New Life Members named at AGM

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) has named its newest Life Members at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Brisbane on Friday 24 August.

Peter Marshall

Peter, or “Chicken Legs” as he is known to his mates, is a very proud surf lifesaver. He has dedicated 40 years to the Surf Life Saving movement with his involvement with Mackay SLSC, North Barrier Branch, SLSQ and SLSA. Legs is a respected member of the Dirty Dozen, which he joined in 1998, where his splicing skill is called on at every carnival to make repairs or make up a new line to be used in the water or on the beach. Queensland has the best carnival gear in Australia, all thanks to Legs. It’s not unusual for Legs to come to a state title several days earlier and leave several days later than required so as he can do any repairs to broken or damaged gear. He is an Association member who doesn’t seek accolades for what he does behind the scene in keeping carnival gear in tip top condition.

Peter’s previous accolades include:

  • 1991-97: Recognition for Service to North Aussies
  • 1993 & 1997: Recognition for service to Queensland Titles
  • 1995-Present: Gear & Equipment Officer
  • 2003: Recognition for Service 2003 Australian Titles
  • 2004: Recognition for Service 2004 Australian Titles
  • 2004-05: John Ferrar Award for Vigilance and Service
  • 2005-06: Fund Raiser of the Year
  • 2005: Awarded Life Membership Mackay SLSC
  • 2007-11: North Barrier Branch Gear & Equipment Officer 2008-09: Fundraiser of the Year

Scott Andrews

Scott has volunteered over 3900 patrol hours on Queensland beaches for both his club and Operations Support, and holds 146 SLS awards and competencies.

Scott has served as the State Communications Advisor for eight years, National Radio Communications Officer for four years, and State Board of Lifesaving and Operations Support Panel member for 8 consecutive seasons.

Scott’s previous accolades include:

  • Volunteer of the Year 2012
  • Clive Hammond OAM Gold Medal 2010
  • Assessor of the Year 2005
  • Youth Lifesaver of the Year 2004

Lorraine Buhk

With over 60 years of service to Alexandra Headland SLSC, Lorraine is a Life Member of both her Club and the Sunshine Coast Branch. She received the Medal in the Order of Australia OAM in 2015 for services to surf lifesaving and community and the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for service to surf lifesaving.

Lorraine has been Administrator of Alexandra Headland SLSC for 18 years, Branch Treasurer for 10 years, and has served on Club, Branch and State Committees. She has been an active Sports Official for 30 years at branch, state, national and more recently at international level as an official at 5 World Championships.

Lorraine was inducted as a Legend of Sport at the 2016 Sunshine Coast Sports Star Awards.

Jean Couper

Jean has been a state Senior/Masters Championships recorder in the surf boat area for over 30 years, a surf boats referee at the North Australian Championships for 10 years, and a Sectional Referee/Assessor/Judge/Liaison Officer at the State Surf Rescue Championships.

Jean has previously served as the State Resuscitation Officer (2001-2003) and sat on the Board of Life Saving – NBB Director of Life Saving (1997- 2001).

Shirley Holden

Shirley has dedicated 39 years of service to SLSA, SLSQ, the Wide Bay Capricorn Branch, and Elliott Heads SLSC. Shirley has served as Chairman South Barrier Branch Junior Activities Board, and Assistant Team Manager of the Queensland Junior Surf Lifesaving Team over many seasons.

She was awarded GOLD 25 Years of Women in Lifesaving Award by SLSQ in 2005/06, appointed to the inaugural Women in Lifesaving Committee for SLSQ, and awarded an ILS Citation of Merit in 2003.

Previous accolades include:

  • Inaugural recipient of SLSQ “Andy Frizzell Award” in 1997
  • WBC Branch Administrator of the Year
  • Awarded SLSQ Frontline Leadership Awards on numerous occasions
  • Awarded SLSA 30 Years Long Service Badge after 2011/12 season (40 Years due after 2018/19 season)

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