Newsletter – May 2023

Hello Everyone,

Winter is fast approaching… I know I am feeling the cold after a few beautiful autumn days! The season finished on Anzac Day with sensational weather, a very high tide and an awesome voluntary patrol team. Highlight of the day was a breaching dolphin and so many familiar faces on the beach.

Anzac Day patrol 2023

It is National Volunteers Week…deepest thank you to all the incredible individuals who dedicate their time and energy to Fairhaven SLSC. We couldn’t do what we do without volunteers who are the heart of everything we do. Thank you for your valuable contributions… #thechangemakers making a difference in our communities.

The King’s Birthday long weekend is shaping up to be eventful! Come and have a row in a surfboat, drop in to Anglesea to see the IRB team in action, grab some Merch to keep you warm, dance the night away at the Extravaganza and see you at our Annual General Meeting!

The End of Season Extravaganza is back once again this year! Join us on Saturday 10 June from 5pm at the surf club – tickets are on sale now.

There will be presentations at 5.30pm and you are welcome to attend this part only at no cost.

The event is open to all… members, friends, family, friends of friends… it’s again shaping up to be an awesome night so grab your tickets and ‘royal themed’ outfit today!

The Annual General Meeting of the Fairhaven SLSC will be held on Sunday 11 June, at the club. The agenda and minutes of the previous meeting will be emailed to members.

Edition Highlights:

  • Dates For Your Calendar
  • Kiosk and Merch Opening Times
  • Come Try Rowing Morning
  • Surf Coast Arts Trail
  • LSV Awards of Excellence

Dates For Your Calendar

Saturday 10 June 2022

IRB Carnival at Anglesea from 8am…pop in to cheer on the team!

Come and have a row morning from 8.30am (details below).

End of Season Extravaganza celebration – join us from 5pm to celebrate the 2022/23 season…great food, music, dancing and fun!

Please book your tickets here.

End of Season Extravaganza 2023 flyer

Sunday 11 June 2022

Join us for the 65th Annual General Meeting, at the Fairhaven SLSC starting at 11am followed by finger food and the bar open at 12noon.

Kiosk and Merch Shop Open

The kiosk and mech shop will be open King’s Birthday weekend so come down and grab a coffee, browse the merch and have a chat…


  • Saturday 10, Sunday 11, Monday 12 June, 8am to 2pm each day


  • Saturday 10 June – 10am to 12pm
  • Sunday 11 June – 12noon to 2pm

The Kiosk will also be open on Saturday 17 June, 8am – 4pm to coincide with the Surf Coast Trail Marathon, which finishes at the surf club, and the weekend of 5 & 6 August for the Surf Coast Arts Trail.

Come And Have A Row In A Surfboat

The surfboats will be on the beach on Saturday 10 June at 8.30am. All welcome… juniors, seniors, mums, dads… come and have a go!

Fairhaven is the preferred location weather and conditions permitting, otherwise it will be at Pt Roadknight beach. Bring bathers, a warm top and Fairhaven beanie!

Fairhaven SLSC Surf Boat in action

Calling Young Artists

As part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail on 5 and 6 August 2023, there is an opportunity for young artists (18 and under) to exhibit a piece or two of their own artworks alongside artists Julia and Monika Freake. Artworks will be displayed at the Fairhaven SLSC.

Any interested artists should email Julia at [email protected] by 31st May with their name, a brief artist bio including the medium of the artwork and their contact details.

Artists must be 18 or under, live on the Surf Coast or be a member of Fairhaven SLSC. Space is limited.

LSV Awards of Excellence

To recognise the achievements of our club, we will be submitting a nomination for Club of the Year and some individual categories for the LSV Awards of Excellence on Saturday 12 August 2023 at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

The annual Awards of Excellence celebrates the best in Victorian surf lifesaving, by recognising the outstanding achievements and contributions by surf lifesaving volunteers.

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I look forward to seeing you on the long weekend,

President, Fairhaven SLSC
[email protected]