Sawtell SLSC awarded for best practise and compliancy

Sawtell SLSC has recently achieved Bronze Level Status in the Surf Life Saving NSW Quality Club Program.

Media Release – Quality Cub Bronze 

Sawtell has been recognised for the high quality services its team of hard working volunteers provides to Club members and the local community. The Club recently achieved Bronze Level Status in the Surf Life Saving NSW Quality Club Program.

Bronze Level Status is awarded to Clubs which have completed a variety of compliance and operational activities which assist the Club on their path to achieving higher level status. The Quality Club Program recognises best practice operations within all areas of Surf Life Saving including lifesaving and patrols, training and education, surf sports, member services and a range of Club management areas including administration, finance and marketing.

Volunteer surf lifesavers work hard each summer to keep the public safe on our beaches and the Quality Club Program is one way to recognise the commitment, teamwork and high level skills achieved by Clubs throughout the state.

The program focuses on developing and maintaining the health of the Surf Life Saving movement throughout NSW by recognising the continual improvements and achievements that are made by many Clubs.

Encouraging and awarding Clubs for achieving best practice not only recognises the efforts of the Club’s volunteers, but provides the local community and visitors to Sawtell, a safer beach environment.

Club President, Leanne James, says Sawtell SLSC has worked extremely hard at improving its operations and achieving best practice and is pleased to see its efforts rewarded. Leanne added that we are seeing the emergence of a club culture that is positive, flexible and open to change. We are working with our sponsor’s & supporter’s with better recognition in place for them, a professional & revamped monthly newsletter, an adoption and update of our governance policies and approval of a DA for the redevelopment of our clubhouse. Most important however is our patrolling numbers – we have a strong club with committed and passionate people all working towards SLS’s motto “to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities”.

Sawtell SLSC now has its sights firmly set on achieving Silver or Gold Level Status, the pinnacle of success for Surf Life Saving Clubs throughout NSW.

Sawtell SLSC will be required to maintain its Bronze Level status while continuing to work towards Silver and Gold level accreditation in this program. This process ensures that Surf Life Saving Clubs throughout NSW continue to work on achieving best practice in all areas of operation.

If you’re interested in joining the team at this fantastic Club, please contact the Club Registrar Steve Foster on 0403 808 046 to find out how you can become a member or go to the Membership Section of this web page.