Judged as the most courteous business
For the next 12 months, Country Collectables owner Annette MacDonald will be the proud holder of the Waipukurau Rotary Club’s Courtesy Shield.
Rotarian Bruce Worsnop said the club awarded the shield to one business in Waipukurau each year.
“It is awarded to the business considered by the judges appointed by Waipukurau Rotary to have been the most courteous toward their customers,” he said.
First presented to Hill’s Pharmacy in 1964, the shield was presented to Annette MacDonald at the Rotary Club’s meeting last week. Mr Worsnop said the club then hosted Annette and her husband Ross, and current and former staff members and their spouses to a celebratory dinner.
“In this instance Annette has also had an employee, Ailsa Pearson, who has recently retired.
“Trish Foote is now working with Annette and the same very special courtesy is extended to all customers,” he said.
Annette MacDonald has since put the shield on display in the window of her Ruataniwha St store.
“I didn’t know much about the shield to be honest until I got a phone call saying to come to dinner. But it’s a real honour to receive it,” she said.
At its meeting last week, the rotary club also presented the Walter Matthews Memorial Street Award for most attractive gardened street in Waipukurau
The award went to Henry Russell Pl, the entrance to the gated Henry Russell Estate residential development, and was accepted on behalf of residents by Max and Viv Birdsall.
Mr Worsnop said the street award had been running for more than 20 years.
It was initiated by former club president Walter Matthews, and was later named after him after his death.
THE entrance to the gated Henry Russell Estate residential development was awarded the Walter Matthews Memorial Street Award for most attractive gardened street in Waipukurau.