President 2009-Ongoing, Vice President 1989-91 & 1994-95, Club Captain 1987-89

Joined as a “nipper” in 1972, Karl has achieved a remarkable record. He was always eager to do patrols and to compete for the club. Significantly he was happy to take on various positions in addition to those listed above. These included I.R.B./Radio Officer (1983-85)and Vice Captain-Patrol Officer (1985-87), graduating to Examiner. He was awarded Best Clubman in 1986. In 1988 he won a silver medal for Senior Champion Lifesaver.

His main forte was as a “beachie” winning many medals at State level under the coaching of Terry Landwehr. He took over from Terry as club Beach Coach for the period 1996-2008, and emulating Terry, achieved innumerable medals at State level for his proteges. At National level, they gained a grand sum of 8 Golds in this period and many more Silver and Bronze medals.

In 2001 he was a honoured by being announced as the State Coach of the Year., and and was made Life Member in 2004.