Moni wins top award for YMCA

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YMCA Hamil­ton as­sis­tant cen­tre man­ager Monique (Moni) Far­rant is just days away from clock­ing up 10 years’ ser­vice at the not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion.

It’s a feat that’s well worth cel­e­brat­ing. But for Moni and her team, the cel­e­bra­tions started this week when she was awarded the Pres­i­dent’s Choice award at YMCA’S an­nual gen­eral meet­ing in Auck­land.

Moni and a team from Hamil­ton went to the event where op­er­atic and cul­tural per­for­mances took cen­tre stage.

The pres­i­dent’s award was in­tro­duced three years ago to al­low the chair of the board to hand­pick an em­ployee or team who made a no­table con­tri­bu­tion to the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Moni’s lead­er­ship, strong val­ues and work ethic meant she couldn’t be over­looked for this year’s award, the YMCA said.

Moni held back tears as she was pre­sented with the tro­phy and cer­tifi­cate by out­go­ing YMCA board pres­i­dent An­drew Howard.

She is the first in­di­vid­ual to win the award, which was pre­vi­ously won by the Life­guard and Camp Adair teams.

Seven other YMCA team mem­bers took home tro­phies for out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to their teams and the wider or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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Moni Far­rant with the tro­phy and cer­tifi­cate she re­ceived.

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