HLSC Management – Nominations Sought

Each year as part of our Strategic Plan and end of season evaluation the Hampton Life Saving Club (HLSC) Board of Management conducts a review of all management positions and each Director’s portfolio. As a result of this review we will move forward into the 2015-2016 season with two revised Board positions: Director, Sports and Director, Finance & Strategy . We are seeking nominations for these positions, together with nominations for the role of Secretary.

The new Director, Sports portfolio recognises the huge success of our Competition Teams over the last few years and enables us as a club to focus more on this area in the coming years. The Director, Sports will oversee the planned expansion of our Senior and Masters Competition teams, whilst continuing to focus and support our Junior competitors and IRB Racing Team. The new Director, Sports will manage the following Committee positions: IRB Racing Manager, Junior Competition Manager, Senior Competition Manager, Masters Competition Manager, Winter Competition Manager, Competition Gear Steward, Sports Water Safety Coordinator, Chief Coach.

The existing portfolio of Director, Finance has been expanded to create the new portfolio Director, Finance and Strategy. The expansion of this role enables us as a club to continue our focus on planning for our future club facility and as such a new committee position of Planning Officer has also been created. This means that the Director, Finance and Strategy will be fully across all club fundraising efforts and will also be able to work closely with the Planning Officer to make the best use of the financial resources available to continue to improve our club. The new Director, Finance and Strategy will manage the following Committee Positions: Club Accountant, Hall Hire Coordinator, Sponsorship Coordinator, Grants Officer, Planning Officer.

Nominations for these three director positions are open until Sunday August 2 at 4pm, being exactly one week prior to our Annual General Meeting which is scheduled for Sunday August 9 at 4pm. We would really like to welcome you into our management team so please see the Nomination Form for details of how to apply, together with a full list of Committee positions for which we are seeking volunteers.  Any further information can be obtained by contacting Carol Lawrence, Secretary. Strong management is essential to our future and attracts a substantial discount on membership fees.

Our Winter Newsletter has also recently been published with all the latest details of ways you can be involved in our vibrant club.



Presentation Day 2015

HLSC Presentation Day will be held on August 9th 2015 at 4pm at the club rooms and will immediately follow our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Mark this date in your diary and come down and join us as each year we acknowledge the significant contributions of our members throughout the season and award a number of trophies and prizes. Some of our 2014 award recipients are pictured below.

2014 Prize Winners

Life Membership can be awarded during our AGM and is the recognition bestowed upon a member who has rendered distinguished service to HLSC and life saving, where such service is deemed to have assisted the advancement of HLSC and life saving in Hampton and its immediate surrounds. To be nominated for Life Membership the HLSC Life Membership Nomination Form must be received by the Secretary by June 30th each year. All instructions are included in the attached form.

Looking forward to seeing you on Presentation Day.

Congratulations to our Royal Life Saving Society Award Recipients

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Hampton LSC  Life Members, together with Dianne Montalto of the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia (RLSSA) celebrated our members who have been acknowledged for their contribution to life saving. Ian Fullagar was awarded a Service Medal, Yvette Costello and John Watson were awarded RLSSA Associates and Kerrie Curtis received a Certificate of Thanks.

Nippers 2015!

Our 2015 Nippers Program is underway and we have an action-packed schedule including –

  • Australia Day Fun Day (Sat 24th Jan)
  • SurfVolley Trial (Jan 31st to Feb 21st)
  • Club Championships (Sat Feb 28th Feb)
  • Labour Day Fun Day (Sat 7th Mar)
  • Surf Education Award Completion
  • Lots of water activities (Board, Swim, Wade, AquaCam)
  • Lots of beach activities (Flags, Sprints, Relays, Games)

Please hang around after Nippers for our spectacular Sundowners where you can BYO drinks and food to cook/consume on our balcony as the sun sets over Port Phillip Bay.  The only Saturdays not in operation will be those that are ticketed social events.

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Christmas Nippers

Perfect weather and a fantastic group of nippers to enjoy the last nippers session of the year. Our very own Santa shows up with treats for all. Santa 2014 Thank you to all our volunteers who make all the difference on the beach. We look forward to seeing you back for Nippers on January 10th 2015. In the meantime come down to the beach on all the warm days and say ‘Hi’ to our patrollers who are on duty every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday throughout the season.

Christmas is Coming …..

Join us on Saturday December 20th for our special Christmas Nippers Program, featuring games, fun and a visit from Santa to see our kids in action.

After Nippers there will be a club social function – tickets are limited due to the capacity of our hall.  Book your tickets here.

