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Membership renewals

Season 2019 - 2020 membership applications are now due. Fees are as follows:
Family $200.00 
Single Parent Family $150.00
Senior $100.00
Junior $50.00

Please pay online 

If you have any questions please email our Treasurer Kirsty Anstey

U18 LSV camp 

Nominations are now open for the 2019 LSV U18 Leadership Development Camp. This Camp is an opportunity for youth members to develop and enhance their leadership and lifesaving skills, to support their progress through their lifesaving journey. The Camp will take place Angahook Holiday Camp, Aireys Inlet from Friday 22 November to Sunday 24 November 2019. You must be 16 or 17 years of age at the time of the camp. The cost of the camp is $405. The club will subsidise some of this cost. The amount of the subsidy will depend on the number of successful applicants. Apply online Applications close Sunday, 29 September, 2019. Applicants need the endorsement of the club. Once you have completed the online application email Imogen Kelly and a list of endorsed applicants will be emailed directly to LSV.

Congratulations Kirsty Anstey

Life membership has been conferred on Kirsty Anstey in recognition of her significant contribution and continued commitment to the club. Kirsty has been a member of the club for the last 10 years. She has been on the committee for 8 of those years, serving as treasurer for the past 6 years. She patrols and volunteers as an official at carnivals and has also held the role of kiosk manager. She can be relied on to jump in wherever needed to get things done, and is a very worthy recipient of this highest honour within our club. Congratulations Kirsty and thank you for your years of service.

Committee 2019-20

The committee for 2019-20 is as follows:
President John Kerr
Vice president Imogen Kelly
Secretary Rachelle Clarke
Treasurer Kirsty Anstey
Club Captain Trish Armonio
Chief Instructor Libby White
Junior Coordinator Kate Christodoulides
General members John Davutovic, Jessica Maltby, Elissa Stevens and Angela Davutovic

We thank all our committee members for volunteering their time and welcome our new committee members Jessica Maltby, Elissa Stevens and Angela Davutovic. A big thanks to the outgoing committee members and welcome to new committee for 2019/20 season.

Volunteers needed

There are many volunteer roles to be filled every year and all club members are encouraged to get involved. Expressions of interest are invited for all roles:
Competition (Juniors and Seniors)
Bar manager 
Boat Captain 
First Aid Officer 
Radio Officer 
Gear Steward
Key Registrar 
Member Protection 
Kiosk Manager

If you want any further information about these roles and/or can help out by filling any of these roles this year please email our Secretary Rachelle Clarke

Thank you 

Special thanks to Russell Davidson, Tony Payne and Kylie Philpotts who have stood down from the committee this year.

Russell Davidson has been Junior Coordinator for four years and has done an exceptional job coordinating our nippers program each week, recruiting and training age managers, organising the junior club championships and junior presentation night.

As Club Captain and one of only a few boat drivers we have at the club, Tony Payne spent more than 200 hours patrolling last season and will take a well earned break from coordinating our patrol teams. Tony is a highly experienced patroller and long term member of the club, and his guidance of new patrollers and team captains is invaluable. Under his leadership the patrol teams have continued to grow in numbers and confidence, and the club achieved a perfect score from a recent LSV audit. A priority for the club is increasing our number of qualified boat drivers so we can ease the burden on the few we have.

Kylie Philpotts has been the engine behind all our great social functions in recent years and did a great job pulling everything together. It’s not always easy to plan for the last minute rush but Kylie has always put on a great event and welcomed everyone with a smile. Under her watch the New Years Eve party has grown into a ‘not to be missed’ date on the calendar and attendance at the end of year dinner is growing in numbers.

Shark bell restored

A shark bell which hung from the original club house and has since been in storage has been restored and mounted above the bar in honour of then Clarke family. The Clarke family has been involved with the club for 44 years. Jayne served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and now Key Registrar. Her children Sean and Rachelle both competed and patrolled for many years. Sean has served the club as Club Captain and Rachelle as Secretary, age manager and coach of R&R and March Past teams. Thanks to Fred Pool and John Davutovic for organising for the bell to be restored and mounted.

Youth committee 

A focus for the coming year is increasing the voice of young people within our club. Expressions of interest are invited from young people wishing to get more involved in the running of the club. The commitment will involve attending one meeting per month. Meetings will be led by Jessica Maltby, and will report to the club committee. The youth committee will be a mechanism for testing ideas with younger members and will also offer ideas for the committee to implement. To express interest in being involved email our Secretary Rachelle Clarke.

Team of the year finalist

For the second year running our March Past team were shortlisted as a finalist for Team of the Year at the Life Saving Victoria Awards for Excellence. The awards were held at the Pullman Hotel on 27 July and Chelsea Longbeach Surf Life Saving Club was represented by Ric Mitchell, Rachelle Clarke, Lachie Davey, Jaylyn Clarke Kamp, Rachel Lawson and Maddy Lawson. Team of the Year went to the Victorian Pool Lifesaving Team. The March Past team has also been nominated for a Leader Local Sports Star Award 2019.


Thank you to life member Ivor Donahue who attended the Annual General Meeting and made a generous donation to the club over the bar. Our life members have all committed significant time and energy to the running of our club over the years and may not be well known to current members but play an important part in the history of our club. Although they may not be regularly present, the club holds special importance for our life members and Ivor’s donation is gratefully and respectfully received. Thank you Ivor.

Youth member workshop

During the July school holidays 22 young members, aged 12-18 years, attended a young member welfare workshop conducted by Morgan Lander. The workshop covered behaviour towards each other at the club and outside of the club; safe use of social media; how to report inappropriate behavior/concerns; support available for young people within the club, Life Saving Victoria and Surf Life Saving Australia; how to get help outside of life saving; how to support a friend; and how young people can get more involved in the running of the club. Feedback from the presenter was that the group were great to work with. The group came up with some suggestions for how the club could increase awareness of obligations for all club members on how we behave towards each other including wanting to take responsibility for this among the under 18 group. One idea that we implement immediately is forming a youth sub committee to seek ideas and feedback from young members and report to the committee.

Language and tone 

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. 

Language and tone of voice used in the presence of children should:
• provide clear direction, boost their confidence, encourage or affirm them
• not be harmful—therefore, avoid language that is intended to be, or is received or likely to be received by the individual it is directed at or any other person as:
• discriminatory, racist or sexist
• derogatory, belittling or negative, for example, by calling a child a ‘loser’ or telling them they are ‘too fat’
• threatening or frightening
• profane or sexual.
Similar language and tone of voice should be used in all member to member interactions. 

• talk to the Child or Young Person in a professional manner and with respect
• use language that is encouraging and supportive and that supports a fun and inclusive environmen• pick up on and address a situation when negative language or tone is being used by a child, parent/guardian or other member and reinforce that it is not appropriate and not right.

• make inappropriate comments about a Child/Young Person’s appearance, including excessive flattering comments
• have inappropriate conversation or enquiries of a sexual nature (e.g., questions about a Child or Young Person’s sexuality or his/her sexual relationship with others)
• use pet names
• make jokes or innuendos of a sexual nature
• use obscene gestures and language
• discuss personal lifestyle details of self, other staff or Children and Young People
• single out a Child or Young Person or denigrate them in front of peers or other members.

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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