Sunday, December 11, 2011

We want your Song Ideas for MG 2012

Troops we want you to submit your Song Choices for the MG Parade 2012.

Anything you feel would be fun and help promote LWP!!!!

Submit your Song Choice by COB 22 December 2011 to Tuscan our Creative on tuscanharris@eyecorp.com or 0401448333

Thanks
LWP

Thursday, December 01, 2011

BERESFORD HOTEL this Sunday 4 December 2011

Troops we need you there at 2pm to help out.

Bring your uniform and caps!

Festivities Start at 3pm.


Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

Friday, November 25, 2011

BERESFORD HOTEL: SOS: Sunday 4 December 2011

Exciting News, the prizes have been organised.

Who is going to come along and help sell tickets? Get in touch!

One ticket = $3.00
Four tickets = $10.00

HOT PRIZES

THE NORTH BONDI (1st)
Double pass to the fabulous 2012 Mardi Gras party (valued at $300)
Brenton Parry Photography pack
Bondi PT Fitness Consultation and private session – Train for Life, Feel Good (valued at $200)

THE TAMARAMA (2nd)
Double pass to the 2012 Mardi Gras Harbour party (valued at $200)
Two four week passes for Bondi PT boot camp (valued at $400)

THE COOGEE (3rd)
Double pass to the 2012 post Mardi Gras party special event (details to come)
Two four week passes to Bondi PT boot camp (valued at $400)

THE BRONTE (4th)
One annual subscription to DNA Magazine -Australia’s best selling magazine for gay men – (valued at $109.00)
A personal swim with one of the fabulous Lifesavers with Pride at the Lifesavers with Pride Beach BBQ on 26 February 2012 at Tamarama

THE CLOVELLY (5th)
One annual subscription to DNA Magazine -Australia’s best selling magazine for gay men – (valued at $109.00)

Thanks to our SPONSORS DNA magazine, Mardi Gras, Beresford Hotel, BONDI PT and Brenton Parry Photography

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We are famous!

LWP have also featured prominently in Mardi Gras’ relaunch video!

Check it out:

http://vimeo.com/32425497

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

Friday, November 18, 2011

BERESFORD HOTEL: Sunday 4 December 2011: SOS START OF SUMMER

Hey LWP

Summer is only 2 weeks away and so is LWP's annual Beresford Hotel fundraising event.

Come along to help sell raffle tickets, it’s a great afternoon.

Tell all your friends about it as the raffle prizes this year are great.


  • Mardi Gras 2012 ticket packages (Harbour, Parade and ‘Special event’ tickets)

  • DNA Magazine subscriptions

  • BONDI PT personal training session with Luke Hines

  • Photo session with Brenton Parry

  • Swim with a lifesaver of choice
If you can help out please get in contact with us!

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

Monday, November 14, 2011

3 FREE tickets to the 2012 Mardi Gras Party are still available!!!!

Mardi Gras are looking for up to 8 LWP volunteers (we already have 5) and each will received a ticket to 2012 Mardi Gras Party as a thank you....... READ ON....

Mardi Gras has a brand new vision, and will be launching this with a big media fanfare on 17 November 2011. It’s all about acceptance and love and about inviting the whole city to feel part of the fun.

Mardi Gras would love to have some LWP up front and centre on the day as ambassadors.

Media will be invited to Tamarama Beach to photograph the new logo embedded in the sand and the lifesavers with pride have been invited to participate, building the logo in the sand, being photographed with it and being interviewed by media.

Date: Thursday 17 November 2011
Time: 6.00– 10.30 am
Venue: Bondi Beach (on the sand!)
RSVP: Christine Conolly (by email christine.conolly@business.nsw.gov.au )

FIRST IN, BEST DRESSED.....

Many thanks
Christine + the LWP committee

Monday, November 07, 2011

Who wants a FREE ticket to the 2012 Mardi Gras Party?

Mardi Gras are looking for up to 8 LWP volunteers and each will received a ticket to 2012 Mardi Gras Party as a thank you....... READ ON....

Mardi Gras has a brand new vision, and will be launching this with a big media fanfare on 17 November 2011. It’s all about acceptance and love and about inviting the whole city to feel part of the fun.

Mardi Gras would love to have some LWP up front and centre on the day as ambassadors.

Media will be invited to Tamarama Beach to photograph the new logo embedded in the sand and the lifesavers with pride have been invited to participate, building the logo in the sand, being photographed with it and being interviewed by media.

Date: Thursday 17 November 2011
Time: 7.30 – 10.30 am
Venue: Tamarama Beach (on the sand!)
RSVP: Christine Conolly (by email christine.conolly@business.nsw.gov.au)

FIRST IN, BEST DRESSED.....

Many thanks
Christine + the LWP committee

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Mardi Gras is launching its new logo and they want LWP help!

