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2014 – Committee, Calendar, Social Events, Competition

Our final & Annual General Meeting of 2013 congratulated the committee on a great year. The Dolphins still hold the Alliman Shield thanks to a 3 all draw with St George but since we had the shield in 2012 we keep it this year.

Evan Leeson - Club Champion 2013, from left Rex Oxgood (2nd ever club champ), John Black (3rd club champ, multiple state and Australian Champion), Fred Nann (first club champion, first president, first life member), Bill Richmond (foundation member and our first secretary)
Evan Leeson – Club Champion 2013, from left Rex Oxgood (2nd ever club champ), John Black (3rd club champ, multiple state and Australian Champion), Fred Nann (first club champion, first president, first life member), Bill Richmond (foundation member and our first secretary)

The 2013 Club Championship results are finalised and congratulations goes to Evan Leeson taking out the Club Championship just barely in front of the 2013 Alliman Champion and club runner up Derrick Oscar Cruz.

The Dolphins 60th Birthday party was a truly awesome event with some amazing people coming along from previous club generations. There will be a separate post on that soon with some photos and video of the day. There are plenty of shirts and stubbie holders for sale which will be available at the club meetings or just contact the new merchandise officer Ben Bayfield.

The 2014 Committee was voted in and is already working hard on various things. First on the list is the Social Events for the year. Allot of thought has been put into this to get to the right places when fish and weather is likely to be in favour so do your best to get time off or a pass from the boss to get to these events.

SSD 2014 Calendar

High on the list of priorities in the social events is pairing up newer divers with veterans to pass on knowledge and experience. This has proven in the past to build membership numbers and earn us competition wins. You can see all the events for the year on our Google Calendar. Simon Trippe has made a nice one page Calendar if you prefer.

We now have a Dolphins Instagram account for sharing photos on your smart phones and a Twitter account if you prefer getting news that way.

Here is a couple of the photos from the presentation and some highlights from the year.

Aaron Puckeridge – 2013 Most Species
Emanuel Bova – 2013 Largest Rock Blackfish, 2013 Alliman Shield Four Man Team
2013 State Titles
Geoff Buchanon – International Freediving and Spearfishing News Sailfish cover
Aaron Puckeridge – Pending World Record Green Jobfish 17kg or 34.5lb

Dolphins 60th Birthday Party 1953 – 2013

logo-white-back-groundYou are invited to attend the Sans Souci Dolphins 60th Birthday Party. Everyone welcome. Dolphins old and new, families, other club & non club spearos.

Cost: Adults $40 on the day. $30 pay in advance. Kids Free. Family day, with a Jumping Castle, Face Painting. You pay for your own drinks at the bar, however the dolphins will supply some beer, wine and waters but be early.

When: Saturday December 14th 11am to late.
Sunday recovery breakfast BBQ. Bring a tent or caravan if you wish to camp the night. Plenty of room.

Basic Itinerary: 11am – 4pm Jumping Castle
12:30pm – Lunch is served – seafood, souvlakis, sausages for kids, salads, etc
1pm – 3pm – Face Painting
2pm – Introduction for speeches
5pm – 6pm – Dinner – Lamb on a spit
Party till late

Where: South Sydney Amateur Fishing Association club-house Cnr Macquarie and Hastings Avenue, Chifley NSW 2036

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  • Gourmet Seafood lunch, throughout the day by Master Chef Ali
  • Presentations and speakers throughout the day (Wade Koolis, Fred Nann, John Black & Vic Stringfellow)
  • Meet your old and new Dolphin club mates
  • Bring your photo albums and old magazines
  • Dolphins merchandise and 60th Anniversary tee shirts available

Deposit money via direct deposit. Bank details:
Account name: Sans Souci Dolphins
BSB #: 112-879
Account #: 032 791 337
Please make sure you include your names in the deposit.
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RSVP (include one or both days attending) [email protected], [email protected]

Mid Year Update – XMas in July, Member videos & Australia vs South Africa May 2013

XMAS in July – Dolphins Style

This month meeting is on Tuesday the 16th July and we will be having a XMAS in July Seafood feast. We’ll have a raffle on the night as well. List of prizes to come.

Anyone who bring a quality fish for the BBQ will get 3 free tickets. Fillets accepted, but I said quality fish. Fillets will be inspected by seniors to ascertain species. No Silver Drummer Fillets please…

Come along, bring your Santa hat and catch up on what’s going on around the scene.

Member Videos

There are a few new videos added to the Video section of the site. Thanks to Scuba Pete and Paul Marsh.

Australia vs South Africa 17 – 25 May 2013

SA 2013

As most of us know our own Derrick Cruz and Evan Leeson were part of the three man Australian team in South Africa. Derrick Cruz won the visiting international competitors trophy.

