Feisty old surf club to mark 75th

Posted by SLSNZ Admin on Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Check out this article about Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club in today's Kapi-Mana News:

One of New Zealand's most competitive surf clubs will celebrate its 75th birthday over Labour Weekend.

It is expected that Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club will attract about 250 people for the event.

There will be a welcome at the club on the Friday evening, a club day on Saturday, a dinner at Te Rauparaha Arena on Saturday and a barbecue on Sunday.

The dinner will feature guests Nick Rado and First Crossings cohost and club member Jamie Fitzgerald.

The jubilee had been about a year in the planning, one of the organisers Paul McVicar said.

Photos, old and new, will run on a loop in the clubrooms over the three days.

''On Sunday, plenty of the past and present crop can relieve their youth,'' he said.

'' We'll have the boats out, it's going to be plenty of fun and we'll all have a few laughs.

''It's a chance to give something back to everyone who has made this club what it is,'' he said.

Di and Rob Magner, both in their 80s and loyal members, will be among those in attendance.

Junior surf co- ordinator Peter Jones said it was also an opportunity to highlight the club's thriving junior programme.

'' In the past few years our numbers, especially in the juniors, have exploded. This jubilee is about looking at the future of the club as much as it is celebrating the history.''

Organisers have received interest from as far away as Britain and Australia.

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Page 52: Kapi-Mana News, 3 September 2013

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