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 : http://www.historyofqueenscliffe.com/events.html
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.