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Annual General Meeting Notice 2018

Thursday, June 28th, 2018


of the MULLALOO SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB to be held in the
CLUB LOUNGE, on FRIDAY 27 JULY, 2018 at 7.30pm

In accor­dance with the Con­sti­tu­tion, notice is given that the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing of the Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club will be held in the Lounge at 7.30pm on Fri­day 27 JULY, 2018.  All com­mu­ni­ca­tion for the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing will be pro­vided elec­tron­i­cally.

Nom­i­na­tions are called for the fol­low­ing Board posi­tions and will close at 2.00pm, Fri­day 6 JULY 2018.

  • Pres­i­dent– one (1) posi­tion, terms of two (2) years.
  • Direc­tors– two (2) posi­tions, term of two (2) years.      


2018 Pres­i­dent Nom­i­na­tion Form (also avail­able word ver­sion)
Posi­tion Descrip­tion for Pres­i­dent 

2018 Direc­tor Nom­i­na­tion Form (also avail­able word ver­sion)
Posi­tion Descrip­tion for Direc­tor

or visit the Club web­site at, or phone the Club Office on Tues­day through to Fri­day between 10.00am and 2pm on 9307 7766 to obtain a form.

Nom­i­na­tions for Pres­i­dent and the Board should address the cri­te­ria spec­i­fied in the rel­e­vant posi­tion descrip­tion. The Nom­i­na­tor and Sec­on­der must be eli­gi­ble to vote at the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing.

NOTICE/S OF MOTION from our mem­bers, must be lodged in writ­ing with the office, duly signed, by 2pm, Fri­day 6 JULY, 2018.


Mem­bers wish­ing to pro­pose amend­ments to the Con­sti­tu­tion are required to lodge these in writ­ing with the office, duly signed, by 2pm, Fri­day 6 JULY 2018.


In accor­dance with the Con­sti­tu­tion, any items of Spe­cial Busi­ness need to be for­warded in writ­ing to the office 21 days prior to the con­duct of the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing, i.e. 2pm, Fri­day 6 JULY 2018.

The Agenda, pro­posed Con­sti­tu­tional amend­ments and details of nom­i­nees for the posi­tions of one (1) Pres­i­dent and two (2) Direc­tors will be for­warded to mem­bers via email ten (10) days prior (17 July, 2018) to the con­duct of the AGM.

Please remem­ber, any item for dis­cus­sion at the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing must be put in writ­ing and received by the office by Fri­day 6 JULY 2018.

Nom­i­na­tions or items of notice should be for­warded to the Club Office Email or posted to PO Box 119, Hillarys WA 6923.

Congratulations Mullaloo SLSC…

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Sat­ur­day night was all glit­ter and gold for Mul­laloo where we scooped some of the State’s high­est awards from the Surf Life Sav­ing West­ern Aus­tralia Awards of Excel­lence.

Our final­ists and awards reflect the Club’s cur­rent strengths. Our life sav­ing and edu­ca­tion areas had stand­out per­for­mances this sea­son. As the recip­i­ents of the Patrol Club of the Year, it was great that the care we take in life sav­ing was recog­nised. For exam­ple, our abalone patrols, in con­junc­tion with Sor­rento SLSC and Whit­fords Sea Res­cue, is one of our biggest chal­lenges. Sadly, this sea­son there was a fatal­ity dur­ing an abalone patrol but our mem­bers showed gen­uine care and respect while pro­vid­ing skilled res­cue and resus­ci­ta­tion and con­sol­ing the fam­ily.

With that, a big shout out of THANKS to all our Patrol Cap­tains and patrolling mem­bers who together achieved this great award! Big thank you also Brett Wenn, Life­sav­ing Man­ager for a great sea­son and work­ing with the Club, Patrol Cap­tains and mem­bers in its life sav­ing efforts. Brett along with the Stu­art Clarke were inter­viewed on behalf of the Club for this Award. Well done!

A fur­ther exam­ple of Mul­laloo SLSC’s capa­bil­ity in life sav­ing was mem­ber Andrew Man­ning being awarded AGL Life­saver of the Year – Andrew’s many years expe­ri­ence as Patrol Cap­tain and Life­sav­ing Man­ager along with his con­tri­bu­tions to the Abalone Patrol man­age­ment was a wor­thy recip­i­ent of the award.

Natalie God­win came in a close 2nd for the top num­ber of patrol hours for the sea­son made up of patrol and water safety (only 6 hours from top posi­tion) – a fan­tas­tic effort!

Mark Hills tak­ing out Asses­sor of the Year had an out­stand­ing sea­son with Assess­ments con­ducted at Sor­rento, Mul­laloo, Quinns, Alki­mos through to Bali and Malaysia. Mark has almost 20 years of Assess­ing under his belt and applies his depth and knowl­edge within surf life­sav­ing mainly with the focus of growth and devel­op­ment of his fel­low club mem­bers.

Sandy Clarke was awarded both the Offi­cial of the Year and the top award of AGL Vol­un­teer of the Year. Sandy epit­o­mises the surf life sav­ing move­ment, with her love of the ocean and peo­ple. This sea­son she con­tributed across almost all areas of the Club and State Asso­ci­a­tion by offi­ci­at­ing, patrolling, coach­ing surf sports and edu­cat­ing as well as inno­vat­ing and enhanc­ing all this through her com­mu­ni­ca­tions role.

As WA’s award win­ners, Andrew, Mark and Sandy will be head­ing to Syd­ney in Octo­ber to rep­re­sent WA in Surf Life Sav­ing Australia’s Awards of Excel­lence. It’s fit­ting that they now have the oppor­tu­nity to tell their sto­ries on a national stage.

Mul­laloo put for­ward a total of 10 mem­ber nom­i­na­tions along with a nom­i­na­tion for the Patrol Club of the Year. Below is a list of the nom­i­nees and a brief sum­mary of their effort for the respec­tive award nom­i­na­tion.

  • Cameron Rap­ley – Vol­un­teer of the Year
    Acknowl­edg­ing the effort, com­mit­ment and lead­er­ship that Cameron has demon­strated in many oper­a­tional areas, span­ning our Nip­pers, to life sav­ing to com­pe­ti­tion and main­te­nance of equip­ment at the Club.
  • Sandy Clarke – Vol­un­teer of the Year (win­ner)
  • Lyn Brosens – Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Lyn’s effort man­ag­ing the tran­si­tion of mem­ber­ship to online – Sur­f­Guard along with her Mem­ber­ship asso­ci­ated admin­is­tra­tive tasks for the almost 1,800 mem­bers, as well as her train­ing and assess­ing.
  • Carlo Tenaglia – Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Carlo’s effort in research­ing, man­ag­ing and imple­ment­ing Rev­o­lu­tionise along with the Surf Sports asso­ci­ated admin­is­tra­tive tasks of entries and events as well as his train­ing and assess­ing.
  • Andrew Man­ning – Life­saver of the Year (win­ner)
  • Ava Bushby – Youth Life­saver of the Year – this award is NEW (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edged Ava’s vig­i­lance as a patrol mem­ber and enthu­si­asm to embrace the var­i­ous areas of the Club – striv­ing for her Sil­ver Medal­lion – Patrol Cap­tain as she devel­ops in the many path­ways afforded to her.
  • Cameron Rap­ley – Coach of the Year
    Acknowl­edg­ing Cameron’s sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess of the Mul­laloo IRB Rac­ing Team at a State and National level.
  • Soraya Lee – Young Achiever of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Soraya’s efforts as a young leader, devel­op­ing coach, ath­lete and an inspi­ra­tion to our devel­op­ing nip­pers.
  • Sandy Clarke – Trainer of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Sandy’s efforts through the numer­ous train­ing courses she pre­sented to at Sor­rento, Mul­laloo and Bali, her men­tor­ing of new train­ers and her fur­ther devel­op­ment as a senior trainer.
  • Mark Hills – Asses­sor of the Year (win­ner)
  • Sandy Clarke – Offi­cial of the Year (nom­i­nated through SLSWA) (win­ner)

