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31 December 2011

SAWDIS New year wishes!!

As 2011 draws to a close and the year 2012 begins for all of us around the world, I want to wish everybody a Prosperous and Happy New Year and say “A Big Thank You” to all of the SAWDIS partners worldwide.

Every year, I have the wonderful fortune to be able to work with some of the brightest, most dedicated, and most talented people in the world through my interaction with the SAWDIS around the world. Some of you I have known for many, many years, and some of you I have just recently had the pleasure to meet or interact with. You all continually help positively keep your local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the SAWDIS. Just take a quick moment to think back over the past 12 months at the successful implementations you have deployed for your community and what that means for them every day. It is extremely amazing! We’ve built the SAWDIS on being a non-commercial model to be proud of. For all that you do and for your continued participation, I offer you a sincere “Thank you,” and genuine wishes for an even better, more amazing 2012 together.

The New Year is a moment of quiet reflection. Reflect on the year gone by; of the happy gains and missed opportunities. Recount the good and bad of the past year. Introspect on your personal growth, and learn from the experience. New Year is the time to ensure that we bring balance to our life with positive influences overriding the negative ones.

I wish all SAWDIS readers only the best for 2012.

J. Terblanche
Founder: SA Weather and Disaster Information Service
Mossel Bay
South Africa