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Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club
President's Post August 2017

Welcome to the August edition of The Post and thanks for opening this to read about some updates on activities around your Club.

  • Key Contacts
  • This Edition
  • 70th Anniversary celebrations - buy your ticket !
  • What's happening at the Club ?
  • Keep up to date and keep informed !
  • Please Support the Sponsors that Support us
  • Our Vision (updated post recent AGM resolution)

  • This Edition

    This week we held our first Executive Committee meeting and I would like to highlight some of the key matters that were resolved / discussed.

    You will start to see the distinctive logo (above) more around the place as we commence the member and community donation campaign and continue to work on this important proejct.

    We discussed at length changes to the Working with Children Check (WWCC). Victorian Government laws on the issue were recently tightened to include
    Any person 18 years and over, in a voluntary or salaried position, who works with person's under 18 years of age in any capacity is required to have a valid Working with Children Check registered to Life Saving Victoria and their (Surf) Life Saving Club. The Department of Justice WWC Check website defines the requirement as Child related work as contact with a child that is "direct" and part of the person's duties. Direct contact includes oral, written or electronic communications as well as face to face".
    As a consequence, the Executive resolved unanimously that a valid WWCC (listing the Club) is required by all members 18 and over (or will be 18 this season). The Club's administration area will assist any members who may have difficulty with accessing the internet to undertake a WWCC.

    As proposed at the AGM, immediate past President Michael Doery has now been co-opted to the Executive Committee to assist with strategic / governance support and we look forward to working with Michael, who brings a wealth of experience and skills to this role.

    Cadet and Bronze Camp info packs and an online expression of interest form has now been placed on the Camps website.
    Following last season we now have a ranking process which (should demand exceed supply) assist us to select candidates whom we believe will be involved with the Club for more than one season and involved in club activities.
    It's important to note that it's not first in best dressed and that potential applicants read all information on the Camp page and info pack, before completing the online EOI form.
    EOIs close 15th September.

    Membership renewals / applications will open shortly and as per last year follow an online process, which is a significant time and cost saving mode and more environmentally friendly. Detailed information / support will be placed on the Memberships page.
    Membership fees remain unchanged from last season.

    Finally, ticket sales to our 70th anniversary celebrations are now open and please see below for more information !

    70th Anniversary celebrations - buy your ticket !

    By now, you should have Saturday 4th November AND Sunday 5th November 2017 in your diary for celebrations at Point Lonsdale for our 70th anniversary.

    Need Accommodation ?
    1. Queenscliff Tourist Park - x 7 cabins are available at Queenscliff (minimum 2 nights)
    X 25 camping sites available at Queenscliff - (minimum 1 night)
    X 14 camping sites available at Go lightly - Point Lonsdale (minimum 1 night)
    2. Seaview House - They have a combination of rooms with Double / Queen / Single beds with bathrooms (2 night preferred but can do 1 night with a massive surcharge)
    3. Benambra Queenscliff - Bed & Breakfast (2 night minimum) x 7 rooms available with ensuite facilities - Book directly for the best rate
    Other options worth investigating include: The Vue Grande / Athelstone house/ Circa 1902.

    What's happening at the Club ?

    Want to know what's happening now and in the future at the Club ?

    All Club events and selected LSV and SLSA events are published on our central Google Calendar, which can be accessed on the Club's Website Home Page. (Image is example - please visit the Club's Website for the latest events).

    Keep up to date and keep informed !

    Did you know that we are on Facebook ?
    Did you know that we are on Twitter ?
    Did you know that we provide regular updates and information via both social media and have so for several years ? (Over the peak summer period, we often provide several updates a day !)
    Even if you're not into social media, you can view recent posts on our Club Website Home Page.

    On Facebook ? Keep up to date and Like us -

    On Twitter ? Keep informed and Follow us -

    Please Support the Sponsors that Support us

    Our varied and extensive Club services and activities would not be possible without the generous support of many varied Sponsors. Next time you require a service, please consider supporting those who support us and let them know that you value their ongoing support.

    Our Vision (updated post recent AGM resolution)

    We will provide lifesaving services for the community of Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff, enable our members to develop their skills, knowledge and experience in lifesaving and sports and to improve the profile and influence of the club through community and member involvement and leadership in development programs and initiatives. We will be an open and inclusive organization and integral part of the community that we serve.

    Key Contacts

    Club Office:
    (03) 5258 1257
    PO Box 120 Point Lonsdale VIC 3225

    Current : Open 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
    Mon, Tue & Wed.
    Answering machine when unattended.

    KD Allen Clubrooms / Glaneuse Bar:
    (03) 5258 3300
    HC Windmill Back Beach Base:
    (03) 5258 4123
    Santa Casa Beach Base:
    (03) 5258 3366
    4WD Mobile:
    0427 231 333

    Executive Committee:

    Matthew Ponsford
    Mb - 0419 52 52 58

    Senior Vice President:
    Liam Petrie-Allbutt
    Mb - 0413 714 508

    Club Captain: (Life Saving Services - ie. Patrols & Lifesaving Equipment)
    Charlie Pitney
    Mb - 0430 355 353

    Vice President Lifesaving: (Training and Assessment - ie. Camps, Courses and Skills Maintenance)
    Justine Cain
    Mb - 0417 182 686

    Vice President Aquatic Sports:
    Drew Robinson
    Mb - 0409 544 182

    Vice President Youth & Leadership Development: (Nippers)
    Richard Howden
    Mb - 0448 568 158

    Steve Woodfull
    Mb - 0428 566 627

    Matthew Ponsford (Acting until replacement found)
    Mb - 0419 52 52 58

    Vice President Property:
    Andrew MacLeod
    Mb - 0417 057 080

    Vice President Marketing:
    Natalie Cann
    Mb - 0418 112 995

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    Club Website

    Life Saving Victoria Website

    Surf Life Saving Australia Members Portal

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