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100 years of Life Saving

2020 ANNUAL REPORT 1906 - 2006


CONTENTS

Annual General Meeting Notice Mission and Objectives Major Award Winners & Awards of Excellence President’s Report LIFESAVING Lifesaving Report Lifesaving Statistics EDUCATION Education Report Education Awards ADF Pilot Bronze Medallion Course SURF SPORTS Surf Sports Report Swim Report March Past Report Boat Report The Sweep Ski Report Board/Iron/Coaching Report Masters Report Carnival Results Surf Race and Stan Mac Surf Life Saving Sydney Awards Nippers Youth Report Nipper Results 40 Years of Women in Life Saving CLUB LIFE Community Events and Initiatives North Bondi in the Media Member Achievements Member News Social Events THE CLUBHOUSE Functions Report Sponsorship Report Donations Operations Report ARLF Administration Report Administration 2019 AGM Life Member - Jason Richardson Vale Financial Report Financials Member Listing Sponsors

Front Cover Photography by www.saltywings.com.au

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE NORTH BONDI SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB INC. ABN 77 272 419 031 To be held on Sunday 23rd August commencing at 10am. Registrations close 10 minutes before commencement of meeting. 1. Administration

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President’s Welcome

1.2

Apologies

1.3

Vale: Peter Dobson, Ken Hawthorne, Peter Moscatt, Raymond Smee OAM, Manoel Santos, Barry Parsons

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Confirmation of 2019 AGM minutes and matters arising

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Adoption of 2019/20 Annual Report and Financial Statement

1.6

Election of Board members for 2020/21 season

1. 7

SLSA affiliation declaration

1.8

Motion to confirm PKF as Club auditors for 2020/21 season

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General Business

2. Presentations 2.1

SLSA & NBSLSC Long Service Status: Laura Bruce, Thomas Bunting, Daniel Dunlop, Peta Estens, Peter Fotopoulos, Hayley Grosser, Graham Jackson, Alison Merridrew, Justine O’Connell, Phillip Palmer, Max Predebon, Julia Staunton, Kelsey Stevens

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NBSLSC Long Service Status: Brendan Krone, Justine Nolan

2.3

25 Year Service Awards: Martin Simich

2.4

50 Year Service Awards: David Einfeld, Maurice Fayn, Guy Oakley

2.5

60 Year Service: Peter Frew, Laurence Hall, Manoel Santos (deceased 6/20)

2.6

70 Year Service: Gus Lievain, James Power

2.7

15 Year National Patrol Service Award: Scott D’Amours, Drew Lambert

2.8

National Medal: Bernard Weir

Karen Stott Head of Administration

Taylor Hamilton & Annabelle Waugh

BM Squad 1

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MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

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MISSION STATEMENT To ensure a safe beach and aquatic environment at North Bondi for our local community and visitors to the district.

CLUB OBJECTIVES The objectives of the Club shall be: 1. To patrol surfing areas and surrounds solely, or in conjunction with other surf life saving clubs and council lifeguards. By providing efficient equipment, technology and resources our members will reduce the risk of injury or drowning of the public. This will continue the long tradition and recognition of North Bondi as an innovative and leading lifesaving club. 2. To provide education programs and information to our members and the local community to enable increased knowledge & skills in an aquatic environment. This will better enable members to respond to emergency situations on the beach or elsewhere. These programs will be endorsed by Surf Life Saving Australia.


Patrol 10 - Mandy Jager, David Perks, Doron Milner, Nicholas Pedavoli

NB takes 1st, 2nd and 3rd with Chloe Spencer, Amber Worden and Lilly Na’a

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2019 Club Christmas

3. To promote the development of youth via age specific programs and interaction to enhance their fitness, lifesaving ability and general wellbeing. A key emphasis is the engagement of Junior Activity members & families transitioning to lifesaving membership of the Club. 4. To organise surf sports activities to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle to better fulfill lifesaving duties. To provide access to training and coaching opportunities, facilities and equipment to enable members to engage and improve in SLSA approved competition activities. 5. To ensure best practice administrative and financial control processes are implemented. All funds raised are to be directed towards the enhancement of the objectives of the Club or other benevolent causes as may be determined by the Board. 6. To provide a caring and enjoyable environment and promote the spirit of camaraderie which should prevail in the surf life saving movement. 7. To do all things as are incidental or conducive to the attaining and fulfilling of these objectives having regard to our public standing.

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MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

The Patron’s Award For The Club Member Of The Year - Danny Ekins The Patron’s Award recognises a senior member’s exceptional service to the club across all areas. In his first year as Head of Finance, Danny has worked tirelessly to understand and implement improvements to the Club’s operations and finances. Through his work with the Board of Management and office and functions staff he has overseen the implementation of some big changes to the way we manage the Club’s finances. This has led to improvements in reporting and accountability and a clearer understanding of the Club’s financial position which is seeing benefits for the Club and its members.

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Outside his formal role, Danny took control of the Sunday BBQ arrangements and manned the BBQ himself most days, is an active masters competitor and does numerous jobs around the Club and is a hands-on guy, including driving the bus/trailer to competition events, providing water safety, and, together with wife Tina, worked tirelessly at the Christmas party to support the functions staff keeping the bars serviced and clearing up glasses. Danny was the key driver behind fundraising for the bush fire appeal, including coordinating the Bucket Brigade volunteers. Thanks to his and others efforts’, we raised around $20K to support our fellow lifesaving communities in need. Congrats Danny and thank you for all your hard work around Club this season - a true club all-rounder.

Stan McDonald Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Club Official Peter Zieme This Award recognises a member who has taken on an official position within the club management structure, delivered the requirements of that role in an outstanding fashion and went beyond in other areas.  As Head of Operations, Peter (Panda) Zieme has had another busy season and has been instrumental in getting the ALRF up and running and working with Mark Cotter and Danny Ekins to coordinate the project on behalf of the Club. As well as the ALRF, this season he has been busy overseeing many changes around the clubhouse such as refurbishments of the sauna, the gym and the Youth room. As well as his ongoing efforts this season, Panda

has been recognised for his many years of service with 24 consecutive years involved with the Club’s management on either the Board of Management (previously the Executive Committee) or the Management Committee. Already recognised for his service when he became a Life Member in 2011, Panda took on the new role of Head of Operations in 2013 after eight years as Competition Director. After playing a key role in the rebuild of the new club and he has since then spent countless hours helping to keep the building operational. Most of his time is spent behind the scenes keeping things ticking along and he is always one of the first down on the beach helping out at our ocean swims. Thank you for all your time and efforts this season and for the many years before.

Charlie Christensen Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Junior Member Cynthia Baker-Barden The Charlie Christensen Memorial Award recognizes a Junior Member (under 19) for exceptional contribution to the Club.  Cynthia is a great all-round member who is active in education, lifesaving and competition and also supports the Nipper’s program. This season she gained her Bronze Medallion. She then went on to pass on her knowledge and skills by helping train two SRC squads as well as regularly providing water safety during Sunday morning nippers. She uses her lifesaving skills to good effect both on and off patrol, including recently performing supporting a member of the public who was unwell and managing the patient until emergency services could attend. She represents the Club competing in board, swim, iron events, relays and March Past. This year she added to her previous season’s medals with Gold in the U23 March Past team at the State Titles. Cynthia’s community spirit is evident with her regularly helping out on the clubs fundraising BBQs, delivering care packages to elderly church parishioners and helping help members of the public even when away from the beach. It’s wonderful to see a young woman embody the North Bondi spirit, and capture our mission to make the beach and aquatic environment a safe place for our local community and visitors.


AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Danny Ekins

Peter Zieme

Training Officer of the Year Jodie Salmon Assessor of the Year Glenn Clark Squad of the Year Bronze Medallion Squad 2 Carl Melvey Award for Excellence in Further Education in Life Saving Anna Willis

SURF SPORTS Warwick Morieson Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to march past Cynthia Baker-Barden Warren Isaacs Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Under 17 Competitor Bernie Hughes Cynthia Baker-Barden

Due to the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic the regular Awards of Excellence evening was unable to be held this year but we are pleased to acknowledge and congratulate the award winners as follows:

LIFESAVING Stewart Bailey Award Most Outstanding Contribution To Lifesaving Support Ashton Waugh John Regan Memorial Award for Patrol Of the Year Patrol 11: Paul Hotton and Marcel Kwantes PC’s Jack Chalmers Memorial Award for Lifesaver of the Year Paul Hotton

EDUCATION Bob Peterson Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Member of the Education Team David Freedman SRC Candidate of the Year Poppy Marsh Bronze (15 - 18) Candidate of the Year Amelia (Millie) Smit Bronze (Adult) Candidate of the Year Jordi Jochelson

Alf and Col Smee Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Swimmer Ned Weiland John Newcombe Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Commitment to Competition Lily Finati Alan Pearson Memorial Award for the Most Improved Competitor Charlie Verco Ted Smiles Award for the Most Out-standing Contribution to Surf Boats Charlie Bodkin Peter Smiles Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Junior Competitor Djuna Watchman - Naher Paul Cunningham Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Coach Steve Larnach Bill Gill Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Masters Competitor Jamie Verco Don Martin Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Competitor Noah Havard

Rookie Training Officer of the Year David Freedman

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT

I am very pleased and honoured to be delivering my first President’s Report. North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club is an amazing volunteer organisation. I feel privileged to have been elected by the members and to follow in the footsteps of Mark Cotter and the other former Presidents of the Club. I hope to live up to the high standard set by Mark and his predecessors.  Mark has been greatly supportive during my first year in the role and has provided me with mentoring and transitional assistance helping with a wide range of critical Club projects, including the ARLF under- promenade storage and the ADF Bronze Medallion Initiative. 2020 has been a challenging year. We have faced the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the cancellation of many club events, surf carnivals and the shut-down of the Clubhouse and all of its facilities for an extended period. The members have shown great patience and understanding in supporting the Club through these difficult times. I would also like to thank the Club’s staff for their loyalty and forbearance through this tough period. 8

The lesson I have learned from the COVID-19 shutdown experience is just how important the Club is to our daily lives and rituals. Sometimes you need to be away from somewhere to realise how much it means to you.    Who we are North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club has so many facets. First and foremost, we patrol the beach, providing a safe environment for bathers and beach goers. But that is not all we are. We also provide an environment for our members to enjoy each other’s company in a community of like-minded

Bondi Beach was closed to all in March 2020

individuals from diverse backgrounds. We provide opportunities for members to train and compete in surf sports and obtain higher life saving awards. We conduct one of the biggest Nippers programs in the State, allowing young children and families to enjoy a shared experience and to learn critical surf and life skills. We provide a social platform for people of all ages and backgrounds. Most importantly we provide an enduring community anchor for the values of volunteerism and public service. Our culture Modern surf clubs need to manage the major generational shifts taking place in society. Surf clubs like ours rightfully preserve traditional Australian values such as service, egalitarianism, fellowship, and humility but we also need to leave behind some of the baggage that can come with tradition. To this end, we need to be progressive, recognising that the community is more diverse today than it was when surf clubs were first formed at the turn of the last century. I believe North Bondi is very good at striking this balance. We strive to preserve the positive aspects of traditional Australian values without being bound to history. We seek to make people of all walks of life welcome in the Club. We can always strive for more inclusivity, but I believe we need to do this without changing the essential fabric of the Club. We need to bear in mind that we are members of the Club because we share common values and a desire to serve the local community.       Our culture is a reflection of our membership. The way we relate to each other shapes our club culture. Sometimes tensions or differences can arise in large organisations. In order to maintain harmony and unity everyone needs to be able to flex. It’s easy to

Masters competitors at State Titles Swansea


Kiva Galgut and Scott D’Amours power through

U10 Girls: Scarlett Clark, Allie Hamilton, Ella Sargent, Frida Haggstrom and Ruby Cregan

become tribal or small minded. We can all fall into this trap. Whether you are a Sunday surf race regular, a gym going associate, an elite competitor, a nipper parent, a 50 year veteran or an enthusiastic new member with one season under your belt, the Club is there for you. As someone whose journey through the Club has taken different paths at different times, I can tell you that NBSLSC is a very special and unique place. Please take time to mix with different groups and enjoy the variety of experience that the Club has to offer. Aside from patrols, we have biathlons, Sunday surf races, club drinks, carnivals and other social functions to enjoy. If you attend these Club events you will find out how varied and interesting our members, are and how much everyone has in common with each other. 40 years of women in lifesaving This season and next we celebrate 40 years of women in life saving. It’s hard to imagine that as recently as 40 years ago women did not feature as members. Today the surf life saving movement is characterised by very high levels of female participation and our own club is a great example of this. I have seen first hand through the participation of my three daughters just how much girls and women can gain from participation in the Club’s many and varied activities. Our surf sports section in particular has featured extraordinary female athletes. Equally, many women have made their mark in education, life saving and increasingly in club leadership roles- a very welcome development. Some thanks I would like to thank a long list of people. First, I would like to acknowledge my fellow Board of Management Members: Karen Stott, Eloise Starr,

Christmas Patrol with Alex, Leesa, Rosie, Drew and Brittney

9 Danny Ekins, John Clothier, Matt Hamilton, Michael Boland (VP), Peter Zieme and Phil Suriano. The Club is extremely fortunate to have such a committed and conscientious group of leaders. I would also like to thank our generous and loyal sponsors who have stuck with us through the COVID-19 disruption. Please read Phil Suriano’s sponsorship report highlighting the critical support we received from our Club supporters. Next, I would like to thank our many voluntary club officers and section leaders (they are all listed elsewhere in the annual report). Our members and associates are a special group of people and I would like to thank you all for your many and varied contributions. I urge you all to read the section reports for Education, Surf Sports, Youth, Sponsorship, Operations, Life Saving and Administration where key individuals have been called out by the section heads for their contributions. Finally, I would also like to thank Federal, State and Local government and our local leaders for supporting the Club’s ARLF (Advanced Response Lifesaving Facility) facility with much needed funding.

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Our mission and strategy The Board of Management has spent the last 12 months focussed on implementing a range of important structural improvements to the Club’s operations. We started the season with a goal to implement a strategic plan with the following aspects: Financial • To hold a prudent level of cash reserves to properly maintain the Clubhouse and related facilities and to cater for planned and unplanned capital and operating expenditure • To pursue sensible opportunities to raise funds independently of member levies, including through sponsorship and income generation activities that are consistent with the Club’s history and values • To manage the finances of the Club responsibly having regard to the interests of present and future members, and for the long-term interests of all members

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Social and cultural • To continue to cater for a wide range of member interests, activities and areas of engagement with the Club • To be an inclusive, welcoming and productive part of the lifesaving and wider community and to foster a “One-Club” ethos • To strive for excellence in all we do • To provide equal attention and care for our core sections of the Club: • Life saving (including education) • Surf Sports, competitive and recreational • Community and social Member welfare • To manage member and associate numbers and the Club resources to optimise the member experience within the parameters of our lifesaving and community service obligations • To have a culture and governance model that is transparent and well understood and puts the overall Club interests above individual or group interests Specific for 19/20 Financial • To ensure the Club’s FY20 financial accounts reflect the general guiding principles outlined above

• To manage the ALRF construction process efficiently and cost- effectively • To maintain transparent financial reporting and accountability Others • To assist members to have a clear understanding of the Club’s operations and activities • To review our member numbers, patrol requirements and other key operational matters to ensure a positive member experience • To find a sensible balance between Club functions that are performed by volunteer members and those performed by Club staff • To have fun and enjoy ourselves! We believe we have managed the Club in accordance with these guiding principles and will continue to refine our operations to make sure we achieve these aims. We have also sought to improve the regularity and quality of our communications to members through E-News, Facebook and through other modes. Our sections As a large and relatively well-resourced club we have sought to implement a more professional and rigorous financial management model. I would like to thank our finance director Danny Ekins for his significant efforts in streamlining our financial reporting and introducing a number of key improvements and more rigour to our financial management and club operations. Danny also led our bushfire support efforts with the help of Mark Cotter and has generally worked effectively and tirelessly behind the scenes on a wide range of club activities. Our policies, corporate governance and internal administration has also been a key focus over the last 12 months and Karen Stott, our loyal, professional and ever diligent Head of Administration, who has now served the Club for decades, has continued to put in a huge effort to write and amend a wide rage of policies as well as manage our legal requirements with the assistance of legal officer Dave Jordan. Karen also took control of E-News this year coordinating members’ bio’s and improving our weekly communication. Karen, Danny and I spent a lot of time this season reviewing our key contracts, staff arrangements,


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internal policies and other governance documents. This is all fairly unglamorous but we believe that we now have a better documented and more transparent model in place that will serve the members well over the longer term.

Finally, our sponsorship and events leader Phil Suriano has been very active and highly successful in building our support base and engaging with the Club’s generous and loyal sponsors to offer more value to them as supporters.

Our life saving section is headed by Eloise Starr, an incredibly committed and capable Club Captain. Eloise ensures we meet our patrol requirements and that our beaches are safe and well managed.

Our Club staff and contractor team of Grant McMah OAM, Melissa Suriano, Glenn Annear, Debbie Holland, Kerrie Felix, Billy Butler, Sharon Porter and the casual functions team all provide the Board and members with great support. Thanks to you all.

Our education section is class leading. We have an expertly managed education group that is the envy of many surf clubs. Michael Boland heads our education section with quiet professionalism and is also the Vice President of the Club. Our Nippers program is amazing. It is big, it is fun and it is successful! Matt Hamilton, a dyed in the wool NB man leads our Youth section and it’s the beating heart of the Club. Our surf sports section, an area dear to my heart, is one of the strongest in Sydney Branch and indeed NSW. John Clothier leads our surfs sports section with energy and passion and works with our coaches and athletes to ensure our ongoing success. Our Clubhouse is a state of the art facility and requires a huge amount of ongoing attention from our Head of Operations, Peter Zieme. This season we have worked with Waverley Council on the ARLF storage, renovated and redecorated a number of the areas of Clubhouse that were looking a bit tired, and undertaken a complete refit of the Gym. Phil Suriano and the Gym Committee have also been key players in this effort.

I would also like to thank our Patron, Jim Poulos and Vice Patrons Gary Shiels, Rod Bruce and Brian Powell as well as our Trustees: Ian Stewart, Greg Bodkin and Dave Jordan. Into the future the Board of Management will continue to look for ways to be responsive to what members are looking for from the Club. We are working on an overarching strategic plan so we can manage our Club into the future. As part of this exercise we enlisted the help of Axel Hoffman this year, a friend of the Club with extensive management consulting experience. Axel generously devoted his time to help the Club review our internal administration model and look for areas to improve efficiency and member services. Signing off… As we emerge from the COVID-19 disruption into a new season let’s continue to enjoy what the Club has to offer. It’s an amazing organisation and you should all feel blessed to be part of it. Ready Aye Ready Andrew Christopher - President

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Patrol 1

Former IRB captains Phil and Nick

Patrol 2

Patrol 12 Christmas Day Patrol 1

Patrol 11

Patrol 18 Darryn and Doron

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Cath Brown, Charlie Hebert, Hannah Peters

Patrol 13

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Patrol 7 with spinal boards

Patrol 14


Patrol 12 Poppy Aldous

Patrol 11

Sarah Sherborne-Higgins and Nina Malmstrom

Scott D’Amours and lifesaving puppy

Patrol 4 ‘Leading Ladies’

Patrol 4

Patrol 2 Lachlan and Kai

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Newest IRB Crew members

Michael Nearhos - Patrol 1 Captain


LIFESAVING

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LIFESAVING REPORT

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This was a season that threw everything at us! A season in which our Lifesaving community came together to expertly navigate both on and off the beach, so you are to be applauded for your vigilance, volunteerism and enthusiasm this 20192020 season - although unfortunately cut short by COVID-19. We kicked off with the annual gear inspection in September 2019. A big thank you to Jonathan Golan who acted as gear steward and all the members that volunteered to get us through the process in record time. Ready to hit the beach North Bondi again fielded 18 full strength patrols. Even though the patrol season ceased early, on 23rd March 2020 we managed an impressive increase on last years’ statistics with 109 rescues, 23,591 preventative actions and 185 first aid treatments. We were reminded of the importance of our roles as lifesavers this year when a tourist was swept off the rocks around past Ben Buckler on 15th February 2020 in huge surf. Patrol 11 “Aub Laidlaw BEM” was on duty at the time, and led by Paul Hotton and Marcel Kwantes (Patrol Captains) along with Pat Breheny & Alex Merkur (IRB Driver & Crew) they did an extraordinary job in assisting in the search and retrieval of the patient, along with Waverley Lifeguards and other support servicess.

We would like to recognise the patrol members for their call to service and the professional manner in which they conducted themselves throughout the incident. Through their actions Patrol 11 made all of North Bondi SLSC proud. The impact of the NSW bushfires was felt sea side, and it was remarkable to see the surf lifesaving community pull together to raise funds and goods for those most in need. In addition to helping out with support through various fundraising efforts our club was on 24-hour call during the crisis to provide emergency support through our IRB section. Our support was not required, however the way in which our club was able to mobilise during the time of crisis is to be acknowledged. Thank you

Patrol 16 Sim and Jodie

Patrol 15 Proficiency Brad


to the senior leaders within our IRB team: Nick Sone, Raille Galgut and Scott Averay who made themselves available during the crisis. Our services were called on again to provide outreach patrol assistance to Garie SLSC, located in the Royal National Park. Thank you to our wonderful patrollers who attended on 8th February, with this patrol the only allocated North Bondi shift that went ahead as several of our scheduled patrols were unfortunately cancelled due to the bushfires. The first of our annual ocean swims, the Roughwater Classic ran well this year. As always the water safety for the day received wonderful feedback and a special thank you to our former Club Captain Thierry Forrest and former ViceCaptain Richie Barel for supporting the running of this event. Unfortunately, the North Bondi Classic scheduled for February 2020 had to be cancelled again due to extreme conditions. For our ocean swims and the inaugural North Bondi Ski race, we thank Raille Galgut and all the IRB team members who participated in setting up the course for these prestigious events. Year after year the support of the Education team is of upmost importance in order for all of us to be able to continue patrolling, and as always did an enormous amount of work in getting our 500+ active members through skills maintenance. Always looking to improve, this season Michael Boland and Jodie Salmon trialled Skills Maintenance within patrol groups to not only support team building but also looking to improve our member experience with aligning time at the beach. Thank you to Jodie for leading this with our Patrol Captains, providing guidance and making this a positive experience. The Education team also trained a large number of new bronzies and SRCs, Patrol 4

continuing to expand membership within all age groups of our Lifesaving community. Thank you to all the trainers for empowering the next generation of lifesavers! Our season finished with an arrival of shipping containers and a slight rearrangement of our lifesaving equipment as we excitedly prepared for the commencement of the building works for the Advanced Response Lifesaving Facility ‘ARLF’. This arrival necessitated a mid-season move from the IRB / Jetski shed to temporary containers on the beach. Raille Galgut and Alex Merkur stepped up to coordinate planning and managing the move along with several volunteers, so thank you! Our IRB Section this season consisted of 32  active Drivers and 42 Crew members and we are hoping to welcome more drivers and crew to our cohort with the next round of training. The IRB team continues to be actively involved in supporting our club’s many activities beyond patrols which include nippers each Sunday morning, youth, open and masters competitions,

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Patrol 15

Patrol 13

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water safety for the annual ocean swims, sets the course and provides water safety for our weekly  Club Sunday Swims and Biathlon events and supports other local community swims including the Bondi to Bronte swim, Coogee to Bondi Swim and the Bondi Bluewater Challenge. This year due to unforeseen circumstances a number of carnivals were cancelled but we would like to thank Alex Merkur, Scott Averay and Megan Rumford who spent five days providing water safety at the NSW State Titles.  Our dedicated IRB education team is always Ready Aye Ready but due to COVID-19 we were unable to get any winter training completed. However we were able to undertake a crew course in the last months of summer which was a new initiative in the section. This course was led by Alex Merkur & David Tinworth and ably assisted with various other drivers throughout the course.

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To keep our boats running takes many, many hours of ongoing maintenance, with this in mind we  thank Raille Galgut, Nick Sone  and  Phillip Palmer for their dedication and effort. Also Gerry Stephenson who ensures our fuel stores are maintained throughout the Patrol season and also the winter training months.  The Sydney Branch Jetski, aka Support Ski 4, was again operational to supplement the support by all patrols. Thank you to Marcel Kwantes, who for a third season has been the responsible Coordinator of the RWC asset ensuring it can safety operate on our busy beach. We were again able to offer Swapsea which each season allows patrolling members flexibility for swapping patrols, keeping their patrols teams

staffed whilst still being able to gain 100% patrol attendance. A giant thank you to Mark Hudson and the Swapsea team for your support again this season. You are real lifesavers! As our dedicated First Aid Officer this season Emma Starritt handed the reins over to Neill Kiely after several years ensuring that week after week our supplies are healthy. A big thank you to Emma Staritt for your dedication to the role, and Neill for your effort this season. A very special thank you and goodbye to Pippa Batchelor who is moving back to the UK. Pippa, as our Club Vice Captain, has been instrumental in organising and coordinating all lifesaving activities, patrols and equipment for the last three seasons. It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside you and you will be sorely missed by the team. And finally, we express our gratitude to the leaders of our lifesaving team: our Patrol Captains and Vice Captains, IRB Drivers and Crew for another fantastic season. Your commitment to the Club and the community each season is to be applauded (virtually this year) and is appreciated by all those who benefit from your combined efforts. We are thankful for all the additional hours and effort you contribute, ensuring all members have a team they feel a part of. You lead by example, all ready aye ready to get stuck in, and all completed with a friendly smile and a smart hat. North Bondi SLSC’s core business is the prevention and saving of lives, educating the public to that extent and being a proud member of a great Australian tradition of Volunteer Lifesaving. The tragedy that we experienced on our beach this season reminds us of the dangers that the

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Patrol 1 Dan, Jodie & Michael

Patrol 2 Ali & Paul


ocean continually presents and underscores the importance of the job that each and every one of us does.

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PATROL CAPTAIN

PATROL VICE CAPTAIN

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With COVID-19 ending our season earlier than expected we all hope you take the opportunity to recharge for what lies ahead next season. With the launch of the Advanced Response Lifesaving Facility and celebrating 40 years of Women in Surf Lifesaving season 2020-2021 is sure to be another cracker!

Daniel Dunlop Michael Nearhos

Ryan Tomlin Simon Hall

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David Goldman

Ashleigh Thomas Paul Thomas

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Stephen Roach

Chris Hirst

4

Eloise Starr

David Bell

5

Will Hauserman

Rodrigo Chedid

6

Chris Davis Nathan Oliver

Ben Weidlich Justine O’Connell

7

Peter Fotopoulos

Nicholas Sone

8

Phillippa Batchelor

Jack Pembroke-Birss Raille Galgut

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Scott Averay

Max Beavis

10

Mandy Jager Matt Jager

David Perks

11

Marcel Kwantes Paul Hotton

Lachlan Verwer

12

Rosemarie Taliano Brittaney Banks

13

Thomas Bunting

Brennan Bastyovanszky

14

Garry Pendergast Lisa Croudace

Karen Sheppard Simon King

15

Alan Jowell Sandra Journot

Sarah SherborneHiggins

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Jodie Salmon

Jeremie Henry

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Stephen Larkman

Georgia Thomson

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Jonathan Golan

Jennifer Wagner

Ready Aye Ready! Eloise Starr – Head of Lifesaving Pippa Batchelor – Club Co Vice Captain Nick Sone – Club Co Vice Captain Scott Averay – IRB Captain

Garie Outreach Patrol

Patrol 13 Tom & Brennan

Patrol 16

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RESCUES

2019/20 2018/19 2017/18

No Gear

5

10

14

Rescue Tube

4

24

54

Rescue Board

27

33

144

IRB

40

19

23

RWC

12

-

-

Surfboard

1

3

-

Other

20

0

0

TOTAL

109

94

235

1

0

0

Fractures/Dislocation 3

6

0

Heart Related

1

-

-

Major Marine Stings

0

48

3

Major Wounds

2

10

0

FIRST AID Drowning

18

Minor Cuts/Abrasions 81

110

97

Minor Marine Stings

85

195

263

Other

10

72

16

Shock

1

3

0

Spinal

1

2

1

TOTAL

185

446

380

Advised Medical Attention

8

22

0

Beach Injuries

11

38

0

Craft Rider Injuries

6

13

0

FIRST AID ANALYSIS

Defibrillator Used

0

0

0

Incidents Requiring Ambulance

6

14

3

Methoxyflurane Used 0

0

0

Other

0

9

0

Oxy-Viva Used

4

16

0

Patient Deceased

1

-

-

Police in Attendance

3

-

-

Released to Helicopter

1

-

-

Released to Parent/ Guardian

11

11

0

Released to Self

19

33

0

Resuscitation (CPR)

0

0

0

Swimmer Injuries

19

24

-

TOTAL

89

180

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PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS

2019/20 2018/19 2017/18

Beach Users 180 Advised/Warned

534

0

Craft Users 301 Advised/Warned

1659

0

Lost and Found Children

33

32

191

Preventions

12708

12168

2997

Searches

7

8

1

Shark Alarm

0

0

0

10353 Swimmers Advised/Warned

6179

-

Warning Signs Erected

9

18

-

TOTAL

23591

20598

3189

TOTAL PATROL HOURS 2019/20 August

38

September

416

October

2,151

November

2,585

December

3,708

January

2,897

February

2,716

March

1,495

TOTAL

16,006

IRB Crew Jeremie Doron & Julian


BEYOND THE FLAGS

NBSLSC RESCUE 22 JANUARY 2020

OUTREACH PATROL - GARIE BEACH

Throughout the season North Bondi members conducted many preventative actions and made many rescues. The following rescue, which was nominated to SLS for the Rescue of the Month, demonstrates the dedication of our lifesavers across all age groups.

Due to the disastrous bushfires that ravaged our NSW forests and towns this summer North Bondi were not required to fulfil the full quota of outreach patrols at the stunning Garie Beach.

At the conclusion of afternoon Nipper board training on Wednesday 22 January 2020, a swimmer was spotted being washed off the sand bar between the flags and carried approximately 100m offshore and 50m south of the flags. He was struggling to stay above water and was clearly panicking. There were 3-4 foot plunging waves and messy surf making it difficult to see the patient and it was a very tricky area to be swimming in. North Bondi Nippers and water safety were in the final stages of board training when the lead water safety participant, Matt Hamilton, noticed the swimmer in trouble and yelled out to the nearest water safety officer, Rob Carmody. As Rob paddled towards the patient, one of the nippers, Rob’s 12 year old son Fred Carmody, grabbed the patient who was showing the early signs of drowning and helped him to cling onto his nipper board. Rob paddled over to Fred and transferred the patient onto his rescue board. In the tricky conditions Rob expertly surfed the patient back to the shore. The patient was greeted on the beach by Matt Hamilton and checked for signs of distress or excess water inhalation. The patient was extremely grateful to the father and son rescue team that undoubtedly saved his life. Waverley Lifeguard Juliana BahrThomson was on duty at this time and had observed the rescue. Post event she observed and commented that the patient had started drowning and without the quick action of North Bondi members the outcome would have been extremely different.

For those members that joined the only outreach this season, the surf conditions proved too unfavourable to even see the flags go up. None the less, it was extremely pleasing to have so many new bronze members enthusiastic and willing to step up and assist the Sydney Branch club. The large North Bondi patrol team of over 20 passed the time with tower lookout duties, clifftop hikes, a wellcoordinated team BBQ lunch and even collecting an impressive amount of plastics and rubbish from the pristine beach whenever out exploring. Thanks to PCs Will Hauserman and Scott Averay and VCs Sarah Sherborne-Higgins and Megan Rumford for leading the outreach team. We look forward to heading south again next year!

