Member Recognition Programs
SLST has a number of Membership Recognition Programs. These include;
SLST Club of the Year (NB 'Darkie' Wilson Award)
The Premier Club Award is awarded to the best life saving club in Tasmania each year. Clubs are assessed on their ability to carry out the aims of SLST in providing life saving services to the public of Tasmania. To this end the award is calculated on issues that directly affect a club’s ability to offer excellence in its patrolling services.
Norman Bruce Wilson was a member of the first bronze squad in 1930-31 at Ulverstone receiving bronze medallion number 6903 on March 1, 1931. “Darkie” as he was affectionately known, was in the first state team which competed at Manly in 1938. He was an examiner from 1939 and became registrar of the Tasmanian Board of Examiners from 1948 until his retirement. Represented Surf Life Saving Tasmania on the national council for ten years. He was awarded Ulverstone SLSC Life Membership in 1952, Surf Life Saving Tasmania Life Membership in 1954 and Surf Life Saving Australia Life Membership in 1958.
Darkie passed away October 21, 1989, in his honour we present the Club of the Year Award.
For a full list of previous Premier Club recipients click here