MP Dave Sharma Officially Launches New RIB

Our local Federal Member, Dave Sharma, came to the clubhouse last Saturday to officially launch the new Paul Adam RIB. The federal government provided a grant which helped DBSC purchase the new rescue boat. On behalf of the federal government, Mr Sharma spoke to the importance of supporting volunteer organisations like ours as they are vital to the community.Along with Mr Sharma’s remarks, Paul Adam spoke about how far DBSC has evolved over the 40 years he has been part of the club. He observed that when he first joined the wooden rescue boat required the driver to sit on the floor and steer with a tiller.  Paul laid a bouquet of leaves and flowers on the RIB in a tradition that is meant to create safe passage for boat:

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