AOE 2020 DHL Volunteer of the Year Nominees
Yanchep SLSC, WA
Within a few weeks of taking on the role of Registrar, Janine was asked to fill the position of Director of Administration. Janine has worked tirelessly to improve the profile of Yanchep and has elevated the club from a small club of around 150 members to one of just shy of 500 members in two seasons. Janine demonstrates a true passion for the movement, from patrolling the beach, running the Café, acting as the member protection officer, redesigning the website and marketing to name but a few of the roles she has undertaken this year.
Burnie SLSC, TAS
Shane leads by example and has a can-do attitude. Shane supports other members to take on new roles within the club and sees this as an investment in the future. Shane took it upon himself to re-qualify in a number of lifesaving awards this season, so he could assist more on patrols and fill skill gaps. This has motivated other members both young and old to obtain new awards.
Elaine Farmer OAM
North Haven SLSC, SA
Elaine is currently in her second year as Club President. She also serves as both the Chair and Secretary of the Building Committee and the Commercial Operations Group. Elaine has many roles within the club including fundraising, training and assessing and providing water safety at nipper training. A small but important project that Elaine has taken on is acknowledging the club’s history by gathering photos and collating data to ensure the Clubs history is not lost.
Port Campbell SLSC, LSV
James has been involved with surf lifesaving for 33 years. He has remained devoted to his club, clubmates and broader lifesaving movement throughout his time and is a vital contributor to club and area activities. James promotes the direct and indirect benefits of lifesaving in Victoria’s west and advocates for support and engagement throughout the hinterland towns surrounding Port Campbell. In addition James is a trainer and assessor, facilitating opportunities for other Club members to obtain their Cert IV in Training and Assessing.
Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest SLSC, NSW
Debbie has served both her Club and the Hunter Branch in a variety of positions over many years. Her current roles include public officer, trainer and assessor and member protection officer. Debbie has a passion for child advocacy including child protection and safeguarding children. Debbie always conducts herself with the core values of Vigilance and Service in mind. She is an influencial role model, her dedication to all areas of her life are inspirational.
Coolangatta SLSC, QLD
Belinda holds 13 volunteer positions and leadership roles within her club including patrol captain, chief training officer, awards committee and lifesaving membership committee. In addition she holds a further 5 positions at a Branch level and sits on 2 Surf Life Saving Queensland committees. Training is Belinda’s passion and she spends countless hours developing an extensive training calendar to give members opportunities to gain new awards. Belinda is a natural leader who continuously gives to her club. She leads from the front and believes actions are louder than words.