Club Awards 2018

The cups and trophies of Sutherland Shire Canoe Club go back over 40 years. Awarded for both the glorious and inglorious achievements of members, they paint a vivid picture of the club, it’s members, and it’s history.

Among the most coveted of awards are the racing numbers of 1, 2 & 3, awarded to the highest point scorers of the year and carried for the following year.

With the exception of the Morison Cup which is awarded on race day, the awards are presented annually at the Christmas party.

Past and Current Award Recipients
Trophy Details
Female Marathon Most kilometers paddled for the year. Annual award for most km’s paddled by a female member as recorded by a delegated club member.
Presented by John Denyer
2011: Kristy Benjamin
2013:
2014: Kate Dawson
2015: Kate Dawson
2016: Kate Dawson
2017: Kate Dawson
2018: Kate Dawson
Male Marathon Most kilometers paddled for the year. Annual award for most km’s paddled by a male member as recorded by a delegated club member.
Presented by John Denyer
2011: Greg Archibald
2013:
2014: Ross Bingle
2015: Ross Bingle
2016: John Denyer
2017: Steve Dawson
2018: Steve Dawson
Peter Tuziak Memorial Trophy – Men Highest total time trial points by a male
Determined and presented by Steve Dawson
Handcrafted by Bert Laurendet
2011: Sam Janic
2012: Ross Bingle
2013: Kevin Nettle
2014: Bert Laurendet
2015: Rod Berry
2016: Bruce Sherlock
2017: Bert Laurendet (with Rod Berry, Sam Janic, and solo)
2018: Lachlan Stokes
Peter Tuziak 3E’s Trophy – Women
(Energy-Enthusiasm-Encouragement)
Highest total time trial points by a female.
Determined and presented by Steve Dawson
Handcrafted by Bert Laurendet
2011: Una Curley
2012: Kate Dawson
2013: Robyn Bingle
2014: Carolyn Cooney
2015: Dianne Langan
2016: Deb Buchan
2017: Kate Dawson (with Kristy Benjamin, Steve Dawson, and solo)
2018: Dianne Langan
Time Trial #1 First place in the time trial series
Determined and presented by Steve Dawson
2011: Sam Janic
2012: Ross Bingle
2013: Robyn Bingle
2014: (tied) Carolyn Cooney & Bert Laurendet
2015: Rod Berry
2016: Male – Bruce Sherlock
Female – Deb Buchan
2017: Male – Peter Faherty
Female – Jaki Brunton
2018: Lachlan Stokes – 697pts
Time Trial #2 Second place in the time trial series.
Determined and presented by the Steve Dawson
2012: Bert Laurendet
2013: Merle Lovelock
2014: Kevin Nettle
2015: Jeff Buchan
2016: Liz O'Farrell
2017: Bert Laurendet
2018: Bert Laurendet & Rod Berry – 673pts
Time Trial #3 Third place in the time trial series.
Determined and presented by the Steve Dawson
2012: Sam Janic
2013: Kevin Nettle
2014: Robyn & Ross Bingle
2015: Alan Voges
2016: Janine Wassens
2017: Greg Archibald
2018: Dianne Langan – 655pts
Doubles Trophy Highest placed double in the time trial series.
Determined and Presented by Steve Dawson
Handcrafted by Bert Laurendet
2012: Rowland Jones & Greg Archibald
2013: Ian & Sue McGuinness
2014: Robyn & Ross Bingle
2015: Bruce Sherlock & Janet Small
2016: Ross & Robyn Bingle
2017: Bert Laurendet & Rod Berry
2018: Bert Laurendet & Rod Berry
Rod Berry Barnacle Trophy 5km time trial Wash Rider of the year award.
Nominated and presented by the incumbent
Handcrafted by Rod Berry & Bert Laurendet
The Barnacle trophy was refurbished in 2015 after Kevin Nettle's wife threatened to burn it because it was so ugly. The new trophy is much improved.
2011: Alan Voges
2012: Carl Duggan & Michael New
2013: Kevin Nettle
2014: Kevin Nettle
2015: Jeff Buchan
2016: John Denyer
2017: Peter Faherty
2018: Gareth Stokes – For sticking to his doubles partner Peter Faherty like the proverbial arthropod Chthamalus stellatus throughout the season
Swimmer Trophy Awarded to the person who most challenged themselves to improve their paddling skills during the club time trials
Nominated by club members. Presented by the incumbent
Handcrafted by Bert Laurendet
2011: Dimos
2012: Bob & Kristy
2013: Joe Caruana
2014: Merle Lovelock
2015: Not Awarded
2016: Jeff Buchan
2017: Gareth Stokes
2018: Rod Berry & Bert Laurendet – for the only swim of the year requiring an ambulance call
The Morison Cup Awarded to the fastest paddler on Hawkesbury handicap in the final time trial of the year.
Presented by John Denyer on behalf of Bruce, Joan, and the Morison Family
Handcrafted by Bruce Morison and embellished by Bert Laurendet
2015: Ross and Robyn Bingle – 26:50
2016: Steve and Kate Dawson – 23:18
2017: Steve and Kate Dawson – 23:47
