Posted on Mar 25, 2018
Six local residents received prestigious awards at Northbridge Rotary Club’s annual Pride of Workmanship dinner on February 20. The awards were presented by NSW Premier and Willoughby State Member the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP.

Ms Berejiklian said that she was honoured to once again present the Rotary awards, which celebrated people in the community who excelled at their work or as volunteers but who might otherwise not be recognised.
Lesley Berry received a Community Service award for her volunteer work over many years at Northbridge Golf Club in developing and maintaining the beautiful gardens surrounding the approach and entrance to the club house.
David Herridge won a Community Service Award for leading 1st Northbridge Sea Scouts as a volunteer for several years. Among other achievements, David organised the annual Christmas tree sales as a fundraiser for the Scouts.
A Pride of Workmanship award was presented to Tim Sheerman who has given several years’ valuable service to the Chatswood-based charity Streetwork. Tim has been responsible for assisting many young people who have found themselves on the street..
John Vaughan received a Pride of Workmanship award for his unique expertise and commitment to Australiana flags. In a career over many years, John maintained an office in Northbridge where he conducted his flag business.
A Pride of Workmanship award was presented to Keryn Ward, who was general manager of Northbridge Plaza shopping centre for several years. During her time at the Plaza, Keryn ensured that the Plaza participated in many community events and provided substantial sponsorship to such events, including Rotary’s annual fireworks display on Northbridge Oval.
Geoff West received a Community Service award for organising four years ago a Justice of the Peace desk which was freely available to the public at Northbridge Library. Later, he organised a second desk at Northbridge Plaza.  The desks are manned by a roster of up to 10 local JPs, all of them volunteers.
At the end of the evening, Northbridge Rotarian Garth Carter, the organiser of the event, thanked the Premier for giving her valuable time and also thanked the support of the nominators of each awardee. “This is one of our club’s most anticipated events of the year,” Garth said. “It is so important to recognise the people in the community who make it a better place.”