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Weekly Wrap 18th October 2015

posted 15 Oct 2015, 18:10 by Admin at CabaSLSC

Hey Everyone,

What a gorgeous day, I have just come back from a stand up paddle around the lake and am feeling very appreciative of being able to do so.  We often forget how lucky we are to have both the lake and the beach and other beautiful waterways on the tweed coast.  That being said, accidents can happen, and quite quickly, so please always be mindful to be aware of your surrounds, check depths,  look for rips and always try to swim between the flags.  If you are unsure about the safest places to swim, check with our friendly Lifesavers, they are always up for a chat and to pass on their knowledge.

Speaking of our friendly lifesavers, if you are down the beach tomorrow morning you can observe them going through their annual proficiency requirements, whilst it is probably the one thing some dread each year, it is always so rewarding once done.  So if you do happen to catch them in action, clap them along, they all deserve it.

Nippers - Training Tomorrows Lifesavers Today

THE COOLANGATTA GOLD is Australia's most iconic surf race, Where it might not stop the Nation like the Melbourne Cup, it certainly demands the attention of most of us involved in surf clubs. The Caba Crew Nippers would like to congratulate their very own favourite Ironman Ali Day for his success as do they our very own Nipper Ironmen Finn Whitney, Reef Sommerville and Cooper Taylor who competed in the Coolangatta Gold Youth Challenge with excellent results. Im predicting some home grown Caba faces on the back of Nutrigrain boxes, or am I just  overly proud. Either way all three are champions in my eyes.

 Pool proficiency was lots of fun last Sunday. The Nippers went through their paces and then spent the rest of the morning practicing rescue skills. I think they actually all forgot that they were learning vital skills for pool and beach safety. The smiles were aplenty and with that confidence and competence grows. Well done all.

All Nippers should have received a book of raffle tickets last weekend for our Melbourne Cup Calcutta Fundraiser, if you were not there or did not receive your book, please see your Age Managers this weekend.  These raffle tickets are due back no later than Noon on the 1st November.  

Competitors, we have received advice from the Branch that if you intend on competing interstate, you MUST gain clearance from the Far North Coast Branch in advance.  This is for all Surf Lifesaving events ie Wave Warriors, Cooly Gold etc.  Please email Les on well in advance with your intentions to allow him time to gain clearance.

17th October - Lennox Head Enduro

18th October -  Age Managers Meeting 8am -Parent Information Session 9am

24th October - Officials Course, Ballina. Cancelled

25th October - U12 - Youth Carnival, Salt. Normal Nippers

31st October - Cudgen Classic


Patrol Roster is on the Website, this includes information regarding upcoming proficiencies. If you can't make your Patrol, make sure you get a Sub.

Dates to remember...
Saturday 17th October - 09:00 - Proficiency Day
Thursday 22nd October - 18:00 - IRB Crew Intro night
Sunday 1st November - 09:00 - Proficiency Day

Patrols this weekend!
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00 - Patrol 4 Patrol Captain Justine Ellis

Sunday 08:30 - 12:30 - Patrol 5 Patrol Captain Debra Mcilveen

Sunday 12:30 - 16:00 - Patrol 6 Patrol Captain Nathan Wilson

Stay safe and swim where we can see you in between the flags!

Whats on at the Bar

Live Music This Sunday 1-4pm featuring Grace Murphy!

Wine special of the week - Windy Peak Moscato $10/bottle

Coming up:

Halloween party Saturday October 31st - Tickets $15 available from the bar or during office hours.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon, November 2nd - Tickets $55 available from the bar. Be quick, they are limited!

Bar opening hours this week: Friday from noon and Sunday from 11am.  Closed on Saturday for Private Function.

Member Draw

Last Week $350.00 Claimed by Carmel Evans - Congratulations

Jackpot now $100.00 next draw 18th October.  So get down to the Club between 4.30pm and 6pm.  Remember, your name goes back in the draw each week, so if it has been drawn once it CAN be drawn again.   Our Friday Night Bonus Draw is now $560.00 (Between 6-7:30)