About

Our Mission

To provide a safe beach environment for the community at the Inverloch Surf Beach through the provision of an effective volunteer patrolling service. We also strive to offer our members a Flagsupportive and team orientated club culture that encourages personal development and friendship.

In achieving our mission our goals are:

  • To offer our members sporting, education, personal development, leadership, social and health opportunities.
  • To develop happy, healthy and responsible people within our community
  • To be an educator in the South Gippsland region

Current Board of Management (Season 2016/17)

President: Fiona Hughes
Secretary: Trevor Dando
Treasurer: Rob O’Neill
Club Captain: Rachel Fraser
Chief Instructor: Maxine Lockie
Membership & Leadership Development: Hilary Hughes
Competition Director: Lindsey Ritchie
Media & Community Relations: Peter Harrison

Club History

With the growing popularity and hazards due to changing sand conditions at the Inverloch beach, Mr Alan Bolton and Mr Glen Hibberd realised the need for a Life Saving Club at Inverloch. They called for a public meeting which was held February 1998 to discuss the need for a patrolled beach. The popularity of the beach and changing conditions was the catalyst in gaining wide spread support from the general community. Volunteers were requested to help form the club and thus, Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club was established.

The inaugural General Meeting occurred on 9 August 1998.

First Committee of Inverloch SLSC 1998

President: Glen Hibberd
Secretary: Alan Bolton
Treasurer: John Ryan
Club Captain: Rick Owen
Committee: David & Beth Sutherland, Rosemary Langston, Ray & Sandra Bastin, Sue Fitzgerald, Maureen Ansell, George Misson (State Centre Liaison Officer)

First Delegate to State Centre: Alan Bolton (1998)

Affiliation with State Centre: 1998

Club Colours: Red and Yellow

First Bronze Medallion holders: Anne Fotopolous, Edwin Jungwirth, Lauren Kerr, Patricia McCarthy, Eran Saunders, Renee Schultz

First Competitor for the Club: Stacey Allan competed at Anglesea in January 2000

Life Members: Alan Bolton (2009), Maureen Ansell (2009), David Schultz (2015)

Clubhouse

The club operated from a leased shipping container and was then donated a second container by Richard Short (of Royal Wolf Containers). All equipment was stored in these two containers. A third container was donated to the club which was used as an office and first aid room. The club operated from these 3 containers until January 2011.

The Big Dig (13)

Breaking Ground – Easter 2010 – L-R: Renee Schultz, Trevor Dando, Maureen Ansell, Philippe du Plessis, Alan Bolton

The Invy crew celebrating the end of the container era Easter 2010

No1 Container just before building start

Office and First Aid container in foreground with two 20 foot storage containers in the background.

Construction-front view

Under Construction Sep 2010

In 2010 after many years of fundraising, generous support from members and the community and with the assistance of the Victorian State Government and the Bass Coast Council construction of the new Clubhouse commenced. In January 2011 the new facility was officially opened and the club entered a new era. Our state of the art clubhouse includes a large training room, sleeping quarters, equipment storage garage, first aid room and kiosk.

clubhouse_daylight

Clubhouse just after completion Dec 2010

Clubhouse 2014-edited

Current – April 2014

Clubhouse Aerial 2

Aerial view of clubhouse and carpark

Honour Boards

Glass panels installed on the walls in the training room acknowledge those who have contributed financially to the club to assist in building the clubhouse. In addition, club office bearers and award winners are also recognised. Click here to see a list of everyone on our club Honour Boards.