COMMUNITY URGED TO FIND OUR REGION’S HIDDEN TREASURES

COMMUNITY URGED TO FIND OUR REGION’S HIDDEN TREASURES

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall with Yetman’s Mary Gaston, a 2016 Hidden Treasure Honour Roll member.

Monday, 22 May 2017

 

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging the community to nominate women volunteers from the region to be honoured on the NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.

 

“Women who work in volunteer roles play a huge role in giving our community its pulse,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“Our community wouldn’t be what it is today without their often unrecognised work. The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a lasting archive to recognise the women volunteers who are so often the unsung heroes of our regional communities.

 

“Hidden Treasures is our opportunity to say thank you to some outstanding women.”

 

The NSW Government will announce the latest names to go on the Honour Roll at the annual NSW Rural Women’s Gathering, hosted by the women of Narrandera on 27-29 October 2017.

 

“It’s important that we recognise and appreciate the valuable and diverse roles that rural women shoulder to support our community,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“I encourage anyone who knows of a valued volunteer in the Northern Tablelands community to recognise their contribution by nominating her to be included on the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.”

 

In the Northern Tablelands, previous nominees have included teachers, community cooks, SES volunteers and committee members of not-for-profit organisations. The growing list of nearly 700 rural female volunteers is a testament to the generosity and hard work of those who are publicly appreciated by their community.

 

To nominate a Hidden Treasures volunteer, simply complete your nomination online or download a nomination form and share some details about your nominee’s hard work – www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/content/rwn/activities/hidden-treasures/hidden-treasures

 

For more information contact the Rural Women’s Network on 02 6391 3612 or email rural.women@dpi.nsw.gov.au

 

Nominations close on Friday, 28 July 2017.

 

 

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