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Orana Client Awards 

The Orana Client Awards are held twice a year to celebrate client achievements in the areas of Health and Wellness, Education and Vocation and Community Inclusion.

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the second round of Client Awards. Orana is proud to announce the second round winners of the 2017 Orana Client of the Year Awards:


Health and Wellness Award

Winner Lissette Waterman
(Port Pirie ES)
Runner Up Wayne Kovalenko (Netley ES)

Lissette usually walked to and from work to get some daily exercise but lately she found she was accepting rides from other co-workers as it was easier than walking. Lissette then decided she would get a tricycle to ride to work so she could maintain her health and fitness. Lissette ordered a beautiful blue tricycle and, since it was delivered, she has ridden to work and from work every single day. Lissette says she is feeling fitter and healthier. Following her positive role modelling, another Port Pirie employee has recently purchased a similar bike.


Educational/Vocational Award

Winner Peter Stasinopoulous (Netley ES)
Runner Up Darryl Vermeeren (Port Pirie ES)

Peter graduated from Year 12 at Errington Special Education Centre in 2016, and during this time, he attended one day a week work experience at Orana Netley Employment Service. Peter’s positive work ethic and his enthusiasm for learning new skills, gained him a permanent position at Orana. Since starting at Orana Peter has worked in a variety of areas: assembling components for light switches, linen folding, waxing and labelling wine bottles, cleaning of wine production area and assembling and packaging Mitsubishi service kits.

When Peter started at Orana he worked with his life skills coach to set his vocational plan – with a goal of working on different job tasks to expand his skills. Congratulations Peter on achieving your goals.


Community Inclusion Award

Winner John Hutton (Netley ES)
Runner Up Chantelle Lawson (Mt Gambier ES)

John is a committed and passionate volunteer at the Hutt Street Centre which provides vital services to the homeless in Adelaide. John volunteers most Saturday nights serving tea and coffee and helping to prepare meals. John enjoys working with the fantastic volunteers at the Hutt Street Centre and finds it very rewarding to contribute his time and skills to such a worthy cause.

Well done to Lissette, Peter and John. Keep up the fantastic work and progress! Congratulations to the runners up: Wayne, Darryl and Chantelle.

Thank you to staff for nominations and supporting our Orana Client Awards.

Orana’s Annual Client Awards are proudly sponsored by RACV Salary Solutions.