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Commodore’s Notes June 2015

The fishing off Lorne is currently very productive (that is if you wish to brave the elements) with good catches of large flathead, plate sized pinkies, salmon up to 2kg and the occasional large winter whiting.

For land based anglers garfish are scarce in the sheltered waters along the GOR towards Wye and Kennett River as well as mullet and bream from our rivers.

For junior members there are plenty of grass whiting to be caught off the pier.

Committee News

1.Thanks to the members who supported the committee at the recent working bee. Our facilities are better and cleaner as a result of your efforts.

  1. “Amy’s Ride For Happiness” was very successful when Jim Mellington rode his horse through Lorne. Thanks to all those who shared in this experience.
  2. Currently only 40% of our members are accessing Club information on line. This area of communication has been a priority of the committee hoping to reach at least 80% of members.

Ange is currently checking whether it is our system which sends some emails directly to JUNK. Please check your Junk folders and email the Club to let Ange know this is happening.

  1. Our very successful financial year is coming to a close at the end of June. This will be our first full year of financial reporting which is now in line with the business year. Barkley & Associates have been nominated to complete our level 2 audit for the 2014 – 15 trading year.
  2. The Lorne Arts Festival is on again from 28th until 30th August. The committee is pleased to be part of their program with the Sunday wind up event being held at the Club. More information about this later.

Pt Grey Redevelopment

The inaugural meeting of the LAAC Future Planning Sub Committees took place on June 6th.

Seventeen members were briefed on club history, the redevelopment history and the future needs of our members before addressing the two specific issues of how to finance and what design does a new building require. I personally wish to thank each individual for their time and efforts in making this meeting so successful.

I remind members that the LAAC lease has been extended to 31st October 2015 in line with other leases at Pt Grey..

Fishing Competition  –   Major Fishing Comp No 4.

Mother Nature was not kind to our fisherpersons over the long weekend. Twenty-four adults and children braved the elements to test their skills in trying conditions. Eight fish were weighed in and the winners were Senior – Tony Gallaher, Junior – Sam Hyde – Well done lads!

Many thanks to our sponsors Ian Middleton Motors – Bendigo and Vital Maintenance as Sponsors and to those who helped prepare a delicious roast lunch.



Graeme Norton


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