It’s crunch time for the Robe Surf Life Saving Club. After another successful Nippers season the club is looking forward to the 2017-2018 season with hope of some new blood in the committee.
The club is holding its AGM upstairs at the Caledonian Inn at 6.30pm Wednesday, September 20 and is inviting all interested people to attend.
Club president Anthony Moore said all positions will be up for grabs.
“It really is crunch time for the Robe Surf Life Saving Club,” he said.
“We are looking for some new blood to join the committee and take on some of those positions which have been filled by the same very enthusiastic community members since the beginning.
“Unfortunately the club is at a point now, where if we don’t get enough people volunteering for positions on the committee or taking on roles during Nippers then we will no longer be able to run the fun and important summer program.”
Started in 2011 by Kristina Alexander, the club has gone from strength to strength, with many Robe and surrounding district kids benefiting from the important beach and water safety lessons.
The club has awarded many age manager certificates, bronze medallions and surf rescue certificates over the last seven years.
“Nippers has been a wonderful learning experience for children in our town and the surrounding area,” said club secretary Sally Smith.
“The program builds up surf safety and first aid in children on the beach.
“It would be such a shame to lose Nippers in Robe from lack of support.”
The club is looking for those interested in taking on age manager roles at Nippers, specifically targeting parents of children who will already be hitting the beach during the season.
The club will aim to run the season after the Christmas break again and age manager volunteers will have no obligation to be on the club committee.
However age managers will help out with duties on the beach during Nippers.
The club is also looking for more community members to take on bronze training.
The bronze medallion award is a personal achievement award that recognises your ability to perform aquatic rescues in a safe and efficient manner.
Those who receive this certificate go on to help out on the beach and in the water during Nippers, as well as taking on patrols throughout the busy summer in Robe.
“We are looking forward to getting a few at the meeting, and are hoping the Nippers program will go ahead this season,” Anthony said.
Those not able to attend the AGM, but interested in becoming involved the club, are urged to get in contact with the club president 0419 821 409.