7 July 2023 - Club Update

Eimeo SLSC

Hope everyone has had a school holidays full of adventures. We have seen an unprecedented number of people heading to our beach this school holidays. The conditions have been spectacular with a lot of marine life. 

This season we will put together in the weekly update all of the information from Branch and Surf Life Saving Queensland so that you need to look only at 1 place for the required information. Let us know how it is going - we know a lot of emails come out weekly from the different areas and we want to reduce the communication overload.


Cynthia and Colleen



The motorshow was a roaring success. Thank you to all of the volunteers who came to lend a hand flip a sausage. This year we have made approx $3,500. It was great to see so many entries and people coming through the gate.  We would like to thank the Mackay Rod and Custom Car Club for inviting us along. The Club has had a long standing relationship with the Mackay Rod and Custom Car Club and we are grateful for their support in enabling us to be able to fundraise efficiently.


With the new season quickly approaching it is time to commence planning for the season and working out the Club priorities. This season we will be running the Club planning day slightly differently with dedicated sessions on the 3 main areas impacting the Club. By running the planning workshops separately, we are hoping that we can focus on key areas and people who are interested in specific topics will be able to attend those sessions. This is your chance to have input in how an area of the club works. The sessions will be scheduled based on peoples preference and availability – as much as we can accommodate.  

Junior Activities Planning Session has been scheduled for  Monday 17/07 at 6.30pm 

The dates for the other 2 sessions is still to be set. If you want to be involved register your interest here: Please respond at:  https://www.surveyhero.com/c/x3yzxevc 

  • Lifesaving and Education:  competencies, requirements, gear review, patrol groups - grant and funding requirements 
    This session will be chaired by: Andrew Malouf and Damo
    Who should attend: patrol captains, patrollers, 

  • Financial & Strategic Planning: planning for next 12 months, then medium and long term, club priorities for grants and capital expenditure 
    This session will be chaired by: Cynthia
    Who should attend: management committee, anyone who would like to know more and be involved with planning 

The Club runs the Meat Tray Raffle every second Friday night and the Goose at the Northern Beaches Bowls Club. These raffles are perfect for the kids to be involved with - practical maths and communication skills!

If every family takes one slot it makes for an easy and quick fundraiser for the Club. We make on average $200 each time we run a meat tray at the Club and the Goose at Northern Beaches Bowls Club can be more lucrative! 

Register your slot here 


10 July 6.30 to 8-  Eimeo Club Management Committee meeting 

15 July Branch AGM and Awards Night at Arcadia - We have a number of Eimeo members nominated and we wish them the best of luck. 

17 July 6.30 to 8pm is the Junior Activities and Surf Sports Planning Session for the season. All welcome. Upstairs at the club house or on TEAMS. If you need to dial in, please email administrator@eimeoslsc.com.au  

30 July 8.30 to 1pm – MEALS @ Mackay SLSC – Surf Life Saving Queensland extends the invitation for members of the North Barrier Branch. Clubs to attend the Membership, Education, Administration, Lifesaving and Surf Sports (MEALS) workshop. The workshop will give you the opportunity to share ideas, ask questions of SLSQ personnel. And learn key updates coming out from SLSQ to take back to your club. Register here: https://form.jotform.com/230878138998881  

29/30 July -Female Surf Sports Session at Arcadia. We have a group of young females going up for this session. U11 and up. If you missed out please email administrator@eimeoslsc.com.au if you wish to attend 

Note: the draft Club Calendar will be out approx 20 July.  


Are you interested in representing our Club at the disability expo on the 4 August from 9 to 12pm? If you are, let us know at administrator@eimeoslsc.com.au  

As it is a work day a number of our usual volunteers are busy. If you think you can come and represent the Albatross Program at this event it would be appreciated.  


  • The Club has been successful with obtaining a grant to cover the bus to Camp Alva at the end of the January school holidays 2024 through the Active Clubs Round 3. This season we will have a bus available to take the U12 and U13 kids to Camp Alva at Ayr. The great thing about this grant is that it will benefit Eimeo, Mackay and Sarina SLSC.  
  • Congratulations to Nate McKinnon for receiving the Mapgies Local Sporting Champions $450 and Sophie Stubbs and Madison Malagueno  Time to Share Women in Sport $200 each
  • AURIZON - we have been successful for the Aurizon grant that will provide new CPR mannikins to the Club along with a Nipper Board. This grant will not only benefit out Albatross kids but the Club has a whole with new assets. 


North Barrier (the Branch we belong to ) is still looking for nominations for the following Branch positions. If you are interested please email Mandy at nbbslsq@lifesaving.com.au 

  • Director of Administration & Planning 
  • Director of Surf Sports 
  • Director of Junior Activities 

Whilst all positions are important and need to be filled in order for our Branch to move forward, Director of Administration & Panning is a crucial role and one that must be filled. 

