Taree Old Bar Surf Club remains in administration

Taree Old Bar Surf Club members Keely Muscio and Courtney Longa on patrol last season.

Taree Old Bar Surf Club members Keely Muscio and Courtney Longa on patrol last season.

Reports by Mick McDonald

TAREE Old Bar Surf Club will remain in administration for at least another season.

This was decided at a recent Surf Life Saving NSW board meeting and is in line with section 54 of the Surf Life Saving NSW constitution for the 2014/15 season.

Taree Old Bar, with a history dating back to 1928, will not hold an annual general meeting for the 2013/14 season.

An annual report is currently being prepared and a financial audit carried out as per regulations. A meeting will be held in coming weeks where a more formalised plan to promote and allow the club members to take a more active role in the 2014/15 season will be put into place.

"The 2013/14 season saw members reflect on their roles within the club and hopefully members will be in a better situation to manage the operations of the club in the future,'' the club's administrator, Jan Clingeleffer from the Wauchope Bonny Hills club said.

Mrs Clingeleffer was appointed administrator by Surf Life Saving NSW last August.

"Beach patrols at Old Bar were maintained last summer by Taree Old Bar members along with clubs from other branches in New South Wales. Long Reef SLSC, Cooks Hill SLSC, Ocean Beach SLSC, Narrabeen SLSC, Central Coast Branch, Port Macquarie SLSC, South West Rocks SLSC along with members of the Lower Mid Coast SLSC Branch assisted.

"In total more than 2000 hours of beach surveillance was carried out by volunteer lifesavers at Old Bar during summer.

"During winter new members and current members are upgrading their qualifications. A Cert II in public safety (bronze medallion) is currently in progress and another will start in early August.

"It is also planned to give the clubhouse a new look with repainting of the outside of the building with the sponsorship of Dulux Paints,'' Mrs Clingeleffer added.