Garie Outreach patrol

Garie Outreach patrol

Garie Outreach patrol

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LIFESAVING

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100% PATROL ATTENDANCE Lola Annear Christina Baker-Finch Mark Baldassarre Brittaney Banks Richie Barel David Bell Paris Bell David Bone Andre Broderick Jamie Cairns Yuen Cameron Alexander Clark Bradley Cole Harley Collias Lisa Croudace Chris Davis Victor De Blecourt Henry Durack Maria Eger Frederick Erickson David Freedman Ariell Friedman Michael Galgut Scott Gibbons Jonathan Golan David Goldman Steven Goodman Martin Gordon Simon Grant Hayley Grosser Samuel Hall Simon Hall Will Hauserman Jeremie Henry

Kylee Hesop Paul Hotton Mandy Jager Matthew Jager Phoebe Jagoe Simon King Sarah Jones Marcel Kwantes Thomas Lanyon Stephen Larkman Stephen Larkman Leesa Lawrence Max Lissenden Brock Lopes Geoff Mattes Craig Matthew Jason McCormack Nicole McMahon Connor McManus Tara McMaus Alex Merkur John Moore Suzanne Morony Justine O’Connell Harrison Palmer Phillip Palmer Garry Pendergast Otavio Pereira-Wood Douglas Peres David Perks Lucia Porteus Max Predebon Christopher Proctor Joshua Riesel Stephen Roach

Alexander Rogers John Rohl Christian Rohr Megan Rumford Shiri Saar Jodie Salmon Joey Schaasberg Lucy Schott Tim Senior-Skinner Karen Sheppard Ellen Sijtsma Peter Skinner Alex Smith Nicholas Sone Eloise Starr Julia Staunton Nicola Steele Victoria Stilwell Matt Stockwell Alexandra Tait Paul Thomas Adam Thorp Laura Tomidei Simone Twiss Jennifer Wagner Chris Welander Elliott Welander Anna Willis EMERGENCY CALL OUT TEAM Eloise Starr Gerald Stephenson Ireneusz Kowalski Jonathan Golan Nicholas Pedavoli

Phillip Palmer Raille Galgut Richie Barel Siobhan Madden Thierry Forest 100+ HOURS TO NORTH BONDI & SLSA Adam Brass Ashton Waugh Brittaney Banks David Freedman David Garvin Gerald Stephenson John Costigan Jonathan Golan Karl Solomonson Nicholas Sone Scott Gibbons IRB DRIVERS Scott Averay Damian Barden Richie Barel Mike Barley Brennan Bastyovanszky Michael Boland David Bone Adam Brass Patrick Breheny Jessica Burns David Chrystal Paul Cooper Wallace Correy

Patrol 6 PC Justine O`Connell welcoming Nathan Oliver

Patrol 2 Marty, Brooke, Ash & Paul


John Costigan Scott D’Amours Des Deen Marcus Fantl Jake Felicioni Hilton James Fleetwood Stephen Fogwill Thierry Forest Kiva Galgut Raille Galgut Jonathan Golan Simon Grant Erik Haggstrom Graham Jackson Mandy Jager Matthew Jager Ireneusz Kowalski Marcel Kwantes Thomas Lanyon Andrew Lissenden Bradley Mackay Alexander Merkur Doron Milner Christian O’Regan Buckingham Darren Palmer Phillip Palmer Alex Pavic Nicholas Pedavoli Douglas Peres Julian Peterson Logan Philip Max Predebon Miriam Salter Lucy Schott Alex Smith

Nicholas Sone Gerald Stephenson Philip Suriano David Tinworth Jim Walker Chris Welander Sam Wilson IRB CREW Christina Baker-Finch Brittaney Banks Max Beavis Sari Dewi Bone Anthony Boogert Andrea Britz Jamie Cairns James Chapman Alexander Clark Bradley Cole Ben Commens David Cummins Katherine Denton Maria Eger Ariell Friedman Terry Goodman Martin Gordon Jeremie Henry Paul Hotton Hayley Jay Leesa Lawrence Donovan Leitch Siobhan Madden Andrew Millmore Dan Murphy Joshua Najdzion

Steve Pascoe David Perks Phillip Ransom Sophia Rihani Alexander Rogers John Rohl Cristian Rojas Anton Rosenberg Jason Ross Megan Rumford Roee Saar Daryn Sennett Matt Stockwell Edward Swaney Emily Tebbatt Ryan Tomlin Stephen Waring Ben Weidlich Robert White John Wholley

Patrol 11 Aggie and Evie

Patrol 12 Brittaney & Rosie

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SRCs on Tower Patrol

Patrol 11

Patrol 18

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BM1 Charli and Clayton

BM1 Studying hard

BM Squad 1

BM2 Serena, Will and Megan

BM3 Marnie, Hannah, Klara, Jana, Aleshea

BM Squad 2

BM1 Neil and Keith

BM3 Chip, Nick Chapman, Rob


BM Squad 3

BM2 Trainers Paul, Megan, Ash, Will, Sarah

BM1 practicing spinal carries

SRC Anna, Chanelle & Genevieve

BM2 Zoph Zayons

BM3 Trainer Nick Sone

BM3 Klara Janickova BM Squad 1

BM1 Champ, Massimo, and Clayton


EDUCATION

EDUCATION REPORT Dedication, commitment, and desire best describe the education team over the 2019/2020 season. It has been another incredible year for us. We continue to focus on our youth membership, putting through 57 Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) candidates and 38 under 18’s for their Bronze Medallion. On top of these, 48 adults achieved their Bronze Medallion this year. This season again highlights the depth and diversity we provide to our patrolling membership. This season we front loaded most of our courses at the start of the season which enabled us to maintain the number of candidates achieving their awards even in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a huge year for the team, they have delivered 12 courses, each running on average 7 weeks and roughly 4 hours each per week. The dedication from our trainers has been phenomenal, their commitment to the Club outstanding and their desire to deliver the best training evident from the quality of the candidates we now have in the Club. 24

SRC This season again saw the largest intake of SRC candidates to date at 57 trained over 4 courses. It highlights the continued success of our Nipper Program and a key focus of the team to deliver candidates from this group to patrolling on our beach. Many of these candidates have been a part of the Nipper Program for several years and making that next step as lifesavers is critical to maintaining a connection with the club. In March, due to COVID-19 restrictions we had to postpone the final assessment for both the SRC 3 & SRC 4 BM1 Trainers Jodie, Jennie & Wallace

group. It was very disappointing at the time given all their hard work up to then. In late July on a cold and very wet morning, three months later 21 candidates from both groups succeeded in passing their Surf Rescue Certificate and are now ready for the upcoming season with their fellow SRC 1 and SRC 2 groups. We have a couple of candidates who couldn’t make the assessment date but we’ll have them qualified as soon as possible. Thank you to our SRC Trainers, Rob White, Eric Haggstrom, Andrew Millmore, Damian Barden, Cynthia BakerBarden and Glenn Clark. Bronze Medallion Our Bronze Medallion candidates again had a great mix of under 18s who made up nearly 50% of the 86 candidates that were trained over 8 courses. It’s extremely encouraging to have such a young and vibrant mix of candidates to support our patrols. Thank you to all our Bronze Trainers. It takes more than 20 trainers to facilitate these courses alone. I’m also extremely proud and honoured that North Bondi, with the support of SLSNSW and including sponsorship from the NSW Minister for Police & Emergency Services, developed a pilot program to help fast-track Australian Defence Force members in gaining their Bronze Medallion. It would not have been possible without Mark Cotter, who brought this initiative to life. A special thanks also to Yon Golan, Ryan Tindal (Bronte SLSC) who joined me in training and assessing the candidates.. It’s hoped this model can be used by clubs across Australia. Skills Maintenance Skills Maintenance is such a critical component to maintaining the skills of our patrolling members. This season saw the team facilitate just under 600 members across multiple dates during October and November. We continue to streamline the process to ensure its fun engaging and realistic to our members. I am so proud of the team and the work that was put into facilitating these sessions. It makes a huge difference getting that reminder at the start of the season and sets up our patrolling members for whatever may be thrown at them for the season ahead. Further Awards In addition to the above, it’s been a fantastic year for further awards across the club with 27 new


ARTC, 25 First Aid, 21 Resuscitation certificates and 6 Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management, and 3 RWC Operators. We have also added to the education team with 8 new Bronze trainers, 2 ARTC trainers and 4 Assessors. A very special Thanks to Anna Willis for co-ordinating awards this season. A special thank you to the IRB Trainers whose commitment to education goes above and beyond during the cold and wet winter months. Scott Averay, Julian Petersen, Alex (Lex) Merkur, Mike Barley, Dave Tinworth, Matt and Mandy Jager and Phil Palmer. Thanks I’m honoured to again lead such a dedicated team. I could not be prouder of what they have delivered to the club, members, and new candidates. Their commitment and passion is evident each and every time they come down to teach. Whilst I would like to thank every one of them individually, I must call out a few who have gone above and beyond. Rob White, John Costigan and Megan Rumford who run the SRC and Bronze teams. Without your help, guidance, and dedication we would simply not be able to function as a team. Jodie Salmon, Drew Lambert, Wallace Corey, Anna Willis, David Freedman, Will Hauserman, Ash Thomas, Paul Hotton, Nick Sone, Brennan Bastyovanszky, Damian (Damo) Barden, Eric Haggstrom, Andrew Millmore and to all the trainers and helpers, thank you. On a final note I would like to thank the board for their continued support. A very special thank you to Debbie Holland for your tireless work in organising paperwork and Surfguard and to St. George Bank for your ongoing financial support. Michael Boland Head of Education BM Squad 3

BM Squad 2

2019-20 EDUCATION TEAM

Key Education Team Members Megan Rumford - Bronze Medallion co-ordinator John Costigan - Junior BM co-ordinator Rob White - SRC co-ordinator  Anna Willis - Further Awards coordinator  Education Committee Members Brennan Bastyovanszky (Chair) Jodie Salmon (Lead Trainer) Will Hauserman Anna Willis Bronze Lead Trainers Brittaney Banks Drew Lambert Will Hauserman Ash Thomas Brennan Bastyovanszky Nick Sone Assessors Yon Golan Glenn Clarke  John Costigan Lucy Schott SRC Lead Trainers Wallace Corey Rob White Lisa Croudace Damian Barden Deb Midwinter  Eric Haggstrom Michael Boland Andrew Milmore Paul Hotton  ART Trainer John Costigan Paul Hotton IRB Trainers Anna Willis Trainers  Julian Peterson David Freedman Dave Tinworth Paul Thomas  Phil Palmer Sarah Higgins Scott D’Amours Chris Davis Richie Barel Alex Merkur Matt Jager Jennie Wagner Mandy Jager Jen McCloy Darren Palmer Phoebe Jagoe Simon Grant Tanya Green  Scott Averay Scott Gibbons Mike Barley Wallace Corey Alex Merkur  Megan Rumford

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SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE (CPR ENDORSED) Owen Barnett Jonah de Groot Oliver Dudley-Smith Lewin Fairbairn Michael Fry Sam Germane Patrick Hall Genevieve Hughes Kai Johns Mats Lange Jock MacCallum Isabella Mackay Arlo Merewether Maddison Meyer BellaRose Moran Mackenzie Palmer Teva Porat Campbell Porteus Benjamin Randles Toby Rodgers Will Rodgers Naor Ross Chanelle Stokes George Verco Jake Walker Holly Warren Matilda Waugh Anna Wilkinson BRONZE MEDALLION Bettina Abbott Inge Arts Cynthia Baker-Barden

Jana Bartsch Grant Benson Ted Bowler Conor Boyd-Boland Bellamy Brown Cath Brown David Bush Adam Cadwallader Nick Chapman Hugh Clothier Thomas Clothier Harley Collias Massimo Colombo James Cox Jackson Cunningham Robert D’Arcy Bryce Davidson Ottavia Dolci Isaac Dunn Charlotte Ens Gabriel Fernandes Lily Finati Christopher Flintoft Alexandra Francis Guilherme Garcia Jeremy Garling Charlie Germane Scott Gibbons Robert Guy Djordje Gvozdenovic Samuel Hall Zara Hamilton Amy Hanna Madeleine Hardy Charlotte Herbert Michael Hertel

BM1 Keeping Warm

Will Homan Sam Horsley Aleshea Houlahan Bernadette Hughes Louis Hugh-Jones Klara Janickova Hannah Jefferson Jordi Jochelson Anna Jordan Justin Kay Nicholas Lane Max Leedham Ambar Maddox Tyler Martin Clayton McLeod Keith Moore Richard Murphy Brent Paradise Joe Pardey James Paull Hannah Peters Damon Pezaro Champ Phetiam Tom Phillips Hendrik Poot Lucia Porteus Perri Quirk Barney Roach Simon Robinson Kfir Ross James Samuels Julia Schulz Tim Senior Skinner Jonathan Slattery Amelia Smith Jacob Stevens

BM Squad 1

Caprice Stokes Nikita Strbac Daniel Toohey Wouter Van Der Meulen Ryan von der Heyden Ryan Waugh Charles Wenmohs Gemma White Alexandra Woolley Zofia Zayons ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES (AID) Inge Arts Jana Bartsch Grant Benson Cath Brown Nick Chapman Massimo Colombo James Cox Charlotte Ens Alexandra Francis Jeremy Garling Scott Gibbons Robert Guy Djordje Gvozdenovic Michael Hertel Sam Horsley Klara Janickova Jordi Jochelson Nicholas Lane Ambar Maddox Alison Merridew Richard Murphy James Paull


Hannah Peters Damon Pezaro James Samuels Charles Wenmohs Zofia Zayons FIRST AID (AID) William Cummins Kerrie Felix Scott Gibbons Will Hauserman Debbie Holland Jasmin Melvey Richard Murphy Alex Portet Joshua Riesel Jacob Stevens Paul Thomas GOLD MEDALLION (ADVANCED LIFESAVING) David Cummins IRB CREW CERTIFICATE Andrea Britz Jamie Cairns James Chapman Bradley Cole Katherine Denton Martin Gordon Joshua Najdzion Steve Pascoe David Perks Alexander Rogers Cristian Rojas Jason Ross

Ryan Tomlin Chris Welander SILVER MEDALLION AQUATIC RESCUE Champ Phetiam Anthea Warne SILVER MEDALLION BEACH MANAGEMENT Jennifer Croft Maria Eger Richella McMorrough-Enright Douglas Peres Anna Willis Cameron Yuen SILVER MEDALLION IRB DRIVER Patrick Breheny Des Deen Erik Haggstrom Logan Philip Nicholas Sone Chris Welander SPINAL MANAGEMENT Paul Cooper David Freedman TRAINING OFFICER ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES (AID) Jonathan Golan

BM3 Trainers Tanya, Chris and Anna

Anna Willis

BM2 Trainers Ash and Paul

TRAINING OFFICER BRONZE MEDALLION Will Hauserman Ashleigh Thomas Melanie Thomas Paul Watchman Anna Willis TRAINING OFFICER SPINAL MANAGEMENT Jonathan Golan RESCUE WATER CRAFT OPERATOR CERTIFICATE Brennan Bastyovanszky Douglas Peres Lucy Schott RESUSCITATION (AID) Michele Borkowski Jessica Burns Kerrie Felix Alison Merridew Carolyn Palmer Kurt Rich Ruby Smith Jacob Stevens

Drew Lambert

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Patrol 15 Proficiency Oceane and Dom

BM3 Rescue Board Training

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NORTH BONDI’S ADF PILOT BRONZE MEDALLION COURSE Innovation Award Winner - SLS Sydney Branch Awards of Excellence 2020

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With the average Australian Defence Force (ADF) career lasting just  seven years, about 5,500 people leave the armed forces every year and face challenges. From returning to everyday life to adapting their unique skills from the ADF and using them to their full potential in civilian life. Not surprisingly, many encounter mental health issues following their transition out.   Many ADF members seek: • a chance to redirect military service into community service; • solidarity, mateship and service which provides purpose; and • to find new support networks and communities. Australian Service members have seen high operational activity in the last two decades and offer some of the most experienced and dependable personnel. A key objective is to utilise these skills. Surf Lifesaving has always had a connection with the Australian Military, with roots going back a century. For several years, the Club’s ANZAC morning BBQ has raised funds for the Bondi Junction Veterans Centre, which is supported in the main by North Bondi RSL. During his time as Club President, Mark Cotter became increasingly aware of the issues associated with ADF members and them transitioning into civilian life. With several friends in the ADF and these issues at the forefront of his mind, Mark formulated a plan to use Surf Life Saving as a conduit to assist ADF personnel reintegrating to civilian life. 

“I believe that joining a Surf Club for these members will not only help to integrate them into the wider community but the Surf Life Saving movement and Club life also have a number of similarities that may appeal to Defence Force members. That’s without even accounting for the fantastic  skillset  that such people can bring to our Club and to other SLSCs across the country”.  NBSLSC members, and North Bondi RSL officials, James Isbell and James Brown also helped underpin this initiative by working on the various learning areas that the potential ADF candidates already have as part of their training. With assistance from Robert King, Mark Cotter also attend several meetings with ADF personnel at Victoria Barracks, who were trying to get similar programs off the ground.  “We had additional buy-in from  Veteran  Sports Australia, Australia Remembers and many other clubs and individuals”, said Mark; “it just seemed that whoever I spoke to instantly supported the idea and came on board to help”. There was also significant support from SLS Sydney and SLSNSW, in particular CEO Steve Pearce; and sponsorship from the NSW Minister for Police & Emergency Services.  So, after several years and considerable effort spent in conceiving and scoping this initiative: In an Australian Surf Life Saving first, and after several years and considerable effort spent in conceiving and scoping this initiative, NBSLSC developed and introduced a specially designed pilot program to help fast-track ADF members in gaining their Bronze Medallion, rolled out in January 2020.


Three ADF candidates, all Waverley  locals, participated in the course which focussed on identifying existing skills, then tailoring the training and adapting to SLS requirements.   

behalf of Surf Life Saving Sydney we wish you the best of luck in this next stage of the awards. Regardless of the outcome the Club should be very proud of what has already been achieved…”  

Michael Boland, Head of Education, and Yon Golan, Trainer and Patrol Captain (who has a background in military service and is intimately familiar with the difficulties in re-integration into civilian life), continued the work of James Isbell and James Brown, to devise a bespoke Bronze course that would fit with the participants’ speciality background. Michael and Yon (pictured below) delivered the course with the assistance of and assessment by the course facilitator Ryan Tindal from Bronte SLSC. 

NBSLSC is now formulating a more comprehensive plan on how to deliver this Defence Force FastTrack Bronze course as part of its BM annual course offering, and to create a framework that can be used across other Australian Surf clubs to encourage ADF members to join SLSA. 

A small learning environment where the trainer and facilitator had defence force backgrounds helped to make the candidates feel comfortable and allowed them to demonstrate their knowledge and experience, reducing the timing and length of the course to under 4 weeks. This was critical to integrating the candidates more efficiently into Lifesaving. Where to from here? Surf Life Saving Sydney’s President, Peter Agnew ESM, wrote to the Club on 10 June 2020 to say: “Congratulations on the ADF Pilot Bronze Medallion Course on being named winner of the Surf Life Saving Sydney 2019-2020  Innovation Award, as formally announced in our online ‘virtual’ Awards of Excellence on Saturday 30 May. Our Awards Selection Committee agreed that the program’s outstanding achievements were most deserving of this recognition…  Surf Life Saving Sydney will also now progress the program’s nomination for consideration in the 20192020 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence. On

Today’s servicemen and women operate in a highly professional, high-tech dynamic environment. They have acquired the type of skills that lifesaving values so much. ADF members have the same core values and therefore, some are likely to stay within the organisation longer. One joins the defence forces to serve so it’s a natural fit to join SLS to serve the community. Overall, the impact has been extremely positive for each of the candidates. Our desire is to help with the integration of service members into the club using their skills, knowledge and training to help us continuously improve. We envisage this initiative will also help prevent suicide within the veteran community by providing the missing link some ADF members face when leaving the service. With thanks and congratulations to the foresight, skill and dedication of our Club members at the heart of this award-winning innovation: Mark Cotter, James Isbell, James Brown, Robert King, Michael Boland and Yon Golan. What a wonderful and worthwhile initiative that can make such a positive difference to people’s lives - you’ve done the Club proud indeed. Ready Aye Ready.

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Nina and Sarah

Masters Kiva Galgut

Thomas and Hugh Clothier Board Rescue

Cynthia Baker-Barden and Lily FInati

State Double Ski Champs Noah and Kirra

Masters Ins & outs

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Briana Tier and Matilda Strain

Jimmy and his ski paddling squad


Noah Havard

Domi at State Masters

Megan ready to race North Bondi Competitors at State Titles

Open March Past Team at Wanda

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U17 and Open Board Relay State Champs

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Cynthia Baker-Barden running

Under 23 mens boat crew


SURF SPORTS

The very nature of competing in the surf requires people to be adaptable to all mother nature throws up at them.  We’ve had some bad luck with weather conditions in the past impacting and cancelling events, but what happened this year was something at a whole new level.  The athletes had been preparing for Aussies since August, the surf sports committee had been preparing for the Aussies campaign since January and it all came crashing down just after the State Championships.  The abrupt ending has left quite a hole for all involved. To suggest that this season had no conclusion would be an enormous understatement of what panned out.  First all clubrooms were closed and we looked for ways to work around that.  Then group training sessions were cancelled and again we looked at what could be done.  Pretty quickly everything from pools to gyms to heading out with more than one other person became the limit and Aussies were cancelled.

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Key club events such as the Stan Mac, Family Ironman, Club Championship and the Sunday handicap swim and biathlons all ground to an abrupt halt.  There was also no opportunity to recognise the amazing performances of our athletes and lifesavers. As Aussies were off, the NSW State SLS Championship by default became our premium carnival on the calendar.  Fortunately, we had some marvellous performances by both individuals and teams from nippers through to masters this year (see separate reports for more detail on these events).  To an extent this year we had a bit of a changing of the guard with many athletes stepping up to fill the void from others no longer racing with North Bondi.  We also had some of our best competitors stepping up to a whole new level and setting new standards in the sport. One such athlete was Noah Havard.  Noah is a much-heralded athlete winning Athlete of the Year in 2018/19.   This was Noah’s last year in under 19s and he set a new standard in ski paddling.  Winning both the under 19 and open ski race was an achievement not seen before.  He capped this off with golds in the mixed ski, under 19 ski relay and under 19 taplin relay.  What a shame we didn’t get

North Bondi Ski Paddlers

to see Noah unleash at Aussies this season.  For those of you interested if you get a chance watch Noah’s racing online and watch the determination, drive and grit he displayed to win.  What an amazing racer and what amazing dedication to his passion.  Well done to Noah, Jim and his paddling team. Another young home-grown athlete who really stepped up was Charlie Verco.  Charlie’s commitment and passion for the sport is infectious.  So infectious that his dad stepped up to race masters for the first time in decades!  His father’s performance was amazing (you can read more in the Masters Report), but Charlie’s was exceptional with individual gold medals in the under 19 board, iron and team gold in the U19 taplin.  Charlie laid everything on the line for the final in one of the tighter and more exciting races of the carnival with a huge North Bondi crowd cheering on madly.  Charlie also qualified for the open mens final which is the first time North Bondi has had a male competitor qualify for the open iron final since Scott Thomson! The girls are never to be outdone and delivered one of the most impressive and exciting team results.  Xanthe Christopher, Lily Finati and Bernie Hughes are three extremely talented individuals.  When these three combined in the under 17 board relay and won gold the whole team was very proud.  When this exact same under 17 team stepped up into the open board relay and won…well they, their teammates and their parents all went mad!  A truly inspirational effort which bought a tear to their coach’s eye even!


State Masters Championships Mel, Sarah and Megan

and carnivals.  Doing the unglamorous things like driving trailers, loading and unloading tents standing in the wind and rain sometimes, all take their toll and the enthusiasm that these guys have with their teams is fantastic.  Their disappointment at a season cut short was as great as their athletes. Some other people instrumental to the success of the surf sports efforts are Angela Christopher and Tina Ekins.  In addition to being officials and enabling the club to compete at our carnivals they enter everyone and sort out accommodation requirements for us all.  Herding cats would be easier!  Thanks ladies for all your time.

Under 23 March Past State Champions 2020

So 2020 didn’t finish according to plan but with the healthy pipeline of under 15s and 17s coming through it bodes well for the future of surf sports at North Bondi. What North Bondi has to offer with healthy nippers, youth, open and masters sections is quite unusual and the envy of many other clubs.  It takes a meaningful investment of time, effort and resources to keep all aspects operating in harmony.  To this extent I would like to thank a few different people.

With such a tragedy occurring all around the world with COVID-19 the impact to the club and the 2019/2020 surf season does get put into perspective.  Notwithstanding that, the sense of loss especially to those who were in their final year of under 19s cannot be overlooked.  The Club is so proud of the resolute manner in which all of our athletes accepted what was going on and dealt with it.  Thank you all for not making what has been an extremely tough year worse! To finish on a positive note, the 2020/2021 campaign has already commenced whether as just a means to avoid isolation, or just for the joy of getting back to doing things we love.  Our efforts will be bolstered by another big investment in club facilities with the ARLF due for completion later in 2020. John Clothier Head of Surf Sports Masters Swim Squad Training

Our dedicated coaching panel did an amazing job of getting everyone in top condition this season.  Grant McMah and Steve Larnach’s tireless commitment and passion for March Past and Surf Boats seems unwavering.  I know they love it, however it is a big investment of time and we thank them both for their time invested.  I’d also like to thank ‘the Office’ with Grant, Deb Holland and Kerrie Felix all helping out to keep things in line. Without question, when it comes to surf sports I must thank Jim Walker and Scott Thomson for their hundreds of hours on the beaches, at training

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SWIM REPORT What we missed out on in competition this season we made up for in fun. The Ben Buckler Barnacles Winter Swimming Club was born and competitor barbecues after carnivals have officially returned. I couldn’t be prouder of how our competitors have come together and started to act as a team as opposed to a group of individuals competing for themselves. Culture is a big part of what it means to be a club and is often overlooked in sports such as swimming, athletics and triathlon. Athletes can get so fixated on worrying about themselves that they forget about how their mates are going, but at North Bondi we are different. We were one of the only clubs that had a decent crowd at every final throughout the State Championships and it didn’t go unnoticed. Members of other clubs commented on how supportive we were, which coupled with how well we competed, showed what a great allround club we have become.

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Swimmer Lily Finati

State Gold U17 Surf Teams Zara, Lily, Bernie and Caprice

The following athletes showed not only outstanding training throughout the season, but managed to perform well enough on the day to get across the line with a medal at State: • Gold Medal U17 Surf Teams: Lily Finati, Zara Hamilton, Caprice Stokes, Bernie Hughes • Gold Medal U19 Taplin: Ned Wieland • Bronze Medal U19 Board Rescue: Lily Finati & Bernie Hughes  • Bronze Medal U19 Belt: Ned Wieland Well done and keep up your determination to do well moving into next season. Our first official Swim Team event for the 2020/21 season is the Stan and Basil McDonald relay on October 4. COVID-19 has given us extra time to train so we should be well and truly ready by then. If you’re interested in acclimatising to the cold water, follow @benbucklerbarnacles on Instagram for updates. Unlike most clubs, this is free and unofficial, so just show up and have a swim, sauna, and coffee. Stay safe, be nice, and train hard. Josh Stevens Swim Captain

Ned Weiland racing to the finish


MARCH PAST REPORT The centenary year of march past didn’t quite go to plan. As one of the 10 Clubs that marched in the 1920 event at North Steyne, North Bondi planned a special recognition of this significant milestone. Thanks to our long-time sponsor Running Bare, North Bondi were the proud custodians of new purple and black costumes. This honoured our 20-man side that wore these colours (the Club’s original colours) in 1920. North Bondi changed its colours to the chocolate, red and white we all know and love in 1921. With Branch and Aussie titles not held, our stunning purple and black attire was uniquely worn at State titles. Our Open side proudly led out all the march past teams in recognition of the 100 years. There was a lot of positive commentary of our costumes at Blacksmiths Beach and acknowledgment of the history they represented.

UNDER 23 SIDE 2020 State Champions Georgia Thomson (standard bearer), Claudia Dunn (belt), Darcey Graham, Maddy Black, Serena Someya, Nicola Steele (reel party), Cynthia Baker-Barden & Hannah Dunn (flanks), Isabella Clifton, Sari Bone, Poppy Aldous & Emma Thomson (back line). Thanks to Sean Frew, Peter Zieme, Mark Stevens and Debbie Midwinter for coaching assistance. I did miss my right-hand man, Joe Taliano. Also, Gary Cook, Ray and Jeannette Isaacs who travel from the “north side” to undertake our training clinics and judge at Branch held carnivals. Let’s see what next year brings. Grant McMah OAM March Past Captain 100 years ago – 20 man March Past team 1920

OPEN SIDE Sarah Sherbone-Higgins (standard bearer), Catriona Graham (belt), Debbie Holland, Jenny Morrisey, Jan Rich & Carolyn Palmer (reel party), Michelle Borkowski & Michelle Baker-Barden (flanks), Kerrie Felix, Annie Mazzeri, Maree Pantle & Tara Larnach (back line). Laura Tomidei marched at carnivals but couldn’t make State.

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Under 23 and Open March Past State 2020

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BOAT REPORT I have always had the ability to find positives in most situations, so although the 2020 season was cut short there were still some massive gains for the North Bondi boat section over the last 12 months.

and the team at Shaw and Partners. This had an immediate positive effect on the rowers through Earl’s enthusiasms and generosity, and we all had a great time filming the media release.

We were able to recruit very well in the off season fielding two new crews, open women and under 23 men, both of which North Bondi hadn’t seen for a while, so we started the session with the following line up:

We had some mixed results throughout the season, the most encouraging being the under 23 men coming 3rd at North Cronulla in their very first carnival! The reserve men’s crew competed in Ocean Thunder against the top 20 A crews in the country, finishing in the middle of the field. Unfortunately, the women’s crew succumbing to the demands of their work and family lives didn’t race at ASRL or State, but I must say it was a pleasure to get to know them and have them at North Bondi.

U23 WOMEN: Ellie Larnach, Rose McMahon, Madeleine Findlay, Julia Garside, swept by Clayton Ward 36

UNDER 23 MEN: Jack Suriano, Joe Pardey, Nick Stavrinos, Charlie Bodkin, swept by Steve Larnach RESERVE GRADE MEN: Patrick Maddern, Ben Clarke, James Holyman, Morgan Donnelly, also swept by Steve Larnach. The most significant of these gains was securing the support and financial backing of Earl Evans

The Reserve men and under 23 men dominated in the early rounds at both ASRL and State only to fall short of their respective finals by one place. Both crews where hitting their straps at the right time and I’m sure would have done themselves and their club proud at the Aussies In closing I would like to again thank Shaw and Partners for their ongoing support, the Board of Management at North Bondi. In particular John Clothier and Peter Zieme, I would also like to make special mention to Angela Christopher and Tina Ekins for their work in Surf Sports. Steve Larnach Boat Captain


THE SWEEP There are few who can really be called sweeps, And those few know who they are The sweep they called “Bluey” Was known both wide and far

“Come Aft” Calls the crew to the back of the boat Their fate rests with sweep Now steering the boat

The waves held no fear for this sweep Yet they certainly had his respect And when ever he entered surf He put himself through the most complete of tests

The wave takes them home Till they slide up on the shore The sweep’s job now done As he pulls in his oar

He was known to use the body And was good on a board It was the surf boat however Where his skills you could not help but applaud.

They had little to fear For at least 9 times out of 10 The sweep known as “Bluey” Keeps it Straight to the end

He built teams of rowers around him Who were equal to the task And asked nothing more of them That he was not first himself prepared to pass

Composed by Greg Bodkin​(April 2020)

It was on race day where he reveled Especially when the surf was thundering in His preparation always meticulous To ensure every chance of a win “Lets Go” was the call for the crew to get the craft “Hands On” was next to focus the minds and heart “Guns Up” primed the crew for the race of their life “Boat” signaled the start to row with all their might

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The sweep then takes over, once the race has begun “Dig In”, “Take a Stroke”, “One More to Go” were the calls To ensure the waves didn’t bring them undone He guides a swift path  To the buoy out to sea 10 strokes out from the can He yells “Give it to me” “Buoyo” is the call Then the crew digs the oars in The boat swivels fast While the surfer keeps it trimmed Now the sweep known as “Bluey” Really comes to the fore As his crew chase the runs That he feels through his oar This “sneaky ones” ours  As the boat lifted at the stern The oars pulling hard  As the legs start to burn

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SKI REPORT We started the season with memories of the return to the Gold Coast with big surf. It was a season to focus on skill and strength to give the team the advantage over the opposition. To build strength the team focused on some long distance training, paddling many, many kilometres per week in the flat and ocean. The first test of the season came in the World Ocean Ski Championships in St Pierre Queberon, France. eight days of travel and adventure cumulated in some exciting results for the Australian team. North Bondi’s Noah Havard placing 3rd in the U/18 category was a phenomenal achievement. NB team members were Elizabeth Wise, Sari Bone, Brianna Tier, Fiona Tschaut, Ben Walker, James Ekins, Hayden Smart, Noah Havard, Stewart O’Regan (representing Ireland) and Jim Walker.

