Almost 200 years of service for Blessing of the Fleet Volunteers acknowledged.

This morning the City of Fremantle held a special appreciation morning tea for some amazingly long serving Fishing Fleet Festival association committee members. Between them they have put in 181 years of volunteer time to keep going one of Fremantle’s most significant cultural events.

The Blessing of the Fleet in Fremantle has now being going for 68 years and it because of the commitment of people like this that this important event is still going strong. It will be back in Fremantle at the end of October.

Mr John Minervini  (who is sadly no longer with us so  his wife Mrs Frances Minervini to accepted his certificate)

John joined the Fishing Fleet Festival Association (Blessing of the Fleet) in 1965.  He served on the Committee for 45 years and was elected President of the Committee in 1975.  He served in this role for 35 years until he passed away in 2010.

Mr Giuseppe Caputi                    

Giuseppe joined the Fishing Fleet Festival Association (Blessing of the Fleet) in 1969 and was elected Vice President in 1998, a role that he held for 14 years until 2012.  He has served the Committee for 46 years until his retirement in 2015

Mr Frank Mazzeo

Frank joined the Fishing Fleet Festival Association (Blessing of the Fleet) in 1965.  He served on the Committee for 50 years until his retirement in 2015.  During this period, he served the Committee in many different roles.

Mr Nicola Visaggio (Male)

Nick joined the Fishing Fleet Festival Association (Blessing of the Fleet) in 1965 and was elected Secretary in 1969, a role which he still holds.  Nick has been involved with the Committee for a total of 51 years.

I’d also  like to thank  Mr. John Alberti for proposing this very deserving  idea to host this  morning tea to show our appreciation to the long serving committee members and acknowledge their remarkable achievement.

 

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2 Responses to Almost 200 years of service for Blessing of the Fleet Volunteers acknowledged.

  1. freoview says:

    The Blessing of the Fleet is a beautiful Fremantle tradition that I never miss. The community comes together and it is a much bigger event than just a religious procession.

    Well done to all the committed volunteers. See you all again in October!

    Roel Loopers

  2. Andrew.L says:

    Yes well done! This is what makes Fremantle such a great place to live.

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