The 2010 Sir Adrian Curlewis Scholarships have been awarded to Katie Dixon (NSW), Renee Ruthenberg (QLD), Hayley Atkins (VIC) and Chris Parsons (SA). These scholarships are awarded to young surf lifesavers who have made outstanding contributions to Surf Life Saving and have been identified as leaders of the future.
The aim of the Sir Adrian Curlewis Scholarship is to provide an environment in which scholars can harness the knowledge, experience and networks provided by SLSA to grow as an individual, with benefits for themselves and Surf Life Saving. During the program the scholars have an opportunity to work on a project of their choice and are given support and guidance to deliver this project.
Scholars participated in their first workshop from 19 – 21 November, which provided an opportunity to discuss preliminary ideas for their scholarship goals and projects with SLSA.
Please join us in congratulating this year's scholars:
Katie Dixon – Ocean Beach SLSC, NSW
Katie is currently the manager of rescue services at Ocean Beach SLSC and attended the National Leadership College in 2008. Katie’s interested in the workload of volunteers and the prevention of burnout.
Hayley Atkins – Anglesea SLSC, VIC
Hayley is the Female Beach Captain at Anglesea SLSC and participated in the LSV Building Leaders Scholarship. Hayley’s is interested in increasing the retention of young females through the delivery of a surf girl program.
Renee Ruthenberg – Ellis Beach SLSC, QLD
Renee recently took on the role of Club Captain at Ellis Beach SLSC and is the 2010 North Queensland Branch Pelerman Young Lifesaver of the Year. Renee has an interest in engaging youth in her branch through the introduction of a youth Involvement program to her Branch.
Chris Parsons – Brighton SLSC, SA
Chris is currently the Vice- President of the Brighton SLSC and attended the National Leadership College in 2008. Chris has a keen interest in the emergency services/ support operations aspect of Surf Life Saving.