Rotary Nowra's ‘Pride of Work’ awards night

Pride of Work winners are - Front row (from L to R), holding their "Pride of Work" award certificates - employees Melanie Sebbens (North Nowra Friendly Grocer), John Gwilliam (Roxy Theatre), Linda Reeve (Remos Bakery), Jasper Almond-Smith (Stella Studioz), Sandra Reminis (Remos Bakery & Bakehouse Delights), Melissa Cox (NowChem), Paul Ardler (Booderee National Park), Ken Wu (Cambewarra General Store/Post Office). 

Back row (from L to R) - Managers and supervisors, Rob Russell (Vocational Services Director, Rotary Nowra), Daniel Regnaut (North Nowra Friendly Grocer), Bob Brainwood (Roxy Theatre), Polly Hill (President, Rotary Nowra), Sian Ludlow (Stella Studioz), John Reminis (Remos Bakery), James Lim (Good Price Pharmacy) James was also representing his award recipient, Rita Able, who was unable to attend. John Lamont (NowChem) and Michelle Callaway (Parks Australia).
Pride of Work winners are - Front row (from L to R), holding their "Pride of Work" award certificates - employees Melanie Sebbens (North Nowra Friendly Grocer), John Gwilliam (Roxy Theatre), Linda Reeve (Remos Bakery), Jasper Almond-Smith (Stella Studioz), Sandra Reminis (Remos Bakery & Bakehouse Delights), Melissa Cox (NowChem), Paul Ardler (Booderee National Park), Ken Wu (Cambewarra General Store/Post Office). Back row (from L to R) - Managers and supervisors, Rob Russell (Vocational Services Director, Rotary Nowra), Daniel Regnaut (North Nowra Friendly Grocer), Bob Brainwood (Roxy Theatre), Polly Hill (President, Rotary Nowra), Sian Ludlow (Stella Studioz), John Reminis (Remos Bakery), James Lim (Good Price Pharmacy) James was also representing his award recipient, Rita Able, who was unable to attend. John Lamont (NowChem) and Michelle Callaway (Parks Australia).

Rotary Nowra, during its annual ‘Pride of Work’ awards night, recently recognised nine local business personalities.

The request for business participation in the Rotary Pride of Work Program was enthusiastically embraced.

As a result, staff from the Roxy Theatre Complex, Good Price Pharmacy, Booderee National Park – Parks Australia, Remos Bakery and Bakehouse Delights, Cambewarra General Store and Post Office, Stella Studioz, North Nowra Friendly Grocer and NowChem (formerly Nowra Chemicals) were rewarded for the pride taken in their commitment and dedication to their respective employers, and their helpful and friendly service to their customers.

The Rotary Pride of Work Program enables business managers to help employees achieve job satisfaction, and publicly recognise them for their efforts.

The program’s objectives are to promote vocational service, encourage pride of work in all vocations, provide employers with an opportunity to recognise employees who display the qualities worthy of an award, encourage favourable employer/employee relationships and a sense of community pride in individual achievement and provide an opportunity for Rotary to be involved in the business community.

The award ceremony took place during a special function arranged by Rotary Nowra at the Bomaderry Bowling Club.

The recipients of the Pride of Work awards were: John Gwilliam (Roxy Theatre Complex), Rita Abel (Good Price Pharmacy – South Nowra), Paul Ardler (Booderee National Park), Linda Reeve and Sandra Reminis (Remos Bakery & Bakehouse Delights), Ken Wu (Owner/Manager of Cambewarra General Store/Post Office), Jasper Almond-Smith (Stella Studioz Nowra), Melanie Sebbens (North Nowra Friendly Grocer) and Melissa Cox (NowChem).

Congratulations to the winners and their sponsoring companies.

The awards ceremony was preceded by an inspirational talk from  Managing Director of NowChem John Lamont on encouraging youth opportunities for employment, enthusing and managing young people in the workplace and setting and responding to challenges in the workplace.

A musical interlude followed with Sian Ludlow and Sam Winter of Stella Studioz performing three rousing Blues renditions; thoroughly entertaining their audience.

The Rotary Nowra normally runs the Pride of Work Program once a year as part of Rotary’s Vocational Service Program but, businesses can propose candidates at any time.

If you would like to find out more about the Rotary Pride of Work Program, contact Rotary Nowra at http://www.rotarynowra.org.