Make a difference
VOLUNTARY Assisted Dying otherwise known as Voluntary Euthanasia has been legalised and is operating successfully in several jurisdictions in the world providing surety and promise of a quick and gentle death for those legally qualified who have made this choice. To get to this stage has not been easy for any country.
Australia faces the same problems; it seems a hard journey is still ahead of us, but we will get there if we band together. Your support is important. It will help us to reach our goal: to get comprehensive VE legislation passed in Western Australia.
Any support you are able to provide, whether by becoming a Member, by responding to calls for action or by submitting a donation or bequest is welcome.
After becoming a member you may want to become pro-active and join the Management Committee. We are currently in need of a Secretary and always interested in volunteers. If you feel you can make a difference, please, contact us.
Membership is open to all adult Western Australians, regardless of religion, culture or ethnic background, who support DWDWA's mission.
Our membership year runs from 1st of July to 30th of June. To become a member of DWDWA you can fill out our membership form electronically from the tab at the top of this page 'Become a Member', alternatively you can click on the blue link (see below) to print out a form and post it, or use the form provided in our newsletter and forward to us with your payment:
For any queries on your membership, contact Gaye Harvey on firstname.lastname@example.org
Every new member receives a copy of our Living Will, a Wallet Card and a copy of our last newsletter, DWDWA NEWS. If you do not want to be a member you can still get copies of the Living Will directive by sending your request, together with a small donation to cover printing and postage costs, to the above address and the directives will be forwarded to you.
Become a Volunteer
If you are a member with some experience in office work - organisational or secretarial, website maintenance, newsletter publication, or confident in public speaking, lobbying … DWDWA needs you! All that is required is your commitment and dedication to our cause.
The Management Committee meets every third Wednesday of each month at Citiplace Community Centre (Central Railway Station, Perth) at 1.00 pm to discuss ongoing issues. They also have informal meetings when necessary.
One GM is held in May and the AGM in October each year.
The current positions on our Committee are:
* Vice President
* Newsletter Editor
* Committee members (6)
The term in office is for a period of two years, which will be reviewed in 2018.
The work of our society requires input from all members in a position to serve and should not be left to the 'same old faces'. Any organisation can only be successful through the active support and participation of its members, so please consider becoming a volunteer if you can. It will be a rewarding experience.
Isn’t it true that 'many hands make light work' but also that 'many minds make for great ideas'? DWDWA can use all the help it can get!