashbook Balance @ 30/4/12 . ...............

7,001.22

Add: Outstanding Cheques ..........................

0.00

Subtotal . .......................................................

7,001.22

Less: Outstanding Deposits ..........................

0.00

Bank Statement @ 30/4/12 ....................

7,001.22

ABN: 76 358 503 029

NOTES TO THE ACCOUNTS 1 Statement of Significant Accounting Policies This financial report is a special purpose financial report prepared in order to satisfy the financial reporting requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act, and the Charitable Fundraising Act and Regulations. The committee has determined that the association is not a reporting entity. The financial report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act, the Charitable Fundraising Act and Regulations and the following Australian Accounting Standards: AAS 3 : Accounting of Income Tax AAS 5: Materiality AAS 8: Events Occurring After Reporting Date AAS 17: Leases No other applicable Australian Accounting Standards, Urgent Issues Group Consensus Views or other authoritative pronouncements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board have been applied. The financial report is also prepared on an accruals basis and is based on historic costs and does not take into account changing money values or, except where specifically stated, current valuations of non-current assets.

Avoca Beach SLSC Inc PO Box 22 Avoca Beach NSW 2251 Balance Sheet as at April 2012

Note

2012 $

Current Assets Cash Assets .........................................

2

109,893.58

Receivables .........................................

3

110,595.61

Total Current Assets .......................

220,489.19 Some of the Rocks to Rocks Competitors

Non - Current Assets Plant & Equipment . ...........................

4

16,040.24

Office Equipment . ..............................

4

141.21

Furniture & Fittings ............................

4

241,248.86

Total Non - Current Assets .............

2

57,430.31

Total Assets . ...................................

4

77,919.50

Deposits Refundable ...........................

2

1,010.00

Trade Creditors ...................................

2

8,376.48

Payroll Liabilities .................................

5,823.07

Current Liabilities

Total Current Liabilities ..................

55,209.55

Net Assets . .....................................

422,709.95

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NOTES TO THE ACCOUNTS cont. The following specific accounting policies, which are Fixed Assets

Cash in Hand

1,660.00 108,233.58

109,893.58

AVOCA BEACH SLSC ABN: 76 358 503 029 STATEMENT BY MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The committee has determined that the association is not a reporting entity and that this special purpose financial report should be prepared in accordance with the accounting policies outlined in Note 1 to the financial statements. In the opinion of the committee the financial report as set out on pages 1 to 3: 1

Presents a true and fair view of the financial position of Avoca Beach SLSC as at 30 April 2012 and its performance for the year ended on that date including: (a) the accounts give a true and fair view of all income and expenditure with respect to fundraising appeals; (b) the Balance Sheet gives a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the organisation with respect to fundraising appeals, and; (c) the provisions of the act, the regulations under the act, and the conditions attached to the fundraising authority have been complied with by the organisation, and; (d) the internal contrals exercised by the organisation are appropriate and effective in accounting for all income received and appied by the organisation from any of its fundraising appeals.

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At the date of this statement, there are reasonable grounds to believe that Avoca Beach SLSC will be able to pay its debts as and when they fall due.

This statement is made in accordance with a resolution of the Committee and is signed for and on behalf of the Committee by:

President:

_________________________________________________________ Garry Clarke

Treasurer:

_________________________________________________________ Joe Murray

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Cash at Bank

107,603.37 (91,563.13) 16,040.24 1,008.18 (866.97) 141.21 328,452.60 (87,203.74) 241,248.86 257,430.31

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4 Plant and Equipment Plant & Equipment - at Cost Less Prov'n for Depreciation Office Equipment - at Cost Less Prov'n for Depreciation Furniture & Fittings - at Cost Less Prov'n for Depreciation Total Plant and Equipment

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The depreciable amount of all fixed assets are depreciated over the useful lives of the assets to the association commencing from the time the asset is held ready for use. Leasehold improvements are amortised over the shorter of either the unexpired period of the lease or the estimated useful lives of the improvements.

75,428.61 35,167.00 110,595.61

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consistent with the previous period unless otherwise stated, have been adopted in the preparation of this report:

3 Receivables Trade Debtors Other Debtors


DIRECTOR OF COMPETITION

A third in the Lifesaver Relay, the results from Surfboard Riding area, where Michael Bain, carved up the ocean in both U17 and Opens events and the earlier results from the Masters Championships which were highlighted by the new young Masters who took to the competition with skill and fun: Trent McLuckie, Gordo Jones, Matt Jones, Corey Myers, Trevor Gee, competing in the water and on the sand! It was great to see them join up with the older Masters. And the continuing success in the boat area by the Tweakers and the Zuluz, all made for an outstanding week at the Australian Championships. The Club finished 17th in Australia in the Opens and 18th in the Masters. A great result!! These achievements are brought about by a crew of people, who I would now like to thank for all their efforts, time and assistance throughout the year: The Coaches: This year the coaching and training programs were developed for the competitions by Nigel Tebb, Matt Gibbs, Chris Parker and Spike Jones.

Gear: This year the gear was looked after by Trevor Tame with assistance from Bobby Dorrell. Thanks guys! Administration: Gordo thanks for all the time you have put in with the entries, and to the Masters Committee who take care of their entries and administration, and to Kylie for getting the information out to the Members, and to Nigel Tebb and Matt Jones for the preparation in the training schedules, information and policies. Thanks also to everyone who assisted in the Door Knock this year, as this is the major fundraiser for each section, and assists in the purchase of new equipment. Just a reminder to all that the Worlds will be on in Adelaide in November 2012. Matt Mitchell, Director of Competition – Avoca Beach SLSC

SPECIAL EVENTS 2011/2012 Annual Life Member’s Dinner – September 2011 The dinner opened with one minutes silence to honour the passing of Avoca Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Life Member, Jim Harpur. Followed by a welcome to all members and a special welcome to Richard Brierty, who was awarded Life membership by club members for his services to the club. Congratulations Richard. President Garry Clarke addressed the gathering to report on the club’s progress. It was another memorable night excellently organised by Jim McAtamney and Mike Tamblyn, and wonderfully catered for by Mr. Catering.

Avoca's Branch Representatives

State Champion Taplin Team Riley, Lachlan, Daniel, Ben, Chris and Trent

Garth Hunter, Nigel Tebb and Greg Byrne on the line at Branch

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Finals Sunday saw the Club as a whole come out and support all our competitors, as everyone rushed from one section to another. To see Daniel Shade return to competition, to the young U17 girls in the Board Relay, to the old Nipper pairing of Chris Parker and Daniel Shade bring in gold at the Board Rescue, to Riley Fitzsimmons stamping his authority in the U17 Board, and then climax in the ski area, with 2 teams in the Double Ski and the sensational win by Lachlan Tame in the Open Ski. What a day it was!!!!

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The start of the finals began with the moving tribute and one minute silence for Bryce Norman, and then the new boat, the Jim Harpur was brought home by the young U19 crew, The Grease Monkeys in the winning position.

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For a Director of Competition, the climax of the season is Finals at Aussies!!! And this year the finals at Aussies was awesome!!!

The Officials: Without officials our competitors cannot compete! To Chris Gathercole, who stepped up to the Branch position of Carnival Manager for all the Central Coast carnivals, thank you for your dedication and commitment. Our officials this year were mainly in the boat section: Michael Tamblyn, Bryan Low, Kevin Bootle, Bob Dorrell, Jeff Doyle, Maree Bootle, Jennifer Dykes, and Marie Ward, Garry Clarke officiating in the Opens.


SPECIAL EVENTS 2011/2012 cont. Patrol Trailer Christening – December 11th 2011 Proudly sponsored by Kieren Moore/AIR-PAK Sheet Metal and the Avoca Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Ladies Auxiliary. On Sunday morning 11th December, Kieren Moore with his family, members of the Ladies Auxiliary and club members gathered on the surf club balcony. President Garry Clarke officially acknowledged the great financial contribution donated by both parties and stressed the importance of the need to keep our beach safe. The patrol trailer is a vital additional piece of equipment to the effective patrolling of Avoca Beach. After this address the trailer was officially christened on the beach with a bottle of Champagne. Many thanks to Kieren Moore and the Ladies Auxiliary. Avoca Beach Cellars Golf Day – 28th December 2011 Once again, thank you to Glen O’Brien and Keith Ferrier for organising another great event. Ninety plus players took to the greens and over $1,000 was raised on the day. Another great day had by all.

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To Rhonda and Avoca Beach Cellars Thankyou. Avoca Beach SLSC greatly values your ongoing support and generosity. Annual Door Knock Appeal – January 2012 Thank you to Jim McAtamney, all the members who coordinated the timetable and the collection points. Thank you to the collectors and the money counters. Every cent counts as the club is a huge facility to run. $15,150 was raised over the weekend. A wonderful effort. Boat Christening…The Jim Harpur – March 3rd 2012 Our newest surf boat was proudly sponsored by NAB and Raine & Horne. Representatives of both sponsors, club members and guests gathered at the club. The boat was named after the late Jim Harpur. Jim was a Life member of the club and a “boatie”. After the wonderful tribute to Jim and speeches by the sponsors, NAB and Raine & Horne, Joyce Harpur did the honours and christened the boat. Morning tea followed as all watched the young Grease Monkeys’ crew display their skills, rowing the Jim Harpur in and out through the surf. Raine & Horne/Hunters Annual Rocks To Rocks – February 18th 2012 WOW. It was the 20th year of staging this wonderful event combining both Avoca and North Avoca surf club members. Thank you to The Hunter family in conjunction with Raine & Horne for organising, sponsoring and hosting this great annual event. It will be your 21st birthday next year. A special thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary who generously volunteer their time to cater for these special events and fund raise for the club. Wendy Norman & John Mitchell, Vice Presidents – Avoca Beach SLSC

Mandy Matuschka, Amanda Morrison and Jackie Duckett competing at Branch

Roger Johnson, Steve Jung and Trevor Tame competing at Branch

Girls on the line at Branch

Rhiannon Booth and Nick Rendall Nippers of the Year with Spike Jones


FUNCTIONS REPORT

2011/2012 saw another successful season of training and education at AB SLSC. As usual I have many people to thank for this success, but even more so as this is my last year as Chief Instructor. This season, as was last season, much of the training was carried out by our newest trainers, Jono Donnelly, Dylan Coleman, Scott Smith and Matt Williams. Their efforts in training Bronze Medallion has been greatly appreciated. Training of bronze squads by Mick Kendal and Andy Hoban is a great asset to our club and I would like to thank them for their time and effort over the years I have acted as Chief Instructor. Many thanks to Jeff Barnes for his work this season in training of IRB crew and drivers along with his efforts in

Bronze Medallion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Surf Rescue Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Radio Operators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Advanced Resuscitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 RWC Operator Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 IRB Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 IRB Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SM Basic Beach Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Provide Work Skill Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 A big congratulations to all those award members and encouragement to all other members considering further training and upskilling to keep our beaches safe. In conclusion my thanks to all those people who have helped and supported me as Chief Instructor over the last five years. See you on the beach. Craig Anderson, Education Officer – Avoca Beach SLSC

WATER Report Avoca’s swimmers this year produced some outstanding results considering the reduced numbers competing this season. The most outstanding performers were Chris Parker, Robert Annabel and Trent Martin. Rob was successful in gaining a bronze medal at The State Championships while Chris achieved a bronze medal in the 0’24 swim. Chis also achieved a Gold medal at the Australian Championships, partnering Daniel Shade in the

Avoca Patrol Captains presented by Max Sainsbury

Trainers and Assessors presented by Wendy Norman

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The following awards have been achieved this year:

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We have had a couple of great nights for members this year with a fundraiser for the Pink Boat, a band night in January, Sunday Sippers, Captain’s Keg and I’m sure you will all agree, a fantastic Presentation Night. Not all of the functions for members need to raise money, just cover costs, so if you have an idea for a good night please contact Kylie at the office.