The Sydney Mardi Gras has a brand new vision, and will be launching its new logo and brand to reflect these exciting changes. The Mardi Gras now is all about acceptance and love, not just in the gay and lesbian community, but across all communities.

Media will be invited to Tamarama Beach to photograph the new logo embedded in the sand.
Mardi Gras want as many lifesavers with pride as possible to come down and participate in the Media Announcement.

Details below, confirm if you can come down in uniform;
Date: Thursday 17 November 2011
Time: 9 - 11 am
Venue: Tamarama Beach (on the sand!)
RSVP: Christine Conolly (by email christine.conolly@business.nsw.gov.au)

Many thanks
Christine + the LWP committee

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Who wants to join the Wett Ones?

Wett Ones Masters Swimming Club train all year round in reserved lanes at Sydney University Pool and also from October to March at Andrew Boy Charlton Swimming Pool in the Domain.

Great opportunity to increase your fitness to help with your Lifesaving!!!

This link will take you to the Wett Ones training timetable and will give you more information on the club.
http://www.wettones.org/our-club/

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

COAST OUT: Message from Todd Buttery, Festival Director

Howdy Lifesavers With Pride!

We'd love you to join in the fun at this years CoastOut Festival. Sounds like a few of you are coming up for it, which is great.

The 2011 Beach Carnival is going full steam ahead on Saturday 29th October!

The 1.2km Swim requires water safety, so if you're coming - please let us know prior to the weekend so we can plan ahead.

To register: http://www.coastout.com.au/beach-carnival.cfm

Please fill it in, scan & email to info@coastout.com.au

Your $20 entry fee includes a CoastOut T-shirt!

To pay for your registration: http://www.coastout.com.au/tickets.cfm

See you on the Beach, Camp CoastOut.
--
Todd Buttery Festival Director CoastOut
0401 963 851
Coffs Harbour NSW Australia
For tickets & information on CoastOut 2011: www.coastout.com.au
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th October 2011.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

SOS: START OF SUMMER, Beresford Hotel, Sunday 4 December 2011

Hey LWP

Save the date, summer is coming and so is LWP's annual Beresford Hotel event.

Raffles, fun, dj's and more, make sure you come along and help out, it will be another great afternoon!

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

Monday, October 17, 2011

twenty10 BEACH AWARENESS DAY Sunday 23 Oct 1pm North Bondi Surf Club

Hey LWP member

LWP are looking forward to the coming summer where we can all enjoy patrols, activities and the parade. Keep in mind that as places on the parade may be tight this year due to a reformatting of the float, preference will be given to people who have joined in with other activities throughout the summer.

As mentioned a few weeks ago on the blog, LWP are hosting a beach awareness day with twenty10 this weekend. Twenty10 are an organisation that supports and works with young people, communities and families of diverse genders and sexualities. This will not only demonstrate that we can celebrate the equity within lifesaving, but that we can promote lifesaving amongst our GLBTQ brethren, and possibly get a few bronzies and hence LWP members out of it. It will be a low stress day of pointing out rips, going for a dip, showing how to use the tubes (challenging stuff) and generally wandering along the beach in the sun.

We will meet in front of NBSC at 1pm on Sunday 23 Oct and spend about two hours with the guys. Lunch (burritos) will be provided. LWP are looking at sponsoring a few of the potential recruits through their bronze course, so this is an opportunity for you to sell your club.

Let us know if you can make it, we’d love to see you on the day.

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

Thursday, September 29, 2011

CoastOut - Don't Miss Out!

CoastOuter's!

With the warmer weather upon us...it's COASTOUT Season!

CoastOut 2011 is just over a month away so its time to grab your Super Early Bird 3 day passes for $179 or $164 concession by this Friday 30th September.
Remember when you do, you go in the draw to WIN 3 nights accommodation @ the Novotel Pacific Bay resort & you can be cruising around the Coffs Coast in a brand new Audi, thanks to Bellbowrie Motors!
Go to www.coastout.com.au to secure your pass now!

Getting here & where to stay?

Our friends at Out Travel have great packages available, travelling from anywhere in the Country. Call Andy on 02 8667 3336 email: andy@outandabouttravel.com.au

Welcome Aboard! Catch the CoastOut Carriage with your Host Sandy Bottom!
CountryLink have kept a carriage aside for us this year from Sydney stopping at the Central Coast, Newcastle etc.
Leaving 0715 Friday 28th, arriving 2 hours before the festival begins!
Join Sandy and her gang for one hell of a ride North to the beach!
Only $55 one way when you mention CoastOut and quote the reference number PNR HCU871.

The Coffs Coast Visitor Information Centre can arrange your accommodation for you!
Call them on 1300 369 070. Mention CoastOut for possible discounts.

Swim, Run with heaps of FUN!
This years Beach Carnival is on Saturday 29th October at Coffs Harbour’s stunning Jetty Beach (Harbour).
The event is open to everyone as participation, inclusion and heaps of FUN is the message of the day.
Join our hosts Candy Box & Will Fennell as they commentate the 1.2km Ocean Swim, 4km Beach Run, Beach Flags, Beach Sprints and loads of beach games for everyone!

