More than 40 years ago Rotary Clubs introduced a ‘Pride of Workmanship’ recognition with local businesses by providing managers with a means to publicly recognise exceptional employees for their efforts.
The Rotary Club of Berry has continued this tradition and recently held a special function to recognise vocational excellence by selected employees working in the Berry local community.
Berry IGA and the Berry Vet Clinic nominated employees for the award and at the Rotary Club meeting of Thursday, October 13 and Barbara Grant from Berry IGA and Trish Rosa from Berry Vet Clinic were awarded Certificates for Excellence in Workmanship.
These Certificates were presented in front of their employers, members of their family, together with Rotary Club members and their partners.
Lee Saunders, owner of Berry IGA, said Barbara is an exceptional employee and role model to everyone.
Lee said Barbara has been with Berry IGA for the past three years working six days a week on 8, 9 and 10 hour shifts, usually starting at 6am.
“Although she travels quite a distance to work and has had a number of personal challenges to overcome, she always arrives half an hour early and often adds extra duties between the Berry and Bomaderry stores on her way home,” she said.
Barbara leads by example, never misses a day, is always resilient and willing to learn by taking on new tasks, and gets the job done.”
Anthony Bennett and James Carroll, principals of Berry Vet Clinic had no hesitation in nominating Trish for the excellent work she provided to all of the vets at the Clinic and also to their many clients.
Trish is a qualified vet nurse with previous work experience in the dairy industry.
They said that to many of their clients, Trish is the friendly face people first meet at the front counter, and is very caring and compassionate in all that she does.
Behind the scenes she is an essential member of the team and they readily admit that if the truth be known, it is Trish that organises everything and they just do as they are told.
President Paul Andersen said sometimes we forget how fortunate we are to have such dedicated members in our community,and on behalf of the Rotary Club it was a pleasure to recognise their commitment to their work and the service they provide to the people of Berry.