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Whilst still concentrating on the longer paddles through the off season, lots of racing was had around the country with the team traveling to the Northern Beaches, the Gold Coast and a week in Perth. The off season highlight was the North Bondi Ocean Ski Classic, an event sponsored by club sponsors Shaw and Partners. One of the biggest carnivals of the year was the Interstate Championships, something an athlete must be picked for to enter. Noah Havard was again selected for the Youth ski paddler position and excelled again in all his races, winning all three events by more than a wave. To North Bondi’s credit I was head coach and Scott Thomson assistant coach. Shifting focus to the Manly and Freshwater carnival weekend is always a good test to see how everyone can race back to back and feel what State and Aussies will be like. The two days of racing proved great for the ski team with the results across individual and team racing at the top yet again. What ended up being the last part of the season turned out to be unbelievable. Our program was gearing for the Australian championships six weeks later, with the NSW State championships a journey along the way. With the carnival spread over three days, this played into the ski team hands. All the hard work and distance they did at the start of the season reaped benefits over the weekend. Their results really showed how good this very young team is. The pleasing thing at such an important championships is to show your

true capabilities over three days, good and strong individually, and in team events and male and female. As the results show, the team is all that. A couple of highlights from the state titles include, Noah Havard dominating open and 19 single ski, Kirra Lowett-Richard’s silver medal in the single ski after dominating early rounds, Brianna Tier stepping up to make the open female final and Sari Bone, who had the paddle of her life to secure the silver medal in open women’s ski relay. The ski team doesn’t just work by having one coach, we are so lucky to be supported by Earl Evans and Allan Zion from Shaw and Partners. Mark and Pip Weiland of Tivoli Swimming for their persistence fixing of some the worst swim techniques you will ever see is very much appreciated. To Rob King (“Barney”) and Alex Pavic for driving the bus to some far away destinations for our paddle backs is truly a wonderful contribution to the ski team going so well. The modern day ski paddler has had it much harder then any era I have been involved in and its nearing four decades. The guys and girls train so hard and have major carnivals cancelled regularly after training morning at 5am and evenings for up to 2 hours. To their credit they never complain and just keep showing up, it’s something that makes me proud and it should make every member that is part this great club proud of how they represent themselves and the red, white and chocolate cap. With last season behind us, I have no doubt the results next season will not only match but be better still. Thank you club members for supporting and always asking how the team is going. Your interest and care is greatly appreciated. Jim Walker Ski Coach U19 and Open Ski State Champ Noah Havard


BOARD/IRON/COACHING REPORT It was a brief and highly successful season this year with exceptional results at the Coolangatta Gold (see separate report), three rounds of the Ocean 6 series, four rounds of the Sydney Water series and a number of local Branch and Sydney Northern Beaches carnivals. North Bondi had five competitors selected in the Sydney Branch Team where I served as Head Coach for the 5th year. U13 Female Annabelle Waugh, U13 Male Fred Carmody, U14 Female Anna Wilkinson, U15 Female Saskia Roberts and U17 Female Lily Finati competed at the 2019 SLSNSW Interbranch Championship in Bulli winning a State Silver Medal. At the NSW State Championships, North Bondi’s Board and Ironman competitors contested in 61 individual and team finals, picking up seven Gold, two Silver and five Bronze medals. We had 10 athletes compete in the Individual Board finals spread across seven of the eight events. North Bondi collected two Gold Medals from the outstanding performance of Bernie Hughes (U17 Female) and Charlie Verco (U19 Male). Competing in the Board Relay, North Bondi had ten teams racing in seven of the eight finals and the U17 Female A Team won Gold in both their division and in the Open Female Board Relay. Lily Finati, Bernie Hughes and Xanthe Christopher have proven to be a formidable team and are congratulated for their astonishing achievement. North Bondi had nine Iron competitors qualify in six out of eight finals. We were particularly competitive in the U17 Ironwoman division with three female athletes in the final. A gold medal was collected in the U19 U19 Board and Iron State Champ Charlie Verco

Male by Charlie Verco and U17 Female Lily Finati won the Bronze. A particular highlight was Bernie Hughes’s phenomenal performance winning four Gold medals and one Bronze medal at the NSW State Championships. Unfortunately, the Sydney Branch Championships were cancelled this year due to large surf conditions. In addition, the season was cut short by the cancellation of the Australian Championships. NSW competitors were fortunate to be one of few States to contest their championships, giving our athletes a sense of closure to the season. North Bondi finished the competitive season in 6th place with 24 medals; 12 Gold, 4 Silver and 8 Bronze medals. Noah Havard represented NSW in the 2020 InterState Championship at Alexandra Headlands and won Gold in the Youth Male Ski Race. Supported by Jim Walker as head coach and myself for the 2nd year as the assistant coach, NSW secured bragging rights as the most competitive state in Australia by winning the overall point score. 39

Scott Thomson Board & Iron Coach

Board Training

Scotty coaching young competitors

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MASTERS REPORT Season 2019/2020 managed to have two keys events take place for the North Bondi Masters team – the Coolangatta Gold in October and the NSW Masters Championships at Swansea Belmont in March. Members of the team also achieved excellent results at the Freshwater Carnival in November – where the team finished as the 3rd placed club overall despite having half the numbers of our rivals from north of the bridge; plus the Palm Beach Carnival held in the new year. The team had amazing camaraderie this year and participation at training and other club events including the Biathlons & Sunday Swims was at an all-time-high. This dedication to training kicked off in the middle of winter as a core group set themselves for the ultimate test in Surf Life Saving - the Coolangatta Gold. Plenty of preparation was put in with banter as well, including virtual times, race odds, and excuses... yes, plenty of excuses. NSW MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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A mix of North Bondi Masters, young and youngat-heart took on NSW’s best with some excellent results. Of the 34 people representing the chocolate, red & white – seven were racing in their first State Championships for North Bondi. I’m proud to say that everyone of these “newbies” contributed to the pointscore with a highlight being Rique Miroshnik taking out the Women’s 30-34 2km run at the start of the day to get the carnival off to a flying start. There were many amazing achievements as the team bonded together to finish just off the podium in 4th place, with nine Golds, five Silvers & seven Bronze medals, which was an improvement from last year. Some of the highlights for me included: • Ross Langbein winning the 35-39 Men’s Sprints and continuing his unbeaten “run” in Masters competition • Domi Domokos winning his first-ever individual Gold Medal with a powerful finish in the 50-54 Men’s Ski • Teddy Clifford overcoming challenging health & injury concerns in 2019 to win the 60-64 Men’s Ski • Our oldest competitor, 75 year old John Cahill, winning his 8th consecutive title in the 70-74 Men’s Ski

150+yrs Board Relay State Champions

• The impressive power of reigning Australian Champions Andre Dalton & Paul Tatham smashing the field in the 40-44 Men’s Double Ski by 150m to retain their title • The “relaxed” approach to training from Jane Cichero (just back from skiing in Japan) & Amy Somes propelling them to a victory in the 50-54 Women’s Board Rescue and combining with Justine O’Connell to win the 150 Women’s Board Relay. • And our “Man of the Carnival” with five medals and setting a high-standard for his son Charlie to maintain over the weekend was Jamie Verco. In only his 2nd year of competition, Jamie won individual medals in the 50-54 Surf Race, Board Race & Ironman; then combined with Scotty Thomson in the board rescue; and then again with Scotty and Talbot to win Gold in the 150 Surf Teams. Masters Team at Freshwater Carnival


Sarah, Alex and Nina at a Palm beach carnival

I have the following thanks to give to people who helped make an awesome couple of days. Stewie O’Regan for use and driving of his personal trailer. Jamie Verco for driving as well. Lex Merkur, Megan Rumford & Scott Averay for manning the IRBs throughout the carnival. Everyone who “pitched in” with the tents – especially Scotty Thomson, as always. Finally, to everyone who raced, especially on the teams day for not giving up & having a crack in challenging surf. We had several “B teams” who performed well in Surf Teams, Board & Skis Relays firstly by making it out around the cans, and secondly by finishing ahead of several other “morefancied” teams from other clubs. We didn’t have a single team that finished at the tail of the field, which I think highlights the spirit that team showed and is why we’re rising up the Masters pointscore once again.

Talbot Henry celebrating

Nina Malmstrom, Emily Tebbatt & Peta Estens

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The silver lining to COVID-19 is that everyone is raring to go for next season. In fact, some people are arguably having their healthiest “off-seasons” in many years. There are huge numbers putting in the work both on the harbour and at the beach and I am looking forward to seeing what we can all achieve together in 2020/21. Talbot Henry Masters Captain

The Great Man Simon Storry

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OPEN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS 2020

6th overall club point score 

4th overall club point score 

GOLD

SILVER

GOLD

U17 Female Board Bernie Hughes

U17 Male 2 x 1km Beach Relay Thomas Clothier, Hugh Clothier

30-34 Women’s 2km run Rique Miroshnik 

U17 Female Surf Teams Lily Finati, Zara Hamilton, Caprice Stokes, Bernie Hughes U17 Female Board Relay Bernie Hughes, Xanthe Christopher, Lily Finati  U19 Male Board Race Charlie Verco  U19 Ironman Race Charlie Verco  U19 Male Ski Race Noah Havard 

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MASTERS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS 2020

U19 Male Ski Relay Noah Havard, Hayden Smart, Freddy Felix U19 Male Taplin Race Charlie Verco, Noah Havard, Ned Wieland  Open Female Board Relay Bernie Hughes, Xanthe  Christopher, Lily Finati  Open Male Ski Race Noah Havard  Open Mixed Double Ski Race Noah Havard, Kirra Lowlett  U23 March Past Georgia Thomson, Claudia Dunn, Darcey Graham, Maddy Black, Serena Someya, Nicola Steele, Cynthia BakerBarden, Hannah Dunn, Isabella Clifton, Sari Bone, Poppy Aldous, Emma Thomson Coach: Grant McMah

U19 Female 2 x 1km Beach Relay Caprice Stokes & Paris Tier Open Female Ski Race Kirra Lowlett  Open Female Ski Relay Kirra Lowlett, Brianna Tier, Sari Bone  BRONZE U17 Ironwoman Race Lily Finati  U17 Female Board Rescue Lily Finati & Berni Hughes  U17 Male 2 x 1km Beach Relay Charlie Germane & Sam Braun  U19 Male Belt Race Ned Wieland  

35-39 Men’s Beach Sprint Ross Langbein  50-54 Men’s Ski  Istvan Domokos 60-64 Men’s Ski Greg Clifford  70-74 Men’s Ski John Cahill 40-44 Men’s Double Ski Andre Dalton, Paul Tatham 150 Men’s Surf Teams Talbot Henry, Scott Thomson, Jamie Verco 150 Board Relay Jane Cichero, Justine O’Connell, Amy Somes 50-54 Women’s Board Rescue Jane Cichero, Amy Somes

U19 Male Board Relay Charlie Verco, Hamish Donkin, Sam Braun

SILVER

Open Female Double Ski Kirra Lowlett, Brianna Tier 

50-54 Ironman Jamie Verco

Open Male 2km Beach Run Gennadi Dobrinski  

35-39 Men’s Beach Flags Kiva Galgut

170 Men’s Surf Teams Andrew Christopher, Teddy Clifford, Brian May 170 Men’s Taplin Relay John Cahill, Talbot Henry, Scott Thomson BRONZE 40-44 Men’s Beach  Flags Jimmy Spencer 50-54 Men’s Board Race Jamie Verco 50-54 Men’s Surf Race Jamie Verco 50-54 Men’a Board Rescue Scott Thomson, Jamie Verco 55-59 Men’s Tube Race Brian May 55-59 Ironwoman  Jane Cichero 150 Men’s Ski Relay Todd Cunningham, Istvan Domokos, Scott Thomson

55-59 Men’s Surf Race Brian May

Open Male 2 x 1km Beach Run Gennadi Dobrinski  & Jake Stevens   

Bernie, Lily and Xanthe

Rique Miroshnik 


AWA R D S O F E X C E L L E N C E

SURF RACE The Sunday Surf Race season got off to a great start and we managed to continue until the 8th March 2020. During that time we had 48 independent swimmers in A grade, 79 in B grade and 23 starters in C grade - a great result. Racing was very tight and unfortunately when we were forced to stop the Sunday swims, there was no definitive winner in any of the divisions.  There were however a lot of swimmers close to achieving the 20 point target. Unfortunately due the abrupt circumstances with which we had to stop, we have decided that there is no fair way to decide who would or wouldn’t make the cut-off and so there will be no t-shirts given out. I know you are going to say AHHHH, but we will try and make it up next season.

Brian, Andrew and Simon race ready

On a positive note we managed to enhance the recording system so that there was little to no waiting times between races. Next season we will be grading swimmers and allocating them to divisions - I will communicate this once we have firmed up how this process will be managed. I would like to thank all those that came down no matter what the conditions were like to participate in the Sunday Surf Races.  Also a big  thank-you to Nish and Ari for all the support during the season it could not have gone as smoothly as it did without their help. Please try your best to keep up the training during winter as we hope to build this event and encourage more members to get involved. Raille Galgut and the race team.

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Christmas Surf Races race to the finish line

STAN & BAS MAC RELAY 2020 Annual 20 person a side swim race against Bondi SBLSC. This season 78th running of the Annual Stan & Basil McDonald Swimming Relay was due to be held at the end of March. We managed to hold the first trial in the middle of March and had an excellent turnout of more than 25 very fast swimmers ranging in age from 12 years old, Fred Carmody to 50 years old, Simon Storry. Olympian, Jarrod Porte, was also set to make his debut for the Chocolate, Red and White. The event has been postponed until later in 2020. It is North Bondi’s turn to host the event this year and we are hoping to be able to run it when the season kicks off in October.

Robert Hammond

Talbot Henry Stan & Bas Mac Captain

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The SLS Awards of Excellence were held virtually on 30th May, 2020 with many NBSLSC Members dialling into the ceremony. Several NB members who hold roles at SLSS were involved with the ceremony from Peter Agnew  (SLSS President), Amy Soames (Director of Surf Sports) and Brittany Banks (UAV Presenter) presented their respective areas.   Congratulations to the following members who were nominated for the Sydney Branch Awards of Excellence:   WINNER Junior Development Athlete of the Year (9-10yrs) Male: Noah Bowler  is one of North Bondi’s young guns. He has great surfing skills on the board which lead him to a Gold medal at state this year.  He dominated every race at state and deserved his great win. He trains hard and we look forward to seeing him transition from a foamie to a hard board next year.  

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Junior Development Athlete of the Year (11-12yrs) Male: Jack Wilkinson is another great competitor for North Bondi. He dominated competition throughout the year in board, swim and ironperson. He trains  ultra hard  and is not too scared to go down the biggest of waves. His commitment to training is second to none and will be leading our nipper training from the front next year.   Junior Development Athlete of the Year (13-14yrs) Male: Fred Carmody  again excelled in competition this  season. He pretty much dominated his age group at the carnivals throughout the year.  His surf knowledge and water skills are quite amazing at such a young age.  It is exciting to see him develop when he steps up to a big board and senior carnivals next year. Junior Development Athlete of the Year (13-14yrs) Female: Annabelle Waugh  had a great year in competition.  She is a great swimmer and has become equally as good in the board and  ironperson  events.  She was consistently in the top few competitors in every carnival she raced at including the State Titles. Annabelle has grown to love the sport and like Fred will be a great competitor in the senior club in the coming years.  Young Athlete of the Year: Charlie Verco  was one of the more disappointed athletes when Aussies was cancelled this year. His improvement from 2019 to 2020 would have been capped with his last year in under 19s at Broadbeach this year.  

Charie’s haul of medals  at State  this season  was impressive as an individual athlete and as a key member in team races. Individually Charlie won both the under 19 board  race, in which he was head and shoulders above the field, and the under 19 ironman. The iron race was something else with Charlie digging to new depths to take out victory  with a photo finish.  In a  teams  capacity Charlie picked up gold in the under 19 taplin. The three gold  melds  were complimented with a fourth in the under 19 board relay.    Charlie is a well-liked leader amongst the athletes and a  well-respected  young man throughout the entire club. He’s not afraid to assist the nippers or talk to the old blokes in the clubhouse.  He is a very bright young man balancing his academic  endeavours  (ATAR 98) whilst also applying himself to surf sports.  Charlie and his family are very much hands on members of the club community.   When coach Scott Thomson is away Charlie is the go to guy to take the squad. He is respected by the squad and has the very unusual ability to relate well with the super competitive as well as the basic participants.  He always completes his patrol hours, spends his time at the club  bbq  and helps out  where ever  possible around the club and North Bondi community.   Surf Sport Team Of the Year: Under 17 & Open Board Relay Team -  Xanthe  Christopher, Lily  Finati  and Bernie Hughes has had a remarkable few years at State and Aussies with 2019-20 seeing a whole new level of success. These three home-grown athletes are all under 17s with two of them in their first year in this age group! They won both the under 17 and open board relay final at the Manly Carnival against some stiff opposition in January 2020.  Their A race for the season turned out to be the State Championships after Aussies was cancelled. The girls had a fantastic paddle wining the under 17s. What made this  all  the more  special  was that  they  then stepped up and won the Open Women’s board final. They are all very accomplished individual athletes all winning several medals previously. This is their first season together and a fantastic result for the young ladies.  


The atmosphere under the tent at any carnival North Bondi is participating in is driven by the under 17 girls. Their ability to have a ball, relax, sing and dance under the tent and then switch on for the race is amazing to watch. This relaxed vibe is infectious and creates such a wonderful atmosphere for the whole club. The culture they create is one of inclusiveness and positivity. When returning to the tent you wouldn’t know whether they had won or lost-  they are always great to be around. A big win will see them hugging all the other competitors and their broader teammates.  When back at North Bondi they are contributors doing all patrols and helping out with the younger athletes coming through.  WINNER Athlete of the Year: Noah  Havard’s  key achievements at a SLSC level were achieved at the NSW State Titles picking up five gold medals:  two individual and three team orientated. He achieved a first in NSW State Championships winning the single ski in both the under 19s and Open Male. In addition to this he achieved gold in the under 19 ski relay, gold in the under 19 taplin relay and gold in the open ski mixed team. Outside of this Noah has also performed exceptionally well representing NSW in the State Teams  and winning the  under 19 Epic Kayaks Gold Coast Classic and the Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash. A bronze medal in the under 23 at the ocean ski world championships in France was also an amazing achievement in a very impressive year.  Noah is at home looking after the up and coming youth as he is when paddling his ski.  He is a fantastic role model even coaching the nippers on boards and with their surf skills.  He is a genuine club contributor in all aspects of his involvement with North Bondi from doing his  patrols,  helping out  with nippers, doing his share at the BBQ and generally engaging with the broader club community.  His role as a leader within the ski ranks at North Bondi steps up to another  level  however.  He leads by his actions as far as his commitment to the  work load, but is also a great role model in how to deal with winning and losing.  His balance between confidence/self believe and modesty

is perfect.   Congratulations Noah,  North Bondi is proud to have such an accomplished and humble athlete representing it at races, on patrol and in the community.   Masters Athlete of the Year: Jamie Verco  achieved good results as a Junior Surf-Lifesaving in Western Australia… back in the 1980s.  Encouraged by  his children (son Charlie won the NSW U19 Ironman this year) he retrained for his Bronze two years ago and put his toe in the water last year with commendable results given he hadn’t raced for over 30 years. The fire in his belly returned and he trained through the winter for the Coolangatta Gold in October. Having paddled a Surf Ski for less than 12 months Jamie surprised all-comers with a 4th place in the highlycompetitive  Short Course 50+ category  and the fastest board paddle in the field.   Jamie maintained a high-level of training throughout the season,  culminating  in an outstanding performance at the NSW Championships winning 5 medals (see State Medals listing) including Gold in the 130 Men’s Surf Teams and also a couple of 4th placings. Jamie is a great role model with his attitude to training and to give everything a go. He is the first to volunteer his time to drive a trailer full of craft to help fellow Master or Open competitors and is always there to help pitch a tent. He has spent many years as a Nipper Age Manager and this season helped to manage the Open & Junior Men in North Bondi’s Competition Team.  He had planned to paddle the Molokai Channel with his son Charlie later this year, which will be an inspiration achievement when they get to do it in 2021.  Assessor of the Year: Glenn Clark  continues to be an integral part of the  North Bondi Education Team and is always there to give a helping hand, give sage advice and get things done when needed.   He has become one of the nicest, fairest and friendliest assessors in Sydney Branch, making the candidates feel comfortable and encouraged. This season he made significant contribution by conducting 7 assessments, mentoring probationary assessors and trainers and assessing at skills maintenance.   Glenn is a trainer of First Aid, CPR and anaphylaxis courses for the Surf Lifesaving academy. He has used his skills this season providing CPR training to nippers at the Club providing them with essential

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skills that can help them save lives. He has also completed the upgrade to his Cert IV this year and will be around to help train and assess for many years to come.   Glenn’s calm,  relaxed and friendly approach puts candidates as ease and gets the best out of them. He is noted for his consistency, knowledge of the subject and his rapport with the candidates. He has a true knack with people and his patience is extraordinary.  

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Trainer of the Year: Anna Willis not content with just getting her Bronze Medallion, ART (Advanced Resuscitation Techniques) and Spinal Management awards in the 2018/2019 season, Anna also started teaching and facilitated an intensive 6-week Bronze course and an ART course. Anna then went on to complete the Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management, Train the Trainers and Assessors Courses and is now a Patrol Vice-Captain and a Lead Trainer. This season she assisted with eight  skills maintenance sessions,  ran a Spinal Management Course  and was Lead Trainer for five ART courses teaching 80 candidates from both Bondi/North Bondi. As the  Further Awards coordinator  she  has worked within the club and across the Waverley district to improve enrolment in further awards.    Anna’s  passion and dedication for training lifesavers  inspires other  to always be ‘Ready Aye Ready’.    Youth Lifesaver of the Year: Cynthia Baker-Barden Cynthia joined North Bondi nippers in 2014 as a 10-year-old. She undertook her SRC in the 2017-2018 season and earlier this year completed her Bronze Medallion with accolades from all her trainers on her surf skills, dedication, willingness to help and overall team engagement. Cynthia has embraced all things Surf within North Bondi and is a keen member of numerous sections across the club. An active patrol member, helping with  nippers water safety every Sunday, helping her dad teach two SRC courses this season as well as one last season. She is also an avid competitor and [MD1]  the youngest members of the education team.  She not only uses her lifesaving skills on the beach but has shown maturity beyond her years when in February she came across a scene where a young girl had collapsed and was falling in and out of consciousness and vomiting. Cynthia called ‘000’

and took charge of the situation and no doubt helped save this young girl’s life. Patrol Captain of the Year: Jodie Salmon simply put, Jodie is the heart and soul of NBSLSC. She is the Patrol 16 captain, a lead bronze medallion trainer, conducted the majority of the club’s skill maintenances for both instructors and patrollers, responsible for lifesaving’s social media, handles the vast majority of the media  requests and this year she commenced her assessors course.  Her patrol, is known as the “Eco Patrol” for its no single-use plastic policy and for its regular beach rubbish and plastic clean-ups delivering the community a more pristine environment.  This season Jodie brought in an SRC Mentor Program to her patrol which saw them matched up with senior members to make sure they were looked after and shown the ropes, with the aim of building both engagement, fun, and ultimately retention. Next season her scheme will be rolled out across the club.  Running lifesaving’s social media has not only seen her boost the club’s morale, but Jodie has used it to film educational videos from her training sessions and added to that a layer of potentially lifesaving short clips and marine dangers. She informs all patrols of any storm or swell warnings before they hit the beach. We are safer because of her. Her patrol  supply  the safety and weather announcements for I HEART Radio. Outside the box, her patrol used google translate to calm and treat a Korean tourist stung by a blue bottle.   Patrol of the Year: Patrol 2  With their Team Motto “Team first, Trust and Leadership”, Patrol 2 is a team that  on any day would do anything for each other, with a great culture and always supporting each other.   The patrol fosters leadership by encouraging extra qualifications (eg ART, IRB and Silver Medallions), a leadership team made up of senior educators and others very active amongst the club which provides a strong cross-culture.     This season  three out of the five branch  audits were  conducted on  Patrol 2. With a very passable  first audit of  320/350, the next 100% and the third was 99% (not having a poster in the already “torn down” IRB shed).  


Patrol 2 was nominated for the way in which the patrol is led, the manner in which  the group  conducts themselves on the beach, and is always looking to further their skill set by engaging in  additional courses. The group represents Surf Lifesaving at its best!  Administrator of the Year: Danny Ekins  Danny Ekins is new to the role of Finance Director and board member at North Bondi. In this role he has carriage over multiple revenue streams, expense management, board reporting and longterm financial planning.   Danny has focused a huge amount of time and effort working with members of the board and club employees to understand the club’s processes and systems. He has a ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude and has made significant changes to the way the club manages its financial position.   Danny has taken the time to fully redesign the function, implementing changes to how the club manages its finances. This included updating procedures, re-creating financial reporting, working closely with the General Manager, office and functions staff. His ability to understand and where necessary tweak parts of the  clubs  operations has been incredible. The benefits are now flowing through to the whole membership.   Outside his formal role, Danny does numerous filler jobs across the club, regularly driving the club bus/ trailer to competition events, providing water safety, cleaning the function room for the Christmas Party, helping on the Sunday barbecue and was the key person behind fundraising for the bush fire appeal where the club raised $20K.  Danny has 3 children who all patrol at the club, his wife Tina is an integral part of the Merchandising Team. Danny is a master’s competitor and is known for his sense of humour. He is a shining example of a member who does not stand on ceremony.  Lifesaver of the Year: Paul Hotton  Being a surf lifesaver is to embody the core value of service to others, by supporting, protecting and celebrating the movement. No one represents  all of  these values quite like Dr Paul Hotton  and we  were proud  to nominate  him  as the  Surf Lifesaver of the Year, 2020.  Paul has been an outstanding member of NBSLSC since completing his Bronze

Medallion in 2011, taking on many voluntary roles and responsibilities with dedication, reliability and expertise.   During the 2019/20 season Paul held positions of Patrol Captain, Trainer and Assessor for ART, Bronze & Gold Medallion for Waverley & Sydney Branch, Endorsed Facilitator of courses  and    trainers  and member of SLSA Medical Advisory Panel. Paul has also been involved in the SLSA and NBSLSC COVID-19 response committees and additionally  provided information and support for  the clubs  Member Protection Information Officers  (MPIOs) and  the  Safe-Guarding Children & Young Persons programme.   Paul was a prominent member of the SLSA Medical Advisory Board and NBLSC Leadership Team during the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 shutdown preparations in February and March 2020. The preparation and shutdown  was  an immense operational challenge for NBSLC and SLSA given the large age range and touch points within the community.   Paul was also Patrol Captain on duty on 15 February 2020 when a man and woman were swept off the rocks at Mermaid Point, North Bondi 30 minutes before the patrol was due to finish. Tragically, the man did not respond to CPR after being retrieved and died. Paul acted using his SMBM Award to coordinate response units with  Surfcom  until the arrival of the duty officer. This was in addition to the difficult day in dangerous surf conditions with Paul coordinating multiple warning actions and board rescues on the beach.  The overarching challenge for these two events was their rarity and unexpectedness.   Paul is also dedicated to continuing the upskill of lifesavers across the branch by facilitating and training higher awards throughout the season. WINNER SLSS Innovation of the  Year: Australian Defence Force (ADF) - Pilot Bronze Course  See special report on page 26-27 on this successful pilot program.   *In last years Annual Report for 2018/19 season the Surf Life Saving Sydney awards were incorrectly referred to as the Surf Life Saving Australia awards, the correct title for Winners Lily Finati and Fred Cardomy was winner of SLSS award.

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NIPPERS SECTION

U6 Girls following the leader

Ready for the swim

All Age Relay State Champions

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Tammy Waugh U10 Female Beach Relay State Champions

U14 Nippers at State

Lily Nabung

U6 Boys ready for action


2020 State Nippers Team Taylor Hamilton and Annabelle Waugh Noah Bowler Geeting ready for the Swim

Hugo Spierings, Jensen Lee, Kristian Mackay and Spencer Jordan Booth

Surf Check

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Grace Obeid & Ruby Cregan practice CPR on Lily Weinstein

Ruby, Lily-May and Allie

Lilly Na’a and Chloe Spencer

Annabelle Waugh, Genevieve Hughes (Viv), Edie Christopher, Tilly Waugh, Taylor Hamilton


NIPPERS

YOUTH REPORT Our nipper season opened to glorious sun and surf and the support of Ironwoman Lizzie Welborn, Ambassador for ‘Clean Oceans’, who helped distribute smart stainless-steel water bottles to our nippers. Sadly, the season ended abruptly with the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in the cancellation of our last Sunday nippers and presentation day. This aside, our Club managed to enjoy another successful season with over 850 nippers taking part in the nippers program. It was very encouraging to see so many new members join. Numbers remain strong across the board and we have some very talented and committed children coming through the ranks. The Club’s future looks bright. Lifesaving education is a permanent element in our weekly program across all age groups from our U6s to our U14s. Our U11s and U13s also had the opportunity to attend development camps this season and develop their lifesaving skills.

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Each week, Age Group beach plans are distributed to ensure we educate and engage all nippers. I’ve watched our younger nippers have fun and display enthusiasm and co-ordination by either weaving their way through tunnels and hoops along the sand and exchanging batons or wading and paddling on boards. It’s all part of our surf confidence program and it’s a crucial part of surf lifesaving. Well done to the Age Managers for your guidance and commitment to this component of the Sunday program. This season we achieved 100% success rate with our U14 ‘competitor’ group gaining their SRC and we welcome this group to our North Bondi patrol teams.

In March due to COVID-19 the remaining SRCs assessment was postponed, however in late July on a cold and very wet moring, 21 new candidates succeeded in passing their examination, and will join the earlier group in patrolling next season. Across the season we have enjoyed participation at a number of carnivals but of course we would love to see more involvement from nippers and their families. The highly sought-after Waverley Shield remained in the tight grip of North Bondi again this year. Competitors faced really windy conditions and tough, surf but as I’ve said before, the Waverley Shield is a great introduction carnival. It was disappointing our Branch carnival at Maroubra was cancelled due to weather and surf conditions. Branch is a big carnival for our Club and it’s a great precursor to State. Always a highlight on the nipper calendar is the State Age Championships and this year 120 of our nippers competed at Swansea Belmont in perfect conditions. We enjoyed a succession of medals, particularly on the sand, including a Gold medal in the All Age Beach Relay. For those who haven’t had the opportunity to watch this race, it’s well worth a look. You can find it on the Surf Life Saving NSW Facebook page. North Bondi came eighth overall out of 42 clubs, an outstanding achievement. This result would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of my coaching staff: Ben Walker, Noah Harvard, Olivia Walker, Ashton Waugh, Kazimir Boskovic, Paul Wilkinson and our new sand coaches, Bram Booth and Alex Goold. North Bondi is a better place with their support and hard work.

A few of the State Titles Team

North Bondi takes 1st, 2nd and 3rd


Mango Mestival Fun

Christmas Board Training

The Club was well represented in selective events including Annabel Waugh’s selection in the Junior Development Camp and Annabelle Waugh and Fred Carmody selected to represent the Sydney Interbranch team and securing some great results to contribute to the Sydney team’s Silver medal. I’d like to thank and wish our U14’s all the best as they move through the club. It’s incredibly sad we couldn’t give them the traditional send-off they deserved; the sand tunnel and guard of honour up the club stairs. This particular nipper group has made a strong contribution to our surf club life. Thanks to Jim Walker, Craig Rodgers, Glenn and Steph Hughes, Carolyn Palmer, Natalie Hall, Jim Unger and Grant Eshuys for guiding this group of young adults through the seasons and hopefully on to future club endeavours. I would like to thank our sponsors for their support, particularly Ric Serrao of Raine & Horne for many years of commitment as our major nippers sponsor. The support of Ric Serrao and his team is invaluable. To BMW for our new orange rashies for our water safety team, to the team at Speedo Café joining late in the season and persisting with the weather to serve up that much needed morning coffee hit and muffins from your coffee cart. To Vittoria Coffee for supporting the Club with ten new foam boards and new sponsors Strawberry James Removals and John Hammond for also sponsoring foam boards for our youngest competitive nippers. We are privileged to have the continued support of long-standing sponsors, GSA Planning for the sponsorship of three glass boards and Tivoli Swim School for opening up their pool to accommodate our many nippers that need to complete their pool proficiencies prior to the start of the season.

