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Following is an extract from the SLSNSW Lifesaving Update
emailed out on Friday 23rd June 06.
Following from the Training SOP and one of the outcomes
of the last education meeting SLSNSW has added a section
for a Members course Calender on the SLSNSW
Website. As per the Course Notification Procedures in the
SOP we would like branches to forward the relevant courses
through to Bridget email@example.com for uploading
to the website.
is a shortcut of a Central Coast Course which has been added.
We will be adding a SLSNSW section as well which will incorporate
Facilitator Workshops amongst other dates.
The new SLSA Powercraft Manual is now available from Creata.
SLSNSW will be providing all current RWC Facilitators, Each
Branch Education Officer, Each Branch Director of Lifesaving,
Each Branch IRB/Powercraft Officer, Each Support Officer
and SLSNSW Advisors with a copy free of charge in the next
couple of weeks
SLSNSW has two new Advisors recently endorsed by the SLSNSW
Executive Committee. Steve Leahy was nominated as the new
State Support Services Adviser and Henry Scruton is the
new NSW Powercraft Adviser. Congratulations to them both!
After a gruelling back and forth process with the taxation
department SLSNSW has now been able to finalise the $4$
program. For those of you who dont know there was
a new tax ruling for grants that was passed an we had to
find out wether the $4$ fell under this new ruling. It made
it more complicated that the $4$ is not an annual grant
process it is actually an agreement over three years. An
apology goes out to everyone for the lengthy process of
the return. Letters will go out to those clubs and Branches
who have been successful with the Grant. As a result of
the discussions with the Taxation Office however there will
probably be some minor modifications regarding GST for next
years process which we will document next time they go out.
If you did not see last weeks club mail it has received
a new look. Visit www.surflifesaving.com.au. One of the
items was the Registration of IRBs. NSW Maritime has
rung us up again stating that they are aware of at least
7 boats that are not registered.
As predicted the Agenda for Helmet and PFD has been put
up to the National BOLS by Victoria. Based off current feedback
John Restuccia will be voting for it to remain as status
quo however there has been very limited feedback. Could
you please let John Restuccia know if you have anymore feedback?
AWSC Conference Registrations are open! Visit their
The SOPS review date has been sent to you all. A couple
of branches have asked for an extra week which is fine.
We will be working on any clear feedback given and will
collate any items that need discussing. When all the comments
come back we will send out the Patrol Captains cards for
your comment as well.
As requested by the DOLS we held a Community Education Workshop
with the minimum 3 branches and those people/branches that
expressed interest. The workshop was an excellent day I
believe everyone felt. The report from the workshop will
be coming out to all next week.
As per your requests from previous meetings we will be providing
you all with some Recruitment resources prior to the season
for Support Services and Trainers and Assessors. This will
consist of a 3 fold brochure for SS and T&A and an A2
Poster for SS & T&A.
If you havent already received a copy each Branch
Education Officer has been sent a draft copy of the NSW
Training Management Plan based off the Training Needs Analysis.
Thanks to Chris Parker from CC, Darren Buchanan from ILL
and Bridget for compiling this. Please read through and
provide comment and feedback as this is your plan for you
and your clubs.
Frank (SLSNSW Radio Consultant), Dean Storey, John Restuccia,
Steve Leahy, Jodi Thomas and Craig Roberts had a Radio Workshop
earlier this week to finalise stage 1 and to plan for stage
2 for the coming year. From this meeting Dean will be sending
out a Draft Radio Plan for you all to comment on and provide
feedback in the coming weeks. Please if you have any comments,
discussions or questions can you now forward these directly
SLSNSW are in final negotiations with a Research Analyst
from Monarch University to undergo a five year Drowning
analysis, 5 year Rock Fishing Death analysis and Coastal
Death Analysis for NSW. We will keep you posted on the update
however the first draft will probably come out in October.
Craig Roberts Phone Call procedures Whilst Craig
enjoys speaking to everyone of you, he would like to ask
that you direct your initial staffing calls and emails to
Bridget (Training and Education) and Dean (Patrol and Support
Services) and of course the relevant Advisers and our fearless
leader John Restuccia. This is in an attempt to allow Craig
to focus more on some large time consuming issues at the
moment like the Lifesaving Legislation, Academy, Emergency
Service MOUs etc. Craig will certainly take your calsl
and emails if you send them anyway and there will certainly
be issues that we will all speak about.
Beach to Bush Instructors Wanted! If you are interested
or know someone who might be please let Bridget know!
Proficiency Packs 2006/07 All Branches and all Clubs
will receive a 2006/07 Proficiency Pack in the coming month.
This pack will consist of guidelines, resources and update
information for you as well as a PowerPoint presentation
should you wish to use.
Australian Lifesaving Academy This is one of the
biggest projects we have undertaken and there is a heap
of consultation, modelling, forecasting and project management
issues that need to be sorted out over the next two months
at a National and State level before we even know what is
going on. Please continue as normal and communication will
flow when we know what is going on.
John Restuccia, Dean Story and Craig Roberts will be at
the National BOLS meetings between the 5th-8th of July,
Bridget is away until next Wednesday 31st July.