Wauchope-Bonny Hills Surf Club recognises volunteers

OVER 130 Members and guests were in attendance at Wauchope-Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club's recent presentation evening to showcase a fabulous season and to acknowledge the fantastic efforts from all members.

The club's major sponsors are: 

Life Saving Partner - First National North Haven Real Estate. Life Saving is the core of our club and we are so appreciative of the support of First National North Haven Real Estate. They were our first major partners under our new arrangements and have committed to our club on a long term basis. Thanks to Stewart and the First National team.

Nippers Partner is Port Orthodontics. Port Orthodontics have been on board for two years as our major Nipper Partner and the sponsorship has enabled our nippers to be one of the best equipped on the North Coast.

Ultra Floor Australia, Ultra Floor Mid North Coast and Elite Packaging Solutions are our Surf Boat Partners, we thank them very much for their support. Our crews are really appreciative of your support and are already looking forward to next season.

Hastings Co-op our long term fuel supplier, the long term support of the Hastings Co-op allows us to operate our IRB's and ATV when required - Thanks Hastings Co-op.

Without these great long term partnerships the club would not be in such a healthy state.

We also wish to thank and acknowledge all of our other sponsors and supporters, so a huge thanks to NSW Government, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, The Fat Fish Bistro, Wauchope RSL Club, Lake Cathie Bowling and Recreation Club, Leight's Tyre Service, North Coast Tourist Parks - Bonny Hills and our media partners The Wauchope Gazette, The Camden Haven Courier and the Port Macquarie News.

AWARDS: Top Patrolling Members (50 hours or more this season)

Patrols are our core business and this award highlights how many people our club has who volunteer so much time each year to ensure our patrols are strong. If someone does every patrol they are rostered fo during the season they would do around 40 hours season - this group of people have done at least 10 hours or 25% hours more than the rostered requirement - a fantastic achievement by every one of these people.

Recipients are:

Lou O'NEILL, Paul HOOLE, Michelle BUTT, Peter SMITH, Leanne GOGGIN, Trent SEALE, Kyahan GOGGIN, David GOGGIN, Michelle KIRKWOOD, Isaac SANDERSON, Stephanie LINDEMAN, Jeremy BATE, Raquel SEALE, Preston WILSON, Elaine WALKER, Keith CHARLES, Abby WILSON and John VAUGHAN.

To achieve our goals we require skilled lifesavers to be on patrol. We are so fortunate to have members who have both joined the club and gained their first awards or members who have upgraded awards. We also need to acknowledge the trainers and assessors and members who helped with water safety for training. Thanks in particular to our Directors of Education; Steve Cornell and Paul Hoole in training members for these vital lifesaving awards.

CERTIFICATES: Presented By: Paul Hoole, Chalkie Bob Smith & Steve Cornell.

Certificate II in Aquatic Rescue (Bronze Medallion)


Surf Rescue Certificate (CPR endorsed)

Siobhan COGLAN, Adam HURD, Olivia ROGERS, Heath ROWAN, Daniel SLATER, Hugh STEWART, Ethan ALCHIN, Macklan DAWES, Ky EICHMANN, Tom LEWIS, Hannah GARVEN, Elizabeth PIKE & Keeley SINCLAIR.

Other Major Award Winners are as follows;

AWARD: The Cassegrain Award for - 'Highest Patrol Hours'

WINNER: Paul HOOLE with 110.5 hours

AWARD: Top Patrolling Members for the Season

WINNERS: Lou O'NEILL 91.8hrs, Paul HOOLE 110.5, Michelle BUTT 80, Peter SMITH 86, Leanne GOGGIN 77.5, Trent SEALE 80.8, Kyanah GOGGIN 69.5, David GOGGIN 57, Michelle KIRKWOOD 69, Isaac SANDERSON 56.8.

AWARD: First National Real Estate North Haven - 'Club Rookie of the Year'

WINNER: Adam Hurd

AWARD: Rex Clark Memorial Shield - 'Outstanding Patrol'

This award goes to the most efficient and highly rated patrol of the season.

WINNER: PATROL 4 - Justin POPPLETON, (Capt), Michelle KIRKWOOD, (V. Capt) Catherine GRIFFITH, Jeremy BATES, Samantha KIRKWOOD, Amanda BRUCE, Ronan CORNELL, Jack PIKE, Rebecca BENNETT, Tony MEATH, Macklin DAWES.

AWARD: Allan Barlin Shield for - 'Sportsperson of the Year'

WINNER: Isaac Sanderson

AWARD: 'Masters Sports Award'

WINNER: George Fowler

AWARD: 'Club Surf Craft Competitor' of the Year

WINNER: Elaine Walker

AWARD: 'Club Beach Competitor' of the Year

WINNER: Isaac Sanderson

AWARD: 'Club Swimmer' of the Year

WINNER: Hugh Stewart

AWARD: 'Club Boat Rower' of the year

WINNER: Ben Dickson

AWARD: Dan Roods Memorial Trophy for - 'Boat Crew of the Year'

WINNER: The Rusty Hooks (Wayne Dickson - sweep, Drouin Pike, Sean Dickson, Connor Perkins, Louis Rowe)

AWARD: Club President's Award for - 'Outstanding Contribution to WBHSLSC'

WINNERS: Jeoff Ryan (Director of Finance) and Phil Kaufmann (Director of Administration)

AWARD: Andrew Stoner Shield for - 'Under 15 Club Persons of the Year'

WINNERS: Zac Alchin and Grace Monaghan

AWARD: 'Under 17 Club Persons of the Year'

WINNERS: Louis Rowe and Samantha Kirkwood

AWARD: Eric Saunders Memorial Shield for-'Under 19 Club Persons of the Year'

WINNERS: Dale Finch and Kyanah Goggin

AWARD: The Chalkie Bob Smith Award for - 'Club Persons of the Year'

WINNERS: Paul Hoole and Lou O'Neill

These following new awards have been created to match those awards by MNC SLS and SLS NSW

AWARD: 'Volunteer of the Year'

WINNER: Michelle Kirkwood

AWARD: 'Trainer of the Year'

WINNER: Steve Cornell

AWARD: 'Surf Sports Coach of the Year'

WINNER: Wayne Dickson

AWARD: 'Team of the Year'

WINNER: Rusty Hooks

AWARD: 'Administrator of the Year'

WINNERS: Jeoff Ryan and Phil Kaufmann

AWARD: 'Young Life Saver of the Year'

WINNER: Hugh Stewart

AWARD: 'Surf Sports Official of the Year'

WINNER: 'Chalkie' Bob Smith


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