Our Neighbours

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Our Neighbours 2017-01-25T11:59:13+00:00

TO THE NEIGHBOURS OF THE SEACLIFF RECREATION CENTRE

News from the Centre – January 2017

Seacliff Recreation Centre has continued to provide programs that encourage active participation and its popularity is evident with new members enrolling during 2016 bringing our total membership to 1500.

Our sports consist of Calisthenics, Gymnastics (girls, boys and Aerobic), Judo, KinderGym and Ju-Jitsu. All groups have qualified coaches, with training programs in progress every week-day and week-night plus weekends for 47 weeks of the year.

Neighbourhood Watch continues to hold their bi-monthly Wednesday meetings at the Centre and a Cheerleading group uses a hall for weekly Saturday and Sunday training sessions.

Groups within the Centre compete locally and interstate in their respective sports with the trophies and medals proof we run very professional and successful programs. To ensure we have something to suit everyone we also provide programs that concentrate on having fun and keeping fit and recognise that competing is not essential to enjoy a sport.

Our leaders and coaches regularly update their qualifications in their respective sports and are First Aid and Asthma trained. They are also required to have a Police Clearance Check (required for anyone with regular contact with children) for the safety of our young athletes.

We realise that parking is at a premium during weekdays and this has been eased slightly with the Seacliff Uniting Church permitting our KinderGym Section to use the church car park and we appreciate their co-operation and support. Thank you to those neighbours who avoid using our Centre carpark during the daytime so we can maximise our carpark usage. Please note car parking is at your own risk and the Centre is not responsible for any damage caused.

The Board of Management has again confirmed its decision that it will not permit any parties or similar activities to be held at the Centre that may cause any disturbance to our neighbours.

We have been successful this year with numerous awards. In November 2016 Life Member John Bollinger received a Certificate of Recognition for his continued support of the Centre

since 1973, Seacliff Calisthenics were presented with a 2016 Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service and Sue Edward was presented with a City of Holdfast Bay Certificate of Appreciation for her 35 plus years of volunteering at Seacliff Calisthenics.

In December 2015, during parliament David Speirs MP Member for Bright made a speech mentioning the Seacliff Recreation Centre where he ‘…reflected on the superb ongoing commitment and work of the volunteers, particularly those who were recognised at the AGM and also the Board of Management, without whose expertise and hard work the Centre would not be able to operate’. A copy of this speech can be found on our website or on David Speirs MP website.

The centre has been busy over the December 2016 / January 2017 period and for your information we have re-surfaced and polished our timber floors, undertaken our annual “Centre and Equipment Cleaning Program” and have undertaken maintenance painting where required. In October 2016 we installed 80 solar panels on our roof in an effort to become a more sustainable Centre.

You are welcome to call in anytime to view our facilities or discuss any matter of concern by contacting the Centre on 8296 4995, via email secretary@seacliffrec.org.au or visit our website at www.seacliffrec.org.au. You can always be kept up to date on the happenings in our Centre by following our posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Google Plus.

 

Beverley Manns

President

Seacliff Community Recreation Association Incorporated