GOLD FOR TEA GARDENS HAWKS NEST SLSC
Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Life Saving Club has set the benchmark by becoming the FIRST Surf Club in NSW to be awarded GOLD LEVEL status as part of the Surf Life Saving Quality Club Program.
GOLD Level status, the highest level of the program, is a tremendous achievement and is awarded to clubs which have shown outstanding progress over the season. The program recognises best practice operations within ALL areas of Surf Life Saving including lifesaving and patrols, training and education, surf sports, member services and a range of Club management areas including administration, finance and marketing.
Surf Life Saving NSW Member Services Manager, Kate Higginbotham, says, "Volunteer surf lifesavers work hard each summer to keep the public safe on our beaches and the Quality Club Program is one way to recognise the commitment, teamwork and high level skills achieved by our clubs.
The program focuses on developing and maintaining the health of the Surf Life Saving movement throughout NSW by recognising the continual improvements and achievements that are made by clubs and supporting their future planning," added Ms Higginbotham.
Club President, Stephen Howell was thrilled with the outstanding effort of the Club.
"Being awarded the GOLD Level Status is a great reflection on what we have been doing as a club. The program verifies these processes and procedures that we have been undertaking and provides reassurance that, as a Club, we are complying in all areas of Surf Lifesaving.
This couldn't have been achieved without the hours of hard work of our Secretary, Maxine Cook, who went through the archives, provided all the evidence to demonstrate that we are a GOLD QUALITY CLUB and completed our submissions across not only this, but also the previous levels of BRONZE & SILVER."
Encouraging and awarding clubs for achieving best practice not only recognises the efforts of the Club's volunteers, but provides the local community and visitors to Tea Gardens Hawks Nest, a safer beach environment.
CONGRATULATIONS TEA GARDENS HAWKS NEST SLSC -STILL THE ONLY CLUB IN NSW & AUSTRALIA TO ACHIEVE "GOLD" LEVEL STATUS. THE CLUB IS IN THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR RE-ACCREDITATION FOR THIS PRESTIGOUS AWARD.