Two Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club members were awarded National Service Medals

Award recipients Barbara Carter and Mark Hills.
Award recipients Barbara Carter and Mark Hills.

LONG-standing Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club members Barbara Carter and Mark Hills were awarded National Service Medals last weekend.

The award recognises long and diligent service by members of government and voluntary organisations who risk their lives or safety to protect or help the community.

Ambulance, emergency, fire and police forces as well as lifesaving and search and rescue groups are included.

‘I feel very honoured to be recognised by the Federal Government and Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) for my service to surf lifesaving and the community,’ Ms Carter said.

Her role has included serving as youth and lifesaving directors, operations general manager, patrol captain for 13 years, trainer and assessor and she has been involved with the development of the SLSA training manual.

Mr Hills has also been director of lifesaving, president for five years, patrol captain, assessor, Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) training consultant and safety co-ordinator at national events.

He is currently the SLSWA Lifesaving Advisory Committee chairman.

Club president Carlo Tenaglia said it was the fifth time Mullaloo members had received a National Service Medal. ‘It is a credit to the strong commitment shown by our volunteers and the efforts they put into lifesaving services provided to our community,’ he said.