With a hint of nostalgia and a heart full of gratitude, we bid farewell to the 22/23 patrol season. It's been an incredible ride, and we couldn't have done it without the dedication and hard work of our patrollers, who put in countless hours to ensure the safety and well-being of all who visited our slice of paradise. We are also immensely grateful to the Port Melbourne community for sharing their beautiful beach with us, allowing us to run our successful Nippers program.
As we reflect on the season gone by, we wanted to share some of the highlights with you.
With over 1000 members, PMLSC has been buzzing with activity, and the beach attendance of 26,862 over the season is a testament to its popularity. We've also had the privilege of educating over 2000 school students and have over 100 Age Managers, who have been instrumental in our success. We are especially proud of the 16 members who volunteered for over 100 hours during the season, showcasing their unwavering commitment to the club. Not to mention taking home LSV's CLUB OF THE YEAR (21/22), raising $6,000 for @gotcha4life 24-hour row challenge and celebrating our 110th birthday in style - now they were all great moments!!
We are overwhelmed by the kind words of appreciation that have come our way, and we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge some of them.
Téa-Rose Passon, our Vice President, commended our team for their outstanding work and highlighted the vital role of our volunteers. Stephen Brooks, expressed his gratitude for the community service provided by our volunteers. Belinda, our retiring Nippers Coordinator, thanked everyone who assisted in the program and acknowledged the need for various forms of help. Our Club President, Peter, personally thanked everyone who contributed to the success of Port Melbourne LSC, including the visiting public.
As we move into the cooler months, we are hard at work behind the scenes, preparing for the upcoming 23/24 season. We are committed to making it even better than the previous one, with new initiatives and programs that we hope will excite and engage our members and the wider community.
Finally, we invite you to stay connected with us by signing up for our newsletter via the club's website. We promise to keep you updated with the latest news and updates from the club, as we continue our journey of keeping our beautiful beach safe and welcoming for all.
Thank you again for your support, and we can't wait to see you soon.