Thanks for support to help Noosa Surf Club save lives
THE sun was out, the surf was up and Noosa Heads Surf Club sponsors were on the deck ready for brekkie last Friday morning.
New Noosa Heads Surf Club president Greg Cowie, along with fellow club members including Ross Fisher, Ron Lane and former president Gerard O'Brien, welcomed supporters to the annual breakfast and networking event.
Mr Fisher updated the audience on recent club equipment acquisitions, events and partnerships.
He said after five years, the club was now debt-free and attributed this to good management under the stewardship of Gerard O'Brien. After five years Mr O'Brien had passed the presidency on to Mr Cowan and introduced the diners to life members.
He said the club had become a Noosa Biosphere partner and following that partnership it had installed a solar power system.
He thanked Vince Holland of Solarhart for the job well done.
Last year Steve Mawby trialled the Seahorse Nipper program for disabled children; its success meant that it's now in full swing for 2014.
Angela and Luke Ryan, of Ella Bache Noosa Civic, have provided free sunscreen for the Surf Club, while men from the Noosa Floral Shire Luncheon group have donated $4000 towards equipment for Peregian Surf Club.
Regular Noosa holiday makers Ian and Gail Hoole, of Sydney, have sponsored the club members with Mako Sunglasses.
Drew McMenamin, of Noosa Radiologists, spoke about the use of the club's donated defibrillator, and Mr Fisher reminded the crowd that long-time supporter Tom Offermann had bought the first one for the club. They now have four.
As the national title holder of Surf Club of the Year, the SLSC will be holding its annaul board meeting at the club in April.