Secretary 1973-83, State Junior Secretary 1995
Joined the Club in 1970 along with fellow former Apexian Arthur Smith, both being mature age “Bronzies”. Widely known in his day as “the Secretary’s Secretary”, Stan Ward held this position at the club for an unmatched 10 years, during which time the Club won the “Haywood Shield” for Administrative Efficiency, on 3 occasions.
He was Team Manager for the Aussies for 10 years, earning a deserved reputation for discipline, and also as Team Manager at our State Carnivals.
Stan was also Secretary to the Local Organising Committee for the 1979, 1984 and 1987 Aussies held in W.A. His sterling efforts were formally recognised with a presentation of a Certificate from Surf Life Saving Austrlia.
He was awarded Best Clubman in 1977, and went on to be on the Disciplinary Committee (1992-2000), the Life Membership Committee (1993-2002) and Hall Committee (1994-2005) as well as Trustee (1989-2005) which ceased on his death in 2005. He also took a big interest in the Blue Hole Club (see Keith Brown) being coordinator 1987-94.
He was awarded Life Membership in 1983, and the Club’s Boardroom is named in his honour.