Community Open Day — What’s on at your Club?

September 9th, 2020

The weath­er is fore­cast to be a great day at Mul­laloo beach, throw off those Covid cob­webs and come on down. Bring your neigh­bours, bring your friends, every­one is wel­come.

What’s on show you ask……

Mul­laloo Surf Shop

Open from 11am to 3pm.

New stock just arrived.

Good time to pick up some­thing for Xmas. There is only 103 sleeps from this Sun­day.

Surf Sports

You have your Bronze and would like to try some­thing new? Come down and find out what’s on offer and when train­ing ses­sions are held. This means any age from 15 to….. (Swim, Boards, Skis, Surf Boats, IRB’s, Beachies, R&R, First Aid, March Past and more)

Not for you, how about offi­ci­at­ing at car­ni­vals or Coach­ing? Find out how, any age from 15 to ….

 Our sprint­ers (Beachies) will be train­ing from 11.15am to 12.00pm. Why not join in?

Iron Per­son train­ing from 12.30pm to 1pm. Cheer them on!

Surf Boats train­ing from 1.00pm. See how they han­dle the sea breeze!

Life­sav­ing

The New “shmicko” Patrol trail­er on dis­play

Res­cue demon­stra­tions every 15mins from 11.15am. Includ­ing IRB, Board, Tube and first aid cas­es.

See what it takes to keep our beach­es safe.

If you haven’t nom­i­nat­ed for a patrol team then now is your chance.

Youth

Pre­sen­ta­tion of ‘Youth Pro­gram and Path­ways’ with­in Surf Life Sav­ing on demand from 11am. With a ques­tion and answer ses­sion fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion.

See what your Surf Club can offer our youth and young adults today.

Edu­ca­tion

Sign up to our many cours­es on offer.

IRB Dri­ver train­ing from 11am onwards. Always an inter­est­ing spec­ta­cle!

Find out when your skills main­te­nance ses­sions are planned.

Demon­stra­tions of First Aid and CPR through­out the day.

Pick up your award that have not been col­lect­ed, Bronze, SRC IRB, First Aid.

Find out what has changed in the Bronze and SRC cours­es this year.

Will my skills main­te­nance ses­sions for Bronze, SRC and Nip­per Res­cue be even more chal­leng­ing this year?

Nip­pers

Pick up your Wood­side Nip­per infor­ma­tion book­let.

Find out when your age group pro­fi­cien­cy swims are.

Talk to Age Group Man­agers about what to expect this sea­son.

Find out what cap colour your child will be wear­ing this sea­son.

Find out what train­ing ses­sions are being held, when and where. (Swim­ming, Board and Beachies)

As all our par­ents are encour­aged to assist with water activ­i­ties find out when the Nip­per Res­cue cours­es are being held.

Get close to the action at car­ni­vals, become an offi­cial. No award need­ed.

New Mem­bers always wel­come

Come on down, see if it’s for you. Sign up on the day. (Apolo­gies to New Mem­bers, due to Covid safe prac­tis­es in place no cash will be tak­en on the day.)

Challenging Conditions at the Scarboro IRB Racing Carnival

September 8th, 2020

Our first com­pet­i­tive car­ni­val at Scar­boro was an event­ful one. The surf was big and the shore dump was noto­ri­ous­ly chal­leng­ing. Once again, the blue and gold was dom­i­nant, as a team say­ing we did well is an under­state­ment. Our skills shone bright­ly with the high­light of the day being the fact that the male teams final con­sist­ed of 6 boats, 5 of those being Mul­laloo. That’s an impres­sive show of team­work, ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment by the boys.

In chal­leng­ing con­di­tions the girls did excep­tion­al, stamp­ing their author­i­ty on the com­pe­ti­tion across mul­ti­ple events and mak­ing sure they were known.

The com­pe­ti­tion was tough,  the sup­port was fan­tas­tic but an unfor­tu­nate inci­dent was the main focal point cut­ting the day short of most final events.

