Festive season wrap!

January 18th, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL.

Well, we hope every­one has set­tled back in to Club hap­pen­ings after a busy few weeks over the Christ­mas and New Year period.

Below are a col­lec­tion of images from over the break.

Some of our mem­bers in action at the Christ­mas Eve Pad­dle – it was our biggest yet! Our Sat­ur­day morn­ing pad­dlers also had a splen­did day!

Big thanks to our vol­un­teer Christ­mas Day patrol mem­bers – the beach was busy!

We even man­aged to host an Open Water Swim event over the break on Sat­ur­day 30 Decem­ber! Thank you to all those who assisted with the water safety – this is a huge fundraiser for the Club. Whilst we com­pleted the task, we could have done with some extra sup­port from our mem­bers to provide rest rota­tion and broader cov­er­age at the event.

Our New Year’s Eve Party was also a hit, thanks to Dawn and the Socialite team along with sev­eral mem­bers who setup, ran and packed up for a 2 staged party. First up was the kids party – a great dance off and games were played, a good show of sup­port! This was fol­lowed up with our Black and White themed youth and up party – they Club looked great and was a buzz of activ­ity!

We have already had sev­eral car­ni­vals includ­ing the inau­gu­ral Lit­tle Nip­pers Car­ni­val, hit­ting it out in the surf at Sor­rento – life­savers and ironmen/women a plenty!! Be sure to check out both Tony Bow­ers and Andrew Mayberry’s pho­tos – there is action all round!

Dis­ap­point­ing num­bers at Abalone Patrol on Jan­u­ary 13 and lucky the weather was so oblig­ing! Let’s hope our bronzies can step up on the next one – Sat­ur­day 3 Feb­ru­ary!

Also, we hope to hear soon from our mem­bers that attended the SLSWA TOAD and Rise Up Camps!

Finally, we wish our Inter­state com­peti­tors Soraya Lee and Wes Gould good luck at the Cham­pi­onships in Ade­laide, we hear it is a mild 40°C! Watch the action Live online!

Becoming an Official

January 8th, 2018

So, what’s it all about?

What will I have to do as an offi­cial?

Firstly, thank you for con­sid­er­ing to become an offi­cial to assist your Club. We have many Nip­pers that would like to com­pete in Nip­per Car­ni­vals to help improve their skills. We as a Club, are required to provide offi­cials to sup­port the effi­cient run­ning of Car­ni­vals and to meet our oblig­a­tion of offi­cial num­bers per com­peti­tor num­bers.

You may be required to help call the fin­ish line, round up the com­peti­tors to mar­shal for events, write down the results as a recorder, keep time with a stop watch or even start a race! All these skills are fairly sim­ple and you will be assisted when you first start. Being an offi­cial has the advan­tage of being in the “best seat in the house” so to speak! Mul­laloo NEEDs YOU!

What do I need to do to become an offi­cial?

You will need to com­plete two online mod­ules, one through the Aus­tralian Sports Com­mis­sion and the other through Surf Life Sav­ing. When these are com­plete, print out/email the cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion to Dawn Jones, our Offi­cials coor­di­na­tor. When you attend a car­ni­val “as an offi­cial” for the first time, a mentor/assessor will com­plete your appli­ca­tion to become an offi­cial – fact-to-face assess­ment.

We have bro­ken it down in steps, with links to the mod­ules to com­plete. If you have any fur­ther ques­tions after check­ing the below out, please con­tact Dawn Jones.

STEP 1:

Sup­ply a cur­rent work­ing with chil­dren clear­ance (if you need to apply for one, con­tact the office for details). Whilst wait­ing for clear­ance you can com­mence online train­ing.

STEP 2:

COMPLETE ONLINE LEARNING – MODULE 1

Aus­tralian Sports Com­mis­sion (ASC) – online Com­mu­nity Offi­ci­at­ing Gen­eral Prin­ci­ples.

You will need to cre­ate a login with ASC to start this mod­ule. There is no charge for this mod­ule.

http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/officials/onlineofficial

STEP 3:

COMPLETE ONLINE LEARNING – MODULES 2 and 3

You will need to access your SLSA mem­bers area – https://portal.sls.com.au/ (for­merly mem­bers por­tal)

Either login or cre­ate a user­name & pass­word to login.

