Lorne Mower October 2023

It’s back… The Mower – October 2023

Get ready summer is coming  

Welcome to the first Mower in quite some time. Usually at this point of the Mower there would be a message from the President.  But there have been a couple of changes recently with the Executive Committee, so thought this was the perfect opportunity to introduce the team, to make sure everyone is keeping up with the news. 

The committee give up their time to work hard to deliver for the club so this is an opportunity to acknowledge all that they do.  They are available if you want to chat or share your thoughts.

The President – Heath Armstrong
Treasurer – Stephen Longley
Secretary – Jo Pincus
Club Captain – Nick Murnane
Vice President Training – Lucas Karlson
Vice President Membership, Leadership and Development – Jess Sincock
Vice President Major Events – John Takac
Vice President Competition – Brent Enticott
Vice President Youth- Kirilee Wilson
Vice President House – Jenny Aschhoff
Club Administrator – Alice Van Deuren

Special mention to Mali Romais, who has stepped up to take on the position of Chief Instructor.  Love your work Mali.  ?

The Executive Committee is supported by a strong general committee covering a range of club areas from lifesaving operations, competitions and admin support such as grants and IT.  
A huge thankyou to all members of the committee, without them the club would not be able to operate. 
Want to get in touch with anyone, jump onto this page to find the relevant contact info.

Is your Working With Children Check (WWCC) up-to-date??

All members 18 years and over must have a valid WWCC. Is your Check up-to-date?

Make sure it is valid for the coming season. You can renew your Check online from six months before its expiry date until three months after it has expired.  If you are a new member and have an existing Check you simply need to add Lorne SLSC as another volunteer organisation. Remember, the Check for volunteers is at no cost.   

Need more information, check out this article from LSV.  
To check on your Check or if you need to get one in place for this season, go to https://service.vic.gov.au/services/working-with-children
Thanks, Alice  admin@lornesurfclub.com.au

Are you an active member and want to swim the P2P?  

The Pier to Pub committee has been working super hard and the event is only a few day away from entries opening. 

If you are an active member and you want to swim you need to meet a few criteria and apply to the Club Captain before 24 November.  Please read this document for all the details that you need to know. 

cheers, Nick  captain@lornesurfclub.com.au

Get your requal before the season starts

Hope you are all excited for the 2023/24 season! But before we can kick off, it is crucial and mandatory to complete your Skills Maintenance before patrolling the beach.

This year, Lorne is holding Skills Maintenance sessions on the 18th and 19th of November (and while not confirmed hopefully also on the 29th/30th of December).  To complete your requal you

  • must be a financial, active member
  • log onto  https://mt.lsv.com.au/login/ using your SLSA Members Username & Password. 
  • select one of the available time slots on the 18th/19th of November.
  • complete the online theory BEFORE booking into a practical session on the 18th/19th of November.

If you are having trouble check out the tutorial on how to access LSV’s Training Website, enrol in Online Learning, Complete Online Learning and book a practical session.

If you can’t make it to Lorne on 18/19 November you are more than welcome to complete the online learning and book/attend any other available Skills Maintenance Session around the state based on what suits you best.
If you are having any trouble – please feel free to get in touch.

See you on the beach, 
Lucas and Mali,  training@lornesurfclub.com.au

Nippers – it’s so much more than the summer intensive

Know your nippers team.

Kirilee Wilson heads up the overall program management and Sharon Tyer looks after Nippers admin.  They are supported by an amazing team of volunteers – the entire team is going to have a very busy summer!  If you need to get in touch…
Kirilee can be contacted at youth@lornesurfclub.com.au
and Sharon is at nippers@lornesurfclub.com.au

Nippers squad makes a start.

Squad has three groups;  Squids(pictured) Seals & Dolphins.  Weekly sessions teach swim, board and beach skills, building friendships and a strong Lorne SLSC community.  Friday night dinners at the club are a hit!
If you are interested in getting involved get in touch with the Nippers crew..

We couldn’t do it without our amazing volunteers. 

Here are two of our regulars, Mark and Sam Essing who help out with water safety, are active patrollers not to mention, also great competitors

Nippers summer intensive acceptances and information packs have been sent. 
If you have any questions, get in touch with Sharon.

Nippers Competition Team had its first carnival of the season

The  LSV Endurance State Champs where held at Cosy Corner, Torquay recently. A small Lorne team tested their long distance skills with competitors in age groups from U12 to Masters There were some great individual results (see to the right) and the team was equal 10th overall.  Awesome effort.  ?

For more details on the results and more nippers news, have a read here.

U12 Male 2km Run: Silver Jonathan Hudson
U12 Male 1km Swim: 4 th Jonathan Hudson
U13 Male 1km Swim: 5 th Jack Newton
U14 Male 4km Board: 4 th Billy Read
U14 Male 4km Run: Gold Cadel Cross
U14 Male 2km Swim: 2 nd Billy Read
U14 Male 4km Run: 4 th Sam Essing
U17 Male Ski 6km: 7 th Jesse Russell
Masters Male 4km Run : Gold Mark Essing
Masters Male 2km Swim: Gold Tristan Read, and 6 th Mark Essing

Did you know the Lorne SLSC is a registered charity? 

Love your club, why not help out with a tax deductible donation. Click here to make a donation

Supporting many areas of the Lorne SLSC, We couldn’t do it without you. 
Thank you to our generous sponsors.

October 29, 2023 Peter