Smiths Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
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There are so many ways to get involved with Surf Life Saving WA, even without getting wet. Consider booking in-classroom education; maintaining a corporate sponsorship; or becoming a parent member, competition official or club committee member. Plus, find out how to become a lifesaver or sign up as a Woodside Nipper.
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West Australia’s community members are vital supporters of Surf Life Saving WA. Because of you, no-one will have to know what would happen if our volunteers weren’t between the flags. Men and women, young and old –volunteer surf lifesavers are on our beaches to keep you safe.
Please click below to find out how you can be a vital part of helping save lives on WA beaches too.
sunday 11 OCTOBER – SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2020
Bronze & SRC Training
Wanting to obtain a Surf Qualification? Our friends at Busselton SLSC are running a Bronze and Surf Rescue Certificate course that kicks off on Sunday 11 October. For the full calendar of training times click below.
sunday 1 November 2020 at 9.00am
Woodside Nippers Open Day
Please join us for the first day of the Woodside Nipper season for 20/21. All new children welcome to attend and have a try before signing up as members.
Bring bathers (wetsuit optional), towel, sunscreen and water bottle. Hope you can join us!
WEDNESDay 4 November 2020 at 4.00Pm
Prequal Swims - Dunsborough Bay in the Shark Net
All Nippers are required to demonstrate their ability in a swim and float respective to their age group and be signed off ahead of week 2 of the season.
sat 28 & sun 29 November 2020
Requalification for Bronze & SRC
All awarded members will need to requal for their Bronze or SRC at one of the following times:
Saturday 28 Nov at 9am at Busselton SLSC
Sunday 29 Nov at 1pm at Smiths Beach SLSC
Roles To Fill for The 20/21 Season
Our Club is run entirely on volunteers, there are no paid positions. So we need everyone to help out where they can, its no secret many hands make light work. Below are some key roles we need to fill to be able to operate the Club at full capacity this coming season. We also understand that everyone has a range of responsibilities in their lives, so even if you can only offer a small amount of help, we’d be happy to take it 🙂
Director of Lifesaving:
Heading up the core lifesaving pillar of our Club this role is responsible for managing volunteer patrols and water safety. You will need to hold a Bronze Medallion, demonstrate a high level of communication skills and be willing to learn Surf Life Saving online systems for logging of data. Training and support is available!
Director of Junior Sports (Woodside Nipper program):
We MUST fill this role to be able to run our Nipper program in 20/21. You will be responsible for coordinating the Age Group Managers and ensure the Woodside Nipper curriculum is delivered over the October – March period. You do not need to be a qualified lifesaver for this role, there are plenty of online and in person learning opportunities, you just need to be enthusiastic and great at communicating. This role is ideally part of the board of directors, but not essential.
Director of Finance:
Responsible for maintaining up to date accounts, regular reporting to the board and liaising with accountants and auditors to produce end of year financials and meet tax & ACNC obligations. Experience in Xero and online banking is preferred, however training can be provided to the right person. This role ideally incorporates the managing of grants and fundraising for the Club, with support from the board.
Education & Training Officer:
Responsible for coordinating the SBSLSC trainers to provide members with required education and maintain skills. Logging of all member education in the SurfGuard system. Liaising with SLSWA Education team and other South West Club trainers to maximise available courses, whilst streamlining efficiencies and resources.
Age Group Managers:
Responsible for delivering the Woodside Nipper curriculum each Sunday morning over the October – March period (except summer school holidays). Ideally we’ll have a number of people filling these roles to provide some depth and flexibility within our age groups on the beach. You do not need to be a qualified lifesaver for this role, there are plenty of online and in person learning opportunities, you just need to be enthusiastic and enjoy working with children.
Administration Support / Registrar:
If anyone is willing to assist with any administration throughout the season, it would be really helpful. Things such as monitoring Club emails & phone, checking the post weekly, sending Newsletters or social media updates would be a huge help. Additionally throughout October and November we have our registration period, so if anyone has some spare time during those months, please let us know.
If there are any other areas of the Club you’d be interested in volunteering in please get in touch – there’s always plenty of equipment maintenance, catering / BBQ cooking, merchandise sales and more to be done!