MVCA Committee



Following the AGM held on 16th September 2023, the MVCA committee is currently made up of the following people.

PresidentKerry Hall

I commenced volunteering in 2017 assisting in the sorting room and relieving in our shop when required. After a year or so I became a Day Manager a roll I filled until 2020, I then moving into valuing antique and vintage items for sale in our shop and online.

In 2021 I nominated as President for MVCA nd subsequently was voted in as President, a role I fill to present day. As President I continue to value items and sit on the management committee where I assist others in their roles. I also engage with tradesmen; acquiring quotes for upgrading the centre and facilities for the future.

I volunteer for every event held by MVCA. With the recent addition of the Men's Shed, upgrading our grounds has become a priority, and there are some great initiatives on the horizon. I find being
a volunteer is rewarding and fulfilling role and I take pride in our successes.

SecretaryVicki Morrison

Vicki has only recently moved to the area with her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter and is keen to become part of the community and enjoys being part of a charity that makes such a difference.


Vicki has volunteered for many years in a charity op shop at the north end of the Sunshine Coast and hopes to be able to share her knowledge and experience in her new role of Secretary at the Centre.


Retired now from a busy working life, Vicki enjoys gardening, cooking and reading and looks forward to making new friends and connections in the next chapter of her life.

TreasurerNatalie PettingillMother of 5, and lived in Mooloolah for 16 and a half years. Joined the committee in 2013 as treasurer, with one year off in 2022. All my kids attended Mooloolah State School, and l just love contributing to our beautiful community. The association has achieved wonderful resources for the locals, highlights being the skatepark, walking track and Mens Shed.
I also had the honour of working along side the late Alan O’Callaghan and Michael McMahon, as well as local legends Anita & Bernie Verwayen.
OpShop Day ManagerDebbie Philpott

I've lived in Mooloolah since 1993 and started working in the OpShop from the first day in opened in 2009.  I am now a day manager.  I love the customers and have made some really good friends over my time here.

The community spirit is what I love the most and I managed to clothe my entire family from our awesome OpShop.

Community Assist Officer

Sharon Clark


Sharon has worked in the Natural Healing Industry for over 30 years as a Consultant, Therapist,Lecturer and Examiner for the AAHSc.Sharon has lived in Mooloolah Valley for over 27 years and opened a successful clinic in Mooloolah back in 2002 and ran it for many years.Sharon has a Certificates IV in Counselling & Conflict resolution and a Diploma in Health Science along with many other modalities. Sharon is passionate about community health and well-being.

Sharon has in the past always supported the community through her local business  and is thrilled to be able to promote the spirit of community and well-being in her role as the new Community Assist Officer for MVCA

Committee MemberFiona CranFi Cran moved to Mooloolah in 2003 with her hubby and 4 children and wouldn't live anywhere else! In the early years way before the Op Shop along with a small group she ran a Kids Club at the centre and Youth group at the Hall. She volunteered for 14 years teaching RI in Mooloolah School and now works as a School Counsellor in Caloundra. Her combined studies of Mental Health Nursing and a Theology degree help her care for people holistically and she is passionate about supporting those in need in the community in her role as Community Liason Officer.
Committee MemberCatriona Harding
I've been on the committee a fairly short time and have met and made some lovely friends here.  I am amazed at the dedication and care that each of the committee members, op shop personnel and volunteers display at our little Centre. I joined the committee to further advance my belief in our community nurturing a hub for sustainability and learning self reliant skills. As an example, our Op shop is a great place to start cycling preloved goods back into homes and  keep out of landfill.
For a number of years now I have facilitated the Mooloolah Eudlo Harvest Swap.  This is a gathering of people that come together to swap homemade or homegrown goods. It's very popular and I now help other communities start up their own swaps.  I have a few ideas that I would love to work on with the committee and hope those ideas will be seeds of permanent value to our community.
My interests are; community resilience workshops and information, cookery - particularly preserving and international cookery, the environment - particularly the preservation of our green spaces and waterways in Mooloolah and surrounds.
Other interests are family, art and music, growing food and gardening.
I think we are entering an exciting time at the Mooloolah Community Centre and I'm looking forward to working hand in hand with committee and community.
Committee MemberSam Tucker

Sam Tucker has been a Mooloolah local since 2017. Within this time Sam has been an active member of the younger community, implementing activities such as bush play in the local Mooloolah river catchment as well as skate park tours.

Sam also took on the challenge of cans for cars which was a a project helping people in the community have safe transport for quality of life.This was for people who could not afford a car, for whatever circumstance by supplying them free vehicles paid for by recycle cans and the kind support of community and local suppliers.

Sam has been a member of the Events team at MVCA since 2022 and is excited for building on local events for the community

Committee MemberDebra Forest

Debra moved to Mooloolah in 2014 from NSW. Mother of two, grandmother of four.
I have been a volunteer in the Op Shop since 2016 and have been working in the officer doing admin and publicity since October 2022.

My background is in media through newspapers. Being a Kiwi, I have a passion for Union and League, following the All Blacks and Warriors.

NON COMMITTEE OFFICERS  The following volunteers have officer roles reporting to the MVCA committe.
Anzac Day CoordinatorJason Carroll
Jason worked in local government running Town Halls, a Museum and a Theatre, before becoming Head of Civic & Mayoral Services. Between 2013 and the end of 2014 Jason was the Manager of a British Legion Break Centre in Southport.

Jason moved to Australia in December 2014 after four visits to Mooloolah from 2006 and decided this is the place he wanted to move to!
Since this time Jason has run a successful bed & breakfast business in Mooloolah and been involved in community life for two years as the Publicity Officer for Mooloolah Public Hall and between June 2020 and January 2024 was Events Officer for Mooloolah Valley Community Association. 
Jason is continuing the link to commemorative services which he was responsible for in the UK, organising major services in Southport, Bootle, Crosby for Sefton Council to organising Mooloolah's first ever Anzac Day Service in 2023 and now continuing in 2024 onwards.