Pambula Surf Life Saving Club celebrates at centenary dinner

Celebrating fantastic achievements and re-living past fun and feats was the order of the day when Pambula SLSC celebrated its centenary on Saturday, January 25 at Pambula Beach.

The day’s events culminated in a dinner at the surf club to offer past and present surf club members the opportunity to wander down memory lane. It was a chance for some of the community’s surf club pioneers and stalwarts to shine and for all to reflect on just how much the local surf club has contributed to the safety of local beaches and the betterment of our community.

There were about 180 guests at the dinner which was catered by the Pambula Rotary Club.

Life member, Jim McGrath unveiled the centenary plaque celebrating the milestone.

Ruth and Bernie Maher, left, Simon Robinson, Sam Jones, Jim McGrath, Rob Zelley, Nancy Richards, and councillor Russell Fitzpatrick enjoyed the view from the clubhouse deck.

Ruth and Bernie Maher, left, Simon Robinson, Sam Jones, Jim McGrath, Rob Zelley, Nancy Richards, and councillor Russell Fitzpatrick enjoyed the view from the clubhouse deck.

The Rotary Club of Pambula (special catering team) did the hard yards in the kitchen and served up a banquet for the guests.

The Rotary Club of Pambula (special catering team) did the hard yards in the kitchen and served up a banquet for the guests.

The centenary plaque at Pambula Surf Life Saving Club, Pambula Beach.

The centenary plaque at Pambula Surf Life Saving Club, Pambula Beach.

Jim Hughes and life member, Pam Hughes.

Jim Hughes and life member, Pam Hughes.

Peter and Sue Terry, left, and Beth and Graeme Mills.

Peter and Sue Terry, left, and Beth and Graeme Mills.

Ken and Robyn Carman, left, Sandy and Rick Farrell, Kieren Carman, and Jasmin Newman.

Ken and Robyn Carman, left, Sandy and Rick Farrell, Kieren Carman, and Jasmin Newman.

Life members, Gavin and Kerryn Granger.

Life members, Gavin and Kerryn Granger.

Nigel and Ruth Ayling, left, and Megan Warnock.

Nigel and Ruth Ayling, left, and Megan Warnock.

Club president, Don Hay, left, and president of Surf Life Saving NSW, Tony Haven.

Club president, Don Hay, left, and president of Surf Life Saving NSW, Tony Haven.

Rose and Gary Nairn.

Rose and Gary Nairn.

Steve and Anne Prideaux. Steve was a member from 1978 until 1983 and was delighted to return for the centenary celebrations.

Steve and Anne Prideaux. Steve was a member from 1978 until 1983 and was delighted to return for the centenary celebrations.

Malcolm and Julie Granger.

Malcolm and Julie Granger.

Chris and Margie Briggs, left, and Kristi and Leo Papalia.

Chris and Margie Briggs, left, and Kristi and Leo Papalia.

Julie and Bruce Frost, left, and member for Bega, Andrew Constance.

Julie and Bruce Frost, left, and member for Bega, Andrew Constance.

Crowds watched the unveiling of the plaque.

Crowds watched the unveiling of the plaque.

Crowds watched the unveiling of the plaque.

Crowds watched the unveiling of the plaque.

Life member Jim McGrath unveiled the centenary plaque.

Life member Jim McGrath unveiled the centenary plaque.