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					ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY—AUSTRALIA 
      Royal Life Saving -
TASMANIA BRANCH INC.  Tasmania
 
ANNUAL REPORT 2008/2009 
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       THE ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY
                         (Established 1891)


                         PATRON
                  HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

                         PRESIDENT
           H.R.H. PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT, KCVO

                    DEPUTY PRESIDENT
                MR. NEVILLE BAYFIELD, OAM.




THE ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY AUSTRALIA
                         (Established 1894)

                        PATRON
          HER EXCELLENCY Ms QUENTIN BRYCE AC
THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

                     PRESIDENT
   THE HONOURABLE CHIEF JUSTICE TERRENCE HIGGINS AO




THE ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY AUSTRALIA
    TASMANIA BRANCH INCORPORATED
                         (Established 1915)


                      PATRON
         THE HONOURABLE PETER UNDERWOOD AC
                GOVERNOR OF TASMANIA

                       PRESIDENT
         MRS. DI HOLLISTER, B.Ed., Dip.Phys.Ed., T.T.C.
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       COMMONWEALTH HONOURS

                        VICE PRESIDENT
         D.R.Plaister,A.O., M.B.E., Sir Basil Osborne, C.B.E.


                        LIFE GOVERNOR
                Sir Basil Osborne, C.B.E., D.R.Plaister


                          LIFE MEMBER
                             A.B.Swinton


                         SERVICE CROSS
Sir Basil Osborne, D.R.Plaister, A.B.Swinton, D.J.Mourant, N.R.Carins,
            Mrs.R.Pryce-Jones, G.W.Kearney, M.Chandler


                FIRST BAR TO SERVICE CROSS
D.R.Plaister, A.B.Swinton, D. J. Mourant, R.Pryce-Jones, G.W.Kearney


               SECOND BAR TO SERVICE CROSS
                             D.R.Plaister


                THIRD BAR TO SERVICE CROSS
                            D. R. Plaister
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                             SERVICE MEDAL
S.J.Simpson, N.J.Ruddock, D.R.Plaister, Mrs.M.K.Miller, A.B.Swinton,
R.B.Plaister, R.Penwright, G.E.Frier, Miss.J.Gardner Miss.A.Thwaites, J.Ingles,
J.W.Brain, D.J.Mourant, Mrs.C.Craw, Miss.Z.Abbott, Mrs.P.J.Roberts,
N.R.Carins, Mrs.R.Pryce-Jones, Sergeant B.V.Webb, G.W.Kearney, P.R.Goss,
Mrs. D. McHenry, Mrs. R.Dillon, M.Chandler, Mrs. N. Meldrum, Mrs.J.Jessup,
Mrs.A.McIntyre, R.M.Hayes, V.Brown, M.Barling, Mrs.D.Hollister


                        BAR TO SERVICE MEDAL
D.R.Plaister, Mrs.M.K.Miller, N.J.Ruddock, W.J.Brain, A.B.Swinton,
D.J.Mourant, Miss.Z.Abbott, N.R.Carins, B.V.Webb, G.W.Kearney, P.R.Goss,
M.Chandler, R.Dillon, R.M.Hayes



                        HONORARY ASSOCIATES
D.R.Plaister, A.A.Rundle, B.Valentine, Mrs.P.Collins, Mrs.H.Clennett, Mrs.Betty
Baker, Mrs.Barbara Baker, D.R.Lewis, Mrs.B.Baker, Mrs.B.Brain,
G.I.Templeman, J.Ingles, L.J.Elridge, Rev.Bro.T.G.Addicoat, D.McDonald,
M.Church, Inspector T.Howard, B.McKittrick, Rev.Bro.N.Baker, Miss.M.Goss,
Mis.N.Goss, D.N.Ebsworth, D.Wicks, F.B.Jenkins, N.J.Ruddock,      Mrs.R.Pryce
-Jones, R.B.Plaister, Mrs.M.K.Miller, G.E.Frier, R.N.Millington, D.J.Mourant,
Miss.H.Meredith, P.P.Fehre



                           DIPLOMA HOLDERS
Mrs. Barbara Baker, Mrs. Betty Baker, Mrs.B.Brain, Mrs.S.Geeves,
Miss.D.E.Flinn, Mrs.P.Burbury, P.Webb, Mrs.R.Walsh, Mrs.R.Pryce-Jones,
P.Keam,
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              AUSTRALIAN HONOURS

                        SENIOR GOVERNOR
                     D.R.Plaister, Sir Basil Osborne


                        LIFE MEMBERSHIP
                              A.B.Swinton


                MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL
    Mrs.M.K.Miller, N.J.Ruddock, J.Ingles, Mrs.B.Brain, N.R.Carins,
     Mrs.R.Pryce-Jones, A.B.Swinton, D.J.Mourant, G.R.Kearney


                           COMPANION
A.B.Swinton, D.J.Mourant, G..Kearney, D.Hollister, A.McIntyre, N.Carins,
                      R.Pryce-Jones, D.McHenry


                               FELLOW
                 D.McHenry, P.Goss, Dr.P.Luckin


                             ASSOCIATE
        N.Meldrum, M.Hayes, J.Mazengarb, A.Walker, C.Weeks
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                   PATRON
            TASMANIA BRANCH INC.




HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE PETER UNDERWOOD, AC
              GOVERNOR OF TASMANIA
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                      TASMANIAN                 HONOURS

                                 VICE PRESIDENTS
    D.R.Plaister, Miss.L.E.Weidenhofer, Sir, Alfred White, D.H.Tribolet, P.Chu, F.Loo,
                            G.Brothers, M.J.Robinson,QPM

                                  LIFE GOVERNORS
                           D.R.Plaister, P.Chu, F.Loo, H.Kwok


                                   LIFE MEMBERS
  D.R.Plaister, P.Chu, F.Loo, H.Kwok, D.Mourant, A.Swinton, G.Kearney, R.Pryce-Jones



                         MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL
Sir Alfred White, D.R.Plaister, D.McDonald, Mesdames B.Baker, B.Brain, B.Baker,
S.Geeves, P.E.McDonald, H.Clarke, G.S.Viney, Rev.Bro.Addicoat, G.I.Templeman, J.Ingles,
Mesdames K.Edwards, N,Vaughan, J.Aschman, M.K.Miller, Messrs.B.McKittrick, F.Eiszele,
A.B.Swinton, R.B.Plaister, R.C.Porter, R.K.Hood, A.D.Goodfellow, Sir Basil Osborne,
H.Kwok, F.Loo, P.Chu, D.J.Mourrant, Sister Ignatius, W.Brain, Mrs.B.Clennett,
Miss.A.Thwaites, N.J.Ruddock, R.Penwright, Inspector T.Howard, Mrs.K.Greenwood,
Mrs.S.Cooksey, D.Robertson, W.Mills, P.Fehre, F.B.Jenkins, A.Jolly, Miss.J.J.Gardner,
P.Yeung, Y.W.Law, K.C.Tam, T.S.Leung, Dr.B.Y.Chiu, Miss.Z.Abbott, P.Large, G.Cooksey,
N.R.Carins, Mrs.R.Pryce-Jones, Mrs.P.Roberts, Sergeant B.V.Webb, G.Kearney, Senior
Constable D.Chambers, Mrs.D.Hollister, C.Holloway, Mrs.R.Dillon, Mrs.P.White, A.J.Rigby,
P.Goss, Mrs.B.Parssey, Mrs.N.Meldrum, Mrs.D.McHenry, M.Chandler, Mrs.A.J.Swinton,
D.Payton, P.Keam, Mrs.A.McIntyre, Mrs.J.Gould, R.M.Hayes, Miss K.Hawkes, M.S.Hayes,
M.Barling, V.Brown, Dr.P.Luckin, Mr.R.Hill, R.Goonan, Mrs.D.Norris, Mrs.C.Weeks,
Mrs.D.Saarman, Mrs. J. Mazengarb, H.Richardson, P.Fox, S.Peacock, S.Wragge, C.Weeks,
J.Lyons, A.Mayes, R.Morphett, J.Adams, A.Herbert, H.Richardson, K.Vincent.
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  D. M. LUCKIN MEMORIAL                         DR. P. G. LUCKIN
             TROPHY                        PRESIDENT’S TROPHY
Awarded annually in memory of a past     Awarded annually to recognise the
member, the late Denys M. Luckin to      exceptional service given to the Society
recognise an individual who has given    during the past twelve months.
outstanding service to the Branch over
an extended period.
                                            1997 Vanessa Brown
   1994    Alan Swinton
                                            1998 Lorraine Brown
   1995   Nigel Carins
                                            1999 Russell Goonan
   1996   Gary Kearney
                                            2000 Alison McIntyre
   1997   David Mourant
                                            2001 Jamie McIntyre
   1998    Alison McIntyre
                                            2002 Kate Mirowski
   1999    Robyn Pryce-Jones                2003 Alison McIntyre

   2000    Diana McHenry                    2004 Neryl Mills

   2001    Peter Goss                       2005 Amanda Mayes

   2002    Mark Chandler                    2006 Rowan Morphett

   2003   Mark Hayes                        2007 Kate Harland

                                            2008 Vaughan Smith
   2004   Jennifer Mazengarb
                                            2009 Camille O’Meara
   2005    Jill Bell

