Marine Rescue members recognised
NO matter what the weather or how rough the sea, it has never deterred four Marine Rescue NSW volunteers who between them have put in 50 years of service.
The four long-serving members – president Jim Woodhill (20 years service) and treasurer Lou Grayson, volunteers Kath and Albert Day (10 years service) – were each awarded a long-service medal from Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser at an award ceremony at the hall in Woolgoolga last Thursday.
“To each and every one of you on behalf of the community, thank you very much,” Mr Fraser said.
“I don’t think anyone appreciates what you do unless there is a mishap.”
After 20 years in the volunteer marine rescue organisation, Jim Woodhill has seen many emergencies but has helped save countless people.
“When I first started 20 years ago it was fishermen looking after fishermen,” he said.
“I have been through the good times and I have been through the nasty times as well.”