Venus Bay Life Saving Club has a long and proud history, and is keen to pay tribute to that in the newest clubhouse built in 1999. As surf swimming grew in popularity in the early 1960’s, the need for a surf rescue club at Venus Bay was recognized by a group of locals. In December 1961 the Venus Bay Surf Lifesaving Club was founded and since that time, the surf club has continually patrolled the beach for the benefit of the general public. The club can proudly boast that no lives have been lost at the beach while patrolling members have been on duty.
A lot has changed over the 52 years that the club has been operational, from evolving through three clubhouses in 1961, 1970 and 1999, to having a helicopter rescue base in 1980. The history of the club is rich and as such should be preserved for all to see. Venus Bay SLSC is currently gathering significant items of memorabilia to put on display and invites all members, past and present to contribute through photographs or other historical artefacts. It is important to recognise the contributions made by many volunteers who have made the club what it is today. Any members who have items to share should contact Kimberley Gee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nippers circa 1981.