Click on:

  • > Courses tab
  •     > Login to eLearn­ing (sug­gest chrome browser)
  •         > Train­ing Library tab
  •             > SLS – Sport (view courses)
  •                 > SLS – Core Offi­cial or,
    > SLS – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial

There is a one-off fee of $35:00, this will be reim­bursed by Mul­laloo.

You can choose either “Core Offi­cial” or “Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial”

SLSA – Core Official

This course is designed as an entry-level for offi­cials. It is designed to be a quick and easy course for those want­ing to offi­ci­ate at junior surf car­ni­vals.

SLSA – Technical Official

Tech­ni­cal Offi­cials are those who choose to ful­fil speci­fic offi­ci­at­ing role/s and who work with par­tic­i­pants (non-bronze pro­fi­cient, Surf Res­cue Cer­tifi­cate qual­i­fied or bronze pro­fi­cient) that are actively com­pet­ing in surf sport com­pe­ti­tion envi­ron­ments. Offi­ci­at­ing roles may include: Marshall/Check-Marshall, Starter/Check-Starter, Recorder, Time­keeper and Fin­ish Judge.

You do not need to com­plete all of the dis­ci­plines in mod­ule 3 but it is highly rec­om­mended to become a ver­sa­tile offi­cial. Each dis­ci­pline will need to be assessed at a car­ni­val.

1. Being a Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial part 1
SLS – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial Mod­ule 2 – Being a Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial part 1.

2. Being a Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial part 2
SLS – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial Mod­ule 2 – Being a Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial part 2.

3. Mod­ule 3a – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action (Marshall/Check Mar­shall)
SLS – TO Mod­ule 3a – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action (Marshall/Check Mar­shall).

4. Mod­ule 3b – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action (Starter/Check Starter)
SLS – TO Mod­ule 3b – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action (Starter/Check Starter).

5. Mod­ule 3c – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action (Time­keeper, Fin­ish Judge, Recorder)
SLS – TO Mod­ule 3c – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action – Time­keeper, Fin­ish Judge, Recorder.

STEP 4:

Print the com­pleted assess­ment at end of the mod­ules, these are to be pre­sented at the face-to-face asses­sor at the car­ni­val you attend.

When you’ve com­pleted online learn­ing, con­tact both Dawn Jones at Mul­laloo and Andrew Mosel at SLSWA.

STEP 5:

ATTEND A CARNIVAL AS AN OFFICIAL!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Surf Sports Man­ual (down­load – from mem­bers area – print & bind OR save to tablet). For all the cur­rent rules and setup of the com­pe­ti­tion course, click in your SLSA Mem­bers Area: 
    • > Library
    •   > Sport
    •     > Man­u­als & Tech­ni­cal Rules
    •       > SLSA
    •         > Surf Sports Man­u­als (each chap­ter)
  • Cap colours for WA clubs, click in your SLSA Mem­bers Area: 
    • > Library
    •   > Sport
    •     > Man­u­als & Tech­ni­cal Rules
    •       > SLSWA
    •         > Cap Colours
  • Wear a white long sleeved non-club shirt to car­ni­vals until accred­ited. SLSWA should sup­ply a shirt in due course.
  • Record atten­dance at each car­ni­val in log book (pro­vided at first car­ni­val)
  • What to bring with you to a car­ni­val:
    • hat
    • water
    • snack
    • notepad, pen­cil & pen
    • towel & bathers (great for cool­ing off or for ski/boat fin­ishes)
    • sun­screen
    • whistle
    • jacket (seabreeze can be cool)
    • pro­gram for the rel­e­vant car­ni­val from SLSWA web­site
    • ther­mal rashie for wet fin­ishes at senior events – ski & boat fin­ishes
    • surf sports man­ual, cap colours.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is the Core Offi­cial course a pre­req­ui­site for the Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial course? 

No. The SLSA Core Offi­cial course is designed as an entry-level for offi­cials. It is designed to be a quick and easy course for those want­ing to offi­ci­ate at junior surf car­ni­vals.

Is the Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial course a pre­req­ui­site for the Senior Offi­cial course? 

Yes. RPL and reac­cred­i­ta­tion will also be taken into account.

Am I required to keep a log book? 

Yes. At all lev­els, offi­cials are required to log each car­ni­val they attend and have their log book signed by the event referee/coordinator and/or the stamp of the organ­is­ing body.

How do I get a log book? 

A log book will be issued when you have com­pleted the online units and presented/emailed the com­pleted cer­tifi­cates to the Offi­cials coor­di­na­tor and SLSWA.

How long does the Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial accred­i­ta­tion last for? 

