Disaster Relief Australia
Member recognition program
DRA wants to recognise our members who have gone above and beyond. Announcing the member recognition program – a chance for you to nominate a DRA mate for being great.
How to nominate
Seen a DRA member exemplify one of our core values? So that we can celebrate the hard work and selflessness that makes us who we are, complete the nomination form by the 2nd Sunday of the month so that the member can be considered for announcement on the 4th Friday of the month.
DRA website/Member website
To be considered for nomination the DRA member must be a volunteer and engagement ready. A panel will meet each month to review the nominations and the DRT manager of the member will provide additional feedback.
You may nominate multiple members, just remember one entry per DRA member. You may choose several values per nomination!
Who do you know that exemplifies our core values?
We act without fear or favour in the best interests of the communities we serve and each other.
We assume the best about those with whom we serve. Stridently, we look after each other and the community: Mate first, self-second – always.
We know that beyond the next hill is a river and beyond the river another hill. Yet we will march undaunted until we reach those who need us.
We serve without expectation of personal gain, recognition or reward.
We bring order to chaos with a fierce blend of determination, flexibility and grit.
We act with every possible kindness and humanity, and no matter what, hold ourselves to a higher standard. Be respectful : Be respected.
Richard Lucas has been nominated as an extremely encouraging and welcoming personality, inspiring confidence and mutual respect in those around him. He is described as "the sort of bloke that makes you feel included and at ease from the moment you meet him". Another...
When recognising those members who continually go above and beyond for those needing a hand, the name of volunteer leader Alex Drew comes strongly to mind. Alex first came on our radar when he applied for a mobilisation role in 2020. He was initially assigned to MEL...
Chris Koedam has worked above and beyond to help people in the community over multiple operations. He has been outstanding within the IMT and also shows true grit on the tools. Chris always looks out for the best way to help his community and team, prioritising jobs...
Bec lives and breathes DRA. Though she is a busy Mum with kids at school and an ice cream business, she never fails to put her hand up for any new task that the DRT in Perth needs to be done. It was that ethic that got her involved in DRA in the first place; she grew...
Sean demonstrates the best in all of us with his passion and integrity in all of his services to DRA and the communities we support. He’s a real hard charger and a good all-around mate with a heart of gold. He exemplifies this in his service. Sean has been integrally...
It's time to announce this month’s Spirit Award winner. This award is presented to members continuously going above and beyond. Those who best embody our core values of courage, mateship, endurance, service, tenacity, and respect. This month’s spirit award goes to...
July 2021 Spirit Award Rob DelaneyRob Delaney is the longest standing member of the Brisbane DRT leadership group as the Training Coordinator, coming onboard in 2019. Rob is a silent achiever, completing everything asked of him with no fuss. He has a busy life working...
Our new member recognition program was launched in June 2021. Called the ‘Spirit Awards’, our newest recognition initiative appreciates the work of our DRA members. Members who exemplify our core values of courage, mateship, endurance, service, tenacity, and respect...