The demographic of our membership base is pretty broad. What we lack in experience, we make up for in numbers. In recent years we have gained the services of some very experienced and qualified members. Also, some of our existing members have gone through the various education programs to gain various Surf Life Saving awards. This is providing us with a skilled membership base but the experience only comes with time.
What attracts our members? Well there are basically two incentives. Members who join to perform a community service, to gain life skills and recognised competency based skills (such as basic resuscitation, rescue and first aid techniques) and as a way of joining a community project to meet and make friends. The second incentive to join is for members to compete at surf carnivals in various forms of competition that are simulated forms of the traditional life saving activities. In a way it is an opportunity to showcase your skills as a lifesaver.
Regarding competition, over the years our Club has developed a reputation of producing competitive surf boat crews who have won medals at various local, branch, NSW State and also Australian championship levels. The “boaties” have become an integral part of our Club and their activities have created local interest that has been utilised to attract further members.