Nov 07

ANZAC Community Service Awards 2016


ANZAC Community Service Awards 2016

This year the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. invited nominations from the Hervey Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Fire & Rescue, Queensland Police Service, Volunteer Marine Rescue , Rural Fire Services Maryborough and the State Emergency Service.

At the RSL Sub-Branch General Meeting on 5th November 2016 presentations were made to Jill Barclay (Volunteer Marine Rescue, Hervey Bay); Colin Fitzsummons on behalf of Barry Hamilton (Toogoom Rural Fire Brigade); Darren Horton (Hervey Bay Surf Lifesaving Club); Wayne Harvey on behalf of Gerard Meijer (State Emergency Service); Andrew Eason (Queensland Ambulance Service / Hervey Bay Surf Lifesaving Club).

The winner, by unanimous decision, was Darren Horton, Club Captain of the Hervey Bay Surf LifeSaving Club.


Darren Horton – Hervey Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

Darren’s nomination was put forward by the Club President, Sue Murray.  She noted:

Darren has been with HBSLSC for 10 years & since joining with his family he has been actively involved in many areas of the club.
The past 5 years he has been Club Captain which involves coordinating water safety for Nippers & Juniors on a Sunday morning.  Added to this he co ordinates the water safety for Triathlons that take part in Hervey Bay which includes the Wide Bay & other championships that are held here.

Darren is an active Patrolling member who also attends his patrols and willingly  fills in on others who are short.
Darren sets the Patrol Rosters each season coordinating 9 groups to patrol the 6 months of the Surf Lifesaving season. He is well respected within our club & Surf Lifesaving fraternity.
Darren is also an active member on the Board at HBSLSC & has held this role for 5 years.
Darren & his lovely wife Valerie has 3 girls who are involved in Surf Lifesaving too & are always there to support them in events they enter but most of all make sure they are having fun!
Darren volunteers his time along with other members on a Saturday afternoon to open the Bar for our members & guests.
We are fortunate at HBSLSC to have Darren as he is a valuable member of our club.



Wayne Harvey on behalf of Gerard Meijer


Jill Barclay – Volunteer Marine Rescue