Last week saw the Victorian State election held and congratulations to Lisa Neville who was re-elected. Lisa has been a very passionate advocate for the Bellarine since first elected in 2002 and we look forward to working closely especially in regard to our two major infrastructure projects which received a lot of media / publicity in recent weeks. Lisa is well aware of our issues and has committed to continue her support for the Club.
Patrols set to resume
Our core business of patrolling the Back Beach resumes this coming weekend, with a warm first day predicted.
Charlie and the team are well prepared and organized and I'm sure it will be another successful patrolling season. If you're around this weekend please help out / drop in and I believe there may be a BBQ over at the Beach too ?
Aquatic Sports update summary
* Dates confirmed for club attendance to competitions.
* First Carnival will be Anglesea, Bus Booked to transport team members, leaving from clubrooms.
* Keep an eye on club Team Competition Facebook page. (Will be updated shortly).
* A Big Thank You to this seasons Competition Area captains - * Kye Gray as IRB Captain, * Josh Vaughan as Beach Captain. * Annabelle McPhail as Water Captain.
* Training sessions times/dates will be updated on team Facebook page and Club calendar as season gets rolling.
* "Beware of the sting" competition shirts ;- still needing the original picture if anyone has an old shirt or a photo to send in.
Training & Assessment
Well done to Justine and everyone who is supporting the administration of preparing for the annual Cadet and Bronze Camps this season. It's no easy task preparing to hold a camp for 140 teenagers and at times a thankless task.
We have utilized the recently adopted financial assistance policy and it's great to see that we have such an option and that someone who would have otherwise not been able to attend can do so now.
The cost of the Bronze camp has increased mainly due to an increase in the bond, which for most members is returned (requirements successfully met). The addition of attending a Surf Carnival and adding an additional lifesaving award should be a win / win.
Don't forget that Requals have already started - LERT RWC / IRB 2 weeks ago and Bancroora last weekend. See the website for more information on dates / venues and steps to undertake.
New Clubhouse project
Our Building Committee and Project Manager have just received building tenders and for the next 2 weeks the team will be hard at work reviewing and scrutinizing what has been submitted. No doubt the team will be sharpening their pencil to get the best value for the membership.
The issue of donating goods in kind is a little complex on such a project, but Chris is still looking for appropriate donations and it's not too late. The more we can save this way, the less we need to fundraise and get the project started.
Finally, it's not too late to donate! Remember that membership fees have been frozen for the last 3 seasons, so please make your one off tax deductible and do your bit - http://www.pointlonsdaleslsc.asn.au/the-club/new-clubhouse/
New Clubhouse Capital Campaign Committee
(On behalf of Kirsten), the major task of recent weeks has been to complete a large Federal Grant - the Building Better Regions Fund ( https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund ).
There is a LOT of work required to submit a quality application and we hope that we are successful as this could be the missing federal money that we are so desperate for.
Pop Up Return
Keep an eye out on the Club Facebook any day now for exciting news and details for this summers major attraction at the Clubhouse!
Position Vacant: Assistant Treasurer
Do you have accounting / financial management experience and looking for a way to help out at the club?
We are looking for an Assistant Treasurer to help in particular during the peak summer period. If you are interested in taking on the role, please contact Catherine (Bunny) Carrigan at email@example.com to find out more about the position.
Position Vacant: Editor
The Execcutive Committee are really keen to get the "Bumblebee" up and running again. We're looking for a volunteer to help produce a quarterly newsletter. Work in your own time at your own pace - what a great flexible position. Please contact Steve Woodfull at firstname.lastname@example.org