Congratulations Mullaloo SLSC…

June 13th, 2018

Sat­ur­day night was all glit­ter and gold for Mul­laloo where we scooped some of the State’s high­est awards from the Surf Life Sav­ing West­ern Aus­tralia Awards of Excel­lence.

Our final­ists and awards reflect the Club’s cur­rent strengths. Our life sav­ing and edu­ca­tion areas had stand­out per­for­mances this sea­son. As the recip­i­ents of the Patrol Club of the Year, it was great that the care we take in life sav­ing was recog­nised. For exam­ple, our abalone patrols, in con­junc­tion with Sor­rento SLSC and Whit­fords Sea Res­cue, is one of our biggest chal­lenges. Sadly, this sea­son there was a fatal­ity dur­ing an abalone patrol but our mem­bers showed gen­uine care and respect while pro­vid­ing skilled res­cue and resus­ci­ta­tion and con­sol­ing the fam­ily.

With that, a big shout out of THANKS to all our Patrol Cap­tains and patrolling mem­bers who together achieved this great award! Big thank you also Brett Wenn, Life­sav­ing Man­ager for a great sea­son and work­ing with the Club, Patrol Cap­tains and mem­bers in its life sav­ing efforts. Brett along with the Stu­art Clarke were inter­viewed on behalf of the Club for this Award. Well done!

A fur­ther exam­ple of Mul­laloo SLSC’s capa­bil­ity in life sav­ing was mem­ber Andrew Man­ning being awarded AGL Life­saver of the Year – Andrew’s many years expe­ri­ence as Patrol Cap­tain and Life­sav­ing Man­ager along with his con­tri­bu­tions to the Abalone Patrol man­age­ment was a wor­thy recip­i­ent of the award.

Natalie God­win came in a close 2nd for the top num­ber of patrol hours for the sea­son made up of patrol and water safety (only 6 hours from top posi­tion) – a fan­tas­tic effort!

Mark Hills tak­ing out Asses­sor of the Year had an out­stand­ing sea­son with Assess­ments con­ducted at Sor­rento, Mul­laloo, Quinns, Alki­mos through to Bali and Malaysia. Mark has almost 20 years of Assess­ing under his belt and applies his depth and knowl­edge within surf life­sav­ing mainly with the focus of growth and devel­op­ment of his fel­low club mem­bers.

Sandy Clarke was awarded both the Offi­cial of the Year and the top award of AGL Vol­un­teer of the Year. Sandy epit­o­mises the surf life sav­ing move­ment, with her love of the ocean and peo­ple. This sea­son she con­tributed across almost all areas of the Club and State Asso­ci­a­tion by offi­ci­at­ing, patrolling, coach­ing surf sports and edu­cat­ing as well as inno­vat­ing and enhanc­ing all this through her com­mu­ni­ca­tions role.

As WA’s award win­ners, Andrew, Mark and Sandy will be head­ing to Syd­ney in Octo­ber to rep­re­sent WA in Surf Life Sav­ing Australia’s Awards of Excel­lence. It’s fit­ting that they now have the oppor­tu­nity to tell their sto­ries on a national stage.

Mul­laloo put for­ward a total of 10 mem­ber nom­i­na­tions along with a nom­i­na­tion for the Patrol Club of the Year. Below is a list of the nom­i­nees and a brief sum­mary of their effort for the respec­tive award nom­i­na­tion.

  • Cameron Rap­ley – Vol­un­teer of the Year
    Acknowl­edg­ing the effort, com­mit­ment and lead­er­ship that Cameron has demon­strated in many oper­a­tional areas, span­ning our Nip­pers, to life sav­ing to com­pe­ti­tion and main­te­nance of equip­ment at the Club.
  • Sandy Clarke – Vol­un­teer of the Year (win­ner)
  • Lyn Brosens – Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Lyn’s effort man­ag­ing the tran­si­tion of mem­ber­ship to online – Sur­f­Guard along with her Mem­ber­ship asso­ci­ated admin­is­tra­tive tasks for the almost 1,800 mem­bers, as well as her train­ing and assess­ing.
  • Carlo Tenaglia – Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Carlo’s effort in research­ing, man­ag­ing and imple­ment­ing Rev­o­lu­tionise along with the Surf Sports asso­ci­ated admin­is­tra­tive tasks of entries and events as well as his train­ing and assess­ing.
  • Andrew Man­ning – Life­saver of the Year (win­ner)
  • Ava Bushby – Youth Life­saver of the Year – this award is NEW (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edged Ava’s vig­i­lance as a patrol mem­ber and enthu­si­asm to embrace the var­i­ous areas of the Club – striv­ing for her Sil­ver Medal­lion – Patrol Cap­tain as she devel­ops in the many path­ways afforded to her.
  • Cameron Rap­ley – Coach of the Year
    Acknowl­edg­ing Cameron’s sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess of the Mul­laloo IRB Rac­ing Team at a State and National level.
  • Soraya Lee – Young Achiever of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Soraya’s efforts as a young leader, devel­op­ing coach, ath­lete and an inspi­ra­tion to our devel­op­ing nip­pers.
  • Sandy Clarke – Trainer of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Sandy’s efforts through the numer­ous train­ing courses she pre­sented to at Sor­rento, Mul­laloo and Bali, her men­tor­ing of new train­ers and her fur­ther devel­op­ment as a senior trainer.
  • Mark Hills – Asses­sor of the Year (win­ner)
  • Sandy Clarke – Offi­cial of the Year (nom­i­nated through SLSWA) (win­ner)

Nom­i­na­tions are put for­ward to the Hon­ours and Awards Com­mit­tee of the Club by the Man­agers of the related award port­fo­lios (who could also dis­cuss with their work/leadership groups within their port­fo­lios) e.g. Life­sav­ing Man­ager for Life­saver and Youth Life­saver of the Year. The Hon­ours and Awards Com­mit­tee aims to sub­mit as many nom­i­na­tions across the field to ensure our Club is well rep­re­sented. Many sub­mis­sions are based from win­ners of our Club awards or mem­bers that meet the State cri­te­ria for the nom­i­na­tions.

Would you like to contribute to the Club by becoming a Manager?

June 13th, 2018

The Club is now call­ing for Expres­sions of Inter­est (EOIs) from all mem­bers who would like to be con­sid­ered for any Club man­ager position(s).

EOIs will be received until 9pm Mon­day 25 June 2018 (down­load the EOI Form – fil­l­able PDF or EOI Form – Word ver­sion). Please email your EOIs to the Club Office, or post to Mul­laloo SLSC PO Box 119, Hillarys WA 6923.

The Board of Direc­tors will then:

  1. assess the writ­ten EOIs;
  2. dis­cuss the expec­ta­tions of the posi­tions with mem­bers who have expressed their inter­est;
  3. liaise with the Gen­eral Man­ager for the area for their input about the man­age­ment team they are seek­ing; and
  4. appoint man­agers.

Management Teams

This means all man­age­ment posi­tions are open for mem­bers to express their inter­est. The Board is keen to have as many mem­bers as pos­si­ble sub­mit their EOIs to estab­lish strong ‘man­age­ment teams’. This approach is more likely to suc­cess­fully man­age the Club’s oper­a­tions by spread­ing the load on vol­un­teers and bal­anc­ing each other’s strengths and weak­nesses.

Pathways to Management Roles

It would be ideal if the Club could attract enough inter­est from mem­bers to cre­ate full teams of man­age­ment, with a Lead man­ager, a ‘deputy’ and ‘under­stud­ies’. So, for those mem­bers who think they don’t yet have the skills or expe­ri­ence to fully per­form a par­tic­u­lar role, please still sub­mit your EOI. The Board will endeav­our to provide you with an oppor­tu­nity to get started in a role and provide men­tors, train­ing and sup­port to cre­ate a path­way for your devel­op­ment.

What Does a Management Role Involve?

Posi­tion descrip­tions for all Man­ager roles can be found in the Club Doc­u­ments area of our web­site. In addi­tion, you can ask the Pres­i­dent, Direc­tors and exist­ing and past Gen­eral Man­agers and Man­agers for their views.

Business As Usual – with preparation

While the Board con­ducts this recruit­ment and appoint­ment, mem­bers cur­rently in Man­ager posi­tions will con­tinue to oper­ate as nor­mal.