Johnnie Hammond donated a nippers board which Jack Sargeant (U9) was the recipient and he ended up coming 2nd in the NSW state titles on this board. Our Club is founded on a culture of volunteering and the nipper program wouldn’t exist without the time and effort of our Age Managers and water safety team who turn up each weekend to help create a safe and fun environment for our nippers. Without you, there would be no Sunday nippers! Carnivals can only go ahead because of our officials; our club branding stands out because of our merchandise team and our Sunday BBQ raises funds to keep the club chugging along. Thank you. A big thank you to Emma Carmody, Mel Hamilton and Sam Roberts for all your volunteer hours throughout the season. We would not have the successful year in competition and Sunday nippers without your countless hours of help . I look forward to seeing you all back again next season. Matt Hamilton Head of Youth Nipper training Christmas Fun

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NIPPERS

NIPPER STATE TITLES RESULTS

NIPPER MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

GOLD U10 Board: Noah Bowler

MOST OUTSTANDING FEMALE NIPPER AWARD Genevieve Hughes

U9 Beach Relay: Hugo Spierings, Spencer JordanBooth, Jensen Lee, Kristian Mackay

MOST OUTSTANDING MALE NIPPER AWARD Toby Rodgers

U10 Female Beach Relay: Antonia Neal, Grace Obeid, Isabella Sartor, Elizabeth Somerville

NIPPER COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR Henry Parkes & Spencer Jordan-Booth

U13 Male Beach Relay: Henry Parkes, Declan Minto, Daniel Shields, Mali Phillips

DEBBIE HOLLAND AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT TO NIPPERS Samantha Roberts

All Age Beach Relay: Spencer Jordan-Booth, Flynn Goold, William Sartor, Julian Minto, Henry Parkes, Mats Lange SILVER U9 Jack Sargent U9 Mixed Beach Relay: Mimi Tolnay, Sofia White, Spencer Jordan-Booth, Kristian Mackay U13 Female Board Rescue: Annabelle Waugh, Taylor Hamilton U13 Mixed Beach Relay: Declan Minto, Ruby Smith, Henry Parkes, Emmaline Shapiro 52

Genevieve Hughes

Toby Rodgers

BRONZE U11 Board: Jack Wilkinson U14 Male Beach Flags: Naor Ross

Henry Parkes

Declan & Julian Minto

Samantha Roberts

Spencer Jordan-Booth


NIPPER RESULTS

U8 GIRLS

AWARD

U9 BOYS

Heather Morgan

1st Wade, 2nd Flags, Equal 2nd Sprint

Spencer Jordan-Booth 1st Flags, 1st Sprint

Lilly Na’a

1st Flags, 3rd Sprint

Kai Kitchen

Equal 2nd Flags

Lily Nabung

Equal 2nd Wade

Jensen Lee

3rd Swim

Chloe Spencer

Equal 2nd Wade, Equal 2nd Sprint

Kristian Mackay

2nd Sprint, 2nd Board, 2nd Swim, Equal 2nd Flags

Amber Worden

1st Sprint, 3rd Wade, 3rd Flags

Jack Sargent

1st Board, 1st Swim

Hugo Spierings

Lilly Na’a

Age Champion

3rd Board, 3rd Flags, 3rd Sprint

Lily Nabung

Encouragement

Kristian Mackay

Age Champion

Estella Benson

Sportsmanship

Duke Laurie

Encouragement

Viva Teller Beddison

Most Improved

Charlie Sone

Sportsmanship

Linus Braun

Most Improved

U8 BOYS

AWARD

U10 GIRLS

AWARD

Bart Carmody

1st Wade

Ruby Cregan

Patrick Gisz

1st Sprint, 2nd Flags, 3rd Wade

1st Board, Equal 2nd Sprint, 3rd Swim

Frida Haggstrom

Equal 3rd Flags

Gerry Joseph

1st Flags, 3rd Sprint

Allie Hamilton

Equal 2nd Board

Charlie McCormack

2nd Wade, 2 Sprint

Lily-May Moran

1st Swim

Connor Moran

3rd Flags

Katja Moritz

2nd Flags

Patrick Gisz

Age Champion

Grace Obeid

3rd Sprint, Equal 3rd Flags

Jack Meyer

Encouragement

Ella Sargent

3rd Board

Sonny Flemming

Sportsmanship

Isabella Sartor

1st Flags, Equal 2nd Sprint

Carter Mollison

Most Improved

Micah Shields

2nd Swim

AWARD

Elizabeth Somerville 1st Sprint, Equal 2nd Board U9 GIRLS

AWARD

Ruby Cregan

Age Champion

Violet Brooks

3rd Swim

Daniella Golan

Encouragement

Lucinda Gladstone

2nd Board, 2nd Swim

Katja Moritz

Sportsmanship

Aria Jensen

Equal 3rd Sprint

Cameron Robinson

Most Improved

Gidget Kowalski

Equal 3rd Board

Annabel Lynch

Equal 3rd Board

U10 BOYS

AWARD

Mimi Tolnay

3rd Flags, Equal 3rd Sprint

Liam Boreland

3rd Sprint

Noah Bowler

2nd Board, Equal 3rd Swim

Lilian Wenmohs

1st Board, 1st Swim, 1st Flags, 1st Sprint

Kyson Brown

1st Flags, 2nd Sprints

Sofia White

2nd Flags, 2nd Sprint

Matthew Davey

1st Swim, 3rd Flags

Lilian Wenmohs

Age Champion

Harry Davies

3rd Board

Lucia Zagora

Encouragement

Flynn Goold

1st Sprint, 2nd Flags, Equal 3rd Swim

Coco Harley

Sportsmanship

Clodagh Lang

Most Improved

Flynn Goold

Age Champion

Henry Goldrich

Encouragement

James Onslow

Sportsmanship

Jonty Hamilford

Most Improved

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NIPPER RESULTS

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U11 GIRLS

AWARD

U12 GIRLS

AWARD

Sophia Dapas

Equal 2nd Iron, 3rd Board, 3rd Swim

Alba Arnall

3rd Swim

Sophia Garvin

1st Iron, 2nd Swim, Equal 2nd Board

Ines Arnall

1st Swim

Sophia Davies

Sunny Gribble

1st Flags, 1st Sprint

1st Board, 1st Sprint, Equal 1st Flags, 2nd Iron

Daisy Lynch

2nd Sprint

Sierra Finley

Pia Martin

1st Board, 3rd Iron

1st Iron, 2nd Board, 2nd Swim

Henrietta Robson

1st Swim, Equal 2nd Iron

Lena Martin

Equal 2nd Sprint

Felicity McCormack

Equal 1st Flags

Zara Smirl

2nd Flags, 3d Sprint

Maya Newman

3rd Flags, 3rd Sprint

Eliza Woolley

3rd Flags

Georgina Porteus

3rd Iron, 3rd Board

Taylor Yaldwyn

Equal 2nd Board

Georgia Sone

Sophia Dapas

Age Champion

Equal 2nd Sprint, 3rd Flags

Isabella Harris

Encouragement

Sophia Davies

Age Champion

Sophia Dapas

Sportsmanship

Frankie Sommerville

Encouragement

Bonnie Steel

Most Improved

Lily Hunter

Sportsmanship

Eloise Trickey

Most Improved

U11 BOYS

AWARD

U12 BOYS

AWARD

Benjamin Bassett

Equal 2nd Flags

Zac Brooks

3rd Board

Cooper Burns

3rd Swim

Charlie Currell

Angus Dudley-Smith

2nd Iron, 2nd Board

1st Board, 2nd Swim, 2nd Iron

Joel Hamilford

3rd Board

Lorenzo Da Sa

Equal 1st Iron, 1st Swim

Parker Jordan-Booth

1st Sprint

John Dudley-Smith

Alexander McCormack

Equal 2nd Flags, 3rd Iron, 3rd Sprint

Equal 1st Iron, 2nd Board, 3rd Swim

Daniel Hall

1st Flags

Julian Minto

1st Flags, 2nd Sprint

Jonty Ross

3rd Iron

Harry Pollitt

3rd Flags

Cooper Ryan

Equal 3rd Flags

Raff Toohey

2nd Swim

William Sartor

2nd Sprint

Jack Wilkinson

1st Iron, 1st Board, 1st Swim

Joshua Woodcock

3rd Sprint, Equal  3rd Flags

Jack Wilkinson

Age Champion

Charlie Currell

Age Champion

Tom Pearce

Encouragement

John Perkins

Encouragement

Ralph Whitehouse

Sportsmanship

Jonty Ross

Sportsmanship

Max Prout

Most Improved

Tristan Giradi

Most Improved

Silver Relay Medalists

Ines Arnall, Will Sartor, Charlie Currell and Sophia Davies


U13 GIRLS

AWARD

U14 GIRLS

AWARD

Edie Christopher

2nd Board, 3rd Iron, 3rd Swim

Lily Borozan

3rd Flags

Ruby Fry

3rd Sprint

Genevieve Hughes

Taylor Hamilton

2nd Iron, 2nd Swim, 3rd Board

2nd Board, 2nd Flags, 3rd Iron, 3rd Swim, 3rd Sprint

Isabella Mackay

1st Flags, 1st Sprint

Georgia Perkins

2nd Flags, 2nd Sprint

Chanelle Stokes

2nd Iron, 3rd Board

Emmaline Shapiro

1st Flags, 1st Sprint

Matilda Waugh

2nd Swim, 2nd Sprint

Ruby Smith

3rd Flags

Anna Wilkinson

Annabelle Waugh

1st Iron, 1st Board, 1st Swim

1st Iron, 1st Board, 1st Swim

Genevieve Hughes

Age Champion

Annabelle Waugh

Age Champion

Seraphine Bouf

Sportsmanship

Riadh Bowler

Encouragement

Isobel Eshuys

Sportsmanship

Zara Melvey-Lester

Sportsmanship

Imogen Slezak

Sportsmanship

Anna Procter

Most Improved

Heidi Unger

Sportsmanship

U13 GIRLS

AWARD

Annabel Woolley

Sportsmanship

Fred Carmody

1st Iron, 1st Board, 1st Swim

U14 BOYS

AWARD

Liam Clark

Equal 2nd Iron, 2nd Board, 3rd Swim

Michael Fry

1st Iron, 1st Swim, 2nd Board

Zachary Hyde

2nd Swim, 3rd Iron

Kai Johns

3rd Swim

Connor McManus

2nd Sprint, 3rd Board, 3rd Ironman, 3rd Swim, Equal 3rd Flags

Mats Lange

1st Sprint

Arlo Merewether

2nd Sprint

Toby Rodgers

3rd Flags 2nd Flags

Aiden Kanevsky

2nd Flags

Will Rodgers

Declan Minto

3rd Sprint, Equal 3rd Flags

Naor Ross

1st Flags, 3rd Sprint

George Verco

3rd Iron, 3rd Board

Henry Parkes

Equal 2nd Sprint

Jake Walker

Mali Phillips

Equal 2nd Sprints, Equal 3rd Flags

1st Board, 2nd iron, 2nd Swim

Michael Fry

Age Champion

William Roberts

Equal 2nd Iron, 3rd Board

Campbell Porteus

Encouragement

Daniel Shields

1st Flags, 1st Sprint

Jake Walker

Sportsmanship

Fred Carmody

Age Champion

Harry Willis

Most Improved

Conor Lang

Encouragement

Aiden Kanevsky

Sportsmanship

Julian Wylie

Most Improved

Scarlet, Allie and Lily-May

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40 YEARS OF WOMEN IN LIFE SAVING

July 1st 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of women’s involvement in active surf lifesaving duties. North Bondi SLSC intends to commemorate this important milestone by hosting a gala function in the Season 2020/2021. A working committee had already commenced the planning stages when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, however the upside is that with additional time to gather video interviews and prepare for the grand production, this will be a memorable celebration indeed. The working committee comprises Karen Stott, Eloise Starr, Mark Cotter, Gary Shiels, Anna Willis, Jennifer Wagner, Sarah Davis and Coleen O’Neill – an able cross section of Club members who are looking to make this event as inclusive and meaningful as can be – supported with the expertise of our Functions Manager Melissa Suriano.

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A formal luncheon is planned, featuring various talks by key men and women over the past 40 years who were there when it all started and including all eras up to the present. An entertaining video montage of vox pop interviews will also be released - sharing stories about it all the good, bad and the ugly. This luncheon will follow with an informal late afternoon event where the bar will be open and bar food supplied – both events being subsidised by the Club and sponsors.

Perhaps the crowning achievement for the Club’s women came in 1995-96 when Suzanne Young became both the NSW Surf Lifesaver of the Year (the first woman to win the award in its 22 year history) and the Australian Surf Lifesaver of the Year. In 1997 she became the Club’s first female Club Captain. Suze, a girl from the country, joined North Bondi in 1992. She explained her love of the Club: I joined North Bondi, obtained my basic qualification, the Bronze Medallion, and immediately commenced patrols… I loved being outside, on the beach, in the ocean. I met lots of new people and found my Sydney family. I decided I wanted to give something back to the Club so I began instructing new recruits in my second season… Surf Life Saving develops self esteem and self confidence – conquering new challenges, achieving new goals. It was through the 1990’s that women became more important, that the Club began to have a much stronger family atmosphere. As (Former President) David Einfeld recalls: The women came into the Club in the late 1980’s but it wasn’t until the early 1990’s that a family atmosphere evolved. That was great. The traditional drinking on a Sunday night had always been just men. Slowly a few women came, a few wives came, a few kids came. It became a lovely family atmosphere.

For further details about how you can get involved, including sponsorship opportunities, submission of stories and imagery, please email us at: admin@northbondisurfclub.com or sponsorship@northbondisurfclub.com THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NEW WOMEN AND FAMILIES The North Bondi Club history book, “Ready Aye Ready – A Century of Life Saving 1906 – 2006”, by Bruce Elder, speaks of “The Importance of the New Women and Families” as follows: (pp 208-209) Perhaps the greatest change in the 1990’s was the way women began to become a vital part of the success and importance of the Club. North Bondi, being one of the first Clubs in Australia to welcome women, reaped the rich rewards as year after year the Club’s women performed brilliantly in competition.

Jenny Anderson and Gaye Rosen, first female long service members

In paying homage to some of our first female members and how they have paved the way for those of us today, Gaye Rosen, presented a case at the annual conference of lifesaving superintendents - for separate women’s events in competition. It is hard to imagine men and women competing in the same events for a spot on the podium,


let alone a national case having to be made for separate competitions, yet this is just a glimpse of how things were 40 years ago when Surf Life Saving opened its doors to women.

This powerful image of North Bondi’s Anna Wilkinson, (3rd generation female in her family, in Surf Life Saving), is testament to that:

Gaye Rosen describes what she and her fellow trailblazer Jenny Anderson experienced in their first competition at the 1981 North Bondi Surf Club Johnnie Walker Carnival, below. (Looking at) the program for the 1981 North Bondi Surf Club Johnnie Walker Carnival, topping the list of Feature Events was the First Ever Iron Lady Contest. It was quite a surprise to Jenny and me when we were told we were competing in this event. We had just six weeks to get ourselves to a skill level on racing skis and boards so that we could compete in, and hopefully finish, such an event. Having never even sat on a wave ski, and having had only a couple of goes on rescues boards, this seemed like rather a big ask. However, as this was a once only opportunity to compete in a “First ever” event and to represent North Bondi - we went for it. On the day, the Men’s Open Iron Man was first. Entrants included one Grant Kenny from Alexandria Headlands. Predictably, Grant Kenny won the Iron Man event, finishing in under 20 minutes. Then it was the time for Open Iron Ladies event. The program showed 18 entries but my recollection is that only about 12 of us actually started. About 40-45 minutes later as I crossed the finishing line, about mid field, I was just pleased to have finished the event without making a complete fool of myself. As I was walking up the beach I heard a comment from the crowd “Geez – they’re not as good as the blokes”. I wasn’t sure if I should feel flattered that on our very first event, we could have been expected to be “as good as the blokes”, or whether to just shake my head in disbelief! But when you see the women today, training for and successfully competing in the carnivals and being part of the large water safety team for the big swims, it is very clear that today’s female surf lifer saver is as equally skilled in all facets of surf life saving as her male counterpart. There are no doubts - you are as good as the blokes!

Anna Wilkinson

WHAT DO THINGS LOOK LIKE TODAY? A summary of current membership balance and compared to a few other key years shows that: •

Ten years ago 9% of long service members were female,

Five years ago this was 13% and

This season 2019/2020, 18% of long service members were female.

These are impressive numbers when you take into account that the long service membership statistics include those who have been members of the Club for over 40 years.  Leonie Wilkinson writes: After we moved to Bondi a few years ago to be close to Anna’s high school, our whole family joined North Bondi SLSC. Just entering her teens now, Anna can’t remember a time when she wasn’t involved in surf lifesaving. She absolutely loves being down at the beach, loves her friends in North Bondi SLSC and loves the mates she competes with from other surf clubs. Gender appears to be a total non-issue in surf lifesaving these days. Anna wants to be a professional iron woman and sees equal coverage and prize money for male and female competitors at surf sport events. Anna looks forward to completing her surf lifesaving qualifications over the next year or two and transitioning to a full patrol member at busy North Bondi beach, putting those surf sport skills to good practical use. Anna, along with many of her SLSC girlfriends can already manage craft and perform rescues in surf that would terrify a lot of adults!

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40 YEARS OF WOMEN IN LIFE SAVING

The SLSC membership experiences that my Mum, my daughter and I have had are all very different but the trajectory of women in surf lifesaving over time is quite clear. Mum entered the periphery of surf lifesaving while debate raged over whether women would put themselves and others in grave danger by competing in the surf. Now, over fifty years later, Mum loves going to watch Anna compete in often huge surf all up and down the coast and was delighted to see a stunning action shot of Anna grace the cover of the 2018/19 NSW Surf Sports Results publication.

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In our weekly E-News this season we have featured member bios, which has pretty much included equal representation of women without consciously trying to do so. We have also read more detailed stories submitted by our members to commemorate this milestone – all of which have been passed on the Surf Life Saving New South Wales to form part of its tribute at State and National level.

Left to right: Louise Youngman, Anita Clark (nee Silver), Emma Ludvigsen, Ute Oltmanns, Jenny Bell (nee Bond), Karen Stott, Marita Whitfield, Courtney Bolin, Katherine Birch-Cole, Jennie Gough, Melissa Robinson, Kate Scott, Colette Daley, Illana Inder

One touching story by Katherine Birch-Cole traverses the last 20 years and the combined Life Saving contributions and enduring friendships that have been forged by those Bronzie women joining North Bondi around 2000, re-told here in part:

Over the years together we have conducted thousands of preventative actions and first aid treatments, searched for hundreds of missing children, performed hundreds of rescues, one major, and conducted multiple resuscitations, one sadly unsuccessful.

…Which brings me back to this group of women whose achievements and contributions to the sport over this time are impressive to say the least. Between us we have 19 Bronze Medallions, 10 Silver Medallions and 2 Gold Medallions, Louise Youngman and Becci Gardiner being the first women at the Club to obtain their Gold Medallion in 2003. We have clocked up over 120 years of patrols as active members, including many years as Patrol Captains, Jennie Goff reaching Instructor, and Kate Scott and Jenny Bell Chief Instructor status between 1999 and 2005. In addition, Kate Scott was also the club’s first Youth Director and Waverley District SLSA Supervisor and Jenny Bell achieved 27 years as a member of the Club. Combined Kate Scott and myself clocked up over 15 combined years as Surf Com Operators at NSW Branch level. Karen Stott and Louise Youngman contributed over 15 years on the Management team of North Bondi Surf Club. Karen is still a member of the Board and Honourable Club Secretary today.

Jennie Goff, Ilana Lander, Colette Dailey and I all trained as IRB crew, myself as a driver. Kate Scott, Marita Whitfield and Courtney Bolin and I were surf boat rowers and Courtney Bolin, Jennie Goff and Jenny Bell were competitive beach sprinters. Becci Gardiner was a champion board and ski paddler.

We’ve experienced life’s major events together engagements, weddings, births, deaths, divorces, cancer, IVF and more. Cementing their local connections forever, Colette Dailey from the UK marrying a North Bondi Surf Club IRB driver, Louise Youngman from Tasmania marrying a Bondi Surf Club IRB driver and Alison Cotter from Tasmania marrying the North Bondi Surf Club President. We now range in age from 40 to 55 and enjoy successful careers as lawyers, doctors, dentists, scientists, marketers, an engineers, accountants, real estate agents, HR managers and more. Between us we have 20 children, some are current members of other surf clubs in Australia including Newport, Queenscliff, Canberra/Brulee, North Cliff and North Bondi. Jennie Goff, Louise Youngman and I all patrolled on the beach whilst pregnant 15 years ago, and are still involved in Nippers. Whilst we are spread across multiple time zones living in London, Manchester, New York, Amsterdam,


Auckland, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Port Macquarie, and Canberra, we return to North Bondi each year like a homing pigeon to reunite and celebrate our lifelong friendship. We tell stories and relive the times when we were young, competitive and new to surf life-saving. Female friendships possess a certain tension – part aspirational, part comforting, part competitive, part sibling – that can overwhelm. Maybe they become a rehearsal of motherhood before women become mothers. Women are, after all, naturally protective of their own, at times too protective. We are friends of a kind I’ve haven’t seen before, a symbiosis amongst a pool of vastly different backgrounds, from all over the world. Whilst we are busy getting on with our lives, we have never wavered from protecting each other from loneliness, and what life throws our way, ensuring we each had a place to belong. We had each other’s backs, and in many ways, we saved each other.

The line-up of starters at the first competition at the 1981 North Bondi Surf Club Johnnie Walker Carnival, with Gaye Rosen and Jenny Anderson representing North Bondi.

Volunteering is part of the fabric that binds community together, and this group of women are bound for life by this experience. To all strong, supportive, brave women who lead the way - this is your story too.”

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The contributions, stories and achievements of our female members will continue to be featured in the weekly E-News in the seasons ahead and will also be included in the Club’s gala celebration to be held in the coming year. Karen Stott Head of Administration

Paul “Wingnuts” Cunningham (sweep) Cathy Bellinger (stroke) Kate Scott (second stroke) Liz (second bow) Katie (bow)

Excerpt from Evolution of an Icon “So it was that on 1 July 1980, the SLSA finally admitted women as full members. The entrenched attitudes of many male members and their clubs had through force of reason, expediency, simple political will and clout, been persuaded that women could save lives, participate in competitions and administration, and carry out all the responsibilities and enjoyments of surf lifesaving just as well as men.”

In March 2005, the North Bondi Open Female Taplin relay of Kristie Lee Ogilvie, Josie Riakos and Candice Falzon won silver in the Open Women’s Australian Championships held at Kurrawa Beach

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Leesa and Jeremie

Sunday Drinks Table of Knowledge

BBQ Helpers Large group for the Biatholon

Sunday Raffle Winners

Classic Swim Winners

Doron Christmas Support Ski

Pillow Fights on Australia Day


IRB Team always on guard

Richard Branson getting some IRB assistance from Kiva and Raille

David Jordan and Mark Cotter

Patrol 18 watching over the sands of North Bondi

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Water Safety Ready

Nippers on Mango Mestival Day

Christmas Drinks

Biatholon Ready

Amelia, Abi and Samuel on Anzac Cookie Duty


COMMUNIT Y EVENTS AND INITIATIVES

OCEAN SWIMS

MANGO MESSTIVAL

The North Bondi ClearView Roughwater Ocean Swim was run on the 12th January, 2020. After the cancellation of the swim last year, we were extremely keen to run it this year. Thankfully, our prayers were answered- just.

The Annual Messtival was held on Sunday 1st December, 2020 This event celebrates the start of the mango season. This year the theme was Mango Beach with a whole lot of fun activities for families.

Conditions were challenging and the Roughwater certainly stood up to its name this year. The courses were shortened a little, to allow safe swims to be run for all entrants. The Club received a lot of very positive feedback for going ahead under challenging conditions and running a very enjoyable ocean race. The attendance numbers were good and the club greatly appreciates swimmers from all over, for their support. These swims are major fundraisers for the Club. A huge thanks must go to the major sponsor ClearView, for their continued support. Without the support of our sponsors, it is very difficult to continue running these swims.

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Of course ocean swims could not go ahead without the massive number of volunteers, both in and out of the water. To everyone who donated their time and energy towards the success of the Roughwater, Thank You. Again we wish to thank Harris Farm Markets, who supports the Club year in and year out, we thank you for your continued support. Finally, a big thanks to Hawaiian Airlines and the Alohilani Resort, Waikiki Beach for supplying our major prize. The North Bondi Classic Ocean Swim, scheduled for February 9, 2020 was unfortunately cancelled, due to the extremely bad conditions on race day. We look forward to seeing you all next season, for more great ocean swimming. Adam Pantle Ocean Swims Director


ST AGNES SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB In January 2020 we were pleased to welcome Andy Carter from the St Agnes Surf Life Saving Club in Cornwall, UK to North Bondi. St Agnes, established in 1954, is one of the first Surf Life Saving clubs in the UK (after Bude, Cornwall) and is now the largest club in the UK. Andy is the St Agnes Treasurer and Lead Junior coach who was on holiday in Australia. As he passed through, he presented the club with a framed St Agnes cap and explained that they have a framed North Bondi cap in their club. After being shown around the club, Andy presented the framed cap to NBSLSC Life Member Stewart Bailey.

rituals and catch ups with each other but many said that they were trying to stay in touch with each other. Isn’t it funny, I drive past the “Coffee Club” group every morning when I drop Abi and Samuel to school and I never knew it was an actual group with a name. It was a real eye opener to all of us and has given me a new perspective of other things that happen at the club completely separate to Nippers and Patrols.“ Thank you to Amelia, Abi & Samuel for your wonderful contribution. We know the recipients were absolutely thrilled to see you & receive their hand made goodies.

During the 1994 World Lifesaving Championships held in the UK, a contingent of NB members visited St Agnes. Anyone who has information regarding the history of when and why the NB cap was presented to St Agnes, we would love to find out.

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ANZAC DAY COOKIES  As part of the “Staying Connected” project the Club was fortunate to have an offer of Anzac cookies home delivered.   Amelia Jones & her children Abi Jellins (under 12 Nipper) & Samuel Jellins (under 10 Nipper) baked 120 Anzac cookies to distribute to our older members. This is Amelia’s recount of the initiative:  “We heard so many lovely stories and learnt all about the Coffee Club, The Boppers, the Tea Baggers etc.  In fact the children just loved hearing all about their daily rituals before COVID-19 and how COVID-19 has changed their lives. There is no question that they are all really missing the beach and their morning

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BIATHLON ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except for every Friday at 6pm, and every Sunday at 4pm, there will be a North Bondi biathlon.’ The biathlon has gained even more momentum this year, and the stats speak for themselves. This season we saw a total of 42 biathlons contended, with a fastest net time of 15 minutes and 30 seconds (Jake Stevens, 1st March, 2020). A huge 33 participants contested the Christmas Day biathlon (yes, we would rather come and do a bi on Christmas Day than spend the morning anywhere else). A WhatsApp group of 70+ members was created solely for ‘biathlon communications’, where the question ‘is the bi on today?’ was asked at least 13,412 times - and for anyone who hasn’t got the memo yet, it’s always on (except for when there is poor water quality, huge/heavy surf and/or lightning storms….and then it’s not).

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On October 22nd, 2019 an email from Nish (Godfather and custodian of the North Bondi biathlon) went to all biathlon participants which contained the somewhat throwaway line ‘Here’s hoping for continued growth and I look forward to the day 100 keen Biathloners take to the beach’. This seemed to throw down the gauntlet, and so the challenge to get a hundred-person-biathlon was born. After some heavy recruitment, and with the

promise of a free drink at the bar for all participants if we cracked the big 100, on the 1st March, 2020 we saw a huge 118 people (we think, give or take a few!) complete the Sunday bi - so many numbers that we had to resort to pen and paper to be able to capture all the times. The 100-person-bi is sure to become an annual event (as is the after party that followed it). This wouldn’t be a Biathlon Report without acknowledging those who make this happen. So a big thank you to everyone who ran the timing box, mixed up the blue drink, put out the cans and cones, bought in the cans and cones, coordinated the sending of the results, or maybe even explained to a first-timer what the course was and gave them a few words of encouragement for their first race. Most importantly, thank you to the 261 participants who turned up (some of you even turned up a huge 34 times throughout the season) and made the biathlon what it was. Although COVID-19 might have brought this season’s biathlons to a premature end, I know I’m not the only one waiting for when I can once again turn to my clubmates and say ‘yeah sure, I’ll see you at the biathlon this weekend.’ Glenn Annear Biathlon Organiser

The Biathlon 100


LIFESAVERS WITH PRIDE This season, 27 members of North Bondi participated in Lifesavers with Pride (LWP) events. LWP advocate on behalf of LGBTIQ lifesavers, promoting surf life saving as an inclusive, progressive and welcoming community, open and safe to everyone. North Bondi members were instrumental in supporting the LWP Proud Beaches Initiative, which included the Proud Beaches Forum at SLSA for surf clubs from all over Australia and a Proud Beaches Roadshow, visiting the headquarters of every SLS state office in Australia, and participating in the local LGBTIQ Fair Days. LWP launched a Proud Beaches Scholarship to support LGBTIQ recruits reach their BM or SRC. 100 Lifesavers including our NB Members, together with the SLS NSW CEO and President, took part in this year’s Mardi Gras parade, with LWP being the principal float, ensuring that Surf Life Saving obtained excellent coverage throughout the parade and festival, and demonstrating our proud stance on LGBTIQ inclusion. Through LWP’s instrumental work, SLSA announced that they were joining Pride in Sport, an organisation which works with other national sporting bodies to provide support and guidance in creating a welcoming movement for LGBTIQ members. North Bondi member, and LWP Chair, Gary Driscoll was shortlisted as a finalist for the national Pride in Sport “Out Role Model” award in both 2019 and 2020. The achievements of LWP and particularly Gary Driscoll were tabled in Federal Parliament by David Sharma MP for Wentworth, after his visit to the LWP rehearsals. Matt Thistlethwaite, MP for Kinsgford-Smith, and co-chair of the friends of Surf Life Saving group in federal parliament, came and congratulated the group, and Gary Driscoll at the final rehearsal.

NB members Tanya Green (red) and Jennie Wagner (orange)

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BUSH FIRE FUNDRAISER In December and January, the country suffered the worst bushfires on record. During this time and in the aftermath, many members and surf clubs pitched in to help. Some clubs in the Far South Coast (FSC) and South Coast branches were on the front line as evacuation centres and many other clubs pitched in to be drop off centres for various items of food, clothing and other supplies. This included the massive effort Bondi SBLSC put in collecting thousands of tonnes of food and other items which many members of our Club and other clubs assisted in collating, sorting and distributing.  With our members helping at Bondi and also dropping off food and other items, the Board made the call to raise funds to complement this effort and to specifically raise funds for the other surf clubs in the FSC Branch who were affected in so many ways. After many BBQs, Bucket Brigades and other fundraising we raised close to $20,000 and the Board generously brought the balance to an even $20K!

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After much discussion between Tony Rettke, the President of the FSC Branch and Mark Cotter, they suggested we use the funds in the following ways:

few other members of our Club, Bondi and the team at Shark Island Paddlers, raised an additional $5,390 which was spent on generators, jerry cans, as well as P2 masks.  Donations were personally delivered to the Cobargo Evacuation Centre. In addition to this Stew and a few others including Craig Hammond, Mat Jenkins and Alan Peacock made trips south to deliver these and much of the donations from Bondi. Peta Estens spent hours and hours at Bondi SBLSC helping collect and organise the thousands of items donated. A truly remarkable effort!! Special thanks to all those who donated money and all those who assisted with the BBQs and the Bucket Brigades - it was a true team effort. The last and largest thanks need to go to Danny Ekins, our Head of Finance, who attended every event and rostered members and ensured we were organised and successful. This would not have happened without you!  Mark Cotter

· Purchase a generator for each club to ensure that if this ever happens again they can still operate pumps.  · Support the FSC Branch’s annual youth leadership camp (Wambiri Camp) for members between 13 and 15 years old by hosting a group of their youth leaders at North Bondi for a weekend. To participate the members must have their Surf Rescue Certificate and those who participate in their first year are welcome back as leaders and mentors in their second year.

Bucket Brigade Ella Bailey, Louise Freidl and Jan Bailey

In late February, seven generators purchased through a supplier local to the clubs, were delivered to the seven clubs. The Wambiri Camp attracted 43 kids and by all accounts was a huge success and our assistance with the donation of funds towards this was very much appreciated. The first initiative was well received, and the local camp was a great success, but unfortunately due to the COVID-19 issue we are yet to invite them to North Bondi however we look forward to that when restrictions are lifted, and life returns somewhat to normal. On top of the Club’s $20K, many members contributed to the fundraising in numerous ways, however no more so than Stew O’Regan who, with a

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FSC Branch SLS PO Box 3194 Batehaven NSW 2536

23rd April 2020 Mr Mark Cotter Past President North Bondi SLSC Via email: mark@ceramicandimplantdesign.com Dear Mark, On behalf of Far South Coast Branch, I would like to thank you and the team from North Bondi SLSC for the very generous donation you made to the clubs in our Branch following the bushfire emergency we faced in our region over the December/January period. Our seven clubs proudly serve the surrounding communities over the 220 plus kilometres of our Branch and we take pride in our role of providing a safe and enjoyable aquatic environment for the local community and visitors to the area. This summer saw us called into action of a different kind with our clubs becoming a safe haven for thousands and our clubbies, with the help of visiting clubbies in the George Bass Marathon, excelling in their care and support of their communities. The past several months have been very tough for our communities and surrounding areas and it has certainly given us strength and inspiration to know fellow clubbies from across the State are sending us their love and support. The surf life saving movement is a special group of people and we’d love to be able to return the favour at some point in the future. Our clubs and members are all exceedingly grateful for North Bondi SLSC’s donation of a generator for each of our clubs and your contribution towards our junior development camp, Wambiri. In addition, the weekend trip to Bondi for our cadet members has provided a welcome boost to the spirits of so many of our youth who, for all intents and purposes, missed out on their summer. While the trip to Bondi has been postponed for now due to COVID19 we’re very excited to make the trip when the world starts to return to normal and have the chance to meet your team and thank you all in person. Again, thank you to the entire team at North Bondi SLSC, your generosity and efforts on our behalf are humbling and we’re truly grateful. Our best wishes that you all stay well in these challenging times. Sincerely,

Tony Rettke President Far South Coast Branch, SLSNSW

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NORTH BONDI SURF SKI CLASSIC

SWIMWEAR CHALLENGE

The Club hosted the 1st ever Ski Classic on Saturday 19th October 2019.

The ongoing North Bondi Swimwear challenge continued this season and was taken to even further lengths, once again stretching far and wide across the globe.

This is a long distance paddle from Malabar to North Bondi or Watsons Bay to North Bondi depending on wind direction. The event was open to ocean kayaks & SUP’s as well as skis. This was a great preseason hit out for the North Bondi paddlers and many others who took part. Beautiful conditions and an awesome day showcased paddling at its finest on our beach. Thanks to our great Club sponsor Shaw and Partners for providing the prize money for the day.

1. Greg Bodkin in Sicily, Italy 2. Russell Stevens in South Africa 3. Peter Fox at Red Rock 50 km north of Coffs Harbour 4. Lest We Forget - Alun Watkins shows his appreciation for what we have as the beaches reopen 5. Debbie Midwinter shows what she thinks of Typhoon Hagibis, Toyko October 2019 6. Alan Jowell Looking for the rip, when you arrive 5 million years late for patrol and the ocean has dried up, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Botswana 1.

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R U OKAY? WALK North Bondi Competitors Josh Stevens, Ned Weiland, Freddy Felix, James Ekins and Ben Walker endeavored on a day long 60km walk from the surf club to Bundeena. The trip was to raise awareness for RUOK day. Leaving at 2am in the morning, a total of 14hrs and 95,000 steps later they arrived.