Nom­i­na­tions are put for­ward to the Hon­ours and Awards Com­mit­tee of the Club by the Man­agers of the related award port­fo­lios (who could also dis­cuss with their work/leadership groups within their port­fo­lios) e.g. Life­sav­ing Man­ager for Life­saver and Youth Life­saver of the Year. The Hon­ours and Awards Com­mit­tee aims to sub­mit as many nom­i­na­tions across the field to ensure our Club is well rep­re­sented. Many sub­mis­sions are based from win­ners of our Club awards or mem­bers that meet the State cri­te­ria for the nom­i­na­tions.

Would you like to contribute to the Club by becoming a Manager?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The Club is now call­ing for Expres­sions of Inter­est (EOIs) from all mem­bers who would like to be con­sid­ered for any Club man­ager position(s).

EOIs will be received until 9pm Mon­day 25 June 2018 (down­load the EOI Form – fil­l­able PDF or EOI Form – Word ver­sion). Please email your EOIs to the Club Office, or post to Mul­laloo SLSC PO Box 119, Hillarys WA 6923.

The Board of Direc­tors will then:

  1. assess the writ­ten EOIs;
  2. dis­cuss the expec­ta­tions of the posi­tions with mem­bers who have expressed their inter­est;
  3. liaise with the Gen­eral Man­ager for the area for their input about the man­age­ment team they are seek­ing; and
  4. appoint man­agers.

Management Teams

This means all man­age­ment posi­tions are open for mem­bers to express their inter­est. The Board is keen to have as many mem­bers as pos­si­ble sub­mit their EOIs to estab­lish strong ‘man­age­ment teams’. This approach is more likely to suc­cess­fully man­age the Club’s oper­a­tions by spread­ing the load on vol­un­teers and bal­anc­ing each other’s strengths and weak­nesses.

Pathways to Management Roles

It would be ideal if the Club could attract enough inter­est from mem­bers to cre­ate full teams of man­age­ment, with a Lead man­ager, a ‘deputy’ and ‘under­stud­ies’. So, for those mem­bers who think they don’t yet have the skills or expe­ri­ence to fully per­form a par­tic­u­lar role, please still sub­mit your EOI. The Board will endeav­our to provide you with an oppor­tu­nity to get started in a role and provide men­tors, train­ing and sup­port to cre­ate a path­way for your devel­op­ment.

What Does a Management Role Involve?

Posi­tion descrip­tions for all Man­ager roles can be found in the Club Doc­u­ments area of our web­site. In addi­tion, you can ask the Pres­i­dent, Direc­tors and exist­ing and past Gen­eral Man­agers and Man­agers for their views.

Business As Usual – with preparation

While the Board con­ducts this recruit­ment and appoint­ment, mem­bers cur­rently in Man­ager posi­tions will con­tinue to oper­ate as nor­mal.

Mullaloo SLSC Cultural Survey 2017 Results

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

In July 2017 a sur­vey was con­ducted across mem­bers of the Mul­laloo SLSC to assist the man­age­ment team in high­light­ing pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive areas within the club, with speci­fic rel­e­vance to the cul­ture of the club.  This was also a chance to give mem­bers the option to make sug­ges­tions, offer opin­ions and state their views if they so wished.

The feed­back from our mem­bers was over­whelm­ing, with a very high response rate and many com­ments received on all issues both pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive, which was grate­fully received by the Board and Man­age­ment of the club.

