There are so many awesome ideas and initiatives members come up and this sub-committee is intended to help explore and implement them.
I’d love for our club to do more which will give our membership a strong sense of community. I’d love us to come up with initiatives to engage with the local community; to promote sustainability and protect our beach eco-system; or even look at multi-cultural programs. There are so many small thing we can do and want to do, but we just don’t have the resources to make them a reality. We hope this sub-committee will change that.
- Charlie Pitney, Club President
PLSLSC is looking for energetic members to join the Membership & Leadership Development (M&LD) Sub-Committee.
The M&LD sub-committee is a newly formed committee aimed at developing new initiatives at the club, encouraging current members to engage with Life Saving Victoria opportunities and engaging with the local Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff community.
It will also assist the Executive Committee in nominating members for awards and recognition at club, state and national level.
The key focus areas of the M&LD Sub-Committee are:
youth programs (12-18 years old);
ongoing Member engagement (18-25 years old);
overall member engagement;
local community engagement; and
community outreach (including Cultural and Linguistic Diversity programs).
Last week was Mental Health Week and because of lack of resources and people being busy, PLSLSC didn’t do anything to raise awareness or let our members know we’re there for them.
If we’re going to be a ‘club’ then we need to look out for each other, we need everyone to know they’re welcome and we need to foster a sense of belonging. I am really hopeful that with more support of members, this sub-committee can make our a place people want to be!
- Tim Harrison, M&LD Sub-Committee
Responsibilities & Commitment
Ideally there will be a large group of members on the M&LD sub-committee which will be able to assist in areas they are passionate about or interested in meaning that we can lighten the load.
The time commitment is 1 hour per week & 2 hours per week over summer.
Some of the key roles of the M&LD sub-committee are to:
oversee the delivery of the Youth Involvement Program (YIPs);
create and promote events to encourage women in the club into leadership positions;
nominate club members for development camps and opportunities;
arrange the annual club awards night;
nominate clubs members for Life Saving Victoria Awards of Excellence and other non-club awards;
develop initiatives to develop overall member engagement and create opportunities for ongoing member engagement.
develop new and inclusive community outreach programs to engage disadvantage members of the local community.
We want to raise awareness at our club of some of the opportunities available through our life saving network. There are so many development opportunities for all ages - leadership camps, emergency services training and even business training through the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
We would like to promote to our members that this sort of this available and encourage everyone to get involved and develop both within our club but personally and professionally.
- Dean Biddau, M&LD Sub-Committee
Anyone is welcome - we need your help!
We would love a good cross-section of members of all ages and backgrounds to help us come up with new ideas and put them in motion.