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Collapse Issue 467 - 08 Apr 2019Issue 467 - 08 Apr 2019
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Development action groups to consider joining forces
Mehrtens questions generator pollution at Woy Woy tip
Palm Beach ferry runs aground
Technical failure blamed for ferry grounding
Nursing home approved for sensitive bushland
ACF branch to raise Hillview St objections with Ministers
Celebrating 100 years
Approval to strata subdivide Atlantis building
Chamber calls for 'swift action' on local planning panels
CCTV cameras installed at Umina
Anzac Day services around the Peninsula
Veterans' families to receive commemorate crosses
Environment network to screen seismic testing film
Labor promises second Ettalong foreshore project
Money raised to restore community garden
Almost a tonne of waste taken from Empire Bay waters
Feedback wanted on water price drop
Charity run to include new event
Bays group holds annual meeting
Easter book fair held for 43rd time
Events planned for Youth Week
Free school holiday activities
Free activities for families with young children
Kids' market will have Easter theme
Volunteers receive community service awards
Pride of workmanship awards have been presented
Rotary to develop better communication strategies
Ulysses motorcycle club looks for new members
CWA members take out competition awards
CWA vegan scones in demand at festival
Trees planted at CWA hall
Men's Shed to hold garage sale
Dinghy retrieved from channel
Garage sale for Sydney eye hospital
Produce swap at community garden
Easter hat parade
Elders speak on Harmony Day
Suicide awareness program to run at community centre
Charity lunch for disabled surfers' association
Pre-school children visit retirement village
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Ettalong commercial zone should have three-storey limit
We need to address State planning laws
Time for exhaustive consultation again
Controls are designed to prevent the worst development
Seriously reckless behaviour in school traffic
Consider an independent
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Creating a 'warmer softer environment'
Cancer diagnosis was at once a relief and devastating
New plastic surgeon at hospital
Knitting blankets for charity
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Author to speak at art exhibition launch
New gallery has launched
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Text messages used to chase parents of absentees
Musicians and singers perform under the stars
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Photography students make pin-hole camera
Grant for a new garden
Selling cakes on election day
Chinese folk dancers for Harmony Day
Students learn history from Grandpa Fred
Hall redevelopment
Learning about native wildlife
Parents' group seeks volunteers
Keep sick children at home, principal asks
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Jemma Smith named for three international events
Southern Spirit juniors finish an undefeated season
Ettalong junior part of winning Central Coast bowls side
Umina juniors contest grand final
Bowlers celebrate work of their patron
All swimmers competed in finals
Rugby league players selected for schoolboy teams
Stridsman trains in Colorado Springs
Jemma Smith featured in national campaign
Ettalong competes in summer league
Ettalong women's major singles final

Pride of workmanship awards have been presented

Five Pride of Workmanship awards have been made by The Rotary Club of Woy Woy.

The recipients were Mr Robert Godfrey, Ms Priya Johnson, Ms Madeleine McDonald, Ms Suzanne Packer and Ms Claudia Uribe.

Mr Godfrey was nominated by Brisbane Waters Private Hospital chief executive Ms Kathy Beverley for his outstanding work as an allied health assistant and the work he has done to boost patient experience at the hospital.

"Rob is one of the most popular staff members at the hospital and is loved by all who come in to contact with him," Ms Beverley said.

"Rob works extremely hard and is dedicated to making patients feel better about themselves while supporting the work of psychiatrists, clinicians, therapists and nurses provide in our mental health service," she added.

Rotary club member Mr Ian Butler nominated Ms Johnson for her customer service and professionalism in her role as a local hairdresser.

"Ian in introducing Priya said she was an extremely likeable young woman and that it has been his pleasure to see her grow into a confident and capable hairdresser and went onto say her self-assurance and positive attitude made her a prime example of our Australian youth," said club publicity officer Mr Vic Deeble.

Mr Butler also read a commendation written by Ms Johnson's mother who provided a detailed coverage of her extensive contribution to surf lifesaving.

Ms McDonald, an apprentice jeweller at an Umina based jewellery business, was nominated by her employer Ms Julie Mitcheson.

Ms Mitcheson said: "From day one, Madeleine has shown her ability to follow instructions and carry out and replicate techniques demonstrated to her.

"In her first year, Maddie was making, setting and completing pieces of jewellery that some fourth year apprentices would struggle with.

"She can engineer from sketches given to her from the shop floor or from her own designs.

"She can design and hand make saleable pieces and also competition pieces.

"Madeleine received the Highly Commended Award at the 2018 Australian Pearl Jewellery Design Masters for her necklet piece, Pearls in Full Bloom," said Ms Mitcheson.

Ms Packer was nominated by Ms Renata Mears of TAFE NSW.

Ms Packer was a business teacher at Gosford TAFE who coordinated 130 Year 11 and Year 12 school-based trainees and TVETs studying a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) or Certificate III Health Services Assistance, many of whom are based at Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy campus and who complete work placement at Peninsula Village, Bluewave and Hammond Aged Care facilities on the Peninsula.

Integrated Living dementia services manager Ms Kerry Garth nominated Ms Uribe.

Ms Uribe's role was to support customers who were living with dementia.

Claudia was instrumental in facilitating a caring and positive environment in her employer's day-care centres.

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