Archive for January, 2020

SLSA Members Area

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Did you know all your Patrol/Water Safe­ty hours can be found in your SLSA Mem­bers Area?  If you have not cre­at­ed your account go to and in the shad­ed box just below the login box click to cre­ate an account. If you have any dif­fi­cul­ties email mem­ber­ship. Did you know the Patrol/Water Safe­ty rebate for next sea­son is based on a min­i­mum of 30 hours!

Did you know all your awards are list­ed in your SLSA Mem­bers Area? See if your First Aid award has expired. If so con­tact edu­ca­tion to see when the next course is planned.

When is my next patrol? – Look all my upcom­ing patrols are in my SLSA Mem­bers Area and my com­pe­ti­tion hours as well. Every­thing is in my SLSA Mem­bers Area.

Mem­bers look­ing for sub­sti­tutes for their Ros­tered Patrols are list­ed in the SLSA Mem­bers Area. Locat­ed on the Patrol tab – Patrol Swap.  How about help­ing them out.

Update per­son­al infor­ma­tion such as email and mobile in my SLSA Mem­bers Area.

Bushfire Family Fete Wrap

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Wow …just WOW! Click here for all the pho­tos

What an incred­i­ble turn out we had for our Bush­fire Fundrais­ing Fete on Fri­day! It was love­ly to see our Mul­laloo Com­mu­ni­ty come togeth­er and sup­port such a heart­felt cause.  The club was full of mem­bers and our Social Events Team did not dis­ap­point by putting on a FANTASTIC night full of fam­i­ly fun enter­tain­ment, games & prizes.

Chan­nel 9 News, assist­ed by our very own Sausage Siz­zle queen Eva and Daryn Hazle cooked up a storm on the BBQ.

Dun­craig Fire Depart­ment came along with their Fire Trucks to join in the com­mu­ni­ty spir­it and invit­ed fam­i­lies and chil­dren to sit inside and check out the trucks. The kids absolute­ly LOVED the expe­ri­ence and I know a lot of the mum’s also enjoyed the views!

Joon­dalup Youth Ser­vices also sup­port­ed our Fundrais­ing Fete and sent the love­ly Cheryl &  her team mem­ber with the youth truck for the old­er chil­dren, aged 11+. Did you know they have a PlaySta­tion inside! And lots of games to keep them enter­tained.

Down in the court­yard we had our out­side activ­i­ties;
  • Hook a Duck with Aimee Hon­or  and Ellie Mar­low.
  • Pick the Nose! with surf club leg­ends Kay Smith and Kat­ri­na West.
  • Feed the Pig was a game actu­al­ly designed and made by 3 of our cre­ative U10s — Amber Hon­or, Cait­lyn & Mad­die Eliot. Well done girls!

Ozzie Rid­er, our local amuse­ment and event hire kind­ly donat­ed the Splash Tank which was a MASSIVE hit with the kids. I was very sur­prised  at the num­ber of chil­dren who had such a good aim! Our fab­u­lous vol­un­teers who signed them­selves up for a dunk­ing cer­tain­ly got a good num­ber of soak­ings!

1st up was Louis Cheese­man, U13s girls AGM; 2nd was Troy Baird; 3rd our Club Direc­tor, Josh Bull; 4th Luke Eliot, U10s AGM; 5th our Com­pe­ti­tion Man­ag­er, Dawn Jones and sav­ing the best to last.…our Club Pres­i­dent Al Cook.

Upstairs in the club rooms our tick­et sales were going through the roof!  Jeff David­son a surf club leg­end was our  MC for the night, engag­ing the room with Heads & Tails and entic­ing them to spend lots of mon­ey on a num­ber of prize win­ning stalls.

We were EXTREMELY grate­ful to have the ris­ing Eagles Star, Oscar Allen come & vol­un­teer his time to meet & greet fans. Did you know Oscar was a Mul­laloo Surf Club mem­ber ? What an inspi­ra­tion to us all.

We had our Club Direc­tor, Andy Jones help­ing out on the Silent Auc­tion where FABULOUS busi­ness own­ers had gen­er­ous­ly donat­ed some FANTASTIC prizes to help increase the Bush­fire Funds.

