Elouera SLSC February Newsletter

Thursday 16 February 2023

President's Welcome

As we continue to move into the tail end of the season, I continue to be amazed by all of your achievements and contributions to the club, and commend you all for your efforts. Whether it be in lifesaving, where we've had some challenging and successful rescues, growing award numbers in the education, and some extremely impressive results in surf sports. 

We are planning some very exciting events, one of which being Elouera's very own Pink Patrol. 

I'd like to highlight a couple of rescues which were undertaken both on and off the beach since the start of the season. 

The first being a successful resuscitation by Joshua Nicholson and Matt Elliot, this was carried out on a Sunday morning at Bianchinis. Both Josh and Matt assisted a number of other members of the public in what sounded like a very confronting scene. The other being Patrol 8, who aided North Cronulla with a mass rescue, this included another successful resuscitation by Elouera's patrolling members. I attended the debrief on the Sunday night following the incident, after listening to how the events unfolded, as well as the actions by all of the patrolling members, I was absolutely blown away and incredibly proud of everyone's actions. These two incidents are just a couple of examples of the selfless acts 

I'd also like to congratulate Ian Toll who was announced as a finalist in the NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards. Ian was one of the founding members of Elouera and has, and continues to contribute to many areas of the club. As well as Ian's contributions to the club, Ian is the current Chairperson of the Cronulla Sutherland Surf Life Saving District Council and has served the community in other voluntary and paid roles.

As mentioned earlier, Elouera will be hosting the inaugural Pink Patrol on the 19th March 2023. A very similar initiative was rolled out in previous seasons by a number of other clubs within Sydney Branch, however, Elouera's Pink Patrol working group have gone above and beyond and have organised what will be an amazing event. 

The Pink Patrol will showcase the skills of Elouera's and neighbouring Bate Bay clubs' female lifesavers, in the hope to inspire future generations, and welcome new members. I, and Elouera's Board of Management encourage everyone to get behind these initiatives, Elouera's recently formed Inclusion and Diversity Committee are looking at ways we can continue to grow club, at the same time, making it an even more enjoyable, harmonious and welcoming environment for everyone.

I'd also like to thank my fellow directors and committee members for the ongoing support and hard work.

Keep up the amazing work, I, and Elouera's Board of Management are extremely proud of all members and your achievements.

See you on the beach,

Cameron Simpson
ESLSC President


Ian Toll with Mark Speakman

Congratulations to our very own Mr Ian Toll, Club Life Member.

Ian (or Tolly) to those who know him, understand what a presence and energy that he brings to the Club.  

Last week, Tolly was given an award at the recent NSW Seniors Festival, presented by Mark Speakman, MP, for his 50 years of voluntary service to our Club.


ESLSC Pink Patrol

Pink Patrol

We’re excited to announce that we will be holding our first ever Pink Patrol on Sunday 19 March 2023.

Pink Patrol will be an all-girls and women patrol. There will be mock demonstrations (depending on surf conditions) followed by a lunch in the Washington Lounge with guest speaker Lizzie Welborn.

This event is aimed at raising awareness about the various roles and opportunities available to girls and women in lifesaving, as well as helping to empower them to build their operational capability and capacity.

Register now 


 Silver Salties

Elouera SLSC Silver Salties

Are you over the age of 60? 

Do you have a mum, dad or grandparents that are over the age of 60? 

Do you or they like to get out and about, meet new friends, keep active and healthy or look for things to do?

Then you need to know about the Elouera SLSC Silver Salties program. 

This program is aimed at increasing your physical activity and social connections.

There are monthly presentations, walks, or workshops/courses and a free morning tea to those who attend.

Want to know more? Contact Us.


Applications now open - Elouera SLSC Tradies Scholarship 

We are pleased to announce that Tradies has continued its scholarship program for another year. 

The scholarship is intended to assist long serving members in the 17 – 25 - year age group who are will be undertaking further studies or training, having completed their HSC.

Although the above age grouping is given as a guide, if more senior members apply to assist with retraining, their application will be considered.

The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a member who undertakes a university or TAFE degree/diploma course as part of their further studies. Apprenticeship training will also be considered.

In awarding the scholarship the selection panel will take into consideration the member’s contribution across a number of criteria including length of service, administration, lifesaving, patrols, education, competition, officiating and other aspects that may be relevant at the time.

Applications are now open and close Wednesday 1 March 2023 at 5.00pm.

There is no formal application form – rather members who wish to apply should outline in a word document why they should be selected. 

Once completed please email to: administration@elouera.com


Workshops Coming Up

Mental health first aid course | 18-19 February 2023

Only a few spots left to this fantastic workshop.  

Build your ability in recognising the signs and develop the skill to help save a life through having a conversation and supporting those who need your help. 

Register now.

Silver Salties:  National Maritime Museum talk on William Dampier…a real pirate! | 7 March 2023

Dampier was the first to circumnavigate the world three times and made important contributions to navigation and science.

He wrote two best-selling books in his time, inspiring many navigators and authors including inspiration for Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels.

He spent many months navigating Australia's western coastline, writing books inspiring his fellow countrymen to pursue the discovery and settlement of Eastern Australia.

Register now.


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Three finalists for each Westfield Centre are selected to go to a community vote, with the successful hero for each centre awarded a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. Finalists receive a $5,000 grant for their organisation. 

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Elouera SLSC February Newsletter