He first became involved with Surf Life Saving when he joinedWest Beach SLSC in 1956, before gaining his Bronze Medallion the followingyear. Dennis spent time at West Beach SLSC and Semaphore SLSC, before joining Grange SLSC in 1974.
His achievementswithin Surf Life Saving and to the community are extensive and includereceiving a World Life Saving Certificate of Merit in 1979 andbeing awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1988 for services toSurf Life Saving.
He was awarded his Instructors Certificate in 1958 and his Board of Examiners Certificate in 1960.
As a competitor, Dennis was a member of the West Beach open boat which was selected to represent South Australia at the first Australian Championships held in South Australia at Moana Beach in 1962.
As a member of the Board of Examiners Dennis held the position of District Supervisor and was an official at State and Australian Championships, judging for 11 years from 1966 to 1979 in March Past and R & R competition.
He was the SLSSA Secretary for 14 years from 1961 – 1974 and was elected SLSSA President for 5 years from 1990 – 1994. He was also National Council Delegate for 11 of those years.
He was rewarded with Life Membership of SLSSA in 1968 and Life Membership of SLSA in 1979.
We pass on our sincere condolences to Dennis’ family, friendsand everyone in the Surf Life Saving community.