Honour Board

S&R Co-ordinator & Bush Search & Rescue Victoria Delegate

  • 1977 to 1981 there was no S & R Club Group.
  • 1982 to 1994 (13 years of service) — Bruce Vine
  • 1995  to 2011 (17 years of service) — Phil Evans
  • 2012+ — Ian Franzke

Phil Evans (left) – 17+years of service & Bruce Vine – 13 years of service
— Both have been awarded life membership of the Club —


Phil Evans – 30 years service to Bush Search & Rescue Victoria recognise (1982–2012) 

Fellow Birkebeiner member,  Jim Gargan, left, presents Phil Evans with his 30 year Bush Search & Rescue Victoria Award

Fellow Birkebeiner member, Jim Gargan, left, presents Phil Evans with his 30 year Bush Search & Rescue Victoria Award


Group Bravery Citation

In November 2006  six Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club (BNSC) members received a group bravery citation at Government House, Melbourne.

Group Citation awardees comprised members of the Birkebeiners Nordic Ski Club and a member of the community.

  • Robert Boland (BNSC)
  • James Gargan (BNSC)
  • Paul Grusovin (BNSC)
  • David Panozzo (BNSC)
  • Jarrod Paine (BNSC)
  • Gordon Guest-Smith (Mt Hotham Ski Patrol)

(From left) Dave Panozzo, Jim Gargan, Jarrod Paine, Rob Boland, Gordon Guest-Smith. Absent: Paul Grusovin