SLSNSW Thanks Her Excellency

Thank you to Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO for her patronage of Surf Life Saving NSW.

Surf Life Saving NSW would like to thank Her Excellency for her Patronage of our organisation. Her Excellency was the first woman to be appointed as Governor of NSW in 2001 and over the past thirteen and a half years, she has made an invaluable contribution governing NSW and supporting many not for profit organisations, including Surf life Saving NSW. On behalf of our membership of 76,000, we would like to thank her for her support of the Surf Life Saving movement.

This year Her Excellency unveiled the Fallen Lifesavers Memorial at Coogee Beach with the Hon. Mike Baird, Premier of New South Wales and Councillor Scott Nash, Mayor of Randwick City Council. She has been a great advocate for this Memorial and has encouraged everyone to see the Memorial, which is a tribute to those Australian lifesavers who lost their lives in the service of peace and justice at war.

An official farewell is being held today for Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, the 37th Governor of New South Wales. We were very privileged to have Her Excellency as a patron of our organisation and we wish her and Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE all the best for their future endeavours.

Wed 1 Oct 2014