Life Members > 2001 W.E.Gaynor OAM


Bill Gaynor OAM

Elected Life Member 2001

A member of the club since the 1950′s Bill Gaynor held the positions of Registrar and Handicapper in 1962 and 1963.

He went on to hold a number of positions with the W.A. State Centre, and was made a Life Member of Surf Life Saving W.A. in 1985.

In 1987-88 he became the club President, a position he held for four years. At the time, although the Club was strong on the beach, the administration was barely staying afloat. Bill guided the club through this time, overseeing a restructure of the financial systems and the implementation of a new Constitution.

In 1988, Bill received a World Lifesaving Citation of Merit, and was the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal in 1998 for his contribution to surf lifesaving.

Bill was awarded Life Membership of Surf Life Saving Australia in 2003.