As well as the usual reports and speeches we also had a few awards to give out. One to Ros Bishop for her service in the Lifeboat Shop, one to Kevin Dimarco (pictured below) for his 13 years service to the RNLI from May 1997 to Nov 2010 and one to Paul O'Connell for his service from Mar 2004 to Nov 2010.
At the end of the meeting our Chairman, Robin Tiller, announced that he would be standing down and handing over the reigns to Peter Foster. Robin assures us that he will continue with fundraising for the RNLI but he felt it was time for him to handover as Chairman. The photo below shows Peter (pictured right) presenting Robin with a gift from all at Swanage Lifeboat Station to thank him for all his efforts over the years.