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2017 Mollymook Annual Presentation


2017 Mollymook Surf Club Annual Presentation


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Mollymook Surf club Management Committee

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2017 Australian Champions


The 2017 Surf Club Presentation night was a huge success with a star studded cast being recognised with a multitude of awards.

Highlights included: Boys U/15 relay team with Gold at State and National titles, 260 Masters boat crew Gold & Tony Ireland Gold in the master surf tube race, both at Nationals. Rod Austin was acknowledged for 50 years patrol service and long service awards also went to Kevin and Sue Whitford, John Patterson, Keith Claxton, Mick Bond, Wendy Austin and Ivan Johnson. Tony Ireland was ‘Club Person’ of the year, Eadan Burton Junior Club person of the year, Chloe Scott junior champion competitor, with Mal Dowler the ‘Quiet achiever’ award.

Champion patrol to No 14 patrol captained by Dave Johnson and Patrol person of the year to Leonie Hicks.

As a club Mollymook received a plaque from Surf Life Saving NSW for ‘Champion Country Surf Club’ at the NSW Titles.

It was night reflective of a GREAT surf club. Rod thanked the organisers for this wonderful evening with numerous photos attached, compliments of photographer extraordinaire Kim Matthews.

Adam Head Chef at the Native Cafe Ulladulla


Adam (formerly Bannisters Pavilion) joins the Expanded Native Cafe, as ‘Head Chef’


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Adam ‘Head Chef’ at the Native Cafe

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Erin and Ben young entrepreneur owner’s


The young entrepreneur’s Erin & Ben takes on an adjoining shop front overlooking the harbour to further his ambitions bringing ‘wholesome’ food to the Ulladulla locals and the many tourist who visit this beautiful coastal area. Opened a little over a year ago, with enthusiastic young staff and creative food mixes they quickly established the Native Cafe as the ‘cutting edge’ cafe in the local area.

Their most recent innovation besides acquiring the adjoining shop front was to employ one of Bannister’s top chefs to add further variety and eloquence to their menu offerings. Besides all this, the Native Cafe commands the most prestiges location looking onto Ulladulla harbour.

The writer and his friends all agree on one thing, the food and coffee offerings are exceptional. The only difficulty the elderly writer has is getting his head around some of the descriptive names given by these youngsters to the various meals.

A ‘Daybreak Bowl’? It’s obviously that healthy wholesome meal you start the day with!

‘Smooshed avo’? Isn’t that obvious? It’s mashed avocado?

‘Googs on toast’? Silly me, isn’t it another name for eggs?

For dummies like me, my wife says “just read the ingredients and you will quickly see what is in each dish” Alternatively be like my friend, he observes with absolute amazement the spectacular dishes others receive and then says “I’ll have one of them”. Don’t let me put you off. The food and coffee offerings are to be savoured, and like me and my elderly friends, you will keep coming back.