Pride of Workmanship is an approved Rotary project instigated in 1975 by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills (NSW, District 9685).
The award seeks to identify individuals whose exemplary contributions to their vocation are worthy of public acknowledgement.  The program has gained wide recognition both in Australia and overseas for its encouragement of excellence in the workplace.
The theme of the Pride of Workmanship awards is 'Do it once, Do it well, Build a Better Australia'.

Amanda Hall

In our everyday life there is always someone who you come in contact with that makes life more pleasurable, treats you as an individual, shows empathy and has a work ethic that is above and beyond.
Amanda has been serving the Caloundra Community through Terry White Chemists for six years, after moving to the big smoke from her family home at Kingaroy to be close to her sister’s family (she is one of 3 girls) and her special needs nephew here in Caloundra, where she offers her continued love and support to them every day in one way or another.
The Terry White Chemmart Team and Caloundra got lucky the day Amanda joined the team.
Amanda can be described as a dog with a bone.  Tenacious and determined.  She won’t let things rest until they are right – do it once do it well.  She’ll work tirelessly until the job is done and will make sure both customer and employer, get a happy outcome. 
Underlying this commendable work ethic, is a beautiful, happy generous woman.  Each day she brings her quirky, fun, bubbly and genuine self to work.  Amanda makes each day joyful to all those who encounter her in her work space staff, customers and friends.  It’s a genuine nature and care that is not just what she does but rather who she is that makes her so special to us all.
Amanda shows Rotary's motto of 'Service above Self' in her day to day life.  It was with great pleasure that the Rotary Club of Caloundra on 30 May presented Amanda Hall with the Pride of Workmanship Award.

Steve Mason

The Club has been holding its breakfast meetings with Oaks Oasis Resort for quite a number of years.  We have been very fortunate to have a Team member of the Oaks Food and Beverage staff, make sure all is in place for our meetings every Tuesday morning.
This team member is Steve Mason.
Steve spent five years working in Real Estate as his first job, then moved into Qantas Airways as cabin crew, progressing through the ranks over 32 years to Senior Crew Manager serving International travel in that time.
Steve then retired only to take up the role at Hyatt Coolum working as a Senior waiter and guest services in the Ambassadors Lounge.  He worked exclusively with high end clients and spent seven years working in this exclusive role until the famous Clive Palmer closed the doors of the resort.
This was a gain to Oaks Oasis where Steve took up the casual role on Monday and Tuesday mornings.  Steve is one of the most valued team members of the Food and Beverage team. He provides exceptional customer service and has a personality that is out of this world and a true gentleman.
We believe that Steve shows Rotary's motto of 'Service above Self' in his manor and attitude to the visitors of Oaks.  It was with great pleasure on 18 July that the Rotary Club of Caloundra presented Steve Mason with the Pride of Workmanship award.