Life Members

Our Life Members are recognised for their contributions to the success of our club since first starting in 1919.

If you wish to learn more about them please click on their name.

Anne Pearce

Anne Pearce

Life Member 2015, Bronze Medallion 14th November 1993 #NS5617009

Anne as been a member of South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club since 1993.

Michael Adams

Michael Adams

Life Member 2013, Bronze Medallion 11th August 1970 #NS5834000

Mick joined South West Rocks SLSC in 1967 and went on to gain his Qualifying Certificate and Bronze Medallion.

Rodney J. McDonagh

Rodney J. McDonagh

Life Member 2006, Bronze Medallion 14th April 1981 #NS5876765

Rod’s distinguished career in Surf Life Saving began when he joined Cape Hawke SLSC in 1979.

Colin Ball

Colin Ball

Life Member 1999, Bronze Medallion 1957

Colin patrolled from 1952, gaining his Bronze Medallion in 1957.

Stan Bickell

Stan Bickell

Life Member 1999
Pamela Ball

Pamela Ball

Life Member 1999

Pamela Ball was the Treasurer of the Junior Activities Committee from 1976 – 1987.

Gregory Coleman

Gregory Coleman

Life Member 1999, Bronze Medallion 15th January 1981 #NS5569760

Greg ‘Whale’ Coleman was a late starter to surf club life, joining the South West Rocks club at 27 yrs old.

Anthony J. Hayes OAM

Anthony J. Hayes OAM

Life Member 1983, Life Governor 2006, Bronze Medallion 11th April 1954 #NS5465028

Anthony (Tony) Hayes ‘Haysie’, first joined the SWRSLSC in 1968.

Bruce M. Caldwell

Bruce M. Caldwell

Life Member 1979, Life Governor 2007, Bronze Medallion 28th November 1964 #NS5465038

Bruce gained his Bronze Medallion in 1964, which was the start of a life long involvement in the SWRSLSC.

John E. ‘Yakka’ Watson

John E. ‘Yakka’ Watson

Life Member 1979

‘Yakka’ as he was fondly known gained his Bronze Medallion in 1951 and was a Club President.

Garry D. Gillies

Garry D. Gillies

Life Member 1971, Bronze Medallion 29th November 1953 #NS5462230

Garry was a member of the SWRSLSC for over 50 years and gained his Bronze Medallion on the 29th November 1953.

Kevin M. Ruscoe

Kevin M. Ruscoe

Life Member 1971, Life Governor 1992, Bronze Medallion 3rd January 1953 Number NS5465021
Gordon ‘Coogan’ Lawrence

Gordon ‘Coogan’ Lawrence

Life Member 1966, Bronze Medallion 14th April 1946 #NS6448530

‘Coogan’ joined the club in the mid 1940’s, gained his Bronze Medallion in 1946 and was a Club Captain.

Cyril A. Constable

Cyril A. Constable

Life Member, Secretary 1930-32, 1934-35 & 1957-1963, Treasurer 1928-32, 1934-39 & 1957-1964
C. R. Sanders

C. R. Sanders

Life Member
Charles J. Edwards

Charles J. Edwards

Life Member, ​Secretary 1951-52 & 1953-57
Jack Saul

Jack Saul

Life Member
Donald Single

Donald Single

Life Member
Tom Saul

Tom Saul

Life Member, Life Governor 1984

​W. Tom Saul (or old Tom as he was known) was a keen and active member.

Frank Hardiman

Frank Hardiman

Life Member 1950, Secretary 1947- 49
Reg Saunders

Reg Saunders

Life Member 1950

Reg Saunders devoted most of his life to Surf Life Saving, being an active member.

A.W. Fowler

A.W. Fowler

Life Member 1933
Frank N. Range

Frank N. Range

Life Member 1933

Frank N. Range was a foundation member of the South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club.

Cecil Lawrence

Cecil Lawrence

Life Member 1933
Reverend W Harris Walker

Reverend W Harris Walker

Life Member 1925

Reverend W Harris-Walker was the first club president of South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club.

C.A. Sanders

C.A. Sanders

Life Member 1924, Club Captain 1923-1925, Secretary 1919-1924

C.A. Saunders was the inaugural secretary and treasurer, taking on these important roles at the young age of sixteen.