Community Trainers recognised in style

27 June 2018
The Royal Lifesaving Society WA celebrated our community trainers in style at a recent sundowner event at the Wembley Golf Complex.

47 trainers attended and had a great night mingling over nibbles and drinks as RLSSWA recognised all the wonderful work our community trainers do by awarding several attendees.
Henre De Wet was awarded a certificate of thanks for her work with Royal Life Saving Society since 2015. She has been an Aquatic Trainer since that time delivering Bronze medallion and Resuscitation courses at Aqualife Centre in Victoria Park.

Jacqueline Wright was awarded the WA Service Order for her work with Royal Life Saving Society WA since 2012. Jacquie delivers First Aid, CPR and Heart Beat Club Courses across WA. This last year alone she delivered over 70 Heart Beat Club courses.

Graham Sharpe was awarded the WA Long Service Order for his work with Royal Life Saving Society WA. Graham has been a Bronze Examiner since 2006 and a First Aid Trainer since 2010. Graham delivers a significant amount of START courses and is also a member of the Community Trainers Committee.

Jodie Thomson also received the WA Long Service Order for her service to Royal Life Saving Society of WA. Jodie has been delivering CPR, Provide First Aid, Bronze Medallion, Aquatic Rescue for Group Three Pools, Pool Operations Courses and WA Police Life Support Course for Royal Life Saving over her journey with us. She has also been a staff member working with the Event Safety Team and Risk Management Team for over 5 years in the Head Office.

Jeanette Hooper was awarded the WA Long Service Order for over 10 years’ service to the society. Jeanette delivers AUSTSWIM courses for both AUSTSWIM WA and Royal Life Saving WA and is also an Aquatic trainer and Bronze Examiner. She obtained her first award with us in 2005 and has been training with us since 2008.

Michael Faassen was awarded the WA Meritorious Service Order for over 15 years’ service to the society. Michael is an Aquatic trainer for Royal Life Saving WA delivering Bronze Medallion and Resuscitation courses for VacSwim. More recently he has also been delivering some of the Bronze courses that we have been running in the river as a part of our Inland Waterway Program – Respect the River.

Massive congratulations to all the award recipients and all our terrific community trainers.

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