Archive for December, 2019

Board of Directors — Captial Expenditure (CAPEX)

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our mem­bers

The Board of Direc­tors has met and con­sid­ered the range of CAPEX items put for­ward by the Club’s Exec­u­tive. The Board are pleased to con­firm that over $100,000 of expen­di­ture has been approved across the var­i­ous port­fo­lios as below. Please note that these sums are in addi­tion to annu­al bud­gets allo­cat­ed to each area:


15 X Fibre Glass Boards

25 x SLSA Res­cue Body Boards for U7 age group

40 x Soft Foam Nip­per Boards

30 x Res­cue tubes (to be shared between Devel­op­ment and Oper­a­tions)


1x New patrol trail­er – this is a car­ry­over item from the 2018/19 CAPEX allo­ca­tion

1x New cab­i­netry re-fit for the first aid room

4 x replace­ment res­cue boards part of asset replace­ment pro­gram

Abalone patrol crew gear (e.g. dye bags, reef walk­er shows, swim fins, wet­suits, Gath hel­mets, etc).

8 x Water safe­ty line of sight radios

Resus­ci-Ann ful­ly body trol­ley / skill reporter

Mod­i­fi­ca­tions to Life Sav­ing area in boat shed

OP air­way edu­ca­tion man­nequin

Live feed­back man­nequin

4 x foam res­cue boards


1x Surf­boat Trail­er

1x set of row­ing oars

2 x sets of rowlocks and sweep rowlock

1x sweep oar

Refur­bish Surf­boat

Bal­ance of IRB Hull

IRB Engine

Pro­peller pur­chase and devel­op­ment

5x Replace­ment MAL Boards


New web­site

Many thanks to those who have con­tributed to this CAPEX process. In clos­ing the Board would like to con­firm that they are com­mit­ted to the ongo­ing sup­port of CAPEX expen­di­ture for the ben­e­fit of mem­bers.

If mem­bers have any ques­tions in regards to this process please feel to con­tact any Board Mem­ber and / or phone Andy Jones (Direc­tor) mobile num­ber can be obtained through the office.

Thanks and regards

Board of Direc­tors

President’s Christmas Message

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Well it’s that time that comes around all too quick­ly every year, we’ve hit the mid­point in the sea­son and Christ­mas is near­ly upon us as the Club takes a well-earned break for a cou­ple of weeks. The Ted Scott Marathon marked the end of com­pe­ti­tion at the week­end and huge con­grat­u­la­tions to Har­ry Jones for tak­ing the win, very close­ly fol­lowed by Soraya Lee as first female.


The Club has reached a mile­stone this sea­son with over 2100 mem­bers reg­is­tered which is an amaz­ing sta­tis­tic. Our patrols are in full swing, lift­ed by many new­ly qual­i­fied mem­bers and it’s great to know the pub­lic are in safe hands when vis­it­ing our amaz­ing beach once again. Many cours­es have already tak­en place along with sev­er­al skills main­te­nance ses­sions for exist­ing award hold­ers; thank you to the edu­ca­tion team for mak­ing all this hap­pen.


From a Wood­side Nip­pers per­spec­tive, we now have over 660 kids wear­ing the new Sun­day kit sup­plied by Wood­side, all the way from Under 6 to Under 13. The kids all look fan­tas­tic in their new vests and caps and we are extreme­ly grate­ful to Wood­side for their invest­ment this year. Our Wood­side Nip­pers and Lit­tle Nip­pers have seen their first car­ni­vals, for some of them this is the first time they have com­pet­ed, and it’s been great to see every­one hav­ing so much fun.


Car­ni­vals have already kicked off this year and it’s ter­rif­ic to see so many of our mem­bers involved and achiev­ing great results. The Nation­al Surf League has been a suc­cess and our WA rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Club have been per­form­ing extreme­ly well. Our state-based Surf League has also been a great suc­cess with one of our teams com­ing away with a fourth place in round one, which is huge achieve­ment. There are still many more car­ni­vals to come in the New Year!


From a Board per­spec­tive, we have set up sev­er­al com­mit­tees to get trac­tion on key items, and we are also in the final stages of our future strate­gic plan that will be released to mem­bers next year. Our bud­gets are track­ing well across the Club and the Board have decid­ed on a num­ber of items that will receive cap­i­tal invest­ments in the com­ing year (read more).


