State Emergency Service Social Shin-dig
The first social Shin-dig for Perth metro SES Volunteers and partners was held in Friday evening, 28 March 2014. Whilst it was a modest crowd (compared to metro Volunteer membership), those who attended agreed the principles of low cost opportunity for networking, music and dancing was achieved. It was a warm night with the band “Vinyl Recalls” playing a number of old favourite tunes. Phillip Petersen did the old heads and tails with five prizes being given away. Somehow Gordon threw four sets of tails in a row with the one pair of 50 cent coins.
Many stories were told as much of the talking juice was consumed.
The President of the SESVA, Gordon Hall, expressed how well the event was received by the Volunteers especially as many of them had had a busy week as Air Observers looking for any signs of the missing plane, MH370. Gordon also presented the first ever of the SESVA Presidents’ Award for distinguished Service to the SES. This was presented to Andrae Moore for her high standard of excellence during 17 years of dedicated service to the community at the Tom Price and Bayswater SES Units.
Thanks sincerely go to the Bayswater SES Unit and a number of volunteers who made great hosts for the activity. There were two Volunteers (Brett and Ash) who were so emotional about the event, they even cried whilst peeling the onions for the sausage sizzle. The SESVA has been encouraged by a number of Volunteers to hold another like event in the future and that they would personally encourage more SES Volunteers to attend.
SESVA Committee Member
Some pictures taken on the night:
Part of the crowd from Swan Unit
More of the crowd
Yet even more of the crowd
North of the River meets South of the River
Andrae Moore (with mum and dad) with the first ever SESVA Presidents’ Award for distinguished Service to the SES. This was presented to Andrae Moore for her high standard of excellence during 17 years of dedicated service to the community at the Tom Price and Bayswater SES Units.