Event: CoastOut’s Beach Carnival
When Saturday 29th October, 10.30am.
Where: The Harbour: Jetty Beach.
Registration: $20 (1.2km Ocean Swim, 4 x 250m Ocean Swim Relay, 4km Run, Beach Sprints, Beach Flags) Over $1500 in cash & prizes.
Beach Games: Free.
Go to www.coastout.com.au to register by October 7th.

Carve it Up! CoastOut’s UNREAL Surf Comp Comp 2011
CoastOut 2010 saw the first Gay, Lesbian & their friends Surf Comp in the world. Thanks to our sponsors Unreal Estate the Comp is back on in 2011. This year we have included a long board section into the mix. We also welcome back our “Hostess with the mostess” the Hilarious Sandy Bottom to ride the waves in with our competitiors.
$500 cash & prizes are up for grabs in each division. Mens, Womens & Longboard.
Register by September 30 at www.coastout.com.au
Event: CoastOut’s Unreal Surf Comp
When: Saturday 29th October, 7.30am
Where: Park Beach, Coffs Harbour.
Registration Fee: $20


Look who’s coming to play?

We are thrilled to bring you some of the countries most interesting, diverse and FABULOUS entertainers & hosts for this years festival. Here we go:

Welcome Cocktail Party!
Where: Novotel Pacific Bay Resort
When: Friday 28th October, 6pm.
What: Fundraiser for the Harbour Youth Service & the Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW.
Tickets: $69 from www.coastout.com.au
This years theme: BRING YOUR MAGIC!
Host: Jackie Loeb
Performers: Carlotta, Rhys Bobridge, Shauna Jensen, Sandy Bottom, Miss Man, Joyce Maynge, Dallas Della Force, Paul Nee & The Jazz Collective, Coco Jumbo, Terrance Wakewood and Mattius the Libidinous.

Drag Out the Dolphins!
Where: Pet Porpoise Pool, Orlando St Coffs Harbour
When: Saturday 29th October, 3pm
What: The World’s FIRST Live Drag performance show together with a Marine Magic Show! A highlight for all who came in 2010.
Tickets: $35 from www.coastout.com.au

Host: Joyce Maynge
Performers: Miss Man (MEL), Abel Seaman Hancock (SYD) and Sandy Bottom (SYD).

Concert in the Park
Where: Park Beach Reserve (CoastOut Main Stage).
When: Saturday 29th October, 6pm-10pm.
What: CoastOut’s First LIVE Concert in the Park.
Tickets $20 from www.coastout.com.au

Host: Polly Petrie
Entertainers: Melissa Tkautz, Divine Knights, Shiny Shiny, Round Mountain Girls, Terrance Wakewood, Vinegar Tom, Elyjah & More!

SWEET: The CoastOut Dance Party (not inc in 3 day pass).
Where: The Hoey Moey
When: Saturday 29th October, doors open 10pm
What: A sumptuous mix of the best tunes in the country!
With a Tantalizing laser light show & production!
Tickets: $25 + bf from Ice Graphics T-Shirts Coffs Harbour or on www.coastout.com.au
DJ’s: Kitty Glitter (SYD), Lady K (Lismore) & Dirty Luck (Coffs)
Special Performances: Shauna Jensen (SYD), Terrance Wakewood (Newcastle) Miss Man (MEL) & Mattius the Libidinous (SYD) and MORE!

Barefoot Bowls & Brekkie!
Where: Park Beach Bowling Club
When: Sunday 30th October, 9am
What: A recovery event to support the local ACON office in Coffs Harbour. $2.50 of your ticket goes directly to ACON.
A BBQ breakfast is included with DJ Box (SYD) playing some chilled out tunes preparing us for Fair Day 2011. Tickets at www.coastout.com.au

CoastOut’s Fair Day & Zinc Beach Party Finale
Where: Park Beach Reserve
When: Sunday 30th October, 11am.
What: So much FUN for everyone!
Bring your picnic rugs, friends and family down to the Park for a fabulous day of entertainment, food, stalls and maybe even a dance or 2.
To register for a stall at Fair Day go to www.coastout.com.au

Tickets: $35 for the whole Day 11am - 10pm! Tickets at www.coastout.com.au

More info Coming soon about:
CoastOut Conference: Gender & Sexuality in Rural & Regional Australia
Queer Film Shorts!
CoastOut's Art Exhibition
Marriage & Equality Workshop!

CoastOut would be possible without:
Coffs Harbour City Council, Coffs Coast Tourism, Zinc Clinic, Unreal Estate, BizAus, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Coffs Coast Advocate, SSO Media, Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Q News, LOTL, Pink Sofa, Ajit Adwords & Pavilion 3 Productions.

