Four men who mastered the waves to save lives have today been recognised for their devotion to service by Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser.
Well known Coffs Coast residents Wayne Scott, John Wake, John Mills and Robert Hutchinson have, between them, dedicated more than 160 years of service to the Surf Life Saving movement, an extraordinary achievement.
“Today, we recognise and show our appreciation to these outstanding volunteers who have demonstrated tremendous community leadership,” Mr Fraser said.
“We appreciate their many hours of service to the community to making sure our beaches are safe and to surf education and drowning prevention.
“The knowledge and experience each of them has gained has been passed on to the younger generations of surf club members through training and mentoring.”
Mr Fraser presented each volunteer with a signed Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program certificate and a lapel pin, recognising their years of long service.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our local communities. They give with no thought of reward and are happy to lend a helping hand where it is most needed,” Mr Fraser said.
“I appreciate the remarkable contributions made by all our volunteers across the Coffs Coast, and the camaraderie they continue to create.”