SES volunteer effort wins Rotary reward

State Rotary Emergency Serivces Community Awards (RESCA) chair Dot Hennessey, Auburn SES deputy local controller and finalist Jamie Newman and Rotary district governor Stephen Britten.

Story appeared in: Review | March 29th, 2018

RECOGNISED for his outstanding community service, long-time Auburn State Emergency Service (SES) unit volunteer Jamie Newman was one of six finalists in the 2018 Rotary Western Harbour Emergency Services Community Awards (RWHESCA).
Auburn SES local controller Kathy Garancsi said she was extremely proud of her deputy who was presented with a plaque and citation at a gala dinner on March 24, and is now also in the running for the State Awards which will be presented on June 1.
Rotary Western Harbour (RWH), which includes the Granville Rotary Club, organised the awards to acknowledge emergency services personnel who best exemplify Rotary's motto of 'Service Above Self' in their communities.
Among those eligible for nomination were staff and volunteers the SES, Marine Rescue, Fire and Rescue NSSW, Ambulance NSW, Police Rescue and Volunteer Rescue.
Congratulating the finalists, RWHESCA chair Paolo Giammarco says the award acknowledges "outstanding acts of courtesy, kindness, understanding, compassion, courage and bravery or devotion to duty" provided to the local community during the previous calendar year.
"We are also very appreciative of our sponsors for the event, without them it would not be such a grand event," he said.

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