It costs a lot of money to operate a Surf Life Saving Club - from patrolling the Beach to training our Members to developing our future lifesavers and leaders.
There are many funding avenues - including support from all levels of Government, donations, the Supporters' Club, and from individual and corporate sponsorships.
The Club has just released its 2017-18 Season Sponsorship Prospectus. It details the many avenues open to support the Club and to be recognised as a supporter.
CLICK HERE to view the Prospectus
All members are urged to read the document and to identify potential individual and corporate sponsors.
For further assistance, contact Brett Magnussen on 0412 187 915 or at email@example.com
It is with sadness that we report the passing of Darryl Webster on 25 August.
Darryl was a great contributor to the Club during his membership from 2000 to 2013 - as an involved Nipper parent, patrolling lifesaver and enthusiastic Assessor and Trainer. His daughter Tracey came through the Nipper ranks and remained an active patrolling member.
Darryl succumbed quickly to cancer, and our sincere condolences are extended to his family on their loss.
Congratulations to Club Life Member Kirsten Phillips who was today awarded Life Membership of Surf Life Saving Queensland Sunshine coast Branch.
This is in recognition of her 30+ years involvement with surf life saving. At a Club level, Kirsten was Club Captain for 5 years, Patrol Captain for more than 10 years, trainer and assessor for more than 10 years and over 1200 hours of patrol. Kirsten is our current Member Development Officer.
At Branch level, Kirsten has been Deputy Director of Lifesaving (3 years), Director of Lifesaving (4 years) and Director of Youth and Membership Development (4 years). She has also been a member of numerous committees at Surf Life Saving Queensland for over 10 years.
The above is only a small portion of her involvement in the surf life saving movement over the past 30 years.
At the Club's Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18 June 2017, the Club's 42nd and 43rd Life Members were elected. They were Stephen Maitland OAM and Jase 'Molly' Bean. See below a brief history of their involvement with our Club.
Stephen Maitland OAM RFD
Stephen has been a member of the Club since 1991 (26 seasons). He obtained his Bronze Medallion in 1992 and has obtained dozens of other awards since, including IRB Crew, IRB Driver, Advanced Resuscitation, Beach Management (Patrol Captain), Gold Medallion, Spinal Management and ATV.
He has been an active patrolling member for 25 years, totalling more than 2,500 hours, which is an average of more than 100 per season. He won the Most Patrol Hours award in 2007 and 2013 and was a Patrol Captain for 17 consecutive seasons.
Steve has also won numerous Club awards, including Best Carnival Competitor (twice), Best Club Man, Most efficient Patrol Captain (twice), Best Masters Competitor, Most Efficient Lifesaver, Trophy for Excellence and the President's Trophy.
Steve was a member of the Surf Sports and Junior Activities Committee in 1993/94, Chief Water Safety Officer from 1993-1995, Supporters Club Committee member in 2009/10 and Masters Team Manager from 2005 to 2015. He was also an Honorary Vice President of the Club from 1998 to 2008, led the committee of review for the SLSC and Supporters Club Strategic Review in 2002 and managed the SLSC Constitution Review in 2014/15.
He was also the Treasurer of the Surf Life Saving Foundation from 1997 to 2010 and Chairman from 2010 to 2012, which is now the main fundraising arm for SLS throughout Australia. Steve has also been a major fundraiser for the Club, either directly as a top 10 collector at Surf Rescue Appeals or through obtaining corporate sponsorship for the Club.
In 2007 Steve was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for contribution to the establishment and development of the Surf Life Saving Foundation and for services as a surf life saver.
Steve has also been a keen competitor for the Club for more than 20 years, winning numerous State Masters medals.
Steve's election as a Life Member is well deserved recognition for a dedicated and proud member of Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC. He was presented with his Life Member badge at the AGM by President Mike McDonald.
Jase 'Molly' Bean
Jase Bean has been a member of the Club since 1994 after transferring up from Mollymook SLSC (hence where the 'Molly' comes from) and has provided more than 20 years service to the Club.
Molly holds his Bronze Medallion, IRB Crew, Beach Management (Patrol Captain) award and ATV Operator. He has completed more than 800 hours of patrol over this time and has also been a Patrol Captain for a number of years.
He was Club President for 3.5 seasons, Deputy President for 1.5 season, acting Club Captain for half a season, Director of Surf Sports for 1 season, Surf Boat Officer for 10 seasons, Supporters Club Committee member for 3 seasons and U13/14 age manager for 1 season. He has also been an accredited surf boat coach for 10 seasons.
He has won numerous Club awards over the years, including Most Outstanding Carnival Competitor (3 times), Best Club Man (twice), Best &*& Fairest Competitor (twice), Most Valuable Office Bearer and Best Patrol Team.
In competition, Molly has won numerous State Championship medals as a rower, including U21 Surf Boat (Silver), Reserve Grade Surf Boat (Gold); and as a sweep, including Open Female Surf Boat (Gold, Silver and Bronze). He has also swept masters surf boat crews to Gold medals at State and Australian Championships.
Molly's election as a Life Member is also recognition for distinguished service over an extended period of time with the Club. Unfortunately, Molly was unable to be present at the AGM due to family commitments, but will be presented with his Life Member badge at a formal ceremony later this year.
Members of the Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club are advised that Life Member Jeff Morris passed away on 12 June 2017.
Club members and the Surf Life Saving Saving community extend their sincere condolences to the Morris family on their loss.
Jeffrey's funeral will be held at 3.00pm on Thursday, 15 June at Gregson & Weight, Gregson Place, Caloundra. Members are invited to attend as a mark of respect to his life and service.