Sincere congratulations to our Australia Day Say Thanks to a Mate award winners.  Thanks to the National Australia Day Council, and the Rotary Clubs of Carlingford, Beecroft & North Rocks, 18 awards (total value $540) were made to Essential Workers in our local area, who have worked hard to keep our community operating during difficult times.
Congratulations to the following awardees who have been recognised with an UberEATS Voucher to the value of $30 each:
Michelle Aged or disabled care workerMichelle showed selfless dedication for taking care of her disabled clients; the challenges of keeping them covid safe.
Glynis Aged or disabled care workerGlynis is very dedicated to her job of providing day services to her clients in aged care.  She keeps working out ways that they can interact in a COVID Safe manner.  
MarkBus, tram, train driver or staffMark awakes at 4 am daily to safely drive people to work and kids to school. He is vigilant and does his utmost to keep all his passengers covid free and safe,  by reminding everyone that by wearing a mask they respect  themselves and their fellow passengers and help fight covid.
D.C.Bus, tram, train driver or staffThank you for your  hard working 
Cathryn Cleaner / laundry workerCathryn works tirelessly to keep places clean and safe. 
SeanDelivery driver, postal deliveryI thank Sean for always going above and beyond for his customers. He has provided large amounts of support for people in isolation.
Greg Delivery driver, postal deliveryGreg is always friendly and helpful. He is very efficient and provides a great service to his customers. 
ArthurFood preparationTirelessly keeping two cafes running in the CBD fringes.
Dr LindaMedical PractitionerThroughout 2 years of COVID, Linda has continued to work in the local area, even doing home visits for less mobile patients. She has also volunteered her time to St John Ambulance to provide medical guidance to all the members in NSW.
Patricia NurseShe always does for other without asking for anything in return. 
Thelma NurseThelma is a long-term resident of Carlingford and a Registered Nurse. At the start of the pandemic in 2020 when there were so many unknowns about the virus and everyone was confused, she bravely put her hand up to be assigned to the airport and quarantine hotels to test returning citizens and residents. When the international borders closed, she returned to the hospital but to the Covid Ward as hospitalisation rates started climbing up. Once vaccination started, she was re-assigned to jab hundreds of arms daily at the Vaccination Hub at Sydney Olympic Park. You will now find her back in the hospital at the Testing Centre, along with other nurses in their hazzmat suits even when the heat is unbearable at over 30 Celcius, swabbing thousands of noses and throats everyday of people coming in for a PCR test.
She is over 60 years old and thus vulnerable herself, but has courageously rolled-up her sleeves to take on these high-risk roles, undoubtedly deserving of a massive Thank You, Mate.
Lisa NurseLisa has tirelessly worked extra shifts, and extra hours  to help with COVID vaccination program . She has maintained her professionalism and sense of humour to make the lives of our patients and her colleagues as positive and stress free as possible. Thank you Lisa 
Jennie NurseJennie works for one of the local GPs and is always friendly and supportive. Especially with the extra work and hours relating to COVID matters, she still maintains her professionalism and her usual smile (behind her mask)
Clare NurseClare is a dedicated nurse in covid ward at westmead hospital. She has given her time and care looking after her patients over and beyond her line of duty.  Her stories should be heard.
GabrielleSchool teacher (primary, secondary)A dedicated Year 6 teacher who puts her class first and stands by her fellow colleagues. Through a very hard year she has always remained positive and has worked her hardest to help all! A true inspiration
Samindra School teacher (primary, secondary)Samindra's service to others is over and above her work as disability teacher, apart from patient carer to her mental disable charges. She also organises relief packages to impoverished in Sri Lanka and does community support to abused Sri Lankan women in Australia.
Jenny School teacher (primary, secondary)Jen works tirelessly within our Community, not only as a Group Leader for 1st Murray Farm Scout Group, which is completely voluntary, but as a special needs Teacher at Carlingford Public School. This is a very demanding role and with Jen giving so much time to 1st Murray Farm Scouts, she helps out at her children’s school with canteen, and carnivals, etc, still manages to raise two very active boys, often on her own as her Husbands work requires him to be away from home for weeks at a time. Jen is always the first to put up her hand for any volunteer work, on top of her already full plate. Without people like Jen in our local community, inspiring others to step up too, I’m sure our Community wouldn’t be as strong as it is. Thank you Jen!!! We appreciate you!!
Berryl from the veggie shopShelf filler, storepersonBerryl runs the local veggie and convenience store - she kept it open and running and stocked with essentials right through all the lockdowns and supply chain challenges and the risk to her own health