Other members who lend their time season after season in training, re-quals and administration work are all appreciated, special thanks to Garry Clarke, Don Cook, Sharon Brierty and Kylie Hoban.

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It has been another successful year for functions. We had an incredibly busy year with over 100 functions and meetings held at the Club. We had weddings on both Friday and Saturday nights for most nights in October/November and February/March. We have increased the amount of corporate clients in the Club Room and Main Hall during the weekdays, and we hope to attract new business in the upcoming year. This creates a tremendous amount of work for our volunteers and paid workers, so a big thank you to everybody who puts in the time and effort to make sure these events run smoothly. You know who you are! There is no doubt that Avoca Beach SLSC needs the revenue from functions to be able to keep our doors open. Functions contributed $135,000 to the clubs overall cashflow.

training the nippers in Surf Rescue Certificate. As always Dave Babbage was there to assist in IRB work and training. Thanks Dave.


Open Board Rescue. In the Rocks to Rocks it was fantastic for Chris to come out 1st and re-establish Avoca Beach’s dominance in the event. Trent and Chris combined as swimmers in the Taplin relay team to bring home gold in the State Championships. Trent also was successful in competing in the prestigious Nutri Grain Series as the only Central Coast Competitor in the male division. Brad McCloghry performed well at all levels without picking up a swim medal at State or Aussies. It is great to see the progress he is making and I am sure that he will be up there with the best in the coming years. The girls concentrated mainly on their team events with Amy Annabel, Cody-Leigh Callaghan and Kaitlyn Matuschka contributing strongly throughout the year to produce some excellent results for the girls. In the Masters it was great to see the evergreen Trevor Gee swimming competitively at Aussies. He is a true inspiration to his fellow masters competitors. Corey Myers teamed up with Trent in his inaugual year in masters to take out the 30-35yrs Board Rescue at Aussies. It was a pity that we did not compete in the belt events this year but I am sure we will revitalise this event in the coming season. Darren Clarke, Water Captain – Avoca Beach SLSC

Beach Report We again have had big success on the sand this year with medals being won at Branch and State level and finalists in the Aussies. The season started with Jake O’Brien and Bianca Mould being selected in the High Performance Squad. The athletes went into camp at Wollongong and then competed in the first round of the Sydney Water Series at Corrimal in October with some excellent results. Jake was also a member of the NSW team. We proved dominant in the Branch Carnival this year with

Michael Bain – Australian Surfboard Riding Champion with Max Sainsbury

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Robert Annabel NSW Bronze Medallist U19 Swim

Jake O’Brien and Bianca Mould winning both the U17 and Open Events in the Sprint. The Flags was a similar result with Jake winning the U17 and 2nd in the Opens, and Bianca winning both U17 and Opens. We have some other strong competitors too, with results to Nicole Richards, Josh Barnes, Matthew Richards, Kaitlyn Duursma and Alex McIntyre. Monique Craft was another standout with 1st place in U19 Sprint and Flags. All competitors combined their strengths to win the U19 Male and Female Relays, and both the Open Relays. Well done to a great carnival. The State Championships saw a great result for Jake winning both the U17 Sprint and Flags and getting into the finals for the Flags. Another great result was the U19 Female Beach Relay with Monique, Kaitlyn, Bianca and Nicole coming 3rd Place. The Aussie titles saw lots of finalists but unfortunately no medals this year. Congratulations to all the Beach competitors and we look forward to another year of success in the 2012/2013 season. Well done!

LADIES AUXILIARY Another season has come to a close, and a very sad one at that. The club has experienced the loss of two much loved and respected life members – Jim Harpur and Bryce Norman. And members of other families closely associated with the club. We extend our deepest sympathy to you all and hope we have been able to assist your families in some way. We are always here to help. Fundraisers 1. BBQ’S We had a fairly good season with our BBQ’s being the biggest fundraiser, raising approximately $3,100. Our expenses were more this season but we tried to keep our prices the same for families. The girls do a great job each week at Sippers, providing great meals, to supplement a

Joyce Harpur 60 Years Service Badge presented by Jim McAtamney

NSW U19 Beach Relay Bronze Medallists Monique Craft, Nicole Richards, Bianca Mould and Kaitlyn Duursma


great social get together for club members and at the same time raise money for the club.

Nan Jones previous BBQ Director

Thank you to Virginia Leary, Jan King with the help of Margie for their organising of the rosters and pickups every week. Thank you to our team leaders and the girls for doing such a great job. We cannot do without you all. Please come back next season.

Fiona and Dave for the Annual Report

2. Movie Nights The ladies organised and held two movie nights in conjunction with Avoca Beach Theatre which raised $890 and $2,400 respectively. Both were excellent nights and at the same time great fundraisers. Thank you to all the girls for the wonderful food. It was the talk of the town.

Life Member Amy Britton and family, left Avoca Beach after being residents for approximately fifty years. In appreciation for her support and fundraising efforts over these years, a photograph of Avoca (with her house in it) is to be presented to her on behalf of Avoca Beach SLSC and the Ladies Auxiliary.

Special thanks to Karen Duerden and Julie Bromley for their great effort and time put into organising both functions. More next season.

Our First Friday of the Month Lunch get together is still happening. Contact Margie for venues.

We have pledged to raise $20,000 over four years to purchase a new IRB for the club. Our term deposit is now $20,000, so we are well on track to assist the Senior club with any surf life saving equipment they may require. This is always our main objective.

Sewing Ladies for club gear

On a very personal note Joyce and Cec would like to thank all you wonderful girls for catering for Jim’s and Bryce’s after funeral gatherings at the club. Words cannot express our gratitude. What would this club do without our Auxiliary? We love you all. Congratulations to all our wonderful patrol members who keep the beach safe all season. Your volunteer work is essential. Lastly, congratulations to all our competitors at all levels. Juniors, Seniors and Masters. Especially, the juniors for your outstanding success at the State titles. You have done the club proud. In conclusion, President Jan Gee and the committee would like to thank all you girls for being on hand whenever or wherever help is needed. We hope to see you all back again next season to continue our fundraising aims and club support.

Thank You’s

We will all continue supporting the Blue, Green and Gold of Avoca Beach Surf Club.

TJ’S Fruit Mart – Ava and Justin

Cheers Boys and Girls

Peter’s Meats, Erina

Cec Norman, Honorary Secretary – Avoca Beach SLSC

Jake O'Brien – Junior Competitor of the Year and Beach Competitor of the Year presented by Matt Mitchell

Cody-Leigh Callaghan in Action

Ladies Auxiliary Members at the Launch of the Patrol Trailer

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– Central Coast Branch Officials at the Team trials – The Peter Boat Series – The Jim Harpur Surfboat Christening – The Rocks to Rocks Swim – The Patrol Trailer Christening.

Kylie for her office help

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Club Assistance Our support to the senior club this season was catering for:

Lisa and Wendy Emails and Newsletters

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Grahame Love Photos


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Board and Ski Report Let me start this year’s report by thanking all the coaches and trainers. Spike Jones and Daniel Shade with the board paddlers and Matt Jones and Lachlan Tame, working with the ski paddlers. They gave up their spare time to spend time on the water’s edge and out in the waves in all sorts of weather, without these guys Avoca would not have achieved the outstanding results in all competitions ranging from our own club championships through to Australian titles. Wow, what a year Avoca had in the competitive arena with boards and skis. Congratulations to all the competitors who trained hard to achieve the host of outstanding results this year. Open Board and Ski Our ski relay team of Lachlan Tame, Gordon Jones and Ben Hamilton were in fine form this year claiming the Gold medal at Branch, Bronze at State and a hotly contested Silver at Aussies. Lachy and Gordo reckoned that Hammo will have to do a bit of work on his sprint training to achieve gold in the relay next year. Our second relay team of Pete Mitchell, Mitch Braund and Trent Martin secured Bronze at Branch but didn’t achieve the same luck at State or Aussies in the challenging conditions against some strong competition. In the double ski, Lachlan and Ben took out Gold at Branch with Pete Mitchell and Gordo claiming Silver and Matt Jones paddling with Mitch Braund to claim the Bronze. Pete and Gordon won the Gold at State and were finalists at Aussies. Lachlan and Ben were edged out of the gold medal at Aussies and came away with the Silver medal. Our single ski paddlers raced with great success this year with Lachlan, Ben, Gordon, Daniel Shade and Pete taking out the top five places at Branch. Ben paddled a great race at State to win the Silver medal and then at Aussies, Lachlan powered through an extremely tough field of professional competitors to claim the Gold medal for his historic back to back Australian single ski title. Mitch

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Braund scored the worst luck of the surf gods in State and Aussies to get through to the second and third rounds and paddling into the top four or five, paddling all the way only to be overtaken near the line by six back markers who came through on a wave with Mitch knocked out both times. Our Taplin team of Lachlan Tame and Ben Hamilton ski, Chris Parker and Trent Martin swim, and Daniel Shade and Riley Fitzsimmons board won Gold at Branch and had a great win for the Gold medal at State. It was great to see that some of our older open board and ski competitors were also competing in the Masters events winning a bagful of medals for Avoca with a few comeback names among them like – Matt Jones, Corey Myers, Matt Mitchell, Faggy and the Gee brothers. The open mixed double was contested by Mitch Braund and Annie Paterson for the Silver medal at branch and they had a great race against some hot competition at Aussies. In the open board races this season, we saw Daniel Shade win Gold and Trent Martin paddle into fifth place. At the Aussies, Daniel Shade had a sensational result coming home in third place for the Bronze medal against the cream of Australian board paddlers and after the race he reckoned it was worth the effort of the last 6 weeks of training! This training also paid off handsomely with an outstanding win in the board rescue for Chris Parker and Daniel Shade taking out the Gold medal at the Aussies. Daniel and Chris have been competing in the board rescue together since their early years in nippers and have won every race in this event from club nipper competition through to Aussie Open Gold. Junior Board and Ski Our junior ski and board paddlers achieved some outstanding results this season. In the U17, our female competitors achieved some great results. Kaitlyn Matuschka, Cody-Leigh Callaghan and Amy Annabel coming in first, second and fourth in the board at branch. Cody-Leigh was a board finalist at State and Kaitlyn a board finalist at Aussies. The three girls

U17 Years Board Relay State Medallists Brad McCloghry, Blake Arahill and Riley Fitzsimmons

Daniel Shade and Chris Parker Open Board Rescue Champions with Wendy Norman

Kaitlyn Matuschka finishing at NSW Championships

Saturday morning board training at Avoca


A sensational effort was made by Michael Bain to win the Gold medal for the U17 surf board riding at Branch and Aussies. Congratulations to the other open and junior board and ski paddlers – Corey Myers, Matt Smith, Brad McCloghry, Amy Annabel, Luke Pearce, Josh Barnes, Blake Arahill and Kieran Richardson for all the dedicated training and good results achieved by all. Best of luck to everyone next season. Trevor Tame, Craft Captain – Avoca Beach SLSC

Gym Report The past year has been one of consolidation in the Gym. Our contract with Concept 2 has seen the rowers kept in good condition. Similarly, our contract with Fitness First has seen two visits to keep the spin bikes in good order. On behalf of all members, I would like to thank Rod Power and Grant Russell for the countless hours they have spent keeping our Gym clean and tidy and more importantly hygienic, for all of us.

