At our annual AGM on Sunday the 28th of August 2021, Jackie Sproll was voted in as our latest Life Member of North Avoca Surf Life Saving Club.
Life membership is the highest honour that our Club can bestow on a Member and recognises a long history of distinguished voluntary service to the Club. Jackie’s service over 20+ years has been both sustained and conspicuous. Nominations are considered by the Management Committee based on a detailed nomination submission, and in Jackie’s case there was overwhelming Committee support to recommend that Life Membership be awarded at the AGM.
For those who may not know Jackie well, some highlights from her many years of service are summarised below;
– Jackie joined our Club in the early 1990’s as a Nipper and whilst at Nippers, she was our U12 and U13 Age Champion of the year plus won Junior of the Year.
– She was our first female Patrol captain and has been a Patrol captain for 10 years, winning Patrol person of the year in 2008/09 and Patrol of the year under her leadership in 2014/15
– Since 2019 Jackie has run one of the largest age group at Nippers and is a respected and active contributor in all aspects of the JAC.
– Since the 2016/17 season, she has been our Director of Administration and provided an outstanding contribution to both the Committee and the Club. And for this season Jackie has taken on the role of Director of Member Services
In summary, the Committee felt that Jackie is a passionate and distinguished volunteer and advocate for NASLSC. Over her years of service, she has always placed this Club’s growth and evolution for future generations at the core of her actions. Her advocacy has seen many new Club members join us and many new Nippers join (and stay) with us.
Life membership is only held by a very small number of people at our Club, and Jackie is a worthy addition to this elite group who have all made outstanding contributions to our Club over the years.