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  • DECEMBER 2011/JANUARY 2012

    VMR BRISBANEis proudly supported by

    ENERGEXand

    PORT OF BRISBANE

    Published bi-monthly byVOLUNTEER MARINE RESCUE, BRISBANE

    Radio Call Sign Marine Rescue SandgatePhone: 3269.8888

    A/H Emergency Phone: 0428 022881Fax. 3269.2245

    www.vmrsandgate.net.au

  • BOAT TALK VMR, BRISBANE2 - October/November 2011

    Crew Liaison: Karl Nast williamhirn@bigpond.com

    fishing.cruising@vmrsandgate.net.au

    Volunteer Marine Rescue, Brisbane is a member of the Volunteer Marine Rescue Association of Queensland

    Redback PrintPrinted by: Ph 3269 6357 rbprint@bigpond.net.au

    Publisher: Volunteer Marine Rescue, Brisbane Ph: editor@vmrsandgate.net.au3602 5250

    BOAT TALK Editor: Deidre Windham

    PATRONS Queensland Water Police State Coordinator Member for Deagon: Cr. Victoria Newton Member for Sandgate: Ms Vicky Darling MLA

    VMR BRISBANE MANAGEMENT TEAM

    VOLUNTEER MARINE RESCUE BRISBANEPO Box 201, Sandgate Q 4017

    Phone: 3269 8888 Fax: 3269 2245www.vmrsandgate.net.au

    Radio Call Sign Marine Rescue Sandgate

    Senior Vice-President: Bob Chapman 3166 5521 snr.vice.president@vmrsandgate.net.au

    Junior Vice-President: Wayne Wright

    0417 499326 president@vmrsandgate.net.au

    Secretary: David Massam 3865 6364 secretary@vmrsandgate.net.au

    Treasurer: Glenn Philip 0433 154105 treasurer@vmrsandgate.net.au

    President: Neil Sheppard

    3269 7937 past.president@vmrsandgate.net.auImmediate Past President: David Davis

    EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:

    Zone Delegates: Bob Chapman 3166 5521 David Massam 3166 9742

    Unit Training Coordinator: Peter Leech

    Occupational Health & Safety: Peter Leech 3314 0388

    Members Representatives:

    IT & Communication: Thomas Grice 0413 200271

    Membership: Greg Keogh 3261 8821

    Publicity: Deidre Windham 0419 766687

    Assistant Providore: Joe McCoy 3269 1255

    whso@vmrsandgate.net.au

    3314 0388 @vmrsandgate.net.auutc

    3886 5451 @vmrsandgate.net.aucrew.liaison

    Stan Lewis 3203 4164 admin @bsf.com.auBill Hirn williamhirn@bigpond.com3203 5865

    Duty Roster: Ray Langdon 0432 248679

    it@vmrsandgate.net.au

    membership@vmrsandgate.net.au

    publicity@vmrsandgate.net.au

    Hall Hire: Tom Begbie 3269 8633 hallhire@vmrsandgate.net.au

    Key Custodian:Refer to Neil Sheppard key.custodian@vmrsandgate.net.au

    Vessel & Equipment: Bill Hirn 3203 5865 Bob Chapman 3216 5521

    Building & Grounds: Bob Chapman 3216 5521 snr.vice.president@vmrsandgate.net.au

    Venue Manager: Tom Begbie 3269 8633

    Activations Recording: Luke Hillyard 0421 239559

    The Team also includes representatives from our Associated Groups - SYC .......................... SCC .......................... Lionfish .......................... -

    WHATS COMING UP

    LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2012

    The next deadline for contributions to BOAT TALK is

    FRIDAY, 25TH JANUARY 2012

    Earlier submissions preferred!

    CONTRIBUTORSPLEASE NOTE!

    DECEMBER 2011

    UNIT CHAPLAIN: Rev. Ron Holt Ph 3865.8896

    JANUARY 201210th Lionfish Dive Group Social ... 6.30 pm18th SCC Committee Meeting ... 7.00 pm

    22nd SYC TS/KB Race ... Starting time 10 am24th VMRB Management Team Meeting ... 7.30 pm25th Lionfish Dive Group Committee Meeting ... 6.30 pm29th SYC Sailing ... Starting time 1.00 pm29th

    20th Alpha Crews Dinner A Salute to Aussies... from 6.30 pm

    SYC Meeting ... 4.00 pm

    11th SYC Cocktail Party celebrating SYC Centenary12th SYC Dinghy Race ... Starting time 1.00 pm14th Lionfish Dive Group Social ... 6.30 pm15th SCC Committee Meeting ... 7.00 pm19th SYC TS/KB Race ... starting time 10.00 a.m.