Ben Hamilton Silver Medallist NSW Open Ski

Riley Fitzsimmons Gold Medallist NSW and Australian Titles

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary

1. Wipe sand off before coming in. 2. Put equipment away after a session. 3. Gym shoes MUST be worn. No workboots. 4. Use a towel when using the benches for your own safety and that of others. See you in the Gym. George Spencer, Gym Coordinator – Avoca Beach SLSC

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Riley Fitzsimmons had an outstanding year taking out Gold in the board and ski at Branch, Gold in the ski and Bronze in the board relay with Brad McCloghry and Blake Arahill at State and a sensational Gold in the board at Aussies, along with stepping up to take his place in the successful open taplin team winning Gold at Branch and State.

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The junior boys also had a great summer with Robbie Annabel taking home medals at branch and achieving great results in the tough conditions at State and Aussies in the U19 board and ski and also teaming up with Ryan Moate in the double ski for a Silver medal at Branch and making the finals at State.

It should also be noted by all Gym users that both Rod and Grant have had their own health issues this year but nonetheless turn up 3 times a week to clean and disinfect our Gym and its equipment. Please say “Thanks” when you see them. Bob Dorrell has been good enough to put together a budget for a metal roof over the outside of the Gym. It is very expensive indeed, over $12,000, and the cost of labour, Council Application and Engineering fees are yet to be added. Members of the Executive have privately expressed their view that the cost is too high and should be put on hold. Unfortunately OH&S considerations are a serious reality and I have called for tenders from Shade Sail Manufacturers to get a handle on an alternative for members. The cost of such a structure looks to be in the order of $5,000 which is very pleasing indeed. It is my intention to move acceptance at the AGM, so if you get a chance, ask your friendly Executive Member to give us some support. During the year we have had the unfortunate burden of a significant number of people gaining access to the Gym, some with approval, some without, and leaving our facility in a disgraceful condition. With the CCTV system down for the count, we were frustrated to find that identification of the offenders was out of our grasp but with the reintroduction of the CCTV footage it is our intention to identify the abusers and seek the withdrawal of their Gym membership and privileges. Remember, the Gym is a first class facility and with very few rules to follow:

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teamed up in the board relay for the Gold at Branch, Gold at State and an Aussie Silver medal. The girls also took home the taplin Gold medal at Branch and were finalists at State. Kaitlyn and Amy also made the finals at the State titles in the board rescue.


BOAT CAPTAINS REPORT The season of 2011/2012 was certainly the year of the Grease Monkey, and they have showed the rest of Australia just how good they really are. Richard Brierty’s driving force behind the boys has really stood out during their brilliant season in the boat, from the mouth of an old boatie, The Zom, The Grease Monkeys are by far the best U19 crew that he has ever seen. He is probably right, he has seen a lot junior crews in his time, but let’s not forget The Helmets. I would have loved to see these two crews race each other. The Grease Monkeys have certainly had a successful year and it stands out when you look at their results over the season. Hopefully boys you will continue to row for another year, I know there are some U23 girls crews out there that hope you do. Other crews that started the season were Jimmy Mitchell’s U19 crew, The Crabs and Dave Maguire’s U23 girls, Avoca Havoc, they never finished the season which was a shame. My work commitments took me to WA in November so I didn’t get to a lot of carnivals, Dave Maguire stepped in and helped out as much as he could with some of the duties, thanks for your help Dave. The Masters section had four crews competing. The Silvertails didn’t have too many rows this season, State and Aussies, unfortunately no success at either. The Zippers had their usual up and down year, winning some and losing some. At least they had a regular sweep, Dave Miller came across from Ocean Beach to tackle the Zippers, sometimes I thought that was what he was going to do, tackle them. The Tweakers had a new member this year, Johnny Mitchell took over Andy Hoban’s seat. Every now and then Johnny would make comment about the Tweakers, we had to remind him on a number of occasions that he was a Tweaker now. Just remember Johnny you’re only as old as the guys you row with, I don’t know if that makes you feel any better considering you row in the oldest age division. This brings us down to The Zuluz’, the girls had their usual year rowing in their masters division and also giving the open women’s division a go when they could, they ended up with good results for the season.

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This year saw a new Clymer in the shed, thanks to Raine and Horne and The National Australia Banks kind sponsorship. The boat bears the name of the late Jim Harpur, a life member, ex-president, old boatie. As you know Jim had a long association with the club and it was only fitting to have his name on the boat. The new boat made it to State and Aussies and the Grease Monkeys were successful at both. It also made it to the boaties convention and was hung off the ceiling, I’m pretty sure that would have put a huge smile on Jim’s face if he could have seen it. To all the officials that are involved, a big thank you for yet another year on the beach, and also to all the guys that organise and run the Peters Series, such a great series which enables crews from the Coast and the Hunter to introduce new crews to the sport. To our sponsors, Michael, Brett and Garth Hunter, thank you for all your input this year and for bringing on board a new sponsor in The National Australia Bank. I hope our association with Raine and Horne and The NAB is a long and successful union for years to come. In closing for the last time, (I know I said it last year, but I am standing down this year, I can’t be in two States at once unfortunately and it makes it very hard to be the Boat captain when you’re on the other side of Australia), I have thoroughly enjoyed being the Boat captain over the past five years, the people that I have been associated with off and on the beach over that period is something that remains with you forever. I go back over the past five Aussies, whether it was a medal that you came home with or just competing and giving it your best, it makes me very proud to be part of this club and to have been your Boat captain. Cheers. Warwick Pearce, Boat Captain (CBC) – Avoca Beach SLSC

Crews and Results U19 MEN – GREASE MONKEYS Richard Brierty, John Patterson, Charlie Glanville, Rhaedan Curran, Duke Brierty Branch open men 1st, Branch U19 1st, Branch boat relay 1st, Branch lifesaver relay 1st, Interbranch Team 3rd, Peters

Boaties together at Branch Titles

Joyce christens the Jim Harpur

Kimberley Santangelo

Karen Douglas and Brian Munton discuss tactics


No Date Swimmers Time First Back 1 31 Jan 1993 42 20.45 Stuart Paterson 2 19 Feb 1994 36 22.27 Richard Brierty 3 29 Jan 1995 51 18.19 Paul Broadbent 4 28 Jan 1996 78 18.23 Paul Lemmon 5 26 Jan 1997 60 18.57 Ryan Guest 6 15 Feb 1998 75 16.36 Chris Parker 7 7 Mar 1999 91 18.04 Mitchell Guest 8 12 Mar 2000 102 17.54 Andrew Pinnock 9 18 Feb 2001 86 16.33 Andrew Pinnock 10 24 Feb 2002 110 19.02 Simon Northling 11 30 Mar 2003 113 18.05 Andrew Pinnock 12 22 Feb 2004 145 17.55 Daniel Shade 13 3 Apr 2005 118 17.55 Liam Jackson 14 30 Apr 2006 104 19.04 Wade Coster 15 4 Feb 2007 136 18.52 Wade Coster 16 24 Feb 2008 134 20.15 Wade Coster 17 8 Feb 2009 187 19.38 Wade Coster 18 7 Mar 2010 124 17.06 Robert Annabel 19 27 Feb 2011 153 20.46 Chris Turner 20 18 Mar 2012 106 20.43 Chris Parker Total 2,051 Average 102 19.49

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On 18 March 2012 at 9.25am the 20th HUNTERS Rocks to Rocks photo was taken under the clock at the Club House before the walk to North Avoca and commencement of the 20th swim back to the Avoca rocks. At North Avoca, because of the size of the seas and the existence of a significant rip, the start from the beach was moved approximately 100m further south than normal. The first buoy being in the normal place, some swimmers who had missed the rip had a long swim to the north to go around the first buoy. Once out into the green water, the swim was most enjoyable. Most swimmers’ times were a minute longer than they expected and previous years. Dr Geoff Norrie was in attendance in the North Avoca 4WD along the beach parallel to the swimmers, in radio communication with the jet ski, four IRB’s and water safety, with approximately 20 board paddlers and 15 ski paddlers who were most appreciated by the swimmers. First back to Avoca was Chris Parker in 20.43 minutes. His previous first was in 1998 in 16.36 minutes. Second back was Don Boland in 21.28 minutes, then Riley Fitzsimmons in 22.27 minutes and Luke Pearce in 22.29 minutes. First woman in was Kaitlyn Matuschka in 25.38 minutes. There were a number of close times requiring a run up the beach. Over the 20 years there have been 691 individual swimmers registered, with a total of 2,051 swims being completed, and only 6 “did not finish”. Greg Byrne completed his 20th swim (the only swimmer to have swum in every event) coming 9th in 25.40 minutes.

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Ten swims have been completed by 48 recipients who received a framed photo of Avoca Beach, taken by Graham Love:Greg Byrne, Craig Anderson, Michael Hunter, Mick Foley, Bill Franklin, Mick Kendal, David O’Grady, Jim McAtamney, John Roderick, Helen Jackman, Steven Jung, David Lowe, Les Sinfield, Maurie Lynam, Kristy McQueen, Daniel Ryan, Rick Parsons, Erin Braund, Rob Burns, Julie Fitzsimmons, Craig Hunter, Garth Hunter, Wayne Ludlam, Tony Curran, Brian Dillon, Jeff Smith, Simon Andrew, Jeff Barnes, Peter Burnicle, Tony Burrell, Greg Cook, Jeff Doyle, Bruce Fitzsimmons, Gordon Jones, Nan Jones, Stuart Paterson, Trevor Tame, Liza Whitfield, Paul Johnston, Barry Tuddenham, Ava Bourke, Darren Clarke, Brett Hunter, Howard Jones, Rob Steller, Steve Tatham, Ross Johnston and George Spencer. After the BBQ at 12 noon, upstairs in the Club House the Life Members of Avoca SLSC and North Avoca SLSC were joined by the Avoca Ladies Auxiliary Life Members to present Certificates and Polo shirts to the swimmers. The 2012 Polo shirt had an extra embroidery celebrating the 20th swim. At the conclusion of the presentation, a wonderful historical photo was taken of all those who had received the 20th Polo shirt, which included the swimmers, life members of both clubs, water safety and Ladies Auxiliary. Our thanks to our two Presidents, Garry Clarke and Rick Parsons, who helped considerably to the successful running of the day.

