The Bugle for SAMVOA Member of the Year has been awarded to Veteran Donovan Roets.
SAMVOA Vice-Chairman Veteran Garth Pienaar presented the award during the WA regional meeting held on the 13th of November 2012, saying: “This is the result of many hours of hard work, unselfish cost and dedication by Veteran Donovan Roets, and on behalf of SAMVOA nationally and all WA Veterans, I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Donovan for his creativity and vision in recognising that our old website needed a serious makeover and then, doing something about it.
We now have a website that we can all be extremely proud of and it will only get better in time.
The Bugle is presented to Veteran Donovan Roets as a token of our esteem, and in recognition of his dedication to duty and undaunting dedication to the ideals of SAMVOA. This presentation recognises his substantial input into establishing the SAMVOA National Website and for maintaining this to the high standard it continues to achieve.”
The SAMVOA website was redesigned from the ground up and relaunched on the 1st of May 2012.
“The goal was to create a website that has a contemporary and user friendly design, but one that also has a dignified and respectful presence”, Donovan says. “May this website represent everything we so proudly stand for, and may all those who gaze upon her wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, and how fiercely we loved.”