The honorees (from left): Michael Burline, Mallory Henderson, Cynthia Timins, Toan Nguyen, Merill Constantine and Maria Murad Blais.
The Rotary Club of Utica honored six local workers recently at its 30th annual Pride of Workmanship Awards Program. The program was presented during Utica Rotary’s weekly meeting at the Delta Hotel in Utica.
The 2021 recipients of the Pride of Workmanship Awards are: 
  • Maria Murad Blais, Oneida County District Attorney’s Office
  • Lt. Michael Burline, Utica Fire Department
  • Merill Constantine, Indium Corporation
  • Mallory Henderson, LPN, Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Toan Nguyen, The Arc, Oneida Lewis Chapter 
  • Cynthia Timins, Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps
 “The Rotary Club of Utica is honored to present the Pride of Workmanship awards annually to area employees who are nominated by their managers or co-workers," noted Rotary Club President Stephen Turnbull. "These workers are honored for going above and beyond their normal work duties to make a special impact not only at work but in our community too.”  
This year saw a significant increase in the number of employees being nominated for the award. A special Rotary Club committee reviewed all of the candidates to determine the top area employees deserving of the ‘Pride of Workmanship’ recognition.