The Entrance Clubbie Named Top Volunteer

Saturday’s Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proved to be a night to remember for The Entrance’s Glenn Clarke who was honoured for his long-standing commitment to the movement with the Volunteer of the Year award.

During season 2014/15, conservative estimated have Glenn contributing over 700 hours to Surf Life Saving across both Branch and Club level.

As a man who is comfortable wearing multiple hats his cv for the season includes – serving as President of The Entrance, Patrol Captain, Branch Duty Officer, Facilitator and Assessor.

He also served on the committee that got the highly successful Adopt-a-Nipper program off the ground and also volunteered his time at Surf Life Saving Central Coast’s Ducks for Bucks programme, which is an important annual fundraising event for the movement locally.

During the season he spent over 150 hours on patrol and a further 160 as on-call Duty Officer. As part of that responsibility he attended incidents at Pearl Beach, Birdie Beach and the notorious Snapper Point.

A modest man, Glenn credits the set up at The Entrance for helping him achieve this recognition.

“This is an amazing honour. I am extremely fortunate to have the support of my family and support of the club and branch as well which makes my various roles a whole lot easier,” Mr Clarke said after receiving his award.

“I love Surf Life Saving it’s a fantastic organisation to be part of as it is community oriented and just a very positive environment to be in.

“I think all of us are involved in it because we love it, and I believe if you didn’t have that passion or support structure around you it would be impossible to do.”

As President he has contributed significantly to club culture.

“I just try to give 100 per cent in everything I do. I think that is an important philosophy to live by whether you are a volunteer or not,” he concluded.

The 2015 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence are proudly presented by Stramit Building Products. Almost 350 of Surf Life Saving’s most outstanding lifesavers, athletes, educators, coaches, and administrators from around the state gathered at Sydney’s iconic Four Seasons Hotel for a night of celebration.

For a full list of all the winners and to see photographs from the night please visit the SLSNSW Awards of Excellence Event Page or our social media channels

Photograph - Glenn Clarke (The Entrance) celebrates after being named Volunteer of the Year at the Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence.

Mon 31 Aug 2015