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 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.
"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
I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to a group of SES Personnel who attended our place in the aftermath of the above mentioned storm. They had responded to a call from our neighbours who had a broken window occasioned by part of our fence being knocked over. We have a massive Camphor Laurel (or had) in our back yard which was here when we moved into this house over fifty years ago. When the storm came through, either wind or lightening took half of the tree out. There was debris spread over our roof and down the driveway, onto the footpath and road. It was as if the tree had exploded.
The crew asked us to register a callout and they willingly got to work clearing up some of the worst debris. They were amazed at the size of the branches which ended up on the roof of our house. On the way through, the branches damaged our pergola as well and the chimney of our fireplace.
We would like to thank those people who work tirelessly in a voluntary capacity. It follows that the work is often dangerous as well because of the situations to which you respond. I would like to thank that crew and for you to let them know we passed on our appreciation. They worked with such good grace as well. It was a pleasure to have them on our property.
Ray and Tess Flynn