Tag Archives: Volunteering

Hidden Treasures – Trudy Cooper

I share with you my story to encourage others to get involved in their community. Together we can do wonderful things to help, support and care for those around us. I believe the greatest blessing in life is to love … Continue reading

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Life is a patchwork quilt

Mary Hollingworth, Glen Innes As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I grew up in a noisy Catholic family with a strict father. For as long as I can remember, I was responsible for something or … Continue reading

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My mother’s way

by Julie Knight, Kooma Aboriginal woman As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual For 30 years Aboriginal woman Julie Knight has built a strong rapport among non- Aboriginal and Aboriginal people through her volunteer work within Bourke and the surrounding … Continue reading

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Meet Cooma’s 2018 Hidden Treasure – Jasmin Statham-Smith

Hidden Treasures is an annual initiative of the Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Women’s Network which recognises the outstanding efforts of women volunteers in NSW and promotes the valuable role of volunteering to the community.  Each week, this blog will pay tribute … Continue reading

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Making communities better: Time is running out to nominate your hidden treasure

2014 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll nominee Susie Cay from Corowa is a Director and part owner of the Corowa-based Warrembool Pastoral Co Pty Ltd. Its farming enterprises cover dryland cropping, beef cattle, merino sheep and prime lambs and its farming interests extend … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures recognised in rural NSW

  NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, said “This honour roll provides a long lasting legacy to tireless women volunteers, who are the backbone of many rural and regional communities. “With more than 500 women now enshrined on the honour roll, … Continue reading

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Region’s true treasures nominated for honour roll

Since the launch of the 2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll we have received many requests for certificates to be presented to individual nominees at special events organised by their nominees or local communities. It is so wonderful to see the … 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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Ploughing new tracks take the rural assumptions quiz

     To bring about a paradigm shift in any culture we need to change assumptions and attitudes. (Jean Shinoda Bolen) Which of the following statements do you think are still seen as assumptions? ð    A farmer is the ‘man on … Continue reading

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Nominate a rural woman who volunteers today

Nominating a rural woman for the 2012 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to celebrate rural women from across New South Wales who give so much of their time to improving our communities and neighbourhoods. We invite you … Continue reading

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