Redland Times – 12/10/2007
COOCHIE Surf Life Saving Club officially launched its new club season last Sunday with an increased number of enthusiastic Nipper, junior and senior members splashing out in ideal weather conditions at Main Beach.
About 150 members and supporters met for their first meeting in the new clubhouse which was officially commissioned in March this year and which is now being fitted out with a first aid treatment room to assist island residents and visitors during the season when necessary.
Rostered patrols started last month for Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
This year the joining age for Nippers has been lowered to enable children five years and over to participate in an adventurous and educational range of safe water and beach activities.
Junior and senior members are also actively involved in wide-ranging life saving activities such as water rescue and first aid/resuscitation techniques as they progress towards achieving their Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion awards.
It’s not all hard work though as the members, parents and supporters have the opportunity to visit other neighbouring surf clubs on Stradbroke Island or the Gold Coast where they can improve their surf and rescue craft skills or meet new friends.
The club meets every Sunday morning between 8am and 11am and access to the Island is via the Coochiemudlo Island passenger ferry or barge service departing from Victoria Point.
For membership enquiries or further information, contact Colin Sloane on 0417 764 604, Brian Scotney on 3824 5748 or Russell Rubieon 0408 976 783.
|HIT THE BEACH: Coochie Surf Life Saving Club members get set for summer.|