Newsletter – July 2022

Hello Members,

On the long weekend in June, we held an End of Season Extravaganza and the Annual General Meeting.

The End of Season Extravaganza was a great night celebrating the end of another challenging season. Thank you to all who attended and made the night one to remember and congratulations to all award winners…some great achievements.

We had a great turnout at the AGM and delighted to welcome two new Life members Trish Morgan and Bruce Cohen. Two members who have made a significant contribution to the club over many years, specifically in the areas of lifesaving, nipper education and mentoring the next generations.

We welcome a few new faces to the committee and are grateful to those who have stepped down.

Thanks to Eve Lardner (VP Training & Assessment) and Sarah Cohen and Sam Morrison (Chief Instructors). We acknowledge the time and effort it takes to pull together training programs, and the additional challenges faced over the past couple of seasons. Thank you also to Charlie Carter for all your work in the merchandise space over many years.

Edition Highlights:

  • Annual Report
  • Expressions of Interest
  • Fairhaven’s nominations for LSV Awards of Excellence
  • Fairhaven SLSC members to host debut art exhibition in the Surf Coast Arts Trail

Annual Report

Below is the link to the 64th Fairhaven SLSC Annual Report. This version has been updated following a couple of omissions in the hard copy provided at the AGM.

Expressions of Interest

We are seeking interest in the following areas of the club as we believe we can do more for our members and the community in these areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Sponsorship

Please drop me an email or call if you would like to assist.

LSV Awards of Excellence

We have submitted three outstanding nominations for the LSV Awards of Excellence on Saturday 6 August 2022:

  • Youth Athlete of the Year – Arno D’Andrea
  • Youth Lifesaver of the Year – Penny Donnan
  • Community Education Award – Resilient Communities through Local Engagement

Fairhaven SLSC members to host debut art exhibition in the Surf Coast Arts Trail

The 10th Surf Coast Arts Trail will be held on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2022. Over the weekend, artists across the Surf Coast open their studios or host exhibitions in local venues to show case the amazing, creative talent in the shire.

Long term Fairhaven SLSC members Monika Freake and Julia Clarke (Freake) will be holding their debut art exhibition as part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail at the Club. Alongside Moni and Julia’s art will be artwork by Laurie Adamson, kids from Aireys Inlet Primary School (including Julia’s daughters, which means three generations will be showcasing their art together over the weekend).

As part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail, you are invited to appreciate and acquire the work of Monika Freake, Julia Freake, Laurie Adamson and the kids.

Kaye Adamson has generously proposed that all sales of Laurie’s work will benefit the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club. Thanks Laurie and Kaye.

Date: 6th – 7th August
Times: 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday
Location: Fairhaven SLSC (number 51 on the Surf Coast Arts Trail Map)

Monika Freake

Monika Freake

Moni is an oil and acrylic painter, who’s love of the Surf Coast shines through her paintings.

Her painting, ‘Afternoon Reflections’, won the people’s choice award at the 2001 Anglesea Art House Annual Art Show.

Julia Freake

Julia Freake

Julia’s arts and crafts include oil and acrylic paintings, macrame, crystal jewellery, and paverpol sculptures.

Julia runs Creative Kids classes and eco craft workshops in Aireys and Anglesea.

Over the art trail weekend, there will be mini eco craft workshops suitable for those 5 years and over.

Laurie Adamson

Laurie Adamson

Many of you may remember the cheeky, friendly bar manager who tended the Sunset Bar at the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club from 1997 to 2004.

Laurie was also an accomplished and recognised local artist, proficient in a wide range of mediums including oils, pastels, watercolour, pencil and charcoal.

He was an active member of the Anglesea Art House and made a strong contribution to all Art House initiatives, including the Annual Art Show and teaching art to children on holidays throughout the summer months.

The Kids

Julia’s daughters are also passionate creators and will have some pieces on display. Three generations will be showcasing their art together over the weekend.

The Aireys Inlet Primary School is not participating in the Arts Trail this year, so Moni and Julia have invited creative students the opportunity to display their favourite art piece.

Students from Julia’s Creative Kids art classes will also have an opportunity to display some of their artwork.

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With thanks,

President, Fairhaven SLSC
[email protected]