NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson unveiled the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll at the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering in Coolamon NSW.
Minister Hodgkinson said the honour roll provides a lasting legacy to women volunteers who form the backbone of many rural and regional communities.
“Women are doing a great job across regional centres and small villages, playing an important voluntary role by providing support to community organisations, local businesses and of course families,” Ms Hodgkinson said.
“With more than 500 women now enshrined on the honour roll, this is our way of saying thank you and honouring what you do.”
Ms Hodgkinson also confirmed a $30,000 sponsorship package for the next NSW Rural Women’s Gathering, to be hosted in Glen Innes from 9-11 October 2015.
Hidden Treasures is a joint project of Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Women’s Network and The Centre for Volunteering, NSW.
For more information and a full list of this year’s Hidden Treasures Honour Roll awardees, visit the Rural Women’s Network website.