Do it Once, Do it Well for Baldivis locals

BACK L-R: Melinda Simich, Leanne Knowler and Louise Koch. FRONT L-R: Elizabewth James, Taneka Gehlhaar and Leonore Walsham.
BACK L-R: Melinda Simich, Leanne Knowler and Louise Koch. FRONT L-R: Elizabewth James, Taneka Gehlhaar and Leonore Walsham.

DO IT once, do it well is a great motto to live by in all that we do.

In recognition of that sentiment Baldivis Rotary Club held its first ‘Pride of Workmanship Awards’ night last month.

Five local people representing professions and businesses across the region received awards.

Baldivis Secondary College Vocational Education Training & Work Placement Manager Melinda Simich, Goodstart Baldivis Senior Educator Taneka Gehlhaar, Impressions Catering Cook Leonore Walsham, Lara’s Clothing Repairs Manager/Assistant/Receptionist and Sewing Machinist Elizabeth James and Tranby College Junior School Librarian Louise Koch were worthy winners.

Club president Leanne Knowler explained the ethos behind the awards.

“Do it once, do it well. Build a Better Australia – the Pride of Workmanship Program enables organisations in our society to help employees achieve the goal of job satisfaction, and publicly recognise them for their efforts,” she said.

“Participating businesses promote the theme of ‘Do it once, do it well’ throughout their organisation and nominate employees worthy of recognition.

“Employees are acknowledged, irrespective of age or vocation, who, in the eyes of his or her employer, displays outstanding qualities in terms of approach, attitude, dedication and commitment, to his or her job.

“Nominees are presented with a trophy in recognition of their achievements.”

Pride of Workmanship is a Rotary sponsored project, that has been widely acclaimed and adopted throughout Australia and is now finding increasing acceptance overseas.

The award was launched as a Rotary project in June 1975.

The program has been adopted by over 600 Rotary Clubs in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Malaysia, Canada and the United States.

Baldivis Rotary is a young club, having only been formed on December 22, 2017 and they meet on the first and third Monday of the month.

The awards were held at the Peel Manor House in Karnup.