CoastOut Contacts:
Head Office: info@coastout.com.au
Surf Comp: Nat surfdiva@coastout.com.au
Beach Carnival & Volunteer Co-ordinator : Brenden brenden_neal@y7mail.com
Stall Holders: Shaun stalls@coastout.com.au
CoastOut Conference Raymond: r_mather@australiamail.com
Art Exhibition: Raymond r_mather@australiamail.com

Monday, September 26, 2011

CoastOut is coming - weekend of 28, 29 and 30 October 2011!!!!

Check it out!
http://www.coastout.com.au/

LWP will be out in force at the Zinc Beach Party Finale on Sunday 30 October 2011. We will be showcasing our MG parade dance – Laurance will be assisting again....wooo hooooo

Who is up for carpooling to this great event? Or who has a car? Get in contact....

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

twenty10 Bronzie promotion at North Bondi 23 October 2011!!!!

With patrol season kicking off last weekend (thank goodness) Lifesavers with Pride are stretching themselves this year, to not only promote equity, acceptance and the GLBT community within lifesaving, but also promote lifesaving within the GLBT community.

The committee have engaged with twenty10, and organisation that supports and works with young people, communities and families of diverse genders and sexualities, organising a beach awareness and orientation session.

This is an opportunity for us to not only teach young GLBT people about the beach, but also encourage some to undertake their bronze medallion. Whilst we will be gathering at North Bondi, this is an opportunity for LWP members from all clubs to come and spruik their own club in a bid to attract new bronzies, and ultimately increase our LWP numbers as well.

Keep the afternoon of 23 October free, more details to come!

Looking forward to seeing you all there for a great day.

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

VOTE FOR A LWP AS 'CLUBBIE OF THE YEAR 2011'

Hi Members

Please see email below from Jody Ballard.

Get behind her and support by voting.

The link for voting is
http://www.nikonclubbieoftheyear.com.au/view-vote?v=tok-612-1314758740

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

"Hi Guys
I have been nominated by my club for the SLS/Nikon 2011 Clubbie of the Year Award and would greatly appreciate your support as a gay lifesaver in WA in spreading the word in your next newsletter/blogpost and asking if your members would support me by voting for me at the link below. If you would like some more information on me, my involvement in my club/lifesaving, or a pic in uniform then just get in touch please as voting closes on 2 October 2011.


The link for voting is (
http://www.nikonclubbieoftheyear.com.au/view-vote?v=tok-612-1314758740) and this is a People's Choice award so anyone can vote not just clubbies but also the wider community.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Regards Jody Ballard Mob: 0450 307936"

Monday, September 12, 2011

Attention all North Bondi members!

North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club is holding an info night for new Bronzies this Thursday night at 7pm (the swim will take place later in the month).

If you have any friends or family who are looking to their Bronze this year send them along.

The info night will be held at the club house.

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick, Tuscan, Christine, Gary, Gerard

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

BUCK$ NIGHT WE HAVE THREE VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SHOW!!!!

Who wants to fill the other spots, we need six? You will be doing our 2010 parade routine!!

Get in contact!

Our illustrious choreographer Laurence has confirmed two rehearsal dates and you must attend??

REHEARSAL DATES:
Sunday 18 September 2011 from 4-8pm at Slide-blocking all numbers on stage
Friday 23 September 2011 from 6-9pm at Slide-full dress rehearsal before doors open

BUCK$ NIGHT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
Australian Marriage Equality fund raising event is at Slide on Friday 23 September 2011. 100% ticket sales will be going to Australian Marriage Equality. The gay sporting and social teams are in support and this includes LWP. Laurence, our own multi award winning choreographer will be pulling together shows for the event.

Tickets for family and friends are on sale.
https://secure.daisytickets.com/Event/Sydney-BUCK$-NIGHT-tickets.aspx

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

BUNNINGS ALEXANDRIA BBQ THIS SUNDAY 4 SEPT!!!!

Who wants to come down and assist the committee in raising funds for the 2012 MG parade????

ASSISTANCE REQUIRED :-)

We will be selling sausages from 8am until 4pm out the front of BUNNINGS.

Email us with your contact number or give us a buzz.....

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
Tuscan 0401 448 333
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant

Thursday, August 18, 2011

REHEARSAL DATES FOR THE BUCK$ NIGHT HAVE BEEN SET!!!!

We will be doing our 2010 parade routine!!
Our illustrious choreographer Laurence has confirmed dates for rehearsal – WHO’S IN??

REHEARSAL DATES:
Sunday 18 September 2011 from 4-8pm at Slide-blocking all numbers on stageFriday 23 September 2011 from 6-9pm at Slide-full dress rehearsal before doors open

BUCK$ NIGHT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
Australian Marriage Equality fund raising event is at Slide on Friday 23 September 2011. 100% ticket sales will be going to Australian Marriage Equality. The gay sporting and social teams are in support and this includes LWP. Laurence, our own multi award winning choreographer will be pulling together shows for the event.