Coach Cam Rapley’s take on the day:

“As a com­pet­i­tive team we were dom­i­nant. As a life­sav­ing club we were impres­sive to say the least.  The main focus going into the car­ni­val was for the group to work togeth­er and con­cen­trate on how we will suc­ceed as a team. This was real­ly impor­tant for our first com­pet­i­tive car­ni­val as we have a lot of new team­mates this sea­son and inte­grat­ing every­one in the team is only pos­si­ble if we work as one. This was tak­en to the next lev­el after an unfor­tu­nate inci­dent with one of our team­mates, which saw the team jump into action as life­savers and show the very best of their life­sav­ing and pro­fes­sion­al skills. The care and exe­cu­tion of the skills we all learn with­in this club and the surf move­ment as life­savers was on show and real­ly con­sol­i­dat­ed the impor­tance of our life­sav­ing and edu­ca­tion pro­grams. When real­ly need­ed the true skills came through and they were noth­ing to do with com­pe­ti­tion. As a coach you are proud of your teams suc­cess. As a life­saver, when the need aris­es you’re in awe of the skills and exe­cu­tion of the peo­ple around you in a real life emer­gency sit­u­a­tion. Well done to all is just not enough.

A big thanks once again to our sup­port­ers, the offi­cials, man­agers, coor­di­na­tors and patient boat dri­ver. We don’t get to do what we do with­out you all.

We now turn our focus to the Port Bou­vard car­ni­val on Sun­day 20 Sep­tem­ber and look for­ward to putting our best for­ward at a beach that has nev­er seen an IRB car­ni­val before.”

Stay tuned & Go Mul­laloo!

Chelsea Bull & Cam Rap­ley 

IRB Development Carnival — Sorrento

August 26th, 2020

The first car­ni­val of the sea­son and what a day it was! Although it wasn’t your typ­i­cal IRB car­ni­val, the team moved as we always do, first ones on the beach and last ones to leave.

The day con­sist­ed of a train­ing ses­sion lead by coach Cameron Rap­ley and senior com­peti­tors of Mul­laloo. Our team mem­bers joined forces with all the oth­er IRB clubs for an all in train­ing ses­sion start­ing with a group warm up, which to the naked eye could be con­sid­ered chaos with eighty com­peti­tors run­ning up and down the beach fol­low­ing the lead of Mul­laloo. This was fol­lowed by two hours in the water mov­ing between dif­fer­ent sta­tions. At each sta­tion our team mem­bers nav­i­gat­ed rough surf and weed, work­ing with the oth­er clubs, shar­ing our knowl­edge, our expe­ri­ences gained from numer­ous Aussies cam­paigns and our best tips and tricks. The aim of this ses­sion was to involve some of the small­er clubs in WA and devel­op their skills with­in the sport whilst build­ing on team­work and mate­ship. From the per­spec­tive of a senior com­peti­tor, watch­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in this train­ing ses­sion was some­thing tru­ly spe­cial. See­ing my team mates put aside our club colours and embrace mem­bers of oth­er clubs, teach­ing them every­thing we know for no oth­er rea­son than our pas­sion for the sport is a true tes­ta­ment to our team, our lead­ers and man­agers.

With our bel­lies full of soup and snacks (thanks mums) it was time to get fired up and start rac­ing. Com­peti­tors from all the clubs raced off in heats in a friend­ly com­pe­ti­tion not for points. In true IRB style, it was a great day full of learn­ing and new expe­ri­ences for all, with some team mem­bers even mak­ing their IRB car­ni­val debut. We had com­peti­tors who usu­al­ly crew, dri­ving the boats, dri­vers jump­ing in as crews, patients and swim­mers. We had one boat end upside down, sea weed get­ting in our props and a few good stacks, nev­er­the­less we sur­vived and had fun.

With up to six Mul­laloo teams per event and thir­ty-four reg­is­tered Mul­laloo com­peti­tors, it was clear the blue and gold was once again dom­i­nat­ing the water. Spe­cial thanks go out to our super man­ag­er Lau­rie De Mamiel for organ­is­ing the end­less team changes, Car­lo Tenaglia for coor­di­nat­ing our patients, Phill Dee for tire­less­ly mak­ing sure our patients were safe­ly dropped in the water and our exist­ing Mul­laloo offi­cials for their sup­port, we couldn’t do what we do with­out your help.

Thus said, the team is cur­rent­ly seek­ing any­one else inter­est­ed in offi­ci­at­ing for IRB car­ni­vals. No expe­ri­ence at all required. Can­di­dates must have strong ban­ter, be enthu­si­as­tic about eat­ing brown­ies and pas­sion­ate about the smell of two stroke ear­ly on a Sun­day morn­ing. If this sounds like you, please con­tact Cameron Rap­ley for more infor­ma­tion (seri­ous­ly do it, we are a great bunch). Or even if you just want a good laugh and to spend you week­ends in a wet­tie fly­ing around in a boat, chat to Cam about how you can get involved, we’d love to have you!

