How to reward someone who takes pride in their work

Wauchope people who take pride in their work and go the extra mile have been rewarded by our local Rotary club.

Every year, Wauchope Rotary invites local business owners and managers to nominate an employee who is worthy of recognition for their valuable effort in serving our community.

In doing so, they join in promoting the Rotary Pride of Workmanship theme, which is ‘Do it once.  Do it well.’

The Pride of Workmanship Awards honour those people their employers or customers believe show a distinct caring quality in their approach, attitude and dedication to their job.

At the awards dinner in Wauchope RSL Club on October 30, all the nominees were presented with certificates in recognition of their support of and commitment to pride in work, and to customer services. 

The 2018 awardees were:

  • Paul Bennison, 2IC, from North Coast Fire Systems
  • Suzanne Bourke, school administration manager, Wauchope Public School
  • Julie Cook, finance officer, Holiday Coast Creit Union
  • Jennifer Cutajar, office manager, North Coast Fire Systems
  • Trish Hollis, dispensary assistant, Plunketts Pharmacy
  • Sue Hollis, school learning support manager, Wauchope Public School
  • Toni Lumme, admin support supervisor, Holiday Coast Credit Union
  • Julie Maurer, vet nurse, Wauchope Vets
  • Gaby McInherny, payroll assistant, Hastings Co-op
  • John Monkley, workshop and field technician, North Coast Fire Systems
  • Michael Monkley, data cabler, North Coast Fire Systems
  • Jacqueline Nowlan, contact centre officer, Holiday Coast Credit Union
  • Alyssa O’Neill, customer service officer, Holiday Coast Credit Union
  • Sharon White, digital banking support officer, Holiday Coast Credit Union
  • Alison Zahn-Meyer, conveyancing and legal secretary, Priest Legal

They were all thanked by Wauchope Rotary president, Reg Pierce for the contribution they made to their community.

“We believe pride of workmanship, the sense of responsibility and achievement to do a job well, is one of the greatest intangible assets in our society,” said Mr Pierce.

“To the awardees go our congratulations.  To their sponsors and employees, go our thanks for providing the opportunity within your organisation to employ, train, support and recognise them.

“To all our local businesses, we champion and applaud you for your willingness to make a difference in our community.  The time, the skill sets, the calibre and the opportunities you provide to our community are valued and recognised,” he added.

The Rotary objectives of the program are:

  • To promote Vocational Service.
  • To encourage Pride of Workmanship in all vocations.
  • To provide employers with an opportunity to recognize employees who display the qualities worthy of an Award.
  • To encourage favourable employer/employee relationships and a sense of community pride in individual achievement.
  • To provide an opportunity for Rotary to be involved in the community, particularly the business community.

This is a great way to show appreciation for the effort of your valued employees or volunteers especially those that ‘Do it once – and do it well’.

Guest speaker at the dinner was Letitia Fitzpatrick, senior journalist at the Wauchope Gazette.  She is from Belfast, and has reported on the conflict in Northern Ireland and the peace process for the Irish News, the BBC and Ulster Television, before moving to Australia in 2017.