    28th VMRB Management Team Meeting ... 7.30 pm29th Lionfish Dive Group Committee Meeting ... 6.30 pm

    24th Papa Crews Dinner ... from 6.30 pm26th SYC Sailing Heats 7 and 8 Club Championships ... Starting time midday26th SYC Meeting ... 4.00 pm

    BOAT TALK VMR, BRISBANE2 - December 2011/January 2012

    Volunteer Marine Rescue, Brisbane is a member of the Volunteer Marine Rescue Association of Queensland

    Redback PrintPrinted by: Ph 3269 6357 rbprint@bigpond.net.au

    Publisher: Volunteer Marine Rescue, Brisbane Ph: editor@vmrsandgate.net.au3602 5250

    BOAT TALK Editor: Deidre Windham VOLUNTEER MARINE RESCUE BRISBANEPO Box 201, Sandgate Q 4017

    Phone: 3269 8888 Fax: 3269 2245www.vmrsandgate.net.au

    Radio Call Sign Marine Rescue Sandgate VMR 401

    0417 499326 President: Neil Sheppard

    Unit Historian: ......................................................

    Social & Support Team: 3203 5865 Rae Hirn

    Fishing & Cruising: .......................................................

    Assistant to Treasurer: ..........................................................

    The Team also includes representatives from our Associated Groups - SYC .......................... SCC .......................... Lionfish .......................... -

    Management Meetings are held at the Club at 7.30pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month,and members are welcome to attend.

    Please dont hesitate to contact us if there is a matter you wish discussed.

    New members this month areRichard Harris

    David KirkpatrickNathan SugarsKelly Williams

    We look forward to seeing you around the Base and getting to

    know you better soon.

    4th VMRB Christmas Party 1-4 pm 4th SYC TS/KB Race ... Starting time 10.00 am 11th SYC Sailing Heats 5 and 6 Club Championships ... Starting time 10.00 am 11th SYC Meeting ... 3.00 pm13th Lionfish Dive Group Social ... 6.30 pm18th SYC Sailing ... Starting time midday20th VMRB Management Team Meeting ... 7.30 pm21st SCC Committee Meeting ... 7.00 pm

    Front Cover: Peter Keyte, General Mgr. Trade Services presenting VMRBs Neil Sheppard with $15,000

    Blue guides - bleedRed guides - dont put anything type or pics outside if youdont want them accidently trimmed offgreen guides - edge of A4 page

    pages 1,10,11,20 colour

    .

    Foxtrot Crew

    VMRB AGM

    Quebec Crew

    T

    SYC TS/KB Race

    SYC Meeting

    Webmaster: Glenn Philip 0433 154105 webmaster@vmrsandgate.net.au

    0407 916388 jnr.vice.president@vmrsandgate.net.au

    Boat Talk is published bi-monthly.

    VMR Brisbane is proudly supported by

    and

  • BOAT TALK VMR, BRISBANE December 2011/January 2012 - 3

    WELCOME TO DEC 2011/JANUARY 2012From our President

    It has been quite a busy time since the September AGM. The new Management Committee is still finding its feet as we transition responsibility for a number of our back office roles. As I mentioned at the AGM, the key focus area for us is to reinvigorate our crews by developing our current members and attracting new volunteers. Taking into account our available resources, this task is best done by us increasing our profile in our nearby Northern and Bayside suburbs. We are still to determine the activities we wish to pursue in 2012 and we are keen to hear your ideas and pledges of support to transform ideas into reality. In particular, if you are interested in helping us with fundraising activities, then please let me know.Since late September we have been fortunate to receive $100,000 in grants and sponsorship support. The Port of Brisbane has funded the purchase of a thermal imaging unit for our primary rescue vessel; Jupiters Community Gambling Benefit Fund has made a significant contribution to the purchase of a new shallow water vessel; and Kedron Wavell RSL has helped us buy much needed computer equipment for our Radio Room and office. This new equipment will enhance our search and rescue capability and make our job a lit