Red Beach Surf Club president Mark Scheib has been recognised by Surf Life Saving New Zealand for his services to the movement.
He was presented with an SLSNZ Service Award at the Awards of Excellence function held at the Oceania Room at Wellington’s Te Papa Museum on Saturday 21 September. There were 240 people in attendance.
The following summary of Mark’s achievements was read out just before the presentation of the award which was made by SLSNZ Life Member Brian Quirk.
Mark joined Red Beach in 1987, having been a member of the Fitzroy club for six years. Over a period of five years with Red Beach he made his name as a top ski competitor, winning numerous National titles and went on to represent New Zealand at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
Mark re-joined Red Beach in 2003 and for a period of nine years he was a Junior Surf coach and committee member in 2008 for two years. For the next five years he served as chairman of the Junior Surf Committee and was a Junior selector for the same period of time.
For three years he was a member of the club’s management committee. It was during this time that he was appointed as Project Manager for the clubhouse redevelopment programme. He is now serving his third term as Club President.
Red Beach Surf Club extends its heartiest congratulations.