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AGM 23 June

The Annual General Meeting will take place at 4pm on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at the club rooms. Nominations for committee positions must be received by the Secretary no later than 5pm on Friday 14th June 2019. Nominees are asked to provide a short (no more than 300 words) statement about themselves and what they can bring to our club and committee along with a completed nomination form. The Annual Report including the financial statements will be circulated by email in advance of the meeting. Any questions regarding the report and financials should be directed to the President, John Kerr. 

The CLSLSC Committee of Management 2018/2019 wishes to sincerely thank all our members for their contributions to the club over the last season. It takes many hands to make a volunteer organisation productive and everyone’s contribution is truly valued. We hope to see you at the AGM and invite you to stay on, have a drink and a nibble and celebrate with the outgoing and incoming committees.

End of year dinner 

It was a great turn out to this year’s end of season dinner at the Chelsea Yacht Club. Thanks to all our members that came along to celebrate another successful season at Chelsea Longbeach Surf Life Saving Club. And thank you to our sponsors who attended.

Congratulations to our perpetual trophy winners Sharon Konisberry and Leo Faid winning the R&B Taylor trophy for most outstanding senior competitor, Tony Payne for winning the Stodgell trophy for most outstanding (non competing) club person, Judy Silom winning the Jim Reark trophy for always competing with the best endeavour and Devine (Patrol Team 2) for winning the Francis Hogg trophy.

We also recognised our patrollers who volunteered more than 100 hours: Leo Faid (236), Tony Payne (218), Jessica Maltby (160), Ryan Chessum (159), Allen Astfalck (146), Jack Phillpotts (136), Mitchell Lewis (134), Lachlan Shimmen (126), Libby White (120), Sharon Konisberry (106), Joshua Kerr (102), Trish Armonio (101) and James Vicendese (100).

Senior championships

Congratulations to all the competitors who took part in the senior club championships. In the female competition Abbey Tregellis won the under 15s, Lucy Reekie took out the under 17s with Sarah Gilmore coming second and Jess Maltby won the under 19s. In the open men’s competition Mitchell Lewis was the winner followed by Leo Faid in second and Jack Phillpotts and James Vicendese equal third. In the masters Allan Astfalk won and Tony Payne was second.

Our bright future

Taylah Lewis and Jaylyn Clarke-Kamp recently represented our club at the LSV Youth Symposium. The girls’ team won the LSV Innovation Challenge with their winning idea ‘Life Saving Victoria Junior’, for young life savers to have their say in competition and all things life saving. These young inspired minds will present their idea to the LSV board shortly and will be the ambassadors of the concept going forward.  Congratulations Taylah, Jaylyn and their team. Our club is very proud of the contribution of our young people.

State championships 2020

Life Saving Victoria has confirmed the 2020 Victorian Junior State Championships will be held in Warrnambool from Saturday 7th - Monday 9th March. The Youth/Senior State Championships will be held at Lorne from Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd March. The 2019/2020 Season calendar is currently being drafted. Once all dates and venues have been finalised, the full season calendar will be released. It is recommended any competitors thinking about attending next season’s championship events make accommodation bookings as soon as possible.

Club fundraiser

Our club was chosen to be the charity partner for the Frankston Mitsubishi Kia Sale Event on the last weekend in May. A big thanks to John Kerr, Jess Maltby, Trish Armonio, Judy Silom, Kylie Phillpotts, Richie Gilmore, Sharon Konisberry, Cynthia Abraham and Maurice Mascaro who manned the sausage sizzle across the weekend. Frankston Mitsubishi Kia donated $500 to the club and another $50 was collected in donations. Thanks to former club member David Barty for the opportunity to be involved.

Maintaining boundaries

Members of Chelsea Longbeach Surf Life Saving Club are required to abide by Surf Life Saving Australia’s Member Protection Policy which includes a code of conduct for dealing with children and young people. In the newsletter we will highlight a different aspect of the code each month. 

All adults and any young person in a position of authority over other children and young people should act within the confines of their duties at all times. This means you should:

  • Make it clear to the Child or Young Person what your role is within the Club and to them (i.e. As a coach my role is to train, instruct and guide you and not to be your best friend or counsellor)
  • Always ask a Child or Young Person’s permission to touch or interact when demonstrating an activity. At all times you are to avoid intimate parts of the body e.g. genitals, backside or breast area
  • ​Stick to contacting a Child or Young Person via their parents or guardians rather than contact the Child directly.
  • Don’t adopt an ongoing welfare role with a Child or Young Person that is beyond the scope of your role, or that is the responsibility of another member (e.g. a counsellor)
  • Don’t engage in massage/stretching of Children or Young People, if not your specified role within the Club. If authorised to conduct such activity you must first ask the Child or Young Person’s permission and ensure it is always in sight of other adults. Massage/stretching can be done only with the prior authorisation of a parent or guardian and wherever possible in their presence
  • Don’t try to engage in activities with Children and Young People outside your specified role, such as watching a Child’s basketball game, playing virtual video games together or attending their birthday party
  • Don’t use personal rather than Club approved equipment, unless authorised by the Club
  • Don’t offer overnight/weekend/holiday care of Children and Young People as respite to parents or extra tuition or coaching.

For further guidance visit the SLSA website

Child Safe training

Surf Life Saving Australia has an online training module on Safeguarding Children and Young People. All committee members and age managers are required to undertake the training. All members are encouraged to undertake the training. Access the online training module 

Support our supporters

A huge thank you to our sponsors this year. If you need to sell your house, build a house, get a loan, remove a tree, fix your teeth or your pipes, learn to swim or dance please show your support in return by getting a quote or checking out what our sponsors have to offer.


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