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15 Nov 2021
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Funding agreement signed for Umina oval facilities
All ages acknowledge Remembrance Day
Construction starts on Rogers Park amenities building
Amenities include change rooms, canteen and storage
Memorial seat at Patonga for Malcolm Waters
Association calls for pilot Peninsula Green Grid project
Men's Shed to hold twice-yearly sale in Woy Woy
Planning to sell Christmas trees
No cases this month with dose rate over 90 per cent
Council to repair Umina whale tail sculptures
Council gives grants to four Peninsula festivals
Council starts work on Woy Woy Bay wharf
Tesch seeks disabled access to shopping complex
Lucy Wicks hits the hustings
Produce swap planned
Bacon and egg rolls resume
Song meter installed at arboretum
New facilities under construction
Social evening at Lions Park
Three Rotary clubs make joint donation
Monitor website for Pearl Beach carols details
Bays group restarts activities
Pictures of Sydney red gums wanted
Club raises $6000 in Melbourne Cup sweep
Dual occupancy proposal for Barrenjoey Rd corner
Amendment allows earlier start on Umina Mall site
Planning approvals total more than $5 million
ACF branch holds its own 'engagement' meeting
Housing for older women at risk
Sleeping bags and swags for the 'hidden homeless'
Committee wants council reinstatement or election
Water asset sale should not be dismissed
Prime Minister's plan is like Regional Plan
Vale Ettalong
Australia is becoming a stupid country
Answer for recreation precinct
Request for Breastscreen bus 'sooner rather than later'
Jed provides support at clinic
New approach to geriatric care trialled at hospital
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Coastal Twist festival receives $73,000 in grants
Patchwork group learns to make cosmetic bags
Fred Smith to perform at Troubadour folk club
Three-day open-air exhibition at Pearl Beach
School air-conditioning applications unsuccessful
Local teachers' association supports pay rise call
Great book swap at Ettalong
Car parts wanted
Class artwork on display
Letters delivered to Hammond Care residents
Opportunity class assessments online at school
Class requests wanted before November 26
Parent survey on student engagement
Hoping for a smooth transition to secondary school
Students help plant local native trees
Shane Waddell wins Umina Major Singles title
Past presidents' bowls association re-elects committee
Outrigger canoe club seeks new members
Brisbane Water Bridge Club results
Umina Bunnies look for junior players
Southern Spirit cricket results
Brett Harrod awarded SLSA life membership
Little Athletes back at training
Junior touch trials
Hoping to fill second under-12 water polo team
CWA will celebrate 100 years of service
Historian role 'innocently put on myself'
Malcolm Waters - 'loved this place with a passion'



Brett Harrod awarded SLSA life membership

Umina Surf Life Saving Club member Brett Harrod has been made a life member of Surf Life Saving Australia with Cap 302.

He was awarded life membership at the Surf Life Saving Australia National Awards of Excellence held online due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

His citation said: "Brett has made a sustained and distinguished contribution to surf life saving as president of Umina SLSC, Central Coast Branch, Surf Life Saving New South Wales and as a director of Surf Life Saving Australia.

"As a Surf Life Saving Australia board member, Brett chaired and facilitated working groups that implemented a number of lifesaving initiatives that have been implemented nationally and other states.

"Brett achieved the strategic goal of financial sustainability by securing $24 million to build eight new surf life saving clubs, allowing them to generate revenue and engage with the local community.

"Further to this Brett expanded surf life saving services by leading and managing the implementation of the commercial operations of SLSNSW services that included the lifeguard and commercial training of SLSNSW.

"Other significant achievements included developing the standard operating procedures for life saving services and a state-wide emergency services response system which created a national best practice standard; introduction of the 13SURF 24-hour rescue call out service; developing a national event venue selection matrix which enabled a review of venues against a criteria to determine its suitability to conduct events as well as a revised bid hosting criteria and agreements."

Two other Umina club members were nominated for national awards.

Club life member Paul Sharpe was nominated for Life Saver of the Year and Harold Marshall was nominated for Volunteer of the Year.

Paul and Harold took out two of the night's top honours at the NSW Awards of Excellence back in August, making history as the club's first recipients of these awards.

"I'm very excited, it's an honour and I'm humbled," Paul said about his nomination.

"You don't do what you do for the recognition.

"You do it for your community."

"We give a lot back to the community and the community gives a lot to us.

"We are a family club, and everything that comes through to us goes back to the community."

Harold amassed more than 650 hours of volunteering over the last 12 months in a range of roles within the Umina club as well as supporting the branch, NSW Surf Life Saving and Surf Life Saving Australia.

"Wearing the red and yellow cap on patrol gives me the greatest satisfaction," he said.

"It fills me with great pride knowing that I represent this amazing movement that has given me and my family so much more than I could ever give back."

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