Monthly Archives: February 2013

Meet our 2013 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award finalists

A big congratulations to Vivien Thomson AFSM, from Muttama in the Riverina, and Isobel Knight, from Loomberah near Tamworth, who were chosen as finalists in the NSW-ACT Award. Vivien has been involved in fire fighting for over 25 years as … Continue reading

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If you aren’t plugged into you are missing out BIG TIME on useful info.

The first edition of Our Community Matters newsletter for 2013 is out and is full of news, views and capacity-building for not-for-profit groups and schools. Highlights include: Johnny Farnham Eat Your Heart Out: Communities in Control is back! What’s in … Continue reading

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#NRWC great story & pic in #thelandnews

#NRWC great story & pic in #thelandnews #ruralwomen #agchatoz #maggiebeer

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Fires, floods, tsunamis… build resilience with great tips from Petrea King & QRRRWN

The Recovering from Trauma Series is a three part conversation between Petrea King, from the Quest for Life Foundation and Georgie Somerset, from the Queensland Rural Women’s Network. This series focuses on practical tools and techniques for recovering from trauma, for children, … Continue reading

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Fancy hosting the 2014 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering? Submissions due 31 March 2013

The 2013 Gathering ‘Horsin’ Around’ will be held in Scone from 25-27 October. ‘As a member of the first Gathering Committee I look back at the experience of showcasing my Orange region and providing an opportunity for rural women as … Continue reading

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Pat Rodd, Tumut’s Hidden Treasure: “I will keep volunteering for as long as I can”

Guest writer: Kirsty Roche Tumut and Adleong Times. One of Tumut’s favourite volunteers, Pat Rodd, has been included in the Department of Primary Industry Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for 2012. The honour roll acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW … Continue reading

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If you think you’re having a bad day – watch Janine Shepherd and be inspired!

Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, … Continue reading

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