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

Welcome to the May 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

  • This Edition

    Thanks to Club Captain, Jo Burch who made an address at the Point Lonsdale Anzac Day service about the role that surf life savers played during World War 2 and the work they did to prevent drownings of service personnel.

    Did you know, as we get ready to celebrate our 70th year that there is a Club Display at the Queenscliff Historical Museum ? The display has and will be updated several times this year and thanks Club Historian Judy Johnston for your efforts with this. More info :

    Life Saving Victoria annually conduct leadership Camps for our juniors and we often have members attend these wonderful events. Here are some letters sent to the Committee by recent attendees:
    "I really enjoyed the leadership camp; one of my favourite parts was meeting new people from other clubs. All different activities brought the teams together to get to know each other. A few of the activities were raft building, orienteering, low ropes and many many more. During the activities, we learnt different communication skills and how to work better in a team. Some of the important things we learnt were listening to everyone's ideas and compromising. Using these skills will make me a better member of cadets and patrol. I would like to thank the club for the incredible opportunity. I would definitely want to go back again if I had another opportunity like this one. Thanks Caitlin"

    "Dear Bim (and the PL Surf Life Saving Club Committee), Thank you VERY much for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Life Saving Victoria Leadership Development Camp;- it was a fantastic experience. The opportunity to meet others from around Victoria, who are passionate surf lifesaving and helping their community, was brilliant. I particularly enjoyed the raft building activity as it really highlighted the benefit of listening to the ideas of all team members, clear communication and working together towards a common plan. I walked away from the 2 day experience with new friendships, increased confidence in working in teams with people I didn't previously know, some great tips from the instructors on how to motivate and engage people and make group activities fun and perhaps most importantly with the desire to continue to build my leadership skills to help others learn and grow. Thank you to you and the club and I very much look forward to participating in the Cadets camp later in the year and hopefully helping lead some of the Nippers activity over the summer of 2018. Georgie"

    "Hi Bim, Just wanted to give you a recap of camp and say thanks for endorsing me to attend. We headed to camp at 6 on Friday night, we all went on the bus from Port Melbourne. There were about 60 kids from clubs all over Victoria. We were broken into 4 groups and divided between 6 cabins. I knew about 6 people already and then made lots of new friends in the next 2 days of activities. Some of the activities were flying fox, raft building, orienteering, team games, spiders web, go go stop and minefield. My favorite was the raft building, our raft survived and we crossed the dam on it. On Saturday night we had a newspaper fashion parade, where we designed , made and modeled clothes made out of newspaper. The camp was lots of fun and I learnt slot about teamwork and working with others in a group situation. I appreciate the opportunity to attend and represent Point Lonsdale SLSC. Thanks again Mackenzie"

    In closing don't forget that we have Saturday 15th July booked in at LSV for his Season's Annual Presentation Night.

    In closing we soon hope to be able to release details about this Season's Annual Presentation Night, set for Saturday 15th July, which will be held in Melbourne this Season.

    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.

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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.
    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

    Quick Links...

    Club Website

    Life Saving Victoria Website

    Surf Life Saving Australia Members Portal

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