Cobram Rotary Club presented its community awards at its annual changeover dinner on June 28.
The citizen of distinction award was presented to Heather Barrie for her tireless efforts to support and improve the lives of others.
Heather has been a volunteer member of the Citizens Advice Bureau for 35 years. She is also involved with the local carers group, calls bingo at Ottrey Lodge, volunteers at Foodshare and has been the club’s Portsea camp co-ordinator for 22 years.
Cobram Kitchens and Cabinets’ Andrew Jones received the apprentice of the year award.
Originally sponsored by long-serving club member, the late R.J. Cornish, the award is for an apprentice or trainee who contributes to the workplace by demonstrating dedication, skills and a continuing pursuit of excellence.
Andrew was selected from a strong group of nominees for his continued dedication, hard work, determination and drive to excel. He not only demonstrates this in the workplace, but also through his football.
The customer service award went to Leeanne Williams from Central Murray Credit Union.
The award is presented to an employee who consistently and enthusiastically provides service to customers above the level expected by their role in the organisation.
Leeane is a conscientious worker who greets her customers with a smile. She is always very helpful, friendly and communicative and has a willingness to listen and answer customer queries in a courteous and professional manner.