Posted by Dave Gillies on Jul 03, 2017
The Port Lincoln Rotary Club, Pride of Workmanship Awards we held on Tuesday the 23rd May.  This year we included sporting clubs who wish to recognise the effort of their volunteers as well as business . 
 
The Pride of Workmanship awards were instigated in 1975 by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills in Australia, and spread through the Rotary Clubs throughout the world with the Port Lincoln Rotary Club joining in the late 1980s.  The Pride of Workmanship Program enables managers in our society to help employees achieve the goal of job satisfaction, and publicly recognize them for their efforts.  The objective of the program is to provide employers with an opportunity to recognize employees who display the qualities worthy of an Award, and epitomise the Pride of Workmanship theme which is "Do it once- do it well". 
 
Guest speaker for the night Brett Maher, spoke about his basketball career both with the Adelaide 36ers and with the Australian Olympic team and the effort and dedication required to compete at the elite level.  
 
The night recognised 11 awardees with President Mike Munro and Brett presenting them with their awards.
 
 
Brett Maher, Jo Clarke (awardee) and President Mike Munro
 
Congratulations to all the awardees, Ainsley Parker (Phill Stevens & Assoc), Marina Osman (Calypso Star Charters), Bob Cooke (Country Fire Service), Liz Weatherspoon (PL Golf Club), John Nippress (Waybacks Cricket Club),
Michael Bascombe (Ravendale Sports Club), Tony Rodda (EP Auto Sports Club), Haden Zerk (EP Auto Sports Club), Catherine Higgins (Little Bags of Hope), Jo Anne Clarke (WCYCS) and Kerry Torr (PL Times).