Archive for February, 2020

Member Wellbeing: Random Acts of Kindness

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Today I was the recip­i­ent of a sim­ple act of kind­ness and it felt good.  You see, I’ve had a prob­lem for a while which has real­ly both­ered me.  I’ve dri­ven my fam­i­ly mad with it and my friends to dis­trac­tion so much so that they are all like­ly to be as fed up of it as I am.  Please, don’t get me wrong, I con­sid­er myself to be a lucky per­son sur­round­ed by the love of a won­der­ful spouse, amaz­ing chil­dren and great friends.  Yet, we all have our lim­its, so this act of kind­ness meant so much when I real­ly need­ed it as if I’m hon­est; my prob­lem is begin­ning to have an impact on my men­tal health.

Whilst I could talk about all the won­der­ful neu­ro­chem­i­cals which surged through my synaps­es and changed my cog­ni­tive response to my prob­lem, I won’t.  What I will tell you was what real­ly hap­pened.  Anoth­er per­son took time out of their day to come to my house, to sit down with me, to lis­ten and to give me their time.  Basi­cal­ly, we con­nect­ed.  I could tell this per­son had empa­thy for my cir­cum­stance which by the way in the whole scheme of things is real­ly noth­ing yet to me it is and, as we spoke and lis­tened to each oth­er, my anx­i­ety about the sit­u­a­tion less­ened and I began to accept the real­i­ty of where I was at.  I went from a place of dis­tress and despair to a place of hav­ing a lit­tle bit of hope return.   My prob­lem didn’t go away, it hadn’t changed but I now had hope that it might.  This per­son also gave my spouse a break from hear­ing about my frus­tra­tion one more time and to be hon­est, I felt so much lighter.

So, whilst you think giv­ing some­one an hour of your day may not make a dif­fer­ence it real­ly can.  When we take time to con­nect with anoth­er human to show them that we under­stand their sit­u­a­tion and real­ly be with them to lis­ten, the change can be sig­nif­i­cant.  So many of us are turn­ing to med­ica­tions to fix our ail­ments and our dis­tress when real­ly all the tablets are doing is mask­ing it.  Yes, for cer­tain men­tal health con­di­tions, there is no argu­ment against the need for phar­ma­co­log­i­cal treat­ments.  Yet for oth­ers, the treat­ment can be found in our com­mu­ni­ties in the con­nec­tion and sup­port of oth­ers, qual­i­ties and expe­ri­ences which are demon­strat­ed every day at our club for which we should all be very grate­ful for and proud of.  As I say, in the scope of world prob­lems, my prob­lem is a mere blip on the land­scape, but to me it is sig­nif­i­cant.  So, to the kind per­son who gave up an hour of their Sun­day for me, and to every­one else who demon­strat­ed an act of ran­dom kind­ness this week­end, from Mor­gan Free­man and I, thank you.

Pam Bubrzy­c­ki 

Well done to our Belt Race teams

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Thanks to Car­lo Tenaglia for putting togeth­er 3 crews for the reels for the Life­sav­ing State Cham­pi­onships in Belt Rac­ing. It’s a quick off the beach and out to the cans kind of rac­ing that is excit­ing to watch.

Mul­laloo had rep­re­sen­ta­tives in all age cat­e­gories, with some great results. Soraya Lee suc­cess­ful­ly defend­ed her Cham­pi­on title, Har­ry Jones fin­ished 4th in his heat to make the Open final. Katie Wad­dell, Neve Macleod, Mitch Lee, Ryan Hewlett, Jake Bat­tle,  Ayden Bat­tle and Rob Amos all had straight finals and did them­selves and our club proud.

Click here for results.

R&R States 2020 Wrap Up

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Thanks very much for everyone’s efforts on Sat­ur­day 15 Feb­ru­ary.

We did Mul­laloo proud and we got a lot of pos­i­tive feed­back from the RnR judges.

The best thing about RnR is the feed­back – we take it in our stride with what hap­pens on the day and we know what areas of the drill we need to prac­tice to get bet­ter.

Here are the results:-

U10 / U11 2 Person

Amber Hon­or / Anais Sten­berg

9th in heat 1 on 20 points – this is a great effort for your first R&R com­pe­ti­tion.

Genevieve Crock­ett / Tate Kim­ber

5th in heat 1, – you need­ed 18 points to get in the final of the U10/U11 event (only 6 teams make it to the final)

4th in the final on 13 points – top effort

U12 / U13 2 Person

The U12/U13 2 Per­son is by far the most com­pet­i­tive R&R event well done to all of you.  There are per­son­al bests in these results.

Lois Bush­by / Jen Mills

4.5 points in Heat 1 – you need­ed 5.5 points to get in the final of the U12/U13 event (only 6 teams make it to the final)

6th in the final on 9 points – top effort

Jess Kim­ber / Emer­son Cheese­man

7.5 points in the heat 1

Finn Bat­tle / Cian Cor­co­ran

10 points in the heat 2

Angus Brier­ley / Will Fore­shore-Ellis

7.5 points in heat 2

U15 Mixed 2 Person

Edie Bush­by / Sophie Mills

3rd place and the Bronze medal on 3 points – there were 2 teams in a tie for 1st place on 2 points.

Well done girls!

U15 Mixed 5 Person

Ellie van den Broeke

Leigh Kim­ber

Jen­na Stum­mer

Sophie Mills

Edie Bush­by

2nd place and the Sil­ver medal on 14 points – excel­lent result!

Open Women’s 5 Person

Team A

Ava Bush­by

Katie Wad­dell

Zara Mar­tin

Dani Hon­or

Neve MacLeod

4th place on 11 points, 3 points behind 3rd place.

A spe­cial men­tion to Katie tak­ing up the Belt posi­tion this sea­son daz­zling us with her swim­ming abil­i­ty – well done!

Team B

Tanya Hon­or

Anni­ka Ras­mussen

Glen­nis Pear­son

Char­lotte Ard­ley

Bar­bara Williams-Mar­ci

5th on 28.58 points – a great start!

Well done to the R&R debu­tants; Tanya, Glen­nis, Char­lotte and Bar­bara!

Open Mixed 5 Person

Team A

Ava Bush­by

Anni­ka Ras­mussen

Paul Brier­ley

Jake Bat­tle

Fred­die Fore­shore-Ellis

3rd place and the Bronze medal on 16.38

Team B

Tanya Hon­or

Rob Amos

Noel Fort­mann

Char­lotte Ard­ley

Bar­bara Williams-Mar­ci

4th place on 33.68 points – great start!

Well done to the R&R debu­tants; Tanya, Noel, Char­lotte and Bar­bara

A spe­cial thanks to Rob with his expe­ri­ence assist­ing the team great­ly.

Open Mixed 6 Person

Ava Bush­by

Katie Wad­dell

Jake Bat­tle

Fred­die Fore­shore-Ellis

Zara Mar­tin

Rob Amos

3rd place and the Bronze medal with a respectable 16.38 points for the Pre­mier R&R Event.

Over­all we had some great results, have new peo­ple involved in the event so we can have lots of teams and as always you kids grow up and change age groups giv­ing new oppor­tu­ni­ties for R&R teams.

Click here for full results

Paul Brier­ley

Surf League & Senior Carnival Wrap

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Scar­bor­ough was the place to be this week­end! Sat­ur­day we took 2 teams to Round 2 of Surf League, Mul­laloo Blue and Mul­laloo Gold. Mul­laloo Blue fin­ished a tan­ta­lis­ing close 4th and Gold, 9th. This was a fan­tas­tic result for our club show­ing that we can field 2 very com­pet­i­tive teams that include boat, beach and water ath­letes from Youth through to Mas­ters, with­out doing any draft­ing from oth­er clubs. The results were a real team effort where every ath­lete gets points for the team. Very proud of every­one who raced. Full results on Team App. For SLSWA’s Wrap click here.

We were back on Sun­day for a full Senior car­ni­val. This start­ed with March Past where the train­ing is begin­ning to pay off while at the same time on the track we are learn­ing a lot about where we need to lift our game! Thanks Anni­ka for step­ping in at short notice to give us a team this week, much appre­ci­at­ed.

Thank you to our AGM’s, Offi­cials, Sup­port­ers and Ath­letes, it was a great week­end!

Dawn Jones

Heathways Healthy Sporting Club Grant!

Monday, February 10th, 2020

The Club has been award­ed a grant by Health­ways which will allow us to con­tin­ue to pro­mote mem­ber well­be­ing, both phys­i­cal and men­tal, through their Healthy Sport­ing Club Pro­gram.

We will con­tin­ue to spread key mes­sages around good nutri­tion, includ­ing the cre­ation of healthy food and drink guide­lines for the club and mem­ber edu­ca­tion arti­cles.

We encour­age all mem­bers to fuel up with healthy options such as fruit and veg, and to rehy­drate with water.  Don’t for­get we have a water bub­bler for fill­ing up your water bot­tles sit­u­at­ed in the Life Sav­ing Shed!

Keep an eye out for more ini­tia­tives around the club using the slo­gan “Fuel to Play and Go!”

