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

Welcome to the November edition of The Post (apologies for this edition running a bit late - few issues to confirm first) and thanks for opening this to read about some updates on activities around your Club.

  • Key Contacts
  • This Edition
  • What's happening at the Club ?
  • Don't wait for a monthly email newsletter - Keep up to date and keep informed !
  • Please Support the Sponsors that Support us
  • Our Vision / Our Values

  • This Edition

    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 -

    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 ( ).
    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 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

    What's happening at the Club ?

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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.
    The latest office hours should appear on the Club's online Calendar. 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:
    Gus Birrell
    Mb - 0429 123 756

    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:
    Kirsten MacLeod
    Mb - 0409 017 050

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