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The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Rural Women’s Network program is seeking your help to uncover female volunteers within NSW rural communities before 28 July 2017.

These worthy women will be included in the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, acknowledging and celebrating their contributions to NSW rural communities.

Women are so often the backbone of families and communities and without their support many groups including charities, emergency services, the arts, environment, social justice, education and sporting organisations would struggle to survive.

We initiated the Hidden Treasures project to promote and archive the work of these remarkable women.  It is not an award program but a public tribute to the vast number of women who give their time and energy to help others across rural, regional and remote regions.

We look forward to seeing women from diverse backgrounds who volunteer in your region included in this year’s Honour Roll as recognition of the valuable work they do.

An example of previous Hidden Treasures can be found at 2016 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll

The 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll will be unveiled at the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering in Narrandera from 27-29 October.

To nominate a Hidden Treasures’ volunteer you simply need to go to the following link: Hidden Treasures or call 02 6391 3706.  Tell us a short ‘story’ about why your nominee is worthy.

All rural women nominated will be included in the Honour Roll.  

Don’t forget we need these completed nominations by 28 July 2017!

More than six million Australian volunteers give happiness to other each year. Research shows that those volunteers are happier as a result. Whether it’s one hour or an ongoing commitment, it’s easy to share your skills and interests to give happy and live happy.


About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.
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