MVCA Committee



PresidentKerry Hall 
Vice President<currently vacant> 
SecretaryJudi Olsen

Judi was working as a Real Estate Property Manager and came out to Mooloolah Valley to do an inspection on a property and fell in love with the town. Not long after that the move was made.

In 2016 Judi started volunteering in the shop and the sorting room and then became a Day Manager.

Judi ran the monthly BBQ’s along with other volunteers and is a co-ordinator for the Four Seasons Markets.

In 2021 Judi Became the Secretary for the Centre, where her background in administration is certainly paying off!

TreasurerNatalie Pettingill 
Membership and Facebook OfficerDel Holst

Del has lived in Mooloolah Valley since 1986. During this time, she has been involved in several groups in the town and surrounding areas. She is a talented Textile Artist and has tutored many students over the years.

She loves Gardening, Cooking, Mosaicking and all forms of art.

Past employment includes working for National and Multi-National companies and a business owner. This experience brings a wide range of skills to the centre including personnel and office management.

Del started volunteering in 2019 at the Mooloolah Community Centre. First as the Welfare Officer for 18 months, then the past 18 months as Membership Coordinator, general office volunteer and Facebook Officer.

Del loves engaging with the staff at the Centre and the people in Mooloolah. She is looking forward to seeing the Community Centre grow to its full potential.


Community Assist OfficerRuth Wood

I work as a volunteer at the Mooloolah Valley Community Association.

I began my working life as a Registered nurse. I did my initial training “in hospital” at The Royal Newcastle Hospital, after which I specialised in perioperative nursing. Moving to Queensland I lived in the Lockyer valley for a while before moving to the Sunshine Coast. After 53 years of working I finally retired.

I belong to the Rural Fire Service although I no longer take part in firefighting. Instead I worked as a Volunteer Community Educator for some years.

My interests include playing music – Bass guitar, reading, gardening, water colour painting and pottery making.


Events OfficerJason CarrollJason worked in local government running Town Halls, a Museum and 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 since June 2021 Events Officer for Mooloolah Valley Community Association.
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.


Dianne HeldFour Seasons Market Co-ordinatorDianne Held

Dianne has been a resident of Mooloolah since 2013, she decided on a sea and sunshine change from Melbourne and has no regrets. Retiring from an exciting and rewarding corporate career in Marketing and event planning was an easy decision once settled in the beautiful little township of Mooloolah.

In 2014 she started volunteering at the Mooloolah Community Centre to share some of her experience, first volunteering at the Op Shop, then moving onto helping organise the Monthly community Bar B Ques. Dianne is currently one of the coordinators of the Mooloolah Four Seasons Markets.

Volunteering at the community centre gives Dianne a way to make new friends, engage in the community and help the Community Centre grow.