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Series U19 1st, Young Guns Collaroy 1st, Young Guns Umina 1st, Endurance racing Ocean Beach U19 1st – 3rd overall Mollymook final, Best of the Best 1st, Battle of the Boats 1st, NSW State U19 1st, NSW State Lifesaver relay 1st, Australian U19 1st, Australian Lifesaver relay 3rd SILVERTAILS – 160 MASTERS MEN Jim Mitchell, Tony Ide, Steve Sharpe, Matt Parker, Todd Petrie, Graham Settree NSW State – final, Australian – semi, ASRL – 4th ZIPPERS – 200 MASTERS MEN Dave Miller, Alan Gibbons, Tony Wilson, Brian Munton, Peter Saint Branch 1st, Peters Masters 5th, Australian – heats ZULUZ 160 MASTERS WOMEN John Mitchell, Karen Douglas, Kimberly Santangelo, Alison Tomlin, Denise DePaoli Branch 1st, Peters 1st, ASRL 2nd, NSW State 2nd, Aust. 2nd TWEAKERS – 260 MASTERS MEN Jim Mitchell, John Mitchell, Mike Tamblyn, Kevin Bootle, Bryan Low Branch 1st, ASRL 1st, Peters 8th, NSW State 2nd, Aust. 1st


Masters Report This season saw Avoca Beach Masters take a new direction, with the formation of a Masters Committee in an attempt to foster interest and more members amongst those over 30 within the Club. Our thanks to the committee members for their efforts this year: Jeff Smith - Coordinator; Sharon Brierty - Training Coordinator; David O’Grady - Training Coordinator; Jim McAtamney - Training Coordinator; Trevor Tame - Gear; Pauline Priest - Social Coordinator; Ian Gillespie - Photographer/promotions; Dan Ryan Touring Manager; Anita Jung - Administration, carnival entries, newsletters; Graham Ball - Support. There is one particular committee member who does more than the rest of us combined. Anita Jung is the glue that holds a sometimes fragile group together. As usual another brilliant job, thanks. It was great to see some of our former young guns who became Masters and competed at Branch, State and Australian titles. Trent McLuckie, Leslie Parker, Trevor Gee, Gary Gee, Matt Jones, joining Gordon Jones, who had an outstanding season and Matt Mitchell. Looking to the future, planning is underway to send a contingent to Rescue 2012, (World Masters) in Adelaide, November 2012. The season started with a social game of tennis followed by a BBQ, which was lots of fun, and then it was into training and off to carnivals. Pacific Palms and Fingal Bay The annual treks to Pacific Palms and Fingal Bay were on again, these being good social and competitive carnivals, with many staying the weekend. After several years of not being title holders of the famed Toilet Seat Trophy (Pacific Palms), Avoca Beach claimed victory. Pacific Palms saw the comeback of Dave Broadbent to competition, who in true Broadbent style, casually claimed success in all his events. Unfortunately as is the life of a Master, injuries occur and this year was no exception with Christine Brickhill and

Steve Jung coming home with injuries. Bandages and ice packs did the job! Killcare Carnival A very big swell forced the ski events and most team events to be cancelled. However, for the brave i.e. Jimmy Mac, Dan Ryan and Matthew Gibbs, the conditions were perfect if not slightly dangerous. Nutty Masters This year, Nutty Masters was run as an afternoon event to encourage an increase in numbers. As usual a fun day was had by all and for once both weather and sea conditions were kind. Door Knock The annual fundraiser for the Club was once again well supported by the Masters and we successfully raised funds for the planned purchase of further equipment for the forthcoming years. Avoca Masters would also like to the thank The Lizards for their support and part contribution of their fundraising activities. Our thanks to all those who supported this major fundraiser whether by collecting or counting and our special thanks goes to Masters Member, Jim McAtamney for coordinating the event for the Club. Central Coast Branch Championships – Ocean Beach, 18 February 2012 It was great to see so many people turn up. Some of our past greats: Phil Gee, Stuart Paterson and Trevor Gee. Plus current champions in Dog, Jim McAtamney, Nigel Tebb and the return to serious competition by David Broadbent. Finally the turn out by our female competitors was great and the future is looking rosy with a batch of 30 year olds on their way next year. A special mention to our Boaties for cleaning up in their area (valuable points). In the women’s events Lesley Parker who in her first Masters carnival picked up 4 medals (1 gold, 2 silver and a bronze) from 4 events and Kristy McQueen who also picked up a swag of medals, 6 in total (1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze), along with her sister Sharon Brierty with 5 medals (1 gold and

Australian Masters Medallists

Masters Australian Ski Relay Champions presented by Bob Cairncross

Corey Myers – Australian and State Masters Medallist and Masters Competitor of the Year presented by Bob Cairncross

George Spencer reaches the finish in the Rocks to Rocks

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4 silver). And let’s not forget the contribution made by Mandy Matuschka, Molly, Jacki, Pauline and the evergreen Wendy Norman who picked up all 3 coloured medals.

With the location being in far north NSW, and so close to the Australian Championships, saw very few making the trek north: Garth Hunter, Michael Hunter and Corey Myers, plus the boaties, did us proud. Australian Titles – Kurrawa, 26 March - 1 April 2012 The young guns stood up and did us proud! Their enthusiasm was amazing and the results speak for themselves. Special mention to Gordon Jones, who won 2 gold medals and then went on to compete at Opens with a 2nd in the ski relay and making the finals of the double ski. Corey Myers, despite not having been able to train much this season, went in everything, winning the board rescue and making the finals in all his events; Trent McLuckie,

Earlier in the year we farewelled a stalwart of the Club, Jim Harpur, and then, the end of an era came with the death of Bryce Norman, a much loved legend for everyone within the Club. His joy and enthusiasm for the Club, was paramount throughout his life, and I sign off in the words of the great Bristo: “The enjoyment you get out of the Club, and the people you meet are terrific,” he would say. “It’s been a lot of fun over the years, we’ve been very lucky.” Jeff Smith, Masters Coordinator – Avoca Beach SLSC

Michael Hunter and Frank Buckley receive their 50 Year Plaques

Steve Jung crosses the line at Aussies

Roger Johnson competing at Aussies

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NSW State Titles – Kingscliff, 8 March 2012

Despite the training, fun and social side of the Avoca Masters season, the season was twinged with sadness and worry, as one of our main committee members and a stalwart of Avoca Masters, contended with sickness within his family. Dave O’Grady’s daughter, diagnosed with leukaemia in May 2011, underwent a bone marrow transplant in December (with thanks to the International Bone Marrow list, a donor was found in Germany), and thereafter battled many infections. Sarah’s fight came to an end in May this year and our thoughts are with the family.

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The Avoca value of “teamsmanship’’ was demonstrated throughout the day. So many Club members turned up for the team events, participating wherever possible. It was good to see such numbers for Branch. The downside of this fun day was the injury to Nigel Tebb who up to that point was having an awesome day and also Trevor Tame. Nigel’s calf tear means he is now a fully qualified Master. A painful way to enter the ranks.

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In the men’s events our two old stalwarts led the medal charge. Jimmy Mac with 8 medals (5 gold, 3 silver) and Dog with 6 (2 gold and 4 silver). Graham Ball won his first branch medals and what a bounty (4 gold and 2 silver). The Hunter boys all bagged medals with Garth the most successful with 6 (4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze). As usual on the beach James Reeves bagged the double in the sprint and flags and would have had the trifecta of golds in the relay if he hadn’t had to rely on swimmers who drop batons. The return of the prodigal son, David Broadbent saw him pace himself throughout the day to pick up 4 medals (1 gold, 3 silver).

in his first masters competition, competed with style and brought home a gold and bronze medals; Ben Hamilton performed with his usual grace and brought home gold in the individual ski; Trevor Gee came home with a 3rd, 5th and 6th! In a demonstration of their true support for Masters, both Trent McLuckie and Trevor Gee led the charge in the Sprint Relay taking the team to a 6th in the final (Trent McLuckie, Trevor Gee, Jeff Smith, Graham Ball). The older Masters held up their end, with Jeff Smith, Matt Mitchell, Murray Iles, Graham Ball, Greg Cook, Doug Jorgenson all coming home with medals. Once again, the Boats – Zuluz and Tweakers came home with medals and their efforts are to be commended. Special mention also to the boatie-turned-flags competitor at Aussies, Tony Wilson, who narrowly missed making the finals in flags.


Presentation 2011/2012 Board of Directors 2011/2012 Garry Clarke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President John Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President, House Wendy Norman . . . . . . . . . . Vice President, Special Events Deb Rendall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Administration Joe Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Finance Brett Beswick / Brad Scott . . . . . . . . Director of Lifesaving Matt Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Competition Murray Tancred . . . . . . . . . Director of Youth Development

Meetings Attended 12 Held Attended Apology Garry Clarke 12 0 John Mitchell 11 1 Wendy Norman 10 2 Deb Rendall 12 0 Joe Murray 12 0 Matt Mitchell 11 1 Murray Tancred 9 3 Brett Beswick, Brad Scott 10 2

Total 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Committtee Life Saving Karen Douglas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VP Lifesaving Peter Saint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VP Lifesaving Craig Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Instructor Dave Babbage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IRB Captain Peter Saint & Brad Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Captain Karen Douglas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Aid Captain Paul Christenson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radio Officer Surf Sports Trevor Tame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ski & Board Captain Darren Clarke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Captain

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Chris Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Captain Damien Benson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coach Howard Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coach Gordon Jones . . . . . . . . . . . Carnival Entries & Handicaps Warwick Pearce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boat Captain Jeff Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Masters Captain Rob Cairncross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beach Captain House Committee Joe Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Function Manager Howard Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Manager Bill Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building Committee George Spencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gym Manager Bob Cairncross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grievances Officer Special Events Murray Tancred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Season Launch Glen O’Brien . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golf Day Keith Ferrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golf Day Jack Leary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sippers Jim McAtamney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Knock Michael Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rocks to Rocks Brett Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rocks to Rocks Instructors Craig Anderson, Jeff Barnes, Garry Clarke, Dylan Colman, Andy Hoban, Mick Kendal, Scott Smith, Andrew Duerden. Assessors Craig Anderson, Jeff Barnes, Garry Clarke.

Patrol Excellence

100% patrol attendance with no substitutions Graham Ball, Nigel Ball, Jeff Barnes, Emma Benson, Don Cook, Greg Cook, Lindsay Cunningham, Denise De Paoli, Jonathon Donnelly, Karen Douglas, Rochelle Duerden, Ian Gillespie, Gary Hore, Larissa Llowarch, Alan Moffitt, Pauline Priest, Stan Priestley.

Avoca Life Members give a rendition of Cheers Boys

100% Patrol Awardees

Lachlan Tame – Competitor of the Year with Bob Cairncross

100% Patrol Awardees


100% Patrol

Completion of 100% of rostered hours through rostered, substitute or voluntary hours and organised substitutions when they were unable to attend their rostered patrol.

Lifesaving Awardees Bronze Medallion Joel Mason (upgrade), Vanessa Drinkwater, Riley Fitzsimmons, Bradley McCloghry, Rocky Wolters, Jeremy Etcell, Stephen Etcell, Matthew Gibbs, Shona Hawkins, Kevin Jones, John Kernahan, Luke Pearce, Saxon Penn. Advanced Resuscitation Certificate Joshua Barnes, John Paterson. Rescue Water Craft Operator Certificate Andrew Parker, Jonathan Donnelly. Radio Operators Certificate Jeremy Etcell, Stephen Etcell, Matthew Gibbs, Shona Hawkins, Kevin Jones, John Kernahan, Matt Walker.

Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management Brett Giles, Adam Houghton. Provide Work Skill Instruction Sharon Brierty, Andrew Duerden. 60 Year Long Service Joyce Harpur. Surf Rescue Certificate Danielle Birch, Olivia Camilleri, Emma Frost, Jordan Giffin, Jordan Giuffre, Connor Kondrat, Jordy McCarthy, Georgia Molin, Nicholas Rendall, Kiran Richardson, Bailey Short, William Vile, Zoe Waddell, Ketisha Warn, Rhiannon Booth, Rochelle Duerden, Teagan Kilbride.

