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

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
  • 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

    This edition is largely devoted to some significant updates with the new Clubhouse project.

    First and foremost, what an exciting week it was for our Club with news from the State Budget.
    On the Club's social media today, on behalf of the members and supporters of the Club I thanked the State Government for the additional $ 500 000 allocated to the new Clubhouse project.
    This brings to a total of $ 2 million of State funding for this much needed infrastructure and I thanked Lisa Neville MP for her long standing support of the Club and of this project. We would not be where we are without her unwavering support !
    This $ 2M and our efforts to raise $ 1.75M (thus far) will see what was a dream when we started 10 years ago become a reality sooner than later. We have been overwhelmed by the positive and generous support of the community and pledges of $1.5M (thus far) - an amazing effort and thank you to all who have made this possible.
    We still have more work to do and are working hard to raise the last portion of funds with the hope that we can commence in February 2019.
    I trust that we will also gain local government (and federal government financial support - funding application pending), just like current nearby projects at Ocean Grove SLSC, Jan Juc SLSC and Anglesea SLSC have all received.

    Today I was joined by NCCCC Chair Kirsten MacLeod and Life Member Alan Joyce at a sod turning event at the Ocean Grove SLSC. It was great to celebrate this milestone for our neighbouring Club and to congratulate President David Pavia and Building Committee Chair Chris Patterson. It was also evident how contributions from local, state and federal government have made their dream become a reality.
    We were also able to share our funding upgrade news with Lisa Neville MP and to meet with Sarah Henderson MP to discuss the importance of a federal commitment just like Ocean Grove, Jan Juc and Anglesea SLSCs have enjoyed.
    It was nice to have the opportunity to talk with Cr Jim Mason (COGG) about the new Clubhouse project as many of our members and beach visitors live in the City of Greater Geelong and to talk with Andrew Foran and Paul Shannon from LSV.

    In coming weeks the Club's Executive Committee will prepare for the Season 2017 / 2018 Annual General Meeting.
    I am aware that there have been occasions where nominations (for Life Membership) could not be accepted as there was insufficient time for the various steps to occur, so to avoid this happening, this email has been sent.
    Life Membership is the Club's highest award and honour and as such it is not necessarily awarded each Season and requires the endorsement of the Executive Committee and the membership, at the Club's Annual General Meeting.
    As contained in our Constitution, to be considered for Life Membership, the member shall have rendered distinguished, continuous and voluntary service to the Association over a period of at least 15 years. To be considered, the service must be both sustained and provided a conspicuous contribution to the advancement of the Association and Surf Life Saving in Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff.
    Written nominations which meet the above criteria must include a 'detailed' CV listing (sufficient so that a member who does not know the nominee could make a decision) the service and should be forwarded to the Club Secretary by COB on Thursday 31 May to

    From the Building Committee

    This Building Committee have now met with our Project Manager PDS Group and Architect JCB as we commence the design and development stage. More information about user group sessions will follow in due course.

    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 $1.5 million mark in pledges.
    The total banked as of today is $633,205.87.

    The NCCC, with the endorsement of the Executive Committee, is also 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.

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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. 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

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    Surf Life Saving Australia Members Portal

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