Just to confirm NO individual involved in the LWP show/fundrasing is required to purchase a ticket!

Tickets for family and friends are on sale
https://secure.daisytickets.com/Event/Sydney-BUCK$-NIGHT-tickets.aspx

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick
Tuscan
Christine
Gary
Gerard
Grant (our new secretary!)

Monday, August 08, 2011

Who wants to help raise funds for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service this Thursday night?

Dear LWP members

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service – fundraising Stonewall Hotel Thursday 11 August 2011

LWP are supporting Roger Moresi (a LWP from Coogee). He is raising funds for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service (which is no longer receiving funding from the Government – what?!?!!!). Roger is running in the City to Surf to raise funds for the Service and has a charity event at Stonewall Hotel this Thursday. Roger hopes to raise an additional $2,000 at Stonewall! He is very passionate about this and would appreciate all the support we could offer. LWP agree to go along to Stonewall and rattle some tins for Roger, in uniform of course!!!

Who wants to rattle some tins for Roger?

Get in touch, it should be a fun night. We will be going!!!!

Lifesavers With Pride Committee; Nick, Tuscan, Christine, Gary and Gerard

Friday, August 05, 2011

Dear LWP members.....

It is so exciting LWP are ramping up for a great summer!!!!!!
Four questions for you to answer......ARE YOU....
1. Interested in attending Stonewall next Thursday night 11th of August and raising funds for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service?
2. Interested in leading a hand at this years Bunning's Mascot BBQ on Sunday 4th of September?
3. Interested in participating in the show at the Buck$ Night for Marriage Equality on Friday 23th of September at Slide? We get Free Drinks ; )
4. Interested in attending this year’s Coast Out in October 28th, 29th and 30th at Coffs Harbour?

If yes to one, some or all of the above your committee members are too so get in contact with us and let’s get moving!!!!

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service
LWP are supporting Roger Moresi (a LWP from Coogee). He is raising funds for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service (which is no longer receiving funding from the Government – what?!?!!!). Roger is running in the City to Surf to raise funds for the Service and has a charity event at Stonewall Hotel on Thursday 11th August. Roger hopes to raise an additional $2,000 at Stonewall! He is very passionate about this and would appreciate all the support we could offer. LWP agree to go along to Stonewall and rattle some tins for Roger, in uniform of course!!!
Annual Mascot Bunning's BBQ
Our very successful and solid public awareness Bunnings Mascot BBQ is fast approaching early next month on the 4th September! Any members who can offer to turn a sausage or two, squirt some sauce, place some meat in a white bun or collect some money for a few hours to help keep this great fund raiser pumping, please let us know.
Buck$ Night for Marriage Equality
Australian Marriage Equality is holding a fund raising event at Slide on Friday 23 September 2011 at Slide. 100% ticket sales will be going to Australian Marriage Equality. The gay sporting and social teams are in support and this includes LWP. Laurence, our own multi award winning choreographer will be pulling together shows for the event. LWP in support by doing our part of our MG parade, to be coordinated and supported by Laurence. Every individual is required to purchase a ticket, even if you are involved in the show, we get free drinks though...details to follow!
Tickets are already on sale.
https://secure.daisytickets.com/Event/Sydney-BUCK$-NIGHT-tickets.aspx
Coast Out
This is a great social event supporting regional gay networks an warrants our support. Last year LWP did our MG parade show at the Sunday Tea Dance @ Park Beach Reserve. It was a great success and we plan to do it again this year.
http://www.coastout.com.au/index.cfm

Can’t wait to hear from everyone!!
Lifesavers With Pride Committee; Nick, Tuscan, Christine, Gary and Gerard

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dates for your 2011 diaries and Assistance Required!!!!!!!

Dear LWP members


It may be cold outside but Lifesavers With Pride are warming up for another fantastic season, full of events.....


Event dates for your 2011 diaries; more information to come!!!!!!!


1 Thursday 11 August 2011: Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service fundraising event at Stonewall Hotel.


2 Sunday 4 September 2011: Bunnings Hardware BBQ fundraising event at Mascot/Alexandria.


3 Friday 23 September 2011: Buck$ Night for Marriage Equality fundraising event at Slide.


4 Weekend of 28, 29 and 30 October 2011: Coast Out at Coffs Harbour NSW.


Assistance Required; the Committee has the following positions available:


1 Secretary: to assist with the day to day running of the Committee.


2 Social Reporter: to assist with reporting on events to our members via photography, emails and administering our blog page.


If you feel up for the challenge in 2011-2012 raise your hand!!!!!


We look forward to a great season ahead.


