By Mark Buckingham

The winners of the Dural Rotary Pride of Workmanship awards were celebrated on Tuesday 2nd April at Dural Country Club.  Pride of Workmanship is an opportunity for local businesses to publicly recognise their employees for outstanding performance in their workplace. It is also an public relations opportunity, as the local press and other members of the business community attend these awards as well.

This year saw three worthy recipients from the teaching, community and public service sectors.  Stephanie Medway has been a member of the Glenorie RSL for over 10 years and is very passionate about her work. She is proud to be a part of an institution that is constantly giving back to the community by way of sponsorship and in-kind support.

Steph is the “marketing and events manager”, and is responsible for promoting the club by organising events that appeal to the members and the wider community. She is a woman of many talents from photography and film to interior and graphic design.  Dural Rotary was delighted to be able to present her Pride of Workmanship Award for Excellence in Hospitality.

Ysanne Jones is qualified to teach children from age 0-12. Ysanne believes that regardless of age, children should be given the quality of education and care they deserve. She  has dedicated her career to being an early childhood advocate, sharing the importance of play and ensuring even the youngest voices are heard.  Ysanne was presented with her Pride of Workmanship Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. As an educator at the Dooral Early Learning Centre, she has been an innovator with projects such as the Toy Free Learning Environment.  Senior Constable Caroline Humphries is in the NSW Mounted Police Unit. Caroline graduated from the NSW Police Academy in 2012 and was in the Surry Hills Local Area Command before transferring the the Mounted Police.

The NSW Mounted Police is the oldest continuously operating Mounted Unit in the world.  Caroline was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Pride of Workmanship for Excellence in Policing.  “Caroline is suited to the small team environment and is well respected by both the management team and her peers.” said Sgt James Fox. “This is in part due to her eagerness to help others and having been involved in all duties associated with the Mounted Police unit including protests, searches, high visibility patrols, community engagement and ceremonial duties.”