Meet the Executive
President of Taree
The 2023/2024 season is Jane's sixth term as TOBSLSC President. Jane has been on previous executive committees as Director of Members Services, Secretary & Club Captain.
In addition to her role as president, Jane patrols on team 5, age manages the Under 12's + age group in our Junior Activities program, and trains our new Bronze & SRC Squads. Jane was initially in the club as a nipper and returned in 2005 to gain her Bronze Medallion & further qualifications.
As president, Jane’s aim this season is to finalise our capital works, continue to build on our nippers program, increase our patrol strength and develop a strong sense of community & mateship between our club members.
When not on the beach, you will probably find Jane on the soccer field where she coaches high performance with MidCoast FC.
Donna has accepted the casual vacancy in the Vice President role for the 2021 season.
Donna first qualified for her bronze in 1989 and has some brilliant stories from her time patrolling, surf boat & IRB racing with Taree Old Bar.
Donna returned to Taree Old Bar in 2018 after an extended absence travelling the world and raising kids. She is a member of patrol team 5 and also assist with community events & nippers.
As part of the VP role Donna will be assisting to coordinate community events and sponsorships, as well as the day to day requirements of the VP Role.
Director of Finance
Leanne joined Taree old bar surf club in 2019 as an associate with her boys who participated in nippers. In 2020, she became an age manager to help during the season.
In 2021, Leanne gained her bronze medallion and became an active patrol member of TOBSLSC.
Leanne comes to Taree old bar surf club with extensive experience in financial management which she hopes can benefit the surf club.
Director of Member Services
Mel joined the club in 2021 as a nipper parent after moving to Old Bar in late 2019. In 2022, she became an Age Manager for the U9/10 after seeing the need for volunteers across the junior activities at the club. It also allowed her to be actively involved in Nippers with her kids every Sunday.
The opportunity to have a “reason” to leave the pool and be at the beach every Sunday morning in summer is something she loves, as well as being involved in the community and meeting new people.
You’ll usually find Mel with a cup of coffee in hand and is always up for laugh. She looks forward to assisting the club in the role of Director of Member Services, and as an Age Manager for Nippers this coming season.
Director of Education
Graham joined our club in 2008 and completed his bronze medallion in the same season. His driving force was to share activities on the beach with his children. Two of his sons have gained patrol qualifications and carried out patrols over following seasons.
Graham has maintained his patrolling since the 2008/09 season and has gone on to obtain certification as an IRB crew and then driver. He is currently a member of patrol 2.
Graham brings skills in the education field having worked as a Trainer and Assessor over the last seven years in the railway industry.
Don't be surprised to see Graham anywhere around our club. Carrying out minor maintenance activities or serving drinks from the bar.
Director of Surf Sports
Jay joined the club in 2021 as a nipper parent after moving to Old Bar in late 2019.
Having always been an avid lover of water sports, and with his kids in nippers it was a no brainer to obtain his Bronze Medallion, which he did in 2022. Jay loves any opportunity to take out the IRB with the team and looks forward to obtaining his IRB driver certificate this year, and patrolling the beach again this season with patrol 4.
Joining the Taree/Old Bar Surf Life Saving Club as the Director of Surf Sports this season, Jay is looking forward to continuing his passion of water sports by assisting club members (yes . . .you!) achieve surf sport goals this season.
When not patrolling, you’ll find him at the beach, actively assisting with Nippers every Sunday morning.