With the 2019/2020 Surf Lifesaving patrol season about to start, Mollymook Surf Club continues to demonstrate its empowerment of and provision of opportunities for women and girls.
The club has a proud record of 48 percent female membership, which demonstrates a strong representation within the club and supports the club's equity and diversity program.
This year we are proud to announce the awarding of life membership to Sue Whitford, who has been an active member of the club for 30 years.
It is also great to see so many females stepping up and being appointed to key positions such as club executive, committees, sub-committees, and various club positions. Many are also actively involved with training, supporting our nipper programs, school education and importantly as active patrol members.
On the beach there are five female patrol captains, seven vice captains and female drivers of rescue jet skis and inflatable rescue craft.
Competitively there are numerous female surf boat crews from 16 years of age to the open categories, winning gold, silver and bronze in all conditions.
The club provides many opportunities for families to obtain critical skills, which in turn provides a valuable service back to our local community and tourists.
The club prides itself on its long history of having a safe and enjoyable environment where its members are respected, valued and included.
We are always looking for new members. If you are interested pop down to the beach and have a chat to to the patrol members.
Patrols for the 2019/20 season starts Saturday, September 28, 10am at South Mollymook. For membership enquiries on how to enjoy our great club please visit our website for details.