Lifesavers With Pride Committee


Nick Ferguson – Chair


Tuscan Harris – Artistic Director


Christine Conolly – Media and public Relations Officer


Gary Driscoll - Treasurer


Gerard Smith – Production Officer


www.lifesaverswithpride.com

Saturday, April 02, 2011

WINNER!! Lifesavers with Pride wins Coveted "Mardi Gras 2011 Best Choreography" Award


At last night's
(1st April 2011) Mardi Gras 2011 Awards Night, Lifesavers with Pride were awarded by the Parade Judges the "Best Choreography" award.

Congratulations to all our Lifesaver Marchers, Support Crew and Laurence Stark! It was an amazing team effort - and the judges were unanimous in the awarding us
Best Choreography.

The Taylor Square performance was mentioned as being a highlight of the entire Mardi Gras Parade! They LOVED it!

Well done! A well deserved award!

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DVD DVD DVD - Lifesavers with Pride Mardi Gras 2011 Two Disc Deluxe Box Set DVD 2011 will be available for purchase via bank-deposit and posted to you - details to follow in a separate email!



Monday, March 21, 2011

Save the Date: 7pm, Thursday 31st March - LWP Mardi Gras DVD Launch Party and AGM - North Bondi SLSC



Save the Date: Lifesavers with Pride Mardi Gras 2011 DVD Launch Party and AGM

7:00pm, Thursday 31st March 2011
LWP Mardi Gras DVD Launch Party and AGM
North Bondi SLSC, Upstairs, Bar will be Open :-)

NOTE: Location is NORTH Bondi SLSC - not Bondi SLSC
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http://www.acdvd.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/12mm_Blu_Ray_DVD_4c2efda76416d.jpg
Come join us all for a fun evening with the launch of our Mardi Gras DVD and the bar will be open too!

Bring along your friends and family - this is our end of season get-together to see out Summer 2011!

We will also be holding our Lifesavers with Pride Inc Annual General Meeting (AGM) for election of committee for the coming year.

See you 7pm Thursday, 31st March - NORTH Bondi SLSC.


Your Lifesavers with Pride Committee

Mark, Michael, Jono, Christine, Gary, Nick, Steve

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mardi Gras Photo Team's Lifesavers with Pride Feature - 2011



Feature: Lifesavers with Pride from mardigras on Vimeo.

Lifesavers with Pride - Relive the 2011 Mardi Gras season with our Tamarama Beach BBQ, Bondi Beach Rehearsal, and the Parade itself.

Great job Mardi Gras Photo Team that covered us - Robert McGrath's Sitthixay Ditthavon and Claire Sargent!

WATCH IN High Definition (HD) at http://vimeo.com/21137971



Monday, February 28, 2011

Video - Mardi Gras 2011 Rehearsal - aussieBum Edit

The kind folk at our wonderful sponsor aussieBum helped out making an AMAZING video of our first rehearsal! Thanks guys! You rock!









Monday, February 21, 2011

Lifesavers with Pride Beach BBQ and Carnival is on Saturday, February 26, from 1pm, Tamarama Beach

Who doesn't love the beach on a hot summer day?

Come and join Lifesavers with Pride for a laidback afternoon at gorgeous Tamarama Beach.

You can enjoy a delicious sausage sizzle with all the trimmings of an Aussie style beach BBQ.

Then compete in real lifesaver events.

Your heart will be racing with the following beach activities;

Run Swim Run – a 200 metre beach sprint, followed by a 200 metre swim out to a buoy, and followed by another 200m beach sprint.

Beach Flag Race – Compete with other lifesavers in a beach sprint event to collect a beach flag.

Anyone who wants to come and see a lifesaver’s sausage sizzle under the hot Australian sun need go no further than our Tamarama beach BBQ where the lifesavers will be on the sand, in the water, in their element.
  • Location

    Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club
    Tamarama Beach

  • When

    Saturday 26 February

    From 1pm-4pm

  • Public Transport (10 minute bus trip)

    • Bus #361 from Bondi Junction (Stand K) to Tamarama Beach (walk 50m)
    • Bus #381 from Bondi Junction (Stand A1) to Fletcher st Nr Dudley St, Bondi (walk 200m)
    • www.131500.com.au for timetables
  • More Info

    info@lifesaverswithpride.com

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Reminder: Allocate $10 of your Mardi Gras Party Ticket Purchase using "APPLE"


Quote the P.E.T.S. code "APPLE" to allocate $10 or your ticket purchase to the Lifesavers with Pride float.



Thank you Michael Signal for the additional artwork
.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Thinking about it? No need to wait till next year! Come march with us!

For those lifesavers not signed-up! There's still place for you to march!

Lifesavers thinking about marching someday in Mardi Gras with Lifesavers with Pride - stop thinking and come along tomorrow night to Bondi SLSC for our first magical rehearsal and see what it's all about!

Mardi Gras is a FUN-FILLED experience that you will treasure for life! You'll make plenty of new friends, and sport a smile on your face for weeks after! Guaranteed!

It's not a beauty pageant and don't worry if you can't dance. Bring your sense of adventure - we'll provide the rest!

