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Aussies 2020 Assault — Fundraising

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Aussies 2020 Assault – Fundraising Working Group…

Are look­ing for inter­est­ing, fun, engag­ing and enjoy­able input and ideas on fundrais­ing activ­i­ties.

Large or small, indoor or out­door, active or pas­sive, cul­tur­al and arty or down­right Aussie, we will take them all and see how they can be built into the fundrais­ing dri­ve for The Aussies 2020.

We have the usu­al favourites on the list but write them down first and then dig deep into the grey mat­ter for the dif­fer­ent ideas you have been involved with or have expe­ri­enced. Every idea will be tabled!

Who do you know that we could approach to help us in rais­ing funds, sup­port­ing these efforts with prod­ucts or ser­vices?

Only a small win­dow to get your ideas in and seen by the Work­ing Group, please email them by Mon­day 17 June.

Big Thanks for Extra Storage

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

A fan­tas­tic effort over the week­end with our mem­bers ral­ly­ing togeth­er to improve func­tion for oth­ers by sup­ply­ing their tools and knowl­edge.

The com­bined effort achieved the fol­low­ing:

  • Increase the res­cue board capa­bil­i­ty for Life Sav­ing and Youth
  • Put new cast­ers on the Nip­per racks to allow bet­ter access and wash­ing
  • Built a par­ti­tion wall near the IRB fuel area to to reduce envi­ron­ment con­t­a­m­i­na­tion. This has allowed the secured area where the motors were to have the Nip­pers equip­ment. The par­ti­tion sets an eas­i­er access to the Tents and less of a haz­ard
  • Effec­tive hang­ing of rakes, brooms and shov­els on the wall.
  • Trim­ming the club flag poles to uni­form lengths so they store more func­tion­al­ly.

Big THANKS to our mem­bers: Todd Bar­tle, Ayden Bar­tle, Darcey Brooks, Aron Cook, Josh Cook, Michelle Cook, Alis­tair Cook, Alex Upston, Rob­bie Payne, Chrissie Payne, Clay­ton Mil­lar, Julie Rap­ley, Cameron Rap­ley and Phill Dee.

Clubbies hit the City to Surf!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

You may have wit­nessed some Beachie train­ing over the last few months… sand hills, steps, long runs and killer pow­er ses­sions!! Well, this cul­mi­nat­ed with a group chal­leng­ing them­selves in the City to Surf that ran on Sun­day 26 August. It was great to see the Mul­laloo flag be gal­lant­ly flown with a mix of youth and adults! Some mem­bers opt­ing for the 4km, some the 12km and a few con­quer­ing some per­son­al goals of half marathon.

Some walked/ran under the Mul­laloo Club colours, some for oth­er char­i­ties… to all we say — WELL DONE, you are all AWESOME!

A shout out to Carl Mills and Mar­tyn Pigg for keep­ing the Beachies hon­est at train­ing – and brrr, some of those evenings.


First Aid Competition Training

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
City Beach is extend­ing an invi­ta­tion to all our com­peti­tors involved or inter­est­ed in com­pet­ing in First Aid to join Katie Schutze and Chris­tine Burke (Gold open First Aid at AUSSIES)  for all, or as many of our ongo­ing week­ly train­ing ses­sions as they like. City Beach feel this is a vital step in rebuild­ing the first aid com­pe­ti­tion and com­mu­ni­ty in WA.

The First Aid WA State Cham­pi­onship is in Decem­ber 2018!

This invite is to any club mem­ber, whether they have expe­ri­ence in the first aid com­pe­ti­tion or not, and we are more than hap­py to accept mem­bers who would like to train, but are unsure if they would like to com­pete. Mem­bers are not required to attend train­ing in age-group pairs, although this would cer­tain­ly be help­ful if they intend to com­pete.

Train­ing will be every Mon­day in Sep­tem­ber from 6–8 pm at our clu­b­rooms at City Beach. From Octo­ber onward, train­ing will switch to Wednes­day evenings 5:30–7:30pm. Our train­ing ses­sions are gen­er­al­ly casu­al and semi-struc­tured, with plen­ty of peer coach­ing.

