Hidden Treasures Honour Roll nominations now open

Hidden Treasures Honour Roll nominations now open
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State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr MP has announced nominations have opened for the 2023 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll. The Honour Roll gives our community the opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements of our local women.

“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” said Mr Barr.

Hidden Treasures is an opportunity to recognise the important roles women play within NSW regional, rural and remote communities. It is a way to thank and acknowledge female volunteers and have a lasting tribute for their time and efforts.

The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll has recognised 1,116 women volunteering in regional, rural and remote NSW since 2010.

“The 2023 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.

Since 2010, a total of 20 local women have been added to the honour roll for the Electorate of Cessnock including Karen Blandon (Cessnock), Jane Goldie (Kearsley),Jo Gibson(Ellalong), Nellie Workman (Kurri Kurri), Robyn Gill (Lovedale), Helen McClelland (Abermain), Gillian James (Wollombi), Nadine Hickey (Cessnock) and Marj Wotherspoon (Kurri Kurri).

Nominations for the Honour Roll can be completed online. Simply follow the link at https://www.nsw.gov.au/women-nsw/rural-womens-network/hidden-treasures-nominations