The 2020/21 season is almost upon us and memberships are due from 1st October!

The Board and subcommittees have done a significant amount of work in preparation for the season and, although it will be a very different season to any that has come before, we anticipate being able to operate through the season. This is of course subject to any LSV, DHHS or other statutory restrictions that may change or come into effect.

 In the event that after you take out and pay for your membership for the season, the Club gets locked down again and the season or services are significantly curtailed, the Board will review the changes and may provide members with the option to either roll their membership over to the 2021/2022 season or treat their membership as a donation to the club for which you would be provided with a receipt for tax purposes

 Please note some important points about joining or renewing your membership for the season:

*Members must join or renew their membership before signing up train, patrol or take part in any Club activities.

 *Nipper enrolments close on 1st December to help with planning and allocation of age management and water safety resources.

 *Any member of Venus Bay SLSC aged 18 years and over, who comes into “direct” contact with person's under 18 years of age in any capacity is required to have a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) registered to VBSLSC and Life Saving Victoria. From 2020 VBSLSC has extended the definition of contact to include all nipper parents regardless of their role within the club. This decision has come about because of the likelihood that parents will come into contact with children other than their own, for example assisting with activities, providing transport to training sessions. Further information on applying for the WWCC can be found here.

 *By applying for membership of the Club you acknowledge that you have read and accept our Constitution and Code of Conduct.

 *Without full payment and provision of the required information, membership will not be processed.

 *In order to provide a smooth, efficient and secure environment in which to share information and carry out transactions, we use the SLSA Members Portal and SurfGuard. 

 JOINING THE CLUB

To join Venus Bay SLSC please follow the link to the SLSA Members Portal where you will be able to create a user profile, upload membership information and pay your membership fees. 

 RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Existing members, if you have an SLSA Members Area Account, please follow the link to the SLSA Members Portal where you will be able to log in, update personal information for you and your Family Group (including WWCC if required) and pay your membership fees. 

 If you DO NOT have an SLSA Members Area Account, please follow this link where you will be able create your account and then log in, update personal information for you and your Family Group (including WWCC if required) and pay your membership fees. Please note that when creating your account you must enter your names(s) and information exactly as they appear on the personal information that we have emailed out to you. This will enable creation of an account that links directly to your records for patrols, awards, etc. 

Should you require assistance we have uploaded a variety of guides to help you here. Alternatively contact our Membership Officer at membership@vbslsc.org.au and we’ll do our best to help! 

  MEMBERSHIP FEES 

There is a significant cost to run Venus Bay SLSC, to provide the beach patrols, the Nipper Program, social events and supporting infrastructure. This year we are again pleased to hold our fees at the same level as last year.

 

VENUS BAY SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB - MEMBERSHIP FEES 2020/21 SEASON

MEMBERSHIP TYPE

FEE PAYABLE

COMMENTS

Family

$260.00

Parent and/or guardians with children up to age 18 (21 if in full time education)

Life Membership Family Cap

$150.00

 

Nipper Equipment Levy

$10.00

Payable for each child enrolled in the Nipper Program

Individual

$125.00

 

Social

$50.00

 

 

Parents with children under the age of 15 are encouraged to join the club through family membership. 

When paying through the payment portal please provide as much information as possible to enable us to check and process payments and applications; the example below provides a good example:




 MEMBERSHIP REBATE

As we had negligible take up of the membership rebate, at the AGM held on 7th June 2020 it was decided that it would be discontinued.

Information on how rebates earned in the 2019/20 season can be claimed or donated to the Club will be sent out in early 2021.

 

BUNKHOUSE

Please note that if you or a member of your family intend to use the bunkhouse, the Bunkhouse Waiver must be completed and payment made through the SLSA Payment Portal.

 

If you have any further questions please contact membership@vbslsc.org.au.