A gen­eral sum­mary of the main areas of response is high­lighted below:


The three most pos­i­tive aspects of the club accord­ing to our mem­bers were:

COMMUNICATION – the gen­eral con­sen­sus was that com­mu­ni­ca­tion had improved over the 6 month period prior to the sur­vey being con­ducted, with timely, com­pre­hen­sive and appro­pri­ate com­mu­ni­ca­tion meth­ods of which include the dig­i­tal e-newslet­ter as well as the use of social media in some instances. Club organ­i­sa­tion and lead­er­ship was con­sid­ered to be a pos­i­tive as well as our mem­bers’ under­stand­ing of the Club’s val­ues.

FINANCE– 75% of mem­bers felt they were receiv­ing value for money as far as their mem­ber­ship was con­cerned. Many intend to remain in the club long term.

COMMUNITY SERVICE– greater than 85% of our mem­bers felt the club strives for a wor­thy and moti­vat­ing cause and one which is seen as highly impor­tant in the com­mu­nity.


The three areas receiv­ing the most neg­a­tive feed­back were:

FACILITIES– the main areas of con­cern were the toi­lets and show­ers which require urgent atten­tion accord­ing to the major­ity of respon­dents. Com­ments about the gym need­ing an upgrade and a clean were also preva­lent.

CLUB VALUES– less than 30% of respon­dents felt that Club mem­bers were liv­ing the Club val­ues, even though the major­ity felt they under­stood what these val­ues were. Many com­ments were received relat­ing to this topic and whether club mem­bers (new and old) were under­stand­ing and sup­port­ing these val­ues.

CLUB CULTURE– the gen­eral feel­ing among the many responses to this ques­tion was the cur­rent struc­ture of the club, the var­i­ous com­mit­tees and man­age­ment groups is not con­ducive to enhanc­ing a pos­i­tive cul­ture within the club. “Trans­par­ent” and “trust­wor­thy” deci­sion mak­ing was one issue that arose, as did the need for the var­i­ous lev­els of man­age­ment within the club to work together in a more pos­i­tive man­ner and one that is less con­fus­ing.

What would mem­bers like to see within the cul­ture of the club? FAMILY, FRIENDLY, COHESIVE, CARING, OPEN, FUN, RESPECTFUL, SUPPORTIVE, SOCIAL, UNIFIED, WELCOMING and INCLUSIVE.


The many com­ments received in response to this ques­tion were a pos­i­tive val­i­da­tion of the efforts of every­one involved with the Mul­laloo SLSC and the fact that most believe that the major­ity of club mem­bers pos­i­tively sup­port the Club val­ues and those of the wider com­mu­nity we serve.


Nearly 12 months has passed since the sur­vey was sent to mem­bers. In that time sev­eral actions have taken place to address the high pri­or­ity points such as the change rooms and gym.

The change rooms have had small mon­e­tary invest­ment to provide a facelift and tidy up that included replac­ing the ceil­ings and lights, replac­ing the shower heads, improv­ing the water flow. Dis­cus­sions are con­tin­u­ing about the level of future invest­ment in these facil­i­ties to improve them for mem­bers in the future.

The gym had a sig­nif­i­cant invest­ment to com­pletely change the look and feel whilst pro­vid­ing greater flex­i­bil­ity and facil­i­ties to mem­bers. The whole area has been painted, new lights and fans installed along with brand new equip­ment and it is now a clean wel­com­ing envi­ron­ment.

The Club val­ues and cul­ture has been dis­cussed at length across the Board and man­age­ment team. All agree that there must be a renewed com­mit­ment to liv­ing the Club val­ues and dis­play­ing behav­iours that are more pro­duc­tive and inclu­sive. This will be a major focus of the Board and man­age­ment team in the com­ing sea­son.

The Board has com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing to seek feed­back from mem­bers on a reg­u­lar basis and pro­vid­ing an appro­pri­ate response.

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

Much to celebrate, much to do….

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

“We have much to cel­e­brate and much to do” – read the full address to the Annual Club Din­ner by Stu­art Clarke.

Dis­tin­guished Guests of the Club
Hon Albert and Cecilia Jacob – Mayor, City of Joon­dalup and Club Patron
Heidi Gan and Simon – Board Mem­ber, Surf Life Sav­ing WA
CR Philippa Tay­lor – Coun­cilor, City of Joon­dalup
CR Nige Jones – Coun­cilor, City of Joon­dalup
Ms Emily Hamil­ton, Mem­ber for Joon­dalup (sends her apolo­gies, as she is unwell)
Our Spon­sors and Busi­ness Part­ners
Life Mem­bers
Mem­bers and their guests


Ngaala Kaa­ditj Whad­juk Noon­gar Moort Keyen Kaadak Nidja Boodja

Which means

We acknowl­edge the Whad­juk Noon­gar Peo­ple as the Orig­i­nal Cus­to­di­ans of this Land

I would also like to pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerg­ing.

The 50,000 plus years of her­itage of the first peo­ple on this land offers us much to learn.

Indeed, the more I get to know about the con­nect­ed­ness of Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple to coun­try and kin, the more I’m impressed with their under­stand­ing of a fun­da­men­tal ingre­di­ent of sta­ble soci­ety – belong­ing.

In its unique way, this is some­thing that our Club also offers. A sense of belong­ing to an extended fam­ily, to a wor­thy cause and to the beau­ti­ful, yet some­times chal­leng­ing envi­ron­ment of the ocean.

Tonight, this is much of what we cel­e­brate – another year in the life of our Club. So, what else do we have to cel­e­brate?

We have plenty, includ­ing:

  • recog­nis­ing long ser­vice to the surf life sav­ing move­ment;
  • applaud­ing the excel­lence of our mem­bers in coach­ing and com­pet­ing in surf sports; and
  • appre­ci­at­ing the huge vol­un­tary efforts of our mem­bers, across the many areas of our Club such as admin­is­tra­tion, edu­ca­tion, life sav­ing and offi­ci­at­ing.

Tonight, we will cel­e­brate the stand­out per­for­mances, but what about the many, many hours of con­tri­bu­tions our mem­bers freely offer? Peo­ple such as:

  • Lewis Ben­net sit­ting freez­ing on a board yet again offer­ing water safety ser­vice;
  • Our age group man­agers edu­cat­ing and enter­tain­ing our Nip­pers;
  • Rob McGre­gor and his crew get­ting out of bed at the crack of dawn each Sun­day Club day to do beach set up; and
  • the many Direc­tors, Gen­eral Man­agers and Man­agers doing all the ‘extra’ things their roles require to provide value to our mem­bers.

I would like to per­son­ally thank my fel­low Direc­tors on the Board for their fab­u­lous com­mit­ment this year to the cause of our Club.

YES, tonight is our oppor­tu­nity to thank and cel­e­brate them all to. So, let’s enjoy it on their behalf.

But first, I’d like to provide a quick look back at the year and a glimpse for­ward for the com­ing few years.

It’s always good to Review and Reflect – it’s the only way we learn and improve.

About this time last year we com­menced “Project Pre­pare” – a bundle of activ­i­ties aimed at prepar­ing our club for the com­ing sea­son and beyond. 

I’m pleased to report that all 15 of the main activ­i­ties were mostly com­pleted across the four areas:


  • Cul­tural Sur­vey – done, con­sid­ered (upgraded facil­i­ties, will be focussing on resolv­ing the ‘divided club’ issue, with more to do and pub­lish)
  • Life Mem­bers Work­shop – one con­ducted, more to come
  • Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing review – done, con­duct­ing a very dif­fer­ent AGM to the pre­vi­ous one


  • Strate­gic Plan Pro­gress Score­card – done, con­sid­er­ing review of Strate­gic Plan
  • Future Lead­ers Forum – done, good feed­back


  • Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Bank – ongo­ing upload of infor­ma­tion and doc­u­ments by the man­age­ment team
  • Recruit and Appoint GMs and Ms – done, but lessons learned
  • Club Open Day – done, lessons learned for upcom­ing sea­son

Poli­cies and Pro­ce­dures

  • Tech­nol­ogy Com­mit­tee – ongo­ing work to improve our Club’s use of tech­nol­ogy
  • Mem­ber­ship Struc­ture Com­mit­tee – pro­pos­als being con­sid­ered
  • Risk & Gov­er­nance Com­mit­tee – ongo­ing, would love more assis­tance
  • Hon­ours & Awards Com­mit­tee – ongo­ing, clar­i­fy­ing terms of ref­er­ence
  • Griev­ance pol­icy – new Mem­ber Pro­tec­tion Pol­icy devel­oped and tri­alled, yet to be insti­tuted

There’s been some obvi­ous and sig­nif­i­cant changes in our club this year, such as:

  • With Swell Mul­laloo Beach open­ing on 4 Jan­u­ary this year, we com­menced the ‘com­mis­sion­ing’ of our long term rela­tion­ship with Olivier and Cassie Letrone. We wel­come them here tonight and look for­ward to a fab­u­lous din­ner and a long and pro­duc­tive part­ner­ship.
  • We’ve also secured a long term spon­sor­ship and part­ner­ship with ECU. This will cover all man­ner of activ­i­ties includ­ing
    • reach­ing out to our Nip­pers and par­ents with ECU’s ser­vices
    • wel­com­ing and train­ing ECU’s inter­na­tional stu­dents
    • devel­op­ing stu­dent place­ment and projects within the Club

We have so many oppor­tu­ni­ties to explore with our new and exist­ing part­ners. This will be an excit­ing few years to see what lever­age we can all enjoy.

So, what’s in store for our Club in the Future?

With all this change and prepa­ra­tion, I believe we’re stand­ing at the cusp of a new era for our Club. One that’s a bit scary, a lot excit­ing and one that will involve us more in our com­mu­nity.

Recruit­ment and appoint­ment of GMs and Man­agers

  • You will have noticed that we’ve changed our recruit­ing and appoint­ment of GMs and Man­agers.
  • This is an impor­tant change, since we will give our man­age­ment team a chance to get pre­pared for the com­ing sum­mer sea­son by get­ting every­one in posi­tion well before the sea­son starts.
  • The ‘catch up’ mode we went through last year was a bit too hec­tic and we’ll avoid the pit­falls this year by being bet­ter planned and pre­pared.

Spon­sor­ships and part­ner­ships

  • We will have to work clev­erly to hon­our and deliver to the spon­sor­ships and part­ner­ships we’ve entered into.
  • Our City of Joon­dalup, ECU and many other fun­ders and spon­sors expect more from their invest­ment.
  • Our com­mu­nity also expect more from us.

How to do it?

  • I believe we have the abil­ity to deliver if we can stay focussed on the goals we set.
  • I believe we can offer an inclu­sive envi­ron­ment for our mem­bers if we focus on the com­mon goal of our club – sav­ing lives.

Recruit­ment and appoint­ment of a Club Chap­lain.

  • Your Board has con­sid­ered a pro­posal from Life Sav­ing Chap­laincy Aus­tralia (a divi­sion of Sports Chap­laincy Aus­tralia). With their assis­tance, we have agreed to recruit a Club Chap­lain.
  • This is not new to our Club, as Kevin Larkins and his com­mit­tee were the first in WA to appoint a Club Chap­lain.
  • A Chap­lain ‘walks with’ our Club mem­bers through the good times and the tough times, offer­ing sup­port where ever they can. They will be part of our every­day club activ­i­ties, not a ‘fly in, fly out’ prob­lem solver or coun­sel­lor.