Officials Kevin Bootle, Maree Bootle, Mike Tamblyn, Bryan Low, Jeff Doyle, Jenny Dykes, Bob Dorrell, Garry Clarke, Chris Gathercole, Marie Ward.

Open Club Championships 2011/2012 U17 Female 1st Cody-Leigh Callaghan 2nd Amy Annabel U15 Boys 1st Luke Pearce

2nd Nick Rendall

U17 Male 1st Riley Fitzsimmons 2nd Brad McCloghry 3rd Blake Arahill U19 Male 1st Robert Annabel 2nd Rob Moate Open Men 1st Daniel Shade

2nd Chris Parker

3rd Garth Hunter

100% Patrol Excellence Awardees

Avoca Club Champions 2011/2012

Members of the Nigel Ball Patrol Awarded Patrol of the Year

Cody-Leigh Callaghan and Kaitlyn Matuschka receive Junior Club Person of the Year from Cec and Mike

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Nigel Ball Patrol Nigel Ball, Ian Gillespie, Jack Paton, Graham Ball, Juliette Cassidy, Paul Christensen, Mathew Clark, Janet Cobb, Lindsay Cunningham, Gary Hore, Brett Hunter, Meagan Malone, Elizabeth O’Connor, Pauline Priest, James Reeves, Pauline Wright, Alan Moffitt.

Spinal Management Adam Houghton, Pauline Priest.

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SM IRB Driver Joshua Barnes, John Paterson.

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Craig Anderson, David Babbage, Joshua Barnes, Anthony Bennett, Michelle Butler, Greg Byrne, Scott Champion, Paul Christensen, Garry Clarke, Dylan Colman, Alexander Cooper, Wayne Donnelly, Vanessa Drinkwater, Jackie Duckett, Jeremy Etcell, Stephen Etcell, Mark Felton, Chris Hayes, Daniel Jeffries, Steven Jung, Ellie Malone, Craig McCloghry, Kristy McQueen, Andrew Parker, Jack Paton, Cassandra Patterson, Lisa Pearce, Dan Ryan, Max Sainsbury, Peter Saint, Brad Scott, Graham Settree, Brett Smith, Gordon Smith, Jeff Smith, Nick Stylianou, George Spencer, Matthew Walter, Tony Wilson.

IRB Crew Sharon Brierty, Robert Annabel.


Presentation 2011/2012 cont.

East Coast Surf Festival

Perpetual Trophy Winners 2011/2012

Open Male Ski

Junior Patrol Person of the Year – Matthew Richards Patrol Person of the Year – Jonathon Donnelly Cadet Clubperson of the Year – Luke Pearce Junior Clubperson of the Year Cody-Leigh Callaghan and Kaitlyn Matuschka Clubperson of the Year – Damien Benson Junior Female Competitor of the Year – Kaitlyn Matuschka Junior Male Competitor of the Year – Jake O’Brien Male Competitor of the Year – Lachlan Tame Beach Competitor of the Year – Jake O’Brien Masters Competitor of the Year – Corey Myers Male Encouragement Award – Nick Rendall Female Encouragement Award – Rhiannon Booth

3rd Lachlan Tame

Open Male Beach Sprint 4th Jake O’Brien Open Male Beach Flags 2nd Jake O’Brien U17 Female Board U17 Female Flags

1st Bianca Mould

U17 Male Board

2nd Riley Fitzsimmons

U17 Male Surf Race

3rd Brad McCloghry

U17 Male Ski

5th Riley Fitzsimmons

U17 Male Ski

6th Brad McCloghry

U17 Male Ironperson

2nd Brad McCloghry

U17 Male Beach Sprint 2nd Jake O’Brien U17 Male Beach Flags

2nd Jake O’Brien

U17 Mixed Taplin

2nd Cody Leigh Callaghan, Riley Fitzsimmons, Brad McCloghry

Competitors Competitor – Gordon Jones Boatie of the Year – The Grease Monkeys Female Boatie of the Year – Julia Mitchell Recruit of the Year – Sandy Cooper Patrol of the Year – Nigel Ball Patrol

SLS CC Awards of Excellence Open Athlete of the Year – Lachlan Tame Team of the Year – The Grease Monkeys The Presidents Award – Sandy Cooper Overall Surf Sports Point Score – Avoca Beach SLSC

Representative Teams SLS CC Interbranch Team Beau Jeffries, Brad McCloghry, Jake O’Brien, Kye Blair, Lachlan Tame, Luke Pearce, Trent Martin, Charlie Glanville, Duke Brierty, John Paterson, Rhaedan Curran, Richard Brierty, Bianca Mould, Lily Cracknell, Annie Stalley, Rhiannon Booth, Monique Craft, Keely Booth.

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2nd Cody-Leigh Callaghan

U17 Female Beach Sprint 4th Bianca Mould

U19 Female Beach Sprint 3rd Monique Craft U19 Female Flags

1st Monique Craft

SLS CC Open Championships Ocean Beach, 18 February 2012 Board Rescue U15 Male

1st

Avoca A

U17 Male

3rd

Avoca Pearce

U17 Male

4th

Avoca McCloghry

Board U15 Male

1st

Luke Pearce

U15 Male

4th

K Richardson

U17 Male

1st

Riley Fitzsimmons

U17 Male

4th

Brad McCloghry

U17 Male

5th

Blake Arahill

U17 Female

1st

Kaitlyn Matuschka

Joyce Harpur and John Mitchell present Matt Richards Junior Patrol Person of the Year

Riley Fitzsimmons receives his Rocks to Rocks Award

Sharon Brierty and Warwick Pearce with Female Boatie of the Year – Julia Mitchell

Zippers in action at Branch


U17 Female

2nd

Cody-Leigh Callaghan

Open Mixed

2nd

Avoca

U17 Female

4th

Amy Annabel

U19

2nd

Avoca

4th

Robert Annabel

Beach Sprint

5th

Josh Barnes

U17 Male

1st

Jake O’Brien

U17 Female

1st

Bianca Mould

Board Relay U15 Male

3rd

Avoca

U17 Female

3rd

Nicole Richards

U17 Male

2nd

Avoca

U19 Male

2nd

Josh Barnes

1st

Avoca

U19 Male

3rd

Matthew Richards

2nd

Avoca

U19 Female

1st

Monique Craft

2nd

Avoca

U19 Female

2nd

Kaitlyn Duursma

3rd

Avoca B

Open Male

1st

Jake O’Brien

Open Female

1st

Bianca Mould

Ski U17 Male

1st

Riley Fitzsimmons

Open Female

3rd

Kaitlyn Duursma

U17 Female

1st

Kaitlyn Matuschka

Open Female

4th

Monique Craft

U17 Female

3rd

Cody-Leigh Callaghan

Beach Relay

U19 Male

3rd

Robert Annabel

U17 Male

2nd

Avoca

U19 Male

4th

R McIntyre

U19 Male

1st

Avoca

U19 Male

5th

Ryan Moate

U19 Female

1st

Avoca

Open Male

1st

Lachlan Tame

Open Male

1st

Avoca

1st

Avoca

Open Male

2nd

Ben Hamilton

Open Female

Open Male

3rd

Gordon Jones

Flags

Open Male

4th

Daniel Shade

U17 Male

1st

Jake O’Brien

Open Male

5th

Peter Mitchell

U17 Female

1st

Bianca Mould

U19 Female

1st

Monique Craft

Ski Relay Open Male

1st

Avoca A

U19 Female

2nd

Kaitlyn Duursma

Open Male

2nd

Avoca B

Open Male

2nd

Jake O’Brien

Open Male

5th

Avoca C

Open Male

3rd

Alex McIntyre

U19 Male

2nd

Avoca

Open Female

1st

Bianca Mould

Double Ski

Beach Run

Open Male

1st

Lachlan Tame, Ben Hamilton

U19 Male

3rd

Matthew Richards

Open Male

2nd

Peter Mitchell, Gordon Jones

U19 Female

1st

Monique Craft

Open Male

3rd

Matt Jones, Mitchell Braund

U19 Female

2nd

Kaitlyn Duursma

Jake on the Dais at State

Matthew Richards at NSW Titles

The Grease Monkeys watch their Race at Presentation

Amy Annabel at NSW Titles

Jake O'Brien Powers at Aussies

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Presentation 2011/2012 cont. Tube Rescue U17 Male

2nd

Brad McCloghry

Surf Boat U19 Male

1st

The Grease Monkeys

Reserve Grade

4th

Avoca

Open Female

2nd

Zuluz

Open Male

1st

The Grease Monkeys

Surf Boat Relay 1st

Avoca

Malibu Long Board Open Male

1st

Greg Byrne

U17 Male

1st

Michael Bain

Open Male

2nd

Michael Bain

Board Riding

SLS NSW Open Championships Kingscliff, 9-11 March 2012 Open Iron Man 4th Trent Martin Open Male Taplin Relay 1st Daniel Shade, Riley Fitzsimmons, Chris Parker, Trent Martin, Lachlan Tame, Ben Hamilton U17 Female Board Rescue 5th Kaitlyn Matuschka, Amy Annabel U17 Female Taplin Relay 6th Cody-Leigh Callaghan, Kaitlyn Matuschka, Amy Annabel Lifesaver Relay 2nd Grease Monkeys, Daniel Shade, Trent Martin, Lachlan Tame, Bianca Mould Open Male Single Ski 2nd Ben Hamilton U17 Male Single Ski 1st Riley Fitzsimmons Open Male Single Ski Relay 3rd Lachlan Tame, Ben Hamilton, Gordon Jones

Andrew Duerden competes in the Rocks to Rocks

Greg Byrne – the only competitor to complete all 20 Rocks to Rocks

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Open Male Double Ski U19 Male Double Ski Open Male Board Open Male Board U17 Male Board U17 Male Board Relay

1st 5th 1st 5th 5th 3rd

Gordon Jones, Pete Mitchell Rob Annabel, Ryan Moate Daniel Shade Trent Martin Brad McCloghry Riley Fitzsimmons, Brad McCloghry, Blake Arahill U17 Female Board 6th Cody-Leigh Callaghan U17 Female Board Relay 1st Kaitlyn Matuschka, Amy Annabel, Cody-Leigh Callaghan Under 19 Surf Boat 1st Grease Monkeys – Richard Brierty, Duke Brierty, Rhaedan Curran, John Paterson, Charlie Glanville U19 Male Surf Race 3rd Robert Annabel Restricted Surf Race 3rd Chris Parker Restricted Surf Race 4th Trent Martin U17 Male Beach Flags 1st Jake O’Brien U17 Male Beach Sprint 1st Jake O’Brien Open Male Beach Flags 5th Jake O’Brien U17 Female Beach Flags 4th Bianca Mould U19 Female Beach Sprint 5th Kaitlyn Duursma U17 Female Beach Sprint 5th Bianca Mould U19 Female Beach Relay 3rd Monique Craft, Kaitlyn Duursma, Bianca Mould, Nicole Richards U19 Female Beach Flags 3rd Monique Craft U19 Female Beach Flags 4th Kaitlyn Duursma

Australian Open Championships Kurrawa, 26 March-1 April 2012 Open Ski U17 Board Display Open Board Rescue U17 Board

