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President’s Message

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

We are almost at the start of a new sum­mer sea­son and activ­i­ties have slow­ly been increas­ing over the last few weeks. It has been fan­tas­tic to see the beach return­ing to a busy state, with new Bronze and SRC cours­es start­ing, the IRB dri­vers course pro­gress­ing well, and of course the many dif­fer­ent train­ing groups – it real­ly show­cas­es ‘One Club’. It won’t be long until the patrol sea­son is upon us again.

The Board have been busy over the last few months putting the fin­ish­ing touch­es to the updat­ed strate­gic plan which will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to mem­bers very soon. As part of this update, the Board have made a pre­emp­tive update to the organ­i­sa­tion­al struc­ture in readi­ness for the start of the new sea­son. We have added sev­er­al new roles includ­ing:

  • Water Safe­ty Man­ag­er – work­ing with­in the Oper­a­tions port­fo­lio to coor­di­nate and man­age water safe­ty needs for the Club to alle­vi­ate the load on the Life­sav­ing Man­ag­er
  • Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Facil­i­ties – to over­see and coor­di­nate the man­age­ment of our facil­i­ty.

As part of this change, John Hillen as Finance Man­ag­er will report direct­ly to the Board as will Jen and Karen in the office.

Posi­tion descrip­tions for these new roles are cur­rent­ly in devel­op­ment and we would encour­age any­one who has an inter­est to assist, to con­tact either myself or the office in the inter­im for fur­ther infor­ma­tion.

Whilst we are close to the start of the sea­son, we are still search­ing high and low for a Wood­side Nip­pers Man­ag­er to work with the com­mit­tee to ensure the youngest mem­bers of our Club get the best expe­ri­ence we can give them. We also need a Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Mar­ket­ing to over­see our Mar­ket­ing port­fo­lio. Addi­tion­al­ly, after many years in the role, Jes­per Ras­mussen has decid­ed to step down as Facil­i­ties Man­ag­er and we’d like to thank him whole­heart­ed­ly for all his efforts over those years. This then opens up the Facil­i­ties Man­ag­er posi­tion look­ing after the day-to-day man­age­ment of our build­ing. If you, or any­one you know, are able to assist with these roles, please con­tact the office to express your inter­est.

To enable the Club to func­tion effec­tive­ly the Board have also defined sev­er­al com­mit­tees that will be in place this year:

  • Build­ing com­mit­tee – to look at options, define plans and costs for key projects, includ­ing the rede­vel­op­ment of the upstairs toi­lets, fit­ting out of the bal­cony area and redevelopment/expansion of our down­stairs areas
  • Pol­i­cy com­mit­tee – to review cur­rent bylaws and poli­cies, defin­ing clear and sim­ple poli­cies for the Club and mem­bers
  • Risk and Gov­er­nance com­mit­tee – to ensure the Club is aware of, man­ag­ing and elim­i­nat­ing risks appro­pri­ate­ly along with ensur­ing com­pli­ance with applic­a­ble gov­er­nance require­ments.

If you feel you have any expe­ri­ence or exper­tise in the areas above, we’d love to hear from you! Please con­tact the office.

Before the sea­son starts, I’d like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to remind every­one it is against our poli­cies to allow non-mem­bers access to the down­stairs change rooms and gym – these facil­i­ties are a ben­e­fit of Club mem­ber­ship. Your mem­ber­ship fees con­tribute to the clean­ing, main­te­nance and insur­ance costs and cov­er, paid for by the Club, which is no dif­fer­ent to any oth­er pri­vate facil­i­ty. Updates will be imple­ment­ed over the next few months to assist with mon­i­tor­ing these envi­ron­ments.

