ONE of the administrators of the Taree Old Bar Surf Lifesaving Club has moved to allay fears the club may have 'financial worries'.
Wauchope Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club member and former president of Surf Life Saving Tasmania, Jan Clingeleffer, along with veteran Tacking Point SLSC member, Mick Lang, will be appointed to the administrators' role on September 14.
This follows a decision by the State governing body to take the operation of the surf lifesaving club out of the hands of the membership earlier this month.
Mrs Clingeleffer and Mr Lang have extensive experience in the surf life saving movement.
"Taree Old Bar SLSC has experienced some internal difficulties over the last few months but the public can be assured that patrols will continue at the Old Bar Beach commencing on the first Saturday of the school holidays," Mrs Clingeleffer said.
"Saturday and Sunday patrols will operate from 10am to 2pm and the club along with other clubs in NSW will be taking part in an open day on Sunday September 29.
"Activities are being organised to encourage the beach-going public to join the club.
"Taree Old Bar has held as strong position in the surf lifesaving movement in recent history and it will do so again. All clubs, not only surf lifesaving clubs, have their ups and downs and this club will regroup and be strong again.
"There are no financial worries within the club it is financially secure. All accounts have been audited."
Current and past members of the club are being encouraged to renew their membership either through the club or on-line at https://www.lifesavingonline.com.au/?
Mrs Clingeleffer said Taree Old Bar SLSC can assist your child to learn confidence in the water and be aware of dangerous surf conditions. "It is amazing how many people do not recognise a rip," she said.
The two administrators will be working with members of Taree Old-Bar SLSC to bring it back to a strength in the organisation.
"SLSNSW and Lower Branch SLS are working and supporting the members of the club in securing a strong future," Mrs Clingeleffer said.