Nominating a rural woman for the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to celebrate rural women from across NSW who give so much of their time to improving our communities and neighbourhoods. You can nominate a friend, family member, colleague, community worker – any rural woman who you believe makes your community a better place to live.
NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson is encouraging all rural communities to nominate women volunteers for the 2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, before the 16 August close date. The honour roll was launched as part of Volunteer Week National Volunteer Week 13-19 May.
“National Volunteer Week celebrates the millions of everyday Australians who give their time so generously to others in communities and neighbourhoods across Australia,” Ms Hodgkinson said.
“The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to formally acknowledge the efforts of rural, regional and remote women and recognise the important role of volunteering in the community.
“Volunteers carry out a range of invaluable jobs in our communities, including fundraising, delivering meals to the elderly, fighting fires, driving patients, mentoring the young, creating community artworks or coordinating events.
“The annual Hidden Treasures Honour Roll creates a lasting archive and helps to discover inspirational quiet achievers in community organisations across the State.”
The theme for 2013 National Volunteers Week is ‘Thanks A Million.’
“The NSW Government values all volunteer contributions and is proud to honour these women through the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll,” Ms Hodgkinson said.
“I encourage anyone who knows of a valued female volunteer in their rural community to nominate them for this worthwhile project.”
All women nominated will be included in the 2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, which will be launched at the annual NSW Rural Women’s Gathering at Scone, on October 25 – 27.
To nominate a rural woman, complete your nomination online at: www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/rwn or you can request a nomination form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting the Centre for Volunteering on 02 9261 3600 or the Rural Women’s Network on
02 6391 3620.
Nominations close Friday 16 August 2013.