Marni Black & Pauline worked their mag­ic and sold a record num­ber of raf­fle tick­ets on the night. Lucky mem­bers were going home with some awe­some prizes thanks to the gen­er­ous and kind heart­ed local busi­ness­es who donat­ed them.

The love­ly  Hay­ley and Lily helped to sell cards that saw one lucky win­ner, win a fer­ry to Rot­tness for a fam­i­ly of 4! Such an AWESOME prize, donat­ed by Paula and Jon Als­ford @ Real­mark, Whit­fords.

Steph was up to sell the next batch of cards to win a $150 mum’s on a mis­sion vouch­er, an $80 mas­sage vouch­er, wine chill­ing cup & tow­el!

Julie’s bot­tle throw­ing game was a mas­sive suc­cess, entic­ing the over 18s to try their luck at throw­ing a gold coin to win a bot­tle of wine. One lucky win­ner went home with a bot­tle of whiskey!

Jack­ie helped to keep the mon­ey rolling by swap­ping the eft­pos machine cred­its with vouch­ers for peo­ple to spend at the stalls once their gold coins ran out!

The new Boat­ies, Ria McBen­nett, Tana­ha Worth and Claire were whip­ping up the ice cream sta­tion, dish­ing out yum­my treats for the kids. Assist­ed by our love­ly Retail Man­ag­er, Anni­ka Crock­ford.

The Dog Raf­fle was manned by  Tra­cy Cox who is part of the Samoyeds of WA Res­cue & through her con­nec­tions, man­aged to get local dog/ pet busi­ness­es on board to sup­port our event. There was some great prizes won includ­ing dog train­ing!

Darcey & Elle were tak­ing dona­tions of cloth­ing. Thank you to every­one who dropped off items at the stall. Darcey will be going to Bates­men Bay to dis­trib­ute to the affect­ed areas.

All our oth­er stalls were manned by our amaz­ing younger mem­bers, who ALWAYS put them­selves for­ward and help out at any oppor­tu­ni­ty:

  • Face painters- Zara & Ava, Katie & Leah 
  • Colour hair­spray — Anni­ka Ras­mussen
  • Lol­ly Stall - Sarah Truter
  • Lucky Dip — Keira Truter
  • Ted­dy Stall  — JessEva’s daugh­ter, Elle,
  • Oth­er stalls- Han­nahAmber, Mad­die, Cait­lyn, Danielle, Aimee, Ellie,

And lots of oth­er fab­u­lous club mem­bers all stepped in to help out on the day; Helen Gigney, Kirsten, Anne Marie Wider­man­s­ki, Michelle SmithAndy Bat­tle and Gail.

The Club bar vol­un­teers who were total­ly rushed off their feet all night, Cindy de Bom­fordMandy Brooks, Don­na, Cllr Philip­pa  Tay­lor and Trevor Bul­ley.

Those who helped with the fete set up: Rohan, Roseanne, Olly Browne, Kaide, Dawn Jones, Aish­ling, Sarah and Keira. Our Fairy Admin God­moth­ers Jen & Karen. 

And a SPECIAL THANK YOU to our amaz­ing social events team who have put in a LOT of work and effort into mak­ing sure our fundrais­ing efforts were a huge suc­cess. These ladies have SMASHED the club record for raf­fle dona­tions!  Simone Truter, Tra­cy Cox, Pen­ny Fort­mann, Emi­ly Eliot, Bren­da Camp­bell, Aman­da Davies, Gaynor Jones, Stephanie Dray­cott, Marni Black, Sarah Browne, Cindy Bom­ford and Sandy Clarke. 

We had so many love­ly club mem­bers come to help on the night, apolo­gies if your name has been missed.

We have made over $13,000 in just 3 weeks!!! Final fig­ure due short­ly, as dona­tions are still com­ing in!

