Charles wasa leader across the Surf Life Saving movement and was a proud President of SurfLife Saving Victoria from 1987 to 2000 and a member of the Australian Council ofSurf Life Saving Australia for 13 years.
He wasunwavering in his commitment to the movement at a National, State and Clublevel at his two clubs, North Road LSC and Torquay SLSC.
Charles’dedication is best illustrated by his Life Membership at Torquay SLSC, LifeSaving Victoria and Surf Life Saving Australia.
In January1996, he was honoured by the Commonwealth of Australia with his admittance as amember of the Order of Australia.
A muchadmired and valued member of the Surf Life Saving community, he will be sadlymissed.