For the first time in 2 seasons the club hall was packed on Saturday night to celebrate the end of Patrols and Nippers. Club Life Members Tom Gablonski, John Pentecost, Greg Woods, Clyde Poulton ,Noel Walton, Wes Davis and Karl Poulton attended .Chief guest and Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips, presented the annual patrol and club awards for season 2021/22.
Patrol Person Mark Adams
Cadet Patrol Person Riley O’Carroll
Patrol of the Year Patrol 3 (Captain Dan Wildi)
Trainer of the Year Phil Paris-Browne
Senior Club All rounder Grahame Morrison
Cadet All rounder Elsie Willett
Club Person of the Year Nicky Pryde
Cadet Person of the Year Maddi Doosey
Training certificates were awarded for members who successfully completed Surf Rescue Certificate , Bronze Medallion and IRB Driver in 2021/22
The night also marked the reopening of the hall after renovations which were part-funded through a NSW Government Community Partnerships Grant. Works have included refit of the corner service area,including fridge and dishwasher , new carpet and refinishing of timber parquet floor . This gives improved amenities for members of the club and also for community hirers of the function hall. We have also applied for a NSW Government Surf Club Facility Grant for further club improvements and are waiting on announcement of this grant.
Our main community organisation grants were also recognised :
Holiday Haven (Shoalhaven City Council) : Rescue Equipment Grant
Shoahaven Heads Lions Club :Patrol Rescue Fins
Shoalhaven Heads Bowling and Recreation Club through ClubsGrant award: IRB engine
The biggest contributions of the year have been by every club member who has given time to volunteer as a Patrol member, Nipper parent helper, Board member or in a club officer role or anyone just simply raising a hand to help out when its needed. You are the heart and future of our club. If anyone is interested in being more active in the running of the club please reach out we need your help to move into next season.