Queen's Honour for Life Governor of Royal Life Saving

John McClelland

John McClelland AM, Life Member and Life Governor of Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for services to the community through Royal Life Saving Society in Queensland (RLSSQ) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

John has been the longest serving President of RLSSQ in its 114 year history, holding office from 1996 to 2015, and has been actively involved with the Ithaca-Caloundra City Life Saving Club since joining in 1964. He has been involved in all aspects of Royal Life Saving at club, state, national and international levels, volunteering his time on committees, and taking part in fundraising, patrolling, training and administering competition events.

John has been a Board Member at RLSSQ since 1973, and has also served as Deputy President, Secretary, Treasurer, Club Liaison Office and was awarded a Life Membership in 1995.

He was made an Honorary Life Member of the Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth in 2003.