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Piqua News: Local Women Honored in Rotary Workmanship Awards

Four women here in the Piqua, Ohio, community were recently honored by the Piqua Rotary Club. These women received the 2017 Pride of Workmanship Award. According to Piqua Rotary Club Chairman, Randi Pearson, since the award began locally in 1999, 90 people have received it. The program began during a Rotary Club meeting in 1975 in Australia. The original goals were promoting vocational service, encouraging a sense of pride for workmanship in every vocation, and allowing Rotary to become involved in the local business community.

It is important to note that the 2017 Pride of Workmanship Award is not the result of competition. It is given to individuals to honor and recognize their commitment and achievement. The Rotary President, Sean Ford, gave each recipient an engraved plaque. Before the presentation, Dr. Doreen M. Larson outlined her thoughts on the importance of hard work as well as how the recipients demonstrate virtues like persistence and dedication.

Recipients included Cathy Oda, who started an insurance career in 1990. She currently works at Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance, and Randi Pearson nominated her. Sharon Semanie nominated Dawn Widney, who has worked with AAA of Piqua for more than 20 years and has been a million-dollar travel agent during the last three years. Kazy Hinds nominated Amanda Brown, who owns Balance Yoga by Amanda and regularly volunteers in the community. Finally, Dr. Doreen M. Larson nominated Kyle M. Cooper, who is a mortgage loans and banking services professional at Unity Bank.

At the end of the event, Pearson gave each award recipient personal congratulations. Pearson also told them they should be proud to have been chosen by a client, employer, customer, or fellow employee for their outstanding commitment and attitude to their job.

We at the Paul Sherry dealerships are honored to be part of a community like Piqua where so many people regularly go above and beyond in all that they do.

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