SES Volunteer's Association of Western Australia Incorporated

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05/07/2023 -SESVA Newsletter July 2023

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From the President

Hello to you,

It’s always a pleasure to be able to communicate with our SES volunteers, partners, and supporters. Each day in each month allows for opportunities for us all. Many of these bring

large personal, organisational, and community benefits. That’s why we at the SES Volunteers Association exist and we are genuinely proud of you and what we do to support those initiatives.

SESVA 2023 SESVA Elections


Download the nomination form at SESVA Elections 2023 – SES Volunteers Association of WA (


SES Volunteers Association of WA (Inc.) AGM

9am Sunday 10th September 2023

Studio 2, Crown Perth Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood

Your delegate nomination form is at the end of the Newsletter

Sarge 35 years

Sergio Bottacin, known to all as Sarge, was presented with his 2nd Clasp to the National Medal for his service to the SES by Assistant Commissioner—Country, Gary Gifford on 12 July in Northam.

Sarge had been a member of the Northam District SES since 1987 and more recently a member in Merredin. During his time in the SES, Sarge was a Team Leader, Trainer, and Local Manager.

Vale Gordon Thorton

On 22ND June 2023 Gordon Thornton passed away after a short time in hospital. Gordon was a member of the Gosnells unit for over 20 years and awarded a Life Member- ship for his work and efforts promoting a healthy SES unit.  Gordon was always the joker making everyone laugh. If you knew him was to like him.

Kalgoorlie Boulder SES new LM

Anjuli Til has been a member of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Unit for five years and served in the position of Deputy Local Manager for the past 18 months. 

Anjuli looks forward to taking up the reigns. She is excited by her new role and the challenges and rewards it offers.


Quiet Achievers of the SES

While Lyn Merredith was recently awarded City of Rockingham Senior Volunteer of the Year, Lyn has quietly offered her service to the Rockingham Kwinana SES for the past 25 years.

Lyn is currently the Deputy Local Manager and has held a number of other leadership positions over the years including Operations Section Leader.

New SESVA Committee Members

Les Hayter ESM – will take on the role of SESVA Management Committee Member for Goldfields Midlands region, effective as of 8 June until the SESVA AGM.

Simon Robinson was appointed SESVA Management Committee Member for North Coastal region at the June 2023 Management Committee meeting. His appointment is effective from 8 June until the SESVA AGM



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