The annual Mercy Connect Dinner Dance was held on Friday 31 August at the Commercial Club in Albury.
The night was enjoyed by over 165 participants, family members and staff. Guests had a two course meal with entertainment provided by Overtime Duo, who have been entertaining the Mercy Connect crowd for many years.
In addition to the staff recognition awards being presented, for the first time, the Mercy Connect Awards were presented. The five awards were based on our five values – compassion, hospitality, respect, innovation and team work. Recipients were individuals or groups who represent these values in their every day lives.
Dianne Poynton Imelda Liwaken
Annette Loechel Jesse Crawford
Mark Gruber Jan Nichols
Karen Cronin Kathleen Fealy
Mardi Ross Lionel Ward
Anthony Webster Judith Blanza
Frank Brisolin Mary-Ann Carmichael
Barry Stephan Nathan Miles
Cesar Villanueva Arlene Villanueva
Compassion award – David and Colin – Orange Hospitality award– Sue Block Respect award– Lee O’Connor and Rebecca Clark Innovation award– Marrang Group Home Teamwork award – Rebecca Jones and Simon-Jones Porter
Photos (L-R): Nat having a great time with DSW Sim and Rebecca (top); Daniel getting up on stage to perform with Overtime duo; Mark having fun with DSW Heidi; Colin and David receiving the compassion award by Mercy Connect Chair, Michael O’Callaghan; Andrew and Haley enjoying the Dinner Dance