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Posted by Virginia Coy 11/11/2015

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Our very own Stav Contellis has taken out this prestigious award at the annual CTO NSW Conference held at Sydney Olympic Park last week. Stav is our Transport Coordinator extraordinaire. Not only does she oversee the transport operations – bookings, rosters, drivers, vehicles – she also does the bulk of the scheduling. Stav’s enthusiasm is catchy. She always knows how to motivate her staff, make all the drivers feel special and always makes herself available. She works above and beyond the call of duty.

In particular, Stav has worked tirelessly to increase our individual transport operation by at least 16% over the last two years. In the last quarter alone she has increased our trips by 719 trips (in comparison to same time last year). Stav has an excellent team behind her but her ability to retain and build a keen volunteer driver base and her can-do attitude has been the driving force.

Congratulations Stav. We’re very proud of you. Your empathy and care for each and every client shines through all that you do.

Virginia Coy
Manager

Client Testimonials
  • “I would like to thank Norman for all his help today, making an extra trip back to return my lost property.  What a wonderful vounteer driver!”

    Veronica K
  • “Thank you for a great service.  Joseph drove me to and from Macquarie Centre.  Joseph was very helpful and assisted me to the door with care.  I appreciated this especially, as it was raining”.

    Mavis R
  • “I had a lovely trip today to Bondi Beach. Silvio also took us for a scenic drive on the way home and he is very knowledgeable about the area, thanks for a lovely day”.

    Betty W
  • “All your drivers are unsung heroes and they should be the ones receiving medals on Australia Day!  I would like to thank Iain who helped me yesterday as I was having a bad day and he made it better for me.”

    Olive S.
  • “Maria just wanted to say a big thank you for all our help last year and earlier this year and wanted to wish all the staff a merry Christmas as without our help she does not know how she would have coped without our assistance.”

    Maria C.
  • “I was very nervous today because it was my first time using your service but Steve the driver made my trip comfortable and I would like to thank Steve for all his help.”

    Mary S.
  • “Dianne, thank you for dropping the forms off at my home.    Such a load off my mind to know someone is there to help me to  my medical appointments. I really appreciate your dedication.”

    Edna E.
  • “Many thanks to all the drivers and bus assistants.  They are so helpful and make our social outings wonderful and enjoyable.  They are good drivers and we feel relaxed, safe and comfortable.”

    Betty W
  • “Thank you so much Robyn & Dianne for taking special care of us at Mary Poppins last week, your help was greatly appreciated.”

    Lauris & Ailsa (HHL)
  • “Malia & staff, thank you very much for caring and supporting my husband.”

    Sofi & Samir
  • “To all the voluntary workers & RHHCT tireless workers in the office for being so patient and understanding.  Thank you for all your tireless hands & feet.”

    Hazel S
  • “Stav & Malia, What a great trip I had thanks to the both of you.  You certainly went beyond your duties always there for us all and taking us to beautiful places, so relaxing, you both did work very hard and never grumbled.  I shall always remember Port Stephens trip so thank you both.”

    Joan R
  • “On behalf of the Eastwood Ladies Probus Club  we would like to pass on a very big thank you to Mike the driver who drove us to Ettalong Diggers Club for our Christmas in July Luncheon. Mike was a very careful, friendly and a thorough gentlemen which made our day very pleasant.”

    Barbara S.
  • “Dear Alan, Just a note to express our appreciation to you, as the driver, transporting the members of the Eastwood Garden Club today…. Thank you for being so pleasant and agreeable, with such competent driving skills.”

    Margaret C
  • “Thanks to Ken, who seamlessly handled the situation when bus had a flat tyre. Excellent composure and passengers were hardly inconvenienced at all.”

    Elaine C
  • “I had an enjoyable morning shopping at Macquarie (Centre) today…. Wonderful, friendly drivers and we are so well looked after. It’s a wonderful service.”

    Margaret W
  • “Thanks to all the Community Transport team for your tremendous, supportive, help. Heartfelt thanks for meeting the needs of people like me.”

    Daniel C