Woden Rotary Club makes awards to recognise and honour outstanding contribution by individuals or small teams of individuals for significant advancement in their vocational field in Australia.
The aims of the awards are:
The Club gives its ‘George Paulus Vocational Service Award’ to a person or group working in the local community whom the Club members consider is giving particularly excellent service or enthusiasm through their vocation.
The award is in remembrance of the late George Paulus, the founding president of our club in 1969. George placed great importance on the responsible pursuit of one’s vocation in service to the community and was an exemplar of the service-based aims of Rotary in our daily lives and vocations.
The Club founded this special vocational service award in remembrance of George in 1990/91, after he died.
Canberra College’s Jan Marshall was this year’s recipient of our club’s George Paulus Vocational Service Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the education and support of young people of Canberra through and its Eclipse and Stay, and CCCares program.
Jan has provided exemplary service for the community since she began assisting students with special needs fourteen years ago.
Award evening - Jeff Ibbotson (Club Service Director), Jan with her award certificate and Bernadette Cappello (Club President)
2009/10 - Werner Feldner for pride in workmanship in his field of bookbinding, with particular reference for his work in binding annual sets of The Raven for our Club - presentation recorded in The Raven 14 October 2009
2008/09 - Mary Damassis, for her friendly and helpful sevice to the Club at our dinner meetings at the Embassy Motel, Deakin over many years
2008/09 - Ricky Salaysay, for all the work done on behind the scenes at the Embassy Motel in catering for our weekly dinners and special occasions over many years
2007/08 - Bishop Pat Power, Auxiliary Bishop of Canberra-Goulburn, in recognition of his dedicated service to the poor and marginalized people in society and the Church and in the field of ecumenical and inter-Faith relations.
2007/08 - Jamie Geedes, from The Good Guys for in-store service to customers
2006/07 - Major General Steve Gower on behalf of the Australian War Memorial, for the very successful Australian War Memorial Plaque Dedication Program provided the opportunity for many service men and women to reunite in Canberra, to remember the significant contributions they made, to remember fallen comrades, and to allow visitors walking to the memorial from the car park to appreciate the extent and the commitment of that service
2006/07 - Peter Veenker, for outstanding services to the Canberra Community through the development of the CIT Restaurant, Reid, which has become a local institution that has thrilled diners and given many young people great career opportunities in the hospitality industry
2005/06 - Bronwyn McCrohon, a Serving Sister, and retiring Chairman of the Community Care Branch of St John Ambulance ACT joined with Dr Doug Sturkey, a Commander of the Order of St John, the new Chairman to receive the George Paulus Award for their continuing work with Project Survival to equip youth at risk with life-saving CPR skills, elementary first aid
2004/05 - Linda Shepley and Sandra Cusack, for their dedication and splendid work at the Woden Special School with the disabled in creating opportunities for young people with disabilities and enabling them to participate in community and elite sports - presentation recorded in The Raven 9 March 2005
2003/04 - ACT Bushfire Recovery Centre
2001/02 - Cardiac Surgical Unit and Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit of Canberra Hospital
2000/01 - Jack Koina, for outstanding service as Director of Technical Aid to the Disabled for the ACT
1997/98 - National Museum of Australia, for the initiation of a guiding program at Old Parliament House in the early 1990s
1995/96 - George Tomlins, for his contribution to the planning of Canberra
1994/95 - Kelvin Steel, the supervising architect for the Woden Valley Hospital redevelopment
1994/95 - Michael Jewry
1993/94 - Dr Brian Hurley
1987/88 - Mrs Dorothy Steele
1986/87 - Chris Rutter
1986/87 - Tina van Raay
1981/82 - Ted and Joyce Woodwell
1980/81 - Brian Leach
1979/80 - Des Kennedy
1979/80 - Jan Bugler and Des Kennedy
1978/79 - Geoff Burden
1978/79 - Jan Hatch
1978/79 - Sister Glenys Hunt
1978/79 - Geoff Burden
1978/79 - Jan Hatch
1977/78 - Jean Graham
1977/78 - Rob McKay
Last modified JW 1 February 2012