The Rotary Club of Woy Woy has presented Mr Gordon Ferguson with a Paul Harris Fellow for his commitment and service to swimming.
“Mr Ferguson has been involved with the Woy Woy Swim Club since the mid-1950s when swimming races were held in the tidal pools at Woy Woy, before the original pool was built,” said Rotary club president Ms Joan Redmond.
“He is a life member of the club and was President from 1969 to 1982.
“He was also a three-time president of Umina Surf Life Saving Club, club captain, three-time Club Person of the Year, the recipient of a Silver Medallion in 1986 and received his trainer qualifications in 1987.
“Mr Ferguson is a life member of Ettalong Pelicans Masters Swimming and a referee and official for Master’s Swimming Australia.
“To this day he referees his club’s swim meets, as well as meets at school district level, and at NSW championship and open water swim meets,” said Rotary club president Ms Joan Redmond.
Mr Bill Cook who nominated Mr Ferguson for the award thanked Mr Ferguson for his dedication and commitment to swimming on the Peninsula and for his service to the broader swimming fraternity.
The presentation was made at the club’s recent Community Awards Night held at Everglades Country Club.
Media release, 30 Oct 2020
Joan Redmond, Rotary Woy Woy