FMSLSC – Commitment to Reconciliation

Fellow Members and Staff,

Fremantle SLSC Board is very proud of our commitment to play our part in the journey toward Reconciliation.

We would like to announce our intent and ongoing actions to continuously build relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Over the last six months the Club has been developing an inaugural Reconciliation Acton Plan (RAP) that will underpin our early steps toward reconciliation. The first of four levels in the RAP framework is Reflect. The Reflect level plan sets out the steps our Club will take to prepare for and commit to.  Committing to the Reflect RAP will assist us to acknowledge and develop increasingly meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members and stakeholders within the local community whom we serve. This important initial step will also assist us to shape our vision for reconciliation before committing to specific actions or initiatives. This process will help inform our future planning in a meaningful, collaborative, mutually beneficial and sustainable way.

Our Club’s Reflect RAP is now with Reconciliation Australia https://www.reconciliation.org.au/ for review and we look forward to receiving their endorsement in the near future.

Going forward you will see and hear announcements relating to the commencement of our journey; including the introduction of our RAP working group, educational programs, fun activities and of course our connections with the wider community. If you have an interest in participating in these important activities, then please contact me (or Jette Oksis on 0438 984 677) to register your interest.

Thanks,

Jack Dowie

President

Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club

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