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Surf Life Saving Illawarra - President's News No. 6

Happy New Year and Welcome.

To keep all Illawarra Branch Clubs informed on current news and developments, The Illawarra Credit Union is helping by sponsoring this news page.

Coming Events:

Bulli SLSC- 90th Anniversary Dinner Reunion Dinner at Bulli Workers Club 1st February. Tickets $30. Starts 7pm. Pre-dinner drinks at 6pm.

Bulli SLSC is into it's 90th year of service to the community. To celebrate the milestone, they are hosting a 90th Anniversary Reunion Dinner and are inviting all past and present members and current supporters to attend.

Contact Barry Adams 0429 843 817 or Grant Joy 0418 887 334

Helensburgh-Stanwell Park SLSC - An invitation to all interested parties to attend the 95th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, of the Helensburgh Stanwell Park SLSC on Saturday 8th February 2003 at the Grand Ballroom Novotel Northbeach North Wollongong, all welcome 15 years and over. Tickets are $80 each which include 3 course dinner, all drinks (except spirits) and entertainment by David Cazalet and band.

Contact Peter McDonald 4294 1247

John Oliver honoured at Coledale 8/12/02

Right up until the boat was named John Oliver had no idea the craft was to be named after himself. Annonymous donors had requested that the craft be named after someone they dearly love and respect for the incredible service put in at Coledale SLSC. Picture shows John Oliver with 2 proud sons.

John's career in Surf Life Saving began when he joined the Coledale club as a cadet in 1949. After gaining his bronze medallion his thoughts turned to rowing surfboats. He rowed in the senior A crew from 1954 to 1959 with the highlight of his career as a rower grabbing third place at the Australian titles in Perth in 1959. He swept surf boats for 21 years, from 1959-1980. A highlight was winning a gold medal at the Australian titles at Ocean Grove in Victoria in 1969-70. At the same titles the Coledale boat crew won the nationwide contested "courage award" for their win in huge seas at Ocean Grove.

The "John Oliver" is the 10th new surf boat acquired by Coledale in their 90 year history.

Previous Editions of President's News

No.1 , No.2 , No.3, No.4, No.5

Other news and information can be found at our website


Sydney Water Surf Club Premiership 4/01/03

A very successful Round 3 of the series held at Gerringong beach.

Club Champ. Pointscore after Round 3

Senior Pointscore after Round 3

Junior Pointscore after Round 3

For a full report and series pointscore visit our website. Sydney Water Surf Club Premiership

Illawarra Credit Union Rescue Boards 10/1/03

The Illawarra Credit Union team handed over 20 new 3/4 rescue boards at a media launch on North Wollongong Beach. Acting CEO Greg Parrish thanked Surf Life Saving Clubs in the Illawarra for their community service and looked forward to the developing relationship between our two organisations.

Greg Parish - Acting CEO Illawarra Credit Union presents Surf Life Saving Illawarra with twenty 3/4 rescue boards. We recognise the great synergy achievable by working closely with the Illawarra Credit Union.

As well as the assistance with the 3/4 rescue board purchase scheme the Illawarra Credit Union is providing fee free accounts for all Surf Life Saving Clubs. Club treasurers can simply ring Annie on 0408 002612 and she will arrange a time to come out and meet with club committee and explain the advantages of this special banking offer. Annie will have all the paperwork with her to setup the membership and accounts up at the meeting.

Thankyou Illawarra Credit Union.

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Branch Council

Next meeting 7.15 p.m. Friday 31st January


If you have information or a story of interest email it to me : [email protected]


Gerald Davies, President SLSI

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