Service Awards – Call for Nominations

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Dear members,

Towards the end of each season, North Steyne SLSC invites nominations for the Club’s service awards. These awards recognise sustained service rendered by club members over long periods of time, and are a separate process to the annual Awards Night. Despite the shortened end to the patrolling season recently announced, it has been a busy summer on the beach and we should still take every opportunity to recognise the contributions of our members!

The Life Membership & Honours Panel meets annually and will consider nominations of members in the following areas:

  1. Club Service Awards. These include Outstanding Service Awards, Distinguished Service Awards, and Life Membership. The criteria for these awards, and for nominations, are contained in the Club Constitution which can be found here. You can also see lists of existing awardees in our Annual Reports and on the boards in the Club Hall.
  2. Australian National Service Awards. These awards are not SLS-specific, but are Australian awards for services to the community and the nation, and often recognise major contributors to key volunteer & charity organisations such as Surf Lifesaving clubs. Information about the criteria for these awards can be found here.
    PLEASE NOTE: many of the awards in this category strictly require that the candidate is not informed of the nomination, so if considering a member for an award in this class, please be certain of any confidentiality requirements before proceeding, or the nomination may be deemed ineligible.

Please click here to read the Guidelines for nominations and then proceed to the appropriate form:

North Steyne Life Member Nomination Form

North Steyne Service Awards Nomination Form

Please note: the Nomination Forms require either a physical signature or email approval attached from nominators and seconders. Given the current social distancing requirements with COVID-19, we strongly encourage members to arrange email approvals rather than signatures for all requirements this season.

Any nominations must be made in writing, via email to the Club President, Chris Gibbs-Stewart, or to the Administrator.

Nominations have a strict deadline of COB Sunday 26 April 2020.

Thanks in advance for your consideration, and please do take the time to think of any of our hard-working volunteers that may be eligible to be recognised with one of these prestigious awards.