Back in mid-December I was completely surprised to receive a letter from the SES stating that I had been awarded a Commissioner’s Citation for my many years of contribution to the Wollongong Navrescue event.
Navrescue is a bush navigation event where teams navigate through bushland to various checkpoints in an attempt to gather as many points as possible in a 6 hour period. The event has run for approx.’ 20 years and has allowed many members of the SES to hone their navigational skills while others have used the event to gain competency in the mapping skill.
On the 30th January at an awards ceremony held at the Wollongong headquarters I was one of five members who received the citation for our outstanding contribution. The award was presented by Commissioner Murray Kear, in front of family and friends. Also on the night many members received various long service awards ranging from 5 to 20 years.
Well done to all.