In yet another first for the club in the first year of our new century due to the COVID Safe protocols the normal presentation dinner was replaced by an awards video sent to all members. The awards recognise those members who went above and beyond in season 2019/20.
Fred Stokes was a deserving winner of the main award (the Dave Cush Meritorious Service Award). With 15 years service under his belt, including trainer, Club Vice Captain, Club Captain and President, Fred well and truly met the criteria of meritorious service over a long period. The other major award winners were Mick Nagle (the Sting Zillman award for services to surf sports), Anthony Waring (the Dick Lugge Patrol Person of the Year) and Shane MacKenzie (the Michael Rutledge award for surf boat excellence). Griff Willey won the overall honours for the Kennedy Cup Handicap swim series for the third year in a row and Chris Smithies was recognised for his IRB service.
Congratulations to all award winners and, as club President Ian Norman said in the video, thanks to every member for a great season despite the challenges.