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On the Sea September 2020

Invoices for the 2020 / 2021 financial year have been issued to all our Boating Members and payment is due now. Outstanding members have been sent a friendly reminder notice. Please be aware that under our Group’s Constitution a boating member whose subscription is not paid by 30 September ceases to be a member. Should this occur, you will no longer be able to use your Jurien call sign. If you have changed your details since last year, please contact us with your new details. Likewise, if you have sold your boat and bought a new one, please advise us. Or maybe you have sold your boat and no longer wish to continue as a member.


It is important that we have your correct details on file, so please help us to update our records. Our phone number is 9652 1950 or pop down to the Marine Rescue Tower and advise one of our volunteers.


When making a membership payment at the Bendigo Bank or another Financial Institution, please ensure that your Jurien Call Sign and name are included on the payment slip.


The Group’s Annual General Meeting (Volunteer Members) will be held on Sunday, 25 October 2020 at 1600 hours at the Marine Rescue Building. All positions of Office Bearers (Commander, Deputy Commander, Secretary and Treasurer) and Committee Members (one of which is the position of Bosun) will be vacant. Official notification and the relevant documentation has been emailed to all Volunteer Members. Nomination forms and copies of all documents are also available at the Tower. Nominations for all positions close on Saturday, 26 September 2020 at 1700 hours (5.00 pm). Incomplete or late nominations will not be accepted.


Happy 80th Birthday to Robin Randall from all our members. Trust you had an enjoyable day Robin. Get well wishes to Lindsay, Riff and Eve. Hope you will all be “back on deck” soon. Farewell to Gail, one of our Radio Operators. We all appreciate your tireless efforts on the “air waves” Gail and wish you all the best for the future.


Explore Marine Parks WA Smart iPhone App

Discover WA’s marine parks with the new Explore Marine Parks WA iPhone app which covers the 13 marine parks. The “where am I?” function means you can see which marine park zone you are in and what activities you can enjoy in each particular area, even when offline or out of mobile phone range! Download it free from the Apple App store.


Hook Up to the Recreational Fishing Rules and Guide

Not too sure about the recreational fishing rules? It’s easy to keep up to date with WA’s recreational fishing rules. Whether it’s for bag and size limits, seasonal closures or licences, all the rules are at your fingertips.

  1. Go to fish.wa.gov.au for rules covering more than 180 fish species. Use the interactive maps to discover information about marine protected areas and common species by region.

  2. App – the free Recfishwest app provides access to the rules even if you are out of phone range and has an easy fish identification feature. Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

  3. Recreational Fishing Guide – download from www.fish.wa.gov.au/guide

Divers:

Unattended Boats: The Department of Transport (DoT) states: “The practice of divers leaving vessels unattended can be very dangerous. DoT strongly recommends that a responsible person stays on board at all times to raise the alarm if the diver is overdue or to attend to the vessel should it start to drift. In the case of an unattended boat, ensure your anchor is set to hold for the duration of the dive.”


Diving Flag: “A boat with divers working from it must carry the appropriate day or night signals. The daytime signal for divers is an International Code Flag “A”. The flag must be at least 750 millimetres long and 600 millimetres wide.”


Divers are most welcome to use our services to log on their plans for the day either by radio or mobile phone.


Our Group monitors the radios 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (either at the Tower or through home bases). Stay safe out there on the ocean. Take 30 seconds and LOG ON WITH US. It is free! Not only does it provide you with peace of mind, but also your Family and loved ones will know that you are being looked after. Most importantly it will allow us to locate you quickly should an emergency arise.

Our working channel is VHF 21. Emergency channels are VHF 16, 27.88 MHz and 4125 HF.


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