Awards night


Rotary recognises our community champions

Vocation night at the Rotary Club of Elizabeth culminated with Pride of Workmanship awards nominated by the local community.  Bob Day was our key note speaker.  From small beginnings Bob traced his path in industry to his business interests today. He gave many insights into a successful career and the audience were delighted at his ability to communicate.


Organiser of the evening's meeting, Vocational Director David Randall explained the history and meaning of the community Pride of Workmanship Awards.

Rotarian David, himself a small business owner, (Randall's Hardware), was ideally suited to organise our awards night, which was a very successful and enjoyable evening. Congratulations David!


Nominated by Maria Callander from Playford City Council, Ryan Bright works as a volunteer in the City of Playford Social Inclusion Programs. He provides administration support and is a valued member of the team. Ryan takes great pride in his work and his presentation. He is enthusiastic and always has a positive, can do attitude to any task he is undertaking. Ryan has had to overcome many challenges to achieve his goals and has done this with great pride and determination. Ryan is an inspiration to others and has presented at conferences so that others can benefit from his experience and positive attitude to life and learning.

Ryan is pictured with sponsor Maria Callander

VocRyan Ryan is presented with his award by Bob Day and the Mayor of Playford Glenn Docherty.
BKate Steven Oats, Manager of the Elizabeth branch of the Bendigo Bank, proudly congratulated Kate Tanner, a member of staff of the bank.  Kate began as a junior at the bank and quickly learned the ropes to the stage that she is now passing on her knowledge and is a mentor to others. Kate always greets the customers with a friendly charm, and goes above and beyond, particularly when assisting those with a range of disability. Kate is a valued, conscientous employee.
Kate here is congratulated by Bob Day and the Mayor of Playford, Glenn Docherty.

Raelene Trickett was delighted to nominate Susan Harrison for a 'Pride of Workmanship Award.

Sue Harrison is the driver of Corston Coaches School bus which travels from Mallala to Gawler daily. She is described as a 'breath of fresh air.' Children appreciate her care and describe her as the 'best'. They are always quoting her, Sue says this or Sue does that. Sue always ensures that the children are present and is quick to see a need, even to the extent of one day helping a child to remove nail polish.
Mr Bain Corston, with his wife, was present at the presentation and was delighted to speak of Susan's worthiness to receive the Pride of Workmanship award.

BWoods Leanne Woods has a real passion for serving in the local community. She works with new arrivals and community groups from Peachey Place, of which she is the coordinator. Leanne runs educational programs for a wide range of people in the community, most of whom are from low income families. She also contributes some of her own time and money to fund some of the programs.
BMarion Marion Craker works tirelessly with the local community at Smithfield Plains. She always works to the highest standards, and has the welfare of the local community as her number one priority. Here Marion is presented with her award by Mr Bob Day and Mayor Glenn Docherty.  Marion was sponsored by Council Employee Linda Moresi.