IN a tradition dating back more than 40 years, seven local workers and volunteers have been recognised by Rotary at their Annual Pride in Workmanship Awards held at Hawks Nest Golf Club.
Volunteer Merv Nagel was recognised for his 25 years of devoted service to Tea Gardens Primary School.
“Our school would not be the same without Merv in it,” Principal Mark Clemson said.
Bar attendant and supervisor, Thomas King, received his award for his enthusiasm and dedication to his work at the Hawks Nest Golf Club.
Educator Laura Blatch was recognised for her outstanding contribution to the children of Karuah Public School.
Peter Plain was awarded for his 40 years of volunteer service to the Rural Fire Service.
Library Assistant Di Vercoe was recognised for her 20 years of help and dedication to the Tea Gardens Library.
And employees Ursula Roberts and David Shultz received their awards for their work as receptionist and gardener at Peter Sinclair Gardens.
‘Pride of Workmanship’ was launched as a Rotary project way back in 1975.
“The aim is to encourage a much-needed pride in personal performance in the workplace, and to help create a national attitude for the benefit of our country,” Rotary’s Ian Mackenzie-Smith said.
“Pride of Workmanship is not a competition and there are no winners.”
“It is a recognition of individual achievement and commitment.”
By Margie TIERNEY