Surf Life Saving Illawarra - President's News No. 1 - 2002


To keep all Illawarra Branch Clubs informed on current news and developments, The Illawarra Credit Union is helping by sponsoring this news page.


Accounts for all Surf Clubs are available at all branches of the Illawarra Credit Union. Locations include:

  • Young Street, Wollongong
  • Parkview Mall, Corrimal
  • Baan Baan St, Dapto
  • Walker St, Helensburgh
  • City Mall, Wollongong
  • Princess Hwy, Woonona


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Branch Council

Next meeting 7.15 p.m. Friday 27th September

Level 1 Officials Course

Was held on Saturday 21st September. Seventeen participants attended from Illawarra Clubs. This will greatly boost the number of available carnival officials in our branch. Thankyou to the Course Facilitators - Lou Whant, Jeff Lucke and Alan Parsons.

Scrutineers Course

Will be conducted over the weekend of the 30th November - 1st December. Prerequisite is a Level One Officials Qualification. Those interested please contact Course Facilitator Jim Starkey on 42845121.


Great opportunity with DataDot to fundraise for your club. Information packs are being distributed with information on selling kits to households for $79.95 with $20 for each sale going to your club.

Rookie Life Saver 3/4 Rescue Boards

The Illawarra Credit Union is assisting with sponsorship dollars to help introduce 3/4 rescue boards in those clubs with established Rookie programs. For those clubs looking to start programs this year the scheme will be available for the next two years. Further details will be available at the Branch Meeting on Friday 27th September. Rookie clubs interested in boards please send email to:

Rookie 3/4 Boards Sponsorship

Gear Inspection

Was carried out on Sunday 22nd September. Gear that did not meet the required standard can be re-inspected by your club's District Supervisor. Please contact them directly when you are ready.

Any queries email Adrian Walsh

Building Committee

Our branch building committee has started a series of inspections of Surf Clubs to determine the extent of Wollongong City Council support in maintaining our club houses and to determine priorities for the allocation of capital funds for major and minor building works. The first inspection was at Scarborough on the 16th of September. President Chris Kubara and Secretary Dianne Clarke met with committee members and John Gibbs from WCC to discuss outstanding issues.

The next building committee inspection will be on the 14th October and will commence at Sandon Point at 5.30pm before progressing to Thirroul for an inspection.

Club Licensing

There will be a briefing on club licensing at Kiama SLSC on Saturday 28th September 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The Hon J Richard Face MP, Minister for Gaming and Racing and Phil Vanney CEO SLSNSW will be present at this briefing.

Hon J Richard Face

This briefing will be similiar to the excellent session presented at the recent Presidents and Captains conference. Please support this initiative to assist with club licensing by having representatives from all Illawarra Clubs in attendance.

Illawarra Surf Sports Calendar

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Gerald Davies, President SLSI.

Proudly sponsored by the Illawarra Credit Union - "It's why I like the Illawarra"