You will all be pleased to hear that things are progressing successfully! The insurance payout has now been finalised and we are in the process of working on an initial building and landscaping design to form a non-notified resource consent application with the council.
Our esteemed life member Dave Hill of Wilson & Hill architects has provided us with his best estimate of the rebuild costs and it looks like we will have substantial shortfall >500k. If any members would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts please get in touch.
More details next issue!
Patrolling in 17/18?
Are you keen to lifeguard on one of our patrol teams this season? If so, please email us at email@example.com.
Patrols START on show weekend:
Friday Nov 17 (Canterbury show day) - Sun Nov 19.
First Aid Qualifications
We have level one and two first aid courses coming up:
Level One: Sept 16 & 17
Level Two: Sept 24
We have a number of our members already enrolled on these courses. The level two course is now full and there are limited positions available on the level one course. Please let us know if you would like to participate. Preference will be given to those members actively lifeguarding first.
Pool Champs Training
In preparation for the upcoming Regional and National events, sessions are held at Aquagym every Sunday 12.30-1.30pm.
$5 entry fee. All welcome!
Club Open Day
Mark this date in your calendar!
This years Open Day is starting to shape up nicely. An evening social function will follow the usual day-time activities. We look forward to celebrating the start of the new season with you all!
Craig Jamieson is running Boot Camp sessions to get you all into shape!
Starting from Sept the 18th, every Monday evening 6-7.15 pm. Meet at the Scarborough Park clock tower.
Lifeguard Award training
Kate will be instructing our prospective lifeguards during the season. The first group starts on Wed the 20th September.
If you are 14 and are keen to become a lifeguard please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bios on our New Life Members
Ken Jones: Ken joined Taylors Mistake in 1974 and has been a long serving member of the club after returning from Auckland and North Piha in the 1990’s. During the early years Ken was an active competitor winning a national title in the double ski in 1976. He went on to become a key member of Taylors Mistake Nelson shield team and later joined North Piha to successfully take the Nelson Shield off Taylors Mistake.
Prior to moving to Auckland, Ken was a club member who contributed greatly to the social activities in the club, introducing many friends to join and creating a fun environment as well as assisting in the club song. His involvement in North Piha was equally social but also as a life guard patrolling and competing as well as being Club Captain in 1990.
Eventually returning to Christchurch, Ken was quickly back to Taylors and took up a number of roles on the committee and building officer. As his children grew up he took a greater interest in the Junior surf activities and managed teams to the Ocean Athletes as well as teams to the National Championships.
Over the past 7 years Ken has been the club chairman and is now presiding over the club during the process of rebuilding the clubhouse. Kens contribution to Taylors Mistake has been significant but the most lasting contribution has been his ability to make it fun and create lifelong friends.
“we love that beach...We love that sand...We’re the best surf club……”
David Hill: David Hill: David joined Taylors Mistake 1978 and competed for Taylors Mistake in predominantly Rescue and Resuscitation events and was for many years a member of the Nelson Shield winning team as well 4-man R&R titles.
Dave has been a long serving member having grown up in the bay while staying at the family bach on the Row. He has been on many club committees, club captain and President. He has also produced the club newsletter for nearly 10 years in the 1980s and has produced the clubs Annual Report (the" little green book") every year since 1989. He has remained an active member in the club and is part of an Ocean swim team regularly entering the Ocean Swim series and traversing Taylors beyond the wave line.
As an architect, Dave is assisting the club with designs for our new building. David received the SLSNZ Innovation award for his design of the Woodend Surf Club Patrol Tower, a design resembling a deck chair in patrol colours. Dave is a member who is" in it for life" and continues to actively support Taylors Mistake and Surf Life Saving.
If you have anything that you would like to see included in these newsletters please get in touch.