10 May 1995 Dr Jim Baker of the Royal Flying Doctor Obstetrics & Gynaecological service. PicSharyn/Rosewarne aviation aircraft cessna 210 RFDS
10 May 1995 Dr Jim Baker of the Royal Flying Doctor Obstetrics & Gynaecological service. PicSharyn/Rosewarne aviation aircraft cessna 210 RFDS

Nominations open for the Jim Baker Award in Roma

THE Rotary Club of Roma are proud to present the Jim Baker Award for Vocation Service at this year’s Maranoa Business Awards.

This award differs from the business awards in which the recipient is nominated by their peers, employers or members of the public for excellence in their chosen vocation.

The award is open to persons of all fields – professional, trade, sales or service.

“Employers are particularly encouraged to propose one or more of their employees for the award,” Scott McDonell, president of the Rotary Club said.

“Vocational Service is serving others through the workplace and we look to recognise those who aspire to achieve high ethical standards, aim to share their skills and expertise through vocations and inspire others in the process.

“This is what epitomises a Jim Baker Medal recipient.”

The award will be presented by Mr McDonell.

Previous recipients of the award include, Mr Ross Penrose, Vice Principal of St John College and Melanie Calvert, the CEO of Pinaroo Aged Care Facility.

Dr Jim Baker was the creator of Queensland’s flying obstetrician and gynaecologist service and revolutionised the delivery of health services in rural Queensland.

In 1988, Dr Baker set up the Roma-based service in conjunction with Queensland Health, to improve access to vital medical advice and procedures for rural women and to assist general practitioners in country towns.

Nominations are available on the Chamber of Commerce web page and can be emailed to rcroma@rotary9630.org


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