NORTH BONDI IN THE MEDIA

SurfLIFE Sounds has been developed in partnership with iHeart Radio Australia and provides the soundtrack to a safe summer at the beach while celebrating the iconic Australian beach culture. The station features a mix of summer’s biggest hits, features important water safety messages and information on how to get involved with your local SLSC.  iHeart radio invited North Bondi to get involved in  pre-recording messages promoting the club, and beach safety. Recordings were made by Patrol 16 over the course of a patrol and were broadcast on the 30th November 2019.

The closure and soft reopening of Bondi beach for COVID-19 pandemic was a major story across both international and national media. To launch Virgin Active Australia’s new Bondi Junction club, Richard Branson arrived in an iconic surf rescue boat on Bondi Beach, driven by IRB drivers Kiva and Raille Galgut.

Significant media coverage for our Christmas Tree on the Beach activity with scenes from the sandy Christmas broadcasting into the homes of Germans and television interviews  by Channel 9.   Brittaney Banks talking to the media

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Channel 9 held a live cross to the beach about the debris that had washed up on Bondi beach as a result of the drought breaking rains and they were filming patrol activity.    Sadly a tragic event of the drowning of a Russian tourist generated significant media coverage across all national outlets. A few of the regular Coffee Club members appeared in a new national TV ad for Australia Day, celebrating the diversity of the ‘Australian Story’.

SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: 5,600 followers and continues to grow. Instagram: Always growing with over 4,000 followers. Linked-In: Launched in July 2020

Bob Johnson, Frank Smith, John Hammond, David Leydman

Sunrise Morning Show cross from North Bondi

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MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL MEDAL: PETER FOX AND BERNARD WEIR

ADVENTURER SARAH DAVIS KAYAKS THE MURRAY RIVER

The National Medal recognises long and diligent service by members of recognised government and voluntary organisations that risk their lives or safety to protect or assist the community in enforcement of the law or in times of emergency or natural disaster.

After becoming the first woman to lead an expedition down the River Nile, North Bondi’s Sarah Davis decided she wanted to complete a source to sea expedition down the Murray River. She hiked 70km over four days to the source and down the river until she could get into her kayak for the remaining 2430km.

Peter Fox and Bernard Weir were both awarded the National Medal in 2019 after over 15 years of patrolling, with at least 30 hours per season.

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Peter joined North Bondi in 2001 and was a Patrol Captain for 11 years before moving to Port Macquarie in 2015 where he is still an active patroller. Peter’s contributions at NBSLSC included seven years as the Ocean Swims event coordinator and two years as a board member (2010-2012). Peter gained his Gold Medallion in 2007 and kept up his proficiency in this award for 10 years. Thanks for all your years of service at North Bondi and Port Macquarie Peter and congratulations on the national recognition of your contributions. Bernard patrolled at North Bondi from 2011 until 2015 when he moved to Scarboro, WA but he still maintains dual membership. During his patrolling days at NB, Bernard was a very dedicated lifesaver and often came up with creative ideas, especially around storing and securing the tent. He helped with maintaining patrol gear and was always on the beach and behind the scenes helping out at gear inspection and could often be seen on his bicycle with bags of patrol gear hanging on the sides. Bernard also created the most intricate spreadsheets for patrol rosters pre surfguard and in conjunction with for a couple of seasons post surfguard. As well attending board meetings for many years, he also supported other clubs with outreach patrols from Bellambi to Sussex Inlet.

The lack of water due to the drought meant constantly having to get out and drag the kayak across the shallow sections and then there were snakes to contend with. She’d been warned that they had recently come out of hibernation and likely to be “hangry”. No one likes a hangry snake, particularly Aussie ones because you know they’re gonna be deadly! There are rumours (yet to be substantiated) that she set a new human land speed record when a brown snake played peek-aboo coming around Sarah’s tent on Christmas Day. Once past the Hume Reservoir the water was flowing and then came the long hours in the kayak – up to 13 hours, averaging 9 hours, dealing with temperatures from 8oC to 45oC along with smoke haze, dust storms, strong head winds and thunderstorms. Once past from all the holiday makers and their speedboats it was peaceful away from everything and everyone. Wilderness camping with no one around other than birds, roos and other beautiful wildlife. “It was amazing, paddling along through these stunning forests, enjoying some pictureperfect camp spots on sandy banks.” It was also tough going with the long days, body fatigue and the mental challenge of dealing with the monotony.


Along the way Sarah had rest days at the larger towns to restock and enjoying chatting to actual people, rather than her kayak (who she named Mildred – kayak version of Wilson). She even got to meet some fellow lifesavers in Mildura at the Mildura Lifesaving Club. Finally, after 60 days and a total of 2500km Sarah reached the Southern Ocean and the mouth of the Murray River. As far as we know, no one has completed an expedition down both the Nile and the Murray rivers, so that’s kinda cool!

SLSA – JLA EXCHANGE When people think of Japan, they often think of snow, big cities and sushi - not many think of Japan as having beaches or surf lifesaving clubs.  The Japan Lifesaving Association (JLA), a younger organisation than SLSA, has three staff and many dedicated volunteer committee members to plan and deliver programs, progress their national strategies and raise awareness of water safety. This fledgling organisation sponsors the SLSA-JLA exchange program and this year hosted 10 SLSA lifesavers at three different locations during the Japanese summer. North Bondi’s Rosie Taliano and Alison Merridew were selected by SLSA to participate in this year’s exchange program. Rosie participated in the program held at Onjuku Beach, a 2.5 hour train ride from Tokyo, from 12 27 July 2019. Rosie was joined by Ken Clark (QLD), Jodee Walton (WA) and Andrew Wright (NSW). Alison spent four weeks at Iwai Beach in the Chiba prefecture southeast of Tokyo, working with three other Aussies from Lorne, Palm Beach and Tweed Heads and a rotating group of 54 Japanese lifesavers to teach a Nippers-style program to 1600 13 year-olds from 12 schools in the Tokyo region.

Each school program included rescue and CPR demonstrations, which the Australians and Japanese planned and performed together. This led to interesting opportunities to identify and understand minor differences in technique, learn a lot of new Japanese vocabulary, some hilarious lostin-translation moments (“Please die, Mr Ume”), and valuable lessons for the students. “Japan has defibs in heaps of public places but very few people do first aid training and they had over 1500 drownings last year in beaches, rivers and lakes. We helped 1600 kids - and some intrepid teachers - to learn about rips, water safety and gain confidence in DRSABCD.” Something that Alison will bring back to her patrols is the daily beach clean - for a few minutes at the start of each day, everyone collected pieces of plastic and other rubbish. “We taught the students about microplastics, how rubbish from cities ends up on beaches and in the food chain, and the impact of larger pieces of rubbish that can suffocate or strangle marine animals.” This message really resonated with the students, who often continued to pick up rubbish they found during the day. Although Iwai Beach was quite clean, a few crates full of rubbish were collected over the 4 weeks.  Apart from the school program, other highlights were the camaraderie and friendships that developed with the JLA lifesavers, the fabulous home-cooked meals at their accommodation, and gaining an insight into the bowing and other formalities that are such a feature of Japanese life. “It creates a real sense of occasion for everything that you do and embodies gratitude, respect for each other, and a focus on the significance of the moment.”

“Each school group was there for two and a half days and most of the kids go to the beach once a year. Their learning curves were huge,” says Alison. “At the start, most of them were afraid of the beach, afraid of waves and afraid of jellyfish. After two days they could catch waves on nipper boards, swim out to a boat wearing a lifejacket and jump back into the water, do tube rescues and DRSABCD, and they didn’t want to leave. It was so rewarding to see their progress and to show them how much fun the beach can be and how to enjoy it safely.”

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COOLANGATTA GOLD In October of 2019 a big North Bondi contingent headed up north again to tackle the Coolangatta Gold.  We had a full trailer of craft and over 35 athletes compete individually or as a team.  It’s a jam-packed weekend of events with the short course on the Saturday and the 34 year old Coolangatta Gold Long course (now round one of the Nutri Grain Series) on the Sunday.  They also ran a new event called Beach Warrior on the Saturday where we had a bunch of youngsters and young at heart complete the 4.5km Beach Warrior with its 25 different obstacles. The short course athletes were greeted with a very wet and miserable race day on the Saturday.  The 10.5km ski, 2km swim, 3km board and 5.5km run is a solid an honest hit out for all.  We had mens, mixed, youth and womens teams as well as individual competitors in most categories resulting in a massive group of North Bondi racers and supporters on the day.  

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The atmosphere is actually better for the short course than the long course as all legs start and finish in the one location.  The transition area is mayhem with multiple waves starting and competitors coming in and out constantly over the morning.  There was some fast racing and even faster talking by some of the athletes prior to the race! The various legs within the race added another layer of interest to those competing and spectating. The long course the following day provides a 5 hour plus challenge for the age groupers, the pros going around in a little over 4 hours!  It’s not often you get to go out and race the same course and same conditions as the pros, so it provides some context as to how impressive these Nutri Grain athletes are.  We had a young team, old team and individuals all having a crack on the Sunday.  Our teams did well in the long course pulling in a gold and bronze medal for North Bondi. Results: Youth Challenge – Fred Carmody 3rd Male Long Course The Masters – North Bondi 1st Male Long Course U19 - (Freddy and Duke) 3rd Mixed Short Course - North Bondi Angles 2nd Male 35-49 Short Course – Andre Dalton 3rd Male over 50 Short Course - Jamie Verco 4th Female over 50 Short Course – Jane Cichero 4th


GEORGE SHALES OAM Congratulations to former member George Shales on his recent Order of Australia medal. George is the current President of SLSNSW and previous President of Sydney Branch. He obtained his Bronze at North Bondi and went on to contribute as Vice Captain of the Club & IRB patrolling & carnivals. He also competed in the R&R under the great Bob Peterson as coach. Thank you for your fabulous contribution to surf life saving.

WORLD OCEAN RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 In September, a group of our North Bondi Ski team had qualified for the 2019 World Ocean Racing Championships in Saint-Pierre Quiberon, Brittany, France. The team had qualified for the world championships through the Australian selection process or by obtaining a world ranking prior to the competition. Our team of paddlers who travelled over to compete were Lulu Wise, Jim Walker, Brianna Tier, Sari Bone, Fiona Tschaut, Hayden Smart, James Ekins, Ben Walker, Stewart O’Regan and Noah Havard. While representing Australia itself is a huge achievement for everyone, the whole team had great results. Congratulations to Noah for his 3rd place and Jim Walker for his 4th in their respective categories.

AIRPORT CENTENARY RUN On the 23rd November, 2019 runway closed down at Sydney airport to host the SLS Centenary run. Stephen Larkman (PC patrol 17) came 9th in the 1KM dash.

With the race being held at the start of the race window which unfortunately didn’t produce much wind to assist, the team headed back to Paris to spend an extra day sight seeing and eating a few too many Baguettes and Croissants. A special mention to Jim Walker who organised the majority of the trip for the team and got us into the team and across the line with his coaching. Also thank you to all who came to our Trivia night to held fundraise for the trip.

Jason McCormack under the Gold Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO SWIM The Bondi Icebergs were hosted by their sister club The South End Rowing Club in August 2019. Saturday swim was underneath the Golden Gate Bridge pillar to pillar, while the Sunday swim was from Alcatraz to the South End Rowing Club Aquatic Park San Francisco. With a water temp of only 14.5oC everyone still survived to tell the tale.

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MEMBER NEWS

MARRIAGES Alun Watkins Gold Medallion Alun Watkins married Jean on 11th November, 2019. Des Deen Des Deen and Brianna were married at Nielsen Park (Shakespeare’s Point) on 29th February, 2020. They had their reception at Bronte surf club where Des grew up as a kid before moving to the UK. Bree is from New York and so it was nice to have her friends and family and some of Des’ friends form the UK experience a wedding with our beautiful beaches and ocean.

Alun and Jean

Matthew and Grant

Des and Brianna

Julia and Kate

Grant Beaumont After celebrating their engagement at the Club earlier in the year, Club member Grant Beaumont married Matthew Byrnes on 30th November, 2019 in a beautiful reception held at Balmoral. Fellow club member Mike Barley was one of the groomsmen.

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Kate Hemmings Kate (Long Service Member) married Bill Beaumont on 4th April, 2020 with another NBSLSC member Julia Staunton in attendance as Maid of Honour. Although the wedding was limited in almost every way possible... over 100 guests joined by live FB feed from all over the world, adding posts of their own in-lockdown celebrations throughout the ceremony. The sun was out, the setting was intimate, and Mr and Mrs Beaumont will celebrate their first anniversary in style post-COVID-19. Editor’s note: The Hemmings family, together with Julia Staunton, have been mainstays of Patrol 12 for many years. Kate, Tom and Harry Hemmings came up through the ranks of Nippers, SRC and then bronze medallion holders and their Mum, Justine, was an Age Manager for many years.

Harry, Kate and Tom

Paul Thomas After 20 years together Paul from Patrol 2 and Craig finally got hitched under isolation rules.

ENGAGEMENTS Thierry Forest Former club captain Thierry Forest took full advantage of isolation. After 9 weeks in isolation, he proposed to Michelle Bakhos on the 18th May, 2020 and is now happily engaged. Craig and Paul

Thierry and Michelle


BIRTHS Nicholas Pedavoli: The Pedavoli family welcomed a beautiful little girl into their lives on the 21st August, 2019 - Lily Mia Pedavoli. Mark Hudson: Harvey Roger Hudson was born on 30th October, 2019 two years after his sister Saskia. Mum and Dad (Mark Hudson, BM2010) are delighted to have a pigeon pair in time for summer and many nipper years ahead. Alex Pavic: The Pavics welcomed Milan Elle Pavic on 19th August, 2019.

Nick, Xavier, Kat and Lily

Saskia and Harvey with Luce and Mark

Jager: Mitchell Gus Jager, born into lockdown, though nothing looks to get in his way (unless his club tag is still disabled), let him get sand between his toes, the smell of 2 stroke petrol on his onesie, grease under his nails, ready to drive, and ready to help Raille swap out gearboxes...he will grow up proud being ‘Ready Aye Ready’. Kiely/Morgan: Neill Kiely and Tessa Morgan with baby Niamh Talbot Henry: Oliver Henry was born on the day of the Stan Mac race 24th March, 2019. Dad, Talbot, missed swimming and captaining the team, but the team brought home a win on his behalf.

Alex and Milan

Mitchell Jager

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Luke Michael: Luke and Nat Michael welcomed Maeve Michael to the world on August 28th, 2019. She looks just like her Dad and her uncle Jake, adding to the growing number of Michaels in the North Bondi family.

SPECIAL VISIT

Elizabeth Edwards, was born in Sydney in 1926 and lived in Bondi until 1941. She returned back to her favourite beach and home town while celebrating her 93rd Birthday. All she wanted to do was get back on the sand! Made so much more special seeing Granddaughters Mandy Jager and Amy Hanna of North Bondi on Patrol at her home beach.

Elizabeth, Mandy and Amy

Tessa, Neill and Niamh

Talbot and Oliver

Luke, Maeve and Nat

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SOCIAL EVENTS

SOCIAL REPORT The 2019-20 season saw continued growth in the North Bondi social scene with exciting enhancements to the Club functions and Sunday drinks. We’ve been proud to see our community further unite and strengthen over the course of the season through the variety of social events. The Social Committee strive to create events, moments and days, where all club members and associates feel welcome and have opportunity to share stories and experiences with fellow Clubbies. We aim to build on the strong community founded by our predecessors and create not only new memories but share those from days gone by.

Spring Fling Designed to celebrate the time when our senior students are done with the books, surf carnival season is in full swing and the water temperature of our bay becomes a lot more inviting, November’s all-ages event with table tennis, foosball (table football) and giant Jenga games was a big hit with the kids from six months to 60 years. Live music by Sarah Bernardo, who has fast become a new favourite singer of many Sunday bar patrons, was the entertainment along with Nutri-Grain Iron series live on the big screens.

This season the Board of Management kindly granted an entertainment budget for social events, demonstrating the support for social activities from the top down and recognising the countless hours donated by volunteers to drive and deliver so many excellent events.

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City 2 Surf A mere 200m from the official 2019 City2Surf finishing post, NBSLSC opened its doors once more to members, guests and sponsors. With refreshments flowing, the friendliness and celebratory atmosphere post-race is something we look forward to hosting for many years to come.

Season Opening Party - Oktoberfest “Prosit!” the patrol season kicked off with a Bavarian themed Oktoberfest Party. Attendees donned original dress, lederhosen for the guys and dirndl for the gals and were served up traditional German sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels. Partygoers enjoyed the live sounds of NBSLSC favourite, Mike Kopp on guitar with the Roosters taking out the NRL grand final featured on the big screens.

Christmas Party and new Bronzie Graduation Following in the footsteps and former frivolity of the NBSLSC roof show, the Christmas Party and annual club photo continue to take precedence on the traditional second Sunday in December. Along with the customary celebrations (Sunday Surf Swim and annual club photo) 2019/20 saw 40 new bronze medallion recipients welcomed into the fold - congratulations to the bronzies of 2019/20! With the final pair of former sponsor Hawaiian Airlines tickets as the major prize drawcard, the fundraising raffle this day set a new record and more than doubled the takings of any raffle of the


past five years! We’d like to thank everyone who has purchased a raffle ticket at this event and throughout the season for your support in raising valuable funds. Entertainment is the key to any great party and boy oh boy we aim to please. Live music from Steve Crocker set the perfect tone throughout the afternoon for catch-ups and Christmas cheer. But, without question, Pete Colhuquon and his boys lit up the terrace for a standout performance of classic rock tracks which kept the crowd revelling until late into the night. Thank you to: Wayne Gagel for corralling and photographing, Phil Abram and The Char for supplying the top notch lunch, Pheobe Jagoe and team for the amazing raffle prizes and David Freedman and team for extensive ticket selling and raffle spruiking.

Without Simon Storry stepping up for the three-peat of titles, the pint-sized Ellen Sijtsma was crowned Log Pillow Fight Champion for 2019-20 down on the sand, knocking down a very humbled Will Hauserman in the grand-final. North Bondi SLSC is proud to continue this surf lifesaving tradition which was last held as an official surf sport in 1980. Buckets of the freshest of prawns sourced by Mark Cotter were again dished up with Drew Lambert’s delicious dipping sauce. As always presented for sale by the ever helpful Galgut pairing of Angela and Mike we definitely covered all traditions of any Australia Day . After more terrific live sets from Mike Kopp and as the sun began to set, the terrace heaved with clubbies and friends dancing to the banging tunes by DJ Canvi. Inside, veteran clubbies chose to partake in some slightly less vigorous moves celebrating the national day with an ale or two. The Australia Day party is a great example of all areas of the club coming together to celebrate the work we do as Lifesavers, strengthen the friendships we’ve built and enjoy our fabulous beach and clubhouse facilities. North Bondi Swim Classic day out Sadly the social event designed to make the post Swim Classic day a soaring success for members, race competitors and their guest was scuppered by the cancellation of the annual fundraising swim due to ‘more than’ treacherous ocean and even worse weather conditions. Members please watch this space for next season to help us make this another success on the social calendar for years and years to come. The shining positive of this day was the Bronze Medallion 3 graduation ceremony that welcomed 16 NB patrolling members to the family.

Australia Day Party Australia Day 2020 was another cracker! The BYO BBQ, buckets of prawns, Log Pillow Fight Championships and amazing summer weather pulled members in with face painting and table tennis providing solid entertainment for those not old enough to hold a schooner.

March Mix-Up & 100+ Sunday Biathletes Over 100 Biathletes hit the sand to race on the first Sunday of March setting a new record for the number of race competitors. Congratulations to Life Member Raille Galgut for his initiative and work to encourage so many to race and to Gabs Fernandes aka BondiDJ, who as Bronze grad of 2019, stepped up and conceptualised a fantastic new event that brought more life to a few Sunday Bar sessions and delivered some of this season’s most successful events both with social attendance and bar revenue.

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SOCIAL EVENTS

Stan Mac Relay and End of Season Ironman/Party Sadly, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent limitations on social and sports activities, these events were cancelled in 2020. Looking to build on the traditions of the Stan Basil Macdonald each time North Bondi host this esteemed race, the social committee had planned to add elements to enhance member and guest’s experiences on this day. We look forward to reinstating these exciting events in coming years.

2019 SURF CLUB SKI TRIP The 20th Annual Ski Trip 16th - 18th August. These trips are always fantastic and it’s no surprise that they continue in popularity year in year out. It is hard to believe it was our 20th year!!!! Following on from a fantastic trip in mid-August 2018, we once again had the formula to allow perfect conditions with plenty of snow and most areas open, ensuring even the crowds didn’t seem too bad. Numbers were down slightly on last year, however we still managed to fill nearly every room and the majority of the bar in the Eiger Chalet. It was great to see members and friends join in on the fun, coming together for a fantastic weekend.

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Sunday Drinks Sunday drinks have gone from strength to strength this year with the introduction the weekly meat tray raffle. Funds raised have been used to directly support members and the immediate club community, including the purchase of: games, toys and active entertainment resources at social functions; technical resuscitation mannequins for the education team; and PA system for social functions to support live entertainment. Special thanks again go to: Field to Fork Bondi Beach and The Gourmet Butcher Bondi Junction for the gourmet meat trays. Mark Cotter and his connections at Yalumba Wines. Paul Parks for the donation of his Bondi Beer. Phil Abrams for The Char rotisserie vouchers. Fred Mayer Imports for the meat and cheese plates made available each and every Sunday. Social Event Partners Thank you to the club’s Functions team and legendary bar staff for such an uplifting social season. And final thanks to new Board Member Danny Ekins for his support and backing of social initiatives this season, we couldn’t have the success without him. Will Hauserman Social Events Organiser

A highlight of this year’s trip was having all organisers attend this year’s 20th anniversary! Well almost all… (Murray you were missed). The original organiser, Peter Agnew started the whole thing 20 years earlier, by organising a group of 100% patrollers to “go down the snow” at the end of the season. Back then we stayed at the Station Resort in Jindabyne and drove up the mountain each day for our day’s skiing, who could forget Domi’s skiing prowess, The Bunk rooms and W-W-W-WW-W-B-W-W-W-W-A…… (an in joke for those that attended) Oh, and who remembers who spent the night sleeping in the paddock? Lucky it didn’t snow that night! A couple of years later David Jordan took the reins and moved us to the House of Ullr in Thredbo, a big step up in luxury and convenience, where we stayed for the next 13 years! We had fireworks, rugby, some bantabanter with some friendly South Africans, plenty of snow and vertical, trivia, cook your own steak and drinks in the Keller (Fart) Bar. We even had a few classic falls (including broken bones), romances and in many ways more fun than anyone should be allowed to have! At The Eiger we have had just as much fun! Less walking in ski boots, which makes one ex-Prez very happy! Crowd surfing, conga lines, nude runs, broken lights, shots, falls, romances, snoring, great snow, families growing up, hangovers and even “first ever” hangovers! One of the best days EVER skiing at Blue Cow was had and so much fun over a weekend we could almost feel greedy!


This was also our fifth season in Perisher and The Eiger Chalet has become our new home in the snow. Many members now know the staff at the Eiger as friends and there is a real sense of belonging. This added to the “ski in, ski out” factor seems to please everyone. The White Spider Bar and restaurant was the focus for everyone once the skiing and boarding was over for the day, all enjoying their time off the mountain as much as ever!!!! 

Peter Agnew, David Jordan and Mark Cotter

With great conditions and plenty of snow it was again a year to explore the more remote parts of the resort. The benefit of Perisher is there are so many differing areas to ski - you can go from adventurous skiing to the more gentle stuff as well as “trying” to teach the kids…. As mentioned above we had a great mix of long term and new members, even some who returned after a long break. We had a great mix of ages, with the old and young mixing it on the mountain and in the bar. I have often said this is one of the great things our club does, and this is because it brings everyone from different sections together. All (well most) with a love of the outdoors and the snow. It really is great to get so many people from the different areas of the club in one place, with one common love and all getting to know one another.

Peter, Joseph, Annie, Louise Zieme, Lilly Na’a and Darby Murphy

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Thanks to all members and friends who made this trip another memorable one. Fingers crossed for the 2020 trip!!! Mark Cotter Ski Trip Organsier

Drinks at Sunset

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Jimmy and his squad in the gym

Freddy, James, Noah and Josh BBQ ready


Josh Stevens

Emma Thomson and Ben Walker

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BM1 Signal practice


THE CLUBHOUSE

FUNCTIONS REPORT The Functions section had a successful year exceeding budget significantly even though we missed out on the last two months of the year trading with the closure of the club in mid-March due to COVID-19. COVID-19 is going to have an effect on the functions section revenue for 2020/21 as we have already lost 18% of our trading calendar being May and June. We are however continuing to take future bookings during the closure showing optimism with clients moving forward. Once we receive the green light to open we will be able to ascertain a clearer picture of the potential revenue position. The Functions Section continued to work with valued clients of which a large majority were repeat business eg: 80% of Christmas party bookings from the previous year returned. This demonstrates that our offering is on point and clients are valuing both the club and the service we are providing.

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Two revenue streams that we have grown over the past 12 months and will look to continue are advertising/marketing and corporate. Advertising/ marketing provides the option to use the club as a location for photoshoots and filming such as advertisements and short films. With our location and the ability to use both outdoor and indoor areas we provide the ideal solution to these clients. The added benefit for the Club is that there is substantially less time required to be allocated to the provision of staff and beverages. Whilst the revenue is room hire alone this has proven to be advantageous due to the duration they often hire the room for up to seven days at a time.

The other section growth sector is our Corporate day use. We often have two clients per day maximising both floors. We have worked hard in this area to streamline it for clients providing an easy catering option using either Porch & Parlour or Speedos for both food and fresh barista coffees delivered to order by arrangement and is proving to be very welcome. All communication and ordering goes through Functions providing a streamlined offering easy for the client. We provide multiple options for our audio visual equipment is current and well maintained with multiple options available to clients by working closely with both ourselves and the client for ease of use and to minimum issues. Again we have had a lot of repeat clients throughout the year in this sector and is no doubt due to the streamlining we have put in place for clients to book and the ease of communication. Social media continues to be a form of communication that is assisting the Functions Section to generate business. As a result, social media will be an area of focus in 2020-21. Whilst the website is current with all the required information it does require a refresh. We are planning a stand-alone website dedicated to The Clubhouse thus allowing the Functions Team to update the page regularly to keep the content current. Our Instagram site is proving to be popular and a good reference now for clients to look at past function ideas/photos. Instagram: @northbondifunctions Facebook: The Clubhouse North Bondi We continued to operate the ‘lounge’ under the guidance of Paul Parks who updates with a weekly


email as to the availability of Ros Packer room for member use (when not booked externally). This has proven to be popular with many members who require a quiet place to work or study. Education had a full schedule this year with numerous bookings coming through the functions section. This has been ably managed by Head of Education Michael Boland so thanks to him for his patience and understanding when juggling needed to take place to ensure maximum use and revenue for the club whilst at the same time ensuring that the Education team was accommodated.

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Our social leader Will Hauserman again spear headed the majority of the club social events which was very much appreciated as a lot of behind the scene work goes into these events. Functions continue to manage the staffing and beverages for the Club – including Sunday drinks – all of which is incorporated in the final profit and loss report. We have continued to work closely with our sponsors ensuring that their expectations are met whilst at the same time being able to maximise our room space. To date all sponsors have been very flexible and have been able to work with functions. Our sponsors are hugely important to the club and one which we are committed to support to ensure ongoing relationships. We will continue to strive to increase the revenue for the Club whilst at the same time ensuring our members are the first priority as we are Surf Club first and foremost. Melissa Suriano Functions Manager

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SPONSORSHIP REPORT The corporate sponsors of North Bondi are an essential part of our club. Collectively our sponsors and donors contribute approximately 25% of the Club’s revenue meaning they are an integral part of the Club’s funding, allowing us to provide important lifesaving services to the community and craft/ facilities that benefit our members. With an interrupted end to our season and uncertainty facing the Australian economy post COVID-19 we have been pleased with the response to date from our current sponsors. Virtually all have provided the board with reassurance that they are committed to supporting the club into the 2020/21 season. Our process for re-signing our sponsors for 2020/21 has commenced with the major sections well progressed. We would like to thank our Major Sponsors, Shaw and Partners, Raine & Horne, Rival, JetDryer, Robert Walters, St George and Harris Farm, for both their financial and community service to the club throughout the 2019/20 season. 84

Shaw and Partners are the primary sponsor of the competition section of the club. In 2019/20 Shaw & Partners also added to their sponsorship by including the boat section and crews, snapping up the sponsorship when Hawaiian Airlines concluded. Earl Evans & Allan Zion are enthusiastic supporters of North Bondi and didn’t hesitate in throwing their support behind Steve Larnach and all of the boaties. The Shaw & Partners team immediately went into action, arranging for the boats to be resprayed and branded plus the team were all provided new racing kit making them the best dressed boaties on the beach. JetDryer generously donated the new club bus - Major II. JetDryer make the world’s fastest and most hygienic washroom hand dryers and have committed to donate the required funding required to purchase and operate the bus for the next four years. The plan will be to roll over the bus lease at the end of this term, ensuring we have a safe, reliable and presentable vehicle for our competitors and club members to attend events. In addition, Jet Dyer also donated the second Jet Ski which was delivered at the start of 2020. The Jet Ski is regarded as one of the primary response vehicles in beach safety and an integral part of patrolling services provided

by North Bondi Surf Club and Sydney Branch. The JetDryer donation is certainly very valuable to the club and we would like to thank Trevor Bell (club member) for all his work to bring this to fruition. Raine & Horne renewed their commitment to the Club’s Nipper program for a further 3-year term. Ric Serrao and his team are proud to sponsor and support the Nippers, stating that it is their main investment back into the community, one that they want to hold onto for the foreseeable future. We are very grateful to have the support of Ric and the Raine & Horne who have been valued sponsors of the club for 15 years. Seeing the Raine & Horne logo on the rash vests of our 900+ Nippers is an integral part of Sunday mornings on Bondi beach. Robert Walters are the primary sponsor of Lifesaving at North Bondi and continued their ongoing support for the 2019/20 season. Robert Walters are a world-leading specialist recruitment consultancy and are another long-term sponsor who have been with us since 2005. Robert Walters branding is highly visible on our rescue equipment including IRB, patrol tent, and lifesaving boards. They gain regular brand exposure from the high volume of news and current affair stories that feature Bondi rescues. This year there was a focus to drive Robert Walters’ sponsorship via using content from the club to use across their social media platforms. They are also looking to use some of the North Bondi athletes for events and speaking opportunities to their staff. Rival provide fitness and performance clothing and are our longest continuous sponsor supporting the Club for more than 25 years. Rival again committed to be our major sponsor for swimwear and merchandise for 2019/20. Brian, Corin and Yolanda Powell have long been supporters of the Club and we again thank the Powell Family and all the staff at Running Bare Australia for not only their financial support and sponsorship but also for their help around the Club. Much of the heavy lifting is now done by Yolanda and her team who all work closely with our merchandise team. Rival are the reason our North Bondi clothing looks so smart and is proudly worn by our members and especially the competition teams competing at carnivals.


Harris Farm our major sponsor and supporter of the Club’s BBQ. Luke Harris is always quick to offer additional support for special and one-off events outside of the Sunday BBQ. Harris Farm are delighted to be able to support the Club and the community with produce from their Bondi (and new Rose Bay) stores knowing that they are providing the means for helping the club generate our largest fund-raising income stream from the Sundays BBQ. All produce for this BBQ is kindly provided each week by Harris Farm. All members and especially Jimmy say “thank you”.

BMW Sydney supporting our water safety

St George Bank is the major sponsor of the Club’s Education Section which we are very grateful for. With the huge volume of SRC’s, Bronzies, skills maintenance and specialist lifesaving qualifications that need to be completed each year we could not achieve this without the generous support shown by the St George. The sponsorship for the Education section will be up for renewal this year and we do hope to see St George return for 2020/21. Vittoria Coffee’s equipment sponsorship enabled the Club to acquire six new Kracka boards for our junior nippers to use at competition.

Weather board sponsor Cash Converters

Beach Burrito supporting patrollers

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This season also saw new sponsors commence their support of North Bondi. The club and members are appreciative of the backing of these new sponsors and we look forward to working more closely with them in the years to come. Sydney BMW Rushcutters Bay are our new water safety sponsors. Cash Converters are the official sponsor of the Weather & Water Temperature board. The Royal Hotel & Totti’s are the main sponsor of the “Stan Mac” which we look forward to seeing later this year. Finally, a huge thank you to Mayers Fine Food for the continued generosity of both funding and support to the Club. Robbie Mayer continues to share the same passion for the club as his late father Fred and is always providing assistance to the club.

