Our next social event is soon approaching on Saturday 13th May. it's a Retro Surf night at Coast Cafe Lennox (The old Groovers) starting at 6.30pm.
Drag out all your old 70's surf gear and dress up for a fun night!
The social committee need definite booking numbers by Monday 8th May (preferably at Club Round 7th May) with your main course preference from choicesbelow.
Bring your money on Sunday too if you wish ($35 per head)
OK get you retro surf gear out and your party hat on!
Saturday 13th May 6pm at Coast Café Lennox Head.
3 course meal $35 per head. Shared entrée plates (not seated), sit down 2 choice main menu (+ option for vegetarians) then cake and coffee (not seated).
Beer and wines etc at the bar - pay as you go.
PS It's Jazzy Jan's 60th that night also and although she didn't want a party, I think we can help her celebrate in good fun BMC style.
We'll need numbers by Monday 8th May (and your dinner choice.) More info to come at the club round on Sunday 7th May.
Marg and the social committee.
RSVP - firstname.lastname@example.org or 0418-482-952
Our postponed April Comp Round, scheduled to be held this Sunday 9th April, is again postponed due to ongoing poor water quality following flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. The April Comp Round will now be held on Easter Sunday 16th April pending conditions improving and general agreement by members.
Hope to see you all there!
The April Comp round has been postponed due to storm affected ocean conditions and water pollution. The poor water quality following the recent floods has increased the threat of disease and bull shark attack for our members, so this week's comp has been postponed to next Sunday 9th April. See you all there!
After waiting all week for the ocean to settle after the recent East Coast Low our postponed March competition was finally held in clean sizable waves. The point was breaking and those occasional beach break lefts were producing some fun overhead forehand walls for the goofy footers in our club. See Captain Ed's report below for the full details.
In this month's newsletter we review the March competition results and the recent social event at Cherry St Sports.
Work continues on our Risk Management policies with our newly-appointed Risk Manager, Col Woodbry, producing an Emergency Plan to be used when a member is in trouble in the surf. We have purchased an air horn which will be sounded three times to indicate someone is in trouble and the emergency plan kicks into operation. The Emergency Plan is in draft status at the moment and will be distributed to members after the committee has agreed to it's adoption.
Bruce Wilson is busy gauging member interest in a new issue of club clothing including short and long sleeve T-Shirts, hoodies, beanies, rain jackets, caps etc. We will soon email out a survey to further determine member interest and firm up the pricing.
An unusually small number of dedicated contestants took on the challenging surf for our March Competition. No place for the faint hearted, with some overhead sets between the lulls, and lots of water being pushed over the reef by the incoming tide. The abundance of other surfers added to the difficulty, but we managed to get through the event without any problems. We then enjoyed a tasty meal, thanks to Bob and Kim, and discussed various issues including club clothing.
Raffles were drawn and the winners were:
Malibu Burger- Mick Calnan
Coast@Lennox Cafe- Bruce Wilson
Ed's new method of nominating the raffle winners to cater for the next round means Mick and Bruce are nominated as next month's caterers. Thanks fellas!
The final results were:
Firsts: 1. Steve Watts 2. Geoff Rees 3. Mick Calnan
Seconds: 1. Ed Riordan 2. Bryan Fryer 3. Chris Bull
Thirds: 1. Paul Bioletti 2. Bob Wilcox 3. Kim Kortick
Fourths: 1. Bill Webster 2. Bruce Wilson 3. Jan Webster
Our next competition is on April 2nd . Hope to see you all there!
NOTE: Remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour on Saturday night.
Stay safe, be cool and enjoy the ride.
Some twenty members, partners, and friends enjoyed a night out at the Cherry St Sports Club last Saturday evening. It was a great opportunity to catch up and enjoy a chat over tasty fare. The food and service was said to be exceptional. Click on the gallery below for all the pics.
Our next social event is scheduled for Saturday 13th May at COAST@Lennox Head Cafe. It will be a dress up night with a Retro surf gear theme. The old Groovers Cafe is now owned by our by our illustrious President Frank and his partner Libbe. We wish them every success in their new business venture.
Steve Watts and Eric Walker competed in the Over 60s in this years Australian Longboard Surfing Open held at Kingscliff beach last weekend. Both members made it to the finals where Eric placed 4th and Steve first. This was a huge win for the guys and our small club. Well done guys!
Bruce has acquired copies of the latest surfing Australia rule book.
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Our 2017 social calendar kicks off this coming Saturday night 6:30pm at our major sponsor Cherry St Sports Club. Should be a fun night starting with the bistro meal followed by followed by local 5 piece band "Pistol Whip".
Please direct bookings for the evening to the Social Committee, Jan Webster 0427738006 or 66874886, or Kerry Wilcox on 0401710401.
Seating is limited so get in early! See you all there!
It is with sadness I advise club members of the passing of Terry Scott. Terry suffered a heart attack while surfing Wategoes last week. Terry's wife Joyce tells us Terry wanted his ashes to be spread over the ocean during a paddle out by his mates. Unfortunately due to Joyce's own illness she is currently not well enough to organise the event and will let us know when the day comes.
Terry was a nice bloke who always had time for a chat and loved his surfing. It's very sad to see him die so young we extend our condolences to the family and friends.