PROFICIENCIES NOTICE - PATROLLING MEMBERS

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SKILLS MAINTENANCE (Proficiency)

Proficiency MUST be undertaken before December 31, 2016

After December proficiency can only be undertaken with the specific written permission of the Director of Lifesaving for SNB SLS.

All patrolling members must be proficient before 23/12/2016

PATROL SEASON

Saturday 24th September, 2016 - Tuesday 25th April, 2017

PATROL ROSTER

2016-2017 can be found in the members section of this web site

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Roster can be found in the members section of this web site, however we do encourage you to view via the drop box link Belinda from Branch office has sent you, as it is updated often.

 

Surf lifesavers and lifeguards use flags to indicate the safest swimming areas for the beach going public. To stay safe, remember the "FLAGS."

 

F Find the flags and swim between them. The red and yellow flags represent the area patrolled by lifesavers and lifeguards. They mark the safest   place to swim at the beach.

L Look at the safety signs. The safety signs help you identify potential dangers and daily conditions at the beach. These are located at beach access points and at the flagged areas. Please read them carefully before entering the water.

A Ask a lifesaver for some good advice. Surf conditions can change quickly (water depth, currents, wave size and type). Talk to a lifesaver or lifeguard before entering the water.

G Get a friend to swim with you. Always swim with a friend so you can look out for each others safety and get help if needed. Children should always be supervised by an adult.

S Stick your hand up for help. If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Raise your arm to signal for help, float on your back and wait for assistance. Float with a current or rip, don't try and swim against it.




 

 

 

 


 

MEMBERSHIP 2016-17

Please note: Membership is now due, could you please renew your membership for 2016/17 season before the start of your patrol. The link to the Members Portal and lifesaving online where you can renew your membership can be found on the Membership page of the web site. Or on the Home page to the right under Links. Any questions please contact office@northpalmbeach.com.au. Please note that once you have renewed your membership for the 2016/17 season the site will prompt you to then make your payment, once both of these have been done your membership is complete for the season.

 

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A MEMBER ?

North Palm Beach SLSC welcomes new members to our club and facilities - all information can be found under the heading Membership.

MARKET DAY INFORMATION - Council website link for all further information http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/

DUNE REGENERATION - GARDENING NPB SLSC

All help welcomed - meet Michael @ the club @ 9am, third Saturday of the month.


   

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Palm Beach Markets BBQ - 11 December 2011

The October market day was a great success – lots of sun and sausage sandwiches! Thanks to all that assisted.

The next scheduled market day, and the last for 2011, is 11 December 2011.  We would love to see a few new faces helping out – as always there is always space (and a Santa hat) for another volunteer!

   

surf safety flags

Patrol Roster

All Active members are reminded to check the updated Patrol Roster (as of 14 September 2011).   This roster can be accessed in the Member's Section using the password previously provided.  Should you not have this password please contact the Club Secretary via the  link in the Contact Us section of your website.  Any further enquiries regarding the patrol roster should be directed to the Club Captain, Steve Rahme via email: srahme342@gmail.com

Training News

As most members would be aware there is a lot going on at North Palmy at the moment.  We currently have two bronze squads and one SRC squad in training. In addition we have run two SFA courses already this season and now have almost all of our active members with SFA.  All bronze candidates have also completed their SFA course.

But still there is more .... we have a few patrols that require ARTC and Spinal Management awards and details regarding courses can be found below.  Please contact the Club should you wish to train for these awards:  office@northpalmbeach.com.au

Thanks to David Stead, Melinda Rahme, Robert Cox and Tim Noldus for their assistance.

Spinal Course and Proficiency

10:00am Sunday, 27 November 2011 (Prerequisites: 16 years+, SFA)

The Spinal Management day previously scheduled as proficiency/updates only has now been re-scheduled as a FULL spinal management course.  There are a large number of members requiring training in this award and the best part is there is NO workbook to complete and it is a relatively short course.

Those requiring the proficiency updates only should attend from 12noon.

This is the second and final Spinal Proficiency that the Club will be running for the 2011/12 season.  Should you hold this award and are unable to attend on 27 November 2011 arrangements for proficiency to be completed at another SNB Club, can be made through Branch office: 9913 8066.

ARTC Course and Proficiency

9:00am, Saturday, 17 December 2011 (Prerequisites: 15 years+, SFA)

We have a number of patrols that require more members to be trained in ARTC. Workbooks are to be completed prior to the commencement of the course and are available at the Club or can be completed on-line (please contact Brett at SLSNSW 9471 8000).

