Club Honour Nominations 2023-24

Club Honour Awards and Criteria

Queenscliff SLSC highly values our long serving members who have displayed exemplary leadership and voluntary service across the years.

Our Distinguished Service and Life Membership awards are the highest, most respected commendations a club member can receive.

For an award to be considered the following Nomination Forms must be completed. Please read the criteria carefully.

Nominations are to be forwarded to the Life Membership and Service Honours Awards Committee and marked confidential.
The Committee will review the application, supporting documentation and eligibility of the service and details provided and
forward all endorsed nominations to the next AGM for decision.

Nomination for  Life Membership and Distinguished Service of Queenscliff SLSC


Queenscliff SLSC Life Membership and Distinguished Service recognises those individual members who voluntary rendered a distinguished, sustained, and conspicuous service to QSLSC.

Nomination Guidelines

The following nomination guidelines shall be followed for QSLSC Life membership and/or Distinguished Service:

  1. Any two members having at least 10 years satisfactory service to the club may nominate a member for Life membership and/or Distinguished Service
  2. Please attach additional information if space is not sufficient.
  3. Other supporting information may be attached.
  4. Nominations are only considered once a year at the Clubs AGM.
  5. All nominations are to be completed using this form by 3rd June 2024.

Review Process

  1. The QSLSC Honours Committee will review nominations for QSLSC Life Membership and/or Distinguished Service
  2. The Committee will provide a recommendation based on the information and present those nominations that are approved by said committee to the QSLSC Management Board.
  3. The recommendation must be approved by at least eighty per cent (80%) of the votes cast by those present at the relevant Board meeting and if approved;
  4. The nomination shall proceed to the Annual General Meeting and it must be carried by an eighty per cent (80%) majority of the votes cast by those present and entitled to vote
  5. The proposers may speak for the nomination at the Board meeting and the Annual General Meeting
  6. Unsuccessful Nominations for QSLSC Life Membership and/or Distinguished Service may be re-nominated the following year

How to Nominate

  • The proposer is to summarise the nominee’s personal achievements that have impacted on QSLSC
  • It is important that the nomination is specific to the nature of the individual’s achievements as separate to achievements as part of a group. Group achievements that the individual was part of can also be listed to support the nomination.
  • The nomination should provide substantive evidence to support the claims
  • Authoritative sources should be used to validate claims

Distinguish Service Recognition Award

A Distinguished Service Award may be awarded to a member by virtue of a meritorious rescue performed by the member or who otherwise has given extraordinary service to surf lifesaving, the majority of which has been with the Club. Such service may include:

• Bravery under exceptional circumstances

• Meritorious rescues

• Competition Achievement

• Coaching or training achievement

• Significant lifesaving patrol and associated service as a long serving Active Member

• Significant administrative contribution (including as a long serving officer of the Club)

• Other significant contributions to surf lifesaving, the club and its members.

The point of distinction to this recognition award is the distinguished nature of their contribution over sustained period of time that sets them apart from other significant service by other members.


Life Membership Recognition Award

Life Membership is the highest Club honour and as such is a significant and important award of respect and represents recognition by members for extraordinary and exceptional service to the Club.

A member may be eligible to be awarded Life Membership if they have received a Distinguished Service Award and continued to provide exceptional service .


Interpretative Criteria Interpretative Questions
A QSLSC Distinguished Service and Life Member;

  • Will have maintained a sustained level of distinguished voluntary service at a level that brings distinction to that service. Service completed as a paid employee of the club cannot  form part of the submission.
  • Will have made an individual contribution that can be classified as unique, and which can be attributed to that person as opposed to being a member of a wider group of members.
  • Will have given distinguished service to QSLSC over a significant  period of time.
  • The unique and distinguished nature of the service can be at different levels of QSLSC provided that the nomination evidence exemplary and distinguished service that can be seen as a unique contribution to the advancement of Surf Life Saving within the Club.
 Key questions to be applied at this level include;

  • What distinguishes this service and contribution beyond that of others?
  • What makes this person’s contribution unique amongst the QSLSC membership?
  • What contribution(s) are directly attributable to this person (apart from others)?
  • How has this contribution advanced Surf Life Saving in Queenscliff?
  • What period of time has the nominee demonstrated distinguished voluntary service ?
  • For a Life member nomination, what exceptional  service and contribution have they continued to demonstrate since receiving Distinguished Service?

Club Honour Award Nominations 2023-4

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This is the person you wish to nominate for Club Honour.
Queenscliff SLSC Honour Awards*
Proposer Name*
Seconder Name*

Nominees Personal Details


Nominee’s Queenscliff Club Membership

Please list any other club and years of service

Nominee’s Surf Life Saving Awards and Club Roles

Please attach Nominee’s SurfGuard Award List and ‘Career’ Lifesaving Patrol Hours from SurfGuard (if applicable) You can find this via Members Area/SurfGuard – Member Links / Patrols / Lifesaving Patrol Hours / Career /Leadership positions eg Board Position, Patrol Captain, Competition leader
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Please include Achievements/Role - From - To -Details
Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club