Tanya Hon­or

MEMBER WELLBEING: Identifying & Managing Trauma from the bushfires

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

We have all been shocked by the feroc­i­ty of the bush­fires which are rav­aging our land­scape, threat­ing and tak­ing lives and homes.  Tales and images of dis­tressed peo­ple and ani­mals have dom­i­nat­ed all forms of media and are part of our dai­ly con­ver­sa­tions.  Expres­sions of despair and dis­may and help­less­ness are now part of our dai­ly rhetoric and there is no sign of relief.  Whilst the major­i­ty of fires are in the East­ern States, media reports bring them into our lives on a minute by minute basis mak­ing the threat seem very real, no mat­ter where you are.  It is nor­mal for us to find this dis­tress­ing.  How­ev­er, for some peo­ple, espe­cial­ly young peo­ple or peo­ple who may have per­son­al­ly expe­ri­enced trau­ma of a sim­i­lar nature or who may already be of an anx­ious nature, the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion may be more dis­tress­ing, and feel­ings of threat may be height­ened.

When we feel threat­ened, we tend to revert to behav­iours con­trolled by our prim­i­tive brain which is respon­si­ble for sur­vival.  You may have heard of the fight, flight or freeze response where­by when threat­ened the per­son either fights the threat, runs from the threat (flight) or freezes.  All are valid respons­es to threat and depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion, the brain acts to secure sur­vival.  How­ev­er, you do not actu­al­ly have to expe­ri­ence the threat face to face to react in this man­ner and for you to expe­ri­ence trau­ma from the threat.

Trau­ma is the phys­i­cal and or psy­cho­log­i­cal reac­tion which comes from threat and can occur from one inci­dent or from mul­ti­ple inci­dence.  Trau­ma can be very dis­tress­ing and life chang­ing for both the per­son expe­ri­enc­ing the trau­ma and for those around them.  Expe­ri­enc­ing dis­tress from an event which we have not direct­ly expe­ri­enced is called vic­ar­i­ous trau­ma.  Vic­ar­i­ous trau­ma can present in the same way as oth­er trau­mas from sit­u­a­tions where we have been threat­ened.  Reac­tions to all types of trau­ma can be phys­i­cal or emo­tion­al and gen­er­al­ly indi­cate that some­one is strug­gling to process what they are see­ing, hear­ing or read­ing.  Signs and symp­toms that some­one has expe­ri­enced trau­ma and is not cop­ing can include height­ened anx­i­ety, prob­lems with sleep, being teary, with­draw­ing from nor­mal­ly plea­sur­able activ­i­ties, hyper-vig­i­lance, changes in eat­ing habits, reliance on alco­hol or drugs to cope, feel­ings or numb­ness or feel­ings of rage.  Symp­toms can arise in the months after the trau­mat­ic event and dif­fer­ent peo­ple will respond dif­fer­ent­ly to trau­ma.  We know that trau­ma leaves an imprint on the brain and changes our response to future trau­ma.  Remem­ber where you were when the ter­ror­ist attack occurred on the twin tow­ers, how much did this change your behav­ior towards trav­el­ling or low fly­ing air­craft?

So, what can you do if you or some­one you know appears to be suf­fer­ing from trau­ma?  First­ly, pre­ven­tion is the best cure.  Lim­it the num­ber of images and sto­ries peo­ple are exposed to, espe­cial­ly young peo­ple.  If you think some­one is strug­gling, talk to them.  Allow them to express their emo­tions or fears and nor­malise them rather than dis­miss­ing them with state­ments like ‘yes, this is very upset­ting, and it would be nor­mal for you to be sad or upset by what you have seen’.  Remem­ber that trau­ma aris­es from a threat, real or per­ceived to safe­ty so pro­vide reas­sur­ance to the per­son that they are safe, par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant with chil­dren.  Con­tex­tu­alise the trau­ma to the events, ie express that we are very for­tu­nate in WA that we are not under threat.  Change feel­ings of hope­less­ness to ones of action by doing some­thing to help those affect­ed.  Pay extra atten­tion to make sure you are doing stress free activ­i­ties such as play­ing games, spend­ing time with pets, going out­doors, doing things which remove the stress chem­i­cals from your body, yoga, laugh­ing, swim­ming etc.  Most of all, if the symp­toms do not go away, seek the help of a pro­fes­sion­al such as your GP or a men­tal health pro­fes­sion­al.