   2006    Sue Wragge

   2007    Suzanne Peacock

   2008    Judi Adams

   2009    Neryl Mills
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           PRESIDENT
      TASMANIA BRANCH INC.




          Mrs. DI HOLLISTER
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                         PRESIDENT’S REPORT
I have much pleasure in presenting my              and will ensure that it is relevant with water
report for the 94th Annual Report of The           safety requirements of today.
Royal Life Saving Society Australia,
Tasmania Branch Inc.                               I extend congratulations to the members who
                                                   have received honours during the year. Gary
It is most heartening to see that there has        Kearney, after many years of valued service
been a significant increase in the number          to the Branch, has been awarded the
of awards gained, in particular, at the            Australian Meritorious Service Medal.
Infants Aquatic and Water Discovery                Likewise, the services of Neryl Mills, the
levels.                                            Administrative Manager have been
                                                   recognised by her being awarded the Denys
Another major achievement has been the             Luckin Memorial Trophy. Neryl’s
Grey Medallion project. This project               contribution has been above and beyond the
provides for older Australians to gain a           normal call of duty. Camille O’Meara has
greater understanding of their personal            been recognised for her marvellous
water safety skills and knowledge and              contribution during a very demanding
aims to improve their balance, mobility            period by being awarded the Dr. Paul Luckin
and fitness levels. I extend my                    President's Trophy.
congratulations to the project officer, Rod
Willits.                                           With the imminent restructuring of the
                                                   Branch, and the fact that I will be stepping
The most vulnerable members of our                 down from office, this will be my last report.
community are the 0 -5 age group and the
Branch has joined with the State                   For the past twelve years, whilst your
Government to address this issue with the          President, and for many years prior to that, I
KEEP WATCH AT THE FARM project.                    have enjoyed immensely the opportunity of
The display at venues such as Agfest will          participating in the worthwhile activities of
help deliver this urgent message.                  such a fine organisation.

I extend my congratulations to the                 I extend appreciation to all members for the
Launceston City Council in the step they           honour and privilege of allowing me to
have taken in the redevelopment of the             occupy this high office. I especially
magnificent Aquatic Centre in                      acknowledge the advice, support and
Launceston. Whilst this was an expensive           assistance of Alan Swinton.
project it will provide first class all year
round facilities for the community to              To all the members of the Branch and to my
learn swimming and life saving skills.             successor, I extend best wishes for the
                                                   future. Keep up the good work.
I am confident that the National review of
the Swim and Survive program will                  Di.Hollister B.Ed., Dip.Phys.Educ.
further enhance this wonderful program                               T.T.C. Cert. of Educ.
                                                                     President
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                     STATE COUNCIL

PRESIDENT:                Mrs. Di Hollister, B.Ed., Dip. Phys.Ed.,
                                             T.T.C. Cert. of Education
CHAIRMAN:                 Mr. A. B. Swinton OAM QPM JP

HON. SECRETARY:           Ms. J.Adams B.Sc, DOBA, MOAA

HON. TREASURER:           Mr. V.Smith

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:       Mr. J. L. Sperring Dip. HR, Dip.Bus.,
                                             Dip Bus Mgmt

AUDITOR:                  Mr. M. Burnett B.Com., F.T.I.A., A.C.A.

STATE COUNCILLORS:        Ms C.O’Meara, B.Bus (HR Law)
                          Mrs A. McIntyre
                          Messrs, G.Kearney, M.Chandler,

RESUS. & FIRST AID
CO-ORDINATOR:

STANDARDS                 Mr. G. Kearney
CO-ORDINATOR:

A.R.C. REPRESENTATIVE:    Mr. M. Hayes

NATIONAL COUNCILLOR: Mr. V. Smith - Mrs. A. McIntyre

PUBLIC OFFICER:           Mr. A.Swinton

ADMINISTRATION
MANAGER:                  Mrs. Neryl Mills

AQUATIC RISK SERVICES: Mrs Jennifer Mazengarb

TRAINING COODINATOR:      Ms Nicole Ahearne

PROJECT OFICER
    GREY MEDALLION:       Mr. Rodney Willits
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   Mrs. Di Hollister B.Ed., Dip.Phys.Ed., T.T.C.
   State President since 1997
   Project Consultant / Teacher
   Former Member of House of Assembly &
                        Phys. Educ. Officer


                 Alan Swinton OAM QPM JP
                 State Chairman
                 Retired Deputy Commissioner of Police
                 Member State Council since 1958

    Ms Judi Adams B.Sc, DOBA, MOAA
    State Secretary
    Orthoptist
    Member State Council since 2006