All SLSA Offi­cials courses are accred­ited for 4 years. Offi­cials are required to keep a log book and attain 100 points within a four (4) year period (the log book has more details on this).

How long will it take for me to com­plete the Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial course? 

Each SLSA online learn­ing module/part is designed to take approx­i­mately 30 min­utes.

The dura­tion of the face-to-face work­shop is depen­dent on your local branch require­ments. Each dis­ci­pline elec­tive will have its own sep­a­rate face-to-face work­shop com­po­nent. Please note that there may be a few weeks between com­plet­ing the SLSA Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial online course and par­tic­i­pat­ing in your face-to-face work­shop.

The offi­cials coor­di­na­tor has tried to allo­cate me the course but can­not find me. 

All mem­bers wish­ing to com­plete an online course must have reg­is­tered and logged into the Mem­bers Area pre­vi­ously. Until such time, they will not appear when try­ing to allo­cate a course.

How much does it cost? How do I pay? 

The course is $35. Pay­ment can be made with credit/debit card only. You will receive an invoice to your email address once pay­ment has been processed. Please note, the Club will reim­burse this cost.

I haven’t received my receipt for my course. Where is it? 

All SLSA online course receipts will be emailed to your pri­mary email address reg­is­tered within Sur­f­Guard. Please ensure you check that your email address is up to date within Sur­f­Guard, as well as check­ing your trash or spam fold­ers.

I can’t find Mod­ule 1. The online course starts at Mod­ule 2. Where is Mod­ule 1? 

The pre­req­ui­site for Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial is Com­mu­nity Offi­ci­at­ing Gen­eral Prin­ci­ples. Click here to access Mod­ule 1.

officials

President’s End of Year Wrap!

December 20th, 2017

Wow, half way through sum­mer life sav­ing sea­son already! Fair to say that it’s been a crack­ing start and promises to be an even big­ger fin­ish in 2018. Here’s just a few recent hap­pen­ings and excit­ing things to come…

It’s Sum­mer – really?! Ted Scott Marathon Post­poned

Win­ter returned briefly on the week­end, with one of the most intense low pres­sure sys­tems mak­ing an unsea­sonal visit to dis­rupt all man­ner of things – from Christ­mas car­ols to our Club’s Ted Scott Marathon. As always, our event man­agers and water safety coor­di­na­tors took a ‘safety first’ approach. We will have to see if the cal­en­dar allows for a ‘delayed’ Ted Scott Marathon in the early new year or we may have to wait until next sum­mer to hold this chal­leng­ing event.

Swell Café

Yes, it’s almost here!! The own­ers of the Swell Café, Olivier and Cassie, have been work­ing day and night to get it open and are very close to com­ple­tion. We are so excited about the ‘immi­nent arrival’ since the Swell Café will be our Club’s major com­mer­cial part­ner and its suc­cess will greatly enhance our suc­cess. More details about an offi­cial open­ing date and your oppor­tu­nity to cel­e­brate and sup­port the Swell Café will be released soon.

New Club Patron – Mayor Hon Albert Jacob

We are proud to con­firm that City of Joon­dalup Mayor, Hon Albert Jacob has accepted the offer to be our Club Patron. We wel­come Albert’s intent to strengthen the rela­tion­ship that exists between the City of Joon­dalup and our Club.

Cul­tural Sur­vey

The last item to be deliv­ered for Project Pre­pare is the Cul­tural Sur­vey. We had an over­whelm­ing reac­tion to the sur­vey – thank you to the 173 mem­bers who responded. The wealth of data and com­ments are now being prop­erly analysed and will be dis­cussed by the Board of Direc­tors in Jan­u­ary to form a com­mu­nique to mem­bers about the insights and a plan of action.

Fes­tive Sea­son Wishes

On behalf of the Board of Direc­tors and man­age­ment of our Club, we wish all mem­bers and their loved ones a safe and enjoy­able fes­tive sea­son. See you on the beach in the new year.

Yours in life sav­ing,
Stu­art

Merry Christmas

 

Jason Nominated for World Award!

December 12th, 2017

Mul­laloo mem­ber Jason Snell has been nom­i­nated for the World Open Water Swim­ming Association’s Per­for­mance of the Year Award. His ‘Peak to Pond’ achieve­ment made him only the eighth per­son in his­tory to climb Mount Ever­est then swim the Eng­lish Chan­nel – doing so within the short­est ever time of 16 months.

