Mermaid Beach AEME SLSC 75th Birthday Celebrations

On 08.05.2021
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The Mermaid Beach AEME Surf Lifesaving Club was first established in 1946 by members of the AEME Bulimba Watercraft Workshops as the AEME Surf Lifesaving Club. In 1946 when the beach was officially gazetted as Mermaid Beach, the club retained the AEME name in honour of our founders.

The club was preparing a celebration of the 75th Anniversary in 2020 but the Covid19 and associated shutdown, meant this was put on the back burner. The anniversary celebrations are now planned for Saturday 8th May 2021  

Preliminary 75th planning for 2021 currently includes;

  • Date: Sat 8 May 2021 (first weekend after summer lifesaving patrols end)
  • Picnic lunch (family focussed) and Black-Tie Dinner upstairs
  • Birthday cakes at both day and evening celebrations

Picnic Family Day Lunch and Beach Carnival Saturday afternoon 8/5/21

  • Video taken during beach carnival and picnic re-playing during evening black tie dinner
  • Fashion parade of swimwear over the years!
  • Old fashioned surf carnival with kids etc, Chariot Race, Pillow fight, Musical Flags etc
  • Cater like picnic in the park in June - boxed food such as noodles plus ice creams
  • Cake cutting - oldest and youngest member at the picnic

Black Tie Dinner Saturday Evening Saturday 8/05/2021

  • Invite R.A.Q representatives and Mermaid Beach Old boys
  • Do the 75 years in 8 decades - video, music, speaker
  • Each generation reminiscing with appropriate background era music 
  • Speeches: 3 presidents over the years to narrate a few decades each, Q&A format
  • 2 decades - serve Entree, 3 decades - serve Dinner, 3 decades then Dancing
  • Cake cutting - Oldest and Youngest and RAEME representative

The Mermaid club and its members are proud to support the RAQ and welcomes all RAEME members in future.  

We are continually refreshing the image of the clubhouse and restaurant and intend to dedicate a display cabinet with a RAEME specific theme, highlighting the services RAEME provides as part of ongoing sharing between our two organisations.  

Yours Sincerely 

Clive R. Burrows | President Mermaid Past Members