Newsletter – August 18, 2017

Dear Members,

The Fairhaven SLSC held its 59th Annual General Meeting on Sunday 13 August.

Members should have received a hard copy of our Annual Report in the mail, an electronic version can be viewed here (pdf).

We are proud of the Annual Report and think it provides an excellent snapshot of Season 2016-17.

Thanks to all outgoing Committee members – in particular, I would like to recognise the contributions of Andrew Cresswell, James Burt, Julia Clarke and Imogen Dingle.

Thanks also to outgoing Delegates Sarah Burt, Ant Altman, Rebecca Patrick and Paul Patrick.

We are fortunate to have filled all positions (except one!) and I would like to welcome new Committee members:

Pam Freeman (Treasurer)
Michael Henderson (Club Captain)
Tamsin Lawrence (VP – Youth and Leadership)

Thanks also to those who have filled Delegate positions, a full list of Committee and Delegates can be found at:

Welcome to new delegates:

Maddy Green (Club Vice Captain)
Emma Dennis (Chief instructor)
Chloe Hardman (Board and Ski Captain)
Julia Schwarz (IRB Captain)
Tom Dennis (Gear Steward)
Sean O’Callaghan (Gear Steward)
Jess Cummins (Functions Co-ordinator)

Position Vacant

We are yet to fill the role of VP (Admin and Member Services) vacated by Julia Clarke. This is an important role for the club dealing with Membership/Policy and Communications and liaising with our existing Administration Team (Surfguard Registrar and Member Registrar)

Julia is very happy to provide a full handover and support where required. Our club relies on volunteers across all areas of operation and this is a great opportunity for someone to make a significant contribution to Fairhaven SLSC.

A detailed Roles and Responsibilities description is available. The Role would suit a member with some IT/organisational skills but an extensive background in Lifesaving is not essential.

If you are interested, please contact me to discuss further: [email protected]

Nancy Joseph – Life Member LSV

Long time Fairhaven SLSC member and former Club Captain and Secretary, Nancy Joseph was recently awarded Life Membership of Life Saving Victoria – a very prestigious honour.

Nancy has made an enormous contribution over 27 years as a Fairhaven SLSC member and has also made an extensive contribution to the broader Life Saving movement through her involvement in Youth & Leadership and the LSV Female Leadership Network.

Congratulations Nancy!

Grant helps Fairhaven SLSC protect the environment

Thanks to Kirstin Charlesworth and Rod Woodger for their work in obtaining and organising a grant from GORCC to further protect the sand dunes to the east of the Clubhouse.

Thankyou also to all the willing Fairhaven SLSC members who helped with the planting over the Queen’s Birthday weekend.

A full write up and photos can be seen on the following link:

Early Dates for your calendar

  • Nipper Registration: October 1 -31
  • Patrols Commence: Sat 2nd December
  • FSLSC Bronze Camp: 10th-16th December
  • Nippers commences: Wednesday 27th December
  • Door Knock: Mon 1st January
  • Cosy Corner: Friday 5th January
  • Tim Gates Classic Fun Run: Sunday 7th January (morning start this year due to tides)
  • Ladies Lunch: Sat 13th January
  • Fairhaven Carnival: Sunday 14th January

Fairhaven SLSC Membership

Membership renewal information will be emailed to all members in early September.

Please look out for this information and renew your membership early.

I hope all Members are finding a little sun somewhere, we look forward to seeing you on the beach again at Fairhaven very soon!

Best wishes,

Darren West
President – Fairhaven SLSC