On Thursday 14 July, the Catholic Development Fund (CDF) celebrated 40 years of payroll services.

At a special morning tea to celebrate this milestone, Joanne Sullivan, Josephine Reymers, Gabrielle Ledda and Mia Hudson—on behalf of her father, Richard Hudson—were presented with the Archbishop's Recognition Award for their dedication over many years in keeping the payroll services going. Joanne, Josephine, Gabrielle and Richard have faithfully served the CDF for 33, 28, 18 and 8 years respectively. Natalia Voytov and Aida Santos were not present at the event, but their outstanding service of 24 and 8 years respectively was also acknowledged.

Former CDF General Manager Ward Italiano thanked the payroll team for the past 40 years of service, observing that their ‘spirit of loyalty and professionalism is a great witness to those [the CDF] serves in carrying out the mission to build up Catholic communities.’

Former CDF payroll employees Kathryn Punton, Carmel Rozario and Joe McNamara were also there to celebrate the occasion.

Main image: Josephine Reymers, Gabrielle Ledda, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Joanne Sullivan, Mia Hudson.