FROM FACEBOOK: Winter Whales Life Membership

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VOICE of BYRON regular, Syl Reid, shared a great writeup featuring the Byron Bay Winter Whales final swim for the season and the presentation of a life membership to 9-year President Peter Kendall. 

Syl says, “Our last swim of the season on Sunday was deemed ‘therapeutic’ by the Club Captain and was an excellent lead up to our Club Presentations later. 

“We did have a meeting in between getting wet and the Awards, which was quite vigorous in General Business. The Raffle went to Pauly B to Z and the Sealed Handicap went to Dee Mac.

“This proved to be an omen as the Club Champions for the season were announced by Keno Deano. Pauly B to Z won the Shorts Championship from Hutcho Rutcho and Jimmy Dalgleish.

“The Longs Champion was Dee Mac from Peter Kendall and Chris Lowry. Chris also won the Ray Bathgate Shield for the fastest Whale in our annual Byron Bay Property Sales Charity Swim.

“The big prizes however are the Whale of the Year and the Mongrel of the Year. This year’s W.O.Y was Club Captain Keno Deano Dhnaram whilst the M.O.Y went to Geoffro McGrath ( a previous winner of both those awards.)

“The highlight of the day, however, was the awarding of Life Membership to our previous last 9 years’s President, Peter Kendall.

“Peter was an inspiration to us all not only for his administrative leadership over those 9 years, but also leading the way in the work that is done on the day of the Big Swim.

“He deserves the honour and we congratulate him.

“After a feed and a chat we all went straight home to Marvel Street.

“Thanks to everyone in supporting the Whales over this past Winter.”



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