We are very much look­ing for­ward to our first com­pet­i­tive car­ni­val at Scar­bor­ough SLSC on Sat­ur­day 5 Sep­tem­ber. Put it in your cal­en­dar, get your club shirt on and come down to sup­port us as we aim to take our the shield for best IRB club for the fourth year run­ning. Stay tuned for results.

Go Mul­laloo!

Chelsea Bull

Club Annual Awards Night!

August 25th, 2020

WOW… what a night!

Mul­laloo Surf Club cer­tain­ly has some AMAZING peo­ple who ALL give up so much of their time to make our club a bet­ter & safer place to be.

Our Annu­al Awards is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to high­light, recog­nise and reward those spe­cial mem­bers and to cel­e­brate their night with a buf­fet meal and a dis­co.

The room looked FANTASTIC, our social events team did an awe­some job on trans­form­ing the club. We even man­aged to incor­po­rate a Mul­laloo fringe back­drop which took our team 10hrs to com­plete!!  Now that’s ded­i­ca­tion ????

The food was made by our part­ner restau­rant, Swell, who did a love­ly buf­fet meal for us all. The but­ter chick­en was most def­i­nite­ly a hot favourite, with many going back for sec­onds!

Our fel­low MCs for the night, Aman­da Lam­bert and Paul McConnon did us proud, they were a great dou­ble act who ensured the night ran smooth­ly and threw in a few crack­ers to keep us enter­tained. Con­sid­er­ing this was their first time, I think you both did an AWESOME job. Thank You

The night was attend­ed by lots of VIPS & Spon­sors inc the Hon. Albert Jacob our Local May­or & fel­low club­bie to help present the awards.

The awards on the evening inc:

New Life Mem­ber­ship Awards  – Kay Smith, Tony Green­field and Kim Allen

Nation­al Medal for Patrol Duties – Guy Edwards, Tony Green­field and Paul Rustidge

Nation­al Patrol Ser­vice Awards – 20yrs – Car­lo Tenaglia

SLSA Train­ing Ser­vice Awards – 20 yr – Mark Hills & Bar­bara Loudon; 20 & 25yrs — Anne-Marie Wider­man­s­ki;  20, 25 & 30 yrs – Steve Dargie

Nip­per Activ­i­ties Vol­un­teer of the Year – Louis Cheese­man

Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year – Jen Ducasse

Train­er of the Year –  Todd Bar­tle

Young Train­er of the Year – Rob­bie Payne

Asses­sor of the Year – Mark Hills

IRB Life­saver of the Year – Todd Bar­tle

Com­pe­ti­tion Offi­cial of the Year – Vic­ki Ras­mussen

Coach of the Year – Pen­ny Fort­mann

Team of the Year –  Josh Bull & Rob­bie Payne

IRB Aussie Final­ists – Megan Bul­ley, Lillyan Rosich, Sean Coven­try and Corey Bar­tle

IRB Mas­ters Aussies Final­ists – Cameron Rap­ley, Todd Bar­tle and Megan Bul­ley,

Young Ath­lete of the Year – Katie Wad­dell

Ath­lete of the Year – Soraya Lee

Young Life­saver of the Year –  Will Ket­ter­ing­ham

Life­saver of the Year – Nick Lel­lamo

Patrol of the Year – Paul Cop­land, Ava Bush­by, Jess Thorne, Rochelle Villemin, Sarah May, Sefton Upton, Aaron Gigney, Natal­ie God­win, Patri­cia Col­bourne, Peter Mor­gan, Jen­ni Wood, Anni­ka Ras­mussen, Roger Greg­son, Lee Dray­cott, Han­nah Wal­lace, Amy Wad­dell and Jack Bar­ret

Top 5 patrol hours – Anne-Marie Wider­man­s­ki, Natal­ie God­win, Car­lo Tenaglia, Phil Dee and Peg­gy Bakalis

Young Achiev­er of the Year –  Ava Bush­by

President’s Award – Julie Rap­ley

Club Per­son of the Year – Tanya Hon­or

A mas­sive con­grat­u­la­tions to ALL our award win­ners.