Join us in being part of the MOST AMAZING MARDI GRAS EVER!

See you at 6:30pm at Bondi SLSC, tomorrow (Thursday 10th Feb)!

For more info on dates of rehearsals visit www.lifesaverswithpride.com

Mark, Michael, Jono, Christine, Nick, Gary and Steve
Lifesavers with Pride Committee

PS - And then you'll be wanting to click here for the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

Monday, February 07, 2011

Come Join Us Saturday Night - Party with your fellow Lifesavers with Pride



Time
12 February at 9pm till 2am

LocationThe Supper Club: Upstairs at The Oxford Hotel
Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174225672621582

Details:Kick start Mardi Gras fever early by celebrating summer with the Lifesavers with Pride at our sizzling event “Mouth to Mouth 2”. The perfect evening to get to know your fellow Lifesavers with Pride and make new friends! The start of your BEST MARDI GRAS EVER is right here!

Amazing DJ's:
Adam Love, Greg Boladian and Dan Murphy

Host:
Joyce Maynge and the Lifesavers with Pride Show

$10 donation at the door

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Reminder: First Rehearsal - 6:30pm Thursday, 10th Feb at Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club

Dear Lifesavers with Pride Marchers

Please wear comfortable footwear, light clothing, bring a bottle of water and be ready to make lots of new friends!!


Save these Rehearsal Dates:

#1 Thursday, 10th February at 6.30pm
#2 Thursday, 17th February at 7.00pm
#3 Thursday, 24th February at 7.00pm
#4 Wednesday, 2nd March at 7.00pm

#5 Friday, 4th March at 7.00pm (FINAL - COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE)


PARADE DAY IS Saturday, 5th March.

Requirement is to attend at least three rehearsals PLUS the final rehearsal. Let us know if this is going to be a problem. Interstate members must attend at least the last rehearsal. YouTube will be your best friend.

More information?

info@lifesaverswithpride.com
Mark 0411-753-360 or Michael 0412-746-775.


Yippeeeeeeeee!

Mark, Michael, Jono, Christine, Nick, Gary and Steve
Lifesavers with Pride Committee

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Buying Tickets to Mardi Gras Party 2011? Please enter P.E.T.S. Code "APPLE"


Dear Fellow Lifesavers with Pride,

Thank you to all of you that have been quick to sign-up for the Parade! We are going to have the best time EVER - that's guaranteed!

Of course, the same night after the Mardi Gras Parade, is one of the BIGGEST dance parties Sydney puts on! Mardi Gras Party 2011!

Good news is that Mardi Gras wants to donate $10 from your Mardi Gras Part 2011 ticket towards creating the Lifesavers with Pride Float!

All you need to do is quote "APPLE" as the P.E.T.S. (Parade Entrant Tickets Scheme) code when you buy your ticket - whether it be online, over the phone, or in person!

That money will go towards truck hire, generators, costumes and our rolling centre-piece we are building ourselves.

It's easy - when buying your Mardi Gras Party Ticket - be sure to choose/ask-for the ticket that includes the $10 float allocation. You pay NO extra than the normal ticket - you just get to have $10 of the ticket money allocated towards creating the Lifesavers with Pride float.

P.E.T.S. Code = "APPLE"

Thanks guys! Please help get the word out to your friends that are about to buy tickets!

Please forward this email :-)

Excited Beyond Belief!

Mark, Michael, Jono, Christine, Nick, Gary and Steve
Lifesavers with Pride Committee

Example When Buying Tickets Online ...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Last Chance to Try-On Swimwear Sizes for Mardi Gras before they Get Custom Made

Sponsor
Hey Lifesavers with Pride

Wow! This year we have had the fastest growing sign-up on record! And places in the parade are almost full!

As mentioned in previous emails, aussieBum are our proud sponsor and have given us samples of each size for men and women.

They are making a custom batch of swimwear for us - so you must know your size for when we collect the information in the coming week.

What size are you? Well, the aussieBum sizes are a rather body hugging form fitting cut. As they say "if you have any doubts" about your size in aussieBum sizings ... then PLEASE come try them on at either of the following slots:

1) WEDNESDAY MORNING - 8am to 1pm, Wednesday 26th January - North Bondi SLSC - AT PATROL TENT - Patrol 13 are on Patrol and will be helping you get into and out of the samples :-)

2) SATURDAY NOON-to-12:30 (30 minute window) - Saturday 29th January - North Bondi SLSC - CLUBHOUSE FRONT STEPS

We will collect your sizes from you in a separate mailing - just be sure to know what size you will need - not exchanges, returns or store credits :-)

This is going to be the best Lifesavers with Pride parade event EVER!

We are all looking forward to you being a BIG part of it!

Happy Mardi Gras!
Mark, on behalf of your Lifesavers with Pride Committee

Friday, January 21, 2011

Swimwear Sizings - Please Come Try Them On!

