From the President July 2023
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.
We are now into a new financial year. I am hoping that some of the behind-the-scenes work we have completed will demonstrate the value of our orange machine to government and the community alike. We have so much to gain in growing the capability and resources to meet our communities’ expectations now and in the future.
It’s very much like our orange personal protective clothing and equipment; one size does not fit all. We have sizes to fit individuals as we should with the community’s needs in our management of the increasing risk of natural hazards impacts.
I am looking forward to the coming events that will allow our Association to interact with you, so please stay tuned for planned activities. I sincerely hope they will benefit all volunteers and the communities we work with and for in the future.
Being a new year, well a financial year, a thought for us all:
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (Lao Tsu)
So, we have taken many steps, but this quote examines our future in the SES:
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.
Thank you so much again and I look forward to our combined future.
Greg Cook, President.