I am hap­py to clar­i­fy fur­ther details for any­one want­i­ng to know more about the first aid com­pe­ti­tion or our train­ing ses­sions. Please feel free to pass on my con­tact details if need­ed. I look for­ward to (hope­ful­ly!) wel­com­ing some Mul­laloo mem­bers to train­ing!

Should you require an addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion please email Katie Schutze or phone 0413 389 490.

From Ocean Surf to Avon Rapids

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Sev­er­al mem­bers braved the flow­ing con­di­tions of the Avon Descent over the week­end of 4–5 August, trad­ing their surf skills for the riv­er rapids. We believe the riv­er did not dis­ap­point… well, con­di­tion wise. As for some craft, per­haps not fair­ing as well!

wesTop effort from first timer Wes Gould who took out the Sin­gle Open Ski event in a time of 08:35:09. An out­stand­ing achieve­ment amongst some very tal­ent­ed pad­dlers. Wes has been train­ing for some months now and had sup­port from Glenn Eldon who Wes says he “would not have even got to the start line with­out”. Wes had a great sup­port crew with the both his own fam­i­ly and the Eldon fam­i­ly, keep­ing him on track. Wes also thanks Finn Kayaks for sup­ply­ing the ski that he trained and raced in.

troyTroy Baird, Paul Brier­ley and Tim Buy­tels who have been spot­ted many morn­ings brav­ing the chill in Hillarys mari­na in prepa­ra­tion for the Avon were at the ready for the Avon. Troy teamed up with his mate Brad and in a time of 9.14.56 came 7th over­all in the Team of 2 divi­sion – Craft not so for­tu­nate and suf­fered heav­i­ly, not sure if the gaffa tape was the heavy bit though! Paul had a tough run in the Sin­gle Marathon Kayak divi­sion a top first day effort but it seems the rapids got the bet­ter of him in the 2nd day. Tim had a hard slog in the Sin­gle Spec Ski divi­sion at a time of 11.51.46 but man­aged 3rd place for his effort!

bubbleBub­ble Wrap – 160s male surf boat crew of Stu­art Clarke, Carl Priest­ly, Mar­tin Fisk, Edgar Coel­lo and swept by Steve Part – the gents came 2nd in the inau­gur­al 15km Avon Surf Craft Chal­lenge – liken­ing the effort up stream at 57mins to an uphill chal­lenge, giv­en it took them only 33mins to return (7.5km one way and then back)! Well done.

Have your say… Club constitution

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Have your say on what the Club’s new constitution should look like – Workshop dates

New laws have been passed recent­ly which are aimed at help­ing asso­ci­a­tions and clubs in WA oper­ate more effi­cient­ly by pro­vid­ing them with a clear­er frame­work in which to oper­ate under a sim­pli­fied set of reg­u­la­tions. The new laws will replace the exist­ing Asso­ci­a­tions Incor­po­ra­tion Act 1987 and will apply to all exist­ing incor­po­rat­ed asso­ci­a­tions in West­ern Aus­tralia.

The aim of the new laws is to stream­line the reg­u­la­tion of incor­po­rat­ed asso­ci­a­tions in order to pro­mote effi­cien­cies and greater account­abil­i­ty, while min­imis­ing admin­is­tra­tion and com­pli­ance costs.

Not­ing this, the Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club will need to mod­i­fy  / rewrite its con­sti­tu­tion. The Club has agreed it be an oppor­tune time to com­plete­ly re-write the Club’s con­sti­tu­tion to com­ply.

The dead­line for incor­po­rat­ed asso­ci­a­tions and clubs to update the rules to meet the Asso­ci­a­tions Incor­po­ra­tion Act 2015 require­ments is 30 June 2019.

The board invites you as a mem­ber, to have a say on the con­sti­tu­tion con­tents pri­or to the request for a Club Spe­cial Gen­er­al meet­ing to for­mal­ly vote on the new con­sti­tu­tion pri­or to the end of 2018. The board has arranged for some work­shops to review the doc­u­ment.

The work­shops will can be attend­ed on either:

Sun­day 1 July 2018, 3pm at the Mul­laloo Surf Club


Thurs­day  5 July 2018, 7pm at the Mul­laloo Surf Club

Click on the respec­tive EXISTING and PROPOSED con­sti­tu­tion to view.

