Instead of our usual Official Dinner and Handover, this year the incoming President (Barry Sullivan) decided to incorporate our Handover with a working bee. In the morning, most of the members arrived to cut firewood for about 4 hours for the PS Industry. The PS Industry needed additional firewood for its trip to Wentworth, along with 3 other Paddle Steamers (The PS Marion, The PS Oscar W and The PS Ruby).
The members cut approximatley 8 tonnes of firewood and stacked it next to the River for easy loading onto the Paddle Steamers.
After the woodcutting was finished, the group headed to a nearby picnic spot on some private land on the River Murray for lunch, where e were joined by wives and children.
The weather was sensational, and Barry & Kev cooked an awesome lunch on the Barbie.Barry Sullivan was awarded Apexian of the Year for 2011 – 12 for good attendance at meetings, and regular service work, as well as his additional efforts to complete the catering van. Barry displayed great charachter thoughout the year and was a worthy winner.
Below are some photos from the day.