1st 1st 1st 1st

Lachlan Tame Michael Bain Chris Parker, Daniel Shade Riley Fitzsimmons

Denise De Paoli competing in Peters Boat Series

Andrew Dunn (NAB) with Joyce Harpur and Garry Clarke at the Launch of the Jim Harpur


U19 Boat

2nd 3rd 1st

Jim McAtamney Greg Byrne Graham Ball

3rd

Matt Gibbs, Stuart Paterson, Stuart Harvey

150 Male

1st

110 Female

2nd

Rescue Tube 35-39 Male 45-49 Male 55-59 Male 60-64 Male 65-69 Male 40-44 Female 55-59 Female Ironman 35-39 Male 45-49 Male 50-54 Male 55-59 Male 60-64 Male Taplin Relay 130 Male

5th

Nigel Tebb, Garth Hunter, Greg Byrne Jim McAtamney, David O’Grady, David Broadbent Sharon Brierty, Kristy McQueen, Lesley Parker Avoca B

1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd

Trevor Gee Garth Hunter Brad Scott Greg Byrne Graham Ball Michael Hunter Kristy McQueen Pauline Priest

1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st

Garth Hunter David Broadbent David O’Grady Jim McAtamney Graham Ball

3rd

150 Male

2nd

170 Male

3rd

Damien Benson, Brad Scott, Matt Gibbs Jim McAtamney, David O’Grady, David Broadbent Greg Byrne, Nigel Ball, Steve Jung Trevor Tame, Graham Ball, Jeff Smith Lesley Parker, Kristy McQueen, Mandy Matuschka

170 Male 4th 110 Female 3rd

Board Rescue 30-34 Male

3rd

Trevor Gee, Gary Gee

Richard Brierty and Craig Anderson survey the boats

Kaitlyn Matuschka finishing the Rocks to Rocks

Silvertails with Matt Parker filling in again

Matt Mitchell and Matt Jones finishing 4th at Aussies Page 39

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130 Male

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1st Grease Monkeys – Richard Brierty, Duke Brierty, John Paterson, Rhaedan Curran, Charlie Glanville U17 Girls Board Relay 2nd Kaitlyn Matuschka, Cody-Leigh Callaghan, Amy Annabel Open Ski Relay 2nd Lachlan Tame, Ben Hamilton, Gordon Jones Open Double Ski 2nd Lachlan Tame, Ben Hamilton Life Saver Relay 3rd The Grease Monkeys, Chris Parker, Daniel Shade, Lachlan Tame, Bianca Mould Open Board 3rd Daniel Shade Open Board Display 3rd Michael Bain U17 Flags 4th Bianca Mould U17 Flags 4th Jake O’Brien U17 Sprint 6th Jake O’Brien U17 Board Rescue 6th Kaitlyn Matuschka Open Double Ski Finalist Pete Mitchell, Gordon Jones U17 Board Finalist Kaitlyn Matuschka U17 Ski Finalist Kaitlyn Matuschka U17 Board Rescue Finalist Riley Fitzsimmons Restricted Surf Race Finalist Chris Parker


Presentation 2011/2012 cont. 35-39 Male 45-49 Male 45-49 Male

1st 2nd 6th 2nd

50-54 Male 30-34 Female Ski 45-49 Male 50-54 Male 55-59 Male 65-69 Male Ski Relay 110 Male

2nd 1st

Matt Gibbs, Garth Hunter Brad Scott, Sharon Brierty Avoca Damien Benson, Stuart Harvey Jim McAtamney, David O’Grady Kristy McQueen, Lesley Parker

5th 4th 2nd 4th 1st

David Broadbent Dan Ryan Jim McAtamney Steve Jung Phil Gee

1st

170 Male

1st

Double Ski 50-54 Male 55-59 Male Board 50-54 Male 55-59 Male 60-64 Male 40-44 Female 45-49 Female 55-59 Female Board Relay 110 Male

4th

Garth Hunter, Brett Hunter, Matt Gibbs Steve Jung, Trevor Tame, Dan Ryan Avoca

2nd 1st

Dan Ryan, David O’Grady Jim McAtamney, Steve Jung

1st 2nd 4th 5th 2nd 4th 3rd 2nd 1st

David O’Grady Jim McAtamney Steve Jung Nigel Ball Trevor Tame Graham Ball Kristy McQueen Sharon Brierty Wendy Norman

2nd

Jeff Smith, Trevor Gee, Matt Gibbs

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110 Male 150 Male

5th 2nd

170 Male

5th 2nd

110 Female

2nd

130 Female

3rd

Avoca Benson David Broadbent, David O’Grady, Jim McAtamney Avoca Brad Scott, Trevor Tame, Roger Johnson Sharon Brierty, Kristy McQueen, Lesley Parker Wendy Norman, Mandy Matuschka, Amanda Morrison

Sprint 30-34 Male 35-39 Male 50-54 Male 55-59 Male 60-64 Male 65-69 Male 30-34 Female Beach Relay 140 Male

1st 2nd 3rd 5th 2nd 5th 1st 3rd 2nd 1st

James Reeves Brett Hunter Greg Cook Jeff Smith Doug Jorgenson Steve Jung Murray Iles Graham Ball Michael Hunter Jackie Duckett

3rd

170 Male 230 Male

4th 1st

140 Female Flags 30-34 Male 35-39 Male 55-59 Male 60-64 Male

2nd

Brett Hunter, Garth Hunter, Nigel Tebb Avoca Murray Iles, Graham Ball, Doug Jorgenson, Greg Cook Avoca

1st 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd

James Reeves Brett Hunter Doug Jorgenson Nigel Ball Steve Jung Graham Ball

Zuluz at Peters Presentation

Ben Hamilton in action

Smugglers going for it

Brett and Michael Hunter with Rhaedan, John, Charlie, Duke and Richard at the Jim Harpur Launch


Michael Hunter Wendy Norman

1st 4th

Jeff Smith Graham Ball

1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

Silvertails Zuluz Smugglers Zippers Tweakers

1st

Greg Byrne

Australian Masters Championships Kurrawa, 24-25 March 2012

Avoca Boatie girls discuss tactics

Keith, Denise, Karen and Kimberley on patrol

Richard Brierty delivers his Life Member acceptance speech

Supporters at Branch

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30-34 Male Surf Race 3rd Corey Myers 35-39 Male Surf Race 6th Garth Hunter 30-34 Male Iron Man 1st Corey Myers 35-39 Male Iron Man 5th Garth Hunter 35-39 Male Double Ski 5th Avoca A 30-34 Male Board Race 2nd Corey Myers 65-69 Male Beach Flags 2nd Michael Hunter 65-69 Male 1km Beach Run 3rd Michael Hunter 65-69 Male Beach Sprint 5th Michael Hunter 160 Female Surf Boat 1st Avoca Zuluz – John Mitchell, Karen Douglas, Alison Tomlin, Kimberley Santangelo, Denise De Paoli 160 Male Surf Boat Race 6th Silvertails – Jim Mitchell, Tony Ide, Graham Settree, Steven Sharp, Matt Parker 260 Male Surf Boat Race 2nd Tweakers – Jim Mitchell, John Mitchell, Mike Tamblyn, Brian Low, Kevin Bootle

1st Corey Myers, Trent McLuckie 35-39 Ski 1st Gordon Jones 110 Ski Relay 1st Gordon Jones, Ben Hamilton, Matt Jones Over 240 Boat 1st Tweakers – Jim Mitchell, John Mitchell, Mike Tamblyn, Bryan Low, Kevin Bootle Over 180 Boat 2nd Zuluz – John Mitchell, Alison Tomlin, Karen Douglas, Kimberley Santangelo, Denise De Paoli 110 Board Relay 3rd Trent McLuckie, Jeff Smith, Trevor Gee 45-49 Board 2nd Sharon Brierty 35-39 Double Ski 3rd Matt Mitchell, Matt Jones 230 Sprint Relay 3rd Murray Iles, Graham Ball, Doug Jorgenson, Greg Cook 30-34 Board 4th Corey Myers 30-34 Ironman 4th Corey Myers 30-34 Board 5th Trent McLuckie 35-39 Board 5th Trevor Gee 170 Sprint Relay 6th Trent McLuckie, Trevor Gee, Jeff Smith, Nigel Ball 50-55 2km Beach Run 6th Jeff Smith 30-34 Swim 9th Corey Myers 30-34 Ski Finals Corey Myers 50-55 Sprint Finals Jeff Smith 50-55 Board Finals Jeff Smith 230 Flags Finals Greg Cook

SLS NSW Masters Championships Kingscliff, 8 March 2012

30-34 Board Rescue

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Member Patrol Hours for 2011/2012 Patrol Season All Patrolled Hours (Excluding Penalty Hours) Anderson, Craig 43 Annabel, Amy 12 Annabel, Robert 21 Arahill, Blake 25 Babbage, David 55 Babbage, Lisa 31 Bain, Michael 22 Ball, Graham 32 Ball, Nigel 51 Barnes, Jeff 39 Barnes, Joshua 29 Bennett, Anthony 43 Benson, Aaron 28.5 Benson, Damien 10 Benson, Emma 49.25 Beswick, Brett 25 Birch, Andrew 36 Birch, Danielle 4 Birt, David 11 Blair, Emily 20 Booth, Rhiannon 19 Bourke, Ava 17.5 Braund, Mitchell 37.5 Braund, Murray 27 Brickhill, Christine 19 Brierty, Duke 16.5 Brierty, Richard 4 Brierty, Sharon 23.5 Butler, Michelle 49 Byrne, Greg 36 Cairncross, Chris 13.5 Cairncross, Jessica 24.5 Callaghan, Cody-Leigh 18 Camilleri, Olivia 16.5 Cassidy, Juliette 12 Champion, Scott 33 Cheshire, Nicola 27.75 Christensen, Paul 31 Clarke, Darren 20.5 Clarke, Garry 78.25 Cobb, Janet 31 Collins, Gregory 12 Colman, Dylan 91.25 Cook, Don 40 Cook, Greg 31.5 Cooke, Alex 6 Cooper, Alexander 127.75 Cox, Brad 19.5 Cracknell, Toby 16 Craft, Monique 25 Cullen, Brendon 2 Cunningham, Lindsay 35 Curran, Rhaedan 29.5

Davis, Robert 22 De Paoli, Denise 34 Dean, Lee 16 Donnelly, Jonathan 104.75 Donnelly, Wayne 32 Douglas, Karen 34 Drinkwater, Vanessa 45 Duckett, Jackie 27.5 Duerden, Rochelle 48.25 Duursma, Kaitlyn 34.5 Etcell, Jeremy 23 Etcell, Stephen 20 Felton, Jay 22.75 Felton, Kye 24 Felton, Mark 36 Fitzsimmons, Bruce 15 Fitzsimmons, Julie 13 Fitzsimmons, Riley 23 Forrest, Kerrie 38 Fortey, Carol 15 Frendo, John 20 Gartland, Sam 29.5 Gathercole, Christopher 24 Gathercole, Natalie 25.75 Gee, Gary 3.5 Gee-Maclean, Annette 29.5 Gibbs, Matthew 16.25 Gillespie, Ian 41.5 Glanville, Charlie 20.5 Griffin, Darcy 7 Hardaker, Paige 25 Hardy, William 12 Harvey, Stuart 20.5 Hawkins, Shona 11 Hayes, Bailey 12 Hayes, Chris 31.5 Hocking, Doug 23 Hore, Gary 37 Hunter, Brett 19.5 Hunter, Garth 16 Hunter, Michael 4 Hunter, William 6.5 Hurrell, Robert 4 Hutchinson, Paul 30.5 Hutchinson, Sam 21 Ide, Tony 25 Iles, Murray 27.5 Ireland, David 24 Jeffries, Beau 23 Jeffries, Daniel 60.5 Johnson, Roger 49 Jones, Kevin 3 Jorgenson, Doug 28.25 Jung, Anita 6 Jung, Steven 34

