2021 Pride of Workmanship awards

By Sonia Isaacs Clark

MORE than 85 people attended the recent Rotary Club of Maleny’s 2021 Pride of Workmanship awards and presentation dinner held at Tranquil Park Maleny.

The club’s vocational director, Paulette Steele, said the club had received a staggering 13 nominations this year, with all nominees, except a last-minute apology from Kaylah Gerkew (CJ’s Pastries Maleny), able to attend the presentation event.

Nominations were put forward by Maleny Accident Repair Centre, Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, Easton Lawyers, Maleny Property Rentals, Maleny Super IGA, Barbers of Maleny, CJ’s Pastries Maleny, Maleny Chocolate Factory, Maleny Communications and J’s Sports First Aid Maleny. Paulette said a few of the nominations were for people still in their teens, such as Olin Stratford from J’s Sports First Aid.

“The event was such a tremendous success with everyone who joined us thoroughly enjoying the evening,” Paulette said.

Rob Outridge from Maleny IGA, who nominated staff member Karen Leslie, congratulated the Rotary Club of Maleny for holding the awards, which he saw as a great initiative that he hoped would continue into the future.

“Recognition of great performance is a wonderful motivator for everyone and I know Karen was absolutely thrilled to be included,” Rob said.

“Looking around the room at the event, I know all the other nominees were as thrilled as Karen to be made to feel special.”

To see more photos and updates of the event visit www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofmaleny

Main image: Award recipients (back row) Chris Thompson (Maleny Neighbourhood Centre), Renee Harris (Barbers of Maleny), Bella Hood (Maleny Communications), Megan Hayes (Barbers of Maleny), Robert Salaun (Barbers of Maleny), Trinetti Henry (Maleny Chocolate Factory), (front row) Millie Worcester (Maleny Property Rentals), Olin Stratford (Js Sports First Aid Maleny), Yvonne Barlow (Maleny Neighbourhood Centre), Karen Leslie (Super IGA Maleny), Sharon Schofield (Easton Lawyers) and Joel Arvela (Maleny Accident Repair Centre)