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Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club
President's Post June 2018

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

  • Key Contacts
  • This Edition
  • From the Building Committee
  • From the New Clubhouse Capital Campaign Committee
  • What's happening at the Club ?
  • Keep up to date and keep informed !
  • Please Support the Sponsors that Support us
  • Our Vision / Our Values

  • This Edition

    At our last Executive Meeting we resolved that membership subscriptions for Season 2018 / 2019 should remain as is - that would mean a membership freeze for three consecutive seasons!
    Prudent financial management over the last three seasons has allowed for us to consider such a decision and although it is subject to ratification by the membership at the (July) AGM, soon after we will accept membership renewals for the coming new season and all going well with no increase!

    I'm pleased to be able to report that some significant behind the scenes progress is being made with the Back Beach Base project and hope that in coming months we will have a final agreed design and a secure plan to fund this essential coastal safety asset which we can share more broadly.

    Several months ago I advised that we were creating a volunteer position of 'Relocation Coordinator', to assist with the large task of preparing for our move when we are without the Clubhouse and also for the 'during and after'. I'm pleased to advise that Andrew MacLeod has been appointed and he's now on the lookout for some helpers, so feel to get in touch with him on 0417 057 080.
    To assist with Andrew's current workload, Building Committee Chair Chris Harper is taking over as Chair of the Back Beach Base working group and Andrew will be assisted more in his LERT duties as well.

    It's great to see Ronnie back at work in the Office and thanks Di for helping to cover Ronnie in recent weeks.

    The date for the AGM has been set, with formal notification (Agenda) to be sent soon from the Secretary, but please add the morning of Sunday15th July at the Clubhouse- 11am start.
    We are on the lookout for someone to head up the Club's Marketing area. Ideally you'll be confident in talking with potential sponsors and looking after existing sponsors and a large portfolio of resources is on hand to assist you!

    From the Building Committee

    The design development process has commenced with the Building Committee (BC) holding various meetings with the Project Manager, architect and design team.
    Chris Harper
    0411 878 518

    From the New Clubhouse Capital Campaign Committee

    Hi everyone,
    It is with great pleasure that the NCCCC Committee advise that we have just pushed through the $1.54 million mark in pledges.
    The total banked as of today is $786,451.87.
    With the end of the financial year approaching, it's a great time to make your donation count in the 2017 / 2018 financial year. Please get your donations in now so that they can be issued pre 30 June and we will promptly issue you with a tax deductible receipt.

    As a reminder, the NCCC, with the endorsement of the Executive Committee, is offering major donors the opportunity to name a room or space within the new building and grounds as a form of recognition for their support of the project.
    The NCCC is currently working through these options with major donors to date - but if anyone is interested in supporting the capital campaign and would be interested to know more about the opportunity to have a form of naming recognition in an area of the building, they should contact Paul Conroy on the NCCC on or on 0422003101

    What's happening at the Club ?

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

    We've just added all remaining patrols and Office open days to the Calendar.

    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. Want to sponsor us or have a contact ? If so, please email Will -

    Our Vision / Our Values

    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.

    Our Values:
    As a large, diverse Club we collectively hold the following values:
    Operating with Integrity
    Treating others respectfully
    Communicating openly
    Working efficiently
    Making safety a priority.

    Key Contacts

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

    9:00 am to 1:00pm as follows:
    Weeks 1 and 3 of the month - Mon, Tue & Wed.
    Weeks 2 and 4 of the month - Tue, Wed & Thur.
    The latest office hours should appear on the Club's online Calendar. Answering machine when unattended.
    Ronnie Hutchison (Administration Supervisor)
    Di Thompson (Book Keeper / Accounts / Administration)

    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:
    James Coutie
    Mb - 0438 377 947

    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

    Catherine (Bunny) Carrigan
    Mb - 0414 823 039

    Vice President Property:
    Andrew MacLeod
    Mb - 0417 057 080

    Vice President Marketing:
    Will Ponsford
    Mb - 0437 841 716

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