Committee Meeting Roundup – Nov

Hi all, not many sleeps until Christmas.

The following are the key items from Novembers Committee meeting

  1. The new IRB hull has arrived and has been commissioned.  Our oldest hull will be sold via a competitive process.
  2. The Taranaki Savings Bank has replaced State Insurance as a major Surf Lifesaving New Zealand.
  3. As part of our ANZAC exchange program, a group of Australian lifeguards will be visiting Whiritoa during January 2017. See Chaz for more detail.
  4. There will be no increase to club subscriptions this year.
  5. The club renovations are nearly complete and currently within budget.
  6. The club (as well as every surf club in NZ) received a $500 gift voucher from BP. This was allocated to the Patrol Captains to go towards covering their travelling expenses.
  7. A fence has been installed at the base of the sand dunes in front of the club to encourage people to stay off the dunes.
  8. The coaches for the Summer Junior Surf Programme have been appointed.
  9. The Whiritoa Tennis Club donated $500 to the club to go towards new furniture.
  10. Surf New Zealand have released a new uniform. The existing uniforms will be replaced over the next few years.
  11. Zespri donated two tubes to the club.
  12. Infinity Trust is donating to all surf clubs a package of equipment including: new Rescue board, helmets, radio and IPAD (for entry of patrol information).
  13. Surf New Zealand have appointed a new staff member who will have a key role in running all the Junior Surf Carnivals in our region.
  14. Zenbu WIFI for the public will be hosted at the club. There is no costs to the club.
  15. A $100 grocery voucher was allocated to each patrol for their first weekend. Note: Whangamata New World ended up donating the vouchers.
  16. There will be an official opening of the new renovations on the 30th of December 2016.
  17. The committee is looking for a volunteer to be the “Gear Steward”, see Chaz for more detail.


Regards Garry Christoffersen

027 245 7595

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