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Posted by Franz Huber on Jul 12, 2017
Photo above, from left: President of Surfers Sunrise Andy Bell, Jan Lutz, Lucy Thorburn and Surfers SLSC President Trevor Hendy.
 
At last Wednesday's meeting, Lucy Thorburn was presented with the annual "Lutzy" Award. No, it is not some plain certificate or plaque - it is a fully fledged rescue/paddle board!

The award, in honour of our Charter Member Keith Lutz who sadly passed away some four years ago, is determined in conjunction with the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club. Ray Higgs and Chris Thurtell from Surfers Sunrise team up with David Orchid and a selection committee from
the SLSC. As David Orchid pointed out, it is presented "to the person who makes a difference", not necessarily the top Life Saver. This year's award, again sponsored by Astute Projects Pty Ltd was presented by SLSC President Trevor Hendy and Jan Lutz.
 
Lucy is just 15 years old and studies in Year 11 at Benowa High School and is studying for a Certificate 3 in Child Care. She has successfully attained the SLSC's Bronze Medallion. In Lucy's acceptance speech, she pointed out that "as a member of Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club, I am proud to be involved as a senior competitor in training and competition, water safety activities for nippers and also as an active patrolling member on Surfers Paradise beach".
 
Congratulations, Lucy!