President’s Report – Supporters Club Committee

December 2018
On behalf of the Tugun Surf Club Supporters’ Committee I write to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyful holiday season.

I also take this opportunity to provide a brief update on what the Supporters’ Committee has been working towards since its election at the AGM in July.

Time seems to have flown by quickly and as a Committee we have been strongly focussed on a number of priority areas, which we believe have required our immediate focus.

The basis for our focus stems from a detailed Business Plan, commissioned by the previous Committee following a strategic review of operations in conjunction with Momentum QLD Pty Ltd in July 2018.

The Report was comprehensive regarding the current operations of the Supporters’ Club, and also presented recommendations for the future operations, which were endorsed by the previous Committee.

Consequently, the current Supporters’ Committee has been focused on reviewing all financial operations of the Supporters’ Club in order to ensure its continued financial viability into the future.

The Supporters’ Club Committee has also been working and communicating closely with the Surf Club President and Committee throughout this process.

Relevant applications have also been made to the Gold Coast City Council in order to commence work on the installation of two lifts and the opening of a coffee “nook”.

Both projects have been under discussion for a number of years. We hope the installation of the lifts, currently in transit and to be installed in 2019, will assist those patrons who, to date, who have been unable to access the Club. The creation of a coffee “nook” downstairs, at the front of the Surf Club building, will provide a service to the large number of passers by to the Club and also to our members.

Part of the review of operations has seen some changes to staffing and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Manager Mark Lassman and his staff, for their continued efforts and support during this period change.

There is no doubt, that change can sometimes create uncertainty for some. The changes the Committee is working towards are with the intent to create and grow the Tugun Supporters’ Club so that it remains profitable and financially viable. The benefits of achieving this, creates a flow on effect for the benefit of all Tugun Surf Club members and the community as a whole.

Finally, I wish to acknowledge the individual efforts of all the members of the Supporters Club Committee for their input, time and expertise to date, which has been invaluable to me during my short time as President.

Thank you, Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to all for 2019.
Bruce Zillman
President Supporters’ Club Committee