Interview with an Eagle – Hilary Hughes

1391474_660187488950_994293239_nHere is a quick look into how Hilary eagle #6 rocks out on Patrol!

Name: Hilary Hughes

Age: 26

Patrol: 3

What’s Maxine like as a PC? She’s doing really well as our PC. Max is really approachable and is

making sure that all patrollers are getting the chance to learn new skills. It’s always a fun patrol and

she’s not afraid for singing loudly on water’s edge.

What was the theme for your patrol family dinner? Our next family dinner is a Fairy Party!!

What’s your favourite thing about the club? Seeing the personal development of the members I

have known through Nippers and as Bronzies.

The opportunities that are presented from Inverloch have also allowed me to network with a variety

of other clubs.

What is your Favourite thing about patrol? Having the opportunity to talk to visitors about the local

area and be able to provide help to those who might need it.

If you had to have a favourite position on patrol, where would it be? Roving! A nice excuse to

wander along the shoreline having some deep and meaningful chats along the way.

You’ve had a busy summer, what has been your most enjoyable moment on the beach? Just like

every summer, lying on the sand with a good book.

Jake & Heidi get Married

Congratulations to our Chief Instructor and club legend Jake Lurati and Heidi on their marriage last weekend. 10928927_934019123276436_1227840956458243723_o

December 2014 Patroller of the Month

Ollie!!CONGRATUALTIONS Oliver Collett – December Patroller of the Month

Congratulations to Ollie for his outstanding efforts over the month of December!

Ollie has put in the hard yards in the Kiosk, Helping out at nippers, stepping into assist on extra patrols, He was a great help at the Inverloch Family Festival and he is always willing to go the distance on Patrol!

He has recently come back from Dev camp and I’m sure he is eager to share his new found knowledge out on patrol!

Fantastic work Ollie, keep up the great work!


Well done to all the Nominees for December, You have all shown great leadership and are truly inspirational patrolling members! Your efforts have not gone unnoticed!

The Nominations for December were:

Patrol 1: Max Rounds

Patrol 2: Dan Young

Patrol 3: Nathan Mansfield

Patrol 4: Julian Walker

Patrol 5: Oliver Collett

Trevor Dando – Eagle

10955082_978882818790985_7951338347574607470_oTrevor Eagle Dando receiving his Pin! Congratulations Trev thank you for your service to our club! see you on Good Friday for the Eagles Patrol!!

Masters Surfboat Crew Wins @ St Kilda

10941847_764307053651802_5644019096834163813_nCongratulations to our masters female surfboat crew on winning at the St Kilda Surfboat Classic on Australia Day. All the hard work has paid off.

2014/15 Club Championships

10947290_1616400601916749_2980837244373467168_nWhat a great day Saturday was! Sun was shining and the swell was pumping, but most importantly the competition was fantastic!

The numbers were up which meant for some tightly contested age groups. Well done to everyone who competed.

A huge congrats to the winners of each age group!
U15 female: Kirsten Thomas
U15 make: Koda Blizzard
U18 female: Isabelle Tomas
U18 male: T.j. Blizzard
Open female: Emilie Harrison
Open male: Beau Van
Masters male: Peter Creswell

The day wouldn’t not have been able to run without all the helpers!
A huge thanks to Max Rounds and Rachel Fraser in the boat, Bronwyn Turner and Joanne Shand recording results and Robert O’Neill and Teagan Thom for officialing.

Cheers Tman

IRB Racing Review

Nathan Mansfield and Teagan Thom will be conducting an impartial review of the future of IRB racing at Inverloch SLSC. The review will be done by conducting “one on one” interviews with team members and stakeholders to obtain feedback and suggestions on, if and how IRB racing should be run in the future. If you currently participate, have participated in the past or are considering IRB racing in the future, this is your opportunity to give us your input. All feedback will be held in confidence with a summary of key findings and a recommendation on future direction to be made to the Board.

Interviews will be conducted on Saturday 7th Feb between 10am & 4pm. Please contact Teagan Thom via email at to book a time to have a chat.

Please remember that this is about the team going forward and not a discussion about what as happened in the past. Sessions will be kept to 30 minutes, so please come with prepared notes or key points.

Bass District Development Camp


Inverloch Takes over Dev Camp!

This year, Inverloch sent off 6 candidates to the Bass Coast Development camp! The camp is a great opportunity to gain some qualifications, meet other clubbies from the district and develop leadership skills!

From all reports, Xavier Hughes, Ollie Collett, Ben Turner, Corrie Argus-Smith, Kat Ellis and Sophie Malan did a great job and represented Inverloch Proudly! Fantastic work Girls and Boys!!

But not only did we have 6 candidates, we had 4 Leaders and Trainers!!! Thank you to Tarryn Thom, Kate Edney, Brendan Densem and Hilary Hughes for guiding the candidates to success!!

Hilary especially who came off the back of filling in for Nipper management, running the development camp and then coming home to patrol!! Inspirational Invy Spirit!!

YIPs Update

For those that are unaware after many years Jane has stepped down from her role as YIPs coordinator. Over this time Jane has done an amazing job and we thank her for all the work she has done. I will be stepping into the YIPs coordinator role so if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me.

For those of you that may not have seen my facebook post, we now have YIPs mentors on each of our patrols which will be happy to sign your books off for you. These mentors have all progressed through the YIPs pathway and obtained their Gold YIPs award.

These are as follows:

  • Patrol 1: Teagan Thom
  • Patrol 2: Kat Morris
  • Patrol 3: Lindsey Ritchie
  • Patrol 4: Sophie and Angela Malan
  • Patrol 5: Xavier Hughes and Kate Edney 

 If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact me: 0431 978 212

Teagan Thom

2015 Champion Junior Lifesaver

10818296_10152990038119860_8886605500888758715_oEntries for the 2015 Champion Junior Lifesaver Award are now open. If you are interested in applying could you please speak to Angela Malan or myself prior to starting your application.

