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Nominations for the 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll are now open, giving our communities the opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements of our local women.

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr MP said the contribution of volunteers has never been more important, as the past 12 months have seen our rural communities facing multiple challenges including drought, fire and COVID-19.  It is during times of adversity we see the wonderful giving spirit of our volunteers.

Mr Barr said “Volunteers are the heart of our communities and across the Cessnock Electorate we have so many wonderful female volunteers who give their time and energy to help others”.

“The 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a terrific opportunity to recognise our local heroes.  If you know a rural woman who has gone above and beyond, then I would encourage you to nominate her as a Hidden Treasure” said Mr Barr.

The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is part of the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Rural Women’s Network program that recognises the outstanding work of female volunteers, and to celebrate and acknowledge their contribution to rural and regional communities.

Nominations for the Honour Roll can be completed online.  The program is a tribute to the vast number of women who give their time and energy to help others across regional and rural communities.  (All rural women nominated will be included in the 2020 Honour Roll.)

To nominate a Hidden Treasures volunteer, complete a nomination form online: www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rural-support/rural-womens-network/hidden-treasures or you can download a nomination form.  Nominations close on 24 July 2020.

For more information or help with your nomination call the Rural Women’s Network on 02 6391 3186 or by email to rural.women@dpi.nsw.gov.au