The award is deter­mined by num­ber of votes, so Jason would love to have your sup­port at World Open Water Swim­ming Asso­ci­a­tion (WOWSA) you will need to reg­is­ter (free) with World Open Water Swim­ming Asso­ci­a­tion then select WOWSA – Per­for­mance of the Year, select Jason Snell to vote.

Jason Snell com­pleted one of the most unique endurance ath­letes in the world. Quiet and unas­sum­ing, the British moun­taineer and chan­nel swim­mer from Perth in West­ern Aus­tralia became the eighth per­son in his­tory to com­plete the Peak and Pond Chal­lenge – a com­bi­na­tion of sum­mit­ing Mount Ever­est and cross­ing the Eng­lish Chan­nel. At the age of 51, he not only achieved the elu­sive Peak and Pond, but also com­pleted it in the short­est time period ever: 16 months from climb­ing Mount Ever­est to walk­ing up on the shore­line of France after a 16 hour 30 min­ute cross­ing of the Eng­lish Chan­nel. The two sports are not phys­i­cally com­ple­men­tary, but they both require an extremely tough mind­set and demand a high level of com­mit­ment.  For his flaw­less strat­egy in sum­mit­ing the high­est moun­tain in the world and swim­ming across the world’s most renowned chan­nel, for real­iz­ing his dream to become one of history’s very few ath­letes to achieve Peak and Pond, for main­tain­ing his health, strength and dreams as a 51-year-old, Jason Snell’s Peak and Pond Chal­lenge is a wor­thy nom­i­nee for the 2017 World Open Water Swim­ming Per­for­mance of the Year. – WOWSA

Beach Safe Appeal a Success

December 12th, 2017

This year, our vol­un­teers raised $1,784. That is $1,000 more than last year!

Big shout out of Thanks to the fol­low­ing who col­lected on our behalf: Cooper Schulz, Tyler Nuku, Louise Nuku, Steph Dray­cott, Glynne Bartle, Corey Bartle, Echo Wider­man­ski, Terry Upston, Alex Upston, Adam Simm, Cameron Rap­ley, Michelle Cook, Stu­art Clarke, JP Doo­ley, Barry Elsom, Mandy Lee and Chrissie Payne

Local busi­ness sup­port­ers: Yahava Cof­fee Van, Mul­laloo Beach Hotel, Board­ies Kiosk and Dome Mul­laloo.

Local School: Mul­laloo Heights Pri­mary School ran a Board­ies Day.

beachsafe collage

Drone Training – Expression of Interest

December 12th, 2017

droneSLSWA have approved Mul­laloo SLSC as one of the local clubs to imple­ment drone patrols as part of our life sav­ing ser­vice on Mul­laloo Beach.

Expres­sions of inter­est are being called from those patrolling mem­bers who would like to be trained by SLSWA to per­form the drone oper­a­tions.  The com­mit­ment for this is one night for the train­ing and then to oper­ate the drone on reg­u­lar patrols. This may entail you oper­at­ing on patrols other than your nor­mal ros­tered patrol.

There are only eight places avail­able for Mul­laloo SLSC mem­bers, so selec­tion is lim­ited to those mem­bers who patrol reg­u­larly.  Depend­ing on the num­ber of appli­ca­tions, fur­ther selec­tion may be required and will be based on the num­ber of patrol hours com­pleted and finally on pre­vi­ous drone expe­ri­ence.

Please email Brett Wenn, Man­ager of Life Sav­ing, before 4.00pm Fri­day 22/12/17 to reg­is­ter your inter­est.

Silver Medallion Beach Management Course

December 12th, 2017

red and yellow flag-smallThe club is plan­ning to run a Sil­ver Medal­lion (Beach Man­age­ment) course.  While this course is nor­mally run to provide the qual­i­fi­ca­tion to become a Patrol Cap­tain or paid Life­guard, we are pro­vid­ing this to patrolling surf life savers who wish to enhance their skills, knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence required to man­age a beach and a team in emer­gency and non-emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.

To suc­cess­fully run this course, a min­i­mum of 10 can­di­dates are required.  Pre-req­ui­sites for this course are that you be a finan­cial mem­ber and hold a cur­rently pro­fi­cient Bronze Medal­lion plus one other SLSA award.

If you are inter­ested in attend­ing this course, please email Brett Wenn, Man­ager of Life Sav­ing, to reg­is­ter your inter­est. Once num­bers are known, you will be con­tacted to work out the most suit­able dates and times for the course to be run.

