KIAMA'S Margaret and Peter Raison have earned another accolade for the countless hours they put into producing a book on the centenary of the Kiama Surf Club.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward presented the couple with the NSW Premier's Community Service Award last week.
They were recognised for their tireless work within the surf lifesaving movement, as well as participating in many other community activities throughout the years.
"Peter and Margaret are extremely worthy recipients of this NSW Premier's Community Service Award," Mr Ward said.
"Volunteers are hard to find and when you do come across people like the Raisons, it's important to recognise their efforts.
"They decided to put this book together almost 20 years ago and have really dedicated an enormous amount of time to the project since the club's centenary in 2008.
"The book, Vigilance and Service, outlines not only the history of the Kiama Surf Club, but also the Illawarra and South Coast Branch. It has lots of anecdotes and stories of people and events in the club's distinguished history.
"They have both served in so many organisations from Apex to P&C to the surf club, and have played an enormous part in building a stronger community.
"They are a true credit to our district."
There are only two Premier's Awards presented within the Kiama electorate each year.
Mrs Raison said she never expected the book would lead to so many accolades.
"The Premier's Award is most unexpected and we were pleasantly surprised and humbled to receive the award," she said.
Soft-cover copies of the book are on-sale for $35 from Kiama View Newsagency.
Hard-cover copies can also be bought via the Kiama Surf Club for $50.