St John honours staff and volunteers at Investiture
St John Ambulance WA has recognised 51 members for exceptional service to the organisation at the annual Investiture of the Western Australian Commandery of the Order of St John.
The Investiture was held on Saturday, 18 April 2015 at the Government House Ballroom in Perth and was conducted by the Dame Commander, Her Excellency Kerry Sanderson, Governor of Western Australia.
Among those who received the highest honour; promotion to a Knight of St John, was Wyalkatchem volunteer Peter Wood.
Peter has been a volunteer with St John since 1973. In addition to serving as an active Volunteer Ambulance Officer, he has been a First Aid Trainer, Volunteer Ambulance Officer Trainer and Sub Centre Chairman.At the Investiture ceremony, four members were promoted to Commander.
Seven were promoted to the grade of Officer and 29 were admitted as Member. A further nine received a Commandery Commendation.
St John Ambulance Chairman Gerard King thanked all members for their significant contribution to the organisation and for their ongoing commitment to the service of humanity.
“Being admitted to, or promoted within, the Order of St John is a great honour and we are very proud of those recognised this year,” Mr King said.
“All of the members recognised at the Investiture are volunteers or staff of St John and some have dedicated more than 50 years of service in caring for their community.
“Occasions such as the Investiture bring attention to remarkable volunteers and employees at the core of St John who deliver a world class ambulance service which is the most cost efficient in Australia.”
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