Nominate a Local Woman for the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll before July 28

Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope is encouraging residents to nominate local woman, who work as volunteers within the Shire, for inclusion in the NSW 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll which acknowledges and celebrates their contributions to NSW rural communities.

“The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is co-ordinated by the NSW Department of Primary Industries' (DPI) Rural Women’s Network and nominations must be submitted before 28 July 2017,” Councillor Hope said

“Last year three very worthy local women, Linda Fittler, Colleen Wills and Beryl Mannion were honoured and it would be great to see some more local names added to the Roll in 2017,” he said.    

“Too often it is taken for granted that many women are the backbone of families and communities. Without their support many groups including charities, emergency services, the arts, environment, social justice, education and sporting organisations would struggle to survive,” he continued.  

“The Hidden Treasures project was initiated 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. All rural women nominated will be included in the Honour Roll

“There are now nearly 700 rural women volunteers recognised and it is a testament to the generosity and hard work of so many that they are publicly appreciated by their community. The Honour Roll improves recognition of the important and diverse roles women volunteers play and hopefully their stories will encourage others to take on volunteering roles,” he said

“Examples of previous Hidden Treasures and the link to make nominations can be found at For more information or if you need help with your nomination call 02 6391 3706,” he continued.

“You can nominate a friend, family member, colleague, community worker, any rural woman who you believe makes our community a better place to live. The 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll will be unveiled at the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering in Narrandera on 28 October,” Councillor Hope concluded. 

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