Some of the 37 volunteers who painted the Emu Park clubhouse on the weekend with paint donated by Dulux. Emu Park SLSC Deputy President Mark Wyer, Bridget Daykin, Emmie Sharp, Emu Park SLSC Club Captain Brendon Bell, Howard Sharp.
Some of the 37 volunteers who painted the Emu Park clubhouse on the weekend with paint donated by Dulux. Emu Park SLSC Deputy President Mark Wyer, Bridget Daykin, Emmie Sharp, Emu Park SLSC Club Captain Brendon Bell, Howard Sharp. Contributed

A fresh coat of paint and clubhouse is feeling like new

EMU PARK Surf Lifesaving Club received a well deserved lick of paint at the weekend as part of a project to rejuvenate the country's surf clubs.

Dulux Paint is donating paint for local surf clubs to be given a facelift.

So far 52 clubs have been repainted, with another 236 in the works.

A total of 37 volunteers turned out over the weekend to paint the Emu Park clubhouse.

Club vice-president Mark Wyer was very pleased to be a part of the project. "It's a great initiative to help surf clubs," he said.

"I really haven't sat down and looked at what the dollar advantage is, but it's in the thousands.

It's a tremendous opportunity for us.

"Mr Weyer said volunteers included those in the surf club as well as people who had travelled to help out. "This is a really exciting time for us in our season," he said.

"It's really the couple weeks leading to the kickoff for us, it's a fresh start for the clubhouse this weekend.

"There weren't any drastic changes to the colour scheme - the club decided to stick with green and white.

Mr Wyer thanked everyone who gave up their time to help with the repaint, which will be finished this week by a professional painter.

Sunday also acted as a sign-on day and 26 new families joined up. Patrols start this weekend, and the Emu Park SLSC will hold an open day on September 29.



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