                 Vaughan Smith
                 State Treasurer
                 Training Consultant - Course Lecturer
                 Member of State Council since 2007
                 Immediate Past National Councillor
    Mark Chandler
    State Councillor
    Retired
    Member of state Council since 1971

                 Gary Kearney
                 State Councillor
                 Aquatic Facility Support Officer
                 Former Public Pool Operator
                 Member of State Council since 1983

    Mrs. Alison McIntyre
    State Councillor
    Correctional Officer
    Member of State Council since 1991
    Current National Councillor

                 Ms Camille O’Meara B.Bus. (HR Law)
                 State Councillor
                 Human Resources Advisor
                 Member of State Council since 2007
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It is with pleasure that we present        “A Guide to Water Safety Essentials for
this Annual Report and Financial           Local Governments”.
Statement of The Royal Life
Saving Society Australia,                  A focus of the Branch has been in the
Tasmania Branch Inc.                       area of home pool fencing legislation.
                                           Support in this area has been welcomed
During the past year, the Branch           from members of the Federal Senate.
has experienced a satisfactory
period.

The most pleasing feature being
the increase in the number of
awards gained to 12,479, an
improvement of 28.35% over
the previous year. This number
of awards being the highest for
several decades.

Another encouraging aspect being
that the increase has occurred in
the Infants Aquatic and Water
Discovery areas. This should                           KEEP WATCH
augur well for the future
                                           Resources continue to be provided to the
     SAFETY SERVICES                       community. The Branch was
The Branch has continued to                represented at a Southern Tasmanian
expand its services to Local               Local Government workshop and also at
Government Councils and Private            the Brighton Council Pool Owner’s
                                           meeting where information relating to
Pools Operators by providing
                                           both Keep Watch and Home Pool
Aquatic Safety Assessments.
There has been a slight increase           Fencing was presented. As a result of
in the number of pool audits               the presentations, additional interest has
conducted. In addition, inland             been generated in the community
waterway audits and signage                resulting in an increase in the
audits have been offered.                  information being requested.

Consultation has been held with
the Department of Premier and
Cabinet and Local Government                 KEEP WATCH AT THE FARM
Office offering support with               Keep Watch at the Farm was officially
interpretation and follow up on the        launched in December by the State
recently released Australian Water         Government Minister for Sport &
Safety Council document titled
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                                                             SWIM & SURVIVE
                                                   Meetings have been held with Education
                                                   Department representatives to discuss the
                                                   introduction of the Society’s Swim &
                                                   Survive Certificates as part of the
                                                   Department's Swimming and Water Safety
                                                   Program. Work has continued on this
                                                   project with the view of ensuring that both
                                                   parties have the same competency
Recreation, Michelle O’Byrne. This                 requirements.
initiative builds upon the Keep Watch              The Branch has participated in the National
messages by tailoring the approach to              review of the Swim and Survive program
locations with specific hazards, like those        and the development of the course
found on the farm.                                 framework, instructor materials and
Thirty thousand pamphlets have been                marketing strategy.
printed and “please close the gate” signs          A successful swimming and water safety
have been produced to be placed on the             program, incorporating the Swim &
gate of the child safe area to remind              Survive program was conducted at
everyone to act accordingly.                       St. Brigid’s School at New Norfolk. More
The pamphlets and signs have been                  than 180 students participated in the 5 day
provided to all ‘Service Tasmania’ sites           program.
across the State.
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                AGFEST

The Branch conducted a display at the
AGFEST agricultural show in
Northern Tasmania in a joint
venture with Marine and Safety
Tasmania (MAST). Keep Watch
and other resources were provided
to visitors attending the display and a
great deal of positive feedback
was obtained.

Plans are in hand to expand the
display next year. Appreciation
is extended to MAST, our Secretary                 Executive Director Jade Sperring presenting Playstation ®
Judi Adams who was the driving                                         to Michael Abbott
force behind the project, and staff
members Jenny Mazengarb and Nicole
Ahearne.

In conjunction with the display a                                   LAUNCESTON AQUATIC
competition was conducted with the prize                                 CENTRE
being a Sony Playstation®2. The prize was
won by Michael Abbott of Hobart.                                   Following many years of
                                                                   planning and subsequent
                                                                   building program a refurbished
                                                                   Launceston Centre was opened
                                                                   earlier in the year.

