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Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club
President's Post July (post AGM) 2017

Welcome to the July (post AGM) 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 - save the date !
  • 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

    Just over a week ago we held our Annual General Meeting and Annual Presentation Night at Life Saving Victoria - a long break from having these in Melbourne and the first time at the new LSV headquarters. Numbers were somewhat disappointing considering we moved it to Melbourne to try and increase our numbers and after requests from Melbourne based members.

    At the AGM all positions were spilled (apart from VP Lifesaving & VP Aquatic Sports) and we thanked and farewelled committee members not re-standing and particular thanks to Justine (Bim) Kiely-Scott for her 6 seasons of service at VP Y&LD, Ivan St Clair 2 seasons as Treasurer and Jo Burch 2 seasons as Club Captain.

    Although all Executive Committee (EC) positions were filled, I am on the lookout for a Treasurer to replace this role I'm currently covering.
    Disappointingly there are again many General Committee vacancies and the EC members can not do it alone. Without more helpers we simply cannot provide all services and activities and what we provide will be at times less than ideal, so put your hand up and help out please.

    The venue for Presentation Night was excellent, with plenty of great food (no one should have gone home hungry), great service from the LSV team and nighttime skyline views of the city.
    Big thanks to Steve, Rick, Nat and Deb who helped to make the event a success.
    Congratulations to all award winners (see attachment link below) with special mention to Mandy Grbac who received the prestigious KD Allen Trophy for Vigilance and Service, Huw Joyce who was awarded Club Person of the Year, Skye Orloff the Rob Anderson Foundation Award, Ken (Gully) Fraser was present for his 40 year SLSA Long Service Award and James Coutie for several varied awards.

    We hope to have membership renewals for Season 17 / 18 out in about 2 weeks (including updated information on the website to assist with the online process).
    Following on from State Government changes, the Working with Children Check (WWCC) will be a compulsory requirement for membership, so if you don't have one, or need to update it, please visit our WWCC page on the website for more information.
    Our various office bearers are settling in and will get on with planning for the coming peak summer period with some planning well developed - eg Nipper Calendar, Cadet & Bronze Camp dates and online EOI process.

    70th Anniversary celebrations - save the date !

    Don't forget to keep Saturday 4th November AND Sunday 5th November 2017 free for celebrations at Point Lonsdale for our 70th anniversary. An event sub committee is working away in the background. Queries to Sue Doman :

    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

    Open 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
    REVISED DAYS (from August) 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

    Quick Links...

    Club Website

    Life Saving Victoria Website

    Surf Life Saving Australia Members Portal

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