The 2014 AGM saw the recognition of the spectacular good work that has been done by Peter and Takutai Beech. As a couple they have devoted their lives to ensuring the sounds are protected for the future and have had a long list of successes. (More to follow on this …)The committee presented Peter with two spectacular paintings and thanked him for the years of selfless effort.
Peter due to ill health has been elevated to Patron and handed over the role of Chairmanship to Paul Keating.
Being a seaman like Peter, Paul has a love of the ocean and based locally as a marine tourism operator he will strive to fill the big shoes Pete has left behind. Pauls attention will be on revitalising the Guardians focus, education, sounds Patrol, research and getting new junior members to join.
This month the committee will meet again out in the sounds to discuss the exciting future of the guardians with an update to follow.