Veterans on a wave
THE Ballina Surf Veterans sub-club of the Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore Surf Life Saving Club has been formed.
Elton Stone, a former captain and president of the surf lifesaving club, was elected president of the Ballina Surf Veterans, with Richard Crandon the secretary and another six members in the executive.
"There are a considerable number of past members and supporters who have a con- tinuing interest in the club and its activities and the new organisation will provide an opportunity for them to join together and provide financial membership and moral support to the club while becoming involved in a number of activities and fellowship," he said.
"With half the members of the main club now being female, it is not surprising that much of the interest in the new club is being generated from former female members and supporters."
Mr Stone said the new clubhouse would initially provide facilities for a range of activities including weekend swims, the upgrading of old skills, first aid, and an active social program.
"As well as supporting traditional lifesaving activities, the new club will also assist in providing training and guidance to a substantial number of our young men and women at a very important stage of their life," he said.
Inquiries can be directed to the secretary at 55 Burns Point Ferry Rd, Ballina, or phone 6681 5395.