Rotary boosts Pride of Workmanship

Last year's Pride of Workmanship speaker Tim Costley presents and award to Joseph Te Wiata

The Rotary Clubs from Kāpiti/Horowhenua are inviting local businesses and community members to nominate a local person who is a committed and enthusiastic employee or a local individual, who they feel, displays “Pride in their Workmanship”.

Organiser Chris Tchernegovski emphasises the Pride of Workmanship Award is NOT a competition.

“There are no winners or losers,” says Mr Tchernegovski. “It is recognition by a Rotarian or employer of an individual’s achievement, commitment and ability to inspire their fellow employees or customers.”

The Pride of Workmanship Award Program is an approved Rotary Project. Instigated in 1975 by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills, it has been adopted by over 600 Rotary Clubs in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Malaysia, Canada and the United States.

Mr Tchernegovski says the aim of the Pride of Workmanship Awards is to encourage a much needed pride in personal performance in the workplace.

“This helps build a better New Zealand, where people value the work they do and in turn are valued. There are lots of big awards out there which often don’t recognise those who have fallen through the cracks but have made a great contribution.”

The Pride of Workmanship Award is designed to acknowledge an employee or business operator, irrespective of age or vocation who in the eyes of his or her employer or customers, displays outstanding qualities in terms of approach, attitude, dedication and commitment to his or her job.

The Pride of Workmanship Award is organised by the Rotary Clubs of Kāpiti, Levin, Waikanae, and Ōtaki, with a committee of the four clubs deciding the Award.

The Award is intended to cover all aspects of work performance and ethics, inclusive of quality and quantity of output, customer service, safety, initiative and sense of responsibility. The Pride of Workmanship Award enables Rotarians and Managers of Local enterprises to help employees and business people achieve their goal of job satisfaction.

Mr Tchernegovski says the Award publicly recognises their dedication and contribution to our society. Rotarians and Local Businesses operators are asked to nominate individuals who provide services to them, who are worthy of recognition to be awarded a Pride of Workmanship Award.

If you would like to nominate a person who lives or works in Kāpiti/Horowhenua region – please fill in the form by 5.00pm Friday 12 August.