NCSLSC Centenary 2018/19
North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club celebrated 100 years of service in the 2018/19 season.
Click here to view the highlights of the Centenary season. We could not have marked this amazing milestone without all of our amazing members past and present, club sponsors and our surrounding community.
There were some fantastic activities and celebrations including:
Centenary Gala Ball – Saturday 4 May 2019
It really was the event of the Century! As our 600 guests walked down the red carpet surrounded by images of our club from yesteryear, they knew they were in for a special evening. The ballroom looked spectacular with glittering lights and surf boats and skis suspended from the roof.
Our Pres Ian Clarke kicked off formalities and was presented with a 100 year plaque from Surf Life Saving Australia. We then all joined in a rousing rendition of our new club anthem – “We Still Call North Cott Home” led by Michael Beech, David Woodroffe, Mathilda Lipscombe, Lisa Ferrie and Tim Gregg.
We welcomed our three new Life Members – Lorna Wall, Karie Liggins and Sonja Belle-Wood and then officially launched our magnificent 100 Year History Book written by Georgina Barker. The hard cover version of the book is now sold out. Soft covers can be purchased through the office for just $50 and we encourage you to get in quickly so you don’t miss out.
The announcement of our 44 Champion Competitors of the Century was next. The award was named after club stalwart Graham Russell with each competitor or their family members presented with a beautiful pin. It was very special to have Graham’s three daughters there to present the pins to our champions.
Our two oldest members in Pat Kidner and Gyp Greville then handed over the club flags to young members Harry Alliss and Ivy Moore to signify the handing over of the baton to the next generation. Chris Shellabear then whipped the crowd into a bidding frenzy as he auctioned a stunning painting of our beach and clubrooms by Shakey Butler. The total raised from this auction and the silent auction was over $19,000 and we thank everyone for their generosity.
It was also fantastic to have a big crowd at the Recovery Brunch the next morning. There was a solid turnout for the traditional club swim followed by lots of reminiscing over Bloody Marys and bacon and egg rolls in the courtyard. Thank you to Niall and his team for organising the morning.
Congratulations to Mary Petrie her incredible work in organising such a stunning event and to everyone else who assisted. It was a fitting way to cap off a brilliant centenary season and everyone felt very proud to be part of North Cott.
Photos from the night can be viewed here
Set Up, Roaming & Formals
Other Centenary Events
Centenary Season Launch & Community Celebration
For everyone that was involved in the 100 Birthday Aerial Photo, please click here for a downloadable high resolution version of the image.
Thanks to Osprey Creative for their fantastic photography and filming during the day.
Click here to watch the event on CH 7
Surf Sports Event
Check out footage of the Surf Sports Event below.
Women in Surf Event 9 February
We celebrated NCSLSC's female members and the impact they have had within the surf club. Guest speakers included:
- Kate Macpherson - TV presenter and radio host
- Michelle Cowan - Australia’s leading female AFL coach
Debby Carley - former Australian Wallaroo (rugby union)
Lyn McKenzie - Olympic Gold medal winning swimmer
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For any further information please contact:
North Cottesloe SLSC Centenary Committee Chair
0434 432 825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.