2018: Steve and Kate Dawson – 24:51
Morison Encouragement Trophy The Morison Encouragement Trophy has traditionally been awarded to the person whom Joan & Bruce Morison thought worthy of such an esteemed honour. The criteria were a very closely guarded secret which only the Morison’s knew, but which has been passed on to Steve Dawson who will be keeping a keen eye out over the course of the year for that special someone whom they see fit to be bestowed this honour.
Nominated & presented by Steve Dawson on behalf of Joan & Bruce
2011: Merle Lovelock
2012: Robyn Bingle
2013: David Little
2014: Janet Small
2015: Bob Beers for his HCC Odyssey
2016: Robyn Bingle for completing her first Hawkesbury and we hope not her last
2017: Jacki Brunton-Douglas
2018: Adrian DiCesare – for nudging 12 hours on the Hawkesbury
Junior Encouragement Award Member under 18yrs
Nominated by club members. Presented by John Denyer
Handcrafted by Bert Laurendet
2012: Tayla Mascord
2013: not awarded
2014: not awarded
2015: not awarded
2016: Ashley Dicker
2017: Ashley Dicker
2018: Lachlan Stokes
Laurendet Warrior Trophy This award will be presented to the person that Kaye & Bert Laurendet deem to be a most capable warrior. If you show ‘intestinal fortitude’ and determination and have that winning attitude then you may just walk away with the title of ‘warrior paddler’. Think of the glory of walking around on club Sunday down at Burnum Burnum reserve and people everywhere (other club members anyway) whispering in awe that here comes the warrior as you arrive.
Nominated & Presented by Bert & Kaye
Handcrafted by Bert Laurendet
2011: Alan Voges
2012: Greg Archibald
2013: Robyn Bingle
2014: Steve Dawson
2015: Jeff Buchan
2016: Kate Dawson
2017: Peter Faherty
2018: Elisabeth O'Farrell
Outstanding Achievement Award Awarded for an outstanding achievement or contribution to the club, on or off the water.
Nominated by members and presented by John Denyer
Handcrafted by Bert Laurendet
2012: Joan Morison for completing her 26th Hawkesbury Classic, aged 81
2013: Sue McGuinness For going where she didn't think she could. Out to sea during All At Sea, and through the night during the Burley Griffin 24hr Relay
2014: Albert Grantham on behalf of the members who worked on the club room extensions
2015: Kate Dawson for her hard work and dedicated training in preparation for the 2015 Hawkesbury Classic
2016: Kristy Benjamin for coming first on handicap in the 2016 Hawkesbury Classic becoming only the second woman to break 10 hours for the event.
2017: Ross & Robyn Bingle for winning the 2017 Massive Murray Paddle
2018: Peter Faherty & Gareth Stokes for their performance in the Massive Murray Paddle
Peter Tuziak Memorial Award for Club Spirit For participation in true spirit of the club
Nominated and presented by Kath Tuziak
Donated by Kath Tuziak
2011: Jason & Diane Cooper
2012: Grant Mascord
2013: Rowland Jones
2014: Steve Dawson
2015: Not Awarded
2016: Kaye Laurendet for all of her hard work with the time trials
2017: Janine Wassens for supporting the juniors during the time trial series and the marathon
2018: Annette Matthews
Hero Award Awarded to the member who demonstrates courage and determination despite adversity
Nominated by club members. Presented by John Denyer
2012: Bert Laurendet
2013: Bruce Morison
2014: Joan Morison
2015: Alan Voges
2016: Bert Laurendet
2017: Kate Dawson for becoming the first woman to complete the Hawkesbury in a solo canoe
2018: Deb Buchan
The not so crafty Award Presented to the club member who has demonstrated clever (or cunning) tactics, with or without a craft, on or off the water.

Nominated club members and presented by the incumbent
1995: Joan Morison
2012: Bert Laurendet
2013: Steve & Kate Dawson
2014: Rowland Jones & Merle Lovelock
2015: David Little
2016:Bill Lowe
2017: Mark Sundin
2018: Bob Turner
The Stirrer Award Awarded for wit, humour, and good natured ribbing of fellow club members; on or off the water.
Nominated club members and presented by the incumbent
Handcrafted by Bert Laurendet
2014: Warren Trick
2015: Rowland Jones
2016: Bob Turner
2017: Annette Matthews for stirring up members to fill the club roster
2018: Gareth Stokes
The Vernon Steadman Trophy Awarded for good nature, fun, and a positive attitude to club activities .
Nominated club members and presented by the President
2017: John Mollard
2018: Greg Robertson

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