The Rural Women’s Network is seeking help to uncover wonderful volunteers in our communities to honour them in the The 2014 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.
Volunteers are extremely valuable to communities as they ensure the survival of many important community groups including charities, emergency services, the arts, environment, social justice, education and sporting organisations, which otherwise would simply not survive. They do not seek the limelight and go about their work quietly and diligently giving so much of their time and energy to help others across these regions.
Last year saw women nominated from Gresford to Lightning Ridge, from Harrington to Tinonee, from Cobar to Byron Bay. The oldest volunteer nominated was 86 and the youngest 17. There are no barriers to volunteering, only rewards.
We encourage you to go to the RWN website and take a moment to read through the inspiring stories of the inspiring women nominated last year and to think about who you could nominate for this year’s honour roll.
One of the inspiring women included in last year’s Honour Roll is Temple Cornish from Orange in the central west of NSW.
Temple Cornish, Orange
Temple has a long standing commitment to the community of Orange with many years of volunteering with local groups and services. She has been a volunteer with Girl Guides for 60 years, Meals on Wheels for 50 years and UPA Child & Aged Care for 40 years. Temple was a member of the committee who established the House Keepers Emergency Service in Orange and served 25 years on the Executive. As a part of Orange’s Bicentenary Organising Committee, Temple organised for Tall Ships Cadets to visit Orange. She has filled many other roles within the community including Elder and Secretary at Fiveways Uniting Church, Treasurer of Women’s Association, Coordinator of volunteers at UC Parish Centre desk and Cashier at the Church’s Mustard Tree Café. Temple was selected to carry the Olympic torch in 2000 and was awarded Orange Citizen of the Year 2008.
Nominating a rural woman is easy. Simply go to the RWN website: www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/rwn/activities/hidden-treasures , complete your nomination online or download a nomination form and share with us a few paragraphs about why your nominee is worthy.
For more information contact the Rural Women’s Network on 02 6391 3433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Nominations close Wednesday 16 July.