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Bulli prepares for big celebrations

Bulli Surf Club members are preparing to celebrate 100 years this month with a number of events. PHOTO: Bulli Surf Life Saving.

BULLI Surf Club mark 100 years of vigilance and service to the community this summer with three days of celebrations.

Club president Keith Caldwell says over 220 people have already booked for the official luncheon at Bulli Tops.

On the night of Friday October 12 from 6pm there will be many a story told amongst members at Bulli Workers Club in a meet and greet warm up event. A display has been set up in the glass cabinet foyer area as you enter the Workers Club in Farrell Road.

On Saturday October 13 the surf club’s official luncheon will take place at Panorama House, Bulli Tops. Buses will be ferrying people from Bulli Workers Club to Panorama House. The luncheon will take place from 11am to 4pm, including a three course meal and refreshments, with buses then taking people back to Bulli Workers Club to continue on with celebrations.

On Sunday October 14 there will be a recovery barbecue and special activities at the Bulli Surf Life Saving Club.

Caldwell said the three days of celebrations will be a great way to relive memories, share stories and meet old mates

Orders have been placed for 100th year merchandise and a book will be launched to tell the story of the club and its members.

The official club birthday is February 13 2013, and plans are underway to celebrate with the official history book launch to take place.

For further information contact Keith Caldwell mkcaldwell@bigpond.com or bulli100years@gmail.com

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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