Sponsor

Our kind sponsor aussieBum is making Lifesavers with Pride a special run of swimwear for our Mardi Gras 2011 lifesaver participants.

Size is EVERYTHING! We only want to see smiles of joy on your faces, and not of pain or discomfort because you ended-up with the WRONG size swimwear.

We are especially keen that all of our female lifesavers are comfortable in what they will wear!

Please help us help you find the right size. Come try the samples on!

Sample FEMALE (Tops & Bottoms) and MALE (Only Bottoms ;-) will be available at:

  • Look for Michael Mellon or other LWP reps that look like offering swimwear try-ons
  • 1) North Bondi SLSC clubhouse front steps
  • TIME #1 - 9:00 - 10:00 Saturday morning, 22nd January (this Saturday)
  • TIME #2 - Afternoon-time-to-be-decided, Wednesday, 26th January (Australia Day)
or
  • 2) City Location - to be agreed - please email Michael at mmellon@bigpond.net.au
  • TIME #3 - 17:00 - 18:00, Tuesday, 25th January (before Australia Day)
Michael can also be contacted at 0412 746 775 if you have trouble meeting or finding him.

Email questions about swimwear to info@lifesaverswithpride.com



It's going to be a amazing parade!

Lifesavers with Pride
Management Committee

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lifesavers with Pride - Mardi Gras Parade 2011 - Online Registration NOW OPEN

Lifesavers with Pride is looking forward to putting together our most fabulous and dynamic Mardi Gras Parade entry ever! We plan to build on our previous successes and to put on a fantastic show for everyone again!

But we need your help!

Sign-up to participate with the Lifesavers with Pride this Mardi Gras!

So, Get Ready to "Say Something!"

CLICK HERE to go to ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

(Last Year's LWP Promotion Video - Courtesy cineFEX Video and Photography)


Thursday, January 13, 2011

News: "Gay Surfers" Surf Meet - Saturday 15th January 2011

Online community of Gay Surfers called GaySurfers.net, with more than 2700 members worldwide, is putting together the first ever “GaySurfers’ meeting” in Australia.

It will happen in Bondi Beach, Saturday January 15th, 2011!
  • Meeting at 10am down at the showers at South Bondi (near skatepark on the promenade) for a surf (To be confirmed – depending on conditions)
  • Meeting at 12.30pm at The Bondi FM Cafe‎ (2/143 Curlewis Street – Bondi Beach 2026) for lunch and drinks
To RSVP, members need to join the Sydney GROUP on www.gaysurfers.net/groups/sydney

or send an email to Thomas at info@gaysurfers.net

REGISTRATION: Mardi Gras Parade Registrations Start Next Monday - 17 January



Happy new year everyone! Welcome back and back to Mardi Gras Season 2011!

REGISTRATIONS START ONLINE HERE NEXT MONDAY (17 JANUARY 2011)

Registrations for our Mardi Gras 2011 Parade Float are about to open. And we want you back for another year!

Please register by the beginning of February.


Swimwear:


Our swimwear is being specially made by aussieBum and we MUST get sizes to aussieBum by the first week of February. This is particularly important for our female marchers. Once you register we can give you times and places to come and try the swimwear so that you get the right size. This year women will be able to choose different sizes for the top and the bottom.

What's on offer this year?
  • This year will be bigger and better than ever!
  • Music has been chosen and is being mixed and spliced by Jason Barry (JJJ parties).
  • Laurence is back again to teach us how to dance and prance.
  • Jono has his ideas about the design of the parade entry - think more centre pieces this year which go "bang"!
  • We are fixing up our flags.
  • Discussions have commenced with Ignatius Jones, the Parade Artistic Director, about our role in the parade. We will shine like never before!
  • One of our main sponsors has offered to help us out - and we think this will make our preparations so much more fun, our events stand out and our parade entry fantastic.

We have lots to share with you - and look forward to seeing you all at the first rehearsal on Thursday, 10 February at Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club at 6.30pm.


Rehearsal dates:


Remember you must turn up to 3 - and the final rehearsal. Interstate members please learn on Youtube and attend the final rehearsal.

#1 Thursday, 10 February at 6.30pm

#2 Thursday, 17 February at 7.00pm

#3 Thursday, 24 February at 7.00pm

#4 Wednesday, 2 March at 7.00pm


#5 Friday, 4 March at 7.00pm (FINAL - COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE)


More information?

Please contact us at info@lifesaverswithpride.com or www.lifesaverswithpride.com. For more immediate contact 0412 746 775.
We are looking forward to a fantastic Mardi Gras this year and hope that you are able to join us with this celebration.

Mark
, Michael, Jono, Christine, Nick, Gary and Steve
Lifesavers with Pride Committee

When buying Mardi Gras Party Tickets allocate $10 to our parade entry by using the code APPLE

The national group of gay and lesbian Australian surf lifesavers and their friends