Celebrate Guy Edwards — New Life Member

Guy EdwardsWel­come and con­grat­u­la­tions to our newest Life Mem­ber Guy Edwards.

Guy became a mem­ber of the Mul­laloo SLSC with his wife Cheryl and two sons Aaron and Brody in 1998.

Once Guy suc­cess­ful­ly received his Bronze Medal­lion he com­menced a jour­ney that over the past 19 years has encom­passed many roles with­in the club from an Exec­u­tive lev­el to patrolling the beach as a vol­un­tary life­saver – which he con­tin­ues to par­tic­i­pate.

His resume is a tes­ta­ment to his strong vol­un­teer eth­ic and adapt­abil­i­ty across all facets of the club, and this is demon­strat­ed by the awards that have been afford­ed to him by his peers.

More recent­ly Guy has been a tremen­dous ambas­sador as an IRB dri­ver and at the Aus­tralian SLS Titles which is a sub­stan­tial effort involv­ing many hours over many days. This was over and above his con­tri­bu­tions as the Sup­port Ser­vices Gen­er­al Man­ag­er for the Club at the time.

Life Mem­ber­ship is about spe­cial or dis­tin­guished ser­vice to the Club, so if you take the time to reflect on his per­son­al con­tri­bu­tion then with­out his gen­eros­i­ty the Club may well be in a dif­fer­ent place.

The fol­low­ing list is an overview of Guy’s con­tri­bu­tions and achieve­ments to date.

Club posi­tions held

  • Direc­tor of Finance 2003–2005
    • While on the board the Club achieved the fol­low­ing: Final­ist in the SLSA ‘Club of the year’ in 2004 & 2005, SLSA ‘Club of the year’ in 2005, SLSWA Reg Trigg Tro­phy, SLSWA Hay­ward shield
  • Gen­er­al Man­ag­er of Sup­port Ser­vices from August 2012-Feb 2016
    • This posi­tion has Man­agers for Facil­i­ties, Finance, Mar­ket­ing and Mem­ber­ship report­ing to it. The Club achieved WA Club of the year in May 2016.
  • Mem­ber of the Risk and Gov­er­nance com­mit­tee 2012 to Feb 2016 and Nov 2016 to cur­rent
  • Chair­man of the IRB Rac­ing Lead­er­ship Group from 2015 to 2016
  • IRB Offi­cer – from 2011 to 2015

Club Awards achieved

  • Club Per­son of the Year 2004/05
  • Club Train­ing Offi­cer of the year 2007/08 and 2011/12
  • IRB Per­son of the year 2011/12
  • Recog­ni­tion of out­stand­ing ser­vice – 2012
  • Nom­i­nat­ed for Vol­un­teer of the year at SLSWA “Award of Excel­lence” 2011
  • Cer­tifi­cate of appre­ci­a­tion for event assis­tance, water safe­ty, first aid and car­ni­val offi­ci­at­ing at local, state and nation­al lev­el 2013/14

Edu­ca­tion and Life­sav­ing Awards gained

  • Train­ing Offi­cer – Bronze Medal­lion from 2006 to cur­rent
  • Train­ing Offi­cer – ARTC from 2010 to 2014
  • Train­ing Offi­cer – IRB from 2011 to cur­rent
  • Asses­sor – Bronze Medal­lion from 2016 to cur­rent
  • Bronze Medal­lion
  • Sil­ver Medal­lion – IRB Dri­ver
  • Sil­ver Medal­lion – Beach Man­age­ment
  • Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­niques Cer­tifi­cate
  • IRB Crew Cer­tifi­cate
  • Senior First Aid
  • Pain Man­age­ment Cer­tifi­cate
  • Spinal Man­age­ment

Surf Sports – Com­pe­ti­tion and Ser­vice

  • First Aid offi­cial
    • Pro­vid­ing ser­vices at local, State and Nation­al car­ni­vals
  • SLSA Cer­tifi­cate of Appre­ci­a­tion – Offi­cial at 2011 DHL Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships
  • 5, 10 and 15 Year Offi­ci­at­ing Ser­vice Awards
  • Surf Offi­cial Lev­el 1 from 2001 to cur­rent
    • Offi­ci­at­ing at local, State and Nation­al car­ni­vals
  • Com­pet­ed at Senior and Mas­ters local, State and Nation­al com­pe­ti­tions
    • Sprints and sprint relays, line­man in Belt Race, March Past
  • Mem­ber of the Aussie tour­ing Team from 2006 to 2016
  • Mem­ber of the IRB Rac­ing Aussie tour­ing team 2016
  • Coach­ing Ser­vice
    • Junior and Senior Sprint Coach – 2015/16
    • Assis­tant Sprint Coach – 2011 to 2013

Life Sav­ing Ser­vices

  • Patrolling Mem­ber since Dec 2001 with 40+ hours each sea­son
  • Includes over and above Club patrols, Abalone Patrol and water safe­ty
  • 5, 10 and 15 Year Nation­al Patrol Ser­vice Awards
  • Yanchep SLSC – Cer­tifi­cate of appre­ci­a­tion for patrolling hours at Yanchep 2008–2009
  • Par­tic­i­pat­ed in Search and Res­cue efforts dur­ing Aussie titles at Kur­rawa for Sax­on Bird, 2010 and Matthew Bar­clay, 2012.
  • Pro­vid­ed CPR for male abalone fish­er­man brought to shore uncon­scious and not breath­ing by oth­er abalone fish­er­man. Patient was breath­ing but uncon­scious upon leav­ing the beach by res­cue heli­copter.

Oth­er Club vol­un­teer­ing

  • Vol­un­teer for club day setups from 2001 to 2006 (Youngest went to seniors) and 2017
  • Vol­un­teer for South West Youth Camp from 2013 to 2016
  • Vol­un­teer for bar duties from 2001 to cur­rent
    • Has an Approved Man­ag­er Restrict­ed Licence and Respon­si­ble Ser­vice of Alco­hol Qual­i­fi­ca­tion

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