A good turnout for the AGM!

16 Mar 2014 1:00 PM | Anonymous member

A little less than half an hour before the start of the AGM, the island was treated to a huge downpour. Some of our members arrived soaked and others managed to stay dry as they left home a little earlier or later.

 

There were 6 visitors from the RFS district and RFSA, 3 of which who were called out to go back to the mainland assisting with the clearing of fallen trees and other storm damage.

 

 

 

Despite all these distractions, in the end, there were about 40 members attending the meeting.

 

 

 

 

Several of the reports tabled made mention of the loss of our friend and station officer, Bruce Healy in September 2013. The station will no longer be manned 7 days a week like it was under Bruce and this has been something hard to get used to for our members.

 

During the meeting, the usual reports were tabled (Treasurer, President, Secretary, Captain, Training officer). All reports mentioned the positive changes the brigade had gone through during 2013. One of these changes making a huge impact was the establishing of the Community Fire Unit (CFU) and a total of 33 new members.

 

The Community First Responders team had a very busy year and is looking to strengthen its ranks, because this increased workload is resting on the shoulders of only a few at the moment. Special mention was made of the contribution of Mandy Daher and Graeme Crayford.

 

 

 

Outgoing president Graeme Richmond has offered his time and energy for multiple decades and he received the brigade's appreciation for this at the meeeting. Jenny Winterton, treasurer for 11 official years and a few more in unofficial roles supporting the brigades finance administration, also stepped down from the role. Jenny's contribution was celebrated as well.

 

Our 2014 team was elected, with some new faces joining our executive team: view our Brigade Organisation Page to see who they are.

 

 

 

Following the meeting, there was delicious food and drinks (as usual prepared by our amazing catering team - Nathalie Muir and Lara Hasell). Many of the members present stayed behind for to socialise and reminisce the year gone by.

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