Those requiring the proficiency updates only should attend from 1:00pm.

This course is a prerequisite for the NEW Pain Management award.

IF YOU HAVE YOUR ARTC AND WOULD LIKE TO TRAIN IN PAIN MANAGEMENT PLEASE ADVISE WARREN OR MARYANNE.  THE NEXT COURSE WILL BE SCHEDULED WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENT MEMBERS TO TAKE PART.

Junior Activities Programme

The North Palm Beach SLSC 2011/12 Junior Activity program will commence on Sunday, 23 October 2011.This season the Junior Activity program is open to children aged eight to thirteen (as of 30 September 2011) of NPB SLSC members. The Junior Activity program will run fortnightly on Sunday mornings.

The Junior Activity program is based on the SLSA “Juniors In Surf Life Saving” program. The program aims to provide opportunities for children to enjoy and participate in beach and lifesaving activities in an aquatic environment. NPB SLSC will be offering a wide variety of activities suited to the skill and age of all juniors.

Registration for the program will be via return email office@northpalmbeach.com.au or from 8:30am – 9:00am on 23 October 2011.

It is a requirement of North Palm Beach SLSC that all participants have a parent/guardian present at the Club for the duration of each session.

For this season to be a success and so that the children will get the most out of the program, we require a number of parents to assist  as Junior Program coordinators and water safety officers. Parents that are interested in assisting, please contact the club prior to registration.

   

surf safety flags

Presentation of Awards

Awards for the 2010/11 season will be presented on Saturday, 15 October 2011.  This function is Club funded and will be held at North Palm Beach SLSC at 5:00pm and anyone wishing to collect awards for the previous season should attend.  For the purpose of catering please advise if attending: office@northpalmbeach.com.au

Patrol Roster

All Active members are reminded to check the updated Patrol Roster (as of 14 September 2011).   This roster can be accessed in the Member's Section using the password previously provided.  Should you not have this password please contact the Club Secretary via the  link in the Contact Us section of your website.  Any further enquiries regarding the patrol roster should be directed to the Club Captain, Steve Rahme via email: srahme342@gmail.com

Junior Activities Programme

The North Palm Beach SLSC 2011/12 Junior Activity program will commence on Sunday, 23 October 2011.This season the Junior Activity program is open to children aged eight to thirteen (as of 30 September 2011) of NPB SLSC members. The Junior Activity program will run fortnightly on Sunday mornings.

The Junior Activity program is based on the SLSA “Juniors In Surf Life Saving” program. The program aims to provide opportunities for children to enjoy and participate in beach and lifesaving activities in an aquatic environment. NPB SLSC will be offering a wide variety of activities suited to the skill and age of all juniors.

Registration for the program will be via return email office@northpalmbeach.com.au or from 8:30am – 9:00am on 23 October 2011.

It is a requirement of North Palm Beach SLSC that all participants have a parent/guardian present at the Club for the duration of each session.

For this season to be a success and so that the children will get the most out of the program, we require a number of parents to assist  as Junior Program coordinators and water safety officers. Parents that are interested in assisting, please contact the club prior to registration.

ARTC Course

9:00am, Sunday, 6 November 2011 (Prerequisites: 15 years+, SFA)

We have a number of patrols that require more members to be trained in ARTC.  This course is a combination of what was previously Advanced Resuscitation & Defibrillation.  Please contact Maryanne at the office to book in. Workbooks are to be completed prior to commencement of the course and are available at the Club or can be completed on-line.

This course is a prerequisite for the NEW Pain Management award.

Spinal Proficiency

10:00am, Sunday, 27 November 2011

This is the second and final Spinal Proficiency that the Club will be running for the 2011/12 season.  Should you hold this award and are unable to attend on 27 November 2011 arrangements for proficiency to be completed at another SNB Club, can be made through Branch office: 9913 8066.

Senior First Aid Course

9:00 am, Sunday, 16 October 2011 (Prerequisites: 15years+)

All Patrolling members of North Palm Beach SLSC are required to have a current Senior First Aid certificate.  If you do not have current SFA please contact Maryanne at the office to book in. Workbooks are to be completed prior to commencement of the course and are available at the Club or can be completed on-line.

Surfcom

SLS SNB are looking for new Surfcom operators to volunteer in our radio room for this season.  Operators must either have their Bronze Medallion or be willing to complete a Radio Operators Certificate, and all on the job training is provided.  If you are interested in joining our group or would like more information on this vital part of our communications centre please contact Sandy, 9913 8066.

   

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