Club hooks nomination

Marina Industries Association president Andrew Chapman, MOFSC acting general manager Mikael Lundh and Corey Yeung.
Marina Industries Association president Andrew Chapman, MOFSC acting general manager Mikael Lundh and Corey Yeung.

The club�s achievements over the past two years were recognised when the club was nominated as a finalist in the 2015 Best Community Engagement Initiative at the bi-annual Marine Industries Association Conference on the Gold Coast.

One of MOFSC�s most commendable programs is its cooperation with the Fishers with Disabilities, using the club and its resources for social fishing fortnightly, providing many people with disabilities with a unique opportunity.

Commodore Greg Hancock said fishing on the ocean or estuary was a dream for participants.

�Together with our partners we have made this dream come true,�� he said.

�We have and will continue to help several community groups experience the beautiful waterways in and around Mandurah.��

In 2013 the club commissioned a new support boat that fulfilled a list of requirements necessary for a successful disability program.

The boat was bought with help from partners with a common vision of community spirit.

Mr Hancock said special recognition went to the community branch of Bendigo Bank, Alcoa and the many club members who helped with fundraising.

Club marine chief executive Simon McLean said the awards played an important role in fostering business improvement across the marine industry.

He said MOFSC would continue to build on its community support, hosting world class events and programs including the Mandurah Boat Show, Sail into Life, RecFishWest, Camp Quality, the Buoyed Up program and partnering the City of Mandurah for the Australia Day flotilla and the Stretch Festival.