We were delighted to welcome to our celebrations Inga Browne, John Kinsey and Russell Donnelly, representing the organisations responsible for the formation of our club. Craig Smith, GM of the RSL, was also present and we had the opportunity to thank him for the support he has shown to the River Dragons.
Col Handel was our MC on the night and introduced President Mal Wearn to welcome us along for the celebrations. Col then called on our VIPs to recall their memories of the founding of our club, arrival of the boat, etc. Peter Dudgeon was given a rousing welcome as he, along with Dave Wheeler, gave generously of their time and experience to get us up and paddling. President Mal presented Inga, John, Russell, Craig and Peter with club t-shirts and caps as several photo opportunities presented themselves.
John Houchin, Joan Theile and John O’Callaghan created masterpieces on the BBQ and we partied into the night. We again, with gratitude, acknowledge the support of the Chamber of Commerce Tourist Committee, Sussex Inlet RSL Club, Sussex Inlet Rotary and Lions Club. Thanks also to CTC and Inletter for their ongoing support.
We hope to see you on the water