Recognising our Community Trainers

2 June 2016

On Friday 27th May, 2016 Royal Lifesaving Society WA held a Community Trainers Appreciation Breakfast at the Blue Duck in Cottesloe.

The aim of the breakfast was to acknowledge the ongoing contributions that our Community Trainers have made across WA.  Royal Life Saving Society WA has around 600 Community Trainers who work hard to teach vital first aid and water safety skills across our vast state.Sharlyn Rahman and Eleanor Lee proudly displaying their awards

During the breakfast we took the opportunity to recognise our trainers who make a valuable contribution to Royal Life Saving's work through our newly developed Honours Awards system.

A variety of awards were handed out on the day by CEO Peter Leaversuch and Senior Manager Trent Hotchkin. The first set of awards to be handed out were the Western Australian Certificate of Thanks, which were received by Sharlyn Rahman and Michael Wrenn.

Sharlyn was recognised for her outstanding contribution to the society as a community trainer who's been delivering first aid courses since 2013, while Michael is a passionate advocate for water safety and has delivered a large number of aquatic awards over the past 12 months.

The second set of awards were the Western Australian Service Order, which were received by Sara Levien and Eleanor Lee.

Sara was recognised for the over 18 years of outstanding service she has provided to Royal Life Saving Society WA, as a Community trainer delivering our courses with passion and enthusiasm.

Eleanor was recognised for 5 years of service at Royal Life Saving Society WA.  She has filled a variety of roles and currently works as a Training and Assessment Officer in Pool Lifeguard and Pool Operations. Elle also has a strong bond with remote communities and indigenous people, and organised for children from Port Hedland an Yandeyarra to participate in a "Have a Go Day" here in Perth. She regularly volunteers her time to take part in the planning, preparation and judging of our annual Pool Lifeguard Challenge and is a valued member of the Royal Life Saving team.

We appreciate the dedication and hard work of all our community trainers across the state as they deliver our message that "Everyone can be a Lifesaver" and make Western Australia a safer place.

If you would like to become a Community Trainer for Royal Life Saving Society WA click the link below to see the courses we offer, or email Jonnine Rowe.

image of Marketing Manager Allan Godfrey addressing the Community trainers breakfast