For those who have nev­er been to our Annu­al Awards before, please keep an eye out this sea­son for some­one you think is super spe­cial and doing a great job vol­un­teer­ing for our club. ALL our mem­bers are invit­ed to nom­i­nate those spe­cial peo­ple so that they can be con­sid­ered for an award at our next awards night.

Spe­cial thanks to the social events team who spent many hours prepping/decorating & clean­ing up:

Pen­ny Fort­mann, Cindy de Bom­ford, Simone & Sarah Truter, Stephanie Dray­cott, Kay smith, Aman­da Davies, Kirsten Dob­son, Pat­ty Col­bourne, Helen Gigney, Don­na Har­ris, Bren­da Camp­bell, Jack­ie Mar­tin, Glen­da Schulz, Amiee Hon­orSandy Clarke and Emi­ly Eliot.

Tanya Hon­or

2020/21 Membership Fees set — Online Registrations open!

August 12th, 2020

Dear Mem­bers,

It is that time of year again when we start our renew­al process before the sea­son com­mences in earnest. Annu­al mem­ber­ship fees are usu­al­ly announced at the AGM, but due to COVID-19 the AGM has been post­poned until 19 Sep­tem­ber 2020. There­fore, this year I’m extreme­ly pleased to announce the Board has endorsed changes to our mem­ber­ship fees which I will share with you now.

MEMBERSHIP – FAMILY

A Cou­ple (2 adults) $350
1 Par­ent and 1 Child under 21 $350
1 or 2 Par­ents and 1 or more Chil­dren under 21 $430

MEMBERSHIP – INDIVIDUAL

Active Youth Mem­ber (aged 14–18 years inclu­sive $200
Active Senior Mem­ber (aged 19 years and over) $250
Social Mem­ber $250

DISCOUNTS

  • WA Seniors Card – qual­i­fy for 50% off indi­vid­ual mem­ber­ship (proof required)
  • WA Stu­dent – (14 to under 24 years and not part of a Fam­i­ly Mem­ber­ship) qual­i­fy for 50% off mem­ber­ship (proof required)

Dis­counts can­not be used in con­junc­tion with patrol rebates.

PATROL REBATES (for renew­ing mem­bers only)               $100

Only one rebate per mem­ber­ship cat­e­go­ry i.e. Fam­i­ly, Indi­vid­ual.

Require­ment:

  • Full Mem­bers – For those who have ful­filled the min­i­mum 2019/20 sea­son patrol require­ments of 30 hours of record­ed patrol and/or water safe­ty hours
  • Long Ser­vice Patrolling Mem­bers (nil hours required) – Must be pro­fi­cient
  • Reserve Active Patrolling Mem­bers (16 hours min­i­mum) – Must be pro­fi­cient

Addi­tion­al to above Mem­ber­ship

Gym/Shed Key (non-refund­able) $30
If Lost Key — Replace­ment $30
Car­ni­val Fees User pays

Age deter­mined as at mid­night 30 Sep­tem­ber 2020.

Chil­dren up to 14 years MUST JOIN with at least one parent/guardian.

First­ly, our patrolling mem­bers, for those who have ful­filled the min­i­mum require­ments in the 2019/2020 sea­son of 30 hours of record­ed patrol and/or water safe­ty hours, we have increased the rebate you receive to $100. This also applies to long ser­vice and reserve active mem­bers who are pro­fi­cient. There is only one patrol rebate applic­a­ble per mem­ber­ship cat­e­go­ry.

Sec­ond­ly, we have added two dis­counts, one for the old­er mem­bers of the Club and one for younger mem­bers. Any­one who has a WA Seniors card is now enti­tled to a 50% dis­count off indi­vid­ual mem­ber­ship. Those aged 14–24 years who are not join­ing as part of a fam­i­ly mem­ber­ship and who have a WA Stu­dent card are also enti­tled to a 50% dis­count off indi­vid­ual mem­ber­ship. Please note these dis­counts can­not be used in con­junc­tion with patrol rebates or with fam­i­ly mem­ber­ships. Cards must be sight­ed by the office and a copy via email will suf­fice.

