Life Members

Life Membership of Collaroy SLSC is one of the greatest achievements a surf lifesaver can aspire to.

The following people have all made outstanding contributions to our club and have been rewarded with Life Membership.


Honour Blazer

Life Membership with Honours.
(Fifteen or more years of Exceptional Service after receipt of original Life Membership Award)

1934 – Ralph Chequer *
1953 – Doug Graham *
1958 – Bill Goodman OAM *

1969 – Dick Twight OAM *
1971 – Alan Leathley *


1996 – John Ison *
2012 – Neil Montgomery OAM *



Life Members — War Service 1914-1918

Herbert Abbott *
Robert Abbott *
Aubrey Ball *
Maurice Basser *
Percival Blakeman *
N. Blayden *
Henry Borig *
Lawrence Borig *
Edwin Brissenden *
G. Brown *
Norman Casey *
Thomas Connell *
A. Davidson *

Gregory Dellit *
K. Donaldson *
Albert Doucherty *
W. Ellis *
Kenneth Gillies *
John Goldsborough *
Joseph Hirons *
Percy Hirch*
Ronald Hunter *
W. Hunter *
J. King *
Albert Lee *

Leslie Lee *
William Lee *
Hector Ludowici *
J. McKinnon *
Les Quinn *
Sir Granville Ryrie *
Lionel Sheldon *
W. Shepherd *
T. Smith *
Emmanuel Solomons *
Frank Tindale *
Bill Wilson *


Life Members

1927 – Stan Twight (Snr) *
1932 – Ralph Chequer *
1933 – Harry Meyn *
1935 – Chris Proctor *
1935 – Manus Sullivan *
1938 – Austin Cameron *
1939 – Bill Hardy *
1944 – Doug Graham *
1949 – Frank Hall *
1950 – Bill Goodman OAM *
1950 – George Redwood *
1951 – Bert Chequer *
1954 – Max Evans *
1954 – Dick Twight OAM *
1958 – Bill Abbott *
1962 – Alan Leathley *

1968 – Graeme Bruce
1968 – Laurie Walsh *
1971 – Neil Montgomery OAM *
1976 – Mick Chapman
1976 – John Ison *
1978 – Peter Montgomery *
1980 – Graham Carlisle OAM
1983 – Wal McGrigor *
1990 – Paul Booth
1990 – Rod Macqueen AM
1999 – Hector MacDonald OAM *
2000 – Ray Isaacs
2001 – Jonathon Farrell
2001 – Col Neeman
2004 – Bob Langbein OAM
2006 – Greg MacMahon

2006 – Chris Montgomery
2006 – David Perry
2007 – Ricjie Lytham OAM
2008 – Paul de Kort
2008 – Karen McKie
2008 – Kenyon McKie
2008 – Geoff Small
2009 – Tom Pring *
2015 – John Lewis
2017 – Paul Ducker
2017 – John McGennan
2017 – Peter MacMahon
2018 – Neil Armstrong
2018 – Graham Hart
2018 – David Macintosh AM

The following ten gentleman all joined the club prior to 1920, their year of being awarded Life Membership is unknown.

Bert Chequer (Snr) *
Austin Dellitt *
Frank Donohue *
John Evan *

William Forbes *
Arch Greenwood *
John Lee *

Bill Mitchell *
John Rankin *
Athol Sheldon *


* deceased