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Buddy Lucas Leadership Program

The Buddy Lucas Leadership  Scholarship is generously funded by Denis Black (Piha SLSC) and gives leaders the opportunity to develop and expand on their knowledge of Surf Life Saving and increase their personal development skills.

Buddy Lucas was a legend of Surf Lifesaving in Northern Region and at his home club of Piha. He joined the Piha SLSC in 1944, gaining his lifeguard award the year after. From there, he went on to win multiple National titles in the surf race and made valuable contributions on the Piha Committee as Club Captain and as President for nearly two decades. Along with this, he received Service and Distinguished Service awards at a Club, District and New Zealand level and was awarded a highly prestigious Life Membership of the Piha SLSC. Buddy remains as one of the pre-eminent leaders within our organization and the Buddy Lucas Leadership Program is aimed to foster young leaders within our movement.

The Buddy Lucas Leadership Program is made up of three areas. The first of these is the California Lifeguard Exchange, while the two other areas are still being developed.

The Buddy Lucas Leadership Program is currently under review. Check back soon for more information.

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