As customers and clients, we love it when a staff member goes above and beyond to provide us excellent service.  Too often though, that personal pride in doing a job really well goes unrecognised, so it is with great pleasure that Woolgoolga Rotary has awarded three locals the prestigious “Pride in Work” Award.

Julie Potts [right] was recognised for her outstanding effort both in business and volunteer work. Her successful Australia Post mail contract business supports 7 workers, and for 16 years has delivered mail to hundreds of addresses no matter what, maintaining a gruelling work regime.  Her fundraising work over many years is exemplary, and in fact her ideas and initiatives have at times been copied. Beneficiaries include the Surf Life Saving Club, the Cancer Cause, various disaster appeals, and the Woolgoolga Public School.

Joyce Mifsud’s [left] wonderful rapport with her customers at Envy Hair & Beauty Centre is coupled with her skill and knowledge, and her adaptation to changes in technology and processes in the beauty industry. A trusted member of staff, Joyce is described as “an advertisement for her workplace and her occupation.”

Byron Henry’s devotion to both his workplaces, Madness Surfboards and the Woolgoolga Swimming Pool, is legendary. The award recognises his great qualities including customer relations, work ethic, innovativeness, “special energy”, trustworthiness and reliability, without a day off due to sickness in ten years.

The award evening at Woolgoolga Art Gallery included the launch of the associated Art of Work exhibition and announcement of prizewinners, and Paul Hunt gave the keynote address.  Thanks go to sponsors Rotary, Art Supply Emporium, Costa Exchange, Two Tails Wines and Woolgoolga Art Group.