ANNUAL CLUB DO AND PRESENTATION EVENING RE 2011

ANNUAL CLUB DO AND PRESENTATION EVENING RE 2011

ANNUAL CLUB DO AND PRESENTATION EVENING RE 2011 Hayle Surf Life Saving Club held an extremely well attended Annual Club Do and Presentation evening at Hayle Rugby Club on Saturday 28 January 2012 to celebrate their successes throughout 2011, their 50th Anniversary year.  It was decided that a change of venue was needed due to the amount of members the Club now has and instead of a sit down meal everyone brought a plate of food for the buffet.  The new format worked well and resulted in a huge turnout with plenty of food for everyone.  Club member, Mike Friday provided the disco which was very much appreciated by those who wanted to let their hair down. Club Chairman, Graham Williams said “It was a fantastic evening, one of the best we’ve had.  It was lovely to see so many members, family and friends there from all sections of the Club.  2011 saw us celebrating our 50th anniversary and the formation of a very successful new section, “Sandhoppers” for 5 and 6 year olds.  It was a pleasure to present our members with their certificates for all the qualifications they have gained throughout the year and congratulations to everyone who received a trophy; they were all very well deserved.  Thank you to everyone who helped with the organisation and presentation of the evening, for all the raffle prizes donated and to Hayle RFC staff for making us so welcome. The Club continues to grow from strength to strength and we have had a really good start to 2012 with the news that we have been awarded a grant of...
Hayle SLSC History

Hayle SLSC History

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HAYLE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB The formation of Hayle Surf Life Saving Club was first considered following fatalities at both ends of Hayle beach – Gwithian and the Estuary, in November 1960. The first meeting of those interested in forming a Surf Life Saving Club for Hayle was held at the Passmore Edwards Institute in Hayle. The meeting was attended by local swimmers, those interested in Lifesaving and First Aid. Porthtowan Surf Life Saving Club were invited to attend and gave a Reel and Line demonstration. In the following Spring of 1961 Hayle SLSC was formed. The first meetings were held at the Bluff Hotel on the Towans. John Dellow, proprietor of the Hotel, was elected as Club Chairman. Rick Bunt, local businessman and entrepreneur was elected as Club Secretary. Tom Prisk, an Engineer with Holmans and with three years experience with St Agnes SLSC, was elected Club Captain and by June/July of 1961 had his first team qualified with three Bronze Medallions ready to patrol Hayle beach. The objectives of the Club then were much the same as now:- 1. To provide and maintain modern Surf Life Saving equipment for use on Hayle beach by teams of volunteers trained in rescue, artificial respiration and first aid. 2. To study local beach conditions and warn bathers of dangers. 3. To instil and maintain a spirit of comradeship among members of the club and to promote and encourage the formation of more Surf Life Saving Clubs in Cornwall. During the last 40 years the club has kept pace with the changes in life saving techniques and...
Annual Christmas Day Swim A Great Success in 50th Year

Annual Christmas Day Swim A Great Success in 50th Year

Hayle Surf Life Saving Club’s annual Christmas Day swim was a great success in their 50th anniversary year with probably one of the biggest turn outs since records began and a lot of “newbys” taking part. The relative balmy temperatures compared with last year’s -3 degrees centigrade helped but it was really just a reflection of the tremendous support the Club has received all year from its members, their family and friends. The tide couldn’t have been any lower so the long hike across the beach helped reduce everyone’s body temperature before they reached the sea where a large swell made it much easier to take the plunge without a wetsuit. Chairman, Graham Williams, who always observes from the beach and is not one of the brave souls who actually gets wet, said “This was a fantastic end to a very successful 50th anniversary year. I was amazed at the turnout and the enthusiasm of everyone taking part from 6 year old Sandhopper, Tobias White to founder member 86 year old Tom Prisk. We had three founder members taking part this year – the already mentioned Tom Prisk, Daphne Hocking who made a welcome comeback after a few years absence and Vice Chairman, Gil Tredinnick who reminisced that they used to be lucky if twelve people turned up and couldn’t get over the amount of people taking part and watching. Thank you to everyone who brought along mulled wine, biscuits and chocolates, all of which were very much appreciated on return to the warm clubhouse.”   Photo: Hayle Surf Life Saving Clubs members, family and friends photo call before...

50th Anniversary Dinner And Dance

Club members, family and friends attended an excellent Dinner and Dance at The Penventon Park Hotel on Saturday 29 October to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Club in 1961. Everyone dressed to impress and certainly scrubbed up very well compared to how we normally see one another – cold and bedraggled! Some even did the whole black tie thing with white shirts, bow ties and Dinner Suits and that included some of the Junior members – very smart they looked too! Everyone received a commemorative pen as a memento of the occasion – there are still some available if anyone wants one, or to give to someone for Christmas, at a cost of £2 each – please see Siobhan Merrett. The evening kicked off with some tasty appetisers whilst everyone found their places and waited for the 3 course meal to be served. There was a small hiccup by the Chef for the main course as he’d got his numbers mixed up and instead of preparing 17 Butternut Squash dishes and 43 Chicken dishes he got the numbers the wrong way around – we had reports from the Waiting staff that the air was literally blue in the kitchen! Eventually we all got our ordered food and enjoyed a very tasty meal. Our guest speakers during coffee were John Bennett, Mayor of Hayle and John (Jock) Paton representing Surf Life Saving followed by our Chairman, Graham Williams. Graham presented Gil Tredinnick with a certificate celebrating his 50 years membership of the Club and a photo book chronicling the Club’s activities from 1961 to 2011. A...

Congratulations to Founder member, Gil Tredinnick

Congratulations to Founder member, Gil Tredinnick who has been named Hayle Citizen of the year for 2011 for all the work he has done with and for the club and the local community during the last 50 years.