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ABOUT THE AWARDS
Rotary Clubs of Shoalhaven Emergency Services Community Awards.
INTRODUCTION
Four Rotary Clubs in the Shoalhaven - Berry, Bomaderry, Milton-Ulladulla and Nowra - are pleased to promote  the “Shoalhaven Emergency Services Community Awards (SESCA)”.
OBJECTIVES
In keeping with Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”, the Awards acknowledge community service of NSW Police and Emergency Services personnel in the Shoalhaven; with profits, if any, applied to:
  1. Australian First Responders Foundation (AFRF) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) reduction and welfare of Emergency Services Personnel; ; and
  2. Local community projects to be determined by the participating Rotary Clubs.
ABOUT THE AWARDS
While individual services have specific internal awards, the Shoalhaven Emergency Services Community Awards (SESCA) is the only time that New South Wales Emergency Services personnel, both paid and volunteer, are recognised in a combined awards program in this local government area. This program contributes directly to the State awards program.
These awards are supported by the Minister for Emergency Services, the Police Commissioner and all eight New South Wales Emergency Service Commissioners.  The Commissioners have delegated their support to their respective local government area representatives.
These Awards are open to all Shoalhaven-based personnel, both paid and volunteer, from the NSW Police and Emergency Service Agencies in the Shoalhaven:
  • Fire and Rescue New South Wales
  • New South Wales Rural Fire Service
  • Marine Rescue New South Wales
  • New South Wales State Emergency Service
  • New South Wales Ambulance
  • Surf Lifesaving New South Wales
  • New South Wales Police
While the NSW Police have a separate Rotary award, they will become a part of this scheme in the Shoalhaven, with the winner going into the State Police Rotary Award.
The Awards have been organised in the Shoalhaven local government area since 2019 and the agency winners of which will automatically go forward as nominees for the respective State Awards.
We are very honoured to have the Mayor of the Shoalhaven as Patron of the Awards and Dr Peter Taylor as the project’s official Ambassador.  Peter is a past winner at State level for Marine Rescue NSW.
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The SESCA Team
Leonie Corrin-Smith
Rotary Club of Milton-Ulladulla Inc
Immediate Past President, PHF
SESCA  Committee - Digital Marketing & Event Management.
Phil Presgrave
Rotary Club of Nowra Inc.
Past President, PHF
SESCA Chair
Allan Chidziva
Rotary Club of Bomaderry
Board Member
Past President
Jason Cox
Rotary Club of Nowra Inc.
President
PHF
Haseena Tweddle
Rotary Club of Berry
Immediate Past President, PHF
President elect
Mick Ludlow
Rotary Club of Nowra Inc.
Past President, PHF
SESCA Committee - Media/PR
Dr Peter Taylor
RESCA NSW Officer of the Year 2016 for Marine Rescue NSW  
SESCA Ambassador

Shoalhaven Emergency Services Community Awards
Phone: 0407 625 855
Email: admin@shoalhaven.rescawards.org.au
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