Members of the Patrol of the Year Lindsay Cunningham, Liz O’Connor, Felicity O’Connor, James Reeves and Jack Paton

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Kelly, Craig 2 Kendal, Michael 13.5 Kernahan, John 19 Kilbride, Teagan 13 Kondrat, Connor 6 Laing, John 28 Llowarch, Larissa 63.75 Maguire, David 2 Malone, Ellie 47 Malone, Joshua 15 Malone, Nicholas 22 Malone, Vincent 20 Marks, Caitlin 26.5 Martin, Trent 8 Matuschka, Amanda 17.75 Matuschka, Kaitlyn 11.5 McAtamney, Anna Clare 4 McAtamney, Jim 7 McCarthy, Jordy 4 McCloghry, Bradley 29 McCloghry, Craig 30 McComb, Jordan 29 McIntyre, Alex 30.75 McQueen, Kristy 33 Mitchell, Angus 35.5 Mitchell, Bill 6.25 Mitchell, Brad 14 Mitchell, Mitchell 28 Mitchell, Peter 32 Moate, Ryan 4 Moffitt, Alan 109.25 Moore, Kieren 8 Morrison, Amanda 32 Morrow, Tom 20 Mould, Bianca 33.75 Munton, Brian 31 Murray, Joseph 15 Murray, Maria 15 Myers, Corey 36 Norman, Wendy 20 O’Brien, Jake 27 O’Connor, Elizabeth 22.5 O’Connor, Felicity 23 O’Grady, David 41 Parker, Andrew 39.5 Paterson, Anne 33.5 Paterson, John 20.5 Paterson, Stuart 8 Paton, Jack 25 Patterson, Cassandra 62.75 Pearce, Lisa Anne 66.75 Pearce, Luke 30.5 Pearce, Warwick 20 Penn, Matt 19 Penn, Saxon 23

Pepper, Michael 15.5 Power, Scott 29 Priest, Pauline 87 Priestley, Stan 39.5 Redden, Jessica 11 Reeves, James 27 Rendall, Nicholas 20 Richards, Brooke 23.5 Richards, Matthew 39 Richards, Nicole 29 Richardson, Kiran 27.25 Riley, Quentin 34 Ristuccia, Joey 8 Robins, John 28 Ross, Shane 34.5 Ryan, Dan 46 Sainsbury, Max 40 Saint, Peter 83.25 Santangelo, Kimberley 30 Scott, Bradley 73 Settree, Graham 36.5 Short, Bailey 4 Sim, Ashley 4 Smith, Brett 34.5 Smith, Craig 11 Smith, Elliot 17 Smith, Gordon 68.25 Smith, Jeffrey 35 Smith, Kieran 30.5 Spencer, George 70 Spindler, Ben 21 Stalley, Annabelle 29 Stalley, Gordon 24 Starling, David 28.25 Stewart, Cameron 17.5 Stylianou, Nick 37 Sullivan, Timothy 20 Tame, Lachlan 23.5 Tame, Trevor 26.5 Tancred, Murray 8 Tasker, Chris 4.25 Tobin, Greg 23 Tomlin, Alison 20.25 Vallis, Keith 13 Vile, William 9.5 Waddell, Zoe 19 Walter, Matthew 35.25 Warn, Ketisha 4 Warn, Michael 41 Whitfield, Liza 23.5 Whitfield, Rob 3 Wilson, Tony 31 Wiseman, Ian 29 Wolters, Rocky 25

Members of the Patrol of the Year Ian Gillespie, Nigel Ball, Alan Moffitt, Gary Hore and Pauline Priest


JUNIOR ACTIVITIES 2011/2012

Executive 2011/2012 Murray Tancred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Damien Benson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President Sonya Walters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary Deb Rendall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer Andy Patterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Competition Secretary Karen Warn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registrar James Blair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gear Steward Coaches Board: Damien Benson, Darren Byrne, Gabe Callaghan, Cody-Leigh Callaghan, Rachel Sparkes, Dave Hill, Duncan Cameron Swim: Michelle Butler, Emma Benson Ironman: Damien Benson, Daniel Shade Beach: Jess Ryan, Annie Stalley, Dave Birt Other Areas of Assistance Mitch Berry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Gear Steward Mark Felton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pointscore Dave McAlpine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photographer Carolyn Booth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SRC Coordinator

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Murray Tancred, Director of Youth Activities – Avoca Beach SLSC

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David Hill and Craig Bissett U10 Age Managers having some down time

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What an amazing year by our kids, where they went within 5.5 points of winning all carnivals they entered, only pipped at the post by this small margin by Manly at the All Age State Championships with a fantastic 2nd place. Credit must go to all our children for their commitment, attitude, dedication and achievements this season. To our departing U14’s, best of luck with all your future endeavours, whether that be in surf lifesaving or other areas, but we look forward to seeing you on the beach patrolling and competing next season with the senior club. Thanks for all your dedication to Nippers over many years. Once again the season has flown by. The feats of the children that compete at all levels of competition continues to amaze me. Not just those kids winning medals, but to those kids that continue to battle and improve year after year well done and those little Nippers with those massive smiles and desire in their little eyes that turn up each Sunday. Avoca Nippers won 3 out of 3 branch Nipper carnivals, and won the Branch Championships held at Umina Beach this season. I could not go without noting that the kids won these carnivals by nearly 500 points each carnival. As already mentioned above, a 2nd place at the 2012 All Age State Championships held at Cudgen Headland SLSC was a sensational way to finish this season. Congratulations to all those kids that excelled at State this season with 35 of our 72 starters gaining medals which is an outstanding achievement. Also to all those kids that made finals at State, it too is an amazing effort. Some highlights from the State carnival though would have to be:– 1. All Age Board Relay side – 1st place 2. All Age Sprint Relay side – 3rd place 3. Macy Callaghan – 1st U11 Board, 1st U11 Surf, 1st All Age Board Relay, 2nd U11 Ironwoman, 2nd U11 Board Relay, 3rd U11 Board Rescue 4. Keeley Booth – 1st U12 Board Rescue, 2nd U12 Surf, 3rd U12 Ironwoman, 3rd U12 Cameron Relay, 3rd U12 Surf Team, 3rd U12 Board Relay 5. Zac Paterson – 1st U11 Ironman, 1st U11 Board, 1st U11 Board Relay, 1st U11 Surf Team 6. U11 Board Relay Team – 1st place and still undefeated in any competition for 3 seasons 7. U9 Girls Age Group – amazing results for their first year in the water – 1st U9 Swim Team, 1st U9 Board Relay, 1st Swim, 1st and 2nd Board Read further for all the amazing results from State and Branch Carnivals. During any season you require many hands to ease the workload, but Sonya Walters and Damien Benson gave so much time to ensure that this season happened and was a success. Thank you so much Son and Bens and looking forward to more good times next season.

To the other members of the Nippers Committee, thank you for your assistance throughout Season 2011/2012 as without you it would not be possible. To all our other helpers a massive thank you too, whether it be slaving over the BBQ, on the beach, officials, water safety, fundraising or helping in the uniform room, the Nippers could not continue without your help. A huge emphasis again was placed on coaching this season. We continued to build on the improvements from the previous season with the continuation of ironperson and beach coaching, and the introduction of surf swim training. It is a priority of the current committee to provide training groups for all competency levels in the water, whether that be board or swim. With huge numbers turning up for all training sessions, a special thanks must go to all our coaches, as the time you all put in for our kids is amazing, and the dedication and commitment you show them is second to none. This is highlighted in the Nippers continued outstanding results. The Committee for Season 2012/2013 has now been elected, and I would like to thank those new bodies for their commitments for next season. We again look forward to another successful year, where we continue to progress forward. Any suggestions on ways to improve are always appreciated and we welcome the input of parents from all age groups. Lastly, thanks to our Nippers for allowing me to be involved and being a part of their development and achievements. Cheers boys, cheers girls.


JUNIOR ACTIVITIES cont.

Long Service Awards 2011/2012

Murray Tancred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Captain Murray Tancred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Starter Sonya Walters, Barb Livingstone, Julie Blair, Raeleen Giffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uniforms Karen Duerden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BBQ Carolyn Booth, Deb Callaghan, Julie Blair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Recorder Carolyn Booth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rookie Coordinator Andrew Paterson, Kirsten Paterson . . . . . . Carnival Entries

Nick Rendall, Rhiannon Booth, Emma Frost, Darcy Griffin, Connor Condrat, Jordy McCarthy, Kiran Richardson, Bailey Short.

Age Managers U6 Emily Blair, Matt Kelly, Ash Bateman U7 Justin Barry, Dave Maryska, Richard Prior, Trent McRae, Ian Bridgefoot, Matt Newman U8 Garth Hunter, Stan Priestley U9 Andrew Parker, Cody-Leigh Callaghan, Kerry Forrest U10 David Hill, Paul McLoughlin, Craig Bissett U11 Mark Felton, Rachel Sparks U12 Steve Frost, Mandy Matuschka U13 Sam Jeffries, Karen Warn U14 Brian Rendall, Danny Griffin, Andrew Duerden Water Safety Damien Benson, Mitch Berry, Danny Jeffries, Darren Byrne, Michelle Butler, Rod Butler, Kristy McQueen, Angus Mitchell, Andrew Birch, Michael Woodman, Gabe Callaghan, Matt Walker, Brett Giles.

