This award acknowledges a person, who in the eyes of the nominator, displays outstanding qualities with respect to attitude, approach, dedication and commitment. It covers all aspects of work performance and ethics, including quality of output, safety, initiative and sense of responsibility.
Nominations are sought, at any time, from an employer or by a member of the public and should be sent to the Applecross Rotary Director in Charge of Community Service.
Wendy Hiddlestone and Lorri Brazier
Wendy Hiddlestone, the manager of The Reject Shop in Willetton, was nominated by Applecross Rotary member Lorri Brazier. Wendy received her award on 18th September 2019. Wendy helped Lorri organise the first baskets of the most needed items for women from Starick who are setting up a new home. These baskets are donated to the women by Applecross Rotary. Wendy considers items which also provide the most value for the dollar. Wendy now keeps a list of suitable items. Lorri rings when she needs another batch and gives the number required and a collection date. Wendy and her staff are always very obliging and happy to do this for the Club.
President Ian Fairnie, Awardee Joe Florio and Nominator John Hosking
An award was made to Joseph Florio, of Visionary in Petra St, East Fremantle on 7 May 2019. Joe is an Optician in his business who provides valuable support to clients. Joe prepares lens and assists customers in selecting the most appropriate frames to suit their lenses and facial structure. He has a wide range of quality frames from around the world and an extensive knowledge of frames. If he does not have a client’s preferred brand, he will advise the client where they are available. He is meticulous in ensuring customers are happy with their frames and lens and that they fit correctly. His customer service is friendly and outstanding even with difficult customers. Joe has been in business for over 40 years. Many of his clients have been going to Joe for years, having followed him to his present location.


An award was made to Ashley Chambers.  His manager Andy Swift from Gemini Accident Repair in Melville was also recognised in the Award presentation on 25th September 2018. Read More.