FARON TURNER AWARDED LIFE MEMBERSHIP
The recent Awards and Prizegiving night was highlighted by the presentation of Life Membership to current Club Chairman Faron Turner.
Faron joined Orewa in 1999 and has been very heavily involved in surf lifesaving at club, regional and national levels ever since. Rising through the ranks he is now our Chairman.
He volunteers countless hours for us and he thoroughly deserves to be recognised for his contribution which has benefitted us all.
He has been a refreshed lifeguard for 18 years – 14 of those as a patrol captain – sometimes for 2 patrols in one season.
He has been an instructor for 13 years and still spends a huge amount of time running courses to qualify and upskill our members.
He has held several positions as a senior officer of the club including 4 years as Director of Lifesaving and been on the Board for 10 years in total.
For most of the last 15 years, Faron has been the driving force and mainstay behind our lifesaving activity and development and a significant number of our current members have become lifeguards under his tuition.
Faron’s passion for surf lifesaving is further demonstrated by his contribution at regional and national level with over 12 years holding positions at those levels.
Several years ago he was instrumental in revamping the national lifeguard training programmes into those that used throughout the country today.
Faron holds regional Service and Distinguished Service awards and a SLSNZ Service Award.
Faron continues to volunteer an incredible amount to our club and is truly deserving of becoming a member of an elite club and officially an old man with his awarding of Life Membership.