Last­ly, fam­i­ly mem­ber­ships have been adjust­ed to incor­po­rate dif­fer­ent fam­i­ly struc­tures, with a fee set for a cou­ple (two adults) or one par­ent and one child (under 21) for $350. Our stan­dard fam­i­ly mem­ber­ship which incor­po­rates one or two par­ents and one or more chil­dren is $430. We have also increased the age for chil­dren with­in the fam­i­ly mem­ber­ship to 21 to incor­po­rate those who may still be study­ing.

This year we are encour­ag­ing all mem­bers to renew their mem­ber­ship online as the process has been sig­nif­i­cant­ly sim­pli­fied by SLSA. Please log into your mem­bers por­tal (members.sls.com.au) and you should have an alert prompt­ing you to renew.

The Board recog­nise that some mem­bers may have been sig­nif­i­cant­ly impact­ed finan­cial­ly by the COVID-19 sit­u­a­tion. We don’t want that to be a bar­ri­er to you tak­ing part in Club activ­i­ties and would request you con­tact the office by email to under­stand what options are avail­able to you.

I look for­ward to wel­com­ing you all back as mem­bers for the 2020/2021 sea­son and will see you on the beach soon.

Alis­tair Cook

Pres­i­dent, Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday for our inspirational Life Member – Amanda Lee

August 11th, 2020

July 1st 1980 marked the start of women’s involve­ment in active surf life­sav­ing duties. Close to this time one of our club’s pio­neer­ing women in surf life­sav­ing – Aman­da Lee (nee Hunt) – first joined Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club (Mul­laloo SLSC) as a nip­per with her par­ents Veron­i­ca and Graeme and Broth­er Julian. Four decades on we wish to shine the spot­light on Mandy Lee as she cel­e­brates her 50th Birth­day this August 13th.

Mandy attained her Bronze Medal­lion in 1985 and quick­ly went on to achiev­ing mul­ti­ple edu­ca­tion awards until she became a Patrol Cap­tain in the 1987/1988 sea­son. Mandy reflects on those times when …“Patrol lists were colour cod­ed and tacked up in the boat­shed and if you had 4 or 5 mem­bers to a Patrol it was a good day”.

Mandy is pas­sion­ate about being involved in surf life­sav­ing and its many ben­e­fits on a per­son­al, fam­i­ly and com­mu­ni­ty lev­el. Amongst the many ben­e­fits, she men­tions the abil­i­ty of surf life­sav­ing to fos­ter resilience in its mem­bers. She also shares one of her moti­va­tions to stay­ing involved in the club …“and that’s what keeps you com­ing back the chance to hang out with your fam­i­ly and friends in a sport and pas­time that is multi­gen­er­a­tional.” Mandy met her hus­band Steve Lee through the club in 1998 and they now have three chil­dren Soraya, Mitch and Brodie – who are all active­ly involved in the club.

 

Mandy has com­pet­ed and achieved mul­ti­ple medals at a State and Nation­al lev­el in; Surf Sports (includ­ing Surf Ski, Surf Race, Iron­woman, Board Race, Res­cue Tube, Dou­ble Ski, Board Res­cue, Surf Ski Relay..); Surf Boats (first Mul­laloo female surf boat crew in 1994); Cham­pi­on Patrol (coached and men­tored by Bar­bara Loud0n); Cham­pi­on Life Saver (2001 State Gold Medal­list); Res­cue and Resus­ci­ta­tion and Pool Res­cue. On the man­age­ment side of the club Mandy has been a  Patrol Cap­tain, Coach since 1995, an Offi­cial, Age Group Man­ag­er, Direc­tor of Youth, Direc­tor of Life Sav­ing, Direc­tor of Com­pe­ti­tion and Direc­tor of Coach­ing.

How­ev­er, it is hard to sum up Mandy’s con­tri­bu­tion to the club by her awards and achieve­ments as one of her major con­tri­bu­tions is as a role mod­el and men­tor. Mandy con­tin­ues to com­pete at both a Senior and Mas­ters lev­el and always offers encour­age­ment and sup­port to her fel­low team­mates.

One of the senior female com­peti­tors Kirstie Hilyear (nee Brig­gs) recalls… “I think a real piv­otal moment for me is my first east coast Aussies, Kur­rawa 2010. My first event of the day was the Open Women’s Dou­ble Ski. Mandy and I were com­pet­ing togeth­er and I remem­ber think­ing it was the biggest surf I had seen in my life and still being a bit of a novice on the ski, qui­et­ly pack­ing it with nerves. Mandy, how­ev­er, made me feel at ease and said this was just to get wet and have some fun. I remem­ber it tak­ing us (and every­one else) ages to get out but we did even­tu­al­ly! But as we turned the cans we had a good laugh as we saw the offi­cials already tak­ing away the fin­ish­ing flags. This mem­o­ry sticks with me today and Mandy inspired me to not give up and still have fun in every race I com­pet­ed in. Not to men­tion – some­one I will always admire and look up to”.

