Brighton Surf Life Saving Club patron and life member
Maurice Bell (right) and committee member Michele Newman
are excited about the club's 75th anniversary celebrations
at Labour weekend, which they have helped organise. Photo
by Peter McIntosh.
More than 200 past and present members of the Brighton
Surf Life Saving Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary at
People were travelling to Brighton from throughout New
Zealand as well as Australia and even further afield, club
patron and life member Maurice Bell said.
He is convener of the occasion and, together with fellow
committee members, has organised club activities for October
Mr Bell said the club had a proud history and there was a
strong camaraderie among members young and old.
The club was established in 1938 and had served the Brighton
community in a variety of ways ever since, in surf
life-saving as well as education and training.
Mr Bell was among those who built the existing clubrooms in
He said the club had become a central part of Brighton.
Anniversary celebrations will include a formal dinner at
Glenfalloch, a surf sports competition, and a public
demonstration of rescue techniques spanning the decades.
Members will also participate in the annual White Island
race, hosted by the St Clair Surf Life Saving Club.