September is our membership month. Links for current members to renew are available on the Membership Renewals tab. Renewals open on 1st September and close 14th September. New members can join from 15th-30th September.
We will be holding Open Days as follows:-
- Renewing Members - Sunday 9th September – 3.30-5.30pm
- New Members – Saturday 15th September & Sunday 23rd September – 12-3pm
On the 15th & 23rd club tours will be available, membership help, our merchandise shop will be open, you can meet representatives from our nippers, starfish nippers, seniors, masters and icebergers groups, learn about patrols and training. There will be jet ski and inflatable rescue boat demonstrations plus rides in our brand new ATV. There will be a free sausage sizzle and awesome coffee available from The Coastal Kitchen. Weather permitting we will have games on the beach.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
In line with Life Saving Victoria's Member Protection Policy, Mount Martha Life Saving Club is committed to protecting children from harm and promoting their well being. This policy requires all members over the age of 18 years to hold a current working with children check. This includes police and teachers who are normally regarded as exempt under the Act. See WWCC tab for further details.
EMAIL ADDRESS/MOBILE PHONE No.
Email and mobile contact is the club's most effective and most used form of communication to keep you up to date with important dates and information. Please ensure that your email address is correct on your Membership renewal/application form, changes can be made at any time during the season by logging into the Members Area.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Club has a Code of Conduct that is regularly reviewed and updated by the Executive Committee. The Code covers the policy and procedures that all members must abide by. The children are here to join in with activities and have fun. However, to ensure a quality learning environment is created Age Managers, Club Officials and other parents must be treated with respect and their views and contributions recognised and heard. Behaviour that does not meet the Code will be appropriately managed through our grievance process. Please do not hesitate to ask you’re a current Committee member for a copy of the detailed Code if you wish to review it.
All equipment is supplied by the club and care must be taken in its use. The Nippers boards are purposely designed for Nipper training and are never to be dragged along the sand or stood on. All the boards need to be free from sand before returning to the racks. Any damage to equipment should be reported to a committee or patrol member so that it can be attended to.
Sand is the bane of all Life Saving Clubs when it appears in places other than the beach! We ask all members to ensure they have removed as much sand as possible before entering the Clubrooms and using the upstairs facilities. Upstairs is a "wet free" zone, please do not go upstairs unless you are dry. Please keep showers short as it helps the Club and the environment. It is expected that all members make an effort to leave the clubrooms, change rooms and kitchen in a clean and tidy condition. Bins should be emptied before leaving the clubhouse.
Regular events will be held throughout the season for families, adults and Nippers. Our website, Facebook page and Friday night Nippers announcements will provide you with details. Like all Clubs we need members to participate to ensure these events are viable. Every Friday night the Club will be open (including the bar) for dinner and all members and guests are welcome to come down and enjoy the sunset over beautiful Port Philip Bay (non members need to be signed in by a current member).