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Surf Life Saving Illawarra - President's News No. 7

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Tribute to Lyn Little

After 18 years serving Surf Life Saving Clubs in the Illawarra the SLSI Branch Executive are hosting a farewell to Lyn.
Date: Thursday 20th February, 2003.
Venue: North Wollongong SLSC Function Room
5.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Presentation to Lyn at 7pm.
RSVP to Gerald Davies by Mon 17th February.
email: [email protected]
ph: 0411 102033

Sydney Water Surf Club Premiership 1/02/03

The very successful Final Round of the series held at Warrilla Barrack Point Beach. Congratulations to all competing clubs.

Club Champ. Pointscore-Final Results

Senior Pointscore-Final Results

Junior Pointscore-Final Results

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

Warilla Bowls South Coast Boat Series 1/02/03

Results after round 3 at Broulee

Bulli SLSC 90th Year Celebration

Bulli SLSC is into it's 90th year of service to the community. To celebrate the milestone, they hosted a 90th Anniversary Reunion Dinner and 219 past and present members and current supporters attended. Guest speakers were the McLaren brothers. All who attended were treated to a video and multimedia presentation and at the the end of it all had a very informative and enjoyable night.

Branch Junior Championships - Belambi 8/2/03

Belambi SLSC are to by congratulated on the excellent job they performed in hosting the BHP Steel Junior Branch Championships. Picture above shows Belambi President John Heath congratulate Belambi Junior Josh Amatto after a big win in the U/14 beach flags.

Josh you are a legend!!

Gold Medal winners in the March Past, Thirroul are congratulated by BJA Chairman Gary Chapman.

Previous Editions of President's News

No.1 , No.2 , No.3, No.4, No.5, No.6

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More action from the Junior Championships and Sally Ridley from Scarborough-Wombarra is congratulated by Club President Chris Kubara after winning gold in the U12 Female Surf Race.

Congratulations Sally!!

I had the honour of announcing the McDonald's Illawarra Junior Male and Female Lifesavers of 2003 at the opening of the carnival. Congratulations went to Ben Dowling from the Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Club and Hannah Walker from the Wollongong City Club. They will represent the Illawarra at the state titles on the 27th at Swansea-Belmont. Pictured below is Hannah collecting her Gold for the U14 Female Iron Person.

Port Corporation sponsors Port Kembla SLSC

Phil McGavin from the Port Kembla Port Corporation presented President Bill Seay with a new $20,000 Surf Boat. It was an impressive presentation with a 10 story wharf crane lifting a shipping container up to reveal the new boat. Phil then surprised everyone by announcing that if Port Kembla wins a medal of any colour at a State Championship the Port Corporation will buy them a second new surf boat.

After the presentation to the club the boat was named after a member Kevin "Cags" Carriage and christened with champagne by Kevin's widow Almma. The Rev. Tudno Rees from the Port Kembla mission to seafarers gave a short address and prayed a blessing over the boat and all those who rowed the vessel.

Helensburgh-Stanwell Park SLSC 95th Year

The Novatel Grand Ball Room was the venue for a mighty celebration of 95 years of Life Saving. Not only have they patrolled Stanwell Park beach but the club has helped our Branch immensely and other clubs as far away as Cottesloe in W.A.

Club Life Member Evan Griffiths spent the week before in Sutherland Hospital and was released just before the event. Evan picked up an infection in his leg while officiating at the last round of the Sydney Water Surf Club Premership the weekend before.

Roy Whittaker, Keith Newell, Barry Anger comparing physics with the ones they had in the photo many years before.

It was a memorable evening with lots of tales from the past shared between old boys, newer members and supporters.

Branch Council

Due to the shortage of officials at the Junior State Championships many of the Branch Executive have volunteered to assist and will be away on the 28th.

The next meeting has been bought forward to 7.15 p.m. Wednesday 26th February. The Executive apologises for any inconvenience caused.


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


Gerald Davies, President SLSI

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