If you have the slightest interest but feel it may be beyond your abilities, I can assure you that there will be support from the NBB executive and Branch staff to help you in this role. 

See brief role description below, If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call me. 

The Director of Administration & Planning shall:- 

  1. Be Chairperson of the Board of Administration & Planning and responsible to the Executive for the overall control and operations of the Board; 
  2. Work in conjunction with senior Officers and staff members at the Branch, and Attend to all minutes of meetings, routine matters and correspondence, and 

Shall monitor administration matters in relation to State Centre, the Branch and  Clubs 

  1. Act as Secretary of the Constitution Committee and, as such, keep a record in a handbook prepared for that purpose, of all alterations made from time to Time to the Constitution 
  2. In the event of no Branch Administrator being appointed, carry out all duties As specified for this employee, and as detailed in By-law 5.1. 


QLD Pool Rescue 22 and 23 July 

This is not a targeted club meet. But if you are wanting to attend, registrations close Monday. Please email administrator@eimeoslsc.com.au to get this finalised ASAP.

Circular 110.07.2023 - We are Hiring! Casual Lifeguards, Community Awareness Presenters and Drone Operators

086.06.2023 Youth Excellence Program Call for Participants & 087.06.2023 Youth Excellence Program Call for Leaders Mentors 

The Youth Excellence Program is designed for members aged 15 – 17 years and plays an important role within Surf Life Saving Queensland’s development charter. Clubs should encourage members who are registered Active Cadets or Active Juniors who show a genuine interest in Surf Life Saving and its future to apply for the 2.5 day program. 

106.06.2023 Surf Life Saving Queensland Leadership Excellence Program  (18-30) – Call for Participant and Facilitator Applications 

The Leadership Excellence Program (LEP) provides an opportunity for members aged 18 to 30 years to gain the knowledge and skills to advance as a leader within Surf Life Saving. This program is a key part of SLSQ’s retention and succession strategy to ensure a strong and vibrant future for the organisation. If you are interested let us know. Attached is the information from SLSQ. 

Circular 105.06.2023 – FOR ACTION – ASC Local Sporting Champions Program and ASC Local Para Champions 

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Local Sporting Champions is now open, closing 31 July 2023. The program is designed to provide financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors  

Aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships 

Funding of between $500 and $750 for individual applicants is available, to contribute towards costs. See attached information if required. 

103.06.2023 – FOR ACTION: 2024 Australian of the Year  Nominations 

The 2024 Australian of the Year Nominations are currently open and it’s time for you to nominate someone you Admire. Nominations close at midnight 31st July 2023.For further information, including tips for nominating, and to nominate an individual, please visit https://australianoftheyear.org.au/nominate  

Extension for Nominations for SLSQ Board - see emails sent out this week by SLSQ

Patrollers Shirts Are Here!

They can be collected Friday evening at Pub Night - your name will be written on the tag based on ordered size.

Thank-you to John and Gaye Galea from the Johnny Farming Company for Sponsoring these shirts


20th Dinner - Volunteers for photographer / Setup / Bar / Bump Out

If you are not coming to the dinner but are interested in hearing Bonnie Hancock talk and enjoying a staff meal - we are seeking volunteers to help on the night. 

Register Interest!

2023-24 Committee

President: Cynthia Hegerty

Vice President: Bill Lansbury

Club Captain: Andrew Malouf

Vice Club Captain: Marti Harris

Secretary: Colleen Harris

Treasurer: Harriet McLennan / Sarah Dowden

Junior Activities Chairperson: Alecia Malouf

Assistant JAC: Kerrie Barden

Chief Training Officer: Damo Watts

Youth Development Officer: Katie Gray / Alecia Malouf

Albatross Nippers: Alison Reif and Heath Cruckshank

Registrar: Colleen Harris

Surf Sports Director: Ross Armstrong

Carnival Nominations: Lauren Armstrong

Clubhouse Director: Andrew Hegerty

First Aid Officer: Kim Baker | Brianna Baker

Surf Boat Captain: Damien Watts

IRB Captain: Bill Lansbury

Water Safety Supervisor: Kylie Keioskie

Board & Ski Captain: Ross Armstrong

Gear Steward: Ross Armstrong

Senior Team Manager: Ross Armstrong

Junior Team Manager: David Dowden

Safety Officer (WHS): Bill Lansbury

Radio/Communications Officer: Andrew Malouf

Publicity/Media Officer: Cynthia Hegerty / Damo Watts / Alecia Malouf

BBQ Coordinator: Paul Phegan

Uniform Officer: Eve Phegan

Assistant Uniform Officer: Colleen Harris

Club Doctor: Dr David Dowden

Disciplinary/Grievance Officer: Dr David Dowden

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