Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lifesaving party to start the new season!

It's the start of the patrolling season so get ready to hit the beach, don your red and yellow cap and do your DRABCD.

Proceeds from this night will go towards the 2009 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras float entry.

This event is open to EVERONE - especially if you're interested in joining the surf lifesaving movement. Or indeed, if you just love hitting the beach on the weekend.

Patrol Captain Joyce mange and her rescue boys will take to the stage, ensuring everyone swims between the fags.DJs - Kitty Glitter and MerrileeAussielicious Brenton Parry of Bronte SLSC will perform aerials above the dancefloor.

SLIDE - 41 Oxford St Darlinghust
Friday 3rd October 2008

So mark that date down in your diaries, tell all your friends and get ready for a really fun night!! Funds raised from the event will go towards the 2009 Mardi Gras parade entry and also towards directly assisting gay and lesbian surf lifesavers in Australia. You're probably asking what does that last part mean – and that is something that we also need your help in deciding. At present, we have ideas such as sponsoring a gay or lesbian lifesaver to go to a championship competition, or assisting new members in paying their Bronze Medallion course, but we are looking for ideas about how you want your organisation to be run.

Our organisation isn't just about getting together each year to do a Mardi Gras entry. It's about having a strong voice for gays and lesbians in the surf life saving movement, and helping to promote that awareness to others in the community. The Committee has decided to move towards this even more by resolving that we would actively support gays and lesbians in surf lifesaving to grow within the organisation. Further, we thought that we should get together before the start of summer to reignite our fires and to kick off the 2008/2009 season with a bang!!

An event like this can only happen with the support of a wide range of people. For that reason, we are asking any interested lifesavers who would like to assist the Committee in preparing for the event to contact Josh Keech at There's a whole range of different jobs that we need help with, and it's only with the help of the members of the Committee can we achieve a successful night!

We are also looking for interested lifesavers to join the Committee to help organise next year's float. Being a part of the Committee is a great way to meet loads of new people, be a part of something that is really worthwhile and have an inside voice in how next year's parade works. If you would like to know more about what is involved in being on the Committee or would like to express your interest, please get in contact with us!

We will keep you updated as the event progresses, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
The Committee
The national group of gay and lesbian Australian surf lifesavers and their friends