Perpetual Trophies The Jelfs Family Trophy Beach Competitor of the Year – Georgia Stevenson Most Improved Board Paddler – Female & Male Willa Harvey & James Cameron Bill & Graham Butchery Trophy Encouragement Award Female – Eliza Giles Jean Jones Perpetual Trophy Encouragement Award Male – Charlie Jeffrie The McClelland Family Trophy Club Person of the Year – Rochelle Duerden

Age Champions 2011/2012 Age Under 8 Under 9 Under 10 Under 11 Under 12 Under 13 Under 14

Male Toby Paterson Kye Tancred Finn Hill Levi Kasun Fletcher Berry Beau Jeffries Nathan Bell Kiran Richardson

Female Georgia Stevenson Piper-Lily Walker Rose Lowrie Macy Callaghan Lily Cracknell Isabelle Byrne Darcy Griffin

CC Branch Championships Umina – 12 February, 2012 All Age Board 1st

Kye Tancred, Finn Hill, Macy Callaghan, Fletcher Berry, Declan Tancred, Kieran Richardson All Age Sprint 3rd Elliott Easson, Kye Tancred, Owen Flaherty, Piper-Lily Walker, Jack Birt, Coby Thomas, Jordan Giffin, Ashley Sim 14 Boys Sprint 3rd Ashley Sim Flags 3rd Ashley Sim Surf Race 3rd Kiran Richardson Ironman 2nd Kiran Richardson 14 Girls Sprint 3rd Emma Frost 13 Boys Flags 2nd Jordan Giffin Surf Race 2nd Beau Jeffries Board Relay 2nd Beau Jeffries, Declan Tancred, Sam Cracknell Board Rescue 2nd Sam Cracknell, Nathan Bell

Junior Competitor of the Year – Female & Male Georgia Stevenson & Kye Tancred Michelle Dorrell Memorial Trophy Senior Competitor of the Year Female – Macy Callaghan Howard Jones Memorial Trophy Senior Competitor of the Year Male – Zac Paterson Molly Hoban Award New Member of the Year – Nathan Bell The Leanne McAuliffe Perpetual Award Nipper of the Year – Nick Rendall The Melanie Thomson Memorial Trophy Nipperette of the Year – Rhiannon Booth

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U11 Boys Swim Team Gold Medallists Great Team, Great Mates Tate, Zac, Finn and Austin

Club Person of the Year – Rochelle Duerden Nipper of the Year – Nick Rendall Nipperette of the Year – Rhiannon Booth


Surf Teams

Fletcher Berry, Kye Blair, Coby Thomas and Nick Frost having fun at Copa

Senior Male Competitor – Zac Paterson Senior Female Competitor – Macy Callaghan

Junior Female Competitor – Georgia Stevenson Junior Male Competitor – Kye Tancred Page 45

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Abbey Cracknell, Darci Berry, Piper-Lily Walker U9 State Board Relay Champions

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1st Tate Felton, Finn Flaherty, Zac Paterson, Austin McAlpine 2nd Levi Kasun, Lachlan Blake, Caleb Tancred, Eden McQueen Board 1st Zac Paterson 2nd Levi Kasun 3rd Finn Flaherty Board Relay 1st Zac Paterson, Caleb Tancred, Finn Flaherty 2nd Levi Kasun 3rd Jack Birt, Riley Stevenson, Shane Guiffre Ironman 1st Finn Flaherty 3rd Austin McAlpine Board Rescue 1st Zac Paterson, Caleb Tancred 2nd Austin McAlpine, Tate Felton 11 Girls Sprint 3rd Eliza Giles Sprint Relay 2nd Eliza Giles, Brooke Mezzone, Sharnee Warn, Madison Blake Surf Race 1st Macy Callaghan 2nd Scout Walker 3rd Eliza Giles Surf Teams 1st Macy Callaghan, Scout Walker, Taylor Batman, Brook Mezzone Board 1st Macy Callaghan 3rd Scout Walker Board Relay 1st Macy Callaghan, Scout Walker, Taylor Bateman Ironman 1st Macy Callaghan 2nd Scout Walker Cameron 1st, 2nd, 3rd 10 Boys Sprint 3rd Matthieu Williams Sprint Relay 1st Matthieu Williams, Nic Papadopoulos, Louis Giles, Tom Groon Surf Race 2nd Sam Livingstone 3rd Riley Bissett Surf Teams 1st Sam Livingstone, Finn Hill, Riley Bissett, Jordan Butler

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13 Girls Board Rescue 3rd Isobel Byrne, Bronte McAlpine Cameron 3rd Beau Jeffries, Declan Tancred, Sam Cracknell, Callum Macleod 12 Boys Sprint 2nd Nic Frost Flags 3rd Coby Thomas Sprint Relay 3rd Coby Thomas, Fletcher Berry, Liam Bell, Nic Frost Surf Race 2nd Kye Blair Surf Teams 2nd Kye Blair, Fletcher Berry, Coby Thomas, Nic Frost Board 2nd Fletcher Berry Board Relay 2nd Fletcher Berry, Kye Blair, Coby Thomas Ironman 3rd Kye Blair Board Rescue 1st Fletcher Berry, Kye Blair 12 Girls Sprint 2nd Amy Cameron Surf Race 2nd Keely Booth Surf Teams 1st Keely Booth, Lily Cracknell, Emma Livingstone, Mackenzie Penn Board 2nd Lily Cracknell 3rd Keely Booth Board Relay 1st Lily Cracknell, Keely Booth, Emma Livingstone Ironman 2nd Keely Booth Board Rescue 1st Keely Booth, Lily Cracknell 12 Cameron 2nd Fletcher Berry, Kye Blair, Nic Frost, Coby Thomas 11 Boys Sprint 2nd Jack Birt 2nd Riley Stevenson Flags 1st Jack Birt 2nd Riley Stevenson 3rd Lachlan Blake Sprint Relay 1st Jack Birt, Riley Stevenson, Lachlan Blake, Oscar Mitchell Surf Race 1st Tate Felton 2nd Finn Flaherty 3rd Zac Paterson


JUNIOR ACTIVITIES cont.

Board Relay

Board Board Relay

8 Boys Sprint Flags Sprint Relay Wade Wade Relay

10 Girls Sprint Surf Race Surf Teams Board Board Relay

1st Finn Hill 1st Finn Hill, Riley Bissett, Sam Livingstone 3rd Jordan Butler, Kyle Tindale, James Cameron 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st

Rose Lowrie Ellie Richardson Imogen McLoughlin Ellie Richardson, Imogen McLoughlin, Rose Lowrie, Willa Harvey 2nd Liana Wheatley 3rd Ellie Richardson 1st Rose Lowrie, Ellie Richardson, Imogen McLoughlin

9 Boys Sprint Flags Sprint Relay

1st 1st 2nd 1st

Surf Race Board Board Relay

1st 2nd 1st 1st

9 Girls Sprint Surf Race Surf Teams

3rd 1st 3rd 1st

Board Board Relay

Owen Flaherty Kye Tancred Owen Flaherty Kye Tancred, Owen Flaherty, Matt Smith, Jed Cullen Kye Tancred Owen Flaherty Kye Tancred Kye Tancred, Jack Swainston, Jed Cullen

Piper-Lily Walker Piper-Lily Walker Darci Berry Piper-Lily Walker, Darci Berry, Abbey Cracknell, Mia Kasun 1st Abby Cracknell 2nd Darci Berry 3rd Piper-Lily Walker 1st Abby Cracknell, Darci Berry, Piper-Lily Walker

2nd Kirra Wheatley, Mia Kasun, Abbey Pettit 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd

8 Girls Sprint Sprint Flags Sprint Relay

Elliott Easson Elliott Easson Elliott Easson Toby Pateron Cooper Bridgefoot Toby Paterson Cooper Hunter, Isaac Cullen, Jack Gower

1st 2nd 1st 2nd

Georgia Stevenson Lucia Markey Georgia Stevenson Georgia Stevenson, Lucia Markey, Anelise Mitchell, Bronte Ayres 3rd Anelise Mitchell 3rd Anelise Mitchell, Emma Priestly, Lani Mcnamara, Georgia Stevenson

Wade Wade Relay

2012 NSW All Age Championships Kingscliff, 2nd – 4th March 2012 All Age Board

All Age Sprint

14 Boys Kiran Richardson Ashley Sim 13 Boys Declan Tancred Jordan Giffin 12 Girls Emma Livingstone

1st

Kye Tancred, Finn Hill, Macy Callaghan, Fletcher Berry, Declan Tancred, Kiran Richardson 3rd Elliott Easson, Kye Tancred, Owen Flaherty, Piper-Lily Walker, Jack Birt, Coby Thomas, Jordan Giffin, Ashley Sim 1st All Age Board Relay 3rd All Age Sprint Relay 1st All Age Board Relay 3rd All Age Sprint Relay 3rd Surf Teams 3rd Board Relay

Chris Gathercole, Ken Sellars and Murray Tancred Helping out as Club Officials

Nippers supporting together

1st All Age Board Relay – NSW All Age Championships Kye Tancred, Finn Hill, Macy Callaghan, Fletch Berry, and Declan Tancred, Kiran Richardson

U6 Boys – The future of the club and maybe the next Shannon Eckstein in there somewhere?

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1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd

All Age Board Relay Cameron Relay All Age Sprint Relay Cameron Relay Cameron Relay

1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd

All Age Board Relay Board Surf Race Ironwoman Board Relay Board Rescue Board Relay Board Rescue Board Relay

1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

Surf Teams Cameron Relay Board Relay Board Surf Teams Cameron Relay Ironman Surf Race Surf Teams Surf Teams Board Relay Board Ironman

Caleb Tancred Jack Birt Lachlan Blake Oscar Mitchell Riley Stevenson 10 Boys Finn Hill Riley Bissett Sam Livingstone Jordan Butler 9 Boys Kye Tancred Owen Flaherty 9 Girls Piper-Lily Walker Abbey Cracknell Darci Berry Mia Kasun 8 Girls Georgia Stevenson 8 Boys Elliott Easson

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VALE – JAMES HARPUR 08/09/1926 – 24/08/2011 Jim arrived on the scene at Avoca Beach in the late 40’s visiting family and friends residing at North Avoca. He joined the Avoca Beach Surf Club at the start of the season in October 1951 and completed his bronze medallion in December. He continued to weekend commute to his new club, until he settled into the family home he built at North Avoca in 1953. Jim gained his instructors certificate in 1956, the same year he became club captain. He was honoured with life membership in 1966. Jim was a fierce competitor, a great clubman and a leader. He paddled the double ski, rowed the surf boat in the A crew for ten years, loved a challenged in the pillow fight and in the team events, such as chariot races and tug-o-war. He was the standard bearer in the march past for many years, and proudly carried our flag in State, Australian and two World Surf Lifesavings Championships. Through his involvement with Gosford Swimming Club, Central Coast Leagues and Youth Club and Erina Rugby League, Jim recruited many to be members of the surf club. He had the ability to seek outside finances (now called sponsorship) helping the club to balance the books and he was a master of the beach lunchtime raffles. Jim was loyal to anybody who was known to him, he had a aura of supremacy, he was our leader, a person you would trust, a person who we all looked up to, Jim turned boys into men.

VALE – BRYCE DANIEL NORMAN ”BRISTO” 01/01/1925 – 23/03/2012

Bryce the farmer from Kincumber to the outstanding lifesaver not only for Avoca Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, but the Central Coast Branch and NSW State Centre. Bryce had various employments, throughout his 87 years. Farming the Norman family land at Kincumber, to a sailor during World War II, back to farming with his young family on Ridgeway Road and linesman for the county until he retired. Bristo joined AB SLSC in December 1939, completed his qualification certificate three months later on 17 March 1940. After the war Bryce obtained his bronze in February 1946, he gained his instructors and examiner’s certificate soon after. Bryce was a valued member not only for his competitive team spirit at surf carnivals but his conscientious duty to patrol and safe guard our beach. He became Club Captain in the 1954/1955 season and held that office for 6 seasons. Bryce was honoured with Life Membership in 1962. In the 1963/1964 season Bryce became President until 1979/1980, 17 years of leading our club through an era of change, not only social, but physically in Avoca and the lifesaving movement. Throughout this time Bryce worked tirelessly for our club and became a most valued member of the Central Coast Board of Examiners and NSW State Centre. He was honoured with Life Membership of the Branch and the Central Coast Juniors (Nippers) in 1974/1975, then NSW State Centre in the 1980/1981 season. Bryce was a person who could relate to all, he had time, and everybody was important to him. Bryce respected you. Throughout his life he gave physical help, advice and guidance to hundreds of surf lifesavers, friends and neighbours. We are in debt to Bryce, a debt unfortunately we cannot repay. Bristo was our mentor and his memories will stay with us for our lifetime.

AVOCA BEACH SLSC farewells two of our finest Cheers boys and girls!

AB SLSC Annual Report 2011-2012  

ABSLSC AR2012

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