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From the President
The SES Volunteers Association has been actively gathering information and opinions from its community based members. The importance of this consultation is that at present, DFES has not released its position for the future. Of course the Department will, but I know that many communities may take it for granted that services will be provided
Gnowangerup SES Awards
Gnowangerup SES held its awards night on Saturday 29th July at their well-appointed SES building. Gnowangerup SES unit turns out mostly for land search and road crash rescue, as well as for storm damage and fire support. In the past year, the unit of only 17 active members has performed 1,598 hours on callouts and 3,852 hours of training.
SESVA Vice President, Alan Hawke, was in attendance.
SES Volunteer Advisory Committee
On Wednesday, July 5, a new and invigorated SES Volunteer Advisory Committee met with Minister
Stephen Dawson and DFES Commissioner, Mr Darren Klemm, at Dumas House. This was, for many attendees, their first time at Dumas House to meet with a Minister of the Crown and the establishment of the VAC.
SES Merchandise Pre-orders
Order your SES Merchandise and Collect it at WAFES Conference, Contact the SESVA office 0499619287 oy email firstname.lastname@example.org. Full range of the items can be found on the SESVA Website.
My Unit is a new section of the Newsletter where a different SES Unit can be featured in every edition.
My Unit will showcase a brief history, achievements, challenges, personalities and notable contributions of the Unit since its establishment, supported by photos.
Local Government Grant Scheme
Most SES units are funded by the Local Government Grant Scheme (LGGS). Details and FAQs can be found at https:// www.dfes.wa.gov.au/emergency-services-levy. We are informed that the framework for the LGGS has been ‘drafted, utilising current governance structures’.
The SES Volunteers Association is not consulted on the framework or annual changes to the scheme.
SESVA Media &PR Sub-Committee
Are You Interested in becoming a part of this new sub-committee.
This Team will play a crucial role in maximising the benefits for SES Units by enhancing the visibility, reputation, and relationship of SES Units.
SESVA – AGM
SES Volunteers Association of WA (Inc.) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
9am Sunday 10th September 2023
Studio 2, Crown Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood