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Russell at SLSI Awards of Excellence
inaugural Surf Life Saving Illawarra Awards of Excellence
will be held on Saturday July 12th at Woonona Bulli RSL Club.
This night of recognition for our volunteer lifesavers and
surf sports champions will start at 6pm. Special guest presenter
on the night will be Matt Russell from WIN News.
Hatton will be playing piano through dinner and Band Plan
B (pictured below) will be playing following the awards. After
that the stayers can kick on at the Irish Bar where Quini
will be playing until 2pm. Places at the night can still be
booked by contacting Surf House on 4228 3884.
Honours Australia's Finest Boaties
A boat crew member's Jack Patison, Steve Drysdale, Adam Prentice,
Aaron Greenhalgh and Sebastian James were honoured by their
club members with Member for Illawarra Dave Campbell presenting
the crew with special jackets for their efforts. The current
strength of rowing at Austinmer is a tribute to the hard work
and dedication over many years of the legendary Dennis Patison.
from left above is Dave Eadie - Best All Round Member, Alex
Herriot winner of the Sunday Morning Swim Series and Anthony
Barthelmess - Best Senior Member. Steve Wilson was recognised
as the Patrol Member of the Year.
SLSC Presentation Night
2001 / 2002 BHP Patrol Competition winners certainly know
how to celebrate the efforts of their volunteers. Music, dancing,
great food and some great awards like the Upside Down Duck
award presented to Les Nicholls and the Best Dummy Spit Award
that went to a recipient who then immediately threw the trophy
out the window into the creek. Congratulations Simone McCartney
(above) who was awarded the Most Improved Junior Member and
Sheldon Dawkins the Junior Club Person of the Year. Hank Van
Stuivenberg was honoured to accept the award of Club Person
will be looking forward to the Awards of Excellence and the
announcement of this seasons BHP Patrol Competition Champions.
Editions of Life Saving News
No.1, No.2, No.3,
news and information can be found at our website www.illawarrasurf.com
SLSC Benefit Night
raise money to replace stolen equipment a benefit night has
been organised for Friday 1st August at the Fraternity Club
Fairy Meadow. Guest speaker for the night will be Mike Whitney
who is regarded as one of the premier dinner speakers in the
country. Comedian Calvin De Gray will add plenty of humour
and spice to the night. Tickets are $55 and includes meal
secure your booking please contact Jason Northey 0438 360
055 or Paul O'Neil on 0407426263.
Point - How do they do it?
How do you have 31 patrollers with 100% patrol attendance
out of a total of 59 proficient bronze holders and also have
another 25 more who gained there bronze this season? Picture
below shows long serving President Terry Hagan (left) presenting
the award. Thankyou Terry for the incredible job you have
done over the years as Club President.
do they do it? I asked this question of new club President
Tim Gripton."The success of the club, is centred around
the concerted effort to maintain credibility in all aspects
of the club's operations. That is treating people with respect
and fairness, and keeping them informed of developments within
the club, through our newsletter, in particular our financial
status and the promise of better facilities in the future.
It is the proficient bronze holders who are the back bone
of our club, but it is the families that are our foundations."
Laidlaw - Towradgi Patrol Member of the Year
Laidlaw proudly displays his trophy received for winning Patrol
Person of the Year. Dale is a very reliable team member on
patrols. Dale also often helps out with water safety at Carnivals
both in our Branch and further a field at State Championship
Stanwell Park SLSC - 95th Year
was a privilege to attend their awards night at Helensburg
Workers Club last Friday Night. Now in the clubs 95 year they
are certainly a club that believes in the one cap - one club
policy. I was truly encouraged to see so many young people
in attendance. Congratulations to President Dave Anger for
your clubs many achievements that included a very successful
95th year dinner and a successful hosting the BHP Steel Branch
Thompson (left) was a member of the U19 boat crew to make
it through to the 2nd quarter final at the Aussie Titles.
Nathan and trophies is pictured here with Club Captain of
11 years and former Illawarra Life Saver of the Year Mark
Council Election Meeting
Presidents will meet at 7.15pm, 25th July at Surf House to
elect the new Branch Executive. The Branch AGM will be held
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