Venus Bay lifesavers retain club of year title

They did it: members of the Venus Bay Surf Lifesaving Club celebrate being named Victoria Lifesaving Club of the Year for the second consecutive season.
From left, Jen Goode, Wendy Perrow, Paul Hoffman, Tom Goode, Marty McCorriston, Simon Gee, Paul Mulllarvey, Craig Watson, Megan Watson, Emily Goode, Rhiannon McCorriston, Kelly Watson, Brett Watson, Elise McCorriston and Kimberley Gee.

VENUS Bay Surf Lifesaving Club has been awarded the Victorian Lifesaving Club of the Year for the second consecutive season.

The club received the coveted Beaurepaire Shield at the Life Saving Victoria Awards of Excellence evening in Melbourne recently.

The title is incredibly hard to win and Venus Bay faced stiff competition in Portsea.

Venus Bay members were thrilled to take the award out again, earning the congratulations of large clubs and senior lifesaving officials.

With 542 members, the club continues to grow and achieve great successes.

Venus Bay also had finalists in three other categories: Marty and Elise McCorriston for Volunteers of the Year; Tom Goode for Junior (Nipper) Volunteer of the Year; and Kimberley Gee, Trainer of the Year.

This was the first time the club was represented in four awards, much to the satisfaction of club president Craig Watson.

“It’s always difficult for a small club like ours to be heard – when you’re competing against the larger clubs like Portsea, Lorne and the Melbourne based bay clubs – but we couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome,” he said.

“We are currently raising funds for an essential extension to our current lifesaving club facility and this accolade endorses the direction we are taking. We welcome businesses in the South Gippsland region to come on down and tour our club.

“We would love to see how we can help you get your message out there and how we can partner with you to provide a safe beach environment from all users.”

Club representatives will now travel to Sydney in November to present to the National Committee, competing against all the state winners for the ultimate National Club of the Year accolade.

Also at the state awards, Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club’s Tarryn Thom received a Membership and Leadership Development Service Award.

More than 280 guests, including Victorian lifesavers, aquatic industry members and dignitaries, gathered for the gala event.





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