DONAGHADEE Branch of the RNLI announces the appointment of John McAuley as President following his retirement from the position of Chairman.
Coxswain, Philip McNamara commented that he and the crew were delighted to hear that John would continue, in this new role, as an active supporter of the work of the Donaghadee Lifeboat into the future.
John follows in the footsteps of his father, Morton McAuley who held the position of President and Chairman throughout the 1970s.
Within the wider context of the RNLI, John also recently retired after serving 19 years, as a member of the RNLI Council, (the governing body of the RNLI) and was appointed a RNLI Vice President at that time, he is also a Life Governor, and remains an active member of the RNLI Council in Ireland. Other Northern Ireland members of the RNLI Council in Ireland are The Hon Christopher Brooke and Paddy McLaughlin, best known for his volunteer work with Red Bay Lifeboat.