Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LWP CALL OUT FOR VIDEOGRAPHER

Hey,

Unfortunately Mike our ever faithful (until now) videographer, for the past six or seven years, has just found out that he will be out of the country late next week with his work (I usually just get sent to Blacktown with my work!) and will miss the media rehearsal and the parade.

So, if you are, or know of, a budding videographer, and are keen to come along to our media night and the parade, please get in touch with the committee as soon as you can.  We'd love to have you aboard.

We love the memories from the video, and the post parade viewing night is always a lot of fun.

Looking forward to hearing from our enthusiastic film buffs soon.

Gary and the Committee
0404053304

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

LWP FAIR DAY STALL SUN 19 FEB

Hey,

Don't forget that the Mardi Gras festival kicks off with Fair Day this coming Sunday 19 February.  This year Fair Day is being held in Camperdown Park in Newtown from 10am.  Lifesavers with Pride will have a stall again, this year being in the Sports Village with the other Team Sydney members.  Again, our main goal is to spread the word about lifesaving within the LGBTQ community, and encourage existing lifesavers to join LWP.

It would be great if we could get a turn out of lifesavers for the day.  We'll need people for about one or two hours each.  Bring your mates and kick back. Bring your uniform, and even better, bring your swimmers, which always brings the crowds.  And if you are just passing through, we'll have some spare uniforms to throw on.

Let us know if you can help out for an hour or so, so we can put a roster together.

Check out the MG website for more details
http://www.mardigras.org.au/fairday/

Gary, Mike and the LWP Committee

Monday, February 13, 2017

LWP 2017 PARADE REHEARSALS START THIS WEEK

Hey all, don't forget that rehearsals start this week.  Get ready for fun times.  And remember that we are NOT rehearsing in Bondi Surf Club, but next door in the pavilion.

Mon 13 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room (out the back near the amphitheatre)
Wed 15 Feb 7.00 - 9.00 Seagull Room (upstairs)
Mon 20 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room
Wed 22 Feb 7.00 - 9.00 Seagull Room
Mon 27 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room
Wed 01 Mar 7.00 - 9.30 Seagull Room

To our interstate marchers, we will be loading a video online for you to follow after the Wednesday rehearsal.

Also be sure to follow us on our social media platforms:
Webpage : http://lifesaverswithpride.blogspot.com.au/
Instagram : lifesavers_with_pride
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LifesaversWithPride
Twitter: @LWP_2017

And always tag your posts with the LWP hashtags:
#lwp2017
#mardigras
#mardigrasparade2017
#lifesaverswithpride

See you soon for fun times.

Gary and the Committee

Friday, February 03, 2017

NEW SWIMWEAR SUPPLIER FOR LWP

Hey, it's all getting very close.

Last week we had our swimwear supplier inform us that they wouldn't be supplying us this year (no need now to credit them on our social media posts). After some hasty calls we have now arranged for Rival to supply us with one pair of swimmers each.  If anyone registered on the proviso that they would receive two pairs, let us know and we can refund your money.

Also, Mardi Gras are mumbling about reducing participant numbers in the parade.  We have only filled 90 of our 100 requested spots, with a waiting list for the final positions, dependent on our final allocation.  If we receive less than 90, then we will need to cut those last to register from our group.  Fingers crossed.

It's all getting close now.  See you soon.

Gary and the committee

Friday, January 20, 2017

REGISTRATIONS FOR LWP PARADE 2017 HAVE NOW CLOSED

Hey All,

We have had a terrific response to both our Marchers and Volunteers for the 2017 Mardi Gras parade.  For the first time, we have now filled all spots, before the end of January.  Plus we have a list of people ready in case anyone drops out.

Looking forward to seeing you all at our first rehearsal on Monday 12 February down at the Bondi pavilion (not the surf club)

It's all getting close, and is going to be a lot of fun.

Gary and the LWP committee

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Hi all

Registrations for "marchers" in the parade have now closed, but there are still spots for "volunteers"!

So if you have missed out as a "marcher" you can still register as a "volunteer" and assist during the parade as we wind our way up Oxford Street .... hand our water to the "marchers", carry flags, dress in full uniform and walk with our group etc etc ....

Gary and the LWP Committee.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 PARADE ENTRIES FILLING FAST


We are already at our half way mark for registrations for the 2017 Mardi Gras parade.  Over half of our allocated spots have already been takes so you'll have to move fast to get in before we close them off completely.

We have already picked our song, and the routine is being put together as we speak.  It's all coming together for a great season. We are really looking forward to having you on board to share the fun and excitement.  So get in before it's too late.

Registrations can be accessed from the following link using the password LWP2017

https://fs25.formsite.com/LWP2017/form6/index.html

Gary and the LWP Committee.

Friday, November 11, 2016

2017 Mardi Gras Parade Registrations now open

The LWP Committee are really excited to open registrations for the 2017 Mardi Gras float capped at 100 participants.  These are expected to be full by Christmas to be fast to register.  Only current and former lifesavers can enrol to march.  The parade is on Saturday 04 March 2017 and you need to be able to make the following rehearsals at the Bondi Pavillion (not Bondi SLSC);

Mon 13 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room (out the back near the amphitheatre)
Wed 15 Feb 7.00 - 9.00 Seagull Room (upstairs)
Mon 20 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room
Wed 22 Feb 7.00 - 9.00 Seagull Room
Mon 27 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room
Wed 01 Mar 7.00 - 9.00 Seagull Room

Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms:
Webpage : http://lifesaverswithpride.blogspot.com.au/
Instagram: lifesavers_with_pride
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LifesaversWithPride/
Twitter: @LWP_2017

And always tag your posts with both the LWP and Aussiebum hashtags to ensure our sponsor gets plenty of good coverage, and continues to support us.
#lwp2017
#mardigras
#mardigrasparade2017
#lifesaverswithpride
#aussiebum

Registrations can be accessed from the following link using the password LWP2017

https://fs25.formsite.com/LWP2017/form6/index.html

Gary and the LWP Committee
See you soon, it's going to be fun!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AUSTRALIAN MARRIAGE EQUALITY CALL OUT

Australian Marriage Equality are putting together a series of commercials and have asked LWP for assistance.  It's a series of relaxed stand-alone scenes that will be compiled together as a montage with background music and a voiceover.  It will be you and your 'family' and the idea is to create a 'vibrant, fun and positive' production.

They are also on the lookout for anyone interested in doing publicity for media appearances, press interviews and social media content about why Marriage Equality is important to them.

Anyone interested, please contact directly Helen Ross-Browne directly on 0478 818 821 or helenrossbrowne@australianmarriageequality.org in the next day or two as their timeline is tight.

We'll all be keeping an eye on our screens for faces we know, otherwise see you down at the beaches when it warms up.

Gary

Thursday, April 28, 2016

2015/16 VIDEO

Hey All,

Thanks a heap for those who made it to the End of Season bash down at Palms last Thursday night.  It was a lot of fun to see everyone again and watch the excellent video that Mike put together.  Thanks to Mike, and the committee, old and new for their efforts.

Find a copy of the video here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpjg8nT_1f8

For those who would like their own copy, please let us know and we'll send them off in the next week or two.

The committee will now lay low for a few months, but feel free to contact us if you have any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, brainwaves or flashes of brilliance before next season kicks off.  We're always happy to take on new ideas and improvements.

Stay warm over the winter and see you next season.

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