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 and Archived Newsletters going back to 2017.

 

SCAM Warning Please take Note 

Greg Cook SESVA President warns you of a current SCAM which was sent an SES Volunteer today. This email is totally fraudulent and should be disregarded. Please delete the email should you receive it and don’t share it. Greg is concerned that his name is being used in this manner to defraud SES Volunteers. Please inform your Unit members and fellow Volunteers of this SCAM.

This person(s) has been targeting the SESVA for some time using details obtained from our website using Executive and Committee members names to send fraudulent emails requesting funds or banking details.

Hi Jonathan, i'm sending out to the volunteers of SES, anyone to help at these trying period is welcome.  What i need is a quick payment of $200 via PayPal to the vendor Ndundaabigael@outlook.com, using the friends and family option. Let me know once done, and send your cell number for proper documentation for your reimbursement check. Thanks for helping out and stay safe, thanks again

 

Signed.

President

Greg Cook

SES Volunteers Association of WA

 



The following email has been sent to several members of the SES. This a scam and should not be replied to. Please delete immediately and don’t forward to anyone. This person(s) has been targeting the SESVA for some time with details obtained from our website using Executive and Committee members names to sent fraudulent emails requesting  funds or banking details. 

Hi, good morning. Hope you are well.

Are you available? I would need your assistance with a payment for the charity donations we have to make, to aid those affected by the Covid-19  pandemic. Let me know to forward the details of the vendor and if you can get this done, thanks. 

Note our position of “Be advised and be wise,” which means follow and adhere to the  recommendations of government and recognized professional  bodies affecting your particular circumstances and locale. States,  cities and local health departments have instituted a variety of steps to control the infection.

Signed.

Greg Cook

President

SES Volunteers Association of WA



What’s in this edition:

  • From the President
  • Training Equipment Wanted
  • National Medal
  • Merchandise
  • Tablets
  • SES at Footy
  • NDRC
  • Phil at Footy
  • WOW Day
  • Meet your Regional Representative
  • Hand Washing
  • SESVA Buses
  • Air Observer Training
  • SES Uniform
  • The Cororna Virus Question
  • TC Damien Deployment
  • into the Unknown
  • How to keep informed

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