Archive for November, 2017

Wine and Cheese Wrap… and the SHAVE OFF!

Wednesday, 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.

Education Update 28–11-17

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Thank you to all who have assist­ed in the Skills Main­te­nance pro­gram dur­ing Novem­ber. The sea­son has been a busy one for the Asses­sor and Train­er team, many of whom have con­tributed to sev­er­al ses­sions. There were two ses­sions held at the club and a third at Lancelin dur­ing Novem­ber. A final Skills Main­te­nance ses­sion will be held on Sat­ur­day 16 Decem­ber, with IRB com­menc­ing at 7am and BM/SRC/ART at 9.30am. Any mem­ber who can­not attend this final oppor­tu­ni­ty should realise they will be unable to patrol, or com­pete, after 31 Decem­ber, 2017. We are aware of a few mem­bers who, for health rea­sons, will be unable to com­plete pro­fi­cien­cy before the end of the year – they should email the Edu­ca­tion team to let us know, so suit­able arrange­ments can be made when they gain med­ical clear­ance to resume surf life­sav­ing activ­i­ties.

Assessment Time

Two Bronze Medal­lion groups as well as the Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­niques group all start their assess­ments this week with pre­lim­i­nary checks before pro­ceed­ing to their final assess­ments next week. Thank you to the hard-work­ing train­ing teams and espe­cial­ly to the mem­bers who have made the com­mit­ment to join our patrol groups.

January Bronze Medallion/Surf Rescue Certificate course

The course is fill­ing fast – so mem­bers wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate should reg­is­ter online @Revolutionise. The 400m qual­i­fy­ing swim will be held before Christ­mas – details will be advised next week. On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the qual­i­fy­ing swim, par­tic­i­pants will receive their train­ing resources, which will enable them to be able to com­mence their online train­ing with the objec­tive of com­plet­ing it before the first day of the course (Tues­day, 2 Jan­u­ary 2018).

IRB Crewperson course

Pow­er­craft train­ing begins next week­end with the first of a series of IRB Crew­per­son cours­es. The IRB Crew course is a great next step fol­low­ing on from the Bronze Medal­lion. IRBC 1 (Reg­is­ter) still has spaces so please reg­is­ter your inter­est as soon as pos­si­ble. Up to eight (8) trainees will form the course group. It is planned to offer fur­ther IRBC cours­es at approx­i­mate­ly one month inter­vals – so choose the one that suits your avail­abil­i­ty and reg­is­ter. Note that IRBC 2 course (Jan­u­ary) is already full, how­ev­er, there are still places on IRBC 3 (Reg­is­ter) in Feb­ru­ary. We have a new team of Trainee Train­ers who are keen to assist mem­bers in gain­ing this award. Wel­come to our new Train­ers in the Pow­er­craft area.

Pain Management course

Two cours­es have been sched­uled – Mon­day 18 Decem­ber (Reg­is­ter) and Wednes­day 20 Decem­ber (Reg­is­ter). This award now has to be renewed annu­al­ly (has pre­vi­ous­ly been every two years). Few nom­i­na­tions have been received to date – it would be great to see more peo­ple reg­is­ter. There is some pre-course work so ear­ly reg­is­tra­tion is need­ed to give par­tic­i­pants suf­fi­cient time to com­plete this before attend­ing the one evening course.

Nipper Rescue Certificate (NRC)

The NRC pro­grame will resume in Jan­u­ary, with NRC 3 being sched­uled for Sat­ur­day 20 Jan­u­ary from 8am to 11am, then NRC 4 on Sun­day 21 Jan­u­ary from 12 noon to 3pm. Hope­ful­ly this will enable the remain­ing peo­ple who have expressed inter­est to attend. Each course will have up to 24 mem­bers. Reg­is­ter your inter­est via the Cours­es email.

Bronze Medallion Course 4 (BM 4)

A fourth Bronze Medal­lion course has been sched­uled to com­mence on Mon­day 5 Feb­ru­ary at 7pm, with Sat­ur­day and Sun­day morn­ing train­ing being between 7am and 9am each week­end. The course will run for a min­i­mum of six (6) weeks, up to eight (8) weeks. The course com­ple­tion date depends on the rate of acqui­si­tion of the required knowl­edge and skills.

Planning ahead…

  1. It is pro­posed to com­mence the annu­al Skills Main­te­nance pro­gram in July 2018, with a focus on Dry/Land skills. These will be run every month until Novem­ber. Wet/Water skills will com­mence in Octo­ber (weath­er per­mit­ting). Dates will be post­ed soon to enable you to plan ahead.
  2. Mem­bers wish­ing to become a Train­er should send an Expres­sion of Inter­est to Edu­ca­tion email so plan­ning can com­mence.
  3. Mem­bers wish­ing to gain their Sil­ver Medal­lion – Beach Man­age­ment should send an Expres­sion of Inter­est to Cours­es email so plan­ning can com­mence.

Great weekend at Lancelin Training and Skills Camp

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

lanoIt was an awe­some week­end! Cer­tain­ly, one that many of our youth and seniors will remem­ber!

The weath­er sur­pris­ing every­one by being beau­ti­ful on Sat­ur­day, great waves and clear blue water.

Train­ing was first thing for a cou­ple of hours, then a wel­come morn­ing tea – YUM! Fol­low­ing up with the annu­al skills main­te­nance for our SRC, Bronze, IRB crew and dri­vers.

After that, every­one head­ed back to the lodge for burg­ers and hot­dogs for lunch.

Every­one had fuelled up for the team building/boot camp ses­sion with Mick and Ben. And appar­ent­ly every­one looked REALLY worn out when they got back from their ‘secret mis­sion’!

The din­ner book­ing for 60 at the pub had us pret­ty much own it! A well-earned…everything for all com­peti­tors and sup­port­ers!

Sun­day morn­ing had us back at the beach for a surf before head­ing home.

Huge thanks to all the par­ents who helped out over the week­end. Thanks to the asses­sors, coach­es and train­ers that got every­one in to shape and pro­fi­cient for the sea­son!

Officials Recruitment Drive!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

…a bit of a read but bear with me please!

Q: Where is the best spot on the beach at a car­ni­val?

A: Right inside the Com­pe­ti­tion Are­na!


I have been an Offi­cial for three sea­son now and I love it!  I start­ed because there was a need for Offi­cials, both my boys were com­pet­ing, and I had done enough of Water Safe­ty! Straight away I was wel­comed into an estab­lished group of expe­ri­enced Offi­cials from whom I have learnt a lot and with whom I have estab­lished good friend­ships with like-mind­ed peo­ple from dif­fer­ent clubs. To be on the fin­ish line when my son won the Open Iron­man at States and be right there as he crossed the line and the first to con­grat­u­late him is a moment to trea­sure and some­thing that I will nev­er for­get. You CAN still be a par­ent, mak­ing sure that they have eat­en and are keep­ing hydrat­ed, got their sun­screen on, reap­plied the sun­screen and all the oth­er lit­tle things we fuss about as a par­ent that dri­ves our kids nuts and be right there in the thick of all the action!

As a club there are expec­ta­tions in regards to num­bers of Offi­cials at a car­ni­val.

When a club has more than 21 com­peti­tors they have to sup­ply Offi­cials at a min­i­mum ratio of 1:10. If a club fails to sup­ply Offi­cials in that ratio then the Ref­er­ee is enti­tled to reduce the num­ber of com­peti­tors of the club until the ratio is met. That would be like choos­ing your favourite child — no AGM wants to be in a posi­tion where they have to pick com­peti­tors to miss out!

I am coor­di­nat­ing the Offi­cials at Mul­laloo this sea­son and look­ing at our list of qual­i­fied Offi­cials we are falling short of num­bers espe­cial­ly in the Nip­pers and Youth areas. Cur­rent­ly it would be chal­leng­ing for Mul­laloo to meet the ratio required. There is one instance where there is a Senior and a Nip­per car­ni­val on the same day. On that day it would be just about impos­si­ble to put enough Offi­cials on both beach­es.

So….how to go about becoming an Official?

The train­ing is now done through the SLSA Mem­bers Por­tal where you com­plete an on-line course. This is then fol­lowed up, by being men­tored at car­ni­vals, by expe­ri­enced Offi­cials. At this moment in time SLSWA are await­ing the paper­work that SLSA require for the process to be com­plet­ed. How­ev­er, this does not stop you from mak­ing a start and com­plet­ing the online com­po­nent!

Thank you to the mem­bers who have expressed inter­est in join­ing the awe­some group that we have in WA – BUT we are look­ing for more (and that’s out of neces­si­ty and not greed!).

If you think that this is some­thing that you are able to do then the Offi­cials qual­i­fi­ca­tion is the only one you need (you don’t have to have a Bronze or First Aid as well) con­tact Dawn via EMAIL to express inter­est or ask any fur­ther ques­tions. Thank you for your time and I look for­ward to see­ing you in the Com­pe­ti­tion Are­nas!

Calling Assessors

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Bronze 1 and Bronze 2 course par­tic­i­pants, along with their Train­ers and Trainee Train­ers, have been work­ing hard to be ready for assess­ment in ear­ly Decem­ber. Asses­sors are required for the fol­low­ing dates:

Preliminary Assessments

Dry skills

BM 1 Mon­day 27/11/2017, com­menc­ing at 7pm; antic­i­pate 14 can­di­dates

BM 2 Wednes­day 29/11/2017, com­menc­ing at 7pm; antic­i­pate 16 can­di­dates

Wet skills

BM 1 and BM 2 togeth­er on Sat­ur­day 2/11/2017, com­menc­ing at 7am

Final assessments

Dry skills

BM 1 Mon­day 4/12/2017, com­menc­ing at 7pm

BM 2 Wednes­day 6/12/2017, com­menc­ing at 7pm

Wet skills/scenarios

BM 1 and BM 2 togeth­er on Sat­ur­day 9/12/2017, com­menc­ing at 7am


Please indi­cate your avail­abil­i­ty via the Cours­es email

Endurance State Champs Wrap!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

1groupOn Sat­ur­day 11 Novem­ber 2017, Mul­laloo attend­ed the SLSWA Endurance State Cham­pi­onships 2017 at Trigg beach. For the first time at these Cham­pi­onships, SLSWA intro­duced Nip­per events includ­ing the 2Km run, Iron­man and Iron­woman events for U11-13’s.

Mul­laloo had more than 20 Senior, Youth and Nip­per com­peti­tors in var­i­ous events on the day, it was great to see all our com­peti­tors have a go at the events and we had some fan­tas­tic results. Mul­laloo fin­ished 5th over­all in the point score for the day.

The Ironman/woman was a tough chal­lenge with a 400m swim leg, 500m board leg and two 100m run tran­si­tions. The con­di­tions were not easy, there was a strong  norther­ly cur­rent with a big swell and strong back­wash and the sea was infest­ed with stingers!  The U11s, 12s and 13s all had to race against each oth­er which made it even more chal­leng­ing for the younger age groups. All nip­pers did a fan­tas­tic job and were incred­i­bly brave and per­sis­tent.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all medal win­ners and thank you for the awe­some effort to all our com­peti­tors, sup­port­ers and offi­cials!

Our medal results includ­ed:

  • 45 — 49 Female Ski Race (9km) – Aman­da Lee – 1 st
  • 45 — 49 Female Swim Race (2km) – Aman­da Lee – 1 st
  • U/17 Female Ski Race (6km) – Darcey Brooks – 3 rd
  • U/15 Female Board Race (2km) – Neve Macleod – 3 rd
  • U/14 Male Beach Run (4km) – Fras­er Bythe­way – 1 st
  • U/14 Male Swim Race (2km) – Fras­er Bythe­way –3 rd
  • U/14 Female Board Race (2km) – Leah Mar­tin – 2 nd
  • U/14 Male Board Race (2km) – Mitchell Lee – 3 rd
  • U11-U13 Male Iron­man – Brodie Lee – 3 rd

Just out of medal con­tention but absolute wor­thy men­tions com­ing 4th were:

  • Open Female Swim Race (2km) – Jo-Anna May­nard
  • 50–54 Female Ski Race (6km) – Jen­ni Wood
  • U/17 Female Swim Race (2km) – Lillyan Rosich
  • U/15 Female Board Race (2km) – India-Rose Shep­pard
  • U/14 Male Board Race (2km) – Fras­er Bythe­way
  • U/14 Male Swim Race (2km) – Mitchell Lee
  • U/14 Male Beach Run (4km) – Max Smith

Competition Manager — Expression of Interest

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Do you have a pas­sion for Surf Sports? Love assist­ing our mem­bers to enjoy and excel at the many Surf Life Sav­ing com­pe­ti­tions? Then the posi­tion of Com­pe­ti­tion Man­ag­er is some­thing you can con­tribute to. The Board of Direc­tors are seek­ing expres­sions of inter­est for this vacant posi­tion from inter­est­ed mem­bers will­ing to learn and con­tribute their unique skills to this excit­ing and enjoy­able area of our Club.

View the posi­tion descrip­tion here. Sub­mis­sions should be entered below.

  • Please pro­vide a brief descrip­tion of your back­ground and expe­ri­ence rel­e­vant to this posi­tion.
  • This field is for val­i­da­tion pur­pos­es and should be left unchanged.

Club Fashion Show a Hit!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
New Shirt - Long Sleeve version

New Shirt — Long Sleeve ver­sion

What a fan­tas­tic evening we all had on Fri­day 3 Novem­ber! Cindy de Bom­ford and Pen­ny Fort­mann have been work­ing hard in the Mul­laloo Surf Shop, cul­mi­nat­ing in a fash­ion show which end­ed with a big reveal of the NEW CLUB SHIRT! The shirt comes in long sleeve polo, short sleeve polo, T-shirt and sin­glet ver­sions. There is room on the back and right chest to per­son­alise them – you’ll see the Age Group Man­agers soon with their ones on soon! Be sure to check them out, the shirt is sched­uled to be used for the next 3 sea­sons, so you will get great val­ue and there is noth­ing more sup­port­ing and pride giv­ing than to all be seen in the New Club shirt!

Thanks to all our fash­ion mod­els who looked awe­some on the night — noth­ing like a cat­walk to bring out the hid­den tal­ent of some of our strut­ting Zoolan­der mem­bers! Gear changes were made pos­si­ble with the assis­tance of Alex Schaub, Angela Schip­per, Rachel Cha­l­a­da and Rachel Kre­mer. Thanks to all the helpers Paul and Jack Beat­tie, Nis­sa Bart­lay, Elise and Zoey Mor­ris, Cindy de Bom­ford, Pen­ny Fort­mann, Aman­da Davies, Cal­ven, Ker­ry Snow, Rachel Cha­l­a­da, Julie Rap­ley, Rob McGre­gor, Sandy Clarke, Glen­da Shulz in set­ting up, cook­ing, sell­ing and serv­ing the food, serv­ing at the bar, pack­ing up and thank you Jeff David­son for your MC time and friv­o­li­ty with humour 😉