TAREE Old Bar Surf Club has been placed into administration by Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW).
This was decided following the August board meeting of SLSNSW.
Correspondence to club members from SLSNSW members' services manager, Claire Parry said: "Taree Old Bar SLSC will be placed into administration in line with Section 54 of the Surf Life Saving NSW constitution (authority to appoint administrator).
"This process will take place at a special general meeting which is to be held on Saturday, September 14 at noon in the Taree Old Bar SLSC auditorium.
"At this meeting the current executive will stand down, and two administrators will be appointed.
"Jan Clingeleffer (Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC) will take on the role of president and oversee the leadership and administration of the club and Mick Lang (Tacking Point SLSC) will take on the operational administrator role overseeing lifesaving, education, surf sports and member development.
"Immediately following the meeting, a club open forum will be hosted by Jan and Mick where they will share their plans and priorities for revitalising Taree Old Bar SLSC.
"An update on current activities such as patrol rosters, training courses and financial processes will also be shared at this time. Members are strongly encouraged to attend this forum.
"Taree Old Bar SLSC will not hold an annual general meeting for the 2012/13 season nor will any positions be filled, due to the club being placed into administration.
"In the lead up to the season start the administrators will engage members to assist with various roles within the club including lifesaving, education and junior activities.''
Members who have questions on how this will impact on the club have been asked to contact Claire Parry.
These questions will be addressed at an open forum to be held after the special general meeting on September 14.
Current president Richard Everingham said he was reluctant to comment on the matter until he had spoken to SLSNSW.
However, John Pryor, a life member and former president, whose family has been associated with the club since the 1930s, described it as a 'sad day.'
Mr Pryor claimed divisions within the club were the cause of the current problems.
It is understood the club is in a solid position financially.
SLSNSW general manager, Matt Hanks said the move to place the club in administration was 'not unusual' and said SLSNSW had been in close contact with the club's executive for some time.
He said the club would stay in administration for the next year and that a new constitution would be put in place.
Mr Hanks added that the administrators will appoint new committee members and this will start within the first month following consultation with members.
Mr Hanks also said the club had 'reasonable' membership figures for a regional club.
He confirmed there have been "personality clashes" within the club but added that these were "nothing serious."
Taree Old Bar's history dates back to 1928. The club was the second formed in this area, after Black Head.