                                                                   The Branch conducted Family
                                                                   Fun days over two days
                                                                   immediately prior to the public
                                                                   open day. The Centre will be
                                                                   conducting RLSSA Programs
                                                                   including Bronze Medallion,
                                                                   Resuscitation, Grey Medallion
                                                                   and Pool Lifeguard. The Branch
                                                                   looks forward to the continued
        View of refurbished Launceston Aquatic Centre              building of relationships with
                                                                   Launceston Aquatic and
                                                                   advancing water safety programs
                                                                   in the north of the State.
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 AWARDS GAINED
                                          AWARD PROGRESS
As previously
mentioned the awards
                              The following is a record of the number of awards
gained throughout the
year numbered 12,479,        gained in Tasmania from 1915 to 1996 - 362,596
the highest number for
several decades.            1997/98      4,052           2003/04          6,532
                            1998/99      4,016           2004/05          7,945
A total of 413 courses /    1999/00      6,015           2005/06         10,317
classes were conducted
at various centres          2000/01      5,024           2006/07         11,680
throughout the State.       2001/02     10,479           2007/08          9,723
                            2002/03     10,660           2008/09         12,479
                                                TOTAL – 461,209




   COURSES/CLASSES                     2008/2009          2007/2008

  Pool Lifeguard                           45                  35


  Bronze Medallion                        154                  154


  Swim Teacher/                            29                  34
  Police Rescue

  Resuscitation                           111                  85

  First Aid                                59                  85

  VET First Aid / Resuscitation            15

  AUSTSWIM                                 12                  14
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        GREY MEDALLION

The Grey Medallion program
incorporates aquatic exercise and
lifesaving skills delivered in a flexible
style that provides the Over 55’s with an
opportunity to gain a greater
understanding of their personal water
safety skills and knowledge and aims to
improve their balance, mobility and
fitness levels. It’s a great opportunity to
exercise and have fun while learning
skills that may one day save a life. The
program has been endorsed and supported
in Tasmania by the Premier’s Physical
                                                            Project Officer—Rod Willits
Activity Council.

An extensive training program was
developed and provided to course
instructors covering all aspects of                A sustainable operating model for the
water safety, resuscitation, aquatic               Grey Medallion program has been
exercise and lifesaving skills.                    developed, this allows participating
                                                   aquatic centres to charge a small
The Grey Medallion Program was rolled              enrolment fee that covers the cost of
out across Tasmania from mid January               instructor’s time, resources and
2009 and is currently available at over            equipment to deliver the program.
15 swimming pools throughout the state.
                                                   Royal Life Saving Tasmania will
To support the program implementation,             continue to provide training and
a state-wide marketing campaign was                on-going support for pool employees
developed including TV advertising,                state-wide to further develop their
radio interviews, newspaper articles,              knowledge and skills in aquatic
advertisements in senior’s magazines,              education and to enable them to
presentations to Rotary, Probus and                implement the program into their pool
Legacy groups, community organisations,            course curriculum.
aged care facilities and peak industry
bodies.                                            We have engaged the services of Grey
                                                   Medallion ‘Champions’ who’s role
The program has been designed to be self           will be to visit key stakeholder groups
-sufficient, and as long as there is               state-wide to provide face to face
community interest, aquatic centres will           presentations on the program.
continue to offer the program.
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Many people have completed the program              Appreciation is extended to the Tasmanian
and received their certificates and                 Community Fund for providing the Grant
medallions, with many more currently                to enable this project to operate over the
enrolled and participating at aquatic               past two years.
venues around the state.




                  Participants in a Grey Medallion Course receiving certificates with
               Instructor Howard Richardson and Project Officer Rodney Willits at rear.
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              FINANCE                                     NATIONAL OFFICE

The finances of the Branch remain in a            The strong support provided by Royal
sound state notwithstanding that                  Life Saving Society Australia National
operations showed a deficit for the year.         Office has continued throughout the past
Much work will need to be done during             year.
the next year as the economical downturn
has already had an impact on our                  This assistance has been invaluable to our
operations.                                       operations.

Funding from the Department of Sport &            Earlier in the year Vaughan Smith stood
Recreation remains at $20,000 with a              down as our representative on the
further $10,000 being provided to                 National Council. We thank Vaughan for
administer AUSTSWIM aspects of the                his valuable contribution whilst he was on
activities within the State.                      the Council and also as a member of the
                                                  National Finance Committee.
A further Grant of $64,700 was received
from the Tasmanian Community Fund                 Alison McIntyre has agreed to fill the
being the second payment for the Grey             position vacated by Vaughan and rejoins
Medallion project.                                the National Council. She continues as a
                                                  member of the National Branch Honours
To Rhonda Groneman we extend a special            Committee.
thanks for her continued financial support
and advice.                                       Royal Life Saving Tasmania extends
                                                  sincere appreciation to the National
                                                  Executive Director, Rob Bradley and his
                                                  dedicated staff at the National Office for
                                                  their continued support.
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AUSTSWIM operations have continued in a successful manner with high
quality service provided to the course participants.

Whilst the number of courses conducted have shown a further slight decline to
12, the number of extension courses have been maintained. The major
decline has been in the Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Courses. The
average number of participants attending the courses has increased. although it
was necessary to cancel two Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Courses.
.

