Newsletter – December 29, 2021

Summer Season Update

What an amazing start to the summer season. Lots of activity in and around the club and on the beach and wonderful to see many smiling faces.

A short edition to celebrate the season so far and reminders for upcoming events and don’t forget to drop by the Kiosk and Merch shop…lots of options in both!

Welcome and Smoking Ceremony

We were delighted to welcome Brett Clarke and his family for a welcome and smoking ceremony on the first day of Nippers. We are grateful for the words of wisdom, stories and song Brett shared with us all. We look forward to doing some further work with the Eastern Maar people.

Smoking Ceremony - December 2021


The Nipper program is well underway, and it is fantastic to see so many smiling faces on the beach.

We are still calling for parent helpers, especially on the BBQ, there is a roster on the kiosk wall. If you can lend a few hours, we would love to see you.

The Cosy Corner Carnival is on Friday 7 January. Registrations need to be done a week prior, so we will be taking registrations in the clubhouse on Thursday 30 December, 11.30am. Come and register Nippers and pay the $10 entry fee per Nipper (cash or card).

Don’t forget we have the Marine Mammal Foundation coming on Thursday 30 December at 3pm, this is free and open to all, a great way to learn more about marine litter and how we can help.

Rainbow Patrol

We celebrated Fairhaven’s inaugural Rainbow Patrol on 28 December, recognising the wonderful contributions of Fairhaven’s LGBTQIA + active members and allies. It was a busy day on the beach with a few rescues and the Rainbow team represented Fairhaven well. Congratulations to all who attended, we encourage our members to show their support again next season at Rainbow Patrol.

Rainbow Patrol - December 2021

River Swim

Great to see a good turn out of Nippers and adults for the Annual River Swim. Thanks to Liam and the water safety team. Always a few rumours about who won… so watch this space for the official results!

River Swim - December 2021


The morning yoga sessions have been very popular. Join Elsie at 7.30am daily to 2 January (excluding 1 January) in the clubhouse.

Yoga - December 2021

Bronze Medallion Course

Starting Thursday 30 December

Calling all parents and others who have either done their Bronze many years ago, who have thought about getting their Bronze or who get in the water with the kids… please take the next step and do the Bronze course. The course is flexible with a blend of online learning, face to face and water components. Send an email to [email protected] to register your interest.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Come down to farewell 2021 and welcome in 2022 with a band at the clubhouse between 8.30pm and 12.30am. Bar open from 4pm and meals from 5.30pm, book via the website for dinner Bar and Meals – Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club (

Door Knock

We will be out collecting on New Year’s Day and the following days with pop-ups tents, so look out for the Fairhaven tents and come down, say hi and donate.

Ladies Lunch

The 8th annual ladies’ luncheon will be held on Saturday 15 January from 12noon.

Tickets are available:

If you would like to donate to support this event, you can do this via the booking link.

Fairhaven Community Club Champs

Calling one and all for the Community Club Champs. All are welcome to compete and have fun in this club event on Thursday 6 January. Do one event, two or as many as you choose. Come down to the beach at 9.30am to register for a 10am start.

Anglesea Senior Carnival

Entries are open for the Anglesea Senior Carnival on Sunday 16 January. With the addition of the U13 age group at the 2022 Aussies, this is a great opportunity for U13’s to enter senior carnivals to gain exposure to this setting. Under 13 athletes are only permitted to compete in the programmed U13 events for each specific carnival.

Link to circular and how to enter: Circular-205.12.21-Anglesea-Senior-Carnival-Entries-Open.pdf (

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year!

Nancy Joseph, President and Fairhaven SLSC Committee
[email protected]