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Requal Refresher & IRB Training Sat Dec 12th 2:30pm


Last reminder for our patrol meeting, requal refresher and IRB training course for this Saturday afternoon.
All members who have a SRC or Bronze Medallion (including young guns, patrolling members or nipper water safety helpers) are required to attend.
The following is a brief agenda for the afternoon
1. Completion of your run swim run, board and tube rescues (If this is completed you will not need to undertake these at the requal day on 26th Nov)
2. Discussions around patrols and expectations
3. Meet your fellow patrol team members including patrol captains
4. Run through resuscitation and oxygen refreshers
5. Run through changes to IRB assessments for requal and what will be expected of you on the 26th Nov
6. BBQ dinner
Declan will also be running the first training session for IRB Crew and IRB drivers awards for any members wishing to gain these awards.
You attendance at this meeting is required if you wish to obtain the award. It is session one of the training course.
Membership must be paid and renewed before these events so get on top of this ASAP.
If you require any further details on the above please contact Declan on bancoora.training@gmail.com or 0423877996.
If you are attending the 12th November and staying for the BBQ dinner please RSVP name to Christine on 0434 819 197 ASAP

Skills Maintenance Dates for 2016/17



Ocean Grove SLSC 12th November 2016 at 10am

Bancoora SLSC 26th November 2016 at 10am

13th Beach SLSC 4th December 2016 at 10am

Pt Lonsdale SLSC 11th December 2016 at 10am

Ocean Grove SLSC 28th December 2016 at 10am

Log onto http://mt.lsv-from-anywhere.com.au/login?org=lsv to register at one of these sessions and complete the online theory paper BEFORE attending the requal.

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Declan Behan Receives Volunteer of the Year Award


Youth of Geelong honoured for voluntary community contribution

The Y Service Club of Geelong Inc. last night announced Declan Behan of Highton as the recipient of the YMCA Youth Volunteer Award for 2014.

Declan, 20 was named the YMCA Youth Volunteer Award winner after undertaking a process which involved nominations from community groups or charity to recognise the voluntary contribution made by young people aged 15-25 years  to community organisations, clubs or schools from the Barwon region.

The four finalists; Ashleigh Campbell- Torquay Fire Brigade, Giselle Keefe- Deakin University Red Frogs Australia, Mai Taitapanui- Torquay Surf Life Saving Club and Declan Behan – Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club at Breamlea presented to  the YMCA Youth Volunteer Award Committee  and representatives from their nominated clubs before the finalist is publically announced.

Declan, a past Christian College student and now attends Deakin University where he is currently studying mechanical engineering. This is his 12th year as a member of the Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club having commenced as a nipper through to patrol and now the Chief Instructor. In peak season Declan spends up to 200hours at the club providing training and patrols.

Benjamin Pope, President of Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club said ”Declan was an enthusiastic and valued member of the club and volunteers his time freely to ensure the community is safe and protected in aquatic environments.”

Jaryd De Beer, President of the Y Service Club of Geelong said “It was a fitting recognition for the voluntary contribution Declan has made to his club and the community, he has developed as a person and now shares his knowledge with others through the Chief Instructor role”.

“The YMCA along with hundreds of community organisation and clubs across the region could not exist without the valuable contribution made by volunteers but it is fantastic to see that Geelong’s young people are giving back to the community through their time and talent.” said Shona Eland CEO of YMCA Geelong.

Declan received a $2500 donation from the Y Service Club of Geelong  for the  Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club and $500 scholarship to further his volunteer contribution to the community.

2014 YMCA Youth Volunteer Award winner -Declan Behan, Jaryd De Beer-President Y Service Club of Geelong and Benjamin Pope, President Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club

Click on Declan Behan – Volunteer of the Year to access the article.