Thanks Doughboy

Gary Shiels (GSA Planning) again provided Nipper boards for the club

As we sign off for another season, we would like to remind our members to support our sponsors when seeking products or services that they are involved in. Without these sponsors we would not be able to provide the services to the community or benefits to our members as we currently do. Phil Suriano Head of Marketing, Sponsorship and Special Events

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DONATIONS OVER $50 John Cunningham SCM Laurence Hall James Power John Sayer Frank Smith Brad Swebeck Stephen Winbank David Wilkinson Philip Scott OVER $100 Maurice Green Frederick Hogan Paul Morrison Greg O’Sullivan Barry Parsons Manoel Santos Robin Barker Gary Miller Lawrence Bolel Roberta Lamont 86

OVER $200 Jennifer Anderson Kenneth Eastment Ian Pike Albert Strykowski Kevin Joyce Greg Bodkin Angelo Hatsatouris Royal Hotel Bondi Paul Stenhouse

OVER $500 John Neill Andrew Pike John Hammond Energy Light Group OVER $1000 John Fairfax Darren Palmer Ezekiel Solomon Suzanne Storrie Neil Anderson Havas Sport & Entertainment Mango Messtival Anonymous Bushfire Appeal OVER $3000 James Poulos QC Ryan Holmner Foster, Henderson, Roberts

NORTH BONDI SLSC SPONSORS Raine & Horne Double Bay/ Bondi Beach Shaw & Partners Rival Robert Walters St George Jet Dryer Harris Farm ClearView Vittoria BMW Sydney GSA Planning Australian Mangoes Cash Converters

SLSA SPONSORS BRP DHL Dulux Holden Westpac SLS NSW SPONSORS Cancer Institute NSW Dolphin Energy Locals Envirobank Midford Sharkskin Your Local Club

SLS SYDNEY SPONSORS DHL Sydney Airport PKF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Commonwealth: ARLF Funding SLS Grant State: ARLF Funding Waverley Council: ARLF Funding Annual Grant

OVER $5000 David Lewis Ocean Paddler Co OVER $10000 Andrew Denman F Mayer Imports OVER $15,000 Metal Manafactures

John Hammond and Jack Sergent Shaw and Partners supporting the Ski Classic


OPERATIONS REPORT After a very unusual ending to the season which has caused great hardship to many we will try to reflect on the finer points of the season. All of us are missing the physical and social activities our wonderful club enables us to provide and we thank you for your ongoing support.

The Gym: Has been totally revamped with a repaint and replacement of all the existing gym equipment with completely new equipment which should please all of the gym members. Thanks must go to Phil Suriano for his efforts with the gym revamp

However, if there are any positives to be taken from it, the closure of the Club has enabled us to undertake some ongoing renovations and repairs. These include: Renovation of the Sauna: Existing timber walls have been refurbished and the complete replacement of the timber benches has occurred, please look after it.

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Level 2 new carpet: The original hard carpet has been replaced with a more user friendly type which will benefit the education group and be easier to clean and maintain. Board Room: The board room area has been reconfigured and decluttered to enable more usability. The Youth Room: Alterations to the Youth Room to make better use of the space have also been carried out

ARLF: After five odd years of planning, consultation, and repeated attempts to securing funding, it is exciting to see the ARLF underway and on track for completion by August 2020. Over the page is a comprehensive overview of this very exciting project. As we are all aware the Club functions best when everyone is considerate and thoughtful in how they use the facilities and store their equipment. Finally, thanks must go to Nish who has played a vital part in getting these projects completed along with other maintenance items over the season. Peter Zieme Head of Operations

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THE ADVANCED RESPONSE LIFESAVING FACILIT Y

In February the Club embarked on its second largest project in recent years, in fact maybe our second biggest ever: the substantial expansion of our storage under the promenade. Coined the Advanced Response Lifesaving Facility or ARLF, because “you need a catchy name”, the old sheds mostly known as our IRB shed were built in the 1930’s and little work had been done to them in the 80 or 90 years since. Originally built to house the rescue surf boats with oar holders cast into the roof, they had been used for the IRBs and some lifesaving equipment for many years and more recently had a refurbishment to house the Waverley District RWC (jet ski). On 5 February the project began and involved the closing of the promenade for an expected period of 6 months. The digging up of the prom and fill commenced to increase the sheds to a very impressive almost 600 cubic meters before replacing the promenade as if no one was ever there. This is very much a shared project. Waverley Council have managed the project with input from the Project Control Group (PCG) (three members 88

of council and three from the Club). The funding of close to $2,000,000 is shared in equal parts by the Club, Federal Government, NSW Government and Waverley Council. This dream is now very much a reality with the project expected to be completed on time and on budget and hopefully soon after this annual report goes to print and the Annual General Meeting is held. There are a huge number of people who need to be thanked for this project, firstly Waverley Council officers including the General Manager Ros McLeod, Emily Scott, Andrew Best, Sharon Cassidy, who formed the PCG, Rob Sabato and Frank Tam the Project Managers, who greatly assisted in getting the initial concept plan and engineering up to a point where the Development Application was granted. Former Mayor and current councilor Sally Betts was also very helpful collecting council support of $500,000 and assisting with the NSW Grants. John Wakefield who supported the project while he was mayor and the current Mayor Paula Masselos have also supported this fantastic boost to lifesaving on Bondi Beach.


Talking of Grants, on the NSW Government side Member for Vaucluse, Gabrielle Upton MLA, ensured we got the $500,000 grant and Federal Member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma MP, pledged and then delivered the final piece of the puzzle and the much needed $500,000 from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. This $1.5M added to the Club’s contribution ensured that not only could we afford to build, it ensured the money was guaranteed before the build started. As eluded to above, this is not something that happened overnight. In fact Peter Zieme, Peter Carter and I worked for many years, basically since completion of the Clubhouse to come up with the concept drawing and many of the initial approvals and reports. Peter Zieme has spent hundreds of hours in meetings with me for this project, his persistence is well known but without it we’d still be talking and not about to move in. Thanks also to Grant McMah and Danny Ekins for their contribution on the PCG and Glenn ‘Nish’ Annear for the considerable time that he has put in with Peter ‘Panda’ Zieme in sorting many aspects of the facility including the planned fit out.

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Finally to our IRB and Lifesaving team, in particular Raille Galgut, Nick Sone, Megan Rumford, Alex Merkur, Scott Averay, Lucy Schott, Pat Breheny and ‘Nish’ who emptied the old sheds and set up the shipping containers over a weekend in the peak season to ensure there was no interruption to the service we provide on the beach every weekend. The fun will be on in earnest for the fit out I’m sure. In closing, I also wanted to thankClub Andrew North Bondi Surf Life Saving Christopher and the current Board for their ongoing Advanced Lifesaving support of this Response major project. As something I started when I wasFacility President it is fantastic to see it finally coming to fruition and I know the ARLF will set our club up well into the future. Mark Cotter - ‘part’ of and on behalf of the PCG Proudly funded by the Australian and

Proudly by the Australian with and NSW NSW funded Governments in association Government with North Bondi Surf Club Life Saving North Bondi Surf Life Saving and Club Waverley Council and Waverley Council.

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What can I say? Stepping up as “Head of Administration” in the shadow of Club veteran Debbie Midwinter, was daunting, to say the least. This is my 20th season as a member of North Bondi and I’ve spent a fair few years assisting the Board in various roles. But since the The opening of the “new” Clubhouse in 2013, which has enabled us to run a busy functions business to help fund the activities and member benefits that make this Club so great. Managing the day-to-day business of North Bondi SLSC takes an incredible amount of professionalism, time and dedication. It’s not like the old days when management committee meetings would take place once a month, drag on all night, include a bit of colourful debate and then everyone be put to sleep by the “Groundhog Day” repetition of some of the sub-committee content from month to month. Now we have a lot more Board meetings each month, and often additional subcommittee meetings as well, which also go all night…. Fun times.

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But in all seriousness, I’m openly giving my fellow Board members a pat on the back here because the business of the Club is extensive and representing the best interests of our members is a huge responsibility. Our incoming President this season, Andrew Christopher, had huge shoes to fill in the wake of Mark Cotter. After having already served five years on the Board, I’ve been inspired by and proud to support such a leader who appreciates the diversity of our member interests as well as the importance of cohesion and inclusion. On the Board, Andrew invites input before making a decision. He is eminently capable, diligent, trustworthy and always reasonable. Because of that, when Andrew talks, people lean in and listen. I don’t know how many Boards would be able to claim that constructive relations on the Board have made for a year where we have been able to tackle many challenging issues with robust debate but mutual respect and solidarity. This combination of dedicated individuals has certainly made all of those long hours feel worthwhile. Thank you to my other fellow board members for your amazing individual efforts this season as well as what we have been able to achieve together: Michael Boland (Vice President & Education), Danny Ekins (Finance), Eloise Starr (Life Saving), Matt Hamilton (Youth), Phil Suriano (Sponsorship, Marketing and

Events), John Clothier (Surf Sports) and of course Peter “Panda” Zieme (Operations). Of course, the engine room of the Club is our employed staff, led by General Manager Grant McMah OAM, Debbie Holland, Kerrie Felix and Sharon Porter in the office, Melissa Suriano Functions Manager, Bill Butler for bar supplies, and Glenn “Nish” Annear as our Caretaker. Thank you to all of you for your support to the Board and to the entire Club membership. Although you all work in a location envied the world over, your jobs are not without their own challenges. These include adjusting to a new Board and its shift of focus and management style, as well as servicing the wide array of member requests and living up to the lofty expectations of many – all under the watchful eye of The Coffee Club! Our members ring the office for all sorts of reasons. Here are the top 5: “I’ve lost my tag”, “My tag is broken”, “How many patrol hours have I done this season?”, “Can I buy a pair of togs?”, “I left my togs in the changeroom. Are they still there?”, “What is the water like today?” OK, that was 7. Servicing our members is a fundamental reason for being. But with a newly-constituted Board and the past season which saw the Club’s annual profit & loss ledger fall into deficit, this season has been a challenging yet exciting opportunity to reflect on where we have come from, analyse the pros and cons of where and who we are right now and start to make provisions for our future. For example, we are one of the largest SLSC’s in Australia and without the means of revenue of a lot of the Queensland Clubs. Our paid staff overheads are considerable and we continue to rely heavily on the volunteer efforts of our members. That is the most fundamental reason for being. Alex McCulloch and Leesa Lawrence


Member Survey To this end, an accomplishment this season has been the member survey, conducted to better understand levels of engagement amongst Club members and help shape the future direction of the Club. There was a meaningful take-up with over 480 members participating – around one-third of the Club’s membership. What’s most important to members of the future? The top five priorities were identified as: 1. Upholding a high level of patrol standards; 2. Education and Training – developing an industryleading program and thorough skills maintenance; 3. Our Nippers Program - continuing to build on this thriving program whilst ensuring equal accessibility; 4. Improving on our Administration efficiencies and ensuring that codes and protocols are committed to writing and published in a way that is easily accessible and those behavioural standards are upheld; and 5. Community and Volunteering - Ensuring the Club remains open to all reaches of the community and actively promotes inclusivity. Thank you to the member survey committee for your considerable work over the past 18 months: Paul Hotton, Will Hauserman, Max Beavis and Cameron Yuen. I encourage you to read the full report, which is featured on the Club website, members section. Member Recognition One initiative that I am really proud of this season is the Member Bio project. With around 2000 members in our Club and my days of patrolling and elite athleticism behind me, I re-joined the Board this season with a feeling of having been on the periphery for so long that I didn’t really know “who’s who around the Club” anymore. From that came the simple idea of featuring one or two members in the ENews each week – to put names to faces and also acknowledge what so many of our members do for the Club that a lot of people might assume “just happens” or not even think about at all. With thanks to project owner Colleen O’Neil who has tried to keep up the weekly supply of bios, reading and settling these (and even writing a lot myself) before releasing them to the world, has been funny, inspiring, sweet, and certainly never dull. There is no reason why we can’t have all 2000+ of our members featured like this so please: send us your stories or agree to be interviewed if you are approached.

Staying Connected Another initiative that has also inspired pride and a sense of community this season is the Club’s reaction to the COVID-19 lockdown and the staying connected project focusing on our most senior and vulnerable members. We had a great response of people volunteering to make a phone call and chat with those who may have been missing the social interaction. Unsurprisingly, the feedback that we received during this time from the volunteers themselves was how special it made them feel to be helping in this way. And the member bios on some of those most senior members that have come out of this have made an incredibly rich and valuable contribution to our Club’s history and overall member engagement. Thank you to Melissa Suriano our Functions Manager for running this project and to our volunteers: Kate Daley, Kate Denton, Robin Barker, Laura Kitchin, Cate Paterson, Sandra Journot, Rose MacMahon, Colleen O’Neil, Sarah Davis, Robert Regan, Mike Hertel, Damian Barden, Sarah Jones, Peta Estens and Tory McGuire. The importance of effective club communications is an issue I am keenly aware of and although I have tried to improve on the weekly ENews and website content, the constraints of technology and time have proven pretty difficult this season but we will be looking to improve on this in the year to come. Yes, this will likely involve an overhaul of the Club’s website. Please contact me if you feel you can help here. For now, I do wish to thank my fellow member volunteers who have helped enormously with the Club’s communications, both doing what they have been doing for many seasons now and also helping me directly: Yon Golan for the website and general tech help (as well as a friendly listener to all of my gripes and oft provider of surprise fresh squid for dinner – sorry Grant). Yon was also fantastic when the Club was dealing with a potential cyber-attack – guiding us through the appropriate action to take and notifications to make. A huge thank you also to our members who are behind the Club’s social media posts: Jodie Salmon, Will Hauserman, Paul Hotton and Talbot Henry. Volunteers around the Club The list of members to thank for their volunteer efforts behind the scenes in so many important ways related to the administration of the Club – is a long one. This includes our Club Trustees: Ian Stewart,

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David Jordan and special mention to Greg Bodkin, who has provided additional help and mentoring support to me in my admin role as well as to the Board. Assistance with all manner of legal issues has been provided whenever needed by Honorary Legal Officer David Jordan and also by Brad Swebeck. Yes, we have a permanently staffed office but they could never get through the workload without considerable volunteer support and this has been provided by a number of people:

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Angela Galgut assists with entering patrol hours into Surfguard. Maree Pantle assists with checking and entering Working with Children (WWC) details into Surfguard. Julia Hatsatouris and Sharron Rosenberg assist with various office duties including responding to phone calls and email enquiries, preparing new uniform packs for SRC/Bronze squads. James “Jimmy” Power collects and posts the office mail. Susie Moroney helps to prepare applications for Government Grants. Several members helped prepare the written submissions of the Club’s nominations for the Sydney Branch Awards of Excellence, with special mention to David Freedman, Robin Barker, Colleen O’Neil and Simon King. Robert “Barney” King attends the Roads & Maritime Service for renewal of licences for the Club bus & trailers, moves the bus when required from/ to the Club premises, transports surf craft for repair when required, as well as helping out with other odd jobs that Grant asks him to do. Barney also assists Bob “Boofa” Johnson and Robert “Stutts” Hammond on Fridays to pick up the eggs, sausages & bacon from our donors Harris Farm for the weekend BBQs. We also have a small army of volunteers to thank for the Club’s merchandise complete from design and liaising with suppliers, to sale, stocktaking and financial reporting. Jennifer Walker, Liz Clemow, Tina

Ekins, Mel Hamilton, Pip Weiland, Vicki Caldwell, Renee Germane, Katrina Porteus, Lesley Dunn, Kate Isaac (Perkins), Natasha Havard – thank you! Thank you to the Club’s Membership Committee: Thierry Forest, Mark Stevens, Phillippa Batchelor, Alan Jowell and Debbie Holland. Processing the sheer volume of member applications and eligibility issues and making recommendations to the Board is a perennial challenge. Although COVID-19 did halt things somewhat this season, there are fresh challenges ahead which include the formulation of membership guidelines that provide clarity and reflect the evolving needs of the Club, whilst ensuring compliance with SLSA policy requirements. With thanks to Assistant Secretary Debbie Midwinter (you didn’t think you could escape the Board so easily Deb), the Club continued with the roll-out of the Safeguarding Children and Young People Program and initiatives regarding Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs). All members were encouraged to complete the online SLSA Safeguarding Children and Young People course and we continued to raise awareness through Club communications. This season saw the first meeting of the Club’s MPIOs to share information, agree to some processes for the team and plan for the upcoming campaign to promote member awareness of the Club’s various grievance processes, the availability of Club MPIOs and how they can help. You can expect much more to be published on this in the season to come. For now, our MPIOs are me, Debbie Midwinter, Debbie Holland, Grant McMah, Michael Boland, David Goldman, Glenn Clark, Ireneusz Kowalski, Erik Haggstrom, Paul Hotton, Angela Christopher (MPIO Training Officer) and next season we welcome Natasha Fry in the role of Head MPIO.


We continued with our focus on Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) around the Club with the support of our WHS Officer, Steve Apps. The WHS audits started a few seasons ago and it is good to see that overall the findings of the audits were positive, with work continuing to improve safety around the Club.

take on any extra volunteer role within our Club, the welcoming and appreciation you receive from your fellow officeholders is fitting, even if it feels like the wider membership don’t necessarily understand or appreciate just how much work you are doing or the sacrifices you are making.

This Annual Report: an incredible effort which showcases and celebrates all facets of our Club life and achievements. This highly professional report would not have been possible without the volunteer time and expertise of Debbie Midwinter, Barbara Strain, Annie Zieme, Grant and Tracey McMah, Gary Driscoll and Peta Estens.

I think this recent comment by former RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, is particularly apt to describe what we are all about here at North Bondi and also why we manage to do things pretty damn well: “Think of anything in your community that happens well and you will find it’s underpinned by volunteerism. It’s a critical part of the social fabric. As an employer, you could not recruit the skills mix you get from a team on one of our fire trucks, everything from academics to arty-farties, sports-mad types, retirees. It’s an extraordinary blend of skills and experience, which makes them highly resourceful” (Sydney Morning Herald, 17 January 2020).

Celebrating 40 Years of Women in Lifesaving 2020 marks 40 years of women in active Surf Life Saving. Collating some amazing stories of our female members including those of our pioneers has been – yep you guessed it: inspiring. You can read more about this in the separate section of this Annual Report. COVID-19 got in the way of our plans to host a gala celebration in September this year but rest assured this will occur as soon as it is safe and the extra lead time is enabling us to gather a rich tapestry of video interviews that we will feature at the event. If you’d like to share your own story of what women in lifesaving have meant to you – the good, bad and the ugly – please get in touch! For my part, I joined North Bondi as a new bronze recruit in 1999/00, because I was swimming Sydney’s summer ocean races on my own and wanted to do what I love with like-minded people. Mark Cotter recruited me (and has since become a good friend), Peter Agnew was my bronze instructor and, as I stated in my own contribution to the member survey, I have since come to regard the Club as a “very important part of my life and who I am. It is like my family and the people I have met and work with are inspiring to me. I feel very fortunate to be a part of it.” “Assistance Required!” One last word on our member survey: many people expressed great ideas and a willingness to help out with various tasks and activities that benefit our members as well as the wider community. Reference was also made for a desire to see more women reflected in leadership positions such as Patrol Captains and on the Board. I can honestly say that I have never experienced any barrier to these roles. When you demonstrate a willingness to step up and

This Club would not be possible without the volunteerism on which it is founded, and which keeps all of its many parts in motion. Members who may be thinking of taking on leadership roles or even contributing in any way they can: you are not only encouraged but greatly needed. The business of the Club is immense. The annual membership fees (most of which goes to SLSA in capitation fees) are increasingly difficult to maintain at nominally low rates without the ability to rely on a great many volunteers across all facets of the Club, as evidenced in this report where I have named more than 60 helpers, let alone the many other volunteers featured in the rest of this Annual Report. Turnover of board members, training officers, Patrol Captains and Vice Captains is vital for the prevention of volunteer burn out, management complacency and member engagement. The checks and balances and new ideas that come with different people taking on key roles are vital to ensure that the management and values of our Club properly reflect what members want and expect - and for the culture of our Club to continue to flourish into the future. Please, if you are thinking of taking on such a role, the simple starting point is to come forward and speak to any Patrol Captain or Vice Captain, Board Member or our GM – I have no doubt that you will be welcomed with great enthusiasm. Karen Stott Head of Administration

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POSITION

NAME

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NAME

Patron

Jim Poulos

Vice Patron(s)

Brian Powell, Rod Bruce, Gary Shiels

Grievance / Complaint Officers

Greg Bodkin, Peter Agnew, David Jordan,

WHS Officer

Steve Apps

Publicity Officer

Jodie Salmon

Member Engagement Committee

Paul Hotton, Max Beavis, Cam Yuen, Will Hauserman

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Honorary Legal Officer & Trustee

David Jordan

Trustee

Greg Bodkin

Trustee

Ian Stewart

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

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President

Andrew Christopher

Head of Administration and Public Officer

Karen Stott

Head of Education Vice President

Michael Boland

Head of Finance

Danny Ekins

Head of Lifesaving

Eloise Starr

Head of Operations

Peter Zieme

Head of Sponsorship and Marketing

Phil Suriano

Head of Surf Sports

John Clothier

Head of Youth

Matt Hamilton

ADMINISTRATION General Manager

Grant McMah OAM

Administration Officer and Registrar

Debbie Holland

Nipper Administration Officer

Kerrie Felix

Associate Representative

Robert King

Assistant Secretary

Debbie Midwinter

IT Manager

Yon Golan

IT Committee: Yon Golan, Brad Adler, Kiva Galgut, Website Co-ordinator

Yon Golan

Membership Committee: Chair: Mark Stevens. Members: Pippa Batchelor, Alan Jowell, Thierry Forest, Debbie Holland Member Protection and Information Officers: Head: Debbie Midwinter Officers: Grant McMah OAM, Debbie Holland, Karen Stott, Glenn Clark, David Goldman, Ireneusz Kowlaski

Comms Committee: Jodie Salmon, Will Hauserman, Yon Golan, Cam Yuen, Georgia Thomson. Jamie Verco, Drew Lambert, Anna Willis, Poppy Aldous FINANCE Assistant Treasurer

Steve Larnach

Finance Committee: Danny Ekins, Steve Larnach, Brian May,  Scott Averay, Ben Griffiths Merchandise Committee: Liz Clemow, Jennifer Walker, Ted Arnold FUNCTIONS Functions Manager

Melissa Suriano

Assistant Functions Manager

Kerrie Felix

Bar Manager

Bill Butler

Social & Members Events Committee: Will Hauserman OPERATIONS Archives Committee

Vacant

Building Sub Committee

Peter Strachan, Peter Colquhoun, Peter Zieme, Mark Cotter

SPONSORSHIP, MARKETING & SPECIAL EVENTS Assistant

Talbot Henry

Sponsorship Committee

Phil Suriano, Jamie Verco, Talbot Henry

Major Events Committee: Grant McMah OAM, Gaye Rosen, Martin Gill, Jane Cichero, Alun Watkins, Adam Pantle


POSITION

NAME

LIFESAVING

POSITION

NAME

EDUCATION

Vice-Captain(s)

Philippa Bachelor & Nick Sone

Bronze Coordinator (>18)

Megan Rumford

IRB Captain

Scott Averay

Bronze Coordinator (<18)

John Costigan

First Aid Officer

Emma Staritt

Further Awards Coordinator

Anna Willis

Gear and Radio Officer

Vacant

SRC Coordinator

Rob White

Medical Officer

Jane Cichero

YOUTH

SURF SPORTS Board & Iron Captain

Scott Thomson

Boat Captain

Steve Larnach

Head Coach

Scott Thomson

Lifesaving Competition Captain

Steve Waring

Masters Captain

Talbot Henry

March Past Captain

Grant McMah OAM

Ski Captain /Coach

Jim Walker

Swim Captain

Talbot Henry

Admin-Surf Sports

Tina Ekins

Race Secretary

Raille Galgut

Gymnasium Subcommittee: Phil Suriano, Sasha Levitt, Coll Hughes, Michael Ryan, Andrew Christopher, Alan Peacock, Dave Snelson

Nipper President

Matt Hamilton

Nipper Manager / Secretary

Melissa Hamilton & Emma Carmody

Nippers Executive Committee: Matt Hamilton, Emma Carmody, Mel Hamilton, Sam Roberts, Sam Wicks, Jon Golan,  Alex  Joseph, Natasha Fry, Peter Melvey, Jim Walker Left: Michael Boland Head of Education and Club Vice President was unfortunately absent for the 2020 Board photo. Below from left: North Bondi 2019/20 Board of Management Matt Hamilton, Karen Stott, Danny Ekins, Eloise Starr, Phil Suriano, Andrew Christopher, John Clothier and Peter Zieme

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2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 2019 AGM saw the changing of the guard with president Mark Cotter standing down after 5 years in the role and 30 continuous years on the Board. Mark gave his last heartfelt speech as President and after a vote for the new President, duly handed the baton to Andrew Christopher. As well as confirmation of the other members of the Board, the club trustees were confirmed for the next three years, being David Jordan, Greg Bodkin and Ian Stewart. The 2018/19 Annual report was endorsed, following Grant McMah responding to queries sent in regarding the financial report. The Club committed to the construction of the Advanced Response Lifesaving Facility with a motion passed for expenditure of up $500k.

Charlie, Peter, Ron and James with Gabrielle

60 Year Service Award: announced by Mark Cotter with Certificates and pins presented by Hon Gabrielle Upton MP to Jim Poulos QC, Ron Snell, Charlie Matthews and Peter Waterman

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The presentation part of the AGM included the following: Jim, Phil, Grant and Dominic

70 Year Service Award: announced by Jim Poulos QC. Certificates and pins presented by Waverley Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak to Grant Turnbull and Phil Coles AM, Edward Proudfoot, Rod Bruce, John Cunningham AM SCM .

Long Service Award recipients

Long Service Awards: Peter Agnew ESM (Sydney Branch President) announced the Long Service recipient and Steven Pearce, SLSNSW CEO presented the awards to those present. The long service recipients were: Kate Hemmings, Richie Barel, Alan Jowell, Mark Tansley, Steven Roach, Jodie Salmon, Matt Weetman, Rob Brice, Andrea Musacchio, John Allsopp, Rachel Clark, Wallace Correy, Glen Cremer, Joshua Tatham 50 Year Service Award: Announced by Mark Cotter and Certificate and pin presented by Hon Gabrielle Upton MP to John Fletcher

Lindy, Guy, Narelle, Suzanne and Mark

Service and National Awards: 25 year Service Award to Suzanne Young, 15 Year Patrol Service Award to Peter Fox and Bernard Weir, National Medal to Peter Fox, 10 years Officiating Service Certificate: Guy Beynon, Lindy Beynon, Narelle Clark    


Australian Champion blazer recipients

LIFE MEMBER – JASON RICHARDSON Jason was honoured with Life Membership at the 2019 AGM. He obtained his Broze Medallion in 1993 and went on to be a Patrol Captain for 3 seasons of patrols. Jason contributed at the highest level at the club on the management committee for 14 years. He was recognised for his outstanding commitments with 3 Most Outstanding Club Official awards (2002, 2006, 2007) & three Executive awards.

Australian Champions announced by Andrew Christopher and Club Blazers presented by Scott Thompson to: Charlie Verco, Lily Finati, Georgia Thomson, Darcey Graham, Brittaney Banks, Maddy Black, Serena Someya, Sophie Payne, Nicola Steele, Cynthia Baker-Barden, Issy Clifton, Sari Bone, Brianna Tier, Emma Thomson. Grant McMah presented Wayne Gagel with a bottle of wine to thank him for all the photography work done for the Club. The AGM concluded with a special presentation to Mark Cotter by Grant McMah and Andrew Christopher to thank him for all his years of service. No thanks would be complete without mentioning Alison Cotter who has supported Mark through the years. Mark and Alison should enjoy the welldeserved holiday to Hawaii courtesy of Hawaiian Airways. All the club thanks Mark for his work over the years and this was shown by the standing ovation given to him at the AGM.

In the early 90’s the Club was rapidly growing & changing. Jason was instrumental in the organisation of the functions area & the social side of the Club. He spent countless hours taking deliveries (we had no Office or staff), picking up items and ensuring events went smoothly. City to Surf was our largest fundraising event pretty much wholly sourced by Jason. In 2004 the Club’s total income was $449k and Jason was solely responsible for generating $142k or 30% of that. Jason was involved with organising five Club Balls including the massive Centenary Ball. He organised 7 Golf Days and assisted with the Sportsman’s Lunches held to raise funds. Most people would not have realised the enormous hours he did that were very much unseen. His record doesn’t disclose this huge time contribution, but his Life Membership is recognition of his dedication.

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Surf Teams and 1957/58 March Past Team. Also won Silver Medals 1953/54 Junior Surf Teams, 1954/55 Junior Surf Teams and 1955/56 Senior Surf Teams. In Rugby Union was in the Sydney High School First XV that won the GPS competition in 1956 and played First grade with Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union but suffered a broken leg which finished that career.

RAYMOND SMEE OAM: 60 YEAR MEMBER

He excelled at Golf and won a Club Championship at the Australian Golf Club where he had a lot of good times. Barry attended Sydney University gaining a degree in Pharmacy , worked for Bob Huspeth in Bayswater Rd Kings Cross before taking over ownership and working there for many years.

Ray was in his 70th year as a member and always kept a keen interest in the activities of the Club throughout those years. The Smee’s were a legendary family with father Alf and brother Colin all great and respected members. Ray was an exceptional athlete with Gold Medals at Australian Surf Titles 1948 Junior Surf Teams and 1949 Senior R&R. 98

He played First Grade Football with Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union but his main passion was Water Polo. Ray was an Olympic Games Representative at Helsinki Games 1952 as Vice Captain of the Australian Team and the Melbourne Games in 1956 as Captain. Won numerous titles with the Bondi Water Polo teams over many years.

MANOEL “MANNY” SANTOS 60 YEAR MEMBER

Manny did his Bronze Medallion in 1959/60 and was due to receive his 60 Year Award at this year’s AGM. A member of the March Past Team in the early 1960’s, he was an enthusiastic patrol member and Sunday surf race competitor. Joined the Board of Examiners in 1963/64 judging at carnivals and instructing and examining award participants. His trade was as a wool classer and he moved to Perth in 1974 for some 10 years involved in the fabric industry.

Son of a long term member Harry, he was nick named ‘Daphne‘ because of his infectious giggle and was quite a talented athlete.

Manny was a multiple NSW and Australian Middle Heavyweight Weightlifting Champion and became President of the NSW Amateur Weightlifting Association. He competed in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne and the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome in the 90kg division and he was the Gold Medal winner at the 1958 Commonwealth Games at Cardiff.

At Australian Championships won Gold in 1953/54 Junior R&R, 1954/55 Junior R&R, 1957/58 Senior

Manny Santos was a great member but more so was an even greater person.

BARRY PARSONS 60 YEAR MEMBER


PETER DOBSON

BILL McNAMARA: ASSOCIATE

Joined the Club in 1956 and was the son of renowned R&R Coach and Life Member Joe Dobson.

Bill joined in year 2000 and was an active associate completing all his expected tasks given to him. He had a long work life starting in the airline industry then travel and onto hospitality where he was well respected throughout the world.

Peter won Gold at Australian Surf Titles in 1958 in the Senior Surf Teams whilst only a Junior and also the March Past Team the same year. He moved to the Kiama area in the early 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and coached a Junior R&R team to win a National Championship, a huge effort by the fledgling club, and continued his service and gain Life Membership for the Kiama SLSC.

No one loved a sauna better then a swim whenever he was at the Club.

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As a teacher he became Regional Sports Organizer for the South Coast for many years.

PETER MOSCATT: 50 YEAR MEMBER Peter joined in 1959 and started competition in R&R before progressing to surfboats both as a rower and also as sweep and was quite a talent.

KEN HAWTHORNE: 80 YEAR MEMBER Ken joined in 1935 and was our oldest living member when he passed at age 99. Australian Gold Medalist Senior Surf Teams 1946 and Senior R&R 1949. Ken was a long term Sports Master at Scots College Bellevue Hill.

First grade Hooker with Eastern Suburbs Rugby League Club 1969/75 which was a very competitive time for Easts playing in the 1972 Grand Final unfortunately losing to Manly 19-14. President of the Rugby League Players Association early 1990â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gaining Life Membership in 2005. As Mayor of Waverley 2004 he introduced the ban on smoking on our beaches. His early work life began as a butcher then to the rag trade then his interest in politics made a very varied life for Peter.

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FINANCE REPORT 2020 The Board is very pleased to report that notwithstanding COVID-19 related impacts and the effect of inclement weather on our key fund raising and sponsorship activities, the Club has delivered a substantial net surplus before depreciation of $518,489 for the 2019/2020 financial year. This compares to a surplus last year of $42,510. The surplus after depreciation is $230,036 in the current year comparing to a deficit of $241,844 in the prior year.