Whilst the Club bar has been open all over the win­ter peri­od, events are now start­ing to hap­pen to wake mem­bers up from their hiber­na­tion. Chase the Ace is well under­way with a cur­rent jack­pot of just under $1,000 – come down every Fri­day night for your chance to win. The AFL Grand Final will be live in the lounge on Sat­ur­day 28 Sep­tem­ber, quick­ly fol­lowed by the NRL Grand Final on Sun­day 06 Octo­ber. As a pre-sea­son func­tion we also have an Okto­ber­fest cel­e­bra­tion on Fri­day 11 Octo­ber – bring your best leder­ho­sen! Come down, share some food from Swell and the com­pa­ny of your fam­i­lies and fel­low club­bies and have some fun at these events whilst sup­port­ing the Club.

There is, and will be, so much going on at the Club, if you are unsure what is avail­able, please check our web­site, the newslet­ter, social media or just ask one of the man­age­ment team when you see them (their pic­tures are on the board inside the boat­shed and in the Club lounge).

Patrolling mem­bers get ready to dust off your uni­forms, I’ll see you on the beach soon.

Alis­tair Cook
Pres­i­dent, Mul­laloo SLSC

Introducing Our Mullaloo Masters

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

This week we shine the spot­light on Kay Smith as she cel­e­brates her 70th Birth­day. Wel­come to our new mem­bers and feel free to chat to Kay, Neil Forbes or Jen­ny Orme about Mas­ters activ­i­ties. Kay runs the Active Mas­ters Gym Ses­sion –Mon­day, Wednes­day and Fri­day at 4.30pm.

Kay orig­i­nal­ly her­alds from the East Coast, where she was a mem­ber of North Narrabeen Surf Life Sav­ing Club before mov­ing to Yanchep in West­ern Aus­tralia. Kay was one of the orig­i­nal fundrais­ers and found­ing mem­bers of Yanchep Surf Life Sav­ing Club. She moved to Mul­laloo and joined Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club in 1996. Kay has been active­ly involved in our club in many areas includ­ing; Age Group Man­ag­er for nip­pers, Patrolling Mem­ber of Bill­abong Patrol, State and Aussies Mas­ters Com­peti­tor and Mul­ti­ple Medal­list and over­all leg­end. We all wish Kay a very Hap­py Birth­day!

Inter­est­ed in Mas­ters train­ing? Check out the clubs web­site and cal­en­dar for train­ing updates.


Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club — Bali Education Tour 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Mem­bers of the Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club has been sup­port­ing Badung Bal­aw­ista (Bali Surf Life Sav­ing) by assist­ing in train­ing Life Guards to be employed in hotels and resorts, tourist attrac­tions, and on the beach­es through­out Indone­sia since 1998. 

Mul­laloo SLSC will be pro­vid­ing sup­port for this ini­tia­tive by send­ing a team to Bali for the 2019 Bali train­ing pro­gram to be con­duct­ed over the peri­od 18–27 Octo­ber 2019. 

We are now seek­ing expres­sions of inter­est from Mul­laloo SLSC mem­bers to attend the tour. This is an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op your train­ing skills in a chal­leng­ing, yet extreme­ly reward­ing envi­ron­ment. Plus, you get to hol­i­day in Bali!!

To be con­sid­ered for the tour, you are required to have your Bronze Medal­lion, be a min­i­mum of 18 years of age and have a trainer/assessor award. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to mem­bers who have demon­strat­ed an inter­est in edu­ca­tion roles with­in the club such as train­ing train­ers and/or asses­sors, or those who have assist­ed in train­ing edu­ca­tion squads at the club.

Please email your expres­sion of inter­est to David Rossow

Surf Sports Announcement

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Ski Rack Allocation

The Surf Sports Com­mit­tee has reviewed all appli­ca­tions for surf ski racks and the allo­ca­tions have been made. Click here for allo­ca­tions. It is appre­ci­at­ed if all changes are com­plet­ed as ear­ly as pos­si­ble or by 28th Sep­tem­ber at the lat­est.

The paddle racks in the ski area are to be removed

Space is required for the stor­age of club equip­ment. Can all those who have pad­dles stored in these racks please remove them by 28th Sep­tem­ber as the racks will be removed at this time.