Mullaloo SLSC Cultural Survey 2017 Results

June 13th, 2018

In July 2017 a sur­vey was con­ducted across mem­bers of the Mul­laloo SLSC to assist the man­age­ment team in high­light­ing pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive areas within the club, with speci­fic rel­e­vance to the cul­ture of the club.  This was also a chance to give mem­bers the option to make sug­ges­tions, offer opin­ions and state their views if they so wished.

The feed­back from our mem­bers was over­whelm­ing, with a very high response rate and many com­ments received on all issues both pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive, which was grate­fully received by the Board and Man­age­ment of the club.

A gen­eral sum­mary of the main areas of response is high­lighted below:

AREAS IDENTIFIED AS POSITIVE 

The three most pos­i­tive aspects of the club accord­ing to our mem­bers were:

COMMUNICATION – the gen­eral con­sen­sus was that com­mu­ni­ca­tion had improved over the 6 month period prior to the sur­vey being con­ducted, with timely, com­pre­hen­sive and appro­pri­ate com­mu­ni­ca­tion meth­ods of which include the dig­i­tal e-newslet­ter as well as the use of social media in some instances. Club organ­i­sa­tion and lead­er­ship was con­sid­ered to be a pos­i­tive as well as our mem­bers’ under­stand­ing of the Club’s val­ues.

FINANCE– 75% of mem­bers felt they were receiv­ing value for money as far as their mem­ber­ship was con­cerned. Many intend to remain in the club long term.

COMMUNITY SERVICE– greater than 85% of our mem­bers felt the club strives for a wor­thy and moti­vat­ing cause and one which is seen as highly impor­tant in the com­mu­nity.

IMPROVEMENT AREAS IDENTIFIED

The three areas receiv­ing the most neg­a­tive feed­back were:

FACILITIES– the main areas of con­cern were the toi­lets and show­ers which require urgent atten­tion accord­ing to the major­ity of respon­dents. Com­ments about the gym need­ing an upgrade and a clean were also preva­lent.

CLUB VALUES– less than 30% of respon­dents felt that Club mem­bers were liv­ing the Club val­ues, even though the major­ity felt they under­stood what these val­ues were. Many com­ments were received relat­ing to this topic and whether club mem­bers (new and old) were under­stand­ing and sup­port­ing these val­ues.

CLUB CULTURE– the gen­eral feel­ing among the many responses to this ques­tion was the cur­rent struc­ture of the club, the var­i­ous com­mit­tees and man­age­ment groups is not con­ducive to enhanc­ing a pos­i­tive cul­ture within the club. “Trans­par­ent” and “trust­wor­thy” deci­sion mak­ing was one issue that arose, as did the need for the var­i­ous lev­els of man­age­ment within the club to work together in a more pos­i­tive man­ner and one that is less con­fus­ing.

What would mem­bers like to see within the cul­ture of the club? FAMILY, FRIENDLY, COHESIVE, CARING, OPEN, FUN, RESPECTFUL, SUPPORTIVE, SOCIAL, UNIFIED, WELCOMING and INCLUSIVE.

THE FINAL QUESTION – WHY HAVE YOU JOINED AND REMAINED AT MULLALOO?

The many com­ments received in response to this ques­tion were a pos­i­tive val­i­da­tion of the efforts of every­one involved with the Mul­laloo SLSC and the fact that most believe that the major­ity of club mem­bers pos­i­tively sup­port the Club val­ues and those of the wider com­mu­nity we serve.

WHERE ARE WE NOW

Nearly 12 months has passed since the sur­vey was sent to mem­bers. In that time sev­eral actions have taken place to address the high pri­or­ity points such as the change rooms and gym.

The change rooms have had small mon­e­tary invest­ment to provide a facelift and tidy up that included replac­ing the ceil­ings and lights, replac­ing the shower heads, improv­ing the water flow. Dis­cus­sions are con­tin­u­ing about the level of future invest­ment in these facil­i­ties to improve them for mem­bers in the future.

The gym had a sig­nif­i­cant invest­ment to com­pletely change the look and feel whilst pro­vid­ing greater flex­i­bil­ity and facil­i­ties to mem­bers. The whole area has been painted, new lights and fans installed along with brand new equip­ment and it is now a clean wel­com­ing envi­ron­ment.