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Revenues: Total Revenues were $1,835,690 up from $1,684,606 in the prior year. Though we added the Ski Classic to our events line up, the cancelling of the second swim saw events revenue down materially. Offsetting this, donations, grants, merchandise, and interest income were higher than the prior financial year and we were entitled to JobKeeper subsidy. Great member support saw raffles income up materially. Despite being forced to close and cancel bookings for the last 2 months of the financial year due to COVID 19, Clubhouse functions revenues were also up driven by small price increases, very strong bookings, and stronger member bar sales. Expenses: Total Expenses before depreciation were $1,317,201 down from $1,642,096 last year. After a spate of necessary additional expenditure last year, repairs and maintenance expenses returned to more normal lower levels. In addition, we avoided significant utility and cleaning costs

with the Club shutdown and Function expenses were down due to a different business mix and the cancelation of some at cost Club member events. Disappointingly, we also experienced reduced carnival expenses due to COVID related event cancellations. Our strong financial position has enabled us to replace surf craft and lifesaving equipment and buy a new Club bus. We were also able to undertake some improvements to Level 2, the Youth Room, Sauna and Gym and expect to deliver the underpromenade storage (ARLF) on budget before the start of the new season. Cash position: The strong operating result saw our cash position grow from $1,066,395 at the start of the year to a closing balance of $1,498,167. This puts the Club in a good position to fund the balance of its financial obligations for the ARLF whilst maintaining a prudent level of cash reserves for future capital expenditure and unforeseen events. Special Note: The net operating surplus before depreciation in the current year was aided by a nonrecurrent receipt of $100,000 for the first tranche of the Commonwealth Government grant for the ARLF. This was essentially the recovery of ARLF expenditure incurred in prior years or expenditure posted to the balance sheet in the current period. Danny Ekins Head of Finance    


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Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 April 2020

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

FINANCIALS

ABN: 77 272 419 031

Committee's Report 30 April 2020

Your Committee present their report on North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. for the financial year ended 30 April 2020. Committee Members The names of each member of the Committee at any time during, or since the end of, the year are: Andrew Christopher Danny Ekins Michael Boland Eloise Starr John Clothier Phil Suriano Matt Hamilton Karen Stott Peter Zieme Committee members have been in office since the start of the financial year to the date of this report unless otherwise stated. Principal activities

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The principal activity of North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. during the financial year was to provide surf life saving protection to members of the public. There were no significant changes in the nature of these activities during the financial year. Operating result The surplus of the Association for the financial year amounted to $230,036 (2019: deficit of $241,844). Events after the end of the Reporting Period In March 2020, the World Health Organisation announced there was a COVID-19 pandemic; in effect the Federal Government announced protocols that must be instigated. This has created a level of uncertainty about the future trading outlook for all organisations in Australia. It is not possible to reliably assess the potential impacts at the present time. Other than the matter noted above, there are no other matters or circumstances have arisen since the end of the financial year which significantly affected or may significantly affect the operations. Auditor's independence declaration The auditor's independence declaration for the year ended 30 April 2020 has been received and can be found on page 2 of the financial report. Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Members of the Committee:

Committee member: ................................................... Andrew Christopher

Committee member: ............................................... Danny Ekins

Dated 7 August 2020 1


Auditorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Independence Declaration to the Committee of North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, during the year ended 30 April 2020, there have been: (i)

no contraventions of the auditor independence requirements of section 60-40 of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 in relation to the audit; and

(ii)

no contraventions of APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants in relation to the audit.

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PKF(NS) Audit & Assurance Limited Partnership ABN 91 850 861 839

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

FINANCIALS

ABN: 77 272 419 031

Statement of Profit or Loss For the Year Ended 30 April 2020

2020 $

Income Membership fees Merchandise sales Sponsorship and donations Events and functions Grant income Other revenue Interest received

$

383,507 102,478 377,870 624,343 160,973 176,322 10,197

368,118 95,676 375,623 646,845 5,000 190,764 2,580

1,835,690

1,684,606

415,225 19,505 122,451 307,124 20,529 96,050 336,317

452,223 9,611 119,436 307,541 6,664 208,685 7,338 530,598

Total Expenditure

1,317,201

1,642,096

Net surplus before depreciation Depreciation expense

518,489 (288,453)

42,510 (284,354)

230,036

(241,844)

Total Income

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2019

Expenditure Cost of sales Accounting fees Cleaning Employee benefits expense Insurance Repairs and maintenance Consulting and professional fees Other expenses

Net surplus/(deficit) after depreciation

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. ABN: 77 272 419 031

Statement of Financial Position As At 30 April 2020

Note ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Trade and other receivables Inventories Other assets

2 3 4 6

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

NON-CURRENT ASSETS Property, plant and equipment

TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

5

TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade and other payables Deferred revenue

7

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

TOTAL LIABILITIES NET ASSETS

ACCUMULATED FUNDS Reserves Retained funds TOTAL FUNDS

8 9

2020

2019

1,498,167 41,412 98,399 67,410

1,066,395 77,675 111,183 14,138

1,705,388

1,269,391

6,486,423

6,630,298

6,486,423

6,630,298

8,191,811

7,899,689

69,843 116,094

70,851 53,000

185,937

123,851

185,937

123,851

8,005,874

7,775,838

641,530 7,364,344

641,530 7,134,308

8,005,874

7,775,838

$

$

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

FINANCIALS

ABN: 77 272 419 031

Statement of Cash Flows

For the Year Ended 30 April 2020

Note CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Receipts from customers, members, donors, and grants Payments to suppliers and employees Interest received

Net cash provided by operating activities

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CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Purchase of property, plant and equipment Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

Net cash used in investing activities

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

Cash and cash equivalents at end of financial year

2

2020 $

2019 $

2,116,738 (1,551,127) 10,197

1,883,774 (1,885,963) 2,580

575,808

391

(156,036) 12,000

(111,925)

(144,036)

(111,925)

431,772 1,066,395

(111,534) 1,177,929

1,498,167

1,066,395

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The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. ABN: 77 272 419 031

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 April 2020

The financial statements are for North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. (the "Association") as a not-for-profit individual entity domiciled in Australia. Basis of Preparation North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. is not a reporting entity because the Committee Members are of the opinion that there are unlikely to exist users who are able to command the preparation of financial reports tailored to satisfy all of their information needs. Therefore this report is a Special Purpose Financial Report that has been prepared solely to satisfy the financial reporting requirements of the Committee, the requirements of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 and Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Act 2012. The special purpose financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the significant accounting policies described below and do not comply with any Australian Accounting Standards unless otherwise stated. The financial statements have been prepared on an accruals basis and are based on historical costs modified, where applicable, by the measurement at fair value of selected non-current assets, financial assets and financial liabilities. Significant account policies adopted in the preparation of these financial statements are presented below and are consistent with prior reporting periods unless otherwise stated.

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (a)

Income Tax No provision for income tax has been raised as the Association is exempt from income tax under Div 50 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. The income tax exemption has been claimed based on self-assessment by the Association.

(b)

Goods and services tax (GST) Revenue, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of goods and services tax (GST), except where the amount of GST incurred is not recoverable from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Receivables and payable are stated inclusive of GST. Cash flows in the statement of cash flows are included on a gross basis and the GST component of cash flows arising from investing and financing activities which is recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority is classified as operating cash flows.

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

SECTION TITLE

ABN: 77 272 419 031

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 April 2020 (c)

Revenue and other income For comparative year Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Association and the revenue can be reliably measured. The following specification criteria must also be met before revenue is recognised. Sale of goods Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised upon delivery of goods to customers. Subscriptions Revenue is recognised when a member is entitled to the benefits of belonging to the Association. Sponsorship and grants Unconditional sponsorship, donations and grant revenue is recognised in the income statement when it is controlled. When there are conditions attached to the revenue relating to its use for specific purposes it is recognised in the balance sheet as a liability until such conditions are met or services provided. Donations and collections

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Donations and collections are recognised as revenue when received. Other income Other income is recognised on an accruals basis when the Association is entitled to it. Revenue from contracts with customers - from 1 May 2019 For current year The core principle of AASB 15 is that revenue is recognised on a basis that reflects the transfer of promised goods or services to customers at an amount that reflects the consideration the Association expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. Revenue is recognised by applying a five-step model as follows: 1. Identify the contract with the customer 2. Identify the performance obligations 3. Determine the transaction price 4. Allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations 5. Recognise revenue as and when control of the performance obligations is transferred

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. ABN: 77 272 419 031

SECTION TITLE

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 April 2020 (c)

Revenue and other income Generally the timing of the payment for sale of goods and rendering of services corresponds closely to the timing of satisfaction of the performance obligations, however where there is a difference, it will result in the recognition of a receivable, contract asset or contract liability. None of the revenue streams of the Association have any significant financing terms as there is less than 12 months between receipt of funds and satisfaction of performance obligations. Specific revenue streams The revenue recognition policies for the principal revenue streams of the Association are: Donations Donations collected, including cash and goods for resale, are recognised as revenue when the Association gains control of the asset. Grant revenue Where grant income arises from an agreement which is enforceable and contains sufficiently specific performance obligations then the revenue is recognised when control of each performance obligations is satisfied. Each performance obligation is considered to ensure that the revenue recognition reflects the transfer of control and within grant agreements there may be some performance obligations where control transfers at a point in time and others which have continuous transfer of control over the life of the contract. Where control is transferred over time, generally the input methods being either costs or time incurred are deemed to be the most appropriate methods to reflect the transfer of benefit. Membership subscription income Membership subscription income is recognised over the period in which the services are rendered and corresponds to the satisfaction of performance obligations and transfer of control to the customer. Amounts received in advance are recognised as deferred income and credited to profit and loss on a straight line basis over the expected subscription period.

(d)

Inventories Inventories are measured at the lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost of inventory is determined using the weighted average costs basis and is net of any rebates and discounts received. Net realisable value is estimated using the most reliable evidence available at the reporting date and inventory is written down through an obsolescence provision if necessary.

(e)

Property, plant and equipment Each class of property, plant and equipment is carried at cost less, where applicable, any accumulated depreciation and impairment.

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

SECTION TITLE

ABN: 77 272 419 031

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 April 2020 (e)

Property, plant and equipment Depreciation Property, plant and equipment, excluding freehold land, is depreciated on a straight-line or diminishing value basis over the assets useful life to the Association, commencing when the asset is ready for use. The depreciation rates used for each class of depreciable asset are shown below: Fixed asset class Building Furniture & gym equipment Coaster bus Office furniture & equipment Surf boats & life saving equipment

Depreciation rate 2.5% SL 15-40% DV 15-40% DV 15-40% DV 15-30% DV

At the end of each annual reporting period, the depreciation method, useful life and residual value of each asset is reviewed. Any revisions are accounted for prospectively as a change in estimate. (f)

Cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash on hand and demand deposits which are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of change in value.

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Trade and other payables Trade and other payables represent the liability outstanding at the end of the reporting period for goods and services received by the Association during the reporting period which remain unpaid. The balance is recognised as a current liability with the amounts normally paid within 30 days of the recognition of the liability.

(h)

Trade and other receivables Trade receivables are recognised at fair value less any expected credit losses. The Association has applied the simplified approach to measuring expected credit losses, which uses a lifetime expected loss allowance. To measure the expected credit losses, trade receivables have been grouped based on days overdue.

(i)

Financial instruments Financial instruments are recognised initially on the date that the Association becomes party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. On initial recognition, all financial instruments are measured at fair value plus transaction costs (except for instruments measured at fair value through profit or loss where transaction costs are expensed as incurred). Financial assets All recognised financial assets are subsequently measured in their entirety at either amortised cost or fair value, depending on the classification of the financial assets. 9


North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

SECTION TITLE

ABN: 77 272 419 031

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 April 2020 (i)

Financial instruments Classification On initial recognition, the Association classifies its financial assets into the following categories, those measured at: •

amortised cost

Financial assets are not reclassified subsequent to their initial recognition unless the Association changes its business model for managing financial assets. Amortised cost Assets measured at amortised cost are financial assets where: •

the business model is to hold assets to collect contractual cash flows; and

the contractual terms give rise on specified dates to cash flows are solely payments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding.

The Association's financial assets measured at amortised cost comprise trade and other receivables and cash and cash equivalents in the statement of financial position. Subsequent to initial recognition, these assets are carried at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method less provision for impairment.

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Interest income, foreign exchange gains or losses and impairment are recognised in profit or loss. Gain or loss on derecognition is recognised in profit or loss. Impairment of financial assets Impairment of financial assets is recognised on an expected credit loss (ECL) basis for the following assets: •

financial assets measured at amortised cost

When determining whether the credit risk of a financial assets has increased significant since initial recognition and when estimating ECL, the Association considers reasonable and supportable information that is relevant and available without undue cost or effort. This includes both quantitative and qualitative information and analysis based on the Association's historical experience and informed credit assessment and including forward looking information. The Association uses the presumption that a financial asset is in default when: •

the other party is unlikely to pay its credit obligations to the Association in full, without recourse to the Association to actions such as realising security (if any is held).

Credit losses are measured as the present value of the difference between the cash flows due to the Association in accordance with the contract and the cash flows expected to be received. This is applied using a probability weighted approach.

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

SECTION TITLE

ABN: 77 272 419 031

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 April 2020 (i)

Financial instruments Trade receivables Impairment of trade receivables have been determined using the simplified approach in AASB 9 which uses an estimation of lifetime expected credit losses (ECL). The Association has determined the probability of non-payment of the receivable and multiplied this by the amount of the expected loss arising from default. The amount of the impairment is recorded in a separate allowance account with the loss being recognised in finance expense. Once the receivable is determined to be uncollectable then the gross carrying amount is written off against the associated allowance. Where the Association renegotiates the terms of trade receivables due from certain customers, the new expected cash flows are discounted at the original effective interest rate and any resulting difference to the carrying value is recognised in profit or loss. Other financial assets measured at amortised cost Impairment of other financial assets measured at amortised cost are determined using the expected credit loss model in AASB 9. On initial recognition of the asset, an estimate of the expected credit losses for the next 12 months is recognised. Where the asset has experienced significant increase in credit risk then the lifetime losses are estimated and recognised.

(j)

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Impairment of Assets At the end of each reporting period the company determines whether there is an evidence of an impairment indicator for non-financial assets. Where assets do not operate independently of other assets, the recoverable amount of the relevant cash-generating unit (CGU) is estimated. The recoverable amount of an asset or CGU is the higher of the fair value less costs of disposal and the value in use. Value in use is the present value of the future cash flows expected to be derived from an asset or cash-generating unit. Where the recoverable amount is less than the carrying amount, an impairment loss is recognised in profit or loss. Reversal indicators are considered in subsequent periods for all assets which have suffered an impairment loss.

(k)

Adoption of new and revised accounting standards A number of new or amended standards became applicable for the current reporting period AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, AASB 1058 Income of Not-For-Profit Entities and AASB 16 Leases. The adoption of AASB 15, AASB 1058 and AASB 16 has not caused any material adjustments to the reported financial position, performance or cash flow of the Association.

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. ABN: 77 272 419 031

SECTION TITLE

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 April 2020 2

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash at bank Cash on hand

3

1,498,167

1,066,395

23,262 18,150

97,675 (20,000) (20,000)

41,412

77,675

63,296 35,103

84,349 26,834

98,399

111,183

7,011,012 (1,045,212)

6,973,421 (870,272)

5,965,800

6,103,149

197,969 (130,236)

197,969 (114,236)

67,733

83,733

81,801 (27,491)

36,309 (22,302)

54,310

14,007

411,331 (273,677)

391,057 (244,145)

137,654

146,912

696,609 (435,682)

655,386 (372,889)

260,926

282,497

6,486,423

6,630,298

$ 1,061,895 4,500

Inventories Stock on hand - merchandise Stock on hand - bar

5

2019

$ 1,493,667 4,500

Trade and Other Receivables Trade receivables Provision for doubtful debts Other receivables

4

2020

Property, plant and equipment Building At cost Accumulated depreciation Furniture & Gym Equipment At cost Accumulated depreciation Motor vehicles At cost Accumulated depreciation Office Furniture & Equipment At cost Accumulated depreciation Surf Boats & Life Saving Equipment At cost Accumulated depreciation

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

SECTION TITLE

ABN: 77 272 419 031

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 April 2020 6

Other Assets

Prepayments 7

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10

2019

$ 14,138

22,352 19,791 27,700

20,222 24,666 25,963

69,843

70,851

641,530

641,530

Accumulated funds at the beginning of the financial year Net surplus/(deficit) attributable to the Association

7,134,308 230,036

7,376,152 (241,844)

Accumulated funds at the end of the financial year

7,364,344

7,134,308

Reserves Opening balance

9

$ 67,410

Trade and Other Payables Trade payables GST payable Other payables

8

2020

Accumulated Surplus

Contingencies In the opinion of the Committee, the Association did not have any contingencies at 30 April 2020 (30 April 2019: None).

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Statutory Information The registered office and principal place of business of the company is: North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. Campbell Pde North Bondi

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Events after the end of the Reporting Period In March 2020, the World Health Organisation announced there was a COVID-19 pandemic; in effect the Federal Government announced protocols that must be instigated. This has created a level of uncertainty about the future trading outlook for all organisations in Australia. It is not possible to reliably assess the potential impacts at the present time. Other than the matter noted above, there are no other matters or circumstances have arisen since the end of the financial year which significantly affected or may significantly affect the operations of the Association, the results of those operations or the state of affairs of the Association in future financial years.

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

SECTION TITLE

ABN: 77 272 419 031

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 April 2020 13

Cash Flow Information Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Net surplus/(deficit) attributable to the Association Non-cash flows in profit: - depreciation Changes in assets and liabilities: - decrease in trade and other receivables - increase in prepayments - decrease/(increase) in inventories - increase/(decrease) in income in advance - decrease in trade and other payables

Cashflows from operations

2020

$ 230,036

2019

$ (241,844)

288,453

284,354

36,263 (53,272) 12,784 63,094 (1,550)

44,220 (14,138) (10,387) (7,950) (53,864)

575,808

391

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

SECTION TITLE

ABN: 77 272 419 031

CommitteeĘźs Declaration 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. The Committee of the Association declare that: 1.

The financial statements and notes, as set out on pages 3 to 14 present fairly the Association's financial position as at 30 April 2020 and its performance for the year ended on that date in accordance with the accounting policies described in in Note 1 to the financial statements; and

2.

In the Committee's opinion, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the Association will be able to pay its debts as and when they become due and payable.

This statement is made in accordance with a resolution of the Committee:

President: .................................................................. Andrew Christopher

Head of Finance: .................................................................. Danny Ekins

Dated 7 August 2020

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North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. ABN: 77 272 419 031

President's Declaration Under the Charitable Fundraising Act I, Andrew Christopher, president of North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc., declare that in my opinion: (a) the financial statements give a true and fair view of all income and expenditure of the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. with respect to the fundraising appeals; and (b) the Statement of Financial Position gives a true and fair view of the state of affairs with respect to fundraising appeals; and (c) the provisions of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991; the Regulations under the Act and the conditions attached to the authority have been complied with; and (d) the internal controls exercised by North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. are appropriate and effective in accounting for all income received and applied by North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. from any of its fundraising appeals.

President: .................................................................. Andrew Christopher Dated 7 August 2020 15


SECTION TITLE INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF NORTH BONDI SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB INC. Report on the Audit of the Financial Report Opinion We have audited the accompanying financial report, being a special purpose financial report of North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. (the Association), which comprises the statement of financial position as at 30 April 2020, the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income, the statement of changes in equity and the statement of cash flows for the year then ended, and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies, and the Committee Members' declaration. In our opinion, the accompanying financial report of the Association is in accordance with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012, including: (i)

giving a true and fair view of the Association's financial position as at 30 April 2020 and of its financial performance for the year ended;

(ii) complying with Australian Accounting Standards to the extent described in Note 1 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012; (iii) the financial report gives a true and fair view of the financial result of fundraising appeals for the year; (iv) the financial report and associated records of North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. have been properly kept during the year in accordance with the New South Wales Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 and the regulations; (v) money received as a result of fundraising appeals conducted during the year has been properly accounted for in accordance with the New South Wales Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 and the regulations; and (vi) there are reasonable grounds to believe that the Association will be able to pay its debts as and when they fall due.

Basis for Opinion We conducted our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Report section of our report. We are independent of the Association in accordance with the auditor independence requirements of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 and the ethical requirements of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board's APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (the Code) that are relevant to our audit of the financial report in Australia. We have also fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with the Code. We confirm that the independence declaration required by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012, which has been given to the Committee Members of the Association, would be in the same terms if given to the Committee Members as at the time of this auditor's report. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

Emphasis of Matter - Basis of Accounting We draw attention to Note 1 to the financial report, which describes the basis of accounting. The financial report has been prepared for the purpose of fulfilling the Committee Members' financial reporting responsibilities under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012. As a result, the financial report may not be suitable for another purpose. Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

PKF(NS) Audit & Assurance Limited Partnership ABN 91 850 861 839

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Sydney

Newcastle

Level 8, 1 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia GPO Box 5446 Sydney NSW 2001

755 Hunter Street Newcastle West NSW 2302 Australia PO Box 2368 Dangar NSW 2309

p f

p f

+61 2 8346 6000 +61 2 8346 6099

+61 2 4962 2688 +61 2 4962 3245

PKF(NS) Audit & Assurance Limited Partnership is a member firm of the PKF International Limited family of legally independent firms and does not N B S L S C A N N UA L accept any responsibility or liability for the actions or inactions of any individual member or correspondent firm or firms. For office locations visit www.pkf.com.au

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Responsibilities of Committee Members for the Financial Report The Committee Members of the Association are responsible for the preparation of the financial report that gives a true and fair view and have determined that the basis of preparation described in Note 1 to the financial report is appropriate to meet the requirements of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 and is appropriate to meet the needs of the members. The Committee Members' responsibility also includes such internal control as the Committee Members determine necessary to enable the preparation of a financial report that gives a true and fair view and is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. In preparing the financial report, the Committee Members are responsible for assessing the Association’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the Committee Members either intend to liquidate the Association or to cease operations, or have no realistic alternative but to do so. The Committee Members are responsible for overseeing the Association's financial reporting process.

Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Report Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial report as a whole is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of the financial report. As part of an audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards, we exercise professional judgement and maintain professional scepticism throughout the audit.

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An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial report. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial report, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation of the financial report that gives a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the Committee Members, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial report. We conclude on the appropriateness of the Committee Members’ use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditor’s report to the related disclosures in the financial report or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditor’s report. However, future events or conditions may cause the consolidated entity to cease to continue as a going concern. We evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the financial report, including the disclosures, and whether the financial report represents the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation. We obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence regarding the financial information of the entities or business activities within the consolidated entity to express an opinion on the financial report. We are responsible for the direction, supervision and performance of the audit. We remain solely responsible for our audit opinion. We communicate with the Committee Members regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

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SECTION TITLE Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Report (contâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d) The Auditing Standards require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements relating to audit engagements. We also provide the Committee Members with a statement that we have complied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence, and to communicate with them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear on our independence, and where applicable, related safeguards.

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MEMBERS LISTING WALLY WEEKES MEMBERS Wally Weekes is considered the founder of North Bondi SLSC. The first permanent Clubhouse was erected on his land near Ben Buckler point and he played a pivotal role in our fledgling Club’s success. His pioneering spirit is honoured in recognising our major building benefactors. These donors contributed over $100,000 each to the construction of our new Clubhouse in 2013. Without their support our building would probably never have been built. Alan Peacock Fred Mayer* & Family Steve Larnach & Family Blake Cannavo James Poulos QC Sir Ron Brierley Ben Griffiths & Family John B Fairfax AO Malcolm Turnbull Brian C Powell & Family John Utz AC* Michael Zammit & Famly David & Claire Paradice Roslyn Packer AO * Deceased

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LIFE MEMBERS Robert Chalmers* Bert Doherty* Barney Doherty* Harry Doherty* Gus Hammer* John Marrott* Stan Daddo* Tom Glazebrook MM* Archie Gray* Vic Sams* John Hodge* Cec Mack* Aubrey Laidlaw BEM* Cecil Schartl* Arthur Hyman OBE VD* Sid Price* Alan Pearson* John Easton* Ted Smiles (Jnr)* William Whitehead* Monty Goldstein* Joe Dobson* John Hendy* Bert Woodhill* Brian Davidson MBE* James Comans DFC OAM* Fred Pike* Charles Christensen OAM* Alan Johnston* Alf Wood* Don Martin* Robert Peterson* Gary Shiels Jim Poulos QC Tony Hamilton Carl Melvey* Grant McMah OAM Gunther Kitzler Jenny Anderson Ian Stewart David Einfeld

Bill Gill* Kevin Joyce Stewart Bailey Greg Bodkin Mark Cotter Warwick Morrison* Peter Agnew Peter Smiles* John Regan* Peter Zieme Ben Griffiths Rod Bruce Darren Palmer Brian Powell Alex O’Hara Jim Walker John Nurmi Steve Larnach Raille Galgut Scott Thomson Jason Richardson *Deceased LONG SERVICE 70 YEARS Phillip Coles AM John Cunningham SCM George Hobbs Edward Proudfoot Grant Turnbull 60 YEARS Craig Cunningham Mick Falla Victor Fraser Barry George Michael Gray James Hayward John Hillier Kenneth Hiscoe Frederick Hogan Gus Lievain Charles Matthews

John McNamara-Brown Barry Parsons Peter Pontefract James Power Morris Robinson Anthony Rule John Sayer Max Sayer Philip Scott Edwin Sime Frank Smith Keith Snell Ron Snell Robert Stewart Peter Waterman Gary Winram Gordon Woods 50 YEARS William Butler John Cahill Michael Clancy Paul Cooper Peter Crimmins Jon Donohoe Richard Dubb Kenneth Eastment John Fletcher Peter Frew Laurence Hall Warren Hayes John Homer Robert Johnson Robert Kemp Alan Martin Brian Mayhew Peter Mcdonogh Paul Morrison Bruce Phegan Manoel Santos Russell Stevens Albert Strykowski Gavin Thomson

25 YEARS Georgiana Anderson Madeleine Anderson John Anderson Neil Anderson Tresco Anderson Jenny Bell Dennis Beuganey Richard Bilewicz Stephen Blaydon Alicia Burns Warren Burton April Campbell Gavin Clark Matthew Colquhoun Peter A Colquhoun Dean Cunningham Todd Cunningham John de Salis Shane Ellem Maurice Fayn Brian Freeman Tim Garrett Roy Gruenpeter Matthew Hamilton Murray Hayes Talbot Henry Andrew Hill Evan Hoskins Rebecca Jobling Brett Jowett Vitali Kanevsky Belinda King Jeanie King Sasha Levitt Andrew Lissenden Richard Lissenden Joel Maybury Jim McElroy John McGinness Paul McIvor Justin Melvey


Peter Melvey Guy Oakley Alan Peacock Robert E Peime Andrew Pike Ian Pike Stephen Pike Simon Rathlou Robert Regan Bernie Rizeman Henry Rolley Gaye Rosen Robert Russell Paul Saffron Carl Siddall Adam Sime Steven Snell David Snelson Karl Solomonson Paul Stenhouse Gerald Stephenson Mark Stevens Suzanne Storrie David Thompson Dale Van Haren Wayne Wheatley LONG SERVICE Marcia Abell Kiran Abeshouse Brad Adler Paul Alexiou Andrew Allsopp John Allsopp Peter Ambrose John Anderson Shaun Anderson Glenn Annear Stephen Apps

Sunday Drinks Regulars

John Ballhausen Damian Barden Richie Barel Garry Beath David Beckett Trevor Bell Catherine Bellenger Campbell Bennett Anthony Berman Peter Bishop Stephen Bishop Valeska Bloch David Bloch Andrew Blomfield Courtney Bolin Alison Bond Sean Bonic Mark Bowman Adam Brass Peter Breed Stephen Breheny Robert Brice Gregory Brown John Cahill Christine Callinan Bruce Cameron Jennifer Cameron Adam Casselden SC Emily Chancellor Nicola Chandler Andrew Christopher Jason Christopher David Chrystal Jane Cichero Glenn Clark Rachel Clark Greg Clifford Warwick Clout Katherine Cole

Peter J Colquhoun Christine Conolly Lachlan Cooke Wallace Correy John Costigan Michael Courtney Glen Cremer William Cummins Philip Cussen Kate Daley Andre Dalton Sarah Davis Carolyn Digges David Digges Andrew Djemal Monika Domaschenz Sarah Dominguez Istvan Domokos Gary Driscoll Christopher Dunn Daniel Ekins John Farrell Gregory Fayn Monika Felgentreff Susan Fenn James Fleetwood Alexandra Flower Stephen Fogwill Trevor Folsom Thierry Forest William Forward Peter Fox Carlos Franco Leah Fricke Eduardo Fritis-Lamora Rodrigo Fritis-Lamora Richard Gadd Wayne Gagel Kiva Galgut

Rebecca Gardiner Michael Gibson Diane Gilbert Ian Godby Leon Goltsman Ben Goot Bradley Grant David Gresham Samuel Hagan Josie Hall Geoff Hall Richard Halsted Sabina Hammond Luke Hammond Ben Hawkins Slade Hedderman Emma Heeley Warwick Heeson Katelyn Hemmings Ben Holland Reece Holland Gavin Holman Luke Horder Mary Horniblow Genevieve Hudson Mark Hudson Stephanie Hughes Glenn Hughes Peter Hunter James Isbell Marc Jaku Matthew Jenkins Natacha Joesting Matthew Johns Brett Johnson Shaun Johnson David Jordan Alan Jowell Simon Keizer

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Danny Kelaita Ireneusz Kowalski Tara Lal Drew Lambert Kevin Lane Ross Langbein Thomas Lanyon Jack Leigh Donovan Leitch Grant Leury Murray Lewis Michael Lindsay Scott Lockley Alex Madden Paul Mangioni Aran Maree James Marten-Coney Amanda Mawson Brian May Christine Maybury Kirsten McCaffery Alexandra McCulloch Robert McDonald Sarah McGill Tory McGuire Paul Meehan Michael Mellon Stuart Melvey Erin Michael Aaron Michael Jacob Michael Luke Michael Debbie Midwinter Alain Mignonneau Gary Miller Peter Miller David Milman Lisa Moore Sophie Morgan

Sunday social for all ages

John Morgan Craig Mulvey Paul Murphy Andrea Musacchio Catherine Navarro Peter Newton Robert Nurick Sean O’Connell Coleen O’Neill Stewart O’Regan Douglas Orr Greg O’Sullivan Adam Pantle Michael Parkes Alex Pavic Nicholas Pedavoli John Penton Julian Peterson Andrew Phillips Mitchell Phillips David Pitchford Judy Playfair Lou Playfair Phillip Ransom Peter Rennex Robert Reznik David Rich John Rich Kurt Rich Stephen Roach Scott Robinson John Robson Justin Rogers Neil Rogers Jodie Salmon Martin Simich Doug Simpson Kirsty Smith James Smith

Ross Smith Amy Somes Jimmy Spencer Emma Starritt Evan Stilwell Simon Storry Karen Stott Peter Strachan Nathan Sturgeon Louise Sung Philip Suriano Balazs Szent-Kirallyi Rosemarie Taliano Mark Tansley Paul Tatham Joshua Tatham David Teagle Melanie Thomas David Tinworth Serge Vegh Kipling Walker Donna Walsh Grant Walsh Clayton Ward Stephen Waring Alun Watkins Matthew Weetman David Wesson Mark Wieland Leonie Wilkinson David Wilkinson Paul Wilkinson Andrew Willes Charles Williams Sam Wilson Elizabeth Wise Karen Young Annaliese Zieme

RESERVE ACTIVES Keelan Bridge Thomas Dowling Jemma Dudley-Smith Victoria Gorman David Hanna Michael Hughes Geoffrey Jakeman William Johns Jake Little Andrew Metcalfe Martyn Morris Claire Owen Jason Shepherd Cameron Spittle Kenneth Stanton Fiona Tschaut Rob Welborn Pat Williams ACTIVE (18YEARS AND OVER) Bettina Abbott Jon Abitz Gabrielle Adler Kevin Adler Megan Albagly Poppy Aldous David Alexander Bradley Allen Christopher Allison Yianni Anastasiadis Sammy Annear Inge Arts Scott Averay Christina Baker-Finch Mark Baldassarre Michael Bamford Brittaney Banks

Damian Barden and Cynthia Baker-Barden


Hayden Barker Mike Barley Jana Bartsch David Bassin Brennan Bastyovanszky Phillippa Batchelor Greta Beale Max Beavis David Bell Grant Benson Lachlan Benson Claudia Berman Jordan Besser Guy Beynon Kylie Biddle Madeline Black Benjamin Blackburn Charles Bodkin James Bodkin Tamas Bognar Dominic Boland Michael Boland Sari Dewi Bone David Bone Amanda Boogert Anthony Boogert Kazimir Boskovic Ted Bowler Iain Boyd Allana Boyd-Boland Patrick Breheny Andrea Britz Andre Broderick Cath Brown Ivan Brown James Brown Matthew Brown Laura Bruce Thomas Bunting

Joshua Burnard Jessica Burns David Bush Adam Cadwallader Jayden Cain Jamie Cairns Alastair Campbell Robert Carmody Charles Carroll Brooke Carter Marnie Cartwright Bella Cavallaro Nick Chapman James Chapman Rodrigo Chedid Alexandra Christopher Jaeme Christopher Leo Christopher Alexander Clark Sam Clark Ben Clarke Jake Clifton Isabella Clifton John Clothier Bradley Cole Massimo Colombo Ben Commens Adam Cooper Juan Correa Arango Sophie Coulier James Cox Claire Cregan Tom Cregan Isaac Cremer Christopher Criddle Jennifer Croft Lisa Croudace David Cummins Micheal Cunningham

Niall Cunningham Mark Currell Ben Daley Scott DAmours Robert Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arcy Bryce Davidson Chris Davis Victor de Blecourt Des Deen David Dennis Katherine Denton Julia DeSalvo Gennadi Dobrinski Ottavia Dolci David Donkin Hamish Donkin Morgan Donnelly Hugo Dudley-Smith Neal Duggin Jason Duncan Daniel Dunlop Claudia Dunn Hannah Dunn Henry Durack Maria Eger James Ekins Luca Ekins Andrew Emmerson Charlotte Ens Frederick Erickson Peta Estens John Fairbairn Marcus Fantl Jake Felicioni Hilton Freddy Felix Gabriel Fernandes Monique Fewkes Mark Finch Madeleine Findlay