A most successful Course Presenter’s Workshop was conducted when
participants were provided with new course materials and course delivery skills.


     COURSE          COURSES        PERSONS         COURSES        PERSONS
                        2009            2009           2008           2008
 Teacher of
 Swimming &               8             123              11            149
 Water Safety

 Infant Aquatics          2              13              2              18

 Teacher of
 Aquatics to              1              16              1               8
 People with
 Disabilities
 Course
 Presenters               1              15
 Workshop

                          12            167              14            175
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    RETIREMENT OF PRESIDENT

Advice has been received from our President,
Ms. Di. Hollister B.Ed., Dip.Phys.Educ.
T.T.C. Cert. of Educ., that she will not be
seeking re-election. This action will
coincide with the re-organisation of our office
bearer structure

Ms Hollister has occupied the office of
President for the past twelve years. Prior to              The late Denys M. Luckin
this period she was involved for many years at
an operational level.                                D.M.LUCKIN MEMORIAL
                                                            TROPHY
During her many years of service she has          Awarded annually in memory of a past
strongly promoted our principles and teachings    member, the late Denys M. Luckin to
and made a valued contribution to our             recognise an individual who has given
organisation.                                     outstanding service to the Branch, over
                                                  an extended period.
Members of the State Council, personally and
on behalf of all members of the Branch, extend    RESULT: Neryl Mills
sincere appreciation to our President for her
magnificent contribution

We wish her well in her future endeavours.




                 HONOURS
During the year the following honours were
awarded. Congratulations are extended to all                   Dr. Paul Luckin
recipients
                                                        DR. PAUL LUCKIN
                                                      PRESIDENT’S TROPHY
AUSTRALIA                                         Awarded annually to recognise the
                                                  exceptional service given to the
  MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL
                                                  Society during the past twelve months
               Gary R. Kearney
                                                  RESULT: Camille O’Meara
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                        AWARDS GAINED
                                 2008/09   2007/08

  Resuscitation                   359        383
  Oxygen Resuscitation              23        15
  Infant Aquatic                 1,283       383
  Participation                   680        731
  Development One                 840        802
  Water Discovery                1,910       879
  Development Two                 816        738
  Water Awareness                 743        632
  Development Three               621        439
  Water Sense                     844        583
  Water Wise                     1,302      1584
  Jnr. Swim & Survive             648        474
  Swim Survive                    362        358
  Senior Swim & Survive            78         78
  Bronze Star                     101         94
  Bronze Medallion                929        743
  Bronze Cross                     38          7
  Instructor/Examiner               8          0
  Pool Lifeguard                  325        252
  First Aid                       379        455
  Swim Teacher Rescue              89         55
  Police Rescue                   101         93
                                12,479     9,723
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                       DROWNINGS IN TASMANIA
The recorded incidents of drowning in Tasmania during 2008-2009 provide the
following significant points –

     •        Thirteen persons drowned during the year—twelve males and one
              female.

     •        Three additional males drowned as a result of intentional self harm.

      •       There were no drownings in the 0-20 age group

                            DROWNING by AGE and SEX
     3



     2
                                                                                                  Male
                                                                                                  Female
     1



     0
           0-20     21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-45 46-50 51-55 56-60 61-65 66-70 71-75      76




                   DROWNING BY MONTH OF YEAR
                                          June. 1                   July. 2
                        May. 1

                                                                                   Aug. 1
          Apr. 2




                                                                                        Sept. 1

                   Feb. 1                                                      Oct. 1
                                 Jan. 1                    Dec. 2
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                               LOCATIONS
6

5

4

3

2

1

0
    Rocks           Blowhole      Wharf          Ocean          River




        ACTIVITY AT TIME OF DROWNING

                                                   Fishing from boat 2

                                                         Rock fishing 1

            En route
                                                          Scuba Diving 1
            by foot 7