Final­ly I’d like to thank all our hard­work­ing vol­un­teers, with­out whom we would not achieve the amaz­ing things we have this year includ­ing the near 4,500 patrol hours already. Addi­tion­al­ly, our Man­age­ment team, Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee and of course my fel­low Direc­tors, thank you for all your hard work and input this year, we have achieved so much in a short time.


I’ll fin­ish off by wish­ing you and your fam­i­lies a won­der­ful Christ­mas and a pros­per­ous New Year and I’ll see you on the beach in 2020 or a fun-packed remain­der of the sea­son!


Alis­tair Cook



Ted Scott Marathon

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Ted Scott Marathon has to be one of the high­lights of the club cal­en­dar as the one event that sees par­tic­i­pa­tion across mem­bers from all age group cat­e­gories.

The race start­ed with our U14’s through to Mas­ters who com­plete the full course which amounts to about a total of 9km of run­ning and 2km of swim­ming. The event start­ed with light winds but these became stronger as time went on, to make for chop­pi­er con­di­tions as the race pro­gressed.

The Nip­per Age Groups fol­lowed the start pack, com­plet­ing var­i­ous­ly dif­fer­ent cours­es accord­ing to their age. It’s a spec­tac­u­lar sight with all the coloured caps going up and down the course.

Spec­tac­u­lar too was Santa’s surf boat sweep­ing skills as he made a vis­it to our beau­ti­ful beach.

The over­all win­ner was Har­ry Jones and first female was Soraya Lee who was swim­ming Har­ry down in that long final swim mak­ing for an excit­ing fin­ish.

Top 10 results are as fol­lows

Har­ry Jones
Soraya Lee
Mitchell Lee
Luke McChord
Nathan Line­han
Max Smith
Neve McCleod
Ayden Bar­tle
Katie Wad­dell
Aman­da Lee

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all par­tic­i­pants who com­plet­ed their course and those who gave it a jol­ly good go!  Not only is this event one that show­cas­es all of our Age Groups active on the beach and water, but has a tremen­dous back up team in terms of organ­i­sa­tion with, set up on the beach and on the water, First Aid, water safe­ty, patrol officials,commentary and pack up. THANK YOU TEAM!

Click here for more pho­tos

Dawn Jones

Christmas Sorted!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Our fab­u­lous new Club bathers have arrived!

Thank you to our won­der­ful focus group of ladies from youth to mas­ters for their help in select­ing the style and design of the new club bathers.

A spe­cial men­tion to our very own Sandy Clarke, who trans­lat­ed the focus group design idea pro­vid­ed into the final prod­uct.

The new bathers will include a one piece, 2 tops and 3 bot­toms, which can be mixed and matched.

Please note this is on a first come first serve basis and while stock lasts.

There will be no exchange or returns so please make sure you try the bathers on before you buy them.

Please be patient with us while we are dis­play­ing the new bathers in the shop. Sales will com­mence from Sun­day 22 Decem­ber 2019 or soon­er, so please feel free to check in on Fri­day if you are around.

Senior Carnival at Secret Harbour

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Anoth­er great car­ni­val at Secret Har­bour well done to all of of our com­peti­tors. Check out the results here.

Spe­cial shout out to Bot­toms Up our new ladies crew who fin­ished 2nd in their B final

Also to the ladies in the March Past team in their first com­pe­ti­tion sport­ing the new uni­forms! Looked great and the march­ing was pret­ty good too for a first turn out!

Thanks to offi­cials for work­ing in the hot con­di­tions ( thank good­ness for that sea breeze!), Team Man­agers for ensur­ing that the com­peti­tors were in the right place at the right time and sup­port­ers for being there and help­ing car­ry stuff around and put up and take down the tents. Great team work Mul­laloo!

Beachies News

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all our beachie ath­letes who took part in the Senior Car­ni­val at Secret Har­bour on 14 Decem­ber and also our nip­per beachies who took part in the Nip­per Car­ni­val at Sor­ren­to on 15 Decem­ber.

We have had con­sis­tent num­bers at train­ing over the past few weeks in spite of the increased tem­per­a­tures, and this is reflect­ed in the com­radery and results over the past few week­ends.

All results and com­peti­tors can be found on the Team App, but here are some of our senior ath­letes who earned points for Mul­laloo at the week­end.