Elliott Finley Christopher Flintoft Peter Fotopoulos Alexandra Francis Jessica Fraser Lucy Fraser David Freedman Ariell Friedman Adam Fry Jack Frzop Ciara Gaffney Michael Galgut Guilherme Garcia Jeremy Garling Julia Garside David Garvin Ryan Geddes Sophia Gellibrand Tye Gerrard Scott Gibbons Giora Glick Jonathan Golan David Goldman Joey Goldman Steven Goodman Terry Goodman Martin Gordon Catriona Graham Andrew Graham Simon Grant Tanya Green Liam Grieve Hayley Grosser Oceane Guittard Robert Guy Djordje Gvozdenovic Erik Haggstrom Steven Hall Simon Hall

Scott Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amours and Nicholas Pedavoli

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Michael Hamilton Craig Hammond Amy Hanna Harry Harden Andrew Harford Adam Harley Luke Harris Paul Harrison Will Hauserman Noah Havard Zach Havard Harrison Hemmings Jeremie Henry Charlotte Herbert Michael Hertel Kylee Heslop Jeremy Heys Oliver Heys Luke Hines Liz Hirst Chris Hirst Ewen Hollingsworth James Holyman Sam Horsley Paul Hotton Aleshea Houlahan Darcy Hughes Louis Hugh-Jones Grace Hunt Koozee Huybers Victoria Hyde Nicholas Hyde Joshua Israeli Graham Jackson Marsha Jacobs Dean Jacobson Mandy Jager Matthew Jager Phoebe Jagoe

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Jeremy James Klara Janickova Hannah Jefferson Ben Jenke Luke Jeremy Jordi Jochelson Jordan Joffe Amelia Jones Sarah Jones Thomas Jordan Sandra Journot Justin Kay Ian Kelsall Patrick Kerr Neill Kiely Simon King Michael Kouper Brendan Krone Marcel Kwantes Oliver Lamens Nicholas Lane Stephen Larkman Ellie Larnach Robin Laurie Leesa Lawrence Tommy (Jung In) Lee Dianne Leedham David Leslie David Lewis Blaze Lopes Oliver Loughlin Kirra Lowlett-Richards Simon Lynch Sari Mackay Bradley Mackay Rose MacMahon Siobhan Madden Patrick Maddern Ambar Maddox

Thomas Mahony Edmund Mallett Nina Malmstrom Ashton Maloney David Martin Tyler Martin Geoff Mattes Craig Matthew Julia May Annette Mazzeri Jennifer McCloy Jason McCormack Ali McGill Andrew McGill Louis McGuire Peter McKerracher Clayton McLeod Nicole McMahon Richella McMorroughEnright Amelia Meares Kate Meller Alexander Merkur Alison Merridew Timothy Michael Andrew Millmore Doron Milner Rique Miroshnik Sam Mitchell Luc Mollinger John Moore Keith Moore Penelope Moran Tessa Morgan Sarah Moritz Suzanne Morony Dan Murphy Richard Murphy Joshua Najdzion

Patrol 1 Australia Day

Sam Nathan Michael Nearhos Scott Neve Justine Nolan Ben Norval Justine Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell Nathan Oliver Karl Onslow Christian Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Regan Buckingham Phillip Palmer Brent Paradise Joe Pardey Jonathan Parker Paul Parks Steve Pascoe Catherine Paterson James Paull Serena Peddle Jack Pembroke-Birss Garry Pendergast Luca Perchey Douglas Peres David Perks Hannah Peters Duncan Petit Damon Pezaro Champ Phetiam Logan Philip Tom Phillips Jarrod Poort Hendrik Poot Alex Portet Joseph Porteus Igor Praporshchikov Max Predebon Christopher Proctor Hamish Prout Oliver Rich


Joshua Riesel Sophia Rihani Matthew Roberts Francesca Roberts Paul Robinson Simon Robinson Craig Rodgers Alexander Rogers Cooper Rogers John Rohl Christian Rohr Cristian Rojas Anton Rosenberg Jason Ross Merav Ross Megan Rumford Dan Ryan Derek Ryan Mitchell Ryan Robert Salamon Edward Salib Miriam Salter Rhett Sampson James Samuels Jason Sargent Michael Scanlan Joey Schaasberg Jonathon Schacht Lucy Schott Julia Schulz Andrew Scott Michelle Segaert Daniel Seligsohn Adam Senecky Daryn Sennett Karen Sheppard Sarah SherborneHiggins Matthew Shipley

Ellen Sijtsma Peter Skinner Jonathan Slattery Hayden Smart Ashley Smith Natassia Smith Ruby Smith Alex Smith Nicholas Sone Benjamin Stanley Eloise Starr Brendan Stats Julia Staunton Nicholas Stavrinos Simon Steel Kelsey Stevens Jacob Stevens Joshua Stevens Victoria Stilwell Matt Stockwell Matilda Strain Jack Suriano Lachlan Swaney Paul Tait Isabella Taliano Lyle Taualai Suzanne Tavill Emily Tebbatt Ashleigh Thomas Paul Thomas Emma Thomson Georgia Thomson Sophie Thomson Arran Thomson Adam Thorp Brianna Tier Niamh Todd Laura Tomidei Ryan Tomlin

Daniel Toohey Imogen Troedson Sean Tully Simone Twiss Wouter Van Der Meulen Dylan Van Der Walt Maxwell Vaughan Nicky Verco Jamie Verco Charlie Verco Lachlan Verwer Daniel von der Heyden Tyler von der Heyden Jennifer Wagner Stephen Wales Ben Walker Tim Ward Sam Ward Anthea Warne Paul Watchman Ashton Waugh Maxwell WebsterBurnham Ben Weidlich Joshua Weinstein Bernard Weir Chris Welander Lizzie Welborn Zoe Welborn Charles Wenmohs Graeme Wertheimer Robert White John Wholley Sam Wicks Ned Wieland Thomas Wilhelm Lauren Williams Rebecca Williams Anna Willis

Paul Wilson James Woods Cameron Yuen Zofia Zayons Gidon Zimerman Kristin Zoega Oli Zuk ACTIVE (15-18 YEARS) Madeleine Argy Cynthia Baker-Barden Brandon Bell Gracie Berry Sabrina Boonaursoontorn Conor Boyd-Boland Samuel Braun Bellamy Brown Luc Christensen Xanthe Christopher Hugh Clothier Thomas Clothier Harley Collias Jackson Cunningham Lachlan Cunningham Isaac Dunn Charlotte Ekins Capri Felix Lily Finati Eskindir Gavel Charlie Germane Samuel Hall Zara Hamilton Madeleine Hardy Max Homan Will Homan Bernadette Hughes Anna Jordan Felix Laurance Sacha Lechem

New North Bondi Bronzies

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Charlotte Leedham Max Leedham Chloe Lewis Jake Lewis Max Lissenden Brock Lopes Charlotta Mackay Emily Mackay Patrick Macken William McGregor Tara McManus Connor McManus Thomas Nesbitt Harrison Palmer Benedict Parnell Sophie Payne Otavio Pereira Wood Lucia Porteus Perri Quirk Laila Rich Barney Roach Elizabeth Robson Charlotte Ross Kfir Ross Roee Saar Greta Schaffer Yoella Senator Asher Senator Tim Senior Skinner Amelia Smith Ruby Smuskowitz Serena Someya Caprice Stokes Cooper Stokes Nikita Strbac Edward Swaney Patrick Tagg Paris Tier Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arcy Todd

Hannah Ulcoq Ryan von der Heyden Olivia Walker Ryan Waugh Elliott Welander Coco Welsh Gemma White Darcy White Duke Wieland Alexandra Woolley CADET MEMBERS (13-15 YRS) Lola Annear Owen Barnett Paris Bell Gia Berman Eloise Boyson Stella Brooks Edie Broughton Imogen Brown Isabella Bustos-McNeil Jonathan Capp Benedict Christensen Sofia Clifton Georgia Crisp Sasha Danko Jonah de Groot Henry Donovan Oliver Dudley-Smith Oliver Elliott Lewin Fairbairn Michael Fry Sam Germane Darcey Graham Gidon Grunseit Maya Haggstrom Patrick Hall Patrick Healy

Genevieve Hughes Hunter Hyde Kai Johns Arlo Johns-Hammond Lachlan Jorstad Coco Kelly James Kouper Mats Lange Tom Laverty Jock MacCallum Isabella Mackay Jack Macken Jessica Meagher Jade Melvey-Lester Arlo Merewether Maddison Meyer Lara Millmore Miles Minto BellaRose Moran Isabella Murray Jet Ostrer Mackenzie Palmer Alex Pellegrino William Perkins Allegra Pirie Teva Porat Campbell Porteus Owen Punch Benjamin Randles Charlie Rich Saskia Roberts Josephine Robson Nicolas Rodgers Toby Rodgers Will Rodgers Naor Ross Shiri Saar Kai Sersansie Anneliese Smart

Eva Smith Phillippa Steel Nicola Steele Chanelle Stokes Ben Stubbs-Goulston Alexandra Tait Thomas Unger George Verco Jake Walker Holly Warren Djuna Watchman-Naher Matilda Waugh Oliver Welsh Alexander White Anna Wilkinson Charlotte Williams Thea Zammit AWARD MEMBERS Jayden Adler George Anastasiadis Olivia Georgas Veronica Santos-Appleby Niya Stoyanova Declan Sullivan NEW BUILDING ASSOCIATES Mervyn Basserabie Stephen Chapman Andrew Denman Jacqueline Erskine Grant Eshuys Bruce Fallshaw Ata Gokyildirim Geoffrey Holloway Benjamin Jarvis Kim Jones Robert King David Lim

Hamish Donkin and Ned Weiland

Stewart Bailey and Raille Galgut


Amanda Love Andrew Love James Mayo Kathy Miller Neill Miller Terry Newman David Nolan Damien Pembroke Geoff Roberts Danielle Roche Glenn Rosewall Tom Schutzinger Andrew Strang Sally-Anne Tagg Frank Tagg James Unger Daniel Weinberg Roslyn Young ASSOCIATES Phillip Abram Recep Ahmedov Theodore Arnold Miles Barclay Robin Barker Henry Benjamin Victor Berger Michele Bloch Kevin Bloch George Bloomfield Lawrence Bolel Scott Cam Michael Caton Kim Clarke Harry Connors Mary Anne Cronin Tim Daley Christopher Dawson Jim Delooze

Christine Deutsch Thomas Deutsch Len Edmonds Charles Eftimiou James Erskine Michael Finger Kerry Freeman Leonard Gentin Josif Gershkovich Martin Gill Adrian Gold Leslie Green Maurice Green Peter Hammerman Steve Haritos Angelo Hatsatouris Kevin Hinds Susan Howarth Annie Iredale Malcolm Jago Paul Jones Paul S Jones Ruth Lampe Karen Leard David Leydman Bruce Loudon Ian Low Philippa Mater Peter Metchev Michael Morrison Dimitri Moskovich Liselott Muhlen-Schulte Robert Muir John Neill Kim Newton Ian Ossher Martin Payne Sam Petukh Dean Power

Colin Revelman Ken Richardson Diane Richmond Jeanne Rockey Harris Saffron Sharon Savdie Philip Schofield Tony Schwartz Robert Silverton Ezekiel Solomon Brad Swebeck Adam Tilley Sean Tooth Jonathan Ward David Waterhouse Sam Wheeler Antony Whitlam Robert Whyte Stephen Winbank Terry Wise GENERAL MEMBERS - LONG SERVICE Grant Beardmore Narelle Clark Peter Eisman Mary Fotopoulos Jim Fotopoulos Tony Freeman Patricia Goulding Bryson Goulding Robert Hammond Debbie Holland Col Hughes Helen Johnson Robert Muller Elizabeth Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hare Judy Poulos Vicki Shiels

Kay Smiles GENERAL MEMBERS Derek R. Arms Maria Austin Susan Bailey Michelle Baker-Barden Lucas Barclay Chessie Barham Benjamin Barham Leanne Bell Lynette Bernard Lindy Beynon Guy Beynon Snr Christopher BlaxlandWalker Michele Borkowski Clare Bowers Tim Bowers Christian Bowes Charissa Brooks Ben Brooks Craig Burns Elaine Cairns Ian Caldwell Emma Carmody Athol Chiert Angela Christopher Narelle Clark Elizabeth Clemow Elizabeth Clothier David Coates Alison Cotter Gordon Cunningham Homer Dapas Peter Davidson Melissa Davies Snjezana de Leede Anthony de Leede

Patrol 12 Max Lissenden & Annie Mazzeri

Patrol 17 Steve Larkman

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Elizbeth Dickson Robert Dickson Anthony Dowling Anthony Doyle Annette Dydula Ryan Eagle Glenn Elliott Earl Evans Kerrie Felix Monica Fitzpatrick Aaron Fleming George Frazis Natasha Fry Angela Galgut Sharon Galgut Renee Germane David Germane Melina Glanville Robert Goldrich Alex Goold Anthony Goudy Samuel Gowland Emily Gribble Cherie Griffiths Natalie Hall Camilla Hamilford Melissa Hamilton John Hammond Julia Hatsatouris Ryan Holmner Adam Hughes Deborah J Jones Alexandra Joseph Daniel Jureidini Annie Karam Brett Kiernan Helen Kirkup Michaela Lakota Tara Larnach

Bruce Lee Evan Leedham Kylie Lenord Julian Lenthall Adrian Leppinus Brett Leslight Michelle Macmahon Andrew Mahar Monique March Gerry Markezinis Andrew Martin Martin Maskin Stephen Matuska Stuart McDonald Jasmin Melvey Janet Merewether Justin Mitchell Jenny Morrissey Milos Mulac Maaike Newman Gretel Packer Francesca Packer Barham Carolyn Palmer Maree Pantle Marcus Parker Adrian Perkins Hunter Pflueger Katrina Porteus Kenneth Pratt Annie Pryor Jan Rich Samantha Roberts Scott Robertson William Robinson Tina Ros-Ekins Sharron Rosenberg Gene Ross Matt Ryan Michael Ryan

Sarah Sarkozy Rolando Schirato Ricardo Serrao Charlie Smirl Alexandra Somerville Duncan Stevens Charles Stewart Phillip Stricker AO Virginia Swanson Simon Swanson Jason Swartz Mary Jayne Tier Jennifer Walker Tamie Waugh Rebecca Whish Fleming Pip Wieland Bobby Yaldwyn Sophia Zagora Allan Zion JUNIOR ACTIVITY MEMBER (5-13 YEARS) Shayna Abitz Levi Abitz Lily Adams Henry Adams Alice Aitken Zoe Allison Thomas Allison Sofia Amato Darcy Anderson Jack Anderson Benjamin Andreatta Sophie Antic William Apperley Mila Arms Zac Arms Alba Arnall Ines Arnall Harper Arnall

Isabella Austin Harry Austin Ollie Bailey Bea Banes Gracie Banes Addison Barber Katherine Barclay Jackson Barclay Amelia Barel Evie Barnfield Jamie Barnfield Matias Barrington-Higgs Amelia Bassett Benjamin Bassett James Bassett Anna Battista Matilda Beer Stats Alexandra Bell Mila Bell Carlos Bell Estella Benson Violet Benson Louis Bettini Flynn Biggs-Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sullivan Heidi Binder Lachlan Birtles Arki Blair Hunter Bligh Juliette Blundell Darcy Blundell Gabriel Boismoreau Patricia Boland Otis Bone Ciara Boreland Liam Boreland Camille Borozan Lily Borozan Seraphine Bouf Ruby Bowers

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Rob Carmody, Paul Wilkinson, Emma Carmody and Tony Hamilton


Leo Bowers Daisy Bowes Harry Bowes Cassidy Bowler Riadh Bowler Noah Bowler Dare Bowra Lawson Boyle Jack Bramah Eden Brandon Milla Brandon Linus Braun Ethan Brennan Kianna Brennan-Todd Milla Brereton Olivia Brill Zara Brodaty Freya Broderick Harry Brook Violet Brooks Zac Brooks Elliot Brown Kyson Brown Camille Brownjohn Imogen Brownjohn Rosie Bruce Kinga Bruter Bella Buckley Archer Bull Felix Bull Jude Bull Yasmine Bullen Edith Burnell Indiana Burns Cooper Burns Amelia Kate Butler Gigi Butler Scarlett Butler Jack Buttigieg

Isabella Byrne Lily Cadet Beau Cadet Sienna Cairns Harry Cairns Liv Caldwell Alexa Campbell Charlie Campbell Bart Carmody Fred Carmody Amahlia Carvin Theodore Cassidy Savannah Chapman Saskia Charles James Charles Leo Charlton Max Charlton Isabel Christie Alexander Christofides Anthony Christofides Edie Christopher Katani Christopher Teiki Christopher Teddy Clare William Clare Scarlett Clark Liam Clark Noah Clark Thomas Clark William Clothier Charles Coates Max Coates Grace Coleman Ivor Colquhoun Rocco Commens Francesca Conway Avalon Cooper Connie Cooper Grace Cooper

Madison Cooper Marlow Cooper Miley Cooper Gabriel Coopes-Allan Ariane Copper Angus Corbett Ethan Corsten Flynn Cox-Gallagher Ruby Cregan Sam Cregan Elizabeth Criddle Josephine Criddle Evie Crinis Philippa Crinis Charlie Crocker Eddie Crocker Hugo Croft Oscar Croft Abby Cunningham Bronte Cunningham Fia Cunningham Thomas Cunningham Olivia Curran Sam Curran Jaime Currell Barnaby Currell Charlie Currell Thomas Czinner Gabriel da Silva Rafael da Silva Millie Dale-Gosper Santiago Dalton Peter Damianos Hugo DAmours Anton Danko Sophia Dapas Matthew Davey Kai Davidson Nyika Sophia Davies

Zara Davies Harry Davies Sebastian Davies Billy Davis Maiya de Groot Elena de Jong Julia de Jong Joshua de Jong Lorenzo De Sa Frances Delaney Charlotte Dempster Thomas Dermody Isabella Di Giorgio Souza Massimo Di Giorgio Souza Sam Dolan Amelia Donovan Adamrinjarni Donthaveone William Douglas Alexander Dove Stanley Drexler Angus Dudley-Smith John Dudley-Smith Kit Dunkley Lily Dunkley Amelia Dunningham William Dunningham Margaret Dunn-King Robert Dunn-King Poppy Dutemple Duke Dutemple Madeleine Eady Jack Eagle Bella Eason William Edwards Ariel Efrat Yoni Efrat Ari Eisman Isabel Elliott

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Leilani Ellis Wavy Ellis Daniel Ellmore James Ellmore Henry Elwing Francesca Emblin Xavier Emblin Chloe Empeigne Hugo Empeigne Emme Eshuys Isobel Eshuys Kennedy Evans-McPhee Jasmin Ezekiel Mia Ezekiel Ingrid Fairbairn Milly Falkner Zoey Falkner Chantilly Fallshaw Chelsea Fallshaw Isaac Fan Ava Fardoulis Lucien Farrenc Pedro Faustino Veronika Fedotova Azzuri Felix Eric Ferro Hugo Field Ryan Filip Harper Findlay Baylie Finley Sierra Finley Jack Finney Mila Fitzpatrick Mark Fleming Sonny Fleming Milla Flintoft Jack Flintoft Bo Fourie Carmen Frack BM1 Celebrating

Natasha Frankl Hunter Fraser William Fraser Franka Frugtniet Ruby Fry Marley Fuller Isla Furey Finn Gadd Taj Gadd Tiberio Gambacorti Elizabeth Gartland Aidan Gartland Sophia Garvin Clifford Gauja Guy Gauja Talia Gellert Hamilton Gill Lawson Gill Sienna Girardi Tristan Girardi Maeve Gisz Patrick Gisz Lucinda Gladstone Anais Glover Jolie Glover Archie Godby Hugh Godby Nehir Gokturk Daniella Golan Maya Golan Benjamin Golan Lital Goldberg Orli Goldberg Sara Goldberg Frederick Goldrich Henry Goldrich Francoise Goold Flynn Goold Joshua Gotting

Victoria Goudy Zali Gowland William Graham Lachlan Grant Kahurangi Gray Darcy Greenfield Parker Henry Hull GreenfieldParker Greta Gribble Haya Gribble Sunny Gribble Nicolas Grimwood Aidan Gruenpeter Callum Gunning Frida Haggstrom Poppy Haggstrom Daniel Hall Maddox Hambly Joel Hamilford Jonty Hamilford Allie Hamilton Taylor Hamilton Charlotte Hannigan Jonathan Haritos Steven Haritos Coco Harley Xavier Harley Francesca Harris Isabella Harris Lucinda Harris Charlie Harris Christian Harris Cooper Harris Mitchell Harris Brandon Hass Jaydon Hass Henry Hausman Odessa Hawkins Mackenzie Hearne Patrol 13 at Sunday Drinks

Rebecca Heathcote Blake Heckes Charles Heckes Adia Hedges Finn Hegarty Roxanne Heng Emmeline Henrici Nesta Henry Henry Herceg Benjamin Hirst Oliver Hirst Harry Hocking Eva Holveck Alex Holveck Bonnie Hosking Oisin Hughes William Hughes Jake Hume Adelaide Hunter Lily Hunter Tabitha Hunter Hawk Hurihanganui Jemima Huxley Zachary Hyde Jordan Ibrahim Lachlan Ibrahim Luke Ibrahim Zac Ickowicz Dash Ingram Imogen Isbell Jocelyn Isbell Joel Jacobs Alexander Jarman Jed Jarrett Abigail Jellins Samuel Jellins Charles-Joshua Jemmeson Charlotte Jennings


Aria Jensen Maya Johnson Emily Jones Lola Jones Zara Jones Jett Jones-Czechowski Parker Jordan-Booth Spencer Jordan-Booth Chelsea Joseph Lottie Joseph Gerry Joseph Jesse Joye Imogen Jureidini Liam Kalush Sasha Kamenev Hayley Kanevsky Maddie Kanevsky Aiden Kanevsky Emma Kaplan Makenzie Kaplan Edward Karoll Alexis Kelser Stella Keneally Isaac Kenny James Kenny Ulysses Khoury Blanco Marcus Khuman Eloise Kiernan Lola Killick Kai Kitchen Leo Kitchen Elise Kitchener Ineke Klok Bastian Klok Henry Klok Nicolas Klok Tim Korte Dane Kovacevic Freddie Kovacevic

Raille Galgut and Phil Palmer

Gidget Kowalski Helena Kramer Alexandra Krass Theodore Krass Layla Krone Greta Kruse Mark Kvyat Emilia Laban Sophia Laban Jonah Lai Anastasia Lamb Vivienne Lamb Lucia Landaeta Wright Julio Landaeta Wright Clodagh Lang Cillian Lang Conor Lang Christopher Langan Matilda Langham Tommy Lanier Jude Large Hugo Larriera Duke Laurie Piper Lawless Vivi Lawless Jake Lawless Madison Lee Sienna Lee Jensen Lee Bella Leedham Judah Leibovici Isla Lenthall Olivia Lenthall Oscar Leppinus Benjamin Lequerica Lukas Lequerica Hugo Lewis John Liberiou Ethan Likht

Jason Likht Ruby Lin Persia Linstrom Darius Linstrom Isabel Liu Tiana Long Asher Lowenstein Hendrix Luu-Higgins Annabel Lynch Daisy Lynch Kristian Mackay Matisse Maconachie Hendrix Maconachie Mia Maguire Chase Mahar Madison Mancini Lauren Mangan Luka Markov Bear Marsh Anika Martin Arabella Martin Lena Martin Octavia Martin Pia Martin Aline Masters Genevieve Matthew Blaize Mc Aleese Harper McAleese Felicity McCormack Alexander McCormack Charlie McCormack Sophia McGill Fred Mcguigan Johnny McGuire Taro McHatton Tiggy McLeod Bevans Isabelle McVay Milly McVay Dylan Melvey

Zara Melvey-Lester Harriette Meppem Jack Meyer William Meyer Jagger Michael Magnus Mikelsen Azura Minichiello Oliver Minning Declan Minto Julian Minto Amber Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell Mila Mitchell Gus Mitchell Oscar Mitchell Maeva Mitchell Dominiko Valentina Mithen Leo Mithen Joseph Moller Matthew Moller Mackenzie Mollison Carter Mollison Milly Monaghan Edwina Moran Lily-May Moran Connor Moran Logan Moran Soleil Morgan James Morgan Katja Moritz Chloe Morris Finley Morris Matt Morris Archie Moses Acacia Mulligan Caoimhe Mulligan Lilly Naâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;a Lily Nabung

Lifesaving IRB Team

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MEMBERS LISTING

132

Niek Nathan Antonia Neal Mina Neilsen Charlie Nemes Max Nesbitt Maya Newman Charlie Newman Flin Newman Oliver Newman Lilli Newmarch Darcey Newton Harrison Newton Abigail Nisell Gabriel Nisell Hudson Nissen Ella Oates Grace Obeid India O’Brien Luan O’Connor Lily Odillo Maher Abigail O’Hara Tom O’Hara Ceilim O’Kelly Col O’Kelly Mai Oken Bo Olliver Tomek O’Neill Maia Onslow James Onslow Bronte Orgias Tavi Orgias Jasper Oxley Darcy Parkes Henry Parkes Lara-Rose Pavan Freya Pavey Phoebe Pearce Tom Pearce Liam Peles

Saskia Pellegatti Benjamin Pembroke Joshua Pendergast Quentin Pengelly June Perier Maygnan Georgia Perkins John Perkins Zoey Peros Vivienne Perram Julian Perram Yahm Pesah Jake Petit Leo Petit Mali Phillips Marina Phitidis Costa Phitidis Clement Piellard Freddie Pinho Alexander Piperkos Ruby Pizzo Morris Plomp Felix Pollak Harry Pollitt Jack Pollitt Vincent Pollitt Georgina Porteus Jackson Potter Will Potter Maggie Powell Levy Praporshchikov Yakov Praporshchikov Anna Procter Loulou Procter David Prosniakov Annabelle Prout Max Prout Elijah Prowse Emily Pryor Hamish Punch

_Jane Cichero, Karen Sheppard and Sarah Davis

Henry Purbrick Ignacio Pustilnick Colombres Layla Quinn Matilda Quinn Ari Quinn Alex Rainbow Alicia Randall Joseph Randall Eleanor Ranken Giordano Rea Sasha Reeder Sophie Regan Brody Reid Achinoam Reiner Gigi Remond Alexandra Rennie-Meyenn Claudia Rennie-Meyenn Ethan Reynolds Archer Rhydderch Lloyd Rhydderch Bella Richards Lily Richards Zac Richards Camilla Rimington Oliver Rimington Alexander Ristevski Xavier Rizeman-Kupina Charlie Roberts William Roberts Reif Robertson Cameron Robinson Henrietta Robson Chloe Rockliff Annabelle Ross Michaela Ross Robyn Ross Buddy Ross Jonty Ross

Joshua Ross Lily Rowe-Marges Ben Rozanes Julian Rozsa Connor Russell Felix Russell Xander Russell Stella Ryan Cooper Ryan Lachlan Ryan Max Salamon Michael Salter Ari Samowitz Amelia Samuel Hannah Samuel Jessica Samuel Vanessa Samuel Jack Samuel Cole Samuels Manuela Sanchez Jessica Sanders Zoe Santos Ella Sargent Jack Sargent William Sargent Willow Sarkozy Ziggy Sarkozy Isabella Sartor William Sartor Jude Satusky Abigail Sauer Ben Sauer Eva Sayer Isabel Sayer Georgina Scales Lucinda Scales Maxwell Scales Thomas Scales Asher Schwartz

Jack Suriano and Emma Thomson


Elias Schwartz Saskia Scott Florence Scotting Ayla Seale Leon Shalhoub Madison Shamieh Billie Shapiro Emmaline Shapiro Scarlett Shapiro Tullius Sharpe Jacob Shaw Micah Shields Daniel Shields Oriel Shilton Aidan Shulkin Anton Sidoroff Oivia Simich Lucas Simich Oscar Simich Samuel Simich Leopold Simonin Seva Singh Imogen Slezak Millicent Smales Oliver Smales Theodore Smales Felicity Smirl Zara Smirl Poppy Smith Ruby I Smith Joseph Smith Elizabeth Somerville Francesca Somerville Georgia Sone Madeleine Sone Charles Sone Chloe Spencer Imogen Spencer Maxine Spencer

Sophie Spencer Willa Spencer Hugo Spencer Patrick Spencer Brynn Spierings Hugo Spierings Tymen Spierings Jackson Spyrou Cillian Stankard Luella Stanley Lily Stead Bonnie Steel Olivia Stein Harrison Stein Scarlett Stevens Annabel Stevenson Ziggy Stewart Lucas Street Adam Struggles Isaac Struggles Toby Struggles Jack Stuart River Sullivan Jedediah Suntay Libby Suttner Mimi Suttner Asher Suttner Boaz Suttner Willa Swartz Ethan Sweeney Joseph Tagg Vincent Tagg Isaac Tait Olivia Taouk Jacob Taouk Alfie Taylor Lewis Taylor Miles Taylor Spike Taylor

Arya Tearle William Teasdale Xander Teasdale Viva Teller Beddison Gabrielle Thevenet Abbey Thomas Lucy Thompson Charlotte Thorp Isabelle Thorp Mimi Tolnay Raff Toohey Sarah Toward Shiloh Tran Vass Eloise Trickey Seb Tucker Chiara Tully Imogen Tully Aroha Tumohe-Campbell Jack Turnbull-Brown Heidi Unger Frederick Valente Anne Van den Heuvel Charly Rose Van Imhoff Heidi Vanzella Benedict Vanzella Elijah Vass Tran Grace Verco Harley Villagra Florence Vinnell Saskia Vinnell Ned Vinnell Nine Mae Vu Hong Isabella Wadham Benjamin Wadham Ruby Wales Dixon Wales Rose Walker Audrey WalpoleSkwarczynska

Eleanor WalpoleSkwarczynska Alexandra Ward Charlotte Ward Zahra Ward Nicholas Ward Kate Wareham Rachel Waterer Elizabeth Watkins Minnie Watson Jerry Watson Annabelle Waugh Josephine Waugh Meelah Webb Fields Eleanor Wee Jasper Weidner Lili Weinstein Zoe Welsh Frederick Welsh Lillian Wenmohs Isobel Lulu Weston Caroline White Claudia White Eloise White Isobelle White Sofia White Oliver White George Whitehouse Ralph Whitehouse Indigo Whitfield Finn Wicks Marley Wicks Nash Wicks Tippi Wieland Amelia Wilcsek Eliza Wilcsek Thomas Wilcsek Jack Wilkinson Chloe Williams

BM2 - Jordi Jochelson, Cath Brown, James Cox, Zofia Zayons & Damon Pezaro

Aaron and Tim Michael

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MEMBER LISTING

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Tara Williams Declan Williams Lachlan Williams Samuel Williams Harry Willis Thomas Willis Milly Wilson Ethan Witcombe Joshua Woodcock Annabel Woolley Eliza Woolley Amber Worden James Worden Olivia Worldon Anya Wright Elke Wright Poppy Wright Julian Wylie Sullivan Wynter Nicolas Wyse Taylor Yaldwyn Saxon Yates Lucia Zagora Theodore Zagora Morgan Zammit Zoey Zaumeyer Sophie Zelma James Zelma Sara Zimmerman Reuben Zipser Naomi Ziv Elad Ziv LEAVE/RESTRICTED Adam Baylis Grant Beaumont Jennifer Browning Samuel Clark Christopher Davern James Fraser

Sarah Freischmidt Yael Galgut Hayley Jay Sarah Kouper Adelle Kuehn Baxter Laurance Brendan McCarthy Kate Miller Alexander Najdzion Joost Notenboom Daphne Palmer-Ball Kirstin Pascoe Felicity Pattullo Jethro Read Adam Rosenberg Louise Scales Damien Scales Steven Slezak Alistair Stolz Ilana Stringer Will Suriano Max Thomson Jessica Van Schreven Claudette Wadsworth Jane Want

MEMBERSHIP TOTAL MEMBERS CATEGORY

MALE FEMALE

Probationary

12

6

6

Junior Activity (5-13 years)

862

430

432

Cadet (13-15 years)

82

45

37

Active (15-18 yrs)

79

44

35

Active (18yrs and over)

449

312

137

Award Member 6

3

3

Reserve Active

18

14

4

Long Service

368

299

69

Associate

108

86

22

Life Member

25

24

1

General

149

74

75

Leave / Restricted

31

16

15

TOTAL

2188

1352

836

PROBATIONARY Ava Confos Lachlan Darke Temara Exton David Goldin Erin Griffin Matthew Harland Amelie Havard Poppy Marsh Hugo Mcconochie Dashiell Osler Oliver White Claudia Williams

Tony, Melissa and Zara Hamilton

Kirra, Matilda, Sari and Brianna

Christmas with Brittaney, Debbie and Rosie


MAJOR SPONSORS

Double Bay/Bondi Beach

SPONSORS

135

Design: Annaliese Zieme Printing: Lofty Bolel/Dashing Digital Special thanks to Grant McMah, Debbie Midwinter, Debbie Holland and Gary Driscoll N B S L S C A N N UA L R E P O R T 2 0 1 9 / 2 0 Photos are courtesy of many club members and nipper parents


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