JOE CANALESE shared some of his stories with a rapt audience of Dubbo and District Family History Society members and visitors last Friday, November 15.
He told us about his parents’ backgrounds and about his idyllic childhood in Calabria, in the ‘toenail’ of Italy.
He shared marvellous photos the family’s emigration to Australia which was a giant step and an adventure for young Joe. He told us how his extended
OPAL Dubbo Team Member Service Awards were presented by the group’s Regional General Manager family congregated in Australia and the journey through his young adult life and medical career which led him to Dubbo, with his wife Vicki.
He told us why he preferred being part of a community rather than a big city doctor.
Joe described a number of twists of fate during his life which he believes shaped his future.
But in his stories, there was a thread of unmistakeable determination which is evident in the results Joe has achieved personally, in his career and in his contributions to Dubbo and the broader community.
Ann Knevitt on Thursday, November 7.
These team members were acknowledged for their commitment to looking after the elderly and for their ongoing
Vivienne Hands, Denni Talbot, Joseph Murambinda, Jenna Albert, Linda Nyama and Ann Knevitt
His interesting and entertaining address was very well received by all and the subject of many conversations over our customary afternoon tea.
This was our last Share Your Story for 2019. We look forward to the 2020 series which will begin on Friday, February 21. Each month’s speaker and other details will be advertised in the Dubbo Photo News Diary and on our website and Facebook page. Everyone is welcome to join us to hear the stories and for a chat over a cuppa afterwards.
We’re expecting more wonderful speakers in 2020. commitment and service to the local Orana community.
The awards presented included two team members receiving a 30-year of service award presented by the Regional General Manager and were awarded Opal (yes, real Opal badges for their service), one team member receiving a 15 years of service award, one
Donna Adams – 30 years of service award team member receiving a 10 years of service award, and eight team member receiving a five years of service award, also presented by the Regional General Manager.
Joe Canalese during his talk
Joseph Murambinda – five-year award Linda Nyama – five-year award
Diana Kirk – five-year award