Celebrating 40 Years of Women in SLS

It is an absolute pleasure to be launching Surf Life Saving Sydney’s season that marks 40 years of women in our great organisation. We will be celebrating this milestone by reflecting on our history with stories and profiles of some the amazing women within our movement. We hope to highlight how far this organisation has come in the past 40 years shed some light on the women who helped us get to where we are now.

It is my pleasure to open this initiative by sharing with you Surf Life Saving Sydney Life Member – Joan Vaughan. Joan’s involvement in the movement dates back longer than the 40 years which we are celebrating. Joan has had an impact in all levels of the movement. We are incredibly proud to share her story- stay tuned for more information about Joan and her story in the coming week.  Click to read more of Joan’s story.

Throughout the season that marks #40YearsOfWomen we will be sharing lots of stories and we want to hear from YOU our members. So if you are interested in sharing your story or know someone who is please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

SLSS would like to take this time to celebrate and recognise the achievements of Anita Pryke from Wanda Surf Life Saving Club. Anita has a rich history within this movement, being among first women to complete her bronze.
As part of the season that marks #40YearsofWomen we will continue to share the stories of our members and recognise their contributions in shaping what the organisation is today. 

Anita, Thank you.  Read more about Anita’s story.

Surf Life Saving Sydney would like to recognise Kelly Hedderman of Era Surf Life Saving Club.Kelly is a passionate, long serving member who has served as part of the Era Management Committee for the past 18 years and was one of the first female Life Members of the club.Kelly is a mentor to the next generation of Surf Life Savers and will no doubt help lead our movement into the future.

As the season approaches we would encourage every club to think about how you will celebrate the season that marks #40YearsofWomen.   Click here for more about Kelly.