And Olympian Jaime Roberts shares …”Mandy has always been and always will be that per­son we look up to, on and off the beach. I have Mandy to thank for the encour­age­ment and advice she pro­vid­ed, in fol­low­ing my pad­dling dream. The best ambas­sador for women’s sport right in our com­mu­ni­ty!!  Jaime also recalls …“Mandy com­pet­ing at a Car­ni­val the day after her 40th was def­i­nite­ly an expe­ri­ence I have nev­er for­got­ten”. Mandy was also instru­men­tal in imple­ment­ing win­ter train­ing to enhance surf skills. Jaime rec­ol­lects “…I’ll nev­er for­get those ini­tial Phat Chix ses­sions through win­ter, which mor­phed into a tough but fun all-inclu­sive ses­sion”.

When Mandy is asked about her proud­est moment in the club, she hes­i­tates a moment, as she clear­ly has many. Mandy answers that her proud­est moments are …“see­ing my kids con­tribut­ing, com­pet­ing and get­ting as much enjoy­ment out of the club as I have.” She was proud to wit­ness Soraya make the State team and to see Mitch and Brodie achieve the Nip­per State Age Group Award. She was also proud to com­pete with Soraya in an Open Women’s Board Res­cue at States and hopes to com­pete with her in Open Women’s Dou­ble Ski next year. Mandy was also immense­ly proud to have received Life Mem­ber­ship to the club in 2013.

Final­ly when ques­tioned about her most mem­o­rable moment in Mul­laloo SLSC – Mandy excus­es her­self if it sounds corny but replies… “look­ing over the club bal­cony and see­ing my hus­band Steve for the first time. At the time I was a boat­ie and so then became a ski pad­dler to try to impress him”. The rest is his­to­ry ….. Thanks, Steve! – Boat­ies loss has been a win to many gen­er­a­tions of Surf Ski Pad­dlers through Mandy’s enthu­si­asm, coach­ing and encour­age­ment! Mandy we all wish you a Hap­py 50th Birth­day!

Kat­ri­na West

Fantastic Volunteer Opportunities currently available, all that’s missing is YOU!

July 1st, 2020

The fol­low­ing Gen­er­al Man­ag­er and Man­ag­er posi­tions are vacant for the upcom­ing sea­son:-

  • Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Devel­op­ment – To over­see our largest groups being Nip­pers, Youth and Mem­ber­ship
  • Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Facil­i­ties – To over­see our build­ing, bar and lounge
  • Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Surf Sports – Enthu­si­as­tic sports ori­en­tat­ed mem­ber to shape and mold the clubs activ­i­ties in the Surf Sports are­na going into the future. The require­ments of the posi­tion are a pas­sion for surf sports and a com­mit­ment to the won­der­ful com­peti­tors of Mul­laloo SLSC
  • Man­ag­er Coach­ing – Ensur­ing all our com­peti­tors have suit­able coach­es and our coach­es are sup­port­ed
  • Man­ag­er Events – Lead­ing with the coor­di­na­tion for any beach events at the Club
  • Man­ag­er Facil­i­ties – To assist the GM Facil­i­ties
  • Man­ag­er Wood­side Nip­pers – Act­ing as the cen­tral point for all things Nip­pers
  • Man­ag­er Spon­sor­ship – Liais­ing with our spon­sors and find­ing new ones
  • Water Safe­ty Coor­di­na­tor – That all-impor­tant role on a Sun­day morn­ing, coor­di­nat­ing water safe­ty to ensure our Nip­pers are safe
  • Man­ag­er Youth – To guide our Youth activ­i­ties
  • Man­ag­er Com­mu­ni­ca­tions – To keep our mem­bers informed
  • Sausage Siz­zle Coor­di­na­tor — To man­age Sunday’s bar­beque

None of these roles need to be oner­ous and the Man­ag­er posi­tions can be achieved as a job share.

Please com­plete the form below before Fri­day 17 July.

