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Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club
President's Post December 2016

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

  • Key Contacts
  • This Edition
  • What's happening at the Club ?
  • Keep up to date and keep informed !
  • Please Support the Sponsors that Support us
  • Our Vision

  • This Edition

    I don't like to open the Post with something negative, however this is an important issue that I need to address. There are too few doing too much around the Club and this is unsustainable. It is making it really hard to be "can do".
    More and more is being expected of the Executive Committee (as there are a lack of helpers) and it is affecting how the Club operates and reducing what the Club can and is able to offer.
    Patrol attendances as an example thus far have been poor - plain and simple !
    How can you help ? Primarily, the Executive are after a hand and we have a few General Committee members and non Committee members helping (a couple doing more than their share) and unless more people pitch in the Club will go backwards. If you can help, please pick up the phone of an area that interests you and I'm sure there is small way that you will be able to share the load. The ball is in your court.

    Thanks to Paul Doman who had assisted on the Executive as Vice President (Marketing) - last Season and until recently, who gave notice of his resignation. I'm happy to announce that Natalie Cann has stepped into fill this casual vacancy until the AGM next year. Welcome aboard Nat and we trust that your experience at Telstra will bring some real and relevant experience and add to this area and to the Club in general.

    Our long standing Vice President (Y&LD) Bim (Justine Kiely-Scott) has signalled that this Season will be her last as the head of the large and very successful Nipper program. Bim is on the lookout for a replacement with no luck so far, so here is a far and wide appeal ! IF you may be keen please give Bim a call to discuss the role and how you could 'shadow' her this Summer to learn the ropes first hand. Also, there IS still a need for Nipper instructors, so please the Nipper team know if you can help.

    The Building Committee has had some great results recently and making real progress as we move towards planning approval with the Borough. Over the peak period some 'member information sessions' will be run to walk you through the concept and I'm confident that you'll be impressed and excited by what is proposed.

    A reminder that Requals (Skills Maintenance) have recommenced for our Active members and more information and dates are on the website, BUT opportunities are running out. The Training and Assessment team (with the recent support of some EC members) is putting the final touches to the Cadet and Bronze Camps, which are about to commence.

    Another reminder - Online entries for the RVSC have opened and we would appreciate you letting friends, family and colleagues know to boost the numbers and boost our profits. This is the largest single fundraising effort, so we we need to make it count. The long swim (3.8km) is already half full, so if you know of someone who is keen to swim the long one, then they better register soon.

    Finally, the "pop up" is back for this Summer in a revised and improved format. So, keep an eye out on social media primarily for details of this year's selection which will be very well received - starting Boxing Day.

    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.

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    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

    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.

    Key Contacts

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

    Open 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. (NOTE : REVISED TIMES)
    Mon, Wed & Sat (Year Round).
    Monday to Saturday (December and January).
    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)
    Jo Burch
    Mb - 0431 781 435

    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)
    Bim (Justine) Kiely-Scott
    Mb - 0417 059 105

    Steve Woodfull
    Mb - 0428 566 627

    Ivan St Clair
    Mb - 0411 475 833

    Vice President Property:
    Andrew MacLeod
    Mb - 0417 057 080

    Vice President Marketing:
    Natalie Cann
    Mb - 0418 112 995

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