Umina surf club names boat in honour of sponsor
Umina Surf Life Saving Club has named its new surf boat "Bill Jackson".
The boat is sponsored by Ettalong Diggers and the club decided to name the boat in honour of the former, now retired, chief executive of Ettalong Diggers, Mr Bill Jackson.
"What a complete surprise for him to attend the official blessing, and not have any idea he was being recognised," said marketing manager Ms Kim Cole.
Ms Cole said he was recognised for "his unwavering commitment to our local community", and his support of many organisations over the years.
"Ettalong Diggers is a proud major sponsor of Umina Surf Life Saving Club, donating $35,000 through the ClubGrants program 2021-22," she said.
"Established in 1959, they were named Central Coast Surf Lifesaving Club of the Year, and currently have 1000 members, which is growing rapidly every year.
"They have provided voluntary surf lifesaving services to our local community for 60 years."
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Kim Cole, Ettalong Diggers