Employee of the Month, February 2013

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013

GEMMA MCKENZIE - St Clair Recreation Centre

The St. Clair Recreation Centre picked up Gemma in October 2011 from a TAFE SA placement program. During her time on placement it became crystal clear to management and staff that this was one potential employee we couldn’t let get away. Gemma has since demonstrated a strong work ethic and dedication to quality customer service, and proved to be a key staff member of our team.

From starting out in customer service, Gemma has moved seamlessly into other areas of the business. She now continues to work as a part of our skate crew and also picks up the dreaded Sunday morning shift on most weekends.

Gemma’s interest in Event Management has also lead to her providing vital assistance to the Manager with major activities within the Centre. Some of these include the Indian Swarnim Festival, the Vietnamese Full Moon Festival, the Antique Bottle Collectors Meet and our own Super Skate. Gemma juggles all this while studying at University and also working in Victor Harbor.

Reinforcing Gemma’s contribution was this feedback from one of her peers; “Team Player. Goes out of her way to help. Organizes events successfully with many different types of groups.” There is no doubt that Gemma’s work is appreciated amongst the team and she is highly valued by all the staff at St Clair. Congratulations Gemma!

Congratulations to all other monthly nominees:
Alan McLean – “diligent cleaning of the steel pipes” and “sparkling windows and surrounds….always willing to bring swim aids to restricted people” – Cleaner, Alice Springs
Lee Murdoch – “Enjoy SFL sessions” – Strength For Life Instructor, Hub
Mandy Di Giusto – “Great energy & enthusiasm!” - Fitness Instructor, Marion
Michael Woodforde – “Friendly service…..makes coming here a joy”- Personal Trainer, Marion
Ashley Harding – “Loved the combo Step/Pump Class” and “Motivates and encourages members….great tribute to Bea” - Fitness Instructor, Seaford
Michelle Main – “All round excellence!” - Fitness Instructor, Seaford
Ashlee Fagermo – “….love Kids Boot Camp” and “so good she’s been stolen for Marion!” - Fitness Instructor, Seaford
Charlie Williams – “Provides a positive attitude for the Centre” – Customer Service, Seaford
Kathy Mendy – The Centre has been looking fantastic since she has taken over the cleaning, particularly the showers and equipment” – Cleaner, Seaford
Tess Cunningham – “She is always so friendly” – Customer Service, St Clair