There was a great turnout from our volunteer members at our first General Meeting of the year held on Sunday, 28 May 2023. DFES District Officer Marine, (Midwest-Gascoyne) Simon Miller, travelled from Geraldton to attend the meeting and provided our Group with some WAERN (WA Emergency Radio Network) training pre-meeting. Thank you, Simon, for your support.
Simon took the opportunity at the meeting to present three of our members with their 5 year Service Medal. Congratulations and thank you to our Bosun, Mike Cockburn, Radio Operator Allan Franke and Treasurer/Radio Operator, Carla Reger for your five years of volunteer service to our Group and the boating community.
Belated milestone birthday celebrations were also held for three of our awesome members. Happy Birthday to Kym Vukusich, Jan Ackland and Allan Franke - all celebrating birthdays this year with an '0' at the end – a combination of 190 years. Well done to you all!! Thank you to Family Affair Café for the delicious cake and catering.
Photo credits Carla and Chrissy
At the conclusion of the meeting, our members enjoyed a few celebratory drinks, and finger food provided by Family Affair Café as well as an opportunity to check out our new Rescue 1 Vessel - and also experience a brief 'joyride' on her in the Bay!