Open day for Nippers

Ocean Grove SLSC Facilities Manager Vince Occhipinti with Sam Davidson, Sienna, Jennifer, Melody, Quinn and OGSLSC captain Lewis Howell-Pavia. 174210

The major focus of Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club’s annual Open Day was Nippers and Nipper parent engagement on Sunday 22 October.
Ocean Grove SLSC president David Pavia said it allowed management committee and volunteer personnel to welcome non-members and their families expressing interest to join club.
“The emphasis was certainly on Nippers (and parents) and Nipper Surf Sport, it was a Nipper open day,” Pavia said.
“Darren Ball, our Junior Activities Manager organised it, he gave a very comprehensive talk about the Nipper program.”
There were also beach demonstrations with Belt and Reel training and the IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat), while onlookers could watch the club’s popular Sunday Nipper Surf Sport Training program.
A survey was also conducted with “The objective to use the Open Day as an opportunity to talk to members and non-members about what they think the Club does well and what could be improved,” said Ocean Grove SLSC vice-president Stephanie Asher said.