  • Please pro­vide a brief descrip­tion of your back­ground and expe­ri­ence rel­e­vant to this posi­tion.
  • This field is for val­i­da­tion pur­pos­es and should be left unchanged.

2020 Annual Club Awards

May 20th, 2020

The Nominees are.….….

Award Club Per­son of the Year Nip­per Activ­i­ties Vol­un­teer
of the Year
Train­er of the Year Asses­sor of the Year IRB Life­saver of the Year
Pam Bubzy­c­ki
Pen­ny Fort­mann
Mark Hills
Tanya Hon­or
Julie Rap­ley
Car­lo Tenaglia
Paul Brier­ley
Louis Cheese­man
Luke Eliot
Pen­ny Fort­mann
Julie Rap­ley
Todd Bar­tle
Bernie Flint
Simon Gid­ley
Sandy Clarke
Mark Hills
Jacqui McGre­gor
Todd Bar­tle
Roger Greg­son
Jacqui McGre­gor
Car­lo Tenaglia

 

Award Life­saver of the Year Young Life­saver of the Year Young Achiev­er of the Year Coach of the Year
Nick Iel­lamo
Lau­rie de Mamiel
Car­lo Tenaglia
Jen­ni Wood
Mol­ly Bean
Ellie Black
Ava Bush­by
Will Ket­ter­ing­ham
Ava Bush­by
Corey Bar­tle
Soraya Lee
Anni­ka Ras­mussen
Max Smith
Paul Brier­ley
Mark Don­nel­ly
Pen­ny Fort­mann
Nick Kane
Carl Mills
Cameron Rap­ley

Oth­er Awards to be Pre­sent­ed include:

  • President/Board Award
  • Offi­cial of the Year
  • Team of the Year — IRB Dri­ver
  • Team of the Year — IRB Crew
  • Top 5 Patrol Hours
  • Patrol of the Year
  • Young Train­er of the Year
  • Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year
  • Young Ath­lete of the Year
  • Ath­lete of the Year
  • Pool Res­cue Team

Member Wellbeing: What will you keep?

May 19th, 2020

As West Aus­tralians begin to emerge from social iso­la­tion due to the  COVID-19 restric­tions, what will you keep?

The past few months have been extra­or­di­nary, resem­bling some­thing from a sci­ence fic­tion nov­el.  The world thrown into chaos as a super virus touched vir­tu­al­ly everyone’s lives.  Fam­i­lies sep­a­rat­ed, social iso­la­tion chang­ing every aspect of our days, liveli­hoods lost and glob­al­ly a death toll usu­al­ly asso­ci­at­ed with wars or geno­cide.  Yet, as much as COVID-19 brought the need to change how we live, it also brought the oppor­tu­ni­ty to recon­sid­er our choic­es and habits and to adapt.  Out of some­thing unthink­able came some good and some vital lessons about our­selves and oth­ers have pro­vid­ed oppor­tu­ni­ties for learn­ing, reflec­tion and reassess­ment.

