In recognition for services rendered and the dedication of nursing staff of rural health centres, Rotary Club of Greentown presented 12 nurses with the Pride of Workmanship Awards at the Greentown Polyclinic, Ipoh recently.
The objectives of the award are to recognise all professions as worthy of respect; to provide employers an opportunity to recognise employees who display the qualities worthy of an award; to encourage favourable employer-employee relationships and a sense of community pride in individual achievement.
The 12 recipients of this year’s award are Siti Alawiah Syed Lope, Fadilah Kechik, Sabariah Hussin, Gnanmah Sehappan, Rageswary Supermaniam, Teoh Gaik Sim, Noormawati Barkawi, Noraini Taharin, Ng Sock Kiang, Maria Mathelena, Sharifah Zaida Syed Saedon and Zawiah Hatib.
Guest-of-Honour, Dato’ Aminuddin bin Hj Hanafiah, state assemblyman for Hulu Kinta, whose mother was a nurse once, congratulated the awardees. At the same time, he reminded them not to rest on their laurels but to do even better. “I urge other non-governmental organisations to follow in the footsteps of Rotary Club of Greentown, by servicing the community in their own capacity.”
Dr S. Elangovan, Assistant District Health Officer for Kinta, in his speech, welcomed the collaboration of non-governmental organisations to work closely with government agencies to form smart partnerships.
Rotary International is the largest and oldest service organisation in the world with over a million members worldwide. There are 75 Rotary Clubs in Malaysia. Rotary Club of Greentown is one of five in Ipoh.