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

Welcome to the March 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

    During the recent Labour Day long weekend I was delighted to receive donations from two community groups for the new Clubhouse fund.

    Following a resolution of the committee of the Point Lonsdale Civic Association (PLCA), their membership endorsed a generous donation in support of this significant community project.
    At the meeting it was made very clear of how in need we are to rebuild and how supportive they were of the concept and design.
    I had the opportunity to thank President Rob Minty and also the PLCA membership on behalf of the Club for the donation. I also thanked them for the significant assistance they played in lobbying for the transfer of 56 Ocean Road (let's not forget that battle and the team effort to secure it) and the valuable feedback they gave when we undertook community consultation for the final design in 2016.

    It was also wonderful to catchup with Grant Wiltshire, President of the Golightly Caravan Park Residents' Association.
    Grant presented me with a cheque for the new Clubhouse fund stating how keen they were to make a contribution towards this much needed project.
    Numerous members of the Club over the years have stayed at the Caravan Park which is an integral part of the Point Lonsdale community and such an iconic summer holiday!

    In coming weeks we will be transitioning internet and phone to the NBN at the Clubhouse site.
    We are hopeful that there will be no interruption to internet and phone services, with the final cutover to happen the week after Easter, which should avoid some of our busier days.

    You should already have Easter Saturday (31st March) in your diary for the Annual Presentation Night.
    I can now confirm that it will be at the Clubhouse and we will have the Bar open, finger food and working on some music - most likely in the Hall.
    Tickets will be on sale online (or via Office) and will be priced to encourage all (including kids) to come to the relaxed format evening.
    Keep an eye on Facebook / Twitter & email for ticket info.

    Great work to Charlie and the Life Saving Services team with efforts on patrols in recent weeks, seeing really healthy numbers on patrol - great work everyone and thank you for your help to keep our beach safe in the shoulder season period.

    It's not long until the Victorian Senior Lifesaving Titles will be held and we are set to send one of our largest teams for more than 10 years!
    For those not travelling to Apollo Bay, let's hope that we can put a selection of pics on Facebook / Twitter.

    From the Building Committee

    The Club's Executive Committee recently approved the Building Committee's request to commence design development of the project.
    This is the next stage of the process that will progress the planning permit design into detailed plans and specifications that will in turn allow for tenders to be sought from builders.
    During the design development process the Building Committee will conduct user group sessions, which will be facilitated by our project managers and architect, to ensure the detailed design responds to the needs to club members.

    Chris Harper
    0411 878 518

    From the New Clubhouse Capital Campaign Committee

    Thank you very much to everyone who has so enthusiastically supported the Capital Campaign for the building of our much needed new Clubhouse!
    We are pleased to announce that with donor pledges made to date ($1.135 million), accumulated funds ($250,000) and government grants secured ($1.5 million), we are two-thirds of the way to the project being fully funded.
    The wide range of support is a wonderful endorsement of the hard work already done by the Executive and the Building Committee in planning for what will be a magnificent facility for both Club members and the wider community.
    As a Capital Campaign Committee, we set our sights on raising $2 million from donors and we believe we are on target to achieve this.
    To enable the Building Committee to proceed to the next stage of the design and tender process with confidence, we would like to move closer to our $2 million target by the end of March 2018. This will help to ensure we can start building at the end of this coming summer.
    If you have indicated you would like to support the campaign, we would be very grateful to receive your pledge this month.
    We are not requesting that you finalise payment, as your gift can be made over the 2018 and 2019 financial years.
    But your pledge, indicating the level of support, will allow the planning process to move forward.
    Thank you again to all those who have already given so generously and pledged support.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me, or any member of the Capital Campaign Committee if you would like further information.

    Kirsten MacLeod
    New Clubhouse Capital Committee Chair

    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.

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    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.
    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

    Quick Links...

    Club Website

    Life Saving Victoria Website

    Surf Life Saving Australia Members Portal

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