Have a read of the adventure here: Australia vs South Africa May 2013.pdf

Club Meeting April – Fundraiser, Social Calendar & 2013 1st quarter update

Fundraiser for the Australian teams members of the Sans Souci Dolphins

This TUESDAY 16th APRIL 7.30pm at the CLUBHOUSE

Hey everyone I would like to bring this fund raiser to your attention. The Dolphins are fortunate enough to have some extremely talented spearos who have been selected to represent Australia in both the Inter-Pacific competition in Qld and the South African Nationals in Durban. As the Dolphins usually do we pull a little fund raiser together to help ease the pocket wearing for these guys. Our members who represent Australia have always put back to the club in the way of talks, training, and assistance to their fellow members, sharing new techniques they pick up when diving with the world’s elite spearfishers. The Dolphins members have garnered such rich knowledge from these events.

Derick and EvanpuckoWe will be having a HUGE raffle with some great prizes (see below) to raise money for 3 club members. Evan Leeson, Derrick Cruz & Ian Puckeridge

So be there Tuesday 16th April (this coming Tuesday) from 7.30pm, it is the Dolphins monthly meeting – Cnr of Macquarie and Hastings Ave, Chifley.

Guys, this is a must come to meeting anyway as Parry has organised a Greek feast for the night to enjoy – feast is free for members – and you get a free ticket for a chance to win the door prize!
So for all the members that don’t make most meetings, please make sure this is the meeting you do attend as you don’t want to miss what the committee has organised as a surprise. See you all there!!
IF you are unable to attend and would like to contribute to the cause by purchasing some raffle tickets please contact me on how you can do this. There are some really great prizes to be won.
Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10
It’s going to be a great night, hope to see you there – bring your wallets.

Prize list so far

  • Pair of penetrator fin blades
  • Cressi Modular Fins
  • Giant Tent valued at around $700 (I believe it sleeps nine people)
  • Omer Zero Mask
  • Neptonics Rig Line of choice
  • Miscellaneous Neptonics gear
  • One spearfishing course with Australian Spearfishing Academy
  • Alcohol
  • Door Prize

There will be further prizes arranged on the night as well. If anyone else has a prize that they would like to donate, please email me.

Thank you to all who have donated a prize:
Penetrator Fins
Derick Cruz
Neptonics
ASA
Frog Dive

Club Comp/Social Calender for 2013

The calendar is also linked on the website front page which you can subscribe to in your own calendar (Google or other). It has links to most NSW comps, our club meetings and social events. Give it a try.

April 28th Bendalong/Sealies
May 19th Rose Bay
June 23rd Forster
July 21st Ulladulla
August 18th South Maroubra
September 22nd Long Reef/Dee Why
October 20th Bendalong/Voodoo
November 23rd-24th South West Rocks
December 15th Currarong/Ulladulla

2013 – 1st Quarter Update

The start of the year saw our own Ian & Aaron Puckeridge, along with two new club members Evan & Derek competing in the Sydney Cup, Canada Cup and Australian Titles. All placing in the top ten, they did our club proud. The Dolphins also won the first Alliman Shield held out of Gunnamatta Bay, having Feb & March Allimans cancelled due to bad weather was a let down for the boys as they were keen to do well again.
Our first two club meetings this year saw a few new members joining, Parry Gryllis our Sports sec/Vice President will get together with Simon Trippe and I for a new comers rock-hop dive to get to know them in and out of the water.
All – in – all it’s been a promising start to 2013, looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

Christmas Party Meeting / AGM – 2012

Dolphins Christmas Party

Firstly I would like to thank you all for the great year. 2012 has been fantastic for most of us and especially for our club as we have won the Alliman Shield!
That is thanks to the all round effort of everyone that competed this year and especially to our Vice President and Sports Sec Parry!
Parry has done a great job this year and we all owe him A BIG THANK YOU!

So to top off this great year we are having a big Christmas Party/Last meeting of 2012/AGM on Tuesday the 18th December, 7:30pm at the clubhouse!

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South West Rocks, Next Club Meeting, Christmas Party – 2011

Parry's 28.31kg CobiaG’day Dolphins!!

Well have you all heard the news?

Our club go away was GREAT! we had over 20 guys there and we all had a great time, fish or no fish. But lets talk fish and lets talk about a fella called Parry! Parry (SSD shared sports sec might i add) secured himself a TOP fish with a 28.31KG Cobia!! What a top fish eh! a fish of a life time and one he’ll never forget. It couldn’t of happened to a better bloke i reckon… Continue reading South West Rocks, Next Club Meeting, Christmas Party – 2011