The Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club exists to serve our community. That’s what Surf Clubs do.
As well as patrolling every weekend during the dry season we also support local events, local fundraisers and open our club every Friday night to give the people of Gove another option for a family friendly budget night out.
We train and educate nippers about water and beach safety and provide Certificate 2 in Aquatic rescue training for our SRC and bronze trainees. We also provide ongoing training and certification for many other surf club awards. These include but are not limited to advanced first aid and resuscitation, IRB crew and driver, RWC driver, spinal management and the list goes on.
As most of you are aware the club is about to embark on a clubhouse redevelopment in early 2017 which will include a new kitchen facility. This will be ‘State of the art’ with commercial quality equipment.
So what are we planning to do with this fancy kitchen?? The kitchen will be used by the club and any individuals or groups who want to hire out the facility for functions.
And we have gone one step further. On Friday night after months of negotiations, the Gove Surf Club signed an MOU with Miwatj Employment and Participation (MEP) to use the new facility to train local job seekers in hospitality and basic kitchen management.
We are really proud of this new initiative and are again supporting the town that supports us.
Jeremy Kee, MEP CEO is very excited about having access to this new training facility and is confident it will be well utilised. This is a significant undertaking by the Gove Surf Club to support the people within our region, to assist them to develop new skills and hopefully the added prospect of future employment within the hospitality industry.
The signing of the MOU by Brett Parfitt (President GPSLSC) and Jeremy Kee (MEP CEO) is an historic event that has the capacity to make real change in our town and surrounding area.