The Club val­ues and cul­ture has been dis­cussed at length across the Board and man­age­ment team. All agree that there must be a renewed com­mit­ment to liv­ing the Club val­ues and dis­play­ing behav­iours that are more pro­duc­tive and inclu­sive. This will be a major focus of the Board and man­age­ment team in the com­ing sea­son.

The Board has com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing to seek feed­back from mem­bers on a reg­u­lar basis and pro­vid­ing an appro­pri­ate response.

Have your say… Club constitution

June 13th, 2018

Have your say on what the Club’s new constitution should look like – Workshop dates

New laws have been passed recently which are aimed at help­ing asso­ci­a­tions and clubs in WA oper­ate more effi­ciently by pro­vid­ing them with a clearer frame­work in which to oper­ate under a sim­pli­fied set of reg­u­la­tions. The new laws will replace the exist­ing Asso­ci­a­tions Incor­po­ra­tion Act 1987 and will apply to all exist­ing incor­po­rated asso­ci­a­tions in West­ern Aus­tralia.

The aim of the new laws is to stream­line the reg­u­la­tion of incor­po­rated asso­ci­a­tions in order to pro­mote effi­cien­cies and greater account­abil­ity, while min­imis­ing admin­is­tra­tion and com­pli­ance costs.

Not­ing this, the Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club will need to mod­ify  / rewrite its con­sti­tu­tion. The Club has agreed it be an oppor­tune time to com­pletely re-write the Club’s con­sti­tu­tion to com­ply.

The dead­line for incor­po­rated asso­ci­a­tions and clubs to update the rules to meet the Asso­ci­a­tions Incor­po­ra­tion Act 2015 require­ments is 30 June 2019.

The board invites you as a mem­ber, to have a say on the con­sti­tu­tion con­tents prior to the request for a Club Spe­cial Gen­eral meet­ing to for­mally vote on the new con­sti­tu­tion prior to the end of 2018. The board has arranged for some work­shops to review the doc­u­ment.

The work­shops will can be attended on either:

Sun­day 1 July 2018, 3pm at the Mul­laloo Surf Club

or

Thurs­day  5 July 2018, 7pm at the Mul­laloo Surf Club

Click on the respec­tive EXISTING and PROPOSED con­sti­tu­tion to view.

Can you please email your con­fir­ma­tion of atten­dance to Craig Bull.

If you can­not attend but would like your input please email your feed­back to the above email address.

We look for­ward to see­ing you there.

Regards,
Craig Bull
Chair­per­son Risk & Gov­er­nance Com­mit­tee

Much to celebrate, much to do….

May 31st, 2018

“We have much to cel­e­brate and much to do” – read the full address to the Annual Club Din­ner by Stu­art Clarke.

Dis­tin­guished Guests of the Club
Hon Albert and Cecilia Jacob – Mayor, City of Joon­dalup and Club Patron
Heidi Gan and Simon – Board Mem­ber, Surf Life Sav­ing WA
CR Philippa Tay­lor – Coun­cilor, City of Joon­dalup
CR Nige Jones – Coun­cilor, City of Joon­dalup
Ms Emily Hamil­ton, Mem­ber for Joon­dalup (sends her apolo­gies, as she is unwell)
Our Spon­sors and Busi­ness Part­ners
Life Mem­bers
Mem­bers and their guests

KayaHello

Ngaala Kaa­ditj Whad­juk Noon­gar Moort Keyen Kaadak Nidja Boodja

Which means

We acknowl­edge the Whad­juk Noon­gar Peo­ple as the Orig­i­nal Cus­to­di­ans of this Land

I would also like to pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerg­ing.

The 50,000 plus years of her­itage of the first peo­ple on this land offers us much to learn.

Indeed, the more I get to know about the con­nect­ed­ness of Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple to coun­try and kin, the more I’m impressed with their under­stand­ing of a fun­da­men­tal ingre­di­ent of sta­ble soci­ety – belong­ing.

In its unique way, this is some­thing that our Club also offers. A sense of belong­ing to an extended fam­ily, to a wor­thy cause and to the beau­ti­ful, yet some­times chal­leng­ing envi­ron­ment of the ocean.

Tonight, this is much of what we cel­e­brate – another year in the life of our Club. So, what else do we have to cel­e­brate?