Congrats to our ECU Volunteers of the Month for January 2020

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Our first 2020 Vol­un­teers of the Month were pre­sent­ed Fri­day night at the Club – Con­grat­u­la­tions Ter­ry “Tent Man” Smith and Ava Bush­by! Proud­ly sup­port­ed by ECU — School of Busi­ness and Law.

Ava Bush­by

Ava has com­plet­ed her train­ers course this sea­son and since com­plet­ing that has offered to help out when­ev­er she can. In the last cou­ple of weeks Ava has gone to a cou­ple of child­care cen­tres in our com­mu­ni­ty to speak with the kids about being a life­saver and how to stay safe at the beach. She has been pret­ty busy work­ing a cou­ple of part time jobs, but it has nev­er been a both­er for her to step up and help out when­ev­er she is need­ed.

Ter­ry Smith

This nom­i­na­tion is for Tent Man Ter­ry Smith. He has not only tak­en on the role as AGM for the under 17/19 boys, but he also cor­rals the girls of that age group on Sun­day morn­ings and at car­ni­vals as well. In addi­tion he has tire­less­ly tak­en most of the club tents to car­ni­vals, put them up, tak­en them down and hence has earned the name “TENT MAN” Ter­ry. Ter­ry has been work­ing with Mar­cus Stum­mer and Mark Har­vey, who have been fan­tas­tic with the under 14 and under 15 boy and girls on Sun­day morn­ings and at car­ni­vals.

A Massive $14,000 raised during our Bushfire Appeal!

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

The $14,000 raised from our Bush­fire Fundrais­ing will be split between the Red CrossSal­va­tion Army, Wildlife Vic­to­ria and the Native Ani­mal Res­cue WA

We want­ed to sup­port as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble: the Firies, Com­mu­ni­ty and Wildlife. We put out a sur­vey ask­ing our mem­bers to select which char­i­ties you would like to sup­port by select­ing one char­i­ty from each cat­e­go­ry. 75 mem­bers respond­ed and the results are as fol­lows:

  • Com­mu­ni­ty Sup­port char­i­ty: Red Cross 52.2%, St Johns 27.5% Food­bank 20.3%
  • Wildlife Sup­port char­i­ty: Wildlife Vic­to­ria 51.3%  The Res­cue Col­lec­tive 48.7%
  • Firies sup­port: Sal­va­tion Army 45.3% CFA: 25.3% NSW Rur­al Fire ser­vice 29.3%

Because of the recent fires in WA and our own wildlife that has been so bad­ly affect­ed, we are also donat­ing a share to Native Ani­mal Res­cue WA who have been help­ing those ani­mals affect­ed by the Yanchep and Bal­divis Fires.

This fundrais­ing event has been so suc­cess­ful because of the incred­i­ble efforts of every­one involved and it has tru­ly brought our com­mu­ni­ty clos­er togeth­er. We thank all of you for your fan­tas­tic encour­age­ment and sup­port!

R & R Carnival Sorrento Wrap

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

First­ly, a BIG thank you to Jack­ie Mar­tin and the Bat­tle Fam­i­ly for get­ting our tent to and from Sor­ren­to beach today. Thanks very much for par­tic­i­pat­ing today.  We had a lot of great out­comes today.

We are track­ing well for the R&R States at Mul­laloo on Sat­ur­day 15th Feb 2020 – that’s 2 weeks. There will be mid-week train­ing for a num­ber of you and I’ll be in touch about this, more than like­ly tomor­row.

Here’s the results and feed­back:-

Nip­per U10-U11

Genevieve Crock­ett / Tate Kim­ber 8 points – 1st place Well done Gen and Tate!

Nip­per U12-U13

Lois Bush­by / Jen Mills — 8 points – 4th place

Finn Bat­tle / Cian Cor­co­ran — 12.5 points – 9th place

U15 2 Per­son

Sophie Mills & Edie Bush­by — 3 points – 2nd Place

U15 Mixed 5 Per­son

Ellie van den BroekeLeigh Kim­berJen­na Stum­merSophie MillsEdie Bush­by — 12 points – 2nd place

Spe­cial men­tion to Sophie and Edie who did a per­fect sec­tion 5 (the resusa­ta­tion)

Open Female 5 Per­son

Ava Bush­byKatie Wad­dellZara Mar­tinNeve MacLeod + One — 11 points – 2nd place

Open Mixed 5 Per­son

Ava Bush­byAnni­ka Ras­mussenPaul Brier­leyJake Bat­tleNeve MacLeod — 16.28 points – 2nd place


Paul Brier­ly