Welcome to the latest President's News
keep all Illawarra Branch Clubs informed on current news and
Illawarra Credit Union is helping by sponsoring this news
inaugural Surf Life Saving Illawarra Awards of Excellence
will be held on Saturday June 28th at a venue to be advised.
This night will be a night of recognition for our patrolling
life savers, surf sports participants and the dedicated workers
who faithfully serve as instructors, coaches, organisers,
examiners and officials.
can be made on forms available from club secretaries or directly
from Surf House.
SLS NSW Life Members
Griffiths (far left) from Helensburgh Stanwell Park stands
proud as SLS NSW President Peter Pearce pins a Life Membership
badge on Ken Sweeney.
IRB Hull Development
a clear focus on reducing injuries resulting from IRBs it
is encouraging to see manufacturers assisting with the development
of 'soft ride' hull designs. SLSA has concentrated on introducing
more responsible driving and crewing of IRBs with an associated
change in the format of IRB racing to make it more akin to
moderate rescue situations.
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Meehan - SLSA Life Membership
was a proud moment for the Meehan family at the recent Australian
Surf Life Saving Championships where John Meehan was presented
with Life Membership of Surf Life Saving Australia. John chose
to proudly wear his Illawarra shirt in respect of the Illawarra
Branch as the place where his service to Surf Life Saving
all began. Pictured above is John with very supportive wife
Sue and proud sons Chris on the left and Mick on the right.
Quad Bike Training & Qualification
Gall from the ATV Safety Institute in NSW ran a pilot ATV
training course at Kurrawa to help develop future training
and qualifications for the use of quad bikes in Surf Life
Saving. Those clubs who gained an ATV through the YAMAHA sponsorship
were invited to participate and benefit from the full day
Surf Life Saving Club Presentation
Dingwall (left) is congratulated by mates Matthew Hiesley,
Mick Brennan (Vice President), Rod Latham (member of "A"
crew) and Peter Brown (member of Matt's belt team) after being
named club person of the year at their recent presentation
night, the last to be held in the existing surf pavillion
on Marine Drive. The night was a memorable one with Life Members
Tony Strang, Bruce Dingwall, Ted Tobin, Warren Hopper, Warren
(Wags) Green, Larry Jennett, Don Burrows and Ken Lawrence
congratulating achievers and encouraging all members as they
move into a new era for the club.
next meeting of Branch Council will be 7.15pm on Friday the
2nd May, 2003.
thanks to Bill Sheridan who often supplies photos for use
on our website & in newsletters.