Men­tal Well­be­ing Pro­gram

  • A Club Chap­lain will com­ple­ment the Club’s men­tal well­be­ing pro­gram.
  • Last year I stood before you and announced the ‘Assis­tance Required’ men­tal health project.
  • Since then sev­eral mem­bers with exper­tise in this field have con­sid­ered the ser­vices already on offer by oth­ers and dis­cussed and devel­oped a plan for our Club. This is not a grand suit of ser­vices or men­tal health coun­selling or treat­ment.
  • The Club will firstly focus on pro­mot­ing good well­ness behav­iours, both phys­i­cal and men­tal well­ness. You’ll hear more about these in the com­ing few months.

What’s the ‘next big thing’? … I believe we need to focus on build­ing greater value for our mem­bers.

  • The Board has been dis­cussing lately what the ‘next big thing’ for our Club might be.
  • We’d love to hear from our mem­bers what they think it should be and will cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties to con­tribute your thoughts in the near future.

There’s the proverb that says:

If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to far, go together.

I look for­ward to going far with you all, together.

Thank you,

Stu­art Clarke

Changes to Club Championships and Point Scores

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

The win­ter sea­son surf sport dis­ci­plines of Pool Res­cue, IRB Rac­ing and Surf­board Rid­ing will be removed from the WA Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship point scores and will instead be sep­a­rated into stand­alone cham­pi­onships with stand­alone point scores.

From 2018/19 Clubs will com­pete for the fol­low­ing win­ter sea­son Cham­pion Club awards:

  • Cham­pion Club – Sun­Smart WA State Pool Res­cue Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing all results from all applic­a­ble age groups (nip­pers through to mas­ters)
  • Cham­pion Club – WA IRB Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing all results from all applic­a­ble age groups (Open events only).
  • Cham­pion Club – Sun­Smart WA Board Rid­ing Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing all results from short board and long board cat­e­gories from all applic­a­ble age groups (nip­pers to mas­ters).

The sum­mer sea­son surf sport dis­ci­plines will all con­tribute to the WA Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onships point scores. From 2018/19 Clubs will com­pete for the fol­low­ing sum­mer sea­son Cham­pion Club awards:

  • Cham­pion Club – Sun­Smart WA Nip­per Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing results from U10 to U13 com­pe­ti­tion.
  • Cham­pion Club – Sun­Smart WA Senior Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing results from U14 to Open.
  • Cham­pion Club – Sun­Smart WA Mas­ters Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship- incor­po­rat­ing results from all applic­a­ble Mas­ters age groups.

In rela­tion to the Cham­pion Club award for the WA Senior Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship, whilst this award will include applic­a­ble U14 and U15 (youth) results, these results will also be utilised to deter­mine the fol­low­ing new youth award:

  • Cham­pion Youth Club – Sun­Smart WA Senior Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onship – incor­po­rat­ing results from U14 and U15 age groups.

Ref­er­ence: Cir­cu­lar 02

Call for EOI in GM Positions – Support Services and Surf Sports

Monday, May 7th, 2018

The Board and man­age­ment team have dis­cussed how to improve our recruit­ment and appoint­ment of Gen­eral Man­agers and Man­agers. Some of the feed­back included that last year’s round was too close to the start of the sum­mer sea­son, was too for­mal and did not allow for Gen­eral Man­agers to have suit­ably long tenure to prop­erly learn and plan their port­fo­lio.

As a result, the Board has decided the fol­low­ing:

  • Gen­eral Man­agers will be appointed for a 2 year term.
  • Man­agers will be appointed for a 1 year term.
  • Recruit­ment and appoint­ment of Gen­eral Man­agers will occur in May and of Man­agers in June.
  • Mem­bers can express their inter­est in posi­tions in writ­ing then a few of the Board mem­bers will have an infor­mal dis­cus­sion with can­di­dates.

