NOMINATION FORM

 

 

NOMINATIONS 

for 2021 have closed

and we look forward to your support in 2022 

SESCA Awards Criteria and Nomination Guidelines

 

Shoalhaven Emergency Services Community Awards (SESCA) have been established by the Rotary Clubs of Berry, Bomaderry, Milton-Ulladulla and Nowra to recognise Emergency Services Personnel and Police in the Shoalhaven who best exemplify Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self’ (i.e. the community service the individual performs above and beyond their normal role within their respective Agency).

 

These awards are for the Shoalhaven local government area and support and contribute to the NSW Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA).

 

Eligible Emergency Service Agencies

Members of the following NSW Emergency Service Agencies in the Shoalhaven are eligible to be nominated for the SESC Awards:

 

  • Ambulance

  • Fire & Rescue

  • Marine Rescue

  • Police

  • Rural Fire Service

  • State Emergency Service

  • Surf Life Saving

 

Note:  Other emergency service agencies – eg Red Cross, St John Ambulance, NSW Parks and Wildlife Service (fire fighters), military fire crews – may be added in the future for the Shoalhaven; however, the honour would be bestowed in the Shoalhaven only and winners would not go on to the State Awards.

 

Categories

The following categories are covered in the SESCA program:

  • Emergency Service Agency – Volunteer

  • Emergency Service Agency – Salaried

  • Police – Sworn (the winner is submitted to the Rotary NSW Police Awards)

  • Police – Unsworn (the winner is submitted to the Rotary NSW Police Awards)

 

The Awards

The following Awards are presented in the SESCA program:

  • Finalists (a maximum of four finalists per service in each category)

  • Category winners  - Volunteer (one per service)

  • Category winners  - Salaried (one per service)

  • Police – Sworn category

  • Police – Unsworn category

  • Shoalhaven Officer of the Year - Volunteer

  • Shoalhaven Officer of the Year - Salaried

  • Shoalhaven Officer of the Year - Police – Sworn category

  • Shoalhaven Officer of the Year - Police – Unsworn category

 

 

Nomination Criteria

The nominee must be member of one of the Emergency Service Agencies in a paid (employee) or unpaid (volunteer) capacity, or NSW Police in a ‘Sworn’ or ‘Unsworn’ capacity and will be judged on:

 

  • Community service over and above the call of normal duties that best exemplifies Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self’ (i.e. including community involvement when they are not working in their normal roles).

  • Personal attributes

  • Contribution to their organisation


Prior to submitting a nomination, please carefully consider the following characteristics/facts/guidelines prior to completing the online nomination:

 

  • Specify in what  Emergency Service Agency the nominee serves and whether he/she is : a volunteer , employee (paid member) either full-time or part-time, or for Police “Sworn” or “Unsworn” member

  • If the nominee serves in more than one Agency, provide details of all those Agencies. Actually nominate the person for the agency in which they stand out the most but include information about the other agencies in the nomination.

  • Explain how the nominee contributes to the community - for example, explain how the nominee has contact with the local community and how he/she has been directly involved in community affairs.

  • In addition, consider for example has the nominee improved the quality of life or quality of services in the community? If so how?. Has the nominee given extraordinary hours or excellent services above and beyond what would be the usual expected “call of duty”? A clear explanation will greatly assist the assessing Committee! 

  • Does the nominee have evidence of personal and/or professional achievement (certificates, etc.)? If so please list them.

  • Has the nominee taken on any additional duties above and beyond their normal role within the Agency? Examples might include: mentoring, peer support, family support for colleagues, etc. Again a clear explanation will assist greatly.

  • Does the nominee display exemplary ethical behaviour and integrity? Please explain.

  • Does the nominee possess leadership qualities and team building skills? Please explain.

  • Are there any particular challenges that your nominee has had to overcome? If so, please explain clearly.

  • Is your nominee seen by the community as a valuable asset in the life of the local community – If so please explain in detail.

  • Please do not limit your information to the above. If there is more to your nominee’s story, please detail it!

 

Rules

  • Previous winners of the following Awards: Shoalhaven Officer of the Year in either of the Volunteer or Salaried Capacity, OR ‘Sworn’ or ‘Unsworn’ category for NSW Police, are ineligible to be nominated.

  • A category winner in these Awards is ineligible to be nominated again within 2 years.

  • A finalist in these Awards is ineligible to be nominated again in the subsequent year.

  • A nominee who is not selected as a finalist can be nominated again in the following year.

  • Awards Ceremony - each finalist should endeavour to attend the Awards Ceremony to accept the Award in person.

  • All category winners for each Agency will be automatically nominated into the State Awards.

  • For the Shoalhaven, any nominations submitted directly to State will be returned to the SESCA team for the local awards.

 

Nomination – details

The following is important information that must be considered when nominating someone for an Award.

 

The awards will be judged by a panel of Rotarians who will assess each nomination independently. Please note that their assessments will be based purely on the information that you provide. No further information or explanation will be sought. 

 

Nominations must be submitted online; however, if you are prevented from using this mode, please contact the SESCA Ambassador, Dr Peter Taylor – email pttaylor@internode.on.net  or phone 0429 485 045

 

Who can submit a Nomination?

  • Anyone can nominate a person for the awards (self-nominations excepted)

  • General Public

  • Emergency Services Colleagues

  • Local Community Group, etc.

 

As long as you are able to put together a submission, you are welcome to submit a nomination.  It is often valuable to quietly (and confidentially) collaborate with friends, colleagues or the Emergency Services Agency where your nominee is a member or appointed.  This could allow you to gather additional information to strengthen your submission. However, as with most of these types of awards, the nominee should not be made aware of the nomination.

 

Questions/Issue Relating to Your Submission

Should you encounter any problems when completing your submission online, please contact the SESCA Ambassador, Dr Peter Taylor – email pttaylor@internode.on.net  or phone 0429 485 045

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FORM MUST NOT BE REVEALED TO THE NOMINEE AS ALL NOMINATIONS ARE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL THE FINALISTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLETE THE  FORM BELOW​

 

   1. Please complete all sections in the Nomination Form, adding space as necessary.

   2.  In the Nomination Form, for the question 'State or Territory', please select 'Shoalhaven'

   3. NOTE: Section 4 is the key section that supports your nomination.

   4.  For ease of description, the term ‘Emergency Service’ below includes Police.

   5. If in doubt, contact the SESCA Ambassador (Pete Taylor) on mobile 0429 485 045 – for  answers to your questions.

   

 

 

Nomination Form

Nominations must be submitted online via <site tba for 2022>

If you are unable to do the online nomination, please email – pttaylor@internode.on.net  or contact@sesca.org.au; or phone  Pete                       0429 485 045 to receive an emailed "Word" version; and

 

 Then send your nomination via email to contact@sesca.org.au  OR print the form and mail to – SESCA Nomination, Rotary Nowra,                           PO Box 226,  NOWRA NSW 2541

           Note that nominations closed at 5pm, Wednesday, 31 MARCH 2021