Nipper Coordinator of Training

The Coach­ing Man­ag­er is look­ing for an assis­tant to help with the co-ordi­na­tion of Nip­per Train­ing. The role is envis­aged to be pri­mar­i­ly an infor­ma­tion role to iden­ti­fy and com­mu­ni­cate Nip­per train­ing require­ments to the Coach­ing Man­ag­er, Nip­per Coach­es and to the Nip­per com­mu­ni­ty.

Ide­al­ly this per­son can attend Mon­day and Wednes­day evening train­ing ses­sions com­menc­ing Mon­day 21st Octo­ber.

You will be ful­ly sup­port­ed in this role by the Coach­ing Man­ag­er and become an inte­gral mem­ber of the Surf Sports Man­age­ment Team.

MAL Board Return and Leasing

We are cur­rent­ly work­ing to install new MAL board stor­age racks at the club and have delayed the return and lease of MAL boards until the racks are com­plet­ed. I under­stand that this is caus­ing some con­cern but ask for your patience for anoth­er week or so until the fab­ri­ca­tion is com­plet­ed.


Our Vice Patron Ian Good­e­nough MP has high­light­ed a num­ber of fed­er­al grants that are cur­rent­ly avail­able in the sport­ing field.

This is a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­ni­ty for local ath­letes, coach­es and offi­cials to fur­ther their endeav­ours in their cho­sen area.

Local Sporting Champions

The Mor­ri­son Government’s Local Sport­ing Cham­pi­ons pro­gram pro­vides finan­cial assis­tance to aspir­ing young ath­letes, coach­es and offi­cials between the ages of 12–18 attend­ing eli­gi­ble state, nation­al or inter­na­tion­al sport­ing cham­pi­onships.

This pro­gram assists fam­i­lies meet the costs asso­ci­at­ed with attend­ing sport­ing com­pe­ti­tions such as com­pe­ti­tion entry fees, trav­el, accom­mo­da­tion, uni­forms or equip­ment.

For more infor­ma­tion on Local Sport­ing Cham­pi­ons grants, includ­ing the eli­gi­bil­i­ty cri­te­ria and to apply, click here

Appli­ca­tions for the Local Sport­ing Cham­pi­ons pro­gram are open through­out the entire year, with four assess­ment peri­ods.

To be con­sid­ered for the next assess­ment peri­od, appli­ca­tions must be in by 30 Sep­tem­ber, 2019.

Women Leaders in Sport Program

Female coach­es, offi­cials and admin­is­tra­tors are being encour­aged to progress their lead­er­ship devel­op­ment by apply­ing for the Aus­tralian Government’s 2020 Women Lead­ers in Sport pro­gram.

The Women Lead­ers in Sport pro­gram com­pris­es Lead­er­ship Work­shops for indi­vid­u­als and organ­i­sa­tions, as well as devel­op­ment grants of up to $3,000 for indi­vid­u­als, and up to $20,000 for organ­i­sa­tions.

For more infor­ma­tion on eli­gi­bil­i­ty and how to apply for the Women Lead­ers in Sport pro­gram, click here

Appli­ca­tions close 23rd Sep­tem­ber 2019

Beachies News

Monday, September 16th, 2019

The new sea­son is almost upon us and Beachies train­ing is ramp­ing up!

The new sea­son train­ing sched­ule for the fore­see­able future is as fol­lows:

