Founding members, crew, supporters and local rescue services gathered this evening for NSRI Station 17 Hermanus AGM and 50th Anniversary Celebration.The evening began with the annual financial report presented by the chairman of the Fundraising Committee, Michael Clark. Over the last seven years, they have raised an incredible amount of over R3 million. Deon Langenhoven, Station Commander then honoured all who played a part in helping to grow and establish the Rescue Base and will celebrate turning 40 next year. Special awards were presented to crew and then party celebrations followed.Thank you to the Overberg Municipality for hosting the special event in their Auditorium.
Honouring the crew
Newly qualified trainee crew receive their official crew badge and kit from Marketing & Fundraising Director, Meriel Bartlett
Founding members: Michael Clark, George Stoddard and Ian Alton
Henk Henn (previous Station Commander) and Deon Langenhoven (Station Commander)
Fundraising Committee from left: Barney Bently, Michael Clark, Marion Spencer, Jos Garrett, Jane and Deon Langenhoven
Marion Spencer cuts the cake
Neil Slater and Alan Meiklejohn (Gordons Bay), Kim and Graeme Harding (HQ)
Andre Barnard, Meriel Bartlett, Neil Slater, Kim, Megan Hughes and Jean Le Roux (Back)
Jean Le Roux (Previous Deputy Station Commander) , Deon Langenhoven (Station Commander) and newly elected Deputy Station Commander, Andre Barnard
Councellor Africa and Assistant Chief, Angelo Aplon of Overstrand Municipality
John Roberts, Henk Henn, George Stoddard, Michael Clark, Ian Alton and Peter Dagg
Crew of Station 17 HermanusMore images available on our Sea Rescue Flickr
page for download.