One Association - Many Values

Welcome to:

The SES Volunteers Association of Western Australia Incorporated (SESVA)

(The prescribed Association for SES Volunteers in WA)

"Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless"

by Sherry Anderson

 


 

 

Welcome to the website of the State Emergency Service Volunteers Association of Western Australia Incorporated (SESVA).  The SESVA was formed in the late 1980’s with the objective of providing a focus for representing the views of SES Volunteers on issues which affect them.  The SESVA has developed the ability to strongly voice the opinion of the volunteers  where, when necessary, to the benefit of all the Volunteers of the SES, where the action of a single Volunteer or small group would not be as effective.  The SESVA represents SES volunteers on a number of committees and working groups and has regular meetings with DFES.

SESVA Role

SESVA role is to represent the views of SES Volunteers to all levels of Government, DFES and other agencies on all matters affecting  SES volunteers and the way in which we serve our communities.

SESVA Committee of Management

There is a Committee of Management to control the Association.  The Management Committee consists of the following members:

Powers of the Management Committee

The Management Committee is the deliberative body in the Association with powers to make and direct policy, make, amend, or rescind the Constitution, and generally to take such actions as it considers necessary for the furtherance of the Association and its objects.  The general management of the affairs of the Association is vested in the Management Committee. 

Executive Council

"There shall be an Executive Council (Executive), consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive shall take care of the day to day affairs of the Association, and may authorise payments on behalf of the Association only in accordance with the Business Rules of the Association."

SESVA Objectives & Current Activities

Current News

You can also view Archived News Items going back to 2010.

 

Presidents Newsletter June 2017

In the June newsletter the President covers a number of areas including the Scholarships for emergency service Volunteers, the coming FES Volunteers Conference and the fact that the registrations are now open and close on 4 July

Gordon also writes about the HBF corporate rates being made available to SES Volunteers whether they are existing or new members, the AVL issues now being resolved and an update on the National Disaster rescue Competition training squad

View the full newsletter:



HBF Corporate Rates for SES Volunteers
 
The SES Volunteers Association has signed an agreement with HBF Health for corporate rates for SES Registered Volunteers.  This takes effect immediately and is active whilst the SES Volunteer remains a part of an SES Unit.  SES Volunteers in WA can now get up to 12% off HBF Health insurance.  For further details, including discounts on other insurances, please go to the link below

https://www.hbf.com.au/CorporateHealth/sesva or on this website

SES Units that have a number of SES Volunteers interested, can contact Mandy Weir at HBF direct for further details on 0419038328

Gordon Hall
SESVA President

Gordon Hall, Kylie Griffin, Mandy Weir (HBF) and Grant signing the agreement

 



Northshore SES held its first Family Day during National Volunteer Week on Saturday 13th May 2017 to provide a ‘thank you’ for close family members of the volunteer members, as well as neighbours who live around the unit. About 80 people attended the Family Day, including 20 children. About 10 members donated their time to cook food and arrange the six exhibition stands of equipment and vehicles which the Unit uses during its callouts and training. Many of the stands were developed so that they would be of interest to the young people who attended (see photos below). The Northshore Unit received a small grant from Volunteering WA to put on the event.

Three generations of Wood blokes