Beachies -

  • Mon­day 6–7pm — Grass sprint train­ing — Mul­laloo Club (this will change to Mul­laloo Beach Pri­ma­ry in a week or two).
  • Tues­day 5–6pm, 6–7pm — Gym ses­sions at the club for youth (5–6pm) and seniors (6–7pm). If you want to attend these ses­sions, you must con­tact Carl Mills direct­ly. Num­bers are fill­ing up fast and reserved for com­peti­tors.
  • Tues­day 6–7pm — 2km soft sand train­ing for the long dis­tance types — Mul­laoo beach
  • Wednes­day 6–7pm — Explo­sive Pow­er with Mar­tyn Pigg- Mul­laloo. All fit­ness types wel­come.
  • Fri­day 5–6pm, 6–7pm — 5–6pm — Gym ses­sions at the club for youth / seniors with Mar­tyn Pigg. If you want to attend these ses­sions, you must con­tact Mar­tyn Pigg or Carl Mills direct­ly.
  • 6–7pm — Flag / Sprint tech­nique — Mul­laloo Beach
  • Sun­day 8–9am — Flag / Sprint tech­nique — Mul­laloo Beach (This will be an occa­sion­al ses­sion, not nec­es­sar­i­ly every week.……)

For both the Fri­day and Sun­day tech­nique ses­sions we will have spe­cial­ist flag/sprint coach­es peri­od­i­cal­ly assist­ing us as the sea­son pro­gress­es.

Nip­per spe­cif­ic coach­ing ses­sions will be pro­grammed also, coach­es, days of the week and times TBA.

All feed­back wel­come regard­ing the above. We will be look­ing for assis­tance with coach­ing as the sea­son unfolds, please talk to Carl Mills if you are keen to help.

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

Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you on the beach!!


The Beachies City2Surf Success

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

The Beachies have been train­ing hard over the win­ter sea­son and we had a great Beachies turn out at the City2Surf on the 25th of August. Mas­sive con­grat­u­la­tions to our fan­tas­tic Beachie mem­bers who ran the very chal­leng­ing full Marathon course;

Bren­da Camp­bell, Rohan Cox, Lisa Mahon and a spe­cial shout out to our very own leg­endary Beachie coach, Carl Mills. Con­grat­u­la­tions, your ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment is inspi­ra­tional.

Well done also to Belle Mc Ben­nett and Ria Mc Ben­nett who ran the 12km, and Caleb Mills and Jen­nifer Mills who smashed the 4km!

Inter­est­ed in Beachie train­ing? Check out our Mul­laloo Beachies Face­book page for train­ing updates and our new sea­son sched­ule will be avail­able in the enews on 18 Sept!

Ria McBen­nett

MEMBER WELLBEING – Achieving a healthy Life and Work Balance

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Most of us are spend­ing more and more of our wak­ing hours at work.  Whilst there has been a sig­nif­i­cant increase in part-time work­ers, many part-time work­ers have more than one job.  Cur­rent sta­tis­tics show that the aver­age Aus­tralian spends some­where between 39 and 50 hours a week at work with those in min­ing, trades and the health sec­tor mak­ing up the major­i­ty of those work­ing long hours.  With these sorts of trends, it is no sur­prise that we spend more time with our work col­leagues than we do our fam­i­lies.  So how do we main­tain our work/life bal­ance, when work is increas­ing­ly creep­ing into our out of work hours?

If your home is like most, you prob­a­bly have an office (or an unused din­ing table) where the work office slow­ly creeps into the home space.    Your mobile phone is prob­a­bly linked to your work email and your car to your phone.  You start the morn­ing check­ing emails on your phone, then jump into the car and busi­ness begins.  You eat lunch at your desk or whilst dri­ving from one appoint­ment to the oth­er and fin­ish the day, parked in your dri­ve way end­ing the last work calls for the day.  Sound­ing famil­iar?

Here’s a few sim­ple ways you can claim back your life and bring bal­ance into your work and home space;