                                                         Rafting 1


                                          Driving M/Vehicle
                                                  1

The Society has based these figures upon the most reliable information
available, but the accuracy has yet to be verified
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                             OFFICE BEARERS
              PRESIDENTS                                       CHAIRMAN
                                                          1915 - 1919   Arthur C. Davis
1915 - 1917    Ald. W.M.Williams                          1920 - 1929   J. H. Sharp
1917 - 1920    Hon. J.W.Evans CMG                         1930 - 1936   H. W. Wilson
1921           Col. R.Eccles Snowden                      1937          A. E. Cooper
1922           James A. McKenzie                          1938 - 1939   L. Ainsworth
1923 - 1930    L. Rodway Esq. CMG                         1940          A. E. Cooper
1930 - 1942    Sir John Evans KCMG                        1941 - 1944   R. H. Lane
1942 - 1945    Hon. C.J.Eady M.L.C.                       1945 - 1979   V. J. Shaw
1945 - 1950    Hon. Sir John Morris KCMG                  1979 - 1980   R. Penwright
1950 - 1955    Sir Richard Harris Kt., CMG                1981 - 2001   D. J. Mourant
1955 - 1958    Sir Archibald Park CMG                     2002 - 2003   Mrs. A. McIntyre
1958 - 1979    Sir Basil Osborne CBE                      2004          Mrs. J. E. Mazengarb
1979 - 1993    Douglas R. Plaister , AO., MBE             2005          R. M. Hayes
1993 - 1997    Dr. P.G.Luckin MB.BCh.,                    2006 -        A. B. Swinton
                       D.A.(S.A.) .F.A.(S.A)
                       M.Med.Anaesthesia (Natal)
1997 -         Mrs. D. Hollister, B.Ed., Dip..Phys.Ed.,
                            T.T.C. Cert of Education

               TREASURERS                                       SECRETARIES
1915           S. Coulter                                 1915 - 1916 A.G.Stabb
1916           A. G. Stabb                                1916 - 1919 Miss O.Barnard
1917 - 1927    S. T. Ellis                                1919 - 1920 S.T.Ellis (Acting)
1928 - 1932    Geo Collis                                 1920 - 1922 R.W.Freeman
1933           A. Gilchrist                               1922 - 1930 T.W.Simpson
1934 - 1938    T. W. Simpson                              1930 - 1942 D.R.Plaister AO, MBE
1939 - 1945    A. E. Cooper                               1942 - 1945 Miss L.Weidenhofer
1946           R. H. Lane                                 1945 - 1979 D.R.Plaister AO, MBE
1947 - 1949    C. N. Wessing                              1979 - 1981 P.P.Fehre (Admin)
1950 - 1952    E. A. Webster                                          A.B.Swinton (Awards)
1953 - 1960    L. W. Salmon                               1981 - 2005 A.B.Swinton OAM,QPM
1961 - 1962    R. B. Plaister                             2006 -      Ms.J.Adams
1963 - 1973    L. W. Salmon
1974 - 1986    N. J. Ruddock AM.
1987 - 1989    B. V. Webb
1990           N. J. Carins
1991           G. W. Kearney
1992 - 1994    A. B. Swinton OAM., QPM.
1995 - 1997    Mrs. D. Norris
1998 - 2005    A. B. Swinton OAM., QPM.
2006           G.W.Kearney
2007 -         V.Smith
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                  BALANCE SHEET as at 30th June 2009
Assets
 Current Assets
   Commonwealth Bank Current A/c                       $8,736.52
   Bendigo Bank
      Reserve Fund                       $40,0389.40
      Sport & Recreation Grant Advance    $15,000.00
      TCF - Grey Medallion                $29,957.33
      Provisions Account                  $58,558.72
      Water Safety Council Trust A/c      $70,291.83 $214,197.28
   Debtors                                            $12,290.99
   Stock On Hand                                       $6,249.46
   Vici Stock on Hand                                   $402.84
Total Current Assets                                             $241,877.09
   Land & Building at cost               $152,500.00
           Less Accum Dep                -$26,386.00 $126,114.00
    Motor Vehicles at Cost                $42,796.37
          Less Accum Dep                  -$8,023.89 $34,772.48
   Furniture & Fixtures at Cost           $13,427.96
           Less Accum Dep                  -$9008.00   $4,419.96
   Equipment & Trophies At Cost           $40,079.34
           Less Accum Dep                -$30,402.51 $9,676.83 $174,983.27
Total Assets                                                                     $416,860.36
Liabilities
 Current Liabilities
   Trade Creditors                                      $3,220.08
   GST Liabilities
      GST Payable Control                $11,014.62
      Input Tax Credit Control            -$1,832.54
      GST Payable                        -$4,420.00    $4,762.08
      PAYG Tax Payable                                 $5,472.34
   Salary Sacrifice Mazengarb                          $1,959.66
   Workers Compensation                                $1,540.74    $16,954.90
  Provisions
   Asset Replacement                                    $5,000.00
   Building Maintenance                                 $8,000.00
   Insurance                                           $30,000.00
   Long Service Leave                                  $10,500.00
   Course Fee Reserve                                   $3,000.00
   Staff Training                                        $750.00
   Equipment Advance                                    $1,308.72   $58,558.72
  Water Safety Council Trust Fund                                   $70,291.83
  Sport & Recreation Grant Advance                                  $15,000.00
  TCF Grey Medallion Grant Adv                                      $29,957.35
                                                                                 $190,762.80
Net Assets                                                                       $226,097.56