Can you please email your con­fir­ma­tion of atten­dance to Craig Bull.

If you can­not attend but would like your input please email your feed­back to the above email address.

We look for­ward to see­ing you there.

Craig Bull
Chair­per­son Risk & Gov­er­nance Com­mit­tee

2018 Masters State Champs!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

triple-kWith per­fect weath­er, not much around the surf zone, but an awe­some­ly charged Mul­laloo Mas­ters team, the week­ends Mas­ters State Cham­pi­onships at Sor­ren­to went off!

It was a first time com­pe­ti­tion for sev­er­al of our com­peti­tors and bring their game, they did! Team com­bi­na­tions made for some pret­ty com­pet­i­tive action both in the water and on the sand (we believe Kat­ri­na West may have had an expe­ri­enced hand in that)… the triple K effect was also on point. Hats off to the many mas­ters, whose resilience and sheer deter­mi­na­tion got them through the many events through­out the day.

After a day of rac­ing, the wind up was a wel­come treat with Dave Gillam play­ing some rock­ing’ tunes that had our mas­ters at their feet again. The cat is cer­tain­ly out of the bag after the windup — offi­cial­ly, the boys have brag­ging rights for this year of com­pe­ti­tion! Full results can be viewed here!

Thanks to the team man­agers (did we hear sheep herders…) Richard Orme and Sarah Greg­son ably assist­ed by Jen­ny Orme, and Stu­art Clarke in the surf boat sec­tion. Thanks Gary Wood and every­one who assist­ed in load­ing and unload­ing the trail­er. Thanks to our offi­cials Dawn Jones, John Hillen, Marni Black, Ali­son Ger­ard and Sandy Clarke. Thanks Wes Gould who was also kept on his toes hand­ing out medals on the fin­ish line.

Check out some of the images cap­tured by Andrew May­ber­ry and Tony Bow­ers at the links below — you can pur­chase them also!

© Andrew May­ber­ry Pho­tog­ra­phy

2018 masters - john hillen

© Tony Bow­ers




Geraldton Country Carnival Wrap!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

It was a busy three days of com­pe­ti­tion and for some, the extend­ed break a breezy set up for the Ger­ald­ton con­di­tions! Thanks to the Team and Age Group man­agers who helped coor­di­nate the troops on and off the beach along with all the sup­port of par­ents!

grand parade

Click here to view some of our mem­bers in action in Andrew Mayberry’s images

A few pics from our mem­bers, thank you.

RISE UP Camp Wrap!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Read what Darcey and Jett got up to at this years RISE UP Camp, 8–11 Jan­u­ary!

Board­ing the bus at surf house on Mon­day Jett and I only real­ly knew each oth­er but in a mat­ter of min­utes we had both made great friends with the oth­er 42 peo­ple we were about to spend the next 4 days with. 5 hours lat­er and we had arrived at Pem­ber­ton camp school, we set up our dorms before rac­ing around Pem­ber­ton as we com­plet­ed our first chal­lenge in our 3 teams.

After that, din­ner, a few hours of ARTC train­ing and a night trek, we head­ed to bed. 6AM wake up the next morn­ing was hard for some but it was tough luck if it was cause Blair had some “fun” morn­ing fit­ness planned for us. By the end of it I think we climbed up a wall at least 20 times, and some footy goal posts too but we were all pret­ty stoked with the bush brekky after­wards!

Then we got back into our groups for our first rota­tion. Jett had the Pem­ber­ton chal­lenge, and I had moun­tain biking..and let me tell you now..I DEFINITELY drew the short straw. While Jett was off play­ing with trucks and rope swings, I was get­ting up close and per­son­al with the grav­el. It was the last jump of the day before we head­ed off the prop­er tracks and it was option­al and I obvi­ous­ly did it – and I obvi­ous­ly didn’t do it well. I slipped off the side of it, bounced off the oth­er one, and then rolled down the hill like a Bowl­ing ball. I mean, must of been hilar­i­ous to watch, but the scratch­es, bruis­es and lat­er dis­cov­ered dis­lo­cat­ed shoul­der wasn’t too fun­ny. But I got back on, true Darcey style and I did all the oth­er tracks, and mirac­u­lous­ly only stacked it anoth­er 5 times! Then we head­ed to the lake for some team games and some 3 per­son canoe­ing.