We have plenty, includ­ing:

  • recog­nis­ing long ser­vice to the surf life sav­ing move­ment;
  • applaud­ing the excel­lence of our mem­bers in coach­ing and com­pet­ing in surf sports; and
  • appre­ci­at­ing the huge vol­un­tary efforts of our mem­bers, across the many areas of our Club such as admin­is­tra­tion, edu­ca­tion, life sav­ing and offi­ci­at­ing.

Tonight, we will cel­e­brate the stand­out per­for­mances, but what about the many, many hours of con­tri­bu­tions our mem­bers freely offer? Peo­ple such as:

  • Lewis Ben­net sit­ting freez­ing on a board yet again offer­ing water safety ser­vice;
  • Our age group man­agers edu­cat­ing and enter­tain­ing our Nip­pers;
  • Rob McGre­gor and his crew get­ting out of bed at the crack of dawn each Sun­day Club day to do beach set up; and
  • the many Direc­tors, Gen­eral Man­agers and Man­agers doing all the ‘extra’ things their roles require to provide value to our mem­bers.

I would like to per­son­ally thank my fel­low Direc­tors on the Board for their fab­u­lous com­mit­ment this year to the cause of our Club.

YES, tonight is our oppor­tu­nity to thank and cel­e­brate them all to. So, let’s enjoy it on their behalf.

But first, I’d like to provide a quick look back at the year and a glimpse for­ward for the com­ing few years.

It’s always good to Review and Reflect – it’s the only way we learn and improve.

About this time last year we com­menced “Project Pre­pare” – a bundle of activ­i­ties aimed at prepar­ing our club for the com­ing sea­son and beyond. 

I’m pleased to report that all 15 of the main activ­i­ties were mostly com­pleted across the four areas:

Cul­ture

  • Cul­tural Sur­vey – done, con­sid­ered (upgraded facil­i­ties, will be focussing on resolv­ing the ‘divided club’ issue, with more to do and pub­lish)
  • Life Mem­bers Work­shop – one con­ducted, more to come
  • Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing review – done, con­duct­ing a very dif­fer­ent AGM to the pre­vi­ous one

Strat­egy

  • Strate­gic Plan Pro­gress Score­card – done, con­sid­er­ing review of Strate­gic Plan
  • Future Lead­ers Forum – done, good feed­back

Peo­ple

  • Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Bank – ongo­ing upload of infor­ma­tion and doc­u­ments by the man­age­ment team
  • Recruit and Appoint GMs and Ms – done, but lessons learned
  • Club Open Day – done, lessons learned for upcom­ing sea­son

Poli­cies and Pro­ce­dures

  • Tech­nol­ogy Com­mit­tee – ongo­ing work to improve our Club’s use of tech­nol­ogy
  • Mem­ber­ship Struc­ture Com­mit­tee – pro­pos­als being con­sid­ered
  • Risk & Gov­er­nance Com­mit­tee – ongo­ing, would love more assis­tance
  • Hon­ours & Awards Com­mit­tee – ongo­ing, clar­i­fy­ing terms of ref­er­ence
  • Griev­ance pol­icy – new Mem­ber Pro­tec­tion Pol­icy devel­oped and tri­alled, yet to be insti­tuted

There’s been some obvi­ous and sig­nif­i­cant changes in our club this year, such as:

  • With Swell Mul­laloo Beach open­ing on 4 Jan­u­ary this year, we com­menced the ‘com­mis­sion­ing’ of our long term rela­tion­ship with Olivier and Cassie Letrone. We wel­come them here tonight and look for­ward to a fab­u­lous din­ner and a long and pro­duc­tive part­ner­ship.
  • We’ve also secured a long term spon­sor­ship and part­ner­ship with ECU. This will cover all man­ner of activ­i­ties includ­ing
    • reach­ing out to our Nip­pers and par­ents with ECU’s ser­vices
    • wel­com­ing and train­ing ECU’s inter­na­tional stu­dents
    • devel­op­ing stu­dent place­ment and projects within the Club

We have so many oppor­tu­ni­ties to explore with our new and exist­ing part­ners. This will be an excit­ing few years to see what lever­age we can all enjoy.

So, what’s in store for our Club in the Future?

With all this change and prepa­ra­tion, I believe we’re stand­ing at the cusp of a new era for our Club. One that’s a bit scary, a lot excit­ing and one that will involve us more in our com­mu­nity.

Recruit­ment and appoint­ment of GMs and Man­agers

  • You will have noticed that we’ve changed our recruit­ing and appoint­ment of GMs and Man­agers.
  • This is an impor­tant change, since we will give our man­age­ment team a chance to get pre­pared for the com­ing sum­mer sea­son by get­ting every­one in posi­tion well before the sea­son starts.
  • The ‘catch up’ mode we went through last year was a bit too hec­tic and we’ll avoid the pit­falls this year by being bet­ter planned and pre­pared.

Spon­sor­ships and part­ner­ships

  • We will have to work clev­erly to hon­our and deliver to the spon­sor­ships and part­ner­ships we’ve entered into.
  • Our City of Joon­dalup, ECU and many other fun­ders and spon­sors expect more from their invest­ment.
  • Our com­mu­nity also expect more from us.

How to do it?

  • I believe we have the abil­ity to deliver if we can stay focussed on the goals we set.
  • I believe we can offer an inclu­sive envi­ron­ment for our mem­bers if we focus on the com­mon goal of our club – sav­ing lives.

Recruit­ment and appoint­ment of a Club Chap­lain.

  • Your Board has con­sid­ered a pro­posal from Life Sav­ing Chap­laincy Aus­tralia (a divi­sion of Sports Chap­laincy Aus­tralia). With their assis­tance, we have agreed to recruit a Club Chap­lain.
  • This is not new to our Club, as Kevin Larkins and his com­mit­tee were the first in WA to appoint a Club Chap­lain.
  • A Chap­lain ‘walks with’ our Club mem­bers through the good times and the tough times, offer­ing sup­port where ever they can. They will be part of our every­day club activ­i­ties, not a ‘fly in, fly out’ prob­lem solver or coun­sel­lor.

Men­tal Well­be­ing Pro­gram

  • A Club Chap­lain will com­ple­ment the Club’s men­tal well­be­ing pro­gram.
  • Last year I stood before you and announced the ‘Assis­tance Required’ men­tal health project.
  • Since then sev­eral mem­bers with exper­tise in this field have con­sid­ered the ser­vices already on offer by oth­ers and dis­cussed and devel­oped a plan for our Club. This is not a grand suit of ser­vices or men­tal health coun­selling or treat­ment.
  • The Club will firstly focus on pro­mot­ing good well­ness behav­iours, both phys­i­cal and men­tal well­ness. You’ll hear more about these in the com­ing few months.

What’s the ‘next big thing’? … I believe we need to focus on build­ing greater value for our mem­bers.

  • The Board has been dis­cussing lately what the ‘next big thing’ for our Club might be.
  • We’d love to hear from our mem­bers what they think it should be and will cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties to con­tribute your thoughts in the near future.

There’s the proverb that says:

If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to far, go together.

I look for­ward to going far with you all, together.

Thank you,

Stu­art Clarke
Pres­i­dent

Changes to Club Championships and Point Scores

May 30th, 2018

The win­ter sea­son surf sport dis­ci­plines of Pool Res­cue, IRB Rac­ing and Surf­board Rid­ing will be removed from the WA Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship point scores and will instead be sep­a­rated into stand­alone cham­pi­onships with stand­alone point scores.

From 2018/19 Clubs will com­pete for the fol­low­ing win­ter sea­son Cham­pion Club awards:

  • Cham­pion Club – Sun­Smart WA State Pool Res­cue Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing all results from all applic­a­ble age groups (nip­pers through to mas­ters)
  • Cham­pion Club – WA IRB Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing all results from all applic­a­ble age groups (Open events only).
  • Cham­pion Club – Sun­Smart WA Board Rid­ing Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing all results from short board and long board cat­e­gories from all applic­a­ble age groups (nip­pers to mas­ters).

The sum­mer sea­son surf sport dis­ci­plines will all con­tribute to the WA Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onships point scores. From 2018/19 Clubs will com­pete for the fol­low­ing sum­mer sea­son Cham­pion Club awards:

  • Cham­pion Club – Sun­Smart WA Nip­per Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing results from U10 to U13 com­pe­ti­tion.
  • Cham­pion Club – Sun­Smart WA Senior Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing results from U14 to Open.
  • Cham­pion Club – Sun­Smart WA Mas­ters Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship- incor­po­rat­ing results from all applic­a­ble Mas­ters age groups.

In rela­tion to the Cham­pion Club award for the WA Senior Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship, whilst this award will include applic­a­ble U14 and U15 (youth) results, these results will also be utilised to deter­mine the fol­low­ing new youth award:

  • Cham­pion Youth Club – Sun­Smart WA Senior Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing results from U14 and U15 age groups.

Ref­er­ence: Cir­cu­lar 02

Mullaloo youth members smash the indoor beach volleyball world

May 30th, 2018

Awesome turn out…

We had an awe­some turn out for our sea­son wind up at Joon­dalup Indoor Beach Vol­ley­ball Cen­tre…

Our up and com­ing Under 14’s joined our cur­rent youth age groups, with around 50 young club mem­bers bat­tling it out on the sand for the hon­ours.

After five rounds it was the PINK team who went through unde­feated, before all teams enjoy­ing some pizza together.

Thanks to our injured club mem­bers Annika, Lillyan and Darcey for their fan­tas­tic umpir­ing and con­trol of the games, and to all the par­ents who came along and sup­ported their kids.

Annual Dinner Wrap

May 15th, 2018

Thank you to our mem­bers who sup­ported the Club Din­ner on Sat­ur­day night. It was great to see such a cross sec­tion of our club com­mu­nity all together and hav­ing a good time. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all award nom­i­nees and recip­i­ents. (View the nom­i­nees and win­ners in the pre­sen­ta­tion HERE.)

An event like this would not be pos­si­ble with­out the col­lec­tive assis­tance from our mem­bers – we’d like to THANK every­one who helped with set up – and helped make the room look sim­ply spec­tac­u­lar, also, pack up (for those who recov­ered from a late night suf­fi­ciently enough to help put the club back to it’s nor­mal self, espe­cially the mums on Moth­ers Day!), hope­fully cap­tur­ing all names: Ali, Alison, Amanda, Angela, Cal­ven, Char­lotte, Chrissie, Cindy, Dawn, Glenda, Glynne, Jacky, James, Jeff, Jenny, Josh, JP Doo­ley, Julie, Katrina, Kay, Kirsten D., Kirsten F., Louise, Michelle, Natalie, Nissa, Noel, Penny, Sian, Stu­art and Zara. (When we packed up on Sun­day we were 4 vases miss­ing and a few bal­loon weights, if these made their way home with any­one, please can they be returned to the office asap, they were bought with the inten­tion of using in the future, thank you.)

Thanks to Dawn Jones (coor­di­nat­ing the team), Penny Fort­mann (who did most of the hard work lead­ing up to the event so that the rest of us could have a great time), Karen Oliver and Jen Ducasse (invi­ta­tions and han­dling all the enquiries in the office) and Sandy Clarke (behind the scene stuff) for their efforts in the lead up to the event. On the night a thank you to Jeff David­son our MC (and Life Mem­ber) – for keep­ing the evening tick­ing along and enter­tain­ing us on the way, Kirsten Fort­mann – for the smooth process of hand­ing out the tro­phies, bar staff Rob and Jacqui McGre­gor, Trevor Bul­ley and Mandy Brooks – a big ask on a big night!

Liquor BaronsThank you to Ocean Reef Liquor Barons for their gen­er­ous dona­tion of the arrival sparkling wine and table wines.

Thank you to Swell Mul­laloo Beach for the déli­cieux choices of food on the buf­fet (I hope every­one had a taste of the apple crum­ble!) and for their assis­tance in our set up.

To our guests, Mayor Hon. Albert Jacob JP, Coun­cil­lors Philippa Tay­lor and Nige Jones, SLSWA Board mem­ber Heidi Gan, Spon­sors Steve and Mandy Lee of Lee­way Group, Janet Sim­mons of ECU School of Busi­ness & Law, Jeff Baker of Lloyds Reg­is­ter, Life Mem­bers Dave Cronk, Alison Ger­ard, Mark Hills, Mandy Lee, God­frey Law­son, Steve Dargie, our Board and Man­age­ment team and all our mem­bers who made it such a mem­o­rable night – THANK YOU!

So many to thank! That’s because a great event is only that because of the great team behind it! A mag­nif­i­cent way to fin­ish off the reg­u­lar sea­son and we look for­ward to the next one already!

Education Update

May 15th, 2018

ECU-have a goInternational Beach Awareness

Mul­laloo part­nered with Edith Cowan Uni­ver­sity to present a Beach Aware­ness Ses­sion and Have-A-Go. The day was highly suc­cess­ful with 20 stu­dents learn­ing about water safety and being given the chance to go in a surf boat and IRB. A huge thank you to every­one who helped make the day a huge suc­cess.

The last part of the pre­sen­ta­tion was called Beach Pre­pared­ness where stu­dents were intro­duced to basic first aid aware­ness. this included CPR, using a defib­ril­la­tor, ban­dages and what to find in a First Aid Kit.

The feed­back by the stu­dents was that they would now feel com­fort­able help­ing out in a sit­u­a­tion if it were to arise. Thank you so much to Sandy Clarke who has been instru­men­tal in mak­ing this ini­tia­tive between our spon­sors, ECU and Mul­laloo.

ART (HLTAID007) Course

Com­menc­ing on Tues­day June 12, 6:30pm till 9:30pm. The course will run for 5 con­sec­u­tive weeks with assess­ment pro­vi­sion­ally booked for Tues­day 10 July. There is an online com­po­nent to the course that’s is required to be com­pleted before com­menc­ing. The course will be run by Bernie Flint, reg­is­tra­tion link will be com­ing soon. How­ever, please con­tact Courses to reg­is­ter your inter­est.

Bronze Medallion Course

The first Bronze Medal­lion course will be start­ing on August 15, reg­is­tra­tion link will be com­ing soon. How­ever, please con­tact Courses to reg­is­ter your inter­est.

AAA Event

stand­ing for Attain, Acknowl­edge, Achieve was held on Sun­day 29 April. The evening cel­e­brated the efforts and achieve­ments of every­one who has com­pleted a course. Bronze and Sil­ver Medal­lions were pre­sented and mem­bers acknowl­edged for their com­mit­ment and ser­vice to the club and Surf Life­sav­ing. If you were unable to attend your awards are ready for you to col­lect at the office.

You can down­load the pre­sen­ta­tion HERE.

(Please note that Bronze 4 and Beach Man­age­ment Sil­ver Medal­lion awards have not been received yet. We will advise when they arrive.) 

Call for EOI in GM Positions – Support Services and Surf Sports

May 7th, 2018

The Board and man­age­ment team have dis­cussed how to improve our recruit­ment and appoint­ment of Gen­eral Man­agers and Man­agers. Some of the feed­back included that last year’s round was too close to the start of the sum­mer sea­son, was too for­mal and did not allow for Gen­eral Man­agers to have suit­ably long tenure to prop­erly learn and plan their port­fo­lio.

As a result, the Board has decided the fol­low­ing:

  • Gen­eral Man­agers will be appointed for a 2 year term.
  • Man­agers will be appointed for a 1 year term.
  • Recruit­ment and appoint­ment of Gen­eral Man­agers will occur in May and of Man­agers in June.
  • Mem­bers can express their inter­est in posi­tions in writ­ing then a few of the Board mem­bers will have an infor­mal dis­cus­sion with can­di­dates.

Three Gen­eral Man­agers have been in their role for less than a year. The Board would like to thank Tony Green­field (GM Oper­a­tions), Chrissie Payne (GM Mar­ket­ing) and Julie Rap­ley (GM Devel­op­ment) for agree­ing to con­tinue in their role for the com­ing sea­son and they have been appointed.

Of the two other Gen­eral Man­ager posi­tions, one is vacant (GM Sup­port Ser­vices) and the other has been filled by Carlo Tenaglia for the last two sea­sons. As such, these two posi­tions are now open for expres­sions of inter­est from mem­bers.

If you are inter­ested in either of these two posi­tions, you can:

  • Read the generic job descrip­tion for the Gen­eral Man­agers posi­tions.
  • Speak to any of the Board mem­bers for guid­ance on expec­ta­tions and sup­port.
  • Lodge a writ­ten expres­sion of inter­est by com­plet­ing this EOI Form and send­ing it to the Pres­i­dent by 5pm, Mon­day 28 May, 2018.