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September 2012 www.vmrsouthport.com.au


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Steve Modra

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PRESIDENT 2011 - 2012

FRONT COVER:

Surfers Paradise from the Broadwater.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2012 - 2013

Vsheet Editor:

John Stanfield

johnstnfld99@gmail.com

Volunteer Marine Rescue SOUTHPORT - SURFERS PARADISE Assoc. Inc.

PO Box 866 Southport Qld 4215 Phone: 55 911 300 Fax: 5532 0331 E-mail: southport@vmraq.org.au Web Site: www.vmrsouthport.com.au

PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS SEARCH & RESCUE COMMUNICATIONS RADIO OPERATORS COMMITTEE COMMITTEE

Ken Gibbs Dave Macdonald Glenn Norris Steve Pomas Bob Murray DavidThomas John Lang Helen Stanfield

Advertising:

John Lang

john.lang@froggy.com.au

Graphics:

Mike Oram

splashfx@optusnet.com.au

Articles:

Diana Gibson

rdg@winshop.com.au

Gold Coast Seaway Tower Hours: 0515 - 2200 Phone: 5591 2948 Fax: 5571 2360

DISCLAIMER The opinions expressed by the authors and contributors of articles in the Vsheet are not necessarily those of Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport - Surfers Paradise Assoc. Inc. (VMR) nor does VMR guarantee the accuracy of statements made by contributors or advertisers or accept any responsibility for any product or service statement made herein.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2012 Management Committee 2012 - 2013

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L to R: Helen Stanfield (Committee Member), Dave Thomas (Radio Operators Coordinator), Glenn Norris (Operations Controller), Steve Pomas (Search & Rescue Coordinator), Ken Gibbs (Presidnt), John Lang (Committee Member), Dave Macdonald (Vice President), Bob Murray (Communications Controller).

Life Membership for Glenn Norris

PRESIDENT’S AWARD OF THE 2012

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Congratulations Glenn.

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MROCP EXAMINATION RESULTS

ACTIVE MEMBER PROMOTIONS

Recent examinations have resulted in a number of new Members obtaining their Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency

Active Members who have achieved higher ranking

Congratulations to: ANDREW, Bernard APTED, Jeremy BISHOP, Raymond BRANCH, Laurie CASFORD, Peter COOPER, Philip CRANE, Jeffrey CUNNINGHAM, Kenneth DAY, Beverley GARDNER, Michael GARDNER, Peter JOHNSON, Kenneth

KAY, Graeme LEE, Robyn LERM, Stephen MCLAREN, Stacey MINEALL, Dean PASHEDAG, Glenys PATTILLO, Patricia ROTHERA, Mark SCOTT, Ross TURNER, Robert WARMAN, John

Next course starts

ACTIVATIONS Towed Vessels Jump Starts Pump Outs Groundings Transporting Medical Searches Dispersal of Ashes

Full details are available from the Base

Public Relations

Volunteer Marine Rescue

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RADIO OPERATOR Steven Lerm Patti Patillo Ross Scott SENIOR SKIPPER Merv Handley (Yellow) Steve Pomas (Blue) INSHORE SKIPPER Craig Moore (Yellow) SENIOR CREW Chris Hargreaves (Red) Steven Phillips (Green) Jo Schon (Blue) David Thomas (Red) Adam Watson (Red) CREW Sean O’Hanlon (Red) Steven Phillips (Green) Jules Smibert (Green) Bruce Watson (Red) RECRUIT Andrea Curtis (Red)

Congratulations


Greg Turner

The cat was looking rather untidy when we looked closer at the mooring.

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Repairs to the boat ramp prevent sand erosion.

New Senior Skippers appointed were Merv Handley (above) and Steve Pomas (right)

Left to Right: Danny Murphy - Queensland Ambulance Service Area Director, Craig Moore, Jason Horn, Syd Richards, Glenn Norris, Martin Hood, Tash Bennett - Officer in Charge - QAS Coral Gardens Station.

QWP Officers Snr Constables Greg Campbell and -DPLH%DFNKRXVHprovide assistance to Glenn Norris

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