A tip for any future rise up participants…when choos­ing the oth­er 2 peo­ple to go in the same canoe as you DO NOT choose boys…you will – guar­an­teed, spend more time cap­siz­ing than any­thing else! Lat­er we fin­ished off our ARTC train­ing and it was a great feel­ing know­ing we only had our assess­ment left. Woooohoooo!!!

Wednes­day, we did the oth­er two rota­tions of activities…and I’m pleased to say Jett had a much bet­ter moun­tain bik­ing expe­ri­ence than me, but I spent my ori­en­teer­ing activ­i­ty cud­dling baby kan­ga­roos so I won on that one. After the activ­i­ties were done, we all suc­cess­ful­ly passed our ARTC course! And to cel­e­brate we set up a huge slip and slide and every­one, includ­ing the lead­ers had fun being big kids down this mas­sive tarp, and after that we went to the nat­ur­al pool.

I found it amaz­ing how much enter­tain­ment 16 and 17 year olds get from push­ing each oth­er off pon­toons. The big day didn’t stop any­one from danc­ing like lunatics while we played surf-club musi­cal stat­ues all night, and after a few air hock­ey tour­na­ments, and one last stroll through the bush­es with the torch­es we were all pret­ty shat­tered and when we woke up at 6…we were all ecsta­t­ic to hear Tay­la was tak­ing morn­ing yoga instead of the dread­ed morn­ing fit­ness! Dur­ing this med­i­ta­tion ses­sion I dis­cov­ered that we could all actu­al­ly be silent for longer than 5 sec­onds! It was a mir­a­cle! After brekky, and a few trea­sure hunts it was time to hop back onto the bus. It was sad say­ing bye to all the new friends we had made, and it’s hard to believe the rela­tion­ships we had built with these peo­ple in just 4 days but it feels as if you have known them for years and know­ing we won’t see major­i­ty of them until Aussies, or even longer was tough but we couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter group to go to camp with and can’t wait for the rise up reunion in 2019!

Jett and I (I is Darcey, if you hadn’t fig­ured that out yet) just want to say a mas­sive thank you to Mul­laloo, SLSWA, Tay­la Tenaglia and all the oth­er camp lead­ers for the oppor­tu­ni­ty and yet anoth­er amaz­ing camp!!

Writ­ten by Darcey Brooks

TOAD Camp Wrap!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Read what some of the par­tic­i­pants had to say about their expe­ri­ence, 15–18 Jan­u­ary (pho­tos and video below!).

2018 TOAD Camp, wow! I had no idea what to expect when I signed up, but it turned out to be an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence I’ll nev­er for­get. One of my high­lights of over the four days spent on Rot­tnest was ‘skit night’. All six camp groups had to come up with an orig­i­nal skit to per­form to a pan­el of judges. I was lucky enough to be cho­sen for the award of Best Actor and received a drink bot­tle signed by three iron per­sons! Anoth­er one of my favourite moments was the Great Rot­to Race. This con­sist­ed of your camp group going around var­i­ous loca­tions by fol­low­ing clues and com­plet­ing wacky chal­lenges along the way, some of which includ­ed bark­ing into the radios, danc­ing in the street, water­mel­on Tai Chi and R&R. I also real­ly enjoyed vis­it­ing Lit­tle Salmon Bay and the Basin, where we went snorkelling. There was an abun­dance of sea life and the floor was lit­tered with shells! A trip to Rot­tnest would also not be com­plete with­out a Quok­ka self­ie!

It was very sad to leave as I had made some great friends and had par­tic­i­pat­ed in an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence. I’d like to thank Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club for allow­ing me the oppor­tu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in the 2018 TOAD Camp.  You have allowed me this chance to have an unfor­get­table life expe­ri­ence, learn­ing new skills and forg­ing some new friend­ships.  I am very grate­ful and thank you.

