The Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club has held its annual general meeting.
We look at some highlights from the year past and what lies ahead for the next 12 months.
Club executive for 2019-20 is Ian Powell (president), Neil Dyson (vice-president), Tania Dalton (secretary), Bob Beekhof (treasurer), Shaun Murrihy (club captain, chief instructor).
Other board members include Helen Finnigan, Paul Buchanan, Ilona Carson, Mick McGoldrick, Nicole Dwyer, Daniel van Engelen, Abbie Artis, Adam McCosh, Leonie Boyd, Scott Hetherington.
The surf life saving club has confirmed itself as one of the biggest organisations in town, with a membership of 651.
This includes 400 members aged 5-13, while males (334) just outnumbered their female compatriots (317). The club has 75 associate members and 16 life members.
The overall membership number is down from 749 the previous year, but up on the 575 from 2016-17.
During the patrol period from December through to Easter, club records show an estimated 5943 people made use of East Beach.
During this same period, surf life saving club members spent 2206 hours patrolling the beach.
Husband and wife team Nicole and Dean Dwyer volunteered plenty of their time on patrol with 89.75 and 109.5 hours respectively. Shaun (96.5) and Martina (79) Murrihy were not far behind.
Club president Ian Powell has praised the efforts of Moyne Shire Council in the fight against erosion issues at East Beach.
Mr Powell gave his endorsement to council in his report to the annual general meeting.
"On the beachside of the clubhouse, the Moyne Shire has carried out major landscaping works," Mr Powell said.
"Many have been wondering what is going on.
"Let me assure the concerned public, these works will help mitigate the effects of coastal erosion on the foreshore and in particular the clubhouse.
"In addition, an all-weather access ramp from the car parking area to the beach has been provided.
"This will allow club and emergency vehicles easy access to the sand level.
An accessible footpath and wheel chair ramp to the beach has been provided in the works. Also included is a concrete slab for a new patrol platform that gives an excellent view of the patrolled area."
He said council had plans to upgrade an adjacent car park area and a new toilet block.
Up-skilling of members continues to be a club priority.
In the past 12 months, qualifications gained by club members included 13 bronze medallions, eight surf rescue certificates, 12 inflatable rescue boat crew, one inflatable rescue boat driver, 11 spinal and 12 artificial resuscitation technique certificates.
In December last year, the club officially opened its new education centre.
Mr Powell thanked those who provided funding for what he believes is an invaluable asset for the club.
"The club now has an ample dry training area, which includes the latest audio visual aids, air conditioning and adequate tables and chairs for classroom type training," he said.
"Below this room, the equipment storage and lifesaving operations space has been doubled and is far better organized with shelving for storage."
The club raised $6000 from its staging of the Moyneyana Ocean Swim in January.