The overarching aim of this award is to showcase the important contribution our youth members contribute to surf life saving as well as encourage the development of strong, confident and committed youth members who will become the leaders of the lifesaving movement long into the future.

Our junior members are the future of the life saving movement and are central to the growth of aquatic education and training within our community. The purpose of the award is to build participant’s confidence, self-esteem and personal belief that through hard work and dedication they can achieve personal goals as well as contribute to their community in a positive, meaningful way.

More details can be found in the attached link.

U13 Leadership Development Camp

10887244_10153023927604860_3912311671907098843_oApplications are open for the 2015 U13 Leadership Development Camp aims to provide participants with an environment to have fun, develop
friendships, enhance their leadership skills and expose them to team building initiatives. This is a fantastic opportunity for our 12 & 13 year old members.
Applications close the 20th February, more details can be found in the attached link.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me: 0431 978 212.

Nipper Photo Orders

Thanks to Yvonne McMahon who has again spent many hours taking and editing thousands of photos during the Nipper Program. Photos are available for purchase with all proceeds going towards purchase of new equipment.

Photos will be available for download from around the end of February.

To order your photos please click on this link:

Teagan Stars on 3AW

10499356_10153055401194860_3415235777175740080_oOur own Teagan Thom and LSV General Manager Paul Shannon joined Denis Walter on 3AW’s Afternoon program today to share their experiences with lifesaving. Listen here:

Bass District Carnival – Sun Feb 8


Clubhouse Accommodation Booking

Just a reminder about booking to stay at the clubhouse. Please make sure you:

  • Book as early as you can (at least 24hrs before) using the Booking Form.
  • If you are under 18 make sure you have completed a Junior Agreement (once per season) as well.
  • Wait for confirmation of your booking before assuming you can stay as we need time to arrange supervision.

2014/15 Training Opportunities


Welcome new SRC “Grommets”

10398687_10155039304365551_5249367370289981318_nA huge welcome and Congratulations to our newest members of the patrolling family! Finn Ballantyne, Joshua Dewhurst, Lisa Mildenhall, Nathan Ward, Nicholas Perera, Reid Jones, Angus McGillivray, Hayden Rees, Jack Howlett, Jordan Patterson, Lachlan O’Reilly, Patrick Holian, Sam Curtain, Tom Langley, Amelia Riseley, Anna Rusjan, Chelsea Buswell, Hannah Ruthven, Hayleigh Bashaw, Isley Eberbach, Jessica Brown, Phoebe-Rose Perry, Ella Arnold, Hugh Bowman, Koda Blizzard, Benton Price, Bree Plausinaitis, Clare McMorrow, Jasmyn O’Keeffe!

We look forward to seeing you all in the Yellow and Red on Patrol!! Thanks to Teagan Thom for guiding them through the nipper program! And Well Done Kate Edney and her team of trainers and water safety for teaching this eager and excited bunch!

NOTICE: Tower Construction Works


This Weekend at the Club

Presentation Night – Saturday Night

Presentation Night is on this Saturday Night at 6.45pm. Please come along and join us for what promises to be a great night of celebration. See the flyer below for more info.

Please RSVP to Tarryn via text message on 0431 136 379

Presentation Night Setup – Saturday Arvo

We are short of helpers to set up for presentation night on Sat afternoon from 3.00-4.30pm.

For those patrollers who have not done your Special Event days for the Recognition Program, assisting with setup is counted.

Summer Competition Meeting – Sat Arvo

Current Summer Comp Team and anyone interested in participating next season come along to the Clubhouse at 3.30pm on Saturday to find out more about plans for pre-season training and getting involved with the team (& also help a little with presentation night setup).

Working Bee – Sunday Morning

Our annual season ending working bee is scheduled for this Sunday at 10am. The task is to give the Clubhouse a thorough clean up. We would really appreciate all the help we can get to get it done as quickly as possible.

Working Bee is also counted as a Special Event day for the Recognition Program.

2013/14 Presentation Night – Sat June 7th

Presentation Night Flyer

Vela 9 Patroller of the Month Award – April

Henry_RusfordCongratulation to Henry Rushford who is the winner of our April Patroller of the Month award. Henry was a patrol vice-captain this year and has taken on this role with great enthusiasm. He is always positive and enjoys encouraging other members to get involved in different aspects of lifesaving. Henry has done a great job supporting the competition team and has also been willing to help out other patrols when required. Henry has also put his hand up to supervise at the clubhouse on many occasions as well. He is a very deserving recipient of this award. Well done! Thanks To Vela 9 Cafe/Restaurant Inverloch for supporting this award. Visit their website for more info.
Other nominations: Huon Smith, Nathan Mansfield, Kaitlin O’Halloran, David Greenwood

Tarryn Thom – Building Leaders Scholarship 2014

LSV is proud to introduce our first of six Building Leader Scholars for the 2014 program – Tarryn Thom.
Tarryn is an active member of Inverloch SLSC, having joined the club in 2009 as an 18 year old. Tarryn holds currents awards in advanced resuscitation techniques certificate, bronze medallion, spinal management, junior activities age manager, surf official level 1 and training officer bronze medallion.
Having discussed the program with previous participants, Tarryn said she is looking forward to being a Building Leaders Scholar this year. “I believe involvement in the Building Leaders Program will further my leadership skills and passion for the lifesaving movement.”
Join LSV in congratulating Tarryn. Well done Tarryn!
Tarryn Thom BLS 2014