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CIRCULAR 3026

Released October 2007

2008 JUNIOR LIFESAVER OF THE YEAR


Nomination and State Finalist Process

Audience: Branch Executive, Club Executive, Under 14 year members

Actioned By: Branch Executive, Club Executive, Under 14 year members

Date: October 2007

Contact: Kim Rando, Member Services Officer


P (02) 9984 7188
F (02) 9984 7199
E krando@surflifesaving.com.au

Details the Surf Life Saving New South Wales 2008 Junior Lifesaver of the Year
Summary award process and Development Camp.
To recognise members and assess individuals on their merit to become the
Junior Lifesaver of the Year.
Objective To involve Junior Lifesaver of the Year finalists in a Development Camp
experience that creates an awareness of Branch and State activities, supports
personal development and goal setting, and positively recognises members.
Action Branches to submit nominations to SLSNSW by Monday 21 January 2008.

Surf Life Saving New South Wales invites nominations for the 2008 Junior Lifesaver of the Year
award. The award is a great opportunity for Clubs and Branches to recognise their Under 14
member’s ability and achievements in surf lifesaving and the contributions they have made to their
Club, Branch and community.

All under 14 members who hold their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) are eligible to apply for the
Award and Development Camp, as further acknowledgment of local recognition processes.

The process
Nominees and Clubs should seek further information from their Branch as to any additional
requirements for submission at Branch.

Branches are invited to submit one female and one male nomination for the 2008 SLSNSW Junior
Lifesaver of the Year award.

Nominations must be completed in the nominees own handwriting with questionnaire and medical
information attached. Resumes will not be considered by the judges, and should not be included
with the nomination forms.

All nominations are to be endorsed by Branches and returned to Surf Life Saving New South
Wales by Monday 21 January 2008.

Nominees must have completed their SRC to be eligible for the Junior Lifesaver of the Year award
and Development Camp.

Surf Life Saving New South Wales Incorporated


Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen; PO Box 430, Narrabeen NSW 2101 Australia
T +61 2 9984 7188 F +61 2 9984 7199 E experts@surflifesaving.com.au
Incorporated in NSW (Y00547-01)
Fundraising Authority No. CFN11033 ABN: 93 827 748 379
www.surflifesaving.com.au
Successful applicants will be advised of their placing as finalists and required to attend the
Junior Lifesaver of the Year Development Camp, 26-28 February 2008, at NSW Sport and
Recreation Centre, Myuna Bay.

All finalists will be required for the award presentation at the State Age Championships, 2
March 2008, at Swansea Belmont, where the male and female winners will be announced.

The criteria for selection will be based on the nominee’s achievements in the following areas:
• Contribution to Surf Life Saving
• Demonstration of leadership roles in Club activities
• Contribution made to the Club
• Awards received in Surf Life Saving and the community
• Involvement in community events outside of Surf Life Saving
• Awareness of Club events and current affairs
• Initiative applied to Club and community activities
• Promotion of Surf Life Saving to the community
• Attendance record at Club activities
• Encouragement of new members
• Demonstration of surf lifesaving knowledge and skills

The Camp
The camp aims to further develop members by creating an awareness of the diversity of
Branch and State activities, by supporting personal development and goal setting, and by
positively recognising members. Best of all, it is an opportunity to meet young surf lifesavers
from across New South Wales and be part of a fun experience!

During the Camp, participants will be interviewed by a judging panel of experienced surf
lifesavers, assessing individuals on their merit to become the Junior Lifesaver of the Year.

Application process
Individual and Club nominations are to be submitted to Branch in accordance with their
timelines.

Branch endorsed nominations are due at Surf Life Saving New South Wales Monday 21
January 2008.

Nominations must be endorsed by Branch with relevant documents attached and forwarded
to Surf Life Saving New South Wales, marked attention to:

Kim Rando
Member Services Officer
Surf Life Saving NSW
PO Box 430
Narrabeen NSW 2101
2008 Junior Lifesaver of the Year

Application form
(to be completed in applicants own handwriting)

Given name Surname

Date of birth Female / Male (Please circle)

Address

Suburb Post code

Home phone Mobile

Email

Club Branch

Adult shirt sizes (please circle)


Ladies 8 10 12 14 16 18
Mens XS S M L XL XXL

I wish to have my contact details distributed to other participants (please circle) Yes No

Privacy
Personal details collected by Surf Life Saving New South Wales are for the purpose of selecting nominations for the 2008
Junior Lifesaver of the Year Development Camp only. Individuals may access this information on request.

Participants consent

I ______________________ (participants name) agree to abide by the SLSA Member Safety


and Well-being policy and Child Protection policy, found at www.slsa.com.au and the SLSA
Code of Conduct listed below.

SLSA Code of Conduct


1. Once registered, there are no departures from the Program without the approval of
the Program Coordinator. Participants will be given permission to leave the Program
only in extenuating circumstances.
2. As a participant, you will be role models for Surf Life Saving New South Wales and
act in an appropriate manner.
3. No disrespect will be tolerated under any circumstances.
4. Any concerns or disagreements should be reported to the Program Coordinator or the
designated Member Protection Officer immediately.
5. While on the Program you will be sharing accommodation with participants of the
same gender. You will:
• Ensure there is no interference with other people’s property
• Treat others with dignity and respect
• Treat rooms and property with respect
• Any use of telephones and other services are at your own expense
6. All instructions from the Program Manager and leaders are to be adhered to.
7. Breaches of the SLSA Member Safety and Well-being policy and Child Protection
policy and this Code of Conduct may result in immediate expulsion from the Program.

Signed _______________________________ Date ____________


2008 Junior Lifesaver of the Year
Application Questions

1. How long have you been involved in Surf Life Saving?

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2. In what ways do you contribute to Surf Life Saving, at Club and other levels, e.g. instructing
or assisting younger members?

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3. List the major Club activities you have attended and been actively involved with in the past
year.

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4. What methods have you used to encourage new members to join Surf Life Saving or
current members to stay?

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5. (a) List the major Surf Life Saving awards that you have achieved, e.g. SRC; Surf Smart;
Surf Safety.

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(b) List other awards you have been recognised with in Surf Life Saving or the greater
community, e.g. Young Nipper of the Year

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6. What do you feel you have personally achieved through Surf Life Saving?

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7. What goals do you want to achieve in surf lifesaving and why?

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8. What role do you feel surf lifesaving has in the community?

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9. In what ways do you feel you have promoted Surf Life Saving in the community?

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10. If you could initiate one program in your Club, what would it be and why?

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Endorsement

Name of contact
Position

Club name Signature Date

Name of contact
Position

Branch name Signature Date


SURF LIFE SAVING NSW
ACKNOWLEDGES AND THANKS OUR
GOOD FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS