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 😉