Dwyer gets a fitting reward for hard work

25-04-2020 by admin

WINNER: Port Fairy’s Nicole Dwyer was presented with the Graham Woodrup Memorial Award on Friday night. Picture: Martina MurrihyTHE Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club has awarded Nicole Dwyer one of its highest honours.

At the club’s presentation night last Friday, Dwyer was presented with the Graham Woodrup Memorial Award.

The award is not given out annually and is instead reserved for when the club believes there is a worthy recipient.

Ms Dwyer said she wasthrilled to get the award.

“It was a bit unexpected really, you just go and do your job and you don’t sit back and expect things like this to come your way,” Ms Dwyer said.

“I actually had the job of organising the venue and getting it all ready so Ididn’t have thetime to think about who might win the awards.

“I like being able to do my bit, working to make the club better, if I didn’t enjoy it then I wouldn’t be doing it.”

Unlike many members of the club, Ms Dwyer was not born and bred in Port Fairy.

She grew up on a farm and joined the club 17 years ago.

She has made up for lost time, excelling both in competition and at administration level.She has been a champion competitor, continuing to play a key role in the success of the Firebirds women’s surf boat crew.

“The beach is pretty much our backyard so it is good to be able to help keep itsafe,” Ms Dwyer said.

“I love the ocean, it is very therapeutic,and thankfully we have a safe beach here. We don’t have to do a lot of rescues but you never know what can happen on those rough days so the club plays an important role.”

Out of the water and off the sand, Ms Dwyer has used her organisational and business skills to help ensure the club’s financial future.

Ms Dwyer has worked hard to put together a document and pack for the club for promotional and marketing purposes.

This body of work played a key role in securingenough money to buy a new surf boat for the club.

“In Port Fairy the businesses are getting hit up all the time for sponsorship,” Ms Dwyer said.

“Sometimes it’s hard for those businesses to keep giving if things are a bit quiet.

“The package I put together for the surf club is really aimed at attracting some outside money.

“There is a lot to the club, patrols, competitions and fundraising activities like the ocean swim, the duck derby and the Moyneyana Festival procession.

“Our club has a wide reach, in our nippers program we have people from Melbourne and then the farming areas like Horsham and Hamilton who love coming down to the beach for the summer.”

For a full list of Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club awards see page 9.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 老域名购买.

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