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.
Newsletter, 28 Mar 2019
Vic Deeble, Rotary Club of Woy Woy