Three Gen­eral Man­agers have been in their role for less than a year. The Board would like to thank Tony Green­field (GM Oper­a­tions), Chrissie Payne (GM Mar­ket­ing) and Julie Rap­ley (GM Devel­op­ment) for agree­ing to con­tinue in their role for the com­ing sea­son and they have been appointed.

Of the two other Gen­eral Man­ager posi­tions, one is vacant (GM Sup­port Ser­vices) and the other has been filled by Carlo Tenaglia for the last two sea­sons. As such, these two posi­tions are now open for expres­sions of inter­est from mem­bers.

If you are inter­ested in either of these two posi­tions, you can:

  • Read the generic job descrip­tion for the Gen­eral Man­agers posi­tions.
  • Speak to any of the Board mem­bers for guid­ance on expec­ta­tions and sup­port.
  • Lodge a writ­ten expres­sion of inter­est by com­plet­ing this EOI Form and send­ing it to the Pres­i­dent by 5pm, Mon­day 28 May, 2018.

Lead roles for Mullaloo

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Con­grat­u­la­tions and well done to Mul­laloo offi­cials Mark Hills, Sandy Clarke and Jacqui McGre­gor who con­tinue to be appointed to senior car­ni­val roles by Surf Life Sav­ing WA.

Mark Hills was appointed as Emer­gency Sup­port Offi­cer, Sandy Clarke as Car­ni­val Ref­eree and Jacqui McGre­gor as Water Safety/Power Craft Car­ni­val Coor­di­na­tor. These roles are respon­si­ble for the safety of com­peti­tors, the for­mat of the car­ni­val and the coor­di­na­tion of many vol­un­teers.

These appoint­ments have spanned the recent Mas­ters Cham­pi­onships, Coun­try State Cham­pi­onships, Junior State Qual­i­fies, Junior States and last weekend’s Senior States. These mem­bers have acquired skills dur­ing their devel­op­ment path­way which has included being offi­cials, water safety and gen­eral vol­un­teers at Club, State and National com­pe­ti­tions. All mem­bers have these same oppor­tu­ni­ties. Mark, Sandy or Jacqui will be happy to dis­cuss your path­way.

AUSSIES OPPORTUNITIES: There are path­ways avail­able at the upcom­ing Aussies for Area Risk Response Offi­cers in each arena – please con­tact Mark Hills who will be coor­di­nat­ing this.

2018 SLSWA Youth Achiever Award Winner

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Ava BushbyThe Youth Achiever Award is a SLSWA award, given to one youth mem­ber (U14 or U15) from each club in WA.

We had four nom­i­nees this year, com­ing in from var­i­ous dif­fer­ent areas of the club includ­ing surf sports, life sav­ing and gen­eral club areas.

The award cri­te­ria include things such as:


  • Striv­ing to achieve to the best of your abil­ity
  • Team Spirit and cama­raderie
  • Self-moti­va­tion
  • Respect for oth­ers
  • Being a pos­i­tive role model for peers and younger mem­bers
  • Hav­ing a pos­i­tive atti­tude to club activ­i­ties


  • Skills devel­op­ment
  • Surf life­sav­ing awards
  • Com­pe­ti­tion
  • Reg­u­lar atten­dance at club activ­i­ties

We con­grat­u­late all of the nom­i­nees – Har­riet Brown, Zara Mar­tin, India-Rose Shep­pard and Ava Bushby – and would like to announce that Ava Bushby is the recip­i­ent of this year’s award.

Ava is a very gen­uine, well man­nered young lady. Her reli­a­bil­ity has seen her pro­moted to Vice Cap­tain of her patrol at just 15. She par­tic­i­pated in R&R (where she also men­tors younger ath­letes), March Past, Pool Res­cue and Beach events and although not as con­fi­dent in her own abil­ity in water events, never hes­i­tates to step up and fill in or help out when needed, espe­cially in team events. She has just com­peted her IRB Crew award and imme­di­ately vol­un­teered for the Abalone patrol in this capac­ity.