On Saturday 12th May, the club celebrated another great season and recognised a number of outstanding achievements and dedicated members.Three members were inducted as Life Members. Bruce Lilburne, Peter Waey and Penny Cohen we greeted with standing ovations as their long and impressive club record was read out.
The night kicked off with guests arriving on the red carpet to the sounds of a four-piece ensemble from the WA Academy of Performing Arts. Guests were instantly shocked at the amazing transformation of the club hall. Red, black and white ceiling drapes and 360 degree black curtains turning the old trusty hall into a 5 star ball room.
Aussie medallists, coaches and SLSWA Awards of Excellence finalist were all acknowledged along with 8 time Aussie Gold Medallist Alison O'Toole receiving yet another Warren Somerford Marathon win. Peter Scott, Paul Lilleyman, Brett Slocombe and Steve Bowler were all presented with SLSA 25 year medallions.
Following a gourmet dinner, the night progressed to the main awards with numerous standing ovations and excited chitter chatter as the finalist were revealed. The finalists and winners for the main awards are as follows.
Floreat Lions Club Lifesaving Scholarship (Cadet of the Year)
U/19 of the Year
Boatie of the Year
Eugene Mickle Award (Contribution to Nippers)
Training Officer of the Year
Administrator of the Year
Coach of the Year
Best Patrol Member
Best Club Member