Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club to celebrate 100 Years

Lifesaving Carnival 1959.

In 2022 one of Australia’s most iconic Surf Clubs, Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club will celebrate 100 years of community service.

A commemorative logo has been designed, and planning is well underway to make the centenary season at Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club its biggest ever.

A host of exciting celebrations for locals, visitors, members and former members will run over the Lifesaving season, starting on the 19th November 2022 and finishing in July 2023.

MSLSC is calling on locals, past and present, to get involved with the Surf Clubs’ centenary, with the launch of the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club specific 100 years Facebook group.

Members of the public can join the centenary group, check out the iconic images, and share their own. The 100 years Facebook group already has a library of historical images and film footage from the past 100 years.

Iconic images include Prince Charles visiting Mooloolaba, the original clubhouse in 1933 and the Buderim to Mooloolaba road from 1918. It is a fascinating insight into the life of Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club and the local Sunshine Coast Community as a whole.

The 100 years committee would like anyone who has had an association with Mooloolaba to share their photos and memories of Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club and Mooloolaba township past and present.

They could be an Active Member, former Nipper, been rescued or competed at Mooloolaba or just love this beautiful place we call home.

Some images may be selected to feature in the Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club 100-year book to commemorate this auspicious occasion.

The page will build awareness and inform the local community of the exciting 100-year celebration events.

Chairman of The Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club 100 Year Committee, Alan Murray, said “Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club will be 100 years old on 19th November 2022.“

“To celebrate this milestone, a Centenary committee is organising a series of activities over the 22/23 lifesaving season.

“As a permanent reminder of Mooloolaba’s 100-year history, a centenary book will be produced, complemented by a pictorial representation of lifesaving at Mooloolaba over the decades, to be showcased in the foyer of The Surf Club, Mooloolaba.

“A re-enactment of beach patrols and surf sports will be demonstrated on the beach to coincide with the first patrol at Mooloolaba in early 1923. Concluding the celebrations, there will be a gala dinner in July 2023.“

The Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club’s 100 Year History book will be one of the Club’s Centenary celebrations’ centerpieces. It will provide a tangible record of all the years that have gone before. It will showcase a rich history of individual and joint achievement dating from a time when Mooloolaba was an isolated settlement of holiday shacks surrounded by scrub, river flats and sand dunes to the iconic holiday destination it is today.

MSLSC President Darryl Johnson said, “What an exciting time for Mooloolaba SLSC and every member of our community who has been involved with the Club.“

“Mooloolaba is one of the most recognisable beaches and towns in Australia and to have our club patrol our beach and support our community for a century is something to celebrate.“

For information, visit the Facebook page on Mooloolaba SLSC 100 Years @MooloolabaSurfLifeSavingClub or click the link on the homepage of MSLSC https://www.mooloolabaslsc.com.au/