 

Ride in Memory and to Raise Awareness

December 12th, 2017

David Graden arrived at Mul­laloo Beach on Sat­ur­day (9 Dec.) after­noon feel­ing the effects of the 300km he rode in 3 days from Mar­garet River, in mem­ory of his mate Paul Strange and to raise aware­ness of men­tal well­be­ing. The hot sec­ond day hit David hard, but the inspi­ra­tion of the cause he was rid­ing for kept him going.

A vocal crowd of fam­ily and friends were there to con­grat­u­late him on the achieve­ment, to share in the mem­o­ries of Paul and pro­mote the asso­ci­ated mes­sage of ‘reach­ing out’ for bet­ter men­tal well­be­ing.

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Event Registration through Revolutionise

December 7th, 2017

If you are registering for an event for the first time:

Please note that your Surf Life Sav­ing Club Mem­ber­ship por­tal reg­is­tra­tion details are dif­fer­ent to this pay­ment por­tal, so you will need to reg­is­ter with Rev­o­lu­tionise as a sep­a­rate reg­is­tra­tion.

  1. Enter the Rev­o­lu­tionise Por­tal. It is eas­i­est to do this using the links sent in the e-newslet­ter or via the event listed on the Club Cal­en­dar “Tick­ets”.
  2. You will be required to cre­ate your own account. This account is sep­a­rate to your Mul­laloo Club Mem­ber­ship Por­tal account.
  3. Click the “reg­is­tra­tion” but­ton on the top left of the screen (see below images for mobile device instruc­tion. Ensure you click on Reg­is­ter NOT Renew).
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  4. Enter your details.
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  5. An e-mail will be sent to you imme­di­ately.
  6. The e-mail will give you your user­name and will ask you to cre­ate a pass­word.
  7. Cre­ate your pass­word.
  8. You will auto­mat­i­cally be taken to the home page of Rev­o­lu­tionise for Mul­laloo SLSC.
  9. For all future car­ni­vals, click in the Rev­o­lu­tionise link that will be attached to that com­pe­ti­tion sent out in the e-newsletter/Club Cal­en­dar.
  10. The link will take you to the Rev­o­lu­tionise site and once you log in, reg­is­tra­tions and pay­ments can be made.
  11. All com­pe­ti­tion and events will be booked through Rev­o­lu­tionise.
  12. All pay­ments must be made through Rev­o­lu­tionise.
  13. The office and AGMs will not be tak­ing man­ual entries.
  14. Please ensure you are aware of entry dead­li­nes through Rev­o­lu­tionise as Surf Life Sav­ing WA will not be tak­ing any late entries at all this year.

Once you have suc­cess­fully reg­is­tered with Rev­o­lu­tionise, you will then be able to reg­is­ter and pay for events. You can view upcom­ing events that require pay­ment or reg­is­tra­tion through Rev­o­lu­tionise here.

Wine and Cheese Wrap… and the SHAVE OFF!

November 29th, 2017

The sounds of Sweet Magenta (musi­cians Justine and Mark) res­onat­ing around the room, a selec­tion of fine wines and tasty cheeses and a parade of Mo’s, all added up to a great Fri­day night.

Mem­bers who enjoyed the tast­ings can still use the order forms at the club or visit in per­son to pick up a bot­tle.

Thank you to Liquor Barons Ocean Reef for donat­ing a var­ied range of won­der­ful wines and The Cheese Bar­rel in the Swan Val­ley for the Red Leices­ter and French Brie.

We’ve seen the Mo’s around and it was good to hear the back­ground behind the Club Pres­i­dent, Stu­art a Movem­ber vet­eran of 10 years. Thanks to the sup­port of mem­bers on the night who donated $337 dur­ing the (“Mo”) col­lec­tion.

Sweet Magenta played a great range of music and we look for­ward to hear­ing them at the club in the future.

the cheese barrel Liquor barons

The Big Shave Off!

Club Leg­end Ter­ence Upston (Uppy to one and all) is also a leg­endary good sport and showed his sup­port for Men’s Health issues by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Show Us Your Mo fun con­test at the club on Fri­day night.

Uppy’s com­mit­ment to men’s health will be shown by a SHAVE OFF of his beloved Mo. The cer­e­mony will take place at the club on Fri­day (1 Decem­ber) night just before Chase the Ace, come on down to watch “the Mo go” and smooth face appear!

Huge thanks to the Socialite Team for putting the event together.