Honour Roll recognises volunteers

Today is the last day to nominate women volunteers for the 2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.
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Member for Orange Andrew Gee said the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll was a great way to formally acknowledge the efforts of rural, regional and remote women, and celebrate volunteering as an important community value.

“Since the annual project started in 2010 it has helped to create a lasting archive and uncover inspirational quiet achievers – women who are so often the backbone of the community-based organisations,” Mr Gee said.

“There are now more than six million people volunteering annually across Australia, which represents 36 per cent of the adult population.

“The roles of women volunteers are diverse and include fundraising, delivering meals to the elderly, fighting fires, driving patients, mentoring the young, creating community artworks or co-ordinating events.”

All women nominated will be included in the 2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, which will be launched at the annual NSW Rural Women’s Gathering at Scone from October 25 to 27.

“The 2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a positive way society can recognise, thank and celebrate the vital role 1.7 million NSW volunteers contribute to our way of life,” Mr Gee said.

“I believe that there are many women in the Orange electorate who are deserving of being recognised on the Honour Roll.

“I encourage anyone who knows of a valued female volunteer in their rural community to nominate them for this worthwhile project.”

Hidden Treasures is a joint project of the Rural Women’s Network (Department of Primary Industries) and the NSW Centre for Volunteering.

Nominations can still be lodged by completing a nomination online by tomorrow at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/rwn

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