Ten local businesses recognised valued employees at Narooma Rotary’s annual Pride of Workmanship Awards at a special dinner at Narooma Golf Club on Thursday.
“This is a great night, always so uplifting, and a highlight of our Rotary year,” said Awards MC Rotarian Lynda Ord.
“It’s our version of the Logies or the Academy awards but without all the carry-on.
“It’s a chance for employers from the broad spectrum of businesses and service providers in our community to publicly recognise key staff members for their contribution and excellent work across all aspects of their job, and how much that’s appreciated.
“Our community as well as these particular businesses benefit greatly from what they do.”
Narooma Rotary President Rod Walker said the great strength of these awards is “it’s not a competition, everyone nominated is a winner”.
“Narooma Rotarians are really proud of this program and the support it receives from local businesses.
Those who received awards this year were:
Elise Dixson (Anton’s Café)
Ria Manolias (Bodalla Dairy Shed)
Daniel Smith (Dalmeny Electrical & South Coast Lighting)
Jo Donkin (Dalmeny Long Day Child Care Centre)
Jeannie Willoughby (Estia Health Dalmeny)
Kimberley Clunne (IRT Dalmeny)
Karen Grindley (IRT Home Care)
Ali Elmasri (Rapley’s Mid-town Quality Meats)
Melissa Burke (Tilba Real Dairy)
Scott Curry (Will’s Water Worx)
Above: Narooma Rotary President Rod Walker, centre, presented Rotary Pride of Workmanship Awards on Thursday to Kimberley Clunne (IRT Dalmeny), front left, Jo Donkin (Dalmeny Long Day Child Care Centre), Jeannie Willoughby (Estia Health Dalmeny), Ria Manolias (Bodalla Dairy Shed), Karen Grindley (IRT Home Care); Melissa Burke (Tilba Real Dairy), back left, Ali Elmasri (Rapley’s Mid-town Quality Meats), Scott Curry (Will’s Water Worx). Will Farrell, back right, collected the award on behalf of Daniel Smith.