Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lifesavers with Pride Party "Mouth to Mouth" - Saturday 13th November, 2010

When: Saturday, 13th November, 9.00pm till Late

Where: The Underground Bar, The Oxford Hotel, Taylor Square, Darlinghurst


Lifesavers with Pride Party

Join your fellow Lifesavers with Pride crew as the temperatures heat up and the rescues begin!

JOYCE MAYNGE and her fellow sun-kissed lifesavers resuscitate the crowd at midnight with her Lifesaver Spectacular!

$10 donation at the door with all monies raised going to support the Lifesavers with Pride.

And don't forget to swim between the flags!!!


See Facebook Event Page Link: Lifesavers with Pride Presents - Mouth to Mouth

For more info or to help-out on the day please contact Nick at


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Join us and Participate Together in CoastOut - Australia's First Gay/Lesbian Beach Festival

Hi Fellow Lifesavers,

Coast Out in Coffs Harbour is a matter of weeks away (29-31 October) and is going to be the most exciting beach festival of its kind that Australia has yet to see!

Please come and join us and be part of it - either as a Lifesaver helping out with water safety for the beach events, or as a volunteer at any of the other events, or even just as a participant in one of the many events planned over the weekend!

1) ACCOMMODATION - Plenty of options:

a) SHARED BEACH HOUSES - There are a number of places available at shared beach-houses that some of the Lifesavers have already booked. So please contact if you are in need of accommodation and we will be able to sort you out if you'd like to share a house.

OR if you have room in your house for one or two other fellow Lifesavers, then please also contact Mark.

b) ACCOMMODATION DEALS - Call 1300 369 070 which is the Coffs Coast Accom booking info line, tell them your coming for CoastOut.

Novotel Pacific Bay have deals on that weekend, their number is 1300 363 360, also tell them its for CoastOut.

Alternatively go to where they have deals you can look at online.

2) TRANSPORT - If you are driving up and have room for anyone in your car, or are looking for a lift, then please let Mark know and he'll try to match you up.

3) VOLUNTEER - Please see attached Volunteer PDF (ignore the cut-off date) and fill in you are a lifesaver and your club details in the "Applicable Skills" section. Then send it in to CoastOut as per on the form.


Message from Laurence...

Can you STILL feel it?????

Hello there Award Winning Mardi Gras Parade People!!

This is Laurence here, your choreographer extraordinaire! We WANT YOU to come up to Coast OUT in Coffs Harbour, the first ever gay weekend there on 29-31st October for a fun filled, fabulous time. There will be a beach carnival, surf tournament, BBQ and two big parties featuring Bob Downe amongst many other artists. My mate Todd is running it and would love as many lifesavers as possible to attend and hopefully do a repeat performance of the parade number when the amazing singer Tania Doko performs the song "Can you feel it" and also have a strong presence as Lifesavers with Pride. Come on, pull your speedos back on, tie up your red and yellow caps, pop on your white vans and a big smile and 5, 6, 7, 8 and away we go!!!!!!!!!

5) PARTICIPATE - Register for the Surf Competition and/or the Beach Carnival (swims, runs, relays) - See attached forms. Come join the Lifesavers relay team - send your interest to

So there you have it! Plenty of reason to get involved and have an amazing weekend on the beach to get the season started in more way than one!

PLEASE, let us know if you are going up so that we can co-ordinate the Lifesavers with Pride participation in the event - even if you only plan on attending and not volunteering! Email and let him know. Many thanks!

See you in Coffs!

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

Friday, October 01, 2010

Hold the Dates! What a start to Summer we have planned for you!

Hi Fellow Lifesavers,

Your Lifesavers with Pride Committee is back in planning mode for some events for the new patrolling season and for the summer.


So, please hold these dates:

Saturday, 13 November. Mouth to Mouth a club event to be held at The Underground on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst. For the night owls amongst us who like to dance to the sounds of Jason from the JJJ parties. Happy hour from 9.00 - 10.00, until late...

Sunday, 5 December. - SOS - Start of Summer. Sunday afternoon at The Beresford Hotel, Surry Hills. Slide into summer with your favourite lifesavers and for some fun with Joyce Mange as emcee and a show to be provided by, us, the Lifesavers with Pride!!! We're looking to raffle some prizes and sell lifesavers to the punters. 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Beach BBQ - date to be determined on a Saturday around lunch - most probably North Bondi SLSC - a more sedate gathering for us to reconvene and hear about our plans for the future. We're incorporating the association (boring, but necessary), we're hosting some events and need to raise money, and we are keen to hear your ideas on how we can make the Mardi Gras Festival work for all of us.


As you can imagine, your committee are humble souls who can't do it all. So, we need your help. If you can help - paint signs, photoshop, fold letters, cook sausages, dance, sing or just look good please let us know.

We are particularly interested in hearing from someone who would like to join the committee and help out with events. Speak to Mark, Jono or Michael if you want further details.


Send a return email to or call Mark Kuuse (0411 753 360), Michael Mellon (0412 746 775) or Jono Toh (0414 546 909).

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Your LWP Committee,

Mark, Michael, Jono, Christine and Gary.
The national group of gay and lesbian Australian surf lifesavers and their friends