Writ­ten by Jake Bat­tle

On Mon­day morn­ing our par­ents dropped us off at the Fre­man­tle North­port Ter­mi­nal, ready for an epic week in Rot­to! As Mitchell, Jake, Zara and I (Har­ri­et) col­lect­ed our shirts and hats we went to find the peo­ple we knew. When we spilt into groups we start­ed to get a bit ner­vous as we knew few to no one in our group. On the fer­ry every­one joined each oth­er in their clubs which was a kind of com­fort zone. When we arrived in Rot­to, the days fol­low­ing were look­ing pret­ty grim. It was pour­ing with rain and we still had to make it to the bar­racks! After a bite to eat, we trekked for what seemed like hours through the rain until we reached where we would stay for our time on TOAD camp. After wring­ing out our clothes and an attempt to dry off, we set up our dorms. After din­ner we did our first intro­duc­tion to our Radio oper­a­tors course. Every­one was real­ly tired… we even caught some peo­ple falling asleep dur­ing the course! We all slept real­ly well that night.

On day two, we rolled out of bed and into our bathers for morn­ing fit­ness. Although every­one was dread­ing it, it wasn’t too bad and we were glad we got to do it on the beach rather than run! After scoff­ing down our brekky, we head­ed to the bike hire… Hir­ing 76 bikes for a group of teenagers is no easy task! We had only rid­den a km when not only peo­ples bags were fly­ing off the back of their bikes but they were as well.

After a stop at the light­house and Oliv­er Hill, we final­ly got to go snorkel at lit­tle Salmon Bay. The water was crys­tal clear and the sun was right out. This is when we knew that maybe the weath­er wouldn’t be so bad after all. The water was amaz­ing and we all found it very dif­fi­cult to get out! We then cycled to our next snorkelling spot, stop­ping at the town along the way to grab some lunch. When we arrived at the beach the life­guards on duty talked to us about their roles on the island. Our snorkel was awe­some and even includ­ed a bit of cave div­ing! After din­ner and anoth­er Radio course we were feel­ing a bit more con­fi­dent for our assess­ment the next day… oh and we got to go to bed with a few new friends!

After morn­ing exer­cise, which con­sist­ed of a long run swim run, and some brekky, we split into our groups to do team games. One of these con­sist­ed of what turned into an oobleck fight which result­ed in the need for a long show­er! We then did our assess­ment and all passed, although I wouldn’t want my life to be relied on from some peo­ples radio call!! We then had a talk from the spon­sors who donat­ed $10,000 towards our camp! After some lunch and a few more activ­i­ties at the beach our teams got togeth­er to plan our group skits. Mitch, Zara and Jake all had great suc­cess with Mitch and Zara’s team com­ing run­ner up and Jake win­ning the best indi­vid­ual prize… let’s just say that my team was not! After a bit of pack­ing we went to bed, mine and Zara’s dorm had a bit of a scare when one girl start­ed scream­ing in the mid­dle of the night for no appar­ent rea­son until only in the morn­ing we found out she sleep talks!

On the Last day we packed up and cleaned the dorm. We then head­ed over to the air­port where the res­cue heli­copter payed us a vis­it and we got to hear about what their day con­sists of and got to look inside the heli­copter! After some bis­cuits we start­ed our Great Rot­to Race – which includ­ed us hav­ing to find dif­fer­ent loca­tions using clues and putting our radio skills to the test. At some points, we had to do chal­lenges includ­ing board res­cue posi­tion and water­mel­on judo in front of the pub­lic!! It was so much fun and pushed us all. After our final lunch in Rot­tnest we unwill­ing­ly got on the fer­ry to go back to Perth. After a very bumpy and sea­sick filled ride we pulled into the docks, sad that the week was over but glad to see our fam­i­ly and excit­ed to see our beds!

This camp has def­i­nite­ly been a high­light of my hol­i­days. I have built friend­ships that I nev­er oth­er­wise would have had, it has giv­en me so many new skills and has shown me a whole new side to surf club. I found it amaz­ing that on the first day we stuck with the peo­ple that we knew and by the last day we were each in our own groups with peo­ple we had nev­er met until the camp. I had such an amaz­ing time and can’t wait to meet up with every­one lat­er this year!

On behalf of Mitch, Jake, Zara and myself I would just like to say thank you to Mul­laloo SLSC, all the team lead­ers who came and every­one involved in mak­ing this camp as epic as it was!

Writ­ten by Har­ri­et Brown

The fol­low­ing video was cre­at­ed by Zara Mar­tin: