Got your Bronze Medallion? Looking to make progress in your Surf Life Saving (SLS) journey? There are so many pathways for higher education in SLS at Tamarama and NSW broadly. Here is an infographic made by our very own Chief Education Officer Michelle Cowan that explains the different options available:
I did a double take the other day when I noticed that the iconic custard yellow exterior of the Tamarama Surf Lifesaving Club is now sporting a new summery look. She now dons a beautiful shade of aqua, with polka dots of turquoise, sunshine and peach, colours which Julian Ashton put to good use in capturing the redolence of summer days spent at our unique beach.
The grand old dame also sports a few temporary tattoos. These are a cheeky take on Aussie slang for our distinctive banknote colours. The pink $5 note is known as a “prawn”, the $10 note is “a blue swimmer crab” and the red $20 note “a lobster”. “Pineapple” is what many call a $50 note, while a “frog” is slang for a $100 bill.
The makeover is all to drive awareness of a fundraiser in partnership with smartbank 86 400, which we hope will generate the final money needed to renovate the clubhouse next year.
86 400 has generously made a $25,000 donation that will go directly to Tamarama SLSC’s fundraising efforts. On top of that, every Aussie who signs up to 86 400 using the code ‘SMART10’ and makes a purchase will earn themselves $10, plus an additional $10 for Tamarama SLSC, which 86 400 will donate to the club’s redevelopment fund on their behalf.
The clubhouse has been around since 1906, and this final fundraising push will ensure a much-needed renovation that will set us up for a further 100 years, meaning we can continue to serve the community through life-saving patrols, education programs and community use of the upgraded clubhouse
Given the year we’ve all had, we can all look forward to some cheer and merriment, so if we can all get together and show support for this last fundraising push to get the work started, I will personally dress up in an unofficial Tamarama SLSC grouper (or merman) outfit at the new launch for a photo opportunity to thank you for your generosity.
This year, two of our members, Natalie Sutton and Laura Roff experienced three successful lifesaving CPRs this year. The Tama Comms team approached them to share their experience and to offer any advice they would have to people who find themselves in a similar situation.
Watch the video here.
Venue: Tamarama SLSC at Tamarama Beach
Dates: Monday 30th Nov to Sunday 6th Dec (9am to 6pm daily)
To support the Artist Community & Tamarama SLSC
Don't miss this amazing art festival with some of the very best emerging and established artists on display. In a fantastic response from the artist community, we have a full house for our 2nd annual Wonderland Art Festival, and with just over four weeks to run... we are offering '3 Day' displays for just $249 (Monday 30th Nov to Wed 2nd Dec). Our 2020 Exhibitors at this point are…
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'WONDERLAND ART FESTIVAL' AT TAMARAMA (30th Nov- 6th Dec)
Keep your calendars clear, for our 2nd Annual 'Wonderland Art Festival’ - Sydney's newest art event, and not to be missed!
Presented by Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club, the COVID-safe event will be showcased in the main hall, right on the doorstep of the immensely popular 'Bondi to Bronte ‘ Walk on Tamarama Beach. Come and browse extraordinary art direct from some of the very best emerging artists. The festival is envisaged to run from Monday 30th November, to Sunday 6th December, 2020. Funds raised during the event will help our ‘Club Renovation’ campaign.
'Tamarama Beach & Surf Club NSW' by Tracy Rockwell (2019)
Among this year’s featured exhibiting artists are:
Tamarama SLSC's vision is to be a diverse and inclusive club, as a part of this we are funding up to three scholarships for members of the Aboriginal community to undertake their Bronze Medallion at Tamarama SLSC in spring 2020 and join us as patrolling members.
They have an individual value of up to $1000 which covers course fees, 2 years membership fees, gear and equipment, swimming lessons if required (up to the value of $500), pool entry, and travel to and from the club for the course duration.
The course runs 8am to 1pm on Saturday from 26th September to 28th November, with two Sunday sessions 8 am to 4 pm for the Certificate and Advanced Resuscitation Certificate (dates TBC).
If you are interested in participating, please click here for more information and for the application form.
Please click the below links for access to Tamarama SLSC's 2019-2020 Financial Statements and Annual Report:
PRESIDENT - Holly Love (Withdrawn)
Proposed: Daniel Qualischefski Seconded: Michelle Cowans
PRESIDENT – Richard Sheldon
Proposed: Paul Cooper Seconded: not yet seconded
VICE PRESIDENT: Matteo Salval
Proposed: Jack Collins Seconded: Michelle Cowans
HON. SECRETARY: Jack Collins
Proposed: Michelle Cowans Seconded: Matteo Salval
TREASURER: Georgina Farrell
Proposed: Robert Foulkes Seconded: Jon Hancock
CLUB CAPTAIN: Richard Hamilton
Proposed: Rachel Feakes Seconded: Michelle Cowans
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Cowans
Proposed: Jack Collins Seconded: Matteo Salval
JUNIOR ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR: Jon Hancock
Proposed: Daniel Qualischefski Seconded: Robert Foulkes
VICE CAPTAIN (COMPETITION): no nomination
VICE CAPTAIN (LIFESAVING): Patrick Connors
Proposed: Guy Waddell Seconded: Daniel Zafir
ASSISTANT TREASURER: Jacob Parker
Proposed: Robert Foulkes Seconded: Daniel Qualischefski
GEAR STEWARD: no nomination
BOAT CAPTAIN: no nomination
IRB CAPTAIN: no nomination
ASSISTANT CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: no nomination
SOCIAL SECRETARY: no nomination
PUBLIC OFFICER: no nomination
RADIO OFFICER: no nomination
Proposed: Seconded: no nomination
BOARD AND SKI CAPTAIN: no nomination
PUBLICITY OFFICER no nomination
FIRST AID OFFICER: no nomination
HERITAGE STEWARD: no nomination
REGISTERED SPORTS OFFICIALS: no nomination
SLSA DELEGATE: no nomination