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Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club
President's Post Special March 2016

  • Key Contacts
  • A very special day to remember
  • What's happening at the Club ?
  • Keep up to date and keep informed !
  • Please Support the Sponsors that Support us
  • Our Vision

  • A very special day to remember

    Past and present members of the Executive and Building Committee's who helped us to get to this point, join with Club Life Members, Lisa Neville MP, Borough of Queenscliffe representatives and the Life Saving Victoria representatives.

    In 2007 the Club released a 10 year strategic plan which included the rebuilding of our Clubhouse, which subsequently resulted in the formation of a Building Committee in 2009.

    Since 2009 the Club's Building Committee has been working on behalf of the Executive Committee (and the membership) to undertake a number of complex and lengthy tasks including,
    Arranged a meeting to gather members and community ideas / concerns.
    Conducted a survey to assess functional / operational requirements.
    Developed concepts for financing the project.
    Set guidelines for evaluating project options.
    Selected a preferred option and test stakeholders response.
    Recommended a project brief to the Club's Executive Committee.
    Develop a project action and delivery plan for the Membership's endorsement.
    Numerous meetings with Council, State Government, Life Saving Victoria and local groups.
    Tested a "pop up restaurant" food option.

    During this period a number of potential sites for a possible relocation were carefully considered to assist to partly fund the project (if the Club was able to relocate onto a suitable Crown land location and sell our current site).
    Although this slowed the process of redevelopment, the possibility of an injection in the vicinity of $ 1 000 000 led to it being seriously considered and investigated.
    In July of 2014 we had reached a point where the only viable option was to remain at our current site and subsequently in April 2015 the Borough of Queenscliffe resolved to sell the neighbouring block of leased land (grassed open area at 56 Ocean Road which we have occupied for several decades) for the sum of $ 1.
    It had taken significant time and effort to get to this point and it would not have been possible without the efforts of Past President Michael Doery, the previous Building Committee, the previous Executive Committee, the Borough of Queenscliffe Councillors and Staff and Member for Bellarine The Hon Lisa Neville MP.

    Since July of last year a small team from the new Building and Executive Committees have been working through the complex sale and land contracts which have a number of complexities built into them to safeguard the Borough's donation so that it ensures the gift remains in our possession for as long as we are undertaking the 'not for profit community service' that we undertake.
    There have been numerous discussions, meetings and revisions of documents to ensure that what the Club signs will ensure that we are able to undertake the activities of a Surf Life Saving Club, that there will be an ability to undertake some borrowings and that we can build an appropriate new Clubhouse.
    For the last 6 months a small team consisting of Tony Greenway (Honorary Legal Advisor), Chris Harper (Chair, Building Committee) and Ivan St Clair (Chair, Fundraising Committee) have provided me with exceptional advice and support while we have been negotiating with the Borough.

    I am delighted to announce that all of the documents for this to occur have been signed by the Club and by the Borough and that we now own 56 Ocean Road, Point Lonsdale.

    This now confirms with total certainty that we will be located at 54 - 56 Ocean Road Point Lonsdale. The Building Committee can plan for this and proceed with 100% certainty and the Fundraising Committee can also start the significant task of fundraising with 100% certainty for donors.

    I am expecting that 2016 will see a lot of hard work and activity from both of these sub Committee's on behalf of the Executive Committee now that we have 100% surety on our future site. This will also result in all members hearing more from these sub Committee's who have been quietly working away in the background preparing for this day.

    It's a great week to be a member of the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club !

    Matthew Ponsford

    Statements from State and Local Government about today's occasion:

    Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville
    "The Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club has a long association with the area and is integral to the local community."
    "The transfer of land is a great achievement for the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club. Thank you to the members of the taskforce, the Borough of Queenscliffe Council and PLSLSC members for their tireless work."

    Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Cr Helene Cameron
    "Council is delighted to play such a significant role in securing the future of the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club."
    "We simply couldn't enjoy our wonderful coastal lifestyle without the safe patrolling of beaches by the dedicated members and volunteers of the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club."

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    Our Vision

    We will provide lifesaving services for the community of Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff, enable our members to develop their skills, knowledge and experience in lifesaving and sports and to improve the profile and influence of the club through community and member involvement and leadership in development programs and initiatives.

    Key Contacts

    Club Office:
    (03) 5258 1257
    (03) 5258 2823 - Fax
    PO Box 120 Point Lonsdale VIC 3225

    Open 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.
    Mon, Wed & Sat (Year Round).
    Monday to Saturday (December and January).
    Answering machine when unattended.

    KD Allen Clubrooms / Glaneuse Bar:
    (03) 5258 3300
    HC Windmill Back Beach Base:
    (03) 5258 4123
    Santa Casa Beach Base:
    (03) 5258 3366
    4WD Mobile:
    0427 231 333

    Executive Committee:

    Matthew Ponsford
    Mb - 0419 52 52 58

    Senior Vice President:
    Liam Petrie-Allbutt
    Mb - 0413 714 508

    Club Captain: (Life Saving Services - ie. Patrols & Lifesaving Equipment)
    Jo Burch
    Mb - 0431 781 435

    Vice President Lifesaving: (Training and Assessment - ie. Camps, Courses and Skills Maintenance)
    Justine Cain
    Mb - 0417 182 686

    Vice President Aquatic Sports:
    Mb -

    Vice President Youth & Leadership Development: (Nippers)
    Bim (Justine) Kiely-Scott
    Mb - 0417 059 105

    Steve Woodfull
    Mb - 0428 566 627

    Ivan St Clair
    Mb - 0411 475 833

    Vice President Property:
    Andrew MacLeod
    Mb - 0417 057 080

    Vice President Marketing:
    Paul Doman
    Mb - 0421 832 656

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