Volunteering medal presented to two surf club members

Kai Darwin with Member for Gosford, Ms Liesl Tesch Kai Darwin with Member for Gosford, Ms Liesl Tesch

Two Umina Surf Life Saving Club members have received Tide CharT awards from Volunteering Central Coast.

Kai Darwin won the Young Volunteer of the Year Award. “Kai has won Umina Surf Club Volunteer of the Year 2017, and for four years running received the Edmund Rice Award for community work excess of 100hrs per year,” said Volunteering Central Coast executive officer Ms Fiona Morrison. “Kai does patrols for Umina Surf Club. “He volunteers at NSW Surf Titles and Australian Surf Titles in the capacity of IRB crew and official.

“Kai holds the position of radio officer in the club and is on the Emergency Call Out Team. “Kai engages positively with members of the public and is keen to share his knowledge about beach and surf safety as well as information about the local community area,” she said. “He is then one of the last to leave; pulling the roller shutters down. “His willingness to help around the club is second to none and is always done with a smile on his face. “Kai as contributed in excess of 1500 to Umina Surf Life Saving Club and only now at the age of 16,” Ms Morrison said. Ms Christine Lavers received a Recognition Award.

SOURCE: Media release, 1 Jun 2018 Fiona Morrison, Volunteering Central Coast