Volunteer Bar Assistants trial a success!

As you may have been aware for the last 3 months the Club has been trialling the use of volunteers from our senior membership in assisting the bar staff on certain days over the winter months.

Due to the success of this trial the Club would now like to extend this method of assisting the operations of the bar for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.

For the past 17 weeks the following 14 members have voluntarily provided their services and the Club wishes to sincerely thank them for their contribution to the revenue generation of the bar area; Carmel and Mick Kenny, Karen and Chris Mahney, Steve Weir, Steve Sims, David McGrath, John Stevens, Neil Bissett, Meagan Tunney, Geoff Cole, Ian Robbins, Jeff Bampton and Tony Lloyd.

For the extension of this voluntary assistance to the bar to proceed with the associated cost savings we are seeking further nominations to lighten the load (which is not too onerous anyhow) of those members from the above list that are willing to continue in this capacity.  In addition three further members had indicated their willingness to help. They are Todd Bampton, Andrew and Paul Spencer.

The use of our dedicated bar staff will continue as normal and the volunteers will be rostered in teams on occasions when only one paid staff member is engaged and there are no functions or events booked for that day.

The typical duties of the volunteer would not be primarily directed to customer service, but in returning glasses and bottles to the bar, possibly re-stocking fridges, helping move chairs, changing kegs, using the glasses dishwasher and helping to lock up at the end of the shift.  On very limited occasions it may be necessary to assist behind the bar with the bar staff operating the tills. These duties would only need to be performed if the bar staff are under pressure and cannot undertake these tasks without disrupting customer service.

With the new developments planned for the Club in the not so distant future we hope, it is important for the Club to maximise our sources of revenue to help pay for these improvements in facilities.

Any senior member interested in being included on the Volunteer Bar Assistant Roster, including those mentioned above, should place their name on the list posted on the notice board over the next 14 days.  We need approx 25 volunteers to make the rosters work efficiently.

For more information please contact Steve Weir.

Juniors Weekly Update

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for getting the season off to a great start. A reminder we are still looking for volunteers to help with the Under 6 & 7’s (sand crabs) and Under 9’s age groups. If you can assist in any way please let me know.  It’s a great way to be involved in your child’s development and an opportunity to give back to the Club that will give so much to your child.

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We have been a great fundraising opportunity coming up at Westfield West Lakes – Thursday October 13 and Friday October 14. We will have a Jet Ski on display and would like to see if we can roster people on for a couple of hours to rattle the cans and raise some money along the way. I would like to see if any of our R&R team members would be available on either day to give a demonstration.  This invitation is extended to all club members and we would greatly appreciate it if we could staff our display on both days.  Westfield has generously come on board for two years as a major sponsor of the club.  We get the chance to be on display to the community for these two days, raising our profile and much needed funds.  Please wear your club colours.  Contact me if you can assist in any way.

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This week sees the start of club training and we have the following:

 Wednesday 12/10 – Junior Pool Swimming

Largs Bay Swim Centre Victoria Road Largs Bay 7-8pm Cost $4.00 This is open to proficient members from last season.

This will include new members and Under 9’s once we undertake our proficiency assessment. A reminder a parent must be present whilst your child swims.

Friday 14/10 – Junior Board Training

Board Training for Under 10-13 4.45pm-6.00pm at the club. This is open to proficient members from last season.

This will include new members and Under 9’s once we undertake our proficiency assessment. A reminder a parent must be present whilst your child trains.


Saturday 15/10 – Junior Training

Start 12.45 pm on the lawn, for come and try please ensure you register upstairs and receive you top and cap prior to training commencing. Canteen helpers this week Under 11’s we require one person from 11.30-12.30 and three people from 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Thankyou to everyone for your patience with the canteen on Saturday. We were overwhelmed by the support you all gave and it will be back again next week from 11:30am -12:30pm and 2:30 -4:30pm.  Due to the success of the toasties they will be back again next week for $1!


Don’t forget next Saturday we have a parents and caregivers information session upstairs in the club from 3.30pm at the conclusion of training.

Thank you

Pat Larven

Junior Co-ordinator