NSRI Operations Director, Allan Cramb, will be retiring at the end of June.
Allan dedicated his entire adult life to NSRI. He joined Station 2 Bakoven as a founder member at the tender age of 16. He then served as coxswain from 1972 until 1986 when he stood down from active service after he broke his back while on a rescue mission. In 1982 he was elected as Station Commander of Station 2 Bakoven before standing down in 1994 in order to join NSRI Head Office.
He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1990. In October 1993, Rotary honoured him with the Vocational Service Award in recognition of his dedicated service. Allan also boasts an impressive series of long service awards signed by four decades of Presidents, including PW Botha, FW de Klerk, Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.
Most importantly Allan has earned the respect of every single volunteer through his calm and steady nature, his kindness and his willingness to listen rather than simply to instruct. He is a man in a million.