Seven Narooma businesses recognised valued employees at Narooma Rotary’s annual Pride of Workmanship Awards at a special dinner at The Whale on Thursday night.
Narooma Rotary President Bob Antill said Rotarians are proud of this program and the support it continues to receive from local businesses.
‘It offers them the opportunity to publicly acknowledge the efforts and contributions of particular employees to their businesses,’ he said.
MC Rotarian Lynda Ord described the prestigious event as ‘better than the Logies’.
‘Unlike the Logies, its strength is it’s not a competition,’ she said. ‘Everyone nominated by their employer receives an award.
‘It gives employers a very positive way to acknowledge their appreciation of the contributions by individual staff members. We’re all uplifted in the way they describe their appreciation; their words are often quite moving.’
Those who received awards this year were:
Sophie Taylor (Dalmeny Long Day Care)
Leanne Drysdale (Estia Health)
Karen Tasker (IRT Dalmeny)
Noel Bate (Narooma Motors)
Jenni Loughran (Tilba Real Milk)
Sally Ritchie (Wagonga Street Medical Clinic
Nathan Adams (Whale Motor Inn).
Above: Rotary POW 2017
Narooma Rotary President Bob Antill, front left, presented Pride of Workmanship Awards last Thursday to Sally Ritchie of Wagonga Street Medical Clinic, Sophie Taylor of Dalmeny Long Day Care; Jenni Laughran of Tilba Real Milk, back left, Noel Bate of Narooma Motors, Leanne Drysdale of Estia Health, Karen Tasker of IRT Dalmeny, and Nathan Adams of the Whale Restaurant. Narooma Rotary Vocational Director Laurelle Pacey is top left.