A true life saver in every sense of the words
Sawtell SLSC recently farewelled life member David Jones. David contributed to the community and the Surf Life Saving movement so generously over many years.
David joined Sawtell SLSC in January 1964 and patrolled for over 30 years, holding many positions at Club level including President, Club Captain and Chief Instructor as well as Deputy Superintendent at Branch level. He was a competitor and a North Coast Branch Champion as a member of surf teams, R&R and March Past.
David was awarded NSW Surf Life Saver of the Year in 1978 – the first time it had been awarded to a member outside the Sydney area. David was awarded Life Membership of Sawtell SLSC in July 1981. In 1991 David was awarded Sawtellian of the Year and then Coffs Harbour Citizen of the Year in acknowledgement of his contribution to the Surf Club and the Sawtell community.
David’s contribution to the community and Surf Life Saving was simply outstanding.