During September, DRPR's Managing Director Dennis Rutzou and his wife Joan,
together with a small group of friends, holidayed in Turkey and Greece. The tour
included Istanbul, Gallipoli, as well as the major tourist areas of the West
Coast of the country, which has so many extraordinary historical and sites of
great natural beauty.
A hot air balloon ride across the 'moonscape' of Cappadocia was a standout, as
well as the Roman ruins of Ephesus. The Greek section of the tour included the
Temple of Delphi and the hilltop monasteries of Meteoria, as well as a few days
on the islands of Rhodes and Santorini, which included a quad bike ride around
the very hilly, but very scenic island.
Before returning to Australia, the trip was rounded out by a few days in
Copenhagen, which included catching up with some distant Rutzou cousins and some
Our account manager Kim Larochelle has recently completed the course 'Managing
for High Performance', offered through Leadership Management Australia (LMA).
This course focused on the concepts of teamwork and continuous improvement.
Along with the completion of a previous LMA course titled 'Leading and Managing
for Results', Kim has now obtained a Certificate IV in Business (Frontline
Through the course's workplace project, DRPR reviewed its customer service to
ensure its clients get the best service we can offer. In addition, Kim has added
to her position to become DRPR's continuous improvement leader.
The race which stops the nation also halted all DRPR office activity, as
staff joined in the Melbourne Cup festivities. Over a glass of bubbly and with
horse number in hand, everyone enjoyed the race and a laugh - despite whether
their horse came in first or not!
Gemma Crowley has been interning at DRPR for the past seven months. She recently
completed her university degree at UTS, studying a Bachelor of Communications,
majoring in Public Relations and French. She is now off to embark on a three
week intensive French course at the University of New Caledonia where she will
improve her language skills while soaking up the Pacific sun!
As a part of DRPR's ongoing commitment to team building, the staff at DRPR
recently ventured to Luna Park. The Ferris Wheel and spectacular views of the
Harbour were enjoyed by all, while only the brave dared to face the heights and
dizzy speeds of the rides below. The night ended with dinner, drinks and great
company at the Deck Bar.