Fingal Rovers stage successful sign-up
FINGAL Rovers Surf Life Saving Club successfully signed up between 10 and 20 new members yesterday at its open day.
Rovers vice-president Andrew Chubb said the club needed about 30 active members to be able to cover weekend patrols without eating into members' weekends.
At present the club has 18 active members but with 30 members it means a member is only on beach patrol duty about once a month.
"You don't have to be fit to be a member because we have lots of different jobs that don't require a high level of physical activity," Mr Chubb said.
The Rovers patrol Fingal Beach and send roving patrols to Dreamtime Beach just south of the headland where they advise beach goers of the dangers of swimming on unpatrolled beach.
Mr Chubb said the club's focus was now on the training camp set for January 1 to 8 where participants would gain their Bronze Medallion and Certificate II in Public Safety.
"This is the first step in becoming a life guard ? in being allowed to patrol," he said.
The club is keen to attract more members to patrol the beaches. Contact club secretary Sharyn Thorley on 0408742637.