Archive for December, 2017

President’s End of Year Wrap!

Wednesday, 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!

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, 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.

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Drone Training – Expression of Interest

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Thursday, 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.