Howth Boating and Sailing Club were recognised at an awards ceremony held by the charity recently at Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park.
It was a very special occasion at this year’s RNLI Annual Presentation of Awards as it marked the 190th anniversary of the charity that saves lives at sea and on inland waters. The awards recognise fundraising and operational volunteers from across Ireland for their role in raising funds and awareness for the RNLI and in doing so supporting the volunteer lifeboat crews in their work.
Guest of honour for the occasion was RNLI chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease, who handed out awards to 61 volunteers. Other attendees included the British Ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott CMG, Commodore Hugh Tully, Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, Breda Collins, Chairperson of Irish Water Safety and Yvonne Shields, Chief Executive of the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
Howth Sailing and Boating Club received a Record of Thanks and Commodore John Craddock collected this award. The club have been long standing supporters of the RNLI in Howth. due particularly to the continuing efforts of Mr Frank Whelan who oversees an annual barbecue and donate the funds raised from this event to Howth lifeboat station. This years donation was €1400.
Asgard commemorative ceremony- restricted access to Pier.
Follow the link for full details. In summary you will not have access to the East Pier from 11am on the morning of Sunday July 27th until 4pm that same day to facilitate the Presidential visit to the East Pier.
Sports Capital Programme – Grant award to HSBC
HSBC has been awarded a grant of €33,635 towards the cost of demolishing and rebuilding the clubhouse. Full details on this and the back story to it arre available on the members comments page. Congratulations are due to Mr Paul Holden in this regard.