U15 Female Beach Flags

Alyssa Cal­non – 5th place

U14 Female Beach Flags

Mieke Grob­ler- 2nd place

Open Male Beach Sprints

Aaron Gigney- 1st place

Open Female Beach Sprint (semi-final)

Tanya Hon­or- 5th place

U19 Male Beach Sprint

Aaron Gigney- 1st place

U17 Male Beach Sprint

Jai Hawke-6th place

U15 Female Beach Sprint

Alyssa Cal­non- 3rd place

U14 Female Beach Sprint

Han­nah Wal­lace-1st place Mieke Grob­ler-4th place

Well done to all com­peti­tors and of course our fan­tas­tic sup­port­ers!

Distance Types…..

Round 2 of the SVN Swan­ny Sun­set Run series takes place this Fri­day 20 Decem­ber!

With events for all ages, reg­is­tra­tions are just $5 per event and are to be paid on the evening.

Get all the info at SVN Swan­ny Sun­set Run Series

Train­ing hasn’t fin­ished yet for Christ­mas but keep a close eye on the Mul­laloo Beachies Face­book page for train­ing sched­ule changes and updates.

See you on the beach!

Ria McBen­nett

Super Surf teams League

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Decem­ber 1 saw the first round of the inau­gur­al SLSA Super Surf Teams League in Bul­li NSW, where Soraya Lee, Wes Gould and Jaime Roberts com­pet­ed for WA against teams formed from Australia’s best surf life sav­ing ath­letes. WA’s Scar­bor­ough Sun­sets team came in 2nd over­all, with an out­stand­ing per­for­mance from Jaime Roberts in the mixed ski relay with Trigg’s Dan Hum­ble, tak­ing out the win.

This week­end, we had 4 ath­letes attend the com­pe­ti­tion in Surfers Par­adise, Soraya Lee, Neve Macleod, Wes Gould and Jaime Roberts. Wes and Jaime teamed up for the mixed ski relay in the Scar­brough Sun­sets team and took the win again for WA. Soraya com­pet­ed for the Mar­garet Riv­er Waves and end­ed up 5th in the open female surf race and Neve, rac­ing for the Broome Pearlers, came 13th in the board race against tough open com­pe­ti­tion.

Keep an eye out for round 3 in North Cronul­la on the 19th of Jan­u­ary!

Member Wellbeing: Hope, Peace & Joy

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Of the many dec­o­ra­tions I have hang­ing on my tree; three come to mind as hav­ing the most mean­ing.  They are the sil­ver words which say Hope, Peace and Joy.

At this time of year, we often choose to reflect on what has been and what has not.  We think about those who are close to us and remem­ber those who are lost or who have gone.  We come togeth­er with our fam­i­ly and friends hop­ing that we will all be togeth­er for many years to come.  Some of us, spend this time of year alone, either enjoy­ing the soli­tude or hop­ing that next year, things will be dif­fer­ent.  We look around our world and see the chal­lenges we face as humans try­ing to make mean­ing of the crazi­ness of our world, hop­ing that some­how we can all come togeth­er to make  the places in which we live in safe, sus­tain­able and hap­py.  We hope that what is to come will either be as good as we have it now or bet­ter and for our lit­tle ones, they just hope that on Christ­mas morn­ing, the par­cel under the tree brings them exact­ly what they asked for from the man in the big red suit!

Peace is some­thing we all aim for in one aspect or anoth­er and often seems dif­fi­cult or impos­si­ble to achieve.  Peace from the demands of life,  the peace we could expe­ri­ence  if we learned to appre­ci­ate and respect our dif­fer­ences as well as our com­mon­al­i­ties, peace from the beep­ing of tech­nol­o­gy, peace from those who demand our atten­tion and time when we are exhaust­ed and peace from the things that keep us awake at night.  Peace from the kids, argu­ing and fight­ing now that school is over.

Joy, this one makes me smile just see­ing it as this one feels the most sim­plest to achieve.  Joy comes from the buzz we get on putting a smile on some­one else’s face as well as hav­ing one on ours.  It can be the most sim­plest of things, look­ing at one of our glo­ri­ous sun­sets, watch­ing the nip­pers on our beach every Sun­day morn­ing, see­ing the crusty oldies hav­ing their cof­fees at Boardie’s try­ing to solve the prob­lems of the world, watch­ing our young peo­ple flour­ish as they embrace their lives going off on their adven­tures, wak­ing up to the sound of the mag­pies and Kook­abur­ras who sig­nal sum­mer is well and tru­ly here.  We find joy in our com­mu­ni­ties with cel­e­bra­tions abound.  Shops full of peo­ple buy­ing presents for the ones they love, and the joy of putting a gift for some­one under the back to front Christ­mas tree in the club lounge know­ing what that will mean for the women and chil­dren who will be hav­ing their Christ­mas day in a refuge, safe and cared for by peo­ple who get joy out of giv­ing up their time to care for oth­ers.

