House debates

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Statements by Members

Fisher Electorate: Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club

1:36 pm

Photo of Andrew WallaceAndrew Wallace (Fisher, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Today is International Volunteer Day. I want to send a huge shout-out to all volunteers, particularly the rural fireys who are out there as we speak doing some great work in protecting our homes and protecting our businesses. Thank you so much. But it goes beyond the rural fireys, of course. Our community is built on the actions of volunteers, whether it be in the tuckshop or on the sporting fields. I want to particularly send out huge thanks to members of patrol team 3 at the Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club. To the vice-captains, Ami Bateman and Dave Birch, thank you so much for filling in for me when I'm often here or on parliamentary business. I send out huge thanks to them. I thank Rob Matchett, who is always in the tower. I thank Pete Duffy, who has been the president of the club for around 12 or 13 years. Thanks for your work, Pete. I thank Scott Howarth, and Cheryl and Steve Ling. Jess and Harry Ling, you are terrific young people. I thank Jonathan Last, Brad Graver, Gavin Lewis, Kail Willis, Karl Bateman and Richard Short, as well as former members, Paul and Caroline Campbell, Dale Kleinschmidt, Lyn and Gary Roberts, and Brett Fellowes. And to the unmistakable Glen Garrick, who started patrol team 3, thank you for your leadership over the last 15 years.