As COVID-19 spread around the coun­try, work­places changed with rapid speed to allow its employ­ees to work from home.  Whilst this ini­tial­ly cre­at­ed some stress, it pro­vid­ed oppor­tu­ni­ties to slow down and to meet the com­pet­ing demands of work and fam­i­ly in unique ways.  Whilst many have lost their jobs and have had to find oth­er ways to fill their days, it also gave an insight as to the expe­ri­ence of hav­ing to be reliant on social wel­fare, an oppor­tu­ni­ty to revis­it our bias and judge­ments of oth­ers less for­tu­nate.  Places of edu­ca­tion changed to deliv­er­ing remote edu­ca­tion whilst stress­ful for many, also giv­ing some young peo­ple a reprieve from the day to day unpleas­ant­ness that the school envi­ron­ment can bring and par­ents a new appre­ci­a­tion for teach­ers.  Homes became gyms and many found the joy of exer­cis­ing for free out­doors.  Com­put­ers became a greater facil­i­ta­tor of human con­nec­tion and many chose to phone friends and loved ones rather than send texts or emoji’s bring­ing joy to oth­ers.  Beau­ty salons closed, forc­ing some of us to accept the grey and become a lit­tle less self-obsessed and more com­fort­able in our own skins.  The post office became a major shop­ping dis­tri­b­u­tion cen­tre rein­stat­ing the hum­ble postie as a deliv­er­er of joy not just bills.  The hum­ble toi­let roll became a com­mod­i­ty rivalling the bit econ­o­my bring­ing out some of our worst behav­iours and also some extra­or­di­nary acts of sim­ple kind­ness.  Doc­tors and oth­er med­ical staff came into our homes to offer assess­ments and treat­ments negat­ing the need to sit in wait­ing rooms poten­tial­ly get­ting ill­ness­es we did not ini­tial­ly have.  Veg­ie patch­es have been rein­stat­ed as sources of food and enjoy­ment, pets have been res­cued and giv­en new lov­ing homes at rates nev­er expe­ri­enced before and we all learnt that we can live at home and eat a meal with our fam­i­lies cooked at home every now and then.  Neigh­bours, who have nev­er spo­ken became known to each oth­er, fam­i­lies who had drift­ed apart reunit­ed and chil­dren have prob­a­bly spent more time out­side with their imme­di­ate fam­i­ly unit that we have seen in decades.  Politi­cians who are nor­mal­ly the sub­ject of our dis­con­tent, and front line work­ers who are nor­mal­ly for­got­ten and face­less became our dai­ly heroes and sub­jects of our grat­i­tude, appre­ci­a­tion and admi­ra­tion.  And whilst we couldn’t trav­el, our envi­ron­ment was giv­en a chance to heal and reju­ve­nate as our oceans flour­ished and our foot­print on the earth was for a few short months less­ened.

So, as we emerge from our homes and life slow­ly moves towards what will be the new nor­mal, take some time to reflect, think about how COVID-19 has changed you as an indi­vid­ual and as a mem­ber of the com­mu­ni­ty.  Think about what you have learnt about your­self and oth­ers, how resilient and adapt­able you are what strengths you have and also, what weak­ness­es.  We have been giv­en an oppor­tu­ni­ty to reset, to rede­fine our val­ues and who we are, what is impor­tant and what is not.  What will you keep?

Pam Bubrzy­c­ki

Strategic Plan Launch

May 13th, 2020

The Club’s Board of Direc­tors are pleased to launch the Club’s new Strate­gic Plan 2020 to 2024.

As was report­ed in the 2018/19 Annu­al Report, the Plan has under­gone sig­nif­i­cant review and con­sul­ta­tion over the last 12 months, includ­ing a club mem­bers sur­vey, sam­ple inter­views, advice from Life Mem­bers and input from man­agers.  The Board would like to acknowl­edge the efforts of Vic­ki Ras­mussen and Andy Jones with the sup­port of con­sul­tant Tanya Hund­loe of Social Mon­ey Solu­tions in draft­ing the Plan.

The new Strate­gic Plan:
• Builds on the work of pre­vi­ous Boards
• Con­sid­ered the chang­ing envi­ron­ment, espe­cial­ly the Club’s finan­cial mod­el
• Tracked progress towards the ‘One Club’ theme, Dri­ving Sus­tain­able Oper­a­tions, Finan­cial Via­bil­i­ty, Grow­ing Rela­tion­ships and Deliv­er­ing Ser­vices

The result of this review is a new five-year Strate­gic Plan, which acknowl­edges that the Club’s core busi­ness is life­sav­ing ser­vices on the beach with a goal of ‘no loss of life’. Accord­ing­ly, the Plan out­lines the devel­op­ment and sup­port of mul­ti­ple aspects of the Club that con­tribute to life­sav­ing.

The new Strate­gic Plan address­es our ‘One Club’ goal by aim­ing to enhance the mem­ber expe­ri­ence. It also aims to improve life­sav­ing ser­vices by devel­op­ing the skills and edu­cat­ing our life­savers, through a strong and sus­tain­able organ­i­sa­tion. This Strate­gic Plan includes ongo­ing and new pri­or­i­ties in line with the Club’s cur­rent and fore­cast­ed posi­tion, as well as sug­gest­ed objec­tives, actions, tar­gets and mea­sures. It acknowl­edges Surf Life Sav­ing Aus­tralia and Surf Life Sav­ing WA’s cur­rent strate­gic plans and will be reviewed against these dur­ing the peri­od 2019 – 2024.

Click here for the Sum­ma­ry ver­sion of the Strate­gic Plan. A full ver­sion of the Strate­gic Plan will be avail­able through your SLSA Mem­bers Area soon.