|COMMITTEE POSITION||CLUB MEMBER|
Chairperson Board of Membership
Chairperson Board of Properties
Chairperson Board of Lifesaving
|Junior Activities Coordinator||Zelda Jenningsemail@example.com|
|Director of Surf Sports||Simone Haughfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice Captain||Nicolas Perugino|
|Chief Training Officer||Donna Riley|
|IRB Captain||David Holzheimer|
|Life Saving Gear Steward||Nicolas Perugino|
|Surf Sports Gear Steward||Vacant|
|First Aid Officer||Sharon Finucan|
|Grants Officer||Leesa Monaghanemail@example.com|
|Youth Development Officer||Mary Farrell|
|Transport Officer||Tony Rapallo|
|Grievance Officer||Leanne Major|
Mary grew up in Ireland and was afraid of the water because it was sooo cold. The only way over it was to move to the Gold Coast. Mary joined Palm Beach (Qld) Surf Life Saving Club and proceeded to do her Bronze Medallion and followed that with another 67 awards. Yes she was hooked on lifesaving.
She is very passionate about lifesaving and loves sharing her knowledge with members as a Trainer and Mentor at the club. Mary is also a keen competitor, and has a goal of winning an Australian Medal which she is on track to to do so in 2040 when she turns 73. Mary would like to remind you all its all about the journey to the goal not just the goal itself so make sure to enjoy every day of your lifesaving experience.
Greg while born in Manly, grew up at Burleigh Heads where he developed his love of the sea and subsequently Surf Life Saving. He was a Palm Beach nipper and then moved to Nobby Beach and Tweed Heads and Coolangatta during his teenage years and twenties. While he loved the water, Greg headed overseas and the in-land working for many years at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.
Greg and his family landed back on the Gold Coast in 2012 and has lived in Palm Beach since, rejoining the club to support his children through nippers. Greg has taken on various support roles within the club including Age Manager and then Team Manager in the junior club, before joining the committee as the Director of Surf Sports. He now holds the Deputy President role and is committed to supporting the club’s growth and future development. Greg loves the water and wants PBQSLSC Club members to enjoy the wonder of the surf. Importantly he is committed to developing confidence, competence and offering competitive opportunities to Club members.
Anna Carroll is an experienced Board Director, CEO and Senior Executive with a background in the Australian Government and Not For Profit Sector. For the past five years Anna has have been actively involved in the Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club as a parent of three children who compete and patrol, a Level 1 Official and since 2017 elected as the Secretary of the Club. As former CEO of Netball Queensland Anna lead the State’s largest women’s participation sport and knows first hand the the positive role sport and community service plays in our community. As a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a particular interest in governance, leadership and organisational development Anna has enhanced the systems and member support at the Palm Beach Surf Club.
David came to lifesaving as a Nipper dad at Northcliffe progressing to Age Manager and patrolling. After moving to Currumbin Valley and a few years out of direct involvement with lifesaving David was approached to join the Committee as Treasurer in 2017 a role he has greatly enjoyed. Professionally David has held a number of executive level roles in not for profit, private and public companies on the Gold Coast, an experience he has utilised in working with the other committee members. While David wasn’t really into un-filtered camel cigarettes and men in lycra, he did enjoy long slow walks along the beach, horse riding and night clubbing until he met his present wife skiing.
Tim was raised on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and spent most weekends down at Freshwater beach where his father was a patrolling member. Tim’s association with SLS as a member didn’t start until the 90’s when mates from rugby encouraged Tim to join their beach relay team at Dee Why. After a couple of years growing a family with wife Astrid and a sabbatical from SLS Tim joined the Warriewood SLSC and helped build up a Masters Crew with his three young boys joining the Nipper program. Since the family moved to QLD, Palm Beach was the obvious choice given the focus on family and community and Saturday Nippers. After 5 years of coaching Palm Beach Nippers, Seniors and Masters the beach events, Tim has taken the role as Club Captain with a focus on creating depth in Patrol Groups the same way he helped people achieve more than they thought capable competing on the beach.
Originally from Sydney, Zelda’s passion for Palmy stemmed for a 7-month pregnant craving for hot chips on a rainy afternoon in an unfamiliar neighbourhood, and she has never looked back.
Having absolutely zero experience in Surf Life Saving, she obtained her Bronze Medallion on a whim that some would interpret as a mid-life crisis and has repeatedly put herself in ridiculous situations that are always guaranteed a laugh. She’s grown since then and now takes things much more seriously.
With a background in project management, marketing and communication, the irony is not lost on her or those around her that she sometimes says things out loud that she should have kept to herself. Thankfully, no one holds this against her as she usually has a bar tab running at the time. Zelda’s varied experience with Palmy Nippers has seen her undertake roles such as Age Manager, Team Manager, Junior Secretary, Deputy JAC and now JAC. Zelda is also a passionate Official and loves nothing more than wiping the snot and tears away from those undertaking their first tentative steps into competitive surf lifesaving.
Simone is originally from Victoria and is one of many members that has become involved with Palm Beach (Qld) SLSC simply because she became friends with Mary Farrell. She has been actively involved with the Club now for 7 seasons as a Patrol Captain, Competitor and currently our Director of Surf Sports for the 2020/21 season.
Professionally Simone has a Project Management / Consumer Marketing background within sport. Simone is passionate about growing and elevating a sustainable Surf Sports program here at the Club ensuring competitor numbers grow across Nippers right through the Masters competition.