Special Awards - 2021 ORCV AGM
“Praise of contributions made to the ORCV, should not be missed".
At Tuesday night's AGM, we honoured:
Angus Fletcher with a Life Membership (Posthumously)
2021 Volunteer of the Year & Honorary Membership - Delma Dunoon
Playing a BIG part in helping the ORCV to achieve our goals. ORCV has achieved success in everything Delma has volunteered her services for including: Communications, Social Media, Training, Events, Membership, ...... and the list goes on and on! A positive attitude in all she does.
As someone who doesn't ocean race, we've all benefited from her dedication, positive attitude and being there when we do race.
Speaking briefly, Delma explained she feels she got more from volunteering than anyone could imagine, That working with such passionate people is inspiring and it is the membership she needs to thank everyone for taking her calls, responding when requested to make this club such an amazing group to work with.
Honorary Membership - Gary Tomlins OAM
Gary has personally started countless races over an approximate 30 year period, regardless of the time of day or the conditions. Aligning the effort to Queenscliff Coast Guard, he used the starts as an opportunity to develop the club, through funds raised as well as the opportunity to develop Coast Guard personnel.
ORCV club members have seen first-hand Gary’s careful instruction in boat handling, observation/watch keeping and safe transit of the heads. Gary has gone to the assistance of many boats over the years who have found themselves in difficulty, some of them ORCV competitors. We have memories of yachts being towed in by Gary, he and the Coast Guard have been there when we need them.
It is fair to say that the ORCV would struggle to function without Gary’s involvement!