Recognizing Everyday Heroes

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The Rotary Club of South Brisbane holds a special event each year to honor some special people in our community who go about their jobs either as professionals or volunteers and are able to make a genuine difference. While these people don’t ask for recognition from their peers or the community the Rotaractors and Rotarians in this area believe it is worthwhile to operate this event as an opportunity to say thank you. Nominations for outstanding service to the community were taken from stations in the greater South Brisbane area from each of the 4 Essential Services Organisations. Each of the nominations was then scrutinized before final awardees were chosen from each of the Police, Fire, Ambulance and State Emergency Services.

The Awards evening was held at the Greek Club in South Brisbane on the 17th of August and in addition to the Rotarians, Rotaractors and distinguished crowd of award recipients and their guests, we were joined by Guest Speaker Police Commissioner Ian Stewart. Amongst other things the Commissioner addressed the crowd on the importance of such events to each of the Essential Services Organisations in boosting morale. The event was a great success with in excess of 75 people gathering for the evening which is also a rare opportunity for us as community members to interact with those wonderful people within the Police, Fire, Ambulance and State Emergency Services.