So as the year comes to an end, spend a few moments think­ing about what Hope, Peace and Joy means to you and to oth­ers.  Make time to spend it with those who mean the most to you, look­ing out for those who may be strug­gling and tak­ing care or your­selves and those around you.

Mer­ry Christ­mas every­one!

Pam Bubrzy­c­ki

Member Wellbeing: School’s out!

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Yes, it is that time of year for our young peo­ple.  School is out and for those who have fin­ished year 12, every­one is won­der­ing, what next?

Schoolies is done, dust­ed and becom­ing a dis­tant mem­o­ry.  Some are await­ing their ATAR results, try­ing calm­ly to remem­ber that ‘You are not your ATAR” filled with a mix­ture of dread and hope.  Oth­ers are hop­ing to, or are head­ing out into the work­force, not quite sure what this form of adult­ing might look like and what it might mean.  For oth­ers, they are throw­ing every­thing to the wind and head­ing off on a care­free adven­ture, want­i­ng to find out what is out there and who they are.  What­ev­er path you choose, or find your­self faced with, remem­ber one thing, there is a whole com­mu­ni­ty behind you who you can turn to no mat­ter what.

Just because your life is chang­ing and you can now do things with less restric­tions and more inde­pen­dence, doesn’t mean that you can’t fall over.  You can and prob­a­bly will and it is total­ly okay.  Adult­ing is fun and excit­ing and some­times tough.  To put in the words of many faced with hav­ing to pay board or their car rego for the first time “it sucks”.  The choice you made for next year and beyond may now not be where you real­ly want to go.  Doors which you thought might be open might now need a bit of a hard­er push or an alter­na­tive door to be found.  Adult respon­si­bil­i­ties which seemed at first fun and excit­ing, might now seem daunt­ing.  Friends and rela­tion­ships which you thought were sol­id and going to last ‘for­ev­er!’ change.  The key to man­ag­ing all of this is to talk to some­one.

You didn’t get this far with­out some­one behind you.  It could be your par­ents, oth­er fam­i­ly mem­bers, coach, men­tor, mate, teacher etc., etc.  Those peo­ple are still there for you, have like­ly gone through what you are going through, total­ly messed up at least one thing in their life and deeply care for you and want you to be healthy and hap­py.  Adult­ing and inde­pen­dence does not mean hav­ing to go it alone.  It means, build­ing upon the skills and con­nec­tions you already have to make this next stage safe and okay.  Okay to enjoy, okay to stuff up, okay to not have any idea what you want to do.  The next lot of biggest learn­ings you have will not come from class­rooms and books, they will come from life.  Share it with the peo­ple you care about and who have your back for this will make the dif­fer­ence in what from here and beyond looks like both going for­ward and look­ing back.

Most of all, as you rush for­ward throw­ing cau­tion to the wind, take care, be kind to your­self and oth­ers and go get what­ev­er it is that you want know­ing that your com­mu­ni­ty is here for you and cares.

Pam Bubrzy­c­ki

Ted Scott Marathon – All of Club

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

The beach will be set up for var­i­ous swim and run legs for all our mem­bers from lit­tle Nip­pers through to Mas­ters.

Shhh… the big man in red may even make an appear­ance!

7.30 am – Reg­is­tra­tions from (youth, seniors and mas­ters)
8.45 am – Com­peti­tor brief­ing
9.00 am – Youth/Senior/Masters wave start (u14+)
9.15 am – u13 wave starts
9.22 am – u12 wave starts

There­after each remain­ing age group from u11s to u6s will start at 7 min incre­ments.

The marathon was intro­duced by the Clubs sec­ond pres­i­dent, Ted Scott in 1969 to chal­lenge the life­savers of the day to be able to save lives from any part of Mullaloo’s patrolling coast­line. Mul­laloo cur­rent­ly patrols from Whit­fords point to Ocean Reef mari­na, a dis­tance of 4.5 km’s. He cre­at­ed a marathon event which includ­ed a num­ber of run­ning and swim­ming sec­tions along the patrolling coast­line. Today the event has var­i­ous mod­i­fied dis­tances to cater for all our mem­bers from Nip­pers through to Mas­ters.