The Ulladulla Milton Lions Club will be holding their Australia Day Celebrations and Markets at the Mollymook Beach Reserve on Tuesday January 26 2021.
Event organisers are excited to again be hosting the Lions Youth Music Scholarships sponsored by Bella Coastal Properties.
The scholarships are open to all young musicians that live in the area and that are not older than 18-years-of-age on January 26. This year they have eight extremely talented groups of young musicians competing for the major prize of $2000.
Second place will receive $1000 and third place will receive $500.
There will also be two encouragements awards worth $150 each.
A large marquee with chairs will be set up in front for the stage area to provide a shaded area in which to sit, out of the sun, to enjoy the music.
The day of fun and entertainments starts at 9am.
The Lions Club has also secured Susie Maroney OAM as this year's Australia Day Ambassador.
It's wonderful to have someone of Susie's stature in Ulladulla as our Australia Day Ambassador.
The club encourages everyone to come along to the Australia Day Celebrations and have a chat with Susie [see details about her amazing life below].
It's not every day that you have the chance to meet and chat with a world champion.
In addition to the above the Australia Day Celebrations and markets the event will have all of the family fun favourites for all to enjoy.
The Lions' merry-go-round will be there and there will also be face painting available for the kids.
There will be static displays from the RFS and SES as well as the Milton Town Band who will entertain everyone with their music.
The markets will have around 120 stall holders there on the day offering everything from handy crafts and clothing to artworks and jewellery to various lines of food including the Lions Clubs famous donuts.
This event is being run as a COVID 19 safe event as per the NSW Governments health advice.
All persons attending the day will be asked to check in via the QR code available at the entry point to the reserve.
About Susie Maroney OAM
AWARDS AND HONOURS
Awarded Order of Australia, 1993 Honours List
1998 Variety Club Sportswoman of the Year
1993 NSW Sportswoman of the Year
Young Achiever of the Year 1990, 1991
Channel 10 Young Achiever Sports Award 1991
Young Australia of the Year Finalist 1991, 1998
Young Australian of the Year Semi Finalist 1998
ABC Annual Sports Award Finalist 1991
Advance Australia Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport
Rotary Citizenship Award for Community Service - Paul Harris Award
Steering committee for NSW Women of Excellence Committee
Leader/Toyota Junior Sports Award 1989, 90, 91 Senior 92, 93
Daily Telegraph/Caltex Sports star of the Year finalist 1993/98
Asthma Foundation Achiever of the Year of NW, Victoria 1996/7
Ambassador for Australia Day 1993 - 2008
Ambassador for the Leukaemia Foundation since 1997
Ambassador for the Asthma Foundation since 1989
Ambassador for Rivercare 2000 since 1990
Ambassador for Special Olympics since 1991
Ambassador for World Vision - trip to Bangladesh 1999
Patron for Rett Syndrome Medical Research Team
Patron for the Starlight Foundation
Patron for the Handicapped Children's Centre Sylvanvale
Patron for the Bonny Babes Foundation
Patron for the 'Young at Heart' Victor Change Research
Member of the Board of Directors Police Clubs 3 Years
Youngest and fastest Australian to swim the English Channel aged 15 years
World record for a double crossing of the English Channel aged 16 years - England/France/England
Round Manhattan Island swim New York aged 17 years - 48ks in 7 hours 7 seconds
Lake Zurich marathon swim - aged 19 years. 26ks in 6 hours
Havana, Cuba to Key West in the USA - first person ever to successfully complete this swim
Mexico to Cuba in 1998 - 208ks in 37 hours 43 minutes - Longest recorded swim ever...inaugurated into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Fort Lauderdale US
Jamaica to Cuba 1999 - 182ks in 34 hours 15 minutes
"Susie Maroney is a shining example of the rewards of motivation and hard work," Bob Carr
"In fact what you achieved I am sure will go down as yet another great moment in Australia's proud sporting history, ranking alongside victories such as those of Bradman's team at Leeds in 1948 and the winning of the America's Cup in 1983," John Howard.