On behalf of the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club, I would like to convey my sincere thanks to our outgoing President, Peter Murrihy for his leadership and commitment for the past two years. My sincere thanks also go to our outgoing executive committee members, namely Brydie Murrity, Zac Horstman,Catlin Cross and Heath Armstrong for their valuable service to the club over the preceding year.
Our Lorne Surf Lifesaving leadership team are exceptional role models for volunteers in this community and I am grateful to be a part of a strong and passionate team leading the club.
Our community is an important part of our culture and Lorne Surf Life Saving Club will remain an inclusive community organisation with the safety of the many thousands of people visiting our shores foremost in our minds.
I feel excited to be working alongside a passionate and energised executive committee for the coming year and the valuable involvement of the wider committees and passionate members and volunteers who contribute so much each year. I’d also like to express my appreciation for the support and great progress achieved so far since my commencement.
I warmly extend an invitation to any club members who would like to accept any of the remaining wonderful sub-committee opportunities that remain open.
Photo: Heath Armstrong for winner of the John Wishart medal for Victorian Life Saver of Year
I encourage interested members to put their names forward and join our wonderful team.
In August, Life Saving Victoria hosted their annual awards evening and Lorne stood as proud recipients of several award nominations, in recognition of outstanding performance over the past year.
Special congratulations go to Heath Armstrong for winning the John Wishart medal for Victorian Life Saver of Year and Geoff Matthews for Victorian Coach of the year along with nominees, Lorne Edge (Team of the year) and Nick Murnane (Life Saver of the year).
I would also like to recognise Nick Murnane who will be one of six LSV ‘Building Leaders Scholars’ travelling to Sri Lanka, delivering programs and sharing valuable lifesaving knowledge.
The coming season will see our iconic Pier to Pub event clock up its 39th year and welcome the National and State Surf Boat competitions, as well as the State Masters and Nippers State Championships, all to the Lorne beach.
In closing, our leadership team’s common goal, right through to each and every club member, is to ensure our beaches remain safe for all.
This year the Lorne IRB Team drove up to Thirroul NSW to compete at the Australian IRB Championships. We had Jack Slykhuis, James Carew, Liam O’Callaghan, Alex Schwarcz, Maddy Green, Romy Columb and Jess Sincock making up the team, all had spent many cold mornings training up for this at Sandridge.Competition was meant to run over 3 days, but due to the conditions was cut down to one day. This meant that we only got to have a red hot crack at 3 events, the Female Rescue, Male Rescue and the Male Teams race.
We raced our hardest and we were competitive enough to make a quarter final in the Male Teams.
Our eyes are now on the next competition, which is the World Lifesaving Championships in Glenelg SA. Jess Sincock Powercraft/IRB Co-Captains
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