 Retained Earnings                                                               $246,267.60
 Current Year Surplus/Deficit                                                    -$20,170.04

Total Accumulated Funds                                                          $226,097.56
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   PROFIT & LOSS STATEMENT AS AT 30th JUNE 2009

                                            2008 / 09     2007/ 08
Income
 Accommodation & Meals                         $0.00        $421.82
 Aquatic Services                          $9,733.14     $21,409.07
 Certificates, Badges & Manuals           $71,542.55     $64,477.20
 Clothing, Equipment, Etc                 $20,395.67     $19,719.84
 Product Sales                               $569.25      $1,862.09
 Course Fees                             $105,982.39    $100,191.97
 Donations / Fundraising                   $2,665.75      $3,648.94
 Equipment Hire                              $137.28        $220.00
 Govt. Grant - Sport & Recreation         $30,000.00     $30,000.00
 Grant - Tas. Community Fund              $43,631.00     $32.998.00
 Grant—Tas Water Safety Council                          $11,128.40
 Grant - RLSSA                            $56,363.64     $45,000.00
 Interest                                 $11,466.86     $10,353.63
 Post/Freight                                $740.08        $641.38
 TWSC A/c Administration Fee               $1,000.00      $1,000.00

Total Income                             $310,596.61    $343,072.34
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     PROFIT & LOSS STATEMENT AS AT 30th JUNE 2009
                                              2008 / 09       2007/ 08

Expenses
  Accommodation & Meals                      $1,856.61      $3,398.35
  Advertising                                  $717.53        $343.07
  Affiliation, Registration, Fees            $1,227.79      $2,137.42
  Aquatic Services                             $957.09      $2,215.57
  Audit                                        $909.09        $900.00
  Bank Charges                               $1,455.26      $1,555.94
  Bad Debts                                    $292.94         $63.64
  Building maintenance                          $54.55        $963.23
  Certificate Badges and Manuals            $27,077.96     $22,917.43
  Clothing Equipment. Etc                   $16,258.74     $18,159.09
  Consumable equipment & Repairs             $6,368.51      $6,286.42
  Product Expenses                             $546.31      $1,386.06
  Course Expenses                            $7,487.47      $4,282.60
  Course Salary                             $19,839.58     $18,896.95
  Depreciation                              $17,524.00     $20,295.00
  Engraving                                     $80.91        $579.18
  Executive Director’s Expenses                $804.79      $1,383.57
  Fuel                                       $5,350.16      $4,488.91
  Grey Medallion                            $43,631.00     $32,998.00
  Honoraria                                  $1,000.00      $1,000.00
  Insurance General                          $5,738.03      $4,935.82
  Light & Power                              $2,918.94      $2,763.90
  Motor Vehicle Expenses                       $246.85      $1,594.50
  Petty Cash and Wreaths                     $1,956.36      $1,318.04
  Postage & Freight                          $5,516.83      $4,530.30
  Printing                                   $1,120.27          $0.00
  Prof. Consulting Fees                      $3,525.25          $0.00
  Publications                                  $64.46        $550.00
  Rates                                      $1,825.37      $1,676.95
  Salary                                   $165,153.08    $176.946.16
  Special Projects                               $0.00      $8,125.00
  Staff Training                             $2,051.93        $660.99
  Stationery                                 $3,136.50      $2,534.06
  Stock/Equipment Write Off                  $2,488.04        $325.26
  Superannuation                            $16,470.05     $16,528.20
  Telephone                                  $3,479.06      $3,753.36
  Travel                                     $1,363.76        $668.97
  Workers Compensation                       $4,223.58      $2,828.15

  Total Expenses                           $331,117.65    $373,990.09

  Profit / Loss Sale Vehicles/Equip           $351.00       $3,101.00
  Net Surplus / (Deficit)                  ($20,170.04    ($27,81.75)
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          Royal Life Saving - Tasmania

    Royal Life Saving
       Australia

    Tasmania Branch Inc
                                              TASMANIA BRANCH INC.
4 Franklin Street                          Gratefully acknowledges the continued
Lindisfarne 7015
                                           support by -

P.O. Box 112
Lindisfarne 7015


Telephone: 6243 7558

Facsimile: 6243 7793

Email: tas@rlssa.org.au

Web Site: www.tas.royallifesaving.com.au




Executive Director:       Jade Sperring


Administration & Financial Officer:
                           Neryl Mills


Safety Services Officer:
                   Jenny Mazengarb


Program Coordinator:
                  Nicole Ahearne
                                                          TASMANIAN
                                                      DIGITAL TELEVISION
Project Officer - Grey Medallion:
                        Rodney Willits              MAJOR MEDIA SPONSOR

				
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