Pam Bubrzy­c­ki

Volunteers of the Month for October, November & December

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Helen O’Brien

So much knowl­edge and so calm and col­lect­ed, no mat­ter what the sit­u­a­tion is. Helen is an amaz­ing train­er with so much expe­ri­ence and knowl­edge to share. Helen has ded­i­cat­ed a huge amount of time and brings incred­i­ble skills to the club. We are lucky to have her! She is sup­port­ed by Rebec­ca O’Malley who is just as tal­ent­ed and shares her love of life­sav­ing. Togeth­er they are an unbeat­able force.

Car­lo Tenaglia/ Tracey Tenaglia/Edgar Coello/Rochelle Villemin/Clayton Mil­lar

Huge sup­port to Alki­mos SLSC assist­ing with Beach set­up, pack-up, patrol, IRB set­up, water safe­ty and pack up. In addi­tion to this Tracey was the Event First Aid Offi­cer.

Simon Gid­ley

For all the time spent ensur­ing Surf Life Sav­ing has the best recruits pos­si­ble. Train­ing and Assess­ing Bronze Medal­lion, IRB both at Mul­laloo and exter­nal­ly.

Trevor Bul­ley

For every­thing he does for the club: bar man­ag­ing; board repairs; train­ing; IRB; gen­er­al assis­tance wher­ev­er you need him. The Club sur­vives only with per­o­ple like Trevor!




Beachies News

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Wel­come back’s a New Year with new goals to achieve!

Coun­try car­ni­val and State cham­pi­onships are fast approach­ing so get on down to train­ing and get beach fit…

For any­one who has missed it, this is the cur­rent train­ing sched­ule:

Mon­day 6–7pm — Grass sprint train­ing — Mul­laloo beach pri­ma­ry school (This ses­sion con­cen­trates on tech­nique, starts and rep­e­ti­tion sprints).

Wednes­day 6–7pm — Explo­sive Pow­er with Mar­tyn Pigg– Mul­laloo Beach. All fit­ness types wel­come.

Fri­day 5:30–6:30pm- Mul­laloo Beach — Flag / Sprint tech­nique, endurance and block starts.

Sun­day- Can­celled this week due to nip­per car­ni­val at City Beach.

Many of the Beachies com­peti­tors and coach­es will be going to the Coun­try Car­ni­val so keep a close eye on the Beachies Face­book page next week for coach changes and can­cel­la­tions.

All oth­er Beachies infor­ma­tion and train­ing updates can be found on Mul­laloo Beachies Face­book page.

Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you on the beach!

Ria McBen­nett

A Sweet Sunday morning at the Club!

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Click here for pho­tos.

Thank you to all of our AMAZING club mem­bers who took time out to bake cakes  & donate their time to help out at our Bush­fire Cake Sale on Sun­day.

We were over­whelmed by the fan­tas­tic treats that were dropped off & because of YOU we man­aged to raise a whop­ping $1486.10!

That com­bined with the club donat­ing Sausage Siz­zle tak­ings & our col­lec­tion tins from the pre­vi­ous week gives us a grand total so far of $3,824.85!

We would also like to say a BIG thank you to Canine Kitchen for com­ing along to our cake sale & donat­ing treats for dogs ! They sold out very quick­ly.

Now time for us all to channel  our energy into our last Bushfire Fundraiser which will be our Family Fete , THIS Friday 17th from 5.00pm. This will be a NIGHT jam packed with fun games & raffles. So please come along & bring your spare change.

We have had an aston­ish­ing num­ber of prizes donat­ed from local busi­ness­es & our mul­laloo com­mu­ni­ty so lucky club mem­bers will be in for a treat.

We are still on the look­out for  any unwant­ed:

  • Gifts
  • Ted­dy Bears ( washed) — for the kids stall
  • Wine or bot­tled drinks
  • Choco­late / lol­lies

AND any unwant­ed clothes/ bed­ding & tow­els. These par­tic­u­lar items will be tak­en over East by 2 of our club mem­bers, Darcey & Mandy Brooks

PLEASE, PLEASE drop off any of the above items to the office Tues-Fri between 10–2pm.

Thank you all for being such AWESOME club mem­bers, we are tru­ly blessed to have such a beau­ti­ful, kind heart­ed Com­mu­ni­ty.

