2019/20 Patrol Roster
Rosters will be emailed to patrolling members by early November with an update in January.
You may wish to arrange a substitute. It is your responsibility to do so if you cannot attend your rostered patrol.
Contact details for individual patrolling members are available in the Members section, 'Patrol Groups'.
What to do to find a substitute for your patrol.
All patrolling members are obliged to attend their Rostered Patrols or arrange for a substitute patroller if they cannot attend. The Roster has been arranged so that both Aussie Title and State Titles are patrolled by members who don't usually compete, but it is nearly impossible to arrange the roster not to clash with some carnivals and other events. If your work or study commitments make it impossible to be on the roster for the whole season, please contact the Club Captain firstname.lastname@example.org to explain your circumstances so that appropriate arrangements can be made for you to fulfil your patrol commitment and remain an active member of the club
Here are some simple ways to find a sub:
GIVE PLENTY OF NOTICE - Check the roster and if you know you have a clash, start finding a substitute as soon as possible.
CHECK THE ROSTER AND SEE WHAT AWARDS AND DUTIES YOU HAVE- Substitutes need to hold similar awards to you but may not necessarily have to have exactly the same ones: for example, if you are rostered as an IRB driver for a patrol and hold your ART and First Aid, your sub will need to hold an IRB drivers award but may not have to have an ART or First Aid Award in order to substitute for you as a duck driver.
GET IN TOUCH WITH SUBSTITUTES DIRECTLY - Contact numbers are on the patrol roster. Don't be shy, you will find that members are quite accommodating if they are asked directly to substitute. (A good trick is to look at the annual report and see who does lots of patrol hours; they may be happy to do a sub for you as they will be patrolling anyway!) Remember though, you still have to complete a minimum of 16 hours per season. There is an Active Reserve list at the bottom of the Patrol Roster and many of the active reserves will be willing to help out.
TRY FACEBOOK PATROL SWAP. You can post a Facebook swap request when you find out you need a sub, but while waiting for a response, try contacting subs directly.
Keep an eye on the Facebook patrol swap site to see if any swaps come up that may suit you.
IF YOU FIND A SUB: Please contact your Patrol Captain to let them know the name of the sub.
IF AFTER TRYING ALL OF THE ABOVE YOU STILL CAN'T FIND A SUBSTITUTE.
- Contact your Patrol Captain and explain the situation and offer to patrol on a different day to make up for the patrol you will be missing OR
- Contact the Club Captain and explain your situation and outline what steps you have taken to find a sub and suggest a date for a make up patrol. Provided you have tried your best to find a sub, your request will be viewed sympathetically.
IF YOU MAKE NO EFFORTS TO FIND A SUB
Penalties can apply for no shows which usually involve make up patrols but in some cases may involve refusing your entry into a carnival.
PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING AND ACT EARLY AND ASK SOMEONE DIRECTLY TO SUB.