INK 31 Pride of Workmanship 101

This program is a key part of Rotary’s Vocational Avenue of Service
 
It was launched in 1975 as a Rotary Project at the Rotary District 9680 Conference
 
Its aim was to encourage pride in performance in the work- place, and help create a positive national attitude
 
PDG Les Whitcroft, Rotary Club of Ryde, produced the first  plaques - “Do it once, Do it well. Build a Better Australia”
 
Rotary Club of Pennant Hills followed up with the promotion of annual Pride of Workmanship Awards and the sale of plaques
 
The program has been adopted by over 600 Rotary Clubs in Australia, NZ, the South Pacific, Canada and the US.
 
The program has 5 Objectives
1. To promote Vocational Service.
2. To encourage Pride of Workmanship in all vocations
3. To provide  employers with an opportunity to recognise employees who display those qualities which are worthy of an award
4. To encourage favourable employer/employee relationships and a sense of community pride in individual achievement.
5. To provide an opportunity for Rotary to be involved in the Community, particularly the Business Community.
 
Maryborough Rotary has been running Pride of Workmanship Awards Since the 1980’s
 
Our Approach has been to choose one Vocational area in the community each year, but in other communities the awards are open to all vocational areas each year.