Tanya Hon­or

New Year’s Eve Wrap

Monday, January 6th, 2020

WOW what a FANTASTIC New Year’s Eve Par­ty! Click here for more pho­tos

Our Hawaain Night was a huge suc­cess and it was love­ly to cel­e­brate the New Year with all our club mem­bers. The younger ones were extreme­ly well behaved and cer­tain­ly added a fun & hap­py atmos­phere to the night.

We kicked off the par­ty with our very own children’s enter­tain­er.…. Tanya (AKA Social Man­ag­er) who took to the stage and chore­o­graphed some clas­sic dance rou­tines for the younger ones to join in and have fun. Baby Shark, the Birdie Song & Gang­nam style were amongst the list! We even had a few of our fab­u­lous youth mem­bers take to the stage to teach every­one the Macare­na.

Our kid’s games went down well with every­one join­ing in with Lim­bo, Hula, Bal­loon Relay, Musi­cal Stat­ues & many more.

Troy Baird also joined in the fun cel­e­bra­tions dressed as Moana and got the kids to do the Con­ga.

Once the children’s enter­tain­ment had fin­ished the music was ramped up a notch & the slushy cock­tails were going down well.

Every­one hit the dance floor and just spent the last few hours of 2019 danc­ing the night away.

It was such an awe­some night & even more mag­i­cal to be count­ing down the sec­onds to New Year & cel­e­brat­ing with all ages.

We are all super lucky to have these beau­ti­ful inter­gen­er­a­tional con­nec­tions with our mem­bers. It’s some­thing very spe­cial & unique.

A MASSIVE thank you to the social events team who not only man­aged to pull off anoth­er suc­cess­ful event but also came in the next day to help clean up the after­math of the par­ty!  We real­ly appre­ci­ate you giv­ing up your time.

Tanya Hon­or

MEMBER WELLBEING: Tough vs Resilient

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Tough (adj) able to endure hard­ship or pain, strong and prone to vio­lence.

Resilient (adj) able to with­stand or recov­er quick­ly from dif­fi­cult con­di­tions.

When rais­ing our young peo­ple, it is some­times easy to get con­fused between the mean­ing of the above two words.  Yet, the mean­ings are very clear.

One (tough) means that we are rais­ing our young to endure things which if inflict­ed by a stranger, we would be out­raged and seek­ing ret­ri­bu­tion.  The oth­er (resilient) means that we are rais­ing a young per­son who has enough resources in their tool box to bounce back from what life may throw at them.

Par­ents who aim to raise ‘tough’ chil­dren, often use the lan­guage fail­ure, dis­ap­point­ment, hard­en up or it’s all in your head, tough­en up. Par­ents who raise resilient chil­dren are more like­ly to use lan­guage which acknowl­edges hard­ship and dif­fi­cul­ties and encour­ages reflec­tion upon dis­ap­point­ments or fail­ures as oppor­tu­ni­ties from which to learn and grow.

Young peo­ple who are raised to be tough, are often taught that their emo­tions and fears are irrel­e­vant.  That what is sup­posed to be their safe place to run to in times of dif­fi­cul­ties or dis­tress (their par­ents and men­tors) are not safe.  These young peo­ple are more like­ly to inter­nalise their emo­tion­al states and are more like­ly to have low self-esteem and expe­ri­ence poor men­tal health in adult­hood, lack con­fi­dence or turn to risky behav­iours such as alco­hol or drugs and self-harm to man­age what they have been told is irrel­e­vant, their feel­ings and fears.

Young peo­ple who are resilient still make mis­takes and still fail.  How­ev­er, they are more like­ly to own their mis­takes, devel­op healthy prob­lem-solv­ing skills, have con­fi­dence in them­selves and those around them and know that when life does send them a curve ball, then can pick them­selves up and dust them­selves off and they can turn to adults who are safe and pre­dictable in their behav­iours for com­fort and sup­port.

Com­pet­i­tive sports can be fun and a great place to learn and devel­op life skills, life­long friend­ships and resilience.  It is not a place to teach our young peo­ple to be tough, life will even­tu­al­ly do that for them as they enter into adult­hood.

Pam Bubrzy­c­ki