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Nippers Parent Info Pack

The Nippers Parent Info Pack is now available for download – please be mindful of the  sizes of each variant as the full-size pack is quite large and may take a while to download. If you require a hardcopy please email us and we will supply one at nippers, for a small printing fee.

Full Resolution Pack (for high quality printing) – 27Mb

Low Resolution Pack (printing & screen) – 4.3Mb

Minimal Pictures Pack (printing and screen) – 2.5Mb

If you have any questions regarding Nippers or the Info Pack, please contact us at nippers@hlsc.org.au

Tin Rattle – Nov 29th

One of the events we are heading into at the start is our annual, major fundraising, public event – Tin Rattle. This event is a significant event in our calendar as it the event which raises much needed funds for the club’s operation – new nipper boards, supports the clubs programs, equipment, operating costs, utility bills and club maintenance to name a few things. Seeing we are a purely volunteer organisation – it is up to us.

So this is where we have a bit of fun, interact with our local community and hit the pavement to jiggle those tins.


Date: Saturday 29th November, 8am to 5pm.
Where: Corner of South Road and Hampton S treet
Who: any club member who is over the age of 16 years old
What to bring: a smile and some enthusiasm to rattle those tins.

It is easy to sign up. All you have to do is follow the link to the roster:


All we are asking is an hour or two??! of your time. We need your help. Thanks.

Questions? Contact Kerrie – development@hlsc.org.au

Nippers – Starts Nov 22nd

We’re getting very excited about the start of the new nippers season, which starts on Saturday November 22nd.  We have made some changes for this season so please make sure you are aware of the following even if you are a nippers veteran –

1. We will now finish all programs at the same time at 4.30pm.

To alleviate the potential stress of younger children finishing before their siblings and active parents being available, we are trialling a single combined finish time this season for all groups and programs (nippers and starfish). 

This means that start times for our Under 6 and Under 7 age groups will now be 3:20pm.  Please check-in with your age manager from 3:00pm, ready for your 10 minute warm-up starting at 3:20pm.

Start times from the Under 8 to Under 14 age groups is unchanged at 3:00pm, so check-in with your age manager from 2.45pm as usual.

Starfish start times will be confirmed to participants nearer the time but this is likely to be 3.30pm.

2. We’ll make a lot of noise during transition.

We’re planning to use our PA system to signal transition between our 20-minute events at 3:30pm, 3:50pm and 4:10pm, and at the end of all events at 4:30pm.  This will ease congestion at event areas during transition.  Your age manager will escort you between event areas at these times.

3. We will adhere to SLSA Sun Smart Guidelines.

We are all responsible for the safety and wellbeing of all nippers during the program, therefore all participants must arrive Sun Smart Ready.  Please ensure that your nipper brings/wears the following when checking in –

  • Broad Brim Hat
  • Bathers & Towel
  • Rashie & Hi-Vis Singlet, or our new combined Rash-Vest
  • Long sleeved shirt (if you’re not wearing a long sleeve rashie)
  • Water Bottle filled with water
  • Sun block (applied 20 minutes prior)
  • Googles for swimming (optional)

You will be able to purchase these items from our Gear Shop (except googles and towels) if you do not have them with you at Check-in.

4. Our Parent Support Roster will be published before each Saturday

For those parents not on “active” duty as an age manager, water safety official or other club official, we’ll publish a roster each week showing what support duties have been assigned to you assisting the Age Manager, Kiosk/BBQ and Gear Shop.  If you are unable to attend on your allocated week, you’ll need to contact our Parent Support Officer to make alternative arrangements to fulfil your duty.

5. Remain on the Beach during nippers

A reminder that parents must remain on the beach, within earshot of either their Age Manager, or the Club PA System, at all times when their children are in the program.  This is a mandatory club safety requirement – we must be able to reach you immediately if there is an incident involving your child.

Age Managers Day – November 15th

On Saturday November 15th, we will run the SLSA Age Manager Course for those accepting the role for the first time. This covers steps 1 (theory) and 2 (practical) of the 3 step process to becoming an SLSA accredited Age Manager. Start time is 10:00am, but arrive earlier for coffee and check-in formalities please.

We will have a Age Manager Briefing for all Age Managers at 2:00pm – even if you are an experienced Age Manager we need your attendance as we are making some changes to the program.

We will offer a complimentary BBQ lunch between 12:30pm and 2:00pm for all age managers (whether you’re staying on after the course, or coming early for the briefing).

Hampton Life Saving Club is situated on Beach Road, Hampton on Port Phillip in Melbourne, Australia..


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