  • Try to avoid eat­ing lunch at your desk. Instead, use your unpaid lunchtime to increase your well­be­ing and decrease your stress lev­els.  Go out­side, to a park, read a book or catch up with a friend.
  • Try doing some lunchtime exer­cise or yoga with a col­league. Hav­ing a laugh with a friend at lunchtime reduces stress and gives you that extra burst of feel good hor­mones to get you through the after­noon.
  • Get into the habit of only check­ing your emails when you get to work. Even bet­ter, don’t have your out­look set to open up at your email.  Try set­ting it to open at your cal­en­dar.  That way, you can start your day on your terms, not every­one else’s.
  • Take your work emails off your phone, or at very least, turn off the noti­fi­ca­tion sound.
  • Leave your lap­top and work phone at work at the end of the day, or at least turn them off.
  • Avoid using your phone on the way to or from work. Instead, play your favourite CD or pod­cast and enjoy the dri­ve.
  • Plan to take your hol­i­days and take them.
  • If you find you can’t get your work done in your work­ing hours, have a con­ver­sa­tion with your employ­er. They may not be aware and may be able to get you some sup­port.  Warn­ing here, more mon­ey will like­ly only bring your more respon­si­bil­i­ty, not nec­es­sar­i­ly improve your well­be­ing.
  • When you get home, do some­thing to end your work day like change your clothes and take the dog for a walk or the kids to the park. This sets the bound­ary between work and home.
  • Leave work doc­u­ments at work. This stops your home office becom­ing an extend­ed ver­sion of your work­place where you are like­ly to do many unpaid work hours.
  • Last­ly, clear that din­ing table and start using it for what it is meant for, fam­i­ly meals. You’ll be sur­prised what you actu­al­ly find out when you sit down as a fam­i­ly or with friends and con­nect over a meal hav­ing a con­ver­sa­tion.  I chal­lenge you to use Sep­tem­ber as the “Bring back the fam­i­ly meal month!”

Pam Bubrzy­c­ki

Awesome effort from our Pool Rescue Aussie competitors

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

The girls did excep­tion­al­ly well. They swum well, smashed PBs and have done the Club proud with their excep­tion­al sports­man­ship and above all else they have made great friend­ships and had a crack­er of a good time! Big thanks to the girls sup­port crew.

The girls would like to say thank you to the state team, Bron­wyn, Gra­ham and Andrew Rid­ley for mak­ing them feel so includ­ed over the whole week­end. They had an amaz­ing time, it was a great oppor­tu­ni­ty and they would defi­nat­ly love to go again.

Pool res­cue has not stopped yet, they will also go ahead and com­pete in the Roy­al Life Sav­ing side of it now too.

The girls said “It’s so much fun and has some­thing for every­one to do and we’d def­i­nite­ly encour­age oth­ers to give it a go next win­ter sea­son. Also we would like to thank the club for all the sup­port they gave us for our trip.”

Full wrap and results found here


Aussies 2020 Update Meeting

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Things are pro­gress­ing well in our Aussies 2020 fundrais­ing efforts and it’s time for an update for every­one from the work­ing group.

Any­one who is inter­est­ed in head­ing to Aussies next year needs to be at the club this Sun­day at 5.30pm.

The work­ing group will update every­one on all upcom­ing Aussies 2020 fundrais­ing events, Aussies accom­mo­da­tion options, future sup­port required for fundraising/club events and will seek to firm up trav­el­ling num­bers.

Please come down to the club this Sun­day and learn how we can all help get the blue, white and gold on to the Nation­al stage!

Equipment Security and Club Surf Skis

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Equip­ment Secu­ri­ty. On a recent Sat­ur­day the roller door to the ski/board area was left open and only found by luck late in the after­noon. Had this not been dis­cov­ered it would have exposed some very expen­sive equip­ment, the new vehi­cle for one, to the pos­si­bil­i­ty of being stolen. Please, all users of these areas of the club, be aware of the need to secure the area when you have fin­ished your activ­i­ty, Don’t assume that some­one else will do it. Thank you.

Club Surf Skis. The clubs surf skis are being dam­aged by uniden­ti­fied and unau­tho­rised users. The surf skis are not avail­able for gen­er­al use. They are only avail­able for use by U17 and above bronze mem­bers fol­low­ing, a request to the Surf Sports Man­ag­er. The excep­tion is the ski coach­es